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We start our new programme on Wednesday the 13th September. We hope you can come and join us, as a previous or future art club member.

The Ilkley Art Club, which was founded in 1909. We will be meeting after a break for the Summer, starting in September, on a Wednesday afternoons, from 12.45-2.45pm, at the Clarke Foley Centre, Cunnliffe Road, Ilkley.

The Club welcomes as members people of any age who have an interest in art, whatever their level of technical competence. The current membership includes practising artists, both amateur and professional, as well as those who are interested in learning and developing their skills. It is not a ‘teaching club’ or an ‘art course’ but members working together in practical sessions.

The Club organises lectures on a range of topics. Non-members can attend these lectures, the fee being £5 per visit. Details of the current lecture programme and practical sessions are given below.

You are welcome to come along on any of our Wednesday's for a free "taster" session. 

The Club also holds exhibitions of members work. This year's main exhibition will be held from Saturday 4th november to the 17th January 2024 in the Clarke Foley Centre.

The annual subscription has not increased and costs £80 per year, to be paid in September, when the club has its first session.

For more information and membership enquiries please contact:


Sharon Crosby.


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2023-24 Programme




Ilkley Art Club Programme






Autumn/Winter 2023


Sept 13th:         Drawing from bark and wood.

Sept 20th:         AGM and Raffle.

Sept 27th:         Life Model.

Oct 4th:             Lecture: Helen Barnes. Textiles and trips abroad.

Oct 11th:           Create depth with reflections.

Oct 18th:           Mono-printing.

Oct 25th:           Tell me a story. Drawing from story telling and your imagination.

Nov 1st:             Free Theme: Hand in date for annual exhibition.

Nov 8th:            Lecture: Ilkley arts Federation. Alex Purves, The RAC, Post war period.

Nov 15th:          Marvellous Mark-making.

Nov 22nd:         Tim tenant. New materials.

Nov 29th:          Bring a friend. Some Christmas Creativity.

Dec 6th:             Christmas party: Games, Raffle and quiz. Raks Zina dance troupe/drawing option.      



 Winter/Spring 2024



Jan 17th:             Snow on Snow.

Jan 24th:             Costume model.

Jan 31st:              Abstraction.

Feb 7th:               Still life/Monochrome..

Feb 14th:             Lecture: Mark Butler. Sculptor.

Feb 21st:             Designs for clay.

Feb 28th:             Play with Clay.

March 6th:          Lecture: Steven Marginson. In an English country garden.

March 13th:        Polystyrene printing.

March 20th:        Spoon faces, Self portraits.


Easter Break.


 Spring/Summer 2023


April 10th:         Duplicate an image.

April 17th:         Shiny and see through.

April 24th:         Still life. Drawing from selected objects.

May 1st:            Moroccan Inspirations.

May 8th:            Paint with loose watercolours.

May 17th:          Lecture: Anne Sumner on Manet.

May 22nd:         Life Model.

May 29th:          Coping with colour.               

June 5th:            Crit.

June 12th:          Re cycle. Re use. Re create.

June 19th:          Guide dogs visit. Drawing from the guide dogs.

June 26th:          Still life. Summer fruits.

  Summer break.