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We start our new programme on Wednesday the 14th 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, 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 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 the 29th October to  the 16th January 2023 in the Clarke Foley Centre.

The annual subscription has not increased and costs £70 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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2021-22 Programme




Ilkley Art Club Programme






Autumn/Winter 2022


Sept 14th:         Start with a Sketchbook.

Sept 21st:          AGM: Bring and buy sale.

Sept 28th:         Life Model.

Oct 5th:             Images and Analysis: Work from a small section of a chosen artists work.

Oct 12th:           Lecture: Joolz Fleetwood. Textile and mixed media artist.

Oct 19th:           Charcoal and Chiascuro.

Oct 26th:           Free Theme: Hand in date for annual exhibition.

Nov 2nd:           Make your mark to music.

Nov 9th:            Lecture: Ilkley arts Federation. Alex Purves on Art and the Stage.

Nov 16th:          Still life/Autumnal theme.

Nov 23rd:          Sea glass Seascapes: Painting directly onto the glass.

Nov 30th:          Bring a friend. Some Christmas Creativity.

Dec 7th:             Christmas party: Games, Raffle and quiz. Raks Zina dance troupe/drawing option.



 Winter/Spring 2023


Jan 18th:             Black and White.

Jan 25th:             Still Life/Winter theme.

Feb 1st:               Gateways and Entrances.

Feb 8th:              Lecture: Mike Ingram, local painter, plus a demonstration.

Feb 15th:            Show and Tell: Crit.

Feb 22nd:           Designs for clay.

March 1st:          Play with Clay.

March 8th:         Lecture: Sharon Crosby, Intaglio printmaking, plus demonstration.

March 15th:       Emery papers and Pastels.

March 22nd:      Mugshots: Self portraits.

March 29th:       Chuck it on.

Easter Break.



Spring/Summer 2023


April 19th:         Take a line for a walk.

April 26th:         Aboriginal dots inspiration.

May 3rd:            Paint with confidence.

May 10th:          Folds and Creases.

May 17th:          Lecture: June Russell of Inkers printmakers.

May 24th:          Life Model.

May 31st:           Group crit/Show off your sketchbooks!

June7th:             Still Life/Flowers theme.

June 14th:          Working with resists.

June 21st:          Guide dogs visit. Drawing from the guide dogs.

June 28th:          Afternoon tea: Drawing from 'Crocks and Cakes'. 

  Summer break.