• Village Art Clubs Herefordshire

    Learn to paint and draw

  • Village Art Clubs Herefordshire

    A friendly sociable atmosphere

  • Village Art Clubs Herefordshire

    Professional tuition

  • Village Art Clubs Herefordshire

    Beginners and experienced painters welcome

Love art? Come and join us!

Come and enjoy a couple of hours a week with other art lovers who are discovering or improving their artistic skills. Both beginners and experienced painters are most welcome – don’t worry if you’ve never picked up a brush before – you’re not alone and our classes aren’t the least bit intimidating! Equally, if you’ve been a painter for years, you will find yourself in good company. You can learn painting in watercolour, oils, pastels, acrylics and drawing, so come and see what you can achieve – you’ll be surprised (and I hope, delighted). If you’re not a better picture maker by the end of the term I’ll eat my paintbrush!

The classes are relaxed and friendly – we don’t run prescriptive sessions – I think it’s important that everyone needs to be enthused about what they want to achieve so our tutors and I will happily give you guidance and teaching around what you would like to paint or draw.

Look forward to seeing you!

Liz Watson

It’s been a long hibernation since March and we’re hoping our venues will feel confident enough to open again in September so that we can start our Autumn term. I am just waiting for confirmation from them. All  precautionary measures for your safety are at the forefront of our minds and I shall detail these shortly.

Assuming we can start again, we shall have two venue changes – one in Hereford and the other in Kington.   As the WRVS Centre in Vicarage Road won’t be opening until further notice  I am finding a new home in Hereford for this Tuesday class.  I’ll keep you posted as soon as I have confirmation of where in Hereford this will be.

Our club in Kington will also be moving from our much-loved venue at the Marches Gallery  to Kington Bowls Club in Mill Street as the Gallery unfortunately doesn’t have the capacity for social distancing.  We shall very much keep in touch with them however, and they have kindly offered to host exhibitions of members’ work periodically which is a huge delight. 

Advertising with details of all the clubs and signing-up dates will go into the Hereford Times in early August so keep an eye out for it!  See you soon!  Cheers, Liz

STOP PRESS!  Out newest club will hopefully be starting up in Much Birch Village Hall in September!  Details to follow!

When we get going again we shall be offering the opportunity for anyone who is either starting at a club or who is thinking of joining one, to come along to our Pop-Up Starter Classes. These will be run by our friendly tutors and will help those of you with no experience of painting or drawing to have three hours of tuition to get you underway in the medium of your choice – ie watercolour, oils, acrylics or drawing.  Have a look at all the details under the tab on this website page.

And how about a really different way of celebrating a birthday, hen party, or friends and family get-together by having a Grown-Ups’ Painting Party Three hours of having fun painting  pictures and messing about making an abstract art picture with acrylic paints – which you can take home with you of course. All painting materials and refreshments will be provided and you’re welcome to bring your own drinks and eats as well if you’d like to!  See the website tab for more details and come and have a different celebration!  

Our new Village Art Clubs’ Starter Kit Bags are proving to be very popular as they save the hassle of putting together your kit when you join one of the clubs. They contain all  you need to get going in watercolour, oils, acrylics, pastels, gouache or drawing.  See the details on the Painting Kit Bags tab on this website page.

11 Herefordshire locations

Hereford (Hampton Dene Road) – 2 clubs

Hereford (Beech Business Park)

Wellington Community Centre

Leominster (Leominster Community Centre)

Staunton on Arrow

Wellington Chapel



Ludlow (Henley Road)

Hereford – New club venue to be confirmed shortly

What will I learn?

During the classes, your tutor will offer you support and guidance on how to start or improve your paintings. Even if you are a complete beginner you will find their friendly approach and help will give you confidence and start you off well on your first artwork. If you are a more experienced painter you will enjoy the advanced skills of our tutors to help you produce good quality paintings.

When you join one of the clubs, you will receive a file for you to keep which will contain tutorials for the whole term. Each term’s tutorials build up into a manual which you can refer back to while learning your skills,

At each class your tutor will go through one tutorial, from the beginnings of composition and understanding tone for instance, through to the more advanced tutorials in order to build up your knowledge of art and picture making.

Twice a term, instead of the usual tutorial, your tutor will give you a presentation called The Story Behind the Painting. This is a chance to look in detail at a particular work of art, the artist’s life and the historical context of the painting.

How much are the classes?

Each two hour class costs £13.00 (£6.50 per hour) – £130.00 for a ten week term. When you join you will receive a file of tutorials and a membership card which will allow you a discount on your art supplies at various local outlets. We also provide refreshments at all our clubs at no extra charge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Do your classes run all year?

Answer: The clubs run for ten weeks per term and three terms per year – Spring, Summer and Autumn
Spring term runs from the second week of January until the end of March
Summer term runs from the end of April until the end of June
Autumn term runs from the middle of September until the end of November.

Register your interest

Just fill out the contact form, tell us which club you would like to join, we’ll check class availability, answer your questions & then get you creating great art & meeting new friends.

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