Charnwood Drawing and Painting Club are a group of amateur artists from Charnwood who meet up for regular demonstrations and art exhibitions

We are a friendly local club with around fifty members catering for artists of all ages and skill levels from beginners and upwards. We offer monthly art demonstrations, weekly painting & drawing, exhibitions, and gallery visits. Membership is only £30 per year and non-members can participate in some events and pay as they go. Come and join us, we look forward to seeing you!

Demonstration evenings

Club Nights are held the last Thursday of the month at the Gorse Covert Community Centre, Loughborough See inspiring demonstrations by acclaimed artists and learn tips from the professionals in great company! Visitors warmly welcomed and can pay on entry. Refreshments and ample free onsite parking available.

Gorse Covert Community Centre is located next to Morrisons supermarket off Maxwell Drive, Loughborough LE11 4RZ:


On arriving at Maxwell Drive, turn left as if going to the supermarket driving past Morrisons petrol station and turning right to the very back of the car park (with the supermarket store on your right). 

The Community centre is ahead of you – a single storey building. Enter the reception area via the main entrance door using the push button on the wall. The ‘Garden Room’ is straight ahead.

Demonstrations 2022    
Date Artist Theme Media/content
27/01/22 Sue Sareen Figures in landscape Acrylic
24/02/22 Jenny Neale Beautiful orchids Watercolour
24/03/22 Charles Evans Boats and seascapes Acrylic
26/05/22 Anne Barnham Get wowed in Lincs Watercolour
23/06/22 Sue Chatterton Portraiture in the Wild Watercolour
28/07/22 Chris Tkacz Coastal recollections Mixed media
25/08/22 Pete Hollis Club Night Critique Various
22/09/22 Charles Bezzina My Kind of People art Oils/watercolour
27/10/22 Tim Fisher Big Sky study Watercolour
24/11/22 Leanne Ellis Chocolate Box art Acrylic
08/12/22 Club Night AGM & Social Food & Fun
28/04/22 Sue Faulks Club Night workshop1 Live event tba
28/06/22 Sue Faulks Workshop 2 Live event tba
15/09/22 Alex Jakob-Whitworth Workshop 3 Online event tba
10/11/22 Alex Jakob-Whitworth Workshop 4 Online event tba

Weekly Drawing Sessions

Gorse Covert Community Centre, next to Morrisons, Loughborough. Monday evenings 7pm – 9pm on 1st/3rd Monday in the month. Paint or draw still life, portraiture, or ‘do your own thing’. £3 per session includes tea/coffee/biscuits. Ample free parking on site.


Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall, Day time painting each Tuesday 10am-12 noon. Take your own materials and paint what you fancy and chat amongst friends. £3 per session including tea/coffee/biscuits. Free parking on site.

Walk and Draw/paint at local places of interest around Charnwood to capture some fabulous subjects in pencil or paint before taking lunch at a cafe/pub. In bad weather the group may visit art galleries.

Kegworth 16/11/2022 Street parking
Swithland Village 23/11/2022 Street parking
Old Dalby 30/11/2022 Street parking
Loughborough canal walk 7/12/2022 Street parking near Great Central
Bunny 14/12/2022 Street parking
Barrow upon Soar 21/12/2022 Street parking near Mill Lane

Barrow on Soar, Bishops Beveridge Club Daytime painting most Tuesdays 10.00am-12.00 on 2nd /4th Mondays monthly. You can practice drawing still life or do your own thing. £3 per session including tea/coffee/biscuits. Free on-street parking.

Art exhibitions

We exhibit our members artworks throughout the year, and one of the most popular venues is Loughborough Museum, where we will exhibit a selection of our members paintings in the Café March/April 2020.

Charnwood Drawing and Painting Club also has a rolling artwork display at Loughborough General Hospital and every June exhibits at Woodhouse Eves Village Hall Annex, where Members artworks can be purchased. The Club has also frequently displayed its artworks at Loughborough Library on Granby St, and at the Great Central Railway station, Loughborough.

How to become a member

To become a member of Charnwood Drawing and Painting Club pop along to a club night and talk to us. Membership is just £30 and gives reduced fees at demonstration nights, painting/drawing sessions etc and allows you to put your work on display at exhibitions.

To find out details of our club nights and events click here

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