Heswall Artists’ Association

Heswall Artists’ Association was founded during the Festival of Britain in 1951. Our aim is to encourage the practice and appreciation of art in a wide range of media. This typically includes acrylic, watercolour, pastel, gouache, oil and pen and ink, as both framed and unframed artwork.

We also have, and welcome members who are skilled in crafts such as jewellery making, knitwear, pottery, woodturning and lace work. We host a programme of art classes and an annual exhibition of full members’ work. The classes are open to both associate and full members, our workshops are open to all. These events cover a wide range of media and subjects and are held from October through to March.

The art classes are held weekly on Wednesday mornings at Heswall Hall and workshops are held at the British Legion, Pensby Road, Heswall each month from September to May.

Our annual exhibition held in August, is an opportunity for all full members to exhibit and sell their work. To ensure that we are well represented we welcome members from all districts of Wirral and the surrounding areas.

Full membership status is achieved following your work being approved by the selection panel. Associate membership costs £12 and full membership costs only £15. If you would like to find out more, please contact one of our committee members:

Chairman – Pat Holt 0151 336 1372 ; Treasurer – Brian Crawford 0151 342 7165; Secretary – John Porter 0151 342 5984; Wednesday class organiser – Pat Minter 0151 342 6450; Saturday workshop organiser – Kevin Adams 07759213469 or email:

Maghull Art Group

Maghull Art Group was established in 1970 by a small group of enthusiastic local artists, and has since grown to its current size of about 100 members. This thriving club has always had a connection with Deyes High School, Maghull, and in recent years has cemented this relationship by presenting a cup, certificates and book tokens to pupils who have shown outstanding achievement in art during the current year.

In 2005 the Maghull Art Group ‘adopted’ a local organisation called the Maghull Young Adults Social Club (MYASC) and have been generously supporting them on a regular basis ever since with regular donations. The aim of the club is to provide a ‘club’ type atmosphere in a safe and friendly environment. The Art Group donations help towards their work and the costs required for hire of the function room with a professional disco, raffle prizes and a buffet. Maghull Art Group meets on the first Friday of each month in the Sixth Form Block at Deyes High School.

The meetings are demonstration based with artists, both local and national, as guest speakers covering a wide range of topics from how to make brushes, portraits, landscapes, wildlife art in the various mediums, pencil, pastel, oils, watercolour and acrylics. Meetings start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.30pm, with a break for refreshments and a chat during the evening. We also meet on a weekly basis every Tuesday morning between 9.30am and 12 noon at St. Peter’s Church Hall, 186a Moorhey Road, Maghull L31 5LW. We have a painting workshop where members come along with their own work to paint in a friendly environment and help each other.

We hold up to two exhibitions each year when all members are encouraged to exhibit and sell their work, with trophies presented for various categories. There are usually two trips out per year to art related places of interest.

Our website is

Two Rivers Art Group

The Two Rivers Art Group is a group of twenty professional artists who live and work on the Wirral and occasionally exhibit together.

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Association of Formby Artists

Formby Art Club is the Association of Formby Artists, meeting weekly on Wednesday afternoons and evenings, with two exhibitions a year in May and November.

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Liver Sketching Club

Established in 1872, the Liver Sketching Club is the oldest art club in England and currently has about 100 members.

The club is extremely active with 33 meetings each month – traditionally called ‘classes’ although no teaching is involved. Virtually all of the classes involve working from the live model. Non-members are welcome.

The club’s Patrons are Loyd Grossman and Andy McCluskey.

South Sefton Artists

This friendly group of local artists meets in St Mary’s Parish Hall, Back Lane, Little Crosby, twice each week. Portrait classes – Mondays from 7pm to 9pm. Life classes – Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm.

The group consists of artists with wide ranges of abilities from complete beginners to professional artists. There is no formal tuition but there are always members with more artistic experience who are willing to help and give pointers.

For details, call George on 0797 470 5222 or email

Irby Artists’ Association

Irby Artists’ Association Irby Artists’ Association was founded in 1976.

The Association now has over 200 members, and holds monthly meetings at its regular venue of St Chad’s Church Hall, Roslin Road, Irby, Wirral, with demonstrations by talented artists, the occasional workshop, and two very popular exhibitions each year. It also has a popular Monday Afternoon Group, made up of Full and Associate members, who meet to draw or paint each week—indoors September to April, and outdoor May to September [1pm to 4pm].

The Association has a website currently under development at: Membership enquiries to: Peter Singleton at or ring 0151 632 5017

Wallasey Arts Society

The Wallasey Arts Society was formed in. Today Wallasey Arts Society is a busy, vibrant and well attended organisation holding weekly portrait meetings on a Wednesday morning and a monthly Life Class on a Saturday morning. Meetings are held at Earlston Road Library.

It is a Member’s Society operating on two levels Full membership and Associate membership. Full members are invited to exhibit at the main exhibitions taking place twice yearly. During August every year we exhibit on the Vale Park railings New Brighton.

Enquiries to: The Secretary, Iris Coates on 0151 638 8472.

St Mary’s Painters – Drawing and painting group, Upton

St Mary’s Painters is a small and informal group of would-be artists who meet on the first three Wednesday mornings of each month in a spacious and well-lit room at Upton Victory Hall.

The group began at St Mary’s church about 15 years ago and is open to all. Plenty of guidance is available on subject matter and techniques but members choose their own subject and painting/drawing medium. For this reason there is no tutorial or demonstration.

Upton Victory Hall, 61 Salacre Lane, Upton, Wirral CH49 0TN. 10-00am – 12-30pm. First three Wednesdays, September – June. £5 per session inc. refreshments (free parking). Bus routes 437, 10, 16, 17, 403, 413, 414, 418, 419 to Upton Village.

For more information, please contact Len Pollock 0151 677 3895

Neston and District Art Society

The Neston and District Art Society was founded in October 1982, the first Committee formed in 1984 and the first Exhibition took place in 1986.

The current format of the Society is for a meeting to be held every fortnight on a Monday evening, with a monthly demonstration/talk, followed two weeks later by a practical/social evening.

Meetings are held at St Michael’s Church, Little Neston, starting at 7.30pm and lasting approximately 2 hours. We hold an annual exhibition in Neston Town Hall, held every April, and usually arrange a day’s workshop during the year. We currently have a membership of around 90. Our next Annual Exhibition will be on the Thursday 23 April to 25 April, with a preview on the evening of Wednesday 22 April, for members and invited guests.

For further information please contact the Secretary Keith Moores on