Local Art Groups and Classes

We have listed here some of the art groups based in and around Southend.  These details are provided by Southend Borough Council Art Listing. If you would like to add more details or a link to your art group please contact us.

Art Dabble  

Contact: heather.seigel@btinternet.com

Meet at Belle Vue Church, Southend


Ashingdon Art and Social Group  

Contact: Janet Smart  01702 202377 

Group is made up mainly retired people, meeting weekly, mainly watercolour, but all mediums are used with mixed abilities. 30+members.


Barling Magna Artists Group  

Contact: Mrs S Monk  01702 586110

Every Weds 8 - 10 p.m.at British Legion Hall, High Street, Great Wakering.

Brush Strokes Art Group  

Contact: Beverley Tutton  01702 341902  mary-harding@blueyonder.co.uk

To bring together like- minded people who have an interest in painting and drawing. To maintain a social atmosphere within the general framework of art.

Eastwood Brush and Palette  

Contact: Gina Warner  01702 528167  ginahwarner38@btinternet.com

Meetings every Weds evening at Eastwood Memorial Hall, Rayleigh Road/Lambeth Road, Eastwood


Metro Art Club  

Contact: Penny Hawker  01702 472283 

Small art group specialising in portraits. We aim to draw from life, using models as far as possible. Meetings one monthly at Westcliff United Reform Church, Kings Road, Westcliff on Sea.

Roche Art Group  

Contact: Debs on 07907 714002   rocheartgroup@gmail.com

A friendly group of 30 members who meet Weds evenings in Rochford. Painting for pleasure and no pressure.

Exhibitions held locally in September. Visit www.rocheartgroup.wix.com/roche-art-group

Southend on Sea Art Club  

Contact: Mr Norman Ventris  01702589031  members@southendartclub.org.uk or Jdallimore123@btinternet.com club secretary

We meet throughout the winter on alternate Saturday afternoons at the Lecture Hall in Central Library for art demonstrations. In summer we meet for outdoor painting. We hold two exhibitions each year.


St Georges Art Group  

Contact: Christine Townsend  01702 295117  cat.townsend@btinternet.com

Meetings Thurs during term time from 1.30 -3.30 p.m.

St Lawrence Art Group  

Contact: Susan McCarthy  01702 420579


St Saviours Art Club  

Contact: Rick  01702 342920

10am-12 noon Saturday mornings (excludes Bank Holiday weekends) Refreshments provided.

£2 per session. St Saviour’s Church is on the corner of King’s Road and Chadwick Road , Westcliff-on-Sea. The entrance to the church hall is on Chadwick Rd.

Teresa Norfolk

Contact: 01702 307173 teresanorfolk@hotmail.co.uk 

Watercolour and drawing art classes. Individual tuition available. Fridays 10:15 - 12:15 and 1:30 - 3:30. Held at Leigh Sailing Club.


Thames Art Group  

Contact: Jean Clark  01702 587204

A small, friendly group of those wishing to pursue an interest in painting or drawing.  Places limited to 10.

Meeting every Wednesday 10 - 12:30 at The Balmoral Centre, Salisbury Road, Westcliff on Sea


Westwood Art Group  

Contact: Mr R Easter  01702 557826

Meetings every Weds morning at Daws Heath Social Hall, 383 Daws Heath Road, Hadleigh

All art group members and students get 10% discount on art materials.  We also stock lots of ready made frames for exhibitions and cut mounts to your specifications if you are re-using old frames.  
We are happy to display your group posters or add information to these listings.