In 1965 within the Thornbury & District Community Association, a regular painting class was started. Now Thornbury local Art Club is a thriving and fully independent club which meets regularly at St Mary's Church Hall, Eastbury Road.

Next club night 24th May 2022.

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Club nights take place on most fourth Tuesdays of the month during the Spring, Autumn and Winter period. They are usually a talk or demonstration. Members of the public are welcome for a small fee.


Club Nights

During the Spring, Autumn, and Winter, the club meets in St. Mary's Hall on the fourth Tuesday of each month. These evenings give members an opportunity to see an invited artist speaking about and usually demonstrating various techniques and disciplines. The format of the evening is usually a 19:30 start, a short coffee break at mid-point, with the evening usually finishing at 21:30. They are free to all members and visitors are welcome for a small fee. In the summer time the Thursday Studio Group usually sets up a programme of outdoor painting at various locations where other members are welcome to come and join.


For an additional membership fee members can take part in weekly studio painting sessions. Studio numbers are restricted to 18 people, the maximum the room can comfortably hold so members are requested to opt for a specific studio group.

Studio groups

14:00-16:30hrs Tuesdays

13:30-16:30hrs Thursdays


Workshops are organized throughout the year, led by experienced tutors, for a reasonable fee. These are open to all members on a 'first come, first served' basis. They are usually a day session on a Saturday commencing at 10:00 and finishing 16:30. It is a great opportunity to get hands on experience under the guidance of an artist. You will be asked to provider your own materials

Painting from Life Models can also be arranged, for an additional fee, when sufficient numbers make this viable