Autumn Programme 2018


Please note – unless stated otherwise, no charge is made to attend the sessions, they are open to members only and are held from 1.30pm to 4.15pm, usually in the upstairs room at Stokesley Town Hall, or as stated.

Most visiting artists have examples of their work on their websites.

*Remember to bring your own painting equipment to any workshop*.

For the paid workshops, and also for a few of the included workshops, we need to limit numbers, so where indicated, it is advisable to book well in advance to make sure you get a place.

Members of the public are most welcome to come to any of the events highlighted below in blue.



Saturday November 24th – at Kirkby Church Hall – Demonstration from 10:00am until noon and workshop from 12:30pm till 4.00pm – Robert Dutton

Robert will do a demo using watercolour/gouache and pastel in the morning from 10.00am till noon, which will be free to all members and also open to members of the public at a charge of £3 per person.

However, for the members’ workshop in the afternoon from 12.30 till 4.00pm, members must book, using the attached form, to secure a place.  There will be a charge of £10.

Please bring watercolour/gouache, pastels and your paper and brushes etc.



Saturday December 8th – at Kirkby Church Hall – 1.30pm  till 4.30pm – James McGairy

James, who is one of our popular tutors, will be doing a demonstration as Robert Brindley, who was booked for this date, has had to cancel because of ill health. Details will be added as soon as possible.  Free to members.

After the session, we will have an auction of art materials.


The whole afternoon, including the auction, is open to members of the public, at a charge of £3 per person.


Programme for Spring 2019


January 12th: 1.30pm - 4.30pm at Stokesley Town Hall – Main Hall

Painting afternoon -   As requested, Viv will set up a Still Life for those who would enjoy this but members are free to bring their own equipment to paint their own paintings.     Members only.


January 26th: 1.30pm – 4.30pm at Stokesley Town Hall – Brunton Room

Barbara Renton Wood - demonstration of acrylic painting.   Barbara - a long time member of Leven Art Society - will show us how she paints with acrylics in her own unique style.

Members free. Open to visitors at a charge of £5 per person.


February 9th: 1.30 – 4.30pm at Kirkby Church Hall

Jake Jones - demonstration and workshop. Jake will demonstrate his watercolour technique and then tutor members in a workshop.  Please bring watercolour or acrylic paint, paper, brushes, pens etc.

Members only.


February 23rd: 10.00am – 4.00pm at Kirkby Church Hall

Nigel Overton - morning demonstration and afternoon workshop. In the morning, from 10.00 until 12.00 noon, Nigel will demonstrate drawing townscapes with mixed media painting techniques. This is free to members and is also open to visitors at a charge of £5 per person.

In the afternoon, from 1.00pm to 4.00pm, he will run a workshop for members only. Members should bring painting equipment, mark making equipment, inks if possible and also images of townscapes, although Nigel will bring some with him.


Mar 9th: 1.30 pm – 4.30pm Stokesley Town Hall

Stephen Coates - demonstration entitled “ Vision and Composition”.   Stephen will be examining our vision of the world and how our perceptions are so different from reality, which affects our ability to draw and paint.

Members free. Open to visitors at a charge of £5 per person.


Mar 16th: 10.00am - 4.00pm at Stokesley Town Hall. Full day workshop!

Bruce Mulcahy - demonstration and workshop. This is an extra session in the programme to give members the opportunity to develop their work to a greater depth than is possible in the afternoon sessions.

Bruce will give a demonstration using gouache and will then tutor us in the workshop. Places are limited to 20 members, so booking is essential. The charge will be £17.50 per person. Please bring gouache or watercolours and your usual painting equipment.


Mar 23rd: 1.30pm – 4.30pm at Kirkby Church Hall

Kevin Palmer - Oil painting demonstration. Kevin, who is one of our members, has kindly agreed to do a demonstration of painting with oils in his unique style.

There might be sufficient time after the demo to do your own paintings too.

Members only.


April 6th: 10.00am – 4.00pm  at Newby Village Hall

Catherine Inglis - morning demonstration and afternoon workshop. In the morning, from 10.00 until 12.00 noon, Catherine will demonstrate painting portraits in pastels. This is free to members and is also open to visitors at a charge of £5 per person.

In the afternoon, from 1.00pm to 4.00pm she will run a workshop for members only. Please bring good clear photos, although Catherine will bring some too.  You will need soft pastels (not oil pastels), a board for your paper, an easel, a tea towel to wipe your hands, baby wipes, an old oil painting brush, a rubber and a sheet of foil for under your board.  Catherine will have some of these items with when she comes.


April 27th: 1.30pm - 4.30pm at Stokesley Town Hall

Emily Harvey - demonstration and workshop of Collagraph printing. After the demonstration, participants will have a go themselves with Emily’s help. Free to members but the numbers have to be limited to 20 members, so booking is essential.


Leven Art Society Annual Exhibition 2019

Thursday   May 2nd Exhibition set up from 9.00am.  Preview from 7pm to 9pm

Friday        May 3rd Exhibition open to the public from 10am to 6pm

Saturday   May 4th Exhibition open to the public from 10am to 6pm

Exhibition Dinner 700pm

Sunday     May 5th Exhibition open to the public from 10am to 6pm

Monday    May 6th Exhibition open to the public from 10am to 6pm

Members collect works and help to dismantle at 6pm

Public collect purchased items downstairs at 6pm.