Leven Art Society Programme


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.

**Members should bring the appropriate materials to any workshop – a list will be provided if special materials are required.**

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, for which there is a charge of £5 per person.




We have two dates left during the summer for members to paint "en plein air". It’s all very informal but if you fancy joining in, could you please let Lynne Herkmen know on 01642 723475. If you need transport to the venue, tell Lynne and we will arrange to pick you up outside Stokesley Town Hall. The two events are:


    Wed 17 July at Guisborough Priory.

    Wed 14 August at Paddy’s Hole.


We’ll aim to meet at each location at about 2:00pm to enjoy an afternoon’s painting - hopefully in the summer sun!


Autumn 2019


Saturday 28th September 2019

A.G.M.  -  1.30pm – 4.00pm  at Stokesley Town Hall.  All members welcome.

After the AGM, there will be an illustrated talk given by member Vicky Tucker about a commission she received through the website “MyArtBrief.com”.  Vicky will give a fascinating talk about the painting she produced.


Saturday 5th October 2019

Philip Raskin – A demo by Philip using acrylics in his inimitible style. 

1.30pm - 4.30pm at Great Ayton Church Hall.

Visitors welcome at a charge of £5


Saturday 19th October 2019

Colin Swinton – Colin will do a watercolour demo for us entitled “Create Drama with Tone”  using three tones in different layers in the landscape – foreground, middle and distance.   Members who book for the afternoon workshop need to bring a selection of photos of the landscape or seascape.  The morning demo is open to members and visitors. The workshop will be limited to 20 to 25 members so please fill in the attendance form if you wish to take part.  There will be a charge of £10.00 for the afternoon workshop.

10.00am – 4.00pm at Stokesley Town Hall

Visitors welcome at the morning session at a charge of £5.


Saturday 2nd November 2019

Lesley Seeger – Lesley is a printmaker and will demo and discuss her technique with us all.

1.30pm – 4.00pm at Great Ayton Church Hall.

Visitors welcome at a charge of £5.


Saturday 16th November 2019

Ian Nicholas – Ian is one of our members and has kindly agreed to work with a group of 15 members.  He will do a short demo and then help the group with their paintings.  He asks that members bring their own photos to work from and watercolour paints etc.  Ian will provide the paper.  Please fill in the form if you wish to attend.  No charge. Members only.

1.30pm – 4.30pm – Stokesley Town Hall


Saturday 30th November 2019

Joe Hush – Joe will demo a winter landscape in the morning in acrylics and then run a workshop for members only in the afternoon. 

Members wishing to take part in the workshop must fill in a form as there will only be about 20 places available.  There will be a charge of £10.00 for members.

10.00am – 4.00pm at Kirkby Church Hall.

Visitors welcome in the morning at a charge of £5.


Saturday 7th December 2019

James McGairey – James is returning to paint a seascape for us in acrylics. Mince pies follow!! 

1.30pm – 4.30pm at Kirkby Church Hall.  

Visitors welcome at a charge of £5.