Welcome to the Stainbeck Arts Club website.

We are a friendly local arts club to which everyone is welcome. We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, usually from 2pm-4pm.

Meetings are held in the Meeting Room, Methodist Community Centre, Town Street, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 4NB.

For General Enquiries, please email stainbeckarts@gmail.com or phone Mike on 07532325845.

You can see examples of our artwork in our Members' Gallery and on our Facebook page.

Our  Summer 2024 syllabus is now available. Click here for our June 2024 newsletter.

Our first Saturday Masterclass!  We had a great workshop with Anthony Barrow on Saturday 23rd March 2024,  learning two different methods of figure painting using charcoal and acrylics. Anthony and his wife, Lynn, led a relaxed session with lots of individual attention and practical tips.  

On Tuesday, 27th February,  Roundhay Artist, Tony Driver, treated us to an insight into his work, sharing how his interest has evolved over the years to abstract paintings of the industrial landscapes of the North East. He created a stunning landscape from scratch using collage,

We enjoyed an inspiring and fun workshop, The Art of Paper Collage, with Lauri Bower


March 2023: It was a delight to watch Claire Dean paint two meadow scenes In beautiful vibrant colours. We had some fun trying to create our own meadows at the next meeting!

On 24th February we enjoyed a mixed media workshop with Ian Smith from East Keswick Art Group.

Ian showed us some exciting techniques with watercolour, ink and granulation fluid to create tree and bark textures.

On 11th October 2022 Doreen Greenshields gave an entertaining demonstration of a seascape in oils, with lots of tips for working in oils, composition and colour.

On 22nd February 2022 we enjoyed a stimulating workshop with Miriam Laville.

Miriam guided us through observational drawing of natural forms, composition and using various mixed media while leaving plenty of scope for creativity.

At our meeting on 12 October 2021, Tracey Krupianka created a vibrant scene in acrylics, and then shared her techniques for leaves, flowers and underwater plants on black paper.

Our meetings include demonstrations by talented artists. Recent examples include Charles Kelly, demonstrating the use of watercolours to paint a standing curlew and a sleeping fox, and Terry Chipp who used textured acrylics to create images of wooden panels.

Our annual exhibition is held in the Methodist Church during the Chapel Allerton Arts Festival each year usually the Saturday after August Bank Holiday.