Hesketh Hubbard Art Society
The Hesketh Hubbard Art Society offers both amateur and professional artists the opportunity to work from life models in untutored sessions
Concern about the perceived decline of drawing skills amongst British artists is not a purely modern phenomenon. So in 1930, the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society was founded by the Royal Society of British Artists with the aim of offering both amateur and professional artists the opportunity to work regularly from life models.
The Hesketh Hubbard Art Society was founded in 1930 by the Royal Society of British Artists as a drawing club and was sponsored by Eric Hesketh Hubbard RBA, who became its first President. Over the years, it developed into a separate art society and was renamed in his honour in 1957. It now has about 120 members and prides itself on being London’s largest life drawing group.
The Society meets at Mall Galleries once a week, either Mondays or Fridays, and members may choose to work from three models: the 'quick' 15 / 30-minute nude poses, the two hour 'long' nude pose and the two-hour clothed portrait pose.
Becoming a Member
Annual membership is £340, for which there are 44 drawing sessions and no cover charge. Prospective members are invited to attend one session free before deciding if they wish to apply for membership. They will then need to show a portfolio of their work to the Committee before being accepted by the Society.