Hesketh Hubbard


The Hesketh Hubbard Art Society offers both amateur and professional artists the opportunity to work from life models in untutored sessions.

Please note the changes to the session routines:

Please arrive from 5.45pm for a 6pm start - chairs will be set up and easels will be available to members on arrival. Find an available spot, which you will be expected to keep for the duration of the session. Please do not move the equipment during the session but please do help put it away at the end of the session if requested to do so. 

Hand sanitiser will be available in the gallery.

All artists are required to wear a face mask throughout the session

Evening sessions will include the usual 15 minute break. There will be teas during break. 

We ask that all members show due care with social distancing etiquette (currently set at 1 metre) and take care to dispose of their own rubbish. 

If you are displaying any symptoms related to COVID-19 please do not attend. Contact Emma Rhodes Slade or Simon Whittle to rearrange your session.

You must let the Mall Galleries know if you have been advised to isolate or have tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of the session.


May 2022:

  • Friday 20
  • Friday 24
  • Monday 30

June 2022:

  • Friday 17
  • Friday 24

July 2022:

  • Friday 1
  • Monday 4
  • Friday 8
  • Friday 15
  • Monday 18 
  • Friday 22
  • Friday 29

August 2022:

  • Monday 1
  • Friday 5
  • Friday 12 (2pm – 6pm)
  • Monday 15
  • Friday 19 (2pm – 6pm)


Book your place

Becoming a Member

Membership is £260 a year, for which there are 45 drawing sessions and no cover charge. Prospective members are invited to attend one session free before deciding if they wish to apply for membership. We are currently recruiting members to make up for those who have left during the pandemic, so do come along and see if you would like to join.

The process:

1. Attend one of our classes as a guest of a member or come in and ask to see the President or another officer.

2. Bring along a portfolio of your work for the officers to take a look at.

3. If you enjoy the class, then tell the officers that you wish to join.

At these two-hour drawing sessions, currently around 50 artists come together to draw from three models: the 'quick' 15 minute poses, the two hour 'long' pose and the two hour clothed portrait pose. Should our numbers get back to our pre-pandemic levels we will have around 100 artists drawing from four models.

Please note: The Society provides drawing boards and some easels, but artists must bring their own materials

Image by Bartholomew Beal