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. During August 2021 we may be able to leave the chairs in place.

Your contact details may be taken on arrival for 'test and trace'.

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 no teas during break. If you wish, you may bring a drink to sip during the session.

We ask that all members show due care with social distancing etiquette (currently set at 1metre) and take care to dispose of their own rubbish. The current Mall Galleries safety measures can be seen at: https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/visit-us

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.




Mondays 1, 4, 18

Fridays 1, 15


Mondays 15, 29

Fridays 19, 26


Friday  3 (03/12 Xmas Party)

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Becoming a Member

Membership is £260 a year, for which there are 48 drawing sessions and no cover charge.  Prospective members are invited to attend one session free before deciding if they wish to apply for membership. 

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 ask the officers to put you on the waiting list.

4. The Society regularly checks the number of members and as soon as we have a vacancy we invite the applicants from the top of the waiting list to apply.

At these two-hour drawing sessions, around 100 artists come together to draw from four models: the 'quick' 15 minute poses, the 30 minute poses, the two hour 'long' pose and the two hour clothed portrait pose. 

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

Image: Dima Ivanoff, Rebecca Cartwright