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All areas of the visual arts except photography, including painting and drawing in watercolour, oils, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, pencil, ink and mixed media, as well as printmaking and sculpture. Our subjects include terrestrial and marine landscapes, portraits and life studies, still life and abstracts.
We aim to hold at least two exhibitions a year, one in Essex and one in London (see Guildhall Exhibition).
Look for details of our Activities, which include demonstrations by specialist artists, talks on art history, summer outings for sketching, informal painting sessions, a portrait group and workshops in selected disciplines.
We are a long-established (about one hundred and ten years) society of artists and art-lovers, currently about 170 strong. Our members range from total beginners to full-time professionals and include tutors and teachers of art, but most of our members are enthusiastic amateurs. Take a look at the CVs of some of our exhibiting members and portfolios of paintings, drawings and original prints Portfolio I, Portfolio II).
Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT (near Wanstead Underground station) is our usual venue for demonstrations, talks, committee meetings and social functions. We usually meet in the hall behind the main house.
Chiefly Essex and East London, including Barkingside, Brentwood, Buckhurst Hill, Chadwell Heath, Chingford, Chigwell, East Ham, Forest Gate, Gants Hill, Gidea Park, Highams Park, Ilford, Leytonstone, Newbury Park, Plaistow, Redbridge, Romford, Seven Kings, Snaresbrook, Upminster, Waltham Abbey, Walthamstow, Wanstead and Woodford. Some members come from much further afield.
We are always looking for new members. If you would like to join the Essex Art Club look at the details of membership and send for, or download, an application form. Annual subscription is £16 for 2012, which allows you to exhibit your work, to attend demonstrations at a discounted rate and to benefit from a 20% discount on most art supplies (fine art materials, technical drawing equipment and craft products, 10% on items marked with red labels) from Owen Clark, Ilford.