Horwich Art Society
The society (or "art-club" as its
otherwise known) has been in existence since 1996 and members meet
up once a week to paint, learn and generally socialise at a
The club was formed by Alan
Platt, Morton Murray, and Brian Ellison at the Horwich Resource
Center and later moved to the Holy Trinity Parish Hall on Church
Street. The club is well attended
and thanks to the varied age group, has a lively, welcoming
What Do We Have To Offer?
and most obvious benefit of becoming a member of the H.A.S. is
the pleasure of being with other people who share your love of
art. The group is warm and welcoming to new members and we're
sure you'll make lots of new friends.
For a couple of hours each Friday (7-9pm) you
can relax and enjoy the pleasures of your hobby with no
interruptions - apart from a break for tea and biscuits!
Most members bring a piece of work along with
them and simply paint! Others sometimes group together to
share their individual skills with one another. There's always
someone to help out a beginner!
Whilst at the club, you can take advantage of
our wide range of facilities which include....
- ART MATERIALS
- Water-based oils
- Soft Pastels
- Various papers and canvas
- Sketching materials
- and more!
- ONLINE GALLERY
to upload your paintings to. You can simply share your work
with the world, or try to sell the paintings online.
- STATE OF THE ART
With tuition in its use and advice on mounting and framing
- WELL STOCKED
A sizeable collection of books, videos and magazines to give
Throughout the year, we have various professional artists in
attendance to demonstrate their skills right before your
eyes! These are extremely popular and are always very well
Occasionally, we have a painting competition which gives
everyone the chance to win a great prize. Criteria for
judging is designed to reflect the different skill levels of
- DAYS OUT
During the hot summer months (do we have those?) we
occasionally arrange to paint outdoors at one of the many
scenic locations which grace the towns of Horwich and
Bolton. There's always enough drivers to take those members
who don't have their own transport.
Now and then we'll enjoy the company of members from other
clubs in the Shire. Again, another great way to meet people
and pick up on new skills!
We organise a number of exhibitions each year, giving you
the opportunity to promote and sell your work to the public.
- WEEKLY RAFFLE
Every Friday we have a raffle (tickets 20p) and there's
always a great prize to be won.
- SUMMER BARBEQUE
Once a year, we lay down our brushes and pick up our burgers
and glasses! A great evening enjoyed by all.
- CHRISTMAS BUFFET
Always the last event of the year!
So, no matter what your age, no matter whether
your an experienced artist or an absolute beginner, there's
something for you at the club! Email us now and start