Chorley Lodge Artists are a long-established group of over 45 local enthusiastic artists (see ‘History‘) and we meet to paint, sketch and discuss each other’s work as a hobby and interest. We try to provide encouragement and inspiration, help and ideas on any subject or medium. We also have regular monthly guest speakers who demonstrate their own techniques and provide a wealth of expertise, regular competitions, and many opportunites to exhibit and sell work as a member, throughout the year, at various venues.

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Brinscall and Withnell Athletic and Recreational Association, School Lane, Brinscall, Lancashire, PR6 8PT.

Anyone interested in finding out more just come along to a meeting any Wednesday and you will be made very welcome. No need to book! Just ask for Polly (chairman).

New Members

Welcome to new members who have joined Lodge Artists this year. Susan and Anne both attended classes at Cedar Farm for a few years and were pleased to find somewhere to meet other enthusiastic amateur artists and a chance to exhibit their work:


L to r: Anne Woodhead, Susan Shipley and Tanya Miller.

Some of our recent new members l. to r. Irene Farley, Herrick Kessebeh and Nicola Pearson:

Irene Farley    Herrick Kessebeh    Nicola Pearson




We are pleased to welcome new members (l. to r.) Lisa Straker, Anita Harrison and Ray Nichol (winner of April theme night).

new member 1   new member 2  Ray Nichol

Subscriptions/Membership £25.00 per year payable at the A.G.M, held 1st week in March every year.

Evening meetings £2.00 per night (members). Guest speaker evenings £2.00 for members or £4.00 for non-members.

Activities include:

Competition Night (usually 1st Wed in month)

Members can bring a completed piece on a set subject. We then vote for our favourite paintings, for which there are first, second and third prizes. Participation is optional. You can carry on with  your own work during the evening.

Own Work (usually 2nd Wed in month)

As it says!  – whatever you want to do.

Guest Speaker (usually 3rd Wed in month)

An outside speaker is invited to demonstrate and explain methods, materials/mediums.

Work Shops

One of our members chooses a topic, medium and  everyone can have a go.

Working Evening

A working evening on a set subject with either a guest artist/model/own work.

Theme Night

This is optional but we work on a chosen theme. We then vote for our favourite picture which must have been painted completely on that night (2 hours). One prize goes to the winner.

Contact us using our enquiry form, send an email to or simply call in on a meeting night – but don’t forget your brushes*!

*any medium you prefer – pencil, pen, pastels, water colour, acrylic, oil etc. No materials are supplied or available.