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About Us

Welcome to our Brighton life drawing, painting and sculpture art club!

Sussex County Arts Club is an arts club based in central Brighton which is open to both professional and amateur artists. We hold various drop in life drawing sessions with life models throughout the week - see our timetable for details.

Our Brighton club holds an annual show during the Brighton Festival in which members may exhibit their work.

Membership is not necessary to attend life drawing or other sessions however members pay £1 less per session. Becoming a member of Sussex County Arts Club allows you to attend any session throughout the year and also be included in special events such joint exhibitions and social functions. Membership also gives you  10% discount at Clarkes Stationers (which is almost next door to the club). Membership is £21 per annum.

To become a member, click here to download the club membership form


In addition to our regular weekly club sessions we also rent the main studio out to other organisations or groups during the times when that club space is not being used. We currently have a Saturday morning 10-12am taken by Evolution who run a painting class taught by Juliet Kac (contact Tessa at Evolution 01273 204204 for more details). Thursday evenings 7-9pm is taken by a mixed media class taught by Debbie Hovell. (07929 913358)

The main studio is available to rent at times when not otherwise used. The price is currently £15 per hour if a group of sessions is arranged. One off bookings can also be accommodated at different rates. That will include use of the kitchen, easels, tables and drawing boards. For more details contact Bill Donohoe 07708 870791

The guidelines page contains more details of membership and for details regarding the club's safety guidelines, please see our health and safety page.

For the answers to some frequently asked questions about our club, see our FAQ page.

Contact Details

Our address is: 

3 Bond Street Cottages
Bond Street

For more information about life drawing sessions in Brighton and the club see our FAQ page or contact:info@sussexcountyartsclub.co.uk. Alternatively contact Bill Donohoe 01273 702718 or Pippa Burley 01273 474865.

Please contact us should you need any more details.