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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  life drawing/painting/sculpture 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) and Cass Arts in central Brighton.

 Membership is £21 per annum.

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

*Since our Covid closure in May 2020 we have suspended menbership applications. Hopefully this will return in early 2022*  


In addition to our regular weekly club sessions, the main studio is also used by other organisations or groups for tutored classes.

If you are interested in Tutored classes you can contact the club or 

Kate at Evolution  01273 204204

Julia Hawkins  07796 897846  

 Debbie Hovell  07929 913358

The main studio is available to rent at times when not otherwise used. The price is currently £17 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 07708 870791 or Pippa Burley 07837 362990.

Please contact us should you need any more details.