Billericay Art Club was formed when nine people got together at Hayes Barton, in Outwood Common Road, the home of Mrs E L Clarke on the 11th October 1956.
The first formal meeting was held at the reading Rooms, Billericay High Street on the 24th January 1957.
Since then members have been painting together every week at various venues, including the studio ( over the Old Cottis Bakery in Chapel Street), the Women's Institute Hall St Ediths Lane and our current venue, the Church Hall at Great Burstead.
Annual exhibitions have been held at Burghstead Lodge, The Shambles, The Fold when it was in, what is now Waitrose car park, and the Reading Rooms.
Art Club members meet every Thursday to enjoy painting still life, landscapes and portraits in all media.
We meet at the Chantry Way Centre, Chantry Way Billericay (behind The Chequers pub) from 8.00p.m. to 10.00p.m.
During summer months we paint outdoors - weather permitting.
An annual exhibition and sale of work is usually arranged.
There is no tuition but there is plenty of good advice !
Membership is £60.00 p.a. which includes the hire of the hall and refreshments.
New members welcome. Please contact the secretary if you are interested in joining.