Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Do you need to be a member of the guild to take part in life drawing and portraiture sessions?

Answer: You can attend the first couple of sessions to see if the Art Guild is for you. If after the couple of visits you like the sessions and activities, you will need to apply to become a member. Current membership is £30 per year.

Question: How much do the sessions cost?

Answer: Prices for the sessions are as follows;

  • Life drawing £6.00 per person (Pay by debit or credit card)
  • Portraiture £5.00 per person (Pay cash only)

Question: Do I have to book in advance to attend a session?

Answer: You can just turn up on the day, no booking necessary.

Question: What do I need to bring to a life drawing or portrait session?

Answer: Bring along the art materials and equipment you normally use. Some members bring along for example pencils/sketchbook, paper/charcoal, acrylic paints and canvas or board and even oil paints. We can supply easels and drawing boards for free.

Question: Do you provide drawing and painting tuition at the sessions?

Answer: No unfortunately, all sessions are presently un-tutored. There may be plans in the future to offer tutored sessions.

Question: Where are the Life Drawing and Portrait sessions held?

Answer: Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, Wellington Rd S, Stockport, SK3 8AB.

Note:- Please use the side entrance for Life Drawing on Thursday evenings and the front entrance on Saturday mornings for the Portrait session.

Question: Is there free car parking available near the art gallery?

Answer: There’s free car parking available at Stockport college car park next to the gallery off Greek Street. This car park is available on both the Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.
If the college car park is full, you can park at the pay & display car park on Armoury Street off Greek Street. Free after 6pm.
On street parking off Greek street is also available nearby at:
Royal George Street, Mulberry Mount Street, Blackshaw Street, Frances Street and Millbrook Street (area)