Visual Arts & Crafts
Central Methodist Church Art and Pottery Group
Contact: Derek Curtis
Tel: 01977 708591
Central Methodist Church, Pontefract. Off Jubilee Way. 1st floor above Sports Hall (chair lift available).
Mondays 10.30 am – 3.30pm
The group is open to everyone and divides into those who wish to paint and those who undertake pottery. There is an extensive art library and we have two kilns.
Chatty Craft Group
Contact: Sheena Woodward
Tel: 01924 369631
Facebook: St George’s Community Centre
Thursday 10.30pm – 12 noon at St George’s Community Centre, Broadway, Lupset, WF2 8AA.
The group provides various craft activities
Contact: Emma Wray
Telephone: 01924 361212
St Swithun's Community Centre, Arncliffe Road, Eastmoor, Wakefield WF1 4RR
Every Thursday from 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Cost £1.50 per person, per session to cover cost of materials and refreshments.
Wheelchair access is available.
Contact: Julie Wood
Tel: 07955672845/01924 332554
Jubilee Hall Community Centre, Wakefield, WF2 8NS.
Wednesdays 10am – 12pm.
Bring any craft of your choice to the group.
Contact: Sheila Butler
Tel: 01977 615305
Hemsworth Methodist Church
10.00am – 12noon
First Saturday in the month
Cost: £1.00 plus any extras that maybe required.
We do a variety of craft activities
Crofton Art Group
Contact: Christine Dart
Tel: 01924 860374
Website: www.wdco.org/site/crofton-art-groupCrofton Community Centre 1pm-4 pm.
Friday afternoons (not every Friday - the programme is on our website).
Crofton Art Group is for people interested in painting and who wish to extend their experience and enjoyment in this activity. Our aims & objectives are detailed on our website.
Eastmoor Residents’ Arts
Contact: Mrs Lilian Curtis
Tel: 01924 384595
Mondays 6pm to 8pm (not Bank Holidays) at St Swithun’s Community Centre, Arncliffe Road, Eastmoor, Wakefield, WF1 4RW.
A very social group of about 15 women. Looking for new people. Activities include making cards, boxes, jewellery, puppet toys, stuffed toys, felt art, bags, sewing, making aprons, peg bags and much more.
Fusion Youth Group and The Artists of Autism
Contact: Karen McGuire
Tel: 07414 903 807
Facebook group: fusion
: Artists of Autism UK Exhibitions
Fusion Youth Group meet weekly at Burntwood Community Centre, South Kirkby, WF9 3QS.
Exhibitions annually at Westgate Studios, Wakefield, exhibiting artwork from individuals on the autistic spectrum to showcase work whilst raising awareness.
Fusion Youth Group is a high functioning autism and aspergers youth group. Free. From 13 years up to and including young adults.
Inspire Arts Group
Contact: Jo Cottam or Diana Ellis for further information
Tel: 07773299767 (messages only)
Studio L32, The Art House, Mulberry Way, Wakefield WF1 2TE
We are a non-profit community group, based at The Art House in Wakefield. Peer led and used by people who have had or are experiencing mental health issues. Using art and craft materials to give creative stimulation of the mind, lifting the mask from mental health and well being.
Knit & Knatter
Contact Julie Wood
Tel: 01924 332554 / 07955672845
Jubilee Hall Community Centre, Wakefield, WF2 8NS.
Thursdays 7pm-9pm. £3 including tea/coffee
Beginners or advanced knitters welcome. We are a friendly social group sharing our crochet and knitting skills.
Contact: Carl Hardwick
Tel: 0777 900 6879
Facebook: Life Drawing, Westgate Studios Wakefield
Twitter: Life Drawing@cmh28
Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm at Westgate Studios, Westgate, Wakefield.
We are a friendly group of people who get together to enjoy life drawing. Easels provided. Food available.
Methley Art Group
Contact: Andrew Dawes
Thursday evenings 7pm to 9pm at Methley Methodist Church, Main Street, Methley LS26 9JE (alternate Thursdays in Summer – check website)
Art Group working in various media with members from Rothwell, Stanley, Methley, Castleford and surrounding area. New members always welcome, just call in.
Parkside Paint and Palette Group
Parkside Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Outwood, Wakefield, WF1 2pn
We are a friendly self-help painting group.
Contact: Jim Morris
Telephone: 01924 824495
Pontefract Art Club
Contact: Janet Colvill
Tel: 01977 704864
The club meets every Wednesday 7pm - 9.pm at the St. Giles Centre, Market Place, Pontefract, WF8 1AT.
The Club is open to anyone over 18 years old. It is friendly and new members, regardless of their ability, are welcome. We have an annual exhibition and outings in the summer.
Contact: Terry Sykes
Tel: 01977 791866
We meet Tuesday evenings 7pm – 9pm at Carleton High School, Green Lane, Pontefract. Check webpage and Facebook for term dates.
We are a small friendly group with a wide range of experience. We welcome new members with little or no experience. Free taster session.
Portobello Craft and Photography Group
Contact: Bob Clayden
Tel: Text “CRAFT” 07910558139
Portobello - Community Centre, Portobello Road WF2 7JJ
Every Tuesday from 12.30pm – 2.30pm.
Drop in to do your own craft or photography or try something new.
Sandal Art Group
Contact: Edwin Hirst
Tel: 01924 255782
The meetings are held every Thursday 10am-12noon at West Riding Sports Club, Sandal Hall Close, Sandal,Wakefield.
Forty-nine members are amateur artists, the majority painting in watercolour. Though there is no tutor we have artists demonstrations and in house workshops. Exhibitions are held and events and outings are enjoyed.
Thornycroft Art Club
Contact: Maureen Clayton/Jennifer Jennings
Tel: 01977 673812
Trinity Church, Powell Street, Castleford
Wednesdays 1pm - 3 pm.
Thornycroft Art Club’s motto is ‘Art for all’. All materials, all abilities, with a regular tutor.
Wakefield Art Club
Contact: Miss Ann-Marie Day (Secretary)
Westgate Studios, Prudential Building, 55 Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1BW
Tuesday evenings 7pm – 9pm
Formed in 1953 we are the oldest, forward looking and friendliest of the creative groups within Wakefield. We are located in the arts quarter on Westgate in Wakefield. All ages, medias and abilities are always welcome.
Wakefield Creative Media Hub
Media collaborations, skill swap and publications, taking your work to the next level.
Westgate Studios, The Big Art Room Company 1st Floor, 55 Westgate, Wakefield,WF1 1BW Monday evenings 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Calling all Creative Writers, Poets and Scriptwriters, Historical Researchers, Creative Photographers, Creative Digital Movie and Video Makers, and Creative Artists and Illustrators, join us to help and inspire each other in our creative fields. Further details can be found at http://wcm-hub.weebly.com/
West Riding Watercolour Society
Contact: Geoff Knee
Tel: 01924 828729
Monday evenings, 7pm -9pm. FROM September 2015 – meetings will be on WEDNESDAY evenings.
St Peter’s Church Centre, Lake Lock Road, Stanley, WF3 4HW.
A group of experienced painters (not just for watercolour) welcoming beginners and sharing skills. Demonstrations from visiting professional artists and holding exhibitions of our work in the Wakefield area.