This is a group of professional artists with a long association with the RBSA. Monthly meetings are held at the RBSA Gallery with regular exhibitions. Membership is by sponsorship and submission.
If you would like to find out more, please look at their website:

Membership is open to everyone interested in ceramics whether you are a professional, student, complete beginner, hobbyist, workshop group, collector, gallery or supplier.
If you have enthusiasm for the making and firing of clay, then please have a look at their website:

The RBSA is a long-established society with its own gallery, located just off St Paul’s Square, Birmingham with regular exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations. There is a Friends section with monthly activities including expert appraisals of work.
If you would like more information, please look at their website: 

This is a group of practising sculptors with bases in Dudley College and at Winterbourne Garden in Birmingham. Most of the work is in stone although other materials such as wood, clay and metal is also used.
If you are interested in stone carving, please look at their website:

Sutton Coldfield’s stitched textile and embroidery group. This group is for anyone interested in machine embroidery, cross stitch, gold work, crochet, knitting etc. There are speakers, workshops, exhibitions.
For more information, please look at the website:

Our local art society which anyone with an interest in art can join. There are monthly meetings consisting of demonstrations and painting days;
twice-yearly exhibitions, gallery trips, sketching days out.
For more information, please look at the website:
Membership Secretary: Wing Lien, telephone no: 0121 323 3826

THE ARTS SOCIETY SUTTON COLDFIELD (Formerly Sutton Coldfield Decorative and Fine Arts Society) 
The Society is interested in all forms of the Arts. Lecturers range from Eric Knowles to local historian Roger Lea. Activities include lectures, visits, study days, sponsorship of local arts and church recording.
For any further information, please contact:
Graham Grove, telephone no: 0121 308 0020 or look at their website:

TRINITY PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP Trinity Photographic Group welcome photographers of all levels and also those new to photography and run workshops, arrange speakers and social activities.
If you would like more information, please look at their website: Contact details:


Creative Textiles with Jacqui & Pauline
Friday evening 6.30 – 9 pm fortnightly, Saturday morning 9.30 am – 12 noon fortnightly at 1 Arden Drive, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5ND.
Cost: £20 per session.
Techniques will include: free motion machine embroidery, creating textured surfaces and much more.
Places are limited so please email or phone Jacqui or Pauline to reserve your place or if you would like more information: –, tel: 0121 3500715, tel: 01827 898060

Geoff Stubbins-  Streetly Art Group
meets at the Mere Green Community Hall, Mere Green, from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm on Wednesdays.
Contact him on: 0121 323 2694 or email him at:

Estelle Bennett – Jewellery
All levels of Custome jewellery makers are welcome to attend classes tutored by Estelle.
Wednesdays- 9.30-11.30am in Boldmere. The group size is a maximum of 6, materials and tools are not included.
Contact Estelle on 07851 742738 for further details

Pat and Bob Pagett- Watercolour Class
on Tuesdays from 2 – 4pm at St James Church Hall, Mere Green and also a U3A class on Fridays from 10 – 12 pm at the United Reformed Church in Sutton Coldfield.
Contact: tel. 0121 242 2922

Paul Brown- Sculpture Classes
Figurative, portraits, student-led and Raku classes plus one or two-day workshops by Paul Brown with twenty years of experience of teaching adults and children.
For further details or bookings contact
Paul Brown
Tel.07960 836 830

Petra Röhr-Rouendaal- Lifedrawing Group (currently not running)
meets every Wednesday from 7-10pm at Petra’s studio at 12 Somerville Road. For more information e-mail, or tel: 0121 3555631

Stonehouse Studios
is a pottery, sculpture, drawing and painting workshop at Drayton Bassett and ideally positioned for access from Birmingham, Lichfield, Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield. The studio is run by artist practitioner and tutor Karen Bird, with over 30 years experience of teaching all ages and abilities. Students will benefit from Karen’s uniquely skilled artistic interpretation and observation, with personalised instruction tailored to their individual needs and abilities.
Stonehouse Studios welcomes applications from students of all abilities.
Please see for more details or call them on 01827 247147.

 Websites which might be of interest to artists

Art at Walsall

Artifex Gallery

Deborah Hodgson, artist

Dennis Harper, artist

Directory of Artists and Art Societies

Elva Brabham, artist

Helen Wakeman, artist

Lichfield Society of Artists

Petra Rohr-Rouendaal, artist   www.artworkbypetra

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

Vesey Arts & Crafts