History[change | change source]
In 1887, a group of young men held a meeting at the County hotel in Derby and founded the Derby Sketching Club. They wanted to have a place where they and others could work, share their interest in painting and sketching. The fee for one year was two shillings and sixpence. Their first exhibition was held in January 1889, at the Athenaeum Rooms in Derby.
Current activities[change | change source]
There are regular sessions for members- for lifedrawing, and portrait painting and still life. There are guest lectures and exhibitions and members use the website to promote their work.