Apologies as it has taken a while to respond to this post. But yes you are in look there are some art groups in your local area, the first is in littlehampton:
Contact Judith: 01903 773907
The address is: 2 Weavers Ring, Little Hampton,West Sussex.
The following are in Worthing but have no contact details so you would have to either write or pop down there:
Contact: Mr Hunter at Tarring Art circle, 21 Offington Drive, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 9PN
Contact: Pankhurst, Goring by Sea, 95 Alinora Crescent, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 4HH
Contact: Mrs Baker, West Sussex Art Group, 45 South Farm Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 7AF.
Hopefully you have some luck with this.
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