Demonstrations and Talks

Demonstrations by well known artists in various media and talks on art-related subjects take place monthly between September and April. These meetings are held at the Court House, Berkhamsted and are open to all.

A small charge is made for refreshments. A small entrance charge of £4.00 is made for non-members.

During the Pandemic we have temporarily switched to online Zoom Meetings. We continue to review the situation.

Events and demonstrations

Exhibitions of Members’ Work

The Society holds exhibitions of members’ work annually in Spring and Winter at the Civic Centre, Berkhamsted to which the public are invited. Over 180 items are on display and for sale, including framed and unframed pictures, ceramics and woodcraft. Cards made by our members are also available at reasonable cost.

Entry to the exhibition is free. A catalogue of exhibits is available for which a small charge is made.

Exhibitions in the Civic Centre are currently suspended due to Covid-19. The Spring Exhibition has gone online (See Online Exhibition in the index bar). The Winter Exhibition has been booked at the Civic Centre for the end of November 


Saturday Workshops

Art Workshops (Chargeable members and guests)
Periodically we hold one-day Saturday workshops. These are led by professional tutors and in the past have covered oils, watercolour and mixed media. Places are for members and their guests as available.

Life Drawing Workshops (Chargeable and Open to non-members)
We also hold 6-monthly life drawing sessions. These are usually 4-hour sessions held on a Saturday in Hastoe Village Hall. They are with one/two models, depending upon numbers, and no tutor. They are for members as well as chargeable and open to non-members. Places are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday workshops life drawing

Free Winter Life Drawing Evenings (Members only)

During the winter months, we organise informal drawing evenings with professional models for members to draw or paint. Winter drawing evenings are for members only and are held in St Peter’s Court House, Berkhamsted. Numbers may be limited due to restricted space and members must bring their own drawing equipment. A small charge is made for refreshments.

After a successful Zoom life drawing session in October 2020, further sessions were booked and well attended online up until February 2021. We hope to be able to resume these Winter sessions at the Court House from September 2021 onwards, if circumstances allow.

Winter life drawing

Summer Drawing Evenings

Summer Drawing Events for members held outdoors commenced on 10th May through to August. Please see a list of the Dates and Venues and Contact details  under the Programme section.

Summer drawing evenings