Welcome to St Albans Art Society!

Our history can be traced for well over a century, and we are proud to contribute and play a role in the historical life of this cathedral city and district. We bring together people who share a deep interest in art, its history and its influence, but above all our mission is the encouragement of artistic development, whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced artist keen to advance your skills even further.

We hold workshops and life drawing sessions within a friendly atmosphere, as well as inviting professional artists to visit us and demonstrate their skills in all media. See our programme. We are proud to hold a renowned exhibition of the work of our members each summer, which we describe as our flagship event.

New and existing members are warmly welcomed!

Summer Exhibition Entries Open!

2024 Summer Exhibition key dates, guidelines and entry form are ready for submission of work.  




Upcoming Workshop: Tapestry Weaving with Lucy Sugden

25 May, 10:00-4:30, Charles Morris Hall. Booking and £45 fee required.

AGM and Social


1 May 2024, 19:15 for 19:30-21:30

Marshalswick Community Centre

All members welcome. The meeting will be followed by a social gathering with wine, soft drinks and nibbles, during which the free raffle will be drawn!
Please also come with ideas for the 2024/25 Programme.
Bring and buy sale of art books, magazines and unused resources in aid of society funds. Please bring along any art-related material you would like to donate. 

Demo: Impressionist Landscape in Oils with Peter Keegan

5 June 2024, 19:30-21:30

Marshalswick Community Centre

Members free (Visitors welcome £5)

More about Peter

Next Life Drawings:

17 April, 7:30pm, Marshalswick (non-tutored £8)

24 April, 7:30pm, Marshalswick (non-tutored £8) 

15 May, 7:30pm, Marshalswick (non-tutored £8) 

No booking required for Life Drawing. Members can just turn up. 


Upcoming Workshop: Watercolour with Ian McManus

6 April, 10:00-4:30, Charles Morris Hall. Fully Booked.