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.  




Plein Aire Sessions

These are now arranged for May-July. Dates are subject to weather. You do not need to be a member to participate. 


18 May

29 May

13 June

27 June

2 July

20 July

For locations and details see the May Bulletin

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:

15 May, 7:30pm, Marshalswick (tutored £10) 

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

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


Upcoming Workshop: Acrylic Landscapes with Distant Trees with Jan Munro

25 May, 10:00-4:30, Charles Morris Hall. NOW FULLY BOOKED