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!


Membership renewal fees for the new year are due 1 October, but we welcome new members throughout the year. Now is a great time to join! Please complete the renewal form on the membership page and pay for your annual membership via bank transfer.

2023-2024 Programme

The 2023-2024 Programme is ready! Get your diaries out and populate them with our exciting array of events.


Upcoming Workshop: Drawing animals in a dry medium with Becky Gouverneur

24 February, 10:00-4:30, Charles Morris Hall. Booking and £35 fee required.

Demo: How to frame your artwork successfully

6 March 2024, 19:30-21:30

Stephen specialises in creating unique and beautiful hand-made picture frames for fine art of all mediums. With knowledge and experience in both frame making and gilding, Stephen believes that each frame should be as unique as the artwork it holds. Stephen will demonstrate his skills at the demo, as well as bring lots of samples and a few finished frames to display. 

Members free (Visitors welcome £5)

Upcoming Workshop: Urban Sketching with Paul Alcock

23 March, 10:00-4:30, Charles Morris Hall. Booking and £35 fee required.

Summer Exhibition Winners!

Congratulations to our winners in the 2023 Summer Exhibition.


Next Life Drawings:

28 February, 7:30pm, Marshalswick (non-tutored £8)

20 March, 7:30pm, Marshalswick (non-tutored £8)

27 March, 7:30pm, Marshalswick (non-tutored £8)

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