Demonstrations and Lectures 2021-2022

Members Free, members' guests welcome at £5 per evening.


All the Society's Events will adhere to current government COVID-19 guidance.  Please download the Safety Measures and follow the instructions for all SAAS events.

Contact the Programme Secretaries

Members wishing to contact the Programme Secretaries about the Workshops, Demonstrations, and Lectures should send an email to

The venue for the Wednesday evening demonstrations and lectures is Marshalswick

Marshalswick Community Centre.  481 The Ridgeway, St Albans, AL49TU. See the venues page for details and maps for all meeting locations.

Autumn 2021
Wednesday 6 Oct 2021
'Lost Wax Bronze Casting' demonstrated by Neil Wood

Neil Wood is an experienced sculptor who also built his own foundry and has worked in many others.

You will follow the process from the original modelling, through all the stages of moulding and casting, to the finished bronze. We will also look at bronze through history, with examples of all the materials including finished artworks.

There will be time for Questions and Answers.

Wednesday 3 Nov 2021
'Printing' demonstrated by Laura Boswell

Laura Boswell is a Buckinghamshire printmaker. She works with Japanese woodblock and linocut. Laura trained in Japan and that influences her work both in approach and technique. Her landscape work explores ideas about scale and distance, and the fleeting nature of weather and light. Laura teaches, writes a monthly magazine column and, with the help of her husband, hosts a YouTube channel about printmaking.

Winter 2021-2022
Wednesday 1 Dec 2021
'Framing and Mounting Your Work' demonstrated by Chris Christoforou

Chris Christoforou is a professional artist with over 30 years’ experience who has built up an international reputation for his work. In this demonstration he will explain and show examples of how to get the best presentation of your work with mounting and framing.

Wednesday 2 Feb 2022
'A Portrait in Oils' demonstrated by Peter Keegan

Live online Zoom Session 7:30pm-9:30pm

See the January Newsletter for details.

Spring 2022
Wednesday 2 Mar 2022
'Acrylics' demonstrated by Hashim Akib
Wednesday 6 Apr 2022
'Watercolour' an online Demonstration by Jem Bowden

See the March Newsletter for details.