What you need to know about our regular events:

Many events have been cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.  We have a full program of Monthly Demos, Workshops and Looking at Art on Zoom.  Keep an eye out for further details in your emails.see below for full details.


We hope meetings and events can resume as normal soon, but in the meantime we will keep you up to date with decisions around this.

Monthly Demonstrations are on Zoom due to Covid 19

Meetings are held at Stratford College (CV37 9QR) on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7.30pm to 9.35pm. You are welcome to arrive earlier for tea and coffee from 6.45pm if you wish to socialise with friends before the meeting.  Bring your own mug to save money and the environment.

If you have a friend who is interested in joining us for the evening, the cost to visitors is £5.00. There is no charge to members.

Workshops Are on ZOOM due to Covid 19

All workshops are held at The Shottery Studio, above the Shottery Memorial Hall, Hathaway Lane on a Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Cost is £35.00 unless stated otherwise.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided but please bring a packed lunch.

 To Book contact Lesley Shepherd  stratfordartsociety@gmail.com


Looking at Art is on Zoom


One Thursday every month, Vivien delivers a talk about the history and art of a chosen artist.


Art Appreciation Visits are not running due to Covid 19, but see below for Virtual Tours


We travel by Johnson's coaches, providing pickup at: Henley (where there is free parking), at Rother Street, Stratford and the Racecourse. Parking at the racecourse is £1 collection on boarding the bus.  Departure times will be posted under each exhibition, plus an email will be sent out within that week to confirm departure times. Bookings are made at the monthly meeting,see below for details!

Or email Sue: stratfordartsociety@gmail.com

Upcoming events for 2021 in more detail:

Thursday 22nd April


Looking at Art with Vivien Heffernan


Mid 20th Century Art


Following on from our two previous talks on landscape, Vivien will discuss mid 20th century art.  This was a very exciting period following the chaos of World War One.  Artists were exploring new styles and new ideas so there will be plenty of food for thought!


Friday 23rd April, 10am-2pm


Zoom Workshop with Mark Warner


Seascape in Acrylic


The cost of this workshop is £40.

To book the session email to Eva Bazhenova :evabazh@gmail.com

The materials list will be sent to all participants closer to the event. 

Mark’s website where everyone can see his works : www.brushmark.co.uk 

Thursday 13th May @ 7.00pm





Dr James Fox on


"My love affair with the Art of Stanley  Spencer"

Art Appreciation:

Virtual Tours and other outings during Lockdown

At the National Gallery you can find out more about the wonderful Artemisia Gentileschi and Titian exhibitions which Covid 19 prevented us visiting https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/events. Members can also take a virtual tour.

Search YouTube What did Leonardo’s Last Supper really look like? for a 48 min exploration.

‘If you like Leonardo da Vinci, this is for you. It takes you on a historical journey about this amazing painting’ says Di.

Other recommendations:




for entertaining & informative discussions with art critic Waldemar Januszczak and art historian Bendor Grosvenor. 


Member contributions: If you have a website or podcast to recommend, please email the link & brief details/image to Sue: stratfordartsociety@gmail.com so that it can be posted on this page.



At https://www.youtube.com/user/nationalgalleryuk you’ll find a range of presentations about art and artists, from the NG and elsewhere around the world. (I found myself linking to a 5 minute meditation contemplating Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Cypresses the other day!)


Thursday 13th May: FOUNDERS LECTURE - Dr James Fox- 

My Love Affair with the Art of Stanley  Spencer


Thursday 10th June: Peter Keegan -


Portraits in Charcoal


Thursday 8th July: Binks Edmonds -




Saturday 15th  August : Build


Tuesday 18th  August Preview Evening 


Wednesday 18th August to Sunday 29th August

Exhibition open to the public



Thursday 9th September: Andrew Field -


a contemporary landscape painter from Stratford


Thursday 14th October: George Boyter -




Thursday 11th November: James Ort - Ceramic Animals



Thursday13th January: Christine Russell -


Poppy Field in Ink and Pastel