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 related to the next Art Appreciation Visit.


Art Appreciation Visits are not running due to Covid 19


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 21st January 2021   


Looking at Art on Zoom at 7pm


'Children in Art'


Check your emails to find out how to access this talk.

Thursday 11th February 2021   


Zoom demonstration with Tom Shepherd


'An Exploration of Techniques and Media'


To very many of our members, Tom needs no introduction, he is a local artist well known for his wonderfully vibrant and lively paintings and drawings. However, Tom will be moving down to Wales in the new year and will be much missed by many.  So here's your chance to see Tom in action again!  He will demonstrate how to achieve a variety of moods and effects using different media on various surfaces and with a variety of brushes, pallet knives etc.

The Zoom meeting will start at 7pm and finish around 9pm with a short break halfway through.  There will be opportunities to ask questions during and after the demo.

Check out Tom's website - tomshepherdart.com




20th-21st February (3 hours each day, 10am-1pm)


Vicki Norman’s Virtual Workshop


Study of Landscape Oil Painting


Venue: Zoom online 

Payment: £45 for two sessions.


Members are required to send an email to Eva Bazhenova to book and for further instruction of payment.

Eva's email address: evabazh@gmail.com



Thursday 11th March 2021   


Zoom demonstration with Eva Bazhenova


'Pop Art Portraits in Oil'


Eva was born in Russia and came to the UK to study art in Birmingham in 2003.  She is a member of The Stratford Art Society, so many will have seen her amazing large arresting portraits at our exhibitions.

She will demonstrate how to achieve vibrancy and impact whilst also capturing a likeness.

Not to be missed!

Eva can be found on Facebook or on the Brunswick Art Gallery site


Thursday 8th April:  Hashim Akib -


Painting Rapidly and Expressively in Acrylics


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 -




Thursday 9th September: Lizzie Bentley -


Drawing and Painting with an iPad


Thursday 14th October: George Boyter -




Thursday 11th November: Zoe Taylor -


Semi-abstract, Atmospheric Landscapes in Oils



Thursday13th January: Christine Russell -


Poppy Field in Ink and Pastel



Please help to save our oceans

As a Society we want to support the reduction of plastics, particularly when it ends up in the sea. Please bring your own mug for refreshments and the price is 50 pence. If however you use one of the “use and throwaway” cups, we provide, the charge will be £1.00.  Thank you for your help.