Sponsors of the  

Monthly Painting Competition


41 Smith Street, Warwick CV34 4JA


 An independent business specialising
in Picture Framing and Art Materials run by Sarah and Robin Taylor who have a wealth of Knowledge and experience. Street parking outside the shop makes it very convenient. Members will receive a 10% discount – take your Membership Card. 

Opening hours:


Monday: Closed

Tuesday to Friday: 9am to 5.25pm 
Saturday: 9am to 4.55pm
Sunday: Closed

Picturesque - A particularly fabulous business run by Sarah and Robin Taylor

PSW Studley Art Shop, offer Stratford Upon Avon Art Society members a 10% disccount on all non-Promo art materials! 


Just take along your membership card to receive the discount.

PSW Paper & Print Ltd

16 Alcester Rd, Studley, Warwickshire, B80 7NL

Tel: 01527 853136


Stratford–upon-Avon Decorative and Fine Arts Society (STRADFAS)

The aim of the Society is to increase their members’ enjoyment and appreciation of all the decorative and fine arts.


STRADFAS offers a varied programme of events which consists of lectures, as well as study days, visits, extended tours and volunteering activities.

Lectures are held in the Artshouse: 10.45 for morning members: 13.30 for afternoon members.

Lectures are free for members and for those attending as a visitor, there is a recommended donation of £7 per lecture.

You can find out more about the Society and how to become a member, on their website:

Please Note:-


STRADFAS and The Stratford upon Avon Art Society have come to a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ (gentlepersons agreement?) to avoid confusion in respect of our similar titles.
To avoid this, STRADFAS are not using the formal title recommended by its parent body (The Arts Society). 
Their Membership Cards this year will simply be headed ‘STRADFAS’ . They will also have the designation ‘A member of the Arts Society’ (The new name for NADFAS) on the membership card, with the new Arts Society logo and colours.



The Studio Club members meet at Luddington Village Hall: 50 weeks of the year, closing over the Christmas and New Year.


Monday 11 am – 4 pm. General painting - biased towards water based paints. People can come and go as they chose.

Tuesday 10 am - 12 noon.  This is a portrait session using any medium. Creative Embroidery section use part of the hall   10 am –1pm

Thursday 10 am - 3 pm. General painting, biased towards oil and acrylic, but people do their own thing.  A Portrait Group use part of the hall from 1pm - 3pm. Creative Embroidery section use part of the hall 10am – 2pm. 


Anyone is welcome to join from beginners to experienced painters or embroiderers.


We hold workshops and have evening talks and demonstrations throughout the year.  


We have an annual exhibition at King Edward School in Stratford during Easter holidays. 


The annual fee is £35, which pretty well covers all the above.

It's a friendly atmosphere and the hall has very good facilities. 


For further information please contact:

John Lightbourne email: or visit: 

Artists Workhouse

The Royal Victoria Works

Off Redditch road

Studley, Warwickshire B80 7AU

United Kingdom



For more information, Please visit:


The Local link to the Arts

This is the best place to find out what’s going on in the local Arts. Click on this link for full details:



Booking is now open for our new spring season, 

Present Laughter by Noel Coward
Friday 3 - Saturday 11th March 2016


One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean
Friday 12 - Saturday 20 May 2016


Dinner by Moira Buffini
Friday 16th - Saturday 24th June 2016


To Book tickets please visit:

Painting Class   Anthony Rowe


There are a few places left for the following classes:






Friday mornings
Fridays 10am to 1pm.
Great Alne Hall
Great Alne. Nr.Alcester


Contact Anthony Rowe 01789 292863 


French Painting Holidays

Tutored by Tom Shepherd

We have the New Dates for the Painting Holidays in France 2018

Come and paint surround by beautiful scenery, inspiration, fantastic accommodation, grounds and food!

All levels - absolute beginner to advance. Plenty of one on one tuition.

Click here for more info  





Local Painting Classes tutored by

Tom Shepherd


Please see below for a list of workshops and courses being run by Tom Shepherd. Please contact Tom direct if you are interested in booking.

Basics are listed below. The link to the 'workshops & courses' page on the
website being the easiest thing for all the info:

Saturday 7th April
- Introduction to acrylics
Saturday 14th April
- Going further with acrylics
Saturday 12th May
- Getting on with oils, alla prima painting
All skill levels welcome
All the above are held in Alcester, 10.30-4, £70 for the day.

Portrait painting from life
Monday 5th Feb
Monday 5th March
Monday 14th May
All mediums & skill levels
Held in Alcester, 10.30-4, £65 for the day.

For more details:
07980 611 267

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Drawing & Painting Wildlife 3 day course


12th - 14th June 2018


Please contact Tom at: 07980611267

Art Classes tutored by Nick Logan:



Life Drawing and Oil Painting Classes


There are new classes and lots of workshops in 2018, many with discounts for advance booking. Please see Nick’s website.

Booking and re-booking for all the classes began on 1st December. Priority is reserved for those already in a class.If you are interested, or would like to put your name down for a class, please do - just to warn you it gets very, very busy in January!

There are gift vouchers for those who are looking to treat somebody



Please contact Nick direct on

Telephone 07884 232 085



Mondays from 9.30-12am, Life Drawing Shottery Studio, CV37 9BL (Spaces available)

Mondays from 7-9pm, Drawing & Painting at Arden School, Knowle B93 OPT.

Wednesdays from 7-9pm, Life Drawing at Arden School, Knowle B93 OPT.

Thursdays from 1-4.30pm, Portrait sessions at John Palmer Hall in Solihull B91 3DG.

Fridays from 9.30-1200, Life Drawing, Shottery Studio  CV37 9BL. (Spaces available)

Fridays from 1.00-4pm Oil Painting, Shottery Studio  CV37 9BL.


Fantastic exclusive offer from 


Rosemary & Co the well-known artist brush manufacturer


The finest quality artist’s brushes direct from the manufacturer, handmade for 30 years! Ranges include Kolinsky Sable, Pure Red Sable, Masters Choice, Ivory ... We have negotiated a “Free” brush deal with this well respected brush manufacturer. The more you spend the better the “Free” brush deal will be. An email has been sent to you giving instructions as to how to ensure you benefit from this offer. The full range on line at:

To get your Cards printed from your Artwork

10% OFF LIST PRICE Membership card must be shown

Ginger 64-66 Market Place Warwick CV34 4SD 07972 106421

Set in the heart of Warwick town, we are a small company specialising in short run Fine Art Print. Ginger can produce fine art prints and greetings cards from your original artwork.

For more information including prices visit the website: or feel free to pop in and see us. Open Monday to Friday 9.30am -5pm

A good local link to the Arts

Visit the Birthplace Trust which covers a lot of local activities:

Are you interested in art appreciation?


If so why not visit the link below and uncover the Nations Art Collection. This is a fantastic website with details on Pictures and Artists held in different public buildings:




Your Paintings website, which has been produced and maintained by the BBC, has been a great success, but requires updating. The BBC and the Public Catalogue Foundation have agreed that the best possible future for the initiative involves a successor site being run by the Public Catalogue Foundation, the charity that digitised the 200,000 artworks on Your Paintings, with continuing support from the BBC.

The new website takes the name Art UK and will be officially launched on 24th February, and will allow you to explore a growing range of publicly-held art, with many new features.  At the same time, the existing Your Paintings website will be closed and all users will be redirected to

If you wish to, you will be able to recreate your folder of selected paintings using a similar facility on Art UK, though unfortunately we will not be able to automatically transfer your selection, and you will have to re-register as a user of the new site. You might want to make a record of your ‘My Paintings’ selection before the Your Paintings website closes on 24 February. One way to do this could be to take a screen shot of the various pages of paintings you have saved on Your Paintings.


This is a mail order business with attractive discounts on a wide range of products. For more information go to: