WBAS Calendar of events


This is planned well ahead and usually offers a broad spectrum of demonstrations and workshops. Unfortunately, the present situation has meant that workshops have had to be put on hold until further notice.


However, we are delighted to say that monthly meetings have continued virtually, via Zoom on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm and are packed full of interest with demonstrations or talks from top professionals.


We have a great line up for 2021 and next year’s programme can be accessed by clicking here where there is lots of arty ideas to inspire us all!


[In normal times, all meetings take place at Tennet Hall, Watford Grammar School for Girls, Lady's Close, Watford WD18 0AE.

THE MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE FREE FOR MEMBERS. Unfortunately, we cannot accept visitors for our Zoom Meetings.


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An Impressionist Garden Scene with Peter Keegan.

This month we have Peter Keegan, an award winning artist working in oils and ambassador for Michael Harding Oils and Rosemary Brushes. Peter will be painting a garden scene for us in his own inimitable, impressionist style.

Free to members, Zoom Meeting.

Watercolour Special

A watercolour Special evening with Matthew Palmer one of the Society of all Artists top demonstrators. MONTHLY MEETINGS/ZOOM SESSION (MEMBERS ONLY)



MONTHLY MEETING/ZOOM SESSION (MEMBERS ONLY) Frank Woodgate is a lecturer and guide at the Tate Modern and Tate Britain and lectures widely for many other organisations. This evening's illustrated talk on this group that included Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell will no doubt contain some eye opening facts. FREE TO MEMBERS


Fragile Adornment in Acrylic

Tony Hinchcliffe will take us through the process of producing his amazing work. Monthly Meeting/zoom session (members only) free to members.


Stunning Scenery by Mark Warner

Mark Warner is someone who produces unique paintings in acrylic with his own special twist of using other media to enhance the picture. We met Mark in 2020 on Zoom and we hope this time he will inspire us in person with his amazing work. Free to members, visitors £6 if back at normal venue.


Relaxed Watercolour with Keith Hornblower.

Keith is new to the society and is an Artist and Illustrator, Keith is a frequent exhibitor at The Mall Galleries with the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. Members Free, visitors £6 if at our usual venue.

Amazing Coloured Pencil Drawing.

This month we have David Lewry who is a registered Professional Artist with the SAA. He is also a wildlife expert in drawing and knowledge. Members free, visitors £6 if at our usual venue.

Dynamic acrylics with Soraya French

We are delighted to welcome International Artist, Soraya French to us this evening for an evening demonstration in her unique style. She is a regular contributor to many magazines and journals, President of the Society of Woman Artists and the Andover Art Society and has won many prestigious awards for her work. This is going […]


Critique Evening for members

Roy Rodgers, studied at the Royal Academy Schools and went on to win many prizes including the Lord Mayor's Art Award. He went on to become senior lecturer at Harrow School of Art and then turned his hand to sculpture working on many famous film such as The Empire Strikes Back, Tomb Raider, Harrow Potter […]

Oil Painting at its best with Vicki Norman

Vicki Norman came to us via Zoom last year and so impressed us that we have invited her back again, hopefully in person for another fabulous demo. Vicki is an ambassador for Michael Harding paints and loves to travel creating workshops in great locations both overseas and here.

Our 100th Birthday final bash

The end of our 100th year providing art to Watford and the surrounding area. A chance for members to leave their brushes behind and enjoy a fun evening.