WBAS Calendar of events

Our monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm are packed full of interest with demonstrations or talks from top professionals and we have a great line up for this year.

You can view our programme below which will have lots of arty ideas to inspire us all! Please click on each event to open a new page with more details on each one.

If you would like to print out the programme for 2023 please click the following link:
Programme 2024

All meetings take place at our normal venue at Tennet Hall, Watford Grammar School for Girls, Lady’s Close, Watford WD18 0AE.  See Tab ‘Directions’ for further details


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Marie Antoniou

Acrylic artist Marie Antoniou makes a welcome return to us with her distinctive style producing semi- abstract pictures with animals featuring quite a lot in her work. Do join us at our normal venue for another inspirational arty night.Members free - visitors very welcome at £8pp.

Portrait painting with Tony

Tony Hinchliffe brings his portraiture skills to us this time with a figurative painting of Blue Savanna, a ballet dancer in oils. He always strive to keep a lot of energy in his work and his vigorous demonstrations are the same. Full of life and information!As always, members free, visitors welcome at £8pp.

Improve your framing

Our AGM night which we promise to be short, followed by a talk on 'Framing and Backing your Paintings for Exhibitions'. Kevin Sawyer will give some practical advice on this important subject ahead of the Spring Exhibition. THIS EVENING is also selection night for our competition with the Camera Club on at the next meeting […]

A busy Night

It's our AGM night but don't worry, it will be short, to vote in your committee etc. Followed by - How to frame and Back your paintings - a practical talk on this important aspect in selling your work, from Kevin Sawyer Also the night for members to bring one of their paintings for the […]

A Provocative Beauty

Tate Britain Lecturer and hugely informed speaker and guide, FRANK WOODGATE joins us for an illustrated talk titled, A PROVOCATIVE BEAUTY, the art of Grayson Perry! This top rate speaker is not to be missed and one to look forward to.At our usual venue at 7.30pm members free and all visitors welcome at £8pp

Don’t be afraid of the Darks!

Don't be afraid of the Darks! This is Melanie Cambridge's topic for tonight's acrylic demonstration. Melanie has delighted us before with her sparkling demos and informative presentation. A must for artists of all mediums! Click on her name to see more on her website.As always a warm welcome to visitors at £8pp. Members free.

Rodney Kingston

We are delighted to be bringing RODNEY KINGSTON to you this evening who has been a contestant on both Landscape and Portrait Artist of the Year. Check his website by clicking on his name above.Members are free as always and ALL visitors and guests welcome at £8pp.

Christmas Themed Evening

Join us for our Christmas themed evening, our host will be Ronnie Ireland who will be entertaining us. Ronnie is an artist of note who has visited us on a number of occasions and will put us in the mood for Christmas. There will be a bumper raffle and mince pies and chocs with your […]

Water Soluble Oils with Ruby Lewis

An artist with a quirky bent to her art comes to us with knowledge and expertise on this interesting Medium to kick off the new year. Some inspiration and maybe some new ideas for 2024! Also a table top sale of art materials to tempt you.Members free, Visitors £10.00.

Acrylics and Collage

Artist Jan Munro brings her many talents to us this evening, she says: - "What do I love about painting? Seeing the traces of me emerge…in the marks, shapes, colours and textures made from layered paint and collage, which says what I want to convey to the viewer and to myself." Her demonstration tonight will […]

A busy night!

Tonight is the AGM for WBAS but don't let that put you off, it will be short and followed by a practical demo on 'Framing and Backing' your work with Kevin Sawyer. Someone who is well experienced in hanging framing and hanging lots of our work at our various venues.ALSO it is the night for […]

Competition night with Watford Camera Club

Our annual battle between Art versus Photography with Watford Camera Club. 15 of members work selected at the April meeting will be compared with 15 of their photographs all from different people. Ronnie Ireland will be our judge who will give a short critique of each and awarding marks out of 20 for each. The […]

Watercolour with Jake Winkle

Inspirational and lively watercolours are the key to tonight's demonstration from the amazing Jake Winkle. He will show us how he creates his unique paintings. Members free visitors £10.

Acrylics and mixed media with Mark Warner.

We have been inspired before by Mark's unique style in using acrylics and other media. He joins us once again for more of the same. Members free visitors £10.