The Society was founded in 1968 and, for more than forty years, has been the principal society for those with a practical interest in, and appreciation of, the visual arts in Canterbury and the surrounding areas. Over the years membership has grown to the present level of over 100 members, comprising artists of all levels of ability, including absolute beginners, experienced amateurs, professionals and teachers.
The Society offers a programme of around forty meetings from September to December and from February through to July each year. The programme includes talks, demonstrations, practical painting sessions, including life drawing of costume and nude models, critiques and quizzes. For full details of the current programme, please go to the 'Programme of events' page.
In 2014, the Society will hold three exhibitions, two in St Alphege Church in the city centre and the main annual exhibition at the Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre in Whitstable. Please visit the 'Exhibitions' page for full details.
The Society is pleased to welcome everyone with a genuine interest in the arts, and we are particularly keen to attract younger members and those working in three dimensions.