A Brief History

In August 1968 a group of ten local artists met with the common interest of forming an art group.

Byfleet Village Hall was their first venue and with a charge of five shillings per member the Amateur Art Class was born.

One month later the headmaster at St Mary's, Mr H E Robinson, suggested they meet at his school and so they became known as Byfleet Art Group.

John Brangwyn, a prominent local artist and tutor for the group, painted a fine oil of Mill Lane, Byfleet to commemorate St Mary's school conservation project in 1970. It still hangs in the school hall today.

 

Today

Byfleet Art Group meet at St Mary's School, Hart Road, Byfleet KT14 7NJ every Tuesday during term time, between 7pm and 9-30pm, for an evening together of painting
and sketching.

With ample parking at the school and experienced tutors offering friendly and helpful advice, we are a popular and successful group who celebrated their 50th anniversary last year.

We run an inspirational programme of events throughout the year, including demonstrations with workshops by visiting professional artists which non members are welcome to attend as an accompanied guest of a member for a fee of £4.

During the year two exhibitions are held at the Catholic Church Hall, Madeira Road, West Byfleet KT14 6BH where our members' work can be viewed and purchased along with prints and greetings cards.

New members from absolute beginners to experienced artists are very welcome and encouraged to pop in on any Tuesday evening to get a feel for the group before making the decision to join. You are welcome to attend two meetings for free before deciding to join us.

The yearly fee paid in September is £50.