Art Group

Society of Chrishall Artists (SOCA)

We currently have ten evening meetings a year in the New Village Hall.

Cost per person is £15 pa to cover hall rental and refreshments. Additional fees are charged when we have to pay for a tutor or extra materials.
Details are given in advance of the session.

The start


The Society was founded by Caroline Fookes and Helen Melville-Smith in 2005.
After a successful Masterclass with local artist Geraldine Rand a group of artistic villagers asked Caroline and Helen to set up a series of practical art classes in the village.

This year:

We currently have 16 members and hold ten evening meetings (7.30pm to 10.00pm) a year in the South Village Hall.

Cost per person is £15 for the year starting in February which covers hall rental and refreshments. Additional fees may be charged when we have to pay for a tutor or extra materials. You may join any time during the year and the fees will be apportioned. Some sessions have a theme and others are open for the members to paint or create whatever they would like. We also have sketching evenings out and about in the village when the nights are lighter.


We try to arrange trips to visit art exhibitions, studios and other art related events in addition to our programme, not to mention our annual Christmas dinner – normally held in January!

Programme 2017 - 2018, from 19.30 - 22.00

23 February 2017 PEN & INK drawing

30 March 2017 SPRING FLOWER PAINTING

27 April 2017 Open Session

25 May 2017 WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP
(with tutor Chris Lockwood )

29 June 2017 GARDEN VISIT/ PAINTING IN THE VILLAGE
27 July 2017 Open Session

August NO MEETING

28 September 2017 PORTRAIT – any medium

26 October 2017 Open Session

30 November 2017 ABSTRACT or LANDSCAPE

December NO MEETING

25 January 2018Open Session with Annual meeting

CONTACT the following for further details:

Helen Melville-Smith Email: Helen