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!

CONTACT the following for further details:

Helen Melville-Smith Email: Helen