Retford Art Society

by | 17 November 2023 | Art, Hobbies, Retford

Retford Art Society’s spring and autumn exhibitions have become an integral part of the Retford art scene and are now in their 54th year!

The exhibition is open to the public, 8th to 11th and 14th to 18th November in St Swithun’s Church Cannon Square. Opening times are 10.00am (11.30am on Thursdays) until 4.00pm. The exhibition features original art at very affordable prices both framed and unframed, cards and crafts and prints.

Following on from a very successful fantasy landscape workshop by Karin Kristenson, the group is holding a feature workshop by Max Neale on 2nd December, 10.00am to 3.00pm. The workshop will be an acrylic sea scape. Booking is essential; for further information and to book, please ring 01777 248285 or email The cost is £25.00 members, £30.00 non-members.

Life drawing continues every other week, 7.00pm at Swan Studio. The next sessions are 8th and 22nd November and are open both to members and non-members over 16 years. There is a limitation on numbers so best to get in touch. Members £5.00, non-members £7.00.

There will be a Paint Out Day on 23rd November at Newark Castle, weather permitting.

Saturday morning kids club is on 11th and 25th November.
The Swan Studio sessions are Tuesday (7.00pm) and Friday (2.00pm) for open sessions, free to all. £1.00 donation for tea coffee and biscuits. A great chance to discuss and paint, draw or whatever you like.

You can now join the society for half year half price, only £15.00! This will take you through to March 2024. Forms available online or at the Hub or from the Swan studio or please contact

For more information visit the Society’s new website at