Last Friday I was invited to spend a day with a group of fellow professional artists at the headquarters at the SAA – the Society for All Artists. The SAA exists primarily to promote art and particularly painting to those who have not yet started on the road to being an artist. If you join the Society you’ll receive a regular magazine full of painting hints and tips, and be able to buy your art materials by mail order at very reasonable prices. There is also a network of Professional Members such as myself, who are available to give tuition or to run demonstrations and workshops for Art Clubs.
If you already teach or exhibit your paintings, there is very comprehensive insurance for your activities available free as part of your SAA membership. In fact, that was why I joined originally.
I had a very informative and useful day at the SAA. Meeting lots of fellow professionals and exchanging views, and hearing all about the Society’s plans to encourage even more people to take up art. I had an opportunity to try lots of different art materials too, and you can see some of them in the accompanying photo.
You can find out all about the SAA from their website saa.co.uk which is well worth a look. If you decide to join – just mention my name!