Barnet Guild of Artists is an active association of amateur and professional artists.

Founded in 1948 to provide facilities for the practice of the visual arts, and to encourage the appreciation and understanding of them, it continues to offer a valuable focus for the activities of many local artists.

The Studio

The Guild is especially fortunate in having its own studio as a base for its activities.

The studio is equipped with easels and tables for practical work and is also used for meetings and socials. In summer, the pleasant rural surroundings offer the option of working outside, direct from nature. At other times there are materials for still life, and a small but growing library of art books, magazines, and videos provides further ideas and inspiration. Groups of members meet to paint at the studio every weekday. It is also the venue for Saturday tutorials and life classes, and monthly demonstrations.


Annual Exhibition

Held for two weeks every summer at a local church hall, this is a major showcase for members work.

Tuesday Demonstrations

The programme of monthly evening meetings includes demonstrations, criticisms, and lectures.








5th Feb 19

Norman Rossiter

Acrylics, watercolour, gouache, pastels, oils




2nd Apr 19

George Boyter

Watercolour, oils or pastels




7th May 19

Sonia Bacchus

Acrylics, oils, pa


stels, watercolour




4th Jun 19

Chris Christoforou


The Beauty in your Backyard or

The Art of selling your Art


See below for descriptions of the talks

6th Aug 19

Joel Wareing

Acrylics or pastels




3rd Sep 19

Keith Hornblower


Flowers of townscape



1st Oct 19

Tony Jackson

Acrylics or pastels




5th Nov 19

Mark Fennell





Regular sessions are held every weekday for members to meet and work together in the Guild’s studio 
Studio Sessions

Monday  14:00 – 16:00  STILL LIFE SESSION (currently postponed)    

Tuesday  14:00-17:00  GENERAL ART SESSION   

Wednesday  9.30-12:00  GENERAL ART SESSION            

Thursday   9.30-12:00  GENERAL ART SESSION   

Friday  14:00-16:15  PORTRAIT SESSION          


A programme of one-day tutorials, held on Saturdays, offers members the chance to develop aspects of their work with expert tuition.

Saturday  Workshop Programme 2019 for members

Saturdays 10am – 4pm
£25.00 per day. Limited to 8/10 members attending.
Tea/Coffee provided. Please bring your own lunch.

2nd March 19
Lewis Hazelwood Horner
Workshop – Mono printing and etching
*Lewis will provide a materials list

6th July 19
Jill Winch
Workshop – Using coloured pencils to paint fruit, vegetable or seasonal flowers

*Jill will provide a materials list.

2nd Nov 19
Gerald Porter
Workshop on Mono printing – Autumn Theme
*Gerald can supply all the equipment. 

14th Sept
Joel Waring
Painting Workshop
*Bring your own paint and paper/canvas