Discover more about the UK’s friendliest art community and how you can get involved…

As the UK’s largest art community with over 30,000 members, the SAA are here to fill your days with inspiration! With tutorials and challenges available for everyone to get involved with, now is the perfect time to unlock your passion for painting.

Keeping Artists & Clubs Connected

We’ve dedicated new areas of our website to equip art clubs with the tools you need to stay inspired. Explore today!

Inspiration for everyone

Covering a vast variety of mediums we’ve got hundreds of videos, step-by-step guides and projects for you to explore!

The Art Index

Looking for a local art club? Searching for an art tutor? Or simply want to browse the online gallery? Then you’ve come to the right place! The Art Index is exactly that – a giant index of artists, tutors and workshops, exhibitions, clubs and galleries. Happy searching!

Video at your Fingertips

Tune in and enjoy all the latest tutorials, ideas, reviews and step-by-step projects from all your favourite artists, filmed LIVE at SAA HQ.

Either catch them as they happen or tune in at your leisure and choose from the selection of recorded videos available… Instant inspiration at your fingertips!

Video on Demand

Here you can access the entire collection of inspirational videos in the SAA back catalogue. From step-by-step tutorials to prestigious demonstrations and lectures, we’ve got it all. Covering a massive range of mediums, styles, subjects and with all your favourite artists, it’s a treasure trove of creativity. And if you’re an SAA member, access is absolutely free as part of your membership.


Live Video Hub

Join us as and when it happens! The live video hub is the place to find the latest live video link so you can tune in and paint along with all the action. With product demonstrations and step-by-step guides it’s lights, camera, action! If you’re not yet an SAA member, see below to join us and open up the world of live video!

Paint & Create Magazine

Paint & Create Magazine

Our exclusive magazine for SAA members is packed full of all the latest news, inspirational articles, competitions and step-by-step guides from all your favourite artists.


Become an SAA member

Join the SAA today and connect with 30,000 other likeminded artists who are already enjoying the many benefits of SAA membership!


Why join the SAA?

SAA membership is for everyone with a passion for painting and drawing. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been painting for years, being a member of the SAA can help to encourage and inspire you for years to come. With 30,000 members, the SAA is the perfect place to meet like-minded artists and new friends.

Sign up today to enjoy member benefits

SAA members are part of a global network of creative collaborators - sharing, discovering and being inspired by each other. Isn't it time you joined us?


I feel like one of a very large and extremely happy family that inspires me to paint… Joining the SAA was the best thing I have ever done!

Clive, SAA Member

The SAA is the first place I look for my art materials, excellent delivery and packaging. Problems are dealt with very swiftly. The magazine is very informative and getting better year after year.

Clive, SAA Member

Get art advice in our knowledge hub

Got a burning art question that you just can’t find the answer to?  Our knowledge hub can help!

There’s lots to learn.  You can understand more about colour; from articles on colour theory and colour wheels to how to use colour when creating compositions.  Or read about how to keep your watercolour edges tidy, brush up on your art fundamentals or try out something new with oils.

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find the answer in the art knowledge hub.


Latest News and Articles

Explore all the latest artistic news, features and creative articles covering a wide range of topics.