Welcome to LBAS. Due to Covid Restrictions we are currently meeting virtually

Welcome to Leighton Buzzard Art Society (LBAS).


 “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton

Please see our meeting schedule here

Please sign up for our regular newsletters here


Leighton Buzzard Art Society is an active and friendly community group. Full membership is open to anyone aged 14* or over who is interested in art,  practising or not, amateur or professional. Guests are welcome at all meetings on payment of an entry fee .

Our activity is centred on our monthly meetings which often feature a demonstration or talk by a professional artist. Usually a close up of the work is projected onto a large screen so everybody can see what the artist is doing. We aim to cover all areas of interest and different media including oils, watercolour, acrylics, pencil, inks, printing, mixed media and many others.

Meetings take place at 7.45pm on the third Thursday of each month except August.

  • Our annual exhibition is held at the end of October.  You’ll find details under Exhibitions.

Click here for dates and details of meetings.

*(Aged 14 – 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

Venue

Meetings are currently held on line via Zoom

Our physical meetings are usually held at

The Dining Room,
Gilbert Inglefield Academy,
Vandyke Road
Leighton Buzzard
LU7 3FU

next to Vandyke Upper School. There is on-site parking. The demonstration is projected on a screen and a sound system ensures that everyone cansee and hear. The room is spacious and comfortable, tea and coffee are served in the interval (50p).

Click here for dates and details of meetings.

Membership

Our membership year runs from January
The annual fee for 2021 is £25 (Usually £35 but discounted due to COVID)
Non-member guests are very welcome virtual meetings –  £4, physical meetings  £6 at the door. We may occasionally charge more to help cover the costs of a more expensive demonstrator. Please check the information against each meeting in Calendar

Membership entitles you to a range of benefits:

  • Eleven meetings a year (previously 9), with demonstrations by a range of professional artists.
  • The opportunity to show your work at any exhibitions or sales events that we organise, and to sell it if you wish.
  • The opportunity to join in our Monthly LBAS Competition
  • The opportunity to join us for workshops and events at the discounted member rate
  • Regular newsletters by email, providing up to date information
  • Encouragement from fellow amateur and professional artists.
  • Membership of a local art community
  • The opportunity to join our ‘Make Art Together’ Days. these are untutored sessions where we can paint draw etc in a social environment
  • Option to join our WhatsApp social Group
  • Option to join our sketchbook penpal project

Click here to go to a page with a downloadable membership application form.

Professional Artist Members

Professional and semi-professional artists are welcome to join us, with the benefit of being able to exhibit their work locally, and let members know about their classes and workshops.