Colchester Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Welcome to Colchester Decorative

& Fine Arts Society's website

Our objective is to enhance our membership's appreciation of our artistic and cultural heritage, both national and international, in the lively company of others with similar interests. We hold ten monthly lectures, from October through to July. These are on a diverse range of arts related topics through which we aim to expand our knowledge of areas not always encountered. In addition there are extended Study Days, where there will be four to six lectures covering a given subject in much greater depth.

CDFAS is part of the Essex Area of NADFAS. Visit their website to find out about area study days, or lectures, visits and events at neighbouring societies.

For more details about what we have to offer, please browse the pages of this website.

Banner images reproduced by kind permission of the Yale Center for British Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and Colchester Borough Council


Those going to Birmingham on 14 May 2017 please note that your balance is due by 19 March 2017. Cheques should be made payable to Travel Editions Ltd and sent directly to them. Information regarding this is on your invoice. Further details on the visit will be sent to you once your balance has been received. 

Members are reminded that as Easter Sunday falls on 16 April, with our usual meeting day therefore being Maundy Thursday, the April lecture on Augustus and Gwen John will take place a week earlier, on 6 April.

‚ÄčDetails of the one-day study course to be held on Thursday 30 March 2017, 'Feisty Ladies - Women Travellers from Victorian Britain' by Roger Mitchell, are now available on the Study Days page. The booking form can be downloaded here