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

Airedale Solutions have upgraded our web site to be mobile friendly. If it looks a little odd please press the F5 key on your keyboard whilst viewing the web page. This will remove old pages from your computer so that you can see the new ones.


Photos from the May trip to Madrid & Salamanca can now been seen in the Gallery, courtesy of John Ashton, Bryan Whiteley and Caty Robey.

The Committee is trialling sending out information on visits, lectures and other news by email - please look out for emails from Colchester DFAS. You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time.