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


Full details of the 2017-2018 lecture programme are now available on the Lectures page.

Details 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

The 2017 trip to Birmingham & the Heart of England from 14 - 19 May is now fully booked.  If you would like to be put on the waiting list for any cancellations please contact Carol Pearson or Mary Whiteley.