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The benefits of membership 

  • Access to a friendly and supportive group of professional and amateur artists


  • Access to a comprehensive and varied rolling programme of artist’s demonstrations, workshops, talks, painting challenges, 'en plein air' painting days and social events


  • Access to WOKAS exhibitions (physical + online)


  • Promotion of members and their art via the WOKAS website and the WOKAS Newsletter

  • Member discounts in certain shops (e.g. framing)


Membership is £30 per year

      - click here to apply for membership with online form


        - click here to download an application form, then complete it, and post it to us

- Click here to download membership renewal form

Members pay £1 at meetings to cover some of the cost of the evening and their refreshments.

Visitors are welcome at the winter demonstrations for a small fee of £5 which includes refreshments.

Our members share an enthusiasm for art and have many different approaches to their work.  Some people enjoy our meetings with demonstrations and painting days and prefer not to exhibit and others find that being able to exhibit is a great bonus.

We are a friendly club that offers a varied programme that has something for everyone.

Frequently asked questions


  • What medium is accepted? 


We are delighted to accept all forms of visual art for example:

Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Wood, Textiles, Metal, Ceramics, Etchings, Printing etc.


  • Do I have to live in Tenterden to join?


No, we welcome all artists from across Kent.


  • Where are your workshops held?


Meetings, demonstrations and workshops are held at Highbury Hall, Tenterden.


  • Do I have to attend all the workshops and demonstrations?


You can attend as many or as few of these as you wish.


  • I'm not a professional artist, can I still join? 


Absolutely! We welcome all abilities from hobbyists to those of a professional standard.


  • Do I have to exhibit at the exhibitions?


Not at all! If you feel you are not ready to exhibit then that's absolutely fine. On the other hand, this is a great opportunity to dip your feet in.


  • How many pieces can I exhibit at the exhibitions?


You may enter a maximum of four pieces.


  • Do you offer a confidential critique?


Yes, we do. We have a selection of very friendly professional, working artists who will happily advise you on any of your work.


  • Can I get more involved with the society?


Indeed you can. We're always happy for more help! Just drop us a line using the contact form detailing how you would like to help the society more.


If your question is not here please do not hesitate to email our Membership Secretary Kate Rundell  


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