At the SAA our goal is to Inform, Encourage and Inspire
you on your artistic journey

The Art Index

Whatever or whoever you’re looking for, the Art Index is the place to find out! Search and discover people and activities that are local, national and even international!


Covering a vast variety of mediums we’ve got hundreds of videos, step-by-step guides and projects for you to explore and be inspired by!


From our annual ‘Artists of the Year’ to regular subjects and beginners postcards, we’ve got a whole range of challenges and competitions open to artists of all abilities and styles.

Sharing your work with others is immensely rewarding and something that helps you develop as an artist – take up the challenge and you might have your work featured in our online gallery and possibly in Paint Magazine!

The Art Index

Looking for a local art club? Searching for an art tutor? Or simply want to browse the online gallery? Then you’ve come to the right place! The Art Index is exactly that – a giant index of artists, tutors and workshops, exhibitions, clubs and galleries. Happy searching!

Video at your Fingertips

Tune in and enjoy all the latest tutorials, ideas, reviews and step-by-step projects from all your favourite artists, filmed LIVE at SAA HQ.

Either catch them as they happen or tune in at your leisure and choose from the selection of recorded videos available… Instant inspiration at your fingertips!

Video on Demand

Here you can access the entire collection of inspirational videos in the SAA back catalogue. From step-by-step tutorials to prestigious demonstrations and lectures, we’ve got it all. Covering a massive range of mediums, styles, subjects and with all your favourite artists, it’s a treasure trove of creativity. And if you’re an SAA member, access is absolutely free as part of your membership.


Live Video Hub

Join us as and when it happens! The live video hub is the place to find the latest live video link so you can tune in and paint along with all the action. With product demonstrations and step-by-step guides it’s lights, camera, action! If you’re not yet an SAA member, see below to join us and open up the world of live video!

Paint Magazine

Paint Magazine

Our exclusive magazine for SAA members is packed full of all the latest news, inspirational articles, competitions and step-by-step guides from all your favourite artists.


Become an SAA member

Join the SAA today and connect with 42,000 other likeminded artists who are already enjoying the many benefits of SAA membership!


Why join the SAA?

SAA membership is for everyone with a passion for painting and drawing. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been painting for years, being a member of the SAA can help to encourage and inspire you for years to come. With 42,000 members, the SAA is the perfect place to meet like-minded artists and new friends.

Sign up today to enjoy member benefits

SAA members are part of a global network of creative collaborators - sharing, discovering and being inspired by each other. Isn't it time you joined us?


I feel like one of a very large and extremely happy family that inspires me to paint… Joining the SAA was the best thing I have ever done!

Clive, SAA Member

The SAA is the first place I look for my art materials, excellent delivery and packaging. Problems are dealt with very swiftly. The magazine is very informative and getting better year after year.

Clive, SAA Member

Amazing Membership Benefits

When you become part of this thriving artistic community, you’ll enjoy the many benefits that membership offers – including FREE P&P on all orders (UK mainland), a bi-monthly magazine packed full of features, tuition, galleries, reviews and more, complete access to Video on Demand, insurance cover for your work, plus a whole host of exclusive offers, it’s the ideal package for artists of all abilities, styles and situations.

PLUS, when you join you’ll receive a FREE welcome pack including £5 worth of loyalty points, a FREE book worth £8.99, watercolour postcards and much more!



Entering a competition and sharing your work with others is immensely rewarding and allows you to challenge yourself and develop as an artist.

With monthly, annual and unique competitions available to enter, there's a whole host of different criteria to enjoy exploring and responding to. Not only that, you'll be in with the chance to win some fantastic prizes, and have your work featured in our online gallery and possibly in a forthcoming edition of Paint magazine.


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