The WWAA was founded in 1958 and registered as a charity (No.256011) in May, 1968, with the object of advancing the education of the public and to promote interest, understanding and the appreciation of the Arts in West Wickham and its surrounding areas.
For the past 30 years sessions have been held at the Hayes Free Church where art workshops, demonstrations, competitions, and other programmes of events are held for anyone over the age of 15 years of age wishing to develop their skills and interest in art.
The Association has around 120 members from amateurs to professionals reflecting various abilities and interests in various materials and techniques.
We maintain a please social atmosphere at meetings where technique advice and informal tuition maybe sought by those who require it.
Our venue has basic facilities for disabled access and we encourage members with a disability to enjoy as much of our
programme as is practical for them.
The Association is managed by an annually elected honorary Executive drawn from the membership. Outside the registered
Governing Rules of the Association, we have some regulations to ensure exhibited work is original and not in breach of copyright.
We also necessarily restrict elements of the life class to adult members who can demonstrate genuine interest and competent level of drawing skill.
Otherwise, our programme is open to all members and visitors.
We keep subscriptions and event feels low as practicable to maintain affordability while covering costs.
We are currently accepting new members and do not operate a waiting list for membership.
The Association welcomes visitors to its functions and Monday meetings at Hayes where the Hon.Secretary or other Commitee members will happily answer general enquiries during the 1.30pm-3.30pm or 7.30pm-9.30pm sessions.
If you are unable to make a personal visit then please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The WWAA is funded by its members through Annual Subscription, session and event fees.
It does not seek funding from the general public.
Consequently, the WWAA does not sanction the use of its name or charity registration number in unsolicited internet or other public appeals for funds.