Ashridge Decorative and Fine Arts
Society is a voluntary society based near Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. We promote
knowledge for education, appreciation and
study of the decorative and fine arts through lectures, study
days, visits and tours.
By joining ADFAS you will have the opportunity to:
- attend regular lectures by experts in their subjects
- enjoy stimulating study days, tours and visits
- meet new friends with similar artistic interests
- take part in a range of volunteer activities.
To get an understanding of the activities of our Society,
you can see our current lecture programme here. In addition to
the lectures, we organise study groups, tours and visits to private
houses, museums, exhibitions and theatre visits. We sometimes
arrange educational art activities for school children and voluntary
preservation and recording work in relation to the decorative
and fine arts.
ADFAS is affiliated to the National Association of
Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS).
NADFAS is one of the UK's leading voluntary arts education
bodies, with almost 90,000 members and over 330 societies in
the UK and Europe. The aims of the association are the
promotion of the aesthetic education of the public, the
appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts, and the
giving of aid to the preservation of our artistic heritage for
the benefit of the public.
NADFAS promotes these aims through lectures on the fine and
decorative arts in the widest sense, trough study days, visits,
and tours and through volunteering activities, carried out by
Church Recorders, Heritage Volunteers and Young Arts groups."