30 June 2021

As we all start to venture into a new world, where we are all learning to live with Coronavirus, we wanted to share an update with you.

The whole way through the pandemic, our priority is to protect our members, customers, artists and staff, and so we continue to operate following extra measures to ensure you and they remain in the best of health.

As more starts to open up, we want to reassure you that we will be doing our upmost to provide you with community, artistic inspiration and resources so that your art can continue to flourish regardless of the situation.


Supply Update

Stock availability is improving now, although some issues remain, particularly around products shipped from overseas, outside of the European economic area and the US. Where stock is unavailable, items will be placed on backorder, and will be sent to you as soon as we receive stock from our suppliers.


UK & International Orders

Our warehouse continues to operate as normal, with orders currently being fulfilled and despatched in good time. Our carriers are still performing well, and in most cases normal delivery times are being met. Please note next day delivery orders must be placed before 2pm. Throughout these times, be assured that we will be doing all we can to get all orders to you as soon as possible.


SAA Live Workshops

We are very excited to announce that from September, we will once again be offering workshops at our HQ in Newark.  For the rest of 2021 we will be operating with smaller group numbers in order to allow visitors extra space when moving around the building.  All guests will receive up to date guidelines prior to their arrival and we will be operating a strict cleaning schedule.


Be inspired from the comfort of your own home

We understand that for many people, the option of mixing in larger groups is still an uncomfortable prospect.  SAA members have exclusive access to over 900 inspirational videos from a wide range of professional artists, covering a whole host of medias, styles and projects. We hope this fantastic resource will give you a bit of creative joy and distraction, especially if you are staying at home during this time -


Together we are part of a thriving, inspirational community of artists and creators. Now, more than ever is the time to reach out to each other and share our passion for painting. Let’s use the time we have during the outbreak to support creative initiatives, inspire one another and join together within the online creative community. The SAA Facebook group is a great place to start –

If you have any queries, our customer services team are still answering the phones and will be happy to help you in any way they can.


Wishing you the very best of health, and happy painting…

The SAA Team