SAA Open Days

Join us at SAA HQ for a day to remember!

Get ready for an exclusive day of arty treats, inspiring demonstrations and a poppy challenge inspiration featuring:

  Paint a Poppy Challenge Exhibition

  Hands-on workshop

  Live TV studio demonstration

  Tour of SAA HQ

  On-site SAA Shop

These special open days will be held at SAA HQ, based in Newark, Nottinghamshire (we’re handily located just off the A1 and A46). 

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Open Day Dates

What You Can Look Forward To..

Enjoy a Guided Tour of the SAA HQ

Meet the team that you speak to on the phones and pack your orders.  You’ll also get to take part in a demo of our picture framing facility.


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Paint a Poppy Challenge Exhibition

Find your own entry and marvel at the thousands of other poppy paintings that combine to make a unique exhibition of remembrance.


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Live TV Studio Demonstration

Take a seat in the TV studio audience as SAA In-House Artist, Anita Pounder, performs her latest demonstration, broadcasted live on SAA TV.



On-site SAA Shop

Experiment with an array of interesting products, bag yourself a bargain and access over 20,000 products in our SAA Shop.

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Hands-on Workshop

Enjoy a hands-on workshop run by a special guest artist.  Try something new, pick up some helpful tips and techniques and take away your completed masterpiece.

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Enjoy a fantastic day of arty treats, advice and inspiration…

We can’t wait to welcome you on one of our Open Days where you’ll have a busy, informative day packed full of fun.

Tickets for the day must be pre-booked, and the cost is just £15. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day – all you need to bring is a packed lunch and plenty of enthusiasm!

Come on your own, or with friends or your art club, but either way be assured that once inside the doors you will meet a friendly bunch of fellow SAA members. Spaces are limited, so make sure you book quickly!

Useful Information:

Doors will open for ticket holders at 9.30am, with the day officially commencing at 10am.  Please make sure you arrive in good time to ensure you do not miss the start of the event.

Please Note: Whilst there are a number of stairs at SAA HQ, we are able to offer the use of a stairlift to visitors with limited mobility.

SAA HQ is based in Newark, Nottinghamshire located just off the A1 and A46. We have a large car park which is free to use for all visitors.

If you are using a SATNAV, please ensure you use postcode NG24 2DE as other postcodes will fail to bring you to the correct address.

You can find us at: SAA HQ, Millennium House, Brunel Drive, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2DE