Anniversary Year

SODA magazine - our quarterly magazine, full of information, news and pictures. Available free to SODA members.










Magazines to buy

Three magazines for artists click here


Free to view TV channel

The Painting and Drawing Channel is a TV channel dedicated to learning to paint.  It is on Freesat 400 or Sky 191



Jakar International Ltd are willing to consider free demonstrations to S.O.D.A. groups. If your group is interested please contact:




Please note: A minimum of 20 members must attend the meeting. Shortage of Caran d'Arche factory trained, in Switzerland, artists means some parts of the country are not covered. Please use the contact details above.


Places to visit


Information on all the Tate Collections


Exhibitions to view or enter

EAC Over 60s Art Awards website  

An annual competition and exhibition for the over 60s.  Web site gallery is well worth a visit.

This is a free to join gallery where you can show your artwork and even sell it commission free. Other members can send comments and there is a forum for discussion.

Art Supplies

Pro Arte
Caran d’Ache  

Jackson’s Art Supplies




Artist & Illustrator - ‘How to’ guides

British Arts Website - Links to lots of ‘arty’ info


Conquest Art Website - Link to another charity running art groups for disabled people.

ABLEize Disability Arts - Link to a directory of art (and other) groups and supplies and services for disabled people - Flora Art Gallerie


Holidays We run painting holidays in Central Italy. We have recently moved to a new property which has a fully enabled bedroom with ensuite bathroom.