Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Welcome to the website of the Teignbridge Decorative and Fine Arts Society (TDFAS).

We are a vibrant and friendly group who meet in the morning on the second Thursday of the month from October through to June. Meetings are held in the Courtenay Centre, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot where coffee/tea is provided prior to the lecture which commences at 10.30am

Our aim is to provide a wide range of illustrated lectures by NADFAS speakers who are all experts in their own specialist fields. We organise study days, day visits to houses of historic interest, social events and at least one annual tour of five or six days. In particular we enjoy promoting activities for young artists, and being involved in cultural projects in the local community.

All members are invited to attend events during the year.  If you are considering joining our Society, why not come along to a lecture as a Visitor (£10.00 per person)? Please let our membership secretary, Daphne Driver, know if you would like to do this by sending an email to  

We welcome your feedback on our activities and would love to receive any comments or suggestions you may have. Please email your thoughts to:

Thursday 13th June

A.G.M. commencing at 9.45am  followed by:


Lecturer:  Douglas Skeggs, Writer, Artist, TV Presenter

Teignbridge DFAS Delight at Young Arts Project Award                     (see under Volunteers - Young Arts)

Saturday 15th June - lunch and lecture at the Passage House Hotel, Kingsteignton


Lecturer:  Dr. DAVID STARKEY C.B.E.