The Company educated its craftsmen by apprenticeship from its earliest days and in 1872 the Company was represented at the founding Committee that eventually established the City & Guilds of London institute.
The Painters' Decorative and Fine Art Society (PDFAS) comprises of members of the Company who carry forward the traditions which shaped the company by hosting exhibitions of its members work and promoting the legacy of important decorative craftsmen in our Company's history.
The forerunner to the PDFAS was established in 1988 and and since then an exhibition of our members' art has been staged over a period of three days, the Art in the City exhibition.
The Art in the City exhibition has played host to many visitors over the years and the Private Viewings evenings in particular have become wonderful opportunities to showcase the talent of our member artists to special guests and the public alike.
There is an Artist in Residence and Featured Artist available throughout the Exhibition. In more recent years 'en plein air' painters have demonstrated their work to the passers by at the top of Little Trinity Lane. This has proved a great success and greatly improved footfall as well as being a wonderful introduction to many City workers to the history and beautiful Hall of the Worship Company of Painter-Stainers.