Our 20th Anniversary Painting Retreat:



October 2-7, 2018

Marlborough, Massachusetts


New England Traditions

Celebrating Decorative Painting in New England!


Enjoy last year's catalog of 100+ classes while we create NET 2018...


Click on the cover below to view the 2017 catalog!


© 2017 NET Cover Art designed by Lynne Andrews.


Click on the Catalog Cover or here to view the catalog! 


Having troubles choosing a class? 

Click here to read an article by Donna Frost, Past President of SDP


Our convention is held at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

Come join our many painting classes in various mediums and skill levels.

Learn about new products and techniques at the various demonstrations happening through out the week.

You do not need to be a member of the Society of Decorative Painters or any painting group to attend our convention,
though you will learn a lot from the teachers and painters who belong to these organizations.




New England Traditions, an annual decorative painting retreat, is sponsored by New England Chapters Council

a volunteer collaboration of the following chapters of The Society of Decorative Painters:

Capitolers (NY), Connecticut Society of Decorative Painters, Sea Strokes of Maine Decorative Painters, Tole 'n ME,
White Mountain Decorative Painters' Guild (NH), and Yankee Heritage Tole Chapter (MA).


New England Traditions logo designed by Arlene Beck, MDA ©1998 NECC

2018 A Painting Tale theme artwork designed by Cynthia Erekson ©2017 NECC

2017 Imagine! Create! Inspire! theme artwork designed by Lynne Andrews ©2016 NECC

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