New Online Art Group Starting February 2022

Join us twice a month for Online Artist Led Workshops with Sara Dudman – for Health and Wellbeing.

From 2nd February 2022 and running throughout the year.
First and third Wednesdays, 6.30 – 7.30pm.
Recordings provided – take part at a time that suits you!
For Somerset residents – free places available.

Contact us for more information and bookings
projects@somersetartworks.org.uk

Workshop outline from Sara Dudman – Lead Artist

I am looking forward to leading a series of online painting and drawing sessions,
specifically designed to offer a period of ‘time-out’ from daily routines and stresses.
The sessions will each last for approx. 45 minutes – 1 hour, full of creative advice, step-by-step practical demonstrations and tips to get you started with drawing and painting at home. The sessions really will be a way to find some ‘me-time’ and unlock your creativity, no matter what your starting point is.

The focus of these sessions will be to build skills and confidence in expressive, innovative approaches to drawing and painting and create a relaxed environment in which
experimentation and ‘letting go’ are encouraged. You will be notified in advance of the theme for each session, which will use readily-available starting points, such as ‘a view from your window’ or ‘garden flowers’. We will work our way through some of the basics of drawing and painting in a playful way using both experimental and traditional materials. The sessions will support all levels of experience, whether you haven’t picked up a paintbrush since you were 13, or would just like to brush up and extend your skills and confidence within a supportive online community.

Running twice a month, the demonstrations will be streamed to a closed Facebook Group, where you can upload your own artworks (if you want) and watch and re-watch the videos as often as you like. The bonus of the Facebook group is that if you can’t make a session, the recording will still be there for you to watch later.

You will need some basic kit:
 A range of drawing materials, ideally including: biro, charcoal, graphite, black ink,
sticks, rubber, electrical tapes…..
 A range of papers or sketchbook
 Watercolour or acrylic paints, a range of brushes, rags, sponges, recycled yoghurt or
other pots for water, old plates for mixing colours
 Collect any colourful papers (junk mail, packaging, newspapers, magazines) for
cutting and collaging + glue or pritt sticks + scissors

* If a lack of materials /financial hardship is a problem for you, please contact Emily to see if we can help you, we want everyone to be able to take part and will assist if we can. projects@somersetartworks.org.uk

Looking forward to painting and drawing with you soon!