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September Printmaking

The Online Art Group’s new sessions with printmaker Simon Ripley kicked off in September – beginning with a lovely, informal, introductory session where Simon talked us through the many variations of printmaking. He showed examples of the effects that can be produced, as well as giving hints and tips for what we may be able […]

Online Art Group – Welcome Simon Ripley

Simon Ripley will be joining us from 7th September (new date) to begin our new series of online workshops with a focus on Printmaking. Here’s a short video from Simon to give you an idea of what you can expect from these exciting upcoming sessions. Simon is an Artist, Printmaker and founder of Double Elephant […]

Not being ‘precious’

Through May and June our sessions with Sara we have been investigating different ways of drawing and seeing; using a viewfinder to help with composition and translating small subject matter into larger and braver pieces of work. Our inspiration has been the beautiful Spring and Summer flora that is so abundant right now, exploring this […]

Composition, Shape and Colour

“These sessions breathe life into my creativity”  Moving on from a focus on colour, we’ve been exploring composition, balance and shapes (both positive and negative) to create paintings of things we can see.  Developing some of the techniques for mixing and understanding colours, we’ve been learning and becoming braver and bolder with laying down marks […]

World of Colour

Sara Dudman introduced the Online Art Group to colour and colour relationships in our recent sessions. What colours complement? What colours make others pop and which pull colours back? We experimented through layering acrylic paints and collage, through a process of trial and error to determine what we each individually thought looked good. Sara also […]

Warming up with Line

In February 2022 Somerset Art Works launched a brand new Online Art Group for Health and Wellbeing. Thirty people have joined to take part in twice monthly online classes with artist Sara Dudman – an opportunity to access some much needed creative time for themselves, in a way that suits them. These first few sessions […]

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 […]

NEW Online Art Group Starting Early 2022

Artist Led Workshops For Health and WellbeingJoin us twice a month for online art workshops, starting January 2022For Somerset residents – free places available Contact us for more information, dates and bookingsprojects@somersetartworks.org.uk Further details coming soon

Artist-led support for Wellbeing groups around Somerset

Note: This offer is no longer available In 2020 Somerset Art Works offered specialist, FREE artist-led advice and resources to wellbeing groups around the county – to encourage and support creative activity for health and wellbeing. We welcomed enquiries from wellbeing group leaders/ volunteers who wanted to increase their confidence in running creative workshops with […]

Working with Wax Resist

We made some wax resist drawings based on work by Swiss artist Paul Klee. Klee used  geometric shapes to simplify and abstract from nature making cityscapes and portraits in vivid colours where the shapes blend one into another. We used oil pastels on rough surfaced watercolour paper to block out shapes which we then washed […]

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