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‘You Are What You Paint…..or…..You Paint What You Are’’

Welcome back to Sara Dudman who will be leading the SAW Online Art Group as we move through 2023! And of course a big thank you to Simon Ripley for the last 6 months of inspiring printmaking workshops. “The subject / theme for this new series of 12 experimental online painting and drawing sessions will…

Final Printmaking Sessions with Simon Ripley

We will miss Simon’s wonderful printmaking sessions for the Online Art Group, final workshops on 18th Jan and 1st February. Thank you Simon for sharing a wealth of inspiration, skills, tips and techniques with us! ”My penultimate workshop will explore a fun but basic approach to lithography – the most widespread commercial print process there…

Collagraph and Intaglio

Over the past month we’ve been deep-diving into lots of different printmaking techniques with artist Simon Ripley.  Simon’s been great at introducing techniques that might normally require specialist equipment or access to a print studio, but in a really fun and accessible way so that we can all experiment with and have a go at…

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…

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