I think we can all agree that Heather is an exceptional pastel artist, so her views on pastels can be considered to be very useful.
SAA Pastel review
I recently bought some SAA soft pastels in their sale, I normally use Unison ones but thought I’d give them a try. They were about a third of the price of Unisons and are harder and longer, I’ve actually found them very pleasant to use and easier to get fine lines. – Heather Strong
Gold Illumination Workshop
~ Medieval Castles ~
From the mighty fortress of Beaumaris to the fairy-tale Chateaux of The Duc de Berry, medieval castles have stood out as some of the most iconic buildings in the landscape of history. Create a fine image of a medieval castle and gild your work with 22-carat block gold.
The Boniface Centre Church Lane
Crediton EX17 2AH
Friday November 30th
Arrive 10.00 for coffee. Workshop 10.30 ~ 4.30
Cost £37 including expert tuition, specialist materials & a delicious two-course lunch from Hilary Clemoes
Booking essential 01392 438273
Text 07905 006188
Cheques for £37, payable to
Judith Richardson-Dawes to 30 Chute Street,
Newtown, EXETER, EX1 2BX.
Art workshops at The Old Brick Workshop in Wellington
Claire Western is a well-established West Country painter and printmaker, who has been showing and selling her work in galleries, group and solo exhibitions for many years. She is also an experienced and successful teacher of both adults and secondary-age students and has been Head of Art at Queen’s College in Taunton for the past twelve years. She has now left the school in order to concentrate fully on her own work and teaching adults in classes and workshops.
She has planned a series of exciting and varied courses, starting this autumn, which will be held at The Old Brick Workshop in Wellington.
‘I am really excited about these workshops. It is several years since I last ran adult classes and during that time, I have discovered and explored so many new ways of working and using fantastic materials. The internet is a constant source of new ideas and a means of exploring the work of a wide range of other artists’ work’, says Claire. ‘I also have a printing press and will provide everything people will need to explore collagraph printmaking, etching, mixed media work, collage and so many other fascinating and creative ways of working.’
She also plans to run drawing and painting courses. “I’m very aware that many people want to develop and painting skills in a group environment led by an experienced tutor and artist,” said Claire. Details of every course are on her website: clairewestern.co.uk.
Each course is designed to cater for a full range of experience, from the complete novice to more competent artists.
Contact Claire for further details and information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, I’m Clare and I do the marketing for The Ginger Peanut in Bampton – a new and very successful fine dining restaurant. I have been asked to source some lovely artwork for the restaurant on a sale and commission basis and wondered if any of your artists might be interested in displaying their art for sale? Please have a look at our website https://gingerpeanut.co.uk
THREE WEEKS TO GO! Sharpen those pencils and load your brushes… THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 11th MAY 2018
You could win a £10,000 commission for a major British institution, and £500 of Cass Art materials.
Note to all applicants (including those who have already applied): a producer will notify successful and non-successful entrants on or shortly following the 30th May 2018
The 48th East Devon Arts Festival takes place this year from the 15th to the 19th May.
This long running and successful festival features art and craft from Devon and beyond and is displayed in our lovely parish church in Thorverton – 8 miles north of Exeter.
If anyone wishes to enter work the closing date is 14th April.
You can find out more on the following links:- (If you are concerned about clicking on links go to the Netherexe Mission Community website and look in ‘Whats On’ and the Exeter Diocese website – events)