Gold Illumination Workshop with Judith Richardson-Dawes, The Gothic Script

Create a Capital Letter of extraordinary beauty, using The Gothic Script! Gild your work with fine Holbein gold.

This Workshop includes calligraphy. Treat yourself to an exceptional day, surrounded by some of the finest manuscript illumination from Medieval England!

The Boniface Centre, Church Lane, Crediton, EX17 2AH

Friday, May 4th, arrive 10.00 for coffees. Workshop 10.30 – 4.30 Workshop

Cost: £37.00. incl. coffee & a delicious lunch and pudding from Hilary.

Specialist materials and expert tuition provided.

If you have any dietary requirements, please let me know.

Booking essential, either phone 01392 438273, text 07905 006 188

email : or write to the address below,

Please send cheques for £37.00 made payable to Judith Richardson-Dawes, to 30, Chute Street, Newtown, EXETER, EX1 2BX.

Sky – Landscape Artist of the Year


Do you, or someone you know, have what it takes to become the next Sky Arts Artists of the Year?
We are on the hunt for both portrait and landscape artists to apply. Please help us spread the word via your mailing lists and social media!
Deadline: Portrait Artist of the Year 2019: Friday 16th March 2018
Deadline: Landscape Artist of the Year 2018: Friday 11th May 2018
Prize: £10,000 commission to paint a portrait/landscape for a major British institution and £500 of Cass Art materials.
The new series of Portrait Artist of the Year is currently being broadcast weekly on Tuesdays at 8pm on Sky Arts. In the meantime here are some links to view a couple of episodes from the previous series to give you a flavour of what’s involved:

Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 Episode 1:
Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 Episode 1:
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New year and work starts on organising the Spring Exhibition

Well we are now in to February of 2018, and the committee is starting to ramp up the work required for the Spring exhibition, which is held in April

There is much work to be done, and as we will be exhibiting at a new venue (but same location), we will have our work cut out to see how it all fits. We anticipate that quite a few things will change as we are a bit limited for space. This includes NOT having anything on the walls of the venue, so we will have to be creative on how we use the screens.

Certain procedures may also have to change, because we won’t have the room to do all the things we did before. We are going to have to be much stricter on how work is handed in, if pictures do not comply with the standard of stringing, labelling etc., we will not have the room to rectify these, so it will be important that members read the instructions carefully or ask for help/advice before hand.

It really is a new challenge for the committee and all who help with setting up and running the exhibition, but I’m sure, in the tradition of TAS, we’ll end up with the usual stunning exhibition!