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We run a popular series of workshops tutored by an artist of local or  
national standing and subjects cover a wide spectrum of painting media and  

Workshops are held in either Loders or Salwayash village halls, just  
outside Bridport (less than 10 mins). They usually run from 10 am till 4 pm. 
Numbers are usually limited to 16 members. 

The cost per workshop is £30. Non members £60.00 or £45 if they join the Society.
Participants usually need to take their own art materials and will be advised  
what to take.  

Art society members will receive application forms by email or post.  
Non-members who are interested in attending a workshop should enquire  
via the ‘Contact Us’ form.

Workshops 2023


Please contact Pippa Harvey using the Contact Form for a place on the workshops.




Saturday 18th March 2023 – Trudi Ochiltree – Spring Scenes in watercolour


Trudi will encouraging experimenting with watercolour and mark-making using a variety of techniques to loosen up your style. Drawing inspiration from the poem ‘March’ by Edward Thomas. Aiming to produce watercolour painting/s based on your experiments and images of landscapes provided.


Saturday 9th September 2023 – Lynda Kettle – Vibrant Pastels


This workshop will help you experiment with mark making techniques and coloured papers to create vibrant pastel paintings based on your own reference material. This workshop is suitable for all abilities.


Saturday 18th November 2023 – Karen Welsh – Abstracting the Landscape using Acrylics


Following on from the October demo, you will be using Karen’s techniques to create a semi abstracted interpretation of the image you have chosen. Karen will work with you suggesting ways to bring your painting to a conclusion within the group.



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