Workshops and Other Events



 Pictured above: work by artists offering workshops for the 2018-19 programme.

For some years now a popular series of workshops has been held each year, organised by the programme officer(s). Each workshop is tutored by an artist of local or national standing. Subjects cover a wide spectrum of painting media and techniques.

Numbers are limited to 16 members (minimum attendance 10). If insufficient members apply for a workshop, non-members may attend. 

Venues and times

Workshops are held in either Loders or Salwayash village halls, just outside Bridport (less than 10 mins). They usually commence at 10 am and finish at 4 pm.

Cost and materials

The cost per workshop is £25. Non members £35.00.  Participants usually need to take their own art materials. They will be advised what to take to a particular workshop by the organiser.

 Workshop Programme 2019 -2020

Tuesday 9 April 2019           

Jane Coxhill - Natural Forms - watercolour (Loders VH)

Friday 3 May 2019            

Terry Whitworth - Still Life - Watercolour, oil or acrylic (Salway Ash VH) This workshop is fully booked but there is a waiting list for a later date TBA

Tuesday 11 June 2019      

Richard Turner - Landscape -  pastel (Loders VH)

Tuesday 2 July 2019       

Ray Balkwill   - en plein air/studio if wet  - your medium/ sketching or painting (Exmouth)

Saturday 7 September 2019

Stephen Foster - Figures on beach - oil/acrylic (Salway Ash VH)

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Mike Willdridge  -  Towards Abstraction - Mixed media (Loders VH)

Tuesday 10 March 2020     

Penny Wilton - Fun with Texture - Acrylic ( Loders VH)

Saturday 4 April 2020           -

John Meaker - Portraits  Students - choice from oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, charcoal. (artist's' studio Abbotsbury)

Saturday 9 May 2020          

Eva Boston - Plants - Watercolour ( Salway Ash VH)

Monday 8 June 2020           

Hannah Twine - Improve your Animal and Human Portraits - Pencil/oil  (Loders VH)


Application forms to attend workshops 

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.

Other events 

Trip to Royal West of England Academy Exhibition, Bristol. 26 November 2019

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Programme organisers

Ros Hipkiss and Val Ravenhill

Contact programme organisers: please use the  Contact Us form.