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We run a popular series of workshops each year; often these are a follow-up of an art demonstration. Subjects cover a wide spectrum of painting media and techniques.

Numbers are limited to 16 members (minimum attendance 6). If insufficient members apply for a workshop, non-members may attend.

Workshops are usually held in Salwayash Village Hall, just outside Bridport. They usually commence at 10.00 am and finish at 4.00 pm. On occasion, they may be held in a particular artist’s studio.

The cost per workshop is £30.00 for members. Non-members £60.00 or £50.00 if they join the Society. Participants usually need to take their own art materials; they will be advised in advance by the organiser.

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Workshop Programme 2024


13 January 2024

Tara Harland Viney, Lino Printing in her studio at Mangerton Mill

Learn how to design, carve and print in one day. Suitable for beginners or those wishing to develop their skills further.

Tara Viney Linocut
Linocutting materials

27 April 2024

Claire Nuttall – Positive & Negative

Painting in her Tower Studio in Bridport’s Art and Vintage Quarter 

This workshop has been postponed – new date TBA

Negatve painting using acrylics – this technique is sometimes challenging and certainly full of unexpected surprises! Fabulous results are pretty well guaranteed.

There are only 10 places available for this workshop

The studio is located on the first floor and although the steps are firm, visitors should be aware that the treads are slightly uneven

Claire Nuttal Negative Painting 1
Colmers Hill by Claire Nuttall
Claire Nuttall Negative Painting 2
Claire Nuttall Negative Painting 3

29 June 2024

Christine Allison, a Day of Experimental Drawing

Loders Village Hall, 10am – 4pm

Line, tone, pattern, texture, scale, composition, form – the joyous basic elements of drawing – all in a jam jar!

Exploring and experimenting with materials and mark-making. Christine says you should be prepared to surprise yourself!

Christine Allison – A day of experimental drawing

Christine Allison. A day of experimental drawing 1
Christine Allison A Day of Experimental Drawing 3
Christine Allison A Day of Experimental Drawing 2

28 September 2024

Claire Nuttall, Life Drawing in her Tower Studio

Claire Nuttall has led Life Drawing sessions in her studio in St Michaels Estate since 2021, as well as various one-off sessions in other locations.

Claire would like to offer the BAS a life drawing workshop, and a step-by-step guide to Life Drawing, with a range of different methods and material suggestions.

Suitable for everyone, from an absolute beginner, who would like to know how and where to start, and to gain confidence to be able to attend other life drawing classes, through to experienced life drawing artists who would like to use this session to try a few different methods and make use of the Life Drawing opportunity.

Claire always likes to create a friendly and informal atmosphere, where questions and exploring ideas are very welcome.

Claire Nuttall life drawing
Claire Nuttall, artist

Date & Cost TBC 2024

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How to attend

Workshops are generally bookable in advance.  BAS members are eligible for priority booking at a discounted price for Society organised workshops. Places are secured by making full payment in advance.

In addition to announcements at meetings, updates, further information and advice on application procedures are published in the BAS Newsletter which is sent out to members. We may also send out additional email notifications.

Non-members who are interested in attending a workshop should enquire via the Contact Us form to get in touch with the Events organiser.

For general enquiries, please use the Contact Us form.

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