anyone 16+ aspiring & experienced artists

Sept 3rd, Oct 1st, Nov 5th

Mondays 10am – 12pm


Arts Lab

A free half-hour one-to-one chat with professional artist Nigel Moores to build your capacity to make work with confidence and panache. 

Whether you’ve never picked up a pencil or have been making work for years; you want to start creating but don’t know where to begin; you’re stuck in a rut or excited by a new project, the support is here. Nigel has been involved in art all of his life, both as teacher and exhibiting artist and is passionate about it’s capacity to change lives. Be heard, be encouraged, be given practical advice and challenged with fresh ideas. There are no ‘experts’, only experiences and ideas to share.

This is a valuable opportunity for experienced artists and complete novices alike.

Booking is essential: to book your half hour or for more details, contact Nigel via [email protected]

For more information about Nigel Moores, go to


8-13 year olds

Sept 10th, 17th, 24th; Oct 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th; Nov 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Mondays 4-6pm

£100 for course of 10

Arts Lab

After school art club for 8-13 year olds with Sophy D’Angelo. Developing ideas and talents in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, students learn new skills and experiment with mixed media.

Sophy writes: ‘After this summer’s success with a dedicated group, we continue our after school art club, this Autumn term. Our art club is a fantastic opportunity to get creative in a range of media, have fun and meet others your age who love art making! Last term we experimented with painting, drawing, textiles, printing and 3-D work. We hope to create a regular group where we will develop our ideas as a team. We have access to a large artist studio with a wide range of materials, and plan to present our work in an end of term public exhibition.

Come and join us and see what you can make!

I am a London born artist educator with over 20 years experience of art practice in a range of media. Graduated from UWE, University of the West of England, in BA Hons Art and Social Context, focusing on community and public arts, I fostered a love of working with groups, making art.

Recently relocated to Devon, I’m excited about working in the informal environment of Arts Lab, supporting people in their individual and collective creative process. Arts Lab reflects my values of practice, facilitating the empowerment and enrichment of visual art, accessible to as wide a group as possible.

My previous work includes, festivals, carnivals, after school programmes, summer schemes, family days, gallery education and outreach, for organisations including APPLE (Acton Play Park Leisure Events), Thames Festival, Kids Company, Tate Modern, Morley College and Dulwich Picture Gallery. Currently I also teach art and photography at the South Devon Steiner School.

For more information, contact Sophy on email: [email protected] 

MAKING MONDAYS – drawing & painting with Sara Downham-Lotto

anyone 16+ complete beginners & more experienced creatives welcome

Sept 10th, 17th, 24th; Oct 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th; Nov 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Mondays 6.30-9pm

£150 for course of 10

Arts Lab

For complete beginners and more experienced creatives. Abstract artist Sara Downham-Lotto helps you to free up your creativity with playful explorations in mixed media

Ever dreamt of making art in a spacious artist’s studio? Ever thought how fun it would be to work alongside a professional artist who  can help you to explore new ways of seeing and doing? Tap into your younger, playful self with abstract painter Sara Downham-Lotto. Making Mondays is a course of weekly evening drawing, painting and collage workshops for beginners and more experienced creatives. Working with a range of materials, you will be guided in playful explorations, creating beautiful, individual pieces of artwork to take home with you. As the course develops, we will focus on colour and composition, line and mark making, collage and layering, texture and surface pattern. This is a great chance to meet people, enjoy building creative confidence and expand your horizons, culminating at the end of the course, in an informal exhibition of your art work.

Sara is an abstract painter with over 30 years’ experience working in studios, exhibiting and teaching in schools and colleges around the UK and abroad. She is the founder and creative director of Arts Lab. ‘My approach to running workshops mirrors how I make paintings – direct, accessible, honest and playing with the unexpected. I look forward to sharing with you my love of colour and building layers with collage and mixed media.’

For more information, contact Sara on email: [email protected]