Sassy Second Saturdays

For anyone over 16 years

10th March, 14th April, 12th May 2018

£50 (includes basic materials and refreshments. Bring your own favourite materials to share, plus lunch)

Venue: Arts Lab

With Sara Downham-Lotto: colourful and lively whole-day immersive experience building creative confidence and thinking and doing out of the box with drawing, painting and collage. “These sessions echo how I make my own painting – direct, accessible, honest and always exploring new techniques. My specialism is colour and layering with collage and mixed media. The role of process and experimental, indvidual making is as important as the finished artwork.”

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 director of Arts Lab.

It’s in the Doodle

For anyone over 16 years

21st April 2018  10am – 4pm

£70 (includes basic materials and refreshments. Bring your own favourite materials to share, plus lunch)

Venue: Arts Lab

One day workshop with artist/illustrator Claudia Schmid, step-by-step doodling – examining – extracting – transforming. Anyone who enjoys doodling and/or is curious about how to create artwork starting from doodles is welcome – no previous skills needed. “Doodling” says Claudia, “is something many people who wouldn’t consider themselves as artists enjoy doing. Doodles are pieces of art in themselves or they can be a source from which one can extract ideas that are developed further.” Claudia has spent many years doing just that.

Claudia writes: “I am a Totnes based artist whose drawings and handmade strange creatures have found resonance locally and further afield. As well as exhibiting my work on a regular basis, I collaborate with writers on book projects (most recently Matt Harvey) and run art workshops alongside my exhibitions, at festivals and in schools.

The workshops I run at Arts Lab provide a great opportunity to approach drawing in a loose and playful way. We will be looking for and developing those creatures and characters that inhabit us by bringing them to the surface. They will surprise us and we will surprise them by giving them a new life on paper, card, clay or whatever material we choose to work with.”