ACEarts

Workshops & Events

Come and learn new skills and join in with our various activities in our continually evolving series of workshops, talks and other events. These lively events relate to our exhibition programme and are a great way to gain further insights into the artists and their work or learn new skills in a warm and friendly environment.

Early booking is recommended. Please see our terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.

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SUMMER SCHOOL

FREE workshops thanks to funding from Somerset Skills and Learning and TESCO.

Embroidered books

with Hannah Brown

4 July  10-4

Hannah specialises in fine bookbinding and other bespoke commissioned works with a particular focus on embroidery on leather. She works with a variety of materials and objects, creating unique and hand-crafted pieces from scratch from her home studio in Somerset.She looks to utilise materials and techniques traditionally used in bookbinding, such as leather, paper, gold leaf and gold tooling. Due to her crafts background she is also keen to incorporate alternative skills into her work including metalwork, textiles, printmaking and woodwork.
EMBROIDERED LEATHER NOTEBOOK WORKSHOP
You can add very attractive surface decoration to bindings with simple techniques such as applying coloured leather on-lays and sewn detail, both of which will be covered in this class. The course will start by taking you through the process of embroidering onto leather, working on a sewing sampler to learn a variety of different stitches. Participants will then come up with their own simple design to apply to a leather cover which will then be bound into a simple leather bound notebook at the end of the day.

 Please note there is £10 materials charge for this workshop

hello@acearts.co.uk to book FULLY BOOKED

 

 


Free workshops with thanks to our partnership with Somerset Skills and Learning.

PLEASE NOTE THESE WORKSHOPS ARE ONLY OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF SOMERSET

ARTIST LED DRAWING DAY

13 July  11-1 & 2-4

With Donna Vale

Drawing is something we call all do together. It helps our brain development by reinforcing fine motor skills, is good for our well-being and makes us feel good. creativity + imagination = bigger brain power! But most of all IT’S FUN!

FREE. Drop in family friendly event


PRINT FOR COLLAGE

16 July 10-4 with Jenny Graham

FREE. Booking essential. FULLY BOOKED


 

ARTISTS’ BOOK CONSTRUCTION

17 July 10-4 with Jenny Graham

FREE. Booking essential


ARTIST LED DRAWING DAY

27 July 11-1 & 2-4

with Donna Vale

Drawing is something we call all do together. It helps our brain development by reinforcing fine motor skills, is good for our well-being and makes us feel good. creativity + imagination = bigger brain power! But most of all IT’S FUN!

FREE. Drop in family friendly event


TETRA PAK PRINT AND KITCHEN LITHOGRAPHY

31 July 10-4 with Donna Vale

FREE Family friendly workshop, booking essential. FULLY BOOKED


TRANSFORMING TRASH – COLA PENS

1 August 11-1 & 2-4 

With Nina Gronw-Lewis.

Using the humble aluminium cola can we will make our own calligraphy and mark making pens to create individual decorative text works on paper using ink.

FREE. Family friendly, booking essential.

 


THE GREAT CREATE!

6 August 11-4

Paper mache with Edwina Bridgeman.

FREE Family friendly, booking essential


MAKE YOUR MARK

9 August 11-1 & 2-4

Gain confidence in charcoal drawing with Andrea Clark.

FREE. Drop in, family friendly workshop.


ARTIST LED DRAWING DAY

10 August 11-1 & 2-4

with Donna Vale

Drawing is something we call all do together. It helps our brain development by reinforcing fine motor skills, is good for our well-being and makes us feel good. creativity + imagination = bigger brain power! But most of all IT’S FUN!

FREE. Drop in family friendly event


SHADOW PUPPETS

14 August 10-1 & 2-4

with Jane Patterson

Suitable for 5-8 year olds and their parents and guardians.

FREE. Family friendly workshop, booking essential


ARTIST LED DRAWING DAY

17 August 11-1 & 2-4

with Donna Vale

Drawing is something we call all do together. It helps our brain development by reinforcing fine motor skills, is good for our well-being and makes us feel good. creativity + imagination = bigger brain power! But most of all IT’S FUN!

FREE. Drop in family friendly event


EXPERIMENTAL SHADOW THEATRE

21 August 10-4

With Jane Patterson.

Suitable for adults and 8+ years wanting to explore the art of Shadow Theatre.

In the afternoon there will be a performance with musical accompaniment.

FREE. Booking essential


ARTIST LED DRAWING DAY

24 August 11-1 & 2-4

with Donna Vale.

Drop in. Free Family friendly event.


CREATIVE SKETCHBOOK

31 August and 2 September 10 am – 4 pm

A two day workshop with Sandra Meech.

 Creative bound sketchbook with Sandra Meech. Sandra will lead you through the techniques needed to create your own individual bound sketchbook with content. You will painting pages, create signatures and learn a bookbinding stitch, adding collage, line and image to pages and exploring the rules of design and composition.

£100 pp. Early booking advised.


FURTHER STEPS IN BOOKBINDING

3rd September

Workshop led by Pauline Pearce.

£50. Booking required.





LETTER CARVING IN WOOD

19th October 10am -4 pm

A day long course introducing you to the art of letter carving in wood. Led by Stephen Stokes of Bodden Cross Studio, a letter carving professional for the last seven years, you will learn about the tools and techniques involved in letter carving.

The course will begin with you carving your year of birth, or another date important to you, in Roman Numerals. You will then go on to explore the wonders of your 26 new friends, the letters of the alphabet.

By the end of the day you will have begun your own project, carving a sign in a typeface of your own choosing.

£65. Booking required.




ANODISED ALUMINIUM JEWELLERY

2nd November 10 am – 4  pm

Workshop led by Caroline Parrott.

Caroline creates colourful jewellery using her hand printed and coloured aluminium, from one off bespoke pieces for that special occasion, to limited collections of bangles and pendants unique to each dye batch.

And you can too! During this wonderful workshop Caroline will lead you through the techniques needed to produce your own Anodised Aluminium jewellery.

£65. Includes materials. Booking required.


 

We have regular events

MAKE SPACE

First Wednesday of each month, 11:00pm – 4:00pm

Come and join our informal friendly art and craft group. Bring your latest project to work on. Stay for an hour or the whole day. Donations welcome.

FREE No booking required.


DROP IN LIFE DRAWING

Every Wednesday  morning 10:00am – 12:00pm

Tea & Coffee included.

Sessions take place in the Pinney Room (small room) in the Parish Rooms, Market Place, Somerton.

£10. No booking required.


COFFEE, CAKE & CONVERSATION

First Friday of each month, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Come and join us for fresh coffee and delicious cake. Donations welcome.

No booking required.


Book worms

Reading book discussion group, meeting every 6 weeks to discuss the latest book chosen by the group.

For the next meeting date please email hello@acearts.co.uk


Terms and conditions

PLEASE NOTE: Our workshop places fill up quickly, your booking will only be secured once we receive payment. Bookings can be made online through our website or in the gallery Tuesday – Saturday 10-5 or call 01458 273008 using a credit or debit card.

Payments are non refundable.