[FRI 13 May, 10am-1pm] Silver Clay Jewellery Workshop with Natasha Rand

£45 per person, adult only

Basic beginners silver clay workshop. Inspired by natural form, learn how to roll & cut precious metal clay, add textures, layer to create a pendant or brooch. Price includes 7g of silver art clay which when fired, results in 99.9% fine silver pieces which can be sent for hallmark. The session will cover planning your design, making a prototype, working with silver clay, firing, finishing, and polishing.

About Natasha Rand

Artist and Creative Tutor. Passionate and skilled in working with all ages. She is our Engagement Producer and running her own creative agency Creation Generation: www.creation-generation.org

Booking is essential. We have limited spaces so we are operating on a first come first served basis.

– Click BOOK NOW button below to book online.
– EMAIL us on info@yeovilartspace.uk
– TEXT us on 07887379388
– VISIT us at Yeovil Art Space during opening hours (Wed – Friday 10am to 4pm, Sat 10am – 5pm)

Part of a new Creative Workshops Programme (APRIL -JUNE 2022) in Yeovil Art Space and in our nearby edible garden between April and June. Ranging from photography, mosaic, silver sculpture, crochet, art journaling, creative gardening and collage, perfect opportunity to learn something new and enjoy being creative with us!
CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL PROGRAMME

[Terms and Conditions]

  • Please check age limit for each workshop.
  • ‘Make it together’ for some workshops, an offer for a group of 2 family or friends to make one item together.
  • Most of the workshop takes place on the 1st floor. If you require wheelchair access or have difficulties climbing stairs, please let us know so we can make arrangements.

[Cancellation policy]

  • 100% refund for cancellation before 30 days prior to the event.
  • 50% refund for cancellation before 14 days prior to the event.
  • Non-refundable for cancellation within 7 days prior to the event.
  • Transfer to another workshop is possible if you cancel 7 days before the workshop date.
  • Full refund if YAS cancels the workshop due to insufficient sign up.

[THUR 28 April, 6-8pm] Beginner Crochet Course (Session 1) with Steph Baker

THUR 28 April / 26 May / 30 June, 6-8pm.

£25 per person per session, adults only
We encourage you to book the 3 sessions for £75

The beginners’ crochet course will run over three 2 hour sessions. All equipment and materials will be provided, together with detailed handouts for each session, including several patterns.  Extension activities and handouts will be proposed for participants with some knowledge of the basics to build skills further.

Session 1: Thursday 28 April – Holding hook and yarn, slip knot, and basic stitches to include chain stitch, double crochet, half treble, and treble.  Extension activity – combining basic stitches to form a pattern.

Session 2: Thursday 26 May  – Crocheting in rounds and spirals, tension. Patterns include traditional and solid granny squares and a        coaster.  Extension activity – pattern and diagram reading with additional patterns for a flower granny square and lace coaster.

Session 3: Thursday 30 June – Increasing and decreasing with patterns for triangular bunting and a mini jumper.  Extension activity –   rabbit bunting and edging patterns.

Practise between sessions will be expected to ensure progression between sessions.  Phone and email support will also be available between sessions. 

After your booking, please give to the tutor an indication of level of knowledge and experience to allow for personalisation if necessary. Steph at craftingbysteph@gmail.com

Booking essential. We have limited spaces so we are operating on a first come first served basis.

– Click BOOK NOW button below to book online.
– EMAIL us on info@yeovilartspace.uk
– TEXT us on 07887379388
– VISIT us at Yeovil Art Space during opening hours (Wed – Friday 10am to 4pm, Sat 10am – 5pm)

Part of a new Creative Workshops Programme (APRIL -JUNE 2022) in Yeovil Art Space and in our nearby edible garden between April and June. Ranging from photography, mosaic, silver sculpture, crochet, art journaling, creative gardening and collage, perfect opportunity to learn something new and enjoy being creative with us!
CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL PROGRAMME

[Terms and Conditions]

  • Please check age limit for each workshop.
  • ‘Make it together’ for some workshops, an offer for a group of 2 family or friends to make one item together.
  • Most of the workshop takes place on the 1st floor. If you require wheelchair access or have difficulties climbing stairs, please let us know so we can make arrangements.

[Cancellation policy]

  • 100% refund for cancellation before 30 days prior to the event.
  • 50% refund for cancellation before 14 days prior to the event.
  • Non-refundable for cancellation within 7 days prior to the event.
  • Transfer to another workshop is possible if you cancel 7 days before the workshop date.
  • Full refund if YAS cancels the workshop due to insufficient sign up.

[SAT 23 April, 1-3pm] Growing Together! Family friendly creative gardening workshop with Lara from Skool Beanz

Part of Creative Workshops Programme (APRIL -JUNE 2022)

£25 each workshop, for 1 adult OR a family with 1 adult and 1 child under 16 of age

Join Lara for creative gardening sessions outside in the Yeovil Art Space edible garden, near the Quedam escalators.

Saturday 23 April – Upcycling old furniture and containers into planters combined with sowing windowsill cut and come salad. 

Saturday 21 May –  Grow a Pizza Garden, planting basil, tomatoes, peppers, onions, oregano and parsley in a trough to take home and decorate a wooden spoon for a label.

Sunday 19 June –  Pot & tin can vase decorating and planting combined with cut flower arranging.

About Lara and Skool Beanz

Lara had a diploma in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture at Coventry University. Since 2019, she runs Skool Beanz, a gardening club for primary school children, teaching them all about growing food and flowers and how to garden to help nature. Lara contributed her skills in the creation of our community garden.

Booking essential. We have limited spaces so we are operating on a first come first served basis.

– Click BOOK NOW button below to book online.
– EMAIL us on info@yeovilartspace.uk
– TEXT us on 07887379388
– VISIT us at Yeovil Art Space during opening hours (Wed – Friday 10am to 4pm, Sat 10am – 5pm)

Part of a new Creative Workshops Programme (APRIL -JUNE 2022) in Yeovil Art Space and in our nearby edible garden between April and June. Ranging from photography, mosaic, silver sculpture, crochet, art journaling, creative gardening and collage, perfect opportunity to learn something new and enjoy being creative with us!
CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL PROGRAMME

[Terms and Conditions]

  • Please check age limit for each workshop.
  • ‘Make it together’ for some workshops, an offer for a group of 2 family or friends to make one item together.
  • Most of the workshop takes place on the 1st floor. If you require wheelchair access or have difficulties climbing stairs, please let us know so we can make arrangements.

[Cancellation policy]

  • 100% refund for cancellation before 30 days prior to the event.
  • 50% refund for cancellation before 14 days prior to the event.
  • Non-refundable for cancellation within 7 days prior to the event.
  • Transfer to another workshop is possible if you cancel 7 days before the workshop date.
  • Full refund if YAS cancels the workshop due to insufficient sign up.

[FRI 8 April, 10am -12noon] Chemigram Workshop with Carolyn Lefley

£25 each, age 16 and over

Learn how to create experimental Chemigram prints using light-sensitive silver halide-based photographic paper. It is a unique process that uses photographic chemicals and everyday household materials, such as honey, nail varnish, suncream, stickers and tape to create resists. The final image is fixed in chemistry or salt water. Participants will learn about this analogue process and create several of their own Chemigram prints.

About Carolyn Lefley

Carolyn Lefley is a visual artist, writer and educator. Her work uses photography and moving image to explore belonging, belief and the natural world. She makes work in the rural landscape and in the studio using playful dioramas. Carolyn works with digital photography to create manipulated realities as well as using traditional techniques such as cyanotypes and liquid emulsion. Her meditative short films explore elemental themes. http://www.carolynlefley.co.uk/

Booking is essential. We have limited spaces so we are operating on a first come first served basis.

– Click BOOK NOW button below to book online.
– EMAIL us on info@yeovilartspace.uk
– TEXT us on 07887379388
– VISIT us at Yeovil Art Space during opening hours (Wed – Friday 10am to 4pm, Sat 10am – 5pm)

Part of a new Creative Workshops Programme (APRIL -JUNE 2022) in Yeovil Art Space and in our nearby edible garden between April and June. Ranging from photography, mosaic, silver sculpture, crochet, art journaling, creative gardening and collage, perfect opportunity to learn something new and enjoy being creative with us!
CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL PROGRAMME

[Terms and Conditions]

  • Please check age limit for each workshop.
  • ‘Make it together’ for some workshops, an offer for a group of 2 family or friends to make one item together.
  • Most of the workshop takes place on the 1st floor. If you require wheelchair access or have difficulties climbing stairs, please let us know so we can make arrangements.

[Cancellation policy]

  • 100% refund for cancellation before 30 days prior to the event.
  • 50% refund for cancellation before 14 days prior to the event.
  • Non-refundable for cancellation within 7 days prior to the event.
  • Transfer to another workshop is possible if you cancel 7 days before the workshop date.
  • Full refund if YAS cancels the workshop due to insufficient sign up.

SPRING WORKSHOPS PROGRAMME [APRIL – JUNE]

A new line up of creative workshops in Yeovil Art Space and in our nearby edible garden. Ranging from photography, mosaic, silver sculpture, crochet, art journaling, creative gardening and collage, perfect opportunity to learn something new and enjoy being creative with us!

Booking is essential. We have limited spaces so we are operating on a first come first served basis. Please also check terms of conditions of each workshop below.

New! Pay What You Can*

We are an art charity and we would like to make our work available to everyone!  Celebrating our 2nd Birthday, we are launching a Pay What You Can Pricing Policy for some of the workshops, thanks to generous support from our funders!

*Some are not applicable due to the cost of the materials. Make sure you check ‘Pay What You Can’ next to the price.

Silver Clay Jewellery Workshop with Natasha Rand

Friday 13 May, 10am-1pm

£45 per person, adult only

Basic beginners silver clay workshop. Inspired by natural form, learn how to roll & cut precious metal clay, add textures, layer to create a pendant or brooch. Price includes 7g of silver art clay which when fired, results in 99.9% fine silver pieces which can be sent for hallmark. The session will cover planning your design, making a prototype, working with silver clay, firing, finishing, and polishing.


World Collage Day
Individual & collective collages on paper with Stéphanie Max

Saturday 14 May, 1-4 pm

£25 or *Pay What You Can
Age 14 and over

Join us to celebrate the World Collage Day! 
Explore a variety of mark making and prints with the group through a diverse range of materials and joyful exercises.  Tear, scratch, wrinkle, cut and more to create your base to work with individually.  Invitation to take part in a big collective collage as well.  A unique experience to book!


Alternative Photography with Carolyn Lefley

SAT 21 May, 10am – 3pm

£25 or *Pay What You Can
Age 19 and over

Bringing participants further into alternative photographic processes. Learn how to create cyanotypes on paper and fabric with digital negatives and lumen prints on silver based darkroom paper.

Funded by Somerset Skills & Learning


Growing Together!
Family friendly creative gardening workshops with Lara from Skool Beanz

SAT 23 April / SAT 21 May / SUN 19 June, 1-3pm

£25, for 1 adult OR a family with 1 adult and 1 child under 16 of age.

Join Lara for creative gardening sessions outside in the Yeovil Art Space edible garden, near the Quedam escalators.

Saturday 23 April – Upcycling old furniture and containers into planters combined with sowing windowsill cut and come salad. 

Saturday 21 May –  Grow a Pizza Garden, planting basil, tomatoes, peppers, onions, oregano and parsley in a trough to take home and decorate a wooden spoon for a label.

Sunday 19 June –  Pot & tin can vase decorating and planting combined with cut flower arranging.


Printmaking open workshop session with Stéphanie Max

Friday 27 May, 10-1pm

£15 or *Pay What You Can
Age 14 and over

An open workshop session as part of our birthday celebrations! Bring your projects to work on. Contact stephanie@yeovilartspace.uk for details and booking.


Freeform Crochet project with Steph Baker

Saturday 28 May, 10-1pm

£15 or *Pay What You Can
Age 16 and over

Freeform crochet is working without a pattern, in the traditional sense, and is popular in Eastern Europe.  Motifs, also known as scrumbles, are constructed with decorative stitches forming textured, random shapes that are then crocheted or sewn together. Whether you are a beginner or a skilled crocheter, learn to throw away what you know and just let your creativity flow! Form part of the wall hanging display. Donation only for the Alzheimer’s Society.


Mosaic Mirror Workshop with Dawn Handy

Saturday 28 MAY, 2-4pm

£25 per person, adult only

Create a one-of-a-kind, small mosaic mirror, hand-shaping tesserae from a plethora of exciting recycled materials. Learn how to design and create a mosaic mirror, and how to grout and seal your work, with expert tuition.


Self-care Art Journaling with Ali Mauger

Friday 10 June, 10am-1pm

£25 or *Pay What You Can
Adult only

Art journaling is a form of creative self care. Your art journal can be filled with anything from painting and doodling to collage and photos and using any media.  Existing skills can be used but equally, absolutely no experience is necessary.  Journaling time is time to de-stress….space to be yourself, let go and have fun. All material provided.


BOOKING

– Click BOOK NOW button to book online of each workshop above.
– EMAIL us on info@yeovilartspace.uk
– TEXT us on 07360861358 or call us during our opening hours.
– VISIT us at Yeovil Art Space during opening hours (Wed – Friday 10am to 4pm, Sat 10am – 5pm)

[Terms and Conditions]

  • Please check age limit for each workshop.
  • ‘Make it together’ for some workshops, an offer for a group of 2 family or friends to make one item together.
  • Most of the workshop takes place on the 1st floor. If you require wheelchair access or have difficulties climbing stairs, please let us know so we can make arrangements.

[Cancellation policy]

  • 100% refund for cancellation before 30 days prior to the event.
  • 50% refund for cancellation before 14 days prior to the event.
  • Non-refundable for cancellation within 7 days prior to the event.
  • Transfer to another workshop is possible if you cancel 7 days before the workshop date.
  • Full refund if YAS cancels the workshop due to insufficient sign up.
  • Cancellation Policy does not apply to workshop with Pay What You Wish Pricing Policy.

March sessions now available! Introductory Art Workshop Free for Somerset Residents

Every Saturday at Yeovil Art Space

Starting in February, we are joining up with some fabulous creative tutors to offer four skill based ‘taster’ sessions. We would like to encourage you to try something new in these darker months of the year. Perfect place to kickstart your creativity, whether it’s part of your regular practice, needing revival or completely new to you, we have some brilliant options to get you started.

With popular demand for our February sessions, we are please to announce the following new sessions in March. Book now before it is too late!

Carolyn Lefley- Photography 12 March (2-4)
Dawn Handy – Mosaic 19 March (10-12) (fully booked)
Stéphanie Max – Printmaking 26 March (10-12) (fully booked)

Jess Egan – Drawing 26 March (2-4)

Saturday 12 March 2-4pm
Photography Techniques with Carolyn Lefley

Join local artist Carolyn Lefley for a photography taster session. Learn how to create cyanotype prints exposed with UV light. This is a traditional photographic technique that results in stunning blue prints. Carolyn will also show students how to make a Solargraphic image using a homemade pinhole camera.

19 March 10am – 12noon
Mosaic Art with Dawn Handy (fully booked)

An introduction to recycled mosaic art aims to teach you the basics of making mosaics, using recycled materials and found objects. Touching on the fundamentals of creating tesserae, which tools to use, how to use them effectively and how to create movement in your piece. Come and explore the ancient art of mosaic, with contemporary techniques and materials.

26 March 10am – 12pm
Printmaking with Stéphanie Max (fully booked)

Come and discover monotype and linocut techniques. Get an overview of the materials, carving tools, and safety guidelines needed. Explore a fascinating range of papers, local and some more exotic. Come aboard on a print journey to create a variety of image combinations by experimenting with different ink colours, patterns, and compositions.

26 March 2 – 4pm
Drawing with Jess Egan

Come and explore some basic drawing skills using different materials and methods, from observation to abstract mark-making; enjoy a space for you to develop your own style and ideas.  The aim is to encourage confidence and explore the benefits of drawing for calm and pleasure as well as artistic practice.

FEE: £10 each*

*Full-refund for one of the workshop you attend (not applicable for no-show) if you are eligible to receive funding from Somerset Skills & Learning:

  • Living in Somerset (not including Bath and North Somerset) &
  • Living in UK or EU in the last three years &
  • Aged 19 and above &
  • Have not attended any workshops in February

For those are not eligible for funding, we have made our workshop affordable for everyone with funding support from the government to support Covid-19 recovery.

Booking essential. Limited spaces, first come first served.

BOOKING:

BOOK ONLINE to secure your booking with payment
– EMAIL us on info@yeovilartspace.uk
– TEXT us on 07887379388
– VISIT us at Yeovil Art Space during opening hours (Wed – Friday 10am to 4pm, Sat 10am – 5pm)

Shopping with us this Christmas, you are supporting our artists and for our community!

The Yeovil Creatives have taken over the gallery space and it’s looking so festive!  Packed with original paintings, prints, cards, mosaics, sculpture, jewellery, beautiful bowls and hangings, handmade boxes and decorations for your tree and around the home.  There is no space untouched with some kind of arty treasure and it’s a real joy to be putting our visitors in touch with the work that this talented group creates.  We look forward to welcoming you into the gallery and if you would like a sneak preview we have pictures on social media and a little tour on our story highlights on Instagram.

Our wonderful and diverse Yeovil Creatives network is at the heart of Yeovil Art Space, a place of sharing skills, inspiring each other and supporting the livelihoods of fabulous artists and creatives as well as supporting our community work which we believe is so important for our local area. 

The  Christmas shop this year is showcasing this beautifully! When you make a purchase from us, a card, a gift, an artwork, you are helping to support our artists and community, so thank you.

Opening time and details:

The Christmas shop opens now until 23 December.
Our open hours will be extended for late night shopping and Sunday openings as follow:

Usual Opening Hours: WED – FRI (10-4) / SAT (10-5) / Closed on MON & TUE
Additional Opening Hours:
FRI 26 Nov / THUR 9 Dec / THUR 16 (10am – 7pm Free Parking)
SUN 28 Nov / 5 & 12 Dec (10am – 4pm Free Parking)

Shape of Yeovil window projection

We are delighted to have been commissioned by LoveYeovil to put together the window project throughout this winter at the Yeovil Library. Part of a series of LoveYeovil events across Yeovil town centre funded by The European Regional Development Fund’s Welcome Back Fund (administered by HMG and South Somerset District Council).

Created by artist Richard Tomlinson, the projection is based on a sequence of images from ‘Shapes of Yeovil’, a public realm artwork created by YOU&ME Architects, part of Yeovil Refresh Art Project for the high street regeneration happening right now in the town centre.

Shapes of Yeovil is the outcome of a number of workshops that have taken place in the Yeovil community, looking at the town’s heritage and culture through different generations.  You can see this collection of iconic images about Yeovil projected from the front windows of the town library, including gloves, helicopter propellers and buildings imposed on the natural landscape around Yeovil such as Nine Springs, the Millennium Tower, Wyndham Hill and more.

Watch the video documentary by Richard Tomlinson

R&D Commission by artist collective from Yeovil Community Art School

We are very proud to announce the appointment of a collective of 8 artists from our Community Art School cohort to deliver our 3rd Research & Development Commission funded by Arts Council England Lottery Funding. The group of artists are Dawn Handy, Izzie Jobbins, Stéphanie Max, Miranda Pender, Rhiannon Cross, Jess Egan, Celia Brokenshire and Sarah Moore.

The decision came almost as a surprise from the discussions in the Yeovil Art Action group and we are delighted with this opportunity for the artists who are just two months into their Community Art School programme. The group of artists have created a close network already and have received two full days of fantastic teaching under guest tutors Rachel Dobbs and Fiona Winning, with more to come on a monthly basis well into 2022.  The programme is dedicated to building their expertise as artists and with a focus on working in the community through projects, workshops and assisting communication across groups in Yeovil. 

In the next 3 months, the 8 artists will be working with Yeovil Art Action Group (YAAG) and our Producers Natasha Rand and Carolyn Lefley to deliver a number of activities and events in response to the theme of Celebration as we approach the Jubilee events in June 2022.

More about the Yeovil Art Action Group
More about Yeovil Community Art School

THURS 16 December: Heart mosaic Workshop with Dawn Handy

5-7 pm / £25 each

You can choose to pair up with a pal to work on one large or two small hearts or create your very own. Sharing the love this Christmas with a fabulous and very popular mosaic heart workshop. Great to keep for your home or to give as a gift, choosing from a variety of heart templates. Create an incredible recycled mosaic heart, with a wondrous choice of materials and expert tuition.

All materials provided. All welcome.

Children aged 6 and above.

The tutor

Dawn Handy is a self-taught mosaic artist, with a formal background in drawing, printmaking and graphic art with a primary focus on linocuts, woodcuts, etchings and mixed media.

[Covid Safety]
We commit to the safety of all our participants and staff working at Yeovil Art Space. Wearing a face covering is now compulsor. We recommend all participants to keep a 1m distance between each other and use the hand sanitiser provided. We have risk assessments in place should you require them. Please bring a bottle of water or drink with you.

[Terms and Conditions]

  • Each workshop is for 16 and above, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • You can book as an individual or ‘Make it together’, an offer for a group of 2 family or friends to make one item together.
  • 50% off for those who have received universal credit or to full-time students, 2 places only for each workshop, first come first served.
  • Workshop takes place on the 1st floor, if you require wheelchair access or have difficulties to climb stairs, please let us know so we can make arrangements.

[Cancellation policy]

  • 50% refund 14 days before the workshop date. Transfer to other workshop is possible if you cancel 7 days before the workshop date.
  • Full refund if YAS cancels the workshop due to insufficient sign up.

Booking via the following methods:
– Come to our shop during opening time to book in person
– Text us on 07887379388 (we will call you back to take your booking)
– Email us at yeovilartspace@gmail.com
– Click the Yellow button below to book & paid online

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