North Somerset Arts - Art Meet Online August Arts Meet with Writer Claire Williamson Thursday 6th August 7:30pm to 9:30pm After the success of the June Arts Meet online, we are running the session again this August so more members can take part in our North Somerset Arts Meet online. Writer Claire Williams will be joining us to lead a lively session on writing creatively to inspire your creative practice. Claire specialises in nurturing creative writing, both as craft and for wellbeing. Be inspired with an opportunity to reflect on your own artwork from a new perspective, using short, fun creative writing exercises and dialogue with other artists. This session may help you with your artist's statement, or self-promotion. Bring an image of your art to share, a notebook and pen. Register for free on Eventbrite and we will email you the Zoom link nearer the time. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/august-art-meet-creative-reflections-with-poet-claire-williamson-tickets-113826227310 arts-meets
A1 Camera Club Virtual Exhibition 2020 - 1st to 31st August During the month of August A1 Camera Club Weston-super-Mare will stage their annual exhibition. As with many other clubs this year’s event will be staged on line due to the current pandemic. There is no selection process for the exhibition and all members are encouraged to participate, which makes for an interesting and eclectic collection of work. Previous exhibitions have been assessed by an external judge to select the 'Best in Show' image and this year Ralph Snook ARPS, EFIAP/b, DPAGB, has kindly agreed to fulfil this task and his choice will be included on the exhibition page of the club’s website. Members of the public are also invited to vote for their favourite image so that not only does the 'Best in Show’ receive an award, but the group award a trophy for the 'People’s choice' as well. You can find the exhibition images on the club’s website by following this link - https://www.a1cameraclubweston.org/exhibition-2020
Studio 3 Gallery at the Clevedon Craft Centre: Guest Artists - 8th - 12th August 2020 Studio 3 Gallery will be welcoming Bristol based artists Michael Hayter (Instagram: @haytermichael Website: www.michaelhayter.blogspot.com) and Jo Whiteland (Instagram: @jowhiteland Website: www.jowhiteland.co.uk) who will be guesting with them in August.
Art 6 Explore Artists Collective - August Theme A new venture for 6 of our artist members who will be staging a brand new series of online exhibitions. Join them as they set off on another adventure! Following in the footsteps of the great David Attenborough they are going to spend August exploring different aspects of The Natural World. Get your trekking boots at the ready, it might be a varied terrain as the diverse skills and mediums are put to great use by 6 very different creative approaches, and they are sure there will be a few surprises in store.
Follow @art6explore on Instagram and Facebook to join them on their artistic travels. There will be a competition, some interesting behind the scenes info on processes and a special feature and free activity giveaway to round it all off.
Theatre Orchard Summer Online Workshops for 10 to 16 year olds - Various dates in August Buzzin' is a new series of workshops for young people in North Somerset to participate in a range of song, dance, comedy and film workshops, lead by experienced practitioners. Places are limited and need to be registered in advance at email@example.com. Check out Theatre Orchard's events page for individual workshops https://www.facebook.com/TheTheatreOrchard/events/
4 Communities 3 Trees 1 Hill Green Arts Wellbeing If you live in the villages of Cleeve, Claverham, Congresbury or Yatton you are invited to share and post your experiences, news and art work in any form on our new dedicated Facebook page. It’s not a competition so don’t be put off, it’s about sharing your experiences with your friends and community however you wish. Examples of 2D and 3D Art, Poems, Stories, Anecdotes, Photographs and Paintings alongside videos, audio recordings of Dance, Music, Song, Theatre and Readings will be aired and shared On-Line at https://www.facebook.com/4-Communities-3-Trees-1-Hill-Green-Arts-Wellbeing-105716987856676/
4 Communities is being run by local storyteller Michael Loader as Somerset Storyfest in association with Wassail Theatre and Emergency Funding from the Arts Council. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can send your words and images to Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday Morning Botanical Watercolour classes with Jackie Isard BA (Hons) SBA Fellow CBM at Brackenwood Plant & Garden Centre, Pill Road, Bristol BS8 3RA, 10am - 1pm £20 Beginners and experienced welcome A small friendly group with professional tuition at hand. Course dates below but you don't have to come to all of them! August - 8th, 15th, 22nd September - 26th October - 3rd, 10th November - 28th December 5th Contact Jackie by email email@example.com to join. www.jibotanicals.co.uk
Bridget Winterbourne at Open Studios Cornwall 2020 - Saturday 29th August to 3rd September 2020
North Somerset Arts member Bridget will be exhibiting as part of Open Studios Cornwall at her home in the seaside town of Bude in North Cornwall. For more details visit her Facebook event. https://www.facebook.com/events/616472995897784
Somerset Open Studios Goes Digital - September 19th to October 4th 2020 This year’s Somerset Open Studios (September 19th– October 4th) will be a digital extravaganza. Through an interactive brochure, visitors will be able to curate their own tours of artists’ works, see into studios and hear how they develop their work through films. Audiences will be invited to get hands on and interact with artists through a programme of talks, workshops, demonstrations and artists films hosted on Somerset Art Work’s website. More info here - somersetartworks.org.uk/what-we-do/art-weeks/
Event and opportunity listings in our newsletter and on this website are currently free. In 2021 there will be a small charge to non-members. Please send your event details to firstname.lastname@example.org