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Clowning Around


The scary clown craze has been sweeping the country in recent weeks. With an alarming social media driven speed it’s become a rather silly or rather terrifying hashtag depending on your point of view.  Whether you feel that the people who seemingly enjoy scaring others are fools or psychopaths it’s clear that the one thing [...]

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Spotlight On; Theatre Workshops


Access your inner Mr Bean with the root of all comedy, Commedia Dell’Arte We have a broad range of theatre and drama workshops at South West Art Workshops, from an Introduction to Commedia Dell’Arte through to Stage Combat and the Art of Physical Storytelling. There’s something to encourage everyone to step into a new way [...]

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What a great summer!


It’s been a great summer here at South West Art Workshops. We’ve had a fantastic time with the Campaign for National Parks, 38 Degrees, Produce UK for the 80th Anniversary Land Art Celebration across the UK. Our artists went along to host workshops in some of Britain’s most beautiful places. Find out more by going [...]

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Successful Art Week at Walwayne Court Primary School


South West Art Workshops were approached by Walwayne Court Primary School in Trowbridge about putting together an Art Week programme which would incorporate art forms from cultures around the world. The brief was clear and the scope was to create an inclusive and diverse programme. South West Art Workshops created a scheme which spanned over [...]

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Art in Schools


Our recent Arts Week programme for New Fosseway School in Bristol was a huge success with the Arts Teacher Elizabeth Parsingham commenting “It all went well and everyone seemed delighted with all the workshops!! They managed to adapt all the activities to the needs of our pupils so well, no matter what the age or [...]

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Top 10 activities to try this year!


Well another year is here already and we at South West Art Workshops are vowing to make it the most creative one yet! If you, like us have resolved to get more in touch with your arty side for 2016, then take a peek at out top 10 activities to try this year! 10. UPDATE [...]

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6 things artists do


  Working in the arts is an exciting and challenging environment where i feel both blessed and generally kept on my toes. Artists are an interesting breed that drive me crazy, but i love and would never give up. I thought i would put together a little list of the things that i deal with [...]

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Hen party top 6


If you are stuck for ideas for your hen party and want something unique and creative, then look no further than South West Art Workshops. With 100s of artists, workshops leaders and creative practitioners, why not get in touch with them and see what they can offer to suit your brides tastes. With everything from [...]

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Christmas DIY ideas 1


The frosty mornings have got us thinking about Christmas. We spent this morning in the office sharing our favourite Christmas DIY ideas which we’ve reproduced below. Whether you’re after gifts, decorations or food we hope they will help with your winter finances 1. Make your own Sock Snowman Keep an eye out on South West [...]

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London Fashion Week 2014 – Art of Fashion


It’s the last day of London Fashion Week and we have been thinking about the art of fashion. We can get swept up in all the glamour of the event itself, but the part that interests me is the creative process; inspiration – design – creation. This process is the same in any creative practice [...]

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