6 things artists do

that other people find infuriating

November 12, 2015 / By: Katherine Bryan-Merrett No Comments.
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  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...
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Hen party top 6

Fun for the girls!

June 11, 2015 / By: Katherine Bryan-Merrett No Comments.
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...
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New Partner

Cheltenham School of Fine Art

March 26, 2015 / By: Katherine Bryan-Merrett No Comments.
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  We are very excited and proud to announce that Cheltenham School of Fine Art is now a South West Art Workshops partner! They are a fine art studio based in Cheltenham in the iconic Normandy...
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Calling all arts venues!

you can now become a South West Art Workshops Partner

January 27, 2015 / By: Katherine Bryan-Merrett No Comments.
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Well hello there! 2015 has kicked off to a great start, with new customers, new artists and our first official partner – Hawkwood. We have introduced Partnerships to help more arts venues and...
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Christmas DIY ideas 1


November 6, 2014 / By: Katherine Bryan-Merrett No Comments.
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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,...
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London Fashion Week 2014 – Art of Fashion


September 16, 2014 / By: Katherine Bryan-Merrett No Comments.
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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...
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Colour – An artist’s ambition


August 27, 2014 / By: Katherine Bryan-Merrett No Comments.
Colour is one of the world’s most fascinating things with many artists and scientists dedicating their lives to unwrapping it’s secrets. So many elements to uncover and question;  How do...
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Where has our imagination gone?


August 11, 2014 / By: Katherine Bryan-Merrett 2 Comments.
Living in the digital age and having billions of images, information and inspiration available at the click of a mouse, are we forgetting how to imagine? How often do we head to Pinterest when we are...
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Art v Anomie

How Art Therapy/Workshops can Combat Isolation and Loneliness in Senior Care

July 8, 2014 / By: Camilla Knipe No Comments.
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The last year has seen increasing concern in the media surrounding the issue of loneliness and isolation amongst the elderly in the UK. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has stated that ‘It is a source...
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How to Make Miniature Clay Sculptures


/ By: Camilla Knipe No Comments.
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Whether you plan on using them as a paper weight, a way to individualise your table setting or simply something decorative for a child’s bedroom, you definitely need miniature clay sculptures...
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