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ArtsLink Summer 2018 Your link to art and culture Painting Drawing Print Films Special Events Pottery Fizz! Wellbeing 01935 815899 Registered Charity no. 1007680

Company no. 2471382

Welcome “Creativity is contagious, pass it on”*. Sharing ideas, techniques and inspiration with others is ArtsLink’s raison d’être. Whether it is through weekly classes, a one day workshop, a lecture, a visit to an exhibition or show our role is to share and link you to the arts and creativity. We hope you will leave our activities feeling inspired and keen to continue your creative journey, in turn sharing it with friends and families, thereby helping to pass creativity on. The highlight of this summer period will be Celebrating the Arts on Saturday 23 June 2018 - a day of talks, activities, demonstrations and displays, showcasing ArtsLink students and tutors, their work, the activities we run and the wider artistic community. We hope that you will all either take part or visit this celebration event. In addition, many of our tutors will be exhibiting as part of Dorset Arts Week this year, so please do keep an eye out for them and support their exhibitions. We will keep you updated on this and other events in our monthly ArtsLink e-Newsletter.

Helen Priest and Jennie Loader, Sherborne ArtsLink Co-Directors *Quote attributed to Albert Einstein.

Front cover: Summer Morning above Swale Cove, soft pastel by Keith Stott SWAc Thanks to our tutors and participants for generously providing images for this brochure. Copyright remains with the artists.

Becoming a Friend of Artslink As a valued friend you will receive a Friend’s card and these benefits: • Discounted rates for courses, classes & events • Knowledge that you are supporting our charity • Advanced booking • A copy of our printed programme • Discounted prices at: - Herrings, Dorchester – art & craft materials

Support Us As a registered charity offering subsidized creative opportunities Sherborne ArtsLink depends upon support from others. We work in partnership with individuals, organisations, businesses, statutory bodies and trusts to deliver and develop our artistic programme. You can help us to continue offering life-improving opportunities for people to enjoy in the following ways:

- The Little Arts Shoppe, Sherborne – art materials

• ArtsLink Friend Subscription

- The Old Barn Framing Gallery, Sherborne

• Individual donations

- Salt of the Earth, Shaftesbury – specialist Fine Art giclée prints

• Support from Business

- Scenes of Gillingham – framing, art materials A minimum spend of £10 is required by some outlets and you must show your Friend card

Annual subscription remains at:

Single £20 • Joint £35 Valid for 12 months from the date of joining.

• Partnership projects • Become a volunteer If you would like more information on how you can make a contribution and play your part please contact Jennie or Helen on 01935 815899 or

Workshops & Events A day of talks, activities, demonstrations and displays. Join us in celebrating the wonderful creativity of people in Sherborne and the surrounding area; watch painting demonstrations, join in art and craft activities, take part in a mini Tea Dance with our Parkinson’s Dance group, view art work created by ArtsLink students and tutors, listen to talks, engage in discussions, meet the ArtsLink team – staff, tutors and trustees, find out how you can get involved and join the creativity train! Digby Hall, Hound Street • FREE EVENT Booking will be required for some activities • Details to be announced soon


Celebrating the Arts – Saturday 23 June

Decorative tile making with Joan Biles

Saturdays 16 and 23 June • 10:00-12:30 • Artists own ceramic studio, central Sherborne £55/£49 Friends total for the two day workshop

Basic Watercolour Techniques with Diana Pilcher Get to grips with the basic essentials of watercolour painting and develop your confidence in using techniques through simple exercises. A day to get you started or refresh your skills.


An introduction to making tiles by hand which will explore the decorative possibilities of impressed and incised decoration. This workshop runs for two mornings to allow for firing and glazing, with the second session providing time for painting and glazing.

Saturday 30 June • 10:00-16:00 • Digby Hall, Hound Street • £45/£40 Friends

For film programme details see Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm show 2nd Wednesday of the month. Tickets £6 in advance from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre 01935 815341 until 1pm on the day of the show, then on the door if available. Make an evening of it by booking a pre-film supper, available next door in the Raleigh Hall. £12 for two courses, serving at 6pm, tickets in advance only from Tourist Information. In partnership with the Sherborne Lunch Club


Screenings: 11 April, 16 May, 13 June, 11 July


Enjoy the convenience of a cinema experience in Sherborne and share the pleasure of quality, hand-picked films each month.


A range of visual and applied art classes delivered by professional artists with exceptional tutoring skills. Full details at


Progress in Pastels with Keith Stott SWAc With weekly demonstrations and individual guidance, experienced tutor Keith will support you to develop your style through to finished paintings. All abilities welcome. Mondays from 23 April 10:00-12:30 • 9 sessions • Digby Hall • £150/£135 Friends

Painting with Acrylics with Ali Cockrean Learn the fundamental rules and techniques of painting with acrylics. Your artistic development will be supported through a range of techniques and experimentation using a variety of styles. Suitable for all, especially beginners. Mondays from 23 April 13:30-16:00 • 9 sessions • Digby Hall • £150/£135 Friends

Acrylics Masterclass with Ali Cockrean Acrylics can be used in so many ways to achieve a wide variety of effects. Ali will teach inspiring techniques and ideas to enable you to get the very best from this versatile, exciting medium. Tuesdays from 24 April 10:00-12:30 • 10 sessions • Digby Hall • £167/£150 Friends


Painting in Watercolours with Diana Pilcher With an emphasis on creativity and ideas, Diana will encourage you to explore this exciting medium and your own artistic talents. Tuesdays from 24 April 13:30-16:00 • 10 sessions • Digby Hall • £167/£150 Friends

Develop your Life Drawing with Susan R Hughes A lively, structured course with a variety of models and experienced tutor who will introduce a variety of techniques and materials to enhance your practice. Suitable for all, including enthusiastic beginners. Tuesdays from 24 April 10:00-12:30 • 9 sessions • Digby Memorial Hall • £171/£154 Friends

Confidence with Figure Drawing with Susan R Hughes Explore techniques and increase your skill at drawing the human figure. Develop your confidence to use figures in your art and creativity. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. Tuesdays from 24 April 13:30-16:00 • 9 sessions • Digby Memorial Hall • £158/£142 Friends

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Confidence with Pastels with Richard Turner

Wednesdays from 25 April 10:00-12:30 • 10 sessions • Digby Hall • £167/£150 Friends

Watercolour and mixed media with Jane Brayne Explore watercolour with inks, pencils, crayons, gouache, scratching out etc.. Liberate your painting techniques with support from artist and published illustrator, Jane. Suitable for all levels. Wednesdays from 25 April Mornings: 10:00-12:30 or Afternoons: 13:30-16:00 10 sessions • Digby Hall • £167/£150 Friends


A supportive course for those who are new to, or have only dabbled, with soft pastels. Covering choice of materials, papers, making a start and building your skills, all in a friendly environment.

Pencil, Charcoal, Ink: Improve your Drawing with Alex Cree Drawing is the foundation on which any image is built, whatever your chosen medium. Alex will help you explore tone, perspective, scaling, mark making and drawing out and about. For all abilities. Thursday from 26 April 10:00-12:30 • 10 sessions • Digby Hall • £167/£150 Friend

Develop your oil painting skills with tutor demonstrations, exercises and discussion. Suitable for anyone with a basic knowledge of drawing/oil painting, including those wanting to pursue their own project with expert support. Thursdays from 26 April 10:00-12:30 • 10 sessions • Digby Hall • £167/£150 Friends

Understanding Oils with James Budden


Oils Open Studio with James Budden

Discover the exciting possibilities of painting with oils. Focusing on practical processes, learn the methods and techniques to make oils work for you and reveal your hidden skills. A class suitable for all with expert tuition. Thursdays from 26 April 13:30-16:00 • 10 sessions • Digby Hall • £167/£150 Friends

Portraiture with James Budden Portraiture is both fascinating and demanding. This practical course covers basic anatomy and approaches to making a likeness of a face using your choice of media. Suitable for those with some artistic ability. Fridays from 27 April 10:00-12:30 • 10 sessions • Digby Hall • £185/£167 Friends

Suitable for anyone who is looking to develop their skills and art practice through a variety of projects which aim to expand their individual creative approach. Fridays from 27 April 10:00-12:30 • 9 sessions • Digby Hall • £150/£135 Friends

The Art of Pottery with Joan Biles Working in the artist’s own studio this course offers a chance to develop your hand building skills through a several projects. Suitable for all abilities. Materials and firing included. Fridays from 27 April • 6 sessions • 10:00-12:30 • Artist’s Studio, Sherborne • £163/£147 Friends

Great to be challenged and extend my techniques


Exploring Art Practice with Susan R Hughes

ArtsLink Fizz! Developed and delivered by ArtsLink and funded by the National Lottery this arts, health and wellbeing project is now underway. The project provides friendly sessions for people to come together, share experiences through taking part in art and craft, singing, poetry, music or dance whilst gaining support.

Parkinson’s Dance

Art for Memory Social and creative activity sessions for people living with some memory loss, before or after a diagnosis.

Art for Parents Supportive art and craft sessions for parents who would benefit from taking part in a group activity. Designed for you to increase confidence and spend time in a caring and creative environment.

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Dancing followed by time for tea, biscuits and a jolly good chat for people with Parkinson’s.

THURSDAYS 14:30 – 16:00

Tinney’s Lane Community Centre


All sessions are free of charge and are provided to support you and your family. To find out more please contact ArtsLink on 01935 815899 or where you can chat with someone who will help you decide if a group is right for you. Information is also available on our website ArtsLink gratefully acknowledges the support and funding received for this project from the Big Lottery and it’s Reaching Communities grant

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3 Digby Memorial Hall DT9 3NL 4 Sherborne Tourist Information Centre DT9 3NL Tinneys Lane Community Centre DT9 3DY


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REFUND POLICY: Courses and Workshops: A refund will only be made if a booking is cancelled within 14 days of the booking date, unless the booking is made within the 14 days prior to the activity date, in which case no refund will be given. If ArtsLink cancels an activity we will refund your payment in full. If a tutor is not available as planned, ArtsLink may provide a substitute tutor, or offer an alternative date, in which case no refunds will be made. Refunds may incur a fee for administration. Tickets for trips, events and performances are non-refundable.

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