Art and design Workshops

The art and design workshop meets every Thursday afternoon at SMART. Tools and materials are provided, just bring yourself! A chance to practice artistic skills, socialize, relax and have fun.

Distance learning module

During the cancellation of the art workshops we will run weekly on line lessons. Feel free to follow along. You’ll see a list of equipment required for each task. Feel free to send photographs of work produced to my email address and I’ll send feed back as soon as I can.

Lesson 1: Reflections and Refractions

Lesson 2: Text and Image

Lesson 3: The Natural world and the Art world

Lesson 4: Art in Time

Lesson 5: An Introduction to Colour

Lesson 6: Geometry and Art

Lesson 7: Express Yourself

Lesson 8: Art and the World Outside

Lesson 9: Art and the Choice of Materials

Lesson 10: Telling stories

Lesson 11: Body Art: Art and the Body

Lesson 12: Art, the stage and the screen

Lesson 13: Exploring Colour: Blue

Lesson 14: Landscapes revisited: The sea

Lesson 15: Patterns and their uses

Lesson 16: Focussing on composition in paintings

Lesson 17: Exploring Colour: Red

Lesson 18: Printed matter, collage, and montage

Links of interest

A video from the the Tate’s Rothko conservation project can be found here.

A video about the conservation of the contents of Clandon house by the national trust can be found here.

Videos from the National Trust’s conservation studio at Knole can be found here and

Videos from the conservation department at the Bodleian Library can be found here and

Ask a conservator

If you have any object that could do with a new lease of life, ask one of the conservators that are part of the Conservation for Wellbeing project. We can put you in touch with an expert based on whatever object you have that could do with restoration.

Send an email to either Tom or Laura with your questions.