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See our current and upcoming courses on our classes page.    

Welcome to West Devon Art Workshops

Create Art With Us, Make New Friends and Enrich Your Community

What We Do


One-off workshops, weekly classes and courses in a wide range of Art & Craft techniques

High Quality Art Workshops for your  Community Group, School or Organisation

With artists and experienced art teachers Andy & Gill Cairns

One-Off Workshops

Art sessions delivered at your location
£120 half day, £240 full day plus materials and travel costs.  
We deliver workshops for Community Groups & Events, Art Groups, Primary & Secondary schools, Youth Clubs and Adults with Learning Difficulties.
Also available for staff training.
Beginner to Advanced Levels.
If there are any techniques or subject matter that you are interested in that is not covered in our list please ask & we will design a workshop to suit you

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Techniques List

Drawing & Painting

Mark making to Music       Abstract drawing & painting

Expressive drawing       Sketching techniques for outdoors

Exploring pattern in Nature & Architecture       Exploring close up

Line & Tone from still life       Introduction to Watercolour

Introduction to Acrylic paints       Drawing & painting texture

Abstract colour compositions       Frottage

Impasto       Life Drawing


Collograph - 2 half day workshops       Mono print

Block print       Stencils       Linoprinting       Drypoint


Paper making        Wet Felting & Needle Felting         Batik

Silk painting         Natural dyes, mordants & modifers        Tie dye

Machine & hand stitch        Soft sculpture

Mixed media collage & stitch        Applique

Mixed Media

Layering & imbedding        Collage & relief

Exploring natural forms        Interpreting erosion & decay

Reinventing surfaces        Exploring pattern


Clay modelling       Decorative Salt dough         Assemblage       

Plaster casting         Wire and plaster construction    

Decorative Wire Forms       Solderng & Brazing

Carving techniques with soapstone

Wax and Plaster relief casting 


Portrait        Creative still life

Exploring light & shadows        Natural- Urban landscape

Light trails        Halloween portraits

Photoshop - beginners to advanced

Classes & Courses

We run regular classes and courses in several locations and are always looking for new communities that would benefit from new art sessions.  We aim to charge an affordable rate for all classes, with some receiving external funding to subsidise costs.  


Current courses are running in:

                  Okehampton            Tavistock        

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What We Believe

Everyone has creative ability and with the right support it can be developed, enriching our lives and our community

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