Wednesday Afternoons

The society organises practical sessions every other Wednesday afternoon during the autumn and winter months at the TAAG centre in Teignmouth. We use the studio space to explore different topics each session, under the guidance of an experienced fellow member. These run from 2pm to 4pm and cost £2.50 for members, £3.50 for visitors.

16 January – Preparation for application to RAMM EXHIBITION, theme is Migration. Bring images of any sort of migration, anything that could refer to migration plus card to work on, the bigger the better, glue, paints and scissors. Clare Jenkinson and Barbara Nolan. See below for full information   

30 January – PAINTING PORTRAITS. Please bring with you a photo of your subject, watercolour paper and watercolours or acrylics.  Mike Wall

13 February – COLLAGRAPH PRINTING. Please bring a stiff piece of card, some thin card, scissors, cartridge paper and an idea of what you would like to print. Ink will be supplied. Felicity

27 February – STILL LIFE. A still life will be set up to either draw or paint. Please bring paper and whatever medium you wish to use. Margaret Hunt

13 March – BACKGROUND PAINTING. You will be shown how to lay down a background in watercolour and then using what appears on you paper to turn it into a finished painting. Bring watercolour paper and paint. Shirley Brokenshaw

27 March – This session will be TRY BRUSHO or WET IN WET PAINTING (or even both). Bring watercolour paper and paint (Brusho will be supplied). Felicity and Margaret


Full information for workshop 16 January – 2pm to 4pm at TAAG, introducing the RAMM competition for the Exeter Local Art Show 2019. This is an ideas workshop to make and share inspirational mood boards on the theme of Migration. The workshop will be led by Clare Jenkinson and Barbara Nolan. Interpretation of the theme will be discussed, and members can share ideas and go on to produce their own inspirational theme/mood/story board or sketch their ideas for a painting on the theme. It would be wonderful if our society was chosen. 

Requirements: a large piece of card/heavy paper/wallpaper to work on, size A3 or larger. Paper scissors, glue, paints and brushes, any materials that might relate to the theme of migration, newspapers, magazines with images of the theme, any images that might be relevant. Felt tips and crayons, paints, pencils, sketch book etc. There are also materials to use in our cupboard at TAAG.

The competition itself – RAMM, Exeter Local Art show 2019. This competition is for local groups like TAS to compete for the opportunity to exhibit their members’ work in a prestigious venue in the centre of Exeter. The winning group will have their work hung professionally in a beautiful gallery where it will reach a wide audience. It is anticipated that the winning group will provide fifty pieces for the exhibition. All work must be wall mounted and must be offered for sale. 

The theme of the exhibition is Migration which can be interpreted in any way by the artist. With the talented membership of TAS we hope to be able to put together an exciting entry that will capture the imagination of the judges and the voting public on Devon Live. Ten pieces of work will be selected for our entry to represent the range and diversity of our members’ work. 

Important dates: 

Closing date to submit work to TAS is 7 March 2019. 

Closing date to submit our entry to RAMM is 22 March 2019 

The winning group will be announced on 9 May 2019 

The exhibition is from 11 to 30 June 2019 

You can still submit work for consideration if you don’t attend the workshop. Submission details to follow nearer the time.