Serenity gallery

To clarify the new procedures. The change over and renewal of exhibits at the gallery will go ahead up until 4 November. From 5 November Serenity will be locked down, due to the Coronavirus requirements.

All exhibits will be permitted to remain on display in the gallery during the lockdown period. 

The window displays will be cycled and a notice will be put up for prospective clients to contact Chris if they are interested in a particular exhibit and he will liaise with the artist.

If there are any queries then please contact Chris on 07979 771012 or

Tuesday Workshops

Workshops will now be taking place on Tuesday afternoons at Holcombe Village Hall. We have confirmed the dates as the second Tuesday 1:30pm to 3:30pm every month until March 2021. The dates are
Tuesday 13 October
Tuesday 10 November
Tuesday 8 December
Tuesday 12 January 2021
Tuesday 9 February
Tuesday 9 March
Sessions are free for Teignmouth Art Society members and £3 for non members.

At the first meeting in September we discussed suggestions for future monthly themes and are creating a list of members willing to do a quick demonstration. Let Bee know if you are interested in facilitating a session or have ideas for future workshops. 
Please let Bee know as soon as possible which sessions you wish to attend so that numbers do not exceed the limit for social distancing in the hall. We also need to be able to cancel the hall if not enough people are intending to come. The hall is very large, but members will need to wear a mask throughout the session (unless there is a medical reason). We will open as many windows as the weather allows. Members should bring their own hand gel. For transport enquiries or a copy of the Covid-19 guidelines for Holcombe Village Hall contact Sarah
No acrylics or oil paints can be used, as the kitchen is closed and it is not permitted to use the toilet area to wash brushes and palettes, or tip away dirty paint water. There are no facilities for making drinks, so members must bring their own refreshments.
A register of attendees with phone numbers will be taken at the beginning of each session.

Exhibition update

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic Teignmouth Art Society felt it appropriate to cancel their Spring and Summer Exhibitions at Victoria Hall. We have provided a variety of opportunities to keep our members informed. We have been very fortunate that our Vice Chairman, Chris Dobbs, and his wife Linda have provided our members with the opportunity to exhibit work at their Serenity shop at 38a Brunswick Street, Teignmouth. This is a key spot within the Arts Quarter. The initial response from members has been good, and we would encourage those interested in the arts to pay us a visit. The shop is open from 10am to 4pm. 

Mike Wall, Chair Teignmouth Art Society


Thank you to all of you who contributed to our virtual AGM. We had 62 responses, with 58 suggested donations to TAAG. Following the comments received from the membership we are now in the process of considering the way forward. The minutes of the AGM, together with a copy of the new committee members and their contact details, have been sent to all members as a newsletter. We will soon clarify the donation to TAAG.

Newsletter 2 April 2020

Hope everyone is staying safe, staying at home as much as possible and managing to keep busy (painting we hope). 


Our committee member Keith Bowcock has recently made contact with the Mid Devon Advertiser. They are keen to publish regular write ups about the Teignmouth Art Society, which will help raise our profile in the community. Keith is therefore asking if members could send him an email with one or two of their pictures entered into our Virtual Exhibition on Facebook. Printing demands a much higher resolution than the internet so please send the best file you have. Artists should include their name, the title of the artwork and medium used, together with a short write up about themselves and how the picture relates to the month’s theme:

April: Marine

May: Still Life

June: Landscape

Keith’s email is phone 01626870991 


Thank you to everyone that has uploaded photos so far and we’d love to see many more pieces of artwork on display. Please join in if you can, and vote for your favourites. Family and friends can also visit the site and vote. All entries are uploaded here on our April Gallery page.

We’d also love to see what you have been working on at home, whether it’s sketching what you can see from your window, pictures from one of the many online art challenges, or just painting for pleasure, please feel free to post them on our Facebook page.

Please do not hesitate to contact Sarah re uploading onto Facebook,  07751795188 

Take care everyone.

Virtual TAS

We are currently running a virtual exhibition each month on our Teignmouth Art Society Facebook page and showcasing entries on this website. Up to three pieces of original artwork can be submitted. Members and non members can vote for their favourite picture by clicking on the like button. The work with the most likes by 2pm on the last day of the month will be awarded Best Artwork of the month. It will also help to raise the profile of our talented individual artists. 

October theme Abstract
November theme to be confirmed
December theme Christmas


Suggestions for our newsletter to Sarah at or 0775 1795188.

If you are not on the internet family or friends could post your artwork to be entered into the competitions (Sarah is happy to explain over the phone). Others are setting up WhatsApp groups through their mobile phone, meaning you can then send texts, photos and even video chat.

There are so many free art activities online at the moment. So time to try something new:

Facebook Groups

Isolation Art Challenge – daily themes, start your Day 1 any day

Urban Sketching Devon – be inspired to sketch and share

Devon Art and Leisure Tutors and Courses – links to lots of free online activities

Calligraphy Style Challenge Pop-Up Group from Crooked Calligraphy – free workshop

Drawing Ideas ART – videos and info on sketching and drawing techniques

YouTube videos

Windsor & Newton – free masterclasses during lockdown

Drawing & Painting – The Virtual Instructor: free art lessons


#TogetherAtHome – prog of many different things: shows, music, cooking, story time

#7days_competition from drawing for beginner’s (I’ve asked them to get rid of the apostrophe!) on Facebook


The Royal Opera House – free online shows – art classes on TV with Grayson Perry

Covid-19 update

Dear Teignmouth Art Society members, it is with regret we have to announce the following events have been cancelled due to government guidelines and the Coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday Workshops 

Teignmouth Art Society AGM (was due to be held on 29 April 2020) – more details and voting to follow shortly.

Teignmouth Art Society Spring Exhibition 

At the moment we are unable to confirm whether the summer Outdoor Sketching Days or the Summer Exhibition will go ahead, but will base our decision on gGovernment advice nearer the time.

Whilst we are unable to offer face-to-face activities at the moment, we are looking into ways we can support our members. One idea is to hold a Virtual TAS Spring Exhibition on our Facebook page, where our members could post the pictures they were going to exhibit. Continue reading “Covid-19 update”