Regular art workshops will be held throughout 
the year, and occasional art-based outings 
arranged subject to demand
Secretary and Workshops
Margaret Hanson
Telephone 01380 860333
Mobile 07714705540



We aim to hold one day workshops every few months, depending on demand.  Workshops will usually run from 10 am to 4pm, and will take place in Bishops Cannings village hall, where there is ample parking and good facilities.  Bishops Cannings is a small village on the northern outskirts of Devizes, about three miles from the centre.

Although only tutors with proven reputations will be commissioned to lead the workshops, we shall keep the cost of each as low as possible – mostly less than half that normally charged for similar events.

As the number of participants is usually limited to 12 LSA members, each of the workshops run this year has been oversubscribed – so I’d advise you to book your place early if you see one you would like to attend.

If any LSA member has an idea for an interesting/informative workshop, please email me at  I’ll ascertain if there is enough interest amongst the membership for me to find a suitable tutor to lead one and set it up as soon as I can.

See below previous workshops we have organised.

Paul Arnott watercolour workshop held on 12th January 2017

In January, Paul bravely made his journey over the Severn bridge in very wintry conditions to bring us an excellent watercolour workshop.

Paul is the present chairman of the South Wales Art Society.  An experienced tutor, he often leads art classes on cruise ships.

The workshop began with Paul showing us photographs and asking us to choose the one we would most like to paint.  Our favourite was a wintry landscape that we then drew on paper.  After Paul had demonstrated various techniques he uses with brushes, credit cards etc., we set to work and under his expert guidance we all produced pleasing results.

Paul then showed us some quick techniques for painting figures - a very useful exercise.  Lastly, he coached us through painting a Wild West scene.  Although most of us felt that this was more of a challenge than the first task, good results were achieved by the end of the session.

We all agreed that the day had been a great success, and we hope Paul will return next year.



March 1st 2018

Stephen Pierce Smiths

Improve your drawing skills workshop 

The workshop “Improve your drawing skills” on March 1st run by a new member Stephen Pierce- Smith, was a great success and well attended. Stephen taught a new skill to members, using a sharp pencil point in sketching animals hair and fur. Also how to improve our drawing by looking for ‘negative’ spaces in still life; which stretched most members. A good teacher, members attending appreciated his calm, clear directions and examples, especially as this gave them more ideas and courage to embolded their own work.
The following workshop in May 16th , will also be run by a society member, Simon Bishop, who will be tutoring an acrylic workshop on painting animals, suitable for all levels.