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Art Events

Saturday Junior Art (7-10yrs) 9.30-11am.

Saturday Art Group (10 yrs+) 11.30-1pm.

Calling young Artists! Come and explore a variety of themes and techniques whilst learning/improving your skills with watercolour, acrylic, pastels and more. Aimed at developing young artists to show creativity through art in fun, relaxed sessions with no pressure to produce masterpieces! 

£40 per 4-week block, runs monthly.

An Introduction to...

Acrylics/Colour/Abstract/Watercolours/Art Journaling/Mixed Media/Making Ephemera/Pastels...

Great courses for those wanting to try a new media/technique or those wanting to brush up on existing skills - there is always something new to learn! Suitable for adults and children over 10 years.

These workshops are repeated but with a different theme/techniques each time, so suitable for beginners or the more experienced. Half and full day workshops available.  

Full instruction given. Prices from £20 per person.

 

Saturday Teenage Mixed Media. 13-17yrs (1.30-3.30pm)

With various life/media/ pressures, these sessions are great creative release. Each month brings new ideas and techniques, whilst allowing you to explore your own ideas and creativity. A relaxed and calm environment away from stress and worries everyday life can bring. Great, supportive group for gaining confidence and new techniques whilst having fun and developing ideas. 

£60 per 4 sessions.

Adults Art Journaling Courses:

Tuesday Mornings 10-12pm

Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings 7-9pm. Courses run each month. From £12 per session

These no-pressure sessions are about enjoying the process of being creative, rather than stressing about creating masterpieces. To leave busy lives behind and allow some YOU time. Courses run throughout the year in monthly blocks. Every course is different and there is ALWAYS something new to learn.

Whether you can't remember the last time you picked up a paint brush, want to try something new or simply want to be part of a friendly creative group, this may be just the thing you need! Every style, technique and media - with absolutely NO RULES! 

Full guidance is given each week, with a suggested theme or project for you to explore in your own way, or copy our examples! If you are even the tiniest bit intrigued, please contact me for our next sessions. I would love to hear from you! 

New to 2022! Monday Morning Mindful Art - Adults (18+)

Monday's 9-10.30am

Start the week as we all should with some fun, creative, reflective time out. Remember when you were 5 years old and played with colour, texture and just had messy fun? This takes you back to that time. Focussing on repeating patterns, shapes, colour and PLAY! No pressure, just experimenting and enjoying the process.

Scholarship/Portfolio Prep Tuition

Whether you want to build a portfolio for scholarship entry for Year 7 (11+),Year 9 (13+) or Sixth form (16+) for college, university or simply to organise your art in a presentable manner, these 1:1 sessions will ensure you have a portfolio to be proud of. £30 per hour.

Although we currently have a 100% success rate of pupils achieving a Scholarship, we cannot guarantee it as interview/assessments are also part of the process. However, we will ensure you fulfil all the criteria requested so you can be confident in your next stage of the process and have a portfolio to be proud of.

 

Bespoke Art Sessions

New to 2020 we are offering Friends/Family Groups of up to 6 people to come and be creative. Whether you all contribute to one larger piece or create something just for you, simply contact us and we will arrange a day and project to suit you. 

To book any of these events, please email me or click the link below:

http://www.bodleystudio.eventbrite.co.uk

Make a Journal Workshop

Create your own beautiful little journal from scratch to take away and fill with artwork, poems, photos, notes, quotes, recipes, memories - whatever you like!

We run varied journal-making workshops and courses: Vintage, Abstract, Junk and Gelli-print as well as themed journals throughout the year. 

Each course uses different techniques and materials to create your themed journal. From choosing colours for your cover to deciding how to decorate every page, we will guide you through using ephemera, making collage papers, designing washi tape, learning mark-making and lots more to create a journal that is unique to you. 

Suitable for Teens or adults. 

New dates coming soon! As spaces are very limited, please let us know if you are interested as we can give you first refusal when dates become available.

Ephemera Workshop - Build your Stash!

A great workshop on its own, or as a follow-on from one of the above journal making workshops. Learn how to create your own ephemera so you never need to buy it again! Contact us for details.

 

Buy a Gift Experience!

Vouchers available from £10

Buy an Art experience for your friends or family, a work colleague or yourself! Or maybe you would like to purchase one of our Art bags, containing everything you need to complete your own piece of artwork. Our courses and workshops are suitable for all abilities - there is ALWAYS something new to learn! 

Whatever your budget, we have the creative gift for you!

 Gift vouchers valid for 12 months from date of purchase. 

Testimonials

My art teacher told me I was no good at art, so I hadn't done any art in over 40 years. I was doubtful about coming to the "Introduction to Acrylics" workshop but you made me feel at ease the moment I walked in. Your laid back yet helpful approach and endless patience with me resulted in such a rewarding experience. I am thrilled with my painting, I wish I lived nearer as would come regularly. You have made me start painting again. Sam, I can't thank you enough. Val, Wincanton. 

Great space, delicious cake, amazing teacher, fabulous choice. You give the people who visit you the freedom to create. Worth every penny.  Steph, Taunton.

How to describe our bespoke family art session? Fun, Fulfilling, Fabulous! You certainly had your work cut out with us! My granddaughter has asked to come back for her 6th birthday and I would like to come back for my 73rd!  You matched the project perfectly to our varied capabilities and were so encouraging and humorous throughout. We laughed, we painted, we let go! Peter, Taunton. 

Absolutely loved my sessions with you. You have an amazing space up there, the views are beautiful and your ideas just seem endless. I thoroughly enjoyed the mixed media. It was completely different to anything I had tried before, but really enjoyed the way you ran the course. Each week had something different and new to learn and you never made us feel we weren't anything other than true artists. I will be back for the next one! Rosemary T, Wellington.

I can't believe I have lived in Wellington for 9 years and not heard of you. You will be seeing a lot more of us! My 2 girls love your Saturday art sessions and have improved so much in ability and in their confidence since coming to you. I really enjoyed your Watercolours session and will be back for the Pastels! Juliet B, Wellington

Thank you for the scholarship tuition you gave. My partner and I were blown away by the quality and variety of artwork our two children came back with. Both so different and totally matched their personalities. You are a true inspiration. They were both awarded scholarships and their portfolio's were highly commented on - thank you. (years 7 and 9 scholarships!) Max and Ella, Taunton.

Thank you for your 1:1 scholarship tuition. Our son is over the moon with his portfolio. We would never have gained the scholarship if it wasn't for your guidance, patience and endless encouragement. Thank you!

Due to unfortunate circumstances, my daughter couldn't take Art GCSE. However as a past-pupil of Sam's (Junior Art Sessions and then Teenage Mixed Media) we booked some 1:1 sessions over several months. Sam worked with her to complete all the exam board requirements. These sessions were not only fun, but really helped my daughter in so many ways -  she gained a 7 (A) in her GCSE exam. A-mazing, thank you Sam! I will HIGHLY recommend you to anyone!

Thank you so much for your art tuition you gave my daughter. She had been predicted a low C at GCSE and after 5 sessions with you received an A! She is over the moon, and so are we!

So glad I have found your adult sessions which are a total release for me. I always think I will do art, but rarely give myself time. Your evening sessions are perfect. Relaxed and inspirational, you are a gem Sam xx Sue, Taunton

Before we came to your studio, my daughter only drew/painted in black and white. She had low self-esteem and no self confidence. Your art journaling sessions have transformed her. We now have colour! She is happier, more confident and managing her anxiety so much better. The way you taught her to express her feelings through art is miraculous. Your kindness and empathy are humbling. I can't thank you enough. Julie, Hemyock.

 

 

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