Workshops 2021-2022

Available for full and student members only.

Please book. See PRISM mailings for application forms.


All the Society's Events will adhere to current government COVID-19 guidance. Please download the Safety Measures and follow the instructions for all SAAS events.

Contact the Programme Secretaries

Members wishing to contact the Programme Secretaries about the Workshops, Demonstrations, and Lectures should send an email to

The venue for Saturday Workshops is at Chiswell Green URC

See the venues page for details and maps for all meeting locations.

Autumn 2021
Saturday 16 Oct 2021
'Boats and Harbours in Collage and Texture Colour' tutored by Dave Nelson

Have an inspired, fun, day creating an imaginative ‘Boats and harbour /costal building scene’ using mixed-media and acrylic over collage.

 Dave Nelson is a professional artist who has appeared on Sky Arts ‘Landscape artist of the Year,’ describing himself as a contemporary mixed-media painter.

Dave will guide participants through the different stages required to quickly build up a textural boats and harbour scene, using collage, ink, paint and other materials.  The strong process is perfect for beginners who will create a large-scale work of art, as well as experienced artists looking to re-awaken their creativity and experiment with new processes.

All materials and paints are provided.


Image Copyright Dave Nelson

Saturday 27 Nov 2021
'Landscape in Acrylic' tutored by Susan Gray

Create an exciting cottage scene within a dramatic wild landscape.  

Popular, successful local artist Susan Gray, returns with a new theme of dramatic landscapes in acrylics. Her inspiration comes mostly from the wild seas and dramatic landscapes of Cornwall and West Country, and  Cumbria where she tries to capture the movement and energy.

This fabulous workshop will start with a demonstration, where Susan shares her thought processes as she creates her painting also encouraging questions. She incorporates the use of colour and contrast with different ways of applying the paint. Her individual tuition adds to enabling participants to put into practice techniques and ideas learnt.

Susan uses a mix of large brushes, rags and knives and often finds an abstract element appears in the work.

Image Copyright Susan Gray

Winter 2021-2022
Saturday 29 Jan 2022 Workshop
'Vibrant Still Life in Watercolour and Acrylic Ink' tutored by Susan Chester
Saturday 26 Feb 2022
'Whimsical Wildlife in Watercolour and Collage' tutored by Judit Matthews
Spring 2022
Saturday 19 Mar 2022
'Expressive Seascapes in Acrylic' tutored by Mark Warner
Saturday 30 Apr 2022
'Building Expressions in Collage and Acrylic Inks'  tutored by Jan Munro
Summer 2022
Saturday 18 Jun 2022
'Big Hairy Animals in Acrylic' tutored by Lynne Davis