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We are so pleased to have organised our talks and workshops which allow you access to many different types of art. There are new classes as well as old favourites. Come and enjoy our new speakers too.

All courses include light refreshments. Please bring a packed lunch.
Our workshops and talks for 2017 are listed below.

POST: Please print out and complete the attached form and post it with a cheque with an sae envelope for us to return your confirmed booking. Cheques made payable to Isabel de Pelet.
EMAIL: OR please send an email to Ann Dumper at and send us a cheque for the correct amount, payable to Isabel de Pelet . Please make sure the course name is on the back of the cheque with your contact details and that you include an sae envelope for us to return your confirmed booking.

EMAIL: Isabel de Pelet at, heading the email TEACH OR TALK. Thank you.

Previous workshop hosts include Ian Ward, Peter Ursem, Desmond Armour, Mariella Wolff, Anthony Connolly, Jake Winkle, Josephine Trotter, Susie Corbett, Sara Videan, Patricia Peak, Nicky Llewellyn, Mark Coreth, Oonagh Langrishe, Rose Hatcher, Lal Hitchcock, Frances Hatch, Phyllis Wolf, Margaret Merrit and Richard Foster.

Amongst others, previous talks have been given by Anthony Russell, David Evans, Valerie Singleton, Hendrika Foster, Tim Scott Bolton, Charles Dowding, William Fox-Pitt, Annabel Heseltine and James Stourton.


Workshops and talks in 2017

Ongoing Tuition 07749 048295
We are restoring a six-week beginner improvers Drawing and Painting Group with Zara McQueen.
Meeting each Tuesday afternoon from Tuesday 25th April, 2.00pm – 4.30pm £65

Monday 1st – Friday 5th May
10.30am – 4.30pm
5-day Stone Carving workshop for all abilities with
IAN WARD £195 including Bath Stone

Wednesday 17th May – Thursday 18th May
10.30am – 4.30pm
Two days, Drawing the Horse from Life with

Thursday 18th May 7.00pm
A talk by the Editor of the Blackmore Vale Magazine
Of her hopes and aspirations for the future, telling us a little of the magazines history
and the reason for its success £6 with wine

Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th June 10.30am – 4.30pm
Two-day Animal or Figure Sculpture in Clay with
PIPPA HILL £80 clay at cost

Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st June 10.30am – 4.30pm
Two-day Watercolour Course for all abilities in Flower Painting with

Thursday 22nd June 7.00pm start (prompt)
The Rt. Hon. Lord Marland of Odstock, his life and times.
Jonathan Marland, having built his business career in the City of London, looked to politics for
his inspiration. He served on the boards of several companies and founded the Jardine Lloyd
Thompson Group plc. He was awarded a Life Peerage as Baron Marland of Odstock in 2006. Known
as an entrepreneur he has made numerous acquisitions and in particular saved the Hunter Boot
Company and the Cricketer Magazine. From 2010 through 2013 Lord Marland held various senior
government posts alongside David Cameron and was the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy.
He continues to chair the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council.
In the art world he is trustee of the Guggenheim U.K. Charitable Trust, The Atlantic Partnership and
is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was on the board of the Holburne Museum, Bath
and was on the board of The Royal Academy, London.
Lord Marland is a brilliant and enigmatic speaker. It is my hope that each one of you will want
to hear what he has to tell us. £8 including wine

Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th July 10.30am – 4.30pm
Abstract Interpretations of Stalbridge Park in Acrylic or other chosen media.
Class to meet at Guggleton in the Large Studio with

Thursday 20th July 10.30am – 4.30pm
Animal Portraiture. Painting in watercolours or chosen medium with
For more details please ring Charlotte England on 07902 610166

Wednesday 20th September 10.30am – 4.30pm
Printmaking. The Magic of Lino Print from the Kitchen Table with
PETER URSEM £50 including materials

Wednesday 20th September in time for 7.00pm
An illustrated talk and demonstration in the gallery by our current artist
DAY BOWMAN £8 including wine

Monday 25th – Friday 29th September 10.30am – 4.30pm
Stone Carving for all abilities with
IAN WARD £195 including Bath Stone

Tuesday 7th November 10.30am – 4.30pm
Portrait Drawing for all abilities with
ANTHONY CONNOLLY £45 including model

Wednesday 29th November in time for 7.00pm
Guggleton’s Celebration of Christmas with
Deputy Surveyor of the Queen’s Works of Art and lead Curator of this present major Exhibition at
The Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace.
This illustrated lecture will guide us through the exhibition consisting of works drawn only from The
Royal Collections, and will explain how Charles II and his brother James II through Art, Architecture
and the decorative Arts re-established the Stuart family on the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland.
This unmissable evening includes wine and Christmas Fayre £10

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