Art  Workshops

Workshops are run by a variety of talented artists using a range of different medium.  A theme of wellbeing flows throughout them all. Gift vouchers for workshops are available. Seaglass Gallery is one minute's walk from Lympstone's train station. We work in small numbers in a well ventilated space to ensure we are as covid secure as possible. 


Forthcoming Workshops



30th  Fundamentals of Drawing with Richard Rochester 10-4  

More dates will be added soon. If a workshop is fully booked please email to register your interest and go on the waiting list.

Do have a look at our 'Workshop Reviews' page.


13th July The Layers of the Estuary-  mixed media with Jayne Farleigh

28th Big Skies - Acrylic Painting with Nic George



1st Silver Jewellery Making 9.30-12.30 or 1.30-4.30 - fully booked

2nd Silver Jewellery Making 9.30-12.30 or 1.30-4.30 

Introduction to Watercolours 

Have fun and relax whilst exploring different watercolour techniques.  We can create colour palettes inspired by the subtle hues of the beautiful River Exe. This is a workshop for complete beginners wanting to learn some basics about watercolour painting and explore different effects that watercolours can create. If drawing is not your thing, don't worry as we will be exploring ,not drawing. Weather permitting, we will spend some time on techniques in the Seaglass Gallery and some time on the beautiful foreshore painting peacefully. Email for more information. All equipment will be provided. info@seaglassgallery.co.uk

Price £40 per person

Dates and Times:

Tuesday 21st June 2022 10-12.30

Above the Clouds

Introduction to Lino printing

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Come and join this small and friendly workshop which is aimed at complete beginners wanting to explore and learn how to make lino prints. All tools and materials will be provided, so all you need to do is bring yourself and be immersed in creativity as we print mindfully. We will take our time to learn the process and delight in the emerging prints. Come on your own or with a friend. Email to book a place or find out more.

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Email to express an interest in future workshop dates.



Mindful Art and Zentangles Workshop

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Come and join this small friendly workshop here at Seaglass Gallery.The zentangle method is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It flows freely so the focus is on each stroke rather than the end product. The patterns are called tangles and use a combination of dots ,lines and simple curves. Creating zentangles is a wonderful way to enhance well-being by promoting concentration and focus. All materials will be provided. Come on your own or with a friend for a relaxing morning of mindful art in our creative and inspiring space.

Price £25 per person

Email to express interest in future workshops.

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 Big Skies - Acrylic painting


with Nic George



Nic will be demonstrating the techniques he uses to create his dramatic seascapes. Opportunity will be given to explore these approaches and discover the potential for using acrylic paint to create 'Big Skies'.

The workshop will be a great opportunity to try a different approach to thinking about landscape and the influence a big sky can have over the overall effect of painting. All materials will be provided. This half day workshop is suitable for both novice and accomplished artists.

Half Day Workshop 

Price £50 per person ( includes all materials)

Dates and Times:

Thursday 28th July 2022  10-1










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       Silver Jewellery Making

Do you love jewellery and have always wanted to have a go at making some? Come and learn how to make sterling silver jewellery using traditional silversmithing skills with an award winning silversmith. Learn how to cut,saw,bend,hammer,shape,stamp patterns,solder,file and polish. You will be delighted with what you can create in such a short time. Absolutely no experience necessary, everyone welcome. Feel inspired in our creative gallery and  leave with a beautiful piece of jewellery. The photos show a sample of pieces you can choose from. Only four places per session. If you prefer to stay all day ( two sessions) then three pieces of jewellery can be made. 

Price £70 per person per session

Dates and Time:

Monday 6th June  9.30-12 fully booked or 1.30-4 - fully booked

Monday 1st August  9.30-12 fully booked or 1.30 -4 - fully booked

Tuesday 2nd August  9.30-12  or 1.30-4

Email for more information, to go on the waiting list or to see more sample pieces. 

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Fundamentals of Drawing with Richard Rochester

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Richard Rochester grew up in Lympstone and is now an artist living and working in Exeter. Drawing has always been central to Richard’s practise and he has worked particularly extensively with the media of charcoal. In 2018 he was commissioned by the Guild of Master Craftsmen to write and illustrate the book ‘Charcoal, Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner’.


In this one-day ‘Fundamentals of Drawing’ workshop Richard aims to run through the key principles of drawing and to share numerous ‘top tips’ in order to de-mystify the subject and enable participants to feel more confident to push the boundaries of their own work and get started. The day will aim to cover a great deal of ground in a relatively short space of time and it is hoped that participants will use the day as a spring board to go away and develop their own work with a greater degree of knowledge and clarity about the areas they would like to explore further.
The day will involve illustrated talks, demonstrations and practical participation. Some of the areas to be covered will include:

  • Terminology

  • Materials

  • Composition

  • Perspective

  • Measured drawing

  • Drawing techniques

  • Light & Shade

  • Scaling up or down

  • Aids to drawing

  • Preservation of work

The day will be of particular benefit to people with prior drawing experience but complete beginners will also gain a great deal from the workshop. A range of drawing equipment and paper will be supplied for the practical exercises but if participants would like to experiment with some of their own equipment they should feel free. More information about Richard can be found by looking at his website: www.richardrochester.co.uk
Date and Time: Thursday 30th June
                            Full day workshop 10-4 ( with lunch break                              to eat and stretch your legs by the                                        beautiful estuary)
Cost: £80

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The Layers of the Estuary - Jayne Farleigh

In this full day workshop, local artist Jayne Farleigh will be demonstrating how to use mixed media to explore and represent the layers of the estuary in a semi abstract way. Jayne has been painting the Exe estuary for fourteen years and constantly finds this a source of immense inspiration. Weather permitting, we will be sketching en plein air. Then, back at the gallery we will be making paintings directly from our own sketches and photographs. Full day workshops give time at lunchtime to walk by the estuary and eat lunch overlooking the water.

Small groups ensure plenty of 1:1 guidance. 

Date and Time: Wednesday 13th July 9.30-4

Price: £85 per person

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Needle Felting - with Joan Prowse


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