Regular art workshops are normally held throughout the year, and occasional art-based outings arranged subject to demand

Whilst tutors with proven reputations are commissioned to lead the workshops, we aim to keep the cost of each workshop as low as possible – generally to less than half that normally charged for similar events.

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 the number of participants is usually limited to 12 Society members, each of the workshops run last year was oversubscribed – so we'd advise you to book your place early if you see one you would like to attend.

If any Lawrence Art Society member has an idea for an interesting/informative workshop, please email Margaret Hanson at  She’ll ascertain if there is enough interest amongst the membership for her to find a suitable tutor to lead one and set it up as soon as can be arranged.

Secretary and Workshops
Margaret Hanson
Telephone 01380 860333
Mobile  07902498149





Improve your drawing skills workshop 

The workshop “Improve your drawing skills” by local accomplished art tutor Stephen Pearce-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.



Gravity Painting workshop

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Catherine Beale, a local artist and member of the society of women artists ran a gravity painting workshop for 10 members. Catherine had given an excellent demonstration to the members in September and she was back again to give us lots of hints and tips on how to use gravity to achieve some interesting effects with watercolour.