Cyanotype Lampshades

Cyanotype Lampshades
Sun Printed Honesty Lampshades

Saturday 15 December 2012

Christmas Wrapping paper

Having fun making wrapping paper now that I have so many new stamps to play with - could be another workshop?! 

Saturday 8 December 2012

New Year

Sun Printing in December it can be done! 

The next course in the New Year is Saturday 12 January 2013 - sounds  weird! 
Time to relax now over Christmas  - and maybe try out some new ideas 

Tuesday 20 November 2012


An Artists walk at Yarner called  'Assemblage' I went last weekend it is also on 24/25 November 10-3 
This' shelter' was rather beautiful, I hope the rain stops as it won't be quite the same !

Monday 19 November 2012

Christmas Presents

Dates for next courses are Saturday 1 December and Saturday 8 December 
Come and make your Christmas Presents and Cards ! 

Friday 2 November 2012

Saturday 3 November

There are a couple of spaces left on the Silk Painting course this Saturday 3 November 
contact me if interested 

                                                               Sun Printing 

Saturday 27 October 2012

Free Screen Printing

I have just attended the most fabulous course run by Ruth Brown at Rainbow Silks in Great Missenden, it was well worth the drive as I learnt so much so now itching to get some printing done at home ! Take a look at her web site

Saturday 20 October 2012

Back making Pods

I am finally back making Pods again, Hurrah! 
Pods in various stages are  starting to take over my studio , I didn't realise how much I missed making them 

Monday 15 October 2012

Next Silk Class

There are still spaces on 20 October Silk Painting class at my studio , then after that  I am off to Great Missenden and Rainbow Silks for a couple of Days for some professional development on a Screen Printing course with Tutor Ruth Brown. Can't wait !

Sunday 7 October 2012

Ivybridge Banner

The Community of Ivybridge created a fabulous Banner yesterday , today there is the opportunity to take part in the Big Draw with Nami Hart creating 'The River Erme dreaming' using aborignal dots on locally sourced paper, she is in the Leisure centre till 4pm 

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Venue Change

A small change in plan for Saturdays Free Drop in  banner Making workshop it is now in the venue below 
11- 3 pm 
True Designs Cards and Crafts Shop
47B Fore Street 
Postcode:PL21 9AE

Thursday 27 September 2012

Ivybridge Arts Festival

I am running a drop in Silk Painting Family Art Workshop as part of the Ivybridge Arts Festival in Saturday 6 October at the Community Hub, Glanvilles Mill, Ivybridge
The theme is Source to Sea the River Erme , come and give me a hand! 
Between 10- 3 

Monday 24 September 2012

Clay Mini Beasts

Tuesday and Wednesday, this week, I am doing a school residency at St Catherine's looking at Mini beasts and their habitats in the school  grounds, but this time in Clay ,I am actually working with real clay for a change, so it will be good to decorate them and get them glazed and fired so that they last 

Monday 17 September 2012

Mini Beasts

I have 4 day residency this week, in a primary school in Kingsteignton making big banners with the theme of the environment , lots of mini beasts need to be found and they have a lovely pond and a secret garden to find everything in first to do some drawings.

Saturday 15 September 2012

Sunshine Workshop

Another beautiful day, just perfect for doing sun printing during a Silk painting workshop - Hydrangea's flowers and leave's print really well. 

Cycle race

The tour of Britain is taking place today - if you hadn't heard , unfortunately it passes through Poundsgate so making it difficult to visit Hannaford Workshop - but don't give up I am sure by this afternoon it will be okay again! 

Tuesday 11 September 2012

Next Silk Workshop

The 15 September workshop is now full, maybe they missed me over the summer?  or is it the lunches they missed? 
Dawn getting staying cool in the shade, making a really big  picture for her niece
However there are lots of spaces available for Saturday 22 September -then the following dates in October are Saturday 13 October and Saturday 20 October - also open to evening workshops and during the week classes if you can get a group of people together. 

Monday 10 September 2012

Big Draw in Ivybridge

The next Devon Artist Network Family Art Workshop is arranged to coincide with the Ivybridge Arts Festival and The  Big Draw which happens nationally all over Britain during October as part of the campaign to get people drawing. 

It takes place on Sunday 7 October in Ivybridge Leisure centre , between 10 and 4pm 
It is a free event , but parents and guardians are requested to be with the children at all times please. 

Naomi Hart will be running the workshop 'To create a large communal drawing, a ‘River Erme Dreaming’ canvas based on Aboriginal Australian ‘dot-painting/drawing’ techniques, learnt by the artist while working and researching in Australia.'


Saturday 8 September 2012

Banners at Poundsgate

Today is the start of Devon Open Studios so all the banners I have made in various places with lots of different people are all up on display at Hannaford Workshop near Poundsgate - near Spitchwick. 
This is in the brochure as venue 101
and is open Saturday 8, Sunday 9, Monday 10 September
Closed Tuesday 11 September
Open Wednesday 12 September
Closed Thursday 13 September
Open Friday 14, Saturday 15, Sunday16 September
Closed Monday 17. Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19, Thursday 20 September
Open Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 

Wednesday 5 September 2012

The Big Draw in the Wood

I am planning to do a Big Draw Event in the Wood on Monday 29 October 10-30-2.30 
come and make your mark and help create a Big banner of Creatures found in the wood
Cost £2 per Child Please let me know if interested in attending

Tuesday 4 September 2012

Devon Open Studios

Getting ready for Devon Open Studios , I have been playing in the sun , as we actually have some at last!  Sun printed hankies I love the randomness !

Saturday 25 August 2012

Finished Silk Banner

After a busy day in Devon Guild of Craftsmen the Silk Banner got finished !

Friday 24 August 2012

Sunday 26 August Clay at Cockington

I am running a clay Family workshop on SUNDAY 26 AUGUST at Cockington in the Sea change centre resource room
Unfortunately the posters at Cockington say Saturday 26 August , I do hope people realise the mistake as the correct date is on all the official flyers ! 

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Demonstration of Techniques

On Saturday 25 August 10- 4 in the Riverside Mill , Bovey Tracey
I am Demonstrating Silk Painting Techniques at Devon Guild  of Craftsmen and making some big Silk banners to show during the Devon Open Studios at Venue 101 Hannaford Workshops at Postbridge

Part of a banner made at Cockington during Silk Painting Family workshop

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Mini Beasts at Yarner

Still spaces available at family workshop Wednesday 22 August in the Woodland Centre at Yarner Wood near Bovey Tracey.
Come and create some Silk painted Mini Beasts 10.30 - 12.30 
Booking from

Sunday 12 August 2012

Come and Make Pots

Wednesday 15 August in RAMM come and make Pueblo Pots like this duck !
10.30-12.20 ,1.30 -3.30
Booking from the Museum £6
Pots of the Pueblo

Meeting Room A.
Use clay to create pots based on the brilliant designs of the native peoples of North America.
Tickets are per participating person available in person or by phone using a credit or debit card; call            01392 265858      . Accompanying adults can watch/supervise for free. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Activities are messy so do wear clothes that can get dirty.
Supported by Guildhall Shopping Centre – Kingdon Silver Business Club Members

Thursday 9 August 2012

Silk Banner at Cockington

On Saturday 11 August  at Cockington there is a Free Family drop in Silk Painting workshop I am running , come and try out the silk techniques and create a wonderful Banner 10-1 at the Resource room in the Sea change Studios - follow the signs! 

Sunday 5 August 2012

Devon Artist Network Family Workshop

Free Family Art Workshop -Collagraph Printing

About this Event

This workshop is being held in conjunction with the Thelma Hulbert's summer open exhibition and will celebrate the Olympics.  Come along to make a print with experienced tutor Simon Ripley.  The workshop is for families - no unaccompanied children please.

Event Details

Event Type: Workshop
Date: Wednesday 15 August 2012
Time: 11.00 - 16.00

Host: Thelma Hulbert Gallery
Featuring: Simon Ripley

Tuesday 31 July 2012

Making Bunting at Cockington Fayre

Wednesday 1 August is Cockington Fayre and I am running a drop in Family workshop in the resource room at the Sea change centre 10am - 1pm , we will be making Bunting and Flags so come along and join in

Sunday 29 July 2012

Yarner Woodland Centre

Tuesday is the first of the Family Workshops in Yarner Woodland centre, 10.30 - 12.30 there are still a few spaces if you want to come along  booking from me

Saturday 21 July 2012

Finished Banner for Chudfest

                                              The finished Banner up in the Marquee 

Sunday 15 July 2012

Chudfest Silk Painting Workshop

The taster session making a colourful  Big Banner for Chudfest went well , there is another session on Tuesday afternoon 2-4pm, this is for participants to come and make there own piece of work Cost £10  to include Materials. Booking from me 

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Cockington & Creative Torbay

Here is the link to all the events happening through the Summer Holidays through Creative Torbay - Look out for the ones I am doing !

Tuesday 10 July 2012

Banners at Chudfest

On Saturday morning 14 July  I will be doing a drop in taster session making a banner for Chudfest in Chudleigh 
This is one that was made at the Craft Fair in the Children's Tent during the Contemporary Craft Fair in Bovey Tracey 

Saturday 7 July 2012

Summer Designs !

Despite the dreadful weather everyone created some lovely summer designs on the workshop in my studio today 
                                               Next course is Saturday 21 July if interested e mail                                                                                       

Monday 25 June 2012

New Techniques in Silk

There are a few dates in July now for workshop the ones in my studio are on Saturday 7 July and Saturday 21 July , Bookings from me 
There is the opportunity to try a new techniques of Sun Printing - we can even do it without any sunshine  !! 

Monday 18 June 2012

Next Family workshop

With lots of children and  families taking part we made two great banners at the Contemporary Craft Fair yesterday , my next drop in Silk Banner making workshop is Saturday 14 July at Chudfest in Chudleigh between 10 - 12 in the Marquee
There will be a bookable workshop  on Tuesday 17 July also in the Marquee in Chudleigh between 2 - 4pm so come and have a go on the Saturday and then book up for the Tuesday ! 

Saturday 16 June 2012

Silk Banner Workshop

I will be running the Devon Artists Network Family Art  workshop in the Children's Tent at the Contemporary Craft Fair in Bovey Tracey on Sunday June 17 . 10 am - 5pm 
Come and help make a big Silk Banner ! 

Thursday 14 June 2012

Children's Tent at Craft Fair

This is the Contemporary Craft Fair weekend of fun for the Children 
Isabella Whitworth is taking her 'Fleece First' workshop to the Children's tent so they can create their own mini weaving! Sponsored by Devon Artists Network and Devon County Council 

Thursday 7 June 2012

Appledore Visual Arts Festival SHOAL

Devon Artists Network supported workshop during the Appledore Visual Arts Festival takes place on Saturday 9 June 11- 5 near slipway on the Quay SHOAL with artist Karen Hawkins
to celebrate the fishing industry and marine life, you can help make an installation of underwater fish, visible under the sea as the tide submerges the work. As more people get involved the installation will grow to for a 'shoal' an impressive sight in any ocean. 

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Simon Print workshop

The Jubilee Celebrations in Ivybridge carried on in a new location of the Watermark because of the bad weather , Simon had a busy time with his Print workshop and much fun was had by lots of  families ! 
His next workshop for Devon Artist Network is on Wednesday 15 August at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton - don't miss it! 

Wednesday 30 May 2012

Large Silk Flags

The day at Yarner Wood went really well with lots of families coming to enjoy the event, the weather was fabulous and everyone worked hard and created a couple of colourful group Flags to help celebrate the 60 years of being a nature reserve for Natural England 
There was another flag started which will need finishing off at some point 

Saturday 26 May 2012

Springwatch Event at Yarner Wood

The Springwatch event starts at11am and runs until 5pm 

Come along for a fabulous day out ! 

Friday 25 May 2012

Cockington Promotion

June is the month at Cockington for a Bridget Arnold Showcase of Smoke fired Ceramics in The Devon Guild Shop at The Sea Change Centre at Cockington Court. 
If you haven't visited the centre before , this must be the month to go ! 
 There will be a whole range of work there from small hangings, like the above image, to Spheres  candle spheres and Candle Pods - lots of them are in the  turquoise range. 

Saturday 19 May 2012

RAMM exhibition

There is an exhibition in the Cafe in RAMM of the lovely tiles and jugs  made with the children at the West Exe children's centre before Christmas - all done in the style of Harvest Jugs 
It is on until the end of May, if you want to see it !

Yarner Wood Open Day

On Saturday 26 May there is another Spring Open Day in the Wood 
I will be making giant Silk Banners in the Woodland Centre - This is a Free drop in event with lots more happening as well ! 
Come and have some fun!

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Next Silk Courses

The next courses are this Saturday 12 May at my studio then 19 May at Yarner woodland centre 
As its May the sun should come out and there will be the opportunity to do some sun printig techniques 

Bookings from me at my new e mail address

Sunday 29 April 2012

Silk Workshop at Yarner

I am holding a silk workshop at Yarner Woodland Centre on Saturday 19 May , the idea is that if the weather is good ( you never know it might be?) that we can do some sun printing with foliage or anything else interesting we can find in the wood like Lichen 
Bookings and further information from me 
In case the aol  internet one doesn't work ! bridgetarnold66@gmail.com07766342723 
01626 833130