It’s in the Doodle – Arts Lab


Venue Space: Studio 20 (Arts Lab)

Tutor(s) Claudia Schmid



Suggested age suitability 15+

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Next date 20th October 10:00 am

About this event

Morning workshop with artist/illustrator Claudia Schmid, step-by-step doodling – examining and transforming. Anyone who enjoys doodling and/or is curious about how to create artwork starting from doodles is welcome – no previous skills needed.

Complete beginners welcome.
Stay on in the afternoon to develop your work independently alongside the artist for an extra £10 per hour. Please provide your own materials and refreshments for this part of the day.

‘Doodling is something many people who wouldn’t consider themselves as artists enjoy doing. Doodles are pieces of art in themselves or they can be a source from which one can extract ideas that are developed further.’ Claudia has spent many years doing just that.

‘I am a Totnes based artist whose drawings and handmade strange creatures have found resonance locally and further afield. As well as exhibiting my work on a regular basis, I collaborate with writers (most recently Matt Harvey) on book projects and run art workshops alongside my exhibitions, at festivals and in schools. The workshops I will be running at Arts Lab provide a great opportunity to approach drawing in a loose and playful way. We will be looking for and developing those creatures and characters that inhabit us by bringing them to the surface. They will surprise us and we will surprise them by giving them a new life on paper, card, clay or whatever material we choose to work with.’

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About Arts Lab

Arts Lab CIC is an artist-run social enterprise that connects people with visual art and artists to help build happier and more connected communities.

Working in partnership with Dartington Arts from a large studio in the heart of the sumptuous Dartington Hall estate, Arts Lab provides a programme of events for all of workshops, exhibitions, talks and residencies, a research hub for artists, and outreach for youth, health and prison services, schools, colleges, refugee projects and local businesses.

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