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Dynamic experimental arts connecting artists, young people and the adventurous for happier, healthier and extraordinary lives…

Arts Lab is an artist-run project working in partnership with Dartington for artists, young people and the wider community to promote and benefit from the visual arts.

Our mission is to transform lives so they exceed their potential and fall in love with their purpose through dynamic, experimental arts engagement working alongside professional artists. In a welcoming, non-judgemental and inspirational environment we aim to:

  • reduce isolation and lack of purpose in people’s lives
  • establish a stronger presence of the visual arts
  • create opportunities for young people and artists alike
  • build and energise happier, more connected and more resilient communities

Online booking is available below, or you can call Dartington Box Office on 01803 847070 (open 12.30-7pm every day). Further information – including blogs, galleries and much more – is available at arts-lab.co.uk.

You can also enjoy Arts Lab on the radio! Tune in to Midday Arts Talk on Soundart Radio, Monday at 12-1pm every fortnight.  Listen live online or on 102.5 FM (in the Totnes area).


Upcoming workshops

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It's in the Doodle - Arts Lab

  • Sat 21st Apr, 10am. Sat 14th Jul, 10am | £70.00

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

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Making Mondays - Arts Lab

Making Mondays - Arts Lab

  • Mon 23rd Apr, 12:30pm. Mon 30th Apr, 12:30pm. Mon 7th May, 12:30pm. Mon 14th May, 12:30pm. Mon 21st May, 12:30pm. Mon 4th Jun, 12:30pm. Mon 11th Jun, 12:30pm. Mon 18th Jun, 12:30pm. Mon 25th Jun, 12:30pm. Mon 2nd Jul, 12:30pm | £15.00

Fun and relaxing lunchtime workshops for both beginners and experienced artists with Sara Downham-Lotto. Guidance in playful experiments in drawing, painting and collage. A great chance to meet people and enjoy building creative confidence.

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After School Junior Arts Lab

After School Junior Arts Lab

  • Mon 23rd Apr, 4:30pm. Mon 30th Apr, 4:30pm. Mon 7th May, 4:30pm. Mon 14th May, 4:30pm. Mon 21st May, 4:30pm. Mon 4th Jun, 4:30pm. Mon 11th Jun, 4:30pm. Mon 18th Jun, 4:30pm. Mon 25th Jun, 4:30pm. Mon 2nd Jul, 4:30pm | £10.00

After school art club for 8-13 year olds with Sophy D’Angelo. Developing ideas and talents in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, students learn new skills and experiment with mixed media. The work created will be exhibited at Arts Lab in July.

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Do Be Do Be Do, The Touching Eye - Arts Lab

Do Be Do Be Do, The Touching Eye - Arts Lab

  • Sat 28th Apr 2018
  • 10am
  • £70.00

1 day workshop with Jonathan McCree. “Weaving together drawing, movement and film making, we will explore how artists and spectators make and experience art with their bodies, blurring distinctions between movement, dance and drawing."

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Arts Lab: Artists’ collective evenings

Arts Lab: Artists’ collective evenings

  • Tue 1st May, 5pm. Tue 5th Jun, 5pm. Thu 21st Jun, 5pm

Meet other artists over shared food for informal group discussion about your artwork and ideas.

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Arts Lab: Open studio days

Arts Lab: Open studio days

  • Wed 2nd May, 10am. Thu 3rd May, 10am. Fri 4th May, 10am. Wed 9th May, 10am. Thu 10th May, 10am. Fri 11th May, 10am. Wed 16th May, 10am. Thu 17th May, 10am. Fri 18th May, 10am. Wed 23rd May, 10am

Days welcoming drop-in visits to the Lab’s information area where you can find out more about the project.

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Arts Lab Exhibitions

Arts Lab Exhibitions

  • Fri 4th May, 10am. Sun 6th May, 10am. Tue 22nd May, 10am. Wed 23rd May, 10am. Thu 24th May, 10am. Fri 25th May, 10am. Sat 26th May, 10am. Sun 27th May, 10am. Mon 28th May, 10am. Tue 29th May, 10am

Exhibitions of drawings, paintings and sculpture by the various artists who work with pioneering Arts Lab project.

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Let's Talk About Art as Though it Mattered - Arts Lab Discussion

  • Sat 5th May 2018
  • 10am
  • £15.00

Guided informal discussion workshop with Stuart Voaden, with option to develop Arts Lab manifesto in the afternoon. The painting-filled studio of Arts Lab will prompt informal discussion around engaging with and understanding art.

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Sassy Second Saturdays - Arts Lab

Sassy Second Saturdays - Arts Lab

  • Sat 12th May, 10am. Sat 9th Jun, 10am. Sat 7th Jul, 10am | £30.00

For beginners and experienced artists. Colourful and lively immersive experience building creative confidence through drawing, painting and collage. With abstract artist Sara Downham-Lotto, make something beautiful to take away and meet new people.

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Arts Lab: Intergenerational afternoon of making and sensory play

Arts Lab: Intergenerational afternoon of making and sensory play

  • Sun 13th May, 12pm. Sun 10th Jun, 12pm. Sun 15th Jul, 12pm

An open-for-all afternoon of making and sensory play for all ages, abilities and members of the community.

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Family Day - Arts Lab

Family Day - Arts Lab

  • Sat 19th May, 10am. Sat 23rd Jun, 10am. Sat 21st Jul, 10am | £25.00

Open to all, this is an opportunity to make art work with your children, grandchildren or friends in a large artist studio with Sophy D’Angelo.

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What They Don't Tell You at Art College - Arts Lab

  • Tue 22nd May, 10am. Sat 30th Jun, 10am | £50.00

2 day art workshop run by Stephen Park to help you survive and flourish as an artist. About “action, creative flow, resilience and other animals, this is a compass of transformation” drawing on Stephen’s breadth of experience as artist and tutor.

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Paper Structures - Arts Lab

Paper Structures - Arts Lab

  • Sat 16th Jun 2018
  • 10am
  • £15.00

Two day workshop with Helen Snell. A chance to explore and develop a range of paper sculpture techniques, looking at net design, cutting, folding and joining to develop a piece of wearable sculpture. Participants create their own paper sculpture.

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Creatures in the Draw(ers) Workshop - Arts Lab

Creatures in the Draw(ers) Workshop - Arts Lab

  • Sun 17th Jun 2018
  • 10am
  • £30.00

Claudia Schmid and Diana Collins are artists who use the doodle and invented imagery in their practices. They invite you to join in the process of drawing, using creative methods to help unlock playful discovery.

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Exhibition: Junior Arts Lab

Exhibition: Junior Arts Lab

  • Mon 23rd Jul, 4:30pm. Tue 24th Jul, 10am. Wed 25th Jul, 3pm

Exhibition of work created by Sophy D’Angelo’s after school art club for 8-13 year olds Everyone welcome.

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