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Taunton Arts School online workshops at the CICCIC ‘Something to help you paint the day in’ – Version 9

Version 9 updated  14/07/2020


‘Something to help you paint the day in’  The following links, helpful YouTube clips and ideas to help you develop your creative practice have been kindly put together by the various tutors who deliver the ‘Taunton Arts School’ workshops at CICCIC:


Printmaking:  Tutor Adam Grose is  a Master in Fine Art Contemporary Practice and a member of the RWA. An experienced tutor in exploring different print methods which allows the individual to develop his or her own style of printmaking. Here is a link to Adams support materials: 

Printmaking by Adam Grose – online resources and support


Life Drawing and Art for everyone : Tutor: Debbi Sutton, artist and teacher, has 20 plus years’ experience teaching at College and is an experienced carer.   Here are a number of links to Debbi’s support materials:

Life Drawing Classes with Debbi Sutton

Art for Everyone – Free Online Art Sessions

The Drawing room: Tutor: Tony Girardot is a very experienced professional artist with many accreditation’s who will help you to explore new ways of looking and approaching drawing. He has exhibited widely and has a friendly and insightful nature bringing you an accessible style to his tutoring.

Here is a link to Tony’s support materials to help you with your drawing:  

The Drawing Room 2020 support materials by Tony Girardot

Here’s a link to Janet and Chris’s online support materials for the painting and Drawing workshops: 

Painting and drawing workshops: Some online ideas by Janet Glynn-Smith and Chris Dart

Textiles: Co-hosted by tutors: Gary Mills & Joan Herrington.

Joan Herrington has over twenty-five years’ experience teaching Textiles and Fashion from students on further education courses, higher education level and latterly at adult education in private classes and workshops. Whilst initially she specialised in garment construction and pattern cutting, she found herself more and more drawn to textile and surface pattern design with a keen interest in hand stitching. Her work over the last ten years reflects this interest along with her love of old textiles and those from other cultures.

Click on the following link to read notes for Joan and Gary’s students on the course:A note from Joan for existing students on the course

Gary Mills BA Hons Design Fashion, PGCE.  After an extensive career that formerly started in the fashion & textile design industry, which progressed into the world of University academia becoming programme lead for fashion, textiles and surface design. Gary now pursues his passion in exploring his own practice and innovative style in his vast range of textile outcomes; but continues teaching privately those skills in creative textiles in all its many forms.

For ideas and inspiration click on the following link to the ‘Contemporary Textiles at CICCIC’, Facebook pages:





Photography: Tutor: Christian Silverton – https://www.christiansilverton.co.uk

Christian has worked as a photographer since leaving college at 17. He quickly gained experience at newspapers,  PR Agencies, marketing departments, photography studios and as a freelance with many outlets. Also managing a busy darkroom, studio for many years.

There aren’t many subjects he hasn’t photographed!

Christian has tutored autistic disabilities bringing out the creative talents of young actors.

School and college students with work placement.

Adults that after absence want to get back to work but this time round a creative work environment.

Developing many creative, experimental styles he soon found his niche in the fashion and music industry. Photographing many of the worlds leading designers and the most famous supermodels such as Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. Enjoying enormously the opportunity to photograph the incredible rise of the Manchester music scene. And later the likes of The Prodigy, Jools Holland, Alesha Dixon, Tynchy Stryder, Judge Jules & Jaguar Skills.

Human interest, fashion and lifestyle is my current focus as a working professional. Although many assignments this year seem to have been food and drink related.


Life-drawing Live from Atelier Art Classes by Nick Leavey. – http://nick-leavey.com/about


Atelier Art classes is an Australian Brisbane based Art School. The Atelier was established in order to offer classical training for visual artists, which it has done successfully for the past ten years.


The Atelier is now offering Live pay per view life drawing sessions on Wednesday (Tutored) and Thursday (Untutored) evenings from 6.30pm -8.00pm Brisbane time (9.30am -11.00am GMT). On Wednesdays our tutors will be offering instruction on how to render the form and anatomy through a variety of poses, whilst Thursdays offer a succession of poses ranging from 3 minutes up to 25 minutes long. : To join in click on the following link : https://www.atelierartclasses.com/class-timetable


There is some free material too, which will give you an opportunity to sample our output before committing yourself to purchasing your place at an event.


As our confidence in this type of streaming grows, we will be adding live and recorded sessions focusing on a wide range of genres and mediums.  and will also enable us to provide a growing number of teachers teaching in a variety of languages, accessible from all time zones.


If you are interested in joining these online sessions, click through to https://www.atelierartclasses.com for more details.

Watch this space for updates.


We do hope you will find something here that will help you ‘Paint in the day’ and develop your creative practice.

The tutors and CICCIC team look forward to seeing you again soon and all the amazing work you have produced over this rather unique and challenging time. Keep safe and enjoy creating.

Best Wishes The CICCIC Team

PS As soon as we receive advice from the government that we can re-open our doors for the continuation of our art workshops, live music and performances  we will let you know. Please feel free to share this page to friends and family.

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