InspirED workshops at Stoke St Gregory School with artist Sean Harris, photo: Julie Meikle

SAW offers a wide variety of opportunities for InspirED schools through Somerset Art Works (SAW) Projects and Somerset Art Weeks - many opportunities are free of charge to subscribers.  Keep an eye out for our emails to make sure you don't miss out!

Opportunities for InspirED schools, Spring Term 2017

Kubla Khan Workshops

*Additional sessions available to book for 2017*
Christopher Jelley poet and creative technologist will be running FREE InspirED school workshops to celebrate the bicentennial publication of Coleridge’s poem Kubla Khan. Suitable for pupils age approx 10-13, to create short poetic word threads and rhythms of phrase which embrace Coleridge’s dissonant worlds.  2 free workshop days available to book, various dates available Spring 2017.

‘That has brought a tear to my eye, that was absolutely incredible.’
Teacher quote from Autumn workshops

For further details about the Kubla Khan workshops, to discuss booking and dates please contact


Unfamiliar Territories at Contains Art, Watchet, 05th – 29th May 2017

This exhibition of works by Jenny Graham and Sara Dudman RWA showcases their responses and interpretations of land, sky, sea, weather, environments, histories, places and people. The exhibition contrasts their experiences and encounters with coastal environments in Somerset and North Yorkshire.

Two x Free workshop days are available for InspirED schools led by artists Jenny Graham and Sara Dudman RWA, comprising a ‘walk and talk’ tour of the exhibition plus a practical workshop out on location or back at school. Various dates available in May. Can be adapted for all key stages. Workshops can include practical skills development including 2D, 3D or low-tech printmaking and also cross-curricular approaches in response to schools’ needs.

For further details contact

Sara Dudman’s Studio


Prospectus Young People – A new project for PRUs in Taunton

SAW’s project artist will work with a group of young people, offering  a number of creative taster sessions and opportunities to work in the new studio facilities at Bridgwater and Taunton College. Young people will have the opportunity to build their skills and confidence, develop making skills and explore how to use them. Free to InspirED PRUs in Taunton, Spring/Summer 2017.
For more details contact

Summer Term Offers

In the Summer term 2017 SAW can offer opportunities for schools and colleges to engage with our ‘Landscape of Objects’ project with contemporary craft workshops on offer at Forde Abbey and ‘Plein Air’ workshops at Barrington Court.  Free to InspirED subscribers, for further information contact Beccy Swaine

Prospect – Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2017
Saturday 23 September to Sunday 8 October

The 2017 Art Weeks Festival programme will take the theme ‘Prospect’ and promises to carry the momentum from previous years and bring excellent and innovative contemporary arts to the public. Encouraging collaboration and new work from our members, invited artists and curators, registration opens on the 12 January.

A helpline is provided by SAW to assist InspirED subscribers. 
For more information on any items above please contact Beccy Swaine 01458 253800