Workshops are a way to extend our skills, refine our art-making and stimulate new art-making practices. Our workshops foster an appreciation of each others’ art-making in the presence of expert guidance from the tutor.

Members have priority booking.

For more information contact the workshops coordinator at:


COVID update – Committee support for full vaccination

The BAS studio is still closed but at the next Committee meeting on October 9th we will be considering ways we can safely open up, assuming that the government’s target of 70% full vaccination has been met. In line with government restrictions on freer access being given only to those with full vaccination, all participants in workshops and studio groups, as well as tutors, life models and casual use members must provide evidence of their double vaccinated status if using the studio or attending workshops.

Should workshops be able to run in October and November 2021,  COVID19 precautions will be in place. Details are on the application forms. 




DATES: Wednesdays from 2.30-5.30pm running for 5 weeks – 20th and 27th October and 3rd , 10th and 17th November.

Because the workshop may need to be rescheduled due to COVID restrictions, payment will not be required until a week before the first session. This information will be on the application form and on the email that confirms your application has been received.



Starting with an exploration of the human structure and proportions, this course will take you through the process of developing sculptures based on the human body. You will begin by making rapid ‘sketches’ in clay, learning to work loosely with the material. Clara will encourage you to look at the model from every angle, referencing multiple perspectives. From these initial sketches you will work up to more refined figures in a variety of poses, while learning how to represent balance, size, weight and shape.

As the course progresses Clara will guide you through the process of developing the form towards abstraction, playing with the basic ‘building blocks’ to create pieces that have their own tension, drama and interest. You will learn to understand the relationships between shape, balance and proportion, enabling you to extrapolate from figurative representations of the body to create pieces that are sculptural and imaginative.

Sadly we have had to CANCEL THIS WORKSHOP

  • Margarita Samson, Material Happiness: From Recycling to Sculpture workshop is organised for the weekend of 20th -21st November. Detailed information about this workshop will go up on the website in October with application forms.

Given the current lockdown and restrictions, the workshops may have to be rescheduled for 2022