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We want to encourage more creative practice in the building at all times and have undergone structural changes to enable this. Workshops now run in the Round Tower, a beautiful listed building, originally used as a wool-drying tower. The ground floor has access for disabled visitors and the building has its own access.

These workshops are administrated by a group of exciting local artists and craftspeople who are keen to bring their expertise and inspirations to all age groups of Frome. The use of tea making facilities and toilet in the link-way corridor is included with the hire. It can be hired for one-off events and workshops or regular courses.

The Round Tower is available to rent please contact [email protected]

Linda Sandeman Jewellery and Yasemin Sweet Filigree

We are very excited to announce our new workshops for this year!

K E U M B O O - Make a pendant or pair of earrings in a day
Learn how to make a beautiful textured Keum boo pendant or earrings in a day. You will learn basic jewellery techniques as well as adding texture to silver and applying 24ct gold to silver. We are keeping groups small to spend more time with each student so places are limited. For more details about the workshops and how to book, please click here

F I L I G R E E - Make a drop pendant in a day
Learn how to make your own silver filigree pendant in one day. You will learn basic skills in the art of filigree making. Groups will be small to spend more time with each student so places are limited. For more details on future workshops and how to book, please click here


Bristol Skipchen-Sea of Humanity

On Sunday 1st May at 11am there will be a Storytelling and Q & A public outreach event.

On Saturday 30 April from 6- 7.30pm there will also be a creative facilitation workshop, exploring public perceptions around the refugee crisis and how they relate to domestic politics in the UK and EU.

All welcome

Young Open prize winners and workshop providers

As this year's Young Open exhibition comes to a close, a reminder of the prize winners and workshop providers- huge thanks to everyone involved with this and for making it such a successful exhibition!


Each winner receives a bespoke half-day workshop with a professional artist, this year the artists kindly donating their time are:
Jenny Ford - Print maker
Jenny Barton - Ceramics
Belinda Brownlee - Ceramics
Fiona Hingston - Textiles and drawing
Candace Bahouth - Mosaic
Suzie Gutteridge - Felt-making
Fiona Campbell - Wire sculpture
Duncan Cameron - Sculpture with found objects
Bronwen Bradshaw - Etching
Rosie Hart - Graphic design / website
Gladys Paulus - Felt sculpture
Mayumi Kaneko - Natural dyes for artwork
Sara Parsons - Drawing, painting, photography

For previous workshops click here

30th Anniversary
1000 Postcards Sale

Current Exhibition
Seamus Nicolson- From the Corner of my Eye

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