Visual Arts Workshops

Theme - The Mask Sessions

Arts Taunton through their Tyca festival are delighted to present a series of online visual arts masterclasses delivered by Go Create. This digital resource will take participants through a creative journey, exploring ideas and producing new and exciting artworks.
The theme of Masks reflects the new future that we all face as we move slowly out of lockdown.
A mask conceals something from view – it can be worn to disguise, to protect, hide, amuse or to frighten others. It may be something we “metaphorically” wear to present ourselves to the world, but use to hide what we really think or feel…
This series of four related (but stand-alone) ‘workshop starters’ are here to hopefully enable creative journeys to be begun, ideas to be explored and new and exciting artworks to be produced…
Participants will be invited to share their work online and potentially in an exhibition space later on in the year.

About the Workshops

These workshops are aimed at young people from 10 years upwards and may interest students studying art and familiar with the creative process. Workshops are also suitable for any young people wanting a welcome break from other areas of study. There will be ideas sheets/plans downloadable on the website to accompany the videos and further guide the students through the process.

The set of 4 video workshops, have a separate focus on a particular aspect of the overall theme of “Masks” and will be delivered along with guidance through the creative process. The sessions will work through exploring and refining ideas, experimenting with materials as well as suggesting relevant artists’ work to investigate.
Each online class has an estimated run time of 55 minutes (with pauses for their activities included) and will be followed with a "webinar" on Zoom. These Zoom sessions are for participants to ask questions to Liz and Jenny, share work-in progress pieces and receive feedback. These sessions will follow rigorous safeguarding procedures managed by Arts Taunton.
The first two sessions are offered during term-time whilst the second two are in the school holiday period. The term-time sessions are followed by two separate "webinars" – one during school hours and one evening session. The school hours session will be for participating schools only whilst the evening session will be for anyone under the age of 25. 
The second two sessions are in the holidays and designed for both keyworker groups and holiday provision and any young person that wants to sign up.Workshops will go live on Arts Taunton's You Tube Channel at 11am on dates stated and participants can register for both the FREE Workshops and feedback sessions below.

About Go Create Artists 

Jenny Keogh and Liz Hutchin are directors of Go Create CiC, providing creative activities throughout the Taunton area, whilst striving tirelessly to make ‘The Arts’ accessible to all. 
Jenny is a painter, inspired by nature, colour and growth, who manipulates paint using unorthodox methods to create colourful work in a range of scale.
Liz is a former teacher working in anything from fine detail watercolour to large-scale wall-art and everything in between! Painting, printing, textiles and clay…

Illustration

Liz Hutchin

Illustration

Jenny Keogh

Dates and Bookings

Each workshop is different. To book simply click on the Book now button where you will be taken to Eventbrite to book your place.

  • 08

    July

    Visual Arts Workshops

    Workshop 1 – ‘The Functional Mask’ – design/make a mask for a specific purpose - to protect, to disguise, to amuse or to frighten… 
    Explore and develop ideas through investigations, sketches, research into relevant artists’ work. Be inspired to collect images, refine ideas and plan a playful design for a welder’s mask, or a face-covering to reflect your personality!

    Live Webinar/Q & A Feedback 

  • 22

    July

    Visual Arts Workshops

    Workshop 2 - ‘The Cultural Mask’ – create artwork - painting, printing, sculpture or textiles inspired by cultural masks from around the world and artists work… 
    Study forms of masks and embellishments used around the world, learn about the symbolism behind masks in certain cultures and combine these with media experimentation and paint techniques to produce exciting artwork.

    Live Webinar/Q & A Feedback 

    FREE Online










    FREE Online4pm

  • 5

    August

    Visual Arts Workshops

    Workshop 3 - ‘Beneath the Mask’ – create a series of drawings, photographs, or prints - inspired by the facial expression of emotions… 
    Explore through artists work and facial study, how art can portray, even draw out hidden emotions…discover the work of artists ahead of their times and consider stereo-typing and its portrayal in art.

    Live Webinar/Q & A Feedback 

    FREE Online

    11:00 - 12:00









    FREE Online4pm

  • 19

    August

    Visual Arts Workshops

    Workshop 4 - ‘Freedom from the Mask’ – create artwork in your choice of media, inspired by the freedom to be who/what you really are. 
    Pull together elements from the previous three sessions to create artwork in the media or mixed media of your choice. Your artwork will be your expression of the ‘you’ facing the world after lockdown. Will you still wear a mask, or will you show the world your true self?The choice is yours. 

    Live Webinar/Q & A Feedback 

    FREE Online

    11:00 - 12:00












    FREE Online 4pm