Award -winning artist and tutor Frances Hatch:  Festival Artist in Residence 2018

‘…that’s the real value and privilege of my practice:  I linger in landscape (it doesn’t have to be landscape of course) – and in that attentive ‘hanging around’ more and more of the epxerience will reeal itself.  I know that for as long as I can be present to it – that vivid complexity will grow and grow.’

June Multitude – Frances Hatch


Exhibition: SHEET MUSIC FOR SUMMER – Painting of landscape, dance and music making 

23rd June to 23rd July

Kindly hosted by Bridge House, Beaminster

Private Preview:  Friday 22nd June, 6-8pm

Kindly hosted by Kitson & Trotman Solicitors  and Trustees of Beaminster Festival

Workshop:  FRIDA KHALO – Tree of Hope – Paint with the tools and colours of your imagination 

Tuesday 26th June, 2-4pm at Bridge House, Beaminster: Cost £30 (tea & cake included)

A playful, thoughtful exploration of what a ‘tree of hope’ might look like for each participant.  Frances will guide and support the development of ideas as we create our individual ‘Trees of Hope’.  We will take as our starting point a painted page from a diary by Frida Khalo (this remarkable Mexican artist is featured in Friday’s concert)

Suitable for all levels of experience or none.  Paints, paper and materials will be provided. Wear an apron/old clothes


Thursday 28th June, 2-5pm at Bridge House Beaminster:  Cost £30 (tea and cake included)

The group will walk round the corner to the rich and varied opportunities afforded by the gardens of John & Jenny Makepeace.  We will use a sketchbook to respond with drawn and painted marks over the afternoon.  On our return to Bridge House we will share our experience over tea and cake. Suitable for those with little or lots of plein air experience.  No ‘polished’ works expected.

*Call to check what materials are needed

To attend workshops, please book directly with Frances Hatch


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