Black Swan Arts Events

Featuring events taking place in and around Black Swan Arts, including workshops, artist talks, panel discussions, art carboot and more…

Frome Drink and Draw logo

Frome Drink & Draw
Third Thursday of every month, 7.30-10.30pm
Entry is free, booking advised

Get your creative juices flowing with a night of sketching and socialising. Drink & Draw is exactly what it says it is. No experience needed, bring your pens and paper and enjoy a relaxed night in creative company.

Frome Drink & Draw is a chance for people to get together for a fun night of sketching and socialising. Whether you’re a professional looking to hone your drawing skills. An amateur artist looking for like-minded creatives. Or a complete beginner taking up a new hobby. This night is for everyone! You choose your own subject matter and bring your own supplies. There is no teaching and no no pressure to create a stunning artwork. What you will find is a fun and supportive environment where you can relax into your sketching with a drink.

Black Swan Cafe open late for snacks and drinks!

15 March | 19 April | 17 May | 21 June | 19 July

Book your free ticket…

Photograph showing Stephen Ives, watering can
Visual Arts South West logo
Visual Arts South West logo

Young People’s Workshop: Idea, Matter, Form?
Sat 17 March, 2.30-5pm
1st floor of Black Swan Arts
Entry £6.50 (materials charge), booking essential

In your daily life, you may come up with many exciting ideas, without knowing how to shape it into a form? This workshop provides an alternative space to experiment, talk about ideas and share experiences
‘Idea, Matter, Form?’ is aimed at young people aged 10+. It will run as part of BBC’s Get Creative event and Black Swan Arts Young Open exhibition. Led by Fiona Campbell (artist), Aya Kobayashi (curator) and Stephen Ives (Eastville Project Space). Combining art practices which interweave sculpture, audio and drawing- for participants to test their ideas
With emphasis on the creative process, the workshop is an opportunity to explore notions about materiality and to experiment with sculptural elements and sound. Combining found and reclaimed materials with technology. We provide materials including; electronic instruments, sequence mics, found and reclaimed sculptural components.
‘Idea, Matter, Form?’ is the third of a series to engage young people in creativity. Sponsored by Visual Arts South West.  It runs alongside Black Swan Arts Young Open, an exhibition which showcases a range of young people’s inspiring work.
Ticket cost covers materials.
One day jewellery making workshop One day jewellery making workshop

Jewellery Making Workshop | 1 Day

Whether you are new to jewellery making or just want to learn a new technique, this is a course for you.

Linda will guide you into designing your own pieces of jewellery and encourage you to creating something you really want to make from stacking rings, pendants, earrings, bangle, cufflinks…..and much more. You will learn basic jewellery making skills in a creative and fun setting and walk away with something special made by you.

This is a great gift for either yourself or someone creative.

2018 dates: 18 Mar, 15 Apr, 20 May, 24 Jun, 22 Jul, 26 Aug, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 18 Nov
For more details and how to book click here.

Silver workshop

Jewellery Making Workshop | Half Day

Indulge in 3 hours of pure jewellery making fun! Linda will guide you into designing and creating your own unique piece of jewellery using copper or silver…..or both! Make a pendant, a pair of earrings, bangle or ring. You will learn how to texture metal as well as basic jewellery making skills to shape and form your creation into a lovely piece of jewellery that you’ll be proud to wear. Gift Vouchers available.

2018 dates: 18 Feb, 25 Mar, 22 Apr, 13 May, 17 Jun, 15 Jul, 19 Aug, 9 Sept, 21 Oct, 11 Nov | Mornings: 10am – 1pm or Afternoons: 2pm – 5pm

For more details and how to book click here.

Filigree workshop

Filigree workshop – One Day ( 10:00 – 16:30 )

Yasemin runs Filigree Workshops in the Round Tower Gallery, Black Swan Arts in Frome, Somerset. This beautiful historic drying mill is now used as an art gallery and exhibition centre.

This one day beginners workshop provides an excellent introduction to this ancient wire shaping skill, teaching you all the key stages and processes of creating a pendant or earrings. No prior knowledge of jewellery making is necessary.

For more details and how to book click here.