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Calendar of Events
November 24, 2017
September 26, 2017
Work alongside Liz with an introduction to digital drawing and painting on your iPad or iPhone. This workshop for a maximum of 10 people, will be based on board ‘Birdswood’ on the Cromford Canal.
September 23, 2017
Spend a day with experienced tutor Liz Wellby to de mystify the process of printing. You will be introduced to a number of experimental techniques in monoprinting, which will start you on a new, creative journey.
September 12, 2017
Working from images of your choice, this one day workshop will introduce you to lino cutting and printing. This is the perfect taster for this addictive print process and will leave you wanting to do more once you are home.
July 25, 2017
PDA members come together to present a group exhibition at The Nicholson Institute in Leek.
July 21, 2017
Browse and buy from a huge range of outstanding art and design direct from PDA’s members at our award winning annual exhibition. Enjoy our popular talks and demonstrations and unique Artists Original Postcard Raffle.
May 27, 2017
Ten PDA members come together at the Haybarn, Beechenhill farm to take part in the annual Derbyshire Open Arts weekend.
April 27, 2017
A one day workshop investigating creative ways of using colour when drawing.
April 7, 2017
Come and learn the tricks and techniques that can be used to build layers of subtle off white colours to create realistic everyday clouds in blue skies. Sandra Orme is one of the UK’s leading pastel artists and workshop leaders. Clients include The Ashmolean Museum and Unison Soft Colour Pastels.
March 10, 2017
Create beautifully subtle or dramatic skyscapes using Unison Pastels on Clairefontaine Pastel Mat. Pastels are the perfect medium for these kind of skies.
Sandra Orme is one of the UK’s leading pastel artists and workshop leader. Clients include The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Workshops take place in her stunning new studio in Buxton, Peak District.