We welcome members and non-members to all of our workshops, which are listed below.

To attend any of the events, unless otherwise specified, please contact Penny Brown on 01300 320905 or email ( All workshops are suitable for beginners and improvers. Fees for workshops will be £40.00 per day for members of SWSBA and £50.00 per day for non-members. For weekend workshops fees will be £80.00 and £100.00 respectively.


29th Feb 2020 | Winter Twigs & Spring Growth Workshop

Workshop at Stoke St. Mary Village Hall, near Taunton. TA3 5BY
Roger Reynolds (Institute for Analytical Plant Illustration) will be speaking on plant growth.


21st Mar 2020 | Spring Flowers at Heligan

Workshop at the Saw-pit Studio, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall
As a tribute to Mally Francis and her excellent teaching, SWSBA is running one last workshop led by one of her most successful pupils, Laura Silburn.


25th Apr 2020 | Sketchbook Workshop with Helen Allen

Workshop at Stoke St. Mary Village Hall, near Taunton. TA3 5BY
Exploring the artist's use of the sketchbook.


27th Jun 2020 | White Flowers in Coloured Pencil with Linda Hampson

Workshop at Stoke St. Mary Village Hall, Taunton. TA3 5BY
Exploration of painting white on white.


5th Sep 2020 | Annual General Meeting

SWSBA Annual General Meeting at Barrington Village Hall, Main Street, Barrington, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 0JE


26th Sep 2020 | SWSBA Annual Exhibition at RHS Garden

Exhibition at Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon. EX38 8PH
Our 2020 exhibition will be at RHS Garden Rosemoor in North Devon. It will run for two weeks and three weekends.


24th Oct 2020 | Illuminated Letters with Rosa Parsloe

Stoke St. Mary Village Hall, near Taunton. TA3 5BY
Studying the Lombardic style letter for decoration.