“Switchbook is an innovative collaboration, bringing together art educators from across Somerset, working side-by-side on a continuous sketchbook journey.”
Over 2020 we saw a community of 20 arts leaders, teachers and support staff from KS1-5 taking part in our postal sketchbook circle called Switchbook. Participants supported each other through the pandemic to produce some intimate sketchbook conversations, hone their skills and reconnect with the practice and core values of art education.
The sketchbooks demonstrate how collaborating in this way has helped develop confidence and skills for our Switchbook community, with a diversity of styles, techniques and responses evident in every sketchbook.
"I've really enjoyed switching off with it, once I was brave enough to get started, I could've gone on and on!"
The sketchbooks are on display at Hestercombe House as part of Hestercombe Gallery’s ‘Changing Atmospheres’ which also showcases artworks by nine unique artists, featuring painting, sculpture, film, performance and sound work, focusing on the natural environment and the self.
The exhibition is open to the public until 27th Feb 2022. So come to Hestercombe and these beautiful works of art.
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