Art and Design

Celebration of Cranes workshop at North Curry School, photo: Davina Jelley

Celebration of Cranes workshop at North Curry School, photo: Davina Jelley

InspirED Visual Arts delivery is led by Somerset Art Works (SAW), the only countywide agency dedicated to developing visual arts and craft. SAW are committed to supporting the development of young people’s artistic talent, as well as building relationships between schools and the community.

SAW brings together an offer for InspirED schools which includes:

  • Opportunities for collective participation
  • Creative opportunities to support the curriculum
  • Opportunities for personal progression routes

We have a variety of ongoing projects and a wealth of experienced participatory artists who work with us.

Do you have project ideas you would like help realising, or want to take part in SAW’s ongoing project programme?

Use the InspirED contact page to get in touch, or go to the Somerset Art Works website for up to date information.

Opportunities for InspirED Schools
Spring / Summer  2018

2018 – 100 Year Commemoration of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

In 2018 SAW will be celebrating 100 years of women’s suffrage with opportunities for schools to get involved in artist workshops and events.  Please register your interest by contacting Beccy Swaine

A Landscape of Objects – En Plein Air 

Artist Workshops in the Spring / Summer Terms
A SAW offer for InspirED subscribing schools, a number of FREE and subsidised artist workshops are available

The opportunity to experience ‘en plein air’ working,  impressionistic styles of mark-making are explored,  involving close observation of nature, really looking and using all the senses to gain an understanding of working outdoors and the particular rewards and challenges this brings.

We can adapt for primary, secondary, SEN, FE.
Contact for more information and booking.

Somerset Art Weeks, Open Studios 15 – 30 September 2018
Showcasing a broad-ranging programme of contemporary visual arts and craft in more than 200 locations across Somerset. Free education resources will be available from June 2018, designed to help schools obtain maximum benefit from the event.
Link to the 2017 Education Resources for reference.



A helpline is provided by SAW to assist InspirED subscribers. For more information on any items above please contact Beccy Swaine 01458 253800