Art Raft - Creative Workshops

Art Raft - Creative Workshops

Green Hill Arts is supporting Art Raft for Health, an arts-based project to help local older people who are living with dementia or social isolation.

Art Raft is facilitated by Melinda Schwakhofer and supported by Maya Holmes.

Melinda has a background in Counselling Psychology and a deep interest in the positive influence of creativity on mental health.

The 90-minute sessions are held on Wednesday mornings at Moretonhampstead Health Centre from 10.30-12.00.

Each session is loosely structured to encourage individual expression.  Each participant is given the space to socialise and explore their own creativity at their own pace, in their own way. 

Sessions include gentle dance/exercise, cognitive stimulation, singing and music making, creative activity, and listening to music, poetry and stories.

Contact Melinda 01647 440971 for more information.


‘The murderer’s gift: a visual history of Doccombe Manor’

‘The murderer’s gift: a visual history of Doccombe Manor’

How did the most notorious murder of the Middle Ages affect the lives of a community in the north-east corner of Dartmoor for over 800 years? The Exhibition will tell the fascinating story of Doccombe Manor from its dramatic origins to its part in winning a world war.

Part of the HLF funded ‘Moor than Meets the Eye’ project, it will showcase the results of three years’ research by Moretonhampstead History Society into the manor’s ample archives, its buildings and the archaeology of Mardon Common, and its role in the building of England’s last castle.

Life Drawing Session - SOLD OUT

Life Drawing Session - SOLD OUT

Join our supportive untutored sessions. Whether you are experienced at Life Drawing or just starting out, do come, join in and draw with us.

We have easels, paper, wonderful models, a friendly atmosphere – everything to make a potentially challenging day productive and enjoyable.

Our classes are held in the Parish Hall opposite the gallery.

Life Drawing Day - Feb 2019 - SOLD OUT
from 25.00
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Moth Making - 5 week decorative needle felting course

Moth Making - 5 week decorative needle felting course

5 weeks of 1.5 hr classes with Artist Angharad Barlow

Starting on Thursday 7 March (next 14th, 21st, 28th and 4th April).

Sessions run from 6.00 - 7.30 pm

Week 1: Learning decorative needle felting techniques and different surfaces and types of materials.

Week 2 & 3: Surface decoration and embellishment -  learning how to customise your favourite woolen jacket, jumper or even blanket or cushion cover with a moth.  Perfect technique for mending moth holes with moths! Bring a favourite item and give it a new lease of life with embellishment…perfect for covering holes, marks and stubborn stains.

Week 4 & 5: Moth in a Box: Learn how to needle felt a 3-D moth of your choice in a wall mountable frame

All Materials, equipment and box frame included.

No sewing experience necessary!

£60 block booking includes all materials and a box frame for final piece!

Workshop runs from Green Hill Arts - Tea and coffee provided! All Welcome

John Danvers - Mind, Mountain & Marking Time

John Danvers - Mind, Mountain & Marking Time

This exhibition of recent drawings and paintings explores two interrelated themes: landscape and states of order juxtaposed against organic processes of growth, decay, chance and change.  

John Danvers is an artist, writer and poet whose work is rooted in contemplative enquiry, drawing on over 50 years of Zen Buddhist practice: “my work is quiet and harmonic, employing the simplest of materials (graphite, ink, pigment and water). In some drawings, closely observed details of rocks, trees and plants are accompanied by abstract marks and washes – to evoke the way we focus on small things that catch our eye, set against the broad sweep of hills, mountains and sky. In other works, the passage of time is marked by repeated strokes of graphite over which other forms, signs and words are built up in layers – reminiscent of the inner landscape of our mind, the endless motion of remembering, thinking, imagining and sensing.”

Open Exhibition 2019

Open Exhibition 2019

Green Hill Arts is delighted to be working with Devon Life magazine again, in our ‘open to all’ arts and crafts competition taking place this summer.

This exhibition will offer EVERYONE the opportunity to take part in a professionally curated show at the Gallery, showcasing work in ANY medium.


 As always, we look forward to seeing the excellent surprises that the ‘Open’ always produces – so on, give it a whirl……

Online submissions will open at midday on Friday 29 March 2019 and the deadline is midnight on 24 May 2019. £16 per submission (3 pieces per submission and 5 pieces if Jewellery).

Judges to be announced SOON!