Category Archives: The Old Art Room

Tour Around The Old Art Room Studio

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Take the chance to see a virtual tour of the creative studio space of The Old Art Room in Swaffham. Take a private tour around this inspiring environment with creative director Jane Clark and be led through the magical ambience that inspires so many from innovative Textiles to ingenious printing and imaginative art work. The Old Art Room offers both the physical materials in the studio shop to kindling of inspiration in the workshop studio area. This is the first of our many videos of our studio hope you enjoy:))

Click Here For The Tour

Happy New Year

Nutcracker    Happy New Year to everyone!

2014 was such a creative year for us in the studio and seemed to go so fast. Thank you to everyone who played a part in the enjoyment of The Old Art Room Swaffham.

See what was created in The Art Room Studio HERE

See what was inspired and created by Christmas HERE

Hope you all have a creative 2015.

A New Year, a new creative calendar.

Best Wishes,


Art and Drawing Course

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I am always looking at ways to improve my art and this Summer came across a fantastic Art Course.‘The Secrets to Drawing Course’. It is an ideal way of improving or beginning to art, exploring  the different mediums, starting with the basics and developing skills. Easy to follow, lots of tips and also the reasons for doing certain marks or using certain mediums. Some of tips I also share with my students so it was nice to see Matt had included them in the techniques.

All via your computer or tablet, so its easy for us to stop and start and choose what we want to try each time. I had great fun gathering my equipment and ‘Going For It’. We all need to escape into our art and learn more each time, I certainly did. I love the playing!

The sessions cover the concepts of a technique, drawing, pen and ink, still life, using and image from a photo graph, wildlife, portraits and I was really impressed with the Pastel Session.

There are 5 hours of visual and inspirational tuition in 28 modules, accompanied by 26 ebooks with all the step by step and photos of ‘How To’.  The most complete short art course I have found and a must for skills. All for the cost of three of my sessions! So a real bargain.

To See the Course visit  Here

Vintage, Lace and Recycle


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Vintage Lace Pocket Wall Hanger

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February Inspiration in The Art Old Room is ‘Vintage, Lace and Recycle’.

The Art Piece above was made from a polystyrene Lace Pillow and recycled lining fabric and diamante brooch. It has made a great display in the studio and encouraged lots of Shabby Chic Flowers and sorting out of jewellery boxes.

See more displays HERE 

See The Old Art Room dressed ‘Vintage’ HERE

The Vintage Lace Pockets was inspired by a show wall tidy. A friend needed one to help keep her chair area tidy and the plastic one she had was looking well used and the pockets were starting to come away. I decided to make a fabric version and this is mine with lots of Vintage Lace and I made one for her and used her family lace too! We had great fun sorting out such beautiful old lace and using it on a practical but beautiful item to look at.

See more of my Vintage Lace Artworks HERE


See what is being created in The Old Art Room by students HERE


See my creations in my home studio HERE

Happy New Year

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Indian Braid and Jaipur TreasuresHappy New Year everyone.

The new creative year has started in full swing with Gill and I dressing The Art Room with all the wonderful treasures I brought in Jaipur. You can see a small selection in the photo above.  We went to India at the beginning of December 2013 with Jamie and Claire from Colouricous it was an amazing and extraordinary holiday!

See the video of our reviews of the holiday (I follow Lesley), the Hotel we stayed in and other interesting India inspiration HERE

See my sketchbook of what is wonderful memories HERE

Pop over and see what is happening in The Old Art Room HERE

The Old Art Room is open for all the classes from the 13th of December so pop in for inspiration and share. See workshop dates and information   HERE