• Artist Natasha Hayball
  • SMArt workshop participant painting on canvas
  • SMArt workshop participant focusing on the portrait subject

Portraiture with Natasha Hayball

Community volunteers of all ages make a big difference to the lives of others. Natasha Hayball's portrait workshops helped people learn new techniques and take part in a celebration of how volunteers contribute to the quality of life in our community. As part of the Celebrating Volunteers project.

With funding from the Arts Council of England and Sid Valley Help, a local voluntary and community umbrella organisation, we collaborated with South West Art for their Summer School in August 2023.

Sidmouth School of Art created a programme of work to help to harness through art, the spirit of volunteering in Sidmouth. The portrait workshops were part of our celebrating volunteers in our community and the artworks will go on to make up a final piece to be displayed on Sidmouth Wallspace, our public gallery space overlooking Ham East car park in Sidmouth.

Natasha ran two free portraiture sessions on the August 7-8 at South West Art, Sidmouth. 

About the Artist  

Tash is an Artist/Illustrator who works in a variety of forms; from painting and printmaking, to sculpture and installation. Tash explores themes of childhood and the feeling of home which are heavily inspired by everyday life. Tash utilises the familiarity of personal everyday images, to create simplified, yet playful observations that capture “every child” through a variety of forms. Follow @tash.illustrates or contact for more info.

Arts Council logo black on white We are grateful for the funding support for this project from ACE and Sid Valley HELP