Zoom Networking Events

When: Friday 21st May

Who: Moderated by Charlie Collins

What: Inspiring your practice

To receive the zoom link for the event please email [email protected]

Next zoom social: 21st May - Inspiring your Practice.

Live Interviews on Instagram

Who: Pentimento

When: Saturday  15th May 2021 10.30am

Where:  Instagram (live) and Facebook (later)

Caroline Hewitt and Jaki Darlington's work is underpinned by a mutual love of the animal world. They specialise in distinctive hand-built ceramics, producing character driven animal sculpture, wood mounted British birds and have developed a collection of hand-made tiles.

Pentimento are interviewed live by Andrea Joseph 

Artists Video - Terry Baker - Kate Greatorex - Andrea Joseph

A look around the Studios of

Terry Baker manipulates original photographic images. The end-product is a fine art ink-jet print using archival inks offered in limited edition series.

Kate Greatorex @Wiseheart Textiles is a hand weaver, spinner and textile artist working in New Mills. Kate pays homage to the local craft of hand dyed, and tailored New Mills tweed.

Andrea Joseph is an award-winning illustrator from Port Talbot living and working in the Peak District. Driven by a relentless desire to sketch she has evolved from ball points to paints and stains.

Where: On this website:

Also on our YouTube channel:


Weekly: Live Interviews on Instagram

Who: Diane Daley

When: Saturday 3rd April 2021 10.30am

Where:  Instagram (live) and Facebook (later)

Find out what a pique-assiette artist does on Saturday Morning at 10.30 as Diane Daley discusses how she designs, nips, shapes, sommths, grouts, polishes and finishes. Diane will be interviewed by David Lowther.

Monthly Zoom Networking Events

When: Friday 16th April 7.00 to 8.30pm

Who: Moderated by Charlie Collins

What: In the Sketchbook

The sketchbook is a place to experiment, test ideas and make mistakes. So, for our April zoom social, we’ll be exploring the sketchbook and how to use prompts to inspire a daily drawing practice.
The eight prompts we will be using on the night include: April, Sunlight, Animal, Connect, Explore, Myself, Home and Distract. If you have time before the event, we encourage you to have a think about the prompts and what springs to mind when you read them.
For this event you will need a sketchbook (or 8 + sheets of paper of any size), a selection of basic art materials such as pencils, pens, paints, or a selection of materials in your preferred medium. You’re also welcome to bring along any sketchbooks or sketches you’d like to share with the group.

To receive the zoom link for the event please email [email protected].

Next zoom social: 21st May - Inspiring your Practice.

Zoom Networking Events

3rd Friday of each month, 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Moderated by Charlie Collins of "No Jobs in the Arts"

15th January - The Portrait Social
An evening of drawing and sketching on zoom. Bring a drink, your preferred materials and join us for some timed portraits and drawing challenges. Artists will be encouraged to draw each other throughout the event, so access to a camera for the event would be useful - if you're feeling camera-shy, pets are welcome as models instead!

19th February - From My Window
19th March - Practice Disasters
16th April - The Sketchbook
21st May - Inspiring your Practice

Interview Shout Out .... with Andrea Joseph

Hello DoArts class of 21!!

This is a shout out to all artists. We're looking for anyone who'd like to be interviewed during our online campaign. From January onwards we'll be carrying out interviews with Derbyshire artists to be broadcast on our website and socials including Instagram, Facebook and You Tube.

Do you have any news you'd like to share about your work? Any upcoming events or workshops that you'd like to promote? We're here to help you do that! With thousands of followers and subscribers this is a great opportunity to engage with a wider audience and get our news out to all of Derbyshire Open Arts friends and followers.

Don't really have any big news? No worries. We'd still like to chat to you about your practice, what creating art means to you and how it helped you survive 2020! Drop us an email or message us on Facebook and Insta and one of our team will be in touch. We're looking forward to hearing from YOU!