Welcome to the 'Shallal Sketchbooks'; an exciting and innovative way to get your art exhibited.
Shallal Sketchbooks focus is on inclusion and diversity, the sharing of working processes and the benefits of making art accessible to all.
How it works:...
Joining up couldn't be easier; Just request a sketchbook then you paint, draw, cut, paste, write, photograph, play and imagine in its pages; when you send back the completed book we will exhibit it!
In addition one artist a month has the opportunity to blog on our site, headlining their work and inspiring the rest of us...
Some feedback so far.....
"Doing the sketchbook made me feel free."
"A fascinating & diverse selection of wonderful art & musings, so enthralled we signed up."
" I loved the sketchbooks, so beautiful & thought provoking."
We believe in inclusive accessible arts and so offer free sketchbooks as well as encouraging donations, but our funding is ending soon, so we really need as many pledgers or donations as possible to keep Shallal Sketchbooks running.
The sketchbooks are returned and are stored it in our travelling library.
The project is lead by Shallal Studios and supported by Falmouth Art Gallery. So far it has reached over 15,000 people throughout Cornwall and beyond through social media, exhibitions and community workshops. Shallal Sketchbooks has proved itself to be hugely popular and is much in demand.
It was generously funded by FEAST Cornwall and Falmouth Art Gallery, however from this summer it will need new funding to continue and develop it, which is why we are asking for your help!
Thank you for taking the time to see what Shallal Sketchbooks is about. Please donate if you can
From all at Shallal Studio's and on behalf of the participants and audience that have and will benefit from Shallal Sketchbooks.
Many thanks for your generosity
Shallal is an inclusive arts charity based in Cornwall celebrating diversity, ability and community. For over 25 years Shallal has been pioneering accessible arts particularly for those who need a supportive environment. With a dance theatre company at it's centre, Shallal today offers visual artist studio residencies, workshops and ongoing groups.