Artists open their doors to reveal tricks of their trade
A collection of Bath artists opened their studio doors at the weekend so people could see them work and find out more about the creative process.
The Bath Artists' Studios, in Upper Bristol Road, invited visitors into the building for three days of exhibitions, demonstrations and classes.
More than 50 resident artists took part in the event, giving people the opportunity to chat to them, commission work and take part in workshops.
There were also refreshments provided by catering firm Crumbawumba, an exhibition by Bath-based art- buying website Artolo and performances by folk musicians Tim Graham and Rachel Hall.
City artist David Cobley, who founded the studios in 1996, said the aim was to interact with the public and show them more about the work they did.
He said: "Open Studios is a great opportunity for us as artists to invite people into our working world, giving them an insight into who we are, and how and why we make the art we do."
The studios are now preparing for a number of events over the next few months, including an expert panel debate entitled What's the Point of Drawing? on October 4, at 7.30pm, and The Big Draw drop-in workshop on October 20, from 11am to 4pm.
There will also be an exhibition in November, as well as a Christmas market in December.
To find out more about the studios, as well as upcoming events, go to www.bathartists studios.co.uk.