As part of an ongoing series that aims to connect growing business and individuals in Worthing, each year Colonnade House hosts several Professional Development Weeks that encompass a variety of events designed to share and build skills. This September, Colonnade House is collaborating with local businesses to host a range of informative and engaging digital session that aim to provoke conversation and advance creative careers.

Some events are free of charge but please follow the links for more information;

Monday 14/09/20


Ink Painting Workshop with Nicky Bell – CANCELLED

10.30 – 12.30 // £25 per person

Enjoy the art of free flowing ink and water painting in this fun workshop using Sumi techniques with local artist Nicky Bell.

Follow the link in the title or email Nicky at:


Tuesday 15/09/20


Michelle Dawson – Ink Drawing Workshop 

11.00 – 13.00 // Price £15


14.00 – 16.00 // Price £15

Join Artist Michelle Dawson to learn how she makes ink drawings of flowers and plants.

She will show you how to lightly sketch the outline in pencil and share useful tips on how to draw the shapes of flowers and leaves.

Follow the link in the title for more information or email Michelle at:


How to: Smartphone Photography

Digital and social media skills are now needed more than ever.

As part of Colonnade House’s Professional Development Week, we have put together an easy to follow film on how to get kick started in the photography world – filled with all sorts of tips and tricks so you can begin to showcase your artwork, craft or products to it’s full potential.

This session is aimed for absolute beginners so we will run through simple steps on how to make the most out of your smartphone camera.

Our video will premiere at 20.15 on 15/09/2020 on our Youtube channel. Be sure to join in then as there will be a live chat where you can ask questions.




Wednesday 16/09/20


One Bum Cinema Club Zoom Interview

View on Youtube // Premiere at 20.15

Back in May, we sat down with the creators of One Bum Cinema Club alongside friends and animators Persistent Peril and Laurie Rowan. This Worthing venture has been growing fast at a time when animation is just getting more and more exciting. Join in for all things animated.





Thursday 17/09/20

Smartphone Photography Surgery Sessions


After you’ve seen our ‘How to’ session, why not put that knowledge to the test?

Richard and Joe are on hand as your ‘Smartphone Photography Doctors’ for bookable surgery sessions. Bring in your artwork, product and we’ll show you how to make the most out of your pocket sized camera. You can even try out different photography techniques on a still-life that we have pre-prepared.

Please bring your smartphone along with you.

Book your FREE time slot.


Films on the Gallery Wall

View on Youtube // Premiere at 18.00

It feels like only yesterday when we hosted our third mini film festival here at Colonnade House and other pop-up venues across Worthing. Relive Films on the Gallery Wall during our live premiere of the 2020 event recap.


Friday 18/09/20

Arts Council Project Grant Webinar

View on Youtube // Premiere at 18.15

In August, we hosted a live webinar with Arts Council England.

National Lottery Project Grants supports thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations. Until April 2021, the fund will focus on the needs of smaller independent organisations and individual practitioners, so watch this pre-recorded session to find out what’s new and different from the scheme as it was previously.

Watch it again to relive the Project Grants advice session with Davina Christmas, Relationship Manager at Arts Council England.