Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Teignbridge DFAS Delight at Young Arts Project Award

The South West Region of The Arts Society has awarded a grant of £750 to Teignbridge Decorative and Fine Arts Society (TDFAS) which is affiliated to The Arts Society.

This will be used as part of our Young Arts initiative. TDFAS are supporting this year’s Shaldon Festival outreach programme, an exciting opportunity for 40 students aged between thirteen and sixteen years to work with the Bath Philharmonic Orchestra.

Over the course of five days the Bath Philharmonia’s Creative Learning Team, including the Musical Director Jason Thornton and Principle Cellist Miriam Lowbury, will be working with pupils from Teignmouth Community and Orchard Manor Schools to create a ‘concerto’ from scratch. The finished work will be performed at a:

Free lunchtime concert in St Peters Church, Shaldon at 1pm on the Thursday 20th June. Please come and support.




The project: Italian inspired printing

KS2 pupils are using the grant to undertake a project which was inspired by Italian architecture using ideas from Renaissance artists to inspire their sketching. From these sketches they will then produce string printing cards from some detail they have found on a part of the architecture they have sketched.

They will be given the experience of working with an artist to create their own individual piece of lasting art, by printing their designs onto fabric.

The grant will enable the school to purchase printing equipment and provide instruction from a professional artist to work alongside the teacher who will then use these skills to work alongside other classes so that the whole school benefits from the project.


NADFAS provides children and young people with exciting opportunities to get involved in creative arts activities. Our work with young people builds a lasting enthusiasm for the arts and an awareness of arts heritage and its conservation. Young Arts opportunities are organised by individual Societies. Some Societies have on-going Young Arts Groups while others fund one-off Young Arts Projects.

Young Arts Groups

Young Arts Groups are Society based. Volunteers organise regular arts related activities for members aged 8-18. Young Arts Groups usually meet about once a month and a typical programme might include practical, creative workshops and gallery visits.

Young Arts Projects

NADFAS Societies conduct a wide range of Young Arts Projects ranging from running arts awards to funding artists in residence in primary schools.