Mural-Making with Antonia Black

2020-02-01T16:24:37+00:00June 13th, 2020|, , |

Join us in the marquee on the village green for a free drop-in mural-making family friendly art workshop with our wonderful Artist in Residence Antonia Black! No booking required and all ages and generations welcome This is a free family event in the lead up to our big family theatre event in the afternoon There [...]

Damien Hirst Style Youth Art Workshop: Artbase

2020-03-12T10:58:03+00:00June 13th, 2020|, |

Taking inspiration from Damien Hirst’s spin paintings, Artbase will help youngsters recreate his colourful masterpieces using pencil, poster paint and decoupage papers on a base of good quality cartridge paper. They will experiment with colour blending and different brush techniques to emulate the striking patterns and shapes. Returning to the festival after very popular art [...]

Arts & Crafts Gardens: Ursula Buchan & Marion Mako in conversation

2020-03-06T14:00:25+00:00June 12th, 2020|, |

Arts and Crafts Gardens: Ursula Buchan & Marion Mako in conversation How and why they developed and where to see them. This talk will take the form of a dialogue between Ursula Buchan, garden and social historian, and Marion Mako, garden historian and garden designer, accompanied by images of some Arts and Crafts gardens and [...]

50 Years of the National Portrait Gallery

2020-03-06T14:06:09+00:00June 12th, 2020||

A conversation between Sir Roy Strong, Director 1959-1973, and Nicholas Cullinan, Director since 2015. The collections of the National Portrait Gallery provide a fascinating commentary on British history and culture with images from Henry VIII to Judy Dench, addressing questions of identity and achievement and promoting engagement with portraiture in all media. In this lively [...]

Papercut workshop with Sarah Dennis

2020-03-06T14:12:46+00:00June 12th, 2020||

Paper cutting is a subtractive drawing process, using a craft knife to create negative space, allowing the remaining paper to appear as dynamic lines and shapes. The process of paper cutting is deeply therapeutic and relaxing. Removing shapes to reveal a design takes you into an almost meditative state that sharpens focus and calms the [...]

Stitched Landscape – Textiles Workshop with Ruth Parkinson-Johns

2020-03-07T13:35:02+00:00June 12th, 2020||

Ruth Parkinson-Johns is a local Textile artist and tutor who takes inspiration from her surroundings, the landscapes, wild flowers and the ever changing weather. On this workshop you’ll get the opportunity to experiment in creating your own piece of textile art - an abstract landscape using innovative techniques. You’ll colour and manipulate different materials to [...]

Making Artists Books – a taster session

2020-03-07T13:47:03+00:00June 12th, 2020||

A taster session with Patricia Henry and Stroud Artists Books Participants will be shown three types of blank book structures to make: one stitched, one single page and one folded and will be provided with a starter pack to reproduce these at home. Participants who also attend the printmaking workshop, or who have done so [...]

Papercut workshop with Sarah Dennis

2020-03-07T13:51:45+00:00June 12th, 2020||

Paper cutting is a subtractive drawing process, using a craft knife to create negative space, allowing the remaining paper to appear as dynamic lines and shapes. The process of paper cutting is deeply therapeutic and relaxing. Removing shapes to reveal a design takes you into an almost meditative state that sharpens focus and calms the [...]

Developing Sketchbooks with Nature as Artist with Julie Leach

2020-03-06T14:24:22+00:00June 12th, 2020||

A 2 day workshop for participants of any experience to relax and let nature take the creative strain. Working with printmaker Julie Leach, who collaborates with nature to make work, participants will engage outdoors as hunters and gatherers of nature’s own marks. Participants will use a broad range of print techniques to collect, curate and [...]

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