Relief Sculpture with Neil Wood

2020-03-08T12:15:04+00:00June 13th, 2020||

Relief Sculpture is significant in the world of art, from ancient times to the present day and continues as a means of creative expression. This workshop will equip you with the skills and knowledge to create your own cast relief artworks- whether something from nature to something more geometric or abstract. Join experienced teacher and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Wildlife Drawing workshop with David Skidmore

2020-03-07T13:42:20+00:00June 12th, 2020||

Using graphite pencil, on hot press paper, with references supplied, we will work through initial drawing techniques, building tones to give a 3 dimensional feel, learning the importance of contrast between dark and light. Finally we will look at the details that finish off the piece. Have fun and work at a comfortable pace, suitable [...]

An Introduction to Botanical Art – Workshop with Ros Franklin

2020-03-06T14:30:14+00:00June 12th, 2020||

‘An Introduction to Botanical Art’ with RHS Gold Medalist Ros Franklin FLS in the beautiful surroundings of Dormy House. Come and explore the methods used in this traditional art form. You will be shown how to draw accurately, and how to create three-dimensional form using continuous gradational tone in graphite. You will also be introduced [...]