July Workshops


Garden Gate Rugby, 44 Regent St, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2PS
Childrens Workshop – Domed Treasure Token £12.50 per child
July 12th 10 – 12am
Create a beautiful treasure token using recycled materials and flowers, and presented in a clear dome or box. All materials provided, children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential, please call 01788 567488

Enchanting Wedding Favour Dome – £18.50 per person
July 12th 1.30 – 3.30pm
This workshop explores how to use recycled materials from broken bits of jewellery and fairy lights to dried flowers, with wires and stitch, to create a personalised momento for a gift or to keep (there will be examples in our Wedding Window from Friday 26th June). Booking essential, please call 01788 567488

At Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Little Elborow St, Rugby CV21 3BZ
Poppy Making Workshop – FREE drop-in workshop 16+

July 25th 2 – 4pm
A mixed media workshop creating poppies from recycled materials to commemorate World War 1. The poppies will be used to decorate Caldicott Park for an event on 5th August. A memento can also be made to take home.
Part of the Heritage Lottery Grant World War 1 Project “Fall in”

01788 533201




Sculpture Workshop at Lakeside Arts Centre

Sunday was my Sculpture Workshop at Lakeside Arts Centre, in Nottingham.  The Nottingham Marathon was also on, so deciding to get there early and catch up on some inbox sorting, ahead of the session,  I was able to see runners congregating on the way there, and with the beautiful morning sun it was all very uplifting!

It was lovely to meet Lesley Beale, and have a chat about the forthcoming LUSTRE13 in November, shows in general, and the workshop.  There were a few places left unbooked, but this did mean I was able to give those there loads of attention, and to really investigate ideas a bit further.

The exhibition Art in the Asylum, which most of the participants had been to see (on until November 3rd 2013) provoked lots of discussion, and was extremely thought provoking.  The use of Making within therapies was discussed as well as lots of chat about the materials, creativity in children and adults, and life-long learning!  I was so pleased with the results, and the concentration that went on, touching on such an themes such as life mapping, nesting and nurture, and colours, fabrics and New Zealand!

One person also started drilling into the domes themselves… definitely given me ideas about creating a piece with air holes for someone dying to get out….

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