Midlands artist Cathy Miles will be making a special appearance to work with visitors to create her amazing interactive artwork – The Makers Work Bench. Throughout the day Cathy will work with people using wire to create their own tools and items to add to the work bench.
There will be a range of free drop-in activities to have a go at including making an embossed metal medal, discovering the technique of brass rubbing to create intricate designs, and learning how to weave a small vessel using metallic fabrics.
Local artist and metalsmith Rajesh Gogna who created a new work for the exhibition will be with us to demonstrate some of his metalworking skills. Visitors will be able to watch Rajesh at work and talk to him about how he goes about designing and creating new work.
Children can win a goody bag of treats by completing our exhibition trail and for our very youngest visitors Craftplay will be open with lots of fun activities.
Half Term Children’s Workshops
Tuesday 25 October | Creative copper
Learn how to emboss thin sheet copper to create a beautiful metallic drawing and then mount it so you can display it at home.
Wednesday 26 October | Metal Mini-Monsters
Create your own sculptural miniature wilderness complete with monsters ready to display on the wall using coloured copper wires, iron wire and other pieces of mixed media.
Thursday 27 October | Halloween masks
Join artist Craig White and use cardboard and collage techniques to create a scary mask to spook your friends!
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10.30am – 12pm & 1.30 – 3pm.
Thursdays are our drop-in days – pop in anytime between 10am – 12pm or 1.30 – 3.30pm.
Workshops are suitable for children aged 5 – 12; children must be accompanied by an adult.
Booking and payment in advance is essential (except for drop-ins) – £2 per child
Please contact the gallery on 01902 552507 to secure a place.