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Norman Cornish’ pastel technique is reminiscent of Toulouse-Lautrec & Degas, invoking the landscape and atmosphere of the mining community where he lived. Join artist Gavin Watson to learn how to create pastel drawings inspired by your surroundings and the current Norman Cornish exhibition. Booking will open shortly.
10.00 - 12.00 - Create a portrait, using drawing materials and pastels - participants will create a self portrait in the style of Norman Cornish.
Drop-In - 1.00 - 3.00 - Make your very own sketchbook, using paper-folding techniques and then use fineliners and marker pens to create Norman Cornish style sketches.
Booking advised, please email email@example.com for more details.
Norman Cornish’ sketchbooks are an amazing record of the everyday beauty and stark realities of life in mining communities. This workshop will look at how he used his sketchbook as a filter on his world and how he developed his drawings into larger paintings. Sketching in and around the Museum, in this session you will learn how to develop a personalised sketchbook as a method of collecting and filtering the inspirational world around you.
Join performance poet Tony Gadd for a fun and informal writing workshop inspired by the Norman Cornish exhibition.
Join #Untitled10 artist Claire A Baker for a friendly and relaxed workshop. Using traditional stitched tapestry techniques (tent stitch) with a contemporary colour palette, you will produce a personal and unique creative embroidery piece. This workshop was inspired by Claire’s recent work with the Chernobyl Babushkas - a small number of women with an average age of 78, who still live inside the exclusion zone. This workshop is suitable for all levels, and no experience is necessary. All materials are provided, and you’ll be given a ready printed canvas to stitch on.
Claire holds an MFA in Embroidery from Manchester Metropolitan University, and is a lecturer in Textiles at The Northern School of Art.
*Online booking closes the day before the event takes place. Call 01833 690606 to see if places are still available.
**Unless otherwise stated events are free with general admission and to Pass holders. Booking maybe required where requested.