Workshops

20-21 Visual Arts Centre is committed to offering a wide range of educational opportunities, including formal and informal workshops for adults of all ages and artistic abilities – a warm welcome is guaranteed!

For kids workshops, see our family activities section.


Artist-led Workshops

Our artist-led workshops for adults (aged 16+ unless stated) give you the opportunity to be creative, allow you to develop skills, have fun and take home an amazing creation!  Our expert visiting artists can tailor your experience to any level whether you’re a complete beginner or wanting to improve your skills. The costs include expert tuition and all materials,

For more information or to reserve your place, call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.

Coming up:

 

Photograph courtesy of Ali English

Herbalism workshop with Ali English

Saturday 23 February 10.30am-12.30pm, £15pp

Join Ali English from Eldrum and Redwolf in this workshop which combines crafts with the fascinating world of traditional herbalism.  Make infused vinegars and honegars to take home using spring herbs such as cleavers, chickweed and nettle tops, along with a hand sewn herbal bath bag/sleep pillow.  Ali will also be talking about the use of herbs in witchcraft throughout the session and has a wealth of knowledge in the subject.

Due to the popularity of our workshops attendees must book in advance, as we have a maximum of 15 spaces.  For more details, please call: 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.  Pop into the gallery to book in advance or alternatively book online on our Eventbrite page.

 

Printer Sinclair Ashman at work

Collagraph printing workshop with Sinclair Ashman

Saturday 9 March 10.30am-3.30pm, £35pp

Join Sinclair Ashman for this one day workshop, producing ink-on-paper collagraph prints.  Collagraphs create textured impressions in the paper as well as an inked image.

You’ll spend the morning making printing plates by glueing a wide variety of materials onto a flat surface; everything from fabric pieces, edgings and string to kitchen foil, matchsticks, pieces of card, rubber washers and dried leaves.  Then in the afternoon you’ll use a small printing press to print from your plates and see the results.

Please bring along the materials you’d like to include in the making of your plates (nothing sharp or over 2mm thick).

Due to the popularity of our workshops attendees must book in advance, as we have a maximum of 12 spaces.  For more details, please call: 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.  Pop into the gallery to book in advance or alternatively book online on our Eventbrite page 

 

Needle felted 3D squashed witch

Needle Felt Squashed Witch with Crafted by Snorky (Tracey Gaytor)

Saturday 16 March 10.30am-1pm, £20pp

Join us for a witchcrafty themed morning under the guidance of artist Tracey Gaytor (aka Crafted by Snorky) in this adult workshop.  Tracey will show you how to make your own needle felted 3D Squashed Witch using specialist felting needles and wool fibres to make your unique creation.  You can be sure of learning lots of hints and tips from this expert felter.

All materials and equipment needed is provided for use on the day.  You will have the opportunity to buy additional materials direct from the artist on the day.

Due to the popularity of our workshops attendees must book in advance, as we have a maximum of just 10 spaces.  For more details, please call: 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.  Pop into the gallery to book in advance or alternatively book online on our Eventbrite page 

 


Life Drawing

Life drawings by Terry Clarke

Brush up on your life drawing skills at our friendly, untutored Saturday classes for adults. All abilities are welcome, from beginner to advanced, and it’s only £6 per session!

10:30am to 12:30pm. Age 18+ only. Advanced payment and booking is essential.

For more information or to reserve your spot, call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.  Alternatively, book online on Eventbrite (online booking fee applies).

See below for dates and times in 2019.

2 March

6 April

4 May

Terms & Conditions

If a session has not met its minimum number of participants seven days prior,  it will be cancelled & payment will be refunded.  Payments will not be refunded if a cancellation is received less than seven days prior to the class, unless filled with a reserve. Cancellations made before this seven day period will be due a refund.


Do Something Different: Get Crafty

Do Something Different Logo

As part of North Lincolnshire Council’s Do Something Different campaign, we run free creative drop-in sessions every Wednesday for adults with additional needs. Sessions run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (term time only). There’s no need to book, just turn up!

If you would like more information about Get Crafty call 01724 297070.

 

iPad portrait by Jason Wilsher Mills

Image courtesy of Jason Wilsher-Mills

Self Portrait Superheroes

Great news! As part of Do Something Different, 20-21 is hosting a series of four fortnightly sessions just for adults aged 16+ with a disability. Join us for three workshops at just £5 per session and a celebratory party with drinks and snacks on the fourth session.

15 February 1-3pm: iPad self portrait workshop with disabled artist Jason Wilsher-Mills

1 March 1-3pm: Superhero workshop. Turn your self portrait into a superhero!

15 March 1-3pm: Drama workshop run by StarLight Arts. Learn to move like superheroes

29 March 1-3pm: FREE Preview Party time for everyone who’s taken part in the workshops. Bring family and friends to come and see your work. Party food and drinks provided.

So come along and discover your very own Selfie Superhero!

Pop into the gallery to book in advance or just turn up on the day. But be aware that spaces are limited and these sessions are booking up fast.


Other Free Sessions for Adults

Artist Talks

Join exhibiting artists to find out more about their work and their artistic practice. This unique opportunity gives you the chance to meet the artist in person, ask questions about their exhibition and learn about their career.

(Upcoming dates to be announced)

Reminiscence

Delivered by North Lincolnshire Museum, these sessions are aimed at adults aged 50+ including those with a learning disability. Reminiscence sessions use objects to spark past memories about the past and give you an opportunity to socialise with others. All sessions run 10.30-11.30am on the following dates, with a variety of themes:

5 March – Home Sweet Home

19 March – Seaside

For more information about any of the above, call 012724 297070.


If you have enjoyed your free session, you can support us by making a donation.

To find out about all the events and activities that are taking place at 20-21, visit our What’s on pages.

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