This is a part of our Five Hectares Project, please view the whole project on the project page.
A programme of workshops designed to provide creative ways to engage with your local environment. Allow yourself to see favourite places with a new perspective as you work with artists and facilitators to gain new creative skills and have a chance to discuss the changes you see happening.
We are creating a unique local Atlas about the local environment, the effects of climate change and creative responses to those changes. We may ask to include some work created in the workshops in the bound copy of the Atlas and we would like to include all work in an online exhibition.
Mapping in Stitch with CarolAnn Allan
Create an embroidered map of your favourite local environment. Over four workshops you’ll use simple stitches taught by CarolAnn, as she guides you through the process of making a beautiful, stitched map that represents a favourite place – this could be your garden or allotment, a favourite walk or landscape view. All materials are provided.
CarolAnn is an artist and educator specialising in hand embroidery based in Yorkshire.
She has a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Surface Pattern and Textiles. Her own practice explores the importance of Slow textiles and traditional skills.
Dates: Fridays 11th and 18th February - (break for half term) – 4th and 11th March 2022
Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Location: The Art Depot, Gargrave
Cost: £25.00 in total for all four sessions, including all materials, tea & coffee (£20.00 for concessions, includes OAPs)
The following workshops are available to take part in individually or as a package of all three workshops. You are welcome to book, one, two or all three workshops and will receive a discount for booking all three (on top of the already subsidised workshop rate). We are also offering a concessionary rate to Over 60s, low-waged and people with disabilities.
Map-Making with Christopher Goddard
Local cartographer and author of The West Yorkshire Woods, The West Yorkshire Moors and The South Yorkshire Moors leads a creative workshop to inspire you to produce your own personal style of hand-drawn maps. Learn about different types of map and interesting ways of portraying and thinking about the world around you. Please dress for being outside in March and bring your own notebook, paper, pens or pencils.
*Please note, there is some walking involved in this workshop.
Date: Saturday 5th March 2022*
Cost: £15.00 including hot drink and cake (£12.00 for concessions – Over 60s, low-waged and people with disabilities)
*(Please note: the date was originally published as 12 March, but has now been updated to the correct date.)
Photography workshop with Carolyn Mendelsohn
How to take powerful and compelling photographs using your mobile device or camera.
This engaging three-hour workshop, will equip you with the tools you will need to really improve your photography, whether you use a mobile device or camera, all the skills learnt are transferable.
Led by photographer Carolyn Mendelsohn, this workshop will create a framework for you to start to take powerful and well crafted photographs using mobile phones/mobile devices or traditional cameras to tell your story.
Beginners are welcome.
Carolyn is an award-winning portrait photographer who loves to train and mentor budding photographers. She says: “I strongly believe that given the space, the right guidance and learning through the practice of your art, you will be able to achieve amazing things. What I can do is guide you through the practical ways that will enable you to go on and achieve your photographic goals.”
*Please note there is some walking involved in this workshop
Date: Saturday 12th March 2022*
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Cost: £15.00 includes a hot drink and cake (£12.00 for concessions – Over 60s, low-waged and people with disabilities)
*(Please note: the date was originally published as 5 March, but has now been updated to the correct date.)
Bookmaking with Alice Fox
Spend a day exploring a series of simple book forms. Bring along some previously printed or marked papers of your own, or work with blank paper to make a series of sample book forms to inform future projects. Techniques will include several simple folded book forms, basic covers and some stitched bindings. Lots of examples of the different forms will be provided, especially using book forms as records of place.
Alice has a process-led practice based on personal engagement with landscape and with sustainability at its heart. She is fascinated by the detail of organic things and her work celebrates and carries an essence of what she experiences in the natural world.
Date: Saturday 19th March 2022
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: The Art Depot, Gargrave
Cost: £30.00 (£25.00 concessions – Over 60s, low-waged and people with disabilities) (includes a vegetarian lunch)
To book please contact email@example.com to be sent the booking link.
Cost to book all three workshops at a discounted price = £50.00 (£40.00 for concessions – Over 60s, low-waged and people with disabilities)