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Bewerley Croft Yorkshire Sculpture Park Day Out

Week 5 Trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park It starts out cold and rainy on the morning we head to YSP, however this doesn’t dampen anyones spirits and everyone is ready and raring to go at meeting time. When we arrived at the park it was still wet and pretty windy so we decided to visit…

Bewerley Croft Moving On Year One Week 1 – 4

Beverley Croft – Moving On Year On, Weeks 1 to 5 Bryony is off on maternity leave so returning to Bewerley with a new artist Van already seems like an exciting change and development to the sessions. Bewerley might be a small group of participants but they expect a lot and they like to push…

Calverlands – Moving on

    So our journey  ‘Summer at Calverlands’ continues in weeks 6-10 and we sure have had some lovely weather to accompany the theme along with happy, cheerful and enthusiastic customers waiting to get their hands dirty! The sessions start with a quick warm up activity which mainly involves bright coloured scarves, soothing music, colourful…

Barleyfields – Moving On Weeks 6-10

              In weeks 6-10 we continued to journey through our weather theme. Sure enough the outdoors continued to reflect what was happening indoors! This included rain, sunshine (which everyone had been waiting for!) and rainbows. In each session we focussed on sensation and colour.  Sheila especially loved the coloured fabrics…

Studio 3 JS Cotman Project: The Curator’s Review

Following a Trip to Knaresborough, one of the sites where JS Cotman sketched and painted in Yorkshire, Studio 3 carried on developing their own ideas in whatever direction it took them, drawing inspiration from their own experience and interpretation of Cotman’s way of working.   Besides gaining more confidence with their watercolour skills, this soon…

Calverlands – Moving on

It is a beautiful sunny day. Musarat and Milena will be working for the next ten weeks here. We are in a small side room and most of the people have never seen either of the artists before. Today we are going to decorate wooden memory boxes. We have exquisitely patterned colour papers used for…

Barleyfields – Moving on

Here we are again, after nearly a year, we are back! The excitement is in the air. They all recognise Milena, but we’ve got a new artist Kim and everyone is asking where is Bryony! Without further ado we start the session with familiar movement and music. The theme is weather. Today we have wind!…

Ripon House

This project has been run in a bail hostel.  I have to be honest and say that, before the workshops began, I was nervous. Some of the women we have been working with have committed serious crimes.  Most have come direct from long stays in prison. I didn’t know what to expect.  Would the women…

Studio 3 JS Cotman Project- trip to Knaresborough

The project so far has introduced the group to the Leeds Art Gallery collection of John Sell Cotman’s work (see Tea with the Curator). To help everyone look more closely at the work and find a route for a response, I also set some exercises which examine his watercolour and compositional techniques. Now it was time…

South Leeds Unity!

What a great ten-week project and celebration event we had at Morley Library! What made this project a huge success was down to the enjoyment of being together and working as a team! Footsteps, hands, imagination, creating, painting, laughs and kindness. Smiles, in our community. Brought us all together in a unity of art, words,…

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