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Ripon House

  Usually our blogs focus on the narrative of a project, what we did, what people learned.  This blog will do that too but in a slightly different way with photographs and a group poem. Life for women who have just left prison can be chaotic. They are passing from a time when all their…

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Moving On: Bramley Fulfilling Lives Weeks 1 – 4

  Introductions We began our project with a friendly greeting, an open introductory session with Bramley Fulfilling Lives. The adults were thrilled to begin with music, with various participants getting off their seats to have a dance! A few days later we also introduced ourselves to the wonderful year 6 children at Bramley Primary School….

Studio 3- JS Cotman exhibition Curatorial session

In September, with Leeds Art Gallery still closed to the public, we attended a curatorial session behind the scenes with the curators, Theodore and Natalie, to work out how to make an ‘intervention’ of our artwork within the JS Cotman exhibition. We worked in a dimly lit space – to help conserve the delicate watercolours and…

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Bewerley Croft Week 6-10

The visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park has inspired everyone and with just five more sessions to go, participants are focused, and get creative with renewed enthusiasm.  From clay to concrete. Like the sculptures at YSP, we decided early on that our artworks will be durable, and weatherproof, as they will be displayed in the…

Bewerley Croft Yorkshire Sculpture Park Day Out

It starts out cold and rainy on the morning we head to YSP, however this doesn’t dampen anyone’s 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 the Longside gallery first. Once at the…

Bewerley Croft Moving On Year One Week 1 – 4

Bryony is 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 us to bring a new and exciting program of activities each week….

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…