We had a great time here last Saturday for our Family Workshop
The theme was suitably festive as participants made Christmas decorations from brass and copper sheet
I’m endlessly surprised by how much is achieved by the participants – complete beginners, young and old – in such a short time, and by the range and quality of creativity that unfolds in those 3 hours.
I loved Chloe’s (age 7) response to the workshop; using permanent pen she drew a complex vignette telling the story of her Christmas, adding extra layers of metal to this story to create visual (and conceptual) depth to the piece. She intended to add colour too, and I was struck by the freedom with which she treated the materials; I had not thought of using pen, paint and glue as materials of use for this project before.
Elsewhere, hammers and punches were used to make interesting textures, and beautiful patterns were pressed using the rolling mill. A particular favourite for me was Laura’s landscape.. she worked out a superb solution for a plinth.
Some ambitious participants worked with stakes to produce effective dish shapes, and John made this wonderful winter flower from the star scraps. The piece is a clever assemblage that incorporates shows a novel approach to cold connection, using cord to bind the pieces together through holes.
Thanks to all the people who took part in the workshop; I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!
If you fancy coming along to the next workshop for families check out the prospectus for more details