“Art Afloat”

“Art Afloat”

A new initiative called Art Afloat is being trialled by a couple of volunteers looking to extend the use of Birdswood as a classroom.

MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 10.30am – 4.30pm
‘On the Cut’ linocut printmaking masterclass with Eric Gaskell GoWA RBSA, one of Britain’s finest linocut printmakers. Canals feature strongly in Eric’s work, and he has produced illustrations of many well known places on the system. Eric’s first workshop with us in May sold out quickly, so early booking is recommended. See some of Eric’s work at http://www.canalprints.co.uk
8 places only, £65 inc materials and light refreshments.

Art Afloat

Eric Gaskell

TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 10.30am – 4.00pm
Digital Drawing with iPad & iPhone. Well known Derbyshire fine artist, tutor and printmaker Liz Wellby leads a small group workshop to explore the possibilities of ‘device art’ using specialist apps to draw and paint. Liz’s digital work including some images produced as artist-in-residence at Cromford’s famous Scarthin Books can be seen here: http://lizwellby.co.uk/digital
10 places only, £65 inc light refreshments. You will need to bring your own Apple device.

Art Afloat

Liz Wellby

TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER 10.30am – 4.00pm
‘Autumn Colours’ – a masterclass in acrylic landscape painting with Derwent Valley artist and Peak District Artisans member Ruth Gray. This is Ruth’s second outing with Birdswood; her first, A Day of Reflection’ in July, was a sell-out success, so act now to reserve a place! Ruth’s varied landscape work often features local architecture and industrial heritage, and she was recently one of the contributing artists to the Aqueduct Cottage window panels project. http://ruthgrayimages.net
8 places only, £65 inc materials and light refreshments.

Art Afloat

Ruth Gray


There will be further ‘Art Afloat’ workshops in 2018. These will include more painting, drawing and printmaking plus pastels, charcoal, photography and possibly mixed media. Dates and details to be confirmed – we are running a mailing list for anyone interested in knowing more. Just email sales@birdswood.org with ART AFLOAT as the subject header. (We won’t use your email address for any other purpose or share it with other organisations

2017-08-05T00:35:01+00:00 August 5th, 2017|Education, News, Things To Do|0 Comments

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