Stables Gallery: Programme of Summer Events & Workshops

July and August 2011
The Stables Gallery is set in the hamlet of Brimstage and sells a wide variety of artwork, ceramics and sculptures, handcrafted jewellery, and unique gifts.

Art, craft and textile workshops are also held throughout the year.
The Gallery also offers freshly ground coffee that can be enjoyed in our comfortable seating area.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ARTISTS DEMONSTRATIONS
ARTS, CRAFT & TEXTILE WORKSHOPS

JULY

Tuesday 5th    Plaster Panel /Tile Workshop    9.30 – 12.30    £28
Saturday 9th    Roy Alexander Demonstration    11.00 – 4.00    Free
Sunday 10th    Roy Alexander Demonstration    11.00 – 4.00    Free
Tuesday 12th    Unusual Beads Workshop    9.30 – 12.30    £28
Thursday 14th    Gallery Preview Event    3.00 – 8.00    Free
Saturday 16th    John Horton Demonstration    11.00 – 4.00    Free
Sunday 17th    John Horton Demonstration    11.00 – 4.00    Free
Friday 22nd    DIY Brooch Workshop    9.30 – 12.30    £27
Saturday 23rd    David Wilson Demonstration    12.00 – 4.00    Free
Friday 29th    Glass Slide Hanging/Keepsake    9.30 – 12.30    £30
Saturday 30th    Janet Vance and Maggie Reid
Demonstration    12.00 – 4.00    Free

AUGUST
Friday  5th    Fused Glass Pendant W/Shop    9.30-12.30    £56
Saturday 6th    Janet Holmes (Sat & Sun)        11.00-4.00
Sunday 7th    Demonstration (free) & ‘Make & Take’(small fee) just turn up
Friday 12th               Waxed Teabag Canvas Workshop    9.30-12.30       £27
Friday 19th    Art Doll Workshop    9.30- 4.30     £49
Friday 26th             Experimental Glass Painting Workshop 9.30-1.00        £32
Tuesday 30th            Soldered Canvas Workshop                                    9.30-12.30      £31
Wednesday 31st  Plaster Panel/Tile Workshop           9.30-12.30      £28

JUST TURN UP AND DROP IN ANYTIME TO ENJOY OUR DEMONSTRATIONS, HOWEVER, BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR OUR WORKSHOPS.
PRIVATE GROUP SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR OUR WORKSHOPS,
A MINIMUM OF ONLY 3 PEOPLE ARE REQUIRED.

CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES – BACK BY DEMAND!

A range of art and craft activities will be taking place between  12pm-4pm, weather permitting. No booking required, just turn up.
Small fee for each item made.

JULY:    Saturday 16th and Thursday 28th
AUGUST:    Saturday 20th and Wednesday 31st

ARTISTS DEMONSTRATIONS

COME AND MEET SOME OF OUR TALENTED ARTISTS,  HAVE A CHAT AND WATCH THEM WORK

* Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th JULY – 11am-4pm
ROY ALEXANDER: Roy qualified as an architect and spent several years in America establishing a reputation in a variety of prestige and exclusive galleries. Roy’s architectural training commands him to portray the buildings he paints accurately and his understanding of watercolour enables him to express the textural features of the buildings through the paint itself wanting the observer to feel the nature of the building fabric.

Aside from the buildings and train paintings, Roy has recently undertaken a  series of cottages and harbour seaside scenes, still in his known style but with  a gentler theme. His paintings have been exhibited worldwide.

* Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th JULY – 11am–4pm
JOHN HORTON: John has been painting and drawing all of his life, mostly reflecting impressions of the natural world around him. He now specialises in depicting large landscapes usually featuring birds to a greater or lesser degree.
He demonstrates watercolour washes to give the illusion of distance and light.

John is a member of “The Wildlife Art Society International” and has been awarded “The Christopher Parsons Award” for artistic excellence in 2003,2010  and 2011.

* Saturday 23rd – 12pm-4pm
DAVID WILSON: David is a renowned marine artist who works in oils, acrylics and watercolour. His background in technical illustration gives him the high discipline required for accurate sketching. His drawing skills help in the accuracy of his boat paintings and also his interest in wildlife subjects. His interest in boats and water stems from his childhood living by the sea, from fishing to sailing.

It is not a photographic image that he strives for in his paintings but an image that echoes his feelings for a much admired subject. He continually searches to find and means to convey the natural world he sees, whether it is the crash of a wave on the ships bough, the children on the sands or the shimmer of the salmon in the pool of a pearly river.

* Saturday 30th JULY – 12pm-4pm
JANET VANCE AND MAGGIE REID: Janet and Maggie are skilled mixed media and textile artists and will be using their extensive knowledge to demonstrate an array of techniques including printing and incorporating stitch to embellish their artwork.

* Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th AUGUST – 11am–4pm
JANET HOLMES – DEMONSTRATION AND “MAKE AND TAKE”: Janet is a local successful ceramicist and sculptor and teacher. Janet is set on a life-long exploration of the endless possibilities of creative ceramics and has an enduring love of clay. Her work is deeply rooted in a respect for the clays natural economy incorporating textures that suggest intimate and sensuous curves. With an unpretentious organic element, Janet’s free-spiritedness and insatiable desire for life and her art, is reflected in a high personal approach to her pottery.

Janet will not only be demonstrating her talent but for a small fee, you will have the opportunity to create your own piece of artwork to take away. All ages and abilities welcome, no booking required.

Look out for our details of our
–    Summer Preview Event, Thursday 14th July, 3pm-8pm (new artists work, stone carving and watercolour demonstrations, live music and refreshments, exhibition by local artist group); and
–    The Big Draw in October.

WORKSHOPS
Our workshops are aimed at all abilities and previous attendees will tell you that  complete beginners as well as the more advanced are always catered for and wowed  by their treasures they get to take home. Hopefully we send people away with a sense  of achievement in trying something new and confidence in their ability and new skills learnt. The continued return of familiar faces to our workshops speaks volumes.

Come and learn a new skill, make someone a lovely gift or yourself a keepsake to enjoy.

PLASTER PANEL/TILE – Create a carved plasterboard tile using design, carving, acrylic painting and waxing. A unique piece of artwork to take home.

UNUSUAL BEADS – Learn how to make a variety of unusual beads from different  products including shrink plastic and funky foam. You will hopefully have time to put  them together to create your own individual piece of bag furniture or brooch.

DIY ELEGANT BROOCH – Using diy products that you may already have in the home  such as plaster, polyfilla, no nails glue etc, you will make a brooch with a difference!

GLASS HANGING – Capture artwork, photographs, memories and momentums  between slides of glass. Learn the skills of soldering and create a quaint hanging.  Lovely as a keepsake and to give as a gift.

ART DOLL – Create your own bendy art doll whether it be funky and fun, sassy and cool or chic and sophisticated. Lovely keepsake to gift or treasure.

WAXED TEABAG CANVAS – A very popular workshop, brought back by popular demand! An amazing way of creating a piece of themed art with the opportunity to add photographs and personal momentos if desired.

FUSED GLASS PENDANT – Using a microwave kiln you will create a beautiful piece of  fused glass which you will turn into a pendant.

EXPERIMENTAL GLASS PAINTING – By combining a variety of paints, create an original piece of art on glass which will look fantastic with light flooding through.

SOLDERED CANVAS – You will design and create a picture then recreate it onto a sheet of copper which will be soldered onto a box canvas. Take home a fabulous piece of art for your home which is sure to capture people’s attention and be admired.

WORKSHOP DATES
JULY

TUESDAY 12TH    UNUSUAL BEADS    9.30 – 12.30    £28
FRIDAY 22ND    DIY BROOCH    9.30 – 12.30    £27
FRIDAY 29TH    GLASS HANGING    9.30 – 12.30    £30

AUGUST
FRIDAY 5TH    FUSED GLASS PENDANT    9.30 -12.30    £49
SATURDAY 6TH /         MAKE & TAKE DAY WITH JANET HOLMES…
SUNDAY 7TH          SEE “ARTISTS DEMONSTRATIONS” PAGES  FOR DETAILS
FRIDAY 12TH    WAVED TEABAG CANVAS    9.30 – 12.30    £27
FRIDAY 19TH     ART DOLL    9.30 – 4.30    £56
FRIDAY 26TH    EXPERIMENTAL GLASS   PAINTING    9.30 – 1.00    £32
TUESDAY 30TH    SOLDERED CANVAS    9.30 – 12.30    £31
WEDNESDAY 31ST    PLASTER TILE    9.30 – 12.30    £28

As usual…
All materials are included in our workshop prices.
A wealth of information is shared.
Very small classes benefitting from focused attention.
Tea/coffee and biscuits are included.

BOOKING FORM: £5 DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO SECURE A PLACE ON EACH WORKSHOP.

Work is for sale from recognised local artists which include painters, sculptors, jewellers, ceramicists, mixed media and textile artists.
•    Investment art for the home or work
•    Oils
•    Watercolour
•    Mixed media artwork
•    Hand crafted jewellery
•    Unique glass pieces
•    A special gift for every occasion.
When workshops are not taking place, why not come and relax in our coffee area, a  truly relaxing and inspiring environment.

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