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Burntwood art exhibition and art workshops

Published on Tuesday, 13th July 2010

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A series of free art workshops is taking place this summer at Chase Terrace Technology College, as part of Burntwood Open Art Exhibition.

Lichfield District Council's arts development team, in partnership with Chase Terrace Technology College and the Burntwood Community & Learning Partnership, is delighted to announce the programme of free art workshops that are free, and expected to book up fast.

From creating hand puppets and batik painting, to kite making and drawing, there are lots of workshops on offer.

Celia Houghton, Lichfield District Council's Arts Development Officer, said: "This year's open art exhibition promises to be a fantastic event, featuring stunning pieces of work from local artists. It is also a great opportunity for visitors to explore their creativity, and have a go at a variety of artistic disciplines as part of the free art sessions." 

The workshops are a big part of the annual Burntwood Open Art Exhibition, which is running at Chase Terrace Technology College, from Friday 30 July to Saturday 7 August (closed Sunday 1 and Monday 2 August), from 10am to 4pm.

Everyone is welcome to browse the collection of art, based around the theme of childhood, which has been created by amateur and professional artists from Burntwood.

The event will also feature a children's art exhibition, Staffordshire County Council's mobile museum on childhood, refreshments, and more.

Programme of workshops

The morning workshops will run from 10am to 12.30pm and the afternoon workshops run from 1.30pm to 4pm.

Date

workshop

Friday 30 July     

Hand Puppets - hopes and dreams from childhood with Henrietta Ellis

Saturday 31 July

Batik Painting with Sumi Morgan

Tuesday 3 August

Summer Seaside Clay Tiles with Doreen Gibbons

Wednesday 4 August

Paper Garments with Jennifer Collier. Make ties, bow ties and dresses out of paper.

Thurs 5 August - from 10am to 4pm

Portraits of a Child with John Denaro. Bring a photograph of a child and create a huge drawing on this day-long workshop.

Friday 6 August

Kite Making with Debbie Todd. Based on Japanese carp kites

Saturday 7 August

Caricatures and Cartoons workshop

Places on the workshops are limited, and offered on a first come first served basis. All children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.
To book, please telephone Lichfield District Council's arts development officer on 01543 308224 or 07734 286386 or email celia.houghton@lichfielddc.gov.uk

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