Buxton Museum workshop programme makes a welcome return

Buxton Museum workshop

Back in February 2020, Buxton Museum and Art Gallery launched their new paid workshop programme which was proved to be a roaring success with most of the upcoming spring and summer workshops selling out. Subsequently the pandemic quickly took hold and the majority of the sessions had to be cancelled. But now they’re back! And the programme of events has expanded to cover a truly broad area of creativity.

With many sessions taking place at the museum or on location at Dove Valley Centre and artists’ studios, you can join professional artists as they reveal their secrets. Learn new techniques and enhance your artist skills with some of the Peak District’s top artists. The workshops offer a variety of ways to get hands on experience and meet others in a creative environment.

The following programme of workshops can be booked online by following the link on each listing. You can also call Buxton Museum and Art Gallery on 01629 533540 to book your place over phone. Prices vary across the workshops. The museum do offer a cancellation policy and offer a full refund on cancellations up to 24 hours BEFORE the event. Cancellations within 24 hours of the event are non-refundable.

For every workshop you should take your own lunch and refreshments.

For the full programme of events, go to eventbrite.co.uk/o/buxton-museum-and-art-gallery

Bronze Smithing with James Dilley

When: 2nd October 2021, 10am – 4pm

Cost: £83.95 per person (includes £3.95 booking fee)

Where: Dove Valley Activity Centre

Buxton Museum workshop

Learn the ancient skill of Bronze smithing! James is an experimental archaeologist and craftsman, specialising in prehistoric technologies. Handle replica tools, materials used in the Bronze Age & make your very own Bronze Age axe head.

The course begins with a short introductory talk and handling session of replica tools and materials used in the Bronze Age. Students will prepare moulds and begin working the furnace to melt copper and tin. They will then cast their own replica of an early Bronze Age axe head, before cleaning and decorating their axe.

Extra info/requirements:

Attendees must be over 16 years old. Sensible, covered footwear must be worn. Full trousers must be worn and long sleeves are advisable.

Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk/e/bronze-smithing-with-james-dilley-tickets

Painting with Acrylics with Martin Olsson

When: 2nd October 2021, 10am – 4pm

Cost: £52.69 per person (includes £2.69 booking fee)

Where: Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Paint a Pretty (or terrifying!) Painting with Martin Olsson. Spend the day honing your skills and take home your very own masterpiece!

Martin will talk about paintings, drawings, art, and what painting may or may not be good for. But you’ll also paint! He will show how he works when he plans and produces a painting get the participants to create their own paintings on the day. All materials are provided.

Extra info/requirements:

Attendees must be over 14 years old. Make sure you wear suitable clothing that can cope with a paint stain or two.

Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk/e/painting-with-acrylics-with-martin-olsson-tickets

Getting Serious with Smartphone Photography with Christ Gilbert

When: 16th October 2021, 10am – 4pm

Cost: £52.69 per person (includes £2.69 booking fee)

Where: The Studio, Cressbrook

Buxton Museum workshop

Photography workshop designed to help you take your Smartphone photography to the next level, with professional photographer Chris Gilbert.

This one-day workshop with well known professional Peak District photographer Chris Gilbert, is designed to help you take your Smartphone photography to the next level. The day will be a mixture of technical theory, art theory and field practice and will give you a chance to try out some new ideas in a beautiful and inspiring location in the Peak District.

Extra info/requirements:

Suitable for age 14 years and over. Please bring a fully charged Smartphone.

Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk/e/getting-serious-with-smartphone-photography-with-christ-gilbert-tickets

Ceramic Workshop with ceramicist Sue Blatherwick

When: 16th October 2021, 10am – 4pm

Cost: £52.69 per person (includes £2.69 booking fee)

Where: Dove Valley Activity Centre

Buxton Museum workshop

A full day workshop learning the art of ceramics with ceramicist Sue Blatherwick.

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to create a surface and explore the possibility of making patterns and imprints on clay. You may bring along small items to impress or can use items provided. Depending on your experience you may wish to make a tall, flat or coiled form to imprint. There will be an opportunity to use coloured slips to add to your decoration, The piece or pieces you make will use terracotta clay, and will be taken away at the end of the day to be fired, and possibly glazed, and returned to the museum later for collection.

We will work with clay, cloths, rolling pins, adhesive slip and decorating slips.

Extra info/requirements:

Suitable for age 14 years and over. Please come prepared – bring your own apron and do not wear your best white! 

Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceramic-workshop-with-ceramicist-sue-blatherwick-tickets

Linocut Workshop with Liz Wellby

When: 23rd October 2021, 10am – 4pm

Cost: £52.69 per person (includes £2.69 booking fee)

Where: Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Buxton Museum workshop

Lino cutting workshop with experienced artist Liz Wellby. Create your very own linocut to print and take home! Due to demand there are two of these workshops taking place.

Enjoy a day learning the art of lino cutting – this workshop is ideal for beginners!

Liz Wellby – artist, teacher and maker has over 20 years experience working as an artist, with influences from still life, interiors and figures in the landscape. Her more recent print and sculpture work takes inspiration from birds, animals and the local countryside.

Working from a chosen image, learn how to design, cut and print your own one colour lino. Single colour prints can also be developed by printing onto coloured backgrounds and exploring collage techniques. This is the perfect introduction to this addictive process. However, if you have previous experience of lino cutting, but would benefit from a few prompts and reminders, it’s likely that you will be able to progress quicker.

Highly experienced in lino printing, Liz will guide you through the entire process, from how to cut the lino, what tools to use and how best to apply the technique for your design. You’ll make your very own lino print to take home and put on your wall!

Extra info/additional requirements:

Suitable for age 14 years and over.

Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk/e/linocut-workshop-with-liz-wellby-tickets

Linocut Workshop with Liz Wellby

When: 6th November 2021, 10am – 4pm

Cost: £52.69 per person (includes £2.69 booking fee)

Where: Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Buxton Museum workshop

Lino cutting workshop with experienced artist Liz Wellby. Create your very own linocut to print and take home!

Enjoy a day learning the art of lino cutting – this workshop is ideal for beginners!

Liz Wellby – artist, teacher and maker has over 20 years experience working as an artist, with influences from still life, interiors and figures in the landscape. Her more recent print and sculpture work takes inspiration from birds, animals and the local countryside.

Working from a chosen image, learn how to design, cut and print your own one colour lino. Single colour prints can also be developed by printing onto coloured backgrounds and exploring collage techniques. This is the perfect introduction to this addictive process. However, if you have previous experience of lino cutting, but would benefit from a few prompts and reminders, it’s likely that you will be able to progress quicker.

Highly experienced in lino printing, Liz will guide you through the entire process, from how to cut the lino, what tools to use and how best to apply the technique for your design. You’ll make your very own lino print to take home and put on your wall!

Extra info/additional requirements:

Suitable for age 14 years and over.

Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk/e/linocut-workshop-with-liz-wellby-tickets2

Festive Willow Weaving Workshop with Rachel Evans

*LIMITED AVAILABILITY*

When: 13th November 2021, 10am – 4pm

Cost: £52.69 per person (includes £2.69 booking fee)

Where: Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Buxton Museum workshop

Join professional Staffordshire-based willow weaver Rachel Evans making your very own creation for the festive period, made from her colourful Staffordshire grown willow. Each student will make a star, mini reindeer and a Christmas tree.

As highly skilled basketmaker, Rachel will guide you through the techniques used sharing her many years of knowledge using natural weaves and materials.

Extra info/additional requirements:

Suitable for age 14 years and over. We will be working with natural materials, so please wear clothes you don’t mind getting a bit grubby or bring an apron.

Bookings: eventbrite.co.uk/e/festive-willow-weaving-workshop-with-rachel-evans-tickets

Visiting Buxton Museum

You can also visit also Buxton Museum and Art Gallery and visitors are being asked to continue to book online, with slots now being offered every 15 minutes which allows you to enjoy what’s on offer whilst still being able to socially distance from each other and avoid overcrowding. Go to eventbrite.co.uk/e/buxton-museum-and-art-gallery-general-admission-tickets to book your FREE visit.

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Terrace Road, Buxton, SK17 6DA

T: 01629 533540

derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/buxton-museum/buxton-museum-and-art-gallery

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