In Ruins Family Art Workshops during August 2019, brought to you by Meadow Arts.
Suitable for all (recommended age 7+, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)
Mon 12th August – Mini Utopias
Join artist Kay Mullett for a trip around the In Ruins exhibition, then create a utopian home, garden, or landscape, inspired by the work of Alex Hartley and the story of spectacular ruin, Witley Court.
Using a mixture of materials including card, clay, stone, earth and found objects, you can create a scene or 3D artwork using ideas of what your ideal or ‘dreamed of’ utopia would be. Includes demonstrations, ideas on construction and how to use the mixture of materials provided.
Let your imagination run wild making landscapes, places, homes, and adventure gardens!
Wednesday 14th August – Walking In Ruins Collages
Join artist Andrew Howe as he takes you on a walking tour around the stunning Witley Court and Gardens and the In Ruins exhibition, to find inspiration for artworks on the theme of the ruin – something that has inspired artists for centuries.
Re-imagine how well-known city landmarks would look in a future where they are ‘in ruins’ and have been reclaimed by nature. Andrew will help you to create your own ruins-inspired collages and drawings in a fun workshop, full of imagination and creativity.
Saturday 24th August – Make a Future Fossil
Have you ever wondered what people in the distant future would make of all the things we throw away? Have a look around Witley Court and Gardens and the In Ruins exhibition with artist Jancis Vaughan before you start making your own art.
This workshop is about casting your own ‘future fossil’ from a clay mould. We all have lots of things around us that we keep for sentimental reasons, but that do not have much value for other people. You could bring a small object from home, to use to create a ‘relic’ of your own by preserving it in plaster form, or choose one of ours. You can create an object to keep that links to the future and the past.
This will be a fun workshop, prepare to get a little messy.