Black Swan Arts Workshop Archives

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Piece by Fiona Campbell
Piece by Fiona Campbell

Organic Forms: Sculptural Drawing
Saturday 7 October, 10am-12pm
Round Tower Gallery, Black Swan Arts
Tickets cost £12.50 pp including refreshments & materials

Led by Fiona Campbell in the Round Tower Gallery.

 
Aimed at young people aged 10-18, the workshop will explore sculptural drawing using a range of found and reclaimed materials, in response to the natural environment and inspired by work in the exhibition. Particularly suitable for youngsters wanting to push their art study further, experiment with new techniques and explore their style and discipline.
 
In conjunction with Somerset Art Weeks Festival ‘17 ‘Prospect’: ‘Ephemeral and Eternal’ Exhibition and sponsored by Visual Arts South West.
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Piece by Angela Morely

Workshop with Angela Morley
Wed 4 October 2017, 1-3pm
Round Tower Gallery, Black Swan Arts.  £30 pp

Organic forms using soft natural materials

An experimental workshop exploring natural materials and forms. Weave, plait, bind or stitch grasses, sedge leaves, twigs, and willow to create bowl-like, leaf-like and abstract forms.

In conjunction with Somerset Art Weeks Festival ‘17 ‘Prospect’: ‘Ephemeral and Eternal’ Exhibition

£30 ticket price includes materials and refreshments.

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Piece by Fiona Campbell

Workshop with Fiona Campbell
Sat 7 October 2017, 1-3pm
Round Tower Gallery, Black Swan Arts.  £25 pp (adult) or £12.50 (under 16s)

Organic forms using found and reclaimed materials

A family friendly workshop making experimental organic forms with reclaimed and found materials including wire, twine, wood, netting, steel and plastic components. A chance to explore new ideas and techniques in response to the natural environment and inspired by work in the exhibition. All ages welcome, children accompanied please.

In conjunction with Somerset Art Weeks Festival ‘17 ‘Prospect’: ‘Ephemeral and Eternal’ Exhibition

Ticket price includes materials and refreshments.

Bristol Skipchen-Sea of Humanity
Glove puppet by Cornelius Clifford

Start with a Sketch to Glove Puppet-making
Wednesday 9 August, 10am-12pm or Wednesday 9 August, 2-4pm
Long Gallery, Black Swan Arts.  £16.50 pp

Half- day workshop led by Greg Stephens (Cornelius Clifford puppets) and artist Fiona Campbell, aimed at children aged 5+ accompanied by adults.

Making simple glove puppets initiated by sketches inspired by the exhibition ‘Sketch’ and resources provided, using found materials eg fabric, faux fur, foam, beads, buttons, wire, pipe cleaners.

As part of the national touring exhibition ‘Sketch’, showing at Black Swan Arts, 22 July – 3 September, and sponsored by Visual Arts South West to give young people the chance to get creative during the summer holiday.

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Bristol Skipchen-Sea of Humanity
Bristol Skipchen-Sea of Humanity

Grow with your Sketchbook
Saturday 22 July, 10am-12.30pm
Long Gallery, Black Swan Arts.  £16.50 pp

Half-day sketchbook workshop led by artist Duncan Cameron and curator Aya Kobayashi.  Aimed at young people aged 8+.

In response to the exhibition of sketchbooks and Duncan Cameron’s work, participants will work from an array of interesting objects provided, linked to nature.  The workshop will cover observation, collecting evidence, mark making and annotation through an experimental booklet of sketches in mixed media.

As part of the national touring exhibition ‘Sketch’, showing at Black Swan Arts, 22 July – 3 September, and sponsored by Visual Arts South West to give young people the chance to get creative during the summer holiday.

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Bristol Skipchen-Sea of Humanity

Bristol Skipchen-Sea of Humanity

On Saturday 30 April from 6- 7.30pm there will also be a creative facilitation workshop, exploring public perceptions around the refugee crisis and how they relate to domestic politics in the UK and EU.

All welcome.

Image from the Young Open 2016 exhibition

2016 Young Open prize winners and workshop providers

As this year’s Young Open exhibition comes to a close, a reminder of the prize winners and workshop providers- huge thanks to everyone involved with this and for making it such a successful exhibition!

WORKSHOP PROVIDERS

Each winner receives a bespoke half-day workshop with a professional artist, this year the artists kindly donating their time are:
Jenny Ford – Print maker
Jenny Barton – Ceramics
Belinda Brownlee – Ceramics
Fiona Hingston – Textiles and drawing
Candace Bahouth – Mosaic
Suzie Gutteridge – Felt-making
Fiona Campbell – Wire sculpture
Duncan Cameron – Sculpture with found objects
Bronwen Bradshaw – Etching
Rosie Hart – Graphic design / website
Gladys Paulus – Felt sculpture
Mayumi Kaneko – Natural dyes for artwork
Sara Parsons – Drawing, painting, photography

Get Creative Black Swan Arts

BBC Get Creative at the Black Swan Arts
Saturday 8 April, from 2-4pm

Black Swan Arts will be taking part in BBC’s nationwide Get Creative event on Saturday 8 April, from 2-4pm, alongside ‘The Future Can’t Wait’, an exciting show of exhibits from 30 MA postgraduate students across four disciplines – ceramics, fashion and textiles, fine art and visual communication.

The MA artists will work with young people offering activities for children of all ages, exploring concepts of their current exhibition at Black Swan ‘The Future Can’t Wait’ (18 March-15 April).  All welcome!  BBC get-creative-weekend.

The Bath Spa artists will offer unique creative activities and sensory experiences for children to make and be inspired, including origami, textured collages or mini sculptures.  Children will be encouraged to look, touch, participate, have conversations with the students artists, explore their ideas and be part of the exhibition. The children’s creations will be exhibited online as the exhibition progresses – a chance to collaborate and expand the show together.

BSA Artisans will offer free drop-in taster workshops for adults and children. Have a go texturing metal, forming intricate patterns and adding gold to silver (keum boo) in Linda and Yasemin’s interactive jewellery-making demonstrations (ages 8+).  Lila will be painting flowers and fruit, welcoming visitors to ‘have a go’.  Jack will demonstrate pen and watercolour techniques to bring flair to drawings – encouraging you to try.  Suzi’s porcelain bead painting taster-workshop will demonstrate bead decorating – ages 10+ can have a go!