Black Swan Arts Workshop Archives

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.

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!