As you might already know, we hosted a live-streamed life drawing session for The Big Draw with performance artist Harry Clayton-Wright. On the night, we welcomed 20 artists to the session and to cut a long story story short, we had an absolute blast! It was funny, camp, laid-back… Just a lovely experience.
We hope to put on more sessions and are just getting our heads around the logistics of hosting this regularly. We believe in paying artists fairly for their work, so we need to do some sums to make sure that we can continue to do this.
This week we will be ⭐️printing on fabric using rollers and sponge dabbers⭐️. You’ll get a nice big canvas tote bag and a pencil case in your pack, so your tiny folk can keep all of their art kit nice and tidy.
If you do get paint on clothes or furnishings use soapy water to remove as soon as you can.
Fabric paint can take a while to dry. Once it’s touch dry (in about an hour) you’ll need to iron on the reverse of the fabric to fix it. If you don’t want to iron it, you just need to leave it to fix for 2 to 3 days.
On the 19th and 20th June, we took a trip to the LLP (Lifelong Learning Programme) Inclusion conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. As a result of our Youth in Action project Pop Goes The Workshop, we had been invited to exhibit by the YIA coordinators at the British Council. We jumped at the chance as this was an opportunity to find out about other learning and skills-sharing opportunities, see what other organisations across Europe were doing and say thank you to Youth in Action/British Council for taking a chance on a rather bizarre project!
We learned about so many fantastic projects and met lots of lovely people who have given us plenty of ideas including some possible trans-national projects… squee! We <3 Grundtvig!
We came back to Blackpool, buzzing with ideas and with a notebook full of contacts, good job!
P.S. if there was a prize for stall that looks most like a craft fair, we would have won, hands down!
We’re looking for artists and makers to run art and craft classes from our community craft workshop… Interested?
We have a community craft workshop in central Blackpool and plan to run a variety of sewing/craft sessions from there. We want local artists and makers to help us make use of the workshop by facilitating a range of classes.
If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, complete the Expression of Interest form and email it to us byFriday 30th March 2012. We will contact you during the week commencing 9th April 2012.