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Arts & Crafts Festival Workshop Week

Monday 1 Aug 10am — Sunday 7 Aug 5pm, 2016

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

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Exhibition entry is free.

Workshop Rate (Mon - Fri):

  • £65 per person, per day

Workshop fee includes tuition, use of tools / equipment, lunch, tea and coffee. There is an additional materials fee, payable direct to the artist. Bookings close on Friday 29 July at 1pm.

Sunday Family 'Art Pack' Day:

  • £10 per pack

Each pack includes materials for a workshop of your choice, and the tuition of the artist.

A wonderful week-long exhibition and workshop programme in collaboration with Gallery4Art. Book onto individual workshops, or simply drop in to enjoy the exhibition.

Gallery 4 Art will be presenting their Summer Exhibition of Contemporary Art at Halsway Manor, open 10am – 4pm from Monday 1st – Sunday 7th July. This colourful exhibition will include paintings, sculpture, ceramic work and prints covering a diverse range of styles and subjects. The art is available for sale and there are pieces for every budget from postcards to large paintings.

Exhibiting artists will include:
Jim Munnion (Painting and Prints), Alison Jacobs (Painting), Jenny Barron (Painting), Georgina Towler (Painting), Melanie Deegan (Sculpture), Craig Askew (Painting), Renee Kilburn (Ceramic Work)

Workshops, 10am – 4pm:

Sarah Webb – Make a Frame Basket

FrameBasketSarah Webb is a highly skilled traditional and contemporary willow artist, who was originally apprenticed to a traditional Somerset basket maker. She is experienced in leading courses in a range of willow crafts, including sculpture as well as basketry.

Learn how to make a simple frame basket using willow grown in Somerset by Musgroves Willow. You will learn the techniques involved in producing beautiful, functional baskets, and leave with a completed work of your own. A warning; basketry is addictive! Sarah runs other courses at Halsway if you want to try more!

Fee: £65 to include tuition, tea/coffee and lunch. Please book in advance. Tools and materials are provided; please note a materials fee of £3.50 is payable to Sarah on the day.

Melanie Deegan – Wire and Resin Sculpture

MelDeeganMelanie has been a professional sculptor since 2008 and her work features in collections across the UK and beyond. From her studio at Contains Art in Watchet her work varies from small indoor pieces to large sculptures for the garden.

In this day workshop you’ll create your own small sculpture using Jesmonite, an acrylic resin which can be used to give an interesting variety textures. Begin with a wire frame – essentially the drawing process – and then build up layers layers to your piece.

Fee: £65 to include tuition, tea/coffee and lunch. Please book in advance. Tools and materials are provided; please note a materials fee of around £5 per student is payable to Mel on the day.

“Exceeded my expectations as we achieved far more on this course than I was expecting.” Participant

Sunday: Family Art Pack Day!
A choice of fun creative activities on offer with local artists. Each pack – priced £10 – contains the materials you need to join in your chosen workshop. Choose from printing with Jim, drawing/painting with Alison, wire and plaster sculptures with Mel, or felt-making with Sarah – or try them all!  Buy the pack(s) of your choice and enjoy! Bring a packed lunch. Tea / coffee and squash will be available.
Suitable for all ages but children must be supervised by an adult – no unaccompanied children please!

£10 per pack, book in advance or just come along on the day.