Saturday Series

SATURDAY SERIES

The Artspace ‘Saturday Series’ is a programme of weekend workshops for adults running here at Artspace. Each workshop is designed to provide a bespoke, one-off, arts experience that you can enjoy, at your leisure, on a weekend. Whether you would like to paint something to hang on your wall at home, or make a beautiful crafty gift for a friend or family member, these half-day or full day workshops aim to help you to create something unique! A deposit of £20 is required to secure your place on each workshop.

To express your interest in a place, please contact Dan on 01594 825111 or email dan@artspacecinderford.org

Click here to download a copy of our Autumn 2022 programme


Reduction Lino Printing, with Melanie Clarke

Saturday 16th July / 10:30am – 4:30pm

Artspace, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside Street, Cinderford, GL14 2NL

Cost: £39 including materials

Learn about the art of relief printing. We will use lino cutting and the reduction process to make a small edition of coloured prints that could be used in card making, invitations or used in book form as well as a framed image to hang on the wall. There will be examples of all sorts of relief printing available for inspiration but bring your own sketchbooks, photos etc. to provide a starting point and then see what happens


Jigsaw Linocuts, with Emily Bagnall

Saturday 13th August / 10:30am – 4:30pm

Artspace, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside Street, Cinderford, GL14 2NL

Cost:  £45 including materials

This linocutting workshop will provide a fab, fun and simple way of making a complex multi coloured block print from just one block of lino. Once carved the lino is cut like a jigsaw, inked and then reassembled before printing, there are however some useful tips and tricks along the way and some interesting options at the printing stage such as using eco cotton buds and tissue paper. Find out more by joining us.

All materials provided.  Please bring a packed lunch


Joy of Leaves! with Lizzie Godden

Saturday 17th September / 10:30am – 4:30pm

Artspace, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside Street, Cinderford, GL14 2NL

Cost:  £45 including materials

On this one day workshop you’ll be able to “ecoprint” with leaves onto different types of paper, such an exciting technique, drawing out natural pigments from leaves to get stunning results. You’ll also learn an ancient way of preserving leaves, a way that means the leaves will remain supple for years. You’ll be able to use treated leaves to stitch into, to be creative with.

All materials provided.  Please bring a packed lunch


Modern Calligraphy, with Emily Bagnall

Saturday 22nd October / 10:30am – 4:30pm

Artspace, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside Street, Cinderford, GL14 2NL

Cost:  £45 including materials

Another chance to join us for a session in modern calligraphy, using brush pens, brushes or even bamboo sticks to form elegant letter shapes. Hand and brush lettering is an art form that is enjoyable for everyone. Ideas can be worked on straight away or sketched out first and filled in once final touches have been made. The results are always fun and in this session we will also explore decoration around our lettering. There will also be an option to do a simple book bind to contain your artwork within.

All materials provided.  Please bring a packed lunch


Decorative Painting, with Wendy Daniels

Saturday 12th November / 10:30am – 4:30pm

Artspace, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside Street, Cinderford, GL14 2NL

Cost:  £45 including materials

Come along to this all day workshop at Artspace and learn a range of techniques which you can use to paint furniture, walls, fabric and pretty much anything else!  We will experiment with making our own very cheap paint based on earth pigments and also learn how to make colour washes from small amounts of leftover paint.  We can work on a range of sample pieces but if you’d like to work on a real project of your own please bring along a wooden box, small piece of furniture, picture frame or other small item.  Otherwise just bring yourselves as materials will be provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.


Paint your own Kandinsky Tree, with Yvonne Featherstone

Saturday 12th November / 10:30am – 4:30pm 

Artspace, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside Street, Cinderford, GL14 2NL

Cost:  £45 including materials

Why not come along and have a go at painting your very own Kandinsky Tree?  I offer a step-by-step painting experience where you will use lots of bright colours to create your masterpiece. No experience is necessary and all materials are included in the cost for this fun workshop. Also included are refreshments, cakes and biscuits, you just need to bring yourself and a packed lunch.  Look forward to seeing you there!

All materials provided.  Please bring a packed lunch