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 Spring 2023 programme


Mindful Photography, with Andy Squiff

Saturday 28th January 2023 /10:30am – 4:30pm

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

Cost:  £40 

This is not a technical workshop, you can bring any camera that you regularly use, including your phone. Before we start taking any shots we will take time to relax using breathwork and qi gong to help us awaken our senses and connect with our environment, discovering new ways to look at the world and find beauty in everyday reality.  Cinderford offers urban and natural environments to explore and we can get creative juxtaposing both. Mindful photography offers an opportunity to slow down and get creative and will hopefully leave you feeling inspired and positive.

Andy Squiff is a designer and photographer who has worked in the creative industry for over 30 years, he thrives on the inspiration he finds in nature and enjoys sharing his passion for both creativity and the local area.

All materials provided.  Please bring a packed lunch


Portrait Sculpting, with Dorota Rapacz Dufort

Saturday 28th January 2023 /10:30am – 4:30pm

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

Cost:  £45

Sculpting a portrait in clay is a challenge for this workshop. Our model will be seated opposite you, and we will take turns in modelling for each other.  Sculpting is another way of observing life and training your eye and hand coordination. There will be an armature on which we will apply the clay into a simple head shape which will become a base for adding more to represent our model. All steps will be performed in stages.

All materials provided.  Please bring a packed lunch


Processing Earth Pigments for Printmaking, with Nichola Goff

Saturday 11th February 2023 / 10:30am – 4:30pm

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

Cost:  £45

Learn how to grind, sieve and muller raw ochre pigment to make watercolour paints and inks for printing in this one-day workshop. Participants will take home a set of unique prints as well as a small set of watercolour paints and inks that they have made themselves.  Suitable for all abilities.

Nichola Goff is a multi-disciplinary printmaker based in the Wye Valley. Nichola works with print, photography, installation and social engagement to explore the themes in her practice; human connection to place, ecology and social justice.

All materials provided.  Please bring a packed lunch


Poppy Painting, with Yvonne Featherstone

Saturday 11th February 2023 / 10:30am – 4:30pm

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

Cost:  £45

Join Yvonne Featherstone for this one-day acrylic painting workshop where I will take you through a step-by-step tutorial on how to produce this beautiful poppy painting. We will be working on an A3 canvas and I will show you various application techniques to help you produce your own masterpiece.

All materials provided.  Please bring a packed lunch


Introducing Sculpture: David’s Eye, with Svilen Radev

Saturday 4th March 2023/10:30am – 4:30pm 

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

Cost:  £45

Sculpture is the artistic process of creating shape and form in three dimensions.  In this workshop you will be clay modelling and casting in plaster your very own David’s Eye – fragment of Michelangelo’s famous sculpture.  Don’t worry if it’s your first-time stepping foot in a sculpture class, this workshop is completely beginner friendly and with your expert instructor on hand to provide information and demonstration.  You’ll feel relaxed, and head home with new knowledge of clay modelling as well as your fantastic artwork.

All materials provided.  Please bring a packed lunch


Drawing the Figure from Life, with Cherry Lyne

Saturday 4th March 2023/10:30am – 4:30pm 

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

Cost:  £45

A day of guided life drawing with a model. Starting with quick warm up sketching then gradually extending into longer poses.

All materials provided.  Please bring a packed lunch


Jigsaw Linocuts, with Emily Bagnall

Saturday 1st April 2023/ 10:30am – 4:30pm

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

Cost:  £45

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