Learn how to create experimental Chemigram prints using light-sensitive silver halide-based photographic paper. It is a unique process that uses photographic chemicals and everyday household materials, such as honey, nail varnish, suncream, stickers and tape to create resists. The final image is fixed in chemistry or salt water. Participants will learn about this analogue process and create several of their own Chemigram prints.
About Carolyn Lefley
Carolyn Lefley is a visual artist, writer and educator. Her work uses photography and moving image to explore belonging, belief and the natural world. She makes work in the rural landscape and in the studio using playful dioramas. Carolyn works with digital photography to create manipulated realities as well as using traditional techniques such as cyanotypes and liquid emulsion. Her meditative short films explore elemental themes. http://www.carolynlefley.co.uk/
Booking is essential. We have limited spaces so we are operating on a first come first served basis.
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A new line up of creative workshops in Yeovil Art Space and in our nearby edible garden. Ranging from photography, mosaic, silver sculpture, crochet, art journaling, creative gardening and collage, perfect opportunity to learn something new and enjoy being creative with us!
Booking is essential. We have limited spaces so we are operating on a first come first served basis. Please also check terms of conditions of each workshop below.
New! Pay What You Can*
We are an art charity and we would like to make our work available to everyone! Celebrating our 2nd Birthday, we are launching a Pay What You Can Pricing Policy for some of the workshops, thanks to generous support from our funders!
*Some are not applicable due to the cost of the materials. Make sure you check ‘Pay What You Can’ next to the price.
Silver Clay Jewellery Workshop with Natasha Rand
Friday 13 May, 10am-1pm
£45 per person, adult only
Basic beginners silver clay workshop. Inspired by natural form, learn how to roll & cut precious metal clay, add textures, layer to create a pendant or brooch. Price includes 7g of silver art clay which when fired, results in 99.9% fine silver pieces which can be sent for hallmark. The session will cover planning your design, making a prototype, working with silver clay, firing, finishing, and polishing.
World Collage Day Individual & collective collages on paper with Stéphanie Max
Saturday 14 May, 1-4 pm
£25 or *Pay What You Can Age 14 and over
Join us to celebrate the World Collage Day! Explore a variety of mark making and prints with the group through a diverse range of materials and joyful exercises. Tear, scratch, wrinkle, cut and more to create your base to work with individually. Invitation to take part in a big collective collage as well. A unique experience to book!
Freeform crochet is working without a pattern, in the traditional sense, and is popular in Eastern Europe. Motifs, also known as scrumbles, are constructed with decorative stitches forming textured, random shapes that are then crocheted or sewn together. Whether you are a beginner or a skilled crocheter, learn to throw away what you know and just let your creativity flow! Form part of the wall hanging display. Donation only for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Create a one-of-a-kind, small mosaic mirror, hand-shaping tesserae from a plethora of exciting recycled materials. Learn how to design and create a mosaic mirror, and how to grout and seal your work, with expert tuition.
Art journaling is a form of creative self care. Your art journal can be filled with anything from painting and doodling to collage and photos and using any media. Existing skills can be used but equally, absolutely no experience is necessary. Journaling time is time to de-stress….space to be yourself, let go and have fun. All material provided.
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[Terms and Conditions]
Please check age limit for each workshop.
‘Make it together’ for some workshops, an offer for a group of 2 family or friends to make one item together.
Most of the workshop takes place on the 1st floor. If you require wheelchair access or have difficulties climbing stairs, please let us know so we can make arrangements.
100% refund for cancellation before 30 days prior to the event.
50% refund for cancellation before 14 days prior to the event.
Non-refundable for cancellation within 7 days prior to the event.
Transfer to another workshop is possible if you cancel 7 days before the workshop date.
Full refund if YAS cancels the workshop due to insufficient sign up.
Cancellation Policy does not apply to workshop with Pay What You Wish Pricing Policy.
Starting in February, we are joining up with some fabulous creative tutors to offer four skill based ‘taster’ sessions. We would like to encourage you to try something new in these darker months of the year. Perfect place to kickstart your creativity, whether it’s part of your regular practice, needing revival or completely new to you, we have some brilliant options to get you started.
With popular demand for our February sessions, we are please to announce the following new sessions in March. Book now before it is too late!
Carolyn Lefley- Photography 12 March (2-4) Dawn Handy – Mosaic 19 March (10-12) (fully booked) Stéphanie Max – Printmaking 26 March (10-12) (fully booked) Jess Egan – Drawing 26 March (2-4)
Saturday 12 March 2-4pm Photography Techniques with Carolyn Lefley
Join local artist Carolyn Lefley for a photography taster session. Learn how to create cyanotype prints exposed with UV light. This is a traditional photographic technique that results in stunning blue prints. Carolyn will also show students how to make a Solargraphic image using a homemade pinhole camera.
19 March 10am – 12noon Mosaic Art with Dawn Handy (fully booked)
An introduction to recycled mosaic art aims to teach you the basics of making mosaics, using recycled materials and found objects. Touching on the fundamentals of creating tesserae, which tools to use, how to use them effectively and how to create movement in your piece. Come and explore the ancient art of mosaic, with contemporary techniques and materials.
26 March 10am – 12pm Printmaking with Stéphanie Max (fully booked)
Come and discover monotype and linocut techniques. Get an overview of the materials, carving tools, and safety guidelines needed. Explore a fascinating range of papers, local and some more exotic. Come aboard on a print journey to create a variety of image combinations by experimenting with different ink colours, patterns, and compositions.
26 March 2 – 4pm Drawing with Jess Egan
Come and explore some basic drawing skills using different materials and methods, from observation to abstract mark-making; enjoy a space for you to develop your own style and ideas. The aim is to encourage confidence and explore the benefits of drawing for calm and pleasure as well as artistic practice.
FEE: £10 each*
*Full-refund for one of the workshop you attend (not applicable for no-show) if you are eligible to receive funding from Somerset Skills & Learning:
Living in Somerset (not including Bath and North Somerset) &
Living in UK or EU in the last three years &
Aged 19 and above &
Have not attended any workshops in February
For those are not eligible for funding, we have made our workshop affordable for everyone with funding support from the government to support Covid-19 recovery.
Booking essential. Limited spaces, first come first served.
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