Public workshops


public workshops


Vinyl Collage workshop

Workshop participants worked alongside print designer Katy Welsh to explore composition and the art of colour play.

Taking inspiration from the Makers & Tools exhibition and the environment in the Old Fire Station, they created own abstract compositions and translated these into collage using hand-cut shapes. They worked with brightly coloured stickyback vinyl, usually used for sign making and shop windows – Katy has discovered it is a great material for collage too!

During the workshop, which was suitable for all skill levels, participants created an individual collaged artwork to take away with them, as well as contributing to a larger collaborative piece which was displayed in the gallery during the exhibition.


Imaginary Tool workshop with Crisis

Tools help us do things – there are lots of tools out there already, but what about the tools that don’t exist yet? Help us invent a new collection of imaginative tools. Is there a very specific problem you needs solving? Can you make a tool to help? What problems might we face in the future? What tools will we need then? What tools might people doing crazy jobs need? Can you make a tool for them? Let’s get crafty solving those tool dilemmas!

Artist Rachel Jones-Jones led a workshop with Crisis clients where they created their own imaginary tool using foraged and junk materials.