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Workshop/Course, Sat 24 Aug 2019, £55-£70

Clay Animal Sculpture workshop

Clay Animal Sculpture workshop

Join us for a creative day on a traditional Lakeland farm

Details

Learn a range of modelling techniques to breathe life into your 3D animal sculpture. You may already have ideas of what animal you want to create; farm animals, local wildlife, something from more exotic climes or a family pet. If not, we can give you lots of ideas but the choice is yours. Chris will help you with demonstrations and lots of helpful advice and tips. You will work in terracotta clay which fires to a nice, warm colour and you can rub oxides into the textures to bring out the definition. If you are new to clay work, don’t worry; there is plenty of help to hand. Those with experience will have lots of opportunities to develop their skills.

How to book and what to bring - check out our website below.

Chris Barnes is a renowned professional potter from the Borders who exhibits across the UK and in Germany. He has taught both adults and young people for many years alongside his own creative practice.

The workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a traditional converted Lakeland barn at Browfoot Farm. The art studio is a stunning open plan space with plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing Lakeland landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere valley. Make it a special break and stay in one of our luxury camping pods on the farm.

All our tutors are carefully selected professionals and experts with extensive teaching experience. Whilst this is a new venture, George, who has set up Cowshed Creative, has many years of experience programming and running creative courses at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and for Cumbria Adult Education.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Aug 2019 10:00 to 16:30

Prices

£70 includes a one day workshop with an experienced tutor, a tasty 2 course lunch with home baked bread and cake and refreshments throughout the day. Concession fee of £55 for young people 14-18yrs There is an additional material charge of £5 to cover clay and firing. Models will be biscuit fired and items are available for collection two weeks after the workshop. If you would like us to post your work, the cost will vary depending on weight: £5 for a box weighing below 1kg to £8 for box weight of 1- 1.5 kg.

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Plan to deliver workshops for kids and families - setting up adult programme first.

Address

Browfoot Farm,
Staveley,
Kendal,
Cumbria,
LA8 9JQ

Directions

Plan route to Cowshed Creative using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 460001  Lat: 54.39424 Long: -2.83175

From the A591 turn into Staveley and follow the road until you reach the village hall. Turn following the sign to Kentmere for 1 mile. The road turns right over a bridge. Ignore this and go straight on up Browfoot Lane, keeping left of the river, for about 2 miles. Goose Howe is the property before us. Four fields further, on the right, there's a sign on the right hand wall for Browfoot Farm. Turn in here. Down the drive; The Cowshed is ahead on the left, with the sign on the wall. For the car park take a right at the two red doors, past farm buildings and left just beyond the grey corrugated tin barn.

Lifts can be arranged from Staveley Train Station.

Parking: free

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 9
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system

Notes

Service dogs allowed - discussion would need to take place when certain processes being used aren't safe for a dog

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