HoT-Logo.LargeThe Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership is holding a free workshop to create basic collage mosaics during half term! This family friendly session will take place from 10am to 12.30pm on Saturday 20th February at Barnard Castle Methodist Church. This workshop is part of the Partnership’s Crafts and Skills in the Community programme that aims to encourage the revival and use of traditional and modern crafts.

This activity is suitable for all abilities and will give participants the opportunity to explore an array of textures and colours. Participants will work towards producing a nature inspired piece of artwork which could be used as a stepping stone or decoration in the garden! A simple nature motif will be chosen and then decorated with a selection of materials. This workshop has been designed to guide total beginners through each stage of the process so no previous experience is required. The workshop will be led by local artist, designer and tutor Anna Harding, who teaches art and crafts, leads community projects and produces creative work in an extensive range of formats.

Anna explains: “This workshop is a fusion between collage and mosaic which uses a greater variety of textures, colours and materials than a standard mosaic. This in turn makes it particularly appealing for children to explore!”

This workshop is free of charge but places are limited so booking is essential. It is suitable for children aged 5 years and upwards however younger children are welcome at parent/guardian discretion. All children must be closely supervised at all times. Please note this activity will involve the use of small objects so it is not recommended for children under the age of 3. Protective clothing will be provided but wearing old clothing is also recommended.

To book a place, please contact Alex Sijpesteijn on 03000 260842 or email alex.sijpesteijn@durham.gov.uk