Explore the museum’s Coal Forest experience and draw inspiration from the ancient carboniferous coal forests which, over time, formed coal.
In the first session, on Friday 22nd March, you will explore the museum’s Coal Forest art trail experience, with a special viewing of ‘Twilight Avenger’ by artist Kelly Richardson located down in Woodhorn Colliery’s Walker Fan Drift. You will then be able to focus in on real coal and fossil specimens from the museum collections; a past trapped in stone.
This will offer a starting point for the creation of your own fossilised drawing where you will explore imprinting and drawing into clay and creating plastercasts of these impressions.
In the second workshop session on Friday 29th March, when the plastercasts are dry, you will have the opportunity to work further into the surface of the plastercasts using different artistic techniques.
Places on this special double workshop are extremely limited so to secure your place please either call the museum during opening hours with your museum membership number and payment card, or visit the museum with your membership card and payment card or cash. Full payment is required to secure your booking.
Offering these workshops at this subsidised price has been made possible through funding from Arts Council England, through a partnership between Museums Northumberland and DRAWING NE.
This double workshop is available to Woodhorn Museum and Museums Northumberland members only, and, thanks to funding from Arts Council England, at a cost of only £20 per participant. Your museum membership number will be needed to secure your booking.