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August 2020

Permanent Collection

Sat 1 August 2020 - Mon 3 December 2035

The museum's permanent collection includes work by artists and craft workers
of national repute, including Eric Gill, Edward Johnston + Ethel Mairet.

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May 2021

Taking a Line for a Walk

John Vernon Lord and Friends

Thu 20 May - Sun 31 October
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft celebrates an icon of illustration, alongside work for children by his students and contemporaries.

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Museum Dye Garden Tours

Sat 22 May - Sat 25 September
£5

Join this tour by Head Gardener Liz Pope and find out more about the garden and the process of natural dyeing.

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June 2021

Little Museum Visitors

Wed 23 June - Wed 20 October
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£6

Wed 23 June Wed 21 July Wed 22 September Wed 20 October 10:30 am - 11:45am 2-5 years old Fun, hands-on creative sessions for the mini-visitor and their adult.  Packed full of sticking, drawing, storytelling and object discovery.  Each workshop will have a different theme and will be run by early years' teacher Sarah Hailey-Watts. Please note, there is space for only 1 adult per child.

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Crafternoon

Free, but booking is required

Thu 24 June - Thu 28 October
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
Free

Thursdays: 2-4pm 24 June | 29 July | 26 August | 30 September | 28 October A friendly, informal once a month get together for adults. Bring your knitting, cross-stitch or whatever you might be crafting and enjoy working in an inspiring environment with friendly folk, while you enjoy free tea and biscuits.

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July 2021

Crafternoon

Free, but booking is required

Thu 29 July
2:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
Free

A friendly, informal once a month get together for adults. Bring your knitting, cross-stitch or whatever you might be crafting and enjoy working in an inspiring environment with friendly folk, while you enjoy free tea and biscuits.

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August 2021

Urban Art/Graffiti Lettering *SOLD OUT*

with Tom Goulden

Wed 4 August
11:00 am
- 3:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

7-11 year olds £22.50 inc. materials (please bring a packed lunch) Come and work alongside Tom Goulden a graffiti artist with over 20 years experience to create a bespoke graffiti tag. Explore some simple spray techniques and lettering styles in the morning and then hone those skills with Toms support to create a finished graffiti lettering spray and paint pen canvass to take home.  

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Lucille Junkere Talk: Indigo – The Deep Dark Blues (online)

Thu 5 August
7:30 pm
- 8:30 pm
Online
£8

Lucille will present her latest research focusing on the legacy of colonialism in African Caribbean indigo history exploring the idea of reconnections.

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Storytime with Jane Hissey

Sun 8 August
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

11am - 11:30am and 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm FREE (museum entrance fee applies, booking essential) Jane will introduce you to some of the beloved characters from her books before reading some stories of their adventures. This event will take place in our garden. Please note you will need to book a ticket for each person in your group including all children.  

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Design a Manga Style Character *SOLD OUT*

with Chie Kutsuwada

Wed 11 August
11:00 am
- 3:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

9-11 year olds £22.50 inc. materials (please bring a packed lunch) This workshop starts with learning about what manga is, then participants learn some basics of how to draw manga style figures. We also explore how to design manga style characters inspired from some classics, such as Alice in Wonderland which John Vernon Lord illustrated and can be seen in the museum. Chie is UK based Japanese manga creator and illustrator. After graduating from Royal College of Art, London, she’s been…

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BIG DRAW: Taking a Line for a Walk – An Abstract Illustration Workshop

with illustrator Jill Carpin

Sun 15 August
11:00 am
- 4:30 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£15

Using traditional artist techniques you will let your imagination wander into fantastical places and translate them onto paper. 

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Horrible Science Cartoon Illustration

with author/illustrator Tony De Saulles

Wed 18 August
11:00 am
- 3:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

£22.50 inc. materials (please bring a packed lunch) 7 - 11 years Join Tony De Saulles for a thoroughly horrible time…draw with Tony and learn top cartooning tips + stacks of facts from the best-selling, award winning Horrible Science series now celebrating its 25th year. As well producing mini masterpieces of your own, you can chat, ask questions and return home with a headful of creative ideas. Tony writes and illustrates children’s books. His creative background is in design and…

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