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August 2020

Permanent Collection

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 2022

Frank Brangwyn: The Skinners’ Hall Murals

Thu 26 May - Sun 16 October
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

Eight mural panels by Sir Frank Brangwyn RA (1867 - 1956) will cover over 10 metres and span from floor to ceiling in a remarkable new exhibition at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft.

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Print, Print, Print with Maddy McClellan

Mon 30 May @ 11:00 am - Wed 1 June @ 3:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£35

Our half term workshops are led by artist, printmaker and educator Maddy McClellan. Suitable for children aged 7+

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June 2022

Museum Dye Garden Tours

Sat 4 June - Sat 3 September
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£8

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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Japanese Woodblock Printing Masterclass with Wuon-Gean Ho

Sat 18 June @ 10:00 am - Sun 19 June @ 4:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£200

Join renowned printermaker Wuon-Gean Ho for this weekend masterclass on Japanese woodblock printing, a beautiful, non-toxic art-form, which relies on using watercolour, glue and hand burnishing to transfer an image to specially dampened paper.

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Little Museum Visitors

Fri 24 June 2022 @ 10:30 am - Sun 1 January 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£7

24 June | 15 July | 16 Sept | 14 Oct | 18 Nov 10:30 am - 12pm 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. 2 children £12.

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July 2022

Figure & Fabric: Painting from Life with Amy Dury

Sat 9 July
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£120

Inspired by the figures from the Brangwyn murals, you will work under Amy’s expert tuition with a model in our studio.

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Libby Horner: Brangwyn the Polymath

Thu 21 July
6:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£8

Join Libby Horner, the world's leading authority on Frank Brangwyn for this online talk.

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August 2022

Pottery Hand-Building & Decorating Plates  with Claire Burns

Mon 1 August
11:00 am
- 3:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£35

Learn how make a plate out of clay using hand-building techniques and moulds. Perfect for children aged 7+

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Graffiti Workshop with Priority 1-54

Mon 8 August @ 11:00 am - Tue 9 August @ 3:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£65

Come and get stuck in with the Priority 1-54 street art team to create your own series of graffiti canvas artworks. Suitable for children aged 9+.

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Poster Design: Mark Making & Narrative Imagery with Jill Carpin

Mon 15 August
11:00 am
- 3:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£35

Jill Carpin leads a fun poster design workshop exploring storytelling through narrative imagery.

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Nature & Pattern: Printmaking, Painting & Collage with Antonietta Torsiello

Mon 22 August
11:00 am
- 3:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£35

Join Artist and printmaker Antonietta Torsiello on an adventure in this exciting workshop exploring a combination of printmaking and mark making techniques to create vibrant art pieces. 

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Natural Dye Demonstrations + Workshops

Sat 27 August
11:00 am
- 4:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£5

Join artists and makers from the museum’s natural dyeing course in a lively day of workshops and demonstrations. Expect spinning, indigo dyeing, shibori, frame weaving, flower pounding and fabric painting. Visitors are asked to make a £5 donation towards the activities (payable on the day.)    

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Remix the Museum Animation Workshop

Tue 30 August
11:00 am
- 4:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£50

Join this animation workshop and use cut-out paper prints of the Skinner’s Hall murals to make animations.

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September 2022

Writing with Colour: Art as Inspiration with Ashley Hickson-Lovence

Sat 10 September
10:30 am
- 4:30 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£75

The Workshop Using the Skinner’s Hall murals as muses, you will begin to craft creative responses that bring the art to life. This one-day workshop for writers of all levels will explore the ways to make your writing feel fresh, immersive and compelling. Interactive exercises, reading and guidance will foster your confidence to be bold and dynamic with form and subject. You’ll be encouraged to push yourself to respond to the artwork in new and creative ways, as you enjoy…

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Nature Printing: An Introduction with Jacqui Symons

Sat 17 September
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£90

The Workshop Spend a day learning how to produce beautiful and original prints directly from nature. This simple yet incredibly beautiful and effective technique uses plants, flowers and leaves to create your artwork, resulting in lifelike and incredibly detailed prints. This practical workshop will introduce you to the technique by experimenting with a variety of different leaves and colour, discovering how different plants and textures print and looking at different compositions. You’ll use a small etching press to create your…

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Screenprinting with Natural Dyes with Jacqui Symons

Sun 18 September
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£120

An introduction to screenprinting onto fabric using natural dyes, this one-day course will show participants how to use plant-based colour to create simple yet beautiful screenprinted textiles.

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Buildings in Print: Linocut using Wood Engraving Tools with Louise Hayward

Sat 24 September
10:30 am
- 4:30 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£90

Learn how to use wood engraving tools on a lino or polymer block to produce an architecture-inspired print.

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October 2022

Hand Block Printing with Louisa Loakes

Sat 1 October
10:30 am
- 4:30 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£90

Together with Louisa Loakes you will explore each stage of the block printing process onto fabric. You will have a chance to design and carve your own linoleum block and to develop your own block printed pattern repeat.

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Introduction to Flower Pressing and Hand Embroidery with Leah Nikolaou

Online
£72

A Bernard Leach pot from the museum’s collection is the subject of a unique hand embroidery composition, created by textile designer Leah Nikolaou especially for this workshop.

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Introduction to Uncial Calligraphy with Ewan Clayton

Online
£60

This Ditchling workshop is taught by master calligrapher Ewan Clayton, who was once a member of the Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic based in Ditchling.

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Introduction to Woodcut Printing with Helen Brown

Online
£72

This Ditchling workshop is taught by printmaker and experienced teacher Helen Brown. Helen will expertly guide you through the woodcut process from design, transfer, cutting, inking and printing.

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