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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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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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August 2022

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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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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