You told us you wanted to be inspired and have a go at stuff... This year there were more than 30 workshops to inspire, engage and delight. Art in the Park loves a ‘Take and Make’ moment. We hope you did too.
Yodomo means you can do more! They'll be bringing the expertise of independent artists and makers to Art in the Park. Access online workshops anywhere, at any time, from their carefully selected instructors.
Book in or drop by for a series of demos and taster classes, learn how to make stunning pop poms and turn them into your own Pajaki chandelier, how to book bind that special journal, how to create contemporary embroidery or be inspired with a charcoal drawing class.
Head to the link below to register for free workshops, donations on the day towards the festival are welcome.
*For all workshops we highly recommend you book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
Charcoal workshop with Richard Rochester
Sun 4th at 10:00 & 14:00
Take advantage of Richard’s expertise and learn about the various types and techniques, as well as charcoal’s vast history. Richard will inspire you to get inventive with charcoal and get your hands dirty.
Bookbinding with Hanbury Press
Sat 3rd at 10:00 & 14:00
Try your hand at basic Bookbinding skills and gain confidence to continue making beautifully bound books and notebooks from home. If you have time, you can create your very own personalised cloth-covered notebook.
‘Kalinka’ Pom Poms with Karolina Merska
Sat 3rd at 10:00 & 14:00
Kalinka Pom Poms are an integral component to the Pajaki (Pah-yonk-ee), traditional Polish chandeliers made from rye straw and paper. Take home your very own Polish Pom Poms and add colour to your home!
Modern Embroidery with Rebeckah Kemi Apara (Embelished Talk)
Sun 4th at 10:00 & 14:00
Learn calming and creative ways to hand embroider with demonstrations of techniques to add a modern twist to this
decorative art. Suitable for all levels.
Warwickshire Etsy Team is a community of artists and makers who sell their wares on the online market place Etsy.
With products ranging from jewellery, food, textiles, traditional arts and many more, Warwickshire creatives make it easy to shop local! You can drop in to any of these workshops on the day, but we recommend you pre-book at:
Sat & Sun 11:00am FREE
Drop in and create your very own badge! Create your design, colour it, use stickers and then build it in our badge making machine! Suitable for children.
Acrylic Charm Jewellery/ Keyring by Bekbek Makes
Sat 3rd at 12:30pm £15.00 per person
Join us for a one hour workshop where you will create a custom statement necklace or Keyring. Using a selection of colourful acrylic charms to build your own personalised piece to take away.
Hand Painted Wooden Jewellery/ Keyring by Bekbek Makes
Sun 4th at 12:30-1.30pm £12.00 per person
You will have the opportunity to choose from a selection of illustrated designs laser- cut from birch wood, personalising by hand painting & finishing as a necklace or keyring.
Illustration workshop by Helen Richmond Design
Sat 3rd 2:00-3.00pm £12.00 per person
Helen will teach you the basics of illustration and provide all the equipment to make your own personalised creation to take home. If you’d like to pre order a bespoke item for collection at the festival then visit me on Etsy.
Banner workshop by Helen Richmond Design
Sun 4th 2:00-3.00pm £15.00 per person
On this workshop you’ll learn the basics of banner painting and paint your own canvas pennant banner. You’ll be a handmade banner on which you can paint your design. This short workshop is the perfect amount of time to create a small design such as an initial or floral design.
Tote Bag Foam Printing
Sat 3rd 4:00pm £5.00per person
Create your own unique tote bag design using printing inks. First you will sketch your design, then engrave it onto a foam sheet before using rollers & ink to print onto your bag. Suitable for children.
Textile Brooch Workshop by Glorious Godesses
Sun 4th 4:00pm £5.00 per person
Using layers of linen and cotton you will make a foundation for your brooch and you can then decorate it to your heart’s content using lace, embroidery, threads and seed beads.
Crazy Kiln Pottery
Crazy Kiln Pottery specialise in creating beautiful hand painted pottery for all ages and styles. Join them to make a water themed piece or select one of their plates, plaques, tiles, coasters, and mugs to create your own design. Pre book a place or drop in and arrange for your finished piece to be fired and collected from their Kenilworth studio or posted to your front door. Prices vary according to pottery piece and postage.
AITP’s Floating Crafts & Creative stays
Get messy, creative and crafty with marbling paper, paint blowing, block printing, nature creating, face paints and hair chalks for children to “decorate” themselves and each other!
Mermaids and Urchins, sea horses and shells, buttons and jewels will all be available to create your own bespoke canvas picture to hang on your wall.
Art in the Park Glitter Stall
Life is so much better with glitter, so drop in and get a free biodegradable glitter face and sparkle.
Hooper’s Hoops (RSW8)
Lyndsay will be there hula hooping the weekend away! Join her and get a wiggle on with a taster session and don’t resist buying one so you can continue hooping at home!
Kids Creative Art Drop-in
Messy arts and crafts for kids, such as marbling paper, paint blowing, block printing, and providing face paints and hair chalks for the children to 'decorate' themselves and each other. Also showing kids how they can use natural objects such as flowers, leaves, pine cones etc in their art work. Playdough for toddlers too! Donations gladly received.
Chase Meadow Crafts
Have fun making and creating wonderful wooden seahorses, sea-life bat and ball kits and even mermaids! And don’t
forget those special fairy doors, unicorns and dragons and so much more to fire your imagination.
Four Seasons Painting Classes with Sandhya Dave
Take part in a free class for the grown-ups where you get a tutorial and opportunity to create your own water themed painting by sketching or using water colours.
Love comics or comic art? Join the team from Leamington’s award-winning comic convention on the Saturday as they promote Leam Comic Con 2019. Comic fans and little superheroes can visit our stand to meet comic creators, artists and professional costume characters or take part in a workshop. www.leamcomiccon.co.uk
Figure drawing classes
Drop-in 10am-6pm (Free)
Join Jonathon and Surminder for a free life drawing class in front of the Art Gallery.
Leamington & District Embroiderers’ Guild
Drop-in 10am-6pm (Free)
We are inviting all visitors to help us stitch a town - a town that has a river in front of every house. Trees, flowers and ducks or whatever takes visitors’ creative fancy will complete what will become a wonderful piece of art. All materials will be supplied and encouragement freely given.
Sat & Sun 10.15, 11.45, 14:00 & 16:00 (ages 12+) £15 per person
Duck! For her fourth year at Art in the Park Furzie is taking to the skies. Take part in one of her popular hour-long workshops and make your own needle-felted model of a duck in flight. Learn more about the craft, get details on commissioning a piece, joining a course or even hosting a party in your own home. www.furzie.co.uk
Under the Sea Colouring Station
Create your own ocean scene with our sea life stencils, sponges and bright sea creature shapes.
Compton Verney Teapot
Pop inside their giant tea pot, get making and hear all about our nations tea journey from the mountains to the table
Visit www.comptonverney.org.uk for their tea party news on August 18th.
Fish Wand Station
Get creative and make your own exotic fish or jelly fish with sprinkles and sparkles, then magic it into a festival wand.
Make your sea life inspired mermaid, Neptune or Pirate festival headdress. Finish off with a festival face sparkle made from biodegradable glitter.
Sun 4th 10:30-11:30 (ages 6-11) 1:15-2:15 (ages 12-16)
Heartbreak Productions are running two 50 mins free workshops for young people to delve into the world of theatre and all things water themed and create characters, narrative and imagination. At the end they will create a 5 mins feature to present to family and friends.
Sun 4th at 12:00 & 14:30
Get dancing with a Motionhouse dancer and join in this fun workshop! Motionhouse’s informal workshops are designed to get you moving and be creative. They are suitable for all the family and no experience required.
Vieux drumming at the Elephant Circle
Sat & Sun 10.15, 11.30, 12.45, 14.30, 15.45, 16.15 - Spaces are limited
African Drumming introductory Workshops led by talented musicians, Vieux Bakayoko, from Senegal, and Souleymane Compo from Guinea. Masters of the djembe and dunduns (traditional African drums) these inspiring teachers will introduce the art of playing the djembe drum. Aimed at beginners level, the workshop will teach a participant to play a traditional West African rhythm, Instruments are provided, Sessions last 45 minutes and donations are appreciated.
Pottery Fish & Puppet Making
Pottery fish making: £2.00 - Puppet making: Free
BRINK Contemporary Arts
Drop-in 10am-6pm (Free)
Providing high quality mural artists for the festival since 2014, BRINK are proud to be back this year in our own ‘Urban Art Arena’, with more top artists including: N4t4 and Philth (Never Ready Crew), Pete Sheridan, Annatomix, Graffoflarge, Katie O’, Mr Mind Control, Crom and Leamington’s NUMB, to name but a few. With daily BRINK workshops you can try your hand at spray painting with guidance from one of our professional artists.
Sat & Sun 14:00-16:00
Take part in a Brazilian physical dance workshop which is a mix of martial art and a dance form. Or just watch in awe!
ART GALLERY & MUSEUM
CLOCKTOWER & GLASSHOUSE WORKSHOPS
ROYAL PUMPROOM GARDENS WORKSHOPS
ARCHERY LAWN WORKSHOPS
Calling all aqua-knitters out there, come and join in our community fishy art installation!! As the festival theme is water, we want to invite everyone to make a bright, sparkly fish or a long jangly jelly fish. Ali McKellar and her team will be dropping into community centres and art workshops to show you how to make one or download the pattern and get those needles clicking and clacking.
If you’d like your group to be involved or or want some patterns posted to you, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or head to The Pump Rooms or East Lodge in Leamington Spa where you will be able to collect a copy of the pattern.
Kindly sponsored by Warwick District Council.
We’d like to invite you, your friends, school and community to make an Ecobrick to raise awareness about plastic consumption, its impact on our environment and how Ecobricks can be used for buildings, planters or furniture. Grace Smith our Ecobrick Project Coordinator and her team will be dropping into community centres, Schools and workshops to show you how to make one or download our guide and get tackling your non-recyclable waste.
If you’d like your group to be involved or or want some guides posted to you, email . Or head to The Pump Rooms or East Lodge in Leamington Spa where you will be able to collect a copy of the guide.
Kindly sponsored by Leamington Town Council.