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casper colour webWe are launching a new series of Children’s Workshops at the Chapel starting later this month. For example Story-Making & Creative Writing and Kundalini Yoga, involving beneficial calming techniques.

For lots more information, dates, prices and booking, see our events page.

web 3Our next exhibition opening upstairs at the Chapel will be

‘Fin River Swift’ by Julian Meredith

on Friday 13th May 7pm

Large scale wood block prints on elm planks.

Julian will be running a series of Wood Block Printing Workshops throughout the Exhibtion. We are taking names for further dates. Read more here.

STOP PRESS!

Dear Children, we are not holding workshops with Denni Dennis on…

Saturday 30th April & Saturday 14th May

…but see you all on

Saturday 7th May & then Saturday 21st May onwards

Read more about Denni’s workshop here

 

 

dan2asher1asher2dan, santo 1On Saturday 6th February at 6pm, upstairs at the Chapel, will be a private view of drawings, designs, paper costumes, masks, sets, sounds and the video performance of ‘A Winter Wildness’.

Come and meet the group of children who collaborated with 3 artists – Denni Dennis, Clare Parry-Jones and Leona Jones – over 6 afternoon creative workshops exploring light and shadow, imagination, dance and sound, culminating in a performance on the Winter Solstice.

Read more about the workshops and the artists on our events page

The exhibition will continue until Saturday 13th February

news2news 3news 4news 1Now half way through creating A Winter Wildness’.

The children, aged between 4 and 10, have generated initial ideas, and are enthusiastically designing and making costumes, movements and sounds.

On 22nd December at 6.30pm, all their imaginative work will produce a magical evening performance of light, shadows and dreams celebrating the Winter Solstice… Under the guidance of 3 artists Dennis Dennis, Leona Jones and Clare Parry-Jones.

Read more about the workshops and the artists here.

If you would like to book a ticket for the performance £6, please phone 01873 736430.

 

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7259517182016Thank you to costume designer Tamsin Thorne of IWISHIWASA (clothing accessories for children) for running our ‘Insect Wing Making’ workshop this Saturday at the Chapel. Lots of innovative, creative, industrious activity as you can see from our willing, budding would-be insects…

Firstly some drawing and painting to get ideas flowing, then these willow wing frames were covered, collaged, embellished and painted into new life!

More workshops to come from Tamsin later in the year. Keep in touch or go on our mailing list.

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Matt & Amanda Caines – Small collection of Kinetic Creatures

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Matt & Amanda Caines – Parade of Puppets

This year as part of our Abergavenny Food Festival celebrations, we have invited artists, Matt and Amanda Caines to create something completely unique outside in front of our shop.

They are transforming their Pop -Up Stall into an extraordinary Theatre of events…

…Puppet making workshops for children and adults. All ingredients supplied for printmaking, drawing, collaging and embellishing. Just turn up and assemble your own magical puppet. With an exhibition of Matt and Amanda’s artwork, including small kinetic scrimshaw work, hand carved and engraved and larger puppet works (see images).

Don’t forget to come inside and enjoy our delicious spread!

 

Iwishiwasa… costumes by Tamsin Thorne

On Saturday 24th November, we are hosting two magical workshops with costume designer, Tamsin Thorne.

Use our new exhibition Where the Wonderful Happens’, a Winter Circus of make-believe as inspiration – peep shows, boxing kangaroos, strongmen, snow globes & trapeze artists – to make a show-stopping, fantabulous headress! Wear it for all your Christmas celebrations…

A small, stunning collection of Tamsin’s Iwishiwasa costumes pictured here are for sale at The Art Shop.

For more details and booking information click here

Found Blue Whalebone Carving – 2012 (detail)

Sculptor, Matt Caines, is offering a unique opportunity to learn stone carving at his workshop in Abergavenny. Matt has been exhibiting his work at The Art Shop for a number of years, and having recently moved to the area with his family, has set up a purpose built studio to offer evening and weekend classes.

He has not long returned from six weeks in Arctic Canada on a Wingate Scholarship to learn traditional Inuit stone carving techniques.

Matt studied Architectural Ornament at City & Guilds School of Art, London, following a first degree in Fine Art. Recent work includes designing and carving a plaque in beech, unveiled by H.R.H The Prince of Wales; workshops at the Museum of London based on Roman artifacts and at the Sir John Soane Museum; and the restoration of Sam Wanamaker’s stone at the Globe Theatre. Scholarships include the Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill & Wingate.

Find out more about Matt’s workshops here