Workshops, Demos & Events

Do you like rolling up your sleeves and having a go? Ever wondered if you might enjoy a certain art or craft? We have lots of workshops for you to explore your creativity or improve a skill you enjoy – all with our friendly and supportive artists.

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Image: Kathy Hutton

Read on to discover the workshops and events running during the Trail. Although many are aimed at adults, child friendly options may be available.

Workshops & Demos In-Person

Please contact the artist/venue directly to book.

A Spot of Painting, Sketching and Journaling

Meryl Kelsey-Masters

Mon 13th, Tue 14th, Wed 15th, Thurs 16th, Fri 17th

2pm-4pm

A way into quick visual note taking, ideal for a holiday scrapbook. No skill, just enthusiasm. A max of 3 per session, timetable can be flexible.

Drop In Mini Oil Painting Workshops

Catherine Siswick

Sat 11th, Sun 12th, Sat 18th, Sun 19th

Drop in between 10am-4pm, Activities approx 1 hour.

Pay on the day. Cash or Bank Transfer. £12.50 per activity. contact@cathsiswick.co.uk

A selection of beginners oil painting activities covering a range of skills. Choose from ‘Creating Depth in Landscapes’, ‘Textures’, or ‘Blending’.

Making a Dried Flower Wreath

Mrs Mosley's Posies

Mon 13th, Sat 18th

10.30-11.30am

traceyemosley1@gmail.com / 01249 782515 / 07772 394373

Learn how to create a part covered vine base dried wreath with coordinating ribbon for £10.

Interactive Cyanotype Workshops

Bloemen & Blue

Wed 15th, Sat 18th

11am - 3pm

Drop in - running throughout the day.

Using the Alchemy of Sunshine on Irons in this Photographic Process. Take away your own experimental 'Blueprint'. Simple, Safe, Affordable Creativity

Acrylic Painting Demonstration

Karen George

Wed 15th

2-3pm

Demo only no sign up required.

Meet the artist; see how Karen George creates her atmospheric landscapes in acrylic.

Fused Glass Demonstration

SkyDog Glass

Sat 18th, Sun 19th

11am and 2pm

Just turn up

The studio will be open for you to come along for a demonstration of the art of fused glass: cutting the glass, the use of kilns and moulds.

Colour in Silver

Grey Clouds and Silver Linings

When open

10-12.30 or 1.30-4

Make a silver pendant or earrings and add a bit of colour using resin.

Fused Glass Mini Make

Alex Compton

Sun 12th, Sat 18th

11am, 12noon, 2pm & 3pm on both dates

Contact Alex: 07878 252 103

Each kit is £10 and contains two Mini Makes. Create a light catcher and a small hanging. Glass will be fired and posted back to you.

Silk Painting Workshops

Nicola Davis Crafts

Thurs 16th, Fri 17th, Sat 18th

11am - 1pm

Adults and Children's Silk Painting Workshops including Silk Sun Catchers, Tie Dye Silk Scarves and Hand Painted Silk Scarves. All abilities welcome.

Silver Clay Taster

Miss Wizz Jewellery

Sun 12th, Wed 15th

3pm (2 - 3 hours)

A brief introduction to the magic of silver clay. Make yourself a fine silver pendant.

Virtual Workshops & Demos

Bookable events are listed below. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest on our Virtual Trail by following :

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f: @peacockartstrail

t: @peacocktrail

All About Silver Clay

Miss Wizz Jewellery

Sunday 19th

4pm

A free talk and demonstration about what Silver Clay is and how we make beautiful silver creations.

Silver Pendant or Earrings

Grey Clouds and Silver Linings

When venue is open

10-4

Learn how to make a silver pendant or pair of earrings using silver clay which can be done at your kitchen table. Contact exhibitor for details on materials required.

Local Events

This Saturday, 11 September, sees the return of Corsham's Street Fair to the town centre from 12-4pm

There'll be over 50 stalls; live music from local musicians, including the Funk City Band, Will Lawton and Suzy Condrad, on the Street Fair stage in the garden next to Grounded, plus a busking performance, from 11.30am-1pm, by acclaimed Blues guitarist Kevin Brown, and The Wind-Up Merchant, Nick Steel, will be offering you personal use of his record player!

Over at the Digital Mansion Corsham you'll find food and drink stalls, plus the Creative Craft lawn, Corsham Windband and free kids' multi-sports, including archery and yoga.

 

Plus there's FREE parking all day in all three car parks.

 

And the sun's going to shine so get together with your friends and family and come and see all that Corsham has to offer!

For more information on the Corsham Street Fair please contact Rachel Avent - corshamstreetfair@gmail.com

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Prudence Maltby: Staring from a Thousand Yards

20 August – 28 September 2021

The Pound Arts Centre announces the launch of a new art exhibition reflecting on the events of 2020. Salisbury-based artist and curator Prudence Maltby presents over forty mixed media artworks in response to the collective trauma experienced during the Covid19 pandemic. Maltby’s powerful work also addresses issues such as the Black Lives Matter protests and the vulnerability of the NHS.

 

In discussing her work, Maltby said, I believe Covid19 has exposed us all to an unparalleled shared trauma as we’ve adapted to a different world with a faceless foe. Collectively and individually we react to the strain and tension surrounding the pandemic, shifting between feelings of agitation and immobilization; waves of panic seeing new headlines; and then a sense of resignation and acceptance as the new disease weaves through populations across the world.

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Tiny Artists

Wednesdays starting Wednesday 8th September, 10-11am (term-time only)

£3 per child/ £1.50 sibling discount

Join resident artist Clare Winnan for this pre-school art session using different materials. Expect lots of cutting and sticking, some smudging and splatting! Each week our mini masterpieces will be inspired by a story. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy. We recommend booking your space in advance. Booking link here https://poundarts.org.uk/take-part/tiny-artists/

 

FREE Family Activity Pack - Birds

Brought to you by The Last Baguette Theatre Company and Pound Arts, and inspired by the flap-tastic family comedy, The Bird Show, this colourful pack is full of bird-themed creative activities for all the family. https://poundarts.org.uk/take-part/the-bird-show-activity-pack/

 

FREE Family Activity Pack – Art at Home

This activity pack is brought to you by Pound Arts and resident artist Clare Winnan.

Resident artist Clare and her family are here to help give you inspiration for fun things to do together. Clare is a fine artist and upholsterer. She makes sculptures out of toys and objects that would have been thrown away!

https://poundarts.org.uk/take-part/family-activity-pack/

 

FREE The Feel Good Pack

We all have some days where we feel more energised, optimistic, able to work at our best. Other days life feels much gloomier and more difficult to face. We’ve put this ‘Feel Good Pack’ together to encourage you to take some time to consider what we all need in our lives to remain at our best and to suggest a few things you might be able to do to help keep yourself well and fulfilled.

This pack is here for you whenever you need it. Feel free to dip in and out and come back to it as often as you like. The pack has a range of creative activities that you are invited to try. Each of these has been designed in response to the 10 Keys to Happier Living. By taking part you are putting these into action! Be kind to yourself, try not to worry about doing it right or wrong, just give it a go.

https://poundarts.org.uk/activity-category/activity-packs/

 

For other workshops and activities for all ages please see the Take Part section on the Pound Arts website https://poundarts.org.uk/take-part/

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Chippenham's monthly free Art fair is on both Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September, 10am - 3pm both days.

King Alfred Hall, by St Andrews Church at the top of Chippenham High Street.

You can browse all the local art and chat with the local artists. Pop along to support the local art scene and give a boost to our artists, or you might pick up a few treats for yourself or maybe a present.

You can even treat yourself to some refreshments with our Chippenham based catering company TeaCups who serve the most amazing cream teas!

Event by Independent Artist Group - https://www.facebook.com/Indepartgroup

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