King of the Cats
Exhibition and workshops.
4th October- 9th November 2014
Come and meet Boggarts, Haunted Hares, and Talking Cats, and be immersed in windswept moorland, snow capped hills and icy becks. Taking its inspiration the folktales of Lancashire it responds to them with 21st century wit and wonder. Spectral cats, unearthly black dogs and shape changing girls will haunt the exhibition as will earthenware geese and of course the King of the Cats himself.
Four local visual artists respond to old Lancashire folk tales and their contemporary retelling by acclaimed writer and storyteller Jackie Harris, to produce a stunning and varied exhibition of engaging contemporary art deep rooted in the local environment.
Running alongside the exhibition there will also be several fabulous artist led day long workshops, (including lunch, material and tools) exploring the different disciplines of each artist. These workshops are particularly suitable for teachers, and for all levels of ability.
These will be exciting and highly productive CPD opportunities for the facilitators of KS2 literary, art/design, history and geography. The artists involved all have extensive experience working in education and delivering CPD.
Each one day course will cost £95 per person and will include lunch and refreshments. The Courses are running 10.00am – 4.00pm.
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My workshop is on Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Title: Characterful Creature Creations
text taken from http://www.thewhitaker.org/events/king-of-the-cats/
Join Julie in this workshop to explore her imagination and learn how she creates her creatures in clay. From exploring the King of the Cats exhibition as a starting point to create your own characters from the tales using scribbles and sketches. From there you will learn how to create your own clay heads from a single sheet of clay. Manipulating, pushing and forming this versatile material into one of the characters from the stories or creating a character of your own.
No experience needed just enthusiasm and a little imagination.
Level: suitable for beginners to the more advanced in clay techniques. All techniques will be taught step by step so don’t be shy and come and play.
Suitable for teaching literacy using it as a starting point in class for creative writing, design technology for use of tools and Art.
About the Artist:
Julies work has always been inspired by nature and landscape around her and is probably best know for her exquisite porcelain sculptures of natural objects or porcelain vessels. Julie creates larger scale installation pieces for exhibitions and display ranging from bone china feathers suspended from above the viewers head in the shape of a Harriers wing beat to celebrate the diversity of the Forest of Bowland to a full size cloak of ceramics crow feathers to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Pendle witch Trails. Julies foray into animal sculpture is a new venture she is exploring for the King of the Cats exhibition.