Next free drop-in Workshops 27th May – Get creative this Spring at the Into The Outwoods Sculpture Trail !
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ArtSpace are inviting the public to come along to the Loughborough Outwoods on 27th May for our ‘Sculpture in the Woods Day’. Get creative in a series of free sculpture drop-in workshops spread along the Sculpture Trail. Four day-long drop-in trail-based workshops will allow visitors to both make work to take home as well as work on a larger collaborative piece to remain on the trail.
Workshops will aim to inspire, engage and challenge adults, young people and children, enhancing their opportunity to experience and be inspired by the sculpture trail and reconnect with this ancient woodland. Try felting a pebble or making a one off monoprint from natural woodland materials. You will also be able to make your own loom and weave a star and have a go at making willow structures using the ‘random weave technique’. The full program for the ‘Sculpture in the Woods Day’ will be posted here soon.
The workshops are all part of the Into The Outwoods Sculpture Trail, an ArtSpace initiative which will see a 1 1/4 mile sculpture trail weave its way through the Outwoods for 6 weeks, from 27th April to 9th June. Find the ‘Keeper of the Woods’, giant felted bluebells, willow tree spheres, an owl, jumping willow horse and much more!
Twelve commissioned artists will be creating and installing their work in the woods over the Easter holiday period, 15-26th April, allowing visitors to observe the process and talk with the artists. Work will be figurative as well as abstract using natural materials, felt, willow, ceramic and metal.
The opening event for the sculpture trail on the 27th and 28th April was a great success despite the howling gale at the start. It included two days of free public drop-in workshops.
ArtSpace are a Charnwood based group of professional and semi-professional artists that formed in 1997. The Project has been generously supported by Arts Council England, The National Forest and Charnwood Borough Council.