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Due to the Coronus virus we are forced to cancel all talks and workshops until further notice and we will be re scheduling the Select Festival and all events for the Autumn.

 

Workshops / Courses


Experiential Oil painting Workshop with Jane Garbett

Friday 15 May

Experiential workshop creating your own abstract oil painting with experienced tutor and practitioner Jane Garbett.
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Bengala Dye Workshop with Erna Janine

Friday 15 May

Bengala dyes are mud dyes traditionally used to protect and colour wood panels in the temples of rural Japan. Nowadays, they are more often used for textiles.
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Creative Workshop with Philip Gross & Valerie Coffin Price

Sunday 24 May

Join Philip Gross and Valerie Coffin Price for this inspirational workshop.
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Earthed: Papermaking inspired by place

Saturday May 30 and Sunday 31 May
In this workshop led by artist Jane Ponsford, you will learn about the history and traditions of papermaking.
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Talks


Illustrated TALK with artists Jane Ponsford and Kim Norton

Saturday 9th May
Earthbound: a fascination with what lies beneath our feet.
Join artist/papermaker Jane Ponsford and ceramicist/curator Kim Norton in an illustrated conversation.
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Illustrated Talk with Robin Walter: environmentalist & writer for Common Ground

Saturday 16th May
Robin will talk about his new book ‘Living with Trees’ is a powerful call for more trees in our lives.
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Illustrated talk with Neville Gabie ‘the time it takes’

Sunday 17th May

With a background in sculpture, internationally acclaimed artist Neville Gabie’s practice has always been driven by working in response to specific locations or situations caught in a moment of change.
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The Word, the Image and the Space Between

Saturday 23rd May

Philip Gross – writer and poet and Valerie Coffin Price – artist, writer, walker in an afternoon of poetry, readings and conversation
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Illustrated TALK with artists Jane Ponsford and Kim Norton

Venue: Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Café on first floor, Bath Road GL6 0HH
Date: Saturday May 9th
Time: 3 pm
Tickets: £8.50 (includes 5% processing fee * )

Earthbound: a fascination with what lies beneath our feet

Join artist/papermaker Jane Ponsford and ceramicist/curator Kim Norton in an illustrated conversation, as they explore the similarities and differences in their approach to working with landscape and place. Both Jane and Kim work with materials collected or foraged from different environments to explore materiality and their site-specific creative responses.

They have been engaged for six months in a collaborative exchange project, called A6. This involved each sending a series of parcels of collected and made objects, to which the other would respond. The only rule was that they work within the A6 paper format.

The collections and responses, along with photography and written works, will be on display in Three Storeys Gallery Old Bristol Road Car Park
Display continues until end of May

‘Give me the clear blue sky over my head, and the green turf beneath my feet, a winding road before me, and a three hour march to dinner...and then thinking’

Kim Norton: ceramicist/sculptor
In an age with few opportunities to slow down, seclusion, retreat and quiet are at the core of Kim Norton's work.
A large part of Kim’s interdisciplinary practice involves working site-specifically, exploring scale and making work that focuses on how we interact with spaces and the impact these works have on the human senses.

Jane Ponsford: artist & papermaker
Jane works using repetitive processes, constructing sculptural forms made up of hundreds of near identical fragments to make book works, sculpture and installations. Current preoccupation is a response to place, working with the materials of particular settings and landscapes, the chalk and clay and silt and the traces that they leave.
‘’Traces of landscapes’’

Tickets: £8.50 includes teas

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Experiential oil painting workshop with Jane Garbett

Tutor: Jane Garbett
Venue: The classes will take place in Jane’s beautiful studio
The Studio, Vicarage Street, Painswick GL6 6XS

Date: Friday 15 May
Time: 10am - 12.30pm or 2 pm to 4.30 pm
Tickets: £45 per half day workshop if you book online (includes 5% processing fee * )
£40 if you prefer to pay by cheque.


Experiential workshop creating your own abstract oil painting with experienced tutor and practitioner Jane Garbett.  All materials provided, suitable for all. Learn how to approach abstraction though making your own small abstract painting. The teaching process will take the form of a short definition of abstraction with art historical references and look at my own work followed by practical advice on the use of colour, gesture and texture to create interesting abstract compositions.

www.janegarbett.co.uk

£45 per half day workshop if you book online

£40 if you prefer to pay by cheque.
If you are interested please contact Select Arts on info@sitselect.org to register.


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Bengala Dye Workshop

Tutor: Weaver Erna Janine
Venue: Centre for Science and Art, Craft at the Centre (Basement studios) Stroud

Date: Friday 15 May
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Tickets:  £52 each includes all materials (includes 5% processing fee * )

Bengala dyes are mud dyes traditionally used to protect and colour wood panels in the temples of rural Japan. Nowadays, they are more often used for textiles.
During the workshop you will dye fabric using various techniques.
You are welcome to bring your own fabrics or yarns to dye

Erna Janine is an experienced international hand weaver specialising in the
Saori Japanese weave technique. She teaches internationally with Japan and India as her creative bases.
Tickets:  £52 each includes all materials and the booking fee

www.freeweaver.co.uk


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Illustrated TALK with Robin Walter

Venue: Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Bath Road GL6 0HH
Date: Saturday May 16th
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: £6.50 (includes 5% processing fee * )

Robin Walter: environmentalist & writer for Common Ground
Robin will talk about his new book ‘Living with Trees’ is a powerful call for more trees in our lives. The book is a cornucopia of new ideas, artwork and useful information: a book that is both practical and inspirational. It aims to re-engage individuals and communities with their local trees and woods. Drawing on the many inspiring ways that people around the UK are redefining their relationship with trees and woods in the 21st century, it demonstrates how caring for trees and woods can enhance local biodiversity alongside community cohesion and well-being.

Robin is a passionate advocate for trees, woods and forestry in our lives and an engaging communicator.
Tickets: £6.50

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Illustrated talk with Neville Gabie
‘the time it takes’

Venue: Museum in the Park Garden Pavilion Stratford Park GL5 4AF
Date: Sunday May 17
Time: 2 pm
Tickets: £6.50 (includes 5% processing fee * ) there are 5 free places offered to full time students contact info@sitselect.org

With a background in sculpture, internationally acclaimed artist Neville Gabie’s practice has always been driven by working in response to specific locations or situations caught in a moment of change. Highly urbanized or distantly remote, his work is a response to the vulnerability of place. Gabie’s interest is in establishing a working relationship within a particular community as a means of considering its physical, cultural or emotional geography.

Tickets: £6.50 there are 5 free places offered to full time students contact info@sitselect.org

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Readings and Conversation with Philip Gross
& Valerie Coffin Price

The Word The Image and the Space Between

Venue: Nailsworth Subscription Rooms, Bath Road Nailsworth GL6 OHH
Date: Saturday 23rd May
Time: 3 pm TBC
Tickets: £12.50 Concessions (students) £7.00(includes 5% processing fee * )

Philip Gross – writer and poet and Valerie Coffin Price – artist, writer, walker in an afternoon of poetry, readings and conversation

Philip Gross is an award-winning poet and writer. He has won the TS Elliott prize for poetry, published many poetry collections for adults and children and worked collaboratively with musicians and playwrights. He is one of the most versatile cross-arts collaborators in poetry today, working with artists, musicians, dancers, film makers and puppeteers, as well as other writers. Philip sees collaboration not as the opposite of the individual creative voice but as a way to find and deepen it.

Valerie Coffin Price brings insights from her career as a walking artist, immersed in nature and will join Philip with readings.
WE promise an inspiring afternoon. There will be time for audience Q & A.

Ticket: £12.50 Concessions (students) £7.00
Part of the Ground Works project in partnership with Kel Portman

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Creative Workshop with Philip Gross
& Valerie Coffin Price

The Word The Image and the Common Ground

Venue: The Garden Pavilion, Museum in the Park, Stratford Park Stroud GL5 4AF
Date: Sunday 24 May
Time: 11 am – 4 pm Tickets: £84.00 (includes 5% processing fee * )
Tickets include all day teas/coffee. Bring your own lunch to share

Join Philip Gross and Valerie Coffin Price for this inspirational workshop.
 Whether we come from the world of word or image, we can all delight in the interplay between them. Experienced collaborators poet Philip Gross and walker-artist Valerie Coffin Price invite you to explore the evocative power of fragments, the found and the fleeting, in a creative workshop to which beginners and practitioners are equally welcome.  Writers and visual artists will benefit from this fun and inspirational workshop.

Philip Gross is a poet novelist arts collaborator and teacher. He has published twenty poetry collections, including four for children, and won many of the major awards in British poetry, from the National Poetry Competition to the TS Eliot Prize.
He has over thirty years of appearances at festivals and venues.
Valerie Coffin Price is an artist-letterer working with issues to do with the environment, language and cultural identity. The poetic resonance of language and its connection to the environment drives her work, which explores ideas of mapping in relation to a sense of place, as well as an understanding of community and landscape.

In one of Philip and Valerie’s groups don't expect to be told ‘Do this, do that...or do  like I do.”
Expect to be encouraged to take chances, learning when it's right to stop and think hard, and when to let the words fly.  There will be conversation and sharing and a fun day.

Tickets: £84.00 (includes 5% processing fee * )
Tickets include all day teas/coffee. Bring your own lunch to share.
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Earthed: Papermaking inspired by place

Tutor: Jane Ponsford
Venue: Craft at the Centre, Basement studios, 13 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB

Date: Saturday May 30 and Sunday 31 May
Time: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
In this workshop led by artist Jane Ponsford, you will learn about the history and traditions of papermaking, transform cotton rag pulp into sheets of paper or into different forms, colour and stain them with natural inks, dyes & locally gathered pigments. Explore the medium through a practical workshop with demonstrations and individual attention.

  1. Use of vat, mould and deckle.
  2. Sheet forming using cotton rag and other pulp.
  3. Build other materials into the paper.
  4. Colour: stain newly formed paper with inks and pigments.
  5. Shape / texture: simple embossing and making and using improvised moulds.


Participants will go home with several sample sheets of paper and some experimental 2D and 3D pieces. You will also have had an introduction to the medium allowing you to take your papermaking further using various methods. 
Suitable for all abilities.  A handout includes lists of materials, equipment and suppliers

Tickets: £52.50 (includes 5% processing fee * ) includes materials. Teas served throughout the day.
Please bring your own lunch

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* Select Arts is charged a 5% processing fee by the Booking provider which has been added to the cost of the ticket.
The Booking provider adds 15p ticket fee to each ticket.