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Art Trail Events

Our courses, events, talks and workshops take place in a friendly, open atmosphere that encourages discussion, informal networking and learning.

Please view our series of courses below and check back for more events including talks with leading makers.

N.B. There is no disabled access at CSA Lansdown 13 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB

Andy Christian talk

‘In the North Wind’s Breath’
Andy Christian illustrated talk
Date: Friday 17 May 3pm
Venue: The Garden Room, Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stratford Road GL5 4AF
Tickets: Non Members £8  Members and students £6
Doors open at 2.30 pm talk starts at 3.00 pm

In 1975 the artist Winifred Nicholson invited the recently graduated Andy Christian to live indefinitely in her home - Banks Head on the Roman Wall. Through her he came to meet and was befriended by numerous contemporary artists and collectors including the Rev. Geoffrey Bennett friend and collector of L. S. Lowry, the sculptors David Nash and Andy Goldsworthy, tapestry weavers Lynne Curran and William Jefferies along with the wildly eccentric composer of the Doctor Who theme music, Delia Derbyshire.

This talk will focus on the textile aspects of the years spent at Banks Head with works from that time to enjoy and share.
Andy Christian, writer, curator and artist, is an engaging and enjoyable speaker who will share his experiences of living with such inspirational artists from this fascinating period in our history.

Tickets: £8; concessions: SIT select members and students £6.
Refreshments will be served.

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Jack Everett
Andy Christian

Wood Block Printing
Tutor: artist Jack Everett

Friday 17 May 10am – 5pm
Venue: Jacks Green, Sheepscombe GL6 7RD

Wednesday 22 May 10am – 4pm
Venue: Centre for Science & Art, 13 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB

Fee: Non Members £40 Limited places available for students and SIT members £25

“I shape and turn, then burn and brush out grain, ink up and move these blocks around large papers, directing but never knowing what will emerge; repeating the process, changing ink colours and blocks, working the geometry, looking for the images that tell me more about the lives of trees… beauty keeps emerging.”

This opportunity to work alongside Jack and experience the skills of wood block printing in the stunning setting of his hand built eco studio in Sheepscombe or in Stroud town centre in Lansdown.

Participants are asked to come prepared to work at making their own prints from the prepared wooden blocks. No previous experience needed.

Fee: £40 per workshop includes all materials but please bring lunch to share.
Limited places available for students  and SIT members £25
If attending Jack’s studio you will be sent clear directions when you book.

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