Adult Art Workshop

Contact Details:

New Road, Wakefield, WF4 4RH


Leeds Inspired

Adult Art Workshop

10th September 2023 - 14th July 2024

Each month we will be bringing in an artist to run different sessions using different mediums which have been inspired by the art within our National Coal Mining Museum’s Collection.

Sun 10 September 2023

Still Life (Artist Sean Barry) – If objects could talk, what stories would they tell us of the past? In this workshop, study original mining artifacts to uncover their narratives. Look at composition, negative space and lighting to create a still-life masterpiece.

Sun 8 October 2023

Mono Print (Artist David Wilders) – Try your hand at this traditional print technique, whilst you explore and experiment with inks to reviel unique one-off art pieces. Even add colour to give your prints personality.

Sun 12 November 2023

Life Drawing: Costumed Model (Artist Moira Spencer) – Experiment with a range of art materials and patterned papers to capture the human form. Follow Moira’s expertise as you look at proportion, shape and shadows to draw a costumed Coal Miner.

Sun 9 December 2023

Photomontage (Artist Lee Graham) – Photographs can document stories of the past. But what happens if you remove or add parts to change the narrative? Join artist Lee in this creative workshop to reimagine and reinvent photographs.

Sun 13 January 2024

Plaster Carving (Artist Sean Barry) – Use traditional tools to carve and scratch away at the plaster to see your idea slowly emerge and evolve into a three dimensional shape inside the block.

Sun 11 February 2024

Block Printing (Artist Alison Taylor) – Have a go at one of the earliest forms of printing to create coloured patterns onto fabric. Experiement with shape, contrast and texture to make a bespoke masterpiece.

Sun 10 March 2024

Workshop TBC.

Sun 14 April 2024

Mixed Media (Artist David Wilders) – Use a variety of materials such as pencil, pen, pastel, and watercolour, along with the wax resist technique to experiment with tones and lines to complete a colourful portrait.

Sun 12 May 2024

Watercolour Painting (Artist Moira Spencer) – Join Yorkshire-artist Moira in this guided experimental workshop where you will create an animal inspired watercolour artwork using new tips and techniques along the way.

Sun 9 June 2024

Layered Collage (Artist Lee Graham) – Create a multi-layered industrial landscape using mixed media materials. Artist Lee will guide you through how to bring your art piece to life with moving components and recycled/ reclaimed materials.

Sun 14 July 2024

Relief Casting (Artist Sean Barry) – In this practical workshop, make impressions into clay with organic materials. Watch the pieces come to life as you poor plaster into the negative spaces to create a unique botanical relief casting.

(All art materials are included in the workshop price)