Widely known for the painted bollards in The Square, The Colour Factory studios consists of seven professional working artists. Alongside doing their own artwork they offer a full programme of adult classes in painting, jewellery and silversmithing. The classes are small and friendly, the beach garden workshop provides a lovely relaxed oasis in which to get creative.
Based in the old park keepers house opposite River Park leisure Centre, the artist’s work is for sale in their charming gallery. The artwork ranges from figurative and abstract painting to handcrafted silver and statement piece jewellery.
The artist’s will be bringing their vibrant, colourful and inspiring creativity to City Space this spring exhibiting stunning and original works of art that are definitely “not on the high street”. Come and enjoy free demonstrations and talks by the artists and see what’s on offer.
The exhibition at The Discovery Centre runs from Tuesday 3rd April to Sunday 6th May.
During the exhibition the Colour Factory artists will be demonstrating their techniques and talking about their projects.
Thursday 5th April (12am – 2pm) – Basic needle Felting Demonstration with Clara Sanjar
Saturday 7th April (10am-12pm) – Oil painting from a live model with Michael Weller
Sunday 8th April (12-2pm) – Still life to Abstraction in Charcoal with Rosie Parmley
Monday 9th April (12-2pm) – Book binding demonstration with Clara Sanjar
Saturday 14th April (11-4pm) – In ‘The Studio’ with Jenny Muncaster and Rosie Parmley
Sunday 15th April (12-2pm) – Necklace restringing demonstration with Carol Wade
Monday 16th April (12-2pm) – Silversmithing workshop information and Course Enrolment with Jessica Kidby
Monday 16th April (6-7pm) – Live portraiture in oils demonstration with Michael Weller
Saturday 21st April (11am – 4pm) – In ‘The Studio’ with Rachael Alexander
Sunday 22nd April (11am-3pm) – In ‘The Studio’ with Jenny Muncaster
Monday 23rd April (12-2pm) – Still life in oils demonstration with Michael Weller
Monday 23rd April (6-7pm) – Talking Bollards and the history of The Colour Factory with Jenny Muncaster and Rachael Alexander
Thursday 26th April (6-7pm) Talk with Silversmiths Jessica Kidby and Carol Wade
Saturday 28th April (11-4pm) – In ‘The Studio’ with Jessica Kidby
Sunday 29th April (11am-3pm) – In ‘The Studio’ with Rachael Alexander
Monday 30th April (10-12pm) – Still life in oils demonstration with Michael Weller
Monday 30th April (6-7pm) – Talk with Artist Rosie Parmley
Saturday 5th May (12-5pm) – Talk about children’s creative parties with Clara Sanjar
Sunday 6th May (11-3pm) – In ‘The Studio’ with all The Colour Factory Artists
If you plan on attending one of these sessions please let us know by telling our member of staff at the City Space desk or by phoning 01962 873610.