Summer Workshop Event
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Workshop Event

Due to the success of our Christmas Workshop Event, we are presenting another set of sessions with adults AND kids in mind.

I’ve put together a bit more information for you below…

Summer Workshops Sneak Peek Image.jpg

Arabella Walker - Wire and Bead Trees

Arabella will provide everything you need to make beautiful wire trees. She’ll guide you through the techniques she uses to make these incredibly popular trinkets from her exhibit at the ‘Young Contemporaries 2019’ show in May.

One hour sessions. 10am-11am, 11:15am-12:15pm, 12:45pm-1:45pm, 2pm-3pm

Price: £10

Click here to book your place.

[Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult due to the techniques and tools used}

Deb Langner of ‘Drawn and Fired’ - Piggy Banks

Deb will be helping you to make ceramic, animal money banks; either piggy banks, or a different animal, if you choose to! There will be a choice of white gloss glaze or transparent gloss glaze.

One hour sessions. 10am-11am, 11:15am-12:15pm, 12:45pm-1:45pm, 2pm-3pm

Price: £12

Click here to book your place.

Please Note: There will be a 4-6 week wait for drying, glazing and firing the finished item.

[Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult due to the techniques and tools used}

Martha Bramwell - Coil Pots

Martha will be showing you a slightly different technique in ceramics by making coil pots and vases and planters.

One hour sessions. 10am-11am, 11:15am-12:15pm, 12:45pm-1:45pm, 2pm-3pm

Price:£12

Click here to book your place.

Please Note: There will be a 4-6 week wait for drying, glazing and firing the finished item.

[Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult due to the techniques and tools used]

Petitbooche - Felt Wall Banners

Make your very own summer themed felt pennant banner to brighten up your home. Choice of designs and both sewn and glued options available. Jonathan of Petitbooche says, “This workshop is suitable for both littles and bigs alike, but all littles must have a big with them!”

One hour sessions. 10am-11am, 11:15am-12:15pm, 12:45pm-1:45pm, 2pm-3pm

Price:£10

Click here to book your place.

[Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult due to the techniques and equipment used}

Ray Castleton - Introduction to Writing

West Studio based playwright and actor Ray Castleton offers a writing workshop which shares a simple technique he uses to "get past the blank page" to write "history for performance". It is also a technique that can get you started on novels, short stories etc.

All you need to join in is a pen/pencil and a note book and bring the story of how your parents met, where and in what year.

One hour session: 11:15am - 12:15pm

Price: £5 - with all proceeds going to the Alzheimers Society.

Click here to book your place.

[Please note that this workshop is Aged 14+]

Sparky Ink Studios - Stop-Motion Animation

Jane from Sparky Ink Studio will be guiding mini-sessions for Under 9’s and Over 9’s who would like to learn the basics of stop-motion animation and editing. Jane from Sparky Ink Studios says…

Films will be published and promoted on our social media and YouTube channel. Participants can also have the MP4 copy if they bring in a usb memory stick or I can make it available for them to view online and copy to their own PC.

…how exciting is that?! You can share your animation with your friends and family.

Under 9’s: 45 minute session £7.50

  • 10.00am-10.45am (1 child), 11.15am-12.00pm (1 child), 12:30pm-1.15pm (1 child), 1.30pm-2.15pm (1 child)

Over 9’s: 1 hour session £12.00

  • 10.00am-11.00am (2 places available), 11.15am-12.15pm (2 places available), 12.30pm-1.30pm (2 places available), 1.30pm-2.30pm (2 places available)

Click here to book your place.

[Please Note: Adults responsible for the children attending must stay in West Studios whilst the workshop is running.]

Sombrero Printmaking - Lino Printed Cards

Dave from Sombrero Printmaking will be guiding you through the process of lino printing. He said participants of his workshop will be able to “design, carve and print a design (approximately 5x5 inches) which you'll be able to re-use afterwards. You'll be able to print it onto cards or paper at home.”

90 minute sessions:  10am-11.30am, 11.45am-1.15pm, 1.30pm-3.00pm.

Click here to book your place.

[Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult due to the techniques and tools used]

So there we have it! Loads to choose from. Please remember to book early to avoid disappointment though…

See you on 17th August!

View Event →
Annual Open Exhibition
Sep
6
to Sep 27

Annual Open Exhibition

Tonight (Friday 6th September 2019) is the launch of our Annual Open Exhibition which showcases the work of local artists.

Join us at West Studios to celebrate the creativity and artistry that’s come from our area.

If you are an artist looking to be a part of the exhibition please email hello@weststudios.co.uk to get an application pack.

View Event →
Chesterfield Grammar School Exhibition
Nov
9
to Dec 13

Chesterfield Grammar School Exhibition

As many of you know, the building West Studios is based from used to be the Chesterfields Boys Grammar School. We have worked on a few projects with the Old Cestrefeldian Society, a group of ex-students from the grammar school, over the pas few years.

Our latest collaboration together is an exhibition of artefacts from the school, this varies from the school magazines to silverware to the hats and ties.

More information about this exhibition coming soon!

Find out more about the Old Cestrefeldian Society here.

View Event →

Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

'Without Mallice or Ill Will' Play


Come and join to see a heart-warming yet  humorous story come to life.
The story of a man gripped by the dilemma of facing the choice between family, friends, community and the duty to his oath and uniform.
Tickets are £10 each, which will definitely be worth the experience!

64b2887f-a1e0-407d-9a17-8926ce1603c6.jpg

Location: Recital Room
Give us a call if you need any further information or to hopefully buy some tickets!
Contact & Tickets: 01246 500799

View Event →
Derbyshire Young Artist of the Year
Jun
14
to Jun 28

Derbyshire Young Artist of the Year

The search is on to find talented Young Artists of the Year…

Chesterfield College launched their annual competition to find the local Young Artist of the Year last week. We are inviting school children in Year 4 to Year 13 to get creative and produce an illustration, a painting or collage, photography or a 3D sculpture on the theme of “The environment and me”.

Finalists’ artwork, across a range of age and competition categories, will be exhibited in West Studios professional gallery space as part of the our Arts Festival taking place from 14 – 28 June 2019. The young artists will be invited to a special ceremony where the winners will be announced and presented with prizes.

For details on how to apply click here.

View Event →
Young Contemporaries 2019
May
10
to May 24

Young Contemporaries 2019

THE YOUNG CONTEMPORARIES ARE A COLLECTIVE ORIGINATING FROM CHESTERFIELD COLLEGE STUDENTS. THEY HAVE COME TOGETHER TO PLAN, CURATE AND SET UP THEIR OWN PROFESSIONAL CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITION HELD AT WEST STUDIOS.

Family and friends of the group are invited to a private view of the exhibition on Friday (10th May) before the exhibition is open to the public on Saturday 11th May. Throughout the opening day, which will be from 10am until 4pm, the group will be at West Studios ready to talk to the public about their work, their creative process and their future plans.

Find out more information about the Young Contemporaries 17 and Young Contemporaries 18 here.

View Event →