Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Mary's shoes

Today I have been a participant in a workshop run by local artist Serena Patridge and called 'Mary's shoes'. It was run to link in with the current exhibition in the Pannett Art Gallery, exploring the lives and art work of the Weatherill family, who were 19th Century Whitby artists.  Serena makes beautiful and intricate pieces of work with imagined histories and she demonstrated how to construct tiny shoes in paper and card. 
We all then made our own versions using the pretty papers and trimmings Serena had provided.

This is one of a series of events organised by the Pannett Art Gallery to link into the current exhibition.  There will be childrens Drama Workshops on 18th, 23rd, 25th, 30th August and 1st September (all starting at 1.30pm) and suitable for children between 8 and 11 years.  They will explore the lives of the people in the Weatherill paintings.  To book a place please telephone 01947602051.  There will also be a drop in day on Friday 26th August suitable for all ages exploring the lives and work of Whitby Women during the 1800-1900s and looking in particular at Ganseys and rag rugs.

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