CreateSpace Kinver

The Kinver CreateSpace group worked with artists Juneau Projects. The first two workshop programmes took place at Kinver Community Library and featured a wide range of activities, working with a wide range of materials and ideas. The third workshop programme happened online, with the artists providing weekly tasks for the participants, who shared their responses with each other through an online group. These workshops took place in partnership with Staffordshire Libraries.

The first set of workshops included creating collaged still lives from pastel patterns drawn on paper, self portraits, clay modelling, and found poetry paintings created by painting onto discarded books.

The second set of workshops included drawing with brush pens, lino printing on fabric bags, watercolour painting from observation and designing a laser-cut object.

The workshops online took the form of a weekly activity. They were designed to be carried out at home with minimal art materials and with open-ended themes that allowed participants to respond freely. These included creating a piece of mail art, making an illustration for a novel showing an event some time after the story finished, and making interventions by cutting out figures from a painting and arranging them in outside locations.