Workshops for Families at The Ruskin


Emma Blackburn's creative workshop © (c) Emma Blackburn
Image: Emma Blackburn

We're excited to welcome artists, movers and wordsmiths to The Ruskin, for our new series of workshops for families.

These workshops, for children aged 4 – 8 years and their grown-ups, will take place on Saturday mornings at The Ruskin. Tickets cost £2.50 per child (adults are free), and booking is recommended through the The Ruskin's website.


Ruskin Studio: Share

Date & Time 12 October, 10.00 – 10.50 / 11.10 – 12.00 

Play with pattern, colour and shape to create a collaborative paper artwork with visual artist Bonnie Craig.

Bonnie is a visual artist and designer working mainly with pattern and print. Bonnie creates large-scale pieces, such as installations in public spaces, and small-scale pieces, such as one-off prints. She uses pattern in my work to draw attention to the sometimes overlooked details in nature, buildings, books and all sorts of other things. Find out more at Bonnie's website, here.

You might recognise Bonnie's work from her recent commission for Lancaster University's South Spine, Parallaxis. (Image below (c) Bonnie Craig).

Ruskin Studio: Build

Date & Time: 9 November, 10.00 – 10.50 / 11.10 – 12.00

Recycle everyday materials to build big and little experimental sculptures with textile artist Emma Blackburn.

Emma Blackburn is an artist-maker with a background in embroidery and experimental textiles.


Ruskin Studio: Make

Date & Time: 14 December, 10.00 – 10.50 / 11.10 – 12.00 

Experiment with printmaking with artist Natalie Linney, creating resist rubbings of natural materials that will come to life when we add colour.

Natalie Linney is a textile artist, working with traditional dyeing techniques to create striking and delicate patterns that reflect the materials used, and place of production. Find out more at Natalie's website, here. Image below (c) Natalie Linney.

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