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Extraordinary Beasties  -  Community Mosaic Workshop 1  with Joy Parker -  Art'N About in Gala
Extraordinary Beasties  -  Community Mosaic Workshop 1  with Joy Parker -  Art'N About in Gala

Sat, 18 Nov


The Focus Community Centre, Galashiels

Extraordinary Beasties - Community Mosaic Workshop 1 with Joy Parker - Art'N About in Gala

A fantastic opportunity to take part in a free community mosaic making workshop with local artist Joy Parker. Create curious mosaics to be displayed around Galashiels brightening overlooked spaces with something surprising! Enjoy creating, learn a skill and contribute towards improving the town.

Time & Location

18 Nov 2023, 10:00 – 15:00

The Focus Community Centre, Galashiels, Livingstone Pl, Galashiels TD1 1DQ, UK

About the event

A fantastic opportunity to learn the ancient art of mosaic making with local artist Joy Parker.

During the first of two workshops, participants will be designing and creating small mosaics that will be displayed around Galashiels in various overlooked, damaged or derelict spaces.

The idea is to brighten these spots with something curious, fun and surprising!  Come along to enjoy yourself, learn a skill and contribute towards improving the town centre.

The ordinary beasties we might overlook or sometimes find annoying, play an important role in biodiversity the balance of  the ecosytems  in our area and beyond.  They soon become extraordinary if you look closer and find out a little about them.  We plan to celebrate the little beasts which are all around and must be cared for because their existence is intertwined with our own.

We will be using a mix of new and recycled materials for the mosaics so you can bring along any old items to possibly include, such as: bone china, porcelain, glass, pebbles, small metal items or jewellery.

The workshop is open to anyone age 16+  (or 14+with an accompanying adult)

Teas and coffees will be available free. There will be a lunch break- you can bring your own lunch or there are shops available nearby to purchase refreshments.

Carers welcome, only book a place for the accompanying adult only if they are also taking part in the workshop, which is welcomed, otherwise just come along to support..

You are welcome to book in to one or both of the sessions, all we ask is that people book into a maximum of three of our adults workshops as part of this  Art'N About in Gala program. This is becasue places are limited and we  hope for as many people as possible to benefit.  Coming up we have drawing, printing, music and film workshops as well. 

 Please wear oldish clothes just in case it gets a bit messy!

The workshop is part of  Art'N'About in Gala a community arts programme funded by Energise Galashiels Trust, Scottish Borders Council and South of Scotland Enterprise.  

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Find out  more about your tutor Joy Parker





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