Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Palace Post 1

The ice birds are flying into the Winter Palace gardens, they are making their nests in the snow covered topiary trees.......
Last Saturday we ran a drop in creative workshop where anyone was welcome to join us in making birds and weaving nests. Despite the sudden snowy weather a group of people came, friends met old friends, and made new friends, making and chatting and drinking tea.......... it was what we hoped for, a very pleasant social event!!! 
Opening times below, we would be pleased to see you, bring a friend!

Opening Times

Opening times for the Winter Palace at 44 Sadler Gate, Derby (the old Ark shop) an empty shop residency.

Drop-In Workshop
Sunday 5th December    1.30pm - 3.30pm  
we will be making recycled chandeliers and snow bunting for the palace display.
All welcome!!

Other openings
Thursday 2nd December        1pm - 2.30pm
Friday 3rd December              10.30am - 12pm
Monday 6th December           1pm - 2.30pm
Wednesday 8th December     10.30am - 12pm
Thursday 9th December         10.30am - 12pm
Wednesday 15th December    10.30am - 2.30pm
Thursday 16th December       10.30am - 12pm
Friday 17th December             10.30am - 2.30pm

During the opening times the artists will be working to create pieces of work to adorn and decorate the Winter Palace -  an Embellished Backdrop, Mysterious Interior and Winter Silhouettes
with the help of invited groups and anyone else who wants to drop in and have a go at printing, painting, sewing or collage.
Closing event Saturday 18th December   10.30am - 2.30pm
Come and join us for mulled wine and view the work created in the Winter Palace before it is reclaimed.

More lanterns.......

We made stars at Sandiacre Friesland school for the Long Eaton Christmas light switch on Friday 2nd December.

Monday, 29 November 2010

The Winter Palace - an Empty Shop Project

We are really excited to be part of Derby City Council's empty shop project. It's taken a lot of organising beforehand as we plan to run some workshop sessions in the space (and it is a BIG space). We will also have a number of opening days when anyone can drop in and help us create pieces for the Winter Palace theme.
Watch out for further  Palace Posts.
We are at 44 Sadler Gate Derby until the 19th December ( the old ARK shop) please drop in and see what we are doing.

Lantern workshops at Kirk Hallam Community College

We made some cone shaped lanterns at Kirk Hallam Community College for the procession for Ilkeston  Christmas light switch on (Friday 27th November)

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

"Big Draw" in the Orangery

We were invited by Diane from Artblock to take part in a Big Draw event in the Arboretum. We worked in  the old Orangery which was a very beautiful space. We made windsocks, recycled notebooks and peep boxes. If you have never been to the Arboretum in Derby check it out, it is a wonderful space and there is a cafe too!
peeping in the box

our decorated sample

and the other side

really, could we have brought more stuff!!!!

the peep box table

the orangery