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Art Taster Workshop at Portland Works

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Portland Works

Randall Street

Sheffield

S2 4SJ

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Art Taster Workshops at Portland Works. Come and immerse yourself in the architecture, history and spirit of Portland Works.

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THE WORKSHOP

Get inspired, try your hand at and sample these creative approaches and process with artists

Join 3 artists based at Portland Works in a creative immersive experience. This is a taster workshop where participants have the opportunity to test out and sample different creative approaches and processes in this half day workshop.

The workshops will use the architecture, history and spirit of Portland Works to inspire artwork. You will be taken on a short tour of the works where you’ll be able to engage with the colours textures and shapes of the buildings as well as the sounds and spaces in between, with a short talk on the history of this old cutlery factory.

Mary Sewell: Ceramics and texture: Making a small ceramic form inspired by the shapes, textures and spirit of Portland Works.

Sue Hale: Collage and textile: Using paper collage and stitch to create a small piece reflecting the history of The Works.

Trish O’Shea: Sketching, mark making, mono-printing and press-print techniques to produce prints in response to the environment and architecture of The Works.

Each session will be 2.5 hours. It will be an open workshop where participants will have the opportunity to engage and taste all 3 processes or they may want to focus on one or two. The morning and afternoon sessions will be the same and participants can book either one session am or pm or both.

SESSIONS

Workshop 1

Morning session 10.00 -13.00

Tickets available for up to 12 participants

Plus 3 artists and 2 volunteers

Covid restrictions at the time will be observed.

Workshop 2

Afternoon session 1400 - 17.00

Tickets available for up to 12 participants

Plus 3 artists and 2 volunteers

Covid restrictions at the time will be observed.

Event supported by Portland Works

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Portland Works

Randall Street

Sheffield

S2 4SJ

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Portland Works is often referred to as the birthplace of stainless steel manufacturing. It was built in Sheffield in 1879 and is now one of the last remaining working examples of a purpose built metal trades factory. Following a half-century of neglect, the building was purchased in 2013 by a social enterprise comprising more than 500 community shareholders who, having saved it from residential conversion, are now undertaking an extensive renovation.


The grade 2* listed building has been reborn as a centre for small manufacturing, independent artists and craftspeople, with more than 30 small businesses located within the 2600 square metre floor space. These include knife makers, an engraver and several engineers; cabinetmakers and joiners; jewellers and silver platers; artists; rug and guitar makers; photographers and a Yorkshire based gin distillery. Even high-tech CNC manufacturing is happening at Portland Works.

Portland Works is supported by a team of tireless volunteers, generous private and business donations, and by larger supporting institutions such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Architectural Heritage Fund, the European Regional Development Fund and the J. Paul Getty Jr. Charitable Trust.

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