Wild At Art

Using the animal kingdom and the natural habitat as a basis for artistic exploration is nothing unusual, artists from the Ice Age captured the essence of the woolly mammoth on cave walls, Henri David Rousseau gave us a vivid depiction of the tiger and the jungle, with it’s lush green leaves and of course, Damien Hirst, his animals frozen in time floating in formaldehyde.

Many of the artists in this years trail have made some fabulous pieces inspired by the natural world, from delicate jewellery to wonderfully windy willow sculptures.

Mia Calderisi Phelan’s exploration of forms found in flowers and fauna concludes with exquisitely made jewellery. Techniques used are reticulation, fusion, granulation and various forming techniques.
Jewellery designer and maker, Mia works in both sterling silver and gold. “I believe my fine art background can be seen in my sculptural approach to manipulating precious metals.” Her naturalistic range “is made by gradually building up the piece a layer at a time mixing different textures and shapes.
“I am passionate about traditional jewellery craft and keeping this artistry alive. My work is therefore not mass produced and is carefully handmade, making every piece unique and one off.”

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Juliette Hamilton makes sculptures of animal forms, they are truly magnificent, her sculptures will be exhibited at Glastonbury this year, so if you are lucky enough you can see her at Glasto and Heatons Arts Trail!

Formed from different varieties and colours of willow, soaked in water to make it pliable, she weaves and forms what appears to be a huge tangle of willow into a fantastically life like animal.  Flowing organic shapes and the surprising process of intensely investigating a new subject are something she enjoys. Her method of weaving suggests movement, weight and muscle tone producing something beautiful and life-like but with character.
The sculptures, if put outside, are temporary, lasting a few years, and so are somehow more precious and demand more attention. They must be admired as they age and weather and finally disappear altogether.
Each piece is unique and never quite knowing what is gong to happen when they are started makes it all the more exciting.”

Mia and Juliette will be exhibiting at 4 Lynwood Grove

See Juliette demonstrate her craft :- Willow Sculpture Demonstration

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Animation Workshop

Sat 1 July 10-12pm and 1-3pm 
£8 adults, £4 children.
Heaton Moor United Church, Stanley Rd, Heaton Moor. SK4 4HL

Get inspired with this stop-motion animation taster workshop!
You’ll learn how to tell a story through motion, operate animation software and camera equipment, and then try animating. The taster will culminate in the creation of a short, animation sequence.
This workshop is a short two-hour drop-in. It’s active, engaging and keeps your group moving as you progress to the next animating production process.
You’ll animate plasticine, or random objects you might have in your pockets. You can animate pretty much anything!

Suitable for ages 5+, adults, young people with SEN or disabilities.

You will need a tablet or mobile phone suitable to take photographs. Participants will need to download the App ‘Stop Motion Studio’* this is a free app*
This workshop suits ages 5+, adults, school groups, youth groups, young people with SEN or disabilities, community groups.

On this workshop you’ll learn arts and crafts skills and a range of stop motion animation skills. It develops good communication, team work and confidence building.

We provide specialist tuition with a local professional animator and the materials to animate with.

Places are limited so booking early is recommended.

What’s on at Heaton Moor United Church? CLICK HERE

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Jewellery Making Taster Course

Try your hand at being a Silversmith:-

Rebecca Lawley is offering her expertise in her two day taster course at

Unit 64, UG Floor Broadstone Mill, Broadstone Road, Reddish, SK5 7DL:-

Saturday 1st July, 2pm – 4pm
Sunday 2nd July, 2pm – 4pm

Using traditional silversmith techniques to make a pair of textured silver earrings or a simple silver ring.
Space for 5 adults (over 16s only)
email to secure a place: –

Other workshops and demos:- CLICK HERE

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Mosaic Mirror Frame Workshop

Mosaic Workshop with Sue Pow
BOOK NOW by clicking HERE
Design and decorate a mirror frame using mosaic tiles, pieces of coloured glass, beads and broken pottery pieces. I’ll supply the mirror, backing board, glass and ceramic pieces, adhesive and cutting tools. But you can also bring along fragments of glass, pottery and jewellery to add to your design.

The workshop is 2 hours long and open to anyone, 14yrs and above.
Cost: £15
Venue: Belmont House, Belmont Street, Heaton Norris, Stockport, SK4 1TG
Sat 1st July 1:30 – 3:30pm
Sun 2nd July 1:30 – 3:30pm
For further information, contact Avril via avrilcairncross9@gmail.com

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Art – How to…?

Always wanted learn something new? Like how to make a felted 3d animal, or design and create your own handmade jewellery?

Join in the fun! In our easy creative workshops there is something for all ages and levels of ability.

There’s so much to do :- Stop Motion Animation, 3d Felting with Jo Gornall, Mosaic Mirror Frame Workshop with Sue Pow, Jewellery Making with Silver Smith Rebecca Lawley, Lino Print with Avril Neagle and Willow Demo’s with Juliette Hamilton.

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Art replicating nature.

Delicate watercolours, painted petals in the work of Susan Diskin and bold sweeping marks in the paintings of Peter Senior. Peter’s Semi- abstract oils, watercolours, acrylics reference the Peak District. Susan is a multi disciplined artist working in a wide range of mediums, covering a range of subjects from abstracts to florals.

Susan explores making her mark working with watercolour, crochet, felt making, printing and abstract expressionism.

Peter’s background in “Arts for Health” gives him a wealth of knowledge experience to draw from when creating his own work.

“Retired Director of Arts for Health at MMU, an international organisation which introduces the arts into health environments.  He is now concentrating on painting and sculpture in which colour plays a major part.
He has demonstrated and exhibited at Art in Action Oxfordshire for several years.”

Visit Belmont House to see their work.

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Animate – Saturday 1st July

We have a real treat for you, this year, at the Heatons Arts Trail, bring the family along to our Animation workshop. Learn how to tell a story through motion …

At Heaton Moor United Church a fully accessible venue, with parking.

For workshop times and prices click on the link below:-

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