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Block 67 is the Creative Foundation’s studio space at 67 Tontine Street, the base for an exciting programme of artist led workshops, talks and events that embrace exploration, play and creativity. Block 67 encourages individuality, imagination and the exchange of ideas in a stimulating, supportive and fun environment. Working with artists from an array of disciplines Block 67 presents a programme of family drop in workshops, school workshops, artist talks and workshops responding to Folkestone Quarterhouse’s festivals, Folkestone Book Festival and Folkestone Triennial.

Block 67 will support local schools in the curation and exhibition of pupils’ art work, enabling them to experience the process from start to finish and realise their work to a professional level. Block 67 also supports artists by creating opportunities for them to gain teaching experience with the local community and schools.

For more more information please contact Tania McCormack at taniamccormack@creativefoundation.org.uk or call 01303 769241

Block 67, 67 Tontine Street, Folkestone, CT20 1BN

 

Free Upcoming Workshops at Block 67 in 2018

 

 

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Mini Chandeliers with graphic designer and maker Amber Dodds

Saturday 25 August, 11am-3pm

Ambers work consists of chandelier pieces that playfully substitute antique crystals for alternative, every day transparent objects.Using transparent objects, you will create your own beautiful chandelier.

 

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Home Education workshop with LAStheatre

Friday 31 August, 1pm-3pm

A free workshop from award winning theatre makers, LAStheatre, exploring ideas around consent, companionship and personal choice through theatrical games, performative drawing and movement. Based on the beautiful children’s book ‘The Story of Mrs Lovewright and Purrless her Cat’ by Lore Segal, join us to explore and experiment with what friendship looks like!

 

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Mrs Lovewright and her Purrless Cat

Free Drop in family workshop with LAStheatre

Saturday 1 September, 11am-3pm

A free workshop from award winning theatre makers, LAStheatre, exploring ideas around consent, companionship and personal choice through theatrical games, performative drawing and movement. Based on the beautiful children’s book ‘The Story of Mrs Lovewright and Purrless her Cat’ by Lore Segal, join us to explore and experiment with what friendship looks like!

 

 

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The Big Print with Dream Safari

Saturday 8 September, 11am-3pm

Free screen printing workshop at Salt Festival! No previous experience needed. Be part of the circular economy! Bring your old t-shirts or trousers and up-cycle them for free!

 

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Disco Lifedrawing with illustrator Georgie McAusland

Saturday 22 September, 11am-3pm

A sensory overload lifedrawing class where we will dancing and drawing in and around a set which will be added to over the course of the workshop.  Anything goes!

 

 

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MATCHBOXTASTIC! with artist Petra Matthews Crow

Saturday 6 October, 11am -3pm

Who would have thought that the humble matchbox could be capable of so much! Bring along your imagination and nimble fingers, and get ready to create your own matchbox inspired miniature art work.

 

 

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PLAY Big Draw with The Dirty Pen

Saturday 20 October, 11am-3pm

The Dirty Pen returns! Don’t miss another chance to create huge drawings on the walls and floor of Block 67.

 

 

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Flotsam and Jetsam Artlab with  artist Marcia Teusink

Saturday 3 November 11am-3pm

Explore organic forms washed up along the Kent coast through paint, printmaking, tracing, drawing, rubbing and mixing-up materials.

 

 

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Saturday 17 November, 12:00-3:30pm

Stamping stories! Make your stories and narratives come to life by creating your own stamps from polytiles and plasticine.

 

 

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My Folk Story with artist Gwen Ramsay for Folkestone Book Festival

Saturday 24 November, 11am-3pm

Using old books, screen prints and spray paint, we will make and illustrate our own stories. Experiment with blow pens, spray paint  machines and stencils, to create book covers  that tell your stories.

 

 

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Jam Jar Snowglobes with Astrid Goldsmith

Saturday 8 December, 11am-3pm

Make your own festive, water-free snow globe in a jar. Create a miniature snowy landscape or a wintry home for your favourite tiny toy or model!

 

 

 

Young Animators Club at Block 67

The Animators Club is now full up for the autumn term.square_block67_Club

The Young Animators Club are delighted to present a second 6-week course at Block 67 on Saturdays.

Learn new skills from expert tutors, create new worlds in Stop Motion animation, write scripts, build sets and puppets, storyboard and create soundtracks for your films.

Each session will include fun and engaging practical activities and an opportunity to work on ongoing projects and discuss ideas and techniques. Share your favourite films, write reviews, show your work and create tutorials on the club’s dedicated webpage. We will end the term with a screening of your films for friends and family.

The course will begin on Saturday 15 September and will take place fortnightly on the following dates:

  • 29 September
  • 13 October
  • 27 October
  • 10 November
  • 1 December

The club is suitable for children ages 8+ and will be held fortnightly on Saturdays from 10am – 12pm. This workshop is free but booking is essential due to limited capacity. Maximum of 6 children per booking.

Click here to book your place now

For more information please contact taniamccormack@creativefoundation.org.uk

 

School Exhibitions

 

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We invite schools to exhibit their work throughout the year please contact Tania McCormack for dates available.

 

 

 

Workers’ Educational Association Workshops

Five week course starting Thursday 16 August- 13 September

WEAimageOpen to all levels this course provides the support and opportunity to develop and explore personal creativity. Participants will be shown a variety of techniques and have time to experiment and build confidence in using them. Themes will be suggested but participants will also be welcome to choose their own. The course will feature how to make and use sketchbooks and include looking at other artists and art styles for inspiration. A range of materials will be available including acrylic paint, watercolours, charcoal, pencil and ink.

For more information Telephone: 0800 328  1060 www.wea.org.uk