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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 / 2019

 

cutouts_workshop aliColourful Cut-outs
With Ali Hassaf
Saturday 23 February, 11am – 3pm

Using coloured card and scissors make your own cut-out sculptures inspired by Folkestone’s plant life, to transform Block 67 into a collaborative, colourful garden!

 

 
Draw that Shop!Draw that Shop!
With Wordplay
Saturday 9 March, 11am – 3pm

Become a security guard for the day and watch (and change) the CCTV footage of Block 67’s shopfront! With support, top tips and even some design help from local shop owners, we need your help to design a NEW shop for The Old High Street. Behind the scenes at Head Office you will be able to feed live audio instructions to your co-workers to add to or change the shop design! The CCTV footage is live, so you better watch those employees carefully!

 

Cut Glue Make DoCUT GLUE MAKE DO: Woodland Creatures Puppet Making! 
With Emily Martin
Saturday 23 March, 11am – 3pm

Jump into spring and create illustrative puppets of your favourite woodland creatures. We will also make backdrops and props for your own performance in our own little pop-up theatre!

 

 

faces of folkestoneFaces of Folkestone
With Jordan Gray
Saturday 6 April, 11am – 3pm

Use collage and screen printing to contribute your own face designs onto a large-scale artwork that will be exhibited publicly.

 

 

Inspired by natureInspired by Nature
With Naomi Eaton Baudains
Tuesday 16 April, 11am – 3pm

Inspired by nature we will create large artworks which will become part of a light installation. Come and see the final piece in the windows of Block 67 until Friday 26 April.

 

 

Young Animators Club at Block 67

The Young Animators Club returns in 2019 with a 6-week course at Block 67 taking place fortnightly from Saturday 19 January. The Young Animators Club are excited to announce that there will now be be two groups!

  • Group A is for ages 8 – 10 and will take place from 10am – 11.30am.
  • Group B is for ages 11+ and will take place from 11.45am – 1.15pm.

The workshop dates are as follows:

  • 19 January
  • 2 February
  • 16 February
  • 2 March
  • 16 March
  • 30 March

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.

This course is free but booking is essential due to limited capacity. Please ensure attendees are available to attend all sessions.

Max 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