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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01303 769241
Upcoming Events at Block 67 in 2017
Free Family drop in workshops are running every weekend throughout the Triennial.
For Further information please visit the Triennial website. http://www.folkestonetriennial.org.uk/events/category/family-workshops/
Book Festival workshops
Draw a Story with artist Ali Hodgkinson Fogg
Saturday 18 November, 11am – 3pm
Drawing objects by torchlight adds a touch of magic to your work and allows a story to unfold. This workshop will build on children’s drawing skills while setting their imaginations free.
Capture Your Story with artist Jim Lockey
Saturday 25 November, 11am – 3pm
Explore the bizarre world of early digital photography with Jim Lockey and a Game Boy Camera. Get your hands on a piece of history to learn core principles of photography, shoot some crazy pictures and customise them. Capture your story in a miniature book of drawings and photos.
Jumping Jacks with Astrid Goldsmith
Saturday 16 December, 11am-3pm
Join animator Astrid Goldsmith and make your own festive jumping jack puppet to take home with you. Create a character from jointed card pieces and then pull the string to animate!
We invite schools to exhibit their work throughout the year please contact Tania McCormack for dates available.
Workers’ Educational Association Workshops
Open 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.