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Block 67 is the Creative Foundation’s new studio space at 67 Tontine Street, the base for a new and exciting programme of 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 will also support 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

 

Upcoming Events at Block 67 in 2017

 

 

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Pyramid Mosaic Workshop
With Thurle Wright
Saturday 1 April, 11am – 3pm
Using paper, pages from old books, clever folding, scissors and a bit of glue come and make a colourful 3D mosaic art work to take home and help build a giant mosaic in the studio.

 

 

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Marvellous Medal Making
with Malcolm Allen
Saturday 15 April, 11am-3pm
Design, paint, draw, glue, cut, stick, ribbon and award a medal (or two) to your hero!

 

 

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Be a sculptor
with Simon Davenport
Saturday 29 April, 11am-3pm
An introduction to contemporary sculpture and carving using ordinary household soap and ribbon. Come and make your very own sculpture to take home and admire or wash with in the bath!

 

 

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Big Paint
with Dream Safari
Local street artist ‘Dream Safari’ invites you to help paint a mural at Block 67.
Saturday 13 May, 11am-3pm

 

 

 

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Picture Postcard Art Fun
with Ginger Russell
Saturday 27 May, 11am-3pm
Using Paint, collage, sparkles, stamps, washi tape and Neon colours come and make a postcard to frame or send to someone!

 

 

School Exhibitions

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Hawkinge Primary School Pop up Show – Thursday 16 March 3:30-5pm

Folkestone Academy Primary School 21-23 March

Dymchurch and Brookland Primary Schools 28-31 March

Stella Maris Primary School 13-16 June

St Peter’s Primary School 20-23 June

St Eanswythes Primary School 4-7 July

Seabrook Primary School 11-14 July

 

 Workers’ Educational Association Workshops

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.

Art course with Deborah Crofts
The next course starts on April 19 2017
for more information Telephone: 0800 328  1060 www.wea.org.uk