Create Art With An ArtistMake art with an artist in the heart of the city Running from
Last event: Thursday 26 August 2021 at 11am
- Town Hall Square
We’re taking art and creativity outside this summer with five fantastic days of free arty activity for young people and aspiring adult artists right in the heart of Chester. Use textiles, sculpture, crafts, writing and illustration to create your own amazing artworks. The pieces you produce will be taken by the professional artists and turned into a fabulous, collaborative larger work to be displayed at Storyhouse.
Six talented professional artists will lead the Create Art With an Artist open air sessions in Town Hall Square on Thursdays and Sundays during July and August, with each session based on the idea of looking forward after the pandemic.
Thursday, 29 July
Join graphic designer and animator Carol Hanson to create a collaged flower or fruit for a front room made from paper products.
Sunday, 8 August
Illustrator Nikki Pinder will guide you to draw your feelings about the pandemic to decorate a giant robot face.
Thursday, 12 August
Textile artist and printmaker Clare Owens will be creating an enormous pair of hospital scrubs alongside pomander bags.
Sunday, 22 August
Make and decorate your own bugs with arts collective Art in the Place.
Thursday, 26 August
Express your lockdown emotions in a piece of art guided by community art Neuza Morais.
All sessions are free and run from 11am to 5pm
This project has been funded by Destination Chester – a local network led by Chester’s top attractions and businesses – which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund, and will enable Chester and the wider area to be taken forward and grow its status as a ‘go-to’ tourist destination throughout the summer and autumn.