Art & Artefacts with Catherine Farr ***UPDATE – 17th November Workshop POSTPONED***

Art and Artefacts!

Join Folkestone Museum and professional artist and teacher Catherine Farr for the Museum’s new adult art workshops, which run weekly during October and November. This is a chance to take direct inspiration from Folkestone’s historic museum collection up close, with special access to artefacts that aren’t currently on display. Please see below for an outline of each session, however please note that workshops 2 & 3 must be done together to get maximum enjoyment from both.

Each workshop lasts for two hours, beginning at 4pm; materials will be supplied but participants’ are welcome to bring their own if they wish, such as watercolour paint etc. if they have a preferred medium. At the end of the course there will be a display of participants work in the Museum until the New Year.


Each workshop is £10.00, booking is essential as there are only 15 places per session; please email or call 01303 257946 to reserve a place, please pay in advance at the Town Hall information desk (open 10.00am-4.00pm, Tuesday to Saturday) to confirm your provisional booking; contactless payment is preferred but not essential.

Participants wishing to book all six workshops will get a discounted price of £55.00, which may be paid in two or more installments.

Workshop Outlines

Week 1 (20th October): Nature Diaries

Using the resources and materials provided, participants create their own nature diaries working directly from observation of Folkestone Museum’s natural history collection.


Weeks 2 & 3 (27th October & 3rd November): Collagraph Printing

Weeks 2 & 3 explore printing using the collagraph technique.  In Week 2, participants make their collagraph image based on an object in Folkestone Museum’s natural history collection.  Participants learn how to make a collagraph image, building up layers of card to create a detailed image.  In Week 3, participants learn how to make coloured prints and rubbings from their collagraph print.


Week 4 (10th November): Watercolour Painting

Participants explore watercolour painting based on the Museum’s art collection.  Techniques to be explored include applying washes and adding detail using other media (e.g. coloured pencils).


Week 5 (17th November): Using Pastels ***UPDATE – POSTPONED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES***

Participants explore and develop their pastel technique (either oil or chalk), learning how to create shading, layering and highlighting to produce a 3D effect, utilising an object from Folkestone Museum’s natural history collection.

Week 6 (24th November): 3D Art: Working with Clay

Using the Roman tiles in Folkestone Museum for inspiration, participants create their own clay tile using air-dry clay using a maritime or natural history theme, learning new decorative techniques and tips on how to paint and decorate clay to create different effects.

October 20 @ 16:00
16:00 — 18:00 (2h)