Free wire sculpture workshops

A previous workshop. ANL-160623-152610001
A previous workshop. ANL-160623-152610001
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Community programme Transported has teamed up with Lincolnshire Library Service to deliver a series of free wire sculpture workshops from a mobile library.

The Faceless Arts project will travel around south Lincolnshire and its artists will help residents use brightly coloured aluminium wire to create a wide range of individual sculptures.

These sculptures can be created in a few minutes or can be completed over a number of mobile library visits and examples include small flowers, creatures and figures.

You can make a number of different sculptures over the weeks, helping you to develop your skills.

The finished pieces will contribute to a touring exhibition in a mobile library unit, before being available for you to collect to take home to keep.

The workshops will take place on the same library route throughout June, July and August and displayed in the mobile library in September.

The sessions follow a series of successful silk painting workshops with Faceless Arts from the mobile library in the summer of 2015.

The workshops are free and open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is not required.

Tony Wade, artistic director of Faceless Arts, said: “‘We are really looking forward to working with Transported and the Lincolnshire mobile libraries service again.

“After the success of last year’s Open Book project, and the silk painted book marks, we are hoping for similar success with our wire sculpture project.

“Sculpting with aluminium wire can produce beautiful results surprisingly quickly and we hope many people will attend the workshops in and around the Mobile Library.”

Dates and Locations

Tuesdays, July 19 and August 16, Moulton Seas End village hall, 10am to 11am and at Westmorland Road, Moulton, 11.15am to 12.15pm, Moulton village green from 12.50pm to 1.50pm and at Irby Crescent, Whaplode from 2.15pm to 3.15pm.

Thursdays, July 21 and August 19, Kiln Drive, Tydd St Mary from 10.15am to 10.45am, outside the Jolly Crispin Pub, Lutton, from 11am to noon, at Roman Way, Gedney Dyke from 12.15pm to 12.45pm, outside the Saracens Head Pub, Saracens Head from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

Fridays, July 22 and August 20, Field Close, Gosberton from 10am to 11am, at Godfrey Avenue, Gosberton from 11.05am to 11.35am, outside the Five Bells, Gosberton Risegate from noon to 12.30pm, at Coalbeach, Surfleet from 1.15pm to 1.45pm, at the layby on the main road, Quadring from 2pm to 2.30pm and at North End, Swineshead from 3pm to 3.30pm.

For more information on this project, contact Grace Osbourne on grace.osbourne@litc.org.uk or 01406 701006.

To find out more about the Transported project and to sign up for updates, visit its website at www.transportedart.com, or call the office on 01406 701006.