Today I’ve been putting the finishing touches on a herd of cardboard elephants for an upcoming event at Storyhouse Library in Chester. Elmer Day celebrates the much-loved children’s book. However, there is an apparent dearth of female elephant characters in the stories, so this, coupled with the fact that elephants live in a matriarchal structure, led me to design some new characters to accompany Elmer and his friends.
They’ll be hiding around Storyhouse on 26th May and throughout half term when you can come to look for them. Families can also come and take part in a songmaking workshop to learn a folk song about elephants. It’s called Chang Chang Chang which I’ve adapted from an original Thai folk song.
Thursdays 6 pm – 7.30 pm & Saturdays 10.30 am – 12 pm at Woodhouse Studio
Make & create in a relaxed studio. This mixed ages group will work together on collage, nature crafts, junk modelling, jewellery, beads, t-shirts. Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult. Please call ahead to discuss any needs.
This includes refreshments and art supplies, and do feel free to bring any favourite art materials with you. Pre-booking is essential.
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If you would like to attend with a group of friends then please book ahead to ensure all members of your group will have a place.
Location and Contact details
☎️ 07413 346 246
Find us here New Crane Street, Crane Wharf
👉🏼 Woodhouse Studio, 1st Floor, Watergate Building, New Crane Street, Chester, CH1 4JE
🏘 We are in-between Richmond Galleries and Apple Blinds
🚶🏾♀️ 5 min walk from Watergate Street
🚴🏽 There is plenty of space to lock up bikes around the back
Please bring a folder!
All art work is to be taken away at the end of each session so please bring a folder, box or a drawing tube (these are available to buy from the studio).
Good to know:
All workshops are LGBTQ positive spaces which welcome people from all backgrounds. We invite participants to reflect this in their choice of language at the sessions. Discriminatory culture will be challenged. Please see our policies for more information.
Woodhouse Studio has a programme of expressive art making for summer 2017. Come and create with the studio artists in a relaxed atmosphere. The focus of the sessions is to enjoy the process and find relaxation through art making in a supportive shared space. Come along to the open day for a free taster on Saturday 22nd July, between 1 & 3 pm.
No prior experience of art making is necessary.
Art materials & refreshments are provided.
Children and young people are very welcome with a carer/adult companion.
Email: Cae at email@example.com for more information.
Location: Woodhouse Studio, Crane House, New Crane Street, Chester, CH1 4JE
Woodhouse Studio is on New Crane Street, Crane Wharf
Directions: We are a 5-minute walk from The Contemporary on Watergate Street. Carry on under the bridge, passed the racecourse, passed the hotel, and you’ll find us between Richmond Galleries & Apple Blinds.