Thursday 12th May 2016

Family art club set to hit the road

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St Helens Family Art Club is hitting the road this summer.

Fac7The established weekend workshops have attracted more than 2,000 participants since it was launched by Heart of Glass in 2014.

Now on average 50 participants take part in bi-monthly sessions in St Mary’s Market with every changing themes from artists.

The next four sessions in the market have been scheduled, before the roadshow takes families to St Helens Central Library, The Newton Show and Liverpool City Centre

The next session is Saturday, May 21st with participants using their senses and interesting materials to create a window installation with Michiko Fujii.

Further sessions take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays in May, June and July 12.30pm-4pm.Fac8

The Family Art Club Summer Roadshow kicks off with The Critter Shed Comics on Saturday, July 16th.

Claire Weetman, Artist and Producer, said: “We have a fantastic following of regulars and it’s always great to see newcomers. The sessions are drop in style and completely free for everyone.

“The artists are really excited about the roadshows and we hope they capture the imagination this summer.”


St Helens Family Art Club Summer Schedule

Saturday, July 16th, 12.30pm-4pm

Central Library, Victoria Square, St Helens,


Try your hand at screen-printing a cover for a comic, then be guided by Critter Shed’s illustrators to draw your own comic book inspired by themes from Roald Dahl’s stories.


Saturday, August 6th, 12.30pm-4pm

The Newton Storm, Mesnes Park, WA12


Hannah Bold will guide you to make oversized animal masks using a mix of drawing, printing and collage techniques. We invite you to join us through the day to parade the finished masks around The Newton Show.


Saturday, August 20th, 10.45am-4pm

Liverpool City Centre (via bus trip)


Join Family Art Club on a tour of creative outdoor spaces in Liverpool, beginning on the bus, creating artwork on board.


Friday, September 2nd, 12.30pm-4pm


St Mary’s Market, St Helens, WA10 1AG

End your summer holidays on a high, join the free art Friday art movement by creating a piece of artwork and displaying it in an alternative space in St Helens for passers by to find and take home.