Residents invited to share ideas at workshop

Davie Mackie leading a workshop for the When In Sleaford Project at The Nettles. EMN-150713-171318001
Davie Mackie leading a workshop for the When In Sleaford Project at The Nettles. EMN-150713-171318001

Sleaford residents are being invited to share their ideas for a new Sleaford art trail at two free workshops.

The workshops are on Saturday at 10am–12noon, or 1–3pm, at the National Centre for Craft and Design in town.

Artist David Mackie is working with local schools and residents to develop ideas and inspiration for the new trail around Sleaford for the When In Sleaford Project, which will site artworks in the town’s walls and pavements creating ‘pausing points’ where people are encouraged to slow down, look and think about that location – whether it be a view, an artwork or a place to visit.

Mr Mackie will be joined by textile artist Becky Adams, inviting people to offer their ideas and create their own designs and patterns using drawing, stitching and mixed media. All materials will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring resource materials such as local postcards, souvenirs or memorabilia as a stimulus for the designs.

David has already worked with local school children at a number of workshops as well as working with local people to create prints of natural objects using sunlight at a special workshop at the Nettles last month. He will develop the designs over the summer, submitting his final designs in September. To reserve a place on the workshop call 01529 410595 or email artsNK@litc.org.uk