Art workshop places on offer

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A free book making and printmaking workshop, inspired by David Hockney’s illustrations for Grimm’s Fairy Tales, is taking place as part of A Festival of Yorkshire, Scarborough.

Organised by Crescent Arts, it takes place on Saturday August 4 from 10am-4pm and ties in with an exhibition of David Hockney work at Woodend from August 1-26, which is being delivered in association with the Goldmark Gallery based in Uppingham, Rutland and is part a full exhibition programme at the creative industries centre in The Crescent in Scarborough’s Cultural Quarter.

The exhibition of Hockney’s etchings and lithographs is a highlight of A Festival of Yorkshire, which is organised by Scarborough Borough Council and the town’s Urban Area Forum and supported by Welcome to Yorkshire.

Hockney illustrated six of the Grimm fairy tales including Rumplestiltskin, Rapunzel and Old Rinkrank.

The one-day workshop starts with a visit to the exhibition at Woodend with two of the Crescent Arts artists, Dawn Brooks and Jade Montserrat, who will read from Grimm’s Fairy Tales and talk about Hockney’s illustrations.

Then it’s over to young people who have the chance to make a short illustrated fairy tale book, drawing and writing with the help and expertise of the artists.

They are invited to make up their own fairy story, or borrow a story from the Brothers Grimm, and turn it into their own very special book.

There will also be a chance for youngsters to try out simple mono and relief printing to design and print a cover illustration for their book.

Dawn and Jade will also show those participating how to take one of their drawings and make it into a print using Crescent Arts’ beautiful antique Colombian Press.

The workshop is for children aged 8-12 years, who must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of 10 places on the workshop. Each place is for one child and one adult.

To book, telephone Crescent Arts on (01723) 351461 and ask for Dawn or Jade or email, with the words Fairy Tales in the subject line.