Get Creative at Tatton Park!
March 1, 2012
Do you long for the heady
days of potato printing, making pompoms and pipe cleaner animals?
Or is it time to try something a little more taxing - but
just as much fun?
If you are in need of
re-flexing those creative muscles or developing a new skill, give
Creative’ courses a try.
The stunning natural
landscape of Tatton Park and its historic collection is the
inspiration for a number of creative classes in 2012.
There are three new
workshops this year. On Sunday, May 6 Cheshire artist Andy
Leigh will lead a workshop in mixed media techniques such as
sculpting, watercolour and drawing skills, taking inspiration from
Tatton’s gardens. The Natural Wonders workshop is
ideal for complete novices and those looking for a new creative
On Sunday, June 24 Andy
leads a Ceramic workshop, inspired by the natural
features of the parkland. During this masterclass
participants can try their hand at creating decorative pots, tiles
and sculptures using throwing and slab techniques.
Find inspiration from
Tatton’s gardens to write your own poetry during the Green
Thoughts workshop on Thursday, August 9. Explore the use
of gardens and flowers in classic poetry and dig deep for
inspiration during a guided tour of the gardens before creating
your own work.
Finally, the ever popular
Watercolour workshops return from May to August.
Led with an artistic flourish by painter Chris Beesley, these
classes provide a wonderful opportunity for people to develop new
skills and enhance existing talents. There is a great
supportive atmosphere, so brush off your reservations and pick up
your paintbrush. Weather permitting the courses will take place in
Creative courses are part of nearly 60 adult and family
learning activities and participatory events taking place this year
include lectures, talks, tours and practical sessions in skills
from longbow to container gardening. This year’s willow weaving
courses are already fully booked so book early for all courses to
Commercial services manager
Graham Jones said: “There is truly something for everyone in 2012.
The courses also make ideal gifts - if you are searching for an
unusual present for a friend or loved one, look no further.”
Find out more on our website, by downloading our Adult and
Family learning booklet or call 01625 374428.
Natural Wonders: Sunday, May 6.
10.30am-3.30pm. £22 per person. Take
inspiration from Tatton’s gardens and join artist Andy Leigh for a
creative hands-on day using mixed media art techniques such as
sculpting, watercolours, drawing skills and much more. Ideal
for complete novices. All materials supplied.
Watercolour workshops: Saturdays: May
19, June 23, July 7 and November 3; Wednesdays: July 4, 25
July, August 22; Thursday, August 23. 10am-4pm. £28 per person.
Book with tutor Chris Beesley on 07773 982996 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Create your watercolour masterpiece in the
grounds of Tatton Park’s gardens with our expert art
Ceramic workshop: Sunday, June 24.
10.30am-3.30pm. £22 per person. Capture
the spirit of Tatton’s parkland by exploring the natural features
within the grounds with local artist Andy Leigh. Decorative
pots, tiles and sculptures will be created using throwing and slab
Green Thoughts – gardens and
poetry: Thursday, August 9.
10am-3pm. £18 per person. An opportunity
to explore the significance of gardens in our literary heritage and
to write creatively in response to them. Participants will
begin by examining examples of gardens and flowers in classic poems
and then use a guided tour of Tatton’s unique gardens as an
Booking in advance essential for
all. Please call 01625 374428 for all workshops (except
watercolour workshops, contact as above).
For further information about this
Eleanor Gorsuch, Marketing
Tel: 01625 374447 / Email:
Tatton Park is managed and financed by
Cheshire East Council on behalf of the National Trust.
This impressive historic estate receives in
the region of 750,000 visitors every year all of whom come to enjoy
its Georgian mansion, Tudor Old Hall, award- winning gardens and
1930s rare breeds farm. The 1,000-acre deer park is home to
red and fallow deer and the estate also boasts speciality shops,
adventure playground, restaurant and year-round events
Tatton Park is one of Cheshire’s
leading Gardens of Distinction.
Cheshire’s Gardens of
Distinction programme celebrates the richness and
diversity of Cheshire’s horticultural heritage and green
spaces. Building on the success of Cheshire’s Year of Gardens
08 marketing programme, the project aims to continue to achieve
significant impact for the regional tourism industry from local,
national and international markets. For more information
Supported by the European Regional
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is making a real
difference to people and businesses in the North West. With €755
million to invest between 2007 and 2013, ERDF is enhancing the
competitiveness of the region’s economy by supporting growth in
enterprise and employment.
ERDF in the North West is managed by the
Department for Communities and Local Government – for further
information visit www.communities.gov.uk/erdf.