Staff Arts Club

wire sculpture workshop with Martin Wright

ArtCare organises artist-led workshops for staff at the hospital allowing them to 'wind down' after work. The Staff Arts Club aims to relieve stress and combat isolation for those working alone. The sessions give staff a 'taster' of many different visual and performing arts, which they may then decide to pursue in their own time. Previous activities have included pastels, stained glass, watercolour painting, life drawing, beadwork, feltmaking, singing and belly dancing. The programme consists of one-off 'Discover' sessions and 'Explore' courses held over 2-3 sessions.

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Pastel drawing of fish by Caroline Misselbrook

Discover pastel
with Caroline Misselbrook

Tuesday 22nd May 2018
5.30-7.30pm
Facilities Meeting Room, SDH
Cost: FREE but pre-booking essential

A fun and relaxed introduction to pastels. The workshop will begin with warm up exercises to improve mark-making and observational drawing skills. You'll then create a colourful underwater themed illustration to take home. Suitable for beginners & improvers. All materials provided. www.daffillustration.com

Portrait photo workshop with Michael Palmer - participants taking photos of subject

Discover portrait photography
with Michael Palmer

Thursday 24th May 2018
6.00-8.00pm
Outdoors at hospital or Salisbury city centre - tbc depending on group
Cost: FREE but pre-booking essential

Ever wanted to improve your skills in photography? Using each other as models, learn how to take better photos of reluctant subjects, how to light them and how to make them look their best. A prefect opportunity even to get a new profile image for social media. Suitable for beginners. www.michaelpalmer.com

Felt poppies on puttee by Suzie Gutteridge

Puttees and poppies
with Suzie Gutteridge

Tuesday 19th June 2018
5.30-8.00pm
Facilities Meeting Room, SDH
Cost: FREE but pre-booking essential

Join artist Suzie Gutteridge on this unique project exploring WW1 uniforms, how they were made and local wool heritage. Participants will use the traditional wet felting process to create poppies that will be sewn onto puttees (part of military uniform) and then installed in Salisbury Cathedral as part of the WW! commemoration program in November 2018.

Clay sheep and rhino made by staff on previous ceramics course

Explore ceramics
with Sif Wolthers

Wednesdays 20th & 27th June & 4th July 2018 (3 wk course)
6.15-8.15pm
Sif's studio, Fisherton Street, Salisbury
Cost: £30

Explore the wonders of hand-built ceramics in this fun introductory course. You will learn a variety of clay hand-building techniques including pinch-pot, coiling, slab-building and texturising, as well as several decorating techniques. You will make a variety of inspiring pieces, e.g. bird or animal sculpture, vase, flowers, birdhouse or lantern. No experience necessary. Limited places so book early to avoid disappointment. www.sifwolthers.co.uk

Carving an apple at previous workshop

Explore stone carving
with Moira Ross

Wednesdays 11th & 18th July 2018 (2 wk course)
6.00-8.30pm
Moira's studio, Loyal Trade Business Park, Salisbury
Cost: £25

Have a go at carving your own stone sculpture. Week 1 - create a simple apple or pear shape. Week 2 - design your own nature inspired piece or use on of Moira's designs. The technique uses rasps, rifflers and sandpapers allowing yout o stay in control of the sculpting process and achieve a great finish on the stone. Limited places so book early to avoid disappointment. N.B. the carving process is verydusty and may not be suitable for those suffering from respiratory conditions - safetly instructions provided on joining. www.moiraross.com

Examples of silver clay pendants by Fiona Ingram

Discover silver clay jewellery
with Fiona Ingram

Tuesday 25th September 2018
5.30-8.00pm
Facilities Meeting Room, SDH
Cost: £10
(includes silver clay to make 3 pieces)

Get creative with silver clay. Learn to shape, texture, finish and fire a simple pendant made from silver. All materials provided. Pieces will be fired on the night ready for you to take away with you. www.fionaingramjewellery.co.uk

traffic trails by Vanessa Massey

Staff Photography Club

Monthly meetings: Thurs 26th Apr, 24th May, 28th Jun, 19th Jul, 27th Sept, 25th Oct, 29th Nov 2018
6.00-7.30pm
Room 2, Education Centre, Level 5, SDH North

A monthly group run by hospital staff enabling you to get creatively inspired, to develop your photographic skills and share feedback on images. Open to all hospital staff and volunteers, whether beginner or more experienced.

Please email coordinator Linda Dunham if you would like to attend. N.B. Please do not email any images directly to Linda - you will be given details of where to upload your photos for viewing at the meeting after you have contacted her.

Booking Information

Spaces are limited on workshops so early booking is advised. We operate a reserve list once workshops are fully booked. If you are unable to attend a pre-booked workshop, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your place to somebody else.

Fees for one-off 'Discover' workshops and 'Explore' courses must be received at the time of booking in order to secure your place. Please note refunds will only be given if ArtCare cancels the course or, in the case of courses only, if your place is filled by someone on the reserve list.

To book your place by credit/debit card please phone Hazel Stock on 01722 336262 ext. 5617. Or fill out the booking form in the Staff Arts Brochure and return with your payment to: Hazel Stock, ArtCare, Facilities Directorate. Please email Hazel to check workshop availability before booking.

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