Beginning in January, Macclesfield’s Silk Museum is set to host a series of inspiring, inclusive and diverse workshops as part of their campaign to encourage visitors to try something new in 2023.

On Sat 14 Jan, poet Jo Bell hosts a three-hour workshop from 1pm-4pm exploring how histories can inspire poetry writing, with spaces available for £25 per person.

On Wed 25 Jan, the museum runs an introduction to origami for newcomers, with simple techniques and sustainable gift-wrapping lessons available in a two-hour session for over-16s from 1.30pm-3.30pm, with places available for just £13.

Artist Patty Callaghan leads a workshop on concertina book-making using basic materials, including her own famous homemade flour and water paste, on Sat 28 Jan from 10am-4pm, culminating in a ‘small and perfectly-formed book’ which visitors can use for drawing or writing. Places are available for £40 per person.

Running on Wed 1 Feb, Our Haunted Landscape is a painting workshop led by artist Becca Smith, during which participants use oil pastels and watercolours to ‘express the rural eeriness of the hills in Macclesfield’. Following a step-by-step demonstration and a number of practice pieces, guests will choose an image and create their own A3 painting to take home. Places are available for £30pp.

For details on all the workshops and to book your spot, visit the Silk Museum website.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Fri 14 Jan - Tue 1 Feb, The Silk Museum,
Park Ln, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ
, Tel: 01625 612045, 10am-4pm
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Mon 5 Dec 2022