September 25th, 2016

New workshops lift the lid on printmaking at Redditch’s Forge Mill Museum

New workshops lift the lid on printmaking at Redditch’s Forge Mill Museum New workshops lift the lid on printmaking at Redditch’s Forge Mill Museum

FOLLOWING on from the successful family art weekend in May, the next Scour Project workshops are coming to Forge Mill.

The next workshop, Art and Heritage Interpretation, will encourage visitors to explore the artist’s current exhibition and engage with historical objects through drawing, collage and monoprint.

The free workshop is on Monday (June 20) between 10am and 4pm, will be run by tutor Jill Impey and will allow participants to create new artworks using printmaking and collage techniques based on drawings of objects in the needle museum and scouring mill.

The following week on June 27, there will be an embossing workshop from 10am – 4pm.

This course costs £10 per person and allows participants to have a go at blind embossing and collagraph making.

Visitors can have a go at developing ideas based upon old needle packets and display patterns before learning and experimenting with embossing to create their own artwork.

Booking is essential for both of these workshops.

The Scour Project at Forge Mill is made up of an art residency, exhibition and public art workshops by artists Elizabeth Turner and Keith Ashford.

Elizabeth said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming Jill to Scour as she is a talented artist and can bring new and different skills to the project.”

Keith said: “Participants at either of these workshops will have the opportunity to learn some fantastic and creative new skills.”

Huw Moseley said: “The previous workshops went down extremely well and I’m sure visitors to Forge Mill will enjoy the next two just as much. We are really pleased to be working with Elizabeth and Keith to provide visitors with the opportunity to learn new skills.”

‘Scour: The Hidden Landscape of Forge Mill’ will be displayed at Forge Mill between 10th June to 3rd July before moving to the Palace Theatre on 6th September.

The project is being supported by a £15,000 investment from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Additional funding is also being provided by Redditch Borough Council and Redditch School of Art Trust via Redditch Arts Council.

For more information and to see updates on the project go to or take a look at the project blog