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From Monday 18 March 2019, our opening hours change to
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm

Unit 1, Shopping Village, Clifford Chambers Garden Centre 
CV37 8LW

Telephone: 01789 415877 

About us

The Courtyard Gallery is a vibrant community arts space, puting you in touch with local artists and local arts resources.

The gallery exhibits the work of twenty local artists who take turns in running the gallery, and offer both a friendly welcome
as well as information about the artists and their processes.

You will find a wide selection of affordable local creative work here, from artist-made cards and gifts to original contemporary art for your home and garden.

In addition to the gallery space, the Courtyard now has a studio and workshop space next door, which aims to provide a new creative space for South Warwickshire artists.

The Courtyard Art Studio will provide space for our expanding workshop programme, and enable us to offer more and varied events throughout the year. 

Further details available from paula@courtyardgallery.org.uk

SPRING FLING!  
29-31 March
Our artists are having a studio clear out!

Art materials, art books and equipment, craft fabrics and lots more on sale at knock-down prices.

Come along and grab a bargain in our three-day sale, and visit our new studio space next to the gallery.

2019 Gallery Events 

 Meet the Makers
Learn more about the artists and their inspiration
in these FREE one-hour demo sessions

January Tues 15th,  2-3 pm:  Catharine Fleming, Linocutting
 February Tues 19th, 2-3pm: Kate Wiltshire, Painting 
March Tues 19th, 2-3pm: Jacqui Smithson, Felting
(See Jacqui's website)
April Tues 16th, 2-3pm: Russell Gain, Abstract Painting
May Tues 21st, 2-3pm: Robin Wade, Texture & Landscapes in Clay 
June Tues 18th, 2-3pm: Kim Philpotts, Printmaking

Create & Make
Arts Workshop Sessions in the Gallery
Exclusive workshop sessions with personalised guidance. Have fun and release your inner creative spirit with the expertise of our talented artists.
Choose from the workshop programme below and explore your own style.

Full day artist-led programme Jan - June 2019  
10.30am - 3.30pm  £65 

To book sessions, email paula@courtyardgallery.org.uk or call 01789 415877  11am-4pm

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Painting Workshops
with Kate Wiltshire

'Wild Watercolours' - Discover a liberating approach to using different watercolour techniques. Kate will encourage you to find the joy of painting unselfconsciously, inspiring you to experiment and follow the creative process. 
Sun 24 March, Sat 25 May

'Portraits in Acrylic'  
Thurs 25 Apr, Fri 21 June 


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Textile Workshops
with Deborah Collum

'Telling Stories'. Collage. Learn about telling a story through art, and create your own unique frameable collage. No experience is needed in this one-day workshop, and all materials are provided, but feel free to bring along any personal memorabilia you might like to include (eg old photographs, postcards, buttons or scraps of fabric).
Mon 25 Mar, Sun 26 May

'Stitched Landscapes'. Textiles. In this fun one-day workshop you will use a range of materials and techniques to create your own frameable textiles landscape. No previous experience or sewing machines required - just enthusiasm!
Sat 27 April, Mon 24 June

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Felting Workshops
with Jacqui Smithson

'Images in Felt'  Jacqui will be teaching the technique of wet felting whilst incorporating threads, silks and other fabrics into the process. Wet felting is great fun to do and you don't need any previous experience. Jacqui will guide you from start to finish and help you to produce a panel of textured felt with the design and colours of your choice. You will be using pre-carded Merino wool as a base for your artwork. This is a wonderful wool to use and felts exceptionally well. Other interesting fabrics can then be laid within the fibres and felted together.

Once you are happy with your design, the fibres are matted together by using hot soapy water and a bit of elbow grease! A little rubbing and rolling will mesh the fibres together. If you like making pastry, you will love this! Watch the felt appear before your eyes. 
Sat 23 Mar, Mon 27 May

'Vessels and Forms' Jacqui will be teaching the technique of 3D wet felting whilst incorporating threads, silks and other fabrics into the process. You will be guided from start to finish to make a small vessel/bowl with the design and colours of your choice. We will be using pre-carded Merino wool and woolly batts as a base as these types of wool work well together to make robust 3D shapes. Once your design is complete, the fibres are matted together round a relief or a large dome shape and hot soapy water is then poured over the wool. A slightly different technique to flat felting in that the wool is worked together whilst keeping its shape around the dome or relief.

All materials will be provided, but if you have any interesting threads that you would like to incorporate please bring them along. Previous experience of felting would be an advantage but is not essential.
Sun 28 Apr, Sat 22 June

ARTISTS' GALLERY

Members of Courtyard Artists Warwickshire

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Melissa Keskinkilinc

Blown & Fused Glass 

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Anya Simmons

Painter & Printmaker

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Catharine Fleming 

Printmaker & Painter

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Claire Brierley

Painter & Driftwood Artist

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Deborah Collum

Textile & Mixed Media Design

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Clare Pentlow

Hand-cut Paper

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Joanne Makin

Painter & Printmaker

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Howard Lucas

Wood Design incl upcycling 

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Huw Grantham

Painter  

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Hayley Molesworth

Monoprint & Textile Sculpture

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Jacqui Smithson

Textile artist using Felted imagery

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Jo Wade

Painter

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Kate Wiltshire

Painter - landscapes and life drawing

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Kim Philpotts

Printmaker

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Paula's Picks

Selected artists' Jewellery, Ceramics & Cards

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Penny Gildea

Enamel Bowls and Jewellery

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Robin Wade

Ceramic Sculpture, Vases and Jewellery

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Russell Gain

Abstract Painting

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Address

Unit 1, The Shopping Village 
Stratford Garden Centre 
Campden Road, Clifford Chambers
Warwickshire
CV37 8LW

Contacts

Email: info@courtyardgallery.org.uk
Phone: 01789 415877

Courtyard Artists Warwickshire CIC company no. 11121667