Centrepieces offers a regularly changing programme of workshops at The Lodge as well as a range of other activities and events.
Artists can also use the space at The Lodge to develop their own artwork.
This is our current programme of workshops. See below for more details.
|Drop in sculpture session (clay)||Monday||The Lodge||10.00am-12.30pm||Karen Larkin|
|Workshops and taster sessions||Tuesday||The Lodge||10.00am-12.30pm||Various|
|Photography Group||Wednesday||Hall Place Visitor Centre||10.00am-12.00pm||Terry Longley|
|Drop in mixed media session||Thursday||The Lodge||10.00am-1.00pm||Suzy Casserley|
|Sculpture workshop||Friday||The Lodge||From 10am||Christie Cassisa|
|Open Studio||Friday||The Lodge||10.00am-1.00pm||Artist led|
|Photography Field Trip||Saturday||Various||Fortnightly||Terry Longley|
|Various Workshops||Saturday||The Lodge||10.00am-1.00pm||Various Artists|
Mondays, 10am-12.30pm: Drop in clay/pottery workshops with Karen Larkin, £3 per session. No booking needed
Thursdays, 10am-1pm: Drop in mixed media sessions
Every Friday from 10am: Drop in outdoor Sculpture Workshop with Christie Cassisa, £3 per session. More information here.
Friday 18th May for 6 weeks, 1pm-3pm: Creative Writing workshops with Jo Morris, £1 per session. Everyone welcome, no previous experience needed.
Tuesdays 12th, 19th and 26th June, 10.30am-1pm: Having Fun With Watercolours with Sue Wieck, £10 for 3 workshops. A follow-up to this month’s watercolour workshop, the sessions will recap the skills from the initial workshop and then build upon these techniques. Booking and advance payment recommended. More information here
Tuesdays 10th, 24th and 31st July: Animals Up Close and Personal with Karen Larkin, £15 for 3 workshops. The first day is a trip to Hemsley Conservation Centre in Sevenoaks to photograph and sketch animals. Weeks 2 and 3 will consist of two practical workshop sessions. Based on your experience of Hemsley Conservation Centre and the sketches you made, you will choose an art medium and create a piece of art, informed by your observational studies. There will be limited places for this workshop series, so please contact The Lodge if you are interested. More information here.
Contact Centrepieces if you would like more information about current activities and workshops, or to book a place.
Artist members of Centrepieces can use the studio facilities at The Lodge during normal opening hours (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10.00am-4pm, Saturday 10.00am-3pm). Basic materials and resources are available, and often there is a volunteer artist present to help with your work.
Centrepieces holds an annual exhibition in the Stables Art Gallery, Hall Place. The next one will be in Spring 2019.
Centrepieces also exhibits members’ artwork regularly throughout the year at venues such as libraries and cafés, and we loan artwork to Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust for display in various buildings.
This year, we are trying to promote the artwork of individual and small groups of Centrepieces’ artists.
Centrepieces normally holds an annual auction of members’ artwork. The next auction is for scheduled for late November 2018, and we hope to be able to hold it in the Exchange in Erith.
PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY ART
Periodically Centrepieces acquires funding for projects such as sculpture in public spaces and workshops in schools and with community groups. Examples include The Worrier sculpture that previously stood in Crayford, and The Nest in Hall Place gardens.
VISITS TO EXHIBITIONS
Centrepieces organises trips to art exhibitions, sculpture gardens and other places of artistic interest, to help stimulate and inspire creativity amongst its artists. Recent visits were the Canaletto exhibition in the Queen’s Gallery, and the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate.
Centrepieces participate in other events such as fairs and festivals where we can display and sell members’ artwork and promote and publicise the project and raise awareness of mental health issues. We also have greetings cards and other items available to buy at events and at The Lodge.