Workshops/Activities

ACTIVITIES

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.

WORKSHOPS

This is our current programme of workshops. See below for more details.

Subject Day Where Time Leader
Sculpture Workshop Monday The Lodge 11.00am-1.00pm Christie Cassisa/self directed
Autumn Colours Photography Course Tuesdays 17th, 24th and 31st October The Lodge 10.00am-12.30pm Terry Longley
Photography Meeting Wednesday Hall Place Visitor Centre 10.00am-12.00pm Terry Longley
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

Tuesdays 17th, 24th and 31st October, 10.00-12.30: Photography course on Autumn Colours with Terry Longley, £10. Read this leaflet for more details: Photography Workshop

Thursday 19th October, 10am-1pm, free: Masks and other decorative items with Stuart Smith. The masks and other items will reflect periods of Hall Place’s history, so be prepared to work on items linked to legends of the ghostly White Lady, The Black Prince and the devilish Dashwoods.

Saturday 21st October: Word Webs – Hall Place project installation (intermediate) with Kim Campbell, 10am-4pm, no charge

Read this leaflet for more information about Word Webs:  Get in the Halloween spirit

Contact Centrepieces if you would like more information about current activities and workshops, or to book a place.

STUDIO SPACE

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.

ART TALKS

Monthly presentations are held on a range of art-related topics, led by experienced artists.

EXHIBITIONS

Centrepieces holds an annual exhibition in the Stables Art Gallery, Hall Place. The next exhibition will be from 25th November to 23rd December 2017 – more details to follow.

There is an exhibition at Erith Library from 15th September for one month. Click here for the library address and opening times.

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. See our news and events page for exhibition dates.

AUCTION

Centrepieces normally holds an annual auction of members’ artwork, most recently in the Orchard Shopping Centre in Dartford. However there will not be an auction in 2017.

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.

QUEENS GALLERY   Centrepieces has accepted an invitation for its artists to attend a session at this prestigious gallery at Buckingham Palace based on their forthcoming exhibition of the Italian artist Canaletto, on Monday 6th Nov 2-4pm. They can accommodate up to 25 people and there are still places available so please contact the Lodge to book a place.

OTHER EVENTS

We 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.