Workshops

Below is a list of Heritage & Arts-based workshops for members of the DNMGS project.

NB – Please note they are not open to the general public

 

1.Workshop – Mediaeval Buildings (James Wright, MOLA)

A day course on the archaeology, history and architecture of Mediaeval buildings. The workshop will focus upon ecclesiastical buildings such as chapels, churches, chantries, monasteries and cathedrals. There will also be discussion on major secular buildings such as manor houses, palaces and castles alongside elements of vernacular architecture. The basic principles of church layout and the history of architectural design will be covered in the opening session. This will be followed up by a journey of discovery into exactly how Mediaeval masons quarried, transported, carved and fixed stonework into the great buildings of Europe. Finally the psychological experience of ordinary people will be interpreted through the historic graffiti that they left on the very walls of the buildings that they used and occupied during the Mediaeval period.

Saturday 9th January – Old Courthouse, Southwell, 10am

James Wright is a buildings archaeologist and historian with over fifteen years of experience in the field. He has worked extensively on industrial, agricultural, domestic, military, civic and ecclesiastical structures. including Tower of London, Knole, the Palace of Westminster, Southwark Cathedral, St Martin’s College of Art, King’s Cross Goods Yard and King John’s Palace in Sherwood Forest. 

Volunteers: Tony Beresford, Jackie Dyson, David Yates, Gill Ashurst, Sue Band, Stewart Band, Elizabeth Forrest, Stewart Todd, Andy Bentham, Julia Parry-Jones, Phil Parry-Jones, Patrick Stevens, Pete Zasada, Wendy Stevenson, Dave Mallon.

(FULL)

 

2.Workshop – Mediaeval Buildings (James Wright, MOLA)

NB – this is a re-run of the January workshop due to high demand

A day course on the archaeology, history and architecture of Mediaeval buildings. The workshop will focus upon ecclesiastical buildings such as chapels, churches, chantries, monasteries and cathedrals. There will also be discussion on major secular buildings such as manor houses, palaces and castles alongside elements of vernacular architecture. The basic principles of church layout and the history of architectural design will be covered in the opening session. This will be followed up by a journey of discovery into exactly how Mediaeval masons quarried, transported, carved and fixed stonework into the great buildings of Europe. Finally the psychological experience of ordinary people will be interpreted through the historic graffiti that they left on the very walls of the buildings that they used and occupied during the Mediaeval period.

 

Saturday 13th February  – Old Courthouse, Southwell, 10am

James Wright is a buildings archaeologist and historian with over fifteen years of experience in the field. He has worked extensively on industrial, agricultural, domestic, military, civic and ecclesiastical structures. including Tower of London, Knole, the Palace of Westminster, Southwark Cathedral, St Martin’s College of Art, King’s Cross Goods Yard and King John’s Palace in Sherwood Forest.

Volunteers: Martin Andrews, Gayle Andrews, Janet Ashley, Sam Fearnley, Janet Dornan, Laine Dowen, Shlomo Dowen, Richard Smith, Nigel Wood, Barbara Wood, Stewart Todd, Eileen Parker,

(3 places left)

 

3-5. Workshop – Exploring Graffiti through Art (Diana Ali)

Workshop session exploring the possible meanings and interpretations of Medieval and Post-Medieval graffiti through the medium of art. We will use different artistic methods to explore ways in which graffiti can be created, what it may have been used for and what it might represent.

We will consider the many examples and styles of graffiti found in the churches and building of our two counties as part of the survey work. These are practical arts workshops involving painting, drawing, 3D imagery – whatever medium you choose in order to interpret graffiti!

Some of the artwork created in these sessions will be showcased in the final project exhibition at Creswell Crags in 2017.

NB – you can sign up for one or more of the following sessions

Dates:

Thursday 28th April, 10am – 3pm

Volunteers: Andy Hoe, Dave Mallon, Wendy Stevenson, Pete Zasada, Helen Bates, Tony Beresford,

(2 places left)

 

Thursday 19th May, 10am – 3pm

Volunteers: Dave Mallon, Judith Duvall, Pete Zasada, David Yates, Stewart Todd, Tony Beresford, Helen Bates,

(1 place left)

 

Thursday 9th June, 10am – 3pm

Volunteers: Dave Mallon, Judith Duvall, Pete Zasada, Stewart Todd, Tony Beresford, Andy Hoe.

(2 places left)

 

6. Workshop – An Introduction to Stonemasonry (National Trust Master Mason)

The National Trust’s Master Mason will take us through the basic principles of Stonemasonry and give us a practical demonstration of stone carving.

The aim of the session is for us to explore the issues and problems with carving Magnesian Limestone, and how easy (or difficult) creating graffiti to the standard we have been finding would have been.

 

Wednesday 29th June – Stone Centre, Hardwick Hall, 9am – 1pm

Volunteers: Gill Ashurst, Andy Hoe, David Yates, Tony Beresford, Dave Thacker, Glyn Eley, Janet Dornan, Elizabeth Forrest, Sue Band, Stuart Band.

(FULL)

Reserve list: Joan Butt, Wendy Stevenson

 

7-11. Workshop – Exploring Graffiti through Art (Diana Ali)

Workshop session exploring the possible meanings and interpretations of Medieval and Post-Medieval graffiti through the medium of art. We will use different artistic methods to explore ways in which graffiti can be created, what it may have been used for and what it might represent.

We will consider the many examples and styles of graffiti found in the churches and building of our two counties as part of the survey work. These are practical arts workshops involving painting, drawing, 3D imagery – whatever medium you choose in order to interpret graffiti!

Some of the artwork created in these sessions will be showcased in the final project exhibition at Creswell Crags in 2017.

 

Thursday 30th June – Arts Room, Southwell Library, King Street, Southwell, Notts, 10am – 3pm.

Volunteers: Dave Mallon, Pete Zasada, Wendy Stevenson, Stewart Todd, Tony Beresford,

(3 places left)

 

 

 

Thursday 13th October – Arts Room, Southwell Library, King Street, Southwell, Notts, 10am – 3pm.

Volunteers: Andy Hoe, Dave Mallon, Tony Beresford, Wendy Stevenson, Stewart Todd, Judith Duvall,

(2 places left)

 

Thursday 27th October – Arts Room, Southwell Library, King Street, Southwell, Notts, 10am – 3pm.

Volunteers: Dave Mallon, Tony Beresford, Wendy Stevenson, Stewart Todd,

(4 places left)

 

Thursday 17th November – Arts Room, Southwell Library, King Street, Southwell, Notts, 10am – 3pm.

Volunteers: Dave Mallon, Wendy Stevenson, Tony Beresford, Andy Hoe, Pete Zasada, Stewart Todd, Judith Duvall,

(2 places left)

 

Thursday 8th December – Arts Room, Southwell Library, King Street, Southwell, Notts, 10am – 3pm.

Volunteers: Dave Mallon, Wendy Stevenson, Tony Beresford, Andy Hoe, Pete Zasada, Stewart Todd, Judith Duvall,

(1 place left)