Upcoming events at the Bluecoat this June

With summer just around the corner, the Bluecoat have a busy few weeks ahead. Despite their current exhibition Survey beginning it’s final month, there’s plenty coming up in June for everyone to get involved in. Find out more about what’s coming up below:

Family Workshops:

Calling all the Sheroes!
Saturday 8 June – 1.00 – 4.00pm
→ Celebrate the amazing, inspirational women in your life through drawing, making and animation activities. Big up your Mum, your Nan, your teacher or even yourself! Suitable for all the family. – Free entry

ARTiculated Women: Animation Workshop
Saturday 22 June – 10.00am – 1.00pm
→ Celebrate the power of women and girls around the world and create your own animated film in this stop motion animation workshop with artist-filmmaker Laura Spark. Suitable for all the family. – Free entry

Artist talk with Simeon Barclay
Wednesday 12 June – 6.00pm
→ Join Survey artist Simeon Barclay for a conversation about the themes of his work in the exhibition. He will be joined by Liverpool based artist Rory MacBeth. – Tickets £3/2

Trout Mask Replica
Sunday 16 June – 2.30pm
→ Marking 50 years since the US release of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band’s Trout Mask Replica, join us for a celebratory event with a discussion from Beefheart biographer Mike Barnes and an illustrated talk by artist Derek Tyman. – Tickets £5/4

Current Exhibitions at Bluecoat:

Running until 23 June – 11.00am-6.00pm
→ Discover work by 15 early career artists spanning a breadth of disciplines including film, ceramics, installation and painting. – Free entry

New Art Bluecoat
Continues throughout the year – 11.00am-6.00pm
→ This exhibition brings to life Bluecoat’s history as the UK’s first arts centre. On display are posters, photographs, brochures and other items from our archive. Free entry

Print Studio Courses and Workshops at Bluecoat:

Printmaking for Beginners
Saturday 15 June
→ This workshop will introduce participants to some of the most important principles of printmaking. Working within the Intaglio studio there will be opportunities to hand print and use over 100 years old etching press. Once the workshop is completed participants will be printing experts and be able to come and hire the Intaglio studio no matter how much experience they posses.

CMYK Screenprinting
Saturday 22 June
→ This is a great opportunity to learn all about this advanced form on printing whereby a colour photograph is digitally transformed into a series of dotted layers that when over printed using cyan, magenta, yellow and black create a full colour photographic image. Participants must have prior experience of screenprint or attended one of the basic level courses to sign up for this particular course.

All courses are £60/£50 and run from 11.00am – 5.00pm.

For more information about the Bluecoat and their events in June, click here.

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