Old Skills New Ways - Exploring creativity with young people using traditional skills - Sat 21 Mar 2020 -Sun 10 May 2020

Jubilee Gallery. Open daily. 10.30am - 5.30pm. Free admission.



Old Skills New Ways is a platform to show the skills learnt, and the pieces made, by young people in workshops exploring traditional and contemporary craft practices. 
 
This exhibition marks the end of 13 months of workshops for children and young people.  Workshops took place in woods where students learnt about the role of woodcraft in sustainable woodland management, how to use tools, and how to make beautiful contemporary objects to sell.
 
Curated by Devon Guild and a selection panel of students, teachers and makers, Old Skills New Ways showcases the best of the participant’s work alongside pieces by the six professional makers who worked with the students: Sharif Adams, Astrid Arnold, Elizabeth Crawford, Sean Hellman, Felix Kary and  Linda Lemieux.

Free entry. Open daily, 10am-5.30pm

AT: Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF. 01626 832223


Related events:
 
WOODCRAFT BASED WORKSHOPS & EVENTS:
 
Sunday 5 April
10am - 12.30pm OR 1 - 3.30pm
FAMILY WORKSHOPS: Old Skills New Ways - woodcrafting
*Come along with a child and learn the craft of using hand tools to make simple green wood objects for the home with Sean and for an introduction to woodcarving with Felix. Making wooden utensils for the kitchen - work with wood and tools to see what you can craft!  Booking is for one adult + one child. If you have more than one child please provide an adult for each one! Perfect for parents, grandparents, godparents, friends, aunties, uncles and children!
Lunch is not provided but you can buy it in the Terrace Café or other places nearby, or bring a packed lunch.
First led by Sean Hellman, £30 for 2 (per 2.5 hr session)
Booking essential. CLICK HERE to book your place. 
 
Saturday 11 April
10am - 4pm
MEET THE MAKER: Linda Lemieux, FREE
Linda shows us how she weaves with willow rushes... (drop in, FREE) More...

Wednesday 15 April
6pm - 8pm
TREE TALKS - Earth Education: How can we offer a deeper nature connection for pupils in schools?
A Talk by Chris Holland & Ken Munro (Teacher at The Grove Primary School)
£6. Booking Essential. CLICK HERE to book your place at this talk. 

Sunday 19 April
10am - 12.30pm OR 1 - 3.30pm
*FAMILY WORKSHOP: Old Skills New Ways - woodcrafting
Led by Felix Kary, £30 for 2 (per 2.5 hr session)
Booking essential. CLICK HERE to book your place. 

Wednesday 22 April
6pm - 8pm
TREE TALKS - Earth Day: What is the future of the Forest in Devon?
A Talk by Alex Tempest (Woodland Presents) and Jez Ralph (Timber Strategies)
£6. Booking Essential. CLICK HERE to book your place at this talk. 
 
Saturday 25 April
10am - 4pm
MEET THE MAKER: Sean Hellman, FREE
An all day show and tell from shave horse expert, Sean (drop-by, FREE).  More...
 
Saturday 2 May
10am - 4pm
MEET THE MAKER: Felix Kary, FREE
Watch and learn - wood whittling with Felix! (drop by, FREE). More...
 
Sunday 3 May
10am - 12.30pm OR 1 - 3.30pm
*FAMILY WORKSHOP: Old skills New Ways - woodcrafting
Led by Felix Kary, £30 for 2 (per 2.5 hr session)
Booking essential. CLICK HERE to book your place. 

Wednesday 6 May 6pm - 8pm
TREE TALKS - Crafting with Wood: How to make a livelihood.
A talk with Lou Rainbow (Craft Revolution) and Ambrose Vevers.
£6. Booking essential. CLICK HERE to book your place.

Sunday 10 May
10am - 12.30pm OR 1 - 3.30pm
*FAMILY WORKSHOP: Old Skills New Ways - woodcrafting
Led by Felix Kary, £30 for 2 (per 2.5 hr session)
Booking essential. CLICK HERE to book your place. 

[Image by Raj Patel]

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