Knucker the water dragon | weald & downland living museum

Knucker the Dragon – Family Art Workshop

Course Description

This is a creative workshop suitable for adults and children aged 6 years old and over, you will be shown how to make Knucker the Water Dragon from clay. The dragon will be created using your own ideas and imagination and you will learn how to transfer these ideas onto clay.

During the session you will learn about the myths and ancient legend of Knucker the Sussex Water Dragon and hear the tale that has been passed down through the ages.

You will be shown the skill of creating a relief tile using your own drawings (or templates provided) that are transferred onto the clay. Then using texture and patterns you will embellish your dragon to bring it to life.

Your piece of artwork will be taken away by your tutor to be fired in her own kiln can be collected from the Weald and Downland Living Museum at a later date (usually 2-3 weeks).

This ticket covers one adult and one child as a pair.

The Tutor

Gill is a professional artist with over 20 years’ experience of working with clay. She has been facilitating workshops for adults and children of all abilities for almost 15 years. She loves sharing her love of clay with others and watching their sense of joy as they create something beautiful with it.

She holds qualifications in art, horticulture and Forest School training and is often able to integrate her love of nature and wildlife into her workshops. Gill opens her studio for the Chichester Art Trail and also runs her own workshops from there. She has been a guest artist at the Brighton Open Houses for over 20 years and also sells and exhibits her work at local galleries.

Participant Information

Tuition, tools and all materials will be provided by the Tutor. Please bring your own apron as clay can be messy.

Participants must be aged 6 years and over.

Light refreshments will also be provided during a short break. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know.

Fee & Refreshments

£65 per pair/adult and child combination to include tuition, tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits. Please let the Museum know if you have any dietary requirements. Fee includes entry to the Museum for those who want to stay and explore further after the workshop.

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Fri 27 October 2023