Introduction to Canal Folk Art with Marie Charles


Introduction to Canal Folk Art with Marie Charles

Sunday 04 August - Saturday 14 September 2024

Courtesy of Marie Charles

Courtesy of Marie Charles

Courtesy of Marie Charles

Learn the art of traditional hand-painted canalware!


Canal Folk Art is a rich and colourful tradition that flourished during the 19th century when working narrowboats in Britain were decorated with dreamy landscapes, featuring roses, castles, rivers and lakes.

In this 3-hour workshop, you will delve into the rich history and techniques of this beautiful but now endangered art form.

You’ll explore the traditional motifs, colour palettes and master the brush techniques that define Canal Folk Art.

We will practise with some basic exercises to get you comfortable with the materials and techniques before designing and painting your own unique masterpiece on a beautiful enamel cup to take home.

Materials will be provided, and your host Marie Charles will be on hand to guide you along the way.

Suitable for all abilities. For ages 16+.

Ticket prices:

Adult £25 Mosaic Member £20

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Length: 180 minutes

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Dates and times

Sunday 04 August 2024 | 10:30 am

Thursday 15 August 2024 | 6:30 pm

Saturday 14 September 2024 | 10:30 am

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