The Plinth is an opportunity for all ages to celebrate their lockdown artworks, performance skills and hidden talents. To help you get creative we are running an online Family Workshop series.
To accompany each workshop material packs will be available for collection from The Glassworks every Thursday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. We will launch a new workshop online every Saturday. Workshops will remain online and can be streamed anytime from our YouTube channel.
There are 6 video workshops, all created by Folkestone-based artists, with ideas of how to make a sculpture for a Folkestone Plinth.
For each workshop there are 50 free material packs available, one per family on a first come first served basis.
- Matt Rowe – Saturday 26 September
- Emily Martin – Saturday 3 October
- Victoria Houghton – Saturday 10 October
- Coral – Saturday 17 October
- Katrin Albrecht – Saturday 24 October
- Jeni Johnson – Saturday 31 October
Saturday 26 September
Abstract portrait Sand Casting with Matt Rowe
Using interesting shapes, forms and objects of your choice, using sand and plaster you will cast and create your own super cool abstract portraits.
Saturday 3 October
Mini Miró's with Emily Martin
Build a miniature sculpture inspired by the surrealist artist Miró. Beginning with some automatic drawing, we'll create our own surreal symbols to develop into your own unique sculpture using a range of materials from wire to corrugated cardboard!
Saturday 10 October
Seagulls and Rockpools with Victoria Houghton
Make a seagull out of modelling clay inspired by Mark Dion’s ‘Seagull’, The Mobile Gull Appreciation Unit. Victoria will give step by step instructions showing you how to make the four simple shapes needed to build the model plus variations on the design! (This project is suitable for children aged seven and upwards, younger children will need a grown up helper)
Saturday 17 October
Misbehaving monument with Coral Brooks
This workshop with artist and educator Coral Brookes invites you to explore the plinth as a misbehaving monument. Monuments are sites for sculpture which share a particular time, story or moment, they are often really big and quite serious. This workshop invites you to reimagine the monument, creating an experimental clay piece to share own stories as sculpture, no matter how small, strange, silly or serious!
Saturday 24 October
Margarine Mayhem with Katrin Albrecht
Make your own unique sculptures using this special but simple casting technique. During this workshop, you will learn how to make negative shapes and forms using a tub of margarine. Using plaster you will then cast your own sculptures! Elevate your at-home creativity from living room floor to a prime position on The Plinth.
Saturday 31 October
Channel Marker People with Jenni Johnson
Make your own sculpture person out of clay! For inspiration, use channel marker buoys you find in the sea to build shapes, and forms to create your own Channel Marker Person. See how they look exhibited on a plinth!