Greenfield Arts Summer Brochure 2022

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Summer 2022

A centre of creativity


Greenfield Arts Summer 2022 We are looking forward to our summer events, projects and activities and celebrating creativity through launching the first ‘Our Place Festival’. In our summer programme we are thinking about what makes festivals so inspiring. They allow us the time to ’live in the moment’ be a part of something bigger and come together in a common creative cause. Our summer programme hopes to encompass all of those feelings and attributes so that we can explore more about our community and support each other in positive ways. Our vision is to promote and stimulate creativity, questioning and enquiry to encourage and engage our community to explore a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us.


Highlights of the season

Ann Thornton Exhibition and activities A vibrant exhibition by Ann Thornton that showcases Ann’s artwork and her interest in natural structural forms.

‘Our Place’ Festival Event with activities A three day festival celebrating creativity in our community and bringing people together.

Middridge Project Community Roadwatch A collaborative creative project working with Middridge Parish Council and a range of community groups of all ages.

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Form and Colour by Ann Thornton Thursday 12 May - Wednesday 22 June 2022 Preview - Wednesday 11 May 2022 18:00 - 20:00

We are delighted to welcome Ann Thornton to The Greenfield Gallery. Ann studied Art at Sunderland College and was head of the Visual Arts Department at Tudhoe Grange Secondary School. Ann’s life has been immersed in ‘the arts’ as the daughter of celebrated artist Norman Cornish MBE, she has exhibited widely and is an illustrator of children’s stories. In recent years she has developed her interest in natural structural forms from close observation of the countryside. We are thrilled to host Ann’s exhibition.

Invitation to Preview - Wednesday 11 May 2022 Come along to Ann’s preview, be the first to enjoy the collection and meet the artist behind this wonderful exhibition. Find out more about Ann’s technique and how her artwork has developed.



Exhibition by Greenfield Community College

Exhibition by Darlington Association of Photographers

Alchemy : The Transmutation of Matter

Life Through The Lens

Greenfield Arts are delighted to showcase the artwork of Year 11

An exhibition by Darlington Association of Photograpers showcasing up to forty images personally chosen by each member. A variety of mediums including, landscape, nature, architecture, still life and humour. It also shows image editing, printing and presentation skills of each artist.

students at Greenfield Community College. Alchemy, The Transmutation of Matter demonstrates the wealth of creativity in painting, photography, 3D design, Graphics and Textiles. Monday 4 July - Friday 8 July Preview - Monday 4 July 2022 18:00 - 20:00

Thursday 21 July - Wednesday 24 August Preview - Wednesday 20 July 2022 18:00 - 20:00

Greenfield Arts work closely with Greenfield Community College to devise and deliver a quality arts programme for young people that supports student learning and school improvement.


May Holiday Activities

May Half Term

Craft to a Tea

Free family crafty fun with artist Dawn Belshaw, making something amazing to take home and display in our foyer. Suitable for ages 7+

Join artist Dawn Belshaw in a felt-

Tuesday 31 May – 10:30 - 12:00 Shildon Civic Hall, DL4 1AH Tuesday 31 May – 13:00 - 14:30 Greenfield Arts, DL5 7LF

making workshop for adults, learning new techniques to open up a world of abstract creativity. This relaxed workshop will be followed by a delicious cream tea. Tuesday 31 May – 15:30 -16:30 Greenfield Arts, DL5 7LF

Creative Explorers A free weekly session suitable for young people age 7+ who would like to be curious, explore change and develop creativity. The sessions will run for four weeks and are a fun way to learn new skills in arts and crafts and more about our environment. Starts Thursday 5 May 2022 16:00 - 17:30 7

‘Our Place’ Summer Festival 10, 11 & 12 August 2022

We are delighted to be able to offer our community the first ‘Our Place Summer Festival’. The event will be held over

Reserve your stall at ‘Our Place Festival’ by visiting our website or

three days at Greenfield Arts and will be

simply use the code below.

a chance to come together and enjoy

£10:00 for a table

arts and crafts and be part of a fun festival. We are calling out to producers of arts, crafts and local businesses who would like the opportunity to be part of the festival.

There will be performances and tasters throughout the three day event. 8

£20.00 for a marquee £15.00 for a plot

Summer 2022

Fun with Photos

Summer Holiday Activities

Come along to our free creative family workshop, looking at how to use simple

Come and join us for our free family

techniques in photography with Elaine Vizor, get snappy, bring your phone or camera and take some great pictures. Tuesday 2 August 2022 10:30 - 12:00 Cost Free

crafty fun making something amazing to take home. Suitable for ages 7+ Monday 22 August – 10:30-12:00 Shildon Civic Hall, DL4 1AH Monday 22 August - 13:30-15:00 Greenfield Arts, DL5 7LF


Express yourself… Spanish Beginners Beginners Mondays 17:45 – 19:15 Beginners 2 Wednesdays 17:45 – 19:15 Learn more about the culture of Spain and how to express yourself in Spanish. A five week course for beginners with little or no Spanish experience. £22.50

Latin Dance Thursdays 17:30 – 18:30 Come and join Daria for our new weekly Latin dance class at beginner level. Which allows fun and fitness with a

Spanish Intermediate Tuesdays 17:45 – 19:15 Broaden your cultural horizons, make

global connections by improving your language skills. A ten week course

Spanish flare. Cost £5 per session or 10 weeks for £35.00 Starts Thursday 28 April 2022

developing speaking and listening skills.



Wednesdays 18:00 – 19:15 A ten-week course developing flexibility, connecting body and mind to improve

Family Spanish Wednesdays 16:00 – 17:00 Come along to our new, fun five week

positive wellbeing. £45 Starts Wednesday 27 April 2022

family Spanish course with tutor, Daria

Creative Forum

Coates £22.50

Fridays from 10:15

Starts week commencing Monday 25 April 2022

A self-led community artist group, working together to support and develop arts practice supported by artist Sharron Bates. Contact Sharron:


South Durham School of Dance A range of dance and fitness classes are available, for young people and adults. Please contact Caroline Race for further details on 07949 911642.

Music with John Melvin If you have an interest in music and would like to learn more about singing and guitar, please contact John for further details on 01325 314694.

Men’s Cree Our Men’s Cree group meet Mondays 10:30 – 12:30 and communicate their

ideas about a sense of self and place through creative arts activity. Connect with others and make a difference in this

Creative Wellbeing Creative Wellbeing A self-led community artist group, working together to support and develop arts practise. For more information please contact Sheila Taylor:

positive session.

Synergy Tuesdays 10:30 - 12:00 A relaxing community activity to make a difference through dance, music and creativity Contact Tracey West:

Floral Art Floral Art are a self-led group who meet fortnightly to get creative with botanicals. Please contact Sue Mitchell:

Floral Collage Workshop Thursday 12 May 10:30 – 16:00 Join artist Sharron Bates for this relaxed supportive workshop and learn how to create a charming collage using beautiful materials. £40 includes all materials, tea/coffee and biscuits. Contact Sharron: 11

Creative possibilities...

Watercolour Workshop Friday 27 May 2022 13:30 – 16:00 Learn more about painting with watercolours and how to get the best from this medium. Join renowned artist Sarah Hill and create your own image to take away. Cost £20 (includes all materials, tea, coffee and biscuits)

Mixed Media Collage

Cyanotype Workshop

Thursday 28 July 2022

Thursday 16 June 2022

10:30 – 16:00 Escape for the day with artist Sharron Bates

10:30 - 14:30 Join professional artist and

in this relaxed supportive workshop. Learn

photographer Elaine Vizor for a relaxed

how to create a lovely collaged image with

workshop where you can create your

beautiful papers and oxides

own cyanotype artwork and learn how

Cost £40 includes all materials, tea/coffee and biscuits. (You will need to bring a

light created the first form of

packed lunch)



photography. Cost £20 (includes

Projects Cree

Our Voice

Our fabulous Cree men are making great progress whilst working alongside practitioner Ian Rigby. The group are busy creating an installation which will celebrate the anniversary and heritage of railways and provide artwork that can be enjoyed by our community.

Students from Greenfield Community College have been working alongside collaborative artist Richard Bliss. Our Voice’ will support students to explore the everyday challenges of living in a binary world. Students are being creative and finding new ways to connect with the world through creative learning.

The Cree Group and Greenfield Arts has recently been awarded a well deserved certificate recognising the importance and contribution of the group and the exceptional work they have undertaken in past and present.

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Coming soon The Big Draw 2022 Middridge Project Installation ‘Our Voice’ Exhibition

Hire us Creative Spaces

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Studio 2

We have some wonderful spaces to hire with bespoke facilities for artists, community groups and organisations to enjoy. Are you creative looking for a venue for yourself or your fellow creative practitioners? Contact our friendly team or check out our website for further details. 14

Dance Studio

We are Greenfield Arts Greenfield Arts promotes and stimulates creativity, questioning and enquiry to encourage our community to explore a greater understanding of themselves and the world around them. To achieve this, we collaborate to produce and commission high quality, dynamic and stimulating arts and creative activity across a

range of art forms. We inspire creative opportunities through the work we create and the environment we provide. We have an open and responsive approach, to engage participants and develop audiences. Greenfield Arts has an arts centre facility based

in Newton Aycliffe which is also the home to our Greenfield Arts team. It is a registered charity and has a strategic alliance with Greenfield Community College.


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