Two new Rotherham art and textiles sessions launch tonight

By Dave Doyle | 19/03/2018

Two new Rotherham art and textiles sessions launch tonight
ROAR chief executive Sharon Gill

TWO new fortnightly art groups will launch tonight (Monday) in Rotherham Town Centre.

The sessions are being run by Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance (ROAR) on the second floor of Westgate Chambers, Westgate.

The first session, Arty Grrrls, is for girls aged 13-plus and will offer informal help to nurture creative ideas.

Girls studying or hoping to study arts, those who want to improve their skills and those who want to learn something new are all welcome from 4.30pm to 6pm on Monday, March 19.

The second session, On Point: Art Through Stitch, is open to everyone from beginners to professionals and will open tonight with a workshop on applique lettering. 

On Point: Art Through Stitch will focus on textile crafts and their use in protest and will run from 6pm to 8pm.

Organisers were inspired by the centenary of the suffragette movement and the loan of the Bayeaux tapestry by France to Britain.

Chief executive Sharon Gill said: “ROAR is delighted to be able to launch two new regular activities to explore different ways of being creative. 

“Arty Grrrls is a safe space for young women to come and make a mess, meet other like minded creatives, finish off their homework or just play.

“On Point is open to everyone with an interest in how textiles have been involved in social commentary

“It is ideal if you belong to a group of any kind or want to help work on a collaborative piece.”

Each group will cost attendees £3 per session which includes refreshments and booking is not required

For more information email team@rotherhamroar.org or call 01709 835747.