Past Workshop

Allonby – Feb 2019 – Marbling

This month we launched Myriad Allonby with Marbling! We had a go at marbling with carrageenan (a type of seaweed) in the water to thicken it so we could create really intricate and stunning designs.

February 2019 – Beeswax Wraps

This month we made our own beeswax wraps! Beeswax wraps make a great replacement to cling flim and foil to store your food, they can be used over and over again which helps reduce rubbish. We provided an array of fabrics to pick from and beeswax blocks. People also wrote […]

October 2018 – Mask Making!

The Winter Droving is a festival in Penrith which brings into the town an array of market stalls and food, music, games, performers and a rather spectacular lantern procession. They invite people to wear masks for the day so asked us to help people to make their very own masks! […]

September 2018 – Through a Pinhole

This month we made our own Pinhole Camera with Photographer/Videographer Richie Johnston (www.opticalvitamins.com). Over the evening Richie helped us make our own matchbox pinhole camera and taught us interesting ways of capturing creative images with it!

August 2018 – Project Mayfly

This month we had a session decorating mayflies, a workshop created for Project Mayfly. Project Mayfly is a public art project created by one of our directors Katarina Prior. The project was inviting people to contribute to a large art installation by creating their own card mayfly. The installation was housed at […]

July 2018 – Rethink and Reuse

This month we were joined by Select Home Help again who ran a workshop showing us some ingenious ways of recycling rubbish! We created plant pots out of tins, propagators our of plastic bottles and puppets out of milk bottles! It was a fab night and we created some brilliant […]

June 2018 – Printmaking Tasters

This month we where joined by the wonderful artist Alex Jakob-Whitworth who taught us a few Printmaking techniques! We tried out Monoprinting and Collographs. A Collagraph print is one made from a plate collaged with different textures. A Monoprint is a printing process where only one print can be created, […]

June 2018 – Apron Constructing

One of our aims for Myriad Studio is to try and be as friendly to the earth as possible – plastic free(ish), carbon neutral and kind! Something we wanted to do to help achieve this was to make our own fabric aprons out of the masses of fabric we had […]

May 2018 – Kindness Rocks!

As part of Select Home Help’s 31 Days of Kindness campaign, they ran May’s Myriad Studio, they came to create Rocks of Kindness to spread a little cheer in Penrith. We all enjoyed a relaxed evening painting rocks with inspirational messages on. The rocks will be placed in Penrith to […]

April 2018 – Cumbrian Art Attack

This month we created out own Cumbrian Art Attack! Inspired by Neil Buchanan on his programme Art Attack, we created a massive artwork about Cumbria on the floor of the engine bay at Eden Arts! We made a list of many things we love about Cumbria and spent an hour and a […]