Thursday, 22 March 2018

Guest Workshops Drama in Watercolour Landscapes Bill Lupton

Date: April 11th

Tansley Village Hall
Church Street, Tansley, 
Matlock DE4 5FH

Bill Lupton is an experienced artist, tutor, and ambassador for the SAA and St Cuthbert’s Mill. He runs regular workshops, demonstrations, painting classes and holidays: and is Chairman of his local art group. He enjoys creating atmospheric and dramatic images with strong colour and a wide tonal range, many of which are in private collections around the world.
During this workshop you will work along with Bill to create 2 completely different landscape paintings, one concentrating on the importance of tone, and the other focussing on the use of colour to create depth.
The day will be quite informal, and Bill will work with you ‘step-by-step’ to ensure each painting is completed.

Suitable for all abilities (including beginners)
ALL materials will be provided for this workshop.
To find out more about Bill and his work please visit
Workshop Cost: £45
How to book: Text or Call – 07572 33 44 77

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Inspire and Inform Workshop at Oscari

Curly a rose between two thorns!
Yesterday we were priviledged to have been invited to Oscari to conduct an Inspire and Inform Workshop and we must say we left feeling incredibly inspired as the quiet talent of this group was breath taking.
We started by saying a bit about ourselves and our own beginnings and mentioned what Purple and Grey can offer an aspiring artist maker. We then asked if anyone had anything they wanted to share with us and one by one hidden gems appeared from underneath the table! Just look at the quality of some of the work below. It was brilliant to see such intricate work and hear how it was made we are missing a picture of a large cross stitch that took five years to make! Thats dedication!

Oscari is an incredibly important for the local community  and the work they do is amazing the community spirit we felt was very moving and heart warming we had such a lovely welcoming time there.

Read Oscari Mission Statement Below.
OSCARI was formed in January of 2016 following several years of research, work and activity around the villages of Ironville and Riddings.

We want to make a difference, by supporting and encouraging each other to change together.​

We want to run more activities, facilitate more groups, help more people and see more of where we live improve and grow.

We already have a number of successful projects and are always on the look out for new and exciting ideas to move forward together in the future.

Just some of the things they offer are:
Craft Group
Youth Spirit Craft Group
Community Eatting
Community Allotment
Peaced Together- This is a brand new course aimed at woman of all ages, bringing hope, peace and purpose through creative activities and reflective discussion. Our course facilitator will lead you through a series of craft themed sessions, aimed at rebuilding confidence and self esteem.

Take a look at their website here:

If you are a group who would like us to visit and run a workshop please get in touch.