1. Photography Contest

    Send in your photos from the Sandstone Trail. If your photo is one of the top three photos in it's category you will receive a signed hardcover photo book of the entries. The Judge's overall favourite will also receive a £200 voucher to spend on photographic equipment.

    Learn more & enter

  2. Thursday 10th & Friday 11th May 2012

    “Threads of Time” Exploring Iron Age weaving techniques

    A 2-day course aimed at adults, where participants will work together to construct, and work upon, an upright loom, in the style of Iron Age looms. There will be opportunities to produce individual and collaborative work, using the stunning environment of the Sandstone Ridge as inspiration.

    Venue: Harthill Creative Centre, Droppingstone Farm, Harthill

    Cost: (non refundable)
    £5/day for Cheshire Residents
    £30/day for non-residents

  3. 21st & 22nd June 2012

    “Sense of Place” Reading an ancient landscape with poetry and intuitive drawing

    This two-day course will encourage a rich response to part of the sandstone trail, its hill forts and habitats. There will be time to look at and explore this fascinating landscape. We will try to capture something of the varied heritage of this part of England in intuitive mark making and writing activities, leading to the making of simple but beautiful books. No previous experience required. This is a personal development course, but many of the activities and ideas can also be used effectively with children.

    With Andrew and Wendy Rudd

    Andrew is a poet who was Cheshire Laureate in 2006. He often writes about the Cheshire landscape and teaches creative writing in many different contexts. Wendy is a textile artist who enables community projects and encourages people to discover their confidence and creativity.

    Venue: Harthill Creative Centre, Droppingstone Farm, Harthill

    Cost: (non refundable)
    £5/day for Cheshire Residents
    £30/day for non-residents

  4. 4th & 5th August 2012

    Landscape Painting: with Chris Gilbert

    FULLY BOOKED, SORRY!
    This course is aimed at complete beginners and will offer all the necessary tuition, materials and support for participants to produce a successful landscape painting using Acrylics onto canvas. The course will comprise a short walk along the Sandstone Ridge, collecting inspiration and visual information, before returning to the studio to create the resulting masterpieces.

    Venue: Harthill Creative Centre, Droppingstone Farm, Harthill

    Cost: (non refundable)
    £5/day for Cheshire Residents
    £30/day for non-residents

  5. Sunday 26th August 2012

    “The Nature of Art”

    A family-friendly outdoor workshop using natural and found materials to create pieces of artwork on the Sandstone Trail. The course is suitable for adults working on their own, or family groups working together and will be led by Faith Bebbington, the renowned artist and sculptor.

    Venue: Harthill Creative Centre, Droppingstone Farm, Harthill

    Cost: (non refundable)
    £5/day for Cheshire Residents
    £30/day for non-residents