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Shoes provide inspiration for Lichfield art workshops

Shoes will be the inspiration for art activities in Lichfield.

Running between 10am and 4pm on Saturday (February 16) and February 19, the workshops will take place in the former shoe shop between the 02 and Boots Opticians store in The Three Spires Shopping Centre.

The events have been organised by Lichfield District Council alongside the Untitled Art Group.

Free activities include taking pictures of people’s shoes for a photo installation, designing a ‘dream’ pair of shoes, sculpting futuristic footwear and more.

Fiona Gomez from the Untitled Art Group said: “We hope lots of people join us for the workshops. They will be a chance to try different art styles, have fun with the shoe theme, and you may even find a new hobby.

“I will be leading the still life drawing, showing people how to see and draw in the classical way in which I was taught in the animation industry.”

Following the workshops, some of the art created on the day, along with pieces submitted by local artists, will be on display in a temporary trail at Beacon Park on March 16.

Guided walks will be offered by storyteller Maria Whatton, who will bring the artwork to life by telling imagined tales about the pieces.

Celia Houghton, Arts Development Officer for Lichfield District Council, said: “We are looking for local artists and art students to create temporary site specific work on the theme of shoes and walking for the art trail in Beacon Park.

“So, if you are an artist and want to talk through how you could get involved, please contact me as soon as possible.”

Artists that are interested in getting involved in the trail, should call Celia on 01543 308224 or email celia.houghton@lichfieldd.gov.uk.

Celia Houghton, Jerry Trill, Fiona Gomez and Henrietta Ellis getting ready for the art sessions

Celia Houghton, Jerry Trill, Fiona Gomez and Henrietta Ellis getting ready for the art sessions

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