Drawing with Charcoal Workshop

Saturday 18th May 2024

We are so lucky in Carrickfergus to have such talented artists living in and around our town. This week we were joined by Lisa Puhlhofer who ran an amazing workshop introducing us to working with charcoals. You can see more of Lisa’s work here.

Even though the Town Hall and Civic Centre was closed for a military event, we were grateful that Mid and East Antrim Borough Council were still able to accommodate us in the education room in the museum and we had the benefit of being serenaded by bagpipes and silver bands.

It turned out to be quite an intergenerational event, with several of our participants coming with their parents or young adult children. It was great to see some returning faces to our workshops and lots of new ones too! After some experimenting with different types of charcoal and mark making the group had a go at a still life using their new skills and techniques. 

We are thinking about our autumn craft and art workshops now, so if you have any ideas we would love to hear them, even more so if you would like to run a workshop in partnership with us.