Family Art Workshop, Summer 2021

Working in plaster and clay using botanical elements


Come and experience working in Half Acre Studios, run by artist and tutors Sam Halstead and Phoebe Stannard. Boasting a bespoke sculpture, drawing and print studio, surrounded by a lush sculpture garden at the top of picturesque Boscastle, a harbour village on the North Cornish coast.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Come as a family or in pairs, working in the Artists studio and sculpture garden, have a fun and creative afternoon, try out drawing, printing and sculpture. Come over the three days or choose 1 or more days you wish to attend. All welcome, no experience necessary.

23rd August:
Drawing and collage in the Sculpture Garden at Half Acre Studios. Drawing in the beautiful natural surroundings at Half Acre will encourage concentration and relaxation. Tutors will be supportive and encouraging students to develop their artistic interests in a variety of media, exploring colour and composition.

24th August:
Mono-printing workshop.
Using a still-life set up in the studios, students will be supported to explore monoprinting, a quick and simple introduction to printmaking. Starting with the most simple- direct technique- and moving on to explore additive and subtractive monoprinting students will have the chance to use the studios printing press.

25th August:
Make a botanical inspired plaster relief plaque. Individual plants and flowers will provide a basis for casting techniques beginning with simple impressions in push moulds, building up more complicated compositions. Students will create unique plaster works directly from life.

We will limit numbers to a maximum of 12 students to allow lots of space and individual tuition. All materials included, waterproofs and messy clothes advised.

We will be working as safely as possible, following government advice, with hand wash stations and sanitiser available. Tutor has an up to date DBS check.

AGE/ABILITY: ​1 Adult and 1 child (9+), all abilities welcome.

​TUTOR: Sam Halstead, Phoebe Stannard, Marie Slater.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials included.
Please wear messy clothes.
Please bring a drink and snack, tea and coffee available.


Sam Halstead at Half Acre Studios


Half Acre
Mount Pleasant
PL35 0BJ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


1 day (10:00am to 1:00pm)



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