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Hull Maritime has teamed up with two local community arts groups to continue delivery of a range of maritime themed creative taster sessions.

The taster sessions began in 2021 and will culminate at the end of 2024. The workshops will place in local venues across the city and enable people to gain new skills or develop an interest in arts and crafts whilst also helping them to learn about the maritime heritage of Hull.

Visual artists Jemma Brown and Rachel Elm, who have a long history of working together on a number of projects delivered by Artlink Hull, Hull School of Art and Design, Hull City of Culture 2017 and the Amy Johnson Festival, began the workshops in 2021 delivering sea monster clay modelling sessions and knot tying workshops, amongst others. They will continue working with underrepresented audiences this year, and will be joined by #WeMadeThis, a Hull-based community group specialising in large-scale craft projects.

From folklore, legends and myths to sailor superstition and traditions and techniques connected with the River Humber and the wider seas, workshop content will be linked to Hull’s maritime heritage, local Hull characters and artefacts from the Hull Maritime collection.

Workshops will include traditional creative making skills alongside contemporary artistic techniques such as printmaking, wreath making, weaving, Illustration (triptych storytelling), stop motion animation/ sound and 3D model making.

  • May Taster Workshop with WeMadeThis - Dreamcatchers
    Tuesday 14 May, 10am - 12noon at Pearson Park Pavilion
    What colours make you think of all things maritime? White sails, blue seas, orange and red boats and many more spring to mind. For our May Maritime Taster Session, #WeMadeThisHull will be using a selection of maritime inspired colours and materials to craft Dreamcatchers with a nautical twist.
  • June Taster Workshop with WeMadeThis - Wreaths
    Saturday 22 June, 2 - 4pm at Cups and Scoops Cafe and Ice Cream Parlour, Chanterlands Avenue
    Come along and decorate a wreath at our June Maritime Taster Session with #WeMadeThis. Using nautical colours and textiles we will be crafting beautiful wreaths and embellishing them with all things maritime.