The Reader has announced a new partnership with local art organisation dot-art.
They will be delivering a range of activities including art classes, community workshops and a curated programme of exhibitions within the Mansion.
The Reader, a national charity championing the value and benefits of literature and Shared Reading, is bringing a wide range of activities to its Calderstones base, including a visual art programme.
By teaming up with dot-art, a fellow social enterprise that has been operating in Liverpool for 13 years, The Reader will be able to offer visitors lots of ways to engage with art, all led by local creatives.
From January 2020, building on their successful partnerships with Bluecoat and many others, dot-art will be running a series of art classes and workshops, all with a link to either literature or the stunning setting of Calderstones Park.
Embark on a 10 week Photographic Adventures in Nature course, trying your hand at a range of analogue photography techniques, or an evening course in Textile Arts, creating a range of nature based items using felting, stitching, sewing and printing.
Three day courses will take place at weekends in Illustrating a Short Story and Organic Pattern Design, and one day workshops include Walking Drawing: Mindfulness and Observation.
For younger artists, the dot-art Club will offer drawing sessions for 10 to 13 year olds in half term blocks, after school on a Wednesday.
For more details please see dot-art.co.uk/art-classes.