Golden age of art

There will be free art workshops to celebrate 50 years of the Forest of Bowland.
There will be free art workshops to celebrate 50 years of the Forest of Bowland.

Free art workshops for all have been launched to celebrate 50 years of the Forest of Bowland.

The artistic programme, entitled Bowland Revealed, will run in different locations over the next two months.

The first workshop held at Garstang Academy, featured stone carver and artist Lucy Cortese, giving a short demonstration of stone carving techniques and a step by step guide to enable participants to produce a small plaque of their own.

The free workshops, each run by a professional artist, cover ceramics, photography, textiles, drawing and environmental art and design.

Bowland Revealed is project managed by Green Close of Melling on behalf of Lancashire County Council, The Forest of Bowland AONB and Ribble Valley Borough Council. For more information please visit www.greenclose.org. Limited places are available, booking essential.