FAMILY friendly art workshops are to be held at the Heritage Centre in Bellingham. 

Drop in workshops will be held at Bellingham Belle at the Heritage Centre, on Thursday, August 11 from 10am until 12pm. 

Everyone is welcome for a morning of drop in art activities with artists Bethan Harris and Will Copley.

People can make a sun print with Lucy May Schofield, who has been based in Northumberland since 2016 when she took up an artists residency with Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC).

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Lucy works with paper, ink and wood to connect with nature in her art. 

The sun print design will be revealed when the print is rinsed under water, turning the paper a shade of blue where the light has touched the print.

Lucy was also awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship grant to learn more about local plant dyes, so she can use locally sourced colours in her printmaking.

The prints made on the day will be featured in a permanent public artwork for the Heritage Centre.

Project partners are Bellingham NSPCC, Heritage Centre Bellingham and VARC.

This workshop is supported by VARC, Revitalising Redesdale's Community Heritage Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.