Nicho Boxes are decorative shrine’s seen often in Mexican folk traditions which combine multiple media and repurposed materials to commemorate loved ones or saints. The workshop on the 5th of August will see the attendees making their own personalised Nicho folk art boxes based on something or someone they are inspired by in their own lives.
This session is aimed at children aged 12-16.
Parents, guardians, or carers can attend the workshop if needed without additional payment. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
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This summer Mostyn has partnered with CARN to deliver a free programme of artist-led workshops and activities over the six week summer holidays.
Aimed for ages 6-11 and 12-16, these workshops invite young people to explore new materials and processes inspired by our current exhibition Temporary Atlas: Mapping the Self in the Art of Today. The sessions will give young people that chance to create new works which use mapping to explore themes of identity, spirituality, subconscious, feeling and memory.
These free activities have been made possible with a grant from Welsh Government.
Artist profiles and statements
Anna Higson and Chris Higson
Chris Higson and Anna Higson are multimedia artists. Inspired by folk art traditions they’ve encountered in Mexico and their native Wales, the duo artists use food, painting, photography, sculpture and craft to find relationships between the two. Both are based in Boduan, near Pwllheli.
CARN is an artist-led initiative, open to artists, arts organisations and community members. Those who are interested in the arts, creativity and can see its benefits towards the wellbeing and prosperity of the community. CARN has an artist-led gallery space, runs community workshops, talks, residencies and external exhibitions and projects.