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The Storm Cone

01/07/21 – 01/07/25

Laura Daly’s The Storm Cone is a new immersive AR (Augmented Reality) app that unearths lost bandstands and their buried past. This site-specific spatial sound installation traces lost bandstands in England, using geo-locative and immersive technologies. It’s commissioned by Metal for NetPark, the world’s first digital park, and the University of Salford in Manchester for Peel Park and can be experienced in both locations. The Storm Cone by Laura Daly is an immersive artwork that considers our intrinsic relationship with…

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Sketchy Kids Art Club

04/05/22 – 07/09/22 8

Metal Art School hosts a busy programme of workshops, classes and creative socials, led by independent creatives within our local community.By offering our studio space free of charge, Metal support local creatives in reaching new audiences, sharing creative practice and building their portfolio as freelance artists. To enquire into hosting a class here, please fill out this form. Find out more about Metal Art School here.   Sketchy Kids Art Club Wednesdays 4.15pm – 5.30pm (during term time) Metal Art School, Chalkwell Park, SS0 8NB £8 per session…

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Drawing In The Park

06/05/22 – 02/09/22 95

Metal Art School hosts a busy programme of workshops, classes and creative socials, led by independent creatives within our local community. By offering our studio space free of charge, Metal support local creatives in reaching new audiences, sharing creative practice and building their portfolio as freelance artists. To enquire into hosting a class here, please fill out this form. Find out more about Metal Art School here. Drawing in the Park Fridays 9.30am – 12.30pm Metal Art School, Chalkwell Park, SS0 8NB £95 for…

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Printmaking with David Lintine

06/05/22 – 02/09/22 70

This 3 week series of workshops explores making original fine prints in Linocut, Monotype and Woodcut, using traditional ‘printing by hand’ methods.You will be introduced to artists techniques and given help and guidance with printing your art work.

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Story Bites with Jacqson Diego Story Emporium

06/05/22 – 16/09/22 7.50

Metal Art School hosts a busy programme of workshops, classes and creative socials, led by independent creatives within our local community.By offering our studio space free of charge, Metal support local creatives in reaching new audiences, sharing creative practice and building their portfolio as freelance artists. To enquire into hosting a class here, please fill out this form. Find out more about Metal Art School here.   Jacqson Diego Story Bites (for 8-12 year olds) Fridays 4.15pm – 5.15pm 5.30pm – 7pm £7.50 per session : Includes materials…

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Chalkwell Park Camera Club

15/05/22 – 14/08/22 5

Metal Art School hosts a busy programme of workshops, classes and creative socials, led by independent creatives within our local community.By offering our studio space free of charge, Metal support local creatives in reaching new audiences, sharing creative practice and building their portfolio as freelance artists. To enquire into hosting a class here, please fill out this form. Find out more about Metal Art School here.   Chalkwell Park Photography Club Second Sunday of every month 2pm – 4pm £5 per session : Includes tea, coffee, biscuits Led…

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NetPark Wellbeing: Yoga & Art Therapy Trauma Group

13/06/22 – 29/08/22

Beginning on Wednesday 13 July, this twelve-week course involves 50 minutes of yoga with a trained and qualified yoga therapist and teacher followed by art making and gentle trauma related psychoeducation with a qualified Art Psychotherapist.

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The Saturday Art Club

18/06/22 – 09/07/22 8

Metal Art School hosts a busy programme of workshops, classes and creative socials, led by independent creatives within our local community.By offering our studio space free of charge, Metal support local creatives in reaching new audiences, sharing creative practice and building their portfolio as freelance artists. To enquire into hosting a class here, please fill out this form. Find out more about Metal Art School here.   The Saturday Art Club For ages 8 – 11 years old Saturdays, 10am – 11.30am 4 sessions : 18 & 25…

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Reiki into Creative Healing – workshops with Laura Brera

20/06/22 – 11/07/22 Free

  As part of her PHD research at the University of Bedfordshire, local artist-researcher, bodywork therapist and Reiki master, Laura Brera is hosting an exciting short series of workshops exploring movement and creative energy. Hosted at Metal – Chalkwell Hall, these workshops will take participants on an insightful journey through the world of subtle energies, movement, self-expression, creativity, and self-cultivation. These workshops will support you to develop self-awareness through gentle movement and creative exercises to connect the body and self…

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NetPark Wellbeing: Dementia Groups

04/07/22 – 27/09/22 Free

Join our on-going group for people living with dementia, participants can join in person at the art school or join us via Zoom to make art for two hours. Carers can leave their dementia relatives with us and have two hours free respite. We are happy to talk through with anybody how to use Zoom if they need help.

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Artists in residence performance and discussion – ‘Sisterhood’

06/07/22 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Free

On Wednesday 6th July at 7pm, artists in residence Dominika and Patrycja be sharing an extract from a piece of work they have previously made, ‘Sisterhood’,  which has been informing their residency,

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NetPark Wellbeing: Hyde Hall Trips

11/07/22 – 22/08/22 Free

Beginning on Monday 11 July, these 6 trips have been funded by R RHS Hyde Hall and include free transport from Chalkwell Park to Hyde Hall gardens. Participants will spend an hour walking in a different part of the gardens and then experiment using different art techniques before returning to Chalkwell Park.

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NetPark Wellbeing: Art and Wellbeing Group

11/07/22 – 26/09/22 Free

Beginning on Monday 11 July, join our 11-week course involving using different art materials; paint, felt tips, colouring pencils, collage materials, digital art to create art for personal wellbeing.

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NetPark Wellbeing: Journaling Group

12/07/22 – 27/09/22 Free

Beginning on Tuesday 12 July, this twelve-week journal group will show you how to use a journal to undertake art wellbeing activities. This includes drawing, doodling, writing, photographing, and collaging.

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NetPark Wellbeing: Hearing Impaired and Deaf Art Group

13/07/22 – 29/09/22 Free

Starting on Wednesday 13 July, this 12-week group is for over 18’s. Run by a qualified counsellor who has a hearing disability and is a fluent BSL communicator. Using different art materials; paint, felt tips, colouring pencils, collage materials, digital art to create art for personal wellbeing.

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THE BLUE HALO : Immersive Digital Art Installation in Chalkwell Park

13/07/22 – 17/07/22 Free

THE BLUE HALO Artist and beekeeper Lily Hunter Green brings THE BLUE HALO to Chalkwell Hall, as part of Metal’s digital programme NetPark. Join us for the opening of this visiting immersive digital art installation! Weds 13 July 2022 6pm – 8pm Chalkwell Park , Southend-on-Sea, SS08NB (Free parking onsite) BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET HERE Refreshments available. Look for the big, blue sculpture near Metal’s Chalkwell Hall, at the centre of Chalkwell Park. Can’t make the opening but want to…

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