Director Nikki Markham awarded MBE

We at WSSW are incredibly proud to announce that our founder and director, Nikki Markham, has just been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) 'for services to communities in the South West of England, particularly during COVID-19 (Callington)’. Nikki is a former SSE (School for Social Entrepreneurs) fellow and a judge for the Soldiering On Awards.

If you would like to learn more about the work Nikki Markham and WSSW have been doing, you can take a look at our website or follow our social media:YouTube:

Arts & Crafts Workshops at Merryhue Farm

Merryhue Farm will be hosting ten arts and crafts workshops over the coming month. These will be in preparation for the Drawn to the Valley Art Exhibition that takes place in August.

Drawn To the Valley Workshops       10.30am – 3.30pm

           Countryside Hub Barn – Merryhue Farm, Callington PL17 7HW


Tuesday 6th July – Monoprinting Techniques  - using a range of materials from leaves to stencils to print individual images.  Using an etching tool to etch a printing plate 


Wednesday 7th July – Glass Workshop  - Making a glass bowl and using different techniques to paint on glass


Tuesday 13th July  - Relief Printing in Lino/Woodcut  - Stamp making to develop images in relief


Wednesday 21st July - Kitchen  litho printing that can easily be made using kitchen material.  Prints can be made with or without an etching press


Monday 26th July – Nature Book Creation - Create an exciting book form, inspired by things gathered from the garden. Using different, mixed media and easy to do at home printmaking techniques to create a visual feast of texture and form, with a focus on layer


Tuesday 27th July- Sketchbooking  -Make a simple sketchbooks and advocate filling them with sketches, paintings and words. They are a beautiful record to keep.


Wednesday 28th July - Ink with a Stick - Large scale drawing of objects with a twig on Paper


Friday 30th July  - Beginners Oil Painting



More to Follow



Refreshments provided  - Please bring your own lunch


Contact Sue on 01579 384798      or email:  To enrol.


 All courses Free & for veterans families and carers for people with Dementia or those who are lonely or socially isolated and Merryhue Community Group Members.  You may attend as many workshops as you like, but numbers are limited so please ensure you get your name on a list.

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