Studio COCOA at Castle House, Sheffield. Photo by Steve Pool

Studio COCOA at Castle House, Sheffield. Photo by Steve Pool

Studio COCOA :: Castle House, Angel Street, Sheffield

Saturday 20th June & Sunday 21st June 2015

Part of the Castlegate Vibrancy Festival

Studio COCOA (Castlegate Open Community Of Artists) opened its doors at 10am on Saturday 20th June.

By 4pm on Sunday 21st we had seen over 1,100 visitors and witnessed an amazing amount of creative interaction! COCOA’s moto is that anyone can be a COCOA artist – and for any period of time – from the few minutes that it might take to make a drawing in our pop-up studio to a more prolonged engagement with the COCOA project over weeks or months.

During our studio weekend at Castle House, visiting artists were treated to an exciting menu of activities to choose from and it was great to see people from all backgrounds, ages and levels of ability join in and experiment, take risks and observe elements of real beauty emerge from the chaos of artistic production.

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Studio COCOA workshops included:

The Battle of Sheffield: stop motion animation with Jon Harrison

The Battle of Sheffield animation workshop with Jon Harrison. Photo by Paul Evans

The Battle of Sheffield with Jon Harrison. Photo by Paul Evans

The Castlegate Guild of Heraldry: make a coat of arms with Artboat

The Castlegate Guild of Heraldry with ARTBOAT. Photo by Paul Evans

The Castlegate Guild of Heraldry with ARTBOAT. Photo by Paul Evans

Rippling Realities: exploring sounds and patterns with Cassie Limb

Cymatics - sound and pattern with Cassie Limb. Photo by Paul Evans

Cymatics – sounds and patterns with Cassie Limb. Photo by Paul Evans

Castlegate on Card: painting with Patrick Amber

Painting the street-life of Castlegate with Patrick Amber. Photo by Paul Evans

Painting the street-life of Castlegate with Patrick Amber. Photo by Paul Evans

What’s Inside Your Head?: window drawing with Russ Young

Window drawings with Russ Young. Photo by Paul Evans

Window drawings with Russ Young. Photo by Paul Evans

Flying Monkeys TV: micro-doc’s with Richard Bolam

Flying Monkey TV. Photo by Paul Evans

Flying Monkey TV. Photo by Paul Evans

Castlegate in Your Own Words: creative writing with Suzannah Evans

Visitors to Studio COCOA create a 'layered map' of memories with Suzannah Evans. Photo by Paul Evans

Visitors to Studio COCOA create a ‘layered map’ of memories with Suzannah Evans, poet in residence at Bank Street Arts. Photo by Paul Evans

PLUS drop in activities with Paul Evans, Steve Pool and the COCOA team

A young COCOA artist explores the boundaries between sculpture and architecture ... Photo by Steve Pool

A young COCOA artist explores the boundaries between sculpture and architecture … Photo by Steve Pool

Future Visions of Castlegate: with Students from King Edward VII School

Future Visions of Castlegate workshop developed by Natasha, Sorcha and Rosa. Photo by Paul Evans

Future Visions of Castlegate workshop developed by Natasha, Sorcha and Rosa from KES. Photo by Paul Evans

Pro-celebrity paint off 

Professor Vulcan versus Stuart Faulkner in the pro-celebrity face-off ... Photo by Steve Pool

Professor Vulcan versus Stuart Faulkner in the pro-celebrity face-off … Photo by Steve Pool

Artist’s talk with Joe Scarborough

Joe Scarborough discusses the role of 'painter in the city' with Paul Evans. Photo by Steve Pool

Joe Scarborough discusses the role of ‘painter in the city’ with Paul Evans. Photo by Steve Pool

Poly-Vision projections onto Exchange Place

A programme of films curated by Steve Pool from The Poly-Technic was projected onto Exchange Place Studios. Photo by Steve Paul

A programme of films curated by Steve Pool from The Poly-Technic was projected onto Exchange Place Studios. Photo by Steve Pool

 

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