Dear friends, colleagues and customers of The Gallery Box,
I want to let you know that this summer, The Gallery Box will be departing from Beach Street Felixstowe. I have enjoyed my time at this exciting location, but it’s time for me to embark on a new chapter in my art journey.
I am passionate about art (it’s my life!) and I will be continuing to teach art classes, work on commissions and organise exhibitions, festivals and other art related projects. The only difference, for now, is that The Gallery Box will not be a physical shop. However, I will be posting regularly on Instagram and Facebook to let you know what I’m working on and keep you updated with art classes and other art related projects.
Thank you all for your support – please stay in touch and I look forward to working with some of you in the very near future!
It was a very productive evening and everyone enjoyed learning something new at the workshop. We focussed on ‘seeing skills’ during the session, based on the book by Betty Edwards, called ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’.
Victoria Petchey, led the class by demonstrating and handing out examples of her own artwork, to show the process of how she creates her building themed illustrations.
After drawing, inking and painting with watercolours it was time for waffles! Tracy cooked up a selection of her scrumptious waffles and crepes for those in the workshop, ranging from, Oreo crumble, Eton mess, Canadian cinnamon, choc banoffee, berry delight, lotus biscoff, zesty lemon and Bueno surprise!
Tickets are on sale for more Sketchbook Club workshops, but spaces are limited!
Local collage artist, Hannah Tooke, will be hosting the next class and will be focussing on collage using hand painted papers. Her work is stunning and you can see more of her work here.
The Sketchbook Club in July is now fully booked, but don’t worry, we have more coming up and Hannah is back in October, click here to book.
Thank you to everyone who attended the first workshop and we look forward to seeing you at the next one!
First Tuesday of every month, 4:30pm – 6:15pm. More details below…
An art class for ages 8-13 years. Each art class will run promptly from the set date and time advertised. The plan is to run a 1 hour art class, followed by 1/2 waffle and a drink for each participant.
Availability for the class is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance to secure a place. Tickets available to buy at The Waffle Shack, Beach Street Felixstowe, Micklegate Road, IP11 2GN.
The responsible adult/s for each child, are welcome to stay on site and enjoy a drink or bite to eat at Beach Street, from one of the surrounding cafes/eateries during the class.
During the class, each participant will get to use a variety of different art materials and will have a finished artwork to take home at the end of the class. Suitable for boys and girls. The class will vary each month, but promises to be fun, creative, imaginative and inspiring for those who attend!
The tutor of the class, Victoria Petchey, has had an enhanced DBS check and is about to renew her application, which can be produced upon request. A disclaimer form must be signed by the responsible adult of each child partaking in an art class. This form will be produced at the beginning of the class when each child arrives at The Waffle Shack. Any allergies or medical conditions of participants in the class must be made aware to the organisers of the class.
WAMfest is soon approaching, with the aim of showcasing the work of talented women in the arts and music.
To celebrate this amazing event, The Gallery Box is holding an open call for creatives, of all ages and different abilities, to enter their work into the exhibition for the month of September. The theme is ‘Women’ and more details can be found by clicking here.
ALSO… We are holding an art competition for under 18s! It’s free to enter and you can download the entry form here. Simply print the page, enter a drawing or painting into the empty frame and drop it into ‘The Gallery Box’, ‘The Waffle Shack’ or ‘Shore Coffee’, at Beach Street Felixstowe. Address: Beach Street Felixstowe, Micklegate Road, Felixstowe, IP11 2GN.
It’s almost time to reopen the doors of The Gallery Box!
Beach Street Felixstowe is an exciting new destination in Suffolk for food and shopping.
The smell of freshly cooked pizza and waffles fill the air, the sun glistens off the large and inviting shop windows, the pavement is clean and welcoming, the environment feels safe and friendly, the list goes on…
Today, was just as I mentioned above and it was wonderful to be siting in the window of The Gallery Box, working on one of my latest commissions. Whilst the public are not allowed to enter the shop, a few people came to the door to discuss the painting.
Over the month of April, I will be at the shop working on an array of commissions and other outstanding artworks. Be sure to pop by once the shop is open to see what is being worked on that day!
It is with great sadness that I must announce the postponement of the open call ‘ My Window’.
The open call has been postponed due to Suffolk being placed into tier four.
The next review of the rules will take place on December 30, but with cases of Covid rising in every region of Suffolk and north Essex, is is unlikely the government would be willing to place Suffolk into a lower tier anytime soon.
BUT, keep painting! This exhibition will still go ahead in 2021, so watch this space for the new dates. I know how frustrating this is, but for now, keep painting, creating and making.