How to Book a workshop

Launching January 2021 is our all new Black Country Collage Club.

This year we are teaming up with the Dudley People’s Archive using sourced, found and shared materials from people’s own collections and using the borough as our inspiration to start a collage club.

We’re inviting people from across the Black Country to join us via Zoom on Wednesday 20th January at 7.15pm to meet collage artist Mark Murphy and chat through ideas and themes for the forthcoming year.

We’ll be meeting once a month and sending out packs and prompts via mail, What’s App and email for people to use as source material.

For each event there will be a meet-up (virtual at first then hopefully in person later in the year when times allow), a theme set and an opportunity to chat to other creatives.

We’ll share our work online and via social media to build up a set of images that will be used in an exhibition in Dudley towards the end of the year.

You don’t need any experience as an artist just an interest in joining in and creating something that can be shared and enjoyed with others.

The first meeting will be an opportunity to find out more.

If you’d like to join us sign up here. The workshops will be FREE to attend however you may need some basic materials to take part which will be outline in the first get-together.

If you have any questions please email

Please note that a Zoom link will be sent ahead of the event. Register here.

This project is part of PAINT DUDLEY and supported by Creative Black Country and CoLab Dudley in partnership with the Dudley People’s Archive.

Events in 2020

Due to the pandemic we invited our friends to join our ‘Virtual High Street’. Here you could drop in and listen to our favourite creatives and doers talk about their work and projects, listen to how they have adapted their work during the Covid-19 lockdown and ask some questions yourself.

This season of talks has ended but you can read a write up of the events here:

And watch a few of them here:

Past Conversations:

24th March – How we adapt – a chat with Black Country and Birmingham-based creatives
31st March – Discovering artist William Morris with Lynda
7th April – The Doers and the Curious with photographer Laura Dicken
21st April – The importance of collaboration with poet Rick Sanders
28th April – Documentary photographer and artist Alison Baskerville
5th May – Living Memory’s Geoff Broadway
12th May – Black Country Type’s Tom Hicks
19th May – Collage artist Mark Murphy
26th May – Finding our Funny Roots with Rosalind Argo (Creative Black Country), Josiane Boutonnet (Senior Lecturer in English in the School of Humanities at the University of Wolverhampton) and Steve Pottinger (Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists)