Forkbeard no longer run their courses and workshops but these were once a major part of our output from the mid-1970s. We also used to provide one-to-one mentoring and help companies develop their ideas, providing support and guidance with all the wealth of resources and technologies available in the Waterslade Studios.
We also worked with Schools, Colleges and Universities and on Community Projects
“What jumped out for me was the generosity and commitment of the Forkbeard staff to make sure the creative environment was inspirational and supportive to all our creative needs.”
“This company’s mixture of madness and creativity never wanes” The GUARDIAN
“Wildly off the wall...brilliant” The TIMES
"...... the atmosphere and Forkbeard's supportive teaching methods combine to make you feel like trying anything. Nothing seems out of reach."
Workshops and residencies gave children and young people access to exciting Forkbeard techniques and skills helping them, through invention, creative expression and humour to gain self-confidence and explore any subject with new eyes.
Across the years our mentoring and professional development courses and the famous Summer Schools provided 1000s of people with stimulating hands-on creative experiences across numerous artforms - making, design, performance, installation, film, animation and digital editing.