Traenerhus, founded by Prudence Todd, is an artistic workshop and arts and craft shop near Hull’s Museums Quarter. Among the staff are 12 volunteers and 10 teaching artists, and there are approximately 60 artists selling works in the shop. The purchase of the premises was a last-minute decision, made out of a desire to find a workshop for herself and other crafters and painters. Prudence had a determination to bring creative people together in a friendly atmosphere. The initial intention was simply to create a place to work and teach all manner of arts and crafts. The gift shop evolved naturally from this ambition, as a place to sell the works created by the artists who work, volunteer and learn at Traenerhus. If you’re looking for unique gifts, Traenerhus is a great place to look! You’ll find, either to buy or learn, more kinds of arts and crafts than you could think of – glass, ceramic, illustration, tile, concept art, poetry, textile, book binding and more! Many of these will be on display at Hedon Museum!
Lynne Lobar has always been interested in art, though it was only 10 years ago that she decided to try painting and found she had a gift. She is especially drawn to watercolour, but dislikes washed out colour. Instead, she prefers to use deep, intensely bright colours to bring life to her favourite subjects. She enjoys looking for inspiration in art galleries, she has even visited Hampton Court Flower Show and, though Lynne has branched out over the years to portraiture, she always comes back to flowers. She strongly believes that all flowers are beautiful, even dandelions, a claim you can hardly disagree with when you set eyes upon her paintings. The inspiringly bright and colourful images will no doubt put a smile on your face.
Both Lynne Lobar and the artists at Traenerhus will be selling works at Hedon Museum, so be sure to come and have a look for some unique Christmas presents!
6th November – 29th November. Wednesdays & Saturdays 10am-4pm. FREE ADMISSION. Refreshments available. Souvenirs and pre-loved books for sale.