On this 3 hour class, students will be introduced to the basic techniques for etching designs onto copper. Students will experiment using permanent markers and permanent ink stamping pads to create textures, patterns, and images on metal.
Students will have the opportunity to make a framed picture and a couple of pieces of jewellery such as a pendant, key chain, earrings, or bracelet.
No previous jewellery experience is necessary and this class is suitable for complete beginners including sensible children.
All materials and use of tools are included in the price of the workshop. We will be using an acid to etch our metal pieces. It is not a highly corrosive material but it will stain, please wear old clothes. Safety goggles, gloves and aprons will be provided.
Hot and cold beverages and light snacks are included.
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed creatures. It is derived from the Japanese words ‘AMI’ meaning crocheted or knitted and ‘NUIGURUMI’ meaning stuffed doll.
A basic ability in crochet is required for this workshop, it is not suitable for those who have never picked a crochet needle before. The key skills we will be covering will be crocheting in spiral rounds, creating a magic ring and making invisible decreases.
You will be able to keep your crochet hook and all materials needed to finish your creation at home if it takes you a bit longer to complete. We’ll also included the full pattern so you can make a friend for your creation.
This 2 hour course is designed for complete beginners to the art of silk painting, it’s also perfect for those with experience who are feeling a little rusty.
We will start by looking at some lovely samples of resist and free form silk painting. Then we will learn how to stretch silk on a frame, how to design an image and then transfer the design to the silk using the traditional “gutta resist” technique.
Once our gutta is dry we will have LOTS of fun painting with our huge selection of colours, we will discuss mixing colours and painting techniques. We’ll also have a go at texturing our work with salt.
You will go home with a range of lovely sample pieces (perfect for card making!) a piece of spare silk and mini frame.
All equipment and full instructions are provided plus beverages and light snacks. This class is suitable for all ages.
On this 2 hr course our lovely tutor Fiona will teach you the art of lino cutting and printing.
Fiona will start the session by looking at plenty of samples of images printed using lino cutting techniques. She will talk about the tools involved and you will get to handle and use each tool to create a small practise piece.
Fiona will go on to help you plan a design and then how to transfer it to the lino. You will be able to use the tools used on your sample to create a linocut.
Lastly, Fiona will show you a couple of methods of burnishing and printing your linocut. You’ll go home with your lovely linocut, some sample prints. There is no excuse for not displaying your fab piece of art at home straight away!
This course is suitable for complete beginners to lino cutting or those wishing to brush up their skills. As lino cutting involves using sharp gauging tools we recommended attendees are 12 and over (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult).
This is a 2 hr course and will include hot and cold beverages and lots of lovely biscuits. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to get a brew and get settled, you don’t need to bring anything other than your lovely self. Directions and further information (if needed) will be emailed directly to you two weeks before the course date.