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6 Week Paper Cutting Workshop Starting Friday 15th May 7pm – 9pm 2020£125.00
Discover the wonderful art of Paper Cutting on this six week course. Each week will feature a different technique to master this popular craft.
Friday 15th May
On the first session you will receive an A4 cutting mat and high quality scalpel holder plus 25 spare blades. These are yours to keep so remember to bring them each week. We will start by explaining the history of paper cutting and how it has been brought into the modern world of craft.
We will discuss the varieties of papers available and how to read a paper cutting template, after a brief warm up we will cut our first basic template and learn how to mount our work professionally in a simple frame.
Friday 22nd May
In session two we will have a quick recap from session one and a will do a small warm up cut to get us nice and relaxed. The main template for this session will involve cutting text and more complex shapes. We will finish by mounting our work using the acetate ‘floating’ technique.
Friday 29th May
In session three we will be learning how to cut a layered template to create a 3D effect. Working with 4 layers we will then mount and frame our work using foam board in a deep box frame.
Friday 5th June
In session four we will be combining collage and paper cutting to create a landscape scene from a mix of vintage and recycled papers, to be mounted in a up-cycled frame.
Friday 12th June
In session five we will be learning how to cut a paper scene in miniature, then mounting it in a tiny match box or domed cloche.
Friday 19th June
On our final session we will be learning how to design our very own paper cuts, working from our own drawings or photos.
After completing this detailed 6 week course you will be well on your way to becoming a confident and focused paper cut artist.
This course is suitable for complete beginners or those who would like to progress their skills learnt on our 2 hour Beginner Paper Cutting workshop.
6 Week Resin Workshop Starting Friday 24th July 7pm – 9pm 2020£160.00
Discover the wonderful and messy art of Resin on this six week course. Each week will feature a different technique to master this popular craft.
Friday 24th July
On the first session you will receive a your own resin makers ‘kit’ to use over the next 6 weeks and then take away with you at the end of the course. This will include a set of silicon molds, a rubber protective mat, measuring cups and stirrers, sandpaper, polishing cloths and your own bottle of epoxy resin and hardener.
We will discuss the properties of resin and why we choose to use epoxy. We will learn how to measure and pour resin, plus how to colour it. Our aim in this session is to pour at least three pendants, a brooch and two pairs of earrings. We will be leaving these to cure over the next week ready for session 2.
Friday 31st July
In session two we will be demolding our resin from session one. We will learn how to sand, polish and finish our resin pieces and turn them into wearable works of art.
we will then design and pour a chunky resin bangle with inclusions (items embedded in resin) to finish in session three.
Friday 7th August
In session three we will be polishing and finishing our chunky bangle. We will then be working with a two part silicon to make our very own resin molds to use in session 4.
Friday 14th August
In this session we will be using our molds from session three to make our own unique pieces. We will also be using specialist jewellery findings that are backless, to test our new resin pouring skills.
Friday 21st August
In session five we will be finishing our pieces from the previous week. We will also be using a very fun UV resin that cures in 5-10 minutes under a specialist lamp.
Friday 28th August
On our final session we will using larger amounts of resin to create either a canvas picture or a set of matching coasters. This method is similar to acrylic pour painting and is very messy but also extremely good fun.
After completing this detailed 6 week course you will be well on your way to becoming a confident resin artist.
This course is suitable for complete beginners or those who would like to progress their skills learnt on our 2 hour Beginners Resin workshop.
Crafting With The Magpies 19th September 2020 10am- 5.30pm£65.00
Our Crafting with the Magpies events are our most popular workshop of the year. It involves a super busy day of 5 crafts in one day and a lovely fresh buffet lunch. WOW!! Yes, we are that excited we needed to put it in capital letters. These crafts have been specifically chosen to work within a hour time frame each. You need absolutely NO crafting experience at all to join in. All materials are provided and each craft has a specialist tutor to help and guide you through each session.
On arrival at 9.30am at The Flour Mill Studio (there is a flight of steps to climb to access the studio), you’ll be greeted with a tea or Prosecco and a good lump of cake. We’ll start with a brief introduction and plan of the day.
At 10.15am we’ll start our first craft, you will be working in groups of 6 – 8 per table, but you will do your craft individually. You will have a 15 minute introduction and demo of each craft and then 45 minutes to complete your item. After an hour at each table, the gong will sound and it’s time to move to the next craft!
We will break at half 12 for a well deserved light lunch provided by a lovely local cafe (cake is 100% involved).
At 1.30pm we will continue with two more craft sessions until 3.45pm when we will stop for a glass of Prosecco or a nice brew (and of course more cake).
4.30pm will be the start of our final craft and at the stroke of 5.30pm the final gong will sound and it’s time to relax, with a good cup of tea of course. You will be very welcome to chat to our tutors about the crafts from the day and ask any questions. We use this time to have a look at all the lovely work completed throughout the day.
The 5 crafts we have chosen for this event are:
Paper Autumn Leaf Wreath
Needle Felted Hedgehog
Simple Scented Candle
Etched Copper Fox Brooch
Beaded Acorn Necklace
If all of this excitement isn’t enough we have one more surprise! Every event attendee will receive a branded Two Little Magpies badge, cotton bag and notebook, just perfect for taking your finished crafts home in.
The light lunch will consist of fresh sandwiches and salad plus savoury and sweet nibbles. Please let us know of any dietary requirements as we are inclusive to all and will cater for all and any needs.
Under 16’s are very welcome as long as they are accompanied by a fully paid adult. Unfortunately we cannot take under 8’s for these events.
Reduction Lino Printingfrom £35.00
2020 dates now available.
Themed date Friday 11th December 2020 – Christmas Printing.
On this 2 hr course our lovely tutor Fiona will teach you the art of lino cutting and printing in layers.
Fiona will start the session by looking at plenty of samples of images printed using lino cutting techniques.
Fiona will go on to help you plan a design and then how to transfer it to the lino. With this method you cut and print your single piece of lino at least three times to create a multi layered piece of work.
Lastly, Fiona will show you a couple of methods of burnishing and printing your final 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!
For complete beginners we do recommend the Beginners Lino Cutting workshop before attending this one.
As lino cutting involves using sharp gauging tools this course is STRICTLY OVER 14’S ONLY. All under 16’s must be accompanied by an paying adult.
Friday 11th December 2020 is a special Christmas themed sesssion.
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.