Monday 18 November 2013

Christmas Craft Workshops

Christmas Craft Workshops
Make something special for the festive season – a gift for yourself or a loved one

 To book a place call Flowerfield Arts Centre: 028 7083 1400

November 30 - 10am to 4pm (one hour break for lunch)
Christmas jewellery workshop
Make your own jewellery with a festive theme in this exciting workshop in the company of talented tutor Diane Lyness. Students will get the chance to make their own pendant or a pair of earrings, either as a treat for yourself or a gift for a loved one. Each participant will be taught some traditional jewellery making techniques such as piercing, soldering, rolling, annealing and filing, enabling them to design and make a beautiful piece of jewellery to take home. The fee for the workshop includes the cost of the silver for the day’s tuition, and there will be additional chains available for sale at the workshop, to match the pieces of jewellery created on the day.
Maximum 10 students
Fee: £45 (includes materials costs)

December 7 - 10am to 4pm
Making Glass Beads for Jewellery
Make your own glass beads for unique Christmas gifts in this special workshop. Students will be guided through the very basics how to turn on the torch, getting familiar with the tools and the workspace, as well as guidance on the health and safety implications. Students will then be shown how to make a round bead, and the tutor Catherine Keenan will explain some ways of applying pattern and experimenting with form to make your beads more unusual.  Suitable for beginners but more experienced students will be shown advanced techniques.
Maximum 6 students
Fee: £35

December 7 - 9am to 5pm
Hot Glass - Lost Wax Casting
On day one we will look at 'lost wax casting': the process of creating a positive form in wax, investing the wax shape in a plaster mix and steaming the wax out. This plaster 'negative' is then placed into the kiln filled with glass. When fired this will create a 3D shape in glass. This class is open to all levels: no experience with glass is necessary, although may be advantageous. All materials will be supplied.
Maximum 8 students
Fee: £55

December 14 - 10am to 4pm
Make Yourself A[t] Home: Paperclay workshop
In this workshop, you will be constructing a house using porcelain paperclay. We will explore a range of handbuilding techniques, and ideas of drawing as a ‘plan’ before the making. Other processes for decoration will include mono-printing, mark-making, drawing into clay and exploring texture. Your ‘home’ can be used to explore ideas of identity, memory, family, history, stories and will be personal to its maker, and we will have created a small village by the end of the day.
Maximum 8 students

Fee: £35

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