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Workshops

We try to offer a broad range of workshops in our programme, so there is something for everyone.  Workshops that we have held in the past include salsa, ballroom and Zumba classes if you want to get active; painting, creative writing, crafts including jewellery making , mosaics, felting, or floral art to name but a few if you prefer something a little bit more relaxing.  We want to keep the kids interested too so we do things like music, dance, animation, puppetry and of course our Summer School for all budding ballerinas.

All of our workshops are held in the Burnavon unless otherwise indicated. Contact the Arts and Culture Department on 028 8676 9949 opt 4 to apply for any of these workshops.

Our brand new series of autumn workshops are now on sale. See if there’s one that grabs you from the list below!

 

Glass Painting

Tutor: Louise McLean

 

Glass Painting 14 Feb

DATE: Sat 14th February 2015

TIME: 10am – 4pm

COST: £25 (includes materials)

DURATION: 1 Day

These glass painting workshops are perfect for all levels from beginners to more advanced. Taking a piece of glassware and using special glass paints, outliners and brushes you will paint a design and create a beautiful decorative item for your home. Louise McLean will share her know–how with you and provide lots of reference books, templates and finished samples by way of inspiration – and you can expect to produce at least two stunning pieces of decorative glassware to take home, making the perfect gift or keepsake.    

All materials will be provided although you are welcome to bring along any glass items of your own that you would like to re–invent. 

 

Watercolours 

Tutor: George Gourley

 

Watercolours Feb

DATES: Mon 16th, 23rd Feb; 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd March

TIME: 7pm – 9pm

COST: £25 (includes materials)

DURATION: 6 workshops

A series of water colour workshops aimed at mainly beginners, exploring basic techniques and skills. Using full colour and sepia tones, tutor George Gourley will help you develop your own style and work towards creating totally unique paintings of landscapes, buildings and people. 

 

Porcelain Ceramics

Tutor: Lynda Hassin

 

Ceramics Feb

DATE: Tues 17th, 24th February; 3rd, 10th April

TIME: 7pm – 9pm

COST: £30 (includes materials)

DURATION: 4 workshops

Over 4 consecutive weeks take on new skills in working with porcelain to create small items of pottery such as a bud vase, a jewellery tray or a dainty brooch. Using the finest materials and led by an expert you can experiment with imprinting and embossing techniques before shaping your pieces ready for firing. This course is suited to all levels of ability. All materials and equipment provided.

 

After Schools Arts

Tutor: Louise Byrne

 

After Schools Arts

DATES: Wed 18th, 25th February; 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th March

TIME: 3.30pm – 5pm

COST: £20 (includes materials)

DURATION: 6 workshops

Local artist Louise Byrne brings a range of amazing art techniques to the table for children to enjoy.  – including some methods you will hopefully never have seen before.  These workshops will inspire young imaginations and creativity using a range of mixed media including recycled materials, fabric, and paints. Over the course of 6 weeks, your child will design and make 3D masks, felted pictures and batik paintings. So get the frames ready at home for all the brilliant artwork that will arrive as a result of these workshops!

All materials supplied.

 

Furniture Upcycling

Tutors: Anne Warnock & Sara Vincente

 

Furniture Upcycling

DATE: Sat 21st March

TIME: 10am – 4pm

COST: £40 (includes materials)

DURATION: 1 Day

Give a small piece of furniture a brand new look in just a day. Learn how to make your own chalk paint in a colour of your choice. You will then be shown a number of creative techniques including decoupage, stenciling and upholstering a seat pad. Experiment with your new found skills and techniques on your chosen piece to create a totally unique look, and preserve your work with a final protective coat of wax or varnish. 

A selection of suitable small items of furniture such occasional tables, chairs, plant stands will be provided for participants to choose from – this and all materials are included in the cost of the workshop.

 

Patchwork Bag

Tutor: Wendy Porter

 

Patchwork Bag

DATE: Sat 28th March

TIME: 10am – 4pm

COST: £20 (includes materials)

DURATION: 1 Day

Make your very own unique bag, in a size and style that suits you. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners as you will learn the basics of using a sewing machine and  an overlocker to assemble the pieces of your bag. All equipment and materials will be provided, but feel free to bring along your own fabrics and trimmings if you wish. This is a great way to upcycle old garments and you are guaranteed to have something totally unique that will be the envy of your friends.

 

Easter Floral Art

Tutor: Sinead Goodwin

 

Easter Floral Art

DATE: Wed 1st April

TIME: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

COST: £20 (includes materials)

DURATION: 1 Workshop

Come and enjoy creating a beautiful Easter themed arrangement .A range of effective techniques and the use of carefully selected accessories will enable you to make something to display proudly in your home over the holiday period.

Tutor Sinead Goodwin  will take you step by step through all the techniques and skills you need, passing on tips on plant care to ensure your creations stay looking good for as long as possible.

This workshop is suitable for beginners or learners with some experience

All materials supplied. 

 

Basket Weaving

Tutor: Louise McLean

 

Basket Weaving

DATES: Sat 18th & Sat 25th April

TIME: 10am – 4pm

COST: £40 (includes materials)

DURATION: 2 workshops

For first timers a pair of workshops running over two consecutive weeks is just the perfect length of time you need to acquire the basic skills and weave your first willow basket. For those who have tried this craft before, again this is the ideal opportunity to take on and complete a new project. Led by acclaimed basket weaver Louise McLean these workshops can cater for different levels of ability and experience.

All materials supplied.

 

Burnavon Writers Group

Burnavon Writers Group meets fortnightly throughout the year Thursdays 7 to 9pm. A mix of tutor led workshops, guest speakers, special events and open writing sessions, there is much to learn and even more to enjoy. 

 

Burnavon Writers Group

Burnavon Writers with poet Deirdre Cartmill

Membership fee: £30 per year

Contact 8676 9949 option 4 if you would like to find out more.

 

 

 

 

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