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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!


TEXTILE ART – Fully booked

Tutor: Andrea Hayes

Textiles starts 16 September

DATES: Tuesday 16, 23, 30 September and 7, 14, 21 October

TIME: 7pm – 9pm 

COST: £30 including materials

DURATION: 6 workshops

Explore your creative side with fabric and stitch! Under the guidance of textile artist Andrea Hayes you will be shown a variety of techniques including fabric & silk painting, layering and fusing fabrics, hand and machine stitching, felt making and silk paper making. You will then be able to create your own personal textile artwork
or incorporate these techniques into unique personal accessories. 

All materials supplied.


CERAMICS – Fully Booked

Tutor: Diane McCormick


Ceramics starting 16 September

DATES: Tuesday 16, 23, 30 September and 7, 14, 21 October

TIME: 7pm – 9pm 

COST: £45 including materials

DURATION: 6 workshops

These workshops are a unique opportunity for you to create something really beautiful for your home. 

Learn how to make slab build forms using textured and printed clay sheets. This six week course shows you which materials work best for texturing clay, from handmade rollers to found objects. By the end of the course you will finish with a unique decorative ceramic piece such as a clock, picture or bowl. All materials supplied.



Tutor: Sinead Goodwin


Autumn Floral Art on 27 September

DATE: Sat 27 September

TIME: 10am – 4pm

COST: £25 including flowers and materials


Come and enjoy creating two bold and beautiful designs which will brighten your home for autumn. You will learn a range of new techniques, using seasonal flowers, foliage and accessories in your designs.

Accredited NAFAS tutor Yolanda Campbell 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.



Tutor: Lynda Hassin of LyndaB


Ceramic Tea Lights on 4 October

DATE: Sat 4 October

TIME: 10am – 4pm

COST: £20 including materials


In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with porcelain, experimenting with various hand building techniques to create a set of personalised tea light holders. Texture will be a key element in the process as the porcelain’s sensitive surface allows even the most delicate pieces of lace to be imprinted so feel free to bring anything from home that you would like to imprint to make your pieces even more personal.

This is Lynda B’s first time at the Burnavon and we just know this workshop is going to be a great hit. All materials supplied.



Bring Your Own Piece

Tutors: Anne Warnock & Sara Vicente


Furniture Upcycling on 4 October

DATE: Sat 4th October – fully booked

Additional workshops added Sat 25th October. Please contact Box Office for availability. 

TIME: 10am – 4pm

COST: £30 including materials


A variation on our previous workshops where this time we invite you to bring along your own small piece of furniture or home accessory for a makeover. The use of chalk paint, distressing and waxing along with creative techniques such as decoupage and stencilling will all go towards creating a brand new look for something you have grown tired of or were about to throw out.

Once you sign up for this workshop, if you wish, your ideas can be discussed in advance of the class, just so you get the result you want. Decorative materials supplied.


BASKET WEAVING – Fully booked

Tutor: Louise McLean


Basket Weaving on 18 and 25 October

DATES: Sat 18 & 25 October

TIME: 10am – 5pm

COST: £40 including materials

DURATION: 2 workshops

These workshops running over two consecutive weeks are perfectly suited to both first timers and those who have tried this craft before. Beginners will have just the time they need to acquire the basic skills and weave their first willow basket, while those with a little more experience will scope to explore more advanced techniques and projects.

Under the expert direction of acclaimed basket weaver Louise McLean, results to be proud of are guaranteed, regardless of your starting point. All materials supplied.



Tutors: The Creation Station, Louise Byrne, and Andrea Hayes


Kids Halloween Art on 31st October

DATE: Fri 31 October

TIME: 10am – 12.30pm

COST: £7 per child / £12 per family (max. 3 children)


The Creation Station team is joined by artists Louise Byrne and Andrea Hayes for a full–on creepy creative session of Halloween Art. Kids are invited to move around all 3 stations for lots of spooky fun making felt spiders, masks, bats and more. Activities will be tailored to cater for 2 separate age groups, 4 to 7y and 8 to 10y, so bring all the kids along and watch them create!



Tutor: Sinead Goodwin


Winter Floral Art on Sat 15 November

DATE: Sat 15 November

TIME: 10am – 4pm

COST: £25 including flowers and materials


Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t have beautiful flowers to admire and brighten your home. Come along and learn from expert NAFAS tutor Yolanda Campbell who will help you create two amazing designs.

Step by step Yolanda will take you 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.



Tutor: Louise McLean


Willoe Weaving on 8 December

DATE: Mon 8th December – Fully booked

Additional class on Tues 9th December. Contact Box Office for availability. 

TIME: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

COST: £15 including materials

DURATION: 1 workshop

Spend an evening in the company of acclaimed basket weaver Louise McLean creating a truly unique Christmas decoration for your home. It could be an angel, it could be a star – but whatever you decide, you will get a real sense of achievement when you leave with something for your home that you have made yourself. Your visitors over the festive season cannot fail to be impressed. All materials supplied.



Tutor: Sinead Goodwin


Floral art on 16 December

DATE: Tues 16 December

TIME: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

COST: £20 including flowers and materials

DURATION: 1 workshop

What better way to welcome your friends and family over the Christmas period by creating a stunning design for your home!

Create a beautiful festive design for either the hall table or a window sill, and learn how to look after it so that it is still in tip top condition when Christmas Day arrives. This course is suitable for beginners and learners with some 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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