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New Brewery Arts is the place to come to explore the best of British craft and creativity – including your own! Courses allow you more time to explore a particular craft, and to create larger, or more intricate work that needs time to progress. Most courses run for 10 weeks unless stated otherwise. Their bursary […]
mac Birmingham is proud to host a wide range of courses, programmed to enable you to try something new, develop an existing talent or spend time doing something creative as a family. Courses are not formal programmes so there are no exams, no tests and no stress! The aim is to support anyone and everyone […]
Want to work towards a qualification or take up a new hobby? Swarthmore is a centre for lifelong learning in Leeds, offering courses, activities, community projects and family learning. Their aim is to encourage people who want to learn. They are offering a wide and exciting array of courses for the new academic year from […]
In this half day workshop madebyhandonline Maker Jennifer will show you how to create mini beach huts (complete with a cotton reel wheel!) and mini bird houses from card. These will be decorated with found and recycled papers, buttons, and even mini bunting!
Using old Spode moulds, press clay to create forms and then decorate them using a ceramic mono-printing method to create a textured piece of ceramic art. Bring along any images that inspire you to sgraffito into slip, then print these onto your leather hard form.
Experiment with local plants, rusty metal and food waste to create exciting patterns on cloth, guided by madebyhandonline Maker Ruth. You will have the chance to try different techniques to create lovely, delicate colours and learn how to do simple dyeing at home with basic equipment.
Create a stunning fabric book of your own theme with madebyhandonline Maker Jennifer Collier. We will scan and transfer print vintage photographs and paper ephemera onto fabric, and each page will be embellished with a combination of hand and machine stitch. The finished book will comprise of six pages, and a cover incorporating a fastening.
Explore creating surface patterns and textures with simple enamelling techniques. Miranda will demonstrate a range of ways to apply and fire vitreous enamels to build pattern and texture, you will be able to experiment and explore with the enamel to create a series of sample pieces on copper. You will have opportunity to translate your experiments into simple pendants or earrings in either copper or silver.
Using Somerset buff willow you will learn to make an elegant lunch basket, under the expert guidance of madebyhandonline Maker Annemarie O’Sullivan. This type of basket was used by children in the Azores to carry their lunch to school.
Making this basket covers a huge number of techniques. So satisfying!