Creative Learning for Young People & Adults

Friday Art Club – Studio Day

Friday 7 September, 10.30am-12.30pm

Cost £5 per day 

Fridays are reserved as open studio morning for all artists who would like to come and use the our painting studio to meet and share ideas, find inspiration, discuss techniques and enjoy a studio based painting day. The pay on the day fee is for studio use and we supply Coffee & Biscuits

U3A Mixed Media Painting Workshop                            

Monday 17 September for 12 weeks, 10.30am-12.30pm

Cost £80

U3A members only – To join University of the 3rd Age (U3A) and for more details of this and other U3A classes at Flowerfield Arts Centre go to www.causewayu3a.co.uk

Art of Floristry  

Monday 17 September for 10 Weeks, 7- 9pm

Cost: £55 full, £50 concession

A structured class to suit everyone, from beginner’s first steps, to the more advanced student, learn new tips on floristry technique and design.  Ask for the “Starter Kit Check List” when enrolling for this class.  To secure your place and avoid disappointment, pay on booking. Numbers are strictly limited to a max of 12 students and it fills quickly.  

Kiln Formed Glass

Improvers and Advanced Level

Monday 17 September for 6 Weeks, 2-5pm and 6-9pm

Cost: £105 full, £95 concession

Ease the fee, pay in two instalments. Full: £50 & £55 or Conc: £50 & £45.

A class aimed at the intermediate and advanced level students, working in warm glass using Slumping & Fusing techniques. The fee covers the cost of firing & slumping, essential workshop materials (Kiln Paper & Megatekta glass) and tools. Participants should order glass to cover the 6 week course only on advice from the tutor. 

Conversational Spanish for Absolute Beginners

Monday 17 September for 10 Weeks, 7- 9pm

Cost: £55 full, £50 concession

The continue-on-class for students already started in Spanish conversation and want to continue improving, this is for you. The tutor will work through slightly more advanced aspects of Spanish language, in a relaxed and friendly class.

Contact Victoria on inter2lingis@gmail.com before enrolling for advice on ability level

Heritage Patchwork 1

Tuesday 18 September, for 10 Weeks, 2-4.30pm

Cost: £55 full, £50 concession

A friendly patchwork class for beginners to the more advanced level who meet to continue improving their skills in this heritage craft  Bring your patchwork kit (i.e. pencil, paper, paper scissors, thread, fabric scraps and a ruler) and of course your sewing machine if you have one. If you are new we can advise you on a sewing kit, we also have sewing machines to use, please ask.

Clay Days/Clay Nights

Tuesday 18 September, for 10 Weeks, 10.30am -1.30pm & 6-9pm

Cost: £112 full, £100 concession – per class

Ease the fee, pay in two instalments, Full £56 x 2 or Concession: £50 x 2

Learn sculptural, hand built techniques and throwing clay on the potter’s wheel. Techniques are demonstrated to help develop your skills. Materials - Clay and basic slips/stains and glazes are all supplied. Beginners and experienced students, all are welcome.

Your Kit: Bring a large lidded plastic box to carry your work, an old hand towel and a little tool kit (available to buy in the Centre at a reduced rate).

French Conversation for Absolute Beginners

Tuesday 18 September for 8 Weeks, 7- 9pm

Cost: £50 full, £45 concession

A new course aimed at students who need to start at the Absolute Beginner’s level in French Conversation. Fun and relaxed conversation with a little dash of French culture focussing on topics such as basic introductions food, shopping, pastimes and hobbies and life in general.

Heritage Patchwork 2

Wednesday 19 September for 10 Weeks, 2-4.30pm

Cost: £77 full, £68 concession

Another class patch-workers who can’t meet on Tuesday As before students continue learning and improving their skills by sharing in this heritage craft.  Bring your patchwork kit (i.e. pencil, paper, paper scissors, thread, fabric scraps and a ruler) and of course your sewing machine if you have one. If you are new we can advise you on a sewing kit, we also have sewing machines to use, please ask.

Conversational Spanish for Improvers

Wednesday 19 September for 10 Weeks, 7-9pm

Cost: £55 full, £50 concession

Absolutely new students who need to start with the Absolute Beginner’s level in Spanish Conversation. The tutor will start working through the basic holiday topics such as shopping, eating out, booking accommodation, and life in general.

Contact Victoria on inter2lingis@gmail.com before enrolling for advice on ability level

Relief Printing: Lino & Mono Printing

Saturday 22 September, 11am–4pm

Cost: £55

This course in mono and lino relief printing will cover prepping the mono plate or lino, mark making, printing methods and press technique. Very suitable for beginners and people who have some previous relief printing experience. Equipment and materials are provided. Suitable for all abilities. Bring a packed lunch.

Creative Writing

Wednesday 26 September for 10 weeks, 7-9pm

Cost: £55 full, £50 concession 

This very popular creative writing class returns to its Wednesday Night slot, led by local poet and playwright Anne McMaster. Anne will explore poetry, prose and drama in a uniquely proactive way. Build confidence in your writing skills as you enhance your writing techniques, discover new creative forms, learn to promote your work and take part in a writers’ showcase. 

The Pleasure of Painting: A Multi Medium Painting Class

Wednesday 26 September for 10 Weeks, 7-9pm

Thursday 27 September for 10 weeks, 2- 4 pm

Cost: £55 full, £50 concession

Designed for beginners and Improvers, learn new painting techniques working in watercolour, oils or acrylics or just improve your painting skills. Bring any materials you have to the first class and advice will be given. Beginners can ask for the “Basic Equipment Check List” when enrolling. 

Yoga

Wednesday 26 September for 10 Weeks, 7.30-9pm

Cost: £65

This gentle mindful yoga class is suitable for all abilities. An opportunity to reconnect mind, body and breath and let all your responsibilities and worries slip gently away. If this is your first time to yoga wear some loose clothes which allow free movement.

Fab Lab 3D Printing

Wednesday 26 September for 6 Weeks, 7-9pm

Cost: £48 full, £43 concession

What is 3D printing, what can it do? What is the advantage of using 3D printing in education, business or just everyday life? Learn the basic terminology of 3D printing, types of 3D printers and how you can use them. Do you want to learn more? This course could be for you and it promises to be easy! 

Friday Yoga

Friday 28 September for 10 Weeks, 9.30 – 11am

Cost: £65

Yoga for physical health and emotional wellbeing. Balance mind, body and breath through gentle stretching and strengthening movements, breathing and relaxation practices. A small, friendly, student centred class.  Suitable for all and beginners welcome each Friday morning in the Minor Hall, Portstewart Town Hall.

Paper Making with McCall

Saturday 29 September, 11am-4pm

Cost: £35

A good one-day course learning the basics of traditional craft paper-making using a mould and deckle. Using a variety of recycled sources to create beautiful handmade paper and discover how to adapt handmade papers for other art and craft uses such as book binding and print making. All materials will be provided. Suitable for all levels of experience, bring a packed lunch.  

Write Here! Write Now!

Youth Writing Workshop 16-19 years

Thursday 4 October for 4 Weeks, 4-6pm

Cost: £30

Pushing poems around the page? Fighting with flash fiction? Like the idea of lyrics? Nervously thinking about a novel? Desperately wanting to write drama? Boost your creative confidence, develop your writing skills and watch your ideas grow with tutor Anne McMaster in this series of quirky pop-up workshops! 

Relief Printing II: Collagraphs

Saturday 6 October, 11am-4pm

Cost: £55

Students will learn the of basics collagraph printing in this workshop. The tutor will cover essential knowledge on the techniques of plate making and inking. Basic techniques that will be covered include: construction of plate, application of texture, and relief inking methods. Suitable for everyone especially beginners. Bring a packed lunch.

Simple Ceramics for the Autumn Table 

Saturday 20 October, 10.30am-1pm

Cost: £50

A workshop specifically designed for beginners who will learn how to create a range of hand built pots using a white clay. Fiona will demonstrate how to create simple ceramic mini dishes, centrepiece plates and cake stands. Participants can create their own unique ceramic centrepieces which will be fired and glazed, to be collected at a later date. Bring a packed lunch. 

The Edge of the Island: Creative Writing Workshop & Women's Aloud NI Readings

Saturday 20 October, 1.30-4pm

Cost: £25

This autumn, take part in The Edge of the Island creative writing workshop with Anne McMaster – exploring our complex relationship with both the land and the sea. Then join Women Aloud NI writers for a specially curated series of readings – exploring life at the edges of our island (Max. 12 places).

Kiln Formed Glass 2

Monday 5 November for 6 Weeks, 2-5pm and 6-9pm

Cost: £105 full, £95 concession

Ease the fee, pay in two instalments, Full: £50 & £55 or Conc: £50 & £45.

For students who want to continue on with another 6 week class or newcomers who want to make a start. The fee covers the cost of firing & slumping, essential workshop materials (Kiln Paper & Megatekta glass) and tools. Order glass to cover the 6 week course only on advice from the tutor.

Dropping Your Gaze: A Day of Mindfulness & Writing with Michelle Gibb and Bernie McGill

Saturday 10 November, 10am-4pm

Cost: £25

Mindfulness is the practice of learning to be present, for calming the physical state of the body and quietening the mind. Whether you’re new to writing or have been writing for a while and are looking for a way to rejuvenate your approach, this day of guided mindfulness and writing exercises, led by two experienced facilitators, will refresh and enhance your writing skills and leave you with a simple toolkit that you can use in your everyday practice. Alongside focused writing exercises, you will learn: the importance of breath work and how to calm your breathing; how reducing the mind chatter can help centre your writing focus; a fifteen second calming technique; visualisation guidance and advice; short and simple brain gym exercises. All levels welcome. Please bring a packed lunch. 

Woolly Wild Folk Needle Felting: Forest Friends

Saturday 17 November for 4 Weeks, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Cost: £60

This new craft course will introduce you to the skills of needle-felting, learn how to sculpt a form from carded wool, blend and apply the top coat, add details and shape to your woollen models, whilst creating a host of adorable woodland themed flora and fauna. Take home your very own foxes, mice, acorns, hares and birds. All equipment and material are provided by the tutor. Suitable for all abilities and remember the felting needle is very sharp!

Freehand Machine Embroidery: Flowers and Gardens

Saturday 24 November, 10.30am-4pm

Cost: £30

Angie Kelly will share her passion for machine embroidery to help you use your sewing machine in a creative way. The theme is ‘Flowers and Gardens’ and all levels of ability are welcome. Basic sewing knowledge is helpful but not necessary and machines are supplied but if you have the right sewing machine equipment, bring yours along as well. Very suitable for beginners and improvers. One Day workshop, bring a packed lunch.


Freehand Machine Embroidery: Christmas Baubles

Saturday 8 December, 10.30am-4pm.

Cost: £30

Using an embroidery hoop and a machine embroidery foot you can stitch and embellish your own design Christmas tree decorations using wool felt and other fabric. Sewing kit and machines are supplied and if you have the right sewing machine equipment bring yours along as well. Very suitable for beginners and improvers. One Day Workshop, bring a packed lunch.

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