Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Glassmaking

Tuesday 18 Jan, 2-5pm

Inspired by our beautiful local beaches and outdoor walks, create a pair of fused glass panels (15 x 15 cm) to enjoy all year round in your home. You will learn glass-cutting skills and layering of glass frits and enamels, to help you create two beautiful beach scenes. Choose to frame them in a box frame or mount them individually in free standing bases, or slump them into a shallow plate shape. No previous experience required.

N.B. No open toe sandals or footwear allowed.


Clay Throwing

Wednesday's for 4 weeks, 19 Jan - 9 Feb, 7:00pm

On this 4-week course you will learn the key stages of wheel throwing on the pottery wheel and the basics of ceramics. The tutor will encourage you to produce functional items using stoneware clay (cost includes 2 bags for each participant). After completing a piece they will then go on to be fired in the kiln by the tutor. You can purchase additional clay should you wish to create more work.

N.B. Short sleeves, old trousers and an apron are recommended but clay washes off easily.

Please note that your finished piece will need time to dry out and be fired twice in Flowerfield’s kilns. Your work will be ready for collection 4 weeks after the date of your workshop.


Journal Journey

Thursday's for 5 weeks, 20 Jan - 17 Feb, 2.30pm

An holistic approach to reflections on life, art and positivity. Join us on a walk through the creative process, the importance of breath, nature and time. Over five weeks we shall explore our identity, create art through a variety of processes and learn some techniques to breathe, relax and reflect on our world as we see and experience it. Participants are asked to bring their own journal, all other materials will be provided.


Weekend Wonders - Winter (5-7yrs)

Saturday 22 & 29 Jan, 10:30am

Over two sessions, children will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of different artistic materials, learn new creative techniques, have fun and develop their skills, before making their finished ‘product’. This winter themed workshop will guide kids to create winter trees, penguins and polar bears.


Weekend Wonders - Winter (8-12yrs)

Saturday 22 & 29 January, 1:00pm

Over two sessions, children will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of different artistic materials, learn new creative techniques, have fun and develop their skills, before making their finished ‘product’. This winter themed workshop will guide kids to create winter trees, penguins and polar bears.


Glassmaking

Tuesday 25 January, 2pm

Over the last 20 months we have had the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy our surroundings more. In this workshop you learn glass-cutting skills to help you create four glass tiles representing the trees through each season - Spring/Summer/Autumn and Winter. You can chose to hang them in a window or frame them in the one box frame or mount them individually in free standing bases. No previous experience required.

N.B. No open toe sandals or footwear allowed.


Creative Writing (online)

Wednesday's for 8 weeks, 26 Jan - 16 Mar, 7:15pm

Begin your new year with this eight-week series of online creative writing workshops which will guide you carefully through each step of the writing process - from devising ideas, building a strong writing routine, drafting and editing your work to receiving group feedback and submitting work to journals. These workshops will conclude with a public reading of new work.


T'ai Chi

Thursday 27 January, 7pm

T’ai Chi and Qigong are primarily about harmony, meditation and balance in our daily lives. In addition to their health and fitness benefits, T’ai Chi and Qigong are traditionally taught as self-cultivation and self-development practices. By embracing the philosophy of harmony and balance you can learn to make every aspect of life happier, healthier and more compassionate.

N.B. Please wear comfortable clothes that allow free movement.


The Creative Path

Saturday's for 6 weeks, 29 Jan - 5 Mar, 11:00am

The Creative Path is a guided six-week journey of self-discovery that looks at the creativity inherent in each of us which often gets blocked and for many get interrupted by the challenges of modern day living. You will discover talents you never knew you had, perhaps for writing, painting, music or you may finally get to pursue that idea you have for a business.

All that is required of you is a desire and a commitment to prioritise your own needs and wishes for a life you will enjoy. You will learn to focus and set goals for yourself in your personal/professional life. You will acquire techniques on how to put your plan into action. Through this creative process you will familiarise yourself with life-enhancing strategies to integrate into your everyday life.

By the end of the course, you will be more self-aware and will more easily identify the things in life that bring you joy and purpose. It will open you up new ideas and ways of looking at yourself and the world around you.

The course is for anyone who craves time out to re-think, re-evaluate and re-invent their lives in a challenging, innovative and fun way.

N.B. Participants are to purchase The Artists Way book by Julia Cameron.


Glassmaking

Tuesday 1 February, 2:00pm

Choose your favourite bird and using glass skills, you will use a glass mosaic effect to design and create your bird sculpture. Techniques will include glass-cutting and grinding and combining glass enamels and frits. Metal wire will be attached to your bird so you can add it to your base of choice afterwards. No previous experience required.

N.B. No open toe sandals or footwear allowed.


Introduction to Dance

Thursday 3 February, 7:00pm

Try out this dance class for those who want to start dancing and moving for improved health and wellbeing. The class will include an warm up followed by technique exercises. Suitable for those who would like learn to dance. It is open to all levels and abilities, for complete beginners who have never stepped foot on a dance floor to those who have a little experience and would like to learn more.

N.B. Please wear comfortable clothes that allow free movement.


Glassmaking

Tuesday 8 February, 2:00pm

Create a beautiful sculpture depicting a school of fish in soft tonal colours with harmonious movement. You will be taught glass techniques including cutting and grinding and combining glass enamels and frits to achieve your colour patterns. Once you have completed your fish, you are ready to create the base at home afterwards. No previous experience required.

N.B. No open toe sandals or footwear allowed.


Weekend Wonders - Valentines (8-12yrs)

Saturday 12 February, 1:00pm

Children will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of different artistic materials, learn new creative techniques, have fun and develop their skills, before making their finished ‘product’. This valentines themed workshop will guide kids to create beautiful heart-inspired arts and crafts.


Ceramics

Saturday 12 February, 10:00am

Designed for beginners you will be taught how to make sculptural forms to create a decorative vase for your spring table. After completing your vase it will then go on to be fired in the kiln by the tutor. You can purchase additional clay should you wish to create more work.

N.B. Short sleeves, old trousers and an apron are recommended but clay washes off easily.

Please note that your finished piece will need time to dry out and be fired twice in Flowerfield’s kilns. Your work will be ready for collection 4 weeks after the date of your workshop.


Weekend Wonders - Valentines (5-7yrs)

Saturday 12 February, 10:30am

Children will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of different artistic materials, learn new creative techniques, have fun and develop their skills, before making their finished ‘product’. This valentines themed workshop will guide kids to create beautiful heart-inspired arts and crafts.


Glassmaking

Tuesday 15 February, 2:00pm

If you love colour this is the perfect workshop for you to design and create your own mosaic style plate. You will learn glass cutting skills and glass grinding. Using a combination of colours you can choose geometric or abstract patterns to create a multi-coloured plate. Your design will be made to fit our selection of moulds. Once fused, Natasha will transfer these into the mould and re-fire to slump them into the plate shapes. No previous experience required.

N.B. No open toe sandals or footwear allowed.


Painting for Pleasure

Wednesday's for 5 weeks, 16 Feb - 16 Mar, 2:30pm

A five week course allowing participants to explore the medium of paint. You will learn some traditional techniques, be encouraged to break some rules but most importantly explore your inner creative nature and have fun learning about the difference between acrylic, oil and watercolour paint. Participants will be guided towards completing an artwork in their chosen medium.


Weekend Wonders - Animals (8-12yrs)

Saturday 19 & 26 February, 1:00pm

Over two sessions, children will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of different artistic materials, learn new creative techniques, have fun and develop their skills, before making their finished ‘product’. This animal themed workshop will guide kids to create cool collage animal art.


Weekend Wonders - Animals (5-7yrs)

Saturday 19 & 26 February, 10:30am

Over two sessions, children will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of different artistic materials, learn new creative techniques, have fun and develop their skills, before making their finished ‘product’. This animal themed workshop will guide kids to create cool collage animal art.


Clay Creations

Saturday 26 February, 10:30am

Explore the world of clay in this workshop as you hand-build an animal. Designed for beginners and improvers you will learn clay techniques. You do need dexterity in your hands to work with clay. Using air dry clay you can take your animal home, paint it and leave it to dry.

N.B. Short sleeves, old trousers and an apron are recommended but clay washes off easily. Please bring a box in which to take your animal home.


Clay Throwing

Wednesday's for 4 weeks, 2 - 23 March, 7:00pm

On this 4-week course you will learn the key stages of wheel throwing on the pottery wheel and the basics of ceramics. The tutor will encourage you to produce functional items using stoneware clay (cost includes 2 bags for each participant). After completing a piece they will then go on to be fired in the kiln by the tutor. You can purchase additional clay should you wish to create more work.

N.B. Short sleeves, old trousers and an apron are recommended but clay washes off easily.

Please note that your finished piece will need time to dry out and be fired twice in Flowerfield’s kilns. Your work will be ready for collection 4 weeks after the date of your workshop.


Weekend Wonders - St Patrick's Day (8-12yrs)

Saturday 5 & 12 March, 1:00pm

Over two sessions, children will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of different artistic materials, learn new creative techniques, have fun and develop their skills, before making their finished ‘product’. This St Patrick’s Day themed workshop will guide kids to create shamrocks and leprechaun hats.


Weekend Wonders - St Patrick's Day (5-7yrs)

Saturday 5 & 12 March, 10:30am

Over two sessions, children will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of different artistic materials, learn new creative techniques, have fun and develop their skills, before making their finished ‘product’. This St Patrick’s Day themed workshop will guide kids to create shamrocks and leprechaun hats.


Weekend Wonders - Mother's Day (5-7yrs)

Saturday 19 & 26 March, 10:30am

Over two sessions, children will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of different artistic materials, learn new creative techniques, have fun and develop their skills, before making their finished ‘product’. This Mother’s Day themed workshop will guide kids to create a unique gift for mum.


Weekend Wonders - Mother's Day (8-12yrs)

Saturday 19 & 26 March, 1:00pm

Over two sessions, children will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of different artistic materials, learn new creative techniques, have fun and develop their skills, before making their finished ‘product’. This Mother’s Day themed workshop will guide kids to create a unique gift for mum.


Ceramics

Saturday 26 March, 10:00am

Designed for beginners you will be taught how to hand roll, form and decorate your own cheeseboard, centrepiece plate or cake stand. After completing a piece they will then go on to be fired in the kiln by the tutor.

N.B. Short sleeves, old trousers and an apron are recommended but clay washes off easily.


Creative Kids Activity Pack

Creative Kids Activity Pack!

Get Creative at home and let your imagination loose with our Creative Kids Activity Pack! The pack has been created by different local artists with fun art activities they think you'll enjoy. You can use your activity pack alone or with your family for hours of creative fun. Simply download and print off the pack to get started.

Inside the pack you will find lots of different creative activities including:

  • Scratch Art
  • Funny Eyes Craft
  • Dance and Movement Activity
  • Peg Pals Craft
  • The Emperors New Clothes Colouring-in
  • Create your own Spring Flowers Craft
  • Make your own Shadow Puppets

Thank you to our wonderful artists who created the fab art ideas for the pack including, Natasha Duddy, Karen Torley and Tonya Sheina Batts!

Share your creativity with us and send in pictures of anything you make to esther.alleyne@casuewaycoastandglens.gov.uk and we'll share them on our social media pages!


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