Workshops

Classes & Workshops

Friday Art Club Studio Day

Every Friday 10.30-12.30pm. £5 per day

Flowerfield Arts Centre has a specially designed well-appointed, Painting Studio on the first floor featuring the painter’s dream- Clear Northern Light. Fridays are reserved as an open studio morning for all artists who would like to come and use the facility or meet and share ideas, find inspiration, discuss techniques and enjoy a studio-based painting day.


Coleraine Arts Society Life Drawing Classes

The life drawing workshops will be facilitated by Raymond Kennedy, and are aimed at developing skills of observation and drawing as well as the use of colour and materials. The workshops run on the second Wednesday of each month from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. These practical workshops will feature a life model. The tutor will lead workshops participants in the representation of the human form using different approaches and techniques. Bring your own media. Boards and easels will be provided.

2020 Life Drawing Class Dates

08th January 2020, life drawing, movement.

12th February 2020, life drawing, long pose.

11th March 2020, life drawing, long pose.

Membership - The workshops are free to Society members and all levels of abilities are welcome. New members are always welcome and joining is easy. Simply come along to one of our evenings and pay your membership then. You can request a membership form by contacting the Coleraine Arts Society on Facebook, or by emailing colerainearts@gmail.com or following them on twitter @colerainearts or instagram at coleraineartsociety. Membership fees for the year are Adults £20, Families £30 and Students £15.


Outreach Classes at Sheskburn House, Ballycastle - Painting For Pleasure

Painting for Pleasure at Sheksburn House , Ballycastle

Thursday 9 January to 12 March, 7-9pm

Cost: £55 full, £50 concession

Very popular painting courses for adults with experienced tutor Louie Winward. Designed for both beginners and advanced, you’ll experiment with various techniques and subject matter. Please bring your own materials – if in doubt, call us on 02870831400.

Booking Office 028 70831400 or call into Flowerfield Art Centre, Portstewart



Fun with Flowers

Monday 13 January to 16 March, 7-9pm

Cost: £55 full, £50 concession

Elaine Taylor demonstrates wonderful tips on floristry technique and design. Participants will be encouraged to be really creative with their flower arranging in this course suitable for absolute beginners to advanced level. Ask for the ‘Starter Kit Check List’ when enrolling for this class.


U3A Mixed Media Painting Classes

Monday 13 January to 13 April (no class 17 February and 16 March), 10.30am-12.30pm

OR
Wednesday 15 January to 8 April (no class 12 February), 10.30am-12.30pm
Cost: £80 – To book, contact info@causewayu3a.co.uk

An enjoyable painting course for people of all abilities in a supportive and friendly environment.


Yoga

Wednesday 15 January to 25 March (no class 19 February),

7.30-9pm Cost: £65

Join yoga tutor Elaine Mullan for this 10 week course in which you’ll learn the ancient art of yoga. Learn to live in the moment and nourish your mind, body and breath as you move mindfully and gently in a relaxed and friendly environment. Please bring a blanket and wear comfortable clothing.

Max 14 places.


Enrolment:

  • enrolment opens for all courses is on Tuesday 17 December from 9.30am in person or by telephone
  • Just call the reception desk on 028 7083 1400 to book and pay by phone or pop in to pay at the counter.


Painting for Pleasure

Wednesday 15 January to 18 March, 7-9pm Evening Class

OR Thursday 16 January to 19 March, 2-4pm Day Class

Cost: £55 full, £50 concession

Designed for beginners and improvers, learn new painting techniques or improve your skills working in watercolour, oils or acrylics. Bring any materials you have to the first class and tutor Lorna Gough will advise on anything else you may need. Complete beginners should contact our reception team for the ‘Basic Equipment Checklist’ when enrolling.


Outreach Classes at Ballymoney Town Hall - Floristry

Floristry at Ballymoney Town Hall

Saturday 18 January, 10.30am-12.30pm

Rose Posy arrangement with a twist - A step by step workshop to create an all-round rose arrangement with a twist of willow work.

OR Saturday 22 February, 10.30am-12.30pm

Modern Table Centre arrangments - A step by step workshop to create a modern table centre arrangement with some Ikebana design elements,

OR Saturday 14 March, 10.30am-12.30pm

Spring Woodland arrangement - A step by step workshop to create a spring woodland arrangement using natural materials to create texture and spring flowers.

You can sign up for one, two or all of these fabulous workshops with florist Heather Colvin, where you will experiment with different themes, structures and form to create unique and beautiful floral arrangements.

Cost: £20 full, £18 concession
Enrolment opens on Tuesday 17 December from 9.30am. You can book by debit/credit card or cash at our reception in person or call us on 02870831400. Cash payments only can also be taken at Ballymoney Town Hall.


Outreach Classes at Ballymoney Town Hall- Calligraphy

CALLIGRAPHY

Monday 20 January to 30 March, 2-4pm (no class on 2 March)

Cost: £45 full, £40 concession

Calligraphy artist Janet Millar teaches this popular course suitable for all abilities. Discover the art of calligraphy and create handwritten jewels to treasure. You’ll learn techniques such as basic strokes, letter grouping, layout, planning verse lines, space fillers and simple borders.

Calligraphy supplies are not provided, however, there will be information and advice in what to purchase that will be of use throughout the classes or if you have your own pens please feel free to bring them with you.

To enrol using a credit card please contact the Receptionist at Flowerfield Arts Centre T: 028 7083 1400 or call down in person to pay by card or cash from Tuesday 16th Dec

Cash/cheque payments can still be made at Ballymoney Town Hall.


Clay Nights, Clay Days

Clay Nights - Monday 20 January to 23 March, 6-9pm

Clay Days - Tuesday 21 January to 24 March, 10.30am-1.30pm

Cost: £112 full, £100 concession (Ease the fee and pay in two instalments of £56 x 2 or £50 x 2)

A fantastic course with Lorna Noble introducing participants to sculptural, hand-built ceramics and how to throw on the potter’s wheel. Techniques are demonstrated to help you develop your pottery skills. Materials including clay and basic slips/stains and glazes are provided. Beginners and more experienced students welcome.

Your kit: Please bring a large lidded plastic box to carry and protect your work, a hand towel and a basic tool kit, which is available in our Gift Shop to purchase.


Outreach Classes at Ballymoney Town Hall - Patchwork

Beginners Patchwork: Monday 20 January to 30 March (no class 2 March), 7-9pm

Improvers Patchwork: Tuesday 21 January to 31 March (no class 3 March), 7-9pm

Cost: £55 full, £50 concession

Join patchwork expert Anne Rickerby for these enjoyable courses in this wonderful heritage craft. Learn new skills or develop your existing patchwork skills.

Please bring your own materials and projects to work on.



Patchwork Class - Fully Booked

Patchwork 1 - Tuesday 21 January to 24 March, 2-4.30pm

Patchwork 2 - Wednesday 22 January to 25 March, 2-4.30pm

The Flowerfield Patchwork Class is now fully booked.

Cost: £55 full, £50 concession

Our continued patchwork course with Anne Rickerby for those with more advanced skills. Bring your kit (pencil, paper scissors, thread, fabric scraps and a ruler) and a sewing machine.

Enrolment:

  • enrolment opens for Flowerfield Patchwork Classes only on Monday 16 December from 9.30am in person or by telephone.
  • enrolment opens for all other Flowerfield Courses and Outreach Courses on Tuesday 17 December from 9.30am in person or by telephone

Just call the reception desk on 028 7083 1400 to book and pay by phone or pop in to pay at the counter.



Outreach Classes at Ballymoney Town Hall- Painting For Pleasure

Wednesday 22 January to 1 April, 10.30am-12.30pm / Beginners (no class on 4 March)

Wednesday 22 January to 1 April, 7-9pm / Improved (no class on 4 March)

Cost: £55 full, £50 concession

Very popular painting courses for adults with experienced tutor Freda McKeown. Designed for both beginners and advanced, you’ll experiment with various techniques and subject matter. Please bring your own materials – if in doubt, call us on 02870831400.

To enrol using a credit card please contact the Receptionist at Flowerfield Arts Centre T: 028 7083 1400 or call down in person to pay by card or cash. Cash/cheque payments can still be made at Ballymoney Town Hall. Registration opens 17th December at 9.30am


Creative Writing

Wednesday 22 January to 25 March, 7-9pm

Cost: £55 full, £50 concession

Professional writer Anne McMaster hosts this wonderful course for both budding and experienced writers, providing group support, inspiration and encouragement. On the final evening of 25 March, friends, family members and fellow writers are invited to join the group for what has now become a regular seasonal highlight as Flowerfield Writers present ‘Spring Voices’ - an evening of new writing.

Enrolment:

  • enrolment opens for all courses is on Tuesday 17 December from 9.30am in person or by telephone
  • Just call the reception desk on 028 7083 1400 to book and pay by phone or pop in to pay at the counter.



Saturday Animation Club for 14 -18 year olds

Saturday 8 February to 14 March, 11am-1pm

Cost: £45 To book, click here

A brilliant six-week pilot animation course with Charlie, our FabLab specialist and Corrina Askin, award-winning illustrator and animator. Inspired by our Cine Animate film programme and due to demand from interested young people, we are delighted to present this unique course which will look at drawing and animation techniques, storylines and character development inspired by film and manga, using animation digital programmes and our media suite.



Clay School

Clay School for 8-12 yrs

Saturday 15 February for 3 weeks, 10.30am-12.30pm

Cost: £30 including all pottery materials. To book, click here

Kids are invited to join professional potter Fiona to explore a range of techniques each week in a fun and relaxed environment. They’ll work on exciting air drying clay projects and will complete Clay School with a number of mini-masterpieces as well as making new friends along the way. Getting creative with clay is fun and also improves their creativity, self-expression, collaboration skills, confidence and manual dexterity.

10 places maximum, please make sure your child wears clothes you won’t mind getting a bit messy!


St Patrick's Day Fun

Saturday 14 March

10.30am-12 noon for ages 3-5 yrs /
10am-12noon for ages 6-10 yrs
Cost: £10

A chance for your little ones to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with some fantastic themed arts and crafts, from leprechauns to clovers to pots of gold, led by our professional tutors.


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