Workshops

Classes & Workshops

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!


​Dancing Together Class Online

Dancing Together Class

Wednesday 16 June, 8pm

Via Facebook and Youtube @roevalleyarts and @flowerfieldarts

In connection with our Northern Lights Session featuring Latin music by Los Dramaticos on Thursday 17 June, 8pm, we are running a dancing together class where you can learn how to dance with a partner to enjoy the virtual concert!

Husband and wife dance partners, Tonya Sheina Batts and Steve Batts of @echoechodance will give you some simple tips and pointers to help you have fun moving together. You can have a go with a dance partner in your home or bubble. If you don't have a dance partner, don't worry, you can still join in and learn some tips to enjoy dancing solo to the concert.

Watch and learn from the comfort of your own home and get ready for a great evening of Latin music and movement!

Photo credit: Olga Bedikyan


Have a Go Pottery for Beginners SOLD OUT

Saturday 19 June
10.30am-12.30pm
Tutor: Fiona Shannon
Session: Strictly for beginners

SOLD OUT


In this beginners throwing class, you'll learn the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel including centre-ing. opening out and pulling up. Professional ceramicist Fiona Shannon will demonstrate the basics of throwing and help you get to grips with important basics. You'll pick three if the items that you have made which will be fired and glazed to be collected at an arranged later date.

The cost of £45 includes all materials and two kiln firings.

Please bring an apron to wear, an old towel and mask along with any refreshments of your own you may wish to consume.



To help us keep you and our team safe, please adhere to the following Covid Safety measures:

*Max 5 students per class to adhere to 2 metre social distancing in the classroom

*All participants will have their own table and equipment so no one has to share.

*Please wear a mask in all communal areas including reception, galleries, corridors and bathrooms.

*You are not required to wear a mask during the class however if you feel more comfortable wearing one you are welcome to do so.

*The class tutor will be wearing either a facemask/visor and hand sanitiser stations will be provided.

**Your details may be passed on to the Public Health Agency if requested to aid their track & Trace.



Flowerfield Writers Online Course

Wednesday 23 June to 11 August
7.15-9.15pm weekly via zoom (a link will be sent to all participants prior to first session)
Tutor: Anne McMaster
Cost: £45.00

Join writers from all over Northern Ireland in a lively and inspiring 8-week course that explores all aspects of writing - from finding your own writing voice and responding to creative prompts to exploring publication opportunities for your particular genre and preparing your work for submission to competitions, journals and anthologies.

The group meets each Wednesday night online (7.15pm-9.15pm) for practical writing sessions, discussions and feedback on their work. A weekly creative writing worksheet will also be emailed out to each writer - offering prompts, writing tips and submission opportunities. A facebook group is also created for those who wish to share inspiration and writings via this forum.


Summer Solstice Ceramics

Thursday 24 (10am-2pm), Friday 25 (10am-2pm) & Saturday 26 June (10am-1pm)

Tutor: Lorna Noble

Cost: £125 (includes all materials and kiln firings)

Max 5 participants

As part of our ARTbeat Arts & Wellness Initiative, join professional ceramicist Lorna Noble for this unique three-part ceramics course celebrating the Summer Solstice by making unique handmade therapeutic items for your home. Over the three sessions, participants will make tea lights, oil burners, you will throw sun platters and make flower vases. Sessions may include some work outside on our patio in the beautiful surroundings of Flowerfield Park.

Please bring an apron to wear, an old towel and mask along with any refreshments of your own you may wish to consume.


To help us keep you and our team safe, please adhere to the following Covid Safety measures:

*Max 5 students per class to adhere to 2 metre social distancing in the classroom

*All participants will have their own table and equipment so no one has to share.

*Please wear a mask in all communal areas including reception, galleries, corridors and bathrooms.

*You are not required to wear a mask during the class however if you feel more comfortable wearing one you are welcome to do so.

*The class tutor will be wearing either a facemask/visor and hand sanitiser stations will be provided.

**Your details may be passed on to the Public Health Agency if requested to aid their track & Trace.




Tree and Tide Downhill Beach Walk

Tree and Tide Downhill Beach Walk

Friday 25th June, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Cost: £6

We all know that being outdoors does us good but now there is a wealth of science to back up the mental health benefits of being outside. Join Deborah Mullan, from Tree & Tide for an experience of nature that leaves you still in mind and steady in heart.

Join us down at Downhill Beach as part of our ArtBeat Initiative as we learn how to slow down, be present to ourselves and nature and learn how to manage our stress and anxiety better. We’ll explore the beach and rocks together and engage creatively with what the beach has to offer. You’ll leave refreshed, energised and with some simple tools to help you in every day life.

Please note that this activity will be going ahead unless there are weather warnings so rain jackets are a must.

Tree & Tide is a Mental Health & Wellbeing company helping people feel better through Personal Therapy, Outdoor Natural Mindfulness sessions and online courses. We help people increase their capacity to handle the hard things in life, and also to savour the good stuff.

Deborah Mullan owns and manages Tree & Tide. She initially trained and worked as a Physiotherapist in the NHS before re-training as an Accredited Psychotherapist. She has has helped countless clients in her Private Practice find ways to deal with difficult places in life, manage their emotions, and experience more peace and joy. Combining her love of nature with recent neuroscience, Deborah takes groups into beautiful outdoor locations for an experience that recalibrates the nervous system and leaves the mind and heart at ease.

You can find out more about Tree & Tide and Deborah at www.treeandtide.com or on Instagram @treeandtideni.


Simple Ceramics for the Summer Table

Saturday 3 July
10.30am-12.30pm
Tutor: Fiona Shannon
max 5 participants


This workshop is specifically designed for beginners; participants will learn how to create a range of hand built pots using a stoneware clay. In this exciting hand building workshop you will learn how to hand roll, form and decorate a range of pots suitable for a beautiful summer table. Fiona will demonstrate how to create stunning simple ceramic mini dishes, centrepiece plates and small cake stands, perfect to enjoy some home baked treats. Participants can choose to create two of their own unique ceramic centrepieces (plate/cake stand or cheese board) as well as two mini pots which will then be fired and glazed for you, to be collected at a later date.

The cost of £45 includes all materials and two kiln firings.

Please bring an apron to wear, an old towel and mask along with any refreshments of your own you may wish to consume.


Covid Safety measures:

*Max 5 students per class to adhere to 2 metre social distancing in the classroom

*All participants will have their own table and equipment so no one has to share.

*Please wear a mask in all communal areas including reception, galleries, corridors and bathrooms.

*You are not required to wear a mask during the class however if you feel more comfortable wearing one you are welcome to do so.

*The class tutor will be wearing either a facemask/visor and hand sanitiser stations will be provided.

**Your details may be passed on to the Public Health Agency if requested to aid their track & Trace.


Hanging Garden Planter Ceramics

Saturday 10 July
10.30am-12.30pm
Tutor: Fiona Shannon
Max 5 participants

This workshop is specifically designed for beginners/intermediates; participants will learn how to create hand-built ceramics hanging planters. Fiona will demonstrate how to create a number of different hanging planters. Participants will create two of their own unique hanging planters and other small garden ceramics including one mini bud vase and ceramic flowers which will then be fired/glazed for you (to be collected at a later date).

The cost of £45 includes all materials and kiln firing.

Please bring an apron to wear, an old towel and mask along with any refreshments of your own you may wish to consume.


Covid Safety measures:

*Max 5 students per class to adhere to 2 metre social distancing in the classroom

*All participants will have their own table and equipment so no one has to share.

*Please wear a mask in all communal areas including reception, galleries, corridors and bathrooms.

*You are not required to wear a mask during the class however if you feel more comfortable wearing one you are welcome to do so.

*The class tutor will be wearing either a facemask/visor and hand sanitiser stations will be provided.

*Your details may be passed on to the Public Health Agency should they enquire to aid Track & Trace.



Parklife Watercolour for 7-12 years

Thursday 15 & Friday 16 July

11am-1pm

Tutor: Elaine Harkness

Cost: 10.00

Max 10 participants

*This workshop will take place on our terrace and in Flowerfield Park*

Budding artists will learn fantastic watercolour painting techniques with professional artist Elaine Harkness. Exploring the natural environment of Flowerfield Park, participants will gather natural materials, sketch and paint to finish completed mounted artworks at the end of the second session.


Twit Twoo Ceramics for 7-12 years SOLD OUT

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 July

10.30am-1pm

Tutor: Lorna Noble

Age: 7-12 years

Max 5 participants

**SOLD OUT**

In this two part ceramics course young potters will make owl inspired earthenware bowls, bark bowls and marvellous vases, using sculptural and hand-building techniques. Please make sure your child wears clothes you won’t mind getting a bit messy as they will be working with clay and paint.


Cushendun Writing Workshop and Trail

Saturday 24 July
10.30am-2.30pm
Tutor: Bernie McGill
Cost: £25.00
Max 10 participants

As part of our Causeway Creative Trails exploring culture and arts across the borough, join facilitator Bernie McGill for a writing workshop with a difference, featuring a walking trail that explores the literary links in the historic conservation village of Cushendun. The workshop will offer prompts and writing exercises to initiate ideas and will use as inspiration the work of writers with associations with the village including Louis MacNeice, Moira O’Neill and John Masefield. Participants will have the option to find a spot outdoors to write, weather permitting, or at a social distance indoors in the beautifully refurbished Old Church Centre. The group will come together to share work.

  • Dress for the weather and in comfortable walking shoes and bring writing materials.
  • There are a number of places in the village available for lunch, or bring a packed lunch along.
  • Meet at Cushendun Old Church at 10.30am.

Bernie McGill is the author of two novels: The Watch House (nominated for the Ireland European Union Prize for Literature in 2019) and The Butterfly Cabinet (named by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes as his novel of the year in 2012). Her collection of short stories, Sleepwalkers, was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize in 2014. Her work has been published in the UK, the US and in translation in Italy and the Netherlands. Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies Her Other Language, Belfast Stories, The Long Gaze Back, The Glass Shore and Female Lines. She was Writing Fellow with the Royal Literary Fund at Queen’s University, Belfast from 2018-2020. Her new short story collection This Train is For will be published by No Alibis Press in 2022.


Jewellery Design: Silver Stacked Rings

Saturday 31 July
10am-4pm
Tutor: Diane Lyness
Cost: £50
Max 7 participants

Spend a day of fun and make a pair of silver stacking rings under the guidance of goldsmith Diane Lyness. Each participant will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques such as piercing, soldering, shaping, texturing and polishing to create a beautiful pair of rings to take home. No previous experience is required. All you need to bring is an apron and bundles of enthusiasm!

**Each participant will have their own materials and equipment**


To help us keep you and our team safe, please adhere to the following Covid Safety measures:

*Max 7 students per class to adhere to 2 metre social distancing in the classroom

*All participants will have their own table and equipment so no one has to share.

*Please wear a mask in all communal areas including reception, galleries, corridors and bathrooms.

*You are not required to wear a mask during the class however if you feel more comfortable wearing one you are welcome to do so.

*The class tutor will be wearing either a facemask/visor and hand sanitiser stations will be provided.

**Your details may be passed on to the Public Health Agency if requested to aid their track & Trace.




Tree and Tide Whiterocks Beach Walk

Tree and Tide Whiterocks Beach Walk

Friday 20th August, 12pm - 1pm

Cost: £6

We all know that being outdoors does us good but now there is a wealth of science to back up the mental health benefits of being outside. Join Deborah Mullan, from Tree & Tide for an experience of nature that leaves you still in mind and steady in heart.

Join us down at The Whiterocks Beach as part of our ArtBeat Initiative as we learn how to slow down, be present to ourselves and nature and learn how to manage our stress and anxiety better. We’ll explore the beach and rocks together and engage creatively with what the beach has to offer. You’ll leave refreshed, energised and with some simple tools to help you in every day life.

Please note that this activity will be going ahead unless there are weather warnings so rain jackets are a must.

Tree & Tide is a Mental Health & Wellbeing company helping people feel better through Personal Therapy, Outdoor Natural Mindfulness sessions and online courses. We help people increase their capacity to handle the hard things in life, and also to savour the good stuff.

Deborah Mullan owns and manages Tree & Tide. She initially trained and worked as a Physiotherapist in the NHS before re-training as an Accredited Psychotherapist. She has has helped countless clients in her Private Practice find ways to deal with difficult places in life, manage their emotions, and experience more peace and joy. Combining her love of nature with recent neuroscience, Deborah takes groups into beautiful outdoor locations for an experience that recalibrates the nervous system and leaves the mind and heart at ease.

You can find out more about Tree & Tide and Deborah at www.treeandtide.com or on Instagram @treeandtideni.



Jewellery Design: Silver Necklace or Earrings

Saturday 21 August
10am-4pm
Tutor: Diane Lyness
Cost: 50.00 (includes all materials)

Design and make a unique Silver necklace or earrings under the guidance of goldsmith Diane Lyness. Each participant will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques such as piercing, soldering, shaping, texturing and polishing to create a beautiful piece of jewellery to take home. No previous experience is required. All you need to bring is an apron and bundles of enthusiasm!

*Each participant will have their own equipment and materials*


To help us keep you and our team safe, please adhere to the following Covid Safety measures:

*Max 7 students per class to adhere to 2 metre social distancing in the classroom

*All participants will have their own table and equipment so no one has to share.

*Please wear a mask in all communal areas including reception, galleries, corridors and bathrooms.

*You are not required to wear a mask during the class however if you feel more comfortable wearing one you are welcome to do so.

*The class tutor will be wearing either a facemask/visor and hand sanitiser stations will be provided.

**Your details may be passed on to the Public Health Agency if requested to aid their track & Trace.



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