Workshops

Classes & Workshops

5-WEEK THROWING COURSE FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS: SERIES 5

Series 5: Wednesday 22 May–19 June | 10.30am–12.30pm

Cost: £145 full, £130 concession per series (includes all materials)
For 18+ Years

Learn the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel to create a variety of different pots, mugs and bowls. You’ll also learn turning techniques and how to add handles and feet. In the last week you will add colour to your pots using a variety of underglazes. Suitable for beginners – if you have previous experience, Fiona will help develop your skills and improve your techniques. Participants will use stoneware clay to make items to be fired and glazed with a clear glaze by the tutor and collected at a later date.


5-WEEK THROWING COURSE FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS: Series 7

Series 7: Thursday 23 May–20 June | 2.30-4.30pm

Cost: £145 full, £130 concession per series (includes all materials)

For 18+ Years

Learn the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel to create a variety of different pots, mugs and bowls. You’ll also learn turning techniques and how to add handles and feet. In the last week you will add colour to your pots using a variety of underglazes. Suitable for beginners – if you have previous experience, Fiona will help develop your skills and improve your techniques. Participants will use stoneware clay to make items to be fired and glazed with a clear glaze by the tutor and collected at a later date.


5-WEEK THROWING COURSE FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS: Series 8 - LIMITED AVAILABILTY

Series 8: Thursday 23 May–20 June | 7-9pm

Cost: £145 full, £130 concession per series (includes all materials)
For 18+ Years

Learn the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel to create a variety of different pots, mugs and bowls. You’ll also learn turning techniques and how to add handles and feet. In the last week you will add colour to your pots using a variety of underglazes. Suitable for beginners – if you have previous experience, Fiona will help develop your skills and improve your techniques. Participants will use stoneware clay to make items to be fired and glazed with a clear glaze by the tutor and collected at a later date.


​SCULPT A LIGHTHOUSE for 8–12 yrs - SOLD OUT

Saturday 1 June | 9.30–11am

Cost: £15

Ceramic Artist Fiona Shannon helps kids design and sculpt their very own Summer Lighthouse. Designed for beginners and improvers this class is a fun creative environment to get crafty using a range of clay techniques.

Participants will be using air dry clay so they can take creations home, paint it and let it dry naturally! Please bring a box to transport artworks safely.


SPRINGTIME WEEKEND WONDERS for 5-7 yrs - SOLD OUT

Saturday 1 June | 10am– 12noon

Cost: £9

Theme: Fairy Homes

Led by Linda Mulholland, children 5 - 7 years will dive into a Springtime creative whirlwind, experimenting with a mix of artistic materials and learning fantastic new techniques. Get ready for a blast of fun as they craft unique, awe-inspiring artwork.

Dress for messy!


GLASS MAKING: MAKE A FUSED GLASS PLATE - SOLD OUT

Saturday 1 June | 10am–1pm

Cost: £45 full, £40 concession

Natasha Duddy will teach glass cutting and glass grinding skills to help you create a mosaic-style plate using a combination of colours and patterns. Once fused, Natasha will transfer into moulds and re-fire to slump into plates for you to take home. No previous experience required. Please note, closed toe footwear must be worn for your own safety.


THREE PART COASTAL SKETCHBOOKS - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Saturday 1 June | Whiterocks Beach

Saturday 8 June | Castlerock Beach

Saturday 15 June | Flowerfield Studio 10.30am–1pm

Cost: £60 full, £55 concession
For 18+ Years

Embrace the summer by joining Heather Byrne at two of our most beautiful coastal locations to get inspired in creating wonderful creative sketchbooks. In Week One, you’ll visit Whiterocks Beach as a group, in Week Two, Castlerock Beach and in Week Three, the group will reconvene at Flowerfield. Using various mixed mediums, you will try different drawing techniques and exercises to encourage a looser style of drawing, capturing a feeling of ‘being’ in the landscape rather than a purely representational drawing. You’ll gain confidence and discover preferred processes and materials to enable you to work outdoors.


SCULPT A LIGHTHOUSE FOR ADULTS - LAST SPACE

Saturday 1 June | 11am–1pm

Cost: £40 full, £36 concession
For 18+ Years

Ceramic Artist Fiona Shannon you will design, sculpt and decorate your very own Summer Lighthouse to decorate your home. Designed for beginners and improvers this class will be a fun creative environment to get crafty using a range of clay techniques.


​SPRINGTIME WEEKEND WONDERS for 8–12 yrs - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Saturday 8 June | 10am– 12noon

Cost: £9

Theme: Colour Magic

Led by Linda Mulholland, children will dive into a Springtime creative whirlwind, experimenting with a mix of artistic materials and learning fantastic new techniques. Get ready for a blast of fun as they craft unique, awe-inspiring artwork.


STAINED GLASS (TIFFANY STYLE) TASTER WORKSHOP 2 - SOLD OUT

STAINED GLASS (TIFFANY STYLE) TASTER SESSION

Saturday 8 June | 10am–1pm | Cost: £55 full, £52 concession
For 18+ Years

Join Eleanor-Jane for a fun-filled half-day taster session to discover the art of Stained Glass Tiffany Style. You will learn how to design and structure your piece; cut glass, use a diamond grinder, apply and burnish copper foil, assemble and solder your pieces together including making and adding hooks (if you want to hang your finished project). E-J will guide you through the process and you will create a unique panel of glass art which you will take away on the day. This class is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experiences are also very welcome. All the tools and equipment, including gloves, aprons and safety goggles are provided. Please note, closed toe footwear must be worn for your own safety.


​STILL LIFE PAINTING

Thursday 13 June | 10am– 1pm

Cost: £25 full, £22 concession

Join artist Elaine Harkness for this vibrant, fun composition and still life workshop

Using oil paint to create a riot of colour, each participant will bring home an uplifting piece of your own art. Don’t worry if you have only had limited experience or are a complete beginner. All activities will have a relaxed and informal approach.

Painting materials will be provided. Please bring your own brushes if possible.



SPRINGTIME WEEKEND WONDERS for 5-7 yrs

Saturday 15 June |10am– 12noon

Cost: £9

Theme: Birds

Led by Linda Mulholland, children will dive into a Springtime creative whirlwind, experimenting with a mix of artistic materials and learning fantastic new techniques. Get ready for a blast of fun as they craft unique, awe-inspiring artwork.


​FATHER’S DAY ~ DRUMMING FOR DAD

Saturday 15 June | 10.00 –11.00am

Cost: £15 (dad + 1 child) £20 (dad + 2 children)

Stuck for an utterly genius Father’s Day present? Why not book them into this one-off drumming session especially designed for dad and kids! Dad and little ones can let loose with the sticks and skins and have an absolute blast doing it. Led by expert drummer and fun facilitator James, this will be the best, noisiest, most rock and roll Father’s Day present you can give. No drumming or musical experience needed here!


​THROWING FOR TEENS - HAVE A GO SESSION for 12-16 yrs - SOLD OUT

Saturday 15 June | 10am–12noon

Cost: £20 per session

‘Throw’ off some steam in this ‘have a go’ session, learning the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel in a relaxed and fun environment. Participants will learn how to make side plates and small dip pots and will get to pick their favourite three pots which will be fired to be collected at a later date.


FATHER'S DAY - DRUMMING FOR DAD

FATHER’S DAY ~ DRUMMING FOR DAD

Saturday 15 June | 11.30am–12.30pm

Cost: £15 (dad + 1 child) £20 (dad + 2 children)

Stuck for an utterly genius Father’s Day present? Why not book them into this one-off drumming session especially designed for dad and kids! This is the later of two available sessions. Dad and little ones can let loose with the sticks and skins and have an absolute blast doing it. Led by expert drummer and fun facilitator James, this will be the best, noisiest, most rock and roll Father’s Day present you can give. No drumming or musical experience needed here!


MUMS MEET AND MAKE: SUMMER SOLSTICE YOGA FOR MUMS

Thursday 20 June | 9.30-11am

Cost: £8

Embrace the Summer Solstice with Natasha (North Coast Yoga) in a joyful session blending relaxation, gentle movements, and connection alongside your little ones. This yoga session is suitable for mums who are at least 3 months postpartum and will be a gentle and mediative practice.


​SPRINGTIME WEEKEND WONDERS for 8–12 yrs

Saturday 22 June |10am– 12noon

Cost: £9

Theme: Fabric Collages

Led by Linda Mulholland, children will dive into a Springtime creative whirlwind, experimenting with a mix of artistic materials and learning fantastic new techniques. Get ready for a blast of fun as they craft unique, awe-inspiring artwork.


GLASS MAKING: ​MAKE A FUSED GLASS BIRD - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Saturday 29 June | 10.30am–12.30pm

Cost: £40 full, £36 concession

Glass artist Natasha Duddy helps you create two beautiful, fused glass birds on wire for flowerpot stakes; or on hooks to hang from your windows and enjoy the mesmerising colours. You will draw and cut two bird templates and decorate with colour combinations, using small cut glass, frits and stringers. During the fusing process wire will be attached to allow the birds to free stand or hang. An inspiring introduction to the fabulous world of glassmaking.


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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