Our Summer Workshop Event is Coming!

Due to the success of our Christmas Workshop Event, we are presenting another set of sessions with adults AND kids in mind.

I’ve put together a bit more information for you below…

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Arabella Walker - Wire and Bead Trees

Arabella will provide everything you need to make beautiful wire trees. She’ll guide you through the techniques she uses to make these incredibly popular trinkets from her exhibit at the ‘Young Contemporaries 2019’ show in May.

One hour sessions. 10am-11am, 11:15am-12:15pm, 12:45pm-1:45pm, 2pm-3pm

Price: £10

Click here to book your place.

[Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult due to the techniques and tools used}

Deb Langner of ‘Drawn and Fired’ - Piggy Banks

Deb will be helping you to make ceramic, animal money banks; either piggy banks, or a different animal, if you choose to! There will be a choice of white gloss glaze or transparent gloss glaze.

One hour sessions. 10am-11am, 11:15am-12:15pm, 12:45pm-1:45pm, 2pm-3pm

Price: £12

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Please Note: There will be a 4-6 week wait for drying, glazing and firing the finished item.

[Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult due to the techniques and tools used}

Martha Bramwell - Coil Pots

Martha will be showing you a slightly different technique in ceramics by making coil pots and vases and planters.

One hour sessions. 10am-11am, 11:15am-12:15pm, 12:45pm-1:45pm, 2pm-3pm

Price:£12

Click here to book your place.

Please Note: There will be a 4-6 week wait for drying, glazing and firing the finished item.

[Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult due to the techniques and tools used]

Petitbooche - Felt Wall Banners

Make your very own summer themed felt pennant banner to brighten up your home. Choice of designs and both sewn and glued options available. Jonathan of Petitbooche says, “This workshop is suitable for both littles and bigs alike, but all littles must have a big with them!”

One hour sessions. 10am-11am, 11:15am-12:15pm, 12:45pm-1:45pm, 2pm-3pm

Price:£10

Click here to book your place.

[Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult due to the techniques and equipment used}

Ray Castleton - Introduction to Writing

West Studio based playwright and actor Ray Castleton offers a writing workshop which shares a simple technique he uses to "get past the blank page" to write "history for performance". It is also a technique that can get you started on novels, short stories etc.

All you need to join in is a pen/pencil and a note book and bring the story of how your parents met, where and in what year.

One hour session: 11:15am - 12:15pm

Price: £5 - with all proceeds going to the Alzheimers Society.

Click here to book your place.

[Please note that this workshop is Aged 14+]

Sparky Ink Studios - Stop-Motion Animation

Jane from Sparky Ink Studio will be guiding mini-sessions for Under 9’s and Over 9’s who would like to learn the basics of stop-motion animation and editing. Jane from Sparky Ink Studios says…

Films will be published and promoted on our social media and YouTube channel. Participants can also have the MP4 copy if they bring in a usb memory stick or I can make it available for them to view online and copy to their own PC.

…how exciting is that?! You can share your animation with your friends and family.

Under 9’s: 45 minute session £7.50

  • 10.00am-10.45am (1 child), 11.15am-12.00pm (1 child), 12:30pm-1.15pm (1 child), 1.30pm-2.15pm (1 child)

Over 9’s: 1 hour session £12.00

  • 10.00am-11.00am (2 places available), 11.15am-12.15pm (2 places available), 12.30pm-1.30pm (2 places available), 1.30pm-2.30pm (2 places available)

Click here to book your place.

[Please Note: Adults responsible for the children attending must stay in West Studios whilst the workshop is running.]

Sombrero Printmaking - Lino Printed Cards

Dave from Sombrero Printmaking will be guiding you through the process of lino printing. He said participants of his workshop will be able to “design, carve and print a design (approximately 5x5 inches) which you'll be able to re-use afterwards. You'll be able to print it onto cards or paper at home.”

90 minute sessions:  10am-11.30am, 11.45am-1.15pm, 1.30pm-3.00pm.

Click here to book your place.

[Under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult due to the techniques and tools used]

So there we have it! Loads to choose from. Please remember to book early to avoid disappointment though…

See you on 17th August!