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There will be a series of half day or one day courses being held throughout the Autumn term. These courses will run on Saturdays as well as mid-week. Venues are yet to be confirmed but more information can be found by frequently visiting this website page. 

New courses will be added as and when they become available so keep checking. You can also request to be kept informed via our mailing list, e-mail as well as postal.

So, if you are looking to try out a new hobby or interest and are reluctant to commit to an 8 week course for fear of not liking it, FEAR no more. What have you got to lose? 

Mixed Media

Mixed media is a term used to describe artworks composed from a combination of different media or materials.

There are those of us who are curious to see how different mediums will work together; you can develop a completely different work of art when using a variety of mixed media techniques. 

During this one day course you will create an:

Altered Book 

Altered books have been defined as “any book, old or new that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art.” 

This art form uses hard backed books and many mixed media techniques to turn an average book into a unique work of art. Creating altered books is something anyone can do because there are no rules and your only limitation is your own imagination. You might cut niches, add pictures or images, draw, paint, chalk, add fibre, ribbon, lace, ephemera, beads - or anything you want. The materials can be sourced from around the house and with a few pointers you can learn to integrate these found objects in new ways that allow you to fully explore and express your creativity. 

Mixed Media

Patchwork & quilting

Patchwork is a form of needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design. The larger design is usually based on repeating patterns built up with different fabric shapes (which can be different colours). Patchwork is most often used to make quilts, but it can also be used to make bags, wall-hangings, warm jackets, cushion covers, skirts, waistcoats and other items of clothes. Some textile artists work with patchwork, often combining it with embroidery and other forms of stitchery. 

During this one day Workshop you will experiment with colour and pattern to create a patchwork block that can be pieced together to make either a cushion cover, table runner or lap quilt.  Sewing machines will be supplied but you need to bring your own fabric, thread and basic sewing equipment as well as a cutting mat and ruler. Suitable for complete beginners or learners familiar with the basic skills used in patchwork.  






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