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Workshops at the MWAC - printed: Fri 26th May 17
WORKSHOP
Tue 11th Apr 17
Thu 13th Apr 17
STARTS 10am
OPEN to Teens in Powys
Sculpteen 2017
Following the brilliant results by the team of '16 we are running a 3 day Sculpture workshop during the Easter holidays with Sculpture Cymru chairman Glenn Morris.
The first 8 young people to register will have the opportunity to learn professional techniques and be involved in making 2 permanent full size sculptures for outdoor display. They will work with armatures, resins and glass fibre, using student's own drawings, maquettes to the final life size pieces in paper and concrete mix. The finished pieces will be developed from students drawings and the concrete and paper based sculptures currently on exhibition in Newtown Market Hall. This project has been funded by Arts Council Wales and the National Lottery. Attendance is free for 11-19 year old living in Powys.

WORKSHOP
Sat 17th Jun 17
Sun 18th Jun 17
STARTS 10am - 4pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Glenn Morris Stone-carving Workshop
Glenn is an experienced, trained teacher with an international reputation. He is a leading member of Sculpture Cymru, his works, predominantly in stone can be seen at MWAC.

This is a 2 day course costing £200 including all tools and a basic piece of stone.
All equipment including power tools, safety and lifting gear is provided.
(Note: please allow time for us to source stone for certain specific projects which will be charged at reasonable rates).Students are able to work in a variety of stones including marble, limestone, springstone, serpentine and alabaster.

Areas covered: Sourcing stone, planning work, tools, types of stone, safety equipment,basic techniques and a look at other sculptors work.
Carving: carving a relief and carving in the round. Maquettes and scaling up.
Concepts of direct carving, developing studentís ideas, finishing and mounting.

A delicious lunch and tea and coffee are provided. Accommodation is available at the centre at reasonable rates.

Booking essential.

info@midwalesarts.org.uk / 01686 688369

WORKSHOP
Sun 18th Jun 17
Mon 19th Jun 17
STARTS 10am
OPEN to PUBLIC
Building A Kiln With Jo Finch
Jo Finch is a national treasure when it comes to kiln building. We first came across him on a visit to Meri Wells' studio and saw the amazing wood burning kiln he built for her. Inspired by the wonderful possibilities for creating larger work, sculpture and surface firing effects we have asked him to build a kiln here at Mid Wales Arts.
Jo has ceramics in his blood, he was apprenticed to his father for 4 years at Winchcombe pottery before starting out on his own. He now has an international reputation and has built kilns as far away as New Zealand and India, he is in demand all over the world
This is a 2 day course which should equip you with the knowledge and confidence to design and build a gas and wood soda kiln and a small Raku kiln. Reasonably priced accommodation and excellent food are available on site. Cost for 2 days £100
Contact info@midwalesarts.org.uk/ 01686 688369 for a booking form asap


WORKSHOP
Sat 1st Jul 17
Sat 1st Jul 17
STARTS 10am-4pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Lino Cutting - Jeb Nichols
This course will give you the opportunity to learn lino cutting techniques from a practising professional artist and then give you the opportunity to experiment with overlaying designs using 2 or more colours.
Jeb is a talented, practising artist, printmaker and experienced teacher who is in demand to run courses throughout the UK. Suitable for all abilities, this will be a fun day encouraging you to combine drawing, imagination and design and explore ways of using this traditional printing method.

Linocut is a traditional relief printing method in which pieces of lino are cut away using special carving tools to create a design. The lino block/s are then inked up using a roller, and printed onto paper either by hand or using a traditional printing press.
£50 per person based on 8 people to include all materials for the day. A healthy organic buffet lunch can be provided for £7.50 Accommodation also available at the centre at reasonable prices for those from further afield. This is a popular course, booking essential.


WORKSHOP
Sun 9th Jul 17
Sun 9th Jul 17
STARTS 10am-4pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Artistic Blacksmithing Courses With Spike Blackhurst
This practical course is suitable for beginners age 16 and over. All tools, materials and safety equipment will be provided. Attendees are asked to wear working clothes and stout footwear. After covering health and safety procedures in the forge tools and equipment will be explained and you will be shown how to light and use the forge.
You will have the opportunity to work on an anvil and learn how to manipulate metal using a variety of techniques. You will practice these techniques, learn how to forge hooks and pokers etc and then you will be able to use all these processes to create your own forged metal artwork
Group size is never more than six at one time to ensure personal attention.

One day workshops will take place on July 8th and 9th and August 12th and 13th 2017.
Cost £100 per day.
Contact Cathy on 07970671819 or info@midwalesarts.org.uk to book a place
for group and individual bookings

Tea and Coffee will be provided.


WORKSHOP
Fri 28th Jul 17
Fri 25th Aug 17
STARTS 10am
OPEN to PUBLIC
Children's Summer Holiday Workshops
A varied programme of fun activities for children 7-12 years. Run by professional artists and experienced teachers in the art studio every Friday during school summer holidays.
Activities will include clay, wire sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking and textiles.
Artists will include Sara Philpott, Nicky Arscott and Cathy Knapp
£17.50 per child(family rates).
These are popular courses and early booking is advised.
e mail cathy@midwalesarts.org.uk for a booking form or ring 01686 688369 to enqure

WORKSHOP
Thu 7th Sep 17
Thu 21st Dec 17
STARTS 10
OPEN to PUBLIC
Art For Well Being
Art for Well Being is a new Art Club to be held on Thursday mornings 10-12 in the accessible, well equipped studio at MWA.
There is an abundant variety of art materials, a relaxed, safe atmosphere, Pauline Forde, an experienced artist and therapist will lead the sessions, giving guidance, support, opportunity to express yourself in a free, creative way and have fun.
The group is aimed at individuals and carers who may be recovering or living with illness, either physical or psychological. Art for Well Being is offered to promote recovery, pleasure, diversion, achievement and ultimately an improved sense of well-being.
Art making can result in feelings of empowerment and inner peace through expression.

Enquiries and Booking: Please call Pauline on 07531 713272 / pauline@fordeassociates.co.uk
or info@midwalesarts.org.uk

There is a maximum of 8 people per session so booking is essential.

Collectively the workshops are designed to explore materials and techniques and develop different aspects of your creative self. Basic art materials are supplied and included in the cost, however, for large clay art pieces, there may be an extra charge for firing and glazing.

Please remember to wear old clothes!

WORKSHOP
Sat 23rd Sep 17
Sat 23rd Sep 17
STARTS 10am-4pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Water-silk-paper
You will experiment with drawing and painting techniques on different qualities of paper and silk. Ruth Kirkby and Cathy Knapp will share professional techniques that can be transferred and developed in either medium.
Ruth won the RHS award for her series of paintings of Irises in 2016. She and Cathy are both experienced teachers with a love of learning, encouraging experimentation and pushing the boundaries.
Cost of the day £50 to include basic materials.
A healthy buffet lunch and tea and coffee through the day £7.50
Contact 07970671819 or e mail cathy@midwalesarts.org.uk for a booking form



 

WORKSHOP
Sat 30th Sep 17
Sun 1st Oct 17
STARTS 10am - 4pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Pottery Weekend - Building On Form With Andy Warren
Due to the success of Andy Warren's Pottery Workshop in April we are delighted to offer another week end in 2017.

Andy has been making pots for over 40 years and is an experienced teacher. He will be giving a hands-on 2 day workshop suitable for all abilities. Over the 2 days you will have the opportunity to examine, discuss, study and practice various methods of forming shapes and build onto them to give a sculptural feel to your work. You will also use slips on leather hard pieces that will be fired and ready for collection 2 weeks' later. Cost for the two-day course is £110. A healthy, organic lunch is available for £7.50. Accommodation is available at the centre. Spaces are limited, so please book to avoid disappointment! To make a booking please contact info@midwalesarts.org.uk or ring 01686 688369.

One participant of the same course in 2016 said:

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and superb lunch over the weekend. I loved Andy's Pottery Workshop and the lovely setting. We will certainly be visiting you again.

WORKSHOP
Mon 8th Jul 24
Sat 8th Jul 17
STARTS 10 am
OPEN to PUBLIC
Artistic Blacksmithing Courses With Spike Blackhurst
This practical course is suitable for beginners age 16 and over. All tools, materials and safety equipment will be provided. Attendees are asked to wear working clothes and stout footwear. After covering health and safety procedures in the forge tools and equipment will be explained and you will be shown how to light and use the forge.
You will have the opportunity to work on an anvil and learn how to manipulate metal using a variety of techniques. You will practice these techniques, learn how to forge hooks and pokers etc and then you will be able to use all these processes to create your own forged metal artwork
Group size is never more than six at one time to ensure personal attention.

One day workshops will take place on July 8th and 9th and August 12th and 13th 2017.
Cost £100 per day.
Contact Cathy on 07970671819 or info@midwalesarts.org.uk to book a place
for group and individual bookings

Tea and Coffee will be provided.