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Workshops at the MWAC - printed: Wed 20th Sep 17
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. Encouraging your child to develop their imagination. Then theme running through these all of these workshops will be 'Imaginary Worlds'. We will encourage children to develop their own creative voice as well as using Welsh Folklore and Children's stories as inspiration.
Run by professional artists and experienced teachers in the art studio every Friday 10-4pm. 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).
Children should bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes.
These are popular courses and early booking is advised.
e mail cathy@midwalesarts.org.uk for a booking form or ring 01686 688369

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
Mon 25th Sep 17
Mon 30th Oct 17
STARTS 10
OPEN to PUBLIC
Art For Well Being
Art for Well Being is returning to MWAC after a succesful run last spring. This is a 6 week course with a session every Monday evening 7-9pm
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.

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

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

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
Thu 5th Oct 17
Fri 6th Oct 17
STARTS
OPEN to PUBLIC
Enamelling Onto Found Objects ' Recycled Art'
This workshop will encourage innovation and playfulness. We will use pre-enamelled plates, mugs and bowls etc (maximum size 28cm wide x 28cms deep x 22cms high.) These can purchase from hardware stores and second hand.
Various processes will be used to build up a complex/decorative surface including drawing, painting, enamel transfers and stamping.

Students are encouraged to bring examples of their work in any media as well as any source material they might like to develop during the workshop.

Elizabeth Turrell has an international reputation as an innovative enamel artist, lecturer and curator. She exhibits and teaches both national and internationally. Currently she runs her own studio and works collaboratively with visiting artists who wish to produce personal or commission work.

Cost 170 including basic materials
Reasonably priced accommodation available at the centre and a delicious homemade lunch can be provided at 7.50 per day

WORKSHOP
Sat 24th Mar 18
Sun 25th Mar 18
STARTS 10am-4pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Artistic Blacksmithing Courses With Spike Blackhurst
A practical course suitable for beginners age 16 and over. All tools, materials and safety equipment are 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.

We are taking bookings for 2018 and gift vouchers for this course are now available.
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.