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Workshops at the MWAC - printed: Sat 23rd Jun 18
WORKSHOP
Sat 9th Jun 18
Sun 10th Jun 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 and there is an experienced assistant on hand.
Further workshops will take place on 7th & 8th July and 11th & 12th August.
We are taking bookings for 2018 and gift vouchers for this course are now available.
Cost 125 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 29th Jun 18
Sun 29th Apr 18
STARTS 10.00am
OPEN to PUBLIC
Pottery And Woodburning Kiln Weekends: Various Dates
This is an exciting new opportunity for you to understand how a wood burning kiln works and make your own work to fire in it. Taught by potter Carine Van Gestel.

This is a two day course and will ideally entail a second weekend so that your work can dry and be ready to fire. We will start the day by inspecting, bricking up and igniting a packed kiln, which will be alight for approx 12 hours. While we are firing you will be able to use hand building techniques or a wheel to experiment and then make your own final piece. You will be encouraged to use suitable slip and glazes to decorate your work. We will take turns to keep the fire burning during the day.
If you are able to stay until 10 pm on Saturday you will have observed the complete process of operating a wood burning kiln.
Hopefully you will book a second weekend when you can fire your own work as well as making further pieces.
Cost for the weekend: 120 includes all materials and firing. Coffee & Tea throughout the day. Great accommodation and healthy food available at the centre. To book contact: info@midwalesarts.org.uk 07970671819/01686 688369



29th -30th June
29th -30th September

WORKSHOP
Sat 7th Jul 18
Sat 7th Jul 18
STARTS 10am
OPEN to PUBLIC
Lettering With Lino Workshop
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.
55 per person based on 8 people to include all materials for the day. A healthy organic buffet lunch can be provided for 8 Accommodation also available at the centre at reasonable prices for those from further afield. This is a popular course, booking essential.

WORKSHOP
Fri 27th Jul 18
Fri 24th Aug 18
STARTS 10.00am - 16.00pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Children's Summer Holiday Workshops
Following the success of previous years we are running a varied programme of fun activities for children 7-12 years that are designed to encourage your child to develop their imagination. The theme running through these all of these workshops will be 'Fantastic Folk'. We will encourage children to develop their own creative voice as well as using Welsh Folklore and the natural world as inspiration.
Run by professional artists and experienced teachers in the art studio every Friday 10-4pm. during school summer holidays. 27th July, 3rd 10th 17th and 24th August.
Activities will include clay, wire sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking and textiles.
Artists will include Sara Philpott, Nicky Arscott, Amy Sterly and Cathy Knapp assisted by Carla Owen
18.50 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
Wed 1st Aug 18
Wed 29th Aug 18
STARTS 10am
OPEN to PUBLIC
Sculpteen 18
For our 4th year running Mid Wales Arts will hold a series of Sculpture workshops for teenagers during the Summer holidays.

We will make good use of our facilities, using clay, wood, plaster and found objects to make an installation. Each days work will be a complete component part so that you can come for all or some of the sessions.

This project will build on previous years activities. It will involve teamwork, be a lot of fun, allow students to develop and work to their individual strengths and work collaboratively with professional sculptors.
Every Wednesday during August:. 1st-8th-15th-22nd-29th. 10-4. Students should bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes.