Workshops

Classes & Workshops

PAINTING FOR PLEASURE AT SHESKBURN RECREATION CENTRE

Thursday 6 June for 5 weeks, ending 4 July, 7-9pm at SHESKBURN RECREATION CENTRE, Ballycastle
Cost: £35 full / £30 concession

Join artist Louie Winward for this popular course in Painting for Pleasure starting on Thursday 6 June and running weekly from 7-9pm. Informal and relaxed, this is a supportive group with mutual encouragement as you explore different subjects and techniques to develop your painting skills.

This course takes place in Sheskburn Recreation Centre - entrance is via the rear right door of the Recreation centre in the rear car park. Maximum 14 places. Online booking for this course ends on Wednesday 5 June at 12noon.


Enter promo code Concession on Eventbrite and click Apply to activate the discount at the online check out. Concession rates apply to students, those aged 65 years and older and those who are unwaged. Please note that you may be asked to supply your student ID or ID at the door of the event when presenting your concession ticket.



FATHER'S DAY - DRUMMING FOR DAD

Saturday 15 June | 11.30am–12.30pm

Cost: £15 (dad + 1 child) £20 (dad + 2 children)

Stuck for an utterly genius Father’s Day present? Why not book them into this one-off drumming session especially designed for dad and kids! This is the later of two available sessions. Dad and little ones can let loose with the sticks and skins and have an absolute blast doing it. Led by expert drummer and fun facilitator James, this will be the best, noisiest, most rock and roll Father’s Day present you can give. No drumming or musical experience needed here!


MUMS MEET AND MAKE: SUMMER SOLSTICE YOGA FOR MUMS

Thursday 20 June | 9.30-11am

Cost: £8

Embrace the Summer Solstice with Natasha (North Coast Yoga) in a joyful session blending relaxation, gentle movements, and connection alongside your little ones. This yoga session is suitable for mums who are at least 3 months postpartum and will be a gentle and mediative practice.


​SPRINGTIME WEEKEND WONDERS for 8–12 yrs

Saturday 22 June |10am– 12noon

Cost: £9

Theme: Fabric Collages

Led by Linda Mulholland, children will dive into a Springtime creative whirlwind, experimenting with a mix of artistic materials and learning fantastic new techniques. Get ready for a blast of fun as they craft unique, awe-inspiring artwork.


GLASS MAKING: ​MAKE A FUSED GLASS BIRD - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Saturday 29 June | 10.30am–12.30pm

Cost: £40 full, £36 concession

Glass artist Natasha Duddy helps you create two beautiful, fused glass birds on wire for flowerpot stakes; or on hooks to hang from your windows and enjoy the mesmerising colours. You will draw and cut two bird templates and decorate with colour combinations, using small cut glass, frits and stringers. During the fusing process wire will be attached to allow the birds to free stand or hang. An inspiring introduction to the fabulous world of glassmaking.


CLAY SUMMER SCHEME | SUMMER SEA CREATURES for 8-12YRS

Mon 1 - Thurs 4 July |10.30am–12.30pm | Cost: £55

Dive right into a creative weeklong journey under the sea exploring the colourful and fascinating marine world through clay with ceramicist Fiona Shannon. Children will have the opportunity to make a wonderful array of sea themed ceramics including jumping jellyfish, octopus bowls and whale-y good money boxes! Join our 4 day morning course for budding ceramicists!


These workshops use air-drying clay, which will not be fired.


MY CARDBOARD COAST TOWN | THE BIG BUILD | 8 - 12yrs

Wed 3 - Thurs 4 JJuly| 1.30 –3.30pm (8–12YRS) | Cost: £18

The BIG kids’ art project for July! Join Linda Mulholland and Anann’s Arch for the Cardboard Coast Town Project. Kids are taking over at Flowerfield this month to design and build a whole cardboard seaside town in our main galleries for a final exhibition at the end of the month. Using cardboard and recyclable materials, little artists will imagine and create buildings, giant ice creams, helter-skelters, mermaids, fish and… well, whatever they want to be part of this amazing town! Book your little architects, engineers, builders, decorators and dreamers in to be part of the big town build, and part of the final exhibition installed in one of our galleries.


MY CARDBOARD COAST TOWN | THE BIG BUILD | 5 - 7 YRS

Wed 3 - Thurs 4 July | 10.30am - 12.30pm | 5-7yrs | Cost: £18

The BIG kids’ art project for July! Join amazing Linda Mulholland and the fabulous Anann’s Arch for the Cardboard Coast Town project. Kids are taking over at Flowerfield this month to design and build a whole cardboard seaside town in our main galleries for a final exhibition at the end of the month. Using cardboard and recyclable materials, little artists will imagine and create buildings, giant ice creams, helter-skelters, mermaids, fish and… well, whatever they want to be part of this amazing town! Book your little architects, engineers, builders, decorators and dreamers in to be part of the big town build, and part of the final exhibition installed in one of our galleries.


ART IN THE PARK

Sat 6 July |12.30-1.30pm for all ages | Cost: £5

Get involved in the My Cardboard Coast Town build with Linda Mulholland for our July Art In The Park one hour workshops. Kids of all ages and families can join in and make lots of crafts and artwork that will go into the Cardboard Coast Town exhibition! Fun in the sun, and if it rains, well, we just have the fun inside! Bring clothes to wear outdoors and clothes you don’t mind getting a bit messy.


ART IN THE PARK

Sat 6 July |10:00am - 11:00am for all ages | Cost: £5

Get involved in the My Cardboard Coast Town build with Linda Mulholland for our July Art In The Park one hour workshops. Kids of all ages and families can join in and make lots of crafts and artwork that will go into the Cardboard Coast Town exhibition! Fun in the sun, and if it rains, well, we just have the fun inside! Bring clothes to wear outdoors and clothes you don’t mind getting a bit messy.


THROWING FOR TEENS | MUGS AND BOWLS for 12-16 yrs - LAST SPACE

Mon 8 - Thurs 11 July | 10.30am–12.30pm | Cost: £100

A four-day morning course learning to create wheel thrown ceramics like mugs and dip bowls with local potter Fiona Shannon. You’ll then decorate with colours of your choice and your work will be fired to be collected later. A fantastic introduction to throwing especially designed for teens.


LEGO ANIMATION MASTERCLASS | 8-12 yrs - SOLD OUT

Tues 9 July | 11am–1pm | Cost: £20

A mini-animation masterclass by the amazing Can Do Academy is a great introduction for children to the colourful world of Lego animation. During this two-hour workshop, participants will create a complete animated Lego film on an iPad, using sound effects, visual effects, titles and lots of imagination! Your child will learn to use iPad animation apps and receive a copy of their own film at the end of the session! They can bring their own Lego characters or use the ones supplied by us. A download of skills, imagination and animation fun.


MY CARDBOARD COAST TOWN | THE BIG BUILD | 8 - 12yrs

Tues 9 - Thurs 11 July | 1.30 –3.30pm (8 - 12YRS) | Cost: £25

The BIG kids’ art project for July! Join Linda Mulholland and Anann’s Arch for the Cardboard Coast Town Project 3 DAY SESSION! Kids are taking over at Flowerfield this month to design and build a whole cardboard seaside town in our main galleries for a final exhibition at the end of the month. Using cardboard and recyclable materials, little artists will imagine and create buildings, roads, giant ice creams, helter-skelters, mermaids, fish & chip shops and… well, whatever they want to be part of this amazing town! Book your little architects, engineers, builders, decorators and dreamers in to be part of the big town build, and part of the final exhibition installed in one of our galleries.


MY CARDBOARD COAST TOWN | THE BIG BUILD | 5 - 7yrs

Tues 9 - Thurs 11 July| 10.30 –12.30pm (5–7YRS) | Cost: £25

The BIG kids’ art project for July! Join Linda Mulholland and Anann’s Arch for the Cardboard Coast Town Project 3 DAY SESSION! Kids are taking over at Flowerfield this month to design and build a whole cardboard seaside town in our main galleries for a final exhibition at the end of the month. Using cardboard and recyclable materials, little artists will imagine and create buildings, roads, giant ice creams, helter-skelters, mermaids, fish & chip shops and… well, whatever they want to be part of this amazing town! Book your little architects, engineers, builders, decorators and dreamers in to be part of the big town build, and part of the final exhibition installed in one of our galleries.


​GLASS MAKING FOR KIDS | FUSED GLASS HEART FRAMES (8-12 yrs) - SOLD OUT

Thurs 11 July | 10.30am–12.30pm | Cost: £25

Expert glass artist Natasha Duddy leads this unique glass making class for kids. Participants will create a gorgeous glass heart collage which can be framed and hung. Eight small, fused glass hearts are made by each person. This is the perfect gift for any child to make for their room or as a birthday gift for a friend or family member and a great first exploration into the world of creative glass making. Please note, closed toe footwear must be worn for your own safety. No crocs!


ADULTS MAKE FUSED GLASS PLANT POT STAKES - LAST SPACE

MAKE FUSED GLASS PLANT POT STAKES

Thursday 11 July | 2–5pm | Cost: £45 full, £42 concession

Design and create your own beautiful and unique glass art decorative plant pot stakes inspired by floral themes. Choose colours to complement your home interior or match your favourite flower colours. Glass artist Natasha Duddy demonstrates how to cut glass and add coloured frits and stringers to create your final design. Transform your plant containers by adding a splash of colour with your own creations or make a wonderful gift for a gardening friend. No previous experience required. Please note, closed footwear must be worn for your own safety



ART IN THE PARK

Sat 13 July | 12.30-1.30pm for all ages | Cost: £5

Get involved in the My Cardboard Coast Town build with Linda Mulholland for our July Art In The Park one hour workshops. Kids of all ages and families can join in and make lots of crafts and artwork that will go into the Cardboard Coast Town exhibition! Fun in the sun, and if it rains, well, we just have the fun inside! Bring clothes to wear outdoors and clothes you don’t mind getting a bit messy.


ART IN THE PARK

Sat 13 July | 10–11am for all ages | Cost: £5

Get involved in the My Cardboard Coast Town build with Linda Mulholland for our July Art In The Park one hour workshops. Kids of all ages and families can join in and make lots of crafts and artwork that will go into the Cardboard Coast Town exhibition! Fun in the sun, and if it rains, well, we just have the fun inside! Bring clothes to wear outdoors and clothes you don’t mind getting a bit messy.


MY CARDBOARD COAST TOWN | THE BIG BUILD | 8 - 12yrs

Tues 16 - Thurs 18 July | 1.30 –3.30pm (8 - 12YRS) | Cost: £25

The BIG kids’ art project for July! Join Linda Mulholland and Anann’s Arch for the Cardboard Coast Town Project 3 DAY SESSION! Kids are taking over at Flowerfield this month to design and build a whole cardboard seaside town in our main galleries for a final exhibition at the end of the month. Using cardboard and recyclable materials, little artists will imagine and create buildings, roads, giant ice creams, helter-skelters, mermaids, fish & chip shops and… well, whatever they want to be part of this amazing town! Book your little architects, engineers, builders, decorators and dreamers in to be part of the big town build, and part of the final exhibition installed in one of our galleries.


MY CARDBOARD COAST TOWN | THE BIG BUILD | 5 - 7 yrs

Tues 16 - Thurs 18 July | 10.30 –12.30pm (5 - 7YRS) | Cost: £25

The BIG kids’ art project for July! Join Linda Mulholland and Anann’s Arch for the Cardboard Coast Town Project 3 DAY SESSION! Kids are taking over at Flowerfield this month to design and build a whole cardboard seaside town in our main galleries for a final exhibition at the end of the month. Using cardboard and recyclable materials, little artists will imagine and create buildings, roads, giant ice creams, helter-skelters, mermaids, fish & chip shops and… well, whatever they want to be part of this amazing town! Book your little architects, engineers, builders, decorators and dreamers in to be part of the big town build, and part of the final exhibition installed in one of our galleries.


​CLAYMATION WEEK | 8-12 YRS

Tues 16 - Fri 19 July | 10.30am–12.30pm | Cost: £60

Clay, cameras and creativity! Participants will craft their own unique characters and sets to create a stop motion animation film based around July’s My Cardboard Coast Town! A four day, morning course of clay-mation magic.

Under the guidance of experienced artist Fiona Shannon, participants will learn the fundamentals of stop motion animation - planning storylines, animating clay characters, and creating a mini “town” set for your animation. Finished animations and sets will be displayed in our exhibition space throughout July as part of the My Cardboard Coast Town project.


DRUMMING WORKSHOP | FUN WITH DRUMS for 4-8 yrs

Fri 19 July | 1.30pm–2.30pm | Cost: £8

There is no better fun than fun with drums! Book the little ones in for an hour of noise, tunes, freestyle percussion, and top fun. They’ll have a blast with our expert facilitator James, who gets everyone involved.

please note: the times of this workshop have ben changed and differ from the Arts Guide


MINDFUL CRAFT WORKSHOP | DECORATIVE ORNAMENTAL TREES

Tues 23 July | 2–4.30pm | Cost: £18 full, £15 concession

Join artist Christina Smyth in a wonderfully mindful and creative session to decorate delicate carved wooden tree ornaments. Install two and a half hours of calm into your day, personalising these beautiful tree models to focus your mind on family, memories or just a beautiful gift for someone you care about. This class is great for friends and family to take part in, and for all levels and creative craft beginners to take home a gorgeous piece of work to make you or someone you care about smile.


​CREATIVE AUTISM WORKSHOP | SPOON PUPPETS FOR 6-10 yrs & A FAMILY MEMBER

Tues 23 July | 10.30am–12.30pm | Cost: £15

Designed for autistic children aged 6-10 years and a family member. A relaxed, calm creative workshop where participants will craft their own fun, mixed-media wooden spoon puppets. Everyone can explore their artistic talents and spend quality time together using different materials to create a fun, playful puppet character that gets to go home with you! A ‘together’ activity encouraging creativity, communication and connection for families. This workshop has space for 6 children, and a family member.


COMIC BOOK MASTERCLASS FOR 7-12 yrs | 11AM - 1PM - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Fri 26 July | 11am–1pm | Cost: £25

WITH KEV F SUTHERLAND

Kev F Sutherland has written and drawn for Beano, Doctor Who and Marvel comics, and now makes graphic novels adapted from Shakespeare. He'll teach young comic book artists how easy it is. Whatever stories you want to tell, Kev can teach you how! At the end of the class, you will take away a comic containing a strip by everyone in the class plus an individual caricature by Kev F. Learn everything he knows, so you could leave school and steal his job! Kev is on a summer tour of NI so it’s a fab opportunity to learn from this comic book master. Kev is here for just one day with TWO masterclasses.



​COMIC BOOK MASTERCLASS FOR 7-12 yrs | 2-4PM - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Fri 26 July | 2pm–4pm | Cost: £25

WITH KEV F SUTHERLAND

Kev F Sutherland has written and drawn for Beano, Doctor Who and Marvel comics, and now makes graphic novels adapted from Shakespeare. He'll teach young comic book artists how easy it is. Whatever stories you want to tell, Kev can teach you how! At the end of the class, you will take away a comic containing a strip by everyone in the class plus an individual caricature by Kev F. Learn everything he knows, so you could leave school and steal his job! Kev is on a summer tour of NI so it’s a fab opportunity to learn from this comic book master. Kev is here for just one day with TWO masterclasses.



RED SAILS FESTIVAL: PORTSTEWART WALK & SKETCH MORNING

Saturday 27 July | 10am - 12noon | 18+yrs

FREE - Booking Essential.

Call 028 7083 1400 to reserve your space.

Join artist Sarah Carrington for a relaxing outdoor walk and sketch along Portstewart Promenade as part of the Red Sails Festival on Saturday 27 July.


RED SAILS FESTIVAL: PORTSTEWART WALK & SKETCH AFTERNOON

Saturday 27 July | 2pm-4pm | 18+yrs

FREE - Booking Essential.

Call 028 7083 1400 to reserve your space.

Join artist Sarah Carrington for a relaxing outdoor walk and sketch along Portstewart Promenade as part of the Red Sails Festival on Saturday 27 July.


RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET DROP-IN KIDS WORKSHOP for 4-11 years

Saturday 27 July| 10am-12noon | FREE | Drop-in | Flowerfield Terrace

Young artists will craft their very own summer sunset scenes inspired by Jimmy Kennedy’s sublime song Red Sails in the Sunset.

Parents must accompany children at all times during this workshop.


ADULT DANCE | REASON TO DANCE WORKSHOPS

Tues 30 – Wed 31 July | 7–9pm | Cost: £15

with ECHO ECHO & PETEC (Romania)

A wonderful opportunity over two evenings to experiment with movement and dance with international professionals, performers and teachers. Visiting performer-teachers from Romania and Moldova - Alexandra Soshnikova, Sergei Golovnea, Virginia Negru and Catalin Diaconu will lead two evenings of meditative, creative movement workshops for absolute beginners and more experienced dancers. Warm-up exercises, expressive moves and dance techniques. No experience necessary and perfect for creative physical expression, and fans of T’ai Chi and yoga to expand their movements. Suitable for ages 18+. The workshops are part of an international collaboration between Echo Echo and Romanian partners PETEC. Both companies will perform a professional collaborative work on Friday 2 August.


REASON TO DANCE WORKSHOPS FOR 8-12 YRS

Tues 30 – Wed 31 July | 3–5pm | Cost: £10

Suitable for 8 -12 yrs

With ECHO ECHO DANCE THEATRE COMPANY & PETEC (Romania)

These workshops are led by visiting artists from Romania and Moldova - Alexandra Soshnikova, Sergei Golovnea, Virginia Negru and Catalin Diaconu and are part of an international dance project. Two afternoons of playful creative workshops and a rare opportunity for children to dance with internationally experienced professionals, performers and teachers. The workshop will include warm-up exercises, learning some moves and plenty of interactive, freestyle, improvisation. No experience necessary, just interest and an enthusiasm for moving. Great for kids for who love to dance, with experience or complete beginners.

This project is co-financed by the Romanian Cultural Institute through the Cantemir Programme- a funding framework for cultural projects intended for the international environment.



​GLASS MAKING FOR KIDS | FUSED GLASS BUNTING - SOLD OUT

Thurs 1 August | 10.30am–12.30pm | 8-12 yrs Cost: £25

A brilliant opportunity for kids to experiment with glass making. Working with experienced glass artist Natasha Duddy, each participant will design their piece, select colour, cut and assemble glass to produce five triangles for their handing bunting. hooks will be attached in the kiln firing process. Pieces can be collected at a later date, once fired. This is the perfect gift for any child to make for their room or as a birthday gift for a friend or family member. Please note, closed toe footwear must be worn for your own safety.


ADULTS GLASS MAKING | MAKE A FUSED GLASS WAVE - SOLD OUT

MAKE A FUSED GLASS WAVE

Thursday 1 August | 2–5pm | Cost: £45 full, £42 concession

Glass artist Natasha Duddy teaches you how to design, colour and fuse a beautiful glass sea wave. You will select colour, cut, and assemble your glass pieces, adding a variety of glass materials, such as frits, stringers, pre fired dots or glass enamels to enhance your design. Your finished piece can be framed, hung, or mounted at home as wonderful wall art. A great way to discover the magic of glass making. No previous experience required. Please note, closed footwear must be worn for your own safety.


TRADITIONAL UTENSIL CARVING

TRADITIONAL SPOON MAKING

Saturday 3 August | 10am–3pm | Cost: £60 full, £55 concession

As part of our Craft Trail Artists exhibition launch, John Wilkinson of Valkyrie Craft delivers a fascinating introduction to the universal and ancient art of utensil carving. He will take you through the basic tools and equipment and guide you through the process to carve your own spoon, as well as outlining the history of carving, wood types and techniques.

* please note the times of this workshop differ from the Arts Guide. It is a single 4 hour long workshop with a break for lunch


INTENSIVE THROWING MASTERCLASS - SOLD OUT

Tuesday 6 – Friday 9 August | 10.30am – 3.30pm | Cost: £220 full, £200 concession

Join internationally exhibited Potter Fiona Shannon in a 4-day masterclass where you will cover the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel using stoneware clay as well as techniques to refine your work such as trimming bases, adding handles, spouts and textures to your pots. You will complete a range of pots including bowls, mugs, side plates and jugs which will be fired and collected at a later date. This is a 4 day, four hour workshop time per day with a break for lunch. Places are limited so please book early.


ART IN THE PARK

Sat 10 August | 12noon-1pm| for all ages | Cost: £5

Join Linda Mulholland for the ever-fun, ever arty Art In The Park. Any age can join in. If it rains, we’ll bring the fun indoors! Book in and get your ticket from reception on the day!

*please note time is different to that advertised in Arts Guide.


ART IN THE PARK

Sat 10 August | 10.30am–11.30am | for all ages | Cost: £5

Join Linda Mulholland for the ever-fun, ever-arty Art In The Park. Any age can join in. If it rains, we’ll bring the fun indoors! Book in and get your ticket from reception on the day!

*please note time is different to that advertised in Arts Guide


CLAY SUMMER SCHEME | FOREST, FLOWERS & FAUNA FOR 8-12 YRS

Mon 12 – Thurs 15 August | 10.30am–12.30pm | Cost: £55

Let your child’s imagination bloom and feel the clay in their hands at our Children’s Clay Summer Scheme, inspired by enchanting themes of forest, flowers and fauna. During the week we will be making a range of pots from wacky planter heads to mystical castles and creatures found in forests near. The perfect summer workshop!


These workshops use air-drying clay, which will not be fired.


SWEET SUMMER WONDERS | 5 - 7 YRS

Mon 12 – Tues 13 August | 10.30am – 12:30pm (5-7yrs) | Cost: £18

Two days of sweet summer wonders art workshops for budding creatives! The theme is all things sweet, so they’ll be creating a sweety menu of giant lollipops, magical ice cream sundaes, colourful sticks of rock and swirly candy cane that look good enough to eat in all the summer colours you can think of with Linda Mulholland.


*please note the time & cost is different than advertised in Arts Guide.


SWEET SUMMER WONDERS | 8 - 12yrs

Mon 12 – Tues 13 August | 1pm-3pm (8-12yrs) | Cost: £18

Two days of sweet summer wonders art workshops for budding creatives! The theme is all things sweet, so they’ll be creating a sweety menu of giant lollipops, magical ice cream sundaes, colourful sticks of rock and swirly candy cane that look good enough to eat in all the summer colours you can think of with Linda Mulholland.

*please note time & cost is different to that advertised in Arts Guide.


THROWING TEAPOTS FOR TEENS for 12 – 16 years - SOLD OUT

Tuesday 13 - Thursday 15 Aug | 1.30-3.30pm | Cost: £75

Let’s spill the tea! We are excited to bring you a brand-new workshop for teens. In this hands-on session young artists will learn the craft of throwing teapots on the wheel from scratch. They will then get to sculpt the spout, handles and decorate their teapots as well as making teacups to match their teapot. A three day, afternoon course for young throwers.


RAKU CERAMICS WORKSHOP - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Saturday 17 August | 10pm – 4pm | Cost: £100 full, £90 concession

Part of August Craft Month NI & Causeway Craft Trail Artists at Flowerfield.

Glaze and fire pre-made pots in the ancient Japanese process of Raku, led by Malcolm Murchison. Apply the glaze with guidance and instruction, the pots go into a red-hot kiln, are extracted and placed in sawdust before a bath of cold water. The results are as unpredictable as they are exciting. You will take home at least four beautiful pots. A rare opportunity to experience a highly specialised technique.


GLASS MAKING WORKSHOP | STAINED GLASS TIFFANY STYLE

Saturday 17 August | 10.30am – 1.30pm | Cost: £55 full, £52 concession

Part of August Craft Month and celebration of our Craft Trail artists, a specialist glass workshop with E-J McCartney. A half-day workshop discovering the exquisite art of Stained Glass Tiffany Style. E-J will guide you through the process to create a unique panel of glass art to take away on the day. This class is suitable for complete beginners and those with some experiences are also very welcome. All the tools and equipment, including gloves, aprons and safety goggles are provided. Please note, closed toe footwear must be worn for your own safety. No crocs.


GLASS MAKING FOR KIDS | FUESD GLASS HOT AIR BALLOON (8-12yrs) - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Thurs 22 August | 10.30am–12.30pm | Cost: £25

A brilliant workshop and rare opportunity for kids to experiment with glass making creating two unique designs of hot air balloon hanging suncatchers. Children are encouraged to be as creative as possible with their colour scheme and designs. They will design and produce two hanging suncatchers, with hooks attached in the kiln firing process. This is the perfect gift for any child to make for their room or as a birthday gift for a friend or family. Finished work can be collected at a later date when fired. Please note, closed footwear must be worn for your own safety - no crocs!


ADULTS GLASS MAKING | FUSED GLASS PLATE - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Thursday 22 August | 2–5pm | Cost: £55 full, £52 concession

Glass artist Natasha Duddy teaches the glass cutting and grinding skills to design and create your own fused glass plate. Participants will design, cut, and assemble their colour combinations to complete their designs. Each participant will design one plate each, from a range of moulds supplied. Once the plates are fused flat, they return to the kiln for a second firing to slump them into the mould shapes and will be ready to collect at a later date. A popular workshop and a fantastic introduction to glass making. For your safety, no open footwear allowed (no Crocs)


ADULT CLAY WORKSHOPS | SCULPT A SEA SWIMMER

Friday 23 August | 10am – 12.30pm | Cost: £45 full, £42 concession

Dive into creativity at our Summer Sea Sculpture workshop! Join artist Fiona Shannon in sculpting your very own Sea swimmer bust inspired by the beauty of the ocean. This workshop is suitable for all abilities and is an ideal gift for any intrepid ocean swimmer!


ADULT CLAY WORKSHOPS | ANCIENT IRISH POTTERY

Saturday 24 August | 10.30am – 1pm | Cost: £30 full, £27 concession

UNCOVER THE ANCIENT ARTISTRY OF IRISH NEOLITHIC POTTERY

As part of August Craft Month, take some time to uncover the ancient artistry of Irish Neolithic Pottery in our immersive workshop with archaeologist Catriona Brogan and Potter Fiona Shannon. Experience the magic of moulding clay into timeless treasures while connecting with Ireland’s fascinating past. Following a short talk from Catriona, you will have the opportunity to create a piece inspired by Irish Neolithic pots using ancient techniques such as burnishing with stones and creating decoration with wood and bone. An unmissable dig into our ancient past.


ART IN THE PARK

Sat 24 August | 12noon - 1pm| for all ages | Cost: £5

Join Linda Mulholland for the ever-fun, ever arty Art In The Park. Kids of any age can join in. If it rains, we’ll bring the fun indoors. Book and get your ticket from reception on the day!


*please note time is different to that advertised in Arts Guide


ART IN THE PARK

Sat 24 August | 10.30am–11.30am | for all ages | Cost: £5

Join Linda Mulholland for the ever-fun, ever arty Art In The Park. Kids of any age can join in. If it rains, we’ll bring the fun indoors. Book and get your ticket from reception on the day!


*please note time is different to that advertised in Arts Guide


JANEY MOFFATT | TEXTILES WORKSHOP

NATURAL DYEING WITH FORAGED MATERIALS

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 August | 10.30am – 1pm | Cost: £35 full, £32 concession

Discover natural dye sources like nettles, madder, logwood and kitchen sink materials, modifiers and techniques using Irish linen. A fascinating two-part workshop with your items soaked overnight for spectacular results. Both workshops are studio based, and Janey will bring foraged ingredients to work with.


JANEY MOFFATT | TEXTILES WORKSHOP - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

FREE MACHINE EMBROIDERY & HEAT TRANSFER TECHNIQUES

Wednesday 28 August | 7-9pm | Cost £30 full, £27 concession

Use your machine like a paintbrush! Learn how to create unique designs with free machine embroidery techniques. A beautiful workshop for new skills on the machine. Two machines will be available, or you can bring your own. You’ll also be trying heat transfer onto fabric.


JANEY MOFFATT | ​INDIGO DYEING - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Saturday 31 August | 10am – 1pm | Cost £30 full, £27 concession

Try out the ancient Japanese art of Shibori dyeing, a manual resistance dyeing technique with the most treasured of all natural dyes, Indigo. A wonderful session for all textile lovers.


Creative Kids Activity Pack

Creative Kids Activity Pack!

Get Creative at home and let your imagination loose with our Creative Kids Activity Pack! The pack has been created by different local artists with fun art activities they think you'll enjoy. You can use your activity pack alone or with your family for hours of creative fun. Simply download and print off the pack to get started.

Inside the pack you will find lots of different creative activities including:

  • Scratch Art
  • Funny Eyes Craft
  • Dance and Movement Activity
  • Peg Pals Craft
  • The Emperors New Clothes Colouring-in
  • Create your own Spring Flowers Craft
  • Make your own Shadow Puppets

Thank you to our wonderful artists who created the fab art ideas for the pack including, Natasha Duddy, Karen Torley and Tonya Sheina Batts!

Share your creativity with us and send in pictures of anything you make to esther.alleyne@casuewaycoastandglens.gov.uk and we'll share them on our social media pages!


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