Looking to make home made gifts
Or for a little self-pampering?
In true Go Create style our aim is to create a fun and informative workshop and this one is no exception. We're sure you'll be delighted with both the content and take-home products: another beautiful course from Go Create.
Learn wheel throwing basics
This 2.5 hour wheel thrown pottery introduction gets you hands-on and dirty learning wheel throwing pottery basics. (Patrick Swayze not included).
Each student will have their own wheel to work from and following a masterful tutor demonstration its straight down to practice. Out tutors include Nam Tram and Clover from the recent series of The Great Pottery Throwdown,expect to be impressed.
Support will be on hand as you try to get to grips with centering and throwing basics. We keep class sizes small: no more than 5 students to make sure you each get the proper attention. Expect a few pieces to make it below the table into the slop bucket for recycling and about 2 pieces each to make it onto the keeps board. We'll fire and glaze keeps ready for collection in about 4 weeks time.
Please note that we continually add dates to meet demand. This workshop normally runs on a Sunday morning or afternoon. If you're looking for a date in advance that is not on the list, please get in touch as we may be able to schedule it.
Learn professional mosaic making skills
Piece it together with the help of our expertsIf you're looking to advance your mosaic making knowledge and skills, this course is for you. We'll start the day with an overview of mosaic techniques and some vital inspiration before some essential tile cutting skills practice for beginners using a variety of materials and tools. In the afternoon students can work on a project of their choice which might include a placemat, coaster, wall hanging, door number, or freestyle mosaic design. Basic materials are included. A variety of die-cut wood shape bases are also available for purchase.
Looking for a gift making course that could translate into business idea?
Or simply to pamper yourself?
Why not treat yourself to our fragrant soap making taster course.
Most beginner level melt and pour soap workshops merely cover colouring and scenting of soap bases. Here at Go Create we've created an extreme version: to push melt and pour to its limits. We'll cover melt and pour from all angles to ensure you have a good understanding of soap making basics and how to exploit melt and pour to its potential. During the workshop you'll make approximately 4 soap samples. But be warned, some may look and smell too good to use.
Looking for a bit of dirt and excitement?
then take a Go Create 5 week Wheel Pottery class
Fun, excitement and support from a highly experienced tutor guaranteed. Suitable for beginners and returners. Each student will work on a slick Shimpoo wheel. Our highly experienced tutors will ensure that you improve week by week. Beginners will be taken through the basics of wedging (preparing clay), to throwing (making pots on the wheel), trimming and turning (finishing pieces off on the base and decorating (using coloured slips or glazes). Students with more experience can receive guidance and support when required. Our tutors coach accruing to your particular level.
Introduction to formal drawing
This course is especially designed for those new to drawing or those seeking to improve basic skills. We’ll help to identify your individual strengths or weaknesses and to let them work for you whilst covering the basics of composition and how to convey colour, texture and form.
Learn basic to intermediate candle making techniques whilst exploring environmentally friendly alternatives to paraffin wax including soya candle wax and beeswax alternatives in this compact workshop. This purest and practical workshop gets you practiced in creating different types of candles and using different materials and methods so as not to compromise it environmental authenticity; including the creation of eco wax coated wicks, the attachment of sustainers and the use of essential oils and dyes. In creating different types of candles using different eco wax types we aim to teach the subtle difference in techniques and wicks needed in different situations.
You'll get to make and take home 5 different types of candles including a soya container candle, a layered soya candled made using a plastic mould, a couple of different styled rolled beeswax candles and a beeswax candle using a silicone mould .
Participants will get to make and take home at least 3 different candles.
Intensive 1 day
with Nina Burrows, BA Hons, Cert Ed.
This one-day course is pitched at beginners wishing to gain a firm grip of watercolour basics so that they can experiment and develop their skills at home. The course is suitable for those wishing to explore traditional or experimental watercolour skills.
Inspired by Potter’s Throwdown?
Our enthusiastic tutors will cover a variety of handbuild techniques including throwing, pinching, coiling and slab building: starting from the basics and gradually covering more advanced techniques. Come with ideas or let our tutors inspire with ideas such as tea pot making, plate making, plant holders and more.
During this 10 week class, you’ll also get to trial the wheel. We’ll show you how to pull a professional handle and basic glazing techniques.
Want it all?
Have it all with a creative mix course.
We know our taster courses look great and are popular which is why we've developed a week course full of them. This is a great format for anyone wishing to trial different art and craft activities or someone who simply wants it all. Activities include painting, drawing, ceramics, wheel thrown pottery, mosaic, print making and sculpture.
Create with clay
We'll show you how
Working from a model and expressing through clay. People of all abilities including newcomers welcome. The aim of the workshop is to create something with a resemblance to the human figure – whether abstract or vaguely representative. Prior to the model's arrival the tutor will commence with a short demonstration on how to build the clay model with firing in mind ( so as not to explode in the kiln) and will discuss the type of clay being used to negate the use of an armature. The tutor will then offer support and advise throughout the clay modelling from life session. Pieces will be dried out completely and then fired ready for collection approximately 4-6 weeks later. Final pieces can be kept indoors or outdoors. Some life drawing experience is desirable though not totally essential. Group size is approximately 10-12 people max.
- 17 Aug 2017 07:00 pm £55.00
- 19 Aug 2017 10:00 am £68.00
- 19 Aug 2017 02:30 pm £34.00
- 20 Aug 2017 02:30 pm £68.00
- 27 Aug 2017 10:00 am £34.00