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.
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.
If you’re expecting a scene from Ghost,
then buy the DVD.
But If you’re looking for real wheel pottery, excellent tuition and personal support when needed then book a Go Create wheel weekend. This course is suitable for absolute beginners or those wishing more wheel practice under the guidance of our brilliant potter, artists in their own right. Each student will work at their own wheel to maximize the understanding of the craft.
Done with potato printing?
Then try something just as easy but with sophistication. The lino print.During this 3 hour workshop we’ll coach students in effective lino cut works of art or experimental patterns for card and textile design. We’ll cover the equipment and materials needed and how to avoid a trip to casualty, We’ll be watching students carefully as they get practiced in using the cutting tools safely. Gaining confidence in the first couple of test prints we’ll then get you onto fabrics, using specialist fabric inks, and design transfer onto a calico bag or a cotton tea towel. Then take home and impress.
This fun workshop is ideal if you’re stuck for gift ideas or are looking for new hobby that you can do at the kitchen table!
FORGET CERAMIC CAFES
THIS IS TRUELY HOT!!
Think ceramic cafe but with handcrafted pieces and a super hot twist. Ceramic pieces are painted then placed in a special gas fired outdoor kiln. We then stop for some food before watching the spectacular unveiling of pieces (a few participants will actively support in the process). Pieces are polished then taken home on the day! Think camp fire, dustbins, sawdust, smoke with some health and safety thrown in – even that doesn't quite describe the experience. This is an experience and half.
Smile with your feet
Treat your feet – learn how to make felt slippers. you’ll learn how to make a 3D shape and how to create, add detail, change color in and out. If you have time, you can learn how to make a felt rose or felt flower to adorn the fronts of your felt slippers as well!
Mould making today is used to cast pieces for among others the fine artist, sculptor, designer and ceramic artist. You can even create moulds for glass fashion. This particular course looks at the making of plaster moulds for slip-casting, including the creation of single-part or multi-part moulds for the ceramic artist. And yes we can explore the special mould making considerations for those work with glass.
Some experience of clay and kiln firing is desirable for this course but is not essential.
Take in some of the buzz surrounding this popular area of theatre goers, buskers, and commuters making the journey across the Thames home. There’s award winning architecture, skateboarding, magnificent views of the City and Parliament from Hungerford Bridge and people, lots of people relaxing. So bring out your dark side with the help of a monopod or tripod, and we’ll get you mastering aperture control, the fun way.
- 19 Jul 2018 10:30 am £220.00
- 21 Jul 2018 10:30 am £85.00
- 22 Jul 2018 03:00 pm £65.00
- 22 Jul 2018 10:00 am £55.00
- 25 Jul 2018 10:30 am £99.00