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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 then straight down to practice.
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 8 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.
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.
Looking to make home made gifts
Or for a little self-pampering?
We love this workshop and we think you will too. We’ll show you how to make some beauty products using easily accessible or natural ingredients. You’ll get to make and take home a beeswax lip salve, an amazing essential oil scented moisturiser for the face or body, facial scrubs and masks using kitchen cupboard ingredients plus a relaxing mint foot lotion.
You’ll not only walk away with a selection of lotions and potions to sample at home but also some comprehensive notes. We reckon these products are as good as if not better than shop-bought versions and with no harsh chemicals! You can also tailor recipes to your own preferences. What’s more they make great gifts and we’ll share some ideas to create the extra wow factor!
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.
Its all in the scent.
Learn how to make your own signature scented candles in vintage teacups. Great as gifts or personal indulgance. This workshop combines candle making and scent blending basics. So you’ll not only take home a beautiful candle in a vintage tea-cup to admire but get to enjoy its heavenly scent on special evenings.
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 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 at least 6 soap samples. But be warned, some may look and smell too good to use.
Piece it together
Encounter the delightful world of micro mosaics. We’ll inspire with a brief history into micro mosaics before examine contemporary approaches. We’ll introduce you to different materials and techniques to create micro mosaic tiles and show how to piece your design together. We’ll cover methods for 2D and 3D designs. This is a hands on compact workshop that will have you eager to create more. The workshop includes the cost of bases and a selection of mosaic materials.
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.
Discover the new
New marks, new ideas, new ways of seeing
Participants will be encouraged to get outdoors to develop initial sketches and to gather source material. Beginners will learn how to mix colours and develop a palette, to.plan up and create a seascape painting in acrylics. Those with more experience will be coached according to their current level.
Get stuck in.
Be a part of art.
This is a hands-on course that will get you exploring form, materials and processes from the start as a means of sculptural expression. It assumes no previous knowledge of working with sculpture. As well as offering practical experience, we’ll provide an overview of traditional and contemporary sculpture to build a growing appreciation.
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