Autumn Craft/Art Workshops

Creative Card making with Lyn Carruthers

Produce your own unique individually hand made cards. No experience needed. All workshops will run from 10am to 4pm, refreshments provided but bring lunch. Cost £35 per workshop or £85 for all three. The card making workshops will take place on at Yorkshire Artspace's Porter Brook Studios on Brown Street. A selection of tools and materials will be provided. 6 places max per booking. For information and to book your place contact Lynn directly on lyncarruthers@yahoo.com

Making Your Mark takes place on Saturday 1st October when Lynn will demonstrate and teach you how you can use everyday items to make your mark and print. A Stitch in Time takes place on Thursday 20th October where you will be using stitching and weaving techniques to make cards and A Cut Above takes place on Sunday 13th November when Lynn will demonstrate and teach cutting and sticking techniques.

Creative ideas just came to me due to Lyn's encouragement and friendly professional tuition” former participant

Jewellery Making with Annette Petch

Annette will be running a one day jewellery making workshop on Saturday 17 September, 10am to 4pm at Studio 1, Manor Oaks Studios, 389 Manor Lane, Sheffield S2 1UL.

 On this course you will design and make a piece of silver jewellery (a ring or pendant or a pair of earrings). No previous experience necessary. The maximum group size is 4 people. Techniques covered may include cutting and shaping, annealing, silver soldering, etching, chasing, roller texturing and patination. Cost £75 (includes a small amount of silver).

Bring a packed lunch and footwear suitable for a workshop environment as you will be using heavy and sharp equipment. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. There is a car park on site as well as good access by public transport. To book your place, contact Annette directly: annette@annettepetchjewellery.co.uk or phone 07952 235985. Early booking is recommended. For more information about Annette and her work go to www.annettepetchjewellery.co.uk

Learn to etch and print with Rosemary Watson

The popular Etching Workshop takes place on Saturday 1st October from 11am to 5pm in Studio 22 at Persistence Works Studios. In this 5-hour workshop the particants will learn the techniques of etching using less toxic and more environmentally-friendly etching and printmaking processes. Unique prints or limited editions may be printed from the plates you create.

Printmaking from the Life Figure runs on Saturday 8th October from 2pm to 5pm in Studio 22 at Persistence Works Studios. This 3-hour workshop explores aspects of the life figure through the techniques of monoprint. Monoprinting is an exciting technique with elements of chance resulting in unique handmade prints. Artists like Edgar Degas and Tracey Emin have used the technique frequently to represent the life figure.

Both print workshops are suitable for both beginners and individuals with previous experience. Max 4 participants. Cost £35 for etching workship and £25 for the Life Figure workshop plus model's fee at approx. £6 per person. both workshops include all materials. Book a place by contacting the artist directly Info@arosemarywatson.co.uk

Weekly Ceramic Workshops with Brian Holland

Brian's sessions run every Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm and Saturdays from 10.3 am to 1.30pm and 2pm to 5pm. All aspects of ceramics are covered including hand building, throwing, glazing and glaze formulation, raku firing, working with paper clay. You will be able to learn about making sculptural works, vessels and wall pieces.

The course suits beginners as well as the more experienced. Cost per 3-hour session is £15 but you can save a few pounds by booking for 5 sessions for just £62.50 - these sessions don't have to be consecutive so if you miss one, it won't be a problem. Please note: Materials are not included in the price, but you can drink as much green tea as you like at no extra cost.

Contact Brian directly for further details or to book a place brian.holland100@virgin.net