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Craft and Design Experience

Craft and DesignThe Craft & Design Experience will be held from 21-23 June in Henley on Thames and will feature a number of workshops and demonstrations to enable you to experience the creative processes involved in contemporary craft. As well as these workshops and demonstrations, there will be nearly 200 exhibitors displaying and selling their work as well as a wide range of entertainment making this event a must-visit whatever the weather. Here’s a selection of some of the workshops being featured at the event this year. We hope you will try some of these.

Book tickets in advance and save money!

Advance tickets on sale until 6 June. To order telephone 01622 747 325 or visit our website.

Workshops and Activities

Ocarina Playing
Have a go at playing a fully chromatic, concert pitch pottery vessel flutes and ocarinas.

Throw A Pot!
Have a go at throwing on the potter’s wheel. Suitable for all ages. Pots can be fired and glazed. Glaze colours can be seen on the work being exhibited.

Felt Making
This workshop enables you to make your own piece of handmade felt to take away.

Scarecrow Making
A fun workshop for younger visitors wishing to make a scarecrow!

Clay Sculpture
Handbuilding clay sculpture workshop run by international wildlife sculptor, Jan Sweeney.

Didgeridoo Experience
Interactive flute and didgeridoo experience by the maker, Ray Brook.

Batik Workshop
Learn about batik and make your own piece of batik.

Singing Workshop (Saturday only)
The Barberettes are Berkshire’s premier ladies a cappella group renowned for their energetic and passionate renditions of popular songs from the 1920s to the current day. Why not join them in a singing workshop to learn a song in four part harmony?

Caricatures
Demonstrating the art of caricaturing. Drawing on the spot cartoon portraits and contemporary art. Have a caricature done of yourself and your family.

Ceramic Decorating
An enjoyable workshop decorating ceramic hanging ornaments (hearts, animals, beach huts) with mixed media. Ready to take away in an hour and suitable for adults and children.

Make a Fabric Sculpture
Explore your artistic talents and make a beautiful fabric sculpture. Each workshop will consist of between 8-10 people which will allow Susan personally to help and encourage you while you create your own masterpiece to take home. Contact Susan for advance booking and more information: susan@susanlongsculpture.com

Blacksmithing Workshop
Have a go a creating your own metalwork to take home!

Don’t miss this exciting event – a showcase of the best handmade designer crafts in the UK. The Craft and Design Experience has earned an enviable reputation for selecting only the very best professional designers, artists and craftmakers and, unlike some other craft events, has a strict policy of not allowing any imported, mass-produced or bought in work to be displayed.

Stani Gallery – Art and Craft Workshops

Something New ?
Short Courses Starting Soon

Each course consists of 2-2.5 hour classes over 4 weeks, so you can try something new without too much commitment. And with only 6 students per class you will receive all the personal attention and support you need. All materials and refreshments are included.

The Art of Photography – Wed 24 Oct (eve) or Fri 16 Nov (am)

Pottery – Mon 29 Oct (am) or Tue 30 Oct (eve)

Jewellery Making – Mon 12 Nov (eve)

Watercolour for Beginners – Tues 6 Nov (am)

Introduction to Drawing & Painting – Thurs 8 Nov (am)

Beginners Mosaics – Tues 13 Nov (am)
New One day Workshops

Mosaic Mirrors
Unlock your creative skills and learn how to make a beautiful mosaic mirror using colourful glass and ceramic tiles. This makes a wonderful gift or piece to hang in your own home. 10am – 4pm Fri 2nd Nov

Christmas Mosaics
Come and enjoy making a beautiful mosaic pot stand, mirror or simply a piece of art using a range of glass and ceramic tiles. These make wonderful and unique presents but you may not wish to part with them! 10am – 4pm Fri 7th Dec

Stained Glass – Garden Panel
Introduction to the techniques of leading so you can take home a garden panel at the end of the day.
10am – 6pm Sat 2nd Feb

Stained Glass – Pastels for Animal & Wildlife
Introduction to foiling so you can take home a piece of stained glass art at the end of the day.
10am – 6pm Sat 2nd Mar

Suitable for all beginners with all materials, refreshments and light lunch included.

Stani Gallery, Stony Stratford – workshops and latest news

New workshops, new art, Artists and News

Check out the Stani Gallery website at http://art-gallery-milton-keynes.co.uk

New Artist in Glass – Julie Larrett

Stani Studios – New Workshop List for Autumn 2012

Want to paint but don’t know where to start?

The Stani Gallery in Stony Stratford is offering  a new schedule of workshops and courses for Autumn 2012, including An Introduction to Drawing & Painting.  This is a 12 week course in 3 modules. Every Thurs from 10 – 1230.
Beginning on 6 Sep.

Other workshops and courses include The Art of Photography, Pottery and Sculpture, Watercolour Painting and Jewellery Making.

Click here for further details

Stani Studios offer:-

  • A vibrant artistic hub
  • Individual attention and personal support with no more than 6 students per workshop
  • Tutors who are professional artists and artisans from The Stani Gallery
  • Workshops for Half day : 1000 – 1230 or 1330 – 1600 or 1900 – 2130 and Full day : 1000 – 1600 ; from Monday to Sunday, at your convenience.
  • Tea / Coffee included and with a light lunch for full day workshops
  • High Street location with close proximity to all amenities
  • Free Car Parking

Art and Craft Workshops at The Stani Gallery, Stony Stratford

Now Available For Booking

The Stani Studios is now offering the following art and craft workshops from 18 June ;
Card Making | Pottery | Illustration | Stained Glass | Jewellery | Digitial Photography | Graphic Design |
Acrylics | Abstracts | Mixed Media | Watercolour | Print Making | Painting Without A Brush | Freestyle

Book early to avoid disapointment. There are only 6 spaces available on each workshop.

See website for more details The Stani Studios

The Stani Studios intends to develop a vibrant artistic hub in the centre of Stony Stratford to suit all skill levels. Students will receive individual attention and personal support from experienced artists and artisans from The Stani Gallery. The Studios are close to all amenities in the high street and local countryside for outdoor studies. There is free car parking with refreshments and lunch provided on full day workshops.

For more information contact Roger Whittaker, The Stani Studios on 01908 56 76 56

Sunday morning – blog time!

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/crafts-magazine/blog/

The Crafts Council blog – obviously worth a read!

Herts Visual Arts Group – Photographic Tour on 17th April

Secret Britain

“A photographic journey through nature”  – Better known for its annual Herts Open Studios event, Herts Visual Arts brings you a photographic tour on Tuesday 17th April, at The University of Hertfordshire, starting at 7.30pm.

Wildlife photographer Andy Sands will take you on a photographic journey through the various and somewhat strange habitats of the British Isles. Focussing on the more elusive, rare and extremely small creatures that can be found amongst the British flora and fauna.

The interesting talk gives insight into the elusive and often intricate lives of tiny insects, rarely seen nocturnal mammals, as well as rare and less often seen birds. The photographic images will be accompanied by an informative commentary given by Andy Sands, as well as occasional sounds bites from the natural world.

Andy has had several exhibitions of his work, and his pictures are now marketed via the Nature Picture Library – you will find that his work is widely published.

This lecture is open to all HVA members and is free to enjoy, for non-members there is a small fee of £3 payable on the door, this allows you to enjoy an interesting and insightful lecture by one of the counties leading wildlife photographers. The evening also includes light refreshments – what better way could there be to enjoy a cultural evening?

Don’t forget doors open 7pm sharp at The University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield – room A161 of the Lindop Building.

For more details on this event and others run by the organisation visit www.hvaf.org.uk