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HOMESPUN CRAFTS, BLETCHLEY

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HOMESPUN CRAFTS SHOP RE-FIT

Homespun Crafts shop refitIt is encouraging to see in these difficult times, that Homespun Crafts has had a re-fit – the shop looks great and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful – go and have a look for yourself.

You will find Homespun Crafts at :-

56 Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2DR

or call 01908 645653

www.homespuncrafts.co.uk

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 Art House and Tea Rooms, Stony Stratford

New Gallery & Tea Rooms

The Stani Art House is our exciting new premises in Stony Stratford featuring a wide range of original paintings, collectable limited editions, innovative ceramics and stunning sculpture by leading British and international artists. There is also bespoke patchwork and decoupage furniture, as well as the relaxed and elegant environment of the Tea Rooms.

To celebrate the opening of The Stani Art House, you can win “Pop” – a signed limited edition framed print of only 50 by the UK’s rising urban pop artist Lhouette – worth £ 395 !

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Just collect your free raffle ticket by joining our mailing list at The Stani Art House between Friday 24th May and Sat 1st June for your chance to win this fantastic prize.

We are also delighted to announce that Lhouette will be officially opening The Stani Art House at 12 noon on Sat 1st June when the raffle will be drawn and the winner declared – so you can meet the artist as well as see this fabulous new artistic venue at the same time. Locally based, Lhouette’s work is hugely popular and a sell out success in galleries nationwide. With his striking, edgy mix of pop and fashion, his is an urban style much in demand.

The Stani Art House complements the unique distinctive art of its long established sister gallery – The Stani Gallery in Stony Stratford – with a wide range of original paintings, limited edition prints, innovative ceramics and stunning sculpture by leading British and international artists.There is also bespoke patchwork and decoupage furniture, as well as the relaxed and elegant environment of the Tea Rooms.

Open every day, there is now plenty of opportunity to browse a modern and extraordinary range of art for your home and treat yourself to delicious homemade cakes and sumptuous savouries at any time during the day… all under the same roof.

Even more reason to come and visit us soon !

58 High Street. Stony Stratford. MK11 1AQ
Open Every Day : Mon – Sat 9.30 – 5.30 pm : Sun & Bank Holidays 10 – 5 pm
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Stani Gallery – Christmas Workshops, Gifts and Demonstrations

Especially for Christmas

Christmas Classes
Christmas Cards & Decorations – Wed 5 Dec (eve)
Christmas Mosaics – Fri 7 Dec
Jewellery for Christmas – Sat 15 Dec

Christmas Demonstrations
Wakefield Country Courtyard Christmas Weekend – Sat 8th & Sun 9th Dec
The Stani Studios will be demonstrating art & craft classes over the weekend as follows ;
Sat 8th : 10-1230 Oil Painting | 1230 – 3 Silk Painting | 3 – 5 Mosaics
Sun 9th : 11-1 Mixed Media Painting | 1-3 Stained Glass | 3-5 Watercolour Painting

The Stani Gallery will also have a range of original Christmas Gifts for purchase including Christmas Cards, Calendars, Glass Coasters and a variety of exclusive small presents. There are many other activities planned at this event which is in aid of MK Hospital. Read more.

Christmas Presents
Personal Gift Vouchers for Art Lovers
Available from The Stani Gallery for use in both The Stani Gallery to buy art and The Stani Studios to make art yourself !

Street Art & Graffiti Classes for Teenagers
These one day workshops or 4 week courses with The Krah offers anyone, aged 15 and above, a fantastic opportunity to learn about this vibrant art form from a widely experienced international street artist. Read more and book a place on the first workshop on Sat 5th January here

 

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.

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Image courtesy of Gail Baxter, Mediation

Framing Space 13 October – 3 November 2012 This is an exciting exhibition brought to Artworks MK by liminal (Gail Baxter, Sue McLaggan, Carol Quarini and Beth Walsh), who are a group of textile designers whose practice has developed from hand-made lace. Framing Space will seek to engage the public with a selection of original and challenging works, wall-based to wearable, using materials varying from net curtains to paper yarn and metal wire.

Events

To coincide with our Heritage Craft project, liminal will be hosting a programme of free events on Saturdays throughout the exhibition. These events are free as they form part of our Heritage Craft programme. Places are limited so please call to book: 01908 608108 or check our website for more information.

Framing Space Preview Sat 13th October , 1 – 3pm Come and join us for the launch of our new exhibition, Framing Space. This exciting exhibition presents original and challenging works by contemporary textile designers. We hope to see you there.

Cloth of Stitch Day School with Beth Walsh Sat 20th October, 10 – 4 pm This workshop will introduce participants to needlelace stitching allowing them to create exciting fabrics that involve contrasts of texture, colour and medium. This is a creative workshop allowing participants of any experience to create their own fabric made of stitches, perhaps using found objects or creating pieces on a large scale.

Bobbin Lace Demonstration and ‘meet the artists’ with Gail Baxter and Carol Quarini Sat 27th October, 1pm Join Gail Baxter and Carol Quarini for demonstrations and discussions of their work.

Needle-Lace Demonstration by Beth Walsh and Sue McLaggan Sat 3rd November, 1pm Join Beth Walsh and Sue McLaggan for a Lace demonstration. Historic Lace in Contemporary Design talk by Beth Walsh Sat 3rd November, 3pm Lace is usually associated with the skills and fashions of the past. How then is it relevant to contemporary design? This talk will explore the use of historical lace designs in new ways and in new contexts. It looks at how traditional lace techniques and attributes are used in challenging and innovative ways, in fashion, architecture and exhibition pieces. In a more specific textile context, the inclusion of colour as well as other media and textile techniques, together with the distortion of pattern and scale, is examined by looking at examples of Beth’s work. Lace is not of the past – it can be an exhilarating part of the present.

For further details or booking information please visit our website at www.artworks-mk.co.uk

Stani Gallery – Love Art Fair!!

The Stani Gallery will be exhibiting at the first Love Art Fair in Centre MK from Thurs 11th Oct to Sun 14th Oct.

There will be over 100 artists on display including The Stani Gallery who will feature ;
Tina Ashton – painter
Amanda Cooper – painter
Roy Holding – painter
Martin Ingley – painter
Hannah Thomas – painter
Robert Rusin – art deco posters
Tim Cotterill – “Frogman” bronze sculptures
Paul Jenkins – ceramics & bronze sculptures
Len Gifford – bronze resin sculptures

There is an opening event including live music and complementary drinks from 5 – 8 pm on Thurs 11th Oct.
Why not come along ? It’s FREE to attend.

See you there !

The Stani Gallery – Unique Distinctive Art

The Stani Studios  – Art & Craft Workshops For You !

The Stani Gallery – 61 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AY.             01908 56 76 56

Turn your hobby into a Business…..

Bromham Millers have secured new funding to provide business support for people looking to turn a hobby into a business.
Their Business Basics courses have been a phenomenal success in the past so we are delighted to hear that they have funding to support more people to set up in business.
If you, or anyone you know is unemployed you may be eligible for full funding – supported by JCP. Others are welcome to join the programme for a small fee.
The programme will start in November and cover all the basics you need to shape your business idea – and there is lots of time for practical one to one guidance and help.
Interested? Please get in touch and we’ll talk about your ideas and tell you how we can help.
Please forward this information to anyone who may be interested.
For more details, contact Bromham Millers on  01234 376699 or visit their website at www.bromhammillers.co.uk
Don’t forget to let them know where you heard about the courses!

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

Silk Painting Workshops with Yvonne Bell

Yvonne Bell is running a series of Silk Paining Workshops over the next two months – details below:-

Max 6 people per workshop, to be held at 207 Glebe Road, Deanshanger MK19 6ND.  Cost is £30 per person per workshop (all materials provided).  The workshops run from 10am until 4pm each day.

Take a packed lunch with you – tea and coffee are provided.

Phone Yvonne for more details – 01908 623474

Dates are:- Saturday 20th October, Thursday 25th October, Saturday 17th November, Thursday 22nd November, Thursday 6th December, Saturday 8th December

Yvonne is a brilliant Silk Painter – you can see her work on her website at http://www.vestments.plus.com or email her at yvonnebell@yvonnebell.co.uk

(Don’t be put off when you see the quality of her work – she’s a great teacher too!)

Yvonne is a member of the Guild of Silk Painters – you can visit their website at http://www.silkpainters-guild.co.uk