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Photo: Hand carved and jointed ‘Gigi’ wooden cats; Maker: David Cousley; Photo credit: Craft NI

Intermediate Metalsmithing: Jewellery Making with Claire Mooney

Moneydarragh Hub 101 Longstone Road, Newry

A series of six metalworking sessions in which those with experience can build upon basic metalworking techniques for jewellery and silversmithing. Led by silversmith Claire Mooney.   Suitable for those who have completed beginners metalwork and those with some experience. If you’re unsure if this course is suitable for you please feel free to reach … Continue reading Intermediate Metalsmithing: Jewellery Making with Claire Mooney

£90

Folk art embroidery workshop

Crescent Art Centre 2-4 University Rd, Belfast

Looking to Sweden for inspiration, join Linda O'Kane for a 5-week course where you will create a colorful and slightly rustic piece of needlework, featuring flowers and birds on a black background fabric. The stitches will be simple so even if you haven't embroidered before you will be able to do this with a little tuition. The … Continue reading Folk art embroidery workshop

£60

Introduction to Metalsmithing: Jewellery Making with Claire Mooney

Moneydarragh Hub 101 Longstone Road, Newry

This workshop consists of a series of six metalworking sessions in which beginners can learn basic metalworking techniques for jewellery and silversmithing. Led by silversmith Claire Mooney. Suitable for beginners and those with a little experience. Session 1; Tools and Techniques Session 2; Copper Cuff/ Ring Design Session 3; Completion of week 2 project Session … Continue reading Introduction to Metalsmithing: Jewellery Making with Claire Mooney

£90

5-week throwing course for beginners and improvers

Flowerfield Arts Centre 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart

Lead by ceramicist Fiona Shannon, this five-week beginners’ throwing course will teach you the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel including centring, opening out and pulling up which you will be able to use to create a variety of different pots, including mugs and bowls. You will also learn turning techniques to finish your … Continue reading 5-week throwing course for beginners and improvers

£145

Embellish textiles workshop

Island Arts Centre The Island, Lisburn

At this course you will learn how to personalise your clothes by adding decorative details under the guidance of tutor Linda O'Kane. All sewing will be done by hand and involves simple techniques. In the first week you will learn the different techniques, then you can decide what you have at home that you could … Continue reading Embellish textiles workshop

£62

Patchwork workshop

Ards Arts Centre Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards

This popular and sociable course with Julie McCreery covers all aspects of the timeless craft of patchwork and quilting. Participants will learn a number of techniques from traditional compositions and stitching to the more innovative and contemporary applications that have seen a recent resurgence in popularity.

£28

Silversmithing techniques

Ards Arts Centre Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards

Learn the skills of Silversmithing and make your own silver jewellery with Diane Lyness. Under the guidance of Diane, you will learn a variety of jewellery techniques including soldering, piercing, shaping, texturing metal and polishing. During the term, participants will work through the design and creation of a piece or pieces of jewellery. If you … Continue reading Silversmithing techniques

£60

Late Night Art with Gail Kelly

Craft NI Gallery 115 - 119 Royal Ave, Belfast

Thursday, February 2 Craft NI Gallery will host Late Night Art with Gail Kelly! A well established Co. Down textile artist and printmaker, Gail will show us how she works on the composition of her linen collages and sews them by hand. Gail draws inspiration from her travels in Ireland and Britain: the routine of the … Continue reading Late Night Art with Gail Kelly

Free

Simple sterling silver bracelet for ages 14yrs+

Flowerfield Arts Centre 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart

Learn to make your very own simple chain bracelet with Emma Thorpe of Atlantic Rose. Using simple wire working techniques, Emma will expertly guide you through the process of turning simple sterling silver wire into a pretty bracelet for you to wear or give away as a gift. Please note, this is a cold metal … Continue reading Simple sterling silver bracelet for ages 14yrs+

£32

Family fusing: glass birdhouse and babybird

Flowerfield Arts Centre 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart

Parents and kids can get creative this mid-term making very special hanging pieces together. Design your own glass bird house and baby bird. You will assemble various types of opalescent and transparent coloured glass onto your baby bird and bird house. You will also cut and grind glass which will be demonstrated and taught during … Continue reading Family fusing: glass birdhouse and babybird

£45

Silver reef knot or twisted rings workshop

Ards Arts Centre Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards

During this workshop with goldsmith Diane Lyness you will create a beautiful sterling silver ring. Choose between the designs of a Reef Knot, Twisted Rings, or Stacking Rings. Each participant will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques, such as piercing, soldering, rolling, annealing and polishing. Diane will work alongside you as you design and make … Continue reading Silver reef knot or twisted rings workshop

£50

Make a creepie milking stool

Green Woodwork Ireland Minnowburn Wardens Office BT8 8LE, Belfast

Stephen Ryan from Green Woodwork Ireland will teach you the skills needed to make your own piece of heirloom furniture to last generations, in the form of a traditional milking stool, otherwise known as a Creepie. This Two-day workshop encompasses the use of the shave horse and a variety of hand tools including the drawknife, … Continue reading Make a creepie milking stool

£200

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