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Workshops At 21 St. Nicholas Street

Christmas Ceramic Workshops for Children aged 11 -14 years old.

Using clay to handbuild a Christmas table centrepiece.

Choose either a gingerbread house, a snowman or a Christmas tree which can be illuminated from the inside with a tealight candle or LED lights.

Saturday 15th December 10am to 2pm.

During the first workshop you will build your chosen design using clay, tools and templates which are supplied.  In the second workshop you will glaze the pieces ready for them to be fired.

You can pick up the finished piece from the shop from the 19th of December.
Wear clothes that can get muddy! Or bring an apron.

Cost is £25 which includes the workshop, materials and the firing of the final piece.

Places are limited to 10 people so that everyone can get the help they need to produce a lovely piece of craft.

The workshops are on the first floor with stairs access.

Booking can be in person at designermakers21 or via phone to Mandy Bonnett on 07855 108873 or email mandy@bonnett.me.uk

(Please note that owing to unforeseen circumstances there is no longer a workshop on 1st December but that the follow up will be a longer session on the 15th December with finished work fired and ready for collection from Wednesday the 19th December.)

Mandy Bonnett workshop photo

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Drawing

Relaxed, friendly, fully tutored class

First Saturday of the month beginning 2nd March 2019 10am – 1pm

£20.00 including materials and refreshments

Book your place by emailing Clare on clare@birksholden.co.uk
(book and pay for four classes in advance get 5th class FREE!)
(Gift Vouchers available from designermakers21 shop - 1 month £20, 5 months £80)

For further details please phone or text Clare on 07870 813643
or email: clare@birksholden.co.uk

Clare Birks drawing workshop graphic

Drawing and Painting for Children

Enjoy exploring different drawing and painting techniques, mark making, and using different materials. Dress for Mess!

1st Saturday of the Month beginning 2 March 2019 2pm - 4pm

£12.00 including materials & refreshments

Book your place by emailing Clare on clare@birksholden.co.uk
(book and pay for four classes in advance and get 5th class FREE!)
Gift Vouchers available from designermakers21 shop (One month £12, 5 months £48)

For further details please phone or text Clare on 07870 813643
or email: clare@birksholden.co.uk

Clare Birks painting and drawing workshop graphic

Education in the arts – an opportunity to learn new skills.

We at designermakers21 offer a variety of workshops. Come and learn new skills from professional crafts people.

Saori Shed loom

Workshops offered in the studios by members -

Printmaking – Annette Rolston & Mike Fenton
Feltmaking – Janine Oxley
Mosaics – Joy Holden
Sewing and upcycling – Marie Hamilton
Freestyle Saori weaving – The Saori Shed
Theatre crafts – Christopher Holden
Stained glass – Hunnybunny Glass
Basic skills with hand tools – David Whatley

The Upstairs workshop and exhibition space hosts a rotating calender of events by external practioners