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Workshops at the MWAC
WORKSHOP
Sat 24th Feb 18
Sat 3rd Mar 18
STARTS 10am
OPEN to PUBLIC
Lino Printing At Newtown Market Hall
As part of the 'Celebrating Newtown' project looking at buildings of interest, we are working with Mid Wales Housing to produce a series of individual prints and a group mural inspired by the history of the Market Hall.
All materials will be supplied and children will learn how to design and make a lino printing block. They will be taught by a practising artist and have their work displayed as part of an exhibition as well as having individual work and a block to take home.
This workshop is free.

WORKSHOP
Sat 24th Mar 18
Sun 25th Mar 18
STARTS 10.00am - 16.00pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Pottery Week End Texture & Colour In Natural Objects
Due to the success of Andy Warren's Pottery Workshop in April we are delighted to offer another week end in 2018.

Andy has been making pots for over 40 years and is an experienced teacher. He will be giving a hands-on 2 day workshop suitable for all abilities. Over the 2 days you will have the opportunity to examine, discuss, study and practice various methods of forming shapes and build onto them to give a sculptural feel to your work. You will also use slips on leather hard pieces that will be fired and ready for collection 2 weeks' later. Cost for the two-day course is £110. Delicous healthy food is available. Limited accommodation is available to book at the centre. ( book early to avoid disappointment!) Contact info@midwalesarts.org.uk or ring 01686 688369.

One previous participant of the same course said:

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and superb lunch over the weekend. I loved Andy's Pottery Workshop and the lovely setting. We will certainly be visiting you again.

WORKSHOP
Sat 7th Apr 18
Sun 8th Apr 18
STARTS 10.00am
OPEN to PUBLIC
Pottery And Woodburning Kiln Weekends: Various Dates
This is an exciting new opportunity for you to understand how a wood burning kiln works and make your own work to fire in it. Taught by potter Carine Van Gestel.

This is a two day course and will ideally entail a second weekend so that your work can dry and be ready to fire. We will start the day by inspecting, bricking up and igniting a packed kiln, which will be alight for approx 12 hours. While we are firing you will be able to use hand building techniques or a wheel to experiment and then make your own final piece. You will be encouraged to use suitable slip and glazes to decorate your work. We will take turns to keep the fire burning during the day.
If you are able to stay until 10 pm on Saturday you will have observed the complete process of operating a wood burning kiln.
Hopefully you will book a second weekend when you can fire your own work as well as making further pieces.
Cost for the weekend: £120 includes all materials and firing. Coffee & Tea throughout the day. Great accommodation and healthy food available at the centre. To book contact: info@midwalesarts.org.uk 07970671819/01686 688369
7th  -  8th April
28th -29th April
19th -20th May
2nd  -3rd June
29th -30th June
29th -30th September

WORKSHOP
Sat 9th Jun 18
Sun 10th Jun 18
STARTS 10am-4pm
OPEN to PUBLIC
Artistic Blacksmithing Courses With Spike Blackhurst
A practical course suitable for beginners age 16 and over. All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided. Attendees are asked to wear working clothes and stout footwear. After covering health and safety procedures in the forge tools and equipment will be explained and you will be shown how to light and use the forge.
You will have the opportunity to work on an anvil and learn how to manipulate metal using a variety of techniques. You will practice these techniques, learn how to forge hooks and pokers etc and then you will be able to use all these processes to create your own forged metal artwork
Group size is never more than six at one time to ensure personal attention and there is an experienced assistant on hand.

We are taking bookings for 2018 and gift vouchers for this course are now available.
Cost £125 per day.
Contact Cathy on 07970671819 or info@midwalesarts.org.uk to book a place
for group and individual bookings

Tea and Coffee will be provided.