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20 Nov
2017

Letterpress – Spring Term

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Poet and letterpress printer Francesca Kay provides a hands-on introduction to letterpress printing. With a flatbed proofing press and lots of wonderful old wooden letters, Francesca shows how to set type and print in a process essentially unchanged since William Caxton’s time.

Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

Saturday 20th January
10am – 1pm
£25 includes all materials and equipment

 

Scroll down to book ONLINE or call 01873 811579 / email info@artsalivewales.org.uk

20 Nov
2017

Basket Making – Spring Term

rsz_basket_making_5Artisan Basket Maker and Willow Craftswoman, Mary Zammit, will introduce you to the skills and techniques of this ancient craft. Using locally grown willow you’ll learn how to design and construct your own basket from scratch. The classes allow opportunity to work on your own personal project under the expert guidance of Mary. You’ll need a sharp pocket knife, secateurs and a medium flat-headed screw driver. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

Basket Making with Mary Zammit
MONDAYS, 10am – 2:30pm
15 Jan -5 Feb & 19 Feb – 12 Mar
£120 for 4 weeks/ £210 for 8 weeks

Scroll down to book ONLINE or call 01873 811579 / email info@artsalivewales.org.uk

22 Nov
2017

Tribe – Spring Term

rsz_fullsizeoutput_514Tribe is a new monthly workshop for young artists and their families. These playful workshops will explore a wide range of art and craft including Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics and Textiles.

The afternoon sessions will provide a friendly, relaxed environment for children to create and learn. Parents and families of all kinds are encouraged to stay for tea/coffee and take part in activities.

 

 SATURDAYS, 2-5pm

13 Jan, 10 Feb, 10 Mar, 14 Apr

Age Guide: 7-11 yrs

 

FREE – suggested donation of £3 per child per month to cover the cost of materials.

 Tribe is now fully booked for Spring 2018, please keep an eye on our website for future summer dates. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

20 Oct
2017

Pottery Taster Session

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Martin Craddock will be running a special Pottery Taster Session on November 3rd 2pm-5pm for those who are interested in attending seasonal Pottery Classes at Arts Alive Wales.

This will be a chance to work alongside Martin, our trained potter and tutor who will be providing guidance working with clay through coiling, slabbing and press-moulded dish making. Come and see the space, and get to know us as an organisation.

There will be a small fee to cover the cost of the materials of £5.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

call 01873 811579 to book or email info@artsalivewales.org.uk

 

10 Oct
2017

Winner of the Creative Network mini fund

Stone carver Matt Caines, and jeweller and textile artist Amanda Caines have been awarded £300 through the September Creative Network mini-fund.

Based in Abergavenny, Matt and Amanda’s work has become more and more collaborative, finding ways of starting to combine firstly carved stone and wood, and later, naturally shed pieces of deer antler with Amanda’s stitch work and painterly approach to 3D structures. They have not only made freestanding animal forms from engraved antler sections with textile stitch work panels, but also made wall hanging pieces with attachments.

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Currently they are making a collection for this year’s Made London Craft Show, which is sponsored by Crafts Magazine and Winter Draws Nigh, and later an exhibition to be held at The Brook Street Gallery in Hay-on-Wye in October.

Matt and Amanda will be using the mini-fund award to upgrade their equipment and purchase better engraving drill bits and other jewellers tools which will allow them, in turn to upgrade the nature of their work. As self-employed artists, this small investment will help Matt and Amanda realise sketchbook ideas, not only in exhibitions and shows, but also in their work as teachers.

 

 

 

23 Aug
2017

AUTUMN / HYDREF 2017

You can now download our bilingual Autumn 2017 programme, with details of all our projects, classes and events….

 

 

AAW Autumn 2017 Programme (click to download)

 

 

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22 Dec
2016

BASIC SKILLS WEAVING COURSE

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Basic Skills Course in 4 Shaft Weaving 

The Crickhowell Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers will be offering structured tuition in the basic skills of Weaving on 4 shaft looms.  Places are limited so please book early. Gift Vouchers available.

Course Tutor: Liz Davies

The course will take place at the Arts Alive Wales studio in Crickhowell

8 day course

Initial Weekend, 18th & 19th February

followed by 6 consecutive Thursdays from 23rd February to 30th March

10.00am to 4.00pm

£200.00 per person including materials and loan of equipment

 

For further information and to book a place please telephone Carey Godwin: 01981 240416 or eamil Sarah Roberts: ciderbarnsarah@hotmail.co.uk

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6 Dec
2016

Festive Felt

Join textile artist Emma Bevan of Ffolky Ffelt to make festive felt baubles and gift pouches to hang on your Christmas tree! Emma will show you each step of the wet felting process, using natural Welsh wools in an array of colours.

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Wednesday 21st December
10am -12:30pm & 1:30pm-4pm

£4 for a morning or afternoon session 
Price includes all materials.

Age guide: 7-11 years.
Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please wear old clothes.

Scroll down to book a place or contact the office
T: 01873 811579

E: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

26 Aug
2016

BASKET MAKING – autumn term

Basket MakingBasket Making with Mary Zammit

Artisan Basket Maker and Willow Craftswoman, Mary Zammit, will introduce you to the skills and techniques of this ancient craft. Using locally grown willow you’ll learn how to design and construct your own basket from scratch. You’ll need a sharp pocket knife, secateurs and a medium flat-headed screw driver. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

 

MONDAYS, 10am – 2:30pm

26th September – 17th October (break for half term) 

31st October – 21st November      

£120 for 4 weeks / £220 for 8 weeks

Includes basic materials. Additional materials for a larger or more ambitious basket can be purchased from Mary during the workshops.

Scroll down the page to book online or tel: 01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

6 Sep
2016

CREATIVE NETWORK mini fund

 

Members of the Creative Network are invited to apply for a £300 ‘mini-fund’ to produce new work. We want to hear about your idea for a new project, publication, performance, collaboration, exhibition or body of work. There are no creative limitations.

Deadlines for applications are in March and September each year.

The next deadline for applications is 5pm, FRIDAY 31st MARCH 2017.

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March 2016’s mini fund was awarded to a collaborative group of three Creative Network members; Susan Milne, Katherine Sheers and Helen Watkins, to produce a new exhibition. You can read Susan’s overview of the project below…

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TRACES EXHIBITION

THE TABERNACLE,  TALGARTH

27 May  -5 June 2016

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The Tabernacle in Talgarth, a successful local music venue, was transformed into a gallery space for the duration of the Hay Festival. Artists Susan Milne, Katherine Sheers and Helen Watkins presented an exhibition that covered a range of ideas, techniques and mediums celebrating textiles and garments.

With the Tabernacle’s natural light enhanced by subtle pinpoint and track lights, the old chapel  became a quiet and meditative space in which to enjoy the work.

Helen’s beautiful linen hangings were coloured using a palette of plant dyes harvested from the surrounding landscape. The four suspended  pieces aimed to create a gentle space for quiet contemplation.

Katherine displayed individually dyed specimens of concealment, pinned as entomology samples and figurative works of finely stitched silk and cotton. Susan’s paper and fibre constructions, deriving from her drawings of garment fragments in museums, and ancient textile fragments from archaeological collections, were presented, museum style on  display tables with  lights for the individual pieces of work.

Approximately 500 people attended the exhibition, including visitors to the area,  local people and  visitors to the Hay Festival from the UK and abroad. The artists sold at least 25% of their work and there were expressions of interest for further exhibitions, sales and promotion.

The artists are grateful for the support from the Creative Network mini fund, the Tabernacle and the Hay Festival and also many local helpers.

Susan Milne, artist
Summer 2016

Photo credit: ‘Ann Dierikx Photography’

 

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Click here for more information about the Creative Network

7 Apr
2016

POTTERY SUMMER SCHOOL

Our popular five-day summer schools enable students to develop their own projects and interests, with the support of a professional tutor in the Arts Alive Wales studio.

Pottery Summer School with Martin Craddock

Martin CraddockConcentrating on the making process this practical summer school introduces the fundamental techniques used in hand-built ceramics. Martin Craddock, our trained potter and tutor will guide you through coiling, slabbing and press-moulded dish making. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

 

 

Saturday 30th July – Wednesday 30th August

10am – 3pm

£175 for 5 days

Includes all materials, firing and access to specialist equipment.

To book a place tel: 01873 811579 / email: info@artsalivewales.org.uk

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