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Workshops Highlight - Cas Holmes

Stitch-Sketching: Layers and Stitch: From the Land

2-day workshop with Internationally renowned textile artist, Cas Holmes

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13thOctober

May

Creative Writing Workshops - every Monday PM
Mondays 2 - 4 PM
May Mask Making Workshop
AM or PM - Saturday 18 May 2019
Introduction to Mixed Media
Tuesday 21 May

June

Creative Painted Canvas
Saturday 22 June
Plein air painting workshop at the Gnoll
Saturday 29 June

May

Mondays PM: Creative writing class

Time:2.0. - 4.0.pm
Cost:£3 per person
Available places:10
Tutor: Carole Hopkin
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: Pay on the day

INFORMATION

Creative Writing - This weekly, Creative Writing course will cover the writing of journals, short stories, novels, screenplays and poetry. Various techniques can be tried out each week with optional exercises. There will be weekly discussions on classical and modern writers, favourite authors and books.

Beginners are most welcome.

 

Half Day Workshops for 8 people

Workshop code: Pay on the day

May

Masquerade – Mask making workshop

Saturday-18th May
Time: 10am-12pm +1-3pm 
Cost:£ 12 per session
Available places: 6
Tutor: Vivian Rhule
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: VR012

INFORMATION

Create a festival mask, get creative, learn new skills and have fun under the expert guidance of our very own Vivian Rhule who has made every kind of mask you could dream of!

In this fun-filled workshop, children and adults alike will explore the exciting world of mask making. Participants will each make one or more personalised masks out of a variety of safe, colourful materials. This can be easily linked to a school or organisational curriculum by looking at masks from different countries and cultures and encouraging children to make their own.

 

Half Day Workshops for 6 people

Morning Workshop
Workshop code: VR012am





Afternoon Workshop
Workshop code: VR012am





May

Introduction to Mixed Media

Tuesday 21stMay
Time: 1.30 -4.30
Cost:£15 plus materials £6
Available places: 6 - 8
Tutor: Leanne Vaughan-Philipps
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: LVP010

INFORMATION

Learn how to use mixed media in this informative and inspiring workshop. There will be a small fee of £6 for materials.

 

Half Day Workshops for 8 people

Workshop code: LVP010





June

Mondays PM: Creative writing class

Time:2.0. - 4.0.pm
Cost:£3 per person
Available places:10
Tutor: Carole Hopkin
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: Pay on the day

INFORMATION

Creative Writing - This weekly, Creative Writing course will cover the writing of journals, short stories, novels, screenplays and poetry. Various techniques can be tried out each week with optional exercises. There will be weekly discussions on classical and modern writers, favourite authors and books.

Beginners are most welcome.

 

Half Day Workshops for 8 people

Workshop code: Pay on the day

June

Creative Painted Canvas

Saturday 22nd June
Time: 10am - 3pm  
Cost: £ 12 per session
Available places: 6
Tutor: Vivian Rhule
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: VR013

INFORMATION

This workshop is designed for you to experience using paint to compose, design your own stretched or unstretched Canvas 

You will get an opportunity to make a few alternative paint brushes. Experiment with brush strokes and use of Acrylic paints. 

Your finished art work may be in the form of a Landscape, Still life or Abstract art.

You are welcome to take along some simple ideas.

 

Full Day Workshops for 6 people

Workshop code: VR013


June

Plein air painting workshop at the Gnoll

Saturday 29thJune
Time: 10am – 3pm
Cost: £35
Available places: 10
Tutor: Hilary Branston
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: HB005

INFORMATION

Create a wonderful scene inspired by the beauty of the Gnoll Country Park using watercolours.

We will be painting in Transparent Watercolours using the lake at Gnoll Country Park as a muse to create an inspiring and memorable picture.

Course requirements: Watercolours in pans or tubes, plastic palette with wells, pencil - B is ideal and a craft knife to sharpen it. A soft rubber, brushes in a brush holder as they are easily damaged, a board to lean on made of mdf or ply, masking tape to attach the paper to the board, A3 good quality watercolour paper and small pieces of scrap watercolour paper, a portable easel, 2 jam jars or white enamel cups or white thick plastic cups, a tiny sponge with small holes (a real sea sponge), a folding chair.

NB We will be meeting inside the cafe by the main entrance at 10.00 am. If the weather is poor, contactHilary Bryanston on hilary.bryanston@outlook.com or if contacting on the day, telephone 07718 937499. If it is pouring with rain we will run the workshop in Queen Street Gallery working with watercolour.

 

Full Day Workshops for 10 people

Workshop code: HB005





July

Mondays PM: Creative writing class

Time:2.0. - 4.0.pm
Cost:£3 per person
Available places:10
Tutor: Carole Hopkin
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: Pay on the day

INFORMATION

Creative Writing - This weekly, Creative Writing course will cover the writing of journals, short stories, novels, screenplays and poetry. Various techniques can be tried out each week with optional exercises. There will be weekly discussions on classical and modern writers, favourite authors and books.

Beginners are most welcome.

 

Half Day Workshops for 8 people

Workshop code: Pay on the day

July

Course: Scared of the white paper???

Date: Wednesday, July 10
Time: 10.30 – 3.30
Cost: £35 to include materials
Available places: 8
Tutor: Karen Teal
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: KT001

INFORMATION

Mark-making and backgrounds for art work and sketchbooks to help give a different depth and texture to work.
You will learn to experiment and try new methods and techniques to enhance your work and also to make the whiteness less scary. You will leave the day with many different papers and fabrics decorated, printed, etc., to give a new dimension to your work and to be able to begin a piece with confidence.

 

Full Day Workshops for 8 people

Workshop code: KT001





July

Come Fly with Me - Kitemaking workshop

Saturday 20th July
Time: 10am-12pm +1-3pm
Cost: £ 12 per session
Available places: 6
Tutor: Vivian Rhule
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: VR014

INFORMATION

Come along and try this ‘Kite Making workshop' - A complete hands on experience where you get to take home your own hand made Kite. In the workshop you will learn how to make kites and you will also be taught the basics of Kitemaking decoration.

 

Half Day Workshops for 6 people

Morning
Workshop code: VR014am





Afternoon
Workshop code: VR014pm




July

Gelli-printing on fabric workshop

Tuesday 23rd July
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £ 35 -including materials
Available places: 6
Tutor: Bethan Ash
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: BA008

INFORMATION

An exploration in stencil making and Gelli-printing on fabric with Bethan Ash
Suitable for: complete novices with good manual dexterity. All printmaking tools, equipment and materials will be provided on the day. If you have images you would particularly like to work from such as photographs, drawings or magazine clippings please bring them with you.

 

Full Day Workshops for 6 people

Morning
Workshop code: BA008





August

Mondays PM: Creative writing class

Time:2.0. - 4.0.pm
Cost:£3 per person
Available places:10
Tutor: Carole Hopkin
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: Pay on the day

INFORMATION

Creative Writing - This weekly, Creative Writing course will cover the writing of journals, short stories, novels, screenplays and poetry. Various techniques can be tried out each week with optional exercises. There will be weekly discussions on classical and modern writers, favourite authors and books.

Beginners are most welcome.

 

Half Day Workshops for 8 people

Workshop code: Pay on the day

August

Learn how to express your creativity through portraiture or still life

Tuesday 13th August
Time: 2- 4 pm 
Cost: £15 per session plus small fee for materials
Available places: 6
Tutor: Leanne Vaughan-Philipps MA, PGCE, BA Hons.
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: LVP012

INFORMATION

Learn about composition skills and shading utilising charcoal and pencil. This still life session is suitable for all levels. 

 

Half Day Workshop for 6 people

Workshop code: LVP012





August

Coiled fabric bowls and dishes from recycled fabrics.

Date: Wednesday, August 21
Time: 10.30 – 3.30
Cost: £35 (include materials)
Available places: 8
Tutor: Karen Teal
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: KT002

INFORMATION

To be environmentally friendly and create beauty from things that are not needed anymore.
No knowledge of how to create the bowls needed, you will be taught how to wrap, create and stabilise the 3D object you create.
Small extra fee for the rope for the bowls.

 

Full Day Workshop for 8 people

Workshop code: KT002





September

Mondays PM: Creative writing class

Time:2.0. - 4.0.pm
Cost:£3 per person
Available places:10
Tutor: Carole Hopkin
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: Pay on the day

INFORMATION

Creative Writing - This weekly, Creative Writing course will cover the writing of journals, short stories, novels, screenplays and poetry. Various techniques can be tried out each week with optional exercises. There will be weekly discussions on classical and modern writers, favourite authors and books.

Beginners are most welcome.

 

Half Day Workshops for 8 people

Workshop code: Pay on the day

September

An Introduction to Embroidery and Applique.
Date: Wednesdays September 4, 11,18 and 25

4 Week afternoon course
Time: 1 - 3pm
Cost: £60 to include materials
Available places: 8
Tutor: Karen Teal
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: KT003

INFORMATION

Learn a range of basic embroidery stitches that will allow you to create images and decorative textiles.
You will learn several basic embroidery stitches with which you can create numerous more complex stitches to create hangings, book marks, sewing cases, etc. You will learn the method of applique to create pictures with fabric and hand embroidery embellishments.

 

Half Day Workshops for 8 people

Workshop code: KT003





September

Mosaic Making with Bethan Ash
Tuesday 10th September

Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £ 35 -including materials
Available places: 6
Tutor: Bethan Ash
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: BA009

INFORMATION

Why not treat yourself to a mosaic workshop session? Students will learn the basic cutting techniques and will be shown the direct method, 

for creating their own mosaic Heart or a mosaic Door Number Plaque using Vintage China and ceramic tiles.

 

Full Day Workshops for 6 people

Workshop code: BA009


September

Family Fun Printmaking
Saturday 21st September

Time: 10.00 - 12.00am and 1.00 -3.00pm
Cost: £12 per session, including materials
Available places: 6
Tutor: Vivian Rhule
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: VR015

INFORMATION

Learn how to create a simple printing plate and a unique Chine-Colle print, using water-based printing inks.

 

Half Day Workshops for 6 people

Morning
Workshop code: VR015am





Afternoon
Workshop code: VR015pm





October

Mondays PM: Creative writing class

Time:2.0. - 4.0.pm
Cost:£3 per person
Available places:10
Tutor: Carole Hopkin
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: Pay on the day

INFORMATION

Creative Writing - This weekly, Creative Writing course will cover the writing of journals, short stories, novels, screenplays and poetry. Various techniques can be tried out each week with optional exercises. There will be weekly discussions on classical and modern writers, favourite authors and books.

Beginners are most welcome.

 

Half Day Workshops for 8 people

Workshop code: Pay on the day

October

Stitch-Sketching: Layers and Stitch: From the Land.

2-day workshop with Internationally renowned textile artist, Cas Holmes

Saturday 12th& Sunday 13thOctober
Time: 10am---3pm 
Cost: £150 for 2 days
Available places: 10
Tutor: Cas Holmes
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: CH001

INFORMATION

A mixed media and stitch workshop run by Cas Holmes to coincide with her exhibition, ‘Painting with Cloth’ at Queen Street Gallery.

Using paper, textile, exploring drawing, marks and lines. Design exercises will lead to machine or hand stitched drawings onto lightweight fabrics, cottons, muslins, silk organza, synthetics and combining them with paper. Possibilities will arise to create complex layered dimensional drawings, creative exercises with reference to the ‘found object' as a reference and their application in relation to different fabrics (torn and old materials such as handkerchiefs, clothing and vintage fabrics). and found materials/paper will further help to develop personal expression and add meaning to your work. Your 'visual narrative' will take inspiration from the landscape (urban/nature) or your own references

What Students will achieve:

A series of small samples and pieces which could be used as a starting point student’ own practice for textile based work and mixed media, collage, stitching, 3-D, books or sculptural work.

Discussing ideas for working with the fabric and papers such as methods of layering and stitching together.

Developing the stitched mark as an additional decorative mark.

Book now to secure your place on this exciting and enticing workshop!

 

Weekend Workshop for up to 10 people

Workshop code: CH001





October

Felt Making Workshop
Saturday 26th October

Time: 10 - 12pm and 1 - 3pm
Cost: £12 per session including materials
Available places: 6
Tutor: Vivian Rhule
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL
Workshop code: VR016

INFORMATION

Felt making is an ancient art, which dates back as far as Egyptian and Mongolian times. 

Learn how to create a small, flat felted landscape art, from your own handmade, felt. Or create a 3D felted ball, using 100% un-spun sheep’s wool in a variety of colours. All beginners welcome.

This workshop involves the use of 100% wool soap and water.

 

Half Day Workshops for 6 people

Morning
Workshop code: VR016am





Afternoon
Workshop code: VR016pm





October

Textile brooches from recycled fabrics

Date: Wednesday October 30
Time: 1 – 3pm
Cost: £21 (including materials)
Available places: 8
Tutor: Karen Teal
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL
Workshop code: KT004

INFORMATION

Using old fabrics, lace, beads and buttons create stunning brooches for yourself or as gifts for friends

 

Half Day Workshops for 8 people

Workshop code: KT004





November

Mondays PM: Creative writing class

Time:2.0. - 4.0.pm
Cost:£3 per person
Available places:10
Tutor: Carole Hopkin
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: Pay on the day

INFORMATION

Creative Writing - This weekly, Creative Writing course will cover the writing of journals, short stories, novels, screenplays and poetry. Various techniques can be tried out each week with optional exercises. There will be weekly discussions on classical and modern writers, favourite authors and books.

Beginners are most welcome.

 

Half Day Workshops for 8 people

Workshop code: Pay on the day

November

Printing for Christmas cards

Date: Wednesday November 6
Time: 10.30 – 3.30
Cost: £35 (including materials)
Available places: 8
Tutor: Karen Teal
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL
Workshop code: KT005

INFORMATION

Whether you want to learn a new skill, create a picture or make cards to give to family and friends, come along for this one day, workshop and have fun getting creative.
Learn how to make a lino print or screen print to create your own individual Christmas cards.

 

Full Day Workshops for 8 people

Workshop code: KT005





November

Lantern Making
Saturday 16th November

Time: 10 -12pm +1-3pm
Cost: £12 per session including materials
Available places: 6
Tutor: Vivian Rhule
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL
Workshop code: VR017

INFORMATION

Celebrate the festival of light. By creating a willow lantern to light your winter evenings. Learn how to make and paper a willow lantern. Beginners welcome 

 

Half Day Workshops for 6 people

Morning
Workshop code: VR017am





Afternoon
Workshop code: VR017pm





November

Embroidered Christmas tree decorations

Date: Wednesday November 20
Time: 12 – 3.30
Cost: £21 (including materials)
Available places: 8
Tutor: Karen Teal
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL
Workshop code: KT006

INFORMATION

Learn how to make your own Christmas decorations using simple embroidery techniques.

 

Half Day Workshops for 6 people

Workshop code: KT006





November

Fused Collage Workshop
Tuesday 26th November

Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £ 35 -including materials
Available places: 6
Tutor: Bethan Ash
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL
Workshop code: BA010

INFORMATION

Create improvised textile art using fusible collage construction as a fresh way to look at the design process. In this relaxing and inspiring workshop, you will design and complete a small block or collage which can be used as a starting point for a larger project This is a great workshop for developing new directions in colour, working in a series, and experimenting with silk, cotton and other fibres. The techniques and ideas that Bethan teaches here form the basis for much of her work.

 

Full Day Workshop for 6 people

Workshop code: BA010





December

Making Christmas Decorations using air dried clay
Tuesday 3rd December

Time: 10.00 - 12am & 2 - 4.00pm
Cost: £ 15 per session -including materials
Available places: 6
Tutor: Bethan Ash
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL
Workshop code: BA011

INFORMATION

Create easy to make hanging decorations with air dry clay by cutting out shapes using old cookie cutters or moulds, finally stamping, painting and embellishing to create colourful ornaments for your Christmas tree.

 

Full Day Workshop for 6 people

Workshop code: BA011