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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            FULL

August

Wet Felt Landscape Workshop
Monday 12th August
Paper and Silver Jewellery Workshop
Thursday 15th August AM
Coiled fabric bowls and dishes from recycled fabrics
Wednesday, August 21
 

August

Wet Felt Landscape

Monday 12th August
Time: 10am - 4pm 
Cost: £30 per session including resources
Available places: 6
Tutor: Sarah Thom
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: ST002

INFORMATION

Learn the technique of wet felting and create your own picture (with added hand embroidered embellishment, if wanted). All materials and resources are supplied for this creative and inspiring workshop.

 

Full Day Workshop for 6 people

Workshop code: ST002




August

Paper and Silver Jewellery Workshop

Thursday 15th August
Time: 10:00- 12:30 am
Cost: £30 per session including materials
Available places: 6
Tutor: Hannah Duncan
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: HD001am 

INFORMATION

Learn to design and make stunning earrings using paper and wire.

You will have opportunity to learn wire working and paper folding techniques.

Worried the paper won’t last? No problem, these techniques will allow you to replace the paper component as needed or if you simply get bored with the colour.

*Price covers materials including 50cm of silver wire. 

Plenty of different paper will be provided but if you have any particular paper you would like to use, bring it along.

 

Half Day Workshops for 6 people

Workshop code: HD001am 

Morning Workshop




 

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




August

Monotype/Monoprinting Workshop

Date: Saturday, August 24
Time: 10:30 – 3:00
Cost: £35 including materials
Available places: 6
Tutor: Hilary Bryanston
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: HB006

INFORMATION

Monotype or monoprinting is a technique of producing unique prints using paper, glass and a pencil.  It was invented by Picasso and is an excellent way to produce a spontaneous drawing.  Bring some images to work from or work straight from the glass.  No special drawing skills needed.

 

Full Day Workshop for 6 people

Workshop code: HB006




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

Wet Felt Landscape Workshop
Monday 16th September

Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £ 30 - including materials
Available places: 6
Tutor: Sarah Thom
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: ST003

INFORMATION

Learn the technique of wet felting and create your own picture (with added hand embroidered embellishment, if wanted). All materials and resources are supplied for this creative and inspiring workshop.

 

Full Day Workshops for 6 people

Workshop code: ST003




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




September

Half day wet felt bowl/vessel Workshop
Saturday 28th September

Time: 10.00 - 1 pm
Cost: £25 including resources
Available places: 6
Tutor: Sarah Thom
Venue: Queen St Gallery, 44 Queen Street, Neath, SA11 1DL.
Workshop code: ST004

INFORMATION

Learn the technique of wet felting a bowl/vessel and create your own. All materials and resources are supplied for this creative and inspiring workshop.

 

Half Day Workshops for 6 people

Workshop code: ST004




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



FULL

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