Craft Club is a brilliant new monthly creative club for young people aged 7-14, where participants can make friends, learn new craft skills and enjoy creating!!
As part of the Let’s Create Leigh Park project funded by The Arts Council, Craft Club will become part of our programmed offer over 18 months!
So, if you are, or know a creative young person that you think would enjoy Craft Club, please sign up. Spaces are limited to 10 per session and at only £5 each (£3 for Leigh Park residents) we expect these sessions to sell out quicky!
Craft Club takes place at Making Space on the *first Monday of every month from 4-5.30pm! *A few of the dates have been moved to avoid Bank Holidays.
The workshops will be led by Catherine: “I am a qualified Teacher and Art Educator. I currently work with different groups and ages, exploring a wide range of artistic skills and creative experiences. I am a potter and love experimenting with shape, texture and colour, as I am developing my skills and learning so much from other wonderful makers.”
See Catherine’s work online – @catherineclaasenceramics
CRAFT CLUB DATES:
January 8: Make a Mosaic Tile. Using mosaic pieces learn about tesserae, how to transfer a design onto the tile and create your very own mosaic tile. Mini-make – make a paper mosaic design for a card or maybe a name label.
February 5: Cross-stitch a Valentine’s heart for a lavender bag, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Choose your combination of beautiful embroidery threads and fill your bag with lavender.
March 4: Make a clay egg-cup and decorate with flowers, chicks or even the Easter Bunny! Easter cards are a good mini-make for this time of year.
April 8: Time for some bubbly painting! Using bubbles we will create some colourful papers and make beautiful butterfly mobiles.
May 6: Make a bird in a nest this week. Using clay, make a bird and some eggs and create a fluffy, twiggy, colourful, or even sparkly nest!
June 3: Have a go at Hapa-zome! Hapa Zome is an ancient Japanese art form, based on leaf printing. Create beautiful artwork, inspired by symmetry in nature and make your own calico bag or pencil case.
July 1: Clay tiles and hanging decorations this week. Forage for interesting patterns and materials to press into clay for your design. Using underglaze we will decorate with colours ready to fire, and collect next time. Mini-make a hedgehog to take home.
August 5: Secret Gardens in a box! Using collage create your very own secret garden complete with garden gates, or a secret door!
August 17 (11.30- 1.00pm): A bonus session for Hampshire Open Studios! Making miniature masterpieces with Fimo. Easy to shape and easy to dry. Make your own set of figures, sculptures, jewellery and decorative items.
September 2: We are making a Craft Club Portrait Gallery this week – using pencils, pens, pastels and charcoal, draw your own self-portrait and decorate a frame for your artwork.