ISLAND Arts Centre Christmas Workshops

Winter Wonder-landscapes

Tutor: Anushiya Sundaralingam
Dates: Tues 30th Nov, 7th December, 14th & 21st December
Time: 10.30am – 1.00pm
Location: ISLAND Arts Centre
Cost: £40

In the lead-up to the busy festive season take some time for yourself to be guided in the creation of a painting, ready for your home at Christmas or to be given as a unique present.  Perhaps take influence from seasonal subjects such as holly, robins and fir trees, or snowy landscapes with mountains or towns with twinkling lights.

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Seasonal Session in Drawing

Tutor: Naomi Litvack
Dates: Weds 1st December
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Location: ISLAND Arts Centre
Cost: £12

Explore the possibilities of mark making and expression in your drawing. Today the emphasis will be on process, with the aim to ‘loosen up’ and to discover new ways of using familiar materials. Move away from representation and try something different – you will discover something new to bring back to your usual way of working.

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Festive Flourish

Tutor: Fiona Harvey
Dates: Mon 6th December
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Location: ISLAND Arts Centre
Cost: £48

Create a spectacular seasonal door decoration to welcome friends and family this Christmas.  Using fresh materials, this long–lasting creation will bring warm festive scents and colours to your home.  Filled with cinnamon sticks, orange slices, cones, and more your creation will be an eye–catching and sweet smelling feature.

All materials are provided but please bring scissors.

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Seasonal Session in Oils

Tutor: Naomi Litvack
Date: Weds 8th December
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Location: ISLAND Arts Centre
Cost: £12

Taking landscape as a starting point we will build on your existing skills in the use of oil paint. Bring along your own images to work from, and gain advice and know-how from a professional painter.

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Twinkling Trees Family Workshop

Tutor: Andrea McCullough-Alderdice
Date:  Sat 11th December
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Location: ISLAND Arts Centre
Cost: £35 per family (3 places per family, additional places are £9 each)

Prepare for some family festive fun in our fabulous pottery studio.  Expert ceramicist and teacher Andrea will guide you as you explore clay, colour and decoration by creating a magical, twinkling Christmas tree to take pride of place in your home.

Your ceramic trees will be fired and ready for collection in a week or so.

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Lacy Lanterns

Tutor: Andrea McCullough-Alderdice Date:  Sat 11th December
Time: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: ISLAND Arts Centre
Cost: £32

Using porcelain clay and a simple wrap technique you will learn how to create a pretty, vintage inspired lantern. Embellish and decorate your creation with applied lace patterns, handmade clay buttons or designs of your choice.  The porcelain translucency can be enhanced with piercing to increase the twinkling, glowing potential of your lantern.

Work will be fired in the kiln, ready to collect in a week or so.

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Seasonal Session in Watercolours

Tutor: Naomi Litvack
Date: Weds 15th December
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Location: ISLAND Arts Centre
Cost: £12

Taking still life as a starting point we will build on your existing skills in the use of watercolour. Bring along your own images to work from, and gain advice and know-how from a professional painter.

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Family Felting Christmas Stocking Workshop

Tutor: Anushiya Sundaralingam
Dates: Sat 18th December
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Location: ISLAND Arts Centre
Cost: £24 per family (3 places per family, additional places are £6 each)

All the family will make individual Christmas stockings to hang up at home in anticipation of Santa calling. Using traditional felting techniques you can personalise your stocking with your name or initial, and in your choice of decoration and colours.

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Our festive programme will be kept under continuous review in the context of government guidance.

All events are subject to change.