We are pleased to offer more one-off workshops on a
selection of Thursday and Friday dates at
Huntingfields new Hub, Woodbridge Football Club and Leiston Guide Hut.
These taster sessions are designed to give you a flavour of the subject or craft, and we hope you’ll be inspired to carry on!
FRIDAYS – VARIOUS DATES
THE GUIDE HUT, LEISTON IP16 4HX
Friday 6th October
WILLOW – GARDEN TRUG 10.00-16.00 Tutor: Jo Hammond Code: 580 £60.00
A new design from Jo Hammond; woven from English willow, this gently curved basket is ideal for picking fruit or vegetables.
You’ll begin by choosing some sturdy willow sticks, held with the easiest possible to-and-fro weave, and then progress with some clever techniques for shaping curves and finishing edges. The chunky handle is the final stage, secured in place with a decorative herringbone weave. After a final trim this lovely basket will be ready for you to take home.
This project is ideal for beginners, with all stages clearly demonstrated and plenty of individual help. Please be aware that willow weaving is moderately hard work and requires a firm grip. All the materials you need are provided, although if you have your own secateurs, bring them along. Bring a packed lunch.
Friday 20th October
FLAMENCO GUITAR 9.30-11.30 Tutor: Adrian Nicholson Code: 581 £18.00
If you have wanted to play the Girl from Ipanema, Bamboleo or Besame Mucho, our tutor Adrian can give you a taste of how. The workshop is for people who already have a guitar, can accompany a song using more than 3 chords and have some finger style technique. It will touch on a range of popular Spanish and Latin styles from Rumba and Bossa Nova to Flamenco and Bolero. You do not have to be a classical guitarist but you will need either a classical or flamenco guitar – wooden, with nylon strings. If you enjoy this session, there will be a follow on five week course starting on 2nd November, 7 – 9 pm
Friday 3rd November
CERAMICS – JUGS AND VASES 9.30-15.30 Tutor: Emma Jayne Robertson Code:582 £55.50
The day will focus on the techniques of slab building followed by mark making on the surface of the clay to make a variety of beautiful vessels. These might include tea light holders, dishes, pots, decorative jugs or vases. You will finish the day with at least two pieces and the option to create some Christmas decorations with clay off-cuts. An optional follow up workshop will allow you return to glaze 2 weeks later. Alternatively you can choose a colour wash for each of your items and whether to have it gloss glazed or not. Your pieces will be ready for collection from Leiston Enterprise Centre from mid December. Details tbc at the workshop.
Friday 24th November
CERAMIC GLAZES – JUGS AND VASES 13.00-15.00 Tutor: Emma Jayne Robertson Code:584 £23.00
Come along to this workshop to either finish off existing work with a glaze of your choice (see class Friday 3rd November), or to decorate and glaze a vase, jug or tealight made and supplied (at extra cost) by Emma your tutor. These would make perfect Christmas presents. An extra charge will be made for items to be fired if purchased from the tutor on the day (cost from £2.50 to £15 depending on the item).
Friday 1st December
LINOCUT CHRISTMAS CARDS: Design and Produce a Set in a Day 9.30-15.30 Tutor: Helen Armstrong-Bland Code: 585 £64.00
You will use a lino block and tools to develop drawings and images into prints; cutting and carving into a lino block and printing from the surface. This is a simple, traditional and effective printing method to create relief prints. The one or more linocuts you design can then be used to create a whole set of handmade Christmas Cards. No experience required. Please bring an apron, cartridge paper and a packed lunch
WOODBRIDGE FOOTBALL CLUB IP12 4DA
Friday 10th November
WILLOW – REINDEER 9.30-15.30 Tutor: Jo Hammond Code:583 £60.00
Weave natural English willow to create a charming reindeer sculpture. The first stage is to make a simple willow framework, then the random weave is gradually built for a strong structure and flowing shape. Sturdy sticks support the neck and legs, which are then woven around to blend with the body. Finally your reindeer’s head is formed, along with dramatic branching antlers.All the materials and tools are provided, although if you have your own secateurs, bring them along.With all stages clearly demonstrated and plenty of individual help. Please be aware that willow weaving is moderately hard work and requires a firm grip. Bring a packed lunch,