Saturday Series

THE SATURDAY SERIES- WEEKEND WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS

The Artspace ‘Saturday Series’ is a programme of weekend workshops for adults running here at Artspace. Each workshop is designed to provide a bespoke, one-off, arts experience that you can enjoy, at your leisure, on a weekend. Whether you would like to paint something to hang on your wall at home, or make a beautiful crafty gift for a friend or family member, these half-day or full day workshops aim to help you to create something unique! A deposit of £20 is required to secure your place on each workshop.

To express your interest in a place, please contact Dan on 01594 825111 Ext 1 or email dan@artspacecinderford.org

A deposit of £20 is required to secure your place on each workshop.

Workshops take place at Artspace, The New Mercury, 3 Woodside Street, Coleford, GL14 2NL

TIMETABLE

Writing, Self-Publishing and Promotion, with Nathan Kift

 Saturday 1st June 2019

10:30am – 4.30pm

Many people have ideas for a book or may have started writing, even finished a book, but don’t know what to do next. The world of publishing is changing, and there are many ways to get your book into bookstores and being sold online. This can all be very confusing. We will go through some techniques that are useful to new authors, and work through exercises which help you as an author to decide what your next steps might be. There will also be the opportunity to join an online group for ongoing support as you work towards becoming a published author!

Nathan is the international bestselling children’s picture book author of the ‘Harry The Happy Mouse’ series. Three of his first four books have now achieved bestseller status on Amazon, with Harry The Happy Mouse being inducted into the Children’s Classic’s Chart. Nathan was named among the top 10 children’s authors of 2018 at the Author Academy Awards (USA).

Costs:  £39.  All materials provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.


Writing Children’s Picture Books, with Nathan Kift

Saturday 6th July 2019

10:30am – 4.30pm

Do you have an idea for a children’s book? Would you like to start writing for children? In this relaxed workshop we will investigate the key elements of a children’s picture book, the current market and options for publishing. We will also look at our own reasons for writing a picture book, and how to use those motivations to take it in the right direction. How to write a book that will appeal to a young audience, and also appeal to the person that makes the decision to buy it (often an adult). There will be time to discuss and develop your ideas, choosing a name, and book cover design. We will also cover ways in which you can find the right illustrator for your book, should you need one. During the workshop we will go through the whole journey of writing a picture book, from the very start of an idea, to seeing your book in print.

Costs:  £39.  All materials provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.


Eco Dyeing and Printing, with Lizzie Godden    

Saturday 6th July 2019

10:30am – 4:30pm

Enjoy the exciting process of using plants to dye and print onto fabric and paper. You will take away dyed and ecoprinted pieces of silk, cotton and cartridge paper. You will also have the opportunity to experiment with some shibori techniques and to dye stitched fabric with natural plant dyes.

Costs: £49.  All materials provided but please bring a strong container to take warm work home, a jam jar with a well-fitting lid, a pair of rubber gloves and any leaves you would particularly like to print with. Plenty of suitable leaves will be provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.


Needle Felting, with Mo Parker

Saturday 13th July 2019

10:30am – 4.30pm

Learn how to make a 3D needle felted animal. I will take you through the process of building up the sculpture, adding limbs and colour to create your very own sculpture! Made of lambswool, needle felted sculptures are very popular and fun to make. You can also put your own stamp on your sculpture, let your imagination run wild! Make something for you to look at and admire, or maybe as a gift for a loved one.

Costs:  £39.  All materials provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.


      

Pallet Signs, with Louise Penny

Saturday 13th July 2019

10:30am – 4:30pm

Come and create your very own pallet sign. Experiment with lettering and designs of your choice. Using reclaimed wood which will be prepared ready for your unique design.  You will hand paint your message to be taken away with you.

Costs: £39. All materials provided. Please bring a packed lunch.


What would you like to do?

We can offer workshops in a wide variety of creative subjects. If you would like to try something specific, please get in touch!

Email Hannah@artspacecinderford.org

Booking is essential. To secure your place, please contact…

01594 825 111 or email sue@artspacecinderford.org