Adult Arts and Crafts

Adult Art and Crafts

Our selection of art and craft workshops and sessions are delivered by freelance artists and gallery staff. They are designed to help you develop new skills, experiment with new techniques and explore new and unusual materials!  Some workshops connect to our changing exhibition programme. Visit our eventbrite page to book all events.

For more information or any questions please contact kirsty.green@oldham.gov.uk


Life Drawing with Hunion

Thursdays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, £10 per person
20 October, 10 November, 8 December, 12 January, 9 February, 9 March, 13 April, 11 May, 8 June, 13 July, 10 AugustTwo drawings of a model using purple ink and black pen

From beginners to experts we welcome all abilities to our life drawing sessions. Explore drawing the nude form with a variety of models, our monthly sessions are very friendly, relaxed with refreshments and basic materials provided and a great playlist to draw along to.

Sessions are untutored but led by artist Mark Rigby who is able to support if needed.

Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be found by visiting Eventbrite.

 


Macrame Workshop with Studio Dawn

Saturday 8 October, 10.30am – 12.30pm, £15 per person

Plant and plant pot hanging from a light peach coloured rope hanger made using a variety of knots.Studio Dawn is a small Manchester based business specialising in the art of Macrame to create beautiful pieces to brighten your home.

Take part in our two workshops to learn new skills, create beautiful items, meet other like minded people and experience the positive impact crafting can have on your mental health.
All materials and light refreshments are provided.

Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be found by visiting Eventbrite.

 

 


Shibori Dyeing Workshop

Saturday 22 October, 10.30am – 3.30pm, £40 per person45 pieces of material hung on a washing line dyed with blue dye to create shibori dying patterns

Shibori dyeing is an ancient technique of manipulating fabric before dyeing.

During the workshop you will produce exciting samples and learn how to use the Shibori Stitch technique to produce beautiful designs.

Shibori is considered to be one of the oldest indigo dye techniques in Japan although originating in China.

The term shibori is simply the Japanese word 絞り, which translates as to wring or squeeze.

Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be found by visiting Eventbrite.


Embroidery: Thread Journal

Saturday 28 January, 10.30am – 12.30pm, £10 per ticket (Class ONLY), £35 per ticket (Class and starter Kit)

Embroidered 2022 with a rainbow 0 and needle and thread The Sew Unique Thread Journal class is an inspiring workshop where Stephanie will be sharing tips and techniques that will help you to create your very own thread journal.

We will be learning the skills and techniques you need to add to your own project.

Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be can be found by visiting Eventbrite.

 

 

 


Wet Felting Workshop

Saturday 25 February, 10.30am – 3.30pm, £30 per personorange bowl made from felt with gold cogs on

Following Emma’s guidance you will learn how to create felt, then create a beautiful pot from the material.

In the morning you will learn how to wet felt using wool, water and friction!You will then move onto felting a beautiful pot inspired by the landscape.
Anyone can attend, all levels and experience are welcome. You must be aged 18 or over to participate in this class.
All materials are provided.

Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be can be found by visiting Eventbrite

 

 


Coiled Pots and Rag Rugs Workshop

Saturday 11 March, 10.30am – 3.30pm, £25 per person

heart and car rug made from recycled materialsIn the morning we will be Recycling unwanted textiles into an upcycled coiled pot by wrapping, coiling and stitching to transform scraps of fabric into beautiful bowls.

In the afternoon we will continue with the Recycling theme using an ancient old folk art technique. You will start your own no sew hooked rag rug or wall hanging by using fabric strips to personalise your interior with simple techniques.

Scraps of material will be provided but please feel free to bring your own material to make a super personalised piece!

Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be found by visiting Eventbrite.

 


Animal Watercolour – 4 Week Course

Saturday’s 22 April, 29 April, 6 May, 13 May, 1.30 – 3.30pm, £60 per person for 4 week coursesquirrel, badger, hedgehog and fox painted in watercolour

Learn to paint your own work of art, using vivid watercolours in a fluid fun style. This watercolour animal workshop will teach you basic watercolour techniques whilst creating a beautiful piece to take away .

This is a set of four workshops, ticket includes all sessions, materials and light refreshments. Please feel free to bring your own materials if you would like to.

Pre-booking is essential and tickets can be found by visiting Eventbrite.