How exciting that we're beginning a #newyear on such a positive note - we're buzzing with the feedback that we've received on our first #workshops of 2020 and the new #tutors that have come forward with plans for a whole new set of #artclasses, #craftworkshops and #clubs.
Our #creativespace is beginning to take on a life of its own ... we're delighted that people have seen the potential for using #StokeBridgeWorkshops for new ideas. Just last week we hosted our first #CreativeMeetup in conjunction with #EdNgai and #LedCreatives and what an evening that was! We #networked with a whole host of incredible #creative #artists, #craftspeople and discussed lots of great ideas and plans. Watch this space for the next one!
So, to recap on what we've #learned so far this year:
We've had our first #PrintSocial - a #meetup for anyone wanting to do some #printingmaking and to #socialise with like-minded people to share #skills and have fun! Hosted by #PopPrintStudios it was a great success and will continue to be a monthly event (first Monday of every month). Next one is this coming Monday, 3rd Feb and, at just £4 per person for 2 hours of great #workshopping, come and join us
We've made #silver #stackingrings with the amazing #jeweller and regular #tutor #AndreaWright. So much fun learning to #silversolder, form a ring and apply various #textures and finishes. We're in the process of negotiating a new date with her as the course was so popular - keep you eye's peeled for that announcement!
Moving forward, take a look at the other workshops we've got planned in the coming couple of months:
We're starting up a #comicbook club on the second Monday of each month (10th Feb is the first). With #EdNgai of #LedCreatives, it's designed to be a social evening where you'll learn how to create your own comic book. Whether you're an #artist, #writer, #inker or #colourer, come along and join in the fun - make the #comic you've always wanted to make in an informal group. Just £4 per session.
15th/16th February sees our first #screenprinting #weekendworkshop with #PopPrintStudio - learn an exciting #printmaking technique over a relaxed couple of days and print onto both paper and fabric. £150 for the two-day workshop - all materials/refreshments provided.
We've got places left on our Follow-on #StainedGlass #Workshop where those who've taken our beginners' class can build on their skills and learn the art of design and painting. Starting on 26th Feb, this is a 6-week evening workshop with our very own #DanielleHopkinson
The master of #signwriting, #WayneTanswell, joins us again on 7th March and teaches a beginners' workshop in this #traditionalskill. In a day, you'll learn to sign write in different styles, you'll learn all about equipment, paints and brushes and you'll receive a copy of Wayne's book which serves as a great reminder of all the things you've learned on this whole-day workshop.
Over 4 hours you'll learn how to measure and cut #silver wire, you'll learn #forging and how to achieve #hammeredtexture. You'll be attaching #beads to your work with sanding and finishing skills allowing you to take home your amazing new earrings! A #jewellery workshop not to miss - Andrea's classes do tend to get booked up fairly quickly... you have been warned!
On 3rd March we'll be celebrating a year since we held our first workshop - and what a year it's been... currently thinking of a way to mark our first year, great tutors and workshops... and of course incredible learners - you are the reason we're here!
We hope to see you all soon
Danielle and Ian