Workshops

Nature Crafts for ages 5–11 yrs *CANCELLED*

Saturday 28 January, 11:30am –12:30pm

Cost £9

*This workshop has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Why not take some inspiration from the Karl Blossfeldt exhibition and explore nature while learning variety of new art skills. Using paint and paper techniques let Natasha Duddy guide you in the making of several hedgehog art templates. Allow your artistic streak to run wild and see what you can create, from a variety of wall art paintings to greeting cards.

This workshop has been inspired by the Hayward Gallery Touring, Art Forms in Nature Exhibition by Karl Blossfeldt, on show in our galleries.


Botanical Wool Painting - SOLD OUT

Saturday 4 February, 10am – 1pm

Cost £25 full, £23 concession

For ages 18+

Inspired by our photographic exhibition of Karl Blossfeldt's Art Forms in Nature we will explore 'painting' plant forms onto fabric with wool using felting needles. Create your own image or choose from a selection of stencils. All tools and materials will be provided including embroidery floss and beads to add embellishment and detail to your finished piece.

Use promo code Concession on Eventbrite to access the concession rate when purchasing tickets online. Concession rates apply to students, those aged 65 years and older and those who are unwaged. Please note that you may be asked to supply your student ID or ID at the door of the event when presenting your concession ticket.

Suitable for beginners aged 18+ or younger participants if accompanied by an adult.

This workshop has been inspired by the Hayward Gallery Touring, Art Forms in Nature Exhibition by Karl Blossfeldt, on show in our galleries.


Funky Flower Head Flower Pot for ages 8–12yrs

Saturday 11 February, 10:30am–12pm

Cost £15

In this one-day workshop with local Ceramic Artist Fiona Shannon you will design, make and decorate your own funky Flower Pot Head using Air dry clay inspired by Hayward Gallery touring exhibition by Karl Blossfeldt. Fiona will help you get creative making funky indoor flowerpots that will brighten up any room. Designed for beginners, this class will be a fun creative environment to get crafty using a range of clay hand building techniques. This workshop is not only fun but improves children’s creative skills, self-expression, confidence and dexterity. You will be able to take your clay Flowerpot at the end of the workshop to paint and varnish. Please bring a box to carry your masterpiece home in.

This workshop has been inspired by the Hayward Gallery Touring, Art Forms in Nature Exhibition by Karl Blossfeldt, on show in our galleries.


Quill-lumination : A nature themed quilling workshop

Saturday 11 February, 11am–2pm

Cost £25 full, £23 concession

For ages 14+

To compliment the Karl Blossfeldt Exhibition, Art Forms in Nature, Emma Thorpe will lead a nature themed quilling workshop inspired by Blossfeldt’s nature images. Quilling dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries and is the coiling and pinching of paper strips into different shapes, which can then be used to decorate a variety of items. During this 3 hour workshop you will learn how to make simple shapes and curls with paper strips, creating a decorated initial set in a deep picture frame. Perfect to brighten up a room at home or give as a gift to someone special.

Use promo code Concession on Eventbrite to access the concession rate when purchasing tickets online. Concession rates apply to students, those aged 65 years and older and those who are unwaged. Please note that you may be asked to supply your student ID or ID at the door of the event when presenting your concession ticket.

This workshop has been inspired by the Hayward Gallery Touring, Art Forms in Nature Exhibition by Karl Blossfeldt, on show in our galleries.


Small Vase and Flowers workshop inspired by the work of Karl Blossfeldt

Saturday 11 February ,12.30pm -2.30pm

Cost £45 full, £40.50 concession

For ages 18+

A one-day workshop with Ceramic Artist Fiona Shannon who will guide you through designing and making your own small Vase and Flowers inspired the Hayward touring exhibition by Karl Blossfeldt by which will be on Exhibition at Roe Valley Arts Centre. Designed for beginners this class will be a fun creative environment to get crafty using a range of clay techniques. Vases will be fired to be collected at a later date.

Use promo code Student-Unwaged-65+Discount on Eventbrite to access the concession rate when purchasing tickets online. Concession rates apply to students, those aged 65 years and older and those who are unwaged. Please note that you may be asked to supply your student ID or ID at the door of the event when presenting your concession ticket.

This workshop has been inspired by the Hayward Gallery Touring, Art Forms in Nature Exhibition by Karl Blossfeldt, on show in our galleries.


Steinbeck Festival Creative Writing Workshop: The Journey

Saturday 11 February, 11am –1pm

Cost £10 full, £9 concession

For ages 18+

Join Anne McMaster for a morning of creative writing based on the Steinbeck Festival 2023 theme, the Journey. A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike' wrote John Steinbeck. Explore memories of personal travels and develop fictional journeys - all while using your own creative voice. Guided by quotes (and writing advice) from Steinbeck himself, you'll explore various journey-related prompts and will also have time to draft and discuss your ideas in this inspiring workshop!

Use promo code Student-Unwaged-65+Discount on Eventbrite to access the concession rate when purchasing tickets online. Concession rates apply to students, those aged 65 years and older and those who are unwaged. Please note that you may be asked to supply your student ID or ID at the door of the event when presenting your concession ticket.


Creative Writing with Anne McMaster: First Season

Thursday 2 March - 23 March, 7 – 9pm

Cost £40 full, £36 concession

For ages 18+

*Please note the dates for this workshop have been changed from 23 February - 16th March, to 2nd March - 23rd March due to unforeseen circumstances.

There’s a real joy in welcoming a new season - especially when that season is spring! Generations ago, the French knew it as prime tans ‎(first time, first season‎), so what better way to move towards this new season than with some fresh writing and new work. Join poet and playwright Anne McMaster for these four creative writing sessions at the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre and watch your creative ideas blossom!

Use promo code Student-Unwaged-65+Discount on Eventbrite to access the concession rate when purchasing tickets online. Concession rates apply to students, those aged 65 years and older and those who are unwaged. Please note that you may be asked to supply your student ID or ID at the door of the event when presenting your concession ticket.


World Book Day Storytelling for Tiny Tots ages 2–5 yrs

Saturday 4 March

Session 1: 11:30 – 11:55pm, Session 2: 12pm–12:25pm

Cost £4.50

Join us to celebrate World Book Day with some great tales for little ones with storyteller Kelly Quigley. Kelly brings stories to life for kids through interaction and fun, plus it’s a great way to get your little one interested in books and reading from a young age. A parent or guardian is required to accompany their child for the duration of the storytelling.


Leprechaun Hat for St. Patrick's Day for ages 5–11 yrs

Saturday 11 March, 11:30am–12:30pm

Cost £12

A fun workshop to make your own Leprechaun hat that you can wear this St Patrick's Day. Tuition from Banyan Theatre, lots of colourful materials and plenty of craic!


Beaded Daisy Chain Bracelet

Saturday 11 March, 11am–2pm

Cost £22 full, concession £20

For ages 14+

Start learning bead weaving with Emma Thorpe of Atlantic Rose and create a cute daisy bracelet, a perfect accessory as we look towards Spring. Using colourful seedbeads, you will learn: the basics of off-loom bead weaving with a simple daisy chain stitch; strengthening your daisy chain and finishing it off; how to create a beaded toggle and loop to finish your bracelet. Participants need good fine motor skills

Use promo code Student-Unwaged-65+Discount on Eventbrite to access the concession rate when purchasing tickets online. Concession rates apply to students, those aged 65 years and older and those who are unwaged. Please note that you may be asked to supply your student ID or ID at the door of the event when presenting your concession ticket.


St Patricks’ Day Crafts for ages 5–11yrs

Saturday 18 March, 11:30am–12:30pm

Cost: £9

You’re going to love these paper plate craft ideas for kids. With the help of a pair of scissors, a glue stick and some paints, let Natasha Duddy inspire you to create some colourful St. Patrick’s Day crafts to add to your home decor. These are inexpensive and easy to adapt to so many different creative ideas. Let your imagination run free.


​ Simple Sterling Silver Bracelet

Saturday 25 March, 10:30am–1:30pm

Cost £30 full, £28 concession

For ages 14+

Learn to make your very own simple chain bracelet with Emma Thorpe of Atlantic Rose. Using simple wire working techniques, Emma will expertly guide you through the process of turning simple sterling silver wire into a pretty bracelet for you to wear or give away as a gift.

Please note, this is a cold metal workshop. No heat is used during the process. Participants need good fine motor skills.

Use promo code Student-Unwaged-65+Discount on Eventbrite to access the concession rate when purchasing tickets online. Concession rates apply to students, those aged 65 years and older and those who are unwaged. Please note that you may be asked to supply your student ID or ID at the door of the event when presenting your concession ticket.


Creative Kids Activity Pack

Creative Kids Activity Pack!

Get Creative at home and let your imagination loose with our Creative Kids Activity Pack! The pack has been created by different local artists with fun art activities they think you'll enjoy. You can use your activity pack alone or with your family for hours of creative fun. Simply download and print off the pack to get started.

Inside the pack you will find lots of different creative activities including:

  • Scratch Art
  • Funny Eyes Craft
  • Dance and Movement Activity
  • Peg Pals Craft
  • The Emperors New Clothes Colouring-in
  • Create your own Spring Flowers Craft
  • Make your own Shadow Puppets

Thank you to our wonderful artists who created the fab art ideas for the pack including, Natasha Duddy, Karen Torley and Tonya Sheina Batts!

Share your creativity with us and send in pictures of anything you make to esther.alleyne@casuewaycoastandglens.gov.uk and we'll share them on our social media pages!


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