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Jun
9
Sun
Blacksmithing course @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Blacksmithing course @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Blacksmithing with Nicky Packham
Visit a practising workshop to learn and refine the art of blacksmithing. Classes take place at Nicky’s forge in Milton Keynes, contact Queens Park Arts Centre for more information.

Places must be booked in advance, don’t forget to bring a packed lunch. Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Sunday Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Hoop Art Sampler with Loetitia Gibier
Learn embroidery techniques and create your very own hoop art piece. An extra£10 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Summer Herbs & Holiday Fragranced Soaps with Helen Neighbour
Make some lovely handmade soaps, inspired by fragrances like Rosemary, Mint, Sicilian Lemon and Jasmine.
£35 / £30 members. Additional materials purchasable on the day.

‘Tape & Create’ with Mike Budd
Use special coloured tape and a marker pen to produce a strong textural image.

Scoops, Spatulas & Stirrers with Jeremy Turner
Use an axe, chopping block, drawknives and spokeshaves to make a variety items useful in the kitchen or chicken run. Tools provided – bring your own if you have them!

Pottery – Raku Firing with Charlie Butters
Discover how to create amazing glaze effects using the raku method of firing.
Bring 4-6 bisque-fired pieces to fire on the day

Copper Foiled Stained Glass with Caroline Kearsey
Learn how to design, cut and copper foil, solder and add decorative details to stained glass pieces. £90/£80 members. An extra £10 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Leatherwork – Belts & Guitar Straps with Elizabeth Bond
Make a riveted belt, dog collar or guitar strap, including stamping, decorating and finishing leather. An extra £10 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Places must be booked in advance. Workshops are suitable for adults and students aged 16+. Food is on sale in the Queens Park Coffee Bar or bring your own packed lunch.

Jul
27
Sat
Summer Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Leatherwork – A Right Handful with Elizabeth Bond
Prepare the leather and linings then learn how to saddle stitch a vibrant simple hand bag or messenger style bag. An extra £30-£35 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Beautiful Blossoming Bag with Pippa North
Learn to wet felt around a resist, choosing from an array of wools and silks. Embellish your beauty with beads, pearls or sequins. An extra £5 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Places must be booked in advance. Food on sale in Queens Park Coffee Bar, or bring your own packed lunches. Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+

Jul
28
Sun
Blacksmithing course @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Blacksmithing course @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Blacksmithing with Nicky Packham
Visit a practising workshop to learn and refine the art of blacksmithing. Courses take place at Nicky’s forge in Milton Keynes, contact Queens Park Arts Centre for more information.

Places must be booked in advance; don’t forget to bring a packed lunch. Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Summer Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Leatherwork – A Right Handful with Elizabeth Bond
Prepare the leather and linings then learn how to saddle stitch a vibrant simple hand bag or messenger style bag. An extra £30-£35 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Beautiful Blossoming Bag with Pippa North
Learn to wet felt around a resist, choosing from an array of wools and silks. Embellish your beauty with beads, pearls or sequins. An extra £5 for materials payable to tutor on the day.

Places must be booked in advance. Food on sale in Queens Park Coffee Bar, or bring your own packed lunches. Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+

Sunday Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday Special Workshops @ Queens Park Arts Centre

An Introduction to Block Printing with Julia Phillips
Discover the art of block printing in this fun workshop for all ability levels.
Please bring an apron

3D Wood Carving with Jeremy Turner
Drawing on folk art traditions, invoke the spirit of fish or bird then carve and colour your own 3D sculpture. Tools provided – bring your own if you have them!

Pottery Throwing with Patrick Hayward
Learn the basic principles of throwing clay to make cylinders (the basis of most pots).
£60 / £55 members (per session) Clay included, plus firing and glazing for one pot.

Places must be booked in advance. Food on sale in the Queens Park Coffee Bar or bring your own packed lunch.
Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+ unless otherwise stated.

Jul
30
Tue
Pottery Summer School @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pottery Summer School @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Pottery Summer School with Helen Neighbour
For ages 15+
Create some larger hand build pieces, or develop and practice your throwing skills. Ideal for novice potters looking to learn additional skills. Includes a 5th day of glazing – date to be arranged with the tutor during the course.

Places must be booked in advance. Food is on sale in the Queens Park Coffee Bar or bring your own packed lunches.

Jul
31
Wed
Pottery Summer School @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pottery Summer School @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Pottery Summer School with Helen Neighbour
For ages 15+
Create some larger hand build pieces, or develop and practice your throwing skills. Ideal for novice potters looking to learn additional skills. Includes a 5th day of glazing – date to be arranged with the tutor during the course.

Places must be booked in advance. Food is on sale in the Queens Park Coffee Bar or bring your own packed lunches.

Aug
1
Thu
Pottery Summer School @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pottery Summer School @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Pottery Summer School with Helen Neighbour
For ages 15+
Create some larger hand build pieces, or develop and practice your throwing skills. Ideal for novice potters looking to learn additional skills. Includes a 5th day of glazing – date to be arranged with the tutor during the course.

Places must be booked in advance. Food is on sale in the Queens Park Coffee Bar or bring your own packed lunches.

Aug
2
Fri
Pottery Summer School @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pottery Summer School @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Pottery Summer School with Helen Neighbour
For ages 15+
Create some larger hand build pieces, or develop and practice your throwing skills. Ideal for novice potters looking to learn additional skills. Includes a 5th day of glazing – date to be arranged with the tutor during the course.

Places must be booked in advance. Food is on sale in the Queens Park Coffee Bar or bring your own packed lunches.

Aug
6
Tue
Pottery Teapot Course @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pottery Teapot Course @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Pottery Teapot Course with Charlie Butters
Learn how to create a ceramic teapot (students must already have experience throwing a cylinder).

Dates running: Tue 6, Thur 8 & Fri 9 August
Two courses available per day:
Morning course: 10am – 12noon
Afternoon Course: 1pm- 3pm

Places must be booked in advance. Course is suitable for adults and students aged 15+.

Aug
8
Thu
Pottery Teapot Course @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pottery Teapot Course @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Pottery Teapot Course with Charlie Butters
Learn how to create a ceramic teapot (students must already have experience throwing a cylinder).

Dates running: Tue 6, Thur 8 & Fri 9 August
Two courses available per day:
Morning course: 10am – 12noon
Afternoon Course: 1pm- 3pm

Places must be booked in advance. Course is suitable for adults and students aged 15+.

Aug
9
Fri
Pottery Teapot Course @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pottery Teapot Course @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Pottery Teapot Course with Charlie Butters
Learn how to create a ceramic teapot (students must already have experience throwing a cylinder).

Dates running: Tue 6, Thur 8 & Fri 9 August
Two courses available per day:
Morning course: 10am – 12noon
Afternoon Course: 1pm- 3pm

Places must be booked in advance. Course is suitable for adults and students aged 15+.