Christmas Craft Workshops Day at Canolfan Hermon - with creche
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About the Course
A day of creative exploration is taking place this winter at Canolfan Hermon!
From 10 am until 3 pm with free entry.
Experienced craftsmen and women will help you try your hand at various crafts and take home your creations (could make great gifts).
Have a go at:
Encaustic (wax) art
Print making "Gyotaku" Japanese fish printing
Leatherwork - personalised belts, key rings and cable tidies
Christmas wreath making
Paper-crafts & origami: card and Christmas box making
Candlewick Christmas decorations
Entry to the event is Free with each session individually but modestly priced.
Crafty Creche for 0-5 yrs - let your little ones have fun while you do a workshop.
Well loved on-site cafe 'Cegin Bella' serving delicious meals and refreshments all day.
No booking necessary (but please feel free to call ahead and give us numbers especially if you intend to bring a group)
Full details and prices:
SPOON CARVING with David from The Coppice Plot / Coppicewood College
***Participants will be carving out a pre-axed spoon blank into a spoon using knives. This will allow for them to get a taste for carving and to get to grips with a variety of knife grips. 2 sessions of spoon carving - 10 - 12 and 1 - 3. Course size will be limited to 5 per session with an age limit of 16 on this one.
**NB Please get your name down in advance to avoid disappointment.**
£10 per person
ENCAUSTIC ART with Michael & Shona Bossom
***Try your hand at wax art and make a couple of mounted and useable Christmasy greeting cards
£3 per person
PRINTMAKING with Deborah Withey of Cheese and Pickles Studio
***Gyotaku! A lovely and mindful way to experience the beauty of nature is through the Japanese printmaking technique called Gyotaku ('gyo', meaning fish and 'taku', meaning rubbing). Join me to learn how to create your own memorable gyotaku print on cloth or paper, ready to frame. £5
LEATHERWORK with Nia Denman
Create your own personalised leather belt, keyring or cable tidy - perfect stocking fillers and Christmas gifts!
***Make a leather belt, 1-1.5hrs, £20 - £25
Cut your own leather straps with a strap cutter, ready to be bevelled, burnished, punched and skived. Fix your buckle with rivets and finally personalise your belt with your initials or a phrase. Options for a 2cm or 4cm width.
***Make a leather key ring, 10-15mins, £4
Be creative and cut any shape of leather you like into a keyring. Fix the keyring with a rivet and personalise with your name or a phrase.
***Make a leather cable tidy, 10-15mins, £4
Choose your colour and punch and cut your leather piece ready for fitting a snap. Cable tidy’s can be used for everything from headphones to measuring tapes. Personalise with your name or initial.
CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING & DECORATING with Anna-Marie Young
***Make and decorate a wreath using lots of wild leaves, dried hips and haws alongside the more traditional holly and evergreen wreaths, and dried flowers too. £7.50
***DIY wreath making packs to take home or give as gifts, £4
***Small number of very large wreaths to decorate, £15
CANDLEWICK CHRISTMAS DECORATION (10-1) with Lynda Barnes
***Create two beautiful Christmas decorations using calico, thread, needle and embroidery hoop, £8
CARD MAKING AND ORIGAMI BOX MAKING with Lynda Barnes
***Make 3 Christmas cards with inserts and envelopes using stamps, die cutters, embossing and embellishments, plus 3 Christmas boxes. £5 per person.
LANTERN MAKING with Carol
***Make a basic lantern in readiness for the Canolfan Hermon Christmas Produce Market and Lantern Parade on Wednesday December 13th. Using willow and tissue paper to create an effective seasonal lamp! £3 per person.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Materials and tools included. Delicious refreshments and lunch are available from Cegin Bella, the Canolfan Hermon on-site cafe.
I took part in the silversmithing and encaustic art which was offered on the taster day.The instructors on both were very good as were the materials available. I left with beautiful items and also learned something new.Well worth the small price paid.
Carolyn - - #11125
Thoroughly enjoyed this taster day! It gave me a well rounded view of what each course offered and I found it very creatively inspiring. All round brilliant day & would definitely recommend & attend more int he future
Rosie farrar - - #11123
Attended back in the summer. Was a very enjoyable afternoon, with a good variety of crafts to try. Particularly enjoyed the silversmithing, making a ring which I have been wearing since. Definitely recommend!
Maria - - #11122
I really enjoyed this day (the summer '17 version). I tried the silversmithing and made a ring, eco-printing with plants and flowers, paper crafting and encaustic art so was happily absorbed for several hours for very little money! Lunch at Cegin Bella was also delicious. Will definitely be coming to the next one!
Kate - - #11120
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Course Start DatesSaturday 2nd December 2017
- Accessible by public transport
- Child friendly
- Disabled access
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly
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