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ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS JANUARY - JUNE 2018 applaud // engage // create // discover @ANBorough

antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/create


SAT 7 - SUN 8 APRIL 2018


ANTRIM CASTLE GARDENS Randalstown Road, Antrim, BT41 4LH FOR BOOKINGS:

T. 028 9448 1338 or online theoldcourthousetheatre.com

JANUARY - JUNE 2018

CLOTWORTHY HOUSE

Randalstown Road, Antrim, BT41 4LH

CLASSES AND COURSES GENERAL INFORMATION

Advance booking is essential for all courses and classes. Concessionary prices will apply to anyone who is registered as disabled, those who are 60 years old and over, those in receipt of unemployment benefit and students. Any carer accompanying a person with a disability will be admitted free of charge. Enrolment will not be refunded other than for a medically certified illness or at the Manager’s discretion. In the unfortunate event of the course or class being cancelled by the Council, participants will be refunded in full. If you have any particular access needs please contact the individual venue directly for assistance. For certain courses and classes participants will be asked to bring along specific materials to work with. Details will be available from the individual venues. Lunch will not be provided for all day classes, however light refreshments are available in both The Garden Coffee Shop located at Antrim Castle Gardens and Yarn’s Bar located at Mossley Mill.

FOR BOOKINGS:

T. 028 9448 1338 or online theoldcourthousetheatre.com

EYRE STUDIO

Randalstown Road, Antrim, BT41 4LH FOR BOOKINGS:

T. 028 9448 1338 or online theoldcourthousetheatre.com

POGUE'S ENTRY

Church Street, Antrim BT41 4BA FOR BOOKINGS:

T. 028 9448 1338 or online theoldcourthousetheatre.com

MUSEUM AT THE MILL

Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North, Newtownabbey, BT36 5QA FOR BOOKINGS: T. 028 9034 0202 or online theatreatthemill.com

BALLYEARL

85 Doagh Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 5RZ FOR BOOKINGS: Book in person at the Box Office, Theatre at The Mill or online theatreatthemill.com

BALLYCLARE TOWN HALL The Square, Ballyclare, BT39 9BB

FOR BOOKINGS: T. 028 9034 0202 or online theatreatthemill.com

HOW TO GET HERE

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ANTRIM CASTLE GARDENS

ANTRIM CASTLE GARDENS FOR BOOKINGS: The Old Courthouse T. 028 9442 8331 or online theoldcourthousetheatre.com

GENEALOGY TRACING YOUR FAMILY STORY Sat 20 Jan // 10am-1pm // £10 (£9 conc.) // Over 16s

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Join Keith Wright on this ever popular genealogy course. Keith will draw on his eleven years’ experience helping people from across the world connect with their ancestors, to give an insight into researching your own family history. Whether you are new to family history or an experienced researcher, you will find this class fascinating and full of interesting tips on accessing information from a range of sources.

DESIGNING YOUR GARDEN FROM SCRATCH Sat 27 Jan // 10am-4pm // £20 (£18 conc.) // Over 16s

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Vanessa Drew has been designing gardens for almost 20 years. She will give you ideas on choosing a layout and style to suit the site. She will look at getting the balance between hard landscaping products, grass and planting in order to achieve colour and harmony and reduce maintenance. Please bring along photos and measurements of your garden and we will look at possible solutions to transform your garden.

DRAWING FROM NATURE Sat 24 Feb // 2-4pm // £10 (£9 conc.) // Over 16s

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During the class, participants are invited to take inspiration from the beauty within the natural surroundings of Antrim Castle Gardens (weather permitting). They will be tutored in many art techniques such as light, shade and composition as well as receiving direct guidance. Participants should bring along their own art supplies of choice plus sketchbooks.

IT’S ALL ABOUT SPRING Sat 10 Mar // 10.30am-1pm // Free // Families

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Join us for an exciting and informative workshop celebrating the arrival of spring and focusing on our fauna and flora and what spring means to them. After surviving the difficult winter months, the arrival of spring signals new life, hope and heightened activity for many species.

TO BOOK CLASSES & COURSES: antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/create


WHAT NOW? SPRING IN THE GARDEN

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Whatever the situation in your garden, Vanessa Drew will look at planting, garden maintenance and planning new planting schemes. She will also have suggestions for year-round colour, getting started with fruit & veg growing and of course, will welcome questions throughout the day. Please feel free to bring photos of your garden if you would like some suggestions for an area needing special attention.

RUSTIC CHAIRMAKING Sat 24 Mar // 10am-4pm // £60 (£54 conc.) // Over 18s

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Come along and make your very own Rustic Chair from locally sourced hazel grown by your tutor, traditional crafts expert Clive Lyttle from Welig Heritage Crafts. All materials will be provided, but, please bring along a cordless drill, a couple of 2 and 3 mm drill bits plus ph and pz driver bits. No experience necessary.

ANTRIM CASTLE GARDENS

Sat 10 Mar // 10am-4pm // £20 (£18 conc.) // Over 16s

CREATING WITH NATURAL MATERIALS Sat 24 Feb // 2-4pm // £10 (£9 conc.) // 6 - 16 years old

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Children and teens are invited to join Amanda Montgomery to create their own environmental art all made from natural found and gathered materials! Use twigs, pine cones, shells, grasses, petals and pebbles to create your very own individual pieces. Please bring your own natural objects along with you to the workshop so that we can turn your treasures into environmental art masterpieces! Dress for mess!

ESSENTIAL HERBS FOR THE GARDEN Sat 14 Apr // 11am-1pm // £15 (£13.50 conc.) // Over 16s

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Come and join Marian Partridge, medical herbalist, for a detailed look at some of our essential and easy to grow herbs for our gardens. Our session will include a look at some historically tried and tested recipes for your medicine bag and cookbook. Marian will be making a few recipes, and will also be looking at Antrim Castle Gardens herb planting.

HOME PRODUCE Sat 28 Apr // 10am-4pm // £20 (£18 conc.) // Over 16s

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Vanessa Drew has a smallholding and teaches self-sufficiency courses. She makes all her own wine, jams and chutneys. She will suggest what to grow and what to forage for in the hedges. We will also be discussing small livestock including keeping chickens, goats and beekeeping. Everyone can be self-sufficient in something - even with a window box on a balcony!

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GARDEN OBELISKS Sat 26 May // 10am-4pm // £55 (£49.50 conc.) // Over 18s

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Clive Lyttle joins us again for the ever popular Garden Obelisks course. A great feature in any garden to grow your vegetables up this traditional structure or just use it as a feature in the border or a centrepiece. All tuition, tools and materials will be provided from Welig Heritage Crafts.

SUMMER BIRDS Sat 2 Jun // 10.30am-1pm // Free // Families

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Join us for a fun-filled and informative workshop where our Park Rangers will guide you through the intricacies of bird identification. The day will comprise a theoretical presentation on bird ID, behaviour and general information, with particular emphasis on summertime bird watching. Followed by a guided walk around the grounds to identify some of our feathered friends.

INTRODUCTION TO SPINNING & WEAVING Sat 9 Jun // 10.30am-4pm // £25 (£22.50 conc.) // Over 16s

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Spend the day spinning and weaving and learn one of the oldest ways to produce your own unique yarn using the drop spindle. Learn from Rosemary McCartney about the process off carding, drafting, spinning and plying. There will also be an opportunity to use a spinning wheel. In the afternoon, we will start weaving using a simple card loom. Learn about the warp and weft and finishing your piece off.

PLANT PHOTOGRAPHY & BOTANICAL MICROSCOPY Sat 9 Jun // 10am-4pm // £20 (£18 conc.) // Over 16s

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Steve Lowry shows how to get the most from your garden photography. We will be concentrating on composition and the use of the correct equipment and techniques. Discover how to photograph the plants and animals in close-up and observe the secret beauty of plants through the microscope. Best suited to those with some SLR experience and includes the opportunity for hands on sessions.

WOVEN WILLOW HARES Sat 16 Jun // 10am-4pm // £55 (£49.50 conc.) // Over 18s A new exciting workshop for this season from Clive Lyttle of Welig Heritage Crafts. Come along and have a go at weaving a willow hare for the house or garden. All materials will be provided.

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TO BOOK CLASSES & COURSES: antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/create


LEPIDOPTERAN DAY Sat 23 Jun // 10.30am-1pm // Free // Families

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Join our Park Rangers for this family workshop based on the amazing world of moths and butterflies. Starting with an interactive session on identifying moths captured in the Robinsons trap the previous evening, we will then focus on the ‘diurnal lepidopterans’ - butterflies. This will involve a brief indoor presentation followed by a guided excursion around the grounds identifying some of our beautiful butterflies.

FOR BOOKINGS: The Old Courthouse T. 028 9442 8331 or online theoldcourthousetheatre.com

INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

CLOTWORTHY HOUSE

CLOTWORTHY HOUSE

Tue 13 Feb: 6 weeks // 7-9pm // £60 (£54 conc.) // Over 16s

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With Carrie Davenport you will learn to use the camera in manual mode, how to frame up a great shot and really understand composition and exposure. Each week we will tackle a different subject including landscapes, portraits, shooting in RAW format and editing. This is a more technical follow on for anyone who has taken the intro course or is more experienced.

CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS Tue 13 Feb: 6 weeks // 7-9pm // £50 (£45 conc.) // Over 16s

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Each session with Hannah Ferguson will help participants develop essential skills to crochet with confidence. From holding your hook and reading patterns to creating beautiful, versatile granny squares, zigzag blankets and jar cosies. The course will also explore techniques for working with recycled materials. Participants should bring along their own choice of ‘double knitting’ wool.

GEMS OF EUROPEAN CINEMA Thur 15 Feb: 6 weeks // 7-9pm // £50 (£45 conc.) // Over 16s

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Join Rodney Gillen for a handful of "little gems" from the less-wellknown cinema of our European neighbours to fire your imagination! Over the course of six weeks we will consider the merits of an eclectic mix of films past and present. Each two-hour session will consist of an introduced screening and an opportunity for discussion after viewing, so prepare to be delighted, surprised or possibly even blown away!

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CLOTWORTHY HOUSE

SILVER LINKED BRACELET Sat 17 Feb // 10am-4pm // £45 (£40.50 conc.) // Over 16s

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Spend a day of fun in the workshop with Diane Lyness and make a silver linked bracelet. Each participant will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques such as piercing, soldering, shaping, texturing and polishing to create a beautiful piece of jewellery to take home. No previous experience is required. Just bring an apron!

JUNIOR AFTER SCHOOLS ART CLUB Tue 20 Feb: 6 weeks // 2.30-4pm // £30 // 5-7 years

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The coolest After Schools club in town is back as Emma Andrews brightens up your week with this fun and messy art workshop filled with arty style. With different activities each week, you will have great fun, make new friends and create some very cool art.

ART FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS Thur 22 Feb: 6 weeks // 7-9pm // £52 (£47 conc.) // Over 16s

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This course with Amanda Montgomery encourages each individual to concentrate on their personal chosen mediums and areas of interest in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Participants will have the opportunity during each class to opt in or out of an intense master-class session. This class welcomes beginners as well as those wishing to learn new artistic skills and participants should bring their own materials.

ART STATION Sat 3 Mar: 4 weeks // 2-4pm // £20 // 10-16 years

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A fun mixed media art class with Amanda Montgomery for young people that mixes a quick tour of the art galleries with design, working with a range of two and three dimensional materials. Includes paints, papers, markers, clay, found and recycled materials and exploring art techniques and their place in art history before creating a wild and wonderful piece of art to keep!

EDITING YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS Sat 14 April // 10am-4pm // £30 (£27 conc.) // Over 16s

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Using Lightroom, Photoshop CS6 and some free editing software, Carrie Davenport will cover basic editing of colour, tone and contrast then build up to more detailed editing, including workflow, processing raw files, saving and storing your files and some retouching techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and you will need your own licensed Photoshop or Lightroom software.

TO BOOK CLASSES & COURSES: antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/create


ART STATION JUNIOR

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This is a fun relaxed mixed media art class for the younger kids with Amanda Montgomery. They will be introduced to a range of two and three dimensional materials including paints, papers, markers, clay, glues, found and recycled materials. Participants will be encouraged to explore the materials and create their own wild and wonderful creation to take home! Come dressed for mess!

SENIOR AFTER SCHOOLS ART CLUB

CLOTWORTHY HOUSE

Sat 12 May // 2-4pm // £10 // 5-11 years

Tue 15 May: 4 weeks // 3.30-5pm // £20 // 8-11 years

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The coolest After Schools club in town is back for slightly older kids as Emma Andrews brightens up your week with this fun and messy art workshop filled with arty style. With different activities each week, you will have great fun, make new friends and create some very cool art.

INTRODUCTION TO

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Tue 15 May: 6 weeks // 7-9pm // £60 (£54 conc.) // Over 16s

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The introduction to Digital Photography starts with the basics of setting up a camera and using the menus and modes. This course with Carrie Davenport will build up to framing up better photographs and improving photography skills to create great photos while also covering saving and editing and making photo gifts.

ART AND THE GARDEN Thur 17 May: 4 weeks // 7-9pm // £40 (£36 conc.) // Over 16s

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Throughout history, gardens have been multi-functional spaces - from monastic medicinal gardens to secular landscapes of leisure; from artists’ gardens to private demesnes and public parks. This short series of illustrated talks with Amanda Croft will look at how artists have depicted and interpreted the elements and functions of gardens from the Renaissance up to the present day.

MAKE A SILVER SPOON Sat 26 May // 10am-4 pm // £45 (£40.50 conc.) // Over 16s

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Create a beautiful and unique silver spoon with Diane Lyness, perfect for jam, sugar or pickle. Or make something very personal to offer as a bespoke gift to someone special. You will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques such as forming, soldering, filing and polishing. Enabling you to design and make your very special spoon. No previous experience is required. Just bring an apron!

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HOME SPUN YOUTH DRAMA

SCHOOL Calling all budding Carey Mulligans, Kristen Stewarts, David Tennants and Tobey Maguires‌ Home Spun Youth Drama School offers weekly tuition throughout the year in the form of three 10-week semesters with a limited 20 places on each course to ensure participants develop their acting and music skills in the most beneficial learning environment.

Theatre at The Mill & The Courtyard Theatre

T. 028 9034 0202 www.theatreatthemill.com

The Old Courthouse Theatre & Eyre Studio

T. 028 9442 8331 www.theoldcourthousetheatre.com


FOR BOOKINGS: The Old Courthouse T. 028 9442 8331 or online theoldcourthousetheatre.com

EYRE STUDIO

EYRE STUDIO

GUITAR CLASSES Thur 11 Jan: 10 weeks // Beginners Thur 12 Apr: 10 weeks (no class 3 May) // Beginners/Intermediate 5.30-6.30pm // £50 (£45 conc.) // Over 16s

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Have you bought yourself a guitar and want to learn to play? Tommy McMeekin will have you learning and playing chords to your favourite songs in no time at all. Bring your own instrument. Tutor will contact you prior to class to discuss your needs.

ROCK REHAB Term 1: Thur 11 Jan: 10 weeks // £50 (£45 conc.) Term 2: Thur 12 Apr: 12 weeks (no class 3 May) // £60 (£54 conc.) 7-9pm // Over 16s

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Dust off that guitar, pick up those drum sticks, warm up those vocal chords and drop in to our ‘rock rehab’ for adults, with Tommy McMeekin. Playing new songs and restyling popular classics, it's open to all adults but particularly those who haven’t played in a while.

FOR BOOKINGS: Theatre at The Mill T. 028 9034 0202 or online theatreatthemill.com

GENERAL ART

MUSEUM AT THE MILL

MUSEUM AT THE MILL

Mon 8 Jan & 16 April: 10 weeks // 10am-12pm £60 & £54 (conc.) per term // Over 16s

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This course with Anne Colwell will cover general art techniques including watercolour, acrylics and water-soluble dry media (graphite, coloured pencil and pastel). Please bring along your own choice of the above materials to work with. Beginners welcome.

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MUSEUM AT THE MILL

ART FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS Tue 9 Jan: 12 weeks (no class on 3 April) // 10am-12pm £104 & £94 (conc.) // Over 16s

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This class with Amanda Montgomery welcomes beginners as well as those wishing to learn new artistic skills. Amanda will encourage you to concentrate on your own chosen mediums and areas of interest. You will also be able to take part in a master-class session. Participants should bring their own materials.

PAINTING WITH WATER-BASED MEDIA Wed 10 Jan: 10 weeks & 18 April: 10 weeks 10am-12pm or 2-4pm // £60 & £54 (conc.) // Over 16s

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This course with Anne Colwell will cover general art techniques including watercolour, acrylics and water-soluble dry media (graphite, coloured pencil and pastel). Please bring along your own choice of the above materials to work with. Beginners welcome.

CREATE YOUR OWN SKETCHBOOK Thur 11 Jan: 8 weeks // 10am-12pm £70 & £63 (conc.) // Over 16s

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Sketching can transform the way you look at the world around you. Ordinary things become fascinating and memories can be created. Artist Belinda Larmour will help you find subjects and create your perfect sketchbook, try out different techniques and media and be encouraged to experiment and improve by drawing little and often in your sketchbook.

ARTFULLY YOURS Sat 13, 20, 27 Jan & 3 Feb // 2-4pm £10 per session // 7 - 16 years

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This fun workshop wih Amanda Montgomery will encourage young people to design their own artwork from the wide range of mixed media supplied ranging from paints, markers, various papers, glues, found objects, clay and recyclables. Participants will be able to take their own wild and wonderful creations home each day. Remember, come dressed for mess!

STITCHED MAP BUTTERFLIES Thur 18 Jan: 6 weeks // 2-4pm £65 & £58.50 (conc.) // Over 16s

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Combine paper art and hand embroidery techniques to create a stunning silk embroidered Map Butterfly with artist Emma Whitehead. You will learn how to manipulate paper and seamlessly incorporate it with traditional silk embroidery stitching on linen. A knowledge of basic hand sewing technique is essential. All materials will be provided.

TO BOOK CLASSES & COURSES: antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/create


AN INTRODUCTION TO

OIL PAINTING

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An opportunity to explore and understand this challenging and exciting medium. Artist Natasha Barr will teach you about colour, tone, texture and form, fostering self-confidence and enjoyment of painting in oil through a variety of compositions.

INTRODUCTION TO

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

MUSEUM AT THE MILL

Fri 19 Jan: 6 weeks // 10am-12pm £50 & £45 (conc.) // Over 16s

Mon 5 Feb: 6 weeks // 2-4pm £60 & £54 (conc.) // Over 16s

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Join Carrie Davenport, from Shoot Positive, to improve your digital camera skills. She will teach you how to set up your camera using different modes and menus as well as how to share and store images and take great portraits and landscapes. Perfect for anyone new to digital photography or who wants to get more out of their camera.

STACKING RINGS JEWELLERY WORKSHOP Sat 10 Feb // 10am-4pm // £40 & £36 (conc.) // Over 16s

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Create a pair of silver stacking rings set with semi-precious stones with expert Diane Lyness. Each participant will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques, such as piercing, soldering, rolling, annealing and polishing, enabling you to design and make a beautiful piece of jewellery. No previous experience is required and all you need is an apron and bundles of enthusiasm.

AN INTRODUCTION TO

PRINTMAKING

Sat 24 Feb // 11am-4pm // £35 & £31.50 (conc.) // Over 16s

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This workshop covers monoprint, drypoint and chine-colle, using professional quality linseed inks and handmade papers. With Helen Lavery, explore various methods of drawing, painting on, and printing from, the metal plate. Create multiple prints to give away as presents for friends and family. Please wear old clothes or an apron.

LEARN HOW TO ILLUSTRATE LIKE QUENTIN BLAKE

Sat 24 Feb // 2-4pm // £10 // Over 7s

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Learn to draw one of illustrator Quentin Blake's most famous characters from the author Roald Dahl's much loved story 'The BFG'. Kim Montgomery will show you how to draw with pen and add paint washes to recreate Blake's celebrated drawing style in black and white. Dress for mess!

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MUSEUM AT THE MILL

A BEGINNERS

SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP

Thur 8 Mar, Thur 22 Mar, Thur 5 Apr or Thur 19 Apr 10am-1pm // £35 & £31.50 (conc.) // Over 16s

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Led by René Mullin this workshop will guide you through the basic steps of screen printing. You will learn how to cut a template, ink a screen and pull a print. All participants will leave with one paper print and one Irish linen hand printed tea towel. All materials provided. This workshop will run alongside René’s exhibition in the Flax Gallery.

CREATING WORLDS Thur 8 Mar: 6 weeks // 2-4pm £65 & £58.50 (conc.) // Over 16s

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Create planet earth and other planets in the solar system using a unique mix of hand-embroidery, beading and needle felting techniques. Emma Whitehead will teach you placement, design, technique and the ability to take your skills forward. Emma’s exhibition ‘Earth and Beyond’ will run alongside this course. A knowledge of basic hand sewing technique is essential. All materials will be provided.

EGYPTIAN MUMMY MASKS Sat 10 Mar // 2-4pm // £10 // Over 4s

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Let your little ones be inspired by the patterns, colour and beauty of Ancient Egyptian mummy masks. Kim Montgomery will show them how to draw linear details and paint their own masks using metallic and acrylic paint. Dress for mess!

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INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Mon 19 Mar: 6 weeks // 2-4pm // £60 & £54 (conc.) // Over 16s

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Aimed at those with some experience of their digital camera and wanting to get more out of it. Carrie Davenport will teach you about shooting in manual modes, long exposures and night time photography, as well as getting better portraits and improving your photography skills as a whole. Perfect for anyone with a DSLR camera. A tripod is useful though not essential.

PAPERWORK BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES Sat 31 Mar // 10am - 1pm or 2-5pm Adults £20 & Kids £14 // Families (Adults and 8 years+)

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You will learn all the techniques needed to create your very own birds and butterflies framed paper artwork using recycled maps, flyers and magazines. With artist Emma Whitehead, use collage techniques, make paper beads and frame your masterpiece in a bespoke display mount; perfect as a special gift or just for yourself. All materials supplied.

TO BOOK CLASSES & COURSES: antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/create


REMBRANDT CHARCOAL PORTRAITS

Kim Montgomery will show you how to construct a portrait like master artist, Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669). Develop drawing and shading techniques using charcoal. Dress for mess!

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CREATE A TIFFANY GLASS PHOTO FRAME

MUSEUM AT THE MILL

Sat 7 Apr // 2-4pm // £10 // Over 7s

Sat 14 Apr // 10am-4pm // £35 & £31.50 (conc.) // Over 18s

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Create your own photograph frame using the Tiffany glass technique in lovely opaque art glass. Learn the skills required from qualified teacher and craftsman, Irene McBride of Discovery Glass. Reasonable dexterity required. Please do not wear open shoes/sandals and bring an apron or overall.

SILVER BRACELET MAKING Sat 12 May // 10am-4pm // £40 & £36 (conc.) // Over 16s

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Create a silver linked bracelet with expert Diane Lyness. Each participant will be taught traditional jewellery making techniques such as piercing, soldering, rolling, annealing and polishing. Diane will work alongside you as you design and make a beautiful piece of jewellery. No previous experience required. All you need is an apron and bundles of enthusiasm.

CLAY PORTRAITS Sat 19 May // 2-4pm // £10 // 4-11 years

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In this fun workshop Amanda Montgomery will show participants how to create clay portraits of themselves, friends, family or someone imaginary! They will be taught to roll, pinch and attach clay creating wonderful likenesses. These can be taken home to allow to dry and then painted. Come dressed for mess!

CREATE A TIFFANY GLASS SUNCATCHER Sat 2 Jun // 10am-4pm // £35 & £31.50 (conc.) // Over 18s

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Create your own beautiful butterfly suncatcher in lovely translucent art glass using the Tiffany Glass technique. Learn the skills required from qualified teacher and craftsman, Irene McBride of Discovery Glass. Reasonable dexterity required. Please do not wear open shoes/ sandals and bring an apron or overall.

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BALLYEARL

BALLYEARL FOR BOOKINGS: Enrolment will open on Sat 26 August, 10am.

Classes can be booked in person at the Box Office, Theatre at The Mill or online theatreatthemill.com

PATCHWORK, APPLIQUE AND SOFT FURNISHINGS BEGINNERS COURSE Mon 8 Jan: 10 weeks & Mon 16 Apr: 10 weeks 5.15-7.15pm // £50 (£45 conc.) per term // Over 16s

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This class from Valerie Johnston offers you an introduction to soft furnishings and patchwork in a friendly atmosphere for beginners, learning the basics to help you create something for your home. It is necessary that you bring your own sewing machine and fabric; the tutor will contact you before the class to discuss your options.

TAPESTRY, EMBROIDERY AND CROCHET Mon 8 Jan: 10 weeks & Mon 16 Apr: 10 weeks 2-4pm // £50 (£45 conc.) per term // Over 16s

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This class with Dorothy Kerr welcomes both the experiences and beginner. Traditional and creative crafts are covered throughout course including tapestry, embroidery and crochet.

SOFT FURNISHINGS Mon 8 Jan: 10 weeks & Mon 16 Apr: 10 weeks 7.30-9.30pm // £50 (£45 conc.) per term // Over 16s

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These classes by from Valerie Johnston will offer you a step by step guide to making your own soft furnishings. These can include curtains, bedding, cushions and loose covers. It is necessary that you bring your own sewing machine and fabric; the tutor will have samples of work and will provide help with various projects.

BOBBIN AND LACE Tue 9 Jan: 10 weeks & Tues 17 Apr: 10 weeks 7.30-9.30pm // £50 (£45 conc.) per term // Over 16s

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Bobbin lace making is a craft which dates back centuries. This course with Unagh McCullough will provide detailed tuition in the basics of bobbin lace making. For the more experienced lace maker, there will be opportunity to try out advanced techniques including design. For beginners a kit can be purchased from the tutor.

TO BOOK CLASSES & COURSES: antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/create


SUGARCRAFT

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In this course wiuth Shirley Kernoghan, you will be introduced to cake decoration using marzipan and icing along with basic piping skills. Suitable for both beginners and intermediate levels.

BALLYEARL

Tue 9 Jan: 10 weeks // 7.30-9.30pm £50 (£45 conc.) per term // Over 16s

SCRAPBOOKING Wed 10 Jan: 10 weeks & Wed 18 Apr: 10 weeks // 1.30-3.30pm Wed 10 Jan: 10 weeks & Wed 18 Apr: 10 weeks // 7-9pm Thur 11 Jan: 10 weeks & Thur 19 Apr: 10 weeks // 1.30-3.30pm £50 (£45 conc.) per term // Over 16s

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Scrapbooking with Jacqui Milliken, is a creative way of displaying cherished photograph and enhancing them with colour, fibres, journaling keepsakes, ribbon, buttons and much more. Scrapbooking captures a moment in time telling the story of a photograph and keeping memories alive with creativity and imagination.

BEAD MAKING AND CROCHET Wed 10 Jan: 10 weeks & Wed 18 Apr: 10 weeks 7.30-9.30pm // £50 (£45 conc.) per term // Over 16s

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Make your own piece of jewellery using a range of beads and thread, with Jacqui Milliken. Sample pieces will be available so that you can choose the method you want to use. All materials can be purchased from the tutor and the only equipment necessary is a small pair of sharp scissors.

FOR BOOKINGS: Theatre at The Mill T. 028 9034 0202 or online theatreatthemill.com

BOOGIE BABIES Fri 5 Jan, Fri 9 Feb, Fri 9 Mar, Fri 6 Apr & Fri 4 May 9.30-10.30am // £3 per child // Babies & Toddlers

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BALLYCLARE TOWN HALL

BALLYCLARE TOWN HALL

Caitlin O’Neill leads this popular monthly sensory experience for babies and toddlers complete with music, puppets, parachutes and props! Limited spaces - advance booking advised. Some ‘pay at the door’ tickets will be available on the day.

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BALLYCLARE TOWN HALL

BEGINNERS PHOTOGRAPHY Sat 3 Feb // 10am-4pm // £35 (£31.50 conc.) // Over 16s

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Got a new camera for Christmas? Come along and find out the basics of how to use it in our practical one day workshop with tutor Carrie Davenport! Learn the basics on setting your camera and getting to grips with the menus and modes. Build up to framing and composition. Improve your skills to create great photos. Please bring a packed lunch and your camera. Advance booking required.

VARIETY DANCE Tue 13 Feb: 6 weeks // 7.30-8.30pm £30 (£27 conc.) // Over 16s

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This is a real variety experience for dancers of all abilities! A fun and lively course - try a different style of dance each week including Cha Cha, Rumba, Salsa, Jive, Quickstep and Waltz. Ideal for beginners or those looking to just continue with their dancing! Advance booking required.

BASIC WEDDING & COUPLE DANCING Thur 22 Feb: 5 weeks // 7.30-9pm £25 (£22.50 conc.) // Over 16s

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Learn to dance the Viennese Waltz with your partner for your wedding day or any other occasion! Tutor Joanna Pusz will guide couples through this quick, rotating dance, much faster-paced than the classic slow Waltz. No previous dancing experience necessary! This is a small group class of up to 7 couples. Advance booking required.

INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Mon 26 Feb: 5 weeks // 7-9pm // £50 (£45 conc.) // Over 16s

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Aimed at those with a bit more photography experience or those who have a camera with full manual shooting mode, eg. DSLR, and want to improve their skills and technical abilities. Tutor Carrie Davenport will explore shooting in RAW, working with shutter speed, aperture, using your camera in manual mode and editing images. Advance booking required.

EASTER FLOWER ARRANGING Thur 29 Mar // 10am-2pm // £45 (£40.50 conc.) // Over 16s

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Enjoy a practical workshop with tutor Ross McGookin learning to make an Easter floral arrangement for your home or as a gift. Materials included. Participants should bring a packed lunch. Advance booking required.

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BRIGHT STARS CRAFT & DRAMA

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Children work together to create props and displays then put on a short drama performance for parents & carers returning to watch. Activities include drama games, script reading, craft, singing and performing. Tutor Emma Hanna will lead a fun afternoon with confidence building activities! (Children will be painting so should wear suitable clothing that can get messy). Advance booking required.

TALETIME SPRING CREATIVE WRITING Thur 5 Apr // 10am-2pm // £12 per child // 8-12 years

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Using games, drama and storytelling techniques, tutor Vicky McFarland will cover character, setting, plotting and guide young writers through writing their original first draft stories. Please bring a packed lunch. Advance booking required.

BALLYCLARE TOWN HALL

Sat 31 Mar // 1-4.30pm // £15 per child // 6-11 years

BEGINNERS RECREATIONAL ART Thur 12 Apr: 3 weeks // 10am-12pm £35 (£31.50 conc.) // Over 16s

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Looking for a fun and relaxed art class for complete beginners? Enjoy learning to draw and paint in the class while you have a natter with new friends! This class is aimed at those who wish to try sketching and painting for the first time and also those who wish to develop their skills. Advance booking required.

SPRING FLOWER ARRANGING Sat 28 Apr // 1-5pm // £45 (£40.50 conc.) // Over 16s Spend a relaxing Spring afternoon making a seasonal floral arrangement with tutor Ross McGookin. Materials included. Advance booking required.

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SALSA FOR SUMMER! Tue 22 May: 6 weeks // 7.30-8.30pm £30 (£27 conc.) // Over 16s

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Get ready for the holiday season with our fun Salsa course! Tutor Victoria Barkley returns to take our highly popular Salsa course at Ballyclare Town Hall. Ideal for beginners and those with experience. Come along by yourself, with a partner, a friend or as a group! Advance booking required.

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ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS // January - June 2018

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Create : January - June 2018