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Workshops for Adults

Saturday 18 May 2013 10am — 4pm

Saturday 16 Mar 2013 10am — 4pm

Fused Glass

Join artist Stevie Davies in this one-day creative workshop inspired by our Main Gallery exhibition ‘Luke Jerram: Revealing the Invisible’. Using various metal inclusions such as copper shim and aluminium wire, along with coloured glass details, you will create your own fused glass artworks.

Indigo and Resist Textiles Join textile specialist Emma Ronald in this one-day creative workshop that explores the ancient art of indigo dyeing, one of the oldest and still most widely used dyestuffs in the world. You will discover the unique ways in which indigo dye builds colour onto cloth before exploring ways of patterning using resists. From folding, clamping and tying to the application of pastes made from mud or starch, this day session will act as a taster introduction to just some of the many practical ideas with which to experiment.

By the end of the session you will have learnt how to cut and layer glass, manipulate wire and construct a number of creations into the kiln.

Photo by Steve Davies.

£45 per person

Book your place by ringing: 01529 308710

Photo by Emma Ronald.

These creative workshops are perfect for adults wishing to develop new skills, techniques and ideas by working directly with high-level professional artists. All materials and light refreshments are included in the price. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or dine in our cafe.

By the end of the session you will have gained a greater understanding of indigo, built up a range of samples, and had the opportunity to produce a scarf length of patterned and dyed cloth. £45 per person, please wear old clothes and bring an apron

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 Apr 2013 10am — 4.00pm

Subtraction . Erasure . Conjecture

Restored and Remixed 2012 by Michael Brennand-Wood. Photo by Philip Sayer.

Michael Brennand-Wood is internationally regarded as one of the most innovative and inspiring artists working in mixedmedia textiles today. This is a unique opportunity to work alongside Michael, sharing and investigating his thought processes and techniques surrounding both physical and conceptual deconstruction. What happens if making actually becomes a process of taking away? Over the two days you will explore these ideas of deconstruction with emphasis being placed on the investigation and documentary processes of personal imagery through the development of technical skills and ideas. Please bring any object, image, idea or theme that you wish to subject to a process of deconstruction and interpretation. Imagery might be obscured, erased, overlaid, cut, veiled or removed in a variety of physical forms, utilising techniques such as cut work, appliqué, shadow quilting, darning, mending, wax resist or pieced work. Some materials will be available but you are also asked to bring materials that are relevant to your investigations (wires, threads, string, fabrics, drawings etc) as well as an apron, a camera and a sketchbook that explains something about your own practice. See Michael’s work in our Main Gallery exhibition Beauty is The First Test between 27 Apr — 30 Jun 2013. This workshop is aimed at those working at an intermediate to advanced level. £125 per person / £110 concession Book your place by ringing: 01529 308710

Saturday 2 Feb, 2 Mar, 6 Apr, 4 May 2013 10am — 4pm

Life Drawing

Join artist Phil Bowman as he leads a series of life drawing classes this season. As an essential ingredient in developing skills of observation and drawing these sessions are perfect for beginners and practiced artists alike. Models will vary each session and a range of materials will be available for use. please bring along your own supplies to avoid disappointment. £18 per person, £65 for all four sessions

Workshops for Families & Children

Tuesday 9 Apr 2013 1pm — 4pm

Block Printing Make an impression! Learn how to cut a printing block and design and print your own set of cards or wrapping paper with it. £5 per person (Ideal for children 8+ and families)

Wednesday 20 Feb, 10 Apr and Thursday 30 May 2013 1pm — 3pm

Listen, Make & Create

£5 per person (ideal for children 4-10 years and families)

Block Printing. Photo by Emma Ronald.

Kirsty Mead from Rhubarb Theatre is a professional storyteller who combines storytelling, music, movement and making within her fun and interactive sessions. Each creative workshop will start with a story and end with every child having created something to take home and enjoy. Tuesday 28 May 2013 1pm — 4pm

Tuesday 2 Apr 2013 1pm — 4pm

Paper Making Handmade Sketchbooks With Patterns

Join Jonathan Korejko for this ‘pulp painting’ workshop and learn how to make handmade papers from recycled materials. You will use stencils and biscuit cutters to create fantastic patterns, which are colourful, personal and unique.

Book it! Design and make your own sketchbook, notebook or diary and complete it with a customized fabric cover and fastening. £5 per person (Ideal for children 8+ and families)

Book your place by ringing: 01529 308710

Paper Making with Patterns. Photo by Jonathan Korejko.

Handmade Sketchbooks. Photo by Emma Ronald.

£8 per person (Ideal for children 6+ and families) All children must be accompanied by an adult

Young People Lincolnshire has a really active creative community and we’re making sure 12 to 25 year olds feel part of it. As part of Lincolnshire One Venues (LOV), a network of ten arts venues, we are working with young people to create a range of exciting activities and events for and by young people across the country. If you are aged between 12 and 25 and want to have your say, or just want to take part in this groundbreaking project, look out for things happening at the NCCD and other venues in Lincolnshire.

Every Thursday 4pm — 6pm

NCCD Youth Forum The NCCD Youth Forum are a group of young people who meet every Thursday to explore craft and design, take part in artist led workshops and be a voice for the centre. Each season they work on a new project and plan an event to celebrate, promote and share their creative ideas. #NCCDYF To get involved email us at or simply pop along to the next session.

Join in with the following events: Saturday 13 Apr 2013 10am — 4pm


See demonstrations, take part in creative workshops, hear inspiring stories and meet the makers behind our Roof Gallery exhibition Design Factory: Synchronise. Prices will vary per activity, everyone welcome

Tuesday 9 Apr 2013 1pm — 4pm

Block Printing Make an impression! Learn how to cut a printing block and design and print your own set of cards or wrapping paper with it. £5 per person

Saturday 15 Feb 2013 10am — 3pm

Community Glass Workshop

With the aid of a microscope learn how to transfer images into imaginative representations of kiln fused glass sections glass wall hanging. FREE

Book your place by ringing: 01529 308710

Community Glass Workshop.

Free, for young people aged 12-25 Find us on Facebook: NCCDYouthForum


Monday 11 Feb, 11 Mar, 8 Apr, 13 May 2013

Design Factory Coffee Mornings

Wednesday 27 Feb, 20 Mar, 24 Apr, 22 May 2013 10.30am —12pm

Join Design Factory and other artists and makers on the second Monday of each month for coffee and cake! Pop in on the above dates for an informal chat about all things creative. No booking required.

Dinky Designers

Messy and creative fun for children and their carers.

Free entry, artists/designers/makers

Photo by Electric Egg.

£3.50 per child (ideal for 2-5years) includes refreshments

First Tuesday of each month: Mar / Apr / May Hub Writers at NCCD: 7.30pm — 9.30pm Unplugged: 8pm — 10pm

Hub Writers / Unplugged

The café and workshop are brought to life for an evening of creativity, music, performance, and the Unplugged musicians make NCCD their home. Free entry, everyone welcome.

Design Factory is the leading craft development agency in the UK. Since 2005 Design Factory has been developing exceptional craft and design talent from the East Midlands and providing an international platform for designer / makers to achieve their ambitions. Design Factory has now merged with The National Centre for Craft & Design to create a NEW and inspiring home for the UK’s craft and design sector. Although the focus is still on developing talent from the East Midlands, there is now the opportunity for makers from throughout the UK to join Design Factory.

Every Friday and Saturday Starting at 12 midday

Gallery Tours

Join one of our friendly and knowledgeable gallery assistants for a 30 minute walk and talk tour of our Main gallery exhibition. Meet at the Main Gallery reception on and Saturday. Free entry, everyone welcome Not available during ‘change over’ periods.

Book your place by ringing: 01529 308710

5 Apr —10 May 2013 Every Friday, 10am —1pm

Session One: The Basics machine; understand different stitches, needles, tensions and threads and why they might be used.

Sewing for Beginners Is your sewing machine gathering dust? lurking in the cupboard? Learn some new skills and brush up on old ones with our weekly sewing club at the NCCD. Learn how to make, alter and mend in this sixweek series of quick and simple sessions or for those more experienced join us for a sewing social and share tips and advice.

Session Two: Sewing Techniques Start to build a repertoire of essential techniques by exploring different types of seams, hems, pockets and waistbands

£4 per session or £20 for all six with advance booking, includes tea and biscuits (16+)

darts, piping edges, and adding buttons and buttonholes.

Session Three: Tricky Stuff

Photo by Emma Ronald.

Session Four: Mending and Customising Explore how to extend the life of those much-loved items by replacing zips, darning and patching. Session Five: Understanding Sewing Patterns Understand the technical language of the commercial garment pattern and decipher the making instructions. Please bring along any patterns you wish to use. Session Six: Testing your Skills Put your new skills to action. Whether you want to embark on a new sewing project, complete a task or are planning something more adventurous we are here to help.

Printmaking Interested in printmaking? The NCCD are setting up a printmaking group where participants can access our press, specialist materials and tutoring alongside likeminded individuals. For more information please contact us at

Book your place by ringing: 01529 308710

Schools We offer a vibrant programme of crosscurricular learning activities for Schools, Colleges and Universities inspired by our world-class exhibition programme of contemporary and international craft and design. Each session encourages critical analysis, debate and discussion as well as practical design and making.

Outreach Develop skills in new media, design and drawing with iPad workshops delivered by artist Jason Wilsher - Mills. With resources for each student in your class these sessions will spark the imagination and support existing programmes of study. £300 a day, primary and secondary

Free Resources Bespoke Craft & Design Workshops The NCCD is committed to supporting students learning and will work with you to develop a bespoke craft and design workshop that meets your creative and curriculum needs. £2 per person, everyone welcome

Design Days Become a designer for the day and research, develop and create a new product inspired by our exhibition programme of contemporary craft and design. Design Days: Architecture, Textiles, Product Design, Graphic Design £2 per person, primary and secondary

Self Guided Visits & Gallery Tours Groups are welcome to explore our latest exhibitions independently or have a guided tour by the NCCD learning team. Free, everyone welcome

Book your place by ringing: 01529 308710

Beauty is the First Test (27 Apr — 30 Jun) is a group exhibition that shows how important mathematics is to contemporary craft practice as the artists’ explore constructed textiles, geometric shapes, sequence, pattern and repetition. Download our cross-curricular learning resource for more information on the exhibition, for key discussion points and activities for in the gallery or classroom. Find out more / book: For more details on any of the information above or to book please visit our website or contact the learning team at: or call 01529 308712

In Touch The National Centre for Craft and Design and the Crafts Council are working in partnership to offer you access to In Touch loans boxes. These are dynamic educational resources which will empower and engage young people through the interaction with objects specially created by the very best designer / makers. See our Study Days, Talks & Symposiums page for training and development opportunities regarding our In Touch loans boxes.

Study Days, Talks & Symposiums Thrive: A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme The National Centre for Craft & Design and Design Factory are pleased to present a comprehensive programme of training and development opportunities for both design factory members and the wider creative community. Delivered by experienced and knowledgeable facilitators the sessions cover everything from social media and selling yourself to applying for funding, writing a business plan and approaching galleries and retailers. By offering these sessions we hope to raise the standard of contemporary craft and design and develop the very best designer / makers in craft practice today. Pick up a programme from reception or download a copy from or and see your ideas thrive.

The National Centre is looking forward to hosting CraftNet in the spring. Check our website for details

Thursday 31 Jan 2013 1pm —2.30pm

Small Things. Big Ideas With an interest in science, engineering and design Luke Jerram and Dave Bramston will be discussing how microbiology has innovative new ways to represent and reveal invisible phenomena. Internationally regarded as one of the most innovative multidisciplinary artists working today Luke Jerram will be discussing his Glass Microbiology series, whilst designer, author and principal lecturer Dave Bramston will be discussing how he has combined areas of design and microbiology, developing surface textures for the £6 per person / £4 concessions For group bookings please contact 01529 308712 or

Thursday 21 Feb 2013 10am — 4pm

In Touch: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) day This session is aimed at teachers, artisteducators and arts organisations looking to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of contemporary craft and design, and how handling collections can be used as a tool to initiate creative enquiry and cross-curricular learning. Facilitated by the National Centre for Craft & Design and the Crafts Council you will have the opportunity to network, explore and design learning activities and take part in artist-led workshops. £20 per person / £15 concessions (including lunch and refreshments) Booking essential

*CraftNet is an independent network that promotes leadership and strategic development for contemporary craft

Book your place by ringing: 01529 308710

Special Events Monday 18 — Sunday 24 Feb 2013 10am — 4pm

Open Studio

Visit the craft studio every day during half term and meet the makers behind our roof gallery exhibition Box Clever.

Friday 3 May 2013 7pm — 9.30pm

PechaKucha: A Window to the World Join us for another PechaKucha evening as artists and creatives deliver presentations showcasing their passions, projects, ideas and eccentricities. £8 per person Includes a glass of wine, tapas and live music

Learn about the skills and techniques used in these wonderful textile pieces, discover what inspired the makers designs and have a go yourself. Community Glass Workshop. Photo by Marion Sander.

Free, everyone welcome

Saturday 13 Apr 2013 10am — 4pm


Join The National Centre for Craft & Design, Design Factory and artsNK for this inspiring one-day event that celebrates the importance of collaboration within contemporary craft and design practice. See demonstrations, take part in creative workshops, hear inspiring stories and meet the makers behind the unique designs in our Roof Gallery exhibition. You will also have the opportunity to create beautiful kinetic photo sculptures, which will contribute to the kinetic sculpture festival in Sleaford later this year! Prices will vary per activity, everyone welcome

Saturday 16 Feb 2013 10am — 3pm

Community Glass Workshop

Join artsNK’s Glassumimass project group and create a community glass piece inspired by our Main Gallery exhibition, Luke Jerram: Revealing the Invisible. This free drop-in workshop will be based on the ‘Microbiology’ elements of Jerram’s work. With the aid of a microscope we will be transferring images into imaginative representations of kiln fused glass sections wall hanging. FREE (Ideal for Children 10+ and families) All children must be accompanied by an adult

Book your place by ringing: 01529 308710

Demonstrations Photo by Steve Davies.

Pop along one Saturday each month and meet the artists and makers behind some of our popular shop creations. Learn more browse the exquisite range of contemporary craft and design on sale. Saturday 16 Feb 2013 1pm — 4pm

Saturday 13 Apr 2013 1pm — 4pm

Anna Krystyna Casey (mixed media) Anna’s work is a fusion of sculpture and design. Familiar textiles processes such as crochet and embroidery are transformed into unique objects through process driven design. Glass, plaster, paper and wax all form fragile structures entrapping materials to alter the expected properties.

Stevie Davies (glass) Construction and manipulation techniques are key to Stevie’s practice with work designed and produced by wrapping sections of glass with wire. Following a popular demonstration in April 2012, Stevie is returning to NCCD to once again show how layers of glass can be fused together in a domestic microwave.

Saturday 16 Mar 2013 1pm — 4pm

Alison Yule (woven textiles) Alison creates hand woven fabrics that fuse contemporary design with traditional Photo by Angela Ibbs.

richly textured and Alison specialises in unique products that are individually designed and hand woven. These include wall panels, rugs, cushions, throws and window hangings. Saturday 18 May 2013 1pm — 4pm

Photo by Alison Yule.

Angela Ibbs (mosaics) Angela creates beautiful jewellery, decorative interior panels and sculptures using unique hand cut mosaic pieces. The mosaics are created from a mixture Inspiration is taken from natural and human form, through folk art and style movements.

see.experience.learn. Main Gallery

Luke Jerram: Revealing the Invisible 02 Feb 2013 —14 Apr 2013

Beauty is the First Test 27 Apr 2013 — 30 Jun 2013 Roof Gallery

Box Clever

18 Feb 2013 — 23 Feb 2013

Design Factory: Synchronise Creating Craft Collaborations 09 Mar 2013 — 02 Jun 2013

For up to date details and listings on our exhibition, learning and events programmes please visit our website To book a place on any of our events, please ring +44 (0)1529 308710. Visit for booking information and up to date listings. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. We are open from 10am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

The National Centre for Craft & Design. Navigation Wharf Carre Street, Sleaford Lincolnshire, England NG34 7TW +44 (0)1529 308710 The nearest car park is Eastgate car park. Disabled spaces are available and the building is accessible to all. For sat navs use NG34 7DW. The information contained in this brochure is published in good faith and is correct at the time of going to press. NCCD reserves the right to vary the advertised programme if necessary and/or withdraw workshops that are not viable as a result of small participant numbers.

February to May 2013  


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