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Crafty Sunday - Arts and Crafts Workshops in the Millennium Hall

Date: Sun 12 May, 2019

Time: 14:00

Crafty Sunday - Arts and Crafts Workshops in the Millennium Hall

Adults - Fancy a "Crafty Sunday"? You've some to the right place! This is the sixth fantastic year that we have offered these workshops, and they grow ever more popular as word spreads. Once again, we're in the Millennium Hall with a mixture of old and new activities.

Refreshments (tea, coffee and Home-Made cakes) will be available throughout the afternoon.

We've aimed these workshops at adults, with two sessions (starting at 2PM and 4PM) of five different Arts and Crafts workshops, each lasting around 90 minutes. So, you've time to do two!  Take home a mini-project. Materials supplied.


So, who better to tell you about the individual workshops than the artists, themselves?

Regular Glass Fusion with May from smARTsySmartsy1

"I'm May from smARTsy, and am bringing a beautiful array of glass in many forms and colours to BCAF's Arts Workshop event at the Millennium Hall.

"You'll be able to, choose from an amazing array of colours and forms, to make a suncatcher with approximate dimensions of 4cm x 15 cm. A hole will be drilled into the top for hanging. If you really get the fusing bug, and want to make more, there will be additional pieces to purchase on the day including coasters and trinkets for £7.

"Your works of art will be taken away for firing in a kiln offsite, and will be available for collection at the Art Exhibition on 18-19th May at the Congregational Church"

Workshop price (£12) includes materials to make a variety of birds, coasters and hangers. Additonal pieces may be available for purchase on the day.

The 2PM Session is currently sold out. Still some places on the 4PM session, however.

Sgraffito glass Fusion with Ali from SmARTsy

Smartsy Rabbit

"Join me, Ali, from smARTsy in my third visit to the Festival. You can have a go at this relaxing glass fusion technique. No artistic ability is needed as there is a secret method that will be revealed on the day! You’ll work on a square measuring approximately 8cm x 8 cm. Colours may vary.

For more information, you can visit my facebook page smARTsy or contact me via email"

Each workshop place costs £12.

The 2PM Session is currently sold out. Still some places on the 4PM session, however.

The Sewing Cafe with Becky and FaySeqing Cafe Oil cloth bag

"The Sewing Cafe, found at the top of Castle Street, Hinckley is a social sewing emporium, learn to sew or develop your skills with a wide range of workshops or simply sew by the hour in the social surroundings of the shop, full of beautiful fabrics, haberdashery and sewing supplies. 

"Join us, Becky and Fay from The Sewing Cafe to create your own Oilcloth Wash Bag - this is the perfect sewing project for any level of sewer, even a beginner.

"We'll take you through inserting the zip in a super simple way, as well as giving you plenty of tips and tricks for working with Oilcloth, to create a great gift or super handy wash bag for yourself!" Minimum age 14. 

Each workshop place costs £18, and places are limitted to 10 per session. 2 PM slot now fully booked - places available at 4PM only.

Painting Seed Heads the Easy Way with Artist Claire BotterillClaire Botterill1

“As a Burbage girl I attended Grove road school and it’s a pleasure to be back home in the district again.

"Because of my unique style of working in ink, wax and water colour I am requested to do workshops all around Britain. I teach water colour lessons at the Ten2 gallery at Hinckley twice weekly and half day and Summer school sessions in other media. I hold regular weekly classes and work shops at my home studio in Nuneaton where I develop the student and teach acrylic, oil, pastel, ink, collage and various other media and a wide variety of subjects. Beginners to professional welcome alike.

"I hope to provide you with an enthusiasm of what you can accomplish and will be helping you with the drawing, colour mixing and guiding you through the whole process with a work sheet to take home.

"I provide all the materials and subject matter which are my home grown seed heads"

Each workshop place costs £8, and places are limitted to 12 per session.


Willow Weaving with Chaz FriendWillow leaf tray Chaz

BCAF welcomes back Chaz from Wayside Willow. He seeks to bring the ancient craft of Willow weaving to Twenty First Century learners, engaging them with historical skills and techniques, while cultivating  creative thinking and problem solving.

Chaz says: "l believe we are all created to be creative - its a core part of our humanity. Some people never find that place inside them. I know from experience that willow can help free that creative spark  in people who think of themselves as non-artistic."

Today, Chaz will be guiding you to make a Leaf Tray for you to take home.   Add your own choice as to shape, size and weaving style. Suitable for beginners. All materials provided.

More details from Chaz's website here

Places are limited to just 12 for this 90 minutes session. Each workshop place costs £12.

Refreshments, including home made cakes, available in the Millennium Hall,  throughout the afternoon.

Booking your Workshop places

We recomend booking your session in advance, but places may be available on the day (subject to availability).

1. Please select the name and time of the workshop required from the drop-down list, below.

2. If you want more than one place, change the quantity from 1, as required

3. Then press "Add to Cart" just once! (or you'll select multiple places...)

4. Select any further workshops if required.

5. Please check your shopping basket for the correct number and workshops required.