Workshops

20-21 Visual Arts Centre is committed to offering a wide range of educational opportunities, including formal and informal workshops for adults of all ages and artistic abilities – a warm welcome is guaranteed!

For workshops for younger artists, see our family activities section.


Artist-led Adult Workshops

Our artist-led workshops for adults aged 16+ (unless otherwise stated) give you the opportunity to be creative, allow you to develop skills, have fun and take home an amazing creation!  Our expert visiting artists can tailor your experience to any level whether you’re a complete beginner or wanting to improve your skills. The costs include expert tuition and all materials.

For more information call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk. To see the full range of our upcoming workshops bookable online visit our Eventbrite page.

 

Silver Ring Making Workshop with Diane Lee

Saturday 1 February 2020  10.30am-3.30pm  £65

If you’ve ever wanted to have a go at silversmithing, then this friendly and relaxed workshop is for you.

Under the guidance of experienced tutor and silversmith Diane Lee, you’ll be introduced to the traditional tools and processes used. You will experience techniques such as sawing, hammering, filing, bending and patterning metal and also soldering. You will make one copper and one silver ring each.

This workshop is suitable for participants aged 16+. All materials will be provided.

For more information call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.  To book your place ask in the gallery or visit Eventbrite

 

Dream Handkerchief Image Transfer Workshop with Nicky Dillerstone

Saturday 8 February 2020  1.30-3.30pm  £18

Make a ‘Dream Handkerchief’ under the guidance of textile artist Nicky Dillerstone using an image transfer technique to create a small fabric artwork depicting your hopes/dreams/secrets. This is a ‘Make it Quick’ workshop which aims to introduce you to a new skill or a twist on your existing expertise in just two hours. Perfect for a Saturday afternoon treat.

This workshop is suitable for participants aged 16+. All materials will be provided.

For more information call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.  To book your place ask in the gallery or visit Eventbrite

 

Stitched Shibori Workshop with CarolAnn Allan

Saturday 15 February 2020  10.30am-3.30pm  £35

Textile artist CarolAnn Allan will introduce you to the traditional fabric dyeing technique of Shibori Nui. Shibori is a Japanese resist dyeing technique which produces unique patterns on fabric. Stitched shibori uses hand stitched running stitch alongside pleating and folding techniques, allowing greater control and variation of the patterns when the fabric is dyed with Indigo.

The morning will be spent stitching patterns into the fabric and the afternoon dyeing. You will leave the workshop with your own designs and new knowledge of the methods of Shibori which you can incorporate into any future projects.

This workshop is suitable for participants aged 16+. All materials will be provided.

For more information call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.  To book your place ask in the gallery or visit Eventbrite

 

Reinvented vintage textile art from Jane McKeating

Re-used/Reinvented Textiles & Print Workshop with Jane McKeating

Saturday 29 February 2020  10.30am-3.30pm  £35

Join exhibiting textile artist Jane McKeating to re-purpose and enhance vintage textile items to give them a new lease of life. You’ll choose from a selection of vintage textile items and spend time reinventing its look using screen print and simple stitching techniques. You can respond to marks which might already be in the cloth, or work on a blank surface if preferred. The items will include aprons, handkerchiefs, tray cloths and pillow slips. Or feel free to bring your own item to transform.

You will finish with a new item that might be for decoration or use.

This workshop is suitable for participants aged 16+. All materials will be provided.

For more information call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.  To book your place ask in the gallery or visit Eventbrite

Jane McKeating is a member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists, whose CTRL/Shift touring exhibition is currently on display in 20-21 Visual Arts Centre and Scunthorpe Central library.

 

a bunch of decorative origami flowers by Diana May

‘Make it Quick’ Origami Flower Workshop

Saturday 7 March  1.30pm-3.30pm  £18

In this Make it Quick workshop, Diana May will show you how to fold and then assemble a very pretty flower on a stem using squares of decorated paper. The flower is finished off with a glittering sequin or button. Once you get the hang of it, you will be able to make more in the session so that you leave with a small bunch of flowers! You don’t need previous experience or any materials – just come along and enjoy.

Suitable for age 16+. All materials will be provided.

For more information call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.  To book your place ask in the gallery or visit Eventbrite

 

a piece of knitting using yarn created from recycled plastic bottles.

Creative Plastic Recycling Workshop

Saturday 14 March  10.30am-3.30pm  £40

Laura Mabbutt will show you how to repurpose discarded plastics to create a number of useful and decorative items to take home.

Among other things, you will learn how to create plastic yarn (‘Plarn’) from plastic bottles and carrier bags before using a variety of textile techniques to utilise them as well as creating colourful bangles from plastic bottles. There will be a collection of other recycled plastic items created by Laura, for you to handle and explore creating.

Suitable for age 16+. All materials provided.

For more information call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.  To book your place ask in the gallery or visit Eventbrite

 

Other adult workshops coming up include…


Life Drawing

Life drawings by Terry Clarke

Brush up on your life drawing skills at our friendly, untutored Saturday classes for adults. All abilities are welcome, from beginner to advanced, and it’s only £6 per session!

10:30am to 12:30pm. Age 18+ only. Advanced payment and booking is essential.

For more information or to reserve your place, call 01724 297070 or email 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk.  Alternatively, book online on Eventbrite by clicking on the link next to the appropriate date.

See below for dates and times in 2019/2020.

Saturday 8 February (book online here)
Saturday 7 March (book online here)
Saturday 4 April (book online here)

Terms & Conditions

If a session has not met its minimum number of participants seven days prior,  it will be cancelled & payment will be refunded.  Payments will not be refunded if a cancellation is received less than seven days prior to the class, unless filled with a reserve. Cancellations made before this seven day period will be due a refund.


Do Something Different

North Lincolnshire Council offers a whole range of activities specifically for adults with a disability aged 16 and above. Have fun, meet new people and try your hand at all sorts of ‘Do Something Different’ sport, leisure and cultural activities. Here at 20-21 our friendly and welcoming sessions focus on art and crafts.

Do Something Different: Get Crafty

Wednesdays during term time 1-4pm  £FREE

Do Something Different Logo

As part of North Lincolnshire Council’s Do Something Different campaign, we run free creative drop-in sessions every Wednesday for adults with additional needs. Sessions run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (during term time only). There’s no need to book, just turn up!

If you would like more information about Get Crafty call 01724 297070.

 


Artist Talks

Join exhibiting artists to find out more about their work and their artistic practice. This unique opportunity gives you the chance to meet the artist in person, ask questions about their exhibition and learn about their career.

‘Prod and Poke’ Artist’s Forum with Susan Simpson

Next date: Thursday 6 February 2020

Artist Susan Simpson plucking her eyebrows

Our informal artist’s forums take place every month, led by artist and photographer Susan Simpson. The sessions are held in the gallery café, which offers an informal setting to look at and debate topics relevant to the creative community. There are also opportunities to discuss one another’s work and ideas. So come along, grab a coffee and maybe a delicious homemade cake from our café and join in.


If you have enjoyed your workshop, or want to contribute towards the work of 20-21, you can support us by making a donation.

To find out about all the events and activities that are taking place at 20-21, visit our What’s on pages.

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