Public Workshops >>
Public Workshops >>
Over the years the Suffolk Craft Society has run day workshops during IPART, the summer arts festival held by the Ipswich Borough Council. Led by society members, up to 15 different workshops were offered by experienced tutors suitable for absolute beginners and those with more experience and of all ages. All basic materials were provided and participants were advised to wear old clothes as this was to be a hands on experience. With group sizes of 8 to 10 participants in each workshop pre booking was essential.
Examples of the workshops are listed below. The society continues to seek partnerships with other organisations to implement and develop similar workshop programs. Contact us for further information >
Printmaking with Clare Curtis
Enjoy learning lino and wood cutting and then printing your own greeting cards to send to friends and family.
Enamelled jewellery with Sheila McDonald
Create an individual piece of jewellery using enamel on copper and take home a delightful memento of your day.
Monoprinting with Val Armstrong
Explore a range of techniques and colours, using the most basic materials, to create a selection of prints.
Fabric printing with Jacky Linney
Print! Paint! Decorate! Bring your own T-shirts, table-cloths, pillow-cases or anything that needs colour and take home something stunning!
Ceramics with Sue Bruce
Create a highly individual ceramic clock, mirror or picture frame using various techniques to add texture and colour to your work.
Spinning and weaving with Mary Jane Toulson
Spend a relaxing morning learning to 'spin a yarn' using both spindles and spinning wheels. During the afternoon try weaving 'a rich tapestry of life' and take home your endeavours.
Making books with Jenny Nutbeem
Decorate paper with Japanese marbling and dip-dyeing techniques to make a variety of beautiful books, bound in the Japanese style.
Calligraphy with Chris Robinson
Write in colour using the Foundational Calligraphic Alphabet. Ideal for beginners. Left-handers welcome.