Bookbinding: Make a Zine (18+)

Monday 9th April, 16.30 - 20.30 (£51)

Come along to the Conservatoire for an evening of creativity with our expert bookbinding tutor Maria, where you’ll learn the art of creating your own unique zine book! This hands-on session will guide you through the process of conceptualizing, designing, and crafting your personalized zine. A zine is a self-published, DIY printed work that typically focuses on niche or alternative topics. These small, handmade booklets can cover including personal experiences, art, poetry, activism, or any content the creator is passionate about. Zines are characterized by their unique, unconventional format, combining text and visuals through collage, illustrations, or photography. What will your zine focus on?

Tutor: Maria Zvaric

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Exploring with Pastels (18+)

Tuesday 9th April, 18:00 - 21:00 (£38)

Do you attend one of our regular courses and want to try a new medium? Perhaps you are new to exploring art and are curious about different materials? Then this class is for you! Join your tutor Fiona for this fun evening class exploring how to work with soft pastels. We’ll take our inspiration from the new season - how do we depict a vase of flowers using this medium? Looking closely and using soft pastels we will learn how to tackle the space created through weaving stems and colourful flower heads. How is emotion and life conveyed through their vibrant colour and form? And how can we capture this using just one versatile material?"

Tutor: Fiona Berry

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Create a Spring Garland (18+)

Thursday 11th April, 18:00 - 21:00 (£38)

In this fun evening class you will design and create your own beautiful, celebratory Spring garland to adorn your table or front door. You will get to grips with upcycling techniques including fabric knotting, and you will add buttons, ribbons and beads to your beautiful garland. Inspired by the spring blooms we see around us, we’ll take our cue from nature and - under the guidance of your tutor Nicola - you will create curling, twisting, flowers and leaves, all for a beautiful garland that can brighten your house for many Spring seasons to come.

Tutor: Nicola Corrigan

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Printmaking: Greeting Cards (18+)

Wednesday 10th April, 16.30 - 20.30 (£51)

Are you interested in print making and design? Do you like the idea of making your own cards, and being able to add your prints onto different craft projects? Perhaps you are already a member of our printmaking groups, or you are interested in joining? If any of the above sounds like you, then come along to our evening printmaking class to create your own greeting cards! Your tutor Florence will guide you through designing and creating your own motif which you will transfer onto lino. Using your brand new design you will then create your very own greeting cards to send to friends and family – perfect for thank you cards or any upcoming birthdays! Join this class for an evening of relaxed fun and productive creativity.

Tutor: Florence Tambini Cooper

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