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May 2021

Museum Dye Garden Tours

Sat 22 May - Sat 25 September
£5

Join this tour by Head Gardener Liz Pope and find out more about the garden and the process of natural dyeing.

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June 2021

Crafternoon

Free, but booking is required

Thu 24 June - Thu 28 October
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
Free

Thursdays: 2-4pm 24 June | 29 July | 26 August | 30 September | 28 October A friendly, informal once a month get together for adults. Bring your knitting, cross-stitch or whatever you might be crafting and enjoy working in an inspiring environment with friendly folk, while you enjoy free tea and biscuits.

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July 2021

Crafternoon

Free, but booking is required

Thu 29 July
2:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
Free

A friendly, informal once a month get together for adults. Bring your knitting, cross-stitch or whatever you might be crafting and enjoy working in an inspiring environment with friendly folk, while you enjoy free tea and biscuits.

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August 2021

Natural Dye Demonstrations & Workshops

Sun 22 August
11:00 am
- 4:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft

This is a free drop-in event but numbers will be limited so you may have to wait for entrance to the event. Join artists and makers who have graduated from the museum’s natural dyeing course in a lively day of workshops and demonstrations in natural dyeing. Expect spinning demonstrations, paper craft activities, solar dying, weaving demonstrations and hapazome. The activities will be a mixture of free and paid for.

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Crafternoon

Free, but booking is required

Thu 26 August
2:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
Free

A friendly, informal once a month get together for adults. Bring your knitting, cross-stitch or whatever you might be crafting and enjoy working in an inspiring environment with friendly folk, while you enjoy free tea and biscuits.

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September 2021

Nature Writing

with Suzanne Joinson

Sat 4 September
10:30 am
- 4:30 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£60

Lunch included This creative writing workshop is inspired by local nature and explores the connections between writing, storytelling and the natural world. You don’t need to be a wildlife expert, nor do you need to have written seriously before. All you need is enthusiasm for the natural world and a willingness to explore a range of ways to bring the wilds alive on the page. The workshop includes an introduction to nature writing, writing exercises and the opportunity to share…

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Introduction to Type Design (online)

with Viktoriya Grabowska

Mon 13 September - Mon 27 September
Online
£80

Mondays: 13, 20, 27 September 7-9pm In 2016 Viktoriya was British Council artist in resident at the museum as part of the Village of Type season. We’re excited to be working with her again on this short series of online workshops that Viktoriya has designed especially for the museum. Participants will be invited to design their own typefaces with limited characterset. While encouraging experiment and fun, this workshop will introduce part of the processes involved in the designing a typeface.…

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Book Cover Design Masterclass

with David Pearson

Sat 18 September - Sun 19 September
£150

£150 inc. all materials & lunch 10.30am - 4.30pm both days Join David for this two-day masterclass in which you will produce your own book covers, from initial roughs through to finished 3D mockups (and everything in-between). Materials will be supplied but attendees are encouraged to bring along their own art materials and/or a laptop computer (although neither is essential). David Pearson is an award-winning book designer with 20 years of publishing industry experience. David has been listed as one…

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Crafternoon

Free, but booking is required

Thu 30 September
2:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
Free

A friendly, informal once a month get together for adults. Bring your knitting, cross-stitch or whatever you might be crafting and enjoy working in an inspiring environment with friendly folk, while you enjoy free tea and biscuits.

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October 2021

Writing for Children and Young Adults

with Patrice Lawrence

Sat 2 October
10:00 am
- 3:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£60

Come and surprise yourself with the characters and storylines that flow out of your imagination prompted by old, familiar myths, legends and fairy tales.

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Illustration Workshop

with Marion Deuchars

Sat 9 October
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm

£80 inc, materials & lunch Join award winning children’s book illustrator and author Marion Deuchars for a one day workshop sure to get your creative juices flowing. In this workshop Marion will help you to explore; The importance of PLAY. How to generate ideas. Text and Image. Finding your own creative voice. British illustrator and author Marion Deuchars publishes beautifully illustrated children’s books and has created her own globally recognised style of hand lettering. Graduating with a distinction from the…

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