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June 2021

Crafternoon

Free

Thu 24 June 2021 - Thu 14 April 2022
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
Free

Thursdays: 2-4pm 28 October | 18 November | 9 December | 20 January | 24 February | 24 March | 14 April 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. Booking isn’t essential but if you can book in advance via our website please do.    

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November 2021

Build a Decorative Ceramic Christmas House with Claire Burns

Sat 20 November
10:30 am
- 4:30 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£60

Tickets include materials and lunch In this workshop you will build a festive house out of clay with windows for candlelight to glow through. No experience in ceramics is required and we will cover different hand-building techniques to create your house. You can personalise your tealight holder by experimenting with different forms, texture and carved details. Your work will be fired after the workshop (and can be collected from the museum 3 weeks after the workshop).    

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Letterpress Christmas Cards with Type Tom

Sun 28 November
10:30 am
- 4:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£70

Tickets include materials, lunch and refreshments  Design and print your very own letterpress Christmas cards using an Adana press. As well as lots of lovely type to choose from there will also be festive printing blocks to use. You will learn the basics of composing type and creating a design in letterpress, to produce a small run of your own festive cards. Language and the way words flow are an important part of Tom Boulton’s work; they are the starting point…

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December 2021

Christmas Wreath Making with Jo Coles

Sat 4 December - Sun 5 December
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£35

Families: 7 + years Saturday 4 December 10am-1pm or 2pm - 5pm Sunday 5 December 10am-1pm Tickets include materials & refreshments   Get into the festive spirit and create something special this Christmas! Jo Coles will take you out on a walk around Ditchling to forage for foliage to make your wreath. Afterwards you will head back to the museum for mince pies and a hot drink before Jo guides you through making a stunning wreath to decorate your home…

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January 2022

Introduction to Wood Engraving with Jude Clynick

Sat 15 January 2022
10:00 am
- 1:30 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£40

Tickets include materials & refreshments Look at some examples of wood engravings from the museum’s collection and learn how the process developed. Enjoy an introduction to the basic tools and techniques, then explore the different marks that these make to produce a small simple hand burnished print. Our half day courses are designed for beginners to try something new. If you enjoy the course, you can sign up for the full day workshop Wood Engraving with Jude Clynick on Saturday 26 February.…

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Introduction to Sussex Terracotta Tile Making with Adele Scantlebury

Sat 22 January 2022
10:00 am
- 1:30 pm
£40

Tickets include materials and refreshments Adele will bring two mobile tile-making benches so you can have a go at ‘throwing’ locally dug clay into moulds to make traditional Sussex tiles. She will also provide some pre-made tiles, oxides and clay slips so that you can explore decoration – whether a simple image on a single tile or a pattern that links across more than one tile. This could be messy, so please bring an apron! Tiles made and decorated in…

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Introduction to Weaving with Kendall Clarke

Sat 29 January 2022
2:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£40

Tickets include materials and refreshments Learn the basics of hand weaving using simple frame looms. Kendall will teach you the principles of loom weaving and explain essential technical terms. By the end of the workshop, you’ll know how to set up the loom ready for weaving and have made one or two samples to take home with you. Our half day courses are designed for beginners to try something new. If you enjoy the course, you can sign up for…

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February 2022

Wood Engraving with Jude Clynick

Sat 26 February 2022
10:30 am
- 4:00 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£70

Tickets include materials and lunch In this workshop you will look at examples of different approaches to wood engraving and learn some background to the development of the process. There will be an introduction to the basic tools and techniques, exploring the variety of marks that can be produced, transferring an image to the block before cutting and using a press to print.  This workshop is suitable both for those new to wood engraving and for those with a little…

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March 2022

Weaving with Kendall Clarke

Sat 5 March 2022
10:30 am
- 4:30 pm
Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
£60

Tickets include materials and lunch This full day course will offer an introduction to hand weaving using simple looms. Kendall will teach you some of the principal weave structures and you will explore pattern possibilities using them. You will learn how to combine yarns and colours to create different effects, producing samplers to take home with you. Perfect for beginners, or those who attended the half day course in January. Kendall Clarke is an award-winning artist and weaver based at…

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