Arts and craft workshops

Support and funding for nearly 20 years from Arts Council England and North Kesteven District Council has allowed artsNK to nurture and develop the arts, and specifically groups that are keen to develop and apply their skills, project after project, year after year.
 
One of our ambitions is that projects have a sustainable impact, which is often about providing opportunity for people that have been practically involved to have a route through to further involvement and development. Sometimes this has led to the development of specific craft or village groups, that go on to become independent and apply for grant aid and take on projects in their own right.

  • Summer Holiday Fun @ The Natural World Centre, Whisby from Monday 4 August 2014

    Summer Holiday Fun @ The Natural World Centre, Whisby from Monday 4 August 2014

    Kids can have a great time with their family this Summer Holiday at the Natural World Centre, Whisby.

    Get crafty and creative in these great workshops to keep your children busy this summer holiday.

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  • Free Craft Demonstrations @ The NCCD

    Free Craft Demonstrations @ The NCCD

    Each month Design Factory and the NCCD give you the chance to meet the artists and makers behind some of our popular shop creations. You can learn more about their influences and techniques and also browse the exquisite range of contemporary craft and design on sale.

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  • Summer Family Fun @ The NCCD

    Summer Family Fun @ The NCCD

    Come to the NCCD this summer holiday for exciting and creative workshops for children of all ages!

    During the summer holidays the NCCD have created a number of workshops to keep your children busy and maybe you can learn something new too!

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  • Life Drawing @ The NCCD ~ Saturday 2 August – 10am – 3pm

    The next Life Drawing workshop will be taking place on Saturday 2 August at the National Centre for Craft and Design. These workshops for those who are beginners up to practiced artists and will be from 10am to 3pm – places are filling up quick so book early!

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  • Billinghay Village Consultation ~ Saturday 19th July from 10am – 5pm

    Following a successful consultation event at Ruskington, the NK Arts pArtnership are visiting Billinghay on Saturday 19th July.  We’ll be setting up stall at Billinghay Fete & Show, bringing a range of arts and dance activities with us for you to try.

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  • Popular Silversmith Kate Bajic returns to the NCCD for Silver Workshop – Saturday 19 July from 10am-4pm

    Popular Silversmith Kate Bajic returns to the NCCD for Silver Workshop –  Saturday 19 July from 10am-4pm

    Aimed at both beginners and improvers, this one day workshop offers you the chance to make stud, drop or hoops earrings and a pendant using a range of different skills and techniques.

    Ideal for gifts or if you just fancy a treat, Kate will guide you through all the key techniques leaving you to enjoy the results of your new talent. Booking is essential and costs £58 per person plus £15 – £18 for silver on the day.

    If you would like further information or to book, please call The NCCD on 01529 308710 or email info@nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk

    The NCCD has great activities coming up this Summer Holiday! Pick up a guide or visit www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk. You can also call the NCCD on 01529 308710 for more information.

    For regular updates on events and activities, like the NCCD on facebook – /nationalcraftanddesign, follow the NCCD on Twitter @nationalcraft or visit www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk

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  • Creative Recycling – The Art of The Paper Bead @ The NCCD – Friday 18 July from 10am – 4pm

    Creative Recycling – The Art of The Paper Bead @ The NCCD – Friday 18 July from 10am – 4pm

    Transform old, unloved books into something incredible with paper artist Phiona Richards. Phiona has done a number of workshops at the NCCD and have proven very popular in the past.

    Learn a variety of techniques to turn them into bugle, folded and Pandora-style beads, then design and create a unique piece of jewellery for yourself. Please bring a long a selection of books (some with illustrations), papers and an apron. Additional materials will be available to purchase on the day

    The art of the paper bead will take place on Friday 18 July from 10am to 4pm. Places cost only £45 per person. Please note booking is required and can be done by calling the NCCD on 01529 308710 or email info@nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk

    The NCCD has great activities coming up this Summer Holiday! Pick up a guide or visit www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk. You can also call them on  01529 308710 for more information.

    For regular updates on events and activities, like the NCCD on facebook – /nationalcraftanddesign, follow the NCCD on Twitter @nationalcraft or visit www.nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk

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  • Stitch Drawing with Romeo @ The NCCD ~ Saturday 28th June 10am – 4pm

    Stitch Drawing with Romeo @ The NCCD ~ Saturday 28th June 10am – 4pm

    Come and join established textile artist Naseem Darbey for a master class in stitch drawing with soluble romeo, a water-soluble film used for lace, jewellery, special effects and stitched sculptures.

    You’ll begin the workshop by creating a portfolio of drawings using experimental drawings and mark making exercises. The drawings are then translated into stitch. You will also explore how to shape and mould your work in to 3D.

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  • Life Drawing Workshop @ The NCCD ~ Saturday 5th July 10am – 3pm

    Life Drawing Workshop @ The NCCD ~ Saturday 5th July 10am – 3pm

    The next Life Drawing workshop will be taking place on Saturday 5 July at the National Centre for Craft and Design. These workshops for those who are beginners up to practiced artists and will be from 10am to 3pm – places are filling up quick so book early!

    Join artist Phil Bowman in his popular life drawing classes which are designed to develop the skills of observation and drawing so necessary to the artist. With a different life model each session, you’ll learn to explore the dynamics of the human form rather than simply trying to replicate a static pose. A range of materials and a limited number of easels will be available, but please bring along your own supplies if you’d like to use something specific.

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  • NCCD Young Designers – The Art of Manipulation

    NCCD Young Designers – The Art of Manipulation

    NCCD Young Designers continues next month with an interesting theme and they invite all budding young designers to get involved.

    NCCD Young Designers is for anyone aged between 12 and 19 year old and takes place every first Saturday of each month. The next session will take place on 5 July from 10am to 1pm; this month’s theme will be wire manipulation with well-known artist Anna Krystyna Casey.

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