August Craft Month @ Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre

Taking in a new exhibition from Louise McLean and with a selection of fantastic workshops led by talented local makers, celebrate August Craft Month 2017 with Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre

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Fused Glass Course

When: 7pm-9pm 03/08/2017 (four-week course)

Where: Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre

Price: £60 full, £56 concession (Advance booking required)

Join glass artist Eleanor-Jane McCartney for this brilliant four-week course in fused glass where you will learn lots of techniques each week, from cutting and working with sheet glass coasters, artworks or even tealight holders perfect to enjoy as the evenings draw in!

Materials provided. Maximum 10 places.

For booking and more information contact information@rvacc.co.uk or phone 02877 760650. Connect with Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre here.

 
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Boglands, Branches and the Beach, an exhibition by Louise McLean

When: 2pm 05/08/2017 (Exhibition launch). Running until 23/09/2017 during normal opening hours.

Where: Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre

Price: Free

As part of August Craft Month 2017, Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre are delighted to present this exhibition by expert basket maker and willow artist Louise McLean of Atlantic Craft NI. An award winning artist who has featured on television, radio and magazines, Louise is based in Portrush and her work is influenced by our stunning coastline, rugged landscape and heritage.

In 2005, Louise entered and won ITV’s ‘Britain’s Craftiest’ competition, and since then she has exhibited and sold her work internationally as well as undertaking substantial community projects, sharing her willow weaving and basketry skills with children and adults alike. Louise has been a finalist in the RTE Craft Master TV series and also worked on the Queen’s Coronation willow arches in 2013.

Please join us for the exhibition launch on Saturday, 5th August at 2pm. Refreshments provided. RSVP to information@rvacc.co.uk.

 

Felt Art Workshop

When: 10am-4pm 05/08/2017

Where: Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre

Price: £25 full, £23 concession (Advance booking required)

As part of this year’s August Craft Month, sign up for this fun and creative introduction to the art of ‘wet felting’ with textile artist Linda Lewis. Using an abundance of colourful merino wool, you will produce a beautiful masterpiece (bring along your own picture/photo for inspiration if you wish). There will also be an opportunity to have a go at needle felting. No experience required.

For booking and more information contact information@rvacc.co.uk or phone 02877 760650. Connect with Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre here.

 

Basket Making Workshop

When: 10am-4pm 12/08/2017

Where: Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre

Price: £60 full / £56 concession (Advance booking required)

Complementing her exhibition as part of August Craft Month, Louise McLean of Atlantic Craft NI teaches this one day masterclass in basketry which will allow participants to be creative and combine the use of willow with textiles if desired.

Throughout the course of the day participants will learn traditional basketry techniques required to weave a beautiful round basket to take home. Workshop is suitable for both beginners and those wishing to advance existing skills. All materials are provided.

For booking and more information contact information@rvacc.co.uk or phone 02877 760650. Connect with Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre here.