Art taster classes – Presteigne

Posted Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Title: Art taster classes
Date: Wednesday 9th May 2012, Thursday 10th May 2012 and Friday 11th May 2012
Location: Assembly Rooms Presteigne
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Cost: free to over 50s

Wednesday 9th May 2012

Malcom Mellen will be leading a group project to create a flower garden from engraved and painted stones.  Malcom envisages working towards a collection of stones that can be exhibited in different locations in order to raise money for the air ambulance service.  Malcom will be giving an introductory lesson in planning your design, transferring it onto the stone and painting in the design tools provided.  Please bring some flat stones.  The local shale stone is easy to engrave and a good stone for beginners.

Rosamund Black, Annie and Adam who Spin knit and weave.  They will be giving an introduction to some of the basic techniques involved in converting raw fleece into yarn and from yarn to knitted crochet or woven cloth.

Thursday 10th May 2012

Christopher Rowlatt is a book binder and paper marbler.  He teaches all levels of bookbinding at the Presteigne bindery in Hereford Street.  Christopher will be demonstrating long stitch binding which is one of the many non adhesive binding techniques.

Rosamund Black will be giving an introduction to rag rug making.  Rosamund holds many textile related classes and finds that simple techniques can be adapted to create beautiful rugs and hangings.

Friday 11th May 2012

Malcom Mellin will be holding a second class to explore the techniques involved in decorating the stones.

Rosamund Black who teaches many trandition forms of quilting and patchwork will be giving instructions in Kantha quilting, a technique much used in India both for its decorative qualities and as a methd of recycling valuable cloth.  Bring some fine cotton or silk scraps.

If you would like to take part in any of the classes above please book ahead as spaces are limited.

For bookings and enquiries please call Rosamund Black on 01 5442 60777