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Family Pottery Workshop 2019
Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop for family members of all ages and generations. Learn an exciting variety of making techniques using real clay with the experienced tuition of ceramic artist Jon Williams.
Fri 26 July 2019 Family Introduction to Pottery Workshop
Fri 26 July 2019 Family Introduction to Pottery Workshop



Using Ruskin Pottery as a source of inspiration, you will be able to create your very own clay pot using the traditional technique of coiling.
Sat 27 July 2019 Introduction to Pottery Workshop


Family Print Making Workshop
Join us and have a go at drypoint printing.

Bring your own photos or images along to etch onto perspex or use one of the images provided for inspiration. This 2 hour workshop is good for family artists of all ages and generations from age 8+.
Thu 1 August 2019 Family Print Making Workshop
Thu 1 August 2019 Family Print Making Workshop


Canal Art: Roses 2019
Julie Tonkin, one of the UK's leading canal artists will teach you the traditions of folk canal art. Undertake practice artwork before painting a design on a piece of canal ware to take home.
This is a half day workshop.
Sat 3 August 2019 Introduction to Canal Art: Roses


Intro Canal Art: Castles 2019
Julie Tonkin, one of the UK's leading canal artists will teach you the traditions of folk canal art. Undertake practice artwork before painting a design on a piece of canal ware to take home.
This is a half day workshop.
Sun 4 August 2019 Introduction to Canal Art: Castles


Family Metal Petals 2019
Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop. Learn the techniques of metal forming and embossing to create your own unique metal flower to take home with you at the end of the session.

For family members of all ages and generations from age 10+.
Thu 8 August 2019 Family Metal Petals
Thu 8 August 2019 Family Metal Petals



Come and learn about the wonderful art of enamelling - fusing glass to metal.
For family members of all ages and generations from age 8+.
Thu 15 August 2019 Family Workshop: Enamel Plaques
Thu 15 August 2019 Family Workshop: Enamel Plaques



Come and take part together in a fun and creative workshop.
For family members of all ages and generations from age 8+

Tickets will go on sale Wed 20 Feb
Priority booking available for members from Mon 4 Feb.
Thu 22 August 2019 Family Workshop: Pewter Casting


Family Rag Rug Making 2019
Come and learn the traditional techniques of rag rug making with a modern twist in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
For family members of all ages and generations.
Thu 29 August 2019 Family Workshop: Rag Rug Making


Glass Painting 2019
On this course you will learn the basics of traditional glass painting in enamels using tracing, stippling and sgraffito.
Sat 7 September 2019 Glass Painting


Hidden Objects: Tour & Tea 19
Join our Curators to find out about their work behind the scenes and see some of the Museum’s hidden treasures and curiosities.

Free of Charge. Please pre-book your free tour timeslot
Please note attendance to this activity is free of charge but does not include entry to the open air museum.
Sat 14 September 2019 Hidden Objects: Tour & Tea
Sat 14 September 2019 Hidden Objects: Tour & Tea



A study day exploring the distinctive and fascinating buildings and structures of our man-made waterways.

Further details to be confirmed.
Sat 21 September 2019 Canals and their Architecture: A canal study day


Family Workshop: Canal Art 19
Come and learn the traditional techniques of canal art in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

For family members of all ages and generations.
Sat 21 September 2019 Family Workshop: Canal Art


Intro to Leatherwork 2109
A great introduction to Leathercraft.
Make a leather coin purse, wallet and key ring using vegetable tanned leather.
Sat 28 September 2019 Introduction to Leatherwork


Natural Dyes 2019
Discover how to create gorgeous colour on a silk scarf using local plants and kitchen cupboard ingredients.
Sat 5 October 2019 Natural Dyes


Cyanotype
Explore and experiment with the Victorian photographic technique of cyanotype.
Sat 12 October 2019 Cyanotype - Victorian Photagraphic Technique


Intro to Candle Making
A seasonal focused workshop to introduce a range of waxes and techniques, including traditional Bees Wax, paraffin wax and modern natural waxes such as soya wax.
Sat 26 October 2019 Introduction to Candle Making


Family Candle Making 2019
Join us and have a go at creating a jar candle using coloured soya blocks and by adding candle scents.
Sun 27 October 2019 Family Workshop: Candle Making
Sun 27 October 2019 Family Workshop: Candle Making