Our resident artist Katie Smith has just launched a new programme of workshops which she will be running from her retro inspired studio over Unique's cafe.
Katie’s workshops are suitable for all levels of experience and although the intention is to teach a particular skill she has a flexible approach. She appreciates that some people feel more comfortable being guided through step by step instructions while others prefer to take a more experimental approach. Her workshops are as much about creating a space to be curious, playful and reflective as they are about creating a finished piece. Each workshop can be completed on a Sunday or across 2 weekday afternoons.
Places can be booked via Katie's Eventbrite page.
Make an Encouraging Banner
Friday 11th & 25th August 1pm – 3.30pm
or Sunday 13th August 10am – 4pm
In a world awash with inspirational quotes it’s often useful to take a step back and remember we have our own wisdom and experience to guide us through the tricky stuff of life. During this one day workshop Katie will support participants to devise and stitch their own personal mantra in the form of an encouraging banner using vintage fabrics.
Wednesday 6th & 13th September 1pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 10th September 10am – 4pm
Event description: During this workshop Katie will teach participants how to make a hard backed journal using basic book binding techniques. Materials will include an eclectic range of vintage ephemera and other paper treats including some beautiful Mark Herald wallpaper.
Mail-art Master Class
Wednesday 11th & 18th October 1pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 8th October 10am – 4pm
This workshop is a must for anyone who mourns the day that emails replaced pen-pals, handwritten letters and interesting post! As a lover of all things analogue Katie will share a range of techniques to enable participants to create a truly magnificent postal ‘love bomb’ to send to a friend. Expect typewriters, Polaroid cameras, rubber stamping, badge making, play-lists and much, much more.
Create a Kindness Calendar
Wednesday 8th & 15th November 1pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 5th November 10am – 4pm
This workshop will explore the philosophy of altruism (a selfless concern for the welfare of others) through creating a ‘calendar’ to prompt daily random acts of kindness. Research suggests that practising kindness reduces stress, boosts self-esteem and leads to enhanced wellbeing combine this with a healthy dose of creativity and you are onto a winner. This workshop will include paper-crafts and up-cycling.
Katie is happy to arrange sessions for private groups.