Workshops

2022 Workshops

Whitemountain & District Community Association (WDCA) is holding a ‘Pollinator’ themed workshop on Saturday 18th June 2022 from 11am to approx 1.30pm.  Attendees will be able to try out the process of screen-printing to create their own unique piece of artwork in the form of greeting cards and a piece of wall art.  No experience is necessary and you do not need to have any artistic flare as the professional tutor (Linda Barbour from Belfast Print Works) will keep you right.

 

This follows on from a series of workshops that WDCA has held over the past few years, in particular a Pollinator themed bench top in Belshaws Quarry Nature Reserve, and gives residents a great opportunity to try their hand at some straightforward art based tasks. 

 

The results will be unique to you because you will be able to send in ahead of time an idea, a photo or a sketch of an idea of whatever you think might be the basis of a piece of Pollinator Art.  It could be something you see outside or something personal to you.

 

Linda will take that input and translate it into a design and a screen print which you will then ‘print’ in the workshop and finish off by hand (hence adding your unique touch).  If you are not familiar with screen printing then that’s great also as Linda will explain all.

 

Attendee numbers will be limited and closing date for you to book a place is 31 May (to give Linda time to prepare the screens).  As per previous workshops, the cost is £10 with the rest fuinded by WDCA through the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council (LCCC) Community Support Grant.

 

The venue is The Artbarn, Drumsill Road, Lisburn.  You will also get a tour of a sculpture and wall art gallery on site. The Artbarn is also holding a special charity fundraiser mini-music festival later in the day - Tickets for that can also be purchased from us.

To initially book your place at the workshop or the mini music festival, please send us a note via the More > Contact Us tab and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

2021 Workshops

Please visit the Projects page for more on our 2021 events and workshops

7 November & 21 August - Artisan baking/cooking

All of August - reserve Whitemountain Community honey

 

2020 Workshops

COMMUNITY BEE HIVE WORKSHOPS March  to June 2020 - See Activities / Volunteer Tab

CRAFT WORKSHOP, NATURAL HISTORY AND BAKING -  See Projects Tab

 

2019 Workshops

 

CHRISTMAS 2019 WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP.

 

Book your place now for a very interesting Christmas Wreath Making workshop on Sat 16 November .

 

The hands on activity be one where you can put your own individual aspect into it. 

 

The main wreath shape will be built up from lengths of small diameter branches so is an environmentally friendly use of materials. 

Tutor will be Lina Morgan from a Craftworks called A Misty Kind Of Blue.

As per our other workshops, numbers will be limited to 15 maximum.  Cost is £15 which must be pre paid and will include tea, coffee and maybe even a cup of homemade soup. 

 

We will have the place to ourselves with a big cosy fire also to keep us warm in the country barn style location.

To book, please reply via the contact us page on our web site www.whitemountain.org.uk

See also our 2 November volunteer event.

This community volunteering event is made possible by the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Community Grant.

 

 

BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP

 

On 3rd August 2019, as part of the Little Green Allotments Annual fair, Whitemountain & District Community Association held a willow weaving introduction to basket weaving techniques.

With part funding by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Community Fund, the 3 hour workshop was tutored by Belfast's Brid McKeown of Blackmountain Baskets who is a willow basket specialist.  Each attendee was shown how to use prepared willow in a traditional style as an introduction to the weaving techniques.

Even in the short period (a full basket takes nearly ten hours), each person was able to go home with a finished piece. 

 

After the workshop, attendees were able to take in  all that was on offer at the Little Green Allotments show and visit the nearby Belshaws Quarry Nature Reserve and Sculpture Park.  Details of a photographic competition at the reserve are also on our web site. 

Watch out for our next workshop.

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