We have 3 studios available plus an open walled outdoor shelter – ART, CLAY & WHEEL, GLASS, HEBEL & Messy MIXED MEDIA sessions, plus a fully equipped Kiln Shed with 8 kilns for clay and glass works. Other equipment includes a Slab Roller, 6 Pottery Wheels, Pug Mill, 2 Extruders, Easles (table and standing), Print Press, 2 Glass Grinders, Flat Lap Grinder, Taurus Ring Saw, Air Spray Gun, Sandblasting Cabinet, Overhead Projector, Scan N Cut Machines, fully equipped Kitchen with Oven, Microwave & Fridge, plus all clay and glass tools for classes. We have stock of Art Materials, Art Works and Ceramic Bisqueware for sale in Reception.
Art Classes are programmed for Beginners to the Advanced.
(no experience necessary – just bring your enthusiasm to create)
Courses will introduce students to a range of different techniques in the various art mediums. (Pencil, Water Colour, Pastels, Acrylics, Charcoal, Inks, Sip N Paint). In a relaxed environment learn how to tackle projects with confidence and produce visually exciting artworks.
Pottery Classes will be offered in both hand building sculpture workshops as well as wheel turning lessons by experienced potters. Whether it is creating an animal sculpture, adding scraffito to a tile, learning the techniques of coils, slabs and pinch pots, participants are sure to enjoy the results from the kiln and can choose whether to complete their pieces with paint, patinas or glazes.
Once mums have dropped the children off at school they can come and take part in workshops and socialize with other mums – making new friends and developing skills. Classes only run if enough participants are pre booked.
Hebel Classes are for those who have the desire to achieve quicker results when carving pieces. Simple projects can be completed in one day, while complicated carving may take longer, once the shapes and finished texture are achieved, the work can be taken home as no further firing is required.
Glass Fusing, Dichroic Jewellery, Beading
Learn how to create your own personalized jewellery, or slump your own platter or bowl designed in your own colours. Register your interest to learn this fantastic art skill working with glass.
Workshops will be programmed as per public interest – Classes are run if enough numbers booked in. Just ring to express what you would like to try.
Learn how to transform glass pieces (tumblers, wine glasses, bottles, bowls, plaques) into personal art pieces. Create stencils on a Scan N Cut machine and sand blast the negative or positive images to decorate their surfaces.
HOME SCHOOLERS & AFTER SCHOOLERS
Whenever there are enough numbers, Selected Daytime sessions are programmed for Home School children (Mornings) and After School Children (3.30pm onwards) in art and clay activities. Students follow through various exercises to learn about processes and working with different mediums.
Adults often enjoy the same projects as the junior attendees. Parents and grand-parents are encouraged to enrol in special workshops programmed to cater for families.
Catering for Seniors
Workshops are programmed for seniors and all levels of experience in arts catered for. From Painting to Clay to Ceramics to Glass to Hebel – all interests catered for. Wonderful opportunities to make new friends and learn new skills in a friendly environment. Have a social morning with others while painting a chosen ceramic piece. Wednesday Mornings !
Catering for Special Clients
Classes for both physically and mentally disabled clients are kept small enough so facilitators can tutor them in different art mediums with flexible lessons adapted to the individuals needs and skills.
Social Art Groups
Oils Social Group meets on Thursday Mornings. Other Groups to be formed for Hebel, Life Drawing, Print Making, Glass and other mediums. Check the Calendar for times for social art mornings.
HOLIDAY SESSIONS – YAP & KRANK
Ages 5 – 17
Young children benefit from opportunities enabling their expressions of creativity. Under 6 year olds can participate as long as they are accompanied by a parent. Classes structured towards the interest of this age group allow then to enhance skills they have already developed at school and add to their confidence in pursuing art activities. Parents and adults are encouraged to take part in holiday sessions and enjoy the same exploration of art as the younger ones!
Teenagers enjoy taking part in workshops suited to the abilities and covering subjects they are more interested in.
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Children’s Clay Sessions where Carers and their Clients can participate in artistic activities while interacting with others. The main focus is to provide a happy friendly safe venue to meet and make new friends, and to mix and exchange conversation. The sessions will be based on therapeutic exercises that the attendees can take part in at their own pace, involving art, clay, beads and games (tactile and visual stimulation). Carers will also have the opportunity to mix with other carers and to join in with the creativity.
Further Volunteers are invited to offer assistance to facilitators in this rewarding enterprise to expose the clients to this fun environment.
Social Therapeutic Artistic Recreation.
YOUNG STARS GROUP
These sessions are periodically run for Young People with a Disability or Special Needs Under 18 when enough participants to make a group. Participants will learn all the hand building processes to create their own art pieces with clay and other mediums. LWCASA is willing to form partnerships with any Schools who wish to provide their enthusiastic students fun learning tactile activities in a safe environment.
By volunteering to assist facilitators with classes for the disabled, you will be adding to what services we can provide, making a positive impact on the community and also give you the opportunity to learn new skills and make new friends.
As space permits, groups can meet to dabble in their arts untutored or just chat and exchange ideas over a cuppa on our social mornings.
NIGHT or WEEKEND CLASSES
Programmed by appointment only. Sessions in Art or Clay or Wheel Turning. Especially to cater for workers or mums who can’t do day time classes.
We plan to have annual exhibitions of both members and students art works. To be able to stage such events, people who are able to assist with the entries, venue, hanging and staging of any exhibitions can offer their services on our Event Sub Committees.
Classes can be prepaid as Gifts for your loved ones to celebrate birthdays or special occasions. We do run Birthday Party Activities for Groups, with us supplying athe activity and materials and BYO Party food, Cake and drinks.