Nestled in the heart of Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley is The Biscuit Factory – the UK’s largest arts, craft and design gallery.
This beautiful gallery is housed within a Victorian warehouse and inside, you’ll find a diverse collection of contemporary art.
It’s not just a place to explore and admire new artwork though, as this January, visitors with a penchant for arts and crafts can get creative and take part in it one of its new workshops – covering everything from textiles and pottery to screenprinting and sculpture.
The fun, hand-on sessions will be led by a number of local artists and makers, including Ouseburn-based Muddy Fingers Pottery and DIY screen-print studio, Pulled Print Club. Here’s what’s lined up:
- Textiles and Mixed Media Seascape Collages by mixed media artist Laura Edgar on Saturday 9 January, 10.30am-4.30pm, priced at £45pp
- Wire Sculpture by sculptor Zoe Robinson on Saturday 16 January, 9.30am-2.30pm, priced at £50pp
- Feltmaking by felt artist Lisa Corken on Sunday 17 January, 11am-3pm, priced at £40pp
- Make Your Own Ceramic Planter by ceramicist Alex Sickling on Sunday 24 January, 11.30am-1.30pm and also 2pm-4pm, priced at £35pp
- Bowl and Teapot Making by Muddy Fingers Pottery on Saturday 30 January, bowl workshop at 10am-12pm and teapot workshop at 1.30pm-4pm, priced at £30pp and £35pp respectively
- Screenprinting by Jade Sweeting of Pulled Print Club on Sunday 31 January, 10.30am-1.30pm and also 2pm-5pm, priced at £40pp
Lauren Wilson, Gallery Sales Consultant and workshop coordinator says: “We’re encouraging people to get creative and try something new in 2016 by taking part in one of our workshops.
“We hope that our winter line-up proves just as popular as our summer programme and can’t wait to see the unique assortment of arts and crafts that are created by our participants across all of the different mediums!”
For more information about The Biscuit Factory’s creative workshops, visit www.thebiscuitfactory.com or follow #CreativeBiscuit on Twitter.