Upcoming Workshops

We are pleased to present a series of workshops in association with our 2021 Artist-in-Residence Program, with support from the ArtsNL Community Arts Program. Workshops will be added on a rolling basis when details are confirmed and registration is open.

Rug Hook a Road Sign!

with Ashley Hemmings

Saturday July 31 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

$65

In this workshop participants will learn the basics of rug hooking, and make a small piece of their own – inspired by road signs! Ashley will guide participants through the steps of designing, hooking, and finishing a small rug using wool yarn and burlap. Participants are welcome to bring along inspiration photos or drawings for their rug but there will also be sample designs available.

This is a beginner level rug hooking workshop. All ages welcome, but requires hand mobility and dexterity.

Friends of UHA, use the code FRIENDS for 20% Off!

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Found Textures in Polymer Clay

With K. Claire MacDonald and Stephanie Lipp

Sunday August 1 2021, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

$65

In this workshop participants will learn different ways of creating textures in clay using organic materials with jewelry artists Claire MacDonald (KCM Jewellery Design) and Stephanie Lipp (Cape Shore General Store). We will discuss imprinting objects as a form of mark-making to create unique surface patterns, and intriguing textures. We will consider the use of repetition as a design element to create basic shapes that can be joined to create wearable pieces of jewellery.

The workshop will begin with a brief discussion about texture, followed by a short walk where participants may collect some organic materials (eg. small rock, leaf, etc) with interesting surfaces. We will return to Union House to begin working with clay; participants will be guided through the basics of polymer clay including colour-mixing, shaping, and slab making. The collected materials will be used to imprint the clay to create rich surface textures. The clay can be cut and and/or formed into basic shapes to create simple items of jewellery like earrings, pendants, or pins. Clay and all jewellery components will be provided.

Friends of UHA, use the code FRIENDS for 20% Off!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Our 2021 Public Workshop program is presented with support from the ArtsNL Community Arts Program