OUTDOOR SUMMER ART DAYS
Itâs time to get your brushes, paints and art kit ready for the Summer Art Days. These are informal days for sketching, painting, and photography at interesting and varied places around the county. We just bring our art things, a chair and a picnic. The days are for all abilities and, though thereâs no tuition, help is always at hand. The list of venues and directions will be with your Secretary soon. These are fun and friendly days â and weâll look forward to seeing you over the summer.
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Thanks for your interest in this course. We can now announce we will be running it at WI House on Saturday 11 March 2017 from 10am to 2pm. It is a useful certificate to hold not only for those providing food for their WIâs and others, but also, a very interesting meeting to refresh our memory on everyday food hygiene, preparation and storage and also an update on the new allergy problematic foods. The cost is Â£38.00 for members and Â£40.00 for non members. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided but please bring your own lunch.
PEARL BRACELET DEMONSTRATION AND WORKSHOP
Contact the office for any late availability on the PEARL BRACELET workshop with Frances Benton at WI House on the 17 March 2017.
BEGINNER'S CROCHET WORKSHOP
ABSOLUTE Beginners CROCHET at WI House on Saturday 25 March 2017. A day course designed for people who havenât even picked up a crochet hook before. Come along and learn to make a chain, single and double crochet stitches. You will be crocheting âgrannyâ squares (proper name Afghan squares) by the end of the day. Just bring along small amounts of double knitting yarn and a crochet hook, about no 9, if you have one. It will be a fun relaxed day with tea & coffee included! The cost is Â£16 for members and Â£18 for non-members. Tea and coffee will be provided, please bring your own lunch. The closing date is 20 February, application form is with your secretary.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A CRAFT JUDGE
A âTaster Dayâ for potential craft judges will cover the practical process of judging, protocol, and the skills needed to judge a class with mixed crafts. This day will be free of charge and will take place on Saturday 1 April 2017. The course will start at 10.00am and finish at 3.00pm. Please bring your own lunch, coffee and tea will be provided. We will also discuss the possibility of running a Craft Certificate Award course for those interested. Closing date for applications is: 6 March 2017; the application form and further details are with your Secretary.
AND EVEN MORE CROCHET
On 29 April 2017 from 10.00am - 3.00pm at WI House we will run a course for those with basic experience. You will learn how to read a pattern and shaping in the morning then in the afternoon start to make Crocodile stitch bag. Once you have the hang of it there will no stopping you and you can finish it off at home. Two colours of DK yarn required. The cost is Â£18 for members and Â£20 for non-members. The closing date is 30 March.
Come and enjoy an art workshop on Monday 15 May 2017 from 10.30am - 4.00pm at the Canalside Studio, Stoke Prior near Bromsgrove. A WAY WITH WATERCOLOUR - local artist and tutor, Karen Hotchkiss, will cover elements of composition, perspective and then painting skies, landscapes and water. She will demonstrate a range of techniques and then we will use a variety of approaches to landscape painting. Tea and coffee are included and there is a cafe opposite the studio - with delicious cakes, sandwiches, jackets etc! This will be a fun day suitable for ALL abilities and a great preparation for the WI outdoor Summer Art Days! If the first workshop is oversubscribed, there will be a second day on Wednesday 24 May.
A SWING KNITTING (also known as Short Row Knitting) workshop will be held on the 18 May 2017 from 10.00am - 3.00pm at WI House. Come and make a pair of fingerless gloves to master the understanding of short row knitting. This small project is a fun introduction to endless design ideas. All garter stitch with some increasing for the thumb so not too complicated!! The cost is Â£18 for members and Â£20 for non-members. The closing date is 13 April.