Experimental Metalwork and Creative Machine Sewing Workshops at WAC

Westbury Arts Centre invites you to come and learn and experiment at one of their workshops led by experienced artist-teachers at their beautiful Grade II listed site.  This August Westbury Arts Centre presents two exciting workshops in Experimental Metalwork and Creative Machine Sewing.

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Experimental Metalwork (creating a mirror frame.)
August 23rd, 10:00 am4:00 pm

This workshop will allow you to combine traditional techniques such as embossing, patination and gilding. You will create a mirror frame that explores these processes and your own designs. You will build final images layer by layer, pushing the metal and surface to create something unique. All materials will be provided, but if you have your own specialist materials. This course is limited to 6 places. Kate is traditionally trained as a silversmith fine art pieces that are made from metal and using traditional jewellery skills.

Westbury Arts CentreFoxcovert Rd, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK5 6AA


Creative Machine Sewing
August 30th, 10:00 amAugust 31st, 4:00 pm

This is a two day workshop led by Helen den Dulk, which will use alternative materials and methods to create 2D and 3D machine stitched art. Helen is the founder of ‘Stitch and bitch’, the sewing group at Festive Road, where she used her textiles knowledge and her experience as a mixed media artist.

The course is suitable for all abilities and is for a maximum of six people. Participants will spend the first day experimenting and planning with literally any materials that can be sewn: fabric, paper, plastic and materials they create themselves, such as fusible web, and laminated items. The second day will focus on making final pieces, inspired by each individual’s earlier experimentation. There will be sewing machines available and materials but please feel free to bring your own.

Westbury Arts CentreFoxcovert Rd, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK5 6AA


Graduate Show at Westbury Arts Centre #MadeinMK

Westbury Arts Centre Graduate ShowWestbury Arts Centre is pleased to announce that this year’s graduate show will open 9th August with a private view 2pm to 4pm. All welcome. The exhibition is open until 30th August.

The University of Northampton recent 2014 graduates, showcasing sculpture, mixed media installation, and painting are:

Melanie Cutler

Helen den Dulk

Amy Nelson

Jacqueline O’Kane

Resident 2014 graduates, showcasing delicate layered drawings inspired by the Mk Landscape, and sculpture displayed on the exterior of the building:

Nicola Saunderson

Anna Sikorska


To find out more about what Westbury Arts Centre has to offer please see their website: http://www.westburyartscentre.co.uk/