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The Science Studio: part of Manchester Science Festival

Step into The Science Studio at Manchester Craft & Design Centre, and get up close and personal with the chemicals, reactions and elements artists use in their art. Our open public workshop and a week of demonstrations and hands-on experiments will let you see a range of weird, wonderful and fascinating processes in action as…

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Kate Colin: The Art of the Fold

Kate Colin: Paper Folding Workshop

Saturday 3rd February 2018, 11am – 4pm Tickets: Standard £55, Concessions £50 Join Kate Colin, the designer-maker behind The Art of the Fold exhibition, for a fun and colourful workshop where you will learn a range of basic paper folding techniques and make your own handmade lampshade to take home at the end of the…

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GIVE IT A BASH! Pewter Vessel Workshop

Saturday 20th January 2018, 10-4pm, £55 This one day workshop is based around the rolling mill which allows you to add your own unique texture and pattern to the Pewter. Ella, Manchester Craft and Design Centres resident Pewterer, will guide you through designing and making your own small pot using a range of traditional metalwork…

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CASTING WORKSHOPS PEWTER

GIVE IT A BASH! Pewter Christmas Decoration Workshop (sold out)

Unfortunately this workshop is sold out. Ella is doing another workshop in January, click here for more information. Sunday 10th December 2017, 11-4pm, £55 Design and create your own unique Christmas decoration in this one day Pewter Cuttlefish Casting Workshop with Ella, Manchester Craft and Design Centres resident Pewtersmith. During the day Ella will guide you…

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Where the magic happens with Pete Mosley

***Unfortunately tickets to this event have now sold out – to join the waiting list send us an email*** Tuesday 7 November, 10-4pm Delivered by: Pete Mosley Tickets: £20 / standard, £15 / concessions Is self-doubt stopping you from growing your creative business? In this workshop, creative business expert Pete Mosley will show you how to…

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Don't give up the day job

Don’t Give Up the Day Job

Saturday 27th January 2018, 10am – 5pm, Bridge 5 Mill £20 Standard // £17.50 Concessions Have you got a job or paid employment that supports your creative practice? Does it get in the way of you making work? Could it nourish it instead? In partnership with Castlefield Gallery and Redeye, we present a day of talks, discussions and…

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Beading fashion workshop

Tambour Beading Workshop

Tambour beading: Haute Couture Embroidery for Beginners Saturday 18th November, 2017 10.30am – 4.30pm £85.00 per person Learn the technique of tambour beading which is widely used on international catwalks. The Tambour Beading class is pitched at a beginner level. The first part of the class will be to learn the chainstitch on a transparent…

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Crafts Council Funding Finance Workshop

Funding & Finance Advice Workshop

Raising finance for your creative business or project Wednesday 6th September 2017, 12.45 – 5.30pm, £40 Are you looking for advice and top tips on funding and financial options for your creative business? Why is this day worth attending? – To highlight the fundraising possibilities for your business or project and how to achieve these…

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letterpress printing workshop

Ride Print Repeat

Saturday 19th August 2017, 12 – 5pm This August we’re taking the hugely talented Nell of Studio 25 – and her bike – and her letterpress – on tour! Starting and finishing here at MCDC we’ll be stopping off at various City Centre locations – including the Rapha Clubhouse and PLANT – and bringing our mobile print…

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floristry workshop

An Introduction To Floristry: Workshops by Maybe May x Kin

For those of you who love flowers, join us in a flower filled day to learn some beginners floristry skills and techniques that can be used time and time again. Whether, your considering a move in to the floristry industry or just want to have better knowledge of how to care and arrange your flowers…

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Jewellery Set

Earrings & Necklace Set with Manchester School of Jewellery

Saturday 30th September 2017, 10am – 5pm £75 per person This new class by Manchester School of Jewellery covers a multitude of skills; shaping, hammering, stamping, texturing and silver soldering. We will also teach students how to measure, cut and put together chains of different lengths, and demonstrate how to shape and strengthen different styles…

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Bracelets and Maker

Make a Bangle in a Day with Manchester Jewellery School

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10am – 5pm £95 per person The class shows you lots of different skills; shaping, hammering, stamping, texturing and silver soldering. We will also teach students how to saw, file, size bangles and finish silver work. Practice will begin using copper, with demonstrations given for the different skills, followed by time to…

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Manchester School of Jewellery Rings

Make a Ring in a Day with Manchester School of Jewellery

Saturday 5th August 2017, 10am – 5pm £75 per person The course will cover a multitude of skills including shaping, texturing, hammering, stamping and soldering. We will also teach how to saw, file, and finish silver work, along with the all-important skill of how to size a ring to fit the wearer perfectly. Each person attending…

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Rings

Make a Ring in a Day with Manchester School of Jewellery

Saturday 13th May 2017, 10am – 5pm £75 per person   The course will cover a multitude of skills including shaping, texturing, hammering, stamping and soldering. We will also teach how to saw, file, and finish silver work, along with the all-important skill of how to size a ring to fit the wearer perfectly. Each person…

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Making Tools

Taster Sessions with Manchester School of Jewellery

Saturday 15th July 2017 Session 1: 10am – 1pm Session 2: 2pm – 5pm £35 per person, per session In this half day class, you will get to try out texturing, stamping, hammering, doming, shaping and soldering to create a Sterling Silver pendant, pair of studs or a lapel pin. We will then show you the…

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Taster Sessions with Manchester School of Jewellery

Saturday 6th May 2017 Session 1: 10am – 1pm Session 2: 2pm – 5pm £35 per person, per session   In this half day class, you will get to try out texturing, stamping, hammering, doming, shaping and soldering to create a Sterling Silver pendant, pair of studs or a lapel pin. We will then show you…

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glass coasters sold out

Make a Pair of Beautiful Glass Coasters

Saturday 2nd September 2017, 2.30pm – 4.30pm **Unfortunately this workshop has now sold out. Click here for alternative dates.** £40 per person, materials included Come and have a go at glass fusing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Gemma and Michelle will talk you through the basics of glass fusing and cutting, before letting you loose on…

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Glass fusing workshop

Make a Pair of Beautiful Glass Coasters

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 2.30pm – 4.30pm £40 per person, materials included Come and have a go at glass fusing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Gemma and Michelle will talk you through the basics of glass fusing and cutting, before letting you loose on making your very own pair of glass coasters. In this two…

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glass coasters sold out

Make a Pair of Beautiful Glass Coasters

——————————————————————— *SOLD OUT* Other dates available: 3rd June, 2nd September ——————————————————————— Sunday 9th April 2017, 2.30pm – 4.30pm £40 per person, materials included Come and have a go at glass fusing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Gemma and Michelle will talk you through the basics of glass fusing and cutting, before letting you loose on making your…

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Glass fusing workshop

Make a Pair of Beautiful Glass Coasters

Sunday 19th March 2017, 2.30pm – 4.30pm £40 per person, materials included Come and have a go at glass fusing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Gemma and Michelle will talk you through the basics of glass fusing and cutting, before letting you loose on making your very own pair of glass coasters. In this two hour…

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Friday 19th May 2017, 1pm – 3.30pm £59 per person A modern calligraphy workshop where you will learn everything to get you started with quirky handwritten lettering styles. You’ll learn how to write with a traditional dip pen, using lightness and pressure to create beautiful thin and thick strokes. Practice the basics of a modern calligraphy…

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Branding and storytelling workshop for makers

Practical branding and story telling tools for makers

with Patricia Van Den Akker ***This workshop has now sold out, please email exhibitions@craftanddesign.com to join the waiting list. Tickets available for Maker Meet Up here*** Thursday 16th March, 10am – 4pm £20 per person Many craftspeople talk about improving their brand or telling their story. But where do you start? What can you do? And how do…

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Fine Art Workshop with Alfredo Guillamon

Fine Arts Workshop: discover and create your own path

Saturday 4th February, 10am – 5pm £75 per person Join sculptor Alfredo Guillamon for a day of artistic discovery. Experiment with different materials including paper, wood, metal and fabrics, and begin to explore your own creative styles and processes in a supportive and encouraging environment. Alfredo will guide you through a series of exercises, exploring…

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Friday 24th November 2017, 1pm – 3.30pm £65 per person A modern calligraphy workshop where you will learn everything to get you started with quirky handwritten lettering styles. You’ll learn how to write with a traditional dip pen, using lightness and pressure to create beautiful thin and thick strokes. Practice the basics of a modern calligraphy…

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Friday 6th October 2017, 1pm – 3.30pm £65 per person A modern calligraphy workshop where you will learn everything to get you started with quirky handwritten lettering styles. You’ll learn how to write with a traditional dip pen, using lightness and pressure to create beautiful thin and thick strokes. Practice the basics of a modern calligraphy…

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Friday 11th August 2017, 1pm – 3.30pm £59 per person A modern calligraphy workshop where you will learn everything to get you started with quirky handwritten lettering styles. You’ll learn how to write with a traditional dip pen, using lightness and pressure to create beautiful thin and thick strokes. Practice the basics of a modern calligraphy…

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Friday 23rd June 2017, 1pm – 3.30pm £59 per person A modern calligraphy workshop where you will learn everything to get you started with quirky handwritten lettering styles. You’ll learn how to write with a traditional dip pen, using lightness and pressure to create beautiful thin and thick strokes. Practice the basics of a modern calligraphy…

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop

Friday 28th April 2017, 1pm – 3.30pm £59 per person A modern calligraphy workshop where you will learn everything to get you started with quirky handwritten lettering styles. You’ll learn how to write with a traditional dip pen, using lightness and pressure to create beautiful thin and thick strokes. Practice the basics of a modern calligraphy…

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Children’s Guide

We offer a range of activities at Manchester Craft & Design Centre for young people. Join us to draw and colour in your own craft objects with our Children’s Guide here in the Centre or download and print off your own copy to enjoy at home.

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Introduction to SEO for Makers

***This workshop has now sold out, please email exhibitions@craftanddesign.com to join the waiting list*** Introduction to SEO for Makers with Jenny Hudson, A Really Good Campaign Tuesday 24 January, 10am – 2pm Location: space2, Manchester Craft & Design Centre Part of our Creative Business Development programme. Visit our online shop to book your place(s). Tickets: £15 each, 10 places available…

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