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WORKSHOP : October 23, 2017 — October 28, 2017.

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 artists create everything from jewellery to vessels sculptures and artworks. You’ll also be invited to get stuck in yourself, getting to grips with workshops that’ll show you just how much science underpins everything in the art world.

Suitable for adults and children over 7.

Free, no booking required. Get reminders by following the Facebook event.

Monday 23 October, 2-5pm

Be inspired by glassmaker and jeweller Charlotte Verity and use the rare lampworking technique to melt glass to make your own bead to take away.

Tuesday 24 October, 2-5pm

Join artist Nell Smith to experiment with two methods of printmaking – firstly using a small modern etching press to print a lino illustration and secondly using a 1950s Adana letterpress to overprint lettering.

Wednesday 25 October, 2-5pm

Give pewtersmithing a bash with Ella McIntosh of This Is Pewter. Test the boundaries of pewter by combining textures, pewter (a very soft metal), and the rolling mill to make your own keyring.

Thursday 26 October, 2-5pm

Gemma Scully specialises in water casting, heating different metals until they melt and then dropping them into different volumes of water. You’ll be able to try this fun process where the results are different every time.

Friday 27 October, 2-5pm

Learn about the properties of thermoplastics with Julia Roy Williams of Wonderhaus. We’ll be working with heat guns and Perspex, learning how to heat and shape plastic to create wearable art jewellery.

Saturday 28 October, 2-5pm

Have a go at plique a jour enamelling with Glass artist Helen Tiffany. You will have a go grinding the enamel and filling your own metal charm which will be fired for you to take away.

Manchester Science Festival 2017Part of Manchester Science Festival
Thurs 19 – Sun 29 Oct

Play with science, create something amazing and discover art, workshops, performances and big experience at England’s largest science festival. For all ages, across Greater Manchester.

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