Welcome to a year of specialist arts and crafts at Play Resource!
We are excited to offer a new programme of training workshops to give people the chance to master a new skill, have fun, explore their creativity, and gets hands on experience with a qualified artist.
Venue & Times
Each workshop is designed to run over 3 afternoons from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, totaling 9 hours of arts and craft training dedicated to each topic, all taking place at Play Resource.
The programme offers great value! The cost of a workshop package for 3 sessions including materials is only £45 for members and £50 for non-members.
Specialist Workshops 2013
Plaster & Clay: with artist Grainne Kielty – Mon 16, 23, 30 Sep
Felt Making: with artist Anne Quail – Tue 17, 24 Sep, 1 Oct
Jewellery Making: with artist Anna O’Kane – Thu 3, 10 , 17 Oct
Batik and Tie Dye: with artist Caroline Jeffrey – Wed 6, 13, 20 Nov
Willow Sculpture: with artist Jim Russell – Tue 19, 26 Nov, 3 Dec
Specialist Workshops 2014
Printing: with artist Anushiya Sandaralingam – Tue 28 Jan, 4, 11 Feb
Mosaic: with artist Anna O’Kane – Thu 20, 27 Feb, 6 Mar
Paper Making: with artist Anne Quail – Tue 25 Mar, 1, 8 Apr
Big Structures: with artist Laureen Magill – Wed 2, 9, 16 Apr.
Download the Specialist Workshops Flyer 2013-2014 for full details of the exciting programme. With nine to choose from you will be spoilt for choice….so go ahead and book yourself in for one or more using the Specialist craft classes booking form. Here’s your chance to learn a new arts or craft skill you have always fancied having a go at, or it could be time to extend your knowledge of an existing skill!
Book today! For further enquiries or to book your place contact Nicola Hobson on 9035 7546.
The beauty of these ‘people plates’ is that you can use your imagination and create any character you want. You could even make a Mummy or Daddy face!
To make a pirate paint the plate and leave to dry. Cut out a semi circle of fabric to make the hat then tie a small strip of fabric and stick onto the side. Make the eye patch and moustache using funky foam. With a black marker draw on some stubble. Make the gold earring using a pipe cleaner.
To make a Native American girl cut out a long bob shape from black felt. Cut three strips on both sides of the bob and plait. Secure with pipe cleaner. Stick feathers to a strip of cardboard for head band and add beads to decorate. Make the lips using funky foam. Stick on google eyes.
The latest Community Arts & Crafts Training Course is over for another term, but come and take a look at the vibrant exhibition of student’s artwork. It includes a range of prints, felt projects and 3D sculpture. Open from June to September 2013 at Play Resource, upstairs in the Ideas Gallery.
Take inspiration from it, collect great ideas, or better still sign up for the course due to start in September! Watch this space for dates to be announced. Why not take a look at our photo gallery to see the students at work during the course getting to grips with printmaking.
Play Resource is the centre for arts, play and education based in Belfast with membership open to groups across Northern Ireland. We are a charity providing a range of resources and materials, advice, ideas and training for people working with children, young people and community groups. It is the largest creative resource centre of its kind in the UK.
We are a registered charity that collects non-toxic waste materials from industry and redistributes them for free to over 2,500 groups and organisations working with children and young people all over Northern Ireland. These materials are used to support arts, play and education projects in youth clubs, schools, playgroups, after schools clubs, family centres, special needs groups and many other types of children’s groups and organisations.
The successful candidate will work in the busy Art & Play Shop and assist with member enquiries.
Next time you visit the Scrapstore, be amazed at the scrap sea creatures in the ‘Underwater World’ that have just appeared in the Scrap Ideas Gallery. Come face to face with fish, jelly fish, coral, sea stacks! Also featuring the ‘Sea Hag’ on loan from artist Jim Russell.
Visit the latest scrap inspired installation by Amy Willans, our Shop Team member, responsible for creating exciting displays featuring scrap materials. It is a great place to collect Ideas & Inspiration while you collect scrap! Also the perfect environment for exploring under the sea curriculum links.
Here’s one simple Fishy Friend to start creating your own display with!
We stock: Poster Paints £1.25 (600ml) or £8.65 (5L), Acrylics £5.35 (500ml), Tempura Blocks (59p), Palettes £1.10, Paint Pots & Lids £5.95 (10pk), huge range of brushes and rollers starting from only 50p.
Take a look at all aspects of painting with our craft sheet, it offers a comprehensive look at colour mixing, painting styles, theory of colour, types of paints and brushes suitable for all kinds of projects. All together it provides an invaluable resource packed with ideas and fun ways to introduce painting to children…Have fun and happy painting!
A comprehensive look at all aspects of painting including, colour mixing, painting styles, theory of colour, types of paints and brushes suitable for all kinds of projects. All together it provides an invaluable resource packed with ideas and fun ways to introduce painting to children. Download this Painting Getting Started Craft Sheet for all you need to know to give it a go! ..Have fun and happy painting! For all you need to Get Started visit our Art & Play Shop.
Large sheets of foam have just gone out in the Scrapstore - easy to cut out simple shapes from (with a kitchen knife) - makes good printers. Pre-cut small foam blocks available. Play Resource Scrapstore added 3 new photos.
Come to Play Resource for all you Halloween essentials! Our Halloween stock is now going out in the shop! In the Scrap store we have lots of orange vinyl ... perfect for pumpkins, paper bags now available .... might be ...