Birds
of
Wales

Master Classes

23rd SeptemberDrawing Birds, Feathers, Beaks and Feet cancelledEric Peake
7th OctoberSilk Painting BirdsJayne Huskisson
14th OctoberLive Bird of Prey SketchingPhilip Snow
21st OctoberWillow Bird HouseMandy Coates
28th OctoberEmbroidered BirdSuzette Smart
3rd NovemberBird from a felted flockJayne Huskisson
4th NovemberSingle Colour LinocutAnn Lewis

Venue:

Booking:

 

Silk Painting Birds

Tutor: Jayne Huskisson

Date:Saturday 7th OctoberSuitable for:Age 16+
Time: 11am – 4pmSkill level:All
Class Size: 10 – 15
Description:
  • A chance for a little creative indulgence learning about the beautiful art of silk painting amongst like-minded people.
  • Suitable for the beginner or more-experienced – no drawing skills required.
  • Learn a variety of techniques in the morning, then spend the afternoon creating a picture selected from a portfolio of bird designs.

Participants' requirements:
  • Nil

Price:
  • £30

Booking:
  • The Birds of Wales Group Tel 01407 720962.
  • Payment at time of booking by direct bank transfer-faster payment or credit/debit card.
Refreshments:
  • Drinks available from Blas Mwy café, Oriel Ynys Môn.
  • Lunch available from Blas Mwy café, Oriel Ynys Môn (order on the day) or bring your own picnic.

Back to top of page

Live Bird of Prey Sketching

Tutor: Philip Snow

Date:Saturday 14th OctoberSuitable for:Age 12+
Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pmSkill level:All
Class Size: 10 – 15
Description:
  • With instruction on general shape and morphology, Philip will teach via a big screen how to sketch birds of prey using live models from "The Owlbox" sanctuary.
  • Handouts on sketching basic bird shapes will be provided.

Participants' requirements:
  • Paper (loose leaf/pad)
  • Preferred media (eg pencil, charcoal, pastel, paint)
  • Artist's materials (eg sharpener, eraser, brushes, water pot)

Price:
  • £15

Booking:
  • The Birds of Wales Group Tel 01407 720962.
  • Payment at time of booking by direct bank transfer-faster payment or credit/debit card.
Refreshments:
  • Refreshments available from Blas Mwy café, Oriel Ynys Môn.

Back to top of page

Willow Bird House

Tutor: Mandy Coates

Date:Saturday 21st OctoberSuitable for:Adult
Time: 11am – 4pmSkill level:Beginner
Class Size: 10 – 15
Description:
  • Make a delightful Bird House woven on to a wooden base from local larch.
  • We will be weaving with different varieties of willow grown locally in North Wales to give contrast from the different coloured barks.


Participants' requirements:
  • Art apron

Price:
  • £30

Booking:
  • The Birds of Wales Group Tel 01407 720962.
  • Payment at time of booking by direct bank transfer-faster payment or credit/debit card.
Refreshments:
  • Drinks available from Blas Mwy café, Oriel Ynys Môn.
  • Lunch available from Blas Mwy café, Oriel Ynys Môn (order on the day) or bring your own picnic.

Back to top of page

Embroidered Bird

Tutor: Suzette Smart

Date:Saturday 28th OctoberSuitable for: Age 16+
Time: 11am – 4pmSkill level:Intermediate
Class Size:10 – 15
Description:
  • Within the master class you will create your 'bird fabric' with free machine embroidery and fabric collage.
  • Your thread drawing might include patterns and mark-making from birds and their landscapes.
  • Templates will then be used to find the perfect pieces for making your bird.
  • The wire for the legs is added and shaped while hand stitching the seams together.

Participants' requirements:
  • Sewing machine with feed dogs down and freehand foot
  • Small piece of calico and pelmet vilene (30 cm square approx)
  • Variety of threads
  • Small pieces of fabrics. e.g. re-cycled scarf, voiles, sari ribbon
  • Wire for legs
  • A little bit of stuffing

Price:
  • £30

Booking:
  • The Birds of Wales Group Tel 01407 720962.
  • Payment at time of booking by direct bank transfer-faster payment or credit/debit card.
Refreshments:
  • Drinks available from Blas Mwy café, Oriel Ynys Môn.
  • Lunch available from Blas Mwy café, Oriel Ynys Môn (order on the day) or bring your own picnic.

Back to top of page

Bird from a Felted Flock

Tutor: Jayne Huskisson

Date:Friday 3rd NovemberSuitable for:Age 16+
Time:10.30am – 12.30pmSkill level:Basic hand-sewing skills required
Class Size: 10 – 15
Description:
  • Choose from a selection of designs, stitch and embellish your very own unique hanging bird decoration.

Participants' requirements:
  • Hand sewing kit to include:
    • A selection of needles
    • Pins
    • Small embroidery scissors
    • Fabric scissors
    • Fabric marker
    • Selection of embroidery threads
  • Paper scissors

Price:
  • £15

Booking:
  • The Birds of Wales Group Tel 01407 720962.
  • Payment at time of booking by direct bank transfer-faster payment or credit/debit card.
 
Refreshments:
  • Refreshments available from Blas Mwy café, Oriel Ynys Môn.

Back to top of page

Single Colour Linocut

Tutor: Ann Lewis

Date:Saturday 4th NovemberSuitable for:Adult
Time: 11am – 4pmSkill level:Beginner
Class Size:10 – 15Tuition:Bilingual
Description:
  • Learn how to produce a small single colour linocut from sketch to final print including the principles of:
    • Working in black and white (or any one single colour)
    • Transferring the design from sketchbook onto lino
    • Cutting and tool safety
    • Proofing and producing a run of clean final prints

Participants' requirements:
  • Old cotton sheets/T-shirts cut into squares
  • Basic drawing materials
  • Bird-related design ideas / sketches to work from / photographs (eg single bird or more abstract pattern based on something 'birdy')

Price:
  • £30

Booking:
  • The Birds of Wales Group Tel 01407 720962.
  • Payment at time of booking by direct bank transfer-faster payment or credit/debit card.
 
Refreshments:
  • Drinks available from Blas Mwy café, Oriel Ynys Môn.
  • Lunch available from Blas Mwy café, Oriel Ynys Môn (order on the day) or bring your own picnic.

Back to top of page

The details of this project are subject to copyright
Birds of Wales logo © Theano Fine Art
Legal      Privacy Policy