Grown-ups

Pottery Evening

Every Monday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
£8 per person / Free to STEAM Shed Members
18+ 

Pottery Evening is a weekly session where you can come and play with clay guided by our ceramics expert Lizzie. From the start you’ll be encouraged to produce your own individual design ideas, and will be supported through the process of preparing the raw clay, sculpting your creation, glazing and finally firing your work. Each week Lizzie will demonstrate a new ceramic technique for you to add to your repertoire. 

Our current pottery course is now fully booked. Please get in touch to be added to our waiting list. In the meantime, why not try our Springtime Vases workshop on Thursday 30th April, or our Boob Pot workshop on Thursday 25th June?

Life Drawing

Every Tuesday, 7pm - 9pm
£8 per person
18+

Wigan STEAM’s new life drawing sessions are hosted by experienced models and artists who will assist your creative practice and drawing techniques. All abilities are welcome so if you’re interested come and give it a go! These sessions can help people to develop a portfolio of work, develop a creative style or simply offer a new hobby to anybody curious about Life Drawing.

 

Participants should bring their own materials, such as sketchbooks and pencils.

Maker Night

Every First & Third Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
£5 per person / Free to STEAM Shed Members
18+ 

Have a passion for pottery? An obsession with crochet? A love for laser cutting? Maker Night is an opportunity for makers of ALL kinds to share projects, get advice, and socialise with like-minded people. You’ll have access to our workshop and will be able to find out more about what facilities we have to offer, as well as ask any questions you have about joining us as a member.

Macrame Plant Hangers

Thursday 26 March, 6:30pm-8:30pm
£15 per person / £5 for STEAM Shed Members
18+

Macrame plant hangers are so IN right now. Join us for an evening of knotting, twisting and beading to make one unique plant hanger for your home. You’ll be provided with everything you need to make at least one plant hanger for a medium sized plant pot - all you’ll need to provide is the plant!

Make a Springtime Vase

Thursday 30th April, 6:30pm-8:30pm
£18 per person / £8 for STEAM Shed Members
18+

Spring is just about here so why not join us in making a beautiful springtime vase to put some flowers in? You'll be hand building a vase and then shown how to add a beautiful textured design by using real flowers and foliage. You'll be provided with everything you need to make one medium sized vase.

Jewellery Making

Thursday 14th May, 6:30pm-8:30pm
£18 per person / £8 for STEAM Shed Members
18+

In this workshop you’ll get to create a personalised necklace or pair of earrings as you’re guided through the basics of jewellery making with jump rings and lasercut charms. We’ll have a whole host of colourful shapes and letters cut out of perspex and wood, in order for you to make a truly unique piece of jewellery. We’ll even teach you how to add paint or ink to your charms to take your creativity to the next level.

Intro to Crochet

Wednesday 20th May, 6:30pm-8:30pm
£5 per person / FREE for STEAM Shed Members
18+

Join our crocheter Louise for an introduction to the wonderful craft of crochet. You’ll be guided through the stitches needed to create a crochet classic - the granny square! If you’re struggling to master the craft and need some guidance, or you’ve never picked up a crochet hook before, this is a great opportunity to get on your way to making some beautiful creations!

Make a Mosaic Door Number

Thursday 28th May, 6:30pm-8:30pm
£18 per person / £8 for STEAM Shed Members
18+

Fancy giving your front door a refresh? In this workshop we’ll show you how to make a unique mosaic door number - from preparing and gluing the tiles, to grouting and polishing your finished piece. There’ll be lots of colours and tiles to choose from so you can make it completely your own. You’ll be provided with everything you need to make one (up to 3 digit) house number.

Textile Screenprinting

Thursday 4th June, 6:30pm-8:30pm
£18 per person / £8 for STEAM Shed Members
18+

Ever fancied having a go at printing your own t-shirts or bags? Now is your chance to find out how! In this two-hour workshop you’ll learn how to design and cut a stencil, and print your design onto fabric or tote-bags in a variety of colours (you might even mix your own!). We’ll have bags and fabric, but if
you’d like to print your own t-shirt, bring one along.

Artist Discussion

Tuesday 9th June, 7pm - 9pm
FREE

18+

Bringing Artists of all creative backgrounds together to talk about their artistic practice, discuss ideas and projects, get friendly advice, network with other artists, collaborate, socialise and feel encouraged and inspired through peer support. For more information, please contact artistdiscussion@outlook.com. Organised by Wigan-based Artist Liz Chapman in association with Cross Street Arts. (Volunteer-led)

Make a Boob Pot

Thursday 25th June, 6:30pm-8:30pm
£18 per person / £8 for STEAM Shed Members
18+

Join us for a relaxed evening and make a unique boob pot. You’ll be guided through the process of hand sculpting a pot using your own choice of clay. Afterwards you can use it to hold a plant, flowers, or even pens and pencils. You’ll be provided with everything you need to make one boob pot. Colour
options will be available.

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