Newcastle gallery calls on locals to get creative

The Biscuit Factory, has drawn up a new programme of creative workshops...
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Newcastle-based art gallery, The Biscuit Factory, has drawn up a new programme of creative workshops, which gets under way in the New Year.
The Biscuit Factory, the UK’s largest arts, craft and design gallery, is playing host to a series of workshops throughout January, covering everything from textiles and pottery to screenprinting and sculpture.

The gallery, which is housed in a former Victorian warehouse, has teamed up with a number of local artists and makers, including Ouseburn-based Muddy Fingers Pottery and DIY screen-print studio, Pulled Print Club to run the fun, hands-on sessions, which are aimed at a range of abilities.

THE LINE-UP
• Textiles and Mixed Media Seascape Collages by mixed media artist Laura Edgar on Saturday 9 January, 10.30am-4.30pm, priced at £45pp
• Wire Sculpture by sculptor Zoe Robinson on Saturday 16 January, 9.30am-2.30pm, priced at £50pp
• Feltmaking by felt artist Lisa Corken on Sunday 17 January, 11am-3pm, priced at £40pp
• Make Your Own Ceramic Planter by ceramicist Alex Sickling on Sunday 24 January, 11.30am-1.30pm and also 2pm-4pm, priced at £35pp
• Bowl and Teapot Making by Muddy Fingers Pottery on Saturday 30 January, bowl workshop at 10am-12pm and teapot workshop at 1.30pm-4pm, priced at £30pp and £35pp respectively
• Screenprinting by Jade Sweeting of Pulled Print Club on Sunday 31 January, 10.30am-1.30pm and also 2pm-5pm, priced at £40pp

Lauren Wilson, Gallery Sales Consultant and workshop coordinator says: “We’re encouraging people to get creative and try something new in 2016 by taking part in one of our workshops.

“We hope that our winter line-up proves just as popular as our summer programme and can’t wait to see the unique assortment of arts and crafts that are created by our participants across all of the different mediums!”

The Biscuit Factory also has an in-house café, The Factory Kitchen, and an adjoining à la carte restaurant, artisan, headed up by North East Chef of the Year winner Andrew Wilkinson. In addition, The Biscuit Factory boasts a purpose-built function space, The Biscuit Room.

INFO
For more information about The Biscuit Factory’s creative workshops and how to book, visit: www.thebiscuitfactory.com or follow #CreativeBiscuit on Twitter for updates.

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