Aghalee Village Hall Arts Based Programme
Introduction to the Arts Programme The Arts Based Programme Third Part of the Programme - Schedule for April to June 2022 Registration for the Arts Programme
Aghalee Arts Based Programme
All the workshops proved to be very popular and were completely booked out. New dates have been released for Jan - March 2022. We were awarded £9,500 from Awards for All towards the Aghalee Village Hall Arts Based Programme devised for 2021/22. See below for details of all the great programmes that will be on offer. Thanks to National Lottery players for making our project possible. We’re making a huge difference to the lives of so many people in the Aghalee area, thanks to National Lottery funding.
Supported by National Lottery Community Fund
Children Workshops Workshops with Nikki Terlik of Empathy Creations Beads Bonanza - A fully packed day workshop introducing children to jewellery making. They will have fun with colour and pattern creating numerous items including necklaces, bracelets and bag charms. Includes making recycled beads. Children 8+. Workshops with Hazel Dunn-Boland Make a birdhouse in spring and later on make a windsock. Children 6+. Ceramics Workshop with Andrea McCullough of Relatively Ceramics Enjoy a spooky Hallowe’en ceramics workshop with Andrea McCullough. You’ll enjoy creating something special which Andrea will take away for firing and bring back at a later date. Children 8+ Art Workshops with Sarah Thomson Exciting print making workshop and a wet and dry felting workshop. Children 5+. Fun Workshops with Deirdre Gallagher Junk art Workshop – learn how to make exciting art from everyday junk items. Tee Shirt Tie Dying – have some fun designing and making a tie dye tee shirt to wear. ADULT WORKSHOPS
Mosiacs Workshop with Anna O’Kane A full workshop day introducing you to mosaics. Learn to use tesserae, to make beautiful, small projects such as a small mosaic mirror frame, teapot stand or coasters. Art Workshop with Sarah Thomson Christmas and Easter Themed per season. Willow Wreath Workshop with Hazel Dunn-Boland A lovely workshop during which you will make a beautiful willow wreath to hang on your door or give as a gift. Workshops with Deirdre Gallagher Learn some fabulous wet felting and make a book cover and a small vessel for holding things. Tree of Life Jewellery Workshop with Wendy McConnell of Urban Daisy Another lovely workshop during which you will learn the rudiments of jewellery making and when you will make a beautiful Tree of Life to take home. Come along and make your very own tree of life pendant. You will learn step by step how to twist and shape wire to form a trunk and branches and how to add real gemstone bead leaves. This ever popular design is perfect to make as a gift or a treat for yourself! With lots of tips to create trees in different shapes and sizes it is a fun and relaxing way to experience using wire as a medium for jewellery making. Sewing Workshops with Nancy Moreland of Nifty Needles Have fun experimenting with different sewing activities. Pyramid Pouches, 2D Needle Felting, Applique & Redwork ‘A seed…’, Embroidery ‘Honey to the Bee’. Woodworking Workshops with Steve Ryan of Green Woodwork Ireland Spoon Carving or an Introduction to Woodworking.
Have you ever appreciated the beauty and flowing lines of a woodcarving and thought this something you would like to try? A woodcarving class with Stephen Ryan from Green Woodwork Ireland will teach you the skills needed to produce a woodcarving of your own to take home and enjoy. You will also learn about different woods and their properties. Find out about the different types of woodcarvings there are. Learn about the many shapes and sizes of woodcarving chisels and how to use them safely and effectively. This Introduction to Woodcarving class is ideal for people that just want to try something new, or for those that want to take their new found skills to the next level. No experience is necessary.
For woodworking workshops please note that due to the use of sharp tools during the class sturdy boots or shoes should be worn.
Ceramic Workshop with Andrea McCullough of Relatively Ceramics Make some gardening ceramics – maybe some seed labels? Jewellery Workshop for men with Nikki Terlik of Empathy Creations Adult Men- Jewellery - Wirework and Metalwork. A very hands on jewellery workshop consisting of traditional jewellery techniques such as sawing and hammering. You will use both sheet metal and wire to shape and form into a unique item of jewellery. Shibori Indigo Dying Workshop with Jo-Anne Cairns Have some fun learning the tricks of Japanese Shibori Indigo Dying. Experiment on fabrics and make something fabulous to take home.
Wellness courses with Mandy Hanna Winter Wellness Booster. Grow in insight & skills & make healthy lifestyle choices. Learn how to eat well for your Immunity, learn breathing techniques for lungs, achieve Mindfulness for calmness, sleep well for vitality and move for joy & wellness. Capture the negative, before it takes you down! Choose daily self care maintenance that keeps you buoyant in these tricky times. Local History with Roddy Hegarty, Director of the Cardinal O'Fiaich Library in Armagh After an introductory workshop, ‘When I was Young’, explore some more about yourself, family and local area with a course covering ‘Down our Street’, ‘Who, What, Where, When, Why’, ‘ Old buildings as Historical Sources’, ‘Studying your Townland’, ’ Researching online’ and ‘Making the most of your history’. Crochet Course with Nancy Moreland of Nifty Needles This 8 week course is for those who have never crocheted before or those who need to brush up on forgotten skills. Over the 8 weeks you will learn basic techniques on working in rows & rounds, the do’s and don’ts for both methods, plus how to confidently read a pattern, the correct way to join yarns and change colours and how to professionally finish, block and sew your crochet. During the 8 weeks you will receive comprehensive handouts of everything we cover as well as the patterns that we will be working on so you can continue well after the course has been completed. Over the 8 weeks you will be working on making a sampler blanket that will be treasured for many years from the squares that you will be crocheting during the course. A special blanket to show your journey of learning to crochet. SEN Workshops & Courses
Art Therapy courses with Nikki Terlik of Empathy Creations. Making beads - recycled paper beads. From recycled materials such as paper and fabric we will make a selection of beads and then use these to make an item of jewellery. Creative clay - Getting creative with lots of colour and pattern we will make beads from polymer clay. The beads will then be used to make items of jewellery, including necklaces and bag charms. SEN courses are suitable for those older folk at special school, adults with a learning disability, or those attending The Beeches complex in the village.
Registration - Now Open New dates have been released for April to June 2022. See the New Diary Schedule here. To register please contact Aghalee.vhall@btinternet.com, with name, address and contact number. If the workshop is for a child or for SEN courses we also need the name and age of the person to attend. Places will be confirmed by email.
Please note the following: Drop in is not permitted and places are very limited so you must register. A registration form will need to be completed at the workshop or first class of a course and contact details taken and retained for 21 days, after which they will be destroyed unless permission to retain for notification for further courses has been given. Any special needs or requirements should also be given at registration. SEN is suitable for older folk at special establishments, adults with a learning disability, or those attending The Beeches complex in the village. If classes are oversubscribed a waiting list will be created.
Workshop fees will be collected on the day of the workshop.
Classes will be very small to comply with current Covid-19 guidelines and everyone will have to adhere to Covid-19 safeguarding guidelines when attending the hall.
For lunches please be aware, as it will be likely we may have folk with allergies attending and in order to protect everyone, lunches should have no nuts, nut products or chocolate spread please.
For woodworking workshops please note that due to the use of sharp tools during the class sturdy boots or shoes should be worn.

DIARY FOR PART 3 - NOW HERE! Part 3 of the programme is now available. New dates were released in March for April to June 2022. Follow this link to the list of workshops.