Aiming to start the new year learning or developing a new skill? At The Old Print Works you can try your hand at textiles, sewing, yoga, pottery or analogue photography as well as enjoy art exhibitions and cafe stop.
Daily Thread’s community textiles workshops have been popular recently. The next one is taking place on Thursday February 4th. In the meantime the normal weekly Tuesday & Thursday and first Saturday sessions have started up again. More details here. We have yet to finalise our February workshop, but you can guarantee it’ll be creative,and fun. Details will be on our website and social media in the coming weeks. Our community textiles space is off the Upper Gallery. Access via the Front Entrance, on the first floor. Please ring the door bell. Your first session is free. Beginners welcome.
Deb Day Sewing Room (above the café in the front building) has her regular Friday and Sunday Sewcials. For details on these click here. She is running a special one on Sunday 12th January on Using a Dress Pattern. She is also starting teaching City and Guilds Sewing Machine Skills. More details here. Access is via the Front Entrance and up to the first floor.
The GAP Arts Project are opening the New Year with a new exhibition. Entitled Shadows, it is an exploration of ones inner shadow in a series of illustrations by Oliver Hassell. Details of the launch on January 23rd here.
The Mix Cafe are reopening for the New Year on Wednesday 8th January. Why not try some of their largely veggie super lunchtime food drawn from across the world? It is a community cafe which supports The Gap Arts Project. They are looking for volunteers to help them – details here.
Sundragon Community Pottery run a range of pottery classes with some places still available on courses starting in January. For instance, if you want to learn or improve your wheelwork, there is a Wednesday afternoon class for you. Details on their website. The pottery is in the rear of the building on the ground floor and is accessed by the Courtyard Door.
Darkroom Birmingham have two different workshop topics coming up in this and in future months. Firstly, led by vastly experienced Dan Burwood, there are a number of weekend Analogue Darkroom workshops. The first being the weekend of January 18th/19th. Details here. Secondly, stepping back in time, there are a couple of Wet Collodion Plate workshops. These are lead by a Jo Gane, a local expert. First session is on 1st February. Details here. Access is via the courtyard entrance.