As autumn days are drawing in, arts and crafts activity is a fun way to help keep your mind and body healthy. Here in Strabane, we have autumn classes offering daytime choices for adults and children alike, from 1 day to weekly workshops.
If you would like to mix creative writing with upcycling furniture then on Wednesday mornings, we have Michelle Garvey from Ink Wing Academy offering a 7 week class starting Wed 20th Sept from 10am -12 noon called My Chair, My Story. Participants will develop their writing skills and use this to decorate and create their own unique furniture- with arts materials provided.
Alongside this we are offering a Saturday one day photographic workshop held in The Stables in Sion Mills on 30th September with Belfast Exposed part of the day is learning to use your camera fully and spending time outside composing photographic shots .Belfast Exposed can supply professional cameras for people to use, so just mention this when you book a place at the Alley’s box office.
Artist Sheila Byrne, on her first time in Strabane, is taking a 4 week Saturday Props making workshops suitable for all ages -young and old – a fun family project. Learn to create Halloween props and possibly see your handy workshop on display at the theatre’s auditorium over the Halloween pantomime. There are limited places available on this free workshop commencing 30th September.
Alongside these arts workshops are craft classes by various local crafters starting off with ceramics with Leona Devine in October and as we get closer to Christmas other artists from the Studio One Collective are offering Christmas crafts in their own unique styles.
Not forgetting our younger residents we have a drop in free after school workshop, for National Poetry Day in Strabane Library on Thursday 28th September with Michelle Garvey.
Celebrate traditional music with the Johnny Crampsie Music Workshops with local musicians Ann Marie Devine, Lauren Hegarty and Christy Murray from 2pm-4pm,21st October and a number of short and long arts/crafts workshops for the children over the Halloween holidays.
These workshops start in September / October so check out the Alley Theatre website for more details or speak to Box Office Staff 02871384444 or Alley website www.alley-theatre.com Don’t miss out on these and our children’s workshops for Halloween!