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May 2017

Folded Memories- Paper Keepsakes

May 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£45.00

Take part in this unique workshop to learn paper folding techniques to create beautiful 'beads of memory' to string together for jewellery or decoration. Explore memories or family history through writing and sketching led by artist Clara Breen - then learn paper-folding techniques to create geometric shapes - create unique 'beads of memory' containing your written or drawn material. These will then be strung together to create a necklace to be worn or hung in your home. Suitable for all,…

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July 2017

Stitch: Small Objects of Desire

July 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£50.00

Take inspiration from everyday items to create your own stitched and stencilled 'nature story' on canvas with Cas Holmes. Found paper, fabric scraps, and found materials will be combined with stencils, mark making and stitching to develop new ideas will be constructed onto canvas. Please bring to the workshop: A waterproof pen scissors, regular sewing thread, pins and needle.A few hand threads in your preferred colour range Small portable kit of painting media you may like to use (can be…

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September 2017

Fan Making Workshop

September 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£35.00

In this workshop experienced tutors from The Fan Museum will provide expert guidance and a wealth of knowledge about the history and craft of fans. Fan sticks and equipment will be provided by The Fan Museum; all you should bring with you is a sheet of paper. Gift wrap is suitable, but not too shiny or folded. Refreshments and Museum entry included with your ticket Powered by Eventbrite

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Herbal Workshop

September 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£45.00

See a tincture making demonstration led by Lucy Vertue and try making your own herbal ointment, cream and lip balm. Lucy is a practising Medical Herbalist in Kent. Museum admission and refreshments included with ticket.   Powered by Eventbrite

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October 2017

Bookbinding

October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£45.00

In this one day workshop you will learn methods and styles of book binding and how to make your own case-bound book with local craftsman Mike Fitzgerald. Museum admission, refreshments and lunch included with ticket. Powered by Eventbrite

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November 2017

Memory Mats

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£45.00

Come and learn the age-old thrift craft of rag rug making and make some textile art with fabric that has a memory for you - just as the Huguenots might have done in the 1600's. You will use simple hand tools and recycled textiles with Debbie Siniska, who is a textile artist that specialises in working with recycled, reclaimed and vintage textiles to make rag rugs among other things. Debbie has exhibited work at the V&A museum in London and…

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January 2018

Colour & Stripe Workshop with Margo Selby

January 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£20.00

This workshop is a yarn winding workshop which explores stripe, colour, palette and proportion. Suitable for anyone interested in either textile design or colour, this workshop is designed to help develop a confident instinctive approach to colour with the support of some basic theory. Please note this event takes place in Rochester Art Gallery which is on the ground floor of the Visitor Information Centre but is being booked through the Huguenot Museum. To book please click here or call…

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February 2018

Two Day Weaving Workshop with Margo Selby

February 16, 2018 @ 9:45 am - February 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£160.00

This workshop is suitable for all levels from complete beginners through to advance weavers who may want to look at their work with a fresh approach or learn a new technique. This weaving workshop is designed to build confidence and freedom when working on a hand-loom, to mix yarn and colour in creative combinations. Warped looms and weft yarns are provided. Click here to book. These spaces have now sold out. We have additional places for people with their own loom,…

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April 2018

Twisted Silver Ring Workshop

April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£60.00

Try your hand at creating a twisted silver ring in this workshop with Made by Ore. Learn different twist patterns, how to solder silver and size a ring which you can take away with you at the end of the workshop. Some of the most highly skilled silversmiths in England in the 18th century were Huguenot refugees and their descendants who forged successful careers in their new country, bringing not only great skill but design innovation. Our workshop programme reflects…

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May 2018

Bookplate Workshop

May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£45.00

Discover the art of printed bookplates! The French Hospital has a fine collection of printed bookplates owned by Huguenots and some of these will be available for inspiration. Celebrate something significant in your life to create your own book plate with Heather Haythornwaite of the Hazelnut Press, Rochester. You will create the artwork for a bookplate, devise and discuss your design, cut it from easy-cut lino and produce at least one print.  This is a lovely design project, it strives for…

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July 2018

Print Making with Rachel Moore

July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£55

Taking inspiration from the Museum's collection and Huguenot fabric design, Rachel Moore from iprintedthat will take you on an exploration of pattern and different printing techniques to produce sample wallpaper and fabric. No previous printing experience necessary. Please bring an apron or painting shirt and a sketch book and pencils. This is a two day course but don't worry if you missed day one - you can join us this Saturday for day 2 but please contact the museum on 01634 789347, before then as…

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September 2018

2-day Stained Glass Workshop

September 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£90

Saturday 1 & Saturday 8 September Join local glass artist Shelly Kitto, over two morning sessions and learn how to trace, paint, matt, stipple and stain glass, creating contemporary designs inspired by stained glass history and Huguenot design. Shelly Kitto is an experienced stained glass artist, who has been teaching and making stained glass for over twenty two years. As well as his dedication to his teaching he has also undertaken private commissions in churches, including St Margaret's Church in Rainham…

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October 2018

Herbal Workshop

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£45

Sip an indulgent spicy coconut hot chocolate and explore the world of herbs with Lucy Vertue from Little World Herbs. Make a variety of different pure and organic products, including a frankincense face/body cream, a marigold lip balm and an antiseptic myrrh ointment. Perfect ideas for Christmas gifts! Lucy has been practising as a Medical Herbalist in Kent since 2000 and has since qualified as a Craniosacral Therapist, GAPS practitioner and Vega allergy tester.  She runs a regular herb group and…

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November 2018

Felt Making

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£45

Join Debbie Siniska and transform your own colour blend of Merino fleece fibres into a unique winter hat or bag. You will have the opportunity to work around a forma and create surface patterning as you go. No previous experience necessary and there will be an opportunity to purchase additional felt. Debbie Siniska is a well-known rag rug maker, felt maker, artist, teacher and author, inspired by the natural world, the green man, hares, birds and plant life. Debbie works…

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February 2019

Print Making: Exploring Pattern

February 9 @ 10:00 am - February 16 @ 1:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£70

Running over two morning sessions: 9 February & 16 February  £40 for one session, or £70 for both sessions, incl refreshments. Rachel Moore from iprintedthat will take you on an exploration of pattern to produce sample wallpaper and fabric. Create your own lino cut tile, explore screen printing techniques and take inspiration from our collection and the designs of Huguenot master weaver James Leman. No previous printing experience necessary. Please bring an apron or painting shirt and a sketch book and pencils. Booking…

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March 2019

Collage: The Natural World

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£30

Join artist Fiona Spirals for a collage workshop inspired by the natural world. Fiona will guide you through a morning of creativity, using magazines to create unique collages inspired by the themes of journeys, memories and nature. Perfect for people of all ages and abilities. Fiona shares some of her inspirations 'As an artist, landscapes never fail to inspire me to create collages with dramatic contrasts, but full of hidden elements. I love collage for that reason – I smuggle…

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May 2019

Sweeps Festival – Kimber’s Men Sea Shanty Workshop

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£6

It's that time of year again! We are joining in the celebrations during this year's Sweeps Festival. Join us for a morning of sea shanties! Take part in an interactive performance with renowned sea shanty group ‘Kimber’s Men’ who will take you on a journey in song. We will sing shanties and work songs against the backdrop of film footage from the last days of the tall ships. As well as a morning of song you’ll learn about square riggers…

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The World of Huguenot Herbs

May 18 @ 10:00 am - June 1 @ 1:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£75

Saturday 18 & 25 May, 1 June £30, incl. refreshments per session or £75 for all 3 sessions Explore the relationship between culinary herbs beloved by the Huguenots and the therapeutic properties of medicinal herbs in art, with botanical artist Edwina Finn. In each workshop there will be a different focus inspired by the Huguenots. 18 May: Create a recipe card, illustrated with watercolour ink Explore the possibilities of watercolour ink using culinary herbs as inspiration create a unique illustrated recipe…

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June 2019

Medway Print Festival in Refugee Week

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£4.00

With Rachel Moore from iprintedthat Workshops every hour from 10.00am-2.00pm Booking is advised as there are limited spaces, although it may be possible to drop in on the day Please follow the links to book: 10:00am-11:00am 11:30am-12:30pm 1:00pm-2:00pm All ages welcome! Come and try out Gelli printing, use stamps, stencils and cut outs to create your one-off print. We’re going to explore the theme of “I would save…” Imagine you have to suddenly leave your home – what would you take…

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July 2019

Two-Day Weaving Workshop

July 19 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£120

Learn an ancient weaving technique favoured by Huguenot weavers with our exhibiting artist Hannah Robson. Hannah will guide you through this two-day workshop to create a sample piece of weaving. The Lampas method is ideal for creating more complex figuring and pattern in weaving. This workshop is suitable for those with some weaving experience wishing to extend their knowledge and skills. You may be able to bring your own loom to this workshop - please ask us for more details…

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