A young child has a loom in front of their hands, with colourful wool weaved onto it

About Warped Weaving (CSC215)

Before we had computers, we had looms! Get ready to create beautiful and sustainable artwork and have go at this cutting-edge old technology.

What will you learn on this course?

On this fun one-day workshop, children will create colourful woven masterpieces by using ancient weaving techniques and beautiful natural materials.

Participants will learn classic warp and weft weaving techniques and get the opportunity to work on a weaving frame. Throughout the day, they will create an intricate 3D sculptural artwork and will be encouraged to put their own unique twist into their pieces.

The children will be given a professional demonstration on a Louët Loom and will learn all about the wonderful art of weaving that inspired modern-day computer programming!

Our experienced tutor will patiently guide the children and teach them design and craft making skills in a range of 2D and 3D techniques in our fully equipped studio.

So, get ready to be creative and join us for a whole day of crafty fun!

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for children aged 8 to 14 years. It is open to all ability levels and does not require any previous experience. We provide a learning support worker and all our staff are DBS checked. Parents are not expected to accompany children on the course.

The course is accessible for children of all abilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. A parent or carer may attend to assist the child if required; parents and carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

Do you need to bring anything?

All course material and equipment are provided. Children should dress appropriately as some visual art workshops can get a bit messy.

Please note that lunch is not provided. Children will need to bring their own lunch to eat on a supervised one-hour break.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course?

Lisa Broughton

Dates and times

  • May