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Lost Wax Carving with Mirka Janeckova

19 October 2017

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Lost Wax Carving is a two-day masterclass for people in Argyll and Bute who have an interest in jewellery making and design. You will have the opportunity to learn this fascinating technique from professional artist Mirka Janeckova. Mirka was resident at Cove Park in 2014 and is returning to teach this special weekend masterclass. Lost wax carving is one of the oldest jewellery techniques which has been used since prehistoric times. During this workshop you will make jewellery from special waxes which then can then be cast in a metal of your choice (silver, bronze or gold). You will learn about different carving and sculpting techniques, wax tools and jewellery waxes, casting process and finishing. Each participant will create their own set of jewellery – rings, earrings or pendants inspired by Cove Park’s unique surrounding. This workshop is suitable for people without any previous jewellery experience as well as jewellers who would like to learn this technique. Self catering accomodation is available for the Saturday night. The minimum age requirement for this event is 18. To book, please visit our Eventbrite page.

Image: Mirka Janeckova

 

Cove Park’s October 2017 Newsletter

17 October

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Read more about Cove Park residencies, funded opportunities and events in this month’s Newsletter! Our Featured Artist this month is writer Heather Parry, recipient of this year’s Scottish Emerging Writer residency.

Call for Applications – Summer Residencies 2018

4 October

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Cove Park is pleased to announce an open call for applications to its Crafts, Literature and Visual Arts programmes in 2018. These residencies are funded and will take place between May and September next year. For further information, details on how to apply and application deadlines, please see the Application Guidelines for each programme.

Dance & Movement Workshop with Janice Parker

08 November 2017
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A workshop for anyone over 50 interested in dance, led by acclaimed choreographer and dancer Janice Parker. This is an opportunity to discover, explore and develop your body’s natural capacity for movement. Working from our own natural movement capacity we will focus on connections between body and landscape, taking in the depth and beauty of Cove Park. The workshop will be facilitated by janice Parker and is for everyone from first time to experienced movers and dancers. Please visit our Eventbrite page for further information and to book your place on this free workshop.

On Site: Drawing and Stitching Workshop

18 October 2017
/ 14 / Cove Park

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Join artist and former Cove Park resident Deirdre Nelson for an introduction to her work and an opportunity to create a small textile handkerchief or napkin. Inspired by the Cove Park site, participants will explore drawing and stitch as the starting point for their work. This short, introductory workshop will allow participants to go away with something to work on and develop in the future. No experience is necessary and the workshop is suitable for all. It is offered free of charge. To reserve a place, please visit our Eventbrite page.