Christmas Stockings

Make some lovely mini or midi Christmas Stockings out of fabric or felt and decorate them with loads of fab glitz and glam or, why not go funky like these fruit ones, for your Christmas tree this year and many years to come!

Jewellery Gifts

Weave your own jewellery, ear-rings, bracelet, necklace, whatever you fancy on the day using our wide range of beads & felt making materials ready to gift at Christmas!

Traenerhus: Christmas Shopper Night

Join us for a Christmas Shopping Experience, Traenerhus style!

Meet the makers, craft demos, shop for Christmas with friends whilst having a mince pie with a glass of mulled wine in our lovely High Street shop and gallery on Wednesday 21st November from 5:30-9pm at 167 High Street, Hull

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Hull Print Fair 2018

Hull Print Fair, an annual celebration of all things print, is set to take over Humber Street Gallery and neighbouring venues along the street in November. A collective of 20 northern artists sell artwork showcasing a diverse range of artistic styles and print mediums such as, screenprints, linocuts, etchings and more.

Expect to see pop up exhibitions, demonstrations and performances in a weekend of pure print and graphic design love.

Stall holders will be on hand to provide you with all you contemporary print needs (and Christmas gifts perhaps?). All housed alongside Jamie Reid’s first major retrospective in the UK, “XXXXX: FIFTY YEARS OF SUBVERSION AND THE SPIRIT.”

Lino Printing Course

This no pressure 6 week course aims to take students along a journey of print-making discovery from the very basics to learning more complex multi-coloured techniques and designs as well as introducing other mediums to add texture & depth to your work. £75 includes all materials & light refreshments.

Week 1 – 11th October Starting out – Let’s start with the very basics! From the history, tools and materials to designing and creating your first linocut of the 6 week course; simples!

Week 2 – 18th October Perfecting the Print – Getting the perfect print ain’t easy! We spend this session working with ink, papers and a press whilst having fun mixing colours and creating some great prints with your lino cut from week 1. We will also create a small design project note book to jot down ideas and sketches for week 3’s workshop topic of your choice.

Week 3 – 25th October Focus on; Design – You will bring your design project notebook and create a second linocut based on your ideas and thoughts in your design project notebook. You can choose from one of the following areas, or pick your own:- Abstract/ Landscapes/ Geometric/ Flora & Fauna/ People/ Pattern Repeat/ PYO.

Weeks 4 & 5 – 1st November & 8th November Getting Complicated – Reductive/ Multi-Block Techniques – You will learn how to design more complex prints and choose from one of these methods to create amazing multi coloured prints across 2 sessions.

Week 6 – 15th November The Grand Finale / Printing with Collage & Coloured Papers – This week takes us to another level using collage and coloured papers to extend your printing outcomes to new heights. Creating another linocut or working with an existing one you will build on your learning from the course so far to make your final masterpiece to show off to proud family and friends.

11th October 18th October 25th October 1st November 8th November 15th November 7-9pm £75 for the full 6 weeks including all materials and light refreshments.

OpenCampus Reading Group – North American Fictions Woman on the Edge of Time (1976), Marge Piercy

Gul has drawn on her combined expertise as a teacher of various American literature modules and a PhD researcher focusing on representations of body modification in 1980s cyberpunk to select Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time (1976) for inclusion on this series. Though less well-known than later female authors, Piercy’s novel is considered an innovative feminist work for its time and a utopian speculative-fiction classic. A marked contrast to the more modern texts this season, Woman on the Edge of Time critiques many of the institutions of the 1970s and advocates its theme of social transformation. This is a great opportunity to read and discuss a real sci-fi gem.

OpenCampus Reading Group – North American Fictions The Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe occupies pride of place amongst the writers of weird, lurid tales and is the cornerstone of the American Gothic mode – no survey of North American fiction would have been complete without him!

The OpenCampus Reading Group is pleased to have Peter Asquith-Cowen, lecturer in local historical issues, host this session looking at four of Poe’s best short stories: ’The Black Cat’, ‘The Masque of the Red Death’, ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ and ‘The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar’. This session is a must-attend event for any fan of weird, Gothic or horror literature.

Painting Gary Todd

Mixed Media Studio Day with Ingrid Holborn

During this full day workshop Ingrid will demonstrate a full range of painting and mixed media techniques. This includes stippling, stumbling, rolling, colourwashing, collaging, masking and more.  Once you have experimented with these by creating small pieces you will then move on to a larger composition working with what you have learnt during the morning session.

With Ingrid’s expert guidance you are then free to create to start work on your own canvas piece. Ingrid’s extensive range of paints, stencils, brushes, sponges, mark makers, papers and wide range of mixed media are provided for you to use in your artwork. You may wish to bring some ideas along or some materials, papers or magazines you have been meaning to get round to ‘doing something with’ working with for ages.  Or just come along and ‘freestyle’ and work with your imagination and whatever takes your fancy when you get here. It’s up to you.

Above all, this is a welcoming and relaxed creative day at our studio here at Traenerhus.

Jayne Jessop Trawlerman

‘Picture This’ Textiles Mixed Media Day

Spend a day in our studio with Textiles Artist Jayne Jessop and create a ‘Textile Picture’. You will explore a range of different media and techniques including Printing, Colourwashing, Felting, Needle Felting, Machine Embroidery, Fusing Angelina & Silk Fibres, Collaging & Machine Embroidery. Working with these during the afternoon you will then create your own finished composition piece to take home. Come along and be creative at Traenerhus in Hull’s Old Town on this fun and creative studio day.

All materials and light refreshments included.

Mosaic Jenna Zander

Mosaic Terracotta Pots

Learn to Mosaic onto a 3D object with local artist Jayne Jessop. We provide the terracotta pot and all the tools, tiles and broken crockery; you provide the inspiration and have fun on this ‘smashing’ day mosaicing to create your very own pot creation. Jayne will teach you everything you need to know to learn to mosaic with broken tiles and ceramics so you can do this time and time again with stuff found in Charity shops and Grandma’s cupboard ? Includes all materials and light refreshments

Traenerhus Jenna Zunder

Willow Bird Feeders & Garden Decorations

Learn to make willow bird feeders and pretty garden decorations including dragonflies, butterflies, fish, flowers & hearts. Create your own willow frame and weave into it with the willow itself or depending on your skill, dexterity and taste you can choose from a wide range of ribbons, strings, wires and yarns to create a beautiful garden decoration including a Dragonfly, Butterfly, Flower, Fish or Heart. All materials and refreshments included.

Hand-Made Leather Books

Create some perfectly formed pamphlets, then stitch them together into a beautiful, hand sewn leather bound book.

All papers, leather, silks and strings are provided but if you have any old leather or special paper you wish to use please bring it along.

Light refreshments are also included.

Textile Basketry – Coiled Baskets

This ancient basket making method involves wrapping threads around a central material then coiling it around on itself.

The size, colour and shape of the basket you make will depend on the materials used, the skills and technique of the maker.

The course fee is £40 and includes all materials and refreshments.

Linda Ingham: A Case For Place – Landscape Issues 3

Walking in rural settings has long been inspirational for artists, poets and composers.

Following in this tradition, Linda Ingham will lead a 2 day workshop, which includes a walking session along the River Ancholme and through part of Brigg, with a view to collecting inspiration and matter to inform one or more drawn studies.

Art Club For Home Educated Children

During Art Club we explore a range of topics using different materials, including guauche and acrylic paint, pencil, collage and crayons, along with using various methods, both 2D and 3D and working in different sizes.

Children will explore art using observation, imagination as well as taught techniques, as Art Club aims to enrich learning and development as well as offering a creative fun and relaxing experience.

Parents & carers can choose to stay during the session, but The Steel Rooms are more than happy for children to be left in their care.