Open Door MK, Heritage Craft Workshop
Milton Keynes Arts Centre collaborated with 25 of Open Door MK clients over a 14 month long project exploring techniques and use of heritage crafts. With four weeks dedicated each to basket weaving, lace making, blacksmithing and green-wood working. Participants were able to gain extensive transferable skills in tool management, developing confidence in a social and safe environment while reawakening interests in practical skills.
Supported by The Radcliffe Trust
Inspired by heritage crafts that have played an instrumental part in the development of Milton Keynes’ history, artists will be facilitating workshops to help young people explore traditional crafts in engaging and contemporary ways.
The Inside Out Kitchen
Heritage Craft Workshops with young people from Milton Keynes
January 2017 – July 2017
Milton Keynes Arts Centre invited students from Stantonbury Campus, Two Mile Ash School, Denbigh School and The Walnuts School to participate in a six-month collaborative heritage craft project with artisan designers and makers; Rob Shaer, Blackhorse Workshops, Abigail Booth and Max Bainbridge, Forest + Found, Felicity Irons, Rush Matters and Alissa Pemberton, Forest & Folk Botanicals. Inside Out Kitchen explores ideas of what a kitchen is, could be, and its communal role as a space for bringing communities together.
Supported by Ernest Cook Trust
MK50 Heritage Craft Workshop with Izzy Parker
21 January, 1–3pm
Free, all welcome
In celebration of MK50 Birthday Weekend, Milton Keynes Arts Centre presents an afternoon workshop with designer and maker Izzy Parker, exploring the recent and historic heritage of Great Linford’s 17th Century site, designing and making objects for the home fit for purpose until the Centennial 2067 celebrations.
Heritage Open Day 2017
Sunday 10 September 2017
Free Drop-in Workshops, 11am–3pm
Life Drawing: Nature inspired still life drawing with Sara Myers
Ceramics: Hand building in ceramics with Gabrielle Radiguet
Jewellery: Twisted ring making with Alex Smith
Sculpture: Constructing bird boxes with guest artsit Izzy Parker
Supported by MK Community Foundation