Whats On

Offerings

Beginners level to advance levels

  Talking Patterns

Using traditional dyeing techniques these workshops provide ‘hands on’ practical experience in one of the world  oldest crafts. The workshops will covers  the visual language of textile patterns, the symbolism attached to them and how patterns and symbols can be used to store knowledge.A practical and fun class book for a day or longer.  You always take something back with you.  Suitable for all ages.

Rhythms of the Heart

An interactive workshop using African drums and traditional instruments exploring patterns and rhythms. No prior knowledge of drumming or musical skills is required. Everyone is given their own drum or percussion instrument and within minutes is able to progress from simple notes to more complex rhythms. Suitable for all age groups min 1 maximum twenty.

Earth Play

The art of Traditional Pottery, a craft that utilizes the four elements of fire, water, earth, and air. Participants  will learn the time-honoured burnishing techniques, experiment with motifs and decorative mark making, slip decoration and the art of Smoke firing.  Each block of workshops runs for ten weeks 2 days a week  Individual or groups welcomed.

Hidden Truths

Masks are worn on the face, for protection, concealment, performance, or amusement and have been used since antiquity for both ritual and practical purposes. Mask are used for hiding and revealing. As objects they have been used throughout the world in all periods and have been as varied in appearance as in their use and symbolism. This Workshop explores How different materials can show the hiden and revelatory qualities of mask and how identities can be concealed and in doing so new identities are crafted.

Woven Lives

The West African Tradition of basket weaving is long and varied on the Island. Using bamboo,raffia, wisp and other plant based materials come and explore this ancient tradition, learn to make belts, basket, hats  mats and  more.  Taught by experience  creative crafts tutors

Playing with Fire

OPENING SOON. Help us raise funds or make a donation to this adition to our core programes. srudio will include facilities for glass blowing Lost Wax casting, fusing and Slumping Techniques. Support Us

For further information costs and timetable please contact us.

Happenings

Create and Connect

Create and Connect our monthly creative day underpins the ethos of Fyahplace. A day when you can visit, take part in various workshops, do some farming or just walk the farm, eat good food and connect  with folks. A day to explore your creative side. Local and international creatives come to share and exchange ideas and craft skills. All in an inclusive atmosphere. You always take something back with you. See you at the next one.

 

 

 

Outreach Youth Programme

Culture Creativity Enterprise

With youth unemployment more than twice the national adult average, CCE for those who have left secondary education becomes one  way this marginalized group can learn a skill, be creative and be able to generate sustainable incomes. CCE is targeted at young people between the age of 15-22 and runs in 10 week blocks.  Crafts include pottery, basic wood turning, bamboo crafts, basket weaving and more.  If you have a skill you would like to share or intetested in booking course for your organisation. we can also help with funding application if you have a group thatwould benefit from this course. Please contact us for further infomation