Live Making Workshops

Join artist Amy Leung as she explores our weekly #MakeShiftStudio challenges with some making experiments of her own. Workshops will be broadcast live on our @Hello_Towner Instagram account at 2.00pm on 7, 14, 21 & 28 May and 4 & 11 June.

Each workshop will lead you through some playful makes using household materials, exploring…

Thursday 7 May: Squashing / Playdough

Download your illustrated guide for making Playdough

In this workshop, artist Amy Leung introduces us to her salt dough recipe. Follow along through the measuring and mixing process and then, use household items and materials to experiment with collecting prints and building constructions.

You will need:

Thursday 14 May: Spinning / Windchime Mobiles

Download your illustrated guide for making Windchime Mobiles

In this workshop, artist Amy Leung leads us through the playful process of making a noise-making, light-reflecting mobile from objects and materials found around the house. Explore sound, movement and shadow with this simple make.

You will need:⁠

Thursday 21 May: Floating / Bubble Snakes

Download your illustrated guide for making Bubble Snakes

In this workshop, artist Amy Leung takes us through the process of creating a simple bubble maker and then experiments with her bubbles, including by making bubble prints and sculpting bubble mountains. This is a quick make that’s perfect for a sunny day.

You will need:

Thursday 28 May: Doodling / Making Inks and Marks

Download your illustrated guide for Making Inks and Marks

In this workshop, Amy Leung shares with us her recipes for making homemade inks – making use of some classic freezer and cupboard stocks including instant coffee, spices, and frozen berries! In true #MakeShiftStudio spirit, she also creates an imaginative and wearable drawing tool made from simple household objects and talks us through how to make our own surprising marks.

You will need:

To make turmeric ink:

To make berry ink:

If you’re not able to take part in the live sessions, don’t worry – the recorded workshops will be available the following day on Facebook and our @TownerGallery Instagram account.

What to expect each week:

You can always download that week’s making guide in advance if you want to know what to expect, and don’t forget that if you can’t make the live workshop, the recording will be available for you to get involved when it suits you!

Everyone is invited to take part but: