The National Centre for Craft and Design

The National Centre for Craft and Design
Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7TW
  • Telephone 01529 308710
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  • Website nationalcraftanddesign.org.uk
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Dress Up Drawing

Try your hand at fashion illustration and let Martyn Blundell guide you through this fun take on life drawing.

Sat 7 Oct

Over-16s only

£30 / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Family Workshops: Awesome Apparel

During the holiday tots, older children and families can explore and respond to the themes of the exhibition through designing and making.

Tue 25 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Tue 1 Aug

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Tue 8 Aug

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 14:00
…and 3 more dates until 29 Aug

Hannah Tounsend

Work from a ceramicist and printmaker based in Chichester.

Sun 25 Jun

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Jane Perryman: Containing Time

Images and photographs from the artist exploring themes of environment, time and journeys.

Sat 8 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

Opening event.

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 9 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 10 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 55 more dates until 3 Sep

Jen V Wright

Design work from recent graduate of BCU's School of Jewellery.

Sat 9 Sep

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Sep

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 11 Sep

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 55 more dates until 5 Nov

Jewellery Swap Shop

Leave your jewellery creations in the Swap Shop for others to admire and maybe even take home. If another piece catches your eye, you could make something to swap it for, or leave a donation.

Sun 25 Jun

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 Jun

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 27 Jun

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 12 more dates until 9 Jul

Sat 8 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 9 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 10 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 55 more dates until 3 Sep

Life Drawing with Ewa Szypula

Ewa teaches a variety of drawing techniques, allowing you to develop your own artistic practice and style. Sessions can be enjoyed as a one-off or taken consecutively.

Sat 1 Jul

Over-16s only

£30 / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sat 5 Aug

Over-16s only

£30 / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Made in the East Midlands

Work by local artists.

Sun 25 Jun

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Made in the Middle

Craft and applied art from Midlands makers.

Sun 25 Jun

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 Jun

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 27 Jun

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 12 more dates until 9 Jul

Maker Demonstration

Series of demonstrations and workshops from creatives.

Sat 8 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

Ceramics with Sarah Villeneau

Demonstration which covers making textured slabs, manipulating soft slabs into sculptural forms, further modelling onto/into the form, and discussion of the incorporation of metal and other materials into the sculpture.

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sat 5 Aug

Free / 01529 308710

Jewellery with Miranda Sharpe

Miranda demonstrates the preparation of enamels and silver for enamelling and enamelling on silver jewellery pieces.

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sat 9 Sep

Free / 01529 308710

Metalwork with Melissa Montague

Melissa demonstrates light hammer techniques and doming, as well as how to colour metal using salt and vinegar.

  • 13:00 – 16:00

More 2 LOV & NCCD – Young People’s Outreach Day

A day of creativity with a range of activities and a showing of Zest Theatre's new production First Person. Suitable for ages 12-25.

Sat 1 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 11:00 – 16:00

NCCD Creative Young Minds

Regular group for young people which offers exciting opportunities throughout the year to work with artists and NCCD to create events, activities, projects and artwork linked to the themes of the exhibitions.

Tue 27 Jun

Free / 01529 308710

  • 16:00

Tue 4 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 16:00

Tue 11 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 16:00
…and 20 more dates until 28 Nov

Nigel Cheney: Decorated

Textile work inspired by stories from WWI.

Sat 9 Sep

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Sep

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 11 Sep

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 55 more dates until 5 Nov

Pattern Cutting: Make a Shift Dress in a Day

Bring your own fabric and learn how to make a swing dress.

Sat 15 Jul

£55 / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Portfolio Reviews

Book a one-to-one session with a craft and design expert to get your portfolio reviewed.

Mon 10 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 14 Aug

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 11 Sep

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Printers Inc.

Intaglio print group that meets every second Sunday of the month to explore printing techniques and to develop new work for a range of exhibitions and projects.

Sun 9 Jul

£10–£20 / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 13 Aug

£10–£20 / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Printers Inc.: Ovals and Circles

A response to the Jane Perryman exhibition Changing Time, running concurrently at the gallery.

Sat 8 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 9 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 10 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 55 more dates until 3 Sep

School's Out For Summer

Be inspired by the summer exhibition and have fun with the interactive photo booth at this fun packed family friendly weekend.

Sat 22 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 23 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sewing Club

Monthly sewing and social group for local sewers – all working together or on their own projects – providing the opportunity to support each other with plenty of tea and chat.

Mon 3 Jul

Over-18s only

£10 / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Mon 7 Aug

Over-18s only

£10 / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Mon 4 Sep

Over-18s only

£10 / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 12:00
…and 2 more dates until 6 Nov

Shakaila Forbes-Bell Talk

Find out from a PR and Marketing Director what brands look for when partnering with influential bloggers & vloggers and how to utilise psychological tools to maintain your authentic identity and stand out from the online crowd.

Tue 1 Aug

£10–£12 / 01529 308710

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Silversmithing Saturday: Enamelling

Tutor and local jeweller Andrew Poole introduces the basics of enamelling in this one-day focused session. Booking is essential.

Sat 2 Sep

Over-18s only

£35 / 01529308710

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Summer Sessions

An inspiring series of fun, exploratory creative sessions for young people to work with and learn from professional artists.

Mon 31 Jul

£25 / 01529 308710

Metalsmithing with Hayley Beckley

Applied artist and costumier Hayley Beckley introduces you to metalsmithing and its potential applications. Mark-make on metal with hammers, drills, piercing saws and heat to texture and shape it.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Mon 7 Aug

£25 / 01529 308710

Paper Cutting & Manipulation with Clare Pentlow

Explore and discover how versatile paper is as a design material through cutting and folding, manipulation and forms.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 21 Aug

£25 / 01529 308710

State & Style with Beth Lambert

Fashion is a mode of self-expression. In an ever-changing political era explore how politics influences craft and use the exhibits from The World is your Dressing Up Box to explore the issues that you care about.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Tots Tuesdays

Each week babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers can have a go at activities inspired by the centre's exhibitions.

Tue 27 Jun

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Tue 4 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Tue 11 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 12:00
…and 25 more dates until 2 Jan 2018

Unplugged/Hub Writers

Performances from local musicians and writers.

Tue 4 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Tue 1 Aug

Free / 01529 308710

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Tue 5 Sep

Free / 01529 308710

  • 18:30 – 21:00
…and 4 more dates until 2 Jan 2018

The World is Your Dressing Up Box

An exploration of opulence in design.

Fri 21 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

Private view.

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Sat 22 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 23 Jul

Free / 01529 308710

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 77 more dates until 8 Oct

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