Natural Christmas Wreath Making with Marie Gracie
We’re in it Together – Christmas 2022
10 December 2022
1.30– 5 pm
Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Suitable for any level of experience
What will be covered in the class?
Join tutor Marie Gracie for a walk around the adjacent parkland with a bucket and your secateurs and gather some greenery to create your own festive wreath, learning what greenery works best as you go.
You will then warm up back in the Arts Centre and be shown how to create a moss-based wreath on which you will fix your greenery. Finally, you’ll decorate your wreath with traditional pine cones, dried orange rings etc or, if you prefer, some Christmas bling!
What will students leave the class with?
You will leave this workshop with your own wreath ready to hang and the knowledge of how to make traditional wreaths yourself in future.
What will I need to bring?
You need to come dressed for a walk around the park (whatever the weather!).
Bring a bucket for your greenery and a pair of secateurs. The wreath base, moss, twine, wires, ribbons and some materials for decorating your wreath are all provided as part of the course fee but if you would like to bring your own favourite ornaments and/or a small pack of battery operated fairy lights please do.
Ceramics Studio (ground floor with raised tables, narrow doorways). We will also go for a short walk in Great Linford Manor park.
Marie is a local artist with a studio in Newport Pagnell. She enjoys working in a variety of media – often mixing them up – with her current favourite being print. She most enjoys sharing her love of art and teaches at MK College (where she was formerly Artist in Residence) and the Old School Wolverton. She runs SCAN Arts which provides a variety of creative workshops and says she has been making Christmas wreathes for about 20 years! She has always loved flower arranging and over the years has done the flowers for many weddings and parties.
She has exhibited at 200 Silbury Gallery, Milton Keynes Gallery, Westbury Arts Centre, Emberton and Weston Underwood Churches, at her home and of course Milton Keynes Arts Centre.