Set Menu
Ibiye Camp

Join us for free family events this Summer as part of Set Menu with Ibiye Camp. Set Menu comprises of 14 free workshops throughout August for all ages and abilities. For each workshop participants are encouraged to interpret a series of instructions designed by 7 guest artists, with all works produced carefully curated by artist Ibiye Camp, forming Set Menu’s artist and community exhibition throughout September within Milton Keynes Arts Centre Gallery.


See below for more details.



Cut, Saw, Sit
with Shepherd Manyika

Part 1: 3 August 2016, 11am–3pm
Part 2: 10 August 2016, 11am–3pm

Free
Everyone welcome
Booking essential

Join us for this stool / art object making workshop in response to public spaces, specifically Milton Keynes Arts Centre's Gallery space.

This workshop explore the purpose of public spaces that do not always provide areas of communal seating, which offer a necessary space and time for reflection, or simply as a tool for rest whilst you discover. The object participants will create in this hands on and practical workshop will be light weight, portable with multiple uses, functional and decorative.

The seating will become a temporary display at Milton Keynes Arts Centre for the duration of Set Menu, throughout August and September.

Everyday materials will be used, making it adaptable to most people, it can be collaborative effort or individual.

Menu + Ingredients
(provided by Milton Keynes Arts Centre), Thick Cardboard, Scissor, Sewing needles, Thick strin, Tape various colour, Small vegetable crates, Button, Fabrics (Hessian and printed Fabric bags), Paint, Pencils, Pens

Places are limited so we would be grateful that you cancel any reserved places if you are unable to attend.
Tie and Dye, Grow, Cut and Stamp
with Ibiye Camp


4 August 2016, 11am–3pm

Free
Everyone welcome
Booking essential

We will be creating two types of textile patterns, making tie dye t-shirts and making potato stamps to apply onto aprons. (First you will need to forage for the potatoes, which are growing on site at Milton Keynes Arts Centre). When cutting our patterns into the potato we will be referencing different types of looms from west Africa.

Menu + Ingredients
(provided by Milton Keynes Arts Centre), White 100% Cotton t-shirts, Rubber bands, Protective glove, Dye fixer (soda ash, Plastic buckets, Plastic Bag, Washing line, Dust mas, Potatoes, Squeeze bottle, Fibre Reactive Dye #1, Lemon Yellow, Fibre Reactive Dye #13 Fuchsi, Fibre Reactive Dye #25 Turquoise, Fabric Ink, Pain, Orange aprons (100%, Cotton Front Pockets, Green aprons (100% Cotton Front Pockets)

Places are limited so we would be grateful that you cancel any reserved places if you are unable to attend.



Gather, Make, Share
with Andrew Macdermott and Wai Wai Pang

6 August, Pottery Making with Andrew Macdermott*
20 August, Pottery Painting with Wai Wai Pang*

Free
For ages 6–12 years

*Please attend both sessions to complete your piece. Booking essential.

Making Brief
Experiment with creating functional or abstract forms of crockery in this two part ceramic making and painting workshops, using ideas of sharing at the forefront of your inspiration. Referencing figurative forms, play with designs and shapes to make cobination plates and platters in the shape of cupped hands, double handled mugs and stacked cups.

Painting Brief
Taking inspiration from the vibrant colours and patterns seen in West African culture participants will be encouraged to create designs expressing joy and playfulness.

Each participant will make one or two pieces, which will contribute to Set Menu's exhibition oening party on Saturday 27 August and used as crockery for serving. Items will be available to take home after the party or if curated into the exhibition, at the end of September.

Places are limited so we would be grateful that you cancel any reserved places if you are unable to attend.
Me and my Pom Pom
with Kay Davis

1 August 2016, 11am–3pm

During this workshop you will tell a story through the processes of pom pom making. Artist Kay Davis will guide you through colour theory and storytelling through shape, colour and texture.

The outcome of this workshop is to have participants create a range of pom pom accessories that capture individual character and evoke memories through the act of wearing these unique pieceof jewellery. Earrings, key rings, necklaces that display individual stories and the identities attached.

Menu + Ingredients
(provided by Milton Keynes Arts Centre), Small scissors, Long plastic needles, Colourful assorted beads, Small/ Medium/ Large pom pom maker, Cotton string, Range of colourful Acrylic yarn, Earring Hooks, Medium/ Large jump rings, Small/ Medium/ Large clasp , Small pliers



Gather, Make, Share
with Andrew Macdermott and Ibiye Camp

13 August, Pottery Making with Andrew Macdermott*
27 August, Pottery Painting with Ibiye Camp*

Free
For ages 6–12 years

*Please attend both sessions to complete your piece. Booking essential.

Making Brief
Experiment with creating functional or abstract forms of crockery in this two part ceramic making and painting workshops, using ideas of sharing at the forefront of your inspiration. Referencing figurative forms, play with designs and shapes to make cobination plates and platters in the shape of cupped hands, double handled mugs and stacked cups.

Painting Brief
Taking inspiration from the vibrant colours and patterns seen in West African culture participants will be encouraged to create designs expressing joy and playfulness.

Each participant will make one or two pieces, which will contribute to Set Menu's exhibition oening party on Saturday 27 August and used as crockery for serving. Items will be available to take home after the party or if curated into the exhibition, at the end of September.

Places are limited so we would be grateful that you cancel any reserved places if you are unable to attend.
The Making of Me
with Safia El Dabi

Part 1: 17 August 2016, 11am–3pm
Part 2: 24 August 2016, 11am–3pm

Free
Everyone welcome
Booking essential

Join sculptor Safia El Dabi in this plaster self portrait workshop, moulding and manipulating modroc into a small sculptural version of you.

Menu + Ingredients
(provided by Milton Keynes Arts Centre), 36 Rolls of Modrock Plaster, Poster paints (various colours), PVA glue x1, Newspaper, Masking tape x5, Paintbrushes (big and small)

Places are limited so we would be grateful that you cancel any reserved places if you are unable to attend.



Design your Playground
with Ibiye Camp


18 August 2016, 11am–3pm

Free
Everyone welcome
Booking essential

Join artist Ibiye Camp in this nostalgic workshop, collaborating together to install a playground on the surface of Milton Keynes Arts Centre's Gallery floor. Using this landscape you will design your own game, making up your own rules, playing in and outside of the lines, inviting your friends to come and join you!

Menu + Ingredients
(provided by Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Pens, Pencils, A4 pape, Red electrical tap, Blue electrical tape, Orange electrical tape, Green electrical tape, White electrical tape, Black electrical tape, Yellow electrical tape, Purple electrical tape, Sports day bean bags

Places are limited so we would be grateful that you cancel any reserved places if you are unable to attend.
Off-cuts
with Alex Brenchley


25 August 2016, 11am–3pm

Free
Everyone welcome
Booking essential

A complimentary lunch will be provided.

Off-cuts will offer a playful approach to exploring colour and texture, through collage and pattern making. Participants have the option of participating as individuals, or as a team.

Menu + Ingredients
(provided by Milton Keynes Arts Centre), Abstract – paper, paint, scissors, glue, Landscape – a view, paint, scissors, glue, Portrait – yourself, a mirror, paint, scissors, glue, Text – some sort of vocabulary, paint, scissors, glu, Mixed – all of the above

Places are limited so we would be grateful that you cancel any reserved places if you are unable to attend.






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