Alfresco Art at North Down Museum: Maker Demonstrations

About the event

Be inspired as you watch the artists and makers at work in the Courtyard of North Down Museum.

Take this unique opportunity to interact with Artists and Makers who will be providing free demonstrations throughout the afternoon and some hands-on activity to try yourself.

You can also explore the collection at North Down Museum, visit the Creative Peninsula exhibition and enjoy a coffee at Coffee Cure!

Demonstration Times

Time Demonstration
Adele Pound



Making Paper Birds

Cutting and assembling paper birds. Adele will demonstrate making one or more of my designs. Adele will also have some free kits for people to colour, cut out and make either on the day, or to take away with them.

Rosy Ennis



Printed People

Rosie will demonstrate how to print different coloured textures onto card shapes and also decorate them with some rubber stamp blocks. This is a fun print activity for all ages!

We Yarn Designs



Dorset Button Making

Debbie will demonstrate how to make a Dorset cross wheel button and talk about the history of this fascinating heritage craft. Visitors will have an opportunity to make a button to take home. A range of Dorset buttons, jewellery and kits will be on display and can be purchased.


Alison Hanvey



Ceramic Bird Baths

Alison will be cutting and shaping hand thrown pieces to make decorative flower-inspired bird baths.

Simply Spun



Wool Spinning

From fleece to finished yarn. Rosemary will demonstrate fibre preparation with carders and spinning these fibres into a continuous yarn. Examples of how she uses the yarn will be on display.


Ellen Cunningham



Fun with Bubbles and Glaze

Create a bubble glaze and demonstrate how to do this and add bubbles to bisque work. Show finished products of the results. Fun demonstration.

Joel Smyth



Silver Jewellery Techniques

Joel will be demonstrating the making of his unique jewellery, with traditional jewellery techniques, processes and stone setting, with a small jewellery display alongside that can be purchased.

Sarah Majury



Mixed Media Alla Prima Painting

From initial sketch to finished painting, Sarah will demonstrate how she uses a mix of oil, paint and pastels to create nature portraits.


Where is it taking place?

North Down Museum,
Town Hall, The Castle,
BT20 4BT,
United Kingdom

When is it taking place?

Saturday August 7th, 12pm to 4pm

Do you need to book?

Yes, booking is required. Please book here.

About August Craft Month with Craft NI

This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2022 will mark the 16th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.

Contact details

Event website

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Craft NI ACM Calendar


All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding the event please contact the event organiser directly.

As COVID guidelines may change between now and the time of each event please check back for updated information, or contact the event organiser directly. Stay safe!

Event Details

Maker: Multiple

Starts: Aug 7 at 12:00 pm

Ends: Aug 7 at 4:00 pm

Discipline: Multiple

Location: Down

Type: Demonstration

Price: Free