FE McWilliam Gallery & Studio

Linen Lab by Rachel Fitzpatrick

I am delighted to announce that I am part of a team of professional artists and designers delivering the Linen Lab project.

More about the project

Linen Lab is part of Connected, a new creative initiative being delivered across the borough of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon in 2019. Co-funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Local Government Challenge Fund, Connected aims to build active partnerships between cultural venues, artists and local audiences.


Linen Lab is a brand new creative learning programme for schools and colleges collaborating with the FE Mc William Gallery in Banbridge. The idea is that a team of professional artists and designers will share their experimental creative processes in schools and colleges as well as the gallery itself. The results of this extensive collaboration will be seen in an exhibition in October 2019.

Over the next few months I will post the exciting developments from this project as I prepare and deliver lots of creative sessions to 3 different groups of Primary 7 (10-11year old) budding artists and designers.

Watch this space!!

WORKSHOP | Children’s Faux Stain Glass Workshop at FE McWilliam Gallery and Studio by Rachel Fitzpatrick

During this workshop we will use old materials transforming them into beautiful glistening treasures. Using materials such as jam jars, paper and cardboard we will create stain glass effect windows and lanterns.



DATE: Thursday 2nd August

TIMES: 10am-12pm 4-6 year olds & 2pm-4pm 7-12 year olds

COST: £8

TICKETS: www.visitarmagh.com

WORKSHOP | Children’s Recycled Sea Monster Workshop at F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio by Rachel Fitzpatrick

During this workshop we will use recycled materials to create our own sea monsters from the depths of the ocean! Using a variety of materials we will create CD seasnails, sharks from plastic bottles and jelly fish with paper tentacles.


DATE: Wednesday 1st August

TIME: 10am-12pm for 4-6 year olds & 2pm-4pm for 7-11 year olds

COST: £8

Tickets: www.visitarmagh.com



WORKSHOP | Children’s 2 day Tie Dye Workshop at F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio by Rachel Fitzpatrick

Over this two day workshop, on 26th & 27th July, we will learn to make your own natural dyes from natural ingredients.  We will then use various dyes to personalise and Tie Dye your own T Shirt. 


Day 1: Have fun and get messy using natural ingredients found in your average kitchen such as berries, vegetable skins and spices to create your own dyes.   We will also begin to master the art of Dye the folds.


Day 2: Experiment using various dyes to create your own T-shirt master piece!  


DATES: 26th & 27th July

TIMES: 10am-1pm

AGES: 8-12 years

COST:  £24

BOOK: www.visitarmagh.com