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Make a festive garland

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will learn to select appropriate foliage for the theme. Consider colour, texture, mass and void. Explore traditional and contemporary floral garlands. Practise your skills and then create a beautiful festive garland. More

Abstract painting

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be exploring mark-making and the emotional effects of colour. Study works on paper and a final finished larger canvas More

Aluminium jewellery: earrings & pendants

Posted on: 10 July 2019

On this course you will learn how to make a unique aluminium jewellery, this may include pendants and earrings. You will learn how to colour and decorate aluminium using different dyes and printing processes, you… More

Aluminium jewellery: make a bangle workshop

Posted on: 10 July 2019

On this course you will learn how to make a unique aluminium decorated bangle. You will learn how to colour and decorate aluminium using different dyes and printing processes. You will also learn how to… More

Book-binding and Print-making for all

Posted on: 16 July 2019

By the end of the each session you will have learned or practiced a number of bookbinding or printmaking techniques. Although the studio group is focused on individuals working on their own projects with technical… More

Bookbinding and Printmaking Eve studio group – 1 Session a month

Posted on: 10 July 2019

By the end of each session you will have learned or practiced a number of bookbinding or printmaking techniques. Although the studio group is focused on individuals working on their own projects with technical support,… More

Bookbinding and Printmaking studio group – 1 Session a month

Posted on: 10 July 2019

By the end of each session you will have learned or practiced a number of bookbinding or printmaking techniques. Although the studio group is focused on individuals working on their own projects with technical support,… More

Botanic drawing

Posted on: 16 July 2019

Botanic Drawing is an opportunity to make short dynamic expressive studies and longer sustained drawings from natural flowers and plants. It is not a Botanical Illustration course. We will work in a variety of media… More

Botanical wallpaper design

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will have the opportunity to learn about the basic wallpaper Design principles. Spend time exploring these principles, represented in traditional and contemporary examples ofbotanical Design. More

Calligraphy

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will learn to write letter forms. Practise your skills and then create beautiful calligraphic artwork. Use traditional and contemporary calligraphy pens, inks and letter forms. Use poetry to inspire you creatively. More

Calligraphy

Posted on: 16 July 2019

Come and create a beautiful calligraphic artwork inspired by poetry. You will learn to write letter forms. Practise your skills and then create beautiful calligraphic artwork. Use traditional and contemporary calligraphy pens, inks and letter… More

Ceramics

Posted on: 10 July 2019

On this course you will learn how to make objects in clay, this may be decorative pieces, such as a window or garden decoration, or functional objects such as bowls and vessels. You will learn… More

Ceramics Beginners

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will be learning slab building, coiling, casting and throwing techniques. Applying glazes and slips. More

Christmas floristry creations

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Come and create a beautiful Christmas wreath. Be inspired by the vibrant colours and textures of seasonal foliage. You will learn to select appropriate foliage for the theme. Consider colour, texture, mass and void. Explore… More

Christmas stocking: crazy patchwork

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You’ll learn how to stitch fabric pieces onto a base fabric to create crazy patchwork. This will then be used as the front of your Christmas stocking. More

Christmas wreath making

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During the session, you will be selecting from a variety of fabrics to create a rag wreath, which will then be embellished with traditional Christmas ornamentation, such as holly, cones and baubles. More

Christmas wreath making

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will use greenery from your garden, baubles and fabric scraps to make a wreath to decorate your front door or home for Christmas. More

Continuous line drawing and wire heads

Posted on: 10 July 2019

This course is based on the ‘face’ and you will be making a series of drawings using a continuous line technique. The drawings will range from a 3-minute study to a 15 second drawing, including… More

Creative mosaics

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During the 4 sessions, you will be using a mixture of small, glass tiles and treasured bits of crockery to create a decorative panel. You will be working onto board using tile adhesive and grout. More

Drawing and painting

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be drawing from both ‘still life’ and your imagination, using measurement, perspective, mark making and composition. You will be using the type of paint you have chosen. You will produce at least two… More

Drawing and painting a pet portrait:

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will learn how to choose the best images from photographs of your pet to create a likeness. Learn how to draw and paint pet features. Learn how to represent the different textures and tones… More

Drawing skills

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be drawing from both ‘still life’ and your imagination, using measurement, perspective, mark making and composition. More

Dressmaking: zips, buttonholes and darts

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During this workshop you will learn some dressmaking techniques. You will create some samples of zips, buttonholes and darts. More

Driftwood art

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During the course, you will learn how to use driftwood for weaving, using wire and plastic bags. These can then be embellished and decorated with shells and beads to create interesting garden ornaments More

Experimental drawing

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will learn skills that will enable you to further your ability to make expressive drawings. You will learn about a variety of media including pencils, charcoal, inks, chalks, oil pastels, light, resists, collage and… More

Experimental drawing

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will learn skills that will enable you to further your ability to make expressive drawings. You will learn about a variety of media including pencils, charcoal, inks, chalks, oil pastels, light, resists, collage and… More

Experimental watercolours

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will have the chance to explore a variety of experimental techniques using watercolour. These will include using alternative paint brushes, combining media and working over prepared surfaces. More

Exploring abstracts through acrylics

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will have the chance to explore a range of painting techniques in acrylic which will encourage working with a more abstract approach. You will be experimenting with working on different scales and with a… More

Exploring oils workshop

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will have the chance to explore a range of painting techniques in oil paints which will help you gain confidence and further your personal artistic language. These include colour mixing and blending and brushwork. More

Festive decorations Willow wire and fabric baubles

Posted on: 16 July 2019

Floristry

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will learn to select appropriate foliage for the theme. Consider colour, texture, mass and void. Practise your skills and then create a beautiful Autumn inspired arrangement. Explore traditional and contemporary floral arrangements. More

Floristry

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will learn to select appropriate foliage for the theme. Consider colour, texture, mass and void. Practise your skills and then create a beautiful Autumn inspired arrangement. Explore traditional and contemporary floral arrangements. More

Floristry for Christmas

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will learn to select appropriate foliage for the theme. Consider colour, texture, mass and void. Explore traditional and contemporary floral wreaths. Practise your skills and then create a beautiful Christmas inspired arrangement. More

Floristry for Christmas

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will learn to select appropriate foliage for the theme. Consider colour, texture, mass and void. Explore traditional and contemporary floral wreaths. Practise your skills and then create a beautiful Christmas inspired arrangement. More

Free taster: Needle felt picture

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During this workshop you will create a small picture using wool roving in lots of colours. The fluffy fibres are laid onto a background piece of felt and then fixed into place by stabbing with… More

Free taster: pom pom sprouts

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During this course you will learn how to make perfect pompoms using a special pompom maker. Use these to create some Christmas sprouts in party hats! More

Garden design: Practical

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will have the opportunity to learn about the basic ways to mark out your garden design features and consider the placement of planted areas. Learn about gardening safely and appropriate planting techniques. Take away… More

Garden design

Posted on: 16 July 2019

Explore traditional and contemporary garden design styles. Choose your favourite design elements, colour schemes and plants. Practise your collage or sketching skills to create a unique garden design. More

Have a go – have a throw

Posted on: 16 July 2019

By the end of the session you will have been introduced to a pottery wheel and formed basic shapes which you may choose to be fired. More

Illustration – exploring ideas and techniques

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will be taught a number of creative techniques that lend themselves to illustration and you will have the opportunity to work on your own piece of work. More

Introducing bookbinding studio group

Posted on: 10 July 2019

By the end of each session you will have learned or practiced a number of bookbinding or printmaking techniques. Although the studio group is focused on individuals working on their own projects with technical support,… More

Introducing printmaking studio group

Posted on: 10 July 2019

By the end of each session you will have learned or practiced a number of bookbinding or printmaking techniques. Although the studio group is focused on individuals working on their own projects with technical support,… More

Introduction to drawing

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will start to learn the skills that will enable you to draw independently. These will include techniques for using graphite pencils, charcoal and ink. As well as starting to develop an understanding of tone,… More

Introduction to drawing

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will start to learn the skills that will enable you to draw independently. These will include techniques for using graphite pencils, charcoal and ink. As well as starting to develop an understanding of tone,… More

Introduction to experimental drawing

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will learn skills that will enable you to further your ability to make expressive drawings. More

Introduction to printmaking: block, lino and mono prints

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will learn how to select appropriate foliage and flowers to sketch. Learn how to consider shape, colour, texture, pattern when creating motifs for your wallpaper design. Develop your design pattern by creating hand drawn… More

Introduction to watercolours workshop

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will learn a range of watercolour techniques including: Wet on wet, wet on dry, salt and bleach dispersal, cling film resist, composition building. More

Introduction to wet felt making

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Using wool fibres, you will make a felt picture or felt scarf. More

Landscapes and seascapes in oils

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will have the chance to explore a variety of techniques to capture the atmospheric quality of Landscapes and Seascapes. You will explore how to encourage visual depth within a composition and how to alter… More

Learn to sew: curtains

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During this workshop you will learn how to calculate fabric quantities, how to cut out and construct a hand finished, lined pencil pleat curtain using a straight machine stitch and several hand stitches and how… More

Learn to sew: memory cushion cover

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You’ll learn how to thread up the machine and stitching techniques to create a square cushion cover with an envelope back. We’ll also practice buttonholes on the machine. More

Linocut and printmaking: Beginners

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will learn linocut cutting tecniques and how to print your image using core Printmaking skills. The emphasis of the course is on skills development and experimentation More

Make a Christmas paper luminary and other paper crafts

Posted on: 16 July 2019

In this workshop you will make a variety of Paper Craft Christmas Ornaments including a Winter Paper Luminary. More

Make a fashionable fabric necklace

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will be learning how to construct a fabric necklace, using simple hand sewing techniques. More

Make an animation film

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will be taught a range of stop motion animation techniques in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment. You will be encouraged to make your own animated film. More

Make your own party dress or trousers

Posted on: 16 July 2019

Follow a simple pattern to create a party dress or trousers More

More Abstract painting

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will design the size and shape of your painting. This will be cut from plywood and stretched over with cotton duck canvas and primed. This will form the base for your painting in acrylic… More

More watercolour painting for beginners

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will produce a minimum of two finished paintings, one based on a still life arrangement and the other using an image that you like and bring in as a starting point. Techniques used will… More

More watercolour painting for beginners

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will learn advanced watercolour painting techniques and how to combine these to develop your own style. With help from the tutor you will be able to set your own project and experiment with what… More

Painting with oils

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will learn skills that will enable you to further your ability to make expressive and accurate paintings. You will learn techniques that include using a variety of brushes, palette knife, mark making with paint,… More

Painting with oils

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will learn skills that will enable you to further your ability to make expressive and accurate paintings. You will learn techniques that include using a variety of brushes, palette knife, mark making with paint,… More

Patchwork cushion

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During this workshop you will learn how to make half square triangles which will then be sewn together to make a cushion cover with a plain envelope back. More

Pet portrait: drawing and painting

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During the 5 sessions, you will develop your drawing techniques of your chosen animal, using colour and mark making to create texture. Working from a photo, you will complete a painted image, in either watercolour,… More

Pottery for all

Posted on: 16 July 2019

Preparing clay, using different forming techniques. Applying textures, slips, oxides and glaze finishes. Being given practical demonstrations. Having opportunity to discuss ideas with the tutor and other members of the group. More

Pottery for beginners

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be making 2D and 3D forms using hand building techniques from stoneware and thrown forms using earthenware. These will be decorated and coloured using slips/glazes and finally clear glazes. There is a charge… More

Printing Christmas paper & making decorations

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be printing your own wrapping paper using decorative stamps and using the sissix machine to make paper decorations for your Christmas tree and gift tags. More

Printmaking: beginners linocut

Posted on: 16 July 2019

Those new or less experienced in these processes can join the more structured, taught parts of the session. while those who have more experience and want to work on their own projects can do so,… More

Printmaking: intaglio

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will learn the core skills of a Printmaker and the application of those skills in Intaglio Printmaking. As part of this you will learn: • Platemaking • Inking-up and wiping techniques • Paper choice… More

Printmaking: make unique greetings cards

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will learn some simple printing techniques, including stamping and printing from handmade card blocks to make beautiful unique greetings cards. You will be able to experiment with colour and use different card and paper More

Reuse: Embroidery, create a picture workshop

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During this workshop you will create a fabric picture using fabric scraps and simple embroidery stitches. More

Sashiko Japanese embroidery workshops: coasters

Posted on: 10 July 2019

During this workshop you will learn how to stitch using the Sashiko method to create a coaster which you can keep. More

Stained glass

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will learn how to cut and foil glass, use a grinder and apply blowpipe solder. More

Stained glass angels

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be taught in a small, friendly and supportive group, where you will have the opportunity to gain confidence and make new friends. You will be learning new skills, principles and techniques that are… More

Stained glass: terrariums and planters

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will be making a glass planter/terrarium, with coloured glass inserts. This will involve: glass cutting and grinding, copper foiling, soldering and patination. When the structure is complete, compost will be added and planted up. More

Stained glass workshop: try it out

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will be making a small stained-glass object. This will involve: glass cutting and grinding, copper foiling, soldering. This is a ‘taster ‘workshop as you will learn skills that could be used to make a… More

Summer school: batik cushions and bags

Posted on: 10 July 2019

Batik is a textile technique of wax-resist dyeing, but can be used in a creative way by ‘drawing’ with hot wax and then painting with inks to control the design. During this workshop, you will… More

Summer school: Beginners calligraphy

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will have the opportunity to learn about some basic creative lettering styles, both traditional and contemporary using a range of calligraphy pens and inks. You will be able to practise these letter forms to… More

Summer school: Calligraphy – initials and names

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will have the opportunity to learn about some basic creative lettering styles, both traditional and contemporary using a range of calligraphy pens and inks. You will be able to practise these letter forms to… More

Summer school: introduction to drawing

Posted on: 10 July 2019

This is an introduction to drawing for complete beginners, you will use graphite pencils to explore line, tone, texture and form. More

Summer school: Willow

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will have the opportunity to learn some basic weaving techniques using natural materials. You can practise the skills to build your confidence. More

Upcycle/ reuse: gifts create strawberry pin cushions

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You’ll learn how to stitch by hand and also some hand embroidery stitches to create some gifts from vintage fabrics. These items can be taken home and you will have the skills to create more! More

Watercolour painting for beginners

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will learn a range of watercolour techniques including: Wet on wet, wet on dry, salt and bleach dispersal, cling film resist, composition building. More

Watercolour painting for beginners

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will learn different watercolour painting techniques including, washes and masks, you will learn how to mix colour and learn about colour theory. You will be able to experiment and create a sample book of… More

Watercolours

Posted on: 16 July 2019

In this course we will explore watercolours as an expressive medium, exploring their multiple abstract possibilities. We will work with salts, wax, rice and other manipulation techniques to create dynamic expressive studies. When creating pieces,… More

Willow weaving techniques for beginners

Posted on: 16 July 2019

You will learn to weave with willow. Practise your skills and then create a natural craft platter with an Autumn theme. Use secateurs to cut the willow. Use your own hands to weave the willow. More

Willow workshop

Posted on: 10 July 2019

You will have the opportunity to learn some basic weaving techniques using willow. You can practise the skills to build your confidence. More