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Book-binding and Print-making for all

Posted on: 5 October 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 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

Bookbinding for all

Posted on: 5 October 2019

Those new or less experienced with binding structures can join the more structured, taught parts of the programme. While those who have more experience and want to work on their own projects can do so;… 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 workshop

Posted on: 5 October 2019

Christmas workshop

Posted on: 5 October 2019

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

Draw and paint a pet portrait:

Posted on: 29 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 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

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 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

Fabric wreaths

Posted on: 5 October 2019

You will be guided, by our tutor, through the processes needed to make your uniquely designed fabric wreath. The session is designed to promote sharing ideas in a supportive setting where your creativity will unfold,… More

Festive decorations Willow wire and fabric baubles

Posted on: 29 July 2019

Using a range of materials and techniques, including willow and wire to make stars and frames, decorating baubles with beautiful fabrics, buttons and other craft materials to make gorgeous handmade baubles for yourself or to… More

Festive garlands

Posted on: 29 July 2019

Using a range of materials and techniques – colourful fabrics, natural and found resources like plants and foliage, craft materials, recycled décor and even costume jewellery; weave, plait, twist, thread and stick to make gorgeous… More

Festive wreaths

Posted on: 29 July 2019

Using willow as a base for decorating with foliage, natural and craft materials we will make gorgeous handmade festive wreaths for your home or to give as unique gifts. Working in a supportive atmosphere, get… More

Floristry

Posted on: 29 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: 5 October 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: 29 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: 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

Posted on: 29 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: 29 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

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

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: 29 July 2019

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

Make a festive garland

Posted on: 29 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

Make an animation film

Posted on: 29 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 felt Christmas table decorations and place settings

Posted on: 29 July 2019

In this workshop you will be shown you how to make a Christmas place setting and small sculptural decoration using thick felt. 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: 5 October 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: 5 October 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

Papercraft for celebrations

Posted on: 5 October 2019

You will be making invitations, table and room decorations, bunting and garlands, gift boxes, cartons and bags. We will also be looking at ideas for themes and schemes and creative gift wrapping You will be… 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 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 for all

Posted on: 5 October 2019

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

Stained glass

Posted on: 29 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

Topiary trees

Posted on: 5 October 2019

You will be guided, by our tutor, through the processes needed to make your uniquely designed topiary tree. The session is designed to promote sharing ideas and working in a supportive setting where your creativity… 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

Watercolours

Posted on: 5 October 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