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Designing for Textile Art - Moved from 2020

Designing for Textile Art - Moved from 2020

Thu, 4 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

There's nothing more intimidating than a blank sheet of paper. The design side of textiles art, rather than the practical execution, is often the one that causes most head scratching. So, join textile...

£85

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Wonderful Ways with Watercolour for Botanical Subjects (3 day series) - Moved from 2020

Wonderful Ways with Watercolour for Botanical Subjects (3 day series) - Moved from 2020

Thu, 4 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is a series of 3 full days. Dates are: 4th, 11th, 18th November 2021 Join artist Karen Innes to explore the wonderful world of painting plants and flowers over three consecutive Thursdays....

£235

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Fused Glass - Sheepish Designs!

Fused Glass - Sheepish Designs!

Fri, 5 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Everyone loves glass - the gorgeous colours and the effect of the light streaming through it. Fused glass has a particular quality - the shapes are softened, melted and fused when compatible glass...

£85

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Silverclay Jewellery - Inspired by Nature

Silverclay Jewellery - Inspired by Nature

Fri, 5 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Make a piece of jewellery using textures and inspiration from nature. You will also be taught the exciting technique of making a mould and producing a piece from that. Go home with a...

£85

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Have a Stab at Needlefelt - Christmas Robins - Moved from 2020

Have a Stab at Needlefelt - Christmas Robins - Moved from 2020

Sat, 6 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have a stab at this – needle felt robins for the festive season. They work as Christmas gifts or decorations. Needle felting is a fascinating technique which allows you to sculpt carded wool...

£85

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2 spaces available

Drawing with Wire - Moved from 2020

Drawing with Wire - Moved from 2020

Sun, 7 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and join Helaina and make your very own art wirework. Taking inspiration from your own images/objects you will learn techniques for working with wire to create three-dimensional, wall mounted, drawings. You will...

£85

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Japanese Fabric Bowls & Knot Bags

Japanese Fabric Bowls & Knot Bags

Sun, 7 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Durham based artist Betty Brown for a fun day breathing new life into colourful scraps of fabric. Is it a bowl? Is it a hat? Could it be a snooze-hole for your...

£85

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Printmaking - Develop your Collagraph Techniques (3 day series) - Moved from 2020

Printmaking - Develop your Collagraph Techniques (3 day series) - Moved from 2020

Thu, 11 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is a series of 3 full days. Dates are: 11th, 18th and 25th November 2021 This advanced collagraph printmaking course is aimed at students that have previous experience of creating collagraph prints...

£235

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Intermediate

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Contemporary Collage + Transfer Techniques - Moved from 2020

Contemporary Collage + Transfer Techniques - Moved from 2020

Fri, 12 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend a day with artist Josie Beszant, learning collage techniques and experimenting with image transfer. - piecing papers together in different ways and with different adhesive techniques - playing with visual perception in...

£85

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Mosaics - Create a Festive Robin Tile - Moved from 2020

Mosaics - Create a Festive Robin Tile - Moved from 2020

Fri, 12 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Robins, depicted throughout time as messengers of cheer as they dart about our gardens, flashing their post box red waistcoats, and raising  smiles with their delightful song. You will create lively and vibrant...

£85

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Christmas Ceramics - Contemporary Handmade Decorations - Moved from 2020

Christmas Ceramics - Contemporary Handmade Decorations - Moved from 2020

Sat, 13 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

It's that time of year again! Make your Christmas unique this year and design your own collection of beautiful ceramic and porcelain Christmas decorations. Your work will be fired and posted to you after the course all in good time for the Christmas tree.

£85

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Festive Willow Angels - Moved from 2020

Festive Willow Angels - Moved from 2020

Sat, 13 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In a day spent with willow sculptor Jess Wilkinson you will learn the techniques and tips needed to work with, and shape willow. By the end of this festive themed day you will...

£85

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Creative Writing - Write a Short Story in a Day - Moved from 2020

Creative Writing - Write a Short Story in a Day - Moved from 2020

Sun, 14 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Let's spend the day writing! Bring your own ideas or be inspired by our literary warm-up exercises. We'll look at what makes a short story work, then plan, write and share our own....

£85

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Mosaics - Create a Buzz with Bees - Moved from 2020

Mosaics - Create a Buzz with Bees - Moved from 2020

Sun, 14 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bees, bees and more bees! Spend a fantastic day creating bright buzzing bees in mosaic for Christmas. During the fun day you will create your own mosaic bee design on cut single ply...

£85

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Printmaking - Drypoint with Colour á la Poupée - Moved from 2020

Printmaking - Drypoint with Colour á la Poupée - Moved from 2020

Fri, 19 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Drypoint is a lovely direct way of combining line drawing or mark-making with printmaking to create distinctive images. Using your own drawings or photographs for inspiration, you will learn how to translate them...

£85

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1 spaces available

Sculpt a Green Man Wall Plaque in Clay - CANCELLED

Sculpt a Green Man Wall Plaque in Clay - CANCELLED

Fri, 19 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Green Man has appeared all over the world in sculptures, drawings and other images. Usually shown with branches or vines sprouting from his nose, mouth, and other parts of his face, he...

£85

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Chicken Wire Sculpture - Hares - Moved from 2020

Chicken Wire Sculpture - Hares - Moved from 2020

Sat, 20 Nov 2021 - Sun, 21 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chris Moss makes stunning 3D open-wire pieces of sculpture, large and small. Her chicken wire bird workshops are one of our most popular workshops. During this 2 day workshop, Chris gives you a...

£170

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1 spaces available

Shibori Resist + Natural Dyeing Techniques - Moved from 2020

Shibori Resist + Natural Dyeing Techniques - Moved from 2020

Sat, 20 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile artist Jane Hare, for an introduction to using natural dyes and Shibori - the Japanese technique of resist dyeing. When it comes to colour, nature can be a treasure trove of...

£85

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Introduction to Foldforming Silver Jewellery

Introduction to Foldforming Silver Jewellery

Sun, 21 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Caroline Brogden for this introduction to the technique of Fold-Forming first discovered by Charles Lewton Brain. Foldforming is a technique that uses a method of folding, forging and annealing the metal repeatedly...

£85

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Textile Taxidermy - Fabric "Trophy" Heads - Moved from 2020

Textile Taxidermy - Fabric "Trophy" Heads - Moved from 2020

Wed, 24 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hand stitch and stuff your own unique “trophy” head in textiles. Typically, you can create a festive Scandi-style Rudolf complete with antlers, or go off-piste and stitch up your favourite animal – hares,...

£85

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Watercolour Christmas Cards - Moved from 2020

Watercolour Christmas Cards - Moved from 2020

Wed, 24 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join artist Ian Scott Massie for a relaxed day of painting and designing your Christmas cards. Take home a collection of cards and ideas and inspiration to continue your designs at home. Treat yourself to a day out and make cards that will really stand out on the shelf!

£85

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1 spaces available

Winter Trees in Watercolour - Moved from 2020

Winter Trees in Watercolour - Moved from 2020

Thu, 25 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Masham artist Ian Scott Massie for a day learning some exciting techniques to portray the essential features of the winter landscape:  snowfall, bare branches, cold winter skies.  Bring your paints and prepare...

£85

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Feltmaking - Handfelted 3D Christmas Tree - Moved from 2020

Feltmaking - Handfelted 3D Christmas Tree - Moved from 2020

Fri, 26 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a day of festive feltmaking with Louise and make your own very unique 3D felted Christmas tree. Using wet felting techniques you will make a tiered Christmas tree on a simple resist...

£85

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The Art of Collage + Stitch - Moved from 2020

The Art of Collage + Stitch - Moved from 2020

Fri, 26 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend the day learning and experimenting with Collage and Stitch techniques with artist Josie Beszant During the workshop you will explore: - how to transfer images on to fabric - stitching paper and...

£85

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Festive Willow - Wreaths + Decorations - Moved from 2020

Festive Willow - Wreaths + Decorations - Moved from 2020

Sat, 27 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Willow sculptor Jess Wilkinson will guide you through the process of designing and making a stunning willow wreath along with a range of smaller willow decorations - stars, hearts and other motifs. -...

£85

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The Art of Glass Engraving on a Festive Theme

The Art of Glass Engraving on a Festive Theme

Sat, 27 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Sandra Snaddon, a Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers, to learn a new skill and take home your very own piece of engraved glass.  Here's a chance to create a unique...

£75 £85

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Novice

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Christmas Blacksmithing - Moved from 2020

Christmas Blacksmithing - Moved from 2020

Sun, 28 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

A great opportunity to try your hand at blacksmithing, produce great Christmas gifts and maybe munch on a few roasted chestnuts too! Blacksmith/sculptor Adrian Wood brings mobile forges and you will go home...

£115

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Have a Stab at Needlefelt - Christmas Decorations - Moved from 2020

Have a Stab at Needlefelt - Christmas Decorations - Moved from 2020

Sun, 28 Nov 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and have a stab at needlefelting and get in the mood for Christmas with us! Join Susie and have a go at needle felt hanging decorations for the festive season. Tangerines, apples,...

£85

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Fabric Sculpture - Christmas Wreath - Moved from 2020

Fabric Sculpture - Christmas Wreath - Moved from 2020

Wed, 1 Dec 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover the wonderful art of fabric sculpting and create yourself a stunning and contemporary Christmas wreath this year. You will use basic fabric sculpting techniques to create a gorgeous wreath with lots of...

£85

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Printmaking for Christmas - Moved from 2020

Printmaking for Christmas - Moved from 2020

Wed, 1 Dec 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have fun learning to create festive printmaking blocks that you can use at home as they won’t require a press or expensive studio equipment to print. You will create a carved stamp from...

£85

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Traditional Christmas Wreaths plus Lunch! - Moved from 2020

Traditional Christmas Wreaths plus Lunch! - Moved from 2020

Thu, 2 Dec 2021

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This is a fun half day workshop where Sue will show you how to make a traditional Christmas wreath. From fairly minimal designs to sumptuous foliage and flowers, you will be guided you...

£55

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Mosaics: Festive Robin Hanging Decorations

Mosaics: Festive Robin Hanging Decorations

Fri, 3 Dec 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The robin, beloved of many, gives us a darting flash of cheery red throughout the year, but more so on frosty, snowy days at Christmas time. Create your own 2 resident robins to...

£85

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Silversmithing - Make a Fidget or Swivel Ring - Moved from 2020

Silversmithing - Make a Fidget or Swivel Ring - Moved from 2020

Fri, 3 Dec 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During this one day workshop you will make a unique silver fidget or swivel ring - a broad plain or textured ring with one or two narrow rings that swivel around it when...

£85

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Copperwork - Design & Make Your Own Christmas Decorations - Moved from 2020

Copperwork - Design & Make Your Own Christmas Decorations - Moved from 2020

Sat, 4 Dec 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A fun session for the festive season and a gorgeous new medium to try! Learn the copperwork skill of hand piercing to produce unique copper creations for the tree or as an ideal...

£85

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Freehand Machine Embroidery - Christmas Decorations - Moved from 2020

Freehand Machine Embroidery - Christmas Decorations - Moved from 2020

Sat, 4 Dec 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Freehand Machine Embroidery - Christmas Decorations. Anyone who has a sewing machine can have a go at freehand machine embroidery. Kirstie Allsopp called it "the crack cocaine of the crafting world" so prepare...

£85

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Chicken Wire Sculpture - Faux Taxidermy - Stag's Head - Moved from 2020

Chicken Wire Sculpture - Faux Taxidermy - Stag's Head - Moved from 2020

Sun, 5 Dec 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chris Moss makes 3D open-wire pieces of sculpture, large and small. Learn from her how to use basic chicken wire to make your own fabulous stag's head to mount on the wall. This is...

£85

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Dressmaking - Casual Linen Jacket in a Day - Moved from 2020

Dressmaking - Casual Linen Jacket in a Day - Moved from 2020

Sun, 5 Dec 2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

With professional seamstress, Claire Humphries as your guide, you will make a simple casual jacket in a day. No pattern involved! You will draw the pattern directly on to your fabric using Claire's...

£85

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Creative Writing - How to Write a Blog

Creative Writing - How to Write a Blog

Wed, 16 Mar 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join writer Beth Daley for this friendly and supportive workshop. It will be full of inspiration and exercises to make your blog posts hit the spot. Whether you have your own blog, want...

£85

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4 spaces available

Dressmaking - Build Your Skills (6 x 3 hour morning sessions)

Dressmaking - Build Your Skills (6 x 3 hour morning sessions)

Thu, 17 Mar 2022

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dates: 17, 24, 31 Mar, 07, 28 Apr + 05 May If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided by...

£160

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Dressmaking - Build Your Skills (6 x 3 hour afternoon sessions)

Dressmaking - Build Your Skills (6 x 3 hour afternoon sessions)

Thu, 17 Mar 2022

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dates: 17, 24, 31 Mar, 07, 28 Apr + 05 May If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided by...

£160

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Wonderful Ways with Watercolour for Botanical Subjects (6 x 3 hour afternoon sessions)

Wonderful Ways with Watercolour for Botanical Subjects (6 x 3 hour afternoon sessions)

Thu, 17 Mar 2022

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This is a series of six 3 hour afternoon sessions. Dates: 17, 24, 31 Mar, 07, 28 Apr + 05 May Join artist Karen Innes to explore the wonderful world of painting plants...

£160

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Ceramics - Springtime Decorations

Ceramics - Springtime Decorations

Fri, 18 Mar 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join ceramicist Charlotte Morrison and have some fun with a springtime theme! Using fine white porcelain clay, you can experiment with textures and glazes to create stunning ceramic decorations, including a paperclay lantern,all...

£85

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Drawing with Wire

Drawing with Wire

Fri, 18 Mar 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and join Helaina and make your very own art wirework. Taking inspiration from your own images/objects you will learn techniques for working with wire to create three-dimensional, wall mounted, drawings. You will...

£85

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Mixed Media - Big, Bold Experiments in Black & White

Mixed Media - Big, Bold Experiments in Black & White

Sat, 19 Mar 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Big, bold experiments in B&W...this is experimental and abstract Mixed Media in Monochrome with artist Jane Burnley. Have you ever fancied painting big, trying out lots of different media and techniques? Would you...

£85

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Printmaking - Introduction to Different Techniques

Printmaking - Introduction to Different Techniques

Sat, 19 Mar 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monoprint, intaglio, relief, reduction, drypoint, chine collé...ever wondered what these words mean? Join printmaker Hester Cox for a whistle stop taster day and find out! Hester will explain and demonstrate some of these...

£85

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Novice

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Freehand Machine Embroidery - Colouring-In with Your Sewing Machine!

Freehand Machine Embroidery - Colouring-In with Your Sewing Machine!

Wed, 23 Mar 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Anyone who has a sewing machine can have a go at freehand machine embroidery. Kirstie Allsopp called it "the crack cocaine of the crafting world" so prepare to get hooked! It is quick...

£85

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Novice

3 spaces available

Lakes + Waterfalls in Watercolour

Lakes + Waterfalls in Watercolour

Wed, 23 Mar 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Ian Scott Massie to explore a range of watercolour techniques to capture water - a perennial theme among artists, which presents a constant challenge to their abilities. This course covers- - techniques...

£85

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Beginners Silversmithing for Jewellery

Beginners Silversmithing for Jewellery

Fri, 25 Mar 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is the perfect class for anyone who is new to metal working and wants a gentle introduction to the basic tools and techniques required to make simple metal jewellery. Caroline Brogden is...

£85

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Novice

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Japanese Fabric Bowls & Knot Bags

Japanese Fabric Bowls & Knot Bags

Fri, 25 Mar 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Durham based artist Betty Brown for a fun day breathing new life into colourful scraps of fabric. Is it a bowl? Is it a hat? Could it be a snooze-hole for your...

£85

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All Levels

3 spaces available

Introduction to Painting in Acrylics

Introduction to Painting in Acrylics

Sat, 26 Mar 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Acrylic paint has transformed painting since its introduction fifty years ago. Discover the versatility of this easy to use, vibrant medium. At this workshop you will learn what acrylic paints are and how...

£85

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Novice

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Printmaking: Relief Collagraph Techniques Without a Press

Printmaking: Relief Collagraph Techniques Without a Press

Sat, 26 Mar 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hester uses collagraph techniques in her own work but mainly uses the indented or inscribed surface to print (known as intaglio). Intaglio involves the use of a press to achieve a decent print...

£85

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Blacksmith For a Day

Blacksmith For a Day

Sun, 27 Mar 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A perfect opportunity to have a hands-on day of blacksmithing. Blacksmith/sculptor Adrian Wood brings with him anvils, tools and mobile forges and you will go home with several creations from your day, including a...

£115

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Make Beautiful Easter Bunnies in Needlefelt

Make Beautiful Easter Bunnies in Needlefelt

Sun, 27 Mar 2022

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

If you loved Annis's needlefelt Herdwick sheep doorstop, you'll love these Easter bunnies. Sculpt a classic cutie for Easter using Annis's needlefelt techniques. Your Easter bunny will measure approximately 22.5cm in length. Make...

£85

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Freehand Machine Embroidery - Colouring-In with Your Sewing Machine!

Freehand Machine Embroidery - Colouring-In with Your Sewing Machine!

Wed, 30 Mar 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Anyone who has a sewing machine can have a go at freehand machine embroidery. Kirstie Allsopp called it "the crack cocaine of the crafting world" so prepare to get hooked! It is quick...

£85

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Novice

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Paint a Beach Scene in Watercolour

Paint a Beach Scene in Watercolour

Wed, 30 Mar 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Find out how much enjoyment there is to be had from painting in watercolour with artist Alison Drake. Watercolour is the favoured medium of many leisure painters and this workshop will take you...

£85

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Novice

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Garden Ornaments in Copper Wire + Beads

Garden Ornaments in Copper Wire + Beads

Fri, 1 Apr 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This relaxed and fun workshop will be a great introduction to working with copper wire and beads. Creating stunning dragonflies and allium heads to decorate the garden or patio using very simple jewellery...

£85

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Make a Gorgeous Needlefelt Hare

Make a Gorgeous Needlefelt Hare

Fri, 1 Apr 2022

10:00 am - 5:30 pm

If you loved Annis's needlefelt Herdwick sheep doorstop, you'll love this gorgeous hare. He's a large scale needlefelt hare but not as hefty as the sheep so not suitable as a doorstop. Join...

£85

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Printmaking - Techniques for Block & Stamp Printing on Fabric

Printmaking - Techniques for Block & Stamp Printing on Fabric

Sat, 2 Apr 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join printmaker Sam Groom to experiment printing on fabric. You create a design and learn how to use lino cutting tools to carve it into an 'easy carve' block. Then you will explore...

£85

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The Craft of Green Wood Bowl Carving

The Craft of Green Wood Bowl Carving

Sat, 2 Apr 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On this one-day introduction to the ancient craft of bowl carving with Mike Craig you will use traditional hand tools to carve your own bowl from native green timber. The joy of this...

£95

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Novice

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Bookbinding - Single Section Bookbinding

Bookbinding - Single Section Bookbinding

Sun, 3 Apr 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop is the perfect introduction to bookbinding. It will introduce participants to three basic book structures which form the foundation for further more advanced processes. Suitable either for complete beginners or for...

£85

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Life Drawing - The Challenge of The Human Form

Life Drawing - The Challenge of The Human Form

Sun, 3 Apr 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The traditional practice of life drawing brings an understanding of proportion, teaches observation and trains the eye. During this inspiring day with artist Stuart Whitehead you will: - Enjoy the experience of drawing...

£85

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Loom Weaving - Become a Weaver....

Loom Weaving - Become a Weaver....

Fri, 8 Apr 2022 - Sat, 9 Apr 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and enjoy a wonderful 2 days of weaving with Jan Beadle on a 4 shaft table loom. This 2 day format, allows time for you to learn the process from scratch from...

£170

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Start Sewing! Master Your Machine + Basic Skills

Start Sewing! Master Your Machine + Basic Skills

Fri, 8 Apr 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Launch yourself into the wonderful world of sewing and dressmaking with this one day workshop with Claire Humphries. Learn how to find your way around your sewing machine - select the correct foot,...

£85

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Novice

4 spaces available

Willow Sculpture - Hares

Willow Sculpture - Hares

Sat, 9 Apr 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In a day spent with willow sculptor Jess Wilkinson, you will pick up many of the techniques and tips to help you create stunning sculptures in willow. By the end of the day...

£85

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Essential Drawing Techniques for Artists

Essential Drawing Techniques for Artists

Wed, 27 Apr 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A day to focus on drawing, particularly on techniques and approaches to drawing which will help you understand tone, proportion and composition. These skills will lead to better planning for painting and printmaking....

£85

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Novice

-1 spaces available

Sewing Skills: Unlock Your Overlocker!

Sewing Skills: Unlock Your Overlocker!

Wed, 27 Apr 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you wish to build skills and confidence you need to unlock and get the most from your overlocker, this is the day for you! Saddle up your overlocker and join Claire Humphries...

£85

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Intermediate

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Wet Felted Pictures - Painting with Fibres

Wet Felted Pictures - Painting with Fibres

Fri, 29 Apr 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop is for everyone who has a love of all things textural. You will learn the basic wet felting method and at the same time produce a picture made from Merino wool...

£85

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Wire Sculpture: Small Songbirds with Flowers

Wire Sculpture: Small Songbirds with Flowers

Fri, 29 Apr 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chris Moss makes 3D open-wire pieces of sculpture, large and small. Learn from her how to use wire to form small bird sculptures and design a sculptural piece that can then be mounted...

£85

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Beautiful Botanical Books

Beautiful Botanical Books

Sat, 30 Apr 2022 - Sun, 1 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Be inspired by Alice Fox and join her to explore a series of simple but effective techniques for making marks on paper using plant material. The course includes: - techniques for botanical contact...

£170

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Blacksmithing - Sculptural Flowers for the Garden

Blacksmithing - Sculptural Flowers for the Garden

Sat, 30 Apr 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Forge your own gorgeous gifts on this hands-on day whether you are new to blacksmithing or want to try your hand at something different. Blacksmith/sculptor Adrian Wood brings forges and anvils and you...

£115

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Blacksmithing - Fire + BBQ Tools with Ramshead Handles

Blacksmithing - Fire + BBQ Tools with Ramshead Handles

Sun, 1 May 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A rare opportunity to have a hands-on day of blacksmithing - working hot metal by hand and finding out how to create a ramshead handle. Blacksmith/sculptor Adrian Wood brings with him anvils, tools and...

£115

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Design + Print a Pair of Lush Cushions

Design + Print a Pair of Lush Cushions

Wed, 4 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Gillian for a fun workshop designing and printing your own pair of cushion covers. This workshop will be a wonderful journey into design composition and fabric printing. Using a great selection of...

£85

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Mixed Media - Big, Bold Experiments in Black & White

Mixed Media - Big, Bold Experiments in Black & White

Wed, 4 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Big, bold experiements in B&W...this is experimental and abstract Mixed Media in Monochrome with artist Jane Burnley. Have you ever fancied painting big, trying out lots of different media and techniques? Would you...

£85

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Bookbinding - Leather Wrap Books

Bookbinding - Leather Wrap Books

Fri, 6 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kate Bowles makes handbound books using recycled papers and fabric. Join her to make your own leather wrap book. During this one-day workshop you will be introduced to the heritage craft of bookbinding...

£85

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Loom Weaving - Colour, Pattern + Texture

Loom Weaving - Colour, Pattern + Texture

Fri, 6 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and enjoy a wonderful day of weaving with Jan Beadle on a 4 shaft table loom. Whether you’re a beginner or already a weaver, this will be a lovely opportunity to experiment...

£85

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Introduction to Wet Felting - Textured Rock Pool Wall Hanging

Introduction to Wet Felting - Textured Rock Pool Wall Hanging

Sat, 7 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join feltmaker Louise Curnin for this workshop and get a real taste of the art of felt making. You will not only learn the basic skills needed to make flat felt from wool...

£85

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Silversmithing - Silver Bands + Knot Rings

Silversmithing - Silver Bands + Knot Rings

Sat, 7 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Rebecca for a day of silversmithing. Using sterling silver you will be guided through the steps involved in making two rings - a simple band and a Celtic Weave ring - all...

£85

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Experimental Papermaking - Incorporating Textiles

Experimental Papermaking - Incorporating Textiles

Wed, 11 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This will be an experimental, fun and therapeutic day exploring the magical art of papermaking using pulps made from waste papers and plant materials. Papermaking artist Niki Hampson of Pulpitations will share her...

£85

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Make a Gorgeous Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Make a Gorgeous Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Wed, 11 May 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join needlefelt maker Annis McGowan to create a heavy-weight and highly unique Herdwick Sheep doorstop. This beautiful object is made of a blended wool mix, including iconic Herdwick fleece. It is formed into...

£85

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Creating Delicate Felted Landscapes

Creating Delicate Felted Landscapes

Thu, 12 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create a painterly landscape using the wet felting technique. On this one-day workshop you will be guided through the steps Valérie uses when creating her own felt artwork. You will be encouraged to...

£85

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3 spaces available

Introduction to the Art of Glass Engraving

Introduction to the Art of Glass Engraving

Thu, 12 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Sandra Snaddon, a Fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers, to learn a new skill and take home your very own piece of engraved glass. All equipment will be provided, and you...

£85

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Novice

5 spaces available

Mixed Media Made Easy

Mixed Media Made Easy

Fri, 13 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend the day learning about mixed media from artist Josie Beszant. During the workshop you will learn: - what paints and adhesives work together - and which ones don’t - how to combine...

£85

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Pewtersmithing: Jewellery with Patterns & Texture

Pewtersmithing: Jewellery with Patterns & Texture

Fri, 13 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Ella McIntosh to create your own stunning pewter jewellery. During this workshop you will be using a traditional jeweller's rolling mill to add texture and pattern to pewter with items such as...

£85

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African-Style Frame Basket in Plant Fibres

African-Style Frame Basket in Plant Fibres

Sat, 14 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During this one day workshop, Averil will help you explore the beauty and versatility of fibre basketry techniques. By the end of the day you will have created a small frame basket in...

£85

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1 spaces available

Pewtersmithing: Vessels Using a Rolling Mill

Pewtersmithing: Vessels Using a Rolling Mill

Sat, 14 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This pewtersmithing workshop enables you to make a pewter vessel and revolves around the use of a piece of equipment called a 'rolling mill'. Under the guidance of Ella you will use the...

£85

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Silverclay Jewellery - Inspired by Nature

Silverclay Jewellery - Inspired by Nature

Sun, 15 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Make a piece of jewellery using textures and inspiration from nature. You will also be taught the exciting technique of making a mould and producing a piece from that. Go home with a...

£85

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Willow for The Garden - Make a Hanging Pergola-Style Bird Table

Willow for The Garden - Make a Hanging Pergola-Style Bird Table

Sun, 15 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This beautiful pergola style bird table has an elegant overhanging roof which involves some challenging weaving. So ideally you will already have some experience of willow weaving before attending this workshop. Use willow...

£85

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Using Resist Techniques in Watercolour

Using Resist Techniques in Watercolour

Wed, 18 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Resists are an essential feature in the work of many artists including Henry Moore, John Blockley and John Piper. Artist Ian Scott Massie who uses these techniques extensively in his own work, will...

£85

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An Introduction to Techniques for Line + Wash

An Introduction to Techniques for Line + Wash

Thu, 19 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Try your hand at "line and wash" - the creation of a pen and ink sketch tinted with a wash of coloured ink or watercolour - with artist John Harrison. You will start...

£85

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All Levels

3 spaces available

Printmaking - Dales + Meadows in Monoprint

Printmaking - Dales + Meadows in Monoprint

Thu, 19 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monoprintmaking is one of the most "painterly", spontaneous and exciting ways of making prints, with each print created being unique. Explore this wildly diverse print method with Hester Cox to guide you and...

£85

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A Practical Introduction to Cyanotype Print Making

A Practical Introduction to Cyanotype Print Making

Fri, 20 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. It is literally a “dark blue impression”. Cyanotype images are made using light-sensitive chemicals to produce the permanent pigment ‘Prussian Blue’. During...

£85

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Printmaking - Hand Printed Woodcut

Printmaking - Hand Printed Woodcut

Fri, 20 May 2022 - Sat, 21 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Woodcut printmaking has been used in Europe since the 12th century - for printing images onto textiles and on paper by the late 14th century. The process involves a woodblock being carved so...

£170

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Ceramics - Porcelain Pouches, Pockets + Envelopes

Ceramics - Porcelain Pouches, Pockets + Envelopes

Sat, 21 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have a go at making a selection of beautiful and quirky creations in beautiful porcelain with ceramicist Charlotte Morrison. Learn techniques for working porcelain clay successfully to create cute and unusual containers perfect...

£85

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All Levels

1 spaces available

Blacksmithing: Making a Dragon  Candle Holder

Blacksmithing: Making a Dragon Candle Holder

Sun, 22 May 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

An amazing opportunity to have a hands-on day of blacksmithing. Blacksmith/sculptor Adrian Wood brings with him anvils, tools and mobile forges and you will go home with a fabulous dragon candle holder design made...

£115

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Sew Your Own Casual Messenger Bag

Sew Your Own Casual Messenger Bag

Sun, 22 May 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On this intensive 1 day workshop with Claire Humphries, you will learn how to sew your own casual messenger bag in your own choice of fabric. Under Claire's guidance you will explore adding pockets...

£85

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Beautiful Botanical Bas Relief Tiles

Beautiful Botanical Bas Relief Tiles

Thu, 26 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this experimental course you will learn the various steps to making your own bas relief flower & nature plaster cast tiles. The course will cover rolling out the clay, designing and arranging...

£85

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Hand Embroidery for Beginners

Hand Embroidery for Beginners

Thu, 26 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During this workshop students will learn how to correctly hoop fabric, choose appropriate fabrics and threads, and learn a variety of basic stitches. We then move on to altering the stitches learnt, to...

£85

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Novice

6 spaces available

Eco Printing Using Plant Materials

Eco Printing Using Plant Materials

Fri, 27 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile artist, Jane Hare, for a day of getting back to nature, eco printing using plant materials. Using leaves gathered from the garden or hedgerow, common vegetables and the power of steam,...

£85

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Fabric Sculpting - Garden "Flower Stake"

Fabric Sculpting - Garden "Flower Stake"

Fri, 27 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover the wonderful art of fabric sculpting and create yourself a stunning flower stake using fabric sculpting techniques.  These flowers are a perfect way to add a splash of colour and fun to your...

£85

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Photography - Capturing Flowers & Gardens

Photography - Capturing Flowers & Gardens

Sat, 28 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A day creating images of Flowers and Gardens around Mashamshire with professional photographer Whitfield Benson. Spend the day taking inspiration from the landscape, flora and fauna. Both wider landscape images and close ups...

£85

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Soft Pastels - Texture & Softness in Wildlife + Animal Painting

Soft Pastels - Texture & Softness in Wildlife + Animal Painting

Sat, 28 May 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sue Orrey-Godden is a local artist whose work is known for capturing wildlife and animals. Join her for this workshop, aimed at all levels to learn some of her techniques. You will learn...

£85

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Bookbinding - Make an "Open Spine" Book

Bookbinding - Make an "Open Spine" Book

Thu, 9 Jun 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kate Bowles makes handbound books using recycled papers and fabric. Join her to make your own simple open-spine book. During this one-day workshop you will be introduced to the heritage craft of bookbinding...

£85

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Introduction to Lovely Leatherwork - Belt + Coin Purse

Introduction to Lovely Leatherwork - Belt + Coin Purse

Thu, 9 Jun 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Leather worker Ruth Pullan specialises in creating hand stitched bags and accessories using high quality British materials. Join her for this leatherwork workshop which will give you the basic skills needed for leatherwork....

£85

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Novice

3 spaces available

Make a Gorgeous Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Make a Gorgeous Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Fri, 10 Jun 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join needlefelt maker Annis McGowan to create a heavy-weight and highly unique Herdwick Sheep doorstop. This beautiful object is made of a blended wool mix, including iconic Herdwick fleece. It is formed into...

£85

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More Leatherwork - Make a Small Satchel Style Bag

More Leatherwork - Make a Small Satchel Style Bag

Fri, 10 Jun 2022

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join leatherworker Ruth Pullan for an intensive day learning to make a small hand stitched satchel style leather bag - probably slightly larger than the one depicted but please note the slightly longer...

£85

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Intermediate

3 spaces available

Chicken Wire Sculpture - Sitting Fox

Chicken Wire Sculpture - Sitting Fox

Sat, 11 Jun 2022 - Sun, 12 Jun 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chris Moss makes stunning 3D open-wire pieces of sculpture, large and small. Her chicken wire bird and hare workshops are some of our most popular workshops. Now Chris is tackling the most wiley...

£170

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All Levels

4 spaces available

Have a Stab at Needlefelt - Dogs

Have a Stab at Needlefelt - Dogs

Sat, 11 Jun 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have a stab at this – needle felt your own dog! (Or someone else's dog if you like). Dogs come in such a variety of shapes and sizes and we've made lots here...

£85

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Blacksmithing - Sculptural Flowers for the Garden

Blacksmithing - Sculptural Flowers for the Garden

Sun, 12 Jun 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Forge your own gorgeous gifts on this hands-on day whether you are new to blacksmithing or want to try your hand at something different. Blacksmith/sculptor Adrian Wood brings forges and anvils and you...

£115

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An Introduction to Soft Pastels

An Introduction to Soft Pastels

Wed, 15 Jun 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you have ever wanted to get to grips with soft pastels, this workshop with Sue Orrey-Godden will get you on the right track. Sue will guide you through the basic techniques when...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Yarn Hooking - "Five Sheep" Picture

Yarn Hooking - "Five Sheep" Picture

Wed, 15 Jun 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and enjoy a day hooking with Carole Rennison. This hooking workshop is a little different to traditional rag rug hooking.  You will be working on fine weave hessian, with a small hooking...

£85

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Try Your Hand at a Potter's Wheel

Try Your Hand at a Potter's Wheel

Thu, 16 Jun 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We've all seen skilled potters take a round, moist, lumpy clump of clay, lob it into the centre of their potter's wheel and then use their hands and thumbs to form fabulous shapes....

£95

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Novice

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Willow Handbag with Leather Handle

Willow Handbag with Leather Handle

Thu, 16 Jun 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop will guide you through the fascinating process of willow weaving and you will make a useful and pretty willow basket with leather handles. You will have a choice of different colours...

£85

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Cold Wax + Oil Painting

Cold Wax + Oil Painting

Fri, 17 Jun 2022 - Sat, 18 Jun 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An Introduction to Cold Wax Medium In this experimental 2-day course you will be guided step by step on the methods for building up paintings in layers, using cold wax, oil paints and...

£170

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All Levels

7 spaces available

Try Your Hand at a Potter's Wheel

Try Your Hand at a Potter's Wheel

Fri, 17 Jun 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We've all seen skilled potters take a round, moist, lumpy clump of clay, lob it into the centre of their potter's wheel and then use their hands and thumbs to form fabulous shapes....

£95

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Novice

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Woodworking + Wood Turning Using A Pole Lathe

Woodworking + Wood Turning Using A Pole Lathe

Sat, 18 Jun 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chris Helliwell specialises in the ancient art of bodging - green (unseasoned) woodworking techniques. Join him for a wonderful day learning pole lathe turning. You will use ancient woodworking tools and techniques including...

£95

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All Levels

5 spaces available

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