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Printmaking - Lovely Linocut Christmas Cards

Sat, 25 Nov 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Linocut is a popular and accessible way of creating prints and is particularly suitable for repeat images that can be used on cards, wrapping paper and fabric. On this one-day workshop you will...

£75

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All Levels

1 spaces available

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Sewing: Classic Apron with Cyanotype Feature Pocket

Sat, 25 Nov 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fancy sewing something classic with a twist?  On this workshop with Claire Humphries you will use the original "blue print" form of image transfer to create a unique printed image on specially treated...

£60 £75

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All Levels

1 spaces available

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Handmade Skincare - Christmas Scrubs, Soapballs & Moisturizers ***New Date***

Thu, 30 Nov 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Are you inspired to make gorgeous natural, aromatic beauty products to give to friends and family this year? Using simple, natural ingredients inspired by winter indulgences, you will learn to make your own...

£60 £75

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Papercutting for Christmas

Thu, 30 Nov 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This relaxed, festive workshop, Papercutting for Christmas, will cover the basics of papercutting, including scalpel technique, practicing shapes, lines and curves, and understanding simple design techniques. More advanced aspects such as colour infills...

£75

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All Levels

1 spaces available

Christmas Wreaths and Flowers

Fri, 1 Dec 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This full day workshop with Lin will show you how to make a range of Christmas wreaths and festive floral decorations. From minimal contemporary designs to sumptuous decadent displays, Lin will guide you...

£75

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All Levels

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Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

Fri, 1 Dec 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is a great festive introduction to making gorgeous designs in fused glass. With Tim as your guide you will learn about glass fusing and slumping. You will learn how to cut glass...

£85

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All Levels

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Bright + Festive Designs in Polymer Clay

Sat, 2 Dec 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get in the mood for Christmas and create swag bag of festive decs in Polymer clay (common make - Fimo). This wonderful ‘plastic’ type clay comes in bright vibrant colours, is easy to...

£60 £75

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All Levels

2 spaces available

Textile Taxidermy - Textile Animal Heads

Sat, 2 Dec 2017

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,...

£75

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All Levels

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Christmas Wreaths and Decorations in Willow

Sun, 3 Dec 2017

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. -...

£75

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Festive Needlefelt Robins

Sun, 3 Dec 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have a stab at this! Needlefelt robins for the festive season. They work as Christmas tree baubles, gifts or decorations. Needle felting is a fascinating technique which allows you to sculpt carded wool...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

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Create a Stunning Sail Boat in Glass + Copper Foil

Fri, 16 Feb 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Everyone loves stained glass and the gorgeous effect of the light streaming through it. Now you can learn how to create your own small glass decorations using stained glass with the copper foil...

£85

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All Levels

3 spaces available

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Painting a Snowy Landscape in Watercolour Step by Step

Fri, 16 Feb 2018

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...

£75

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Novice

3 spaces available

Introduction to Fused Glass - Coasters + Plaques + Hangings

Sat, 17 Feb 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Zoe Simon of Uredale Glass for a day making gorgeous designs in fused glass. You will be introduced to different ways of using colour to create fabulous coasters, tiles and plaques. Learn...

£85

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All Levels

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Life Drawing - The Challenge of The Human Form

Sat, 17 Feb 2018

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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All Levels

0 spaces available

Kiln-Fired Silver Rings from Precious Metal Clay

Sun, 18 Feb 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Use this one day workshop to make 2 styles of Silver Art Clay ring; learn how to texture clay, fire and polish it. The two silverclay rings use different methods. One a textured...

£85

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All Levels

4 spaces available

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Stick Making - Horn + Antler Handles

Sun, 18 Feb 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn the art of stick making using horn and antler with stick maker, Stuart Lawrence. Choose your handle from a selection of beautiful antlers and buffalo horns. Pick out your shank from a...

£85

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Novice

0 spaces available

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

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dates: 22 Feb and 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 March 2018 If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided by...

£150

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All Levels

2 spaces available

Spring Machine Embroidery - Techniques for Creating Landscapes (6 x 3 hour afternoon sessions)

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dates: 22 Feb and 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 March 2018 An exciting six week course aimed at those with some prior experience of freehand machine embroidery. You will create a landscape in...

£150

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Beginners Silverclay Jewellery - Texture in Silver

Fri, 23 Feb 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

You will be guided through using precious metal clay to design and create a pendant or earrings, using a variety of textures to produce some stunning effects. You will go home with a...

£85

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Novice

3 spaces available

Introduction To One Colour Screen Printing

Fri, 23 Feb 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Screenprinting is a vibrant, flexible medium beloved of artists and craftspeople in which the print is created by pressing ink through a stencilled fabric screen. This course will introduce you to the equipment,...

£85

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Novice

2 spaces available

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Chicken Wire Sculpture - Hares

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 - Sun, 25 Feb 2018

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...

£150

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Printmaking - An Introduction to Different Techniques

Sat, 24 Feb 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Printmaking has become very popular over the last few years both with collectors seeking original artworks at affordable prices and artists wanting to explore new and exciting ways of creating images. In this...

£75

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Novice

0 spaces available

Ceramics - Hanging Decorations, Small Plaques + Mobiles

Sun, 25 Feb 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Charlotte for a day spent creating tinkling ceramic hanging decorations, plaques and mobiles using various clays. - Identify the characteristics of different clays. - Understand some of the making processes used when...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

An Introduction to Mosaics

Fri, 2 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mosaic decoration - assembling small pieces of glass, ceramic or stone, has been used since ancient times to decorate homes, gardens and places of worship - both inside and out. This workshop with...

£75

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Novice

0 spaces available

Glassblowing - Hands-On Studio Day

Fri, 2 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

You don't get many opportunities to experience the thrill of working with red hot glass with a professional glass maker. For the past thirty years Tim and Maureen Simon have created classic studio...

£295

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All Levels

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Start Sewing! Master Your Machine + Basic Skills

Fri, 2 Mar 2018

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,...

£75

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Novice

5 spaces available

Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Morning Session

Sat, 3 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fancy a short taste of what it's like to work with molten glass? Here is your chance to experience the thrill of glassblowing and working with red hot glass in the workshop of...

£145

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Novice

0 spaces available

Stone Setting in Silver Jewellery

Sat, 3 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stone setting is the craft of securely and accurately fixing stones and gems into jewellery. On this workshop you will set a number of stones into a silver setting. This will then be...

£85

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Woodworking + Wood Turning Using A Pole Lathe

Sat, 3 Mar 2018

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...

£85

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Novice

0 spaces available

Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Afternoon Session

Sat, 3 Mar 2018

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Fancy a short taste of what it's like to work with molten glass? Here is your chance to experience the thrill of glassblowing and working with red hot glass in the workshop of...

£145

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Novice

2 spaces available

Glassblowing - Hands-On Studio Day

Sun, 4 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

You don't get many opportunities to experience the thrill of working with red hot glass with a professional glass maker. For the past thirty years Tim and Maureen Simon have created classic studio...

£295

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All Levels

0 spaces available

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Making Traditional Moulded Silk Roses

Sun, 4 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join milliner Claire Spooner for a fun & relaxed workshop, using silk & traditional tools to make beautiful spectacular traditionally moulded silk flowers from which you can make two unique corsages. Each person...

£75

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All Levels

7 spaces available

Willow Sculpture - Hares

Sun, 4 Mar 2018

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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All Levels

0 spaces available

Art for Absolute Beginners

Wed, 7 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have you ever wondered where to begin? Here's your chance to have a go at art for starters. Get some gentle and fun guidance and try out materials such as watercolours, pastels, ink,...

£75

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Novice

0 spaces available

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Creating Delicate Felted Landscapes

Wed, 7 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create a painterly landscape using the wet felting technique. On this one-day workshop, you will be guided by Valerie through the creative steps and the wet felting techniques she uses to create her...

£85

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All Levels

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Essential Watercolour

Fri, 9 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A comprehensive grounding in the principles of using watercolour. Suitable for beginners or for any artist who wishes to go back to basics and be inspired. - Find out about the principles of...

£75

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Novice

0 spaces available

Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Morning Session

Fri, 9 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fancy a short taste of what it's like to work with molten glass? Here is your chance to experience the thrill of glassblowing and working with red hot glass in the workshop of...

£145

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Novice

2 spaces available

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Introduction to Wet Felting - Textured Rock Pool Wall Hanging

Fri, 9 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop will give you a taste of the art of felt making. You will not only learn the basic skills needed to to make flat felt from wool fibres, but also techniques...

£75

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Novice

1 spaces available

Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Afternoon Session

Fri, 9 Mar 2018

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Fancy a short taste of what it's like to work with molten glass? Here is your chance to experience the thrill of glassblowing and working with red hot glass in the workshop of...

£145

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Novice

2 spaces available

Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Morning Session

Sat, 10 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fancy a short taste of what it's like to work with molten glass? Here is your chance to experience the thrill of glassblowing and working with red hot glass in the workshop of...

£145

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Novice

0 spaces available

Have a Stab at Needlefelt Animals

Sat, 10 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have a stab at this! Needlefelt Animal Workshop. Needle felting is a fascinating technique which allows you to sculpt carded wool into three-dimensional objects. It lends itself very well to animal sculpture as...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

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Upcycled Handsewn Patchwork Bag in a Day

Sat, 10 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Durham based artist Betty Brown for a fun day breathing new life into colourful second hand fabrics. This bright and versatile handsewn patchwork bag can be sewn in a day with Betty...

£75

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Afternoon Session

Sat, 10 Mar 2018

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Fancy a short taste of what it's like to work with molten glass? Here is your chance to experience the thrill of glassblowing and working with red hot glass in the workshop of...

£145

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Novice

2 spaces available

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Mosaics - Design + Create a Green Man or Woman (3 day series)

Wed, 14 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is a series of 3 full days. Dates are: 14, 21 and 28 March The Green Man - and occasionally woman - has been represented throughout the centuries in stone, wood, and...

£195

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All Levels

2 spaces available

Printmaking - Techniques That Work Without a Press

Wed, 14 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you always wanted to have a go at printmaking but thought you’d need access to an expensive press, Hester will show you how you can create stunning prints by hand and at...

£75

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All Levels

4 spaces available

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Printmaking - Introduction to Collagraph Techniques (3 day series)

Thu, 15 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is a series of 3 full days. Dates are: 15, 22 and 29 March This course is aimed at collagraph novices and will introduce participants to this highly textural and versatile printmaking...

£195

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Novice

0 spaces available

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Acrylics - Misty Morning, Dales Landscape

Fri, 16 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Whether you're already a fan of painting with acrylics or you're new to the medium, artist Nikky Corker is the perfect guide. This day with Nikky is an opportunity to discover the use...

£75

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Jewellery - Pendants + Earrings in Polymer Clay

Fri, 16 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover techniques for creating stunning accessories in polymer clay (Fimo) with artist, designer and jewellery-maker Jane Burnley. Polymer clay is a wonderful ‘plastic’ type clay which comes in bright vibrant colours, is easy...

£75

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All Levels

7 spaces available

Casting in Pewter - Jewellery, Decorations or Key Rings

Sat, 17 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop involves casting in pewter using molten lead free pewter into a mould made from Cuttlefish. This is a traditional technique which produces beautiful textured results and allows unique designs. Under Ella's...

£75

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All Levels

1 spaces available

Spring Scrubs & Moisturisers - Handmade Skincare

Sat, 17 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Needing a little pampering after a long, dark winter? For anyone who wants to look after their skin naturally and indulgently, or who wants to give natural skincare as a gift, this is...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Beginners: Blacksmith For a Day

Sun, 18 Mar 2018

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 several creations from your day. - Understand...

£115

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Novice

3 spaces available

Using Gouache "Railway Poster" Style

Sun, 18 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The railway poster designers of the inter-war years evolved a highly stylized approach to representational painting. This exciting course shows how to create similar results through vibrant colour, strong composition and tonal reduction...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Willow Seedpod Lanterns

Wed, 21 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Learn the basic skills and forms of lantern building, and all about the properties of willow and paper. Produce a beautiful seed-pod inspired lantern which will incorporate battery powered LED lighting, suitable for...

£75

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All Levels

1 spaces available

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Bookbinding - Make a Simple Hardback Book

Fri, 23 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During this one-day workshop you will be introduced to the heritage craft of bookbinding by bookmaker Kate Bowles. You will create a simple hardback book using traditional methods. Kate will guide you through...

£75

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0 spaces available

Wet Felted Pictures - Painting with Fibres

Fri, 23 Mar 2018

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...

£75

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Chicken Wire Sculpture - Hens + Ducks

Sat, 24 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chris Moss makes 3D open-wire pieces of sculpture, large and small. Learn from her how to use chicken wire to make your own chicken or duck suitable for inside or out. A bird...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Paint & Scratch Techniques - Acrylics & Oil Pastel

Sat, 24 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you like a bit of excitement and magic in your painting? Would you like to be a little more spontaneous in the way you work? If so, this might be the workshop...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Making + Using Handmade Paper

Sun, 25 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore some of the techniques involved in making fabulous handmade paper from scratch - make a variety of decorated and textured sheets then look at ideas for using them. - Make a sheet...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Sew Your Own Casual Messenger Bag

Sun, 25 Mar 2018

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...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Mastering Knife Skills in Wood– Carve a Butter Spreader

Wed, 28 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Start knife carving in wood - it's amazing what you can do with just a small axe and a couple of knives. Working with green unseasoned wood you will learn to use really...

£75

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Novice

6 spaces available

Chicken Wire Sculpture - Pheasants

Wed, 18 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chris Moss makes 3D open-wire pieces of sculpture, large and small. Learn from her how to use chicken wire to make your own fabulous pheasant suitable for inside or out. A bird of approximately 12...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

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Wonderful Ways with Watercolour for Botanical Subjects (3 day series)

Wed, 18 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is a series of 3 full days. Dates are: 18, 25 April and 02 May Join artist Karen Innes to explore the wonderful world of painting plants and flowers over three consecutive...

£195

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All Levels

3 spaces available

Botanical Drawing - Bluebells + Early Foliage

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Experienced tutor and botanical artist, Sue Vize, will help you achieve more out of a coloured pencil than you thought possible! She will show you how to achieve depth of tone and colour...

£85

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Introduction to Painting in Acrylics

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

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...

£75

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Novice

6 spaces available

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An Introduction to Techniques for Line + Wash

Fri, 20 Apr 2018

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...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Sculpt Green Man Wall Plaques in Clay + Plaster

Fri, 20 Apr 2018

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...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

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Blacksmithing Lite! Delicate + Dainty Forging

Sat, 21 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is the perfect opportunity for someone who's always wanted to have a go a blacksmithing but thought their biceps might not be up to the job! During the one day session with...

£115

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Improve your Photography - Landscape + Nature

Sat, 21 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Extend your knowledge of your camera with this day concentrating on photographing landscape, flora and fauna, insects and birds. You will be taught to recognise the best opportunities for taking a successful image...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Introducing Pattern Cutting

Sat, 21 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Day 1: 21 April 2018 Day 2: 11 May 2018 Understand the basics of pattern construction, learning how to create a block which can then be adapted to individual designs. - Learn how...

£160

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All Levels

3 spaces available

Blacksmithing: Making a Dragon Candle Holder

Sun, 22 Apr 2018

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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All Levels

3 spaces available

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Wonderful Willow Basketwork - Oval Frame Basket

Sun, 22 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Working with willow and other hedgerow plants this workshop will guide you through the fascinating process of willow weaving to create a traditional "frame basket". By the end of the day you will...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Ceramics - Summer Lanterns + Tea Lights

Wed, 25 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create beautiful translucent porcelain tealight holders, perfect for the summer months in your home or garden. Using a range of clays, including porcelain and paperclay, which both show the light through beautifully. You...

£75

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All Levels

4 spaces available

Felt Without Seams - Clutch Bag or iPad Case

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Love your iPad or tablet? Want it to reflect the uniqueness of it's owner rather than the blandness of common or garden covers? Why not join Louise and learn how to make a...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

The Art of Marbling on Paper

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A workshop which invites you to learn about the art of marbling - learn how to make marbling by traditional Ebru techniques with Bade Kafadar. Colours are sprinkled using hand made brushes made...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

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Acrylics - Woodland Path, Mixed Media

Fri, 27 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Whether you're already a fan of painting with acrylics or you're new to the medium, artist Nikky Corker is the perfect guide. This day with Nikky is an opportunity to discover a variety...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

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Printmaking - Dales + Meadows in Monotype

Fri, 27 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monotype is one of the most direct ways of creating prints and often appeals to people that enjoy spontaneity and experimentation. Join printmaker Hester Cox, and explore why this printmaking method has been...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

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Make a Gorgeous Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Sat, 28 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 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...

£75

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All Levels

-1 spaces available

Try Your Hand at a Potter's Wheel

Sat, 28 Apr 2018

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....

£85

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All Levels

0 spaces available

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Bias Plaited Baskets in Map Paper and Watercolour Paper

Sun, 29 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During this one day workshop, Averil Otiv will help you explore the beauty and versatility of fibre basketry techniques. You will work with hand decorated heavyweight paper to create plaited baskets with various...

£75

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All Levels

3 spaces available

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Colour, Tone + Contrast in Watercolour

Sun, 29 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Ian Scott Massie to explore the use of colour, tone and contrast in your work. Consideration of these components of your paintings can have a great impact on your compositions. This workshop...

£75

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All Levels

1 spaces available

Mystical Mosaic Hare

Wed, 2 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend a fantastic day with Julie learning the essentials of working with mosaic to create a mosaic hare. Whether leaping or gazing, dancing or sleeping, whichever hare you love, create it with glass,...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Introduction to Rag Rugging

Thu, 3 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Want to learn all the top tips and secrets from a leading rug maker? If you struggle with knowing your "hooky" from your "proddy" Heather Ritchie can lead you through the jargon and...

£75

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Silverclay Jewellery - Inspired by Nature

Thu, 3 May 2018

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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All Levels

3 spaces available

Creative Writing - Flash Fiction, Start to Finish

Fri, 4 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Whether you’re an experienced writer or a complete beginner, there will be days you find it hard to get going. Where do you start? Are your ideas any good? This friendly and supportive...

£75

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All Levels

3 spaces available

Using Transfer Techniques on Paper, Board or Textiles

Fri, 4 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A day of experimenting with a range of different transfer techniques - ways in which to transfer photos to paper, board and fabric to incorporate into your work. This workshop would be relevant...

£75

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All Levels

3 spaces available

Colours of the Yorkshire Dales in Soft Pastel

Thu, 10 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Yorkshire Dales are full of inspiration - interesting buildings, striking landscapes, waterfalls, and endless stunning skies. You will learn how to capture these fantastic features - both the subtle and the vibrant,...

£75

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All Levels

3 spaces available

Printmaking - Landscape in Linocut

Thu, 10 May 2018 - Fri, 11 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Linocut printmaking is a wonderful way of working without the need for a press and the graphic qualities of this relief print method make it a great medium for exploring the shapes, patterns...

£150

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All Levels

2 spaces available

NEW

Pop-Ups - The Mechanics of Folding Paper Sculpture

Sat, 12 May 2018 - Sun, 13 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Designing pop-ups is a fun and fascinating process. Join leading pop-up designer, Duncan Birmingham, and learn to make a range of pop-up paper creations that might be used to make unique cards, be...

£150

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All Levels

5 spaces available

NEW

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

Sat, 12 May 2018

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...

£75

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Intermediate

4 spaces available

NEW

Techniques of the British Neo Romantics of the 1920's

Sun, 13 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A group of British artists emerged beginning in the late 1920s through to the 1950's, these include the likes of John Piper, Graham Sutherland, the graphical work of Henry Moore and Eric Ravillious....

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Chicken Wire Sculpture - Hens + Ducks

Wed, 16 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chris Moss makes 3D open-wire pieces of sculpture, large and small. Learn from her how to use chicken wire to make your own chicken or duck suitable for inside or out. A bird...

£75

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Dressmaking Techniques for a Professional Finish - Fastenings, Zips, Loops, Hooks + Buttonholes

Wed, 16 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pop your sewing machine in the boot and join professional dressmaker, Claire Humphries for this workshop where you'll learn all the tips and techniques you'll need to create a professional finish. The day...

£75

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Intermediate

5 spaces available

NEW

Acrylics - Paint a Cottage Garden

Thu, 17 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Whether you're already a fan of painting with acrylics or you're new to the medium, artist Nikky Corker is the perfect guide. This day with Nikky is a day of play with a...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

NEW

Fun with Zoetropes! Make a Moving Picture Machine

Thu, 17 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A Zoetrope is one of the original pre-film forms of animation and can be lots of fun to create for yourself. A favourite of the Victorians, a zoetrope is a cylinder that uses...

£75

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All Levels

7 spaces available

NEW

Eco Printing Using Plant Materials

Fri, 18 May 2018

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,...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

NEW

Lakes + Waterfalls in Watercolour

Fri, 18 May 2018

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...

£75

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All Levels

5 spaces available

NEW

Ceramics - Small Stoneware Slab Pots

Sat, 19 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have a go at creating a selection of beautiful little slab pots. Learn slab building techniques using stoneware clay to create cute little pots perfect for planting a collection of cacti or succulents....

£75

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Stained Glass - Creating a Glass Panel

Sat, 19 May 2018 - Sun, 20 May 2018

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Using light and colour to depict images and stories, stained glass has illuminated our lives for centuries. This two day workshop will enable you to create your own stained glass panel roughly the...

£160

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All Levels

2 spaces available

Blacksmithing - Sculptural Flowers for the Garden

Sun, 20 May 2018

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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All Levels

0 spaces available

Introduction To One Colour Screen Printing

Thu, 24 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Screenprinting is a vibrant, flexible medium beloved of artists and craftspeople in which the print is created by pressing ink through a stencilled fabric screen. This course will introduce you to the equipment,...

£85

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Novice

7 spaces available

NEW

Stone Carving - Curlew or Swift in Flight, Carved in Relief

Thu, 24 May 2018 - Fri, 25 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Swifts and curlews are the iconic birds so long associated with Masham and the Yorkshire Dales. Capture one of these emblems of Yorkshire in some classic Yorkshire stone with stone carver, Gaynor Pearson....

£150

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All Levels

1 spaces available

Watercolour - Bold & Loose!

Fri, 25 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Watercolour frequently suffers from an undeserved reputation as a pale, washed out medium. Contemporary watercolour artists, however, are exploring vibrant new ways of creating results rich in colour and energy and this course...

£75

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All Levels

7 spaces available

Introducing Freehand Machine Embroidery - Start Colouring-in With Your Sewing Machine

Sat, 26 May 2018

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...

£75

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All Levels

3 spaces available

Rust Marks in Textile Art

Sat, 26 May 2018 - Sun, 27 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile Artist Alice Fox and discover the potential for using found rust marks from rusty objects for printing and dyeing on paper and fabric. Using an experimental approach and found metal, we...

£150

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All Levels

4 spaces available

Beginners Calligraphy - Mastering Minuscule

Sun, 27 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Modern calligraphy is based on the manuscripts written by scribes through the ages, from the 5th century to the end of the Renaissance. Under the guidance of Gilly you will study their letters, learning how to...

£75

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Novice

2 spaces available

NEW

Acrylics - Pattern + Texture in the Landscape Using Mixed Media

Sat, 8 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

**Please note the change in tutor from the printed leaflet - Josie's take on creating texture & pattern** From gel mediums to texture pastes there are a multitude of acrylic and mixed media...

£75

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All Levels

10 spaces available

NEW

Stone Carving - A Leaping Hare, Carved in Relief

Sat, 8 Sep 2018 - Sun, 9 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Hares are the stuff of folklore - they have long been a symbol of fertility and new life. So, whether you're trying your hand with a chisel on stone for the first time,...

£150

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All Levels

4 spaces available

Willow Sculpture - Large Pods + Orbs

Sun, 9 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Use the ancient tradition of weaving willow on a contemporary piece which will enhance any garden. This beautiful willow "orb" (or "pod" if you leave a hole) will look fantastic in the garden...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Iconic Yorkshire Landscapes in Watercolour

Wed, 12 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dales, moors, mill towns and harbours - Yorkshire has a great store of subjects for the watercolour artist. This course takes a look at some of the landscapes and townscapes that have made...

£75

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All Levels

7 spaces available

NEW

Stone Carving - A Sleeping Fox in 3D

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - Fri, 14 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Foxes are the stuff of folklore in cultures all around the world. A source of human fascination, credited with formidable intelligence and inventiveness; often used to illustrate the triumph of brains over brawn....

£210

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All Levels

4 spaces available

NEW

Bookbinding - Make an "Open Spine" Book

Thu, 13 Sep 2018

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...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Pattern Design - Coasters, Worktop Savers & Mugs

Fri, 14 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile artist Georgia Wilkinson for an exciting day learning about repeat pattern design. Georgia will introduce you to the world of repeat patterns providing you with some of the core design principles...

£85

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All Levels

5 spaces available

NEW

Miniature Treasures - Paper Garden in a Tin

Sat, 15 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Many of us like to hold on to small things - things we love pared down to their essentials. One very small and barely noticeable thing in the ArtisOn display cabinets has consistently...

£75

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All Levels

7 spaces available

Sharpening Skills - Household, Craft & DIY Tools

Sat, 15 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This one day workshop will allow you to learn about sharpening a wide range of kitchen, household, diy and craft tools. Bring along your blunt tools and learn how to properly sharpen them...

£75

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All Levels

7 spaces available

Beginners: Blacksmith For a Day

Sun, 16 Sep 2018

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 several creations from your day. - Understand...

£115

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Novice

7 spaces available

Gorgeous Gluten Free Baking

Sun, 16 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Karen Selby runs Roots and Fruits Home Bakery near Pickering which specialises in gluten free cakes and bakes. She supplies ArtisOn with cakes that prove gluten free really can be gorgeous! You will...

£100

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Photography: Making Water Work

Sun, 16 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enhance your nature photography by making water work as a significant feature of the landscape. You will be taught to recognise the best opportunities for taking a successful image and to examine what...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Acrylics - Autumn Landscapes

Thu, 20 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join local artist Nikky Corker for another day of painting with acrylics that reflects the season. With Nikky as your guide you will work with an autumnal colour palette to create a painting...

£75

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All Levels

10 spaces available

No-Fuss Furniture Painting Using Annie Sloan Paint

Thu, 20 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Be inspired by Melanie's fresh, friendly and practical approach to furniture painting . Develop your own personal style as you gain confidence in choosing the colours to match the finish. Express your own individual...

£75

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All Levels

3 spaces available

NEW

Sew Your Own Handy Sewing Organiser

Fri, 21 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join ArtisOn's ever popular seamstress, Claire Humphries, on a practical sewing day with a highly practical sewing outcome - a handy and attractive organiser for all your sewing kit. Sew this handy organiser...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

NEW

Stained Glass Taster Day - Creating a Leaded Glass Framed Mirror

Fri, 21 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a one day taste of what it's like to work in leaded stained glass. If you've always fancied having a go but want to dip your toe in on a smaller...

£85

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Silversmithing - Silver Bands + Knot Rings

Sat, 22 Sep 2018

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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All Levels

0 spaces available

Stained Glass - Creating a Glass Panel

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 - Sun, 23 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Using light and colour to depict images and stories, stained glass has illuminated our lives for centuries. This two day workshop will enable you to create your own stained glass panel roughly the...

£160

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Capturing Coastal Views in Watercolour

Sun, 23 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The British coastline is a varied mix of broad beaches, forbidding cliffs, harbours, piers and tidal islands. This one day watercolour workshop with Ian Scott Massie takes a look at some of the...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Ceramics - Beautiful Ceramic Buttons

Wed, 26 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This relaxed and fun workshop will be a great introduction to ceramic practice. Learn some of the basic skills and work with a mixture of clays to produce a variety of decorative buttons....

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Willow Sculpture - Chickens & Other Birds

Wed, 26 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this intensive day spent with willow sculptor Jess Wilkinson, you will pick up many of the techniques and tips to help you work with willow to create sculpture. By the end of...

£75

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All Levels

7 spaces available

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

Thu, 27 Sep 2018

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dates: Thurs 27 Sep, 04, 11, 18, 25 Oct & 08 Nov If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided...

£150

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Intermediate

5 spaces available

Printmaking - Develop Your Collagraph Techniques (6 x 3 hour afternoon sessions)

Thu, 27 Sep 2018

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dates: Thursday 27 Sep, 04, 11, 18, 25 Oct & 08 Nov This advanced collagraph printmaking course is aimed at students that have previous experience of creating collagraph prints and who would now...

£150

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Intermediate

4 spaces available

NEW

Eco Printing Using Plant Materials

Fri, 28 Sep 2018

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,...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

NEW

Metalic Magic for Journaling, Card Making + More...

Fri, 28 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Using texture paste, paints, lustres and waxes, create marvellous metallic effects from paper, to use in your cards, journals and altered art. Sarah will also show you how to alter chipboard shapes and...

£75

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All Levels

7 spaces available

NEW

Potter's Wheel Weekend - Pot Throwing, Turning + Finishing

Sat, 29 Sep 2018 - Sun, 30 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Demi Moore made it look easy and many of us have long harboured a desire to have a go too. This weekend workshop could be your chance to indulge! During this two day...

£170

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Tin Cans To Treasures - Designs + Gifts in Recycled Tin

Sat, 29 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop with Michelle Pilkington is a great introduction to experimenting with and repurposing metal. It's an adventurous day, using old baked beans tins or biscuit tins and reworking them to create stunning...

£75

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All Levels

7 spaces available

Blacksmithing - Fire + BBQ Tools with Ramshead Handles

Sun, 30 Sep 2018

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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All Levels

5 spaces available

Printmaking - Nature in Drypoint

Fri, 5 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Nature is a favourite subject for printmaker Hester Cox and drypoint is a lovely medium in which to work. Learn how to combine line drawing or mark-making with printmaking to create distinctive images...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Using Dissolvable Fabrics to Create Delicate Machine Embroidery

Fri, 5 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover the magic of using vanishing fabric to create seemingly impossible edges and shapes using freehand machine embroidery! During this one day workshop with Claire Humphries, you will be using several types of...

£75

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Intermediate

8 spaces available

Lampshade Making Evening

Fri, 5 Oct 2018

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Spend a fun and relaxing evening with fabric designer Georgia Wilkinson and create a beautiful drum lampshade to take home. Choose from a selection of Georgia's unique and fun fabrics or even use...

£35

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Novice

9 spaces available

Revive, Reupholster + Take Home an Antique Chair

Sat, 6 Oct 2018 - Sun, 7 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We supply the chair - a classic that has seen better days. You bring it back to life! All chairs are ready prepped to save time, but you'll learn how to rejuvenate the...

£170

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All Levels

3 spaces available

Willow Sculpture - Hares

Sat, 6 Oct 2018

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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All Levels

5 spaces available

NEW

More Green Woodworking - Bowl Turning with a Pole Lathe

Sun, 7 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chris Helliwell specialises in the ancient art of bodging - green (unseasoned) wood working techniques. The turning of wooden bowls on a foot-powered pole lathe is a craft that has been in use...

£85

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All Levels

0 spaces available

NEW

Contemporary Cloth Doll Making - A Delicate Jointed Doll

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 - Sat, 13 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The art of cloth doll making is a creative area to work in. Join textile artist, costume designer and cloth doll maker, Ray Slater, and learn some of the many techniques she uses...

£150

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All Levels

2 spaces available

Pewtersmithing: Vessels Using a Rolling Mill

Fri, 12 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This intense 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...

£85

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All Levels

4 spaces available

NEW

Pewtersmithing: Experimental Spoons!

Sat, 13 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This day of pewtersmithing is inspired by Ella's current UTENSiL collection. This experimental spoons workshop will allow you to make adventurous pewter spoons under Ella's watchful eye. During this 1 day workshop you...

£85

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Contemporary Collage - Paper Dresses

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Anyone inspired by Josie's own work will learn some of the secrets of how her own collaged paper dresses are created on this workshop. She will guide you through some the techniques she...

£75

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All Levels

7 spaces available

NEW

Knotted + Twined Baskets in Waxed Linen + Paper

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During this one day workshop Averil Otiv will help you explore the beauty and versatility of fibre basketry techniques. You will have the opportunity to make a net-like basket or bag out of...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Autumn In Watercolour

Fri, 19 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A course which uses the key colours of an autumn palette to convey the brightness, atmosphere, mists and mood of the season on the doorstep of winter. - Control basic wash techniques -...

£75

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All Levels

10 spaces available

Kiln Carving Contemporary Fused Glass Sculptures + Decorations

Fri, 19 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Zoe Simon learning how to create gorgeous simple designs in stacked and layered fused glass with splashes of colour. You will use clear glass to create patterns which, once fused, capture light...

£85

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All Levels

3 spaces available

Lampshade Making Evening

Fri, 19 Oct 2018

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Spend a fun and relaxing evening with fabric designer Georgia Wilkinson and create a beautiful drum lampshade to take home. Choose from a selection of Georgia's unique and fun fabrics or even use...

£35

Info & Book

Novice

8 spaces available

3D Mosaic on a Garden Pebble

Sat, 20 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create a fantastic mosaic for your garden and learn how to mosaic on a 3D surface. Butterflies, ladybirds, owls and frogs etc all look fabulous in the garden all year round, so begin...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Silverclay Jewellery Making Weekend

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - Sun, 21 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Indulge yourself for a whole weekend of creative magic with this wonderful medium. Precious metal clay is a malleable silver clay which can be used to easily make jewellery at home. During this...

£160

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Ceramics - Paperclay Lanterns + Tea Lights ***NB Leaflet date printed incorrectly**

Sun, 21 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create beautiful translucent porcelain tealight holders, perfect for the summer months in your home or garden. Using a range of clays including porcelain and paperclay, which both show the light through beautifully. You...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Acrylics - Evening Harbour, Mixed Media

Wed, 24 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join local artist Nikky Corker for another day of painting with acrylics and using mixed media to produce a landscape of a harbour in the evening light. So it's evening colours and sunset...

£75

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Silversmithing - Make a Fidget or Swivel Ring

Wed, 24 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Use this one day workshop to 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 completed....

£85

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All Levels

1 spaces available

Carve + Construct a Toy Automata in Wood

Fri, 26 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend an enjoyable day designing and creating a simple bird automaton including producing mechanical movement based on a simple crank. Under Susan's guidance you will learn: - how to carve and finish a...

£75

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All Levels

1 spaces available

Chicken Wire Sculpture - Hens + Ducks

Fri, 26 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Chris Moss makes 3D open-wire pieces of sculpture, large and small. Learn from her how to use chicken wire to make your own chicken or duck suitable for inside or out. A bird...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

10 spaces available

Fabulous Felt Slippers

Wed, 7 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join feltmaker Louise Curnin for an intensive day of feltmaking where you will go home with a pair of gorgeous and toasty felt slippers. You'll work off some calories but it will be...

£75

Info & Book

Intermediate

8 spaces available

Perfect Gifts in Polymer Clay - Scarf Pin & Pendant or Earrings

Wed, 7 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover techniques for creating stunning accessories in polymer clay (Fimo) with artist, designer and jewellery-maker Jane Burnley. Polymer clay (common make - Fimo) is a wonderful ‘plastic’ type clay which comes in bright...

£75

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All Levels

7 spaces available

Creating with Fusible, Fragile, Fragments and Threads

Fri, 9 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join two of our most popular tutors for this stunning workshop. Claire and Josie have come together to run a workshop combining their skills in both paper and thread to make fabric postcards...

£75

Info & Book

Intermediate

10 spaces available

Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Morning Session

Fri, 9 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fancy a short taste of what it's like to work with molten glass? Here is your chance to experience the thrill of glassblowing and working with red hot glass in the workshop of...

£145

Info & Book

Novice

2 spaces available

NEW

Jewellery Making Techniques - Wire, Recycled Metal & Beads (3 day series)

Fri, 9 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is a series of 3 full days. Dates are: Fri 09, 16 and 23 Nov 2018 Develop a versatile range of skills in wirework, beadwork and metalwork, particularly the use of recycled...

£195

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All Levels

7 spaces available

Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Afternoon Session

Fri, 9 Nov 2018

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Fancy a short taste of what it's like to work with molten glass? Here is your chance to experience the thrill of glassblowing and working with red hot glass in the workshop of...

£145

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Novice

0 spaces available

NEW

A Cartoon Approach to Drawing

Sat, 10 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you’ve always wished you could draw - or need a different approach to get out of the artistic doldrums - join cartoonist Colin Shelbourne for a Cartoon Approach to Drawing. Using a...

£85

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Morning Session

Sat, 10 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Fancy a short taste of what it's like to work with molten glass? Here is your chance to experience the thrill of glassblowing and working with red hot glass in the workshop of...

£145

Info & Book

Novice

1 spaces available

Natural Form in Mixed Media

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 - Sun, 11 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Anna for this extended 2 day workshop where you will have the time to explore the forms and colours found in nature, using an experimental range of mixed media and collage. The...

£150

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Afternoon Session

Sat, 10 Nov 2018

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Fancy a short taste of what it's like to work with molten glass? Here is your chance to experience the thrill of glassblowing and working with red hot glass in the workshop of...

£145

Info & Book

Novice

2 spaces available

Glassblowing - Hands-On Studio Day

Sun, 11 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

You don't get many opportunities to experience the thrill of working with red hot glass with a professional glass maker. For the past thirty years Tim and Maureen Simon have created classic studio...

£295

Info & Book

All Levels

2 spaces available

NEW

More Calligraphy - The Italic Hand

Sun, 11 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Modern calligraphy is based on the manuscripts written by scribes through the ages, from the 5th century to the end of the Renaissance. Under the guidance of Gilly you will study their letters, learning how to...

£75

Info & Book

Intermediate

7 spaces available

NEW

A "No Mess" Introduction to Charcoal Drawing

Wed, 14 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Charcoal is our oldest drawing material and one of the most expressive, yet many artists are reluctant to cope with the issues of dirty fingers, dust and fixative. This course looks at techniques...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

7 spaces available

NEW

Botanical Drawing - Autumn Leaves + Berries

Wed, 14 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Experienced tutor and botanical artist, Sue Vize will help you achieve more out of a coloured pencil than you thought possible! She will show you how to achieve depth of tone and colour...

£85

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All Levels

7 spaces available

Sculpt a Large Scale Clay Planter

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join ceramic sculptor Iris Wilkinson for this unique 1 day workshop where you will take home a large scale clay pot or planter with a difference! Using a preformed large cylinder which gives...

£75

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All Levels

1 spaces available

NEW

Stitched Up + Sparkly - Upcycled Christmas Decorations

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Durham based artist Betty Brown for a fun day breathing new life into colourful second hand fabrics. With Betty's guidance you will make fun and fancy fabric Christmas decorations. They can be...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Sew Your Own Sea Anemone-Inspired Bag

Fri, 16 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On this intensive 1 day workshop with Claire Humphries you will learn how to sew your own decorative sea anemone-inspired bag with a fimo closure. Under Claire's guidance you will make this quirky...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

Sat, 17 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is a great festive introduction to making gorgeous designs in fused glass. With Zoe as your guide you will learn about glass fusing and slumping. You will learn how to cut glass...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

4 spaces available

Wire Sculpture: Small Songbirds with Flowers

Sat, 17 Nov 2018

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...

£75

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All Levels

3 spaces available

Festive Needlefelt Robins

Sun, 18 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have a stab at this! Needlefelt robins for the festive season. They work as Christmas tree baubles, gifts or decorations. Needle felting is a fascinating technique which allows you to sculpt carded wool...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Screen Printing - Working in Multiple Layers

Sun, 18 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop is designed for those who have already attended a basic introductory workshop or who already have some experience of one colour screen printing. This workshop takes the process further, creating single...

£75

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Intermediate

4 spaces available

NEW

Make a Gorgeous Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Wed, 21 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 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...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Small Scale Screen Printing Using Embroidery Hoops

Wed, 21 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thought screen printing was heavy on gear and equipment?  Forget it! On this workshop you will create your own silkscreen using an embroidery hoop and then use it to create a series of...

£75

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Novice

7 spaces available

Garden Ornaments in Wire + Beads

Thu, 22 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

£75

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All Levels

7 spaces available

Papercutting for Christmas

Thu, 22 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This relaxed, festive workshop, Papercutting for Christmas, will cover the basics of papercutting, including scalpel technique, practicing shapes, lines and curves, and understanding simple design techniques. More advanced aspects such as colour infills...

£75

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All Levels

10 spaces available

Painting Industrial Landscapes in Watercolour

Fri, 23 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A workshop in water-soluble media which turns away from traditional landscape to look at the wide range of industrial subjects which show a different side of Britain. You will: - Improve your drawing...

£75

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All Levels

9 spaces available

NEW

Acrylics - Autumn Ramble

Sat, 24 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join local artist Nikky Corker for another day of painting with acrylics to produce a painting that depicts the look and feel of an autumn ramble. You will focus on capturing the essence...

£75

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Festive Fairy Lights in Wire + Paper

Sat, 24 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Joanna Coupland is well known for her unusual lighting range and other quirky sculptures formed from paper and wire. Join her for an introduction to her techniques using paper and wire to create a...

£75

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All Levels

2 spaces available

Christmas Ceramics - Contemporary Handmade Decorations

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

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.

£75

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All Levels

3 spaces available

Rag Rugging for Christmas - Trees & Wreaths

Thu, 29 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 3D textures that can be achieved with Rag Rugging means some really fabulous foliage and colour effects are possible. So, what better medium for a festive wreath or decorative tree that can...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

NEW

Mosaics - Shimmering Festive Stars in Micro Mosaic

Fri, 30 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend a fantastic day creating shimmering festive star decorations for Christmas. Inspired by the jewel - like paintings of Klimt, and using such delicious materials as handmade papers, Millefiori, shimmering beads, diamante, reflective...

£75

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All Levels

4 spaces available

Printmaking - Block Printing, Festive Cards + Wrap

Fri, 30 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Blockprinting is a great way to create repeat patterns on paper and cards. Hester will teach you how to create your own blocks using a variety of methods and show you how to...

£75

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Christmas Chicken Wire Sculpture - Two Turtle Doves

Sat, 1 Dec 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

**Please note the partridge and quail listed in the leaflet are off the menu!! Turtle Doves are the order of the day...** Chris Moss makes 3D open-wire pieces of sculpture, large and small....

£75

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All Levels

9 spaces available

Wire + Bead Decorations for Christmas

Sat, 1 Dec 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Using metal wires, recycled tin, fabrics and beads Michelle will guide you through techniques to make a collection of great decorations. Take home a number of lovely festive decorations for your home, made...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Christmas Blacksmithing

Sun, 2 Dec 2018

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

An 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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All Levels

6 spaces available

Christmas Wreaths and Decorations in Willow

Sun, 2 Dec 2018

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. -...

£75

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All Levels

9 spaces available

Glass Christmas Decorations in Copper Foil

Thu, 6 Dec 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Everyone loves stained glass and the gorgeous effect of the light streaming through it. Well imagine being able to make your own gorgeous glass decorations to display at Christmas. This one day copper...

£85

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All Levels

7 spaces available

Textile Taxidermy - Textile Animal Heads

Thu, 6 Dec 2018

10:00 am - 4:30 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,...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Traditional Christmas Wreaths plus Lunch!

Fri, 7 Dec 2018

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...

£50

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All Levels

5 spaces available

NEW

Willow Sculpture - Festive Reindeer

Fri, 7 Dec 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Willow sculptor Anthea Firth will guide you through this intensive day of willow weaving. You will use willow and other plant materials to create a beautiful festive reindeer to take home and install...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

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