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Feltmaking - Stunning Summer Shawl Using Nuno Techniques

Wed, 1 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join feltmaker Louise Curnin for a day creating a stunning summer weight shawl. Combining two beautiful textiles, fine merino wool and pure silk, you will create a soft draping, lightweight summer shawl using...

£75

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Pod Shaped Summer Fairy Lights in Wire + Paper

Wed, 1 May 2019

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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Botanical Drawing - The Spring Garden

Thu, 2 May 2019

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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Storm + Sunlight in Watercolour

Thu, 2 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Ian Scott Massie to explore a range of watercolour techniques to capture the separate and combined effects of storm and sunlight. This is a perennial theme among artists, presenting a constant challenge....

£75

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"Stardust" - A Contemporary Cloth Doll Suspended in a Ring of Stars

Fri, 3 May 2019 - Sat, 4 May 2019

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...

£160

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All Levels

3 spaces available

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Acrylic Painting: Rocky Cove

Fri, 3 May 2019

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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Willow Sculpture - Hares

Sat, 4 May 2019

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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Beginners Calligraphy - Mastering Minuscule

Sun, 5 May 2019

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 Jilly you will study their letters, learning how to...

£75

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Novice

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Make a Gorgeous Needlefelt Hare

Sun, 5 May 2019

10:00 am - 5:30 pm

*** Note new finish time of 5:30 *** 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...

£75

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Abbeys, Castles + Ruins in Soft Pastel

Thu, 9 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

There is interest and great inspiration to be found in the ancient buildings around us in the landscape. We have a wealth of local ruins, abbeys and castles that offer a challenge to...

£75

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All Levels

1 spaces available

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Romantic Ruins in Watercolour + Acrylic Inks

Thu, 9 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Ian Scott Massie to explore the portrayal of romantic ruins in the landscape using watercolour and acrylic inks. From Jervaulx Abbey, and Middleham Castle to the follies of Hackfall woods, inspiration is...

£75

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Novice

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Contemporary Collage + Image Transfer Techniques

Fri, 10 May 2019

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...

£75

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Drawing & Painting Trees in Watercolour

Fri, 10 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how to select colours for trees according to the seasons, and discover different techniques for drawing, painting and texturing them singly, and as part of landscape painting. - Study artists who have...

£75

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Carve + Construct a Toy Automata in Wood

Sat, 11 May 2019

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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Create a Stunning Sail Boat - Stained Glass + Copper Foil

Sat, 11 May 2019

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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No-Fuss Furniture Painting Using Annie Sloan Paint

Sun, 12 May 2019

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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Willow Structures for the Garden

Sun, 12 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Design and make your own willow structures, decorations and plant supports for the garden with willow sculptor Jess Wilkinson. During this day exploring the versatility of willow as decorative support, Jess will guide...

£85

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Woodworking + Wood Turning Using A Pole Lathe - NEW DATE

Sun, 12 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

THIS IS A NEW DATE - REPLACES 9th MARCH This workshop will take place under our outside shelter but don't worry, the pole lathe will keep you warm! Chris Helliwell specialises in the...

£85

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Printmaking - Landscape in Linocut

Thu, 16 May 2019 - Fri, 17 May 2019

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

1 spaces available

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Sew a Sumptuous Sea-Anemone Inspired Makeup or Gift Bag

Thu, 16 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On this one day workshop with Claire Humphries, you will learn how to sew and decorate your own small decorative gift or makeup bag. Inspired by the lush colours and shapes of sea-anemones,...

£60 £75

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All Levels

4 spaces available

NEW

A Practical Introduction to Cyanotype Print Making

Fri, 17 May 2019

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...

£75

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Novice

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Ceramics - Porcelain Pouches, Pockets + Envelopes

Sat, 18 May 2019

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...

£75

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Collecting Colours - Colour, Mark + Stitch for Textile + Paper

Sat, 18 May 2019 - Sun, 19 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile artist Alice Fox for two days of exploring techniques for capturing natural colours on both cloth and paper - bringing colour, mark and hand stitch together. With Alice's guidance you will...

£160

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All Levels

1 spaces available

Blacksmithing - Fire + BBQ Tools with Ramshead Handles

Sun, 19 May 2019

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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Chicken Wire Sculpture - Faux Taxidermy - Stag's Head

Thu, 23 May 2019

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...

£75

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Introduction To One Colour Screen Printing

Thu, 23 May 2019

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

1 spaces available

Try Your Hand at Letter Cutting in Stone

Thu, 23 May 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a great opportunity to get a taste for letter cutting in stone. Put chisel to stone to create V cut lettering and try your hand at relief lettering where the letter...

£85

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Creative Writing - What a Character!

Fri, 24 May 2019

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 generate ideas for and develop the characters that will bring your creative writing to...

£60 £75

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Pewtersmithing - Sugar Spoons Using Sheet Metal

Fri, 24 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join pewtersmith Ella McIntosh for this great day using traditional metalwork techniques to create dinky pewter spoons and scoops ideal for sugar, condiments or to give as a gift for a baby or...

£85

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

Fri, 24 May 2019 - Sat, 25 May 2019

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 stone with stone carver, Gaynor Pearson. Over two days,...

£160

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Pewtersmithing - Sugar Bowls Using Sheet Metal

Sat, 25 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Make this a two day pewtersmithing treat and book this workshop together with sugar spoons the day before! Join pewtersmith Ella McIntosh to create a small sugar, trinket or pinch bowl using the...

£85

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Eco Printing Using Plant Materials

Sun, 26 May 2019

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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Try Your Hand at a Potter's Wheel

Sun, 26 May 2019

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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Fused Glass - Sheepish Designs! **NEW DATE**

Thu, 30 May 2019

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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Have a Stab at Needlefelt Animals **NEW DATE**

Thu, 30 May 2019

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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Chicken Wire Sculpture - Year-Round Alliums + Flowers

Fri, 31 May 2019

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 gorgeous flowers for display inside or out. Make a collection of alliums...

£75

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Make a Gorgeous Herdwick Sheep Doorstop **NEW DATE**

Fri, 31 May 2019

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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Make a Gorgeous Needlefelt Hare **NEW DATE**

Sat, 1 Jun 2019

10:00 am - 5:30 pm

*** Note new finish time of 5:30 *** 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...

£75

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Try Your Hand at a Potter's Wheel **NEW DATE**

Sat, 1 Jun 2019

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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Pattern Design - Unique Worktop Saver + Coasters

Thu, 12 Sep 2019

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

1 spaces available

Stone Carving - Carve a Moon Gazing Hare in The Round

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 - Sat, 14 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Hares are the stuff of folklore. The moon gazing hare has long been a symbol of fertility and new life. So, whether you're trying your hand with a chisel on stone for the...

£230

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All Levels

5 spaces available

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Peg Loom Weaving - Woven Cushion Cover Top

Fri, 13 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and enjoy a wonderful day weaving your very own woven cushion cover top using a peg loom. This workshop is perfect for beginners and you will be supported as you create your...

£75

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Novice

3 spaces available

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Acrylic Painting - Purple Heather Hills

Sat, 14 Sep 2019

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 learn about the...

£75

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Bookbinding - Leather Wrap Books

Sun, 15 Sep 2019

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...

£75

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More Calligraphy - Roman Capitals

Sun, 15 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Roman Capitals, based on the magnificent inscription on Trajan’s column in Rome, are one of the most important letterforms for calligraphers in their own right and are also essential for beginning sentences and...

£75

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Essential Watercolour

Wed, 18 Sep 2019

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

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Stone Carving - Nature in Relief

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 - Thu, 19 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Nature has provided a source of inspiration for relief stone carvers for thousands of years. Whether it was symbols of fertility and renewal, the passage of the seasons, animals, birds, fish or flowers...

£160

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All Levels

2 spaces available

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Make a Gorgeous Needlefelt Hare

Thu, 19 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

*** Note new finish time of 5:30 *** 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...

£75

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Ceramics - Plaques + Decorations Inspired by Leaves + Grasses

Fri, 20 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Nature is one of the recurring themes in Charlotte's work. Join her for a day of creating beautiful decorative plaques and decorations inspired by leaves and grasses. - Identify the characteristics of different...

£75

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The Art of Marbling on Paper

Fri, 20 Sep 2019

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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More Green Woodworking - Bowls Turning with a Pole Lathe

Sat, 21 Sep 2019

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 since...

£120

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Textural Acrylics - Paint a Dilapidated Ruin

Sat, 21 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Unlock the secrets of how to add real texture and life to your acrylic painting, particularly characterful and dilapidated ruins. Using gel mediums, texture pastes and other acrylic products, you will learn what...

£75

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All Levels

3 spaces available

Willow Sculpture - Chickens + Other Birds

Sat, 21 Sep 2019

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 plan and create a 3D sculpture....

£85

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Blacksmithing - Sculptural Flowers for the Garden

Sun, 22 Sep 2019

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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Improve Your Photography - Creative Composition

Sun, 22 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Extend your knowledge of your camera and how to compose a shot with nature photographer Whitfield Benson. Spend the day concentrating on capturing landscape, flora and fauna, insects and birds. You will learn...

£75

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All Levels

7 spaces available

Printmaking - Introduction to Different Techniques

Wed, 25 Sep 2019

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...

£75

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Novice

6 spaces available

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Silverclay Jewellery - Pendant Using Quilling Techniques

Wed, 25 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Quilling is a traditional paper craft, sometimes known as paper filigree. It is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create...

£85

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All Levels

4 spaces available

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Botanical Drawing - The Autumn Garden

Thu, 26 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Sue Vize who will help you achieve more out of a coloured pencil than you thought possible, showing you how to achieve depth of tone and colour by building up layers of...

£85

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Eco Printing Using Plant Materials

Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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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Sewing - Classic Apron with Cyanotype Feature Pocket

Fri, 27 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fancy sewing something classic with a twist?  Claire will guide you through the process of sewing a classic calico apron - perfect for cooking or crafting but with a unique printed fabric pocket....

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Stained Glass Taster - Simple Leaded Glass Framed Mirror

Fri, 27 Sep 2019

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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Stained Glass - Creating a Glass Panel

Sat, 28 Sep 2019 - Sun, 29 Sep 2019

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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Stone Setting in Silver Jewellery

Sat, 28 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stone setting is the craft of securely and accurately fixing stones and gems into jewellery. On this quite intensive workshop you have the chance to learn some basic silversmithing techniques, making a very...

£85

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All Levels

1 spaces available

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Exploring the Body in Clay

Sun, 29 Sep 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join ceramic sculptor Iris Wilkinson for this 1 day workshop where you will use clay modelling tools and techniques to sculpt the body in clay. Explore the human form in clay - fashion...

£85

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0 spaces available

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Acrylic Painting - Autumn Glade

Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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 focus on how...

£75

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All Levels

1 spaces available

Introduction To One Colour Screen Printing

Wed, 2 Oct 2019

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

5 spaces available

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

Thu, 3 Oct 2019

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dates: 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct and 7, 14 November If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided by professional...

£160

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Intermediate

5 spaces available

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

Thu, 3 Oct 2019

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dates: 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct & 07, 14 Nov This advanced collagraph printmaking course is aimed at students that have previous experience of creating collagraph prints and who would now like to...

£180

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Intermediate

1 spaces available

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Image Transfer + Embellishing Techniques for Textile Artists

Fri, 4 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Led by two tutors (though our database isn't clever enough to credit more than one!), these two love collaborating. Claire Humphries and Josie Beszant, have for the past couple of years, joined forces...

£75

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0 spaces available

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Loom Weaving - Classic Tartan Weaving Patterns

Fri, 4 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and enjoy a wonderful day weaving a tartan scarf using a four shaft table loom. Explore classic tartan weaving patterns and go home with a lovely scarf. This course is a perfect...

£85

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0 spaces available

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Acrylic Painting - Sunsets + Silhouettes

Sat, 5 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join local artist Nikky Corker for a day of painting with acrylics and focusing on a subject that should warm you up even in the depths of October. An opportunity to enjoy the...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Revive, Reupholster + Take Home an Antique Chair

Sat, 5 Oct 2019 - Sun, 6 Oct 2019

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

5 spaces available

Life Drawing - The Challenge of The Human Form

Sun, 6 Oct 2019

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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Bias Plaited Baskets in Map Paper and Watercolour Paper

Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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

8 spaces available

Bookbinding - Make an "Open Spine" Book

Wed, 9 Oct 2019

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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A Contemporary Approach to Watercolour

Fri, 11 Oct 2019

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 texture, and this course...

£75

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Fused Glass - Kiln Carving - Glass Sculptures + Decorations

Fri, 11 Oct 2019

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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Ceramics - Paperclay Lanterns + Tealights

Sat, 12 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create beautiful translucent porcelain lanterns and tealight holders. Using a range of clays including porcelain and paperclay, which both show the light through beautifully. You can expect to create 5-6 tealight lanterns in...

£75

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Experiments in Drawing

Sat, 12 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A day with Ian Scott Massie to explore innovative and enjoyable techniques to enable you to see drawing from a different point of view. Experience ways of drawing which combine hand, eye and...

£75

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Novice

1 spaces available

Blacksmithing: Making a Dragon Candle Holder

Sun, 13 Oct 2019

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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Gorgeous Gluten Free Baking

Sun, 13 Oct 2019

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

3 spaces available

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Developing Line + Wash Techniques - Light + Shade

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join artist John Harrison for this workshop, intended to build on skills learned in his introductory Line + Wash skills workshops. Attendance on one of John's previous workshops is helpful but not essential...

£75

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0 spaces available

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Willow Sculpture - Faux Taxidermy - Stag's Head

Wed, 16 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Willow sculptor Anthea Firth will guide you through this workshop where you will use willow and other plant materials to create a beautiful Stag's Head to mount on the wall inside or outdoors....

£85

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Cold Wax + Oil Painting

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 - Sat, 19 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this experimental course you will be guided step by step through the method of building up paintings in layers with cold wax. Cold wax is used at room temperature, without heat, and...

£150

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Sugar and Salt Scrubs for Eco Beauty

Fri, 18 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This fun and rejuvenating workshop will cover making your own natural skincare, working with essential oils and packaging products for gifting. You will make, use and bottle to take home, up to 5...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

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Sew an Upcycled Patchwork 'Woodgie' Cushion

Sat, 19 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Durham based artist Betty Brown for a fun day breathing new life into colourful second hand fabrics. Betty's "Woodgie" Cushion creation is the comfort cushion to end all comfort cushions! It's quite...

£75

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All Levels

1 spaces available

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Acrylic Painting - An Approach to Abstracting a Landscape

Wed, 23 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you like painting and pattern and would like to paint an abstract landscape but you're not quite sure how, this is the perfect workshop for you. Join artist Jane Burnley who will...

£75

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Feltmaking Without Seams - Decorative Vessels

Wed, 23 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn how to make a three dimensional felt vessel without seams using the resist wet feltmaking technique. Louise will guide you through the process of making your vessel with decoration inspired by a...

£75

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Intermediate

5 spaces available

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Chicken Wire Sculpture - Faux Taxidermy - Stag's Head

Fri, 25 Oct 2019

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...

£75

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Make a Gorgeous Herdwick Sheep Doorstop

Fri, 25 Oct 2019

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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Folk Art Tile in Picassiette Mosaic

Sat, 26 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Picassiette is from the French phrase 'Pique - Assiette', meaning 'stolen from plate' and is a wonderful way of using up broken/damaged ceramics and china, old unused tiles and other ephemera such as...

£75

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Try Your Hand at a Potter's Wheel

Sat, 26 Oct 2019

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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Rag Rugging for Christmas - Trees + Wreaths

Wed, 6 Nov 2019

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 that can go indoors or...

£75

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All Levels

4 spaces available

NEW

Rust Diaries - Stitch, Fold, Rust

Wed, 6 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Alice’s ‘Rust Diaries’ are a series of works exploring the potential marks and stains made by rusty metal objects collected over a period of time: this is ‘slow’ mark-making, which explores the potential...

£85

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All Levels

1 spaces available

Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Morning Session

Thu, 7 Nov 2019

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

1 spaces available

Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Afternoon Session

Thu, 7 Nov 2019

2:00 pm - 4:30 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

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Glassblowing - Hands-On Studio Day

Fri, 8 Nov 2019

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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Pewtersmithing - Cuttlefish Casting, Jewellery + Stone Setting

Fri, 8 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

During this 1 day workshop with pewtersmith Ella McIntosh, you will be creating a statement necklace or bracelet using the traditional and unusual metalwork technique of cuttlefish casting. You will be guided by...

£85

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Sculpt a Head or Mask in Clay

Fri, 8 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join ceramic sculptor Iris Wilkinson for this one day workshop where you will use clay modelling tools and techniques to sculpt a head in clay. Whether you model your head on someone you...

£85

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Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Morning Session

Sat, 9 Nov 2019

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

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Pewtersmithing - Christmas Decorations using Cuttlefish Casting

Sat, 9 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join pewtersmith Ella McIntosh for a fun day of creating cheerful festive decorations with a very unique medium. Create solid and sparkling pewter Christmas decorations for yourself or to give as a gift...

£85

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All Levels

2 spaces available

Silverclay Jewellery Making Weekend

Sat, 9 Nov 2019 - Sun, 10 Nov 2019

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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Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Afternoon Session

Sat, 9 Nov 2019

2:00 pm - 4:30 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

Christmas Ceramics - Contemporary Handmade Decorations

Sun, 10 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Design and make your own unique and beautiful porcelain Christmas decorations. Your work will be fired and posted to you after the course all in good time for the Christmas tree. - Identify...

£75

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Beautiful Birds in Willow + Translucent Paper

Wed, 13 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create a decorative bird or two from willow and translucent paper applying traditional lantern building techniques and based on traditional Indian fighter kite construction and form. Decorate with your own collage design to...

£85

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All Levels

5 spaces available

Glassblowing - Hands-On Studio Day

Wed, 13 Nov 2019

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

1 spaces available

Making + Using Handmade Paper

Wed, 13 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore some of the techniques involved in making fabulous handmade paper from scratch - make 10 sheets of paper with many different effects then gain ideas and techniques for using them. In the...

£75

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Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Morning Session

Thu, 14 Nov 2019

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

Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Afternoon Session

Thu, 14 Nov 2019

2:00 pm - 4:30 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

Glassblowing - Hands-On Studio Day

Fri, 15 Nov 2019

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

2 spaces available

Sew Your Own Cushion Cover

Fri, 15 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Grab your sewing machine and join Claire Humphries for a great day learning how to make cushion covers with a professional looking finish. Using a range of fabrics and trims, you will be...

£75

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All Levels

3 spaces available

Watercolour Christmas Cards

Fri, 15 Nov 2019

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!

£75

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All Levels

4 spaces available

Chicken Wire Sculpture - Hares

Sat, 16 Nov 2019 - Sun, 17 Nov 2019

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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Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Morning Session

Sat, 16 Nov 2019

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

1 spaces available

Natural Form in Mixed Media

Sat, 16 Nov 2019 - Sun, 17 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Anna for this extended 2 day workshop on the 16/17 November where you will have the time to explore the forms and colours found in nature, using an experimental range of mixed...

£160

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All Levels

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Glassblowing Taster - Baubles + Decorations - Afternoon Session

Sat, 16 Nov 2019

2:00 pm - 4:30 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

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Natural Dyeing Techniques for Paper & Fabric

Wed, 20 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join textile artist, Jane Hare, for an introduction to natural dyeing on fabric and paper. When it comes to colour, nature can be a treasure trove of possibilities. In this workshop you will...

£75

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0 spaces available

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Poppies in Watercolour - Step by Step

Wed, 20 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

£75

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Novice

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A Cartoon Approach to Drawing

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

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

1 spaces available

NEW

Collaged Watercolour Landscapes

Thu, 21 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This unusual workshop with Masham artist, Ian Scott Massie, will take a look at a variety of collage techniques to compose and build great pictures from various elements and cut out shapes. Whether...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Art Journalling, Card Making, Mixed Media + The Art of the Teabag!

Fri, 22 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rather than compost your used teabags, why not create individual miniature works of art or embellish your cards and journal pages with tiny teabag ‘canvases’? Teabag art is limited only by the shape...

£75

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Novice

8 spaces available

Painting Industrial Landscapes in Watercolour

Fri, 22 Nov 2019

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

7 spaces available

NEW

Acrylic Painting - Dew Drops + Woodsmoke

Sat, 23 Nov 2019

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 using a mixture of cool colours and a cosy...

£75

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0 spaces available

Festive Willow Angels

Sat, 23 Nov 2019

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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All Levels

7 spaces available

Christmas Robins in Needlefelt

Sun, 24 Nov 2019

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...

£75

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Screen Printing - Working in Multiple Layers

Sun, 24 Nov 2019

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...

£85

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Intermediate

6 spaces available

Christmas Decorations - Stained Glass + Copper Foil

Wed, 27 Nov 2019

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

0 spaces available

Pattern Design - Unique Worktop Saver + Coasters

Wed, 27 Nov 2019

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

4 spaces available

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

Thu, 28 Nov 2019

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

Textile Taxidermy - Fabric "Trophy" Heads

Thu, 28 Nov 2019

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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All Levels

0 spaces available

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Fabric Sculpture - Angel Statuette Using Powertex

Sat, 30 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover the wonderful art of fabric sculpting. In this workshop with Abigail you will learn the basic techniques of fabric sculpting and dry brushing to create a stunning statuette with either a bronze...

£75

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All Levels

3 spaces available

NEW

Jewellery Making - Wire, Beads & Upcycled Tin

Sat, 30 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Use this workshop with jewellery maker Michelle Pilkington to explore a versatile range of skills in wirework, beadwork and metalwork. Michelle uses recycled metal and tin in her own work and you will...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Christmas Blacksmithing

Sun, 1 Dec 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 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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All Levels

0 spaces available

Festive Willow - Wreaths + Decorations

Sun, 1 Dec 2019

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, mini reindeer and much...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available

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Printmaking for Christmas

Thu, 5 Dec 2019

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...

£75

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All Levels

9 spaces available

NEW

Tin Can Christmas Decorations - Baubles, Stars & Sparkles

Thu, 5 Dec 2019

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, sweet or biscuit tins and reworking them to create...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

NEW

Christmas Robin Tile in Mosaic

Fri, 6 Dec 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The robin, beloved of many, give 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...

£75

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Traditional Christmas Wreaths plus Lunch!

Fri, 6 Dec 2019

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 through...

£50

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Festive Fairy Lights in Wire + Paper

Sat, 7 Dec 2019

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

4 spaces available

Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

Sat, 7 Dec 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is a great festive introduction to making gorgeous designs in fused glass. With Zoe Simon of Uredale Glass as your guide, you will learn about glass fusing. You will be introduced to...

£85

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All Levels

0 spaces available

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