Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June

Experimental Painting & Drawing Holiday

with Diana Ali from the BBC Big Painting Challenge

10.00am – 3.30pm each day £225 per person

Diana Ali from BBC 1’s The big Painting Challenge will tutor and mentor participants through various drawing and painting techniques. she will guide you to be independent and confident in creating big, expressive and bold pieces of work which come from your own ideas.

Diana believes in artists being experimental and playful and will work with the group as a whole and 1-1 so you can make the most of your abilities. some techniques will include expressive drawing, learning to observe and seeing what paint can do.

You will be working with charcoal, graphite, collage and acrylics but more excitingly with untraditional tools. Over the three days you will have master classes which you apply to your own work to be inventive, independent and thought provoking.

 £225 Experimental Painting & Drawing




Friday 5th July

Create a Treasure Box Collection with Trish Rice

10.00am – 1pm £35 half day

Inspired by the beachcombed collections of Trish Rice, this is an opportunity to curate your own framed collection of personal treasures.

Frames and other materials will be provided but bring your own collection of treasures to select from to create your assemblage.


 £35 Create a Treasure Box


Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July

Drawing & Painting Wirksworth Landscapes with Mark Hadfield 

10.00am – 3.30pm £60 one day, £110 both days

An opportunity to create artwork that explores a personal response to the world around you and your own creativity. A series of fun, stimulating exercises that will enable you to generate ideas and develop imagery. You will be encouraged to be creative and brave, with the freedom to choose the media which best suits your individual work. Ideal for those with experience or beginners open to an experimental approach.


 £60 Drawing & Painting Wirksworth Landscapes one day

 £110 Drawing & Painting Wirksworth Landscapes both days


Friday 12th and Saturday 13th July

Eco Dying Weekend 

10.00am – 3.30pm £60 one day, £110 both days

Eco dying is a method by which the natural colours and forms of plants are transferred onto fabric. You will learn which are the most reliable plants for dying and you will make your own prints onto cotton, linen, silk, and paper using the plants found in the garden.

This is a relaxing and social process, with each stage benefiting from being given plenty of time. So, put your busy life away and join us for some easy eco dying.


 £60 Eco Dying one day

 £110 Eco Dying both days




Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August

Ceramic Bird Houses & Feeders with Jo Bunbury

10.00am – 3.30pm
£60 one day,
£110 both days

Day 1

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers

Learn how to use the clay making techniques of pinch coil and slab to create your own individually designed ceramic bird house. You will explore a variety of decorative techniques to enhance your design. This will include exploring natural materials to impress into the clay linking your design to the natural garden environment.

Day 2

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers

This day will enable you to further develop the clay making techniques of pinch, coil and slab to create your own individually designed ceramic bird feeder. The emphasis will be on using natural materials to impress and decorate the clay. You will also explore a variety of masking techniques using leaves and other foliage to link your designs to the natural garden environment.

 £60 Ceramic Birdhouses & Feeders one day

 £110.00 Ceramic Birdhouses & Feeders both days


Saturday 17th August

Heat Transfer Printing, Family Workshop

10.00am – 1pm £35 half day one adult one child

£10 each additional person, max two children per adult

 £35 Family workshop

 £10 additional person




Saturday 21st September

Screen Printing with Little Canyon Printworks

10.00am – 3.30pm £60 full day

Fantastic opportunity to learn how to screen print on our Screen Printing workshop with Little Canyon Printworks.

This workshop is perfect For beginners or those with some experience who would like to learn about the screen printing processes and techniques, this course will give you the skills from producing a screen to printing on a selection of surfaces and enable you to continue to develop and produce your own fabulous prints at home.

 £60 Screen Printing 



More Workshops coming soon …  send us your details and we’ll keep you informed


We also offer bespoke workshops and parties for groups, hen dos, children’s parties etc.
One-to-One tuition available for all art and design subjects and levels from qualified and experienced tutors with excellent knowledge of both GCSE and A level qualifications.