Workshops

Workshops 

March

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Saturday 16th March – Fabric Landscapes

10.00am – 3.30pm  £60 full day

Price includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.

Working with various types of fabrics – including lace, netting, hessian etc – you will be bond these together almost like a collage to develop an image of your choice. These will be painted with fabric paints and then stitched into by hand or machine to create a beautiful final piece to take home.

 

 £60 Fabric Landscapes

 
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April

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Saturday 6th April

Make your own Artisan Apron

10.00am – 3.30pm  £60 full day + fabric full day

Made from soft, natural linen, this minimalist-style sew is our new favourite cover-up. The crossover design and deep pockets take inspiration from the aprons worn by artisan makers, while the use of linen makes it both comfortable and practical. Join us on this new workshop and sew your own version. 

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May

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Saturday 11th May

Lino and Block Printing

10.00am – 3.30pm  £60 full day

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Saturday 18th May

Still-Life in Watercolour with Deborah Allitt

10.00am – 3.30pm  £60 full day

Watercolour is the perfect medium for painting flowers and objects. In this session we will look at how artists have used watercolour, and try out different approaches before making a painting direct from the still-life set-up.

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June

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Saturday 8th June

Machine Embroidery

10.00am – 1pm £35 half day

Learn how to set up your sewing machine for free machine embroidery and develop your skills to make a picture or stitched piece.

You will learn how to draw with your sewing machine and to create beautiful, exotic textures and pattern samples to take home. A sewing machine can do so much more than stitch seams!

Bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours.

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

Experimental Painting and 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.

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July

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Friday 5th July

Create a Treasure Box Collection with Trish Rice

10.00am – 1pm £35 half day

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Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July

Drawing and 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.

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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.

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August

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Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August

Ceramic Bird Houses and 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.

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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

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September

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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.

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

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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.

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