Workshops

Courses are available as short courses, weekly clubs,
weekend retreats, evening classes, half day,
full day, weekend and week long workshops.

We provide one-to-one tuition as well as groups both big and small

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Workshops

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April

Saturday 14th April – Paper Play Day

10.00am – 3.30pm  £60 full day

Price includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.

Create stunning visual effects on paper using layers of ink, dyes, paints, wax and gilding through processes including manipulation, resist, print and stencilling.

An opportunity to “play” with a wide range of media to produce papers for art journaling, as inspiration or designs for practical work or to simply frame as art work. Make samples or a piece of artwork to take away.

 

£60 paper play day April

 

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Saturday 21st April – Illustrative Embroidery

10.00am – 1pm  £35 half day

Price includes all materials and refreshments.

Learn how to create a personal narrative artwork using a combination of hand and machine stitch, layering and appliqué.

This workshop is suitable for all abilities. Please bring along your own drawings and ideas as a staring point for your work or you can use your own photographs or illustrations.

 

 

 

£35 Illustrative Embroidery

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May

Saturday 12th May – Die Cutting with Jackie Coyne

10.00am – 3.30pm  £60

Price includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.

Back by popular demand!

Join Jackie for this fantastic workshop featuring a range of craft dies from her latest spring collection.

 

 

 

 

 

£60 Die Cutting

 

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June

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June – Art Weekend

10.00am – 3.30pm  £60 per day or £110 for both days

Price includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.

On this workshop you will tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun practical exercises that will help you start drawing, painting, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

£60 Saturday art weekend

£60 Sunday art weekend

£110 both days art weekend

 

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July

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July – Complex Cloth, patchwork & appliqué

10.00am – 3.30pm  £60 per day or £110 for both days

Price includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.

This workshop  will introduce you to the secrets of creating visual complexity and depth in fabric.

On this comprehensive workshop, Roz explains her system of layering simple processes to produce beautiful surface designs.

 

Create a panel for a cushion, bag, wall hanging that explores colour, texture and shape.

 

 

 

£60 Saturday complex cloth

£60 Sunday complex cloth

£110 both days complex cloth

 

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Wednesday 11th July – Experimental Drawing & Expressive Painting – with Diana Ali from BBC The Big Painting Challenge

10.00am – 3.30pm  £60

Price includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.

Come and join Diana at pitchblue and experience a day full of painting and drawing.

 

 

This workshop is now fully booked.

 

 

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Saturday 14th – Machine Embroidery

10.00am – 1pm  £35 half day

Price includes all materials and refreshments.

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.

This is a very popular workshop so please book early to avoid disappointment!

 

£35 machine embroidery

 

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August

 

Saturday 4th August – Summer Natural Dyes

10.00am – 3.30pm  £60

Price includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.

This workshop Roz will introduce you to the basics of natural dyeing, easy mordants, and how you can set this up at home.

In this practical beginners course you will learn how to extract colour with foraged and gathered plant-stuff and explore a variety of natural hand dyeing and colour application techniques and create your own fabulous effects on silk fabric using natural methods and materials.

 

 

 

£60 summer natural dyes

 

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Saturday 25th August – Fabric Flowers

10.00am – 1pm  £35 half day

Price includes all materials and refreshments.

Fabric flowers – spend a morning creating beautiful fabric flowers. Fun to make and easy to do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

£35 fabric flowers

 

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September

Saturday 22nd September – Screen Printing with Little Canyon Printworks

10.00am – 3.30pm  £60

Price includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.

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

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Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September – Paper Play Days

10.00am – 3.30pm  £60 per day or £110 both days

Price includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.

Create stunning visual effects on paper using layers of ink, dyes, paints, wax and gilding through processes including manipulation, resist, print and stencilling.

An opportunity to “play” with a wide range of media to produce papers for art journaling, as inspiration or designs for practical work or to simply frame as art work. Make samples or a piece of artwork to take away.

 

£60 Saturday Paper play

£60 Sunday Paper play

£110 both days Paper play

 

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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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