ART FOR EVERYONE WITH SUSAN QUEKETT
a series of workshops on Thursday mornings 10am - 12.30pm
some spaces available £35 per session starting 14th November
Unleash your creative potential, rediscover forgotten skills, and refine the knowledge you have with Artist and Teacher, Susan Quekett.
In this course you will spend 6 introductory weeks working in a sketch book or visual diary. You will make a range of drawings from primary sources and experiment with media to include pencil, charcoal, watercolour, crayons, pastels, from either a teacher-specified or self-selected theme. The objective being either how to take your sketchbook with you everywhere to draw and paint, and/or how to explore ideas towards image or picture making (abstract of observational) in the studio. Book here
TRADITIONAL CANE WEAVING WITH JUDIT SZABO
Thursday 14th November 1 pm - 4 pm £45
An opportunity to learn this traditional craft of cane weaving. If you have a chair or stool bring it along - if not a frame will be provided which you can take away. This ancient craft was first introduced to England in the 17th century, There are less than 50 professional cane weavers in the country. We will experiment with the versatility and adaptation of cane weaving in the future. To booki contact us here
BLOCK PRINTING WITH SUSAN QUEKETT
Saturday 16th November 10am - 4.00pm
An immersive day exploring pattern, colour and repeats. In the morning you will practice with Indian blocks and then move onto your own designs, followed by carving your own block to take home with you. Bring an item you would like to print on or linen items, cushion cover, apron or tea towels will be available to purchase on the day. Delicious vegetarian lunch will be served. To book click here
Monday 18th November
Come and make 2 empire 24cms lampshade, using vintage linen and making it your own by printing or painting on it.. Using a template this workshop will give you the opportunity to personalise your own lampshade and learn a few tips on assembling - the lampshade is a by product as the morning is a lovely experience printing, painting or stitching on beautiful vintage linen and then assembling the shade.
To book this course please contact us here
I will also be teaching a day course at Minerva Workshops dates in the diary on the website to view
UPHOLSTERY SATURDAY WORKSHOP WITH SHEILA NASH
Saturday 30th November Full (contact us for further dates or wait list)
further date to be confirmed
£95 includes lunch
Tatty covers and sagging springs? This workshop is a great way to restore some of your pieces, from a piano stool dining chair to an armchair or headboard. Come and learn traditional upholstery or just recover with extra padding.
To book this course please contact us here
A SERIES OF HOMEWARE SEWING WITH ANNABELLE DAVIS
FRIDAYS 10am - 12.30pm £35
A series of sewing workshops where Annabelle, who is a professional homeware seamstress, will guide you through basic sewing skills to expert advice on making the perfect cushion with piping, hidden zips, appliqué and other sewing and textile methods like slow stitching, embroidery and crochet. Join us for all six sessions or dip in as your schedule allows. Just let us know which would suit you best so we can allocate space accordingly. To book contact us here
Monday 2nd December 10 - 1 pm £35
Tuesday 3rd December 2-4.30pm
Come and make a wreath to hang on your door - greenery, ivy and decoration provided - warming refreshment provided. If its not raining we will be working in the secret courtyard. Come around the back down the driveway. Book your slot here
WOOL FELTING CHRISTMAS CARDS
Wednesday 7pm 9.30pm 11th December £35
Needle felting with wool is a lovely way to create images with depth using beautiful colours. Come and spend an evening preparing for Christmas and make beautiful meaningful cards that are more like gifts. book here
CHRISTMAS DECORATION DROP IN
Saturday 11am - 3pm Saturday 14th December £15
Come and make Christmas Decoration - a little bit of felting, star making and beautiful decorations you will want to keep for years to come. Suitable for 10years and up. - Children to be accompanied by an adult. Please book here
MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WITH LUCY BERRIDGE beginners
Thursday date in January to be confirmed 10 am - 4pm £95 plus £15 for materials includes a delicious lunch and refreshments.
Come and join Lucy for the day learning calligraphy. The workshop is perfect for beginners or those who want to refresh their skills. The morning will be spent learning about pen holders, nibs, inks and paper types and you'll begin practicing basic nib strokes which will leat to letter formation moving on to joined up words. After lunch you will work on a written quoter phrase, which will allow you to use your newly acquired skills and give you fresh ideas practice with.
Lucy will introduce you to working with white and gold inks on coloured papers chichis an exciting way to see your work transform.You will practice on tags, cards and envelopes - perfect for getting prepared for Christmas. You will come away with your practice sheets, course notes, nib, penholder and black ink. (you will get to practice on the day with the white and gold ink)
Lucy has been practicing calligraphy for many years but its in the last 5 years that she has been using it commercially and her practice has taken over her job as a stylist and art director. - If you would like to book o the next workshop click here
MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WITH LUCY BERRIDGE improvers
Thursday date in January to be confirmed 10 am - 1pm
more information to follow
If you have been on the all day calligraphy workshop - come and refresh all you learnt on the day course and perfect what you learnt the first time around. Lucy will also give you the opportunity to work with gold and white on coloured card which just takes the effect to another level. Dates to follow......
PLANT ALCHEMY - DYEING SPRING FLOWERS - FUGITIVE DYES
DEBORAH BARKER - FIELD & FOLK
spring dates coming soon
£95 including sample colour swatches and delicious vegetarian lunch
Join natural dyer Deborah of @fieldfolk to experience the beauty and magic of natural dyeing with plants and learn the principles of creating long lasting natural colours on fabric.
In the spring we will be looking at fugitive dyes like coreopsis, weld and other spring flowers to create a palette of beautiful yellows, pinks and oranges. click here if you would be interested in joining us.
Workshops in planning: natural dyeing with woad, madder and correopsis, macrame, wool felting, slow stitching embroidery, textile experimentation, and calligraphy for Christmas
If any of these excite you - do get in touch and we will let you know when they are up and running. Also we run bespoke workshops for particular occasions, wedding preparation, decoration and favours, birthday parties for children.
For more information click here
We are also very excited to have Mary Fisher join us to give a workshop on printing textiles and art with Holly Bimba and
Patrick Fall sometime next year.
We also run bespoke workshops, for a special event and tailored to you, it maybe making a celebration piece for an event, a birthday party or a team building session.
RAW CHOCOLATE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH LAUNETTE
Thursday 7th February 7.30 - 9.30pm £45 this has passed but if you are interested in doing one of these contact us to let us know
Join Laura a week before Valentines day for an evening of chocolate making. Laura will teach you all about un-roasted cacao, the nutritional benefits and processes she uses to make bean to bar chocolate. In this two hour workshop you will make an easy to follow recipe using minimal equipment which you can then do at home. All ingredients used are organic and fair trade. There will be a selection of professional moulds and beautiful additions to make bespoke creations for yourself or loved ones. Laura will also supply eco packaging for your chocolates to be taken away in.
A platter of nourishing snacks will be on offer as well as herbal teas and hot chocolate.
Laura has been making chocolate since 2008 and is passionate about using the most nutritious ingredients that are equally decadent and pleasurable to eat. She loves to combine medicinal oils, herbs and foods in her chocolate that inspire people to view this much- loved food in a new way. To book please contact us here
Please see her website for more www.launette.com
Terms and Conditions for workshops
Your place is guaranteed when you have paid for the course in full. There are no refunds so please ensure you can make the workshop before booking. If for some reason you cannot make the workshop please pass your space to a friend. If you don't show we are not obliged to refund you. If you have paid for 6 weekly sessions up front these are for consecutive sessions unless you give us prior warning when booking or at least 48 hours if you are unable to attend and we will then roll it over. Workshops that cover more than one session have to be paid in full, there is not a rate for part of the session as you would be taking the place of someone who can attend the whole of the course. Children’s after-school workshops are paid half termly in advance and missed sessions cannot be rolled over. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone workshops, if circumstances outside our control occur.