Get Creative

The Ropewalk run a programme of creative workshops throughout the year.

Regular classes include life drawing and patchwork. Our printroom offers a tutored class in printmaking on wednesday afternoon and the facilities are available to hire at other times.

In addition we run day workshops led by visiting tutors in a number of art and craft disciplines.

We have a busy programme of workshops for schools aimed at all ages and abilities and many activities are tailor-made to fit individual school’s schemes of work. And activities for young people during the school holidays can be found by visiting the St-art page.

Free social media workshops for all Barton businesses, voluntary groups and organisations!

 Does your organisation need a social media boost?  Would you like some free practical guidance, including tips and techniques to make the best of your organisation’s presence online?

Marketing expert Jo Marwood is delivering workshops covering a range of social media channels in April and May, free of charge at The Ropewalk and the Wilderspin School Museum in Barton:

Introduction to Mailchimp for sending organisation e-newsletters

Tuesday, April 25 from 10am – 11.45am- The Ropewalk

We’ll look at how to create an account, build different lists of email addresses, create a campaign, send and monitor results

Introduction to Facebook for your organisation

Tuesday, May 2 from 10am – 11.45am – Wilderspin School Museum or

Tuesday, May 16 from 10am – 11.45am – The Ropewalk

We’ll explore how to set up your personal Facebook account, populate your profile and make connections, before moving on to learning how to create a ‘business’ page and start to showcase your organisation.

Make your Facebook page work for your organisation

Tuesday, May 9 from 10am – 11.45am – Wilderspin School Museum

Tuesday, May 23 from 10am – 11.45am – The Ropewalk

An intermediate workshop for existing Facebook page users, exploring how to optimise content, engage with your audience and generate results.  We’ll discuss Facebook posting ‘best practice’, promoted adverts, analysis tools and sharing content. An existing Facebook ‘business’ page is essential for this workshop.

For all workshops, knowledge of how to use a computer is essential.  Introductory workshops are suitable for beginners to social media, whereas the intermediate Facebook session is aimed at people who have already set up a Facebook business page.  Please bring a notebook and pen, and lots of enthusiasm!  Due to time constraints we will be unable to offer one-to-one guidance at these sessions, but questions are welcomed and all presentations will be emailed following the workshop.

All sessions are free but booking is essential.  Please call 01652 660380 or call in at The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery to reserve your place.


Ukulele for beginers course

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What You Say…

2016 workshop feedback – September – December

Andi Dakin 4/06 - brilliant, excellent tutor, knows his subject thoroughly, helpful and informative.

Dry point Etching with Lindy Norton 1/10 - an excellent workshop , produced some good atmospheric prints

Lightcatchers with Gill Hobson  8/10 - excellent as usual -patient tutor, all achieved good results.

Open Screen with Anne Marie tickle 15/10 - excellent workshop, good tuition and provision of materials.  Achievable. – thoroughly enjoyed very workshop I have attended, well worth taking part – excellent in everyway – ‘Lovely Lunch’ 

Japanese Woodblock Printing 29&30/10 Very interesting new process

Stone Set Silver Rings with Jacqueline Warrington 5/11 - excellent course, would definitely recommend and come again. – had an amazing day – had a fabulous time thank you – fab, really helpful and informative, extremely knowledgeable tutor.

Diane Lee – introduction to silversmithing 12 & 13/11 - great day learning a new skill in a great location and venue – super helpful, great teacher, really informative and taught me new techniques – very relaxed and accommodating – I had so much fun thank you so much