Day Workshops

Specialist Classes

To book telephone 01652 660380 or email Laura

Workshops January – April 2017


Saturday 4th March 2017
Lino Printing with Colour and Collage with Lindy Norton COURSE FULL
10.30am – 4.30pm
£48/43* (*Ropewalk Members only)
Sunday 5th March
10.15am – 4.00pm
£48/43* (*Ropewalk Members only)

This lino print workshop will look at lino printing in black and white and colour as well as on prepared collaged backgrounds.

Angela Lindsley

Sunday 12th March 2017
An Introduction to Collagraph Printing with Angela Lindsley
10.15am – 4.00pm
£45/40* (*Ropewalk Members only)

During this introductory course you will learn the versatile techniques of collagraph printmaking. Printing blocks are produced by cutting, tearing and adding DIY materials. Once the plate has been prepared you will be shown how to ink it up to produce rich and vibrant prints.


Saturday 18th March 2017
Willow Birds – with Alison Walling COURSE FULL
10.30am – 4.30pm
£45/40* (*Ropewalk Members only)

Extra Date Added! Sunday 19th March
10.15am – 4.00pm
£45/40* (*Ropewalk Members only)

During this workshop you will be introduced to the techniques of willow weaving  to create either a pheasant or a chicken full of character that you can take home to roost either inside or in the garden.


Saturday 25th March 2017
Simple Hot Enameling with Alex Hallowes
10.30am – 4.30pm
£68/63* (*Ropewalk Members only)

In this introduction to hot enamelling, students will learn some basic techniques, working on copper and silver and will end the day with several items.


Sunday 26th March 2017
An Introduction to Drypoint Etching using Aluminium and Easy Scratch Plastic with Emily Connor
10.15am – 4.00pm
£45/43* (*Ropewalk Members only)

Ideal for beginners, this workshop will introduce you to the direct printmaking technique of Drypoint Etching, using both aluminium and easy scratch plastic. You will explore the different ways of mark making using various tools and methods to create a sense of tone, texture and line.


Saturday 1st April 2017
Open Screen Printing with Annemarie Tickle
10.30am – 4.30pm
£45/40* (*Ropewalk Members only)

The open screen printing method results in experimental one-off images.  It involves hand painting or mark-making directly onto the screen using a variety of water based and drawing media.  Outcomes depend on the individual’s approach ranging from expressive to delicate and detailed. Either paper or fabric grounds can be printed onto.


Saturday 8th April 2017
Stacking Rings with Alastair Scargall
10.30am – 4.30pm
£54/49* (*Ropewalk Members only

Participants will work in sterling silver to design and make stacking ring(s).  You will learn to saw and file a length of silver to before bending the band to shape using pliers and silver soldered together.  The decorative element is made from any offcuts of sterling silver left from manufacturing the ring and sterling silver sheet. Techniques will include further filing, soldering, hollowing and applying beads.

Diane Higgins Lee

Saturday 22nd April 2017
Silversmithing with Diane Lee
£50/45* (*Ropewalk Members only)

This workshop is the perfect introduction to the techniques and processes used in traditional copper and silver jewellery making.  Suitable for complete beginners but also for those who wish to complete work started in previous sessions.

Jo McChesney

Saturday 29th April 2017 COURSE FULL
Jo McChesney – Woodcut Print Making
£45/£40* (*Ropewalk Members only)

Ideal for beginners, this step by step workshop will guide you through the process of woodcut print making.  From the initial design, through to printing the final image from Japanese plywood.  Create a print or series of the image.



Additional Information

Lunch is not included in the cost of our workshops, however our licensed Ropery coffee shop offers a delicious range of daily specials and home made cakes and refreshments. Lunch orders will be taken at the start of the day or alternatively you may bring a packed lunch.

*Reduced rates for classes are for Ropewalk members only. If you wish to become a member please ask for details at the Gallery.

All Classes / workshops must be booked and paid for in full in advance. Payments will not be refunded if a cancellation is received less than 14 days prior to the workshop/class. Cancellations made before this 14-day period will be due a refund less a £5 booking fee.

If you have any special access or equipment needs please let us know so that we can make any necessary arrangements to accommodate this.

t: 01652 660380