Day Workshops

Specialist Classes

To book telephone 01652 660380 or email Laura



Etching Weekend course with Chris Roantree
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd   September
Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday 10:15am  – 4:00pm

A two day intensive etching workshop that focuses on aquatint, soft/hard ground techniques and printing.  By the end of the workshop all participants will have finished prints made, using the above techniques.  The main focus will be on the dynamic use of aquatint.



Willow Baskets – with Alison Walling
Saturday 9th September
10.30am – 4.30pm

Learn to make a small round basket with a handle.  This is a traditional style frame basket often made by farm workers and travellers from hedgerow materials.  This course is suitable for beginners.



Landscape Themed Drypoint Etching Workshop with Emily Connor
Sunday 1st October
10.15am – 4.00pm

This workshop is ideal for artists who are inspired by the landscape.  You will learn the versatile technique of drypoint etching, exploring the different ways of mark making using various tools and methods to create a sense of tone, texture and line.  This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with some experience who want a refresher in intaglio printmaking techniques.



Rag Rugs with Mary Marson
Saturday 7th October
10.30am – 4.30pm

During this workshop you will learn all the techniques needed to make your very own beautiful rag rug, using a variety of fabrics.



Willow Birds – with Alison Walling
Saturday 14th October
10.30am – 4.30pm

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



Personalised Silver Bangle with Alastair Scargall
Saturday 21st October
10.30am – 4.30pm

Participants will work in sterling silver to design and make a personalized bangle from a 6mm wide strip of silver.  They will learn to saw and file the piece of silver strip to length before applying their own personal message/song lyric/decoration using alphabet or rune punches and/or decorative punches.



Printing Combining Collagraph & Drypoint Plates with Angela Lindsley
Sunday 29th October

The aim of the workshop is to produce an image combining a simplified coloured background using a collagraph plate, with an overlaid detailed line drawing from a Perspex drypoint plate



Etched Copper Christmas Decoration with Jacqueline Warrington
Saturday 4th November
10.30am – 4.30pm

Make your very own Christmas decoration to adorn your tree or give as a present.  With Jacqueline’s help you will cover a piece of copper in resist and scratch out a design using a scribe.  The copper will then be placed in an acid based solution for it to be etched and finally the design will be cut out the polished.



Stained Glass Christmas Decorations: Angels & Danglies with Gill Hobson
Saturday 18th November
10.30am – 4.30pm

Experiment with the shapes and colours of the festive season to create your own unique glass artworks using a variety of coloured glasses, wire and solder. This workshop teaches all the basic techniques needed to achieve beautiful and original finished works, including glass cutting, copper foiling, soldering, patination and finishing.



Willow Christmas Wreaths and Decorations with Alison Walling
Saturday 25th November
10.30am – 3.30pm

Learn to make your own circular and heart-shaped willow Christmas wreaths and star decorations in the morning and then decorate them in the afternoon with greenery and berries.


*reduced price for Ropewalk members

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