Day Workshops

Workshops for 2019

To book telephone 01652 660380 or email here


Wire Jewellery with Jenny Weston
Saturday 23rd March
10.30 – 4.30

Artist and jewellery maker Jennifer Weston will guide you through the process of designing and making a bespoke bracelet and pair of earrings, using wire and a selection of genuine gemstones and pearls.

Sterling Silver Bangles with Alastair Scargall
Saturday 30th March
10.30 – 4.30 

Participants will spend an enjoyable day with Alastair learning how to craft two different styles of bangle from Sterling Silver learning how  to twist a single length of square wire bangle and two lengths of round wire – sterling silver and brass together. All equipment including protective clothing will be provided.


Four Legged Animal Sheep or Pig with Alison Walling
Saturday 30th March
Sunday 31st March
10.15 – 4.00

Create a fabulous life sized willow Sheep or Pig to adorn your home or garden! Alison will lead you step by step through the process and you will take home a new addition to the family. Some experience of Willow Weaving is recommended for this class.

Introduction to Collagraph with Angela Lindsley
Sunday 31st March
10.15 – 4.00

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.

Etching Weekend Workshop with Chris Roantree
Saturday 13th April 10.30 – 4.30
Sunday 14th April 10.15 – 4.00

A two day intensive etching workshop that focuses on techniques and printing.  By the end of the workshop all participants will have finished prints made, using a range of process.

Fish Automata Workshop with Susan Evans
Saturday 27th April
10.30 – 4.30

Spend an enjoyable day designing and creating a fish automaton including producing mechanical movement based on a simple crank. Under Susan’s guidance you will learn: – how to carve and finish a simplified shaped fish from lime or basswood; – how to make a simple but effective crank which converts circular movement into a reciprocal (up and down) one; – the decorative processes to use on painted or stained wood.


Wire Flower Workshop with Anna Roebuck
Saturday 11th May
10.30 – 4.30

Learn to create a variety of wire flowers using different techniques and create a beautiful everlasting bouquet. Create a selection for a vase; go big and create pieces for the garden or go small and make a delicate brooch or two.

Upholstery Weekend Workshop with Lesley Leonard
Saturday 7th September 10.30 – 4.30
Sunday 8th September 10.15 – 4.00

Do you have an old stool, chair or ottoman that needs some new life breathing into it? Bring it to Lesley Leonard’s Upholstery Weekend workshop. Here you will learn how to upholster an item of your choice. Lesley will provide all the equipment for the weekend all you will need to bring is the finishing fabric.


Introduction to Screen Printing with Alison Slack
Saturday 14th September
10.30am – 4:30pm

This workshop is an introductory course to screen printing. Participants will learn all the necessary steps to create a two colour screen print. You will be able to then print your design onto both a t-shirt and a tote bag.

Exploring Texture and Pattern in Hand Stitch with Sue Stone
Saturday 5 October
10.30 – 4.30

Experiment with some of Sue Stone’s favourite hand stitch techniques to create texture and pattern that can be used for both figurative and non-figurative work. Suitable for all abilities.

Embossed Metal Pictures Workshop with Anna Roebuck
Saturday 12th October
10.30 – 4.30

Learn how to emboss metal and create a decorative hook board for your house or to give as a gift. This is a simple, effective and enjoyable technique for creating decorations for your home or to adorn furniture.

Willow Bird Workshop with Alison Walling
Saturday 19th October
10.30 – 4.30

These willow birds are full of character and a great introduction to random weaving with willow. Make a pheasant or a chicken to roost at home or in the garden.

Introduction to Recycled Plastic Sculpture Workshop with Anna Roebuck
Saturday 2nd November 
10.30 – 4.30

Create a sculpture using wire and a variety of techniques from recycled plastics that can be for inside the home or outside in the garden.


Willow Stag’s Head Workshop with Alison Walling
Saturday 9th November
10.30 – 4.30

Create a striking, full size Stag’s Head in animal-friendly willow for your wall.  These also look great with lights.  This course is suitable for beginners.

Willow Christmas Decorations Workshop with Alison Walling
Saturday 23rd November
10.30 – 3:30

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