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Celebrating nature

Celebrating Nature - Stained-Glass Workshop

with Gill Hobson
Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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Butterflies, bees, dragonflies & flowers- be inspired by the colours & shapes of nature to create your own original stained-glass hangings.

You will learn all the techniques needed to create your own original stained glass works including cutting, foiling & soldering. Follow a design provided or be supported to achieve your own designs. At the end of the workshop, you will have at least 2 original works to gift or keep.

Suitable for beginners or those with previous experience.

Limited places available, please contact the Gallery on 01652 660380
£85.00
Willow pigs

Willow Sheep or Pig Workshop

with Alison Walling
Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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These willow sheep or pigs are full of character and a great extension to random weaving with willow. Alison will guide you to make a large scale four-legged animal in willow. Some experience preferred.

Please wear clothes that you are happy getting a bit grubby and full shoes that cover your toes.

Limited places available, please contact the Gallery on 01652 660380
£65.00
Alliums web

Wire Dandelion Seed Head Workshop

with Anna Roebuck
Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 10:00am - 4:45pm | Duration: 6h 45m
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Learn various wire forming techniques and create a wonderful everlasting Dandelion Seed Head for your garden.

The workshop is a nice way to learn basic metalwork and jewellery making skills. Please note though, the technique is very repetitive, and the wire used for the large Dandelions Seed Heads needs to be relatively thick so it may be tiring on your hands, so please bear this in mind if you have any issues with hand strength.

If you're a fast worker, you can get your dandelion completed in the day, but if you'd rather take your time, you'll be able to easily finish it off at your own pace at home.

Your base structure will be made using bare iron, but you can choose what metal to use for the fluffy tips. These wires will be ready prepped for you, so you need to confirm which wires you’d like to use at the time of booking.

Sorry, workshop fully booked
£85.00
Writing

Creating High Impact in Your Writing - Creative Writing Workshop

with Sue Wilsea
Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 10:30am - 3:30pm | Duration: 5h
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What lifts a piece of writing from the page? How can a writer avoid being cliched or just plain ordinary? This Workshop will aim to explore these questions, looking at how established writers achieve it and how we can all make our writing (prose, poetry or script) as effective and attention grabbing as possible! Suitable for absolute beginners and those who have written before.

Limited places available, please contact the Gallery on 01652 660380
£30.00
Annaroebuckweb

Wire Allium Heads Workshop

with Anna Roebuck
Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 10:00am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h 30m
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Learn various wire forming techniques and create a wonderful everlasting Allium for your garden.

The workshop is a nice way to learn basic metalwork and jewellery making skills. Please note though, the technique is very repetitive, and the wire used for the large Alliums needs to be relatively thick so it may be tiring on your hands, so please bear this in mind if you have any issues with hand strength.

If you're a fast worker, you can get your allium/dandelion completed in the day, but if you'd rather take your time, you'll be able to easily finish it off at your own pace at home.

Your base structure will be made using bare iron, but you can choose what metal to use for the fluffy tips. These wires will be ready prepped for you, so you need to confirm which wires you’d like to use at the time of booking.

Limited places available, please contact the Gallery on 01652 660380
£85.00
Alison basket

Willow Basket weaving Workshop

with Alison Walling
Saturday, September 7, 2024 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h

Learn to make this very useful round basket with a handle, perfect for eggs or fruit. Using traditional techniques and a variety of willows this little basket is a great introduction to further willow work.

Book a place on this workshop Willow Basket Workshop 7 Sept 24
£65.00
Shrink pot Rob Vashak

Wooden Shrink Pot Workshop

with Rob Vashak
Saturday, September 14, 2024 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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This workshop is an introduction to "green" woodworking. You will learn about selecting suitable timber for making a shrink pot, then preparing the timber and hollowing the pot. The next step will be fitting the base and lid, continuing with the external texturing of the pot and carving the top and finial on the lid. The shrink pot will be finished with milk paint and natural wax. This workshop is suitable for beginners.

Book a place on this workshop Shrink Pot Rob Vashak 14/09/24
£70.00
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Upholstery Weekend

with Lesley Leonard
Saturday, September 28, 2024 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
Sunday, September 29, 2024 at 10:15am - 4:00pm | Duration: 5h 45m

Do you have an old stool, chair or ottoman that needs some new life breathing into? Here you will learn how to upholster an item of your choice. Lesley will be on hand to help at every stage and will have a full range of upholstery tools and materials for you to use. All you will need to bring is a piece of furniture and the top fabric.

Book a place on this workshop Upholstery Weekend 28/29 Sept 2024
£150.00
Staghead

Willow Stag's Head Workshop

with Alison Walling
Saturday, October 12, 2024 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h

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.

Book a place on this workshop Willow Stag's Head workshop 12 Oct 24
£65.00
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Table Loom Workshop - Scarf or Snood

with Agnis Smallwood
Saturday, October 19, 2024 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h

Spend a relaxing day weaving on a table and making your own scarf or snood. Each participant will have their own eight shaft table loom to use for the session. The loom will be threaded up ahead of the workshop, so you can enjoy weaving for a full day. There will be an opportunity to incorporate a range of techniques and weave structures as well as choosing the yarns that you use, from a range of colours, textures and fibres. Participants will learn all the skills needed through group demonstrations as well as one-to-one support throughout the day.

This workshop is suitable for beginners, and all equipment and materials are provided for use during the workshop. Participants are welcome to bring along additional yarn to use within their project if they wish but this is not essential as plenty of yarn will be available to use.

Book a place on this workshop Table Loom Workshop 19 Oct 2024
£80.00
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Upholstery Weekend

with Lesley Leonard
Saturday, October 26, 2024 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
Sunday, October 27, 2024 at 10:15am - 4:00pm | Duration: 5h 45m

Do you have an old stool, chair or ottoman that needs some new life breathing into? Here you will learn how to upholster an item of your choice. Lesley will be on hand to help at every stage and will have a full range of upholstery tools and materials for you to use. All you will need to bring is a piece of furniture and the top fabric.

Book a place on this workshop Upholstery Weekend 26/27 Oct 24
£150.00
Silver flower

Making a Silver Flower Workshop

with Jacqueline Warrington
Saturday, November 2, 2024 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h

Jaqueline Warrington, a jeweller and silver smith of many years’ experience, will teach how to make a silver flower out of a circular piece of silver sheet using the jeweller’s piercing saw, pliers and needle files. You will then make a stalk from silver wire and solder the two together. Lastly, you will make a leaf by hammering and shaping the silver and soldering it onto the stalk. There you have your flower!

Book a place on this workshop Making a Silver Flower 02.011.24
£90.00
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Upholstery Day

with Lesley Leonard
Friday, November 15, 2024 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h

Do you have an old stool, small dining room/bedroom chair or ottoman that needs some new life breathing into? Here you will learn how to upholster an item of your choice. Lesley will be on hand to help at every stage and will have a full range of upholstery tools for you to use and materials to purchase. All you will need to bring is a piece of furniture and the top fabric.

Please note we advise you have previous upholstery experience as it can be difficult to complete a project in one day.

Book a place on this workshop Upholstery Day 15 Nov 24
£85.00
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Silver Earrings & Matching Pendant Workshop

with Jacqueline Warrington
Saturday, November 23, 2024 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h

Jacqueline Warrington studied silversmithing as well as jewellery before setting up her own business. In this workshop you will use the chasing tools to create some surface pattern. In using these kind of tools you can achieve a more controlled texture than if using a hammer. This is flat chasing using a steel flat-plate rather than a pitch bowl.

You will then make some granules from tiny pieces of silver and solder them on to the design, thus bringing some highlights to the textured piece.

Each of you will have a piece of silver 4cm x 4cm which you can cut out the earrings and the pendant from. Jacqueline will bring some copper sheet that you can practice using the chasing tools on before you commit to your silver!

Book a place on this workshop Silver Earrings & Matching Pendant 23.11.24
£90.00
Sue Kershaw mosaic butterfly

Outdoor Mosaic Plaque

with Sue Kershaw
Saturday, November 23, 2024 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h

Join Sue Kershaw on this workshop and create a 22cm square garden/outdoor mosaic plaque using Sue’s designs or bring along your own design. There is an exciting wide choice of materials and colours to select from. Sue will explain how to cut tiles and what works best to create a dynamic mosaic with movement and flow.

Friendly, fun and informal.

Book a place on this workshop Outdoor Mosaic 23 Nov 2024
£70.00
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Angels, Trees and Delightful Danglies Workshop

with Gill Hobson
Saturday, November 30, 2024 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h

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 copper foiling, soldering and finishing.

Book a place on this workshop Angels, Trees and Danglies 30 Nov 24
£85.00
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