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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.

Silver Spinner Ring and Double Wire Stacking Rings with Alastair Scargall
Saturday 28th September
10.30 – 4:30

Participants will learn how to use hand tools to shape/form/solder and polish the different silver elements required. In the time allocated each student should complete both the spinner ring and the double stacking rings.


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
Full Course

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
Sunday 20th October
10.15 – 4.00

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.


Stained Glass Angels and Danglies with Gill Hobson
Saturday 30th November
10.30 – 4:30

Experiment with the shapes and colours of the festive season to create your own unique glass artwork. This workshop will teach you all of the basic techniques needed to achieve beautiful & original finished pieces, including glass cutting, copper foiling, soldering, and finishing. Just bring yourself and your enthusiasm! Make festive angels, Christmas trees or use your imagination to create something truly original.



*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