Day Workshops

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Willow Christmas Wreath/Garland Workshop with Alison Walling
Saturday 23rd November
£60/55*
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
£80/75*
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.

 

2020 Workshops


Photo Litho Transfer Printing with Sally Beaumont
Saturday 8th February
62/57*
10:30 – 4:30

This workshop will teach you the lithographic process on an etching press, and during the day you will create satirical collages of personal or found imagery.


Silver Heart Pendant and Earrings with Alastair Scargall
Saturday 15th February
£75/70*
10:30- 4:30

Workshop participants will work in sterling silver and sheets to manufacture a heart shaped pendant and matching earrings. The heart shapes are cut from sterling silver sheets using a piercing saw before filling to the final shape, edges are smoothed and then planished (hammered) surface decoration applied before soldering and polishing. All materials and tools are provided; this also includes an 18 inch sterling silver trace chain.


Willow Birds with Alison Walling
Saturday 22nd February
£60/55*
10:30 – 4:30

Sunday 23rd February
£60/55*
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.


Upholstery Weekend with Lesley Leonard
Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st march
£160/150
10:30 – 4:30 + 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.


Simple Stone Set Ring with Jacqueline Warrington
Saturday 7th March
£80/75
10:30 – 4:30

During this workshop you will learn the skills involved in making a simple stone set ring using the rub over setting and techniques such as filing, cutting, texturing metal, soldering, polishing and setting.  We will be using traditional jewellery making techniques and tools.


Narrative and Mood using Dry Point Etching with Lindy Norton
Saturday 14th March
£60/55*
10:30 – 4:30

This workshop aims to produce an image that has a narrative, an image that creates a ‘moment’ leaving the viewer to speculate on what happened before and what happens next. We will be looking at different ways of making marks on the drypoint etching plate in order to make the drawn image more visually interesting. We will also be looking at wiping the drypoint plate in a variety of ways in order to create drama. Your image may be a moment in time. It may include figures.


Say Something with Stitch with Sue Stone
Saturday 21st March
£61/56*
10:30am – 4:30pm

In this workshop Sue will introduce you to working with multiple images which relate to tell a story. During the workshop you will start to make a mini textile approx 20 x 20 cms in which the focus is a subject of your choice. This could be a simple image of face, figure or animal but equally could be a flower, plant or object. It’s up to you. Using hand stitch, appliqué techniques and positive limitations Sue will guide you through quick and easy ways to get started and share the straightforward processes she uses herself to make compositions from multiple images. There’s no need to be worried about your drawing ability just bring a selection of simple images as inspiration. These can be of anything you like to tell your story. This is a hand stitch workshop and is suitable for all abilities. By the end of the workshop participants will have the necessary skills to develop their own narrative work further and a piece of work started to develop further at home. The aim of the workshop is to gain the confidence to use your own ideas to tell a story and enjoy doing it.


Felt Bowls with Rachel Morley
Saturday 25th April 2020
£63/58*
10.30am – 4.30pm

Learn how to make two hand felted bowls using wool fibres and the wet felting method. Tutor Rachel Morley will guide you through the felting process, the handling of the wool fibres and use of a resist to create your very own and unique 3D bowls.


Wallpaper Printing Weekend with Hannah Turlington
Saturday 23rd and 24th May
£135/130*
10:30am-4:30pm

 

This is an exciting opportunity to create something unique for your home. This is a two-day course to learn how to design and create wallpaper using lino block printing. You will learn the process of lino printing and how to make lino blocks that when printed is a repeating pattern. The first day will be designing and carving the block along with the crucial test printing, with the second day printing the wallpaper. You will finish the two days with some unique wallpaper for you to use in your home and the skills to be able to create and design more wallpaper.


Fabric Printing with Hannah Turlington
Saturday 30th May
£80/75*
10:30am-4:30pm

Pattern and colour are such emotive things and we use them to style and give our homes individuality and reflect who we are. This one day workshop gives you the opportunity to design and print your own fabrics using block printing for your home. You will learn about the process of lino printing and how to print onto fabric to create pattern. At the end of the day you will have hand printed fabric to use across a range of interior projects such as lampshades, cushions, peg bags…the list is endless.


Sheep and Pig Willow Sculpture – ADVANCED LEVEL
With Alison Walling
Saturday 19th September
£60/55*
10.30am – 4.30pm

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.


The Dynamic Surface with Linda Ingham
Saturday 26th September 2020
£61/56*
10.30am – 4.30pm

This workshop explores the development of an individual piece of print-based work which incorporates collage both as collagraph and in the finished piece.  We will be looking at how to use natural objects and materials in print, and how figurative elements may be contrasted with abstract techniques to create both visual and surface texture. Water-based materials, metal leaf, commercial print, stencil – and even stitch – will be added to your oil-based prints to create dynamic and exciting studies. A session suitable for those new to print, or more experienced practitioners alike.


Willow Stags Head with Alison Walling
Saturday 7th November 2020
£60/55*
10:30am – 4:30pm

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.


A Focus on Faces, Applique and Hand Stitch Portraits with Sue Stone
Saturday 21st November 2020
£63/58*
10:30am – 4:30pm

In this workshop Sue will introduce you to working with faces. During the workshop you will start to make a figurative head and shoulders study in which the focus is on the face. Using simple techniques, such as appliqué, and a small hand stitch vocabulary Sue will guide you through quick and easy ways to get started and share the simple processes she uses herself. There’s no need to be worried about your drawing ability Sue will provide some simple images as a starting point from which to work. This is a hand stitch workshop and is suitable for all abilities. By the end of the workshop participants will have the necessary skills to develop their own figurative work further and a piece of work started to develop at home. The aim of the workshop is to gain the confidence to work figuratively and have fun doing it.


Willow Christmas Wreaths/Garland with Alison Walling
Saturday 28th November 2020
£60/55*
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 e:craft@the-ropewalk.co.uk