Traditional Techniques Working with Clay

Tutor: Katharine “Katie” Gleeson
With a wheel each and just two students per session, during your taster session Katharine will demonstrate the preparation of clay, centering on the wheel and throwing a pot.  Students will then create a pot or vase on the wheel under guidance from Katharine. The principles of decorating, glazing and firing will be explained.
09.00 -09.45 code:687 £32

10.00 -10.45 code:688 £32

11.00 - 11.45 code:689 £32

12.00 -12.45 code:690 £32

CROCHET WORKSHOP – Make a Mermaid doll 09.00 - 16.00

Tutor: Kristina England £64.40 code: 691

This class is of moderate difficulty and is intended for people with some crocheting experience. You should already know how to hold your hook, chain and single crochet, and preferably but not essentially crocheted decorative stitches like granny squares. This workshop will be creating a plush mermaid doll. It will involve working in the round and you will learn how to: create the magic circle, sc increase, sc decrease, decorative stitches such as Puff stitch and Shell stitch. For this course you will need to bring: 100g of Worsted/aran weight and acrylic yarn in the following colours – flesh colour, green for the tail, chosen hair colour and chosen top colour, a 3.5mm crochet hook and a darning needle. Please bring along a packed lunch


Tutor: Simone Padur £ 64.40 code: 692

A whirlwind through time with artists from medieval to modern. This is an art history class with a difference, learn first hand through making art in the style and or medium of 4 artists through time with tasty tidbits relayed by Simone your tutor a qualified Art & Design Teacher and art history enthusiast.

Experience first hand creating in the style and or technique of the following Artists: Frida Khalo (Surrealism), Turner (Romanticism), Manet (Impressionism) and Georgia O’keeffe (Modernism). Some drawing experience required. The following mediums will be used in this class mixed media/collage, oil pastel, chalk pastels and watercolours. Please bring: old magazines, newspaper, fabric scraps (and any other ephemera you might like to stick to your piece), white glue and glue stick, black and coloured paper, oil pastels, chalk pastels, cartridge paper or watercolour paper, pastel paper and pens with nibs, and a packed lunch.


Tutor: Rachel Glover £31.00 Code: 693

Using both wet and needle felting techniques create wonderful blooms to decorate you and your home, for example a selection of summer flowers for a hat, corsage or table decoration for yourself or as a gift. All materials provided. No experience necessary.


Tutor: Annabelle Reynolds £ 41.40 code: 694

In readiness for those summer barbecues, come and make a handy ‘Butchers’ style apron featuring a spacious pocket. You will need to bring your sewing machine, fabric, thread etc – a list will be supplied prior to the workshop. Please also bring along a packed lunch.


Tutor: Helen Armstrong Bland £ 65.30 code: 695

You will be using lino and lino tools to develop drawings and images into prints; cutting and carving into a lino block and printing from the surface. This is a simple, traditional and effective printing method to create a relief print. Please bring an apron, cartridge paper and a packed lunch.



Tutor: Jo Hammond £ 61.20 code: 696

Join experienced tutor Jo for this one day course creating a fun, sturdy sculpture from English willow. Working step-by-step you’ll be guided through easy stages of building a simple framework, covering it with flowing freeweave, then creating legs, snout, ears and tail. There will be plenty of tips and techniques for handling the willow, shaping and finishing your work.

All materials are provided by Jo but please bring your own secateurs and a packed lunch.

Please note: willow weaving is moderately hard work and requires a firm grip, and the flexibility to bend over and squat down occasionally.