Paper Marblingfrom £26.00
On this workshop, our lovely tutor Lucy will teach you the art of marbling paper.
After a brief history of paper marbling and its uses. Lucy will introduce you to the tradition method of marbling which uses carragheenan size to float pigments on water. Students will get to try this and a number of modern techniques to create lots of sample patterned papers.
You will then have the time to experiment with these different marbling techniques and create some of your own fantastic pieces of marbled art.
You will leave with all your lovely samples, a handout explaining how to continue your journey and all the recipes we use to create the different marble baths.
This fabulously fun course is 3 hours long and will include hot and cold beverages and lots of lovely biscuits. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to get a brew and get settled, you don’t need to bring anything other than your lovely self (but we do recommend wearing old clothes for this one, some inks will stain). Directions and further information (if needed) will be emailed directly to you two weeks before the course date.
Pickled Bums – A Lovely Jar Full.from £15.00
Coming to you straight from the 80’s and 90’s……..PICKLED BUMS!
I have very fond memories of seeing these at church craft fairs as a child. We are bringing them back to perk up (snort) 2018.
In this 2 hour session you’ll get to make a pile of bums to stuff in a nicely decorated and labelled bum jar. They are NOT edible. We’ve had lots of folk thinking they are. Sadly not. But they ARE great as a cheeky secret Santa gift or to keep as a conversation starter with the Inlaws. These sessions will be 2 hours long, loaded with chocolate, mince pies and cheeky beverages (please feel free to bring a Christmas tipple if you wish to the evening sessions).
There is a small amount of sewing involved making these bums, but don’t worry! It is suitable for a complete beginner and for ages 6 +, so we have put on an afternoon session for those who wish to bring younger bum makers along.
This is a really fun, light hearted craft and if you are game for a giggle and a relaxed afternoon or evening, please come along. It may take away the stresses and worries of Christmas, if only for a few hours. Plus, you get to add blusher to a tiny bum crack and stuff it in a jar, what more could you want?!
8 places are available on each class and we have PLENTY of jars and materials. So feel free to make as many sets of pickled bums as you wish.
Reduction Lino Printingfrom £35.00
On this 2 hr course our lovely tutor Fiona will teach you the art of lino cutting and printing in layers.
Fiona will start the session by looking at plenty of samples of images printed using lino cutting techniques.
Fiona will go on to help you plan a design and then how to transfer it to the lino. With this method you cut and print your single piece of lino at least three times to create a multi layered piece of work.
Lastly, Fiona will show you a couple of methods of burnishing and printing your final linocut. You’ll go home with your lovely linocut, some sample prints. There is no excuse for not displaying your fab piece of art at home straight away!
This course is suitable for complete beginners to lino cutting or those wishing to brush up their skills. As lino cutting involves using sharp gauging tools we recommended attendees are 12 and over (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult).
This is a 2 hr course and will include hot and cold beverages and lots of lovely biscuits. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to get a brew and get settled, you don’t need to bring anything other than your lovely self. Directions and further information (if needed) will be emailed directly to you two weeks before the course date.
Salt Dough Bouquet of Flowersfrom £28.00
On this relaxed course you will learn how to create a basic salt dough recipe, we will then we will form our dough into a lovely bouquet of flowers.
Super popular in the 90’s this craft is making a retro comeback and is really good fun for all ages.
Please bare in mind your pieces will need to be cooked at home, but we will send you home with a nifty little baking tray and all instructions needed to finish your bouquet.
All materials included plus beverages and light snacks.