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.
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.
Resin Jewellery & Keepsakesfrom £32.00
On this 2 hour course we will teach you all about epoxy resin. The 1 to 1 epoxy resin we use is low odour, non-toxic and doesn’t contain dangerous solvents.
During the workshop you will make a number of pieces of jewellery or keepsakes using our huge collection of molds.
Resin is so versatile – you can colour it with powders and inks, add glitter or shimmers, embed things in it – the only limit is your imagination!
The resin pieces will take 24 hours to cure (set). So your pieces will be finished by us and posted out to you a week after the course.
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.
Silk Painting for Cards & Small Picturesfrom £32.00
This 2 hour course is designed for complete beginners to the art of silk painting, it’s also perfect for those with experience who are feeling a little rusty.
We will start by looking at some lovely samples of resist and free form silk painting. Then we will learn how to stretch silk on a frame, how to design an image and then transfer the design to the silk using the traditional “gutta resist” technique.
Once our gutta is dry we will have LOTS of fun painting with our huge selection of colours, we will discuss mixing colours and painting techniques. We’ll also have a go at texturing our work with salt.
You will go home with a range of lovely sample pieces (perfect for card making!) a piece of spare silk and mini frame.
All equipment and full instructions are provided plus beverages and light snacks. This class is suitable for all ages.