Beginners Paper Quillingfrom £32.00
Paper quilling lets you coil and shape colourful strips of paper into beautiful works of art. This art form looks complicated and fiddly but we PROMISE you it is not as hard as it looks, and we consider it completely suitable for an absolute beginner.
Quilled projects are light, delicate and look very intricate. They give a strong sense that someone has put a lot of time in making them. We will provide a large selection of templates to choose from and a lovely box frame to mount your finished work. You will also leave the workshop with a quilling tool and a fine glue applicator to continue your new craft at home.
All materials are supplied plus beverages and light snacks.
Introduction to Screen Printing Using Paper Stencilsfrom £26.00
Screen printing is a wonderfully fun and versatile medium to work with, in this beginners workshop we will be learning the paper stencil method of screen printing.
To begin the session you will create you own stencil by folding, ripping and cutting thin paper to use on your screen. These will create your very first printed images. While these dry, we have a huge selection of paper stencils to choose from to make a selection of further prints, that can be layered with different colours. We can also use found objects such as feathers and leaves to create really unique prints.
We work with a water based paint medium that will be dry in time to take home. We print on a selection of lovely handmade paper, but this method can also be used on fabric. We encourage you to bring a fabric item to try printing on if you wish.
All materials are provided plus beverages and light snacks.
Lino Cut & Printfrom £26.00
On this 2 hr course our lovely tutor Fiona will teach you the art of lino cutting and printing.
Fiona will start the session by looking at plenty of samples of images printed using lino cutting techniques. She will talk about the tools involved and you will get to handle and use each tool to create a small practise piece.
Fiona will go on to help you plan a design and then how to transfer it to the lino. You will be able to use the tools used on your sample to create a linocut. We have a few different lino types for you to choose from.
Lastly, Fiona will show you a couple of methods of burnishing and printing your linocut. You’ll go home with your lovely linocut, some sample prints and a frame just the right size for your favourite print. 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.
Paper Flowersfrom £26.00
Whether you would like to make paper flowers for your wedding or just learn a new craft, making paper flowers is a fun and relaxing skill.
After looking at lots of sample flowers, our tutor Lucy will teach you how to make a variety of flowers using different techniques, such as diecutting, pattern work and paper folding.
We'll start with cutting the petals, then move on to techniques for the the shaping and colouring of our flower. You may decide to create a realistic flower, have a vintage feel with old book and music paper, or go wild with beautiful bright colours and glitter. All of these options are possible with our huge range of papers and inks ready for you to use.
In this class you can choose to create a decorative pot of flowers, a small flower bouquet or pick one of our large cardboard letters to fill with flowers.
You will leave the class with your lovely finished project and with instructions and templates to make more flowers at home if you wish, along with a list of stockists for materials and a host of paper flower making techniques under your belt.
This course is suitable for all ages, beginners and those wishing to brush up their paper crafting skills.
This is a 3 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.
Paper Makingfrom £26.00
This workshop is designed to be a taster into the art of making paper. It is suitable for absolute beginners, including children and is a very much hands-on experience trying out different fibres and colours in a variety of moulds and deckles. We will also have natural items that can be incorporated in with your papers.
At the end of the session you will have gained beginner knowledge of the papermaking process and have a lovely selection of handmade papers to take with you to continue drying at home. We can dry them in our studio if you prefer, to be collected at later date. We will also discuss further creative projects that you can incorporate your handmade papers in.
This course is 2 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. We recommend you wear old clothes to this course as it is very messy, we do provide aprons. Directions and further information (if needed) will be emailed directly to you two weeks before the course date.