Course List

workshops feb-april 18



 

Regular Workshops 2018

CLASS: Crochet Workshop

Date: Every Tuesday or Friday 10-12am – ONGOING

Tutor: Sam Hewlett

Cost: £5 per session

Details: Learn to crochet in these informal and fun groups. Whether you’re an absolute beginner, someone wishing to improve their existing skills or you’d just like to crochet in a social group come along and join in! Whatever project you have in mind from a simple granny square to a blanket, mittens to teddies or clothing – we can help you through the process. We have a selection of patterns to choose from along with wool and hooks available to purchase.

CLASS: Art Workshop

Dates:           

Tuesday 27th Feb to 3rd April 6-8pm

Wed 28th Feb to 4th April 10-12am or 1:30-3:30

Tutor: Laurence Brown

Cost: £60 per term

Details: Expand your skills and experiment with a variety mediums in these informative and relaxed sessions. Work on a project of your choice or follow one of Laurence’s project pieces to create your own work of art. With Laurence’s guidance and tuition, improve your painting techniques, get to grips with perspective or learn about light and shadow. Whatever you need help with, these classes will build your confidence with painting and drawing.

CLASS: Atmospheric Water Colour

Date:

Friday 9th March 1-3pm & 3.30-5.30pm

Friday 20th April 1-3pm & 3.30-5.30pm

Tutor: Chris Howe

Cost: £15

Details: Learn to use wet-in-wet techniques to create landscapes, abstracts, flowers and seascapes. This will be a step-by-step led session to achieve a specific project by the end of the lesson! No experience is necessary and all products/equipment will be supplied so this is a great opportunity to try your hand at water colour painting.

CLASS: Paper Crafting & cards
Date:

 

Monday 5th March 10am-1pm =

Stamp Crazy Easter project

Monday 9th April 10am-1pm

Embellished Floral Cards

Tutor: Sam Baker

Cost: £10

Details: Expert crafter Sam Baker will guide you through the more technical side of creating stunning cards. With a lovely project planned for each session you will achieve a great piece by the end of each session. Get that perfect finish with her hints, tips & skill sheets.

 

February Workshops 2018 

  • Crochet, paper-craft, atmospheric art & art workshop will continue in February – please see January’s description.
  • A new term of Art Workshop will begin February 27th/28th for 6 weeks.
  • Sew’n’sew &“The allsorts gang” will run on 8th, 15th & 22nd
  • Games workshop “Paint like a Pro” session 6 = February 2th 6pm-8pm.

CLASS: Powertex Fairies and Sculptures

Date: Saturday 3rd February10am – 4pm

Tutor: Clare Richards

Cost: £40

Details: Starting with basic materials, create a armature and wings to act as a base on which to drape your fabric. Using Powertex to stiffen your fabric build up layers of texture and secure a plaster head. After lunch you will be taught dry-brushing techniques to bring your sculpture to life. Be prepared for a messy and fun day!

 CLASS: Bead Weaving

Date: Saturday 10th and/or 24th Feb 10am-12

Tutor: Jane Sefton

Cost: £7 per session

Details: Learn about the beautiful craft of bead weaving to create unique pieces of jewellery for yourself or as a gift. Choose from different designs, bead shapes & colour to compliment any outfit or taste. Products and equipment are not supplied within the cost, however, it’s all available to purchase at competitive prices on the day.

CLASS: Mosaic Glass Tiles

Dates: Saturday 10th February 1:30pm-4pm

Tutor: Pamela Salmon

Cost: £20

Details: Choose your colours and design before embarking on this creative journey to produce a stunning glass mosaic tile suitable for indoors or out in the garden. Pamela will guide you step-by-step to achieve a lovely piece to be proud of.

CLASS: 3d Needle Felted Chickens

Date: Monday 12th February 10am-4pm

Tutor: Lorraine Tilsley

Cost: £40

Details:   Whether you are new to needle felting or already have some experience, this will prove to be a fun and informative day. Create the base of your chicken using core wool and then get as funky as you like when deciding on the colour, pattern and texture to finish your own chicken design!

CLASS: Warhammer Junior Paint Session

Date: Tuesday 13th February 1:30-4pm

Tutor: Stuart Thomas

Cost: £12

Details:  Aimed at youngsters approx. aged 8 to 14 this will be a great session for improving on their painting skills. Creating space marines with Stuart step-by-step you will learn painting techniques such as washes, dry brushing and metal effects.

CLASS: Children’s personalized Cross stitch Bookmarks

Date: Friday February 16th 1-3pm

Tutor: Julie Caisey

Cost: £10 (proceeds go to our Wyndham House Residents)

Details: A great children’s class producing their very own stitched bookmark which will say “SSSHHHH…(name) is reading!”. They can choose their own colours and learn how to cross stitch with step-by-step guidance from Julie. This is a lovely introduction to basic sewing skills for children aged 7 – 12 approximately.

CLASS: Sugar Craft Traditional Roses

Date: Saturday February 17th 10am-4pm

Tutor: Rachel Sagrott

Cost: £50

Details: With expert help from Rachel create traditional English roses which will look stunning on any cake! Rachel will guide you through every step so that you can truly achieve the delicate petals and subtle colours associated with these flowers. All you need to bring is some oasis for transport.

CLASS: Acrylic Painted Trinket Box

Date: Saturday February 24th 2-4pm

Tutor: Chrissie Watson

Cost: £15

Details:  Using Acrylic paints learn stippling, shading and stroke work techniques to create coasters with a lovely topiary design or use your design to create a special greetings card. Chrissie’s classes always have a lovely, relaxed atmosphere giving you a little arty escape for the afternoon!  Suitable for beginners or those looking to improve their skills.

March Workshops 2018 

 CLASS: The art of Ink

Date: Friday 2nd March 1-3pm & 6-8pm

Tutor: Jessamy K from Jinks Art

Cost: £15 per session

Details: Try your hand at drawing with a dip pen and inks. Learn how to use washes to create depth and shadows to your work. Experiment with ink and water to allow natural effects that will add interest and unpredictability in your picture. Check out Jessamy’s work at “jinks art” on Facebook.

CLASS: Stained glass mirrors

Date: Saturday 3rd March 10am-4pm

Tutor: Lani Shepherd from “glorious glass”

Cost: £40 per session

Details: Learn to use hot solder to bind together pieces of coloured glass whilst creating a unique mirror frame. Your finished piece will be approximately A4 in size and is bound to become a feature in any home. Step-by-step instruction will be given but due to hot equipment, this class is not suitable for anyone under the age of 14.

CLASS: Crochet/knit charity blankets for dogs

Date: Every Tuesday through March 2-4pm

Tutor: Dee Semmens

Cost: FREE

Details: Join Dee on her next charitable event creating fun and colourful blankets for rescue dogs using wool donations and left-overs. Bring along your hooks or needles and we’ll supply the wool. Enjoy a chat, a cuppa and do something kind at the same time!

CLASS: GWS Paint like a Pro Term 2

Date: Fridays 6-8pm (9th March, 13th April, 11th May, 8th June & 13th July)

Tutor: Stuart Thomas

Cost: £50 for the course

Details: Follow Stuart’s expert tuition to really up-your-game when painting the detailed miniatures from Games Workshop (Warhammer & 40k). Different painting techniques will be covered from washes, metal work, wood effect, texture, shadow, etc. These have proven to be very popular and informative – a must for anyone who enjoys Warhammer or 40k!

 CLASS: Bead Weaving

Date: Saturday 10th and/or 24th 10am-12

Tutor: Jane Sefton

Cost: £7 per session

Details: Learn about the beautiful craft of bead weaving to create unique pieces of jewellery for yourself or as a gift. Choose from different designs, bead shapes & colour to compliment any outfit or taste. Products and equipment are not supplied within the cost, however, it’s all available to purchase at competitive prices on the day.

CLASS: Introduction to Cross Stitch

Date: Saturday 10th March 1-4pm

Tutor: Julie Caisey

Cost: £15 per session

Details: Learn how to read a chart, where to start, what equipment you need and how to stitch effectively. In this session you will produce a small cross stitch change purse. Follow Julie’s instructions and choose your own colours to create a lovely little project.

CLASS: Mosaic mirrors

Date: Monday 12th March 10am-4pm

Tutor: Pamela Salmon from Quantock Mosaics

Cost: £40

Details: Using a circular design produce a colour mosaic frame for a mirror. Learn how to plan, stick, grout and finish off your project. This will be a fun and busy day with a great piece to take home. Check out Pamela’s work at “Quantock mosaics” on Facebook.

CLASS: Highland Cows Powertex project

Date: Friday 16th & 23rd 1-4pm

Tutor: Clare Richards

Cost: £40 for both sessions

Details: Session 1: Create an armature using wire, tape, polystyrene and string, adding horns and facial details. Session 2: drape with Powertex covered fabric, dry and paint to finish your project. This will be a busy and fun class resulting in a truly unique herd of cattle!

CLASS: A day of Pastel art

Date: Saturday 17th 10am-4pm

Tutor: Laurence Brown

Cost: £40

Details: Study the techniques used to achieve wonderful results using pastels. Spend the morning practicing a variety of skills needed to create shape, shadow, texture and depth following Laurence’s instructions. After a delicious lunch, enjoy spending the afternoon producing your own work of art using the methods that have been covered in the morning.

CLASS: Encaustic Art

Date: Saturday 24th March 2-4pm

Tutor: Lorraine Davies

Cost: £10

Details: Try your hand at this truly unique form of art. Using an iron, coloured waxes and special paper create landscapes and scenes that have a glossy, rich finish to them. Lorraine will guide you through the simple steps of applying the wax and how to manipulate it into place producing a different design every time.

CLASS: Needle felted 3d Eggs

Date: Monday 26th 10am-2pm

Tutor: Lorraine Tilsley

Cost: £20

Details: Whether you are new to needle felting or already have some experience, this will prove to be a fun and informative day. Create the egg shape base using core wool and then get as funky as you like when deciding on the colour, pattern and texture to finish your very own Easter egg design!

CLASS: Beginners wire wrapped bangle

Date: Friday 30th March 1-3pm

Tutor: Debbie Brannen from Exmoor arts

Cost: £17

Details: Create a beautiful silver bangle with an Abalone stone using basic wire wrapping techniques following Debbie’s step-by-step instruction. A great gift or treat for yourself!

  • Places are limited and booking is on a first come first served basis. We also require a deposit or full payment in advance to confirm your place.

Booking Information:

  • All classes include the materials, products & equipment for the designated project being taught unless specified.
  • If a class lasts all day then a delicious lunch is always included within the price at a local café. Please inform us on your booking sheet if you have any special dietary requirements. All classes have refreshments included.
  • Any new student is required to complete a registration, this allows us to retain your contact information regarding the class in case of emergency.
  • Bookings must include a 50% non-refundable deposit and we ask that the full balance must be paid at least a week prior to the scheduled class. We can take payments by card over the phone or in the shop via cash or card we do not take cheques.
  • Refunds will only be given at our discretion according to circumstances and only when we are suitably informed prior to the class. If we are successful in filling your place following a cancellation then a full refund will be issued.
  • If a class is fully booked we will take reserve bookings which will be treated in a first come, first served
  • We are able to run private classes in a variety of crafts great for birthdays, hen parties, work events or just for a group of friends to catch up! Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements and we will endeavour to help.