Creative Crafts Courses

Changing the Surface - adding and subtractingCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List23rd Feb to 24th Feb 2021
Tutor: Janet EdmondsTuesday to Wednesday


Many textile artists are drawn to materials and surfaces weathered by sun, wind and rain, and that are transformed over time into an aesthetic beauty of decay. Close observation of the patination on old, disintegrating surfaces will be the inspiration for this workshop. The act of selecting textures that are changed by the ravages of weather and time such as crumbling stonework, peeling paint, dry plaster and decaying wood, of looking, considering and recording their details, will result in intensely worked surfaces on paper and fabric.... read more

"Janet is an experienced tutor who always provides excellent examples of her work, which I personally find very inspirational." (November 2019)

Paint, Collage, Stitch, Create13th Mar to 14th Mar 2021
Tutor: Gina FerrariSaturday to Sunday


Unleash your creativity as you paint and print your own unique papers and backgrounds, experimenting with colours, textures and mark making using a variety of techniques. Then cut them up and collage them before adding stitch with free machine embroidery to create your own unique artworks. This course is suitable for all levels of experience as full instruction will be given. You will need your own sewing machine and be able to lower the feed dogs..... read more

"Tutor excellent." (March 2019)

Printmaking with LINO and Monoprinting techniquesCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List26th Mar to 28th Mar 2021
Tutor: Jackie Devereux PSGFAFriday to Sunday


A printmaking course with a difference, incorporating linocutting, monoprinting and an element of paper sculpture thrown in!.... read more

"Excellent as always." (March 2019)

Patchwork and Quilting - Improv PatchworkProposed Course10th Apr to 11th Apr 2021
Tutor: Christine GreenSaturday to Sunday


If you've always fancied having a go at patchwork but not known where to start or felt a bit intimidated by all those fat quarters and jelly rolls then this is the course for you. Christine's contemporary, quirky take on patchwork harks back to the origins of patchwork by recycling where possible, but bringing it right up to date in terms of design. Take inspiration from the quilts of Gees Bend and create beautiful, unique designs. .... read more

"I really enjoyed the course, Christine is an excellent informative teacher.  I learnt a lot, she is interactive and generous and really helped with the design." (Summer School 2019)

Pique Assiette Mosaic (China and found Objects)Proposed Course12th Jun to 13th Jun 2021
Tutor: Rosalind WatesSaturday to Sunday


A creative course in which you will use found objects and china to mosaic a board, a pot, a frame - whatever your imagination comes up with! You will be guided through your own individual project to create a unique piece to take home. This is an opportunity to use all those bits and pieces you've been collecting over the years: the pieces of china you dug up, the buttons you didn't like to throw away, the shells and pebbles - whatever you can come up with! .... read more

"Thank you Roz, it was a lovely break for me and an interesting creative adventure!" (August 2018)