Creative Crafts Courses

Upholstery Restoration: - ONE PLACE LEFT5th Aug to 8th Aug 2024
Tutor: David JamesMonday to Thursday


This is a project led course with students providing their own upholstery project to work on under the expert eye and with guidance from a very experienced upholsterer and tutor.There will be another upholstery tutor on hand for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to help out..... read more

Woodcarving5th Aug to 9th Aug 2024
Tutor: Ernest RiallMonday to Friday


The course aims to introduce complete beginners to the basic skills of carving, chisel sharpening and wood behaviour. In further sessions you may follow a structured course of set projects or develop your own ideas.At every stage you will add to your skills and knowledge of all aspects of carving and develop design skills. Experienced carvers will be helped to develop their own projects and skills.PLEASE NOTE: This course is being held at Wooburn Craft School - see below...... read more

Japanese Embroidery7th Aug to 9th Aug 2024
Tutor: Janet CroninWednesday to Friday


This course will cater for all level of student. Beginners will have the opportunity of stitching a simple design designed by the Japanese Embroidery Centre. There is a choice of one of four designs that will teach up to about six beginners stitches. Advanced stitchers will be able to carry on with their existing project. For those who have stitched some Japanese Embroidery I have a selection of small and straightforward designs at various levels..... read more

Honiton Lace - ONE PLACE LEFT7th Aug to 9th Aug 2024
Tutor: Alison Thoburn - NEW TUTORWednesday to Friday


This course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to the experienced. The aim is to tailor the course to the individual. For those new to the discipline, instruction will be given using a project which covers the basic techniques. The more experienced Honiton lacemaker will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in technique, design, and interpretation..... read more

Adventures in Linocut8th Aug to 9th Aug 2024
Tutor: Jessica RoseThursday to Friday


In this two day course you will learn a number of advanced linocut techniques, including chine colle, multi-block and reduction printing. This course is ideal for those looking to gain a greater understanding of the processes involved in making more complex prints. Those new to linocut are also welcome - just be ready for a slightly steeper learning curve than normal!.... read more

"Very helpful tutor - I thoroughly recommend her." (October 2019)

Mark Making for Surface Decoration8th Aug to 9th Aug 2024
Tutor: Janet EdmondsThursday to Friday


During this workshop you will create your own zigzag sketchbook. We will then add some free mark making to the sketchbook and select areas from the marks to interpret into stitch..... read more

"Excellent teacher with original ideas.  Makes you think and move out of your comfort zone." (November 2019)

When Art meets Craft13 Aug 2024
Tutor: Jackie Devereux Tuesday


This one day extravaganza is all about gaining confidence with watercolours whilst using up paintings which have not quite made it to the frame for one reason or another. Languishing under the bed is now a thing of the past! We shall magically revive or just start again……making simple experimental marks on paper, taking chances and surprise discoveries. Entering the world of Japanese Origami folding in the simplest way, boxes will emerge as if from nowhere..... read more

"Jackie is a great teacher who loves to share her knowledge with her students." (Summer School 2019)

Print, Collage, StitchCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List14th Aug to 16th Aug 2024
Tutor: Paula WatkinsWednesday to Friday


Using hand carved Indian wood blocks with drawing and simple stitch we will be making decorative paper, fabric and embellishments to create collages. You can choose to display your collages as framed artwork or use them to add exciting pages in an artist book or sketchbook..... read more

"Paula is an absolutely fantastic artist and teacher." (Summer School 2019

Milanese and European LacesCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List19th Aug to 21st Aug 2024
Tutor: Claire BonitoMonday to Wednesday


This is a three day course with a primary focus on Milanese lace with other European laces supported. This course offers individual tuition to focus on a new project, a new lace or continue and make progress on an existing project. This course will give you more concentrated time than a weekly class to make significant progress. The course is taught through individual learning and group demonstrations of techniques as appropriate..... read more

" The course and tutorial was amazing and most enjoyable." (Summer School 2022)