Workshops

SKETCH CLUB - RENDERING FOR REALISM

Saturday 9th March
10:30 - 1:00pm

£25

This workshop will introduce you to a variety of drawing approaches to improve observation, technique and style. At the end of the session you will have an array of skills and idea’s that you can master at home.

Each of these workshops will focus on a different theme, using practising illustrators for inspiration, so you can keep on coming to build up a super duper portfolio of work!

The class is very much aimed at beginners, but everyone welcome!

All materials and equipment provided.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK AND DO - IMPROVE YOUR SINGING

Friday 15th March
6:00 - 8:00pm

£15

The internationally acclaimed soprano singer Katy Kelly will be at the Bowery providing step-by-step support, giving you hints and tips on how to improve your singing whatever your ability. The outcome will be increased relaxation and confidence.

BYOB
(Bring your own bottle welcome!)

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - EXHIBITION SPECIAL

Saturday 16th March
12:30 - 2:30pm

£15

Our tutors will meet you at the Nation of Shop Keepers, in Leeds centre and start with a short session on composition, technical aspects, ethics in street photography and looking at our photographic practices.

We will then set off on a pre planned route around the city. 

This fun and informative workshop is aimed at beginners but everyone welcome. 

Please fetch a digital camera that you feel comfortable using (phones can also be used) 

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

SHRINK PLASTIC JEWELLERY

Saturday 16th March
10:30 - 1:00pm

£35

The talented Kim Searle of ‘Darn It’ will be here to show you how to make impressive shrink plastic jewellery, once you have the know how, the skills can easily be transferred to doing more at home.

All materials are provided and no experience necessary.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

COFFEE SCHOOL

Thursday 21st March
6 :30 -8:30pm

£30

This workshop is pitched at beginners and is run by our head barista Ged. Whether you want to understand a little more about how coffee is made or how to get the most out of your machine at home, we will take you through the basics.

Within the 2 hour workshop you will understand how to grind coffee, make key drinks on the menu, steam and foam milk as well as having a go at trying to master latte art.

SOLD OUT (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK AND DO – EMBROIDERY HOOP PRINTING

Friday 5th April
6:00  - 8:00pm

£15

Due to the huge success of our Drink and Draw, we’ve come up with a once a month crafting session for all those who would prefer to make.

The tutor will guide the sessions so you can just turn up and enjoy a glass or two of wine, listen to the music and get creative! The class is suitable for everyone...even the more advanced

(Bring your own bottle welcome!)

SOLD OUT (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

GARDEN WALK - IN COLLABORATION WITH YORK GATE GARDEN

Sunday 7th April
1 :00 -4:00pm

£25 (inc £6 entry fee)

This workshop will take place in York Gate Garden, Adel: 
Leeds' very own key example of a 20th-century Arts and Crafts-inspired garden, designed by Sybil, Robin and Frederick Spencer and now in the care of the gardening charity Perennial. The day will focus on looking at York Gate Garden as an example of garden design.

Your tutor Mary Swan, will start with an overview of garden design principles and then walk through Garden to see examples of how to put the principles into practice, to explore the hard materials used and the planting design.

York Gate draws on design elements of grand gardens to make small spaces work beautifully and it's a garden with lots of take-home ideas. There'll be plenty of time for discussion, questions, sketching, photography and note-taking and the day will end with a summary of what participants have learned and how they might use it in their own gardens.


Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

1 DAY BEGINNERS WORKSHOP -
MAKE FRIENDS WITH A SEWING MACHINE.

Saturday 13th April
10:30 - 4:30pm

£60

If you would love someone to show basics then this is the class for you. You will start by threading and getting to know the functions of the machine before moving onto seams, buttonholes and zips.

At the end of the workshop you will have produced a lovely pair of cushion covers and confidence to progress onto making clothes, gifts and other items for your home.

Tutor: Sandra Togher, owner of the Bowery has had various roles within the fashion industry, from Designer, Garment Technologist, and Product Development Manager. She then retrained as a teacher and has over 15 years experience, teaching both at the Bowery and nationwide.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

PLAY WITH CLAY – HANGING PLANTERS

Sunday 14th April
10:30 - 12:30pm

£30

Explore a variety of traditional hand building techniques and create your very own Ceramic Planters to take pride of place in your home/garden! All materials and tools provided.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

COFEEE SCHOOL

Thursday 18th April
6:30 - 8:30pm

£30

This workshop is pitched at beginners and is run by our head barista Ged. Whether you want to understand a little more about how coffee is made or how to get the most out of your machine at home, we will take you through the basics.

Within the 2 hour workshop you will understand how to grind coffee, make key drinks on the menu, steam and foam milk as well as having a go at trying to master latte art.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK AND DRAW – ‘DIRTY POUR’ PAINTING

Friday 26th  April
6 :00 -8:00pm

£15

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at creating a piece of artwork but are too nervous to join a class, then why not come along for an informal evening of drawing, painting & printing.

The tutor will guide the sessions so you can just turn up and enjoy a glass or two of wine, listen to the music and get creative!

The class is aimed at beginners but all levels welcome.

(Bring your own bottle welcome!)

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

JEWELLERY MAKING - STACKING RINGS

Saturday 27th April
10:30 - 1:30pm

£45


Learn basic jewellery making techniques such as using the piercing saw, filing, shaping, forging, soldering, and texturing with local designer maker Sarah Catteral. You will then use these techniques to make a series of stacking rings..

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

1 DAY MASTER CLASS - CREATE YOUR OWN CLOTHING PATTERNS

Saturday 4th May
10:30 - 4:30pm

£60

Using basic scaled down blocks you will be shown how to change style and shape through various manipulation techniques. From here you will trace off a block pattern to your size so you can design a range of outfit to suit you.

Note: This class is for those that you have made basic items of clothing, but want to know how to restyle patterns.

Tutor: Sandra Togher, owner of the Bowery has had various roles within the fashion industry, from Designer, Garment Technologist, and Product Development Manager. She then retrained as a teacher and has over 15 years experience, teaching both at the Bowery and nationwide

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

PERSONALISED METAL STAMPING

Sunday 5th May
10 :30 -12:30pm

£30

In this session you will learn to make your own personalised hand stamped jewellery. This can include bracelets, pendants and keyrings. After a chance to practice with different stamps, fonts and hammers you will make a selection of jewellery to take home with you.

There will be course notes for you to take home, with full instructions on what tools you've used and where you can buy tools and materials.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK AND DO - WRITE NIGHT

Friday 10th May
6:00 - 8:00pm

£15

A chance to leave behind the pressures of the real world for a couple of hours and come along to be inspired in our writing night. There will be writing tips, prompts, writing time and the chance to mingle with fellow writers. 

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

BYOB
Bring your own bottle welcome.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

COFFEE SCHOOL

Thursday 16th May
6:30 - 8:30pm

£30

This workshop is pitched at beginners and is run by our head barista Ged. Whether you want to understand a little more about how coffee is made or how to get the most out of your machine at home, we will take you through the basics.

Within the 2 hour workshop you will understand how to grind coffee, make key drinks on the menu, steam and foam milk as well as having a go at trying to master latte art.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

SKETCH CLUB – BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR

Saturday 18th May
10:30 - 1:00pm

£25

This workshop will introduce you to a variety of drawing approaches to improve observation, technique and style. At the end of the session you will have an array of skills and idea’s that you can master at home.

Each of these workshops will focus on a different theme, using practising illustrators for inspiration, so you can keep on coming to build up a super duper portfolio of work!

The class is very much aimed at beginners, but everyone welcome!

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

HEY CLAY - COASTERS [FREE EVENT]

Sunday 19th May
2:00 -3:00pm

SOLD OUT

Hey Clay is a celebration of everything clay, giving everyone the chance to have some fun and unleash their inner potter. Come along and make yourself a set of coasters.

Although the tutor is giving up her time for free and the Bowery providing the materials and equipment, there will be a small surcharge (paid direct to the tutor) for anyone wanting their wares to be fired. (coasters will still look splendid without being fired)

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

DRINK AND DRAW – PICASSO PORTRAITS

Friday 31st May
6:00 -8:00pm

£15

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at creating a piece of artwork but are too nervous to join a class, then why not come along for an informal evening of drawing, painting & printing.

The tutor will guide the sessions so you can just turn up and enjoy a glass or two of wine, listen to the music and get creative!

The class is aimed at beginners but all levels welcome.

(Bring your own bottle welcome!)

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

1 DAY BEGINNERS WORKSHOP – INTRODUCTION TO JEWELLERY MAKING

Saturday 1st June
10.30-4.30pm

£75

Design and make your very own pendant necklace with the technical assistance of practising jeweller, Sarah Catterall.

You will learn some basic jewellery making techniques such as using the piercing saw, filing, shaping, forging, soldering, and texturing.

You can build on any previous experience or techniques used in other workshops. The difference between this and other morning sessions that Sarah runs is that you are able to design your own bespoke piece and you will also get to solder your own work.

All materials are provided and open to all abilities.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

STITCH AND MAKE - ESPADRILLES

Sunday 2nd June
10:30 -1:00pm

£25

It takes no time at all to produce these fabulous Espadrilles. Either full shoe or mules the choice is yours.

You will be contacted before the workshop to ask shoe size as the soles are bought beforehand.

No experience needed.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK AND DO - DUCT TAPE POUCH

Friday 7th June
6:00 -8:00pm

£15

Due to the huge success of our Drink and Draw, we’ve come up with a once a month crafting session for all those who would prefer to make.

The tutor will guide the sessions so you can just turn up and enjoy a glass or two of wine, listen to the music and get creative! The class is suitable for everyone...even the more advanced

(Bring your own bottle welcome!)

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

STRING ART

Saturday 15th June
10:30 -1:00pm

£35

String Art is a retro chic way to add some unique decor to any wall.

Within the session you will design and make your very own piece of artwork.

No experience needed. Everything provided.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK AND DRAW – DRAWN TO MUSIC / KANDINSKY

Friday 21st June
6:00 -8:00pm

£15

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at creating a piece of artwork but are too nervous to join a class, then why not come along for an informal evening of drawing, painting & printing.

The tutor will guide the sessions so you can just turn up and enjoy a glass or two of wine, listen to the music and get creative!

The class is aimed at beginners but all levels welcome.

(Bring your own bottle welcome!)

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

LINO PRINTING - DESIGN AND MAKE YOUR OWN WALLPAPER

Saturday 29th June
10.30 - 2.30pm

£45

We will start with designing a half-drop pattern, before carving it out onto lino.

At the end of the session you will have carried out some test piece prints so you can print to perfection at home.

Note this block can be used time and time again on both paper and textiles, so you can print onto wrap, tags, totes, t.shirts and more

No experience needed, everything provided.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)