Workshops

PATTERN CUTTING: FIVE STYLES FROM ONE BASIC SKIRT

Saturday 28th May
10-12pm

£25

Beginner

Using the basic skirt block you will learn how the manipulate the pattern so you can create another 5 designs. Techniques covered are yokes, pleats, and how to add flare. You will work on A4 size scaled down patterns that will make up a series of worksheets for you to take home.

(NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SEWING WORKSHOP)

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MEET THE MAKER - SILVER HEART EARRINGS

Saturday 4th June
10-2pm

£35

Learn basic jewellery making techniques such as using the piercing saw, filing, shaping, forging, soldering, and texturing with local designer maker Diana Lambert. You will then use these techniques to make a beautiful pair of drop earrings, making them the perfect present of for yourself.

No experience necessary.

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MEET THE MAKER - FORAGED FIGURES

Saturday 18th June
10-2pm

£35

Be the maker of a whimsical wooden figure. From artist & writer Sophie Dumont learn how to sculpt wire to make beautiful figures and decorations to turn something you’ve found into a poetic mini sculpture. The workshop will equip you with new crafty skills using tools to personalise, design and compose gifts from foraged materials. The session will begin outside followed by sketching, drilling, painting, fiddling and adorning your figures with words. From miniature paper bouquets held in tiny clay hands to ribbon oceans, learn to see objects in a new and creative light!

Feel free to bring along any gems that you have collected.

All materials provided, perfect workshop for those new to all things crafty!

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MAKE A DRUM LAMPSHADE

Saturday 25th June
10-12pm

£25

You will be delighted with the results of the super simple lampshade. This workshop is a must for those looking to refresh their home on a limited budget. The method shown can be adapted to any size frame.

Upcycled fabric will be available for you to use, but please bring ½ metre of fabric if you want something specific.

No experience necessary.

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MEET THE MAKER - SILVER BANGLES

Saturday 2nd July
10-2pm

£55

Under the professional guidance of designer maker Diana Lambert you will learn basic jewellery making techniques such as using the piercing saw, filing, shaping, forging, soldering, and texturing. You will then use these techniques to make a fabulous sterling silver bangle of whatever shape you like.

All materials are provided and no experience necessary.

No experience necessary.

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PATTERN CUTTING: FIVE STYLES FROM ONE BASIC BODICE TOP

Saturday 16th July
10-12pm

£25

Using a bodice block, you will learn how to alter necklines and add shape with the use of darts, yokes, tucks and pleats. You will work on A4 size scaled down patterns that will make up a series of worksheets for you to take home.

(NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SEWING WORKSHOP)

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SKETCH ON LOCATION

Monday 18th July
9.30-1.00pm

£20

For those lucky enough to be free on a Monday morning we are going out and about on location to inspire and improve our drawing. Working with a variety of dry materials, each session will focus on composition, proportions, mark making and shade and tone.

Our sessions will incorporate different points along the Meanwood Valley Trail. All meet at the Bowery Studio at 9.30am.

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SILVER CLAY RING

Saturday 30th July
10-2pm

£35

You will learn about the fundamental techniques, specialist tools and materials needed to create your very own fine silver ring.

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SKETCH ON LOCATION

Monday 8th August
9.30-1.00pm

£20

For those lucky enough to be free on a Monday morning we are going out and about on location to inspire and improve our drawing. Working with a variety of dry materials, each session will focus on composition, proportions, mark making and shade and tone.

Our sessions will incorporate different points along the Meanwood Valley Trail. All meet at the Bowery Studio at 9.30am.

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Creative Weekenders

DIY RE-UPHOLSTERY

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th August
10-4pm both days

£95 weekend

£45 day

Re-vamp your home by learning how to do basic re-upholstery. Forage for a lovely footstool or dining room chair and learn how to glam it up to take pride of place in your home.

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SEWING CIRCLE - FASHION & TEXTILES

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August
10-4pm both days

£95 weekend
£45 day

Get to grips with using a sewing machine and produce a zipped cushion for all to admire. For those a little more experienced the choice is yours; the tutor will be on hand to help you achieve it.

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DRAWING ROOM - SKETCH AND PAINT

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st August
10 - 4pm both days

£95 weekend

£45 day

Aug 20 & Aug 21 Drawing Room - Sketch & Paint
Theories will be taught, drawing will be done and paint will be applied. The first 3 weeks we will focus skills building and experimenting with different techniques. From here you will bring in your own image that you would like to draw/paint and tackle it will a new found confidence.

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PRINT SOCIAL - SCREEN & LINO

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28st August
10-4pm both days

£95 weekend

£45 day


Explore low-fi printing techniques, to enable you to continue at home without any great costs. Learn the process of lino printing/screen printing and create your own print edition, greeting cards, wrapping paper and textile products. For those returning or in the know you will look at relevant printmaking artists to inspire your own work.

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