Introduction to traditional oil

Painting Course

8 Week evening course

Fortnightly starting on Tuesday 10th October


David Appleby




Aim of the course

The aim of this course is to go into detail about classical and contemporary techniques and principals

of oil painting. You will learn basic traditional indirect painting techniques along with more contemporary ways of approaching painting. There will be talks on principles of composition, how

to create focal points, as well as practical advice on how to use various painting mediums and basic studio craft.

By the end of the course you will have completed 3-4 paintings and studies in which you will have learned the basic techniques and principles to give you the confidence to continue practicing at home.



I will give a materials list that you will need to bring to your first session. From then you can buy

extras as needed for subsequent sessions.

The initial materials will cost around £45 for the basics and you can either order them yourselves or I can do it on your behalf.

Calligraphy with Jane Lappage




10am - 12.30


SUNDAY 29th October

Both Workshops

Modern 10am-12.30

Roundhand 1.00om- 3.30

£50 for the both workshops


The workshops are light-hearted, fun and aimed to give a taster of the basic skills needed to produce this very popular beautiful script. Ideal for all those personal touches to your crafted cards or for generating your own unique designs.


Everything is provided for the class including a basic chisel pen and nib, practice lines, letters and paper (all yours to keep) along with Jane’s years of knowledge and information on this historic skill. Many other products for excelling at this art will be available to buy on the day.

places required

Roundhand Calligraphy

1pm -3.30


Chocolate Truffle Making Workshop


Sunday 26th November

10am -12.30





Come and make your very own chocolate truffles!

Join Stella and learn how to temper chocolate, make and flavour your own ganache before pipping into chocolate spheres. You'll then get to decorate your truffles in a variety of ways.

At the end you'll get to take 18 truffles in a box home (if you've not already eaten them!), as well as making some chocolate buttons.

All refreshments, equipment and ingredients included. Just bring an apron.

Glass Workshop

with Becjoy

Saturday 28th October

10- 1




Design and make your own Glass work of art- either to go in a frame or to hang to catch the sunlight.


Learn how to work with and cut sheet glass, use liquid glass, also available for you to use; fire proof paper, copper sheet and wire, and iridescent powders.


Please have some idea of design that you would like to make, and I will help you achieve it.


All pieces will be fired professionally for you to collect about a week later.




Mixed Media Mini Album with Helen Pigott.

New date coming soon- contact me for group booking date

10am- 4pm



Introduction to Hand Embroidery- Funky Felt Brooch.

Contact me for date

. £25.00

2.5 Hour Workshop



Mosaics With

Lis Greensmith

Contact me to arrange a new date


Full Drawing Course


Oliver Lovley

CONTACT US to go onto course waiting list.


Date and time to be arranged.


£84 for the 7 week course- ie £12 per session- to be paid at the beginning of the course.

This 7 week course will include technique, sketchbook work, still life and life drawing

A nude life-mode/Life drawing. with Oliver Lovley BA Hons, ASGFA and receive tuition on measuring the human fgure, mark-making, observational drawing.


Nostalgic, Hand Stitched Textile Art Workshop

With Textile Artist Sarah Culleton

Saturday 11th November 2017 10.00am-4.00pm


Inspired by Sarah’s unique personal style, you will design and hand stitch a beautiful, nostalgic piece of textile art, framed for display in a 6 inch hoop.


Using your own family photograph, Sarah will encourage you to develop a design that evokes happy memories, creating a wonderful family heirloom that can be treasured for years to come as a keepsake for yourself or a beautiful, meaningful gift for family and friends.


You’ll have access to a lovely selection of fabrics, lace, trims, buttons, beads, threads and vintage haberdashery for you to incorporate into your design.


Sarah will be on hand to give you expert advice and instruction on a huge variety of embroidery, techniques and specific hand stitches to embellish and complete your finished art work beautifully.


This workshop is designed for everyone from beginners to those wishing to advance their textile skills and experiment with new techniques in a warm, friendly environment, with lots of tea and cakes to keep you going, giving you the inspiration and skills to work confidently on your own future projects.


All equipment and materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own haberdashery bits and bobs to personalise your embroidery. Treasured buttons, brooches, handkerchiefs or bits of ribbon and lace, stored away out of sight can be incorporated into your finish piece to help make it truly special to you.


On booking your place, Sarah will require a copy or scan of the family photograph you wish to use in your project (which will be returned to you). An image of your photograph will then be transferred onto fabric for use during the workshop. You could also add some text, or a personalised message, which Sarah can also print onto fabric for you. This could form part of the design or be used as a greeting on the back of the design, if you wanted to give it as a gift.

Glass Fusing Taster

with Dawn Turner

Date to be confirmed October 10-12


The Glass Taster Session approximately 2-3 hours – during this relaxed class, you don’t learn about cutting glass – you work with a clear glass blank and learn how to create a colourful sun-catcher or wall hanging by assembling your design from variety of mosaic sized pre-cut pieces or glass frit (granules). You should be able to make a couple of smaller pieces during this session, or one larger panel. Again, the pieces are fired, ready for collection at a later date. £25

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