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Silk Flower Making

with Lois Pittman
Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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In this practical workshop you will learn to sew a silk flower made from hand dyed pleated silk fabrics, microfibres and linen. You will design and make a crafted flower with a bamboo stem and wood base. The process will explore suitable real flowers for inspiration. All materials are supplied. This workshop is suitable for beginners or experienced textile creatives. The making process is demonstrated step by step in a fun and creative way. You will take home a hand finished uniquely crafted piece

Book a place on this workshop Silk Flower Making with Lois Pittman Saturday 3rd September
£60.00
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Willow Birds

with Alison Walling
Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h

These willow birds are full of character and a great introduction to random weaving with willow. Make a pheasant or a chicken to roost at home or in the garden.

Book a place on this workshop Willow Birds Sept 3 22
£55.00
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Abstract Mobile Hanging

with Mandy Keating
Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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Create your own unique, hanging mobile with discarded card, household paint and found wood. You will paint abstract patterns and splashes of colour onto card that will be cut into shapes for the mobile. These painted shapes will be hung on found and painted pieces of wood. The finished mobiles will be equally at home in a living room, dining room or in a bedroom. This is a grown-up’s version of a nursery mobile. Although you can still make one for a child.

Book a place on this workshop Abstract Mobile Hanging with Mandy Keating
£55.00
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Draw/Paint/Make

with Linda Ingham
Friday, September 16, 2022 at 2:30pm - 5:00pm | Duration: 2h 30m
Friday, September 23, 2022 at 2:30pm - 5:00pm | Duration: 2h 30m Friday, September 30, 2022 at 2:30pm - 5:00pm | Duration: 2h 30m Friday, October 7, 2022 at 2:30pm - 5:00pm | Duration: 2h 30m Friday, October 14, 2022 at 2:30pm - 5:00pm | Duration: 2h 30m Friday, October 21, 2022 at 2:30pm - 5:00pm | Duration: 2h 30m
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This six-week autumn course focuses on drawing techniques – using different materials and methods, as well as ways of looking at and seeing things in order to create observational studies or develop designs.

Suitable for those new to drawing as well as those who regularly make time for creativity and wish to further develop their skills, a mix of working from still life and 2d imagery form the subjects along with a variety of resources to inspire and inform.

Book a place on this workshop 6-week drawing course Linda Ingham
£120.00
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Silk Scarves

with Yara Sekiguchi
Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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The workshop will cover the outline technique using 100% pure silk and specialised French dyes. This is a basic course which can be followed up by an intermediate variation with different techniques/projects. A design of your choice will be achieved using the Gutta outline technique. (Imagine a stained-glass type of style). This workshop is suitable to beginners and the technique will be explained step by step in a very relaxed and fun way. At the end of the day, you will take home a unique piece.

Book a place on this workshop Silk Scarves with Yara Sekiguchi Saturday 17th September
£55.00
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Upholstery Weekend

with Lesley Leonard
Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 10:15am - 4:00pm | Duration: 5h 45m

Do you have an old stool, chair or ottoman that needs some new life breathing into it? Bring it to Lesley Leonard’s Upholstery Weekend workshop. Here you will learn how to upholster an item of your choice. Lesley will provide all the equipment for the weekend all you will need to bring is the finishing fabric.

Book a place on this workshop Upholstery weekend 17th and 18th September
£150.00
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Vintage China Mosaics

with Sue Kershaw
Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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Create two bespoke vintage china mosaics choosing from a wide range of cut-out bases including hares, hearts and birds. Select from treasured china, some over 100 years old! A truly original experience of creating your own unique mosaic.

Book a place on this workshop Vintage China Mosaics with Sue Kershaw Saturday 24th September
£60.00
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Lampshade printing

with Hannah Turlington
Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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You will learn the process of lino printing, creating simple repeats and how to hand print your own fabric. You will then use your fabric to make your own lampshade which Hannah will demonstrate and support you through the making of it.

Book a place on this workshop Lampshade printing with Hannah Turlington Saturday 1st October
£70.00
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Silver Scroll Ring

with Alastair Scargall
Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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Workshop participants will make using sterling silver wire a “scroll ring” with two 6 mm diameter cabochons. The nature of the design allows for the ring to be adjusted in size.

Book a place on this workshop Silver Scroll Ring with Alastair Scargall Saturday 8th October
£60.00
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Autumn Wildlife Watercolour Illustration

with Eleanor Tomlinson
Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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Learn, develop and embrace your skills of working with ink and watercolour with Eleanor Tomlinson. Eleanor will be sharing a range or tips and techniques for drawing in pencil and ink fine liners before working with watercolour to create your own wildlife inspired original ink and watercolour artwork.

Book a place on this workshop Autumn Wildlife Watercolour Illustration with Eleanor Tomlinson
£65.00
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Watercolour Building Portrait

with Eleanor Tomlinson
Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 10:15am - 4:00pm | Duration: 5h 45m
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Learn, develop and embrace your skills of working with ink and watercolour with Eleanor Tomlinson to create your own bespoke building portrait in a day with her new workshop held at The Ropewalk

Book a place on this workshop Watercolour Building Portrait - Oct 16
£65.00
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Upholstery Weekend

with Lesley Leonard
Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 10:15am - 4:00pm | Duration: 5h 45m
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Do you have an old stool, chair or ottoman that needs some new life breathing into it? Bring it to Lesley Leonard’s Upholstery Weekend workshop. Here you will learn how to upholster an item of your choice. Lesley will provide all the equipment for the weekend all you will need to bring is the finishing fabric.

Book a place on this workshop Upholstery weekend 22nd and 23rd October
£150.00
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Jointed Collage Figure

with Mandy Keating
Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h
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Create a jointed collaged figure from antique images, magazines, discarded books, maps and decorative papers, adding other decorative and recycled embellishments, such as old lace, ribbon, thread and text. Your figure will be poseable and can be a character from a story or purely from your imagination. Your finished artwork can be hung up, put on a stand, framed or used as a shadow puppet.

Book a place on this workshop Abstract Mobile Hanging with Mandy Keating
£55.00
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Willow Stag's Head

with Alison Walling
Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h

Create a striking, full size Stag’s Head in animal-friendly willow for your wall. These also look great with lights. This course is suitable for beginners.

Limited places available, please contact the Gallery on 01652 660380
£55.00
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Wire Wreath and Robin

with Anna Roebuck
Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 10:00am - 4:45pm | Duration: 6h 45m
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Learn various wire forming techniques and create a wonderful Christmas wreath designed to be treasured and brought out every year.In the morning we’ll make the wreath structure decorated with pine, holly and mistletoe sprigs and berries. Time is tight, so you’ll be given your own pack of wires, so if needs be you can add to your wreath at your leisure at home. In the afternoon we’ll make the wire robin and do any last-minute finishing to the wreath

Book a place on this workshop Wire Wreath and Robin with Anna Roebuck Saturday 5th November
£65.00
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Glass Angels and Danglies

with Gill Hobson
Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 10:30am - 4:30pm | Duration: 6h

Experiment with the shapes and colours of the festive season to create your own unique glass artworks using a variety of coloured glasses, wire and solder. This workshop teaches all the basic techniques needed to achieve beautiful and original finished works, including glass cutting, copper foiling, soldering, patination and finishing.

Book a place on this workshop Glass Angels and Danglies with Gill Hobson Saturday 12th November
£75.00
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Willow Wreath Workshop

with Alison Walling
Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 10:30am - 3:30pm | Duration: 5h

Learn to make your own circular and heart-shaped willow Christmas wreaths and star decorations in the morning and then decorate them in the afternoon with greenery and berries.

Limited places available, please contact the Gallery on 01652 660380
£55.00
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