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January

Thu 21
7pm - 9pm

Modern Calligraphy (from home)

Modern Calligraphy (from home)

£32/£29(c) • Friends £30/£27(c)

Emma Barnes from Emerald Paper Design is hosting a beginners guide to modern calligraphy via Zoom. During the session, key modern calligraphy basics will be covered; how to use the essential tools, mark making drills, and alphabet practices before moving on to whole words. Price includes a starter kit full of the goodies you need to start your modern calligraphy journey which will be posted out to you prior to this evenings workshop (booking close on  Monday 11th Jan to allow time for postage so book your space soon!)

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25 Jan -
29 Mar
7pm - 9pm

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Writers’ Group from Home

Writers’ Group from Home

£27/£26(c) • Friends £25/£24(c)

A chance to come together virtually and be have a supportive group of writers. Meet monthly on zoom to share your work, get advice, meet other writers. Creative writing tutor Sarah Erskine will lead the group, offer feedback and help confidence and support you in your writing. The perfect place to find a community of writers to explore ideas and techniques with.

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Sat 30
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Zine Making (from home)

Zine Making (from home)

£10/£9(c) • Friends £8/£7(c)

Zinester Sophie Sherwood shares the art of creating this classic low-fi, DIY form of publication in this evening of Zoom making. Zines (like mini magazines) can be about anything and everything from political activism to recording the everyday or as a means of making mirth. In this evenings masterclass you’ll make your own zine using words, image and collage.

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February

3 Feb -
7 Apr
10am - 11:30am

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Draw Wild

Draw Wild

Free entry

This free drop in drawing group if the perfect place to take some time to get outside and draw the world around you. Taking place on the first Wednesday of each month, explore new techniques and ideas and join a supportive group of sketchers.

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Wed
3 Feb -
17 Mar
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Illustration Club

Illustration Club

£45 • Friends £43

Yay! She’s back! Illustration Club is back! Following a shockingly long break we’re stoked to welcome back Illustrator and maker Hannah Dyson to introduce you to the world of illustration. Over the six weeks Hannah will introduce to loads of new ideas, techniques and materials to really take your creativity to the next level and bring your story to life. The perfect place for creative youngsters with artistic promise to really flourish. Ages 6-10.

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Wed
3 Feb -
10 Mar
7pm - 9pm

The Wonderful World of Paper Mechanics

The Wonderful World of Paper Mechanics

£48/£45(c) • Friends £46/£43(c)

Pop-Up extraudinaire Duncan Birmingham joins Prema to introduce us to the remarkable 3D world of paper mechanics. Duncan leads our brand new five-week course which will teach you everything you need to know in order to begin your journey of making folding paper sculpture. Duncan introduces you to a range of useful pop-up mechanisms and building techniques; helping you to create your own designs which can then be incorporated into unique cards and even books.

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Thu
4 Feb -
18 Mar
3:45pm - 4:30pm

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Creative Ballet

Creative Ballet

£38 • Friends £36

Creative Ballet offers a chance to channel energy into creativity whilst learning the basics of ballet, improving coordination, flexibility and musicality. Learn the core foundations and traditions of ballet without the pressures and confinements of grades. Ages 6-10.

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Thu
4 Feb -
18 Mar
4:45pm - 5:30pm

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Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance

£38 • Friends £36

Have you missed the lure of the limelight during lockdown? Fancy retaking your space centrestage again this spring? We have the perfect solution for those desperate to let loose at the end of the school day and shake it all off! Ages 6-10.

 

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Sat 6
10am - 4pm

Hand Embroidered Bag

Hand Embroidered Bag

£40/£37(c) • Friends £38/£35(c)

Come and join the sensational Marion Bedford for a day of stitching. Learn to embroider flowers onto a beautiful antique linen to create a draw string bag. Most materials are provided on the day, all you will need to bring along with you are a ring frame/hoop, embroidery scissors and a fabric marking pen. Today’s workshop is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced embroiderers.

 

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Sat 13
10am - 4pm

Natural Skincare

Natural Skincare

£53/£50(c) • Friends £51/£48(c)

In this most fragrant of workshops Kelly Allan of Happy Holistics shows you how to make your own sumptuous skincare products with organic, natural ingredients and zero waste. Using essential oil blends you’ll discover how to make a cleanser, exfoliator, face oil, eye cream and/or gel. Bring a much-needed nourishment your skin this winter with your hand-crafted products.

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Tue
23 Feb -
16 Mar
5:30pm - 6pm

Sculpture Club

Sculpture Club

£36 • Friends £34

A shiny new course with a remarkable artist! Join Prema’s brilliant resident sculptor Jim Pilston for this brand new four week class in sculpting. Explore the fundamental techniques used by Jim, working with found materials and building up papier mache before painting to finish. Over the duration of the course Jim will help you to develop and create a project from your own imagination. Ideal for all young artists over the age of 11.

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Thu
25 Feb -
25 Mar
7pm - 9pm

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Creative Writing from Home

Creative Writing from Home

£45/£42(c) • Friends £43/£40(c)

Join Sarah Erskine for six sensational creative writing sessions from the comfort of your own home as they take place via Zoom, exploring a range of narrative styles and genres to discover your unique voice. This course is perfect for complete beginners as well as those at any stage of their writing journey. A variety of short writing tasks will underpin aspects of the literary craft, from knowing where to start and how to edit. 6 week course.

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Thu
25 Feb -
18 Mar
7pm - 9pm

Hand Embroidery

Hand Embroidery

£45/£42(c) • Friends £43/£40(c)

Sensational stitcher Marion Bedford is back as she leads this all new four week course in hand embroidery. Learn different stitches and embroidery techniques and spend time getting really stuck into a project to develop your skills and create beautiful embroidered designs.

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Fri 26
6pm - 8:30pm

Living Wreath

Living Wreath

£42/£39(c) • Friends £40/£37(c)

A splendid early spring evening workshop with the fantastic Nadia Addonizio from Amaranto Flower Design, learning how to make a completely natural living wreath using a simple metal frame, moss and a range of succulents. Unlike a traditional wreath, this one continues to grow, live and thrive! This evening’s workshop will teach you how to hand-wire moss and succulents together to create a gorgeous botanical delight for your front door or maybe to use as a table centrepiece.

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Sat 27
9:30am - 12:30pm

Beginners’ Crochet Mittens

Beginners’ Crochet Mittens

£34/£31(c) • Friends £32/£29(c)

Enjoy a delightful 3 hours with local artist and crochet guru Emma Leith as she teaches you how to crochet.  Emma’s playful approach to crochet makes learning this highly addictive craft a real joy.  Suitable for complete beginners and those who would like a little refresher to get their ‘crojo’ back.  In this class you will learn how to hold your hook and yarn and will master the chain stitch and half treble stitch before going on to make a pair of woolly mittens.

 

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Sat 27
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Mosaic Swallows

Mosaic Swallows

£40/£37(c) • Friends £38/£35(c)

Mosaic marvel Emma Leith is back with this workshop, perfect for anyone wishing to dip their toes into the wonderful world of mosaic. Emma will teach you the skills required to design and make your own masterpiece and all the dos and don’ts for crafting the perfect swallow. Perfect for beginners, these charming birds look great on the wall, or make a brilliant gift for a friend or loved one.

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March

Sat 6
10am - 4pm

Potraiture Drawing

Potraiture Drawing

£40/£37(c) • Friends £38/£35(c)

The first of two remarkable workshops this weekend with portrait artist George Thomas as he shares his process to draw a portrait from life using charcoal and chalk on toned paper. In this workshop learn how to draw the proportions of the head and quickly capture an accurate likeness of the model. George will also teach how to create a 3D lifelike appearance to your drawing through an understanding of the classical order of light and through a technical understanding of shadow tones, mid-tones, light-tones and highlights and how best to render these using the medium of charcoal and chalk.

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Sun 7
10am - 4pm

Portrait in Oils

Portrait in Oils

£60/£57(c) • Friends £58/£55(c)

The second workshop this weekend with portrait artist George Thomas will focus on painting a portrait in oils working directly from a model. When painting the portrait you will either build on the drawing fundamentals (covered on Saturday’s workshop) to start the painting and keep the proportions and values under control throughout.  George will teach how to mix accurate flesh tones; incorporating elements of colour theory before demonstrating how to model the transitional edges within the portrait to create a sense of form.

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Sat 13
10am - 4pm

Lino Print in Silhouette

Lino Print in Silhouette

£38/£35(c) • Friends £36/£33(c)

Spend an inspiring and illuminating day with printmaker Beth Jenkins to design, cut and print your own designs in silhouette (a technique that allows you to create striking and highly original prints).  Using coloured papers and inks, you will learn how to experiment with different methods of inking your prints so that each one is unique, as well as how to produce a limited edition. Perfect for beginners as well as those who would like to expand their printmaking knowledge.

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Sat 20
10am - 12:30pm

Flower Crown

Flower Crown

£40/£37(c) • Friends £38/£35(c)

Our second workshop with the amazing Nadia Addonizio from Amaranto Flower Design will teach you how to hand-wire fresh flowers and foliage to make your very own handmade flower crown. We will use exquisite, fresh and seasonal flowers with plenty of guidance on how to condition and maintain them to extend their life. Following a short demonstration, spend this morning’s workshop on planning, designing and constructing a beautiful flower crown for yourself or someone special

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May

Tue
4 May -
29 Jun
7pm - 9pm

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The Potting Shed (Tuesday)

The Potting Shed (Tuesday)

£92/£89(c) • Friends £90/£87(c)

Get stuck in and explore the foundations of pottery in this weekly class devised by ceramicist Geg Fayle. Learn to hand-build and throw on the potter’s wheel, explore different surface textures, slips and glazes for decoration to create some sensational ceramics. This relaxed, flexible class offers you the chance to work at your own pace on a unique ceramics project.

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Thu
6 May -
1 Jul
7pm - 9pm

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The Potting Shed (Thursday)

The Potting Shed (Thursday)

£92/£89(c) • Friends £90/£87(c)

Explore the foundations of pottery in our weekly class with ceramicist Geg Fayle. Learn to hand build and throw on the potters' wheel to create sensational ceramics as well as experimenting with surface textures, slips and glazes for decoration.

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