Our artists are having a studio clear out!
Art materials, art books and equipment, craft fabrics and lots more on sale at knock-down prices.
Come along and grab a bargain in our three-day sale, and visit our new studio space next to the gallery.
'Wild Watercolours' - Discover a liberating approach to using different watercolour techniques. Kate will encourage you to find the joy of painting unselfconsciously, inspiring you to experiment and follow the creative process.
Sun 24 March, Sat 25 May
'Portraits in Acrylic'
Thurs 25 Apr, Fri 21 June
'Telling Stories'. Collage. Learn about telling a story through art, and create your own unique frameable collage. No experience is needed in this one-day workshop, and all materials are provided, but feel free to bring along any personal memorabilia you might like to include (eg old photographs, postcards, buttons or scraps of fabric).
Mon 25 Mar, Sun 26 May
'Stitched Landscapes'. Textiles. In this fun one-day workshop you will use a range of materials and techniques to create your own frameable textiles landscape. No previous experience or sewing machines required - just enthusiasm!
Sat 27 April, Mon 24 June
'Images in Felt' Jacqui will be teaching the technique of wet felting whilst incorporating threads, silks and other fabrics into the process. Wet felting is great fun to do and you don't need any previous experience. Jacqui will guide you from start to finish and help you to produce a panel of textured felt with the design and colours of your choice. You will be using pre-carded Merino wool as a base for your artwork. This is a wonderful wool to use and felts exceptionally well. Other interesting fabrics can then be laid within the fibres and felted together.
Once you are happy with your design, the fibres are matted together by using hot soapy water and a bit of elbow grease! A little rubbing and rolling will mesh the fibres together. If you like making pastry, you will love this! Watch the felt appear before your eyes.
Sat 23 Mar, Mon 27 May
'Vessels and Forms' Jacqui will be teaching the technique of 3D wet felting whilst incorporating threads, silks and other fabrics into the process. You will be guided from start to finish to make a small vessel/bowl with the design and colours of your choice. We will be using pre-carded Merino wool and woolly batts as a base as these types of wool work well together to make robust 3D shapes. Once your design is complete, the fibres are matted together round a relief or a large dome shape and hot soapy water is then poured over the wool. A slightly different technique to flat felting in that the wool is worked together whilst keeping its shape around the dome or relief.
All materials will be provided, but if you have any interesting threads that you would like to incorporate please bring them along. Previous experience of felting would be an advantage but is not essential.
Sun 28 Apr, Sat 22 June
Blown & Fused Glass
Painter & Printmaker
Printmaker & Painter
Painter & Driftwood Artist
Textile & Mixed Media Design
Painter & Printmaker
Wood Design incl upcycling
Monoprint & Textile Sculpture
Textile artist using Felted imagery
Painter - landscapes and life drawing
Selected artists' Jewellery, Ceramics & Cards
Enamel Bowls and Jewellery
Ceramic Sculpture, Vases and Jewellery