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Slow Stitch class with Kat Paul

Monthly afternoon classes

Quirky Birds

Last Thursday of the month, 2 - 5pm

Cost £20
Taking inspiration from Indian Kantha embroidery, come and have a fun filled stitching afternoon. Explore how the use of simple hand stitch techniques can result in bright, colourful textiles.

Working on layers of fine linen/cotton fabric with a fine wadding in between and a variety of colourful threads you’ll be able to work on a picture of a little bird to take home with you. Then to build up to a more complicated piece of work over the months.
Tea and homemade cake provided to help along the creative process.
Don’t worry if you have never sewn before or unsure of what to bring. All the items below I’ll be bringing on the day,
Fine crewel needles(sharps). Selection of needle sizes. Eye of needle large enough for thread to go through but easy enough to pass through lightweight cotton/linen fabric.
Embroidery threads of various colours e.g Stranded cotton, Cotton Perle size 8
Fine flannel or fine cotton wadding. (Not polyester)
If you do have a sewing kit then please bring along.



Life Drawing with Louise Banks

Monthly afternoon classes

1st Wednesday of every month 2-4.30pm

Cost £20

“Paintings are but research and experiment. I never do a painting as a work of art, all of them are researches. I search constantly.” This Picasso quote informs much of my teaching.

These afternoon sessions are for all abilities, from absolute beginners to those with experience of Life Drawing. The aim is to provide a calm space where risk taking and exploration of techniques and materials are encouraged.

You will be drawing and studying the human form by looking at an unclothed life model. Initially you will be responding to the model’s poses, using loose gestural marks. Materials this year will begin with charcoal leading onto other tonal work including chalks, pastels and gesso on coloured papers.  Initially looking at line we will progress onto capturing light and shadow on the figure. We will work in stages focusing on all the main elements of drawing: space, line, tone, proportion and the whole form.

Provided materials: Lining paper for gestural, short poses will be provided at all classes along with charcoal (both compressed and willow) and low tack masking tape.

For every session including Feb please bring:

Your own charcoal sticks if you have them see above (can be provided)

charcoal pencil

large drawing pad of heavy weight paper – A3 or larger

pencils HB + 2B

putty rubber and normal pencil rubber

For the March and May sessions please bring:

white chalk, coloured chalk pastels and  A3 or larger grey pastel paper in addition to the above. There is no April Class.

The spontaneous and academic are not seen as mutually exclusive, both expressive and traditional skills are covered. Learning to ‘see’ rather than just ‘look’ is at the core of every course.


Portraying Life Forms

with Hannah Twine,

Monthly afternoon classes

2nd Wednesday of every month 2-4.30pm

Cost £20

A friendly and informative monthly workshop designed to give confidence & improve your draughtsmanship skills through drawing

and painting. You have freedom to choose your own subject, whether it be human, animal, botanical or landscape.
Work in a medium of your choice...

Pencil, charcoal, coloured pencil, pastel, oil & watercolour.
Learn valuable techniques to help you ‘see’ and transcribe the world around you more easily, enabling you to draw ‘free hand’ without the dependence of gridding and tracing.
Use of proportion, shape & colour, values and modelling, will all be covered whilst working on your individually chosen subjects.

*ALL abilities welcome from complete beginners to more experienced.


Fleece to Fabric and beyond: The Fine and applied art of feltmaking. Saturday 28 April, 10-3pm

with Gillian Burbidge

Cost £40

Using local and exotic fleece, participants will be tutored through 3 techniques: embellished, nuno and 3D (seamless vessel).  This "haptic" and profoundly satisfying process will utilise  fleece, (hand dyed) silk fibres/fabrics and  cotton threads and fabrics.
Participants will be introduced to the art, science, and history of feltmaking, and use contemporary applications



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