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We offer an exciting programme of short courses throughout the year in a range of craft disciplines. Take home new skills, imaginative ideas and your own hand crafted works of art.

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We take a maximum of 8 people per course. If your chosen course says 'Fully booked' it is still worth contacting us to go on our reserve list. We may be able to introduce additional dates if there is enough demand for a particular course.

April 2019
£95

Modern Calligraphy (1 day) – Fully booked

April 6   (Sat - Sat)
Modern Calligraphy (1 day) – Fully booked
April 6
  (Sat - Sat)

Learn the art of pointed pen and ink calligraphy. Develop your own distinctive lettering style with this modern free flowing approach. Perfect for personalised gifts or decorative script for your party/event.

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Modern Calligraphy (1 day) – Fully booked
April 6   (Sat - Sat)
Tutor:
Alison Kelsall

Cost: £95

Learn the art of pointed pen and ink calligraphy. Develop your own distinctive lettering style with this modern free flowing approach. Perfect for personalised gifts or decorative script for your party/event.

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£95

Letterpress Printing (1 day) – Fully booked

April 5   (Fri - Fri)
Letterpress Printing (1 day) – Fully booked
April 5
  (Fri - Fri)

Original type, beautiful papers and a vintage press! Create a design using hand-set type and produce your own limited edition prints, cards and mini posters. A fascinating introduction to the art of typography and the workings of a table top press.

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Letterpress Printing (1 day) – Fully booked
April 5   (Fri - Fri)
Tutor:
Chris Barker / Hannah Barker

Cost: £95

Original type, beautiful papers and a vintage press! Create a design using hand-set type and produce your own limited edition prints, cards and mini posters. A fascinating introduction to the art of typography and the workings of a table top press.

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£95

Willow Garden Structures (1 day) – Fully booked

April 4   (Thu - Thu)
Willow Garden Structures (1 day) – Fully booked
April 4
  (Thu - Thu)

A creative day in the garden with willow expert Eddie Glew. Projects include obelisks/plant supports (perfect for those sweet peas!) plus decorative sunflowers and dragonflies. You will make several items over the day to take home.

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Willow Garden Structures (1 day) – Fully booked
April 4   (Thu - Thu)
Tutor:
Eddie Glew

Cost: £95

A creative day in the garden with willow expert Eddie Glew. Projects include obelisks/plant supports (perfect for those sweet peas!) plus decorative sunflowers and dragonflies. You will make several items over the day to take home.

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£95

Craft Bookbinding (1 day) – 1 place left

April 3   (Wed - Wed)
Craft Bookbinding (1 day) – 1 place left
April 3
  (Wed - Wed)

Make your own hardback notebook/sketchbook using traditional bookbinding methods and materials. Books can be old friends or the start of a new story…This workshop will introduce you to the basic techniques.

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Craft Bookbinding (1 day) – 1 place left
April 3   (Wed - Wed)
Tutor:
Holly Serjeant

Cost: £95

Make your own hardback notebook/sketchbook using traditional bookbinding methods and materials. Books can be old friends or the start of a new story…This workshop will introduce you to the basic techniques.

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March 2019
£95

Creative Paper Cutting (1 day) – 3 places left

March 30   (Sat - Sat)
Creative Paper Cutting (1 day) – 3 places left
March 30
  (Sat - Sat)

Hugely popular at present, this course covers various design/cutting techniques to create personalised greetings cards and original artworks. Inspiration from Mexico to China, Matisse to Rob Ryan.

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Creative Paper Cutting (1 day) – 3 places left
March 30   (Sat - Sat)
Tutor:
Christine Green

Cost: £95

Hugely popular at present, this course covers various design/cutting techniques to create personalised greetings cards and original artworks. Inspiration from Mexico to China, Matisse to Rob Ryan.

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£95

Needle Felted Hares / Bunnies – Fully booked

March 29   (Fri - Fri)
Needle Felted Hares / Bunnies – Fully booked
March 29
  (Fri - Fri)

Create your own 4-legged friend to take home! A tactile 1-day workshop exploring 3D needle felting techniques. Open to all skill levels.

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Needle Felted Hares / Bunnies – Fully booked
March 29   (Fri - Fri)
Tutor:
Von Allen

Cost: £95

Create your own 4-legged friend to take home! A tactile 1-day workshop exploring 3D needle felting techniques. Open to all skill levels.

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£95

Silver Clay Jewellery (1 day) – 1 place left

March 28   (Thu - Thu)
Silver Clay Jewellery (1 day) – 1 place left
March 28
  (Thu - Thu)

Fashion unique items of jewellery in this amazing medium. Pendants, earrings and charms can be sculpted in Silver Clay then kiln fired to create solid silver pieces. Open to all skill levels.

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Silver Clay Jewellery (1 day) – 1 place left
March 28   (Thu - Thu)
Tutor:
Lori Ridgway

Cost: £95

Fashion unique items of jewellery in this amazing medium. Pendants, earrings and charms can be sculpted in Silver Clay then kiln fired to create solid silver pieces. Open to all skill levels.

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£190

Mosaic (2 days) – Fully booked

March 23 - 24   (Sat - Sun)
Mosaic (2 days) – Fully booked
March 23 - 24
  (Sat - Sun)

Design and make your own mosaic using beautiful glass and ceramic tiles. Potential projects include a decorative panel, mirror frame, trivet or house number/name. Suited to all levels of experience.

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Mosaic (2 days) – Fully booked
March 23 - 24   (Sat - Sun)
Tutor:
Peter Massey Zantium Mosaics

Cost: £190

Design and make your own mosaic using beautiful glass and ceramic tiles. Potential projects include a decorative panel, mirror frame, trivet or house number/name. Suited to all levels of experience.

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£95

Mosaic (1 day) – Fully booked

March 22   (Fri - Fri)
Mosaic (1 day) – Fully booked
March 22
  (Fri - Fri)

Design and make your own mosaic using beautiful glass and ceramic tiles. Potential projects include a decorative panel, mirror frame, trivet or house number/name. Suited to all levels of experience.

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Mosaic (1 day) – Fully booked
March 22   (Fri - Fri)
Tutor:
Peter Massey

Cost: £95

Design and make your own mosaic using beautiful glass and ceramic tiles. Potential projects include a decorative panel, mirror frame, trivet or house number/name. Suited to all levels of experience.

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April 20182018
£95

Linocut Printing (1 day) – Wirksworth Book Festival Event

April 11, 2018   (Wed - Wed)
Linocut Printing (1 day) – Wirksworth Book Festival Event
April 11, 2018
  (Wed - Wed)

Design, carve and print your own single colour linocut. A perfect introduction to this effective and rewarding technique. Create an original printing block (to use again) and short print run to take home.

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Linocut Printing (1 day) – Wirksworth Book Festival Event
April 11, 2018   (Wed - Wed)
Tutor:
Zoë Badger

Cost: £95

Design, carve and print your own single colour linocut. A perfect introduction to this effective and rewarding technique. Create an original printing block (to use again) and short print run to take home.

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September 20172017
£95

Willow Bird Sculpture (1 day) – Sorry, course cancelled

September 23, 2017   (Sat - Sat)
Willow Bird Sculpture (1 day) – Sorry, course cancelled
September 23, 2017
  (Sat - Sat)

Let your imagination run wild creating your own willow bird. No experience necessary for this fun and accessible medium. Take home a hen, heron or pheasant to enhance any garden or living space.

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Willow Bird Sculpture (1 day) – Sorry, course cancelled
September 23, 2017   (Sat - Sat)
Tutor:
Caroline Gregson

Cost: £95

Let your imagination run wild creating your own willow bird. No experience necessary for this fun and accessible medium. Take home a hen, heron or pheasant to enhance any garden or living space.

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June 2017
£95 / £190

Mosaic (1 or 2 days) OXFORD COURSE at Waterperry Gardens

June 24, 2017 - June 25, 2017   (Sat - Sun)
Mosaic (1 or 2 days) OXFORD COURSE at Waterperry Gardens
June 24, 2017 - June 25, 2017
  (Sat - Sun)

Design and make your own mosaic using beautiful glass and ceramic tiles. Potential projects include a decorative panel, mirror frame, trivet or house number/name. Suited to all levels of experience.

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Mosaic (1 or 2 days) OXFORD COURSE at Waterperry Gardens
June 24, 2017 - June 25, 2017   (Sat - Sun)
Tutor:
Peter Massey Zantium Mosaics

Cost: £95 / £190

Design and make your own mosaic using beautiful glass and ceramic tiles. Potential projects include a decorative panel, mirror frame, trivet or house number/name. Suited to all levels of experience.

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May 2017
£190

Needle Felted Hares & Hounds (2 days)

May 18, 2017 - May 19, 2017   (Thu - Fri)
Needle Felted Hares & Hounds (2 days)
May 18, 2017 - May 19, 2017
  (Thu - Fri)

Choose to make hares, hounds or both! A tactile 2-day workshop exploring 3D needle felting techniques. Add ears and eyes, tails and noses to bring your creatures to life. Open to all skill levels.

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Needle Felted Hares & Hounds (2 days)
May 18, 2017 - May 19, 2017   (Thu - Fri)
Tutor:
Von Allen

Cost: £190

Choose to make hares, hounds or both! A tactile 2-day workshop exploring 3D needle felting techniques. Add ears and eyes, tails and noses to bring your creatures to life. Open to all skill levels.

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