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Join artist and tutor Ann Witheridge, founder of London Fine Art Studios, for a fabulous half-day Holland Park art history and painting workshop. Delve into the history of the famed nineteenth century Holland Park Circle – which included Lord Leighton and William Holman Hunt, amongst others – in the charming area of London which they made their own.
Join Dan Porter and Chris Wilson, authors of ‘How to Draw Anything’, for an hour-long insight into scribbling with style. Whether you’re a consummate doodler or reluctant to pick up a pencil, this afternoon session is sure to get your creative juices flowing!
A bookworm with a creative streak? Get stuck in this April with an afternoon’s book-making in Stratford, led by Lina Avramidou of WeMakeBooks. Learn tips and tricks from an expert as you put together your very own volume – from hard-cover to hand-binding and everything in between!
Bring along an old chair, stool or ottoman in need of some cosmetic care (a piece of furniture that you can easily carry up the stairs to The Makery’s upholstery introductory workshop!) and some lovely fabric for a busy hands-on day in bustling Bath. Join a small group of up to five others, and learn this fabulous skill.
Pop along to The Makery’s free-machine embroidery workshop to learn the ‘knack’ for this addictive crafty skill with one of the team’s lovely tutors guiding you step-by-step through the process. Basic sewing machine skills are the sole requirement for this hugely popular half-day workshop.
If you have ever admired hand-dyed fabrics and wished you knew how to create them, then this relaxed, day-long Flora Arbuthnott’s Indigo Dyeing Workshop, including Japanese Shibori techniques, has your name on it. Part of the beauty of this introduction to dyeing is the fact that you can replicate it all at home at the kitchen table if you catch the indigo bug!
This wonderful arts & crafts portraiture workshop, in an idyllic setting, will captivate the creativity of all participants, whether a complete beginner, an intermediate or an advanced artist. Capture the characteristics and personality of your subject, whether a loved one or a favourite pet, as a portrait that you can keep forever or perhaps gift to someone on a special occasion.