For ages 19 - 99 years... (not strictly!)

 

 Please see below an example of the spring / summer 2017 programme.  The autumn / winter 2017 programme will be coming soon.  Please note...  all workshops are beginners friendly, unless stated otherwise.  Prices include all materials as well as cuppas and cake.  Payment is required at time of booking either by visiting The Art Room, phoning Emma on 07834228054, or emailing info@the-art-room.co.uk and asking for the details to perform a transfer.

 

If you have any queries please don't hesitate to get in touch via any of the aforementioned methods...

 

Also, if you're interested in drawing and / or painting and are either looking to develop your skills or play with new ideas then please keep in mind The Art Room's Thursday evening or Friday afternoon art groups.  We're a group of like-minded individuals who like to meet up when we can to create, blether and explore!  Please get in touch to find out more. 

 

 

 

 

Beginners Crochet with Sue Hall

Saturday 18th March 2pm - 4.30pm, £25

 

This workshop is perfect for complete beginners looking to learn basic stitches, how to read patterns and charts, and how to "talk crochet".  If theres time, you might also be able to make a small gift bag or a coaster too...  This class is an introduction to this adaptable, flexible skill and youll receive a starter pack as well as various handouts, so you can carry on at home in your own time.

 

 

 

 

Beginners Furniture Painting with Mala Interiors

Tuesday 21st March 6.30pm - 8.30pm, £35

 

Kirsten (formally of Shabby Dabby Doo) will introduce you to the Frenchic furniture paint range and take you through the step by step process of upcycling furniture.  Please bring a small piece of furniture to work your magic on!  Participants will also receive sample paint to take away as well as a discount if purchasing more.

Felt Art with Fiona Moir

Saturday 25th March 10am - 12.30pm, £28

 

Fiona will demonstrate how she works when wet felting and guide you through the process of creating your own piece of felt art using a range of wools and silks. This is a beautifully vibrant approach to making images and is an exciting alternative from the more common use of pencils, pastels and paint.

Trichinopoly (Viking Knitting) with Simon Lidwell

Tuesday 28th March 6.30pm - 8.30pm, £20

 

Trichinopoly, aka Viking Knitting, uses ordinary household tools to transform scrap metal into something of remarkable beauty.  Learn to make jewellery using this thousand year old technique, turning many hairs of wire into a brilliant, intricate bracelet to give to a loved one or keep for yourself!

Advanced Furniture Makeover Techniques

with Mala Interiors

Tuesday 18th April 6.30pm - 8.30pm, £35

 

Kirsten (formally of Shabby Dabby Doo) will be covering the layering of paints and the art of choosing complimentary colours, as well as the techniques of wet distressing and stenciling.  All with the lovely Frenchic paint of course!  Please bring a small piece of furniture to work your magic on - painted, or in its original form.

Felt Art with Fiona Moir

Saturday 22nd April 10am - 12.30pm, £28

 

Fiona will demonstrate how she works when wet felting and guide you through the process of creating your own piece of felt art using a range of wools and silks. This is a beautifully vibrant approach to making images and is an exciting alternative from the more common use of pencils, pastels and paint.

 

More Than Just A Granny Square with Sue Hall

Saturday 22nd April 2pm - 4.30pm, £25

 

This is a workshop for improvers (if you can chain and do treble crochet youll be fine!), or if youre looking to expand your crochet repertoire with more contemporary designs.  Granny squares are an extremely versatile approach to crocheting...  use yours to make a unique blanket, useful basket, or stunning cushion.  All materials & patterns will be provided,  as will lots of colour!

 

 

Celtic Knotwork with Simon Lidwell

Tuesday 25th April 6.30pm - 8.30pm, £20

 

Not only an art lesson - a history lesson too!  Simon will share his knowledge of Scotland's past & talk about the story of celtic knots & their various types.  You'll then have the opportunity to create your own with Simon's expertise at hand.

 

Shadow Puppets with Maria Ruiz Plana & Simon Lidwell

Tuesday 9th May 6.30pm - 8.30pm, £15

 

''Shadows are everywhere & have been around us for a long time. Our ancestors had shadows from the sun & from their fires, & we can appreciate how relevant shadows were to them, thanks to cave paintings. Shadows have strong magical, cultural, religious & scientific qualities which have been a big inspiration for many through history.''

 

In this workshop you are going to have the opportunity to design & make some shadow puppets & landscapes to gain some basic understanding of shadow puppetry. Using your own designs, we'll experiment with different light sources, dimensions & approaches to bring stories alive with shadows.

 

Beginning A Painting... & Beyond!

with Emma Fisher & Rachel Speedie

Tuesday 16th May 6.30pm - 8.30pm &

Tuesday 23rd May 6.30pm - 8.30pm, £25

 

A white canvas can be a very intimidating thing...  which is why a simple guide to follow can be useful, to voyage onwards with confidence.  You'll be taken through this step-by-step process and meet colour mixing, tone & texture along the way.  By the end of session two you should be well on the way with your oil painting, but extra time and help can be arranged if the time flies too much.  These sessions are for beginners or those who need some extra inspiration in picking up art again.  All materials will be provided.

 

 

Make A Basket With A Handle

with Fiona Moir

Saturday 20th May 10am - 12.30pm, £28

 

This is a basket weaving course for beginners & improvers.  It will be split into two sessions.  The first half day session will let you make one or two bases.  You can keep these until the next session (date to be confirmed).  The second day will be a full day workshop.  Using one of the bases you will have time to weave up the sides of the basket to make a taller  structure & add a wrapped handle to give you a unique basket.

Felt Art with Fiona Moir

Saturday 20th May 1.30pm - 4pm, £28

 

Fiona will demonstrate how she works when wet felting and guide you through the process of creating your own piece of felt art using a range of wools and silks. This is a beautifully vibrant approach to making images and is an exciting alternative from the more common use of pencils, pastels and paint.

 

 

Beginners Furniture Painting with Mala Interiors

Wednesday 24th May 6.30pm - 8.30pm, £35

 

Kirsten (formally of Shabby Dabby Doo) will introduce you to the Frenchic furniture paint range and take you through the step by step process of upcycling furniture.  Please bring a small piece of furniture to work your magic on!  Participants will also receive sample paint to take away as well as a discount if purchasing more.

Beginning A Painting... & Beyond!

with Emma Fisher & Rachel Speedie

Saturday 3rd June 2pm - 4pm &

Saturday 10th June 2pm - 4pm, £25

 

A white canvas can be a very intimidating thing...  which is why a simple guide to follow can be useful, to voyage onwards with confidence.  You'll be taken through this step-by-step process and meet colour mixing, tone & texture along the way.  By the end of session two you should be well on the way with your oil painting, but extra time and help can be arranged if the time flies too much.  These sessions are for beginners or those who need some extra inspiration in picking up art again.  All materials will be provided.

Advanced Furniture Makeover Techniques

with Mala Interiors

Wednesday 21st June 6.30pm - 8.30pm, £35

 

Kirsten (formally of Shabby Dabby Doo) will be covering the layering of paints and the art of choosing complimentary colours, as well as the techniques of wet distressing and stenciling.  All with the lovely Frenchic paint of course!  Please bring a small piece of furniture to work your magic on - painted, or in its original form.

Beginners Furniture Painting with Mala Interiors

Tuesday 18th July 6.30pm - 8.30pm, £35

 

Kirsten (formally of Shabby Dabby Doo) will introduce you to the Frenchic furniture paint range and take you through the step by step process of upcycling furniture.  Please bring a small piece of furniture to work your magic on!  Participants will also receive sample paint to take away as well as a discount if purchasing more.

Advanced Furniture Makeover Techniques 1 with Mala Interiors

Tuesday 15th August 6.30pm - 8.30pm, £35

 

Kirsten (formally of Shabby Dabby Doo) will be covering advanced painting techniques in this workshop.  She'll show you how to layer paints and discuss the art of choosing complimentary colours, as well as techniques such as "Chippy" & Gustavian".  All with the lovely Frenchic range of course!  Please bring a small piece of furniture to work your magic on - painted, or in its original form.

Advanced Furniture Makeover Techniques 2 with Mala Interiors

Tuesday 5th September 6.30pm - 8.30pm, £35

 

Kirsten (formally of Shabby Dabby Doo) will be covering the techniques of decopage, stenciling and image transfer in this workshop.  All with the lovely range of Frenchic products of course!  Please bring a small piece of furniture to work your magic on - painted, or in its original form.

Beginners Furniture Painting with Mala Interiors

Tuesday 19th September 6.30pm - 8.30pm, £35

 

Kirsten (formally of Shabby Dabby Doo) will introduce you to the Frenchic furniture paint range and take you through the step by step process of upcycling furniture.  Please bring a small piece of furniture to work your magic on!  Participants will also receive sample paint to take away as well as a discount if purchasing more.