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Appreciating Art

Ever been to an art gallery and wondered what the artist was trying to achieve? This talk will introduce you to skills that will help you 'read' a painting. The talk will be illustrated by examples of paintings and the techniques used.

Duration: 1½ hours

Cost: £5 per person

Punched pictures

Punch out lots of little shapes from paper and stick these and adhesive jewels on a background sheet to create a personalized picture. 

Workshop lasts 2 hours.

All equipment and materials (including a picture frame) will be provided.

Cost: £15 per person.

Yoga mat bag

Keep your yoga mat clean by making a carrier bag from a pair of denims, combats or jogging bottoms. Measure, cut, tack and sew your own unique bag that you will be proud to carry to the gym. No previous sewing skills required.

Workshop lasts 2½ hours.

All equipment and materials provided.

Cost £20 per person (Max 6 per workshop)

yoga mat carrier being made
Yoga mat bag 09

Hexagon patchwork workshop - cushion

Learn about 'fussy cutting' and the various designs that can be created using hexagons. Get creative, cut, tack and hand sew your own cushion cover front, add a two piece back and admire your unique creation. 

Workshop lasts for 2 hours x 4 weeks, or as a full day course when participants will be able to complete a smaller cushion cover.

All equipment and materials (including cushion inner) will be provided.

Cost: £35 per person (Max. 8 per workshop) 

                                                                  Patchwork layout closeup

cushion covers made from hexagon patchwork
Purple and pastels cushions



Hexagon patchwork - beginners

Learn the technique of English paper piecing and make a reversible mug mat to take home during this 2 hour course.

All equipment and materials supplied.

Cost: £10 per person.

Picture of several hexagon mats made from 14 1 inch hexagons.

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