The type of workshops available are unique, in that they offer a one day course of unusual creative and learning skills, enabling you to get a taste of something new without being committed for months at a time. This offers you a chance to meet new people and individual artists from the wider area.
The programme this year is again highly creative with many original and unusual ideas. Adult workshops are run by professional artists and practitioners who offer high quality activities and provide great value learning experiences.
If you would like to book a place on one of our workshops please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Liz on 01949 863044. If you would like to offer your services to run a workshop for us or would like to make a suggestion for a future workshop please feel free to contact us.
Monday 18 February 2019
9.30am - 3.30pm
Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Acrylic Painting - Landscapes
with Newark Artist, Lynne Whitfield
Brighten up a dull February day by creating a magnificent landscape painting. You will have expert tuition leading you through the process starting with canvas preparation & sketching followed by mark making & blending with the acrylics. No experience is necessary so this workshop is ideal for beginners or if you've worked with acrylics before and would like to improve your techniques, this workshop would also be suitable for you. All painting materials and canvases will be provided.
£25 per person includes all materials
Beautiful Glasswork - places are limited
with Glass Specialist, Stevie Davies
Our popular fused Glass workshop returns. A wonderful opportunity to join this established workshop where you can create your very own unique bowls, dishes and free standing curves. Use various metal inclusions such as wire and shim along with coloured glass details to create your own intricately designed glass art.
Learn the technique of cutting and layering glass sheets to produce your own designs which will be fired over a specialist mould to create your choice of form. Pieces created at the workshops will be taken back to Stevie’s studio, fired and brought back Toot Hill School for collection.
Bring along any imagery as inspiration or have a look at the samples in the workshop. With an emphasis on colour and line, your creations can be as detailed, simple, abstract or quirky as you wish. There are a number of options for you to create at least 2 or 3 pieces in the workshop depending on your chosen design.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any queries you may have, big or small and make sure to visit Stevie's Facebook page to find lots of photos of past students creations, just search Stevie Davies Contemporary Glass Art.
£28 per person includes all materials
Mosaics - But Not As We Know It - places are limited
with Artist, Andrew Wynne
An exciting workshop focusing upon the creative potential of mosaic. This is a workshop that combines traditional material choices and techniques with newer, creative alternatives. Everyone will create a mosaic on a 30cm square hardwood ply base, which when completed, can be displayed inside or outside.
A structured, friendly approach with ongoing tutor demonstrations and guidance, visual and written resources and mosaic examples: history, design, cutting of ceramic and glass, materials choices, mosaic construction, outlining, grouting, cleaning and finishing.
All tools and materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring along any materials of your own to personalise your mosaic, ie: beads, coloured glass, ceramic pieces.
This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to further develop their skills and knowledge. You are encouraged to give some thought to your designs, without overthinking it, and be open to the idea of spontaneous creativity on the day, making creative choices in response to the stimuli during the workshop.
Please wear old clothing and bring a large bag to take home your creation.
£30 per person includes all tools & materials
Some photos from our Adult Creative Workshops on Monday 23 October 2018
Some photos from our Adult Creative Workshops on Monday 19 February 2018
Watercolour Painting - Cyclamen