BOOKING: detailed information at the end of this list

To book or enquire about any of our courses please do so in store or call 0191 2615618 (option 1)

Materials and refreshments included.

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TUTOR : Josie Brookes
10am - 4pm
3rd May
1 x 6 hour session

Course Fee £40

Illustrator and print maker Josie Brookes will teach a range of illustration techniques using a varity of media. Whether you are an absolute beginner, intermediate or just fancy a new challenge, this is a fun and rewarding workshop to help you develop your own signature illustration style. 
materials and refreshments are provided


Soft Pastels

TUTORS: Aidan Doyle


One Day Workshop

10am - 4pm

10th May

1 x 6 hour session

Course Fee £45

Aidan will demonstrate his free and bold style of drawing and illustrating with pastel, charcoal and graphite in his own unpretentious way. Students will be encouraged to develop their skills and free-up their drawing and painting techniques.
materials and refreshments are provided

Try it -
Art Event

TUTOR : Sophie Foster

A free drop in session with Sophie Foster exploring the theme of the current exhibition
7pm - 10pm
Late Shows Event
Saturday 17th May
Local Artist Sophie Foster will be running a workshop to coincide with current exhibition Construct/Deconstruct. Participants are invited to use their creativity to explore the ways in which an object or image can be broken down and then rebuilt to create new forms and patterns

How to Draw

TUTOR : Sophie Foster

10am -1 pm
25th June
2nd, 9th, & 16th July
4 x 3 hour sessions
Course Fee £75
A course for everyone who has always wanted to be able to draw: you'll discover that you can! We'll look at ways that you can tap into the drawing side of your brain and then develop a few techniques to get you drawing from observation. Suitable for absolute beginners or those who have not drawn for a long time.
materials and refreshments are provided

Silk Painting

TUTOR: Marcia Todman


10am - 4pm

12th July

1 x 6 hour session

Course Fee £45

Artist Marcia Todman leads this one day taster workshop, demonstrating a range of silk painting styles and methods, including stretching silk. All materials provided.

Cut & Sew -

TUTORS: Sarah Grant & Hannah Shaw


10am - 3pm

7th &14th June

2 x 5 hour Sessions

Course Fee £80

Taking you one cut & stitch further to being a dress maker! Tutors Hannah Shaw and Sarah Grant will teach you the basics of pattern cutting as you create a bodice block from your own measurements, cutting and sewing a toile of your design over this 2 day workshop.

materials and refreshments are provided

Set of Drawers

Summer workshop
for ages 11+

TUTORS : Set of Drawers
4 Day Workshop
1pm - 3.30 pm
Mon 21st July -
Thursday 24th July
4x 2.5 hour session

Course Fee £50

The talented illustrators, print makers, sewers, painters and craft makers of 'Set of Drawers' will run this exciting and creative 4 day workshop for young budding artists.
materials and refreshments are provided


Life Drawing

TUTOR: Narbi Price


6pm - 9pm

13th, 20th,27th, August & 3rd Sept.

4 x 3 hour sessions

Course Fee £120

Using a range of provided media and materials, this course provides an in-depth introduction to a selection of Life Drawing practices with artist Narbi Price. Working from an unclothed model, each class will explore a different aspect of the Life Drawing process and develop each student's skills in drawing and looking.
materials and refreshments are provided

Painting 101

TUTOR : Narbi Price

How Painting Works 


11am - 4pm

30th August

1 x 5 hour session

Course Fee £35

Part-lecture, part-workshop, part-surgery, join technical expert and self-confessed 'paint geek' Narbi Price for this one day event exploring all of the main painting media. Fundamental to producing successful paintings is a good working knowledge of the materials used - this session will look at making paintings from the ground up and address common problems and pitfalls.

Covering surfaces, brushes, mediums, the paint itself and importantly, the 'rules' of good painting practice and how to break them!

There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask whatever technical questions you like, however unusual!"

materials and refreshments are provided

Customer Testimonies;


'Class size was perfect, tutoring was great.
They gave plenty of advice without stifling creativity'


'Tutoring excellent! Good size class'


'A very pleasant venue, made to feel very comfortable in the premises'


'It has been a brain storming and eye opener course,
I did things that I am not used to doing.'




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