Guild Events and Day Schools

This class is suitable for beginners and to those with some enamelling experience. Working on copper sheet, you will explore a variety of techniques. These will include: sifting, stencilling, sgraffito and mark-making. We will be exploring ways of mixing, layering, and juxtaposing colour, using pattern to enhance the enamel.You will...

This class is suitable for beginners and to those with some enamelling experience. Working on copper sheet, you will explore a variety of techniques. These will include: sifting, stencilling, sgraffito and mark-making. We will be exploring ways of mixing, layering, and juxtaposing colour, using pattern to enhance the enamel.You will learn to understand how to control the sifting and the...

A day to design and make beautiful jewellery from silver, copper, brass or gold.   We welcome complete beginners as well as more competent makers to this class.  You can work with an array of tools and techniques to help create your designs.  Techniques may include texturing, casting, setting, shape cutting, stamping,...

A day to design and make beautiful jewellery from silver, copper, brass or gold.   We welcome complete beginners as well as more competent makers to this class.  You can work with an array of tools and techniques to help create your designs.  Techniques may include texturing, casting, setting, shape cutting, stamping, piercing, roller-printing, patination and so much more.  The list is...

We'll be looking at the Manchester people, places and organisations that featured in the suffragist/suffragette movement from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. Naturally the Pankhurst family feature prominently but there were many other women who contributed enormously to the ultimate success of the movement  - but who, in some cases, are in danger of being forgotten.  The talk includes film clips...

On this workshop make a willow sitting hare. You will be guided through the day with spoken and written in striations and visual demonstrations, breaking the process down into manageable steps. Suitable for beginners and improvers.All materials will be provided. You just need to bring an apron to protect your...

On this workshop make a willow sitting hare. You will be guided through the day with spoken and written in striations and visual demonstrations, breaking the process down into manageable steps. Suitable for beginners and improvers.All materials will be provided. You just need to bring an apron to protect your clothes and a pair of secateurs.There will be a charge...

Join me for a day of relaxation and learning. You can step out of a busy life and enjoy a mindful day. During the day you will be invited to try out some core practices and techniques from Mindfulness, Neuroplasticity and Positive Psychology. You will learn how to cultivate a...

Day Of Calm

Mar 09, 2024

Join me for a day of relaxation and learning. You can step out of a busy life and enjoy a mindful day. During the day you will be invited to try out some core practices and techniques from Mindfulness, Neuroplasticity and Positive Psychology. You will learn how to cultivate a more mindful, stress free, positive life style.Who should take this...

This event has been organized by Simon Caporn on behalf of the newly formed Friends of Lindow Moss group. The class will focus on the bog-building Sphagnum moss but will start with a presentation about the world of mosses and liverworts and how we can identify and name these tiny...

This event has been organized by Simon Caporn on behalf of the newly formed Friends of Lindow Moss group. The class will focus on the bog-building Sphagnum moss but will start with a presentation about the world of mosses and liverworts and how we can identify and name these tiny plants. After the theory, we will move to hands-on examination...

This course is suitable for beginners and to those with some jewellery making experience. A bangle is the jewellery equivalent of that little black dress everyone should have in their cupboard. It is a great project to lay some firm foundations in jewellery making. You will learn a wide range...

This course is suitable for beginners and to those with some jewellery making experience. A bangle is the jewellery equivalent of that little black dress everyone should have in their cupboard. It is a great project to lay some firm foundations in jewellery making. You will learn a wide range of jewellery making skills such as: • Piercing • Filing...

Celebrating International Women’s Day (8th March) We are going to watch this “all female” film. The Ladies Get Their Say (Due partite) is a 2009 Italian comedy-drama film based on the Cristina Comencini's stage play with the same name. Four women in the 1960s and their four daughters in the present day...

Celebrating International Women’s Day (8th March) We are going to watch this “all female” film. The Ladies Get Their Say (Due partite) is a 2009 Italian comedy-drama film based on the Cristina Comencini's stage play with the same name. Four women in the 1960s and their four daughters in the present day experience parallel joys and woes in their personal lives. The...

Life drawing is one of the most fascinating things to do in art and design. It is a superb way of starting your drawing journey if you have never been there before, and it is a never-ending theme for more advanced artists at all levels.In everyday life, we are tuned...

Life drawing is one of the most fascinating things to do in art and design. It is a superb way of starting your drawing journey if you have never been there before, and it is a never-ending theme for more advanced artists at all levels.In everyday life, we are tuned into observing and interpreting the bodies and movements of our...

This Level 2 course follows on from Manage your Stress and Overthinking Level 1, which ran as a 10 week course. It will give you the best tools and techniques to continue to cultivate your inner calm as you meet the challenges of 2024. Let us get 2024 off to a flying start.This course will be run on 3 Saturdays...

A day to design and make beautiful jewellery from silver, copper, brass or gold.  We welcome complete beginners as well as more competent makers to this class.  You can work with an array of tools and techniques to help create your designs.  Techniques may include texturing, casting, setting, shape cutting, stamping,...

A day to design and make beautiful jewellery from silver, copper, brass or gold.  We welcome complete beginners as well as more competent makers to this class.  You can work with an array of tools and techniques to help create your designs.  Techniques may include texturing, casting, setting, shape cutting, stamping, piercing, roller-printing, patination and so much more.  The list is...

This class is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. Learn to make your own chains, whether to incorporate into another piece of jewellery or as a stand-alone chain. Exploring modern chain making ideas in depth and create a truly one-off necklace. You will begin by looking at...

Chainmaking Day

Apr 20, 2024

This class is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. Learn to make your own chains, whether to incorporate into another piece of jewellery or as a stand-alone chain. Exploring modern chain making ideas in depth and create a truly one-off necklace. You will begin by looking at a number of handmade chain examples, focusing on the movement,...

Traditionally books are covered with leather or bookcloth, but a book cover is also a wonderful canvas and creative opportunity for faux finishes, painterly abstract effects and unusual materials. We will make a selection of sample pieces and a cover for an unbound text block.No previous experience required.There will be...

Traditionally books are covered with leather or bookcloth, but a book cover is also a wonderful canvas and creative opportunity for faux finishes, painterly abstract effects and unusual materials. We will make a selection of sample pieces and a cover for an unbound text block.No previous experience required.There will be a small charge for materials.

The travelling guild musician who played instrumental musical for the wedding celebrations of the largely Yiddish-speaking, mostly Ashkenazi Jewish communities of Eastern Europe was called a klezmer. With a tradition going back to the Middle Ages, such musicians were sometimes viewed as a disreputable (e.g. a partly nomadic community with...

The travelling guild musician who played instrumental musical for the wedding celebrations of the largely Yiddish-speaking, mostly Ashkenazi Jewish communities of Eastern Europe was called a klezmer. With a tradition going back to the Middle Ages, such musicians were sometimes viewed as a disreputable (e.g. a partly nomadic community with their own private language, klezmerloshn) but essential part of the...

Life drawing is one of the most fascinating things to do in art and design. It is a superb way of starting your drawing journey if you have never been there before, and it is a never-ending theme for more advanced artists at all levels. In everyday life, we are...

Life drawing is one of the most fascinating things to do in art and design. It is a superb way of starting your drawing journey if you have never been there before, and it is a never-ending theme for more advanced artists at all levels. In everyday life, we are tuned into observing and interpreting the bodies and movements of...

This Level 2 course follows on from Manage your Stress and Overthinking Level 1, which ran as a 10 week course. It will give you the best tools and techniques to continue to cultivate your inner calm as you meet the challenges of 2024. Let us get 2024 off to a flying start.This course will be run on 3 Saturdays...

Life drawing is one of the most fascinating things to do in art and design. It is a superb way of starting your drawing journey if you have never been there before, and it is a never-ending theme for more advanced artists at all levels. In everyday life, we are...

Life drawing is one of the most fascinating things to do in art and design. It is a superb way of starting your drawing journey if you have never been there before, and it is a never-ending theme for more advanced artists at all levels. In everyday life, we are tuned into observing and interpreting the bodies and movements of...

Life drawing is one of the most fascinating things to do in art and design. It is a superb way of starting your drawing journey if you have never been there before, and it is a never-ending theme for more advanced artists at all levels. In everyday life, we are...

Life drawing is one of the most fascinating things to do in art and design. It is a superb way of starting your drawing journey if you have never been there before, and it is a never-ending theme for more advanced artists at all levels. In everyday life, we are tuned into observing and interpreting the bodies and movements of...

Scampston Hall Garden is set within the original 18th century kitchen garden walls. Designed by renowned Dutch Plantsman Piet Oudolf, the garden is celebrating 20 years since its rejuvenation and is striking in style and yet a very tranquil space to explore. The garden is divided into nine separate areas;...

Scampston Hall Garden is set within the original 18th century kitchen garden walls. Designed by renowned Dutch Plantsman Piet Oudolf, the garden is celebrating 20 years since its rejuvenation and is striking in style and yet a very tranquil space to explore. The garden is divided into nine separate areas; each unique and alive with unusual plants.Journey through the arresting...

Life drawing is one of the most fascinating things to do in art and design. It is a superb way of starting your drawing journey if you have never been there before, and it is a never-ending theme for more advanced artists at all levels. In everyday life, we are...

Life drawing is one of the most fascinating things to do in art and design. It is a superb way of starting your drawing journey if you have never been there before, and it is a never-ending theme for more advanced artists at all levels. In everyday life, we are tuned into observing and interpreting the bodies and movements of...