Workshops at Dotty Gallery

Below is a list of workshops coming to Dotty Gallery soon!  

More workshops will be added as they are arranged - if you would like to be informed of all new workshops, let Lesley know via the Contact Page. If you have ideas of workshops that you would like to see included, please let Lesley know, again via the contact page or telephone direct.

Numbers for each workshop are kept small, so booking is essential. These workshops can also be purchased as gifts. 

Upcycled Vintage Paper Workshop (Spaces)

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 1:00pm
Vintage books, comics, cigarette cards available for the workshop

With Cherry Abrams    £35

Using a wealth of upcycled vintage ephemera, including books, magazines, comics, cigarette cards, maps, games and illustrations you will create your own unique pieces. You can embellish your work with buttons, washi tape and rubber stamps.

Have fun making bunting, envelopes, seed packets, labels, boxes, flowers and greeting cards. Perfect gifts ... if you can bring yourself to give them away!

All materials and equipment supplied. This three hour workshop runs 1 - 4pm and costs £35

Torn Paper Collage - Spring Flora and Fauna Theme (Full)

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00am
Torn Paper Collage

With Danielle Vaughan    £45

You will create a still life composition 45cm square image using ripped paper. Danielle will guide you through how to create your colourful flower collage, giving tips and demonstrations in this fun workshop. Composition, creating depth and using text and pattern will be aspects that are covered. Varnishing and framing options will be discussed. You will take home a finished collage at the end of the day!  If spring flowers aren't your thing, you're free to choose another topic for inspiration.

The workshop runs 10 - 3pm and costs £45

Flower Panel (Full)

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 1:00pm
Flower Panel

With Ali from smARTsy   £35

Join Ali from smARTsy to create a unique fused glass piece to be proud of.

With plenty of glass forms and colours to choose from, you're guaranteed to produce a beautiful work of art measuring 10cm x 25cm to be displayed in a handmade Scottish hardwood block.

The session runs 1 - 3pm and costs £35 to include all materials.

Rag Rug Cushions (Spaces)

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 10:00am
Rag Rug Cushion

With Cherry Abrams   £60

Learn the traditional craft of rag rugging and make a beautiful cushion for your home. You will use 'upcycled' fabrics including wool, denim, cotton and velvet. (However, if you have a particular fabric you'd like to use, just bring it along).

You will learn how to use a 'bodger'!

Getting the most from your smartphone camera (Spaces)

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:00am
Smartphone photography

With Peter Marsh    £50

Aninformal workshop which will explore how to get the very best from your smartphone camera. We'll begin by looking at the basic principles of photography and composition, then dive a little deeper into the settings fo teh camera app itself, explaining terms such as HDR, 4:3/16:9, Raw and JPEG as we go.

There'll be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and take pictures, and we'll also look at some extra apps for tweaking your photos. Make sure you bring your smartphone, fully charged and with plenty of free space!

Hedgerow Willow Class (Spaces)

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00am
Willow project

With Jean Savage    £55

Explore the ancient craft of basketmaking, creating beautiful and useful structures. We will use richly coloured willows and dogwoods gathered from the hedgerows and woods to make produce baskets, sculptures and plant supports just in time for the spring garden. 

The workshop begins at 10am and costs £55 to include all materials.