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. 

Autumn Willow Projects (spaces)

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:00am
Willow Basket

With Jean Savage     £55

Explore the ancient craft of basketmaking for a day creating beautiful useful baskets or willow structures for the home and garden. 

Using coloured willows, dogwoods and materials gathered from the hedgerow, you can choose what you make on the day. Make a variety of baskets, obelisks or bird sculptures, willow spheres to hang in trees or fairy houses for the bottom of the garden - all perfect for lighting up at Christmas time too !  Smaller projects include woven bird houses, bark boxes or a bramble purse sewn with  nettle thread. 

Wet Felted Picture : Autumn Landscapes (Full)

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:00am
Felted Autumn Landscapes

With Alison Linnell     £60

Learn the art of wet felting using merino wool, silks and yarns to create your own felted sunflower themed picture. No experience needed as Alison will demonstrate each stage and take you through teh process step by step.

Lots of images and source materials are provided, but you're welcome to bring along your own pictures for inspiration. Please bring along a large bath towel to work on and a hand towel.

The workshop runs 10 - 4pm and costs £60

Mosaics (Full)

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:30am
Mosaics with Fiona of Box of Frogs

With Fiona of Box of Frogs Mosaics    £50

Learn how to create something completely individual with artist Fiona Gurney of Box of Frogs Mosaics.

Using traditional materials (and any of your own broken china/treasures if your wish), create a decorative mosaic for your home, you could make a mosaic panel, picture or mirror. The cost is £50 to include full instruction with plenty of individual support, a wide range of glass and ceramic mosaic tiles, specialist tools, board and grout. The workshop runs from 10.30 - 4pm and costs £50

Fused Glass Projects (full)

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 1:00pm
Fused Glass Projects

With Ali Ward     £18 plus materials used 

Find out about glass and fusing techniques. Then, with guidance, choose from a range of glass types to build up your design.

Ali will give a short talk, then it's a self indulgent couple of hours of rifling through wonderful glass in its many forms and colours. Finally, decide which fuse finish you'd like to complete your own unique pieces. No artistic talent is needed and you're guaranteed to create some simply gorgeous arty pieces. Your art will be fused in Ali's kiln and delivered back to Dotty a week later. 

Handmade Personalised Leather Notebook (Spaces)

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Handmade Leather Notebooks

With Diane Smith    £45

In this workshop you learn to create your own unique notebook using a selection of leathers and suede.  We then decorate by adding embellishements provided or you can create your very own. 

The inside of the notebook is put together using a variety of papers, materials and more lovely embellishments. All materials are provided and once you've made one of these, you'll want to make more !

Torn Paper Collage - Any subject of your choice (Full))

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 9:00am
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 torn paper, giving tips andn 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!  You're free to choose your own subject matter, though Danielle will bring along images for inspiration. 

Spinning Silver Ring (full)

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 1:30pm
Spinner Ring

With Zoe Ruth    £65

Make a sterling silver spinning ring, with a sterling silver base and two 'spinning' rings on top, either in copper and/or silver, and using a variety of textures to pattern the surface. Learn how to texture, saw, shape, file, solder and polish, starting at the design process and ending up with your finished handmade rings.

Up to four people £65 per person, the workshop will run 1.30 - 5.30pm