Workshops

Workshops at Dotty Gallery

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

  • Mosaics
  • Coiled Terracotta Planters
  • Felted Landscapes
  • Free Machine Embroidery
  • Porcelain Wind Chimes
  • Sgraffito Glass
  • Fused Glass
  • Hand Sewn Pin Dogs
  • Willow Weaving
  • Oil Painting without Brushes
  • and many more ...

More workshops will be added as they are arranged - if you would like to be informed of all new workshops via email, 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. 

Torn Paper Collage - Vase of Flowers

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:00am
Torn Paper Collage Workshop - Vase of Flowers

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 flowers aren't your thing, you're free to choose another topic for inspiration.

The workshop runs 10 - 3pm and costs £45

Fused Glass Projects

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 1:00pm
Fused Glass Projects

With Ali Ward   £45

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 few hours of rifling through wonderful glass in its many forms and colours.

Felted Landscape Pictures

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:00am
Felted Landscapes

With Alison Linnell   £50

Come and learn the art of creating pictures from carded merino wools, silks, yarns and other fibres. 

The finished piece will be a work of art ready for you to take home and frame later. Source materials and equipment are all provided, along with refreshments throughout the day. The workshop runs from 10am - 4pm and costs £50.

Previous participants of this workshop have described it as the best therapy ever - more relaxing than Ragdale !!!

Willow Baskets and Plant Supports

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:00am
Willow Basket Making

With Jean Savage    £55

Explore the ancient craft of basketry 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, plant supports, obelisks or willow spheres to hang in the trees. The workshop will run 10 - 4.30 and cost £55.

Porcelain Wind-Chimes

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:30am
Handmade Porcelain Wind-Chimes

With Sara Budzik    £65

Spend a relaxing day creating your own individual porcelain wind-chime. 

A perfect personalised gift for someone special or just to keep for yourself. No experience necessary as Sara will demonstrate the techniques and guide you through the process. At the end of the day, your work will be taken to Sara's studio to dry and fire ready to collect from Dotty two weeks later. The cost is £65 for the full day (10.30 - 4.30) to cover all tuition and materials, tea/coffee and cake, and incldues a wind chime kit to assemble your finished piece at home.

Sgraffito on Glass

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 11:30am
Sgraffito on Glass

With Ali Ward    £30

Working on a bright base, you'll use Sgraffito (scratching technique) to create an 18cm square hanging design which looks simply stunning in silhouette. Worried about your drawing ability? You don't need to have drawing skills as you can use tracing paper to assist you. Once you have finished your design, Ali will take it back to her studio to fire in the kiln and returned to Dotty the following week. This workshop runs 11.30 - 1.30 and costs £30.

 

Sgraffito on Glass

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 2:00pm
Sgraffito on Glass

With Ali Ward     £30

Working on a bright base, you'll use Sgraffito (scratching technique) to create an 18cm square hanging design which looks simply stunning in silhouette. Worried about your drawing ability? You don't need to have drawing skills as you can use tracing paper to assist you. Once you have finished your design, Ali will take it back to her studio to fire in the kiln and returned to Dotty the following week. This workshop runs 2 - 4pm and costs £30.

 

Mosaics

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 10:30am
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. 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

Hand Stitched Pin Dog Sewing Companion

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am
Hand Stitched Pin Dog

With Diane Smith of Crafty Fox    £40

Enjoy a relaxing day creating your very own little pin dog, he is wonderful for holding all your pins, needles and small scissors. He will sit next to you wherever you sew and become your very best sewing buddy. 

The workshop runs from 10 - 4pm and costs £40 to include all materials. Suitable for beginners or those with sewing experience.

 

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