Workshops

Workshops at Dotty Gallery

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

  • Mosaics
  • Linocut
  • Silver Cast Rings
  • Felted Landscapes
  • Free Machine Embroidery
  • Sgraffito Glass
  • Fused Glass
  • 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. 

Getting the most from your smartphone camera

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:00am
Smartphone Photography

With Peter Marsh    £50

An informal 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 of the 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 your bring your smartphone, fully charged and with plenty of free space!

Torn Paper Collage - Wildlife

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 10:00am
Fused Glass Garden Ornament

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

Christmas Wreaths (rag rug technique)

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
Wreaths (Rag Rug Technique)

With Cherry Merriman    12 - 3pm    £40

Learn the traditional skill of rag rugging and make a beautiful Christmas wreath using upcycled fabrics. 

You will use a 'bodger' to create a stunning wreath, with a lovely selection of pure wool fabrics to choose from. Make it your own with ribbons, cones, baubles, bells, buttons and so much more! No experience needed. Your wreath is 'eco friendly' and can be  used year after year. Have fun, learn a new skill and create a wreath to be proud of. Adorn your door with a unique festive works of art.

Needle Felted Robins for the Tree

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:30am
Felted Robins Workshops

With Alison Linnell   £35   We are running two Sessions: 10.30 - 12.30 and 1 - 3pm

Many of you will have seen these lovely little felted robins for sale in Dotty at Christmas time - they are always a favourite. Well now you can learn how to make simple needle felted robin tree decorations in these two hour workshops with tutor Alison Linnell. You will make up to three robins in the session and as the cost of the needle felting equipment (robin cutter, 2 needles in a case, foam pad and spare wool) is included in the charge, you will be able to make more at home!

 

Festive Fused Glass

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 11:30am
Festive Fused Glass

With Ali Ward    We are running two sessions: 11.30 - 2pm and 2.30 - 5pm   £15 plus materials

Working with a wide choice of coloured glass, you'll make a variety of Christmas themed glass pieces to give as gifts or keep for yourself.

Hand Felted Christmas Fairy

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:00am
Hand felted fairy

With Sally Vincent      £45

On this workshop you will create a fairy made from silk and merino wool that will grace your Christmas tree for many years to come and may even be one of those heirloom pieces that we all have in our Christmas decoration box.

You will learn how to wet felt with merino wool incorporating silk fibres, dry needle felting and a small amount of simple hand stitching. The workshop is suitable for beginners and runs 10 - 4pm.

Hand Felted Silk Fairy * new date *

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:00am
Hand Felted Silk Fairy

With Sally Vincent    £45

On this workshop you will create a fairy from silk and merino wool that will grace your Christmas tree for many years to come and may even be one of those heirloom pieces that we all have in our Christmas decoration box. You will learn how to wet felt with merino wool incorporating silk fibres, dry needle felting and a small amount of simple hand stitching. The workshop is suitable for beginners and runs 10 - 4pm.

Christmas Wreaths and Decorations from the Hedgerow

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:30am
Christmas Wreath Workshop

Jean Savage  - £55

Create festive and individual decorations this Christmas using a variety of richly coloured materials gathered from the garden and hedgerow. Collect, then learn and play for the day making willow wreaths from scratch, Christmas tree door hangings, 'random weaving' balls and willow stars. Lovely handmade presents just in time for Christmas. The workshop will run 10.30 - 4.30 and cost £55 to include materials and refreshments.