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. 

Lino Print Wildlife Theme

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Lino Print Workshop

With Richard Jarvis    £45

A 'hands on' day of linoprinting with a wildlife theme which is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Richard will go through the process including use of cutting tools. Once the blocks have been cut, they will be inked and printed through the press. You're welcome to bring along any images you would like to use and there will be some available for inspiration on the day. All materials are provided. Refreshments and cake included. This workshop runs from 10 - 4pm and costs £45.

Folk Art Free Machine Embroidery

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:00am
Folk Art Free Machine Embroidery

With Linda Harding    £35

Use colourful patterned fabrics to make an appliqued folk-art wall hanging or cushion front. Discover the wonderful head-activated textile material Bondaweb to layer coloured and patterned fabrics in Scandinavian and American inspired folk-art designs, then learn free machine embroidery and/or add hand embroidery, finish with buttons and braids to create a unique art quilt or cushion front. Bring your own sewing machine or share of of Linda's The workshop runs 10 - 1pm.

Cast Silver Ring Workshop

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:30am
Silver Cast Ring Workshop

With Rebecca Winder     £65

A fantastic opportunity to have a go at making own piece of jewellery using the wax carving technique. By the end of the 2.5 hour workshop, you will have a finished ring in wax that Rebecca witll take awy to cast into your chosen metal (solid silver is included in the workshop price, see below for optional extras). Three weeks later your finished ring will be ready to be shipped back to you!

Optional extras:

Silver Cast Ring Workshop

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 1:30pm
Silver Cast Ring Workshop

With Rebecca Winder     £65

A fantastic opportunity to have a go at making own piece of jewellery using the wax carving technique. By the end of the 2.5 hour workshop, you will have a finished ring in wax that Rebecca witll take awy to cast into your chosen metal (solid silver is included in the workshop price, see below for optional extras). Three weeks later your finished ring will be ready to be shipped back to you!

Optional extras:

+ £35 yellow or rose gold plating

+ £45 re-carve a second ring

+ £25 wide ring upgrade (7-8mm)

Felted Autumn Landscapes

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:00am
Felted Autumn Landscape

With Alison Linnell      £50

The workshop will run 10 - 4pm and you will receive step-by-step tuition from Alison who will help you create your own beautiful, unique felted Autumn Landscape from carded merino wool, silk fibres, yarns and more. An incredibly relaxing workshop.

Lino Print Wildlife Theme

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:00am
Lino Print  Wildlife

With Richard Jarvis    Cost £45

A 'hands on' day of lino printing with a wildlife theme which is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. 

Richard will go through the process inlcuding use of cutting tools. Once the blocks have been cut, they will be inked and printed through the press. You're welcome to bring along any images you would like to use and there will be some available on the day. All materials provided. The workshop runs 10 - 4pm and costs £45.

Festive Fused Glass 11.30 -2pm or 2.30-5pm

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:30am
Fused Christmas Glass

With Ali Ward   £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. Your work will then be taken away by Ali to fire in her kiln and returned to Dotty Gallery a week or so later. You pay £15 for the 2.5 hour session, to include tuition, equipment, kiln firings and associated work. You then pay for the glass that you use during the session (£11 for glass tree in wooden stump, £5 each for mini hanging trees or robins) so that you simply pay for what you use.

Willow Baskets and Projects

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00am
Willow Baskets

With Jean Savage   £55

Explore the ancient 'Art of Basketry' making traditional round baskets for bread, vegetables, kindling, eggs, soaps, berries or just for a Christmas present.

We will use willow, dogwoods and materials gathered from the garden, hedgerows and woods to add lovely colours, textures and scents to your work. Alternatively, if you have a specific willow subject in mind, come along for guidance and experiment - you can contact Jean and discuss your ideas.

This workshop runds 10 - 4pm and costs £55

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