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, March 15, 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!

Upcycled Vintage Paper Workshop

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

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

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.

Dragonfly Panel

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11:30am
Dragonfly Panel

With Ali from smARTsy    £35

Create a beautiful panel with Ali from smARTsy. This popular glass design features a dancing dragonfly set off with a dichroic shimmer. There will be lots of glass forms and colours to rifle through during this relaxing session.

We are running two sessions on this date:   11.30 - 1.30 and 2 - 4pm

Living Art Classes - Terrariums and Bottle Gardens

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 11:00am
Bottle Garden

With Jean Savage    Cost £55

Living art classes are an exciting and creative way to learn a new craft. In this first class, we will explore the use of house plants to make terrariums and bottle gardens. 

Terraria are decorative glass containers which are usually sealed to create a unique environment for plant growth., although they can also be left open to the atmosphere. In this class you'll create your own terrarium, learn about the most suitable plants and how to care for them.

The class will begin at 11am and costs £55 to include all materials.

Needle Felted Birds

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
Needle felted birds

With Gemma Bee    £40

A workshop suitable for beginners and improvres. Learn the art of three dimensional needle felting.

You will learn the various techniques you will need to create a garden bird with wire legs, which we will make together step by step.

You may choose from a selection of small bird breeds on the day. Options include: Robin, blue tit, bullfinch, goldfinch, chaffinch, sparrow and wren.