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Art & craft fairs, festivals & exhibitions courses

Find craft fairs near you, as well as art exhibitions and creative festivals. These events are a vibrant way to discover new people and organisations, glean new knowledge and savour condensed creativity.

Oxfordshire - Next course on 29th June 2019
On the 29/30th June the Drawing Circus is returning to Towersey and it’s going to even better than last year! We are delighted to announce that the Drawing Circus will be returning to Towersey! The troupe of Brighton-based artists, models, art tutors, musicians and performers will be putting on another wonderfully spectacular and innovative event that is not to be missed! There will be myth themed costumes, Alice in Wonderland outfits and lots more! So...
Hertfordshire - Next course on 25th May 2019
Watford Festiwool has been specifically designed with yarn addicts in mind! It's the latest addition to the Festiwool calendar and is run in collaboration with local charity Community Learning Partnership (CLP) and their crochet group, the Heavenly Hookers! With a diverse range of exhibitors at its heart, workshops, demonstrations and a variety of refreshment concessions, it will be popular with visitors. Be sure to book your tickets in advance to ensure you're one of the...
Kanto - Next course on 13th January 2020
Join Pat Archibald on an extraordinary journey to the Land of the Rising Sun! A fascinating fusion of old and new, Japan’s soaring skyscrapers and high-tech innovation sit side by side with historical pagodas and traditional shrines. A country with deep-rooted cultural and religious beliefs, Japan also has a long history of textile excellence – making this tour the trip of a lifetime for quilters, patchwork and embroidery aficionados alike. As you visit Tokyo, Takayama,...
Cape Town - Next course on 11th August 2019
Join us on this 14 night textile adventure to South Africa and the 20th South African National Quilt Festival. Flights included. This tour takes you to some of the country’s most iconic sites and experiences; Table Mountain and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town, Robben Island, wine tasting in the Cape Winelands, the Garden Route and an elephant safari. Our expert, Mandy Shaw, will be on hand throughout the tour, hosting 1 full day...
Oxfordshire - Next course on 27th June 2019
Painting in acrylics workshop with experienced artist and tutor Shirley David Dew. The aim of this workshop is to introduce beginners and improvers to a technique that will enable them to achieve a woodland scene whilst having fun, painting a happy picture to take home. We will use Acrylic paint and house hold items to create a wild sun filled woodland scene. Thursday 27th June 12.30-14.00 Saturday 29th June 12.30-14.00 I love Acrylics because I...
Alsace - Next course on 11th September 2019
Immerse yourself in textiles & patchwork in the heart of the beautiful Alsace! Flights and accommodation included. Enjoy the company and expertise of Mandy Shaw on this 6-day holiday where the highlight promises to be the 25th Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork. Historical buildings, village halls and places of worship are turned into galleries exhibiting over 1,200 textile works of art in the four villages of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Sainte Croix-aux-Mines, Liepvre and Rombach-le-Franc in the wonderful Val...
Art at Cool Contours is part of Oxfordshire art Weeks open studios. We have 16 artists in one stunning location, all local and some will be demonstrating their skills during the week. We also have a sculpture trail in the copse surrounding Cool Contours venue. All the unique art work is for sale. Many of the artists tutor workshops at Cool Contours for groups of 8 or more when the temporary gallery reverts back to...
Oxfordshire - Next course on 27th June 2019
Calligraphy taster workshops with Gaynor Goffe An introduction to the currently very popular ’modern pointed pen calligraphy’, particularly suitable for invitations, OR a simple edged nib script-uncial. The alphabet and use of the chosen script in a few simple greetings will be taught. Suitable for those over 14. Gaynor Goffe is a well-known calligrapher and has taught many of today's prominent calligraphers. Her main areas of work are commissions, teaching workshops, running calligraphy correspondence courses...
Herefordshire - Next course on 8th June 2019
Herb walks at Hellens Garden Festival, Much Marcle (free once you have paid the entry fee to festival). A guided walk around the herb garden at Hellens Manor, and discussion of the historical and current use of herbs in medicine. On Sunday, a talk and demo of my top 20 herbs ; how to cultivate, harvest and use them for health and well being.
Lancashire - Next course on 31st May 2019
Botanical printing or Eco Printing is the process of using leaves, tightly bundled in fabric or stacked in layers of paper and steamed over hot water or immersed in a dye bath to extract and transfer pigments from the leaves to produce a unique print. In this workshop, Botanical Printer, Maggie Pearson will lead you in a forage for local leaves to use in your own unique prints. You will produce a silk or wool...