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Corporate days out & team building courses

Find creative team building workshops and courses around the UK for a company away day with a difference! Talented tutors will guide you and your team to gain new practical and creative skills.

£150
Cumbria - Next course on 7th August 2019
We're excited to host the well-known wire sculptor, Chris Moss, at Swallows & Artisans. Chris uses a variety of metal materials, including new and recylced wire and mesh, to create stunning 3D sculptures particularly wild and domestic animals and birds. Chris has a love of nature and all her work reflects a detailed study of the anatomy and character of her subjects. Chris works on commissions and exhibits her work across the UK. In this...
£150
Cumbria - Next course on 1st October 2019
Join talented illuminator, Sarah Lace, for a two day workshop to learn the historic craft of illuminated lettering. This workshop offers the opportunity to learn something of the history and origins about these art forms as we examine a range of styles from 6th century Celtic through to the modern day; showing their development through time. Sarah will help with the design of your piece including simple techniques of constructing Celtic knotwork and spirals, decoration...
£150
Cumbria - Next course on 8th October 2019
Join local Cumbrian weaver, Jan Beadle, on this 2 day workshop where she will take you through the whole process of winding a warp, dressing a loom and then weaving your cloth. The course is suitable for absolute beginners and also weavers wanting to develop their skills further. You will be working on a 4 shaft table loom and will produce a length which would be suitable for a scarf. Jan moved to Cumbria in...
£155
Cheshire - Next course on 27th July 2019
If you’ve never worked with glass before and want to start from the very basics, then this is the course for you. We’ll show you the primary techniques involved in cutting, shaping and assembling glass, use of inclusions, how the kiln is programmed and also take a look at slumping. You’ll be creating your own designs, and we’ll make time for looking at our rich resource of glass books and enjoy a fabulous lunch. Experience:...
£160
Sussex - Next course on 21st June 2019
This workshop offers a wonderful introduction to the art of kiln formed glass, using solely Bullseye transparent, opal and iridescent glass. You will gain an understanding of the materials, techniques and processes involved while producing your own masterpiece! Using sheet glass, frits, stringers and wire, you will be shown how to cut glass, add inclusions and create voids & bubbles. These one day courses run twice a month on Friday and Saturdays, if there are...
£165
Cheshire - Next course on 29th June 2019
There are many applications for glass art but given it’s ability to change with the light and produce beautiful colours and shadows, nowhere is more relevant than outside and the garden is an ideal location. It is no surprise that glass sculptures are a prominent part of Kew Gardens and prestigious garden shows such as Chelsea Flower Show. You will learn to cut and shape glass and produce your own original fused glass piece that...
£180
Devon - Next course on 6th July 2019
A two day course learning the skills and techniques of green woodworking, with an emphasis on contemporary design and detailing. Maximum of 6 students. You will make either a low stool or a side table using a variety of edge tools. Starting with a fresh cut log you will learn how to cleave the wood with a froe and wedges, then shape it on the shaving horse with drawknife and spokeshave. Joints used will be...
£180
Moray - Next course on 13th July 2019
Come and spend a relaxing time in the woods learning new skills and meeting new folk the green wood way. Green woodworking is a traditional practice using fresh wood still full of sap allowing the tools to split,slice,shave and cleave through the wood with ease. We will use techniques that have been developed over hundreds of years, that are in harmony with the nature and qualities of the wood itself. No prior wood working experience...
£180
Yorkshire - Next course on 29th June 2019
This course can be a stand alone course or can be booked alongside the introduction to blacksmithing. You will learn the basics of blacksmithing and hand forge work and create you very own knife! Forges are hot and can be noisy; Eye & ear protection will be provided and please wear solid boots and clothes suitable for working in (made of natural fibres). Open to all those 16+, interested in traditional and modern crafts, please...
£180
Bristol - Next course on 26th June 2019
Level 1 This is a part-time course in basic woodwork joinery involving making a softwood tool box using corner rebate joints. At the end of the 4 weeks you will have a tool box to take home and have the skills to make basic woodwork projects at home. The course tutors are Bristol designer and woodworker Alison Vilarkin, Makershed woodwork tutor Jenny Smith and woodworker and maker Fern Busuttil. The course runs on Monday, Thursday...

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