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Creative holidays: Europe & beyond courses

Find craft and activity holidays across Europe and the wider world. Travelling abroad on a creative retreat is a wonderful way to develop your skills, whilst discovering new places, traditions and cultures... sometimes with added sunshine too!

Why not treat yourself to a mosaic workshop session. Students will learn the basic cutting techniques and will be shown the direct method for creating their own mosaic heart home decor using vintage china or a mosaic door number plaque. Workshops last approximately 4 hours and are held in my studio at home, a cosy informal environment with plenty of tea. Booking is essential - please call or email for any questions or to arrange...
Special introductory offer from £50 for one day workshop in acrylics, mixed media and soft pastels. Subjects include: landscapes, still life, abstract, portraits, etc. Wednesday workshops are held at my home studio in Whatstandwell from 10.00am until 4.30pm (lunch & refreshments included). I also hold specialist workshops including, the decorative art of gilding, introduction to landscape painting in soft pastels, antique decoupage, introduction to painting murals professionally and more! The workshops are suitable for any...
East Sussex
This is a fun course where you will learn a wonderful new skill! The course is run over two mornings with a little homework to do overnight! I will be in the studio to greet you and make you feel at ease from 09:45am on the first morning and we will very quickly have you cutting glass. I then demonstrate 'how to copper foil' your glass - this is a technique first developed by Louis...
Jenna’s workshop offers an introduction to the decorative colouring of anodised aluminium, perfect for jewellery making, sculpture and other craft projects. Students will learn about the anodising process and be introduced to a variety of techniques which will include direct application using pens, rubber stamps and other easy to use materials. Dip dying techniques will also be shown, all of which will be tried out on pre-anodised sheet to create lots of colourful samples ready...
Do you want to learn about metal clay but find that travelling to a class is not convenient? Then why not learn online at your leisure. We offer a range of online distance learning courses giving you outstanding value for money. Learn how to use metal clay from the comfort of your own home via private Facebook groups all for a fraction of the cost of joining Tracey at her studio. You will have full...
Monmouthshire - Next course on 13th July 2019
Silver clay looks and feels like porcelain but when fired it is 99.99% pure silver. For those who want more than a taster, this workshop will show you how to handle the clay for best results. You will design a pendant and earrings/or keyring and complete the project from start to finish with tips for best results and any assistance required. You will texture or pattern your pieces before firing, either in clay or greenware...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 23rd November 2019
30 paintings in a day Play, experiment, explore ... Free up your painting and drawing working on lots of pieces. Try out different media. See what you like. See what happens. Enjoy different papers from Khadi Paper to Moulin du Roy Watercolour. All Materials provided. Play to create 30 paintings in a day! This is a one day course in historic York, UK with artist Lesley Birch. Class size is limited so please book early....
Strathclyde - Next course on 13th July 2019
Eco Printing is the natural technique of printing by direct heat contact botanical material on cloth or paper. During this week end you will learn the basic and practise Eco printing on cellulose fibbers that is paper, cotton, linen and jute and protein fibbers that is Silk and Wool. We will use some local Scottish leaves for that purpose. We will add to the Eco Printing process some basic Natural dyes such as Onion Skins,...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 14th September 2019
This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with felting experience. It is limited to 6 places so everyone gets individual attention and the coaching they need to make their picture. You will be working from an inspirational image that you have brought with you, I will walk you through all the processes you need to know to create your Felt Picture. Day 1 Is all about building your picture, using a combination of pre...
East Sussex - Next course on 28th June 2019
Explore the geometric genius of the Persian master-craftsmen. Learn the art of compass and straight-edge construction and create a dazzling portfolio of patterns from the Persian tradition. Taught by SacredArtofGeometry senior tutor Daniel Docherty

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