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Easter courses

Find Easter themed craft and creative workshops around the UK with talented artisans and tutors. Learn to needle felt an Easter bunny, make your own chocolate Easter eggs or celebrate the arrival of Spring by learning another new skill!

£99
Cheshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
Learn Cold Process Soap Making with Multi Award Winning Soap Maker and Column Writer for Making Soap Magazine. If you are interested in making beautiful handmade soap from delicious natural ingredients then this course is for you. Using the traditional method of soap making and with a hands on practical approach you will make a selection of soaps to take home with you. All the soaps we make are Palm Oil Free and Vegan Friendly....
£60
Cumbria - Next course on 6th June 2019
Join the talented local calligrapher, Claire Gould, for a relaxed beginner's modern calligraphy workshop where you will learn everything to get you started with beautiful handwritten lettering styles. So you love all the gorgeous hand lettering on Instagram and Pinterest, but you have never held a calligraphy pen before. Maybe you had a calligraphy set for Christmas, or you made a New Year’s resolution to learn a new hobby. We’ll start with assembling a pen...
£100
Cumbria - Next course on 6th June 2019
This is a combined option of the two separate workshops we have running on 6th June and 6th August. Come and play with us for the day and enjoy a discounted rate. Start the day with learning how to write with a traditional dip pen, using lightness and pressure to create beautiful thin and thick strokes. Claire will teach the basics of a modern calligraphy alphabet and show you how to vary the flow of...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 5th June 2019
We’re excited to host Siobhan from The Little Lakeland Soap Company at Swallows & Artisans. Siobhan combines 100% pure essential oils and quality natural ingredients into beautifully luxurious soaps, candles, bath salts, lip balms and more. In this one day workshop you will learn about the different scent blends, the properties of each oil and why they were chosen. First watch a demonstration and then, with help and guidance from Siobhan, you will create your...
£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...
£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...
£60
Cumbria - Next course on 6th June 2019
Let’s explore the magic of fabulously creative brush lettering pens! There’s something very accessible about brush pen calligraphy and brush lettering – part of the fun is colour blending – your tutor, Claire, will show you how to paint simple words in sunset colours! You’ll have a selection of brush lettering pens to use on the day – bring a friend and you can swap your pens during the class for more variation in your...
£180
Cumbria - Next course on 14th May 2019
Over three days we will create a beautiful hand embroidered beetle – you will learn goldwork, silk shading and various surface stitches and will work on white linen. Come and enjoy brushing up on your embroidery skills or learn some new techniques - the class is suitable for beginners or those with some experience. At the end of the course you will have learnt several traditional embroidery techniques, some tricks of the trade and will...
£30
Cheshire - Next course on 4th May 2019
Enjoy an afternoon class pouring paint and indulging in tea and coffee and a selection of cakes provided at this sociable workshop. Book your place now! ​ You will be creating three beautiful unique canvases to adorn your walls. Enjoy the simplicity of this technique to create stunning one of a kind pieces and watch the amazing results form on top of your canvas. ​You will create two canvases approximately 20x20 cm and one canvas...
£75
Surrey - Next course on 24th April 2019
Join us in getting creative at our Spring hand-tied bouquet workshop, and take your very own bouquet home to impress friends and family! We will be working with gorgeous scented narcissus, spring ranunculus, hyacinths and anenomes for a heavenly scented bouquet. Learn the technique of creating a 'spiralled' hand-tied bouquet with a step to step guide from one of our head florists.