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Engagement, wedding & anniversaries courses

Find the perfect creative experience to celebrate an engagement, a wedding or an anniversary. Spend quality time together with your loved one or offer an experience day as unforgettable gift.

Oxfordshire - Next course on 10th August 2019
Spend a lively weekend painting from a clothed model, exploring the drama and colour of pattern as a backdrop to a portrait. Suitable for beginners and those who wish to bring energy into their portraits. The course is taught by award winning artist Oliver Bedeman, who brings his strong colour sense and narrative to the historic canon of portraiture. Over the two days you will be given demonstrations in how to construct a picture, the...
Greater London - Next course on 20th July 2019
There’s lots of mosaic work on show as it’s in the artists studio; floors, artwork on walls, mosaic objects and sculptures. Your ideas are supported by diverse books, pictures and an inticing variety of materials. You may have seen my name in some of the books, magazines, workshops and lectures at the British Museum or Tower of London or on mosaic sculpture and architectural panels in public places. I began as an art teacher, retraining...
Herefordshire - Next course on 14th December 2019
The Spice of Life a practical exploration of the medicinal use of spices. One day course on using spices for pleasure and healing Course Overview Explore the medicinal use of spices A practical day workshop making cordials, infused oils and other warming remedies with cardamom, frankincense, fennel, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and many other spices
What better way to make your special day even more special by hand-crafting your own wedding rings? I offer a truly bespoke day for couples wanting to make their dream rings - from concept through to creation, an experience that will leave memories to last a lifetime. The one-day workshop, exclusively for each for couple, focuses on taking you through the step-by-step process from start to finish. No prior experience in silversmithing is necessary and...
Our most intense beginners course yet! This course will run for three consecutive full days from 11am-5pm (may go on up to 2 hours longer). The first day will be learning everything there is to know about the creation of rings, this will include designing your own rings, all of the intricacies of sizing, forming the wire ready for soldering, the soldering itself, shaping and texturing, pickling, and finishing the rings. On the second day,...
Shropshire - Next course on 31st August 2019
The course is designed to provide woodland owners, managers, agents and contractors the ability to calculate accurately timber volumes in standing trees, woodland compartments and road side stacks. You will learn: - Measurements conventions - Useful equipment - Calculate the height and volume of a standing tree - Stratification and sampling principles - Yield class, Tariff and abbreviated tariff measurements - Stack measurements The course tutor will be Martin Hales
Surrey - Next course on 8th July 2019
In this relaxed evening workshop at the lovely Spring Grove pub in Kingston, you will be shown the classic bookbinding technique of pamphlet stitch. This class is a great introduction to the wonderful world of bookbinding. You will be shown step-by-step how to prepare pages and make soft covers, allowing you to create your own bespoke notebooks with beautiful decorative papers and exposed stitch detail. Taught by multi-award winning professional bookbinder Mylyn McColl in a...
The two day lesson consists of two six-hour sessions and aims to provide an intensive introduction to this most exciting and challenging of craft disciplines. Throughout the lesson, you will learn to gather molten glass from the furnace at a temperature exceeding 1100 degrees and manipulate it with a range of traditional glassmaking tools. You will be taught to apply colour and pattern to the clear glass so that by the end of the lesson,...
Spend a few hours with paper artist Lisa Jay making romantic papercuts, perfect for Valentine's Day, weddings and anniversaries! In this three hour class, you’ll create and take home your own lovely hand cut paper art and the knowledge that will allow you to continue papercutting with confidence. Lisa will cover all the basics and be on hand throughout to assist and answer questions. What You'll Learn Discover tools and papers and learn how to...
Monmouthshire - Next course on 9th February 2020
This is a starter weaving workshop where you will learn the skills to weave basic forms of sculpture in the shape of willow hearts. We will weave several different hearts morning and afternoon in the beautiful and tranquil setting of Usk Castle. A fantastic workshop where you can take your hearts home to decorate and adorn your own home or give away to loved ones in time for Valentines.

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