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Mother's Day courses

Spend quality time with your Mum this Mother's Day and share a creative gift experience at a craft workshop! Find Mother's Day themed courses around the UK and learn new skills to hand make creative unique gifts to treasure. For more options, search for courses in your area on Sunday March 22nd 2020!

Come and spend the day creating your own unique sculpture using a self built armature along with Powertex Stone Art clay. This is a fun class where you will be amazed at what you can create using foil, tape and clay. And don't worry, I take you through this step by step. Various design options are available, please see my website for further details. You will leave with a completed sculpture which you can display...
Norfolk - Next course on 5th October 2019
Come along and have fun in my farmhouse in North Norfolk for the day making your own organic skin care products that you can use for yourself or give as presents for your family and friends. You will learn how to make a skin tonic, an organic cleanser, and an organic moisturiser and you get to take them home with you at the end of the day. Learn about different base oils and butters and...
Norfolk - Next course on 8th June 2019
The workshops are held in the Aroma Natural farmhouse kitchen in Hindringham, North Norfolk. Each workshop will have a maximum of 3 people. We start off with coffee/tea while we all get to know each other and talk about the basics of what we will be doing throughout the day You will learn the following : - Basics of making cold pressed soap with a brief history of the process - Talk about different base...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 8th June 2019
Learn to upholster a dining or bedroom chair, using age old upholstery techniques: webbing, stuffing, stitching the seat pad into shape, tensioning of fabrics and develop an eye for the finishing details. The weekend is scheduled for you to be able to complete a chair with a traditionally upholstered chair seat. A chair with a back and/or arms will take longer than 1 weekend! You are, of course, very welcome to come back to complete...
Leicestershire - Next course on 1st June 2019
Whether you are an absolute beginner or have previous experience of Willow Sculpture, Artist Kate Morrell will guide you in a relaxed and informal environment. Create any animal of your choosing but please bring pictures if you have something specific in mind! Learn all of the techniques required to make a truly stunning creation. We have had people make pheasants, herons, hares, cats, dogs, horse heads and even a gheko!
Wiltshire - Next course on 3rd July 2019
A weekday workshop for beginners between 10am - 4pm in the beautiful setting of Fisherton Mill in Salisbury. The workshop will teach you the basic principles and terminology of weaving and you will create a small woven piece using a frame loom. Spaces are limited to ensure so you receive as much guidance as you need. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those that have a little experience and would like a refresher....
Cumbria - Next course on 10th October 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 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 one...
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...
Hampshire - Next course on 3rd August 2019
Sally Mareike's hand-building course is suitable for beginners or people who would like to refresh their skills. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to allow your natural (perhaps hidden) creativity to flow! Sally is an experienced hand-building potter and teacher of adults and children. (DBS checked) During the course Sally will demonstrate some of the basics of hand-building techniques, including slab building, coiling and pinch pots. Decorative techniques such as incising, impressing and applying...
Merseyside - Next course on 3rd June 2019
Explore a new method every week in this 4 week immersive workshop. This is an ideal way to try out different methods of silversmithing and jewellery making. Week 1: Carve a wax pendant or charm Learn an age old art, which has been used by jewellers for thousands of years, to carve your dream charm in wax. The charm will later be sent off to an expert caster to create a mould which will then...