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Paper arts and crafts courses could involve making greetings cards, decorations, origami, painting, drawing classes, lino printing technique workshops and calligraphy. Our tutors are based all across the UK and you might even find something in here you've never heard of before!

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Next course on 27th May 2017
The 'Beginners Introduction to Papercutting' workshop is a three hourly Saturday afternoon workshop at Seeded, a wool and haberdashery emporium with Aimee Richards of Miss Bespoke Papercuts. The sessions usually start at 2 pm and run until 5 pm. Aimee has been a papercut Illustrator since 2014, selling her artworks internationally and teaching workshops to over 75 people-beginners and advanced-since 2015. Her signature style is romantic with hints of humour and each workshop is themed,...
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Encaustic art course is suitable for Beginners and Improvers. We will look at the wonder of painting with molten wax, using an iron and heated stylus. Students will be shown several techniques to get started, and then we will work on abstracts and landscapes as well as using the heated stylus to create more detail. Encaustic art is fabulous for beginners and for those who do not consider themselves 'artistic' because the results are instant...
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Whether you wish to add to your existing skills or need to know the very basics of gift wrapping, our inspiring classes will teach you how to wrap your gifts perfectly. Professional Gift Wrapping Tutor, Jo Thompson reveals the tricks of the trade and covers a wide range of techniques including perfectly wrapped boxes, awkward shapes and those all important finishing touches – bows! Courses held at: Horsley, Derbyshire Sheffield, Sth Yorkshire Ripon, Nth Yorkshire...
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If you are tempted by encaustic art don’t be afraid to come and have a go. Whether you are a complete novice at artwork or are skilled in other mediums it doesn’t matter. On the day of your course you will be able to use my encaustic tools, wax and paper. This will give you an opportunity to see if you enjoy the art form before purchasing a kit. 

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Helen Hallows is a mixed media landscape artist whose work captures the seasons and her connection to nature. This one day workshop is an introduction to creating mixed media sketchbooks as a place to explore and record your creative journey inspired by the season. Helen gives demonstrations in how she prepares her sketchbook ready for drawing and the different ways that she uses to record the shapes and patterns of the environment. Suitable of those...
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The annual summer Gyotaku fish printing event! The ART of “GYOTAKU” printing, a workshop on the art of Japanese fish printing led by Deborah Withey, award-winning designer, illustrator and printmaker of Cheese + Pickles Studio in lovely, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire. Participants have the opportunity to learn the traditional printing method of Gyotaku, (“gyo” meaning fish and “taku” meaning rubbing), which Japanese fishermen used to record their catch in the 1800s. During the workshop you will...
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Next course on 10th June 2017
Over the course of two days you will learn all about screen printing. Create colourful, finished prints you can be proud of! UPCOMING DATES: - 10th and 11th June (very close to SOLD OUT) - 21st and 22nd October Taught by professional artist and tutor Liam Biswell. It costs £145 which includes all your materials, paper, tuition, tea and coffee. During this inspiring weekend course, you will learn: - How to select suitable images and...
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My new programme of collagraph courses for 2017 can be see on my website, one and two day 'Introduction to Collagraph Printing' courses are running in my studio between May and September 2017 A great introduction to a range of collagraph printmaking techniques; we will spend the morning designing and making plates and the afternoon printing the plates using an etching press. By the end of the day you will be confident to continue making...
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Next course on 15th July 2017
Helen Hallows is a mixed media landscape artist based in the Midlands. Her work expresses a deep connection to nature and she enjoys the solace that time in nature brings. Helen has been running popular one day workshops for over five years and now offers an opportunity to join her for a soul nurturing creative experience where she will share her mixed media techniques for you to develop your work. Join Helen Hallows Studio for...
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Join us to learn the art of book folding, while chatting, making new friends and drinking tea. Bring a book (hard back) or alternatively choose one of ours. Our tutor will guide you through the folding process and you will leave with a fab new statement piece for your home. Once you have got the bug...folded books make great gifts for weddings, christenings, birthdays, valentines, anniversaries and christmas keepsakes.