You need to be confident in the use of a sewing machine. Bring your machine or use one of ours – just let us know first. Special instruction given on zip fitting. Bring your own scissors and sewing kit. The photo is similar to the bag you will be making, and taking home with you, but may be in a different fabric. Students will be contacted prior to the course to choose their fabric from...
Come along and paint with acrylics – bright, vibrant & very versatile they can be used in a number of ways to create a watercolour or oil effect. They can be over painted almost straight away making it very easy to correct any mistakes, or improve things you don’t like!. How about painting your pet, house or favourite landscape – bring photos/images with you. Tea, coffee & biscuits provided – please bring a packed lunch....
Spend the day trying out this wonderful technique. Working with hot wax on fabric you will create a range of designs/pictures and then add dyes to bring them to life. This workshop is appropriate for ages 16+, Please bring an apron, a couple of plastic bags and your packed lunch.
Join this class at any time during the course.
Bring your own sewing project or start a new one. With Sandy’s guidance you will learn new sewing techniques each week to make your own clothes and house decorations in a friendly and fun group. Learn how to put in a zip, make an eco friendly bag, a skirt, a waistcoat – the choice is yours! Bring a basic sewing kit – sharp scissors, needles, pins,...
Exploring how the use of different colours can alter the ‘feel’ of a painting. We shall paint several versions of the same view, this can be quite exciting! I shall bring some paints, paper and ‘bits and pieces’ to purchase if needed. Don’t forget a packed lunch.
If you need any further information please contact us via the "button" link above or use “Book Online” to reserve a place.
Children’s mosaic workshops with Carol King of Mayfly Mosaics runs from 2.30 – 4pm on Saturday or after school on the Wednesday from 4.30 – 6pm. All made with child friendly bright coloured tiles and buttons – no cutting involved. Ages 6 to 16 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. £7.50 per person.
Please see our website via the link above for remaining availability of spaces and to book your place.
Unleash your creative, artistic side and produce a beautiful landscape or seascape picture using needle-felt techniques. There will be a whole host of wool, fibre, yarns and other goodies for you to use to build up your picture. I will provide reference pictures for you to use or you can just use your imagination.
Choose on the day from the following projects: Coasters – make up to 4 10 x 10cm coasters, a square slumped dish 13 x 13cms which will be fired once on a full fuse and then a second time to achieve its 3D shape, or a 30 x 8cm colourful beach huts piece. You will learn the basics of fusing glass, taught by our experienced tutor and be guided through the design of your project...
Create very personal artworks and momentoes using favourite photos as your starting point. This unusual and easy print method allows you to incorporate precious images into your artwork to create highly individual and meaningful work. Bring a selection of favourite photos and/or 2D items to this workshop – none will be damaged in the process.
Join Lincolnshire artist Jane West for a life drawing day in the stunning surroundings of the The North Sea Observatory, Chapel Point.
This large creative space is full of natural light with views directly over the beach. Wonderfully inspirational! Jane is happy to offer guidance if required but you are more than welcome to come along and just make the most of this fabulous professional model. Please note that the poses plan to be dynamic...
A Summer flower glass fusing workshop with glass artist Matt Sorrell.
Make 2 summer flower plaques 7” x 4” to decorate your home or give as a present. You will learn how to cut the glass and to create your own unique pieces. Lots of colours to choose from. Limited to 6 places.
You can book online, (see links above) or in person at the Alford Craft Market Shop.
Come along and learn the basics of copper foiling Tiffany style. You will make a beautiful butterfly and there will be lots of colours to choose from. You will learn about grinding, cutting and soldering.
Come along for the day and learn the basics of copper foiling Tiffany style. You will make your rainbow kisses using some of the many colours available to choose from. You will learn new skills in cutting, grinding and soldering.
With Matt’s help you will design your own plant stakes – ideal for presents or for your own home. Suitable for all abilities. Lots of colours to choose from! Your plant stakes will be fired in our big kiln and ready to collect about a week after the class or can be posted for a small extra charge.
Start at any time! Monthly quilting club with quilter Sue Frecklington on the first Wednesday of each month. Make a pieced quilt with expert help from Sue. Bring your own materials. You can bring your own machine or use one of ours. Please bring a packed lunch. Proceeds in aid of Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC)
Our craft rooms are available to hire for parties, events and meetings at very reasonable rates with reduced rates for charity or community groups.
The Parlour is a room with good light and space for workshops or use as a sitting room for meetings for small groups.
The kitchen has modern kitchen units with microwave, double sink and drainer, kettle, fridge, cups, saucers and plates and ingredients for tea and coffee making. It also has...
Maximum 8 attendees. Sketching in Alford then painting buildings in watercolour.
We will take the opportunity to go outside and do some sketching then come back and work the sketch into a painting. We will go outside with just a stool/chair, sketchpad, pencil/charcoal and then return to the art room to paint.
Please being watercolours (tubes are best) and 2 brushes, a big one and a small one (I use a round No. 16 and...