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Art & Craft Days

Contact Name: Brian Cousins

Telephone: 01245 233459

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Art & Craft Days
The Butterfly Art & Craft Studio
Flacks Green, Terling

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Art & Craft Days's Courses

Essex - Next course on 26th September 2018
Spend a day at our Butterfly Art & Craft Studio and learn how to paint a small piece of furniture using Autentico Chalk paints. Our tutor specialises in up-cycling character furniture giving it a professional lovingly restored finish. You’ll need to bring a small piece of furniture. We recommend no larger than 50cm x 50cm x 50 cm, don’t worry if you haven’t got anything suitable as we have pieces available from £5.00. Wear some...
Essex - Next course on 4th April 2018
A fantastic opportunity to learn how to embroider and construct a kiss-clasp bag in a day. The first half of the day is spent choosing your pattern and embellishing the purse with machine stitch using the free machine embroidery foot before embellishing the pattern with beads/sequins if you wish. Once the front is complete the remainder of the day is spent constructing the bag with your choice of brass or silver frame using a re-usable...
Essex - Next course on 7th April 2018
Join Lana for this half day felting workshop. Lana will show you how to create this cute Cottage Pin Cushion. Learn the basics of needle felting, use of felting tools, how to make a piece of flat felt and your own felted cottage, apply wool to add windows and roses and around the cottage. Lana will guide you through each process step by step to complete a beautiful Cottage Pin Cushion. By the end of...
Essex - Next course on 18th April 2018
Come and learn how to create a beautiful floral artwork using just your sewing machine. The finished piece can be framed or incorporated into other craft projects such as cushions or bags. Local textile artist Heidi Meier will be taking you through the stages required to create your own ‘Cow Parsley, Dog Rose or Bluebell’ artwork. You will learn how to use free-style machine embroidery to ‘draw in thread’ using simple hand embroidery stitches to...
Essex - Next course on 21st April 2018
Join Lana for this needle felting workshop. Lana will show you how to needle felt a dog using a wire armature. Learn how to felt around wire and form the shape of your pooch prior to adding the all important features to give you dog his own character. You will take home your new little fury-felted friend. This workshop is suitable for all abilities.
Essex - Next course on 18th June 2018
Weave a small but very useful gathering frame basket. So named because of it’s use of preformed circular frames which students will spend the morning lashing together to form a handle and top rim: then bending and inserting ribs into these lashings to make a 3D vessel. Weaving with fine natural coloured Willows and soft Rushes playing with texture, colour and contrasting stripes will be the focus of the afternoon. Basketmaker Karen Lawrence will teach...
Essex - Next course on 28th April 2018
During this class Lana will teach you how to draw a picture using …. wool. You will learn the wonderful world of wool drawing to achieve a “watercolour effect” paying attention to detail size and proportions and of course colours and special effects. You don’t have to be an artist and this workshop is suitable for beginners.
Essex - Next course on 30th April 2018
This is an introductory workshop for the complete beginner using iron fix paints and steam fix dyes. You will learn about the different types of silk available for painting and Prue will demonstrate how to use Gutta, salt effects and shading techniques. You will start by painting a printed silk card to get a feel for the paint and fabric. You will then practice a design using Gutta and salt techniques on a small panel,...
Essex - Next course on 8th May 2018
Veronica will show you how to create a beautiful landscape using hand stitched layers of different fabrics and chiffons with decorative stitch. If you wish you can bring along a photo of your own garden or a garden that you love and Veronica will help you to transform this into your own unique landscape artwork ready for you to take home to frame.
Essex - Next course on 15th June 2018
On this course you will learn to make a copper foiled Heart. Make a patchwork glass heart panel or mirror. You will learn how to cut & prepare glass, copper foiling, soldering and finishing. All the tools and materials required for the course will be supplied. If you are pregnant, you should consult your GP before enrolling on this course as working with solder can be harmful to the developing baby. Carole Gray is a...
Essex - Next course on 27th April 2018
On this course you will learn how to make a 29cm square Stained Glass Copper Foiled Mirror with a coloured border. You will learn how to cut & prepare glass, copper foiling, soldering and finishing using the copper foiling technique, developed in the Tiffany Studios in the1890s. You will have a choice of two patterns and a selection of colours. All the tools and materials required for the course will be supplied. No previous experience...
Essex - Next course on 11th May 2018
Spend a morning creating this beautiful rush container and hearth brush which can be used as decoration for your home or garden with Basketmaker Karen Lawrence. Rush is lightweight, soft and malleable thus gentle on the hands. It comes in a variety of colours from mellow greens, honey and golden yellows to russet tones. Learn to plait a table or hearth brush and weave a square pen pot using beautiful rush. To make the container...
Essex - Next course on 11th June 2018
Gardens are a delightful source of inspiration for a folk art textile picture. You may be inspired by your own garden – perhaps a favourite tree or flower or maybe your vegetable patch! It could be, however, that you have fond memories of a garden you have visited or, perhaps, just invent your own dream garden. This theme has lots of scope for your imagination and creativity to flow and you will be guided through...
Essex - Next course on 19th April 2018
We are a local, friendly interactive group who enjoy painting together on a regular basis, suitable for all abilities, beginners through to experienced painters, sharing ideas and inspiration, guided by artist/tutor Susan Clare, in the cosy and inviting atmosphere of The Butterfly Studio.Each session will involve a demonstration, some instruction, practice and creating a piece of art, plus, of course, time for a chat over tea, coffee and biscuits. LATE SPRING SESSIONS 19/04 Cherry Trees...
Essex - Next course on 3rd April 2018
Join Lana on this workshop to create beautiful wet felted flowers. These classes are suitable for everyone, whether you have previous experience or are new to this craft. Includes: All materials and use of tools, tea, coffee and homemade cake.
Essex - Next course on 27th July 2018
Come and create a wonderful pheasant for your garden in the beautiful setting of The Butterfly Studio. Learn the art of willow weaving on this fun day with Deb Hart. Deb will teach you how to create a bird base in English willow and guide you through the process of sculpting your own unique pheasant. Suitable for all abilities.
Essex - Next course on 18th May 2018
Experienced willow weaver Deb Hart will show you how to create a strong stylish 6 foot willow plant obelisk at The Butterfly Art and Craft Studio. Perfect for your borders, add height and structure with these decorative plant structures to support edible and climbing plants such as vine tomatoes or clematis. You will learn about the different types of willow used and the safe use of tools. Deb will show you how enjoyable weaving can...