Micklems Farm Creative Workshops

Contact Name: Lauren Millbank

Micklems Farm Creative Workshops
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About Micklems Farm Creative Workshops

A unique venue in the Berkshire countryside offering a range of creative workshops and flowers from our very own cutting garden.

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Arm Knitting
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Arm Knitting
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 18th February 2022
£45
Style up your home with your newly arm knitted throw which is perfect for any interior, great to snuggle under on the sofa or a lovely Christmas gift for a...
Bangles and Broaches
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Bangles and Broaches
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 2nd March 2022
£75
Make richly textural bangles and brooches using silks and precious sparkly fabrics. Embellish them with beads and buttons, ribbons and cords that we will make to produce your own unique...
Batik on Fabrics
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Batik on Fabrics
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 24th March 2022
£75
Learn the basic techniques of batik, using hot wax and dyes. You will produce one colourful sample batik, using a variety of techniques, and a second piece of your choice...
Batik on Paper
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Batik on Paper
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 31st January 2022
£75
Learn the basic techniques of batik, using hot wax and dyes. In this one-day workshop you can expect to produce several colourful batik papers, in which you demonstrate a variety...
Bluebell Woods Applique
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Bluebell Woods Applique
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 4th April 2022
£80
Make a small bluebell wood landscape on this one day workshop, learning how to use perspective to create tree shadows. Using reference images provided, we will collage together a fabric...
Bookbinding: Secret Belgian
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Bookbinding: Secret Belgian
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 8th March 2022
£75
The Secret Belgian Binding is a method of bookbinding that uses 2 sets of sewing, giving a distinct thread pattern on the cover and spine of the finished book. The...
Collographs and Cardcuts
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Collographs and Cardcuts
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 27th February 2022
£75
Learn this simple but exciting technique to create linear, textural and tonal images. Using a variety of surfaces and mediums applied to a cardboard base (or even a humble fruit...
Embroidered moroccan mosaics
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Embroidered moroccan mosaics
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 24th January 2022
£75
We will be layering and stitching down ribbons using different coloured cotton threads and all the different stitches available on your sewing machines. By the end of the day you...
Faux Calligraphy and Slate Design
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Faux Calligraphy and Slate Design
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 7th March 2022
£75
This workshop explores the wonderful art of lettering using faux calligraphy techniques; a lettering technique to imitate the style of modern calligraphy using everyday pens. The workshop will begin with...
Fun with Glass Fusing and Slumping
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Fun with Glass Fusing and Slumping
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 31st March 2022
£80
Join us for an exciting and adventurous workshop extending your skills and techniques involved in Glass Fusing and Slumping. We will make two items and you’ll have the opportunity to...
Gel Plate Printing and Collage
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Gel Plate Printing and Collage
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 5th February 2022
£75
On this workshop we will make some monoprints using the gel plate, with a focus on making prints that can be used in the collage projects later in the day....
Glass Fusing: Garden Sculptures
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Glass Fusing: Garden Sculptures
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 28th April 2022
£75
This workshop will offer you the opportunity to further experiment with glass fusing techniques. There are many possibilities from abstract garden structures to flowers, birds or wind chimes. Whether you...
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy - In Collaboration with Neptune
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Introduction to Modern Calligraphy - In Collaboration with Neptune
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 10th February 2022
£80
This informal, practical and inspirational workshop explores the wonderful art of writing using a nib and ink, but with a modern twist. The workshop will begin with some drill exercises...
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy Workshop
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Introduction to Modern Calligraphy Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 1st April 2022
£80
This informal, practical and inspirational workshop explores the wonderful art of writing using a nib and ink, but with a modern twist. The workshop will begin with some drill exercises...
Introduction to Paper Cutting
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Introduction to Paper Cutting
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 29th January 2022
£75
A peaceful and relaxing workshop perfect for total beginners to explore the art of paper cutting. An ideal day to switch-off and embrace the mindful art of paper-cutting. A selection...
Iris in Watercolour
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Iris in Watercolour
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 12th March 2022
£75
Students create an iris study on a larger scale. The focus is on drawing using primary lines and shapes, students will build layers and work wet on wet in watercolours,...
Japanese Crane in Watercolour, Gouache and Acrylics
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Japanese Crane in Watercolour, Gouache and Acrylics
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 23rd February 2022
£75
The crane is a symbol of good fortune and longevity. Students will create a study of these elegant birds using drawings, masking fluid and laying down areas of paint to...
Landscapes: Towards Abstraction
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Landscapes: Towards Abstraction
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 30th January 2022
£75
Be prepared to free up and let go! Using bold colours and loose energetic mark-making with big brushes and palette knives we will create lively and dynamic landscape paintings. We...
Lino Printing in Colour
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Lino Printing in Colour
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 14th March 2022
£75
We will recap the basics of Lino cutting and then explore different ways of printing with 2 or 3 colours. We will experiment with techniques such as multi block, jigsaw...
Little Book of Fabrics
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Little Book of Fabrics
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 15th March 2022
£75
A fun day trying out a variety of techniques on fabric. Printing, collage, applique, image transfer and stitch. We will then look at several ways of working your sample pieces...
Miniature Landscapes with Granulating Watercolours
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Miniature Landscapes with Granulating Watercolours
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 22nd February 2022
£80
This is not a workshop covering traditional watercolour techniques. Working small we will use highly granulating watercolours in a very loose way, letting the watercolour do its own thing and...
Mixed Media Printing: Botanical Books
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Mixed Media Printing: Botanical Books
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 20th March 2022
£75
A fun day exploring a variety of low-tech printing and transfer methods. After creating a loose background with acrylics in a simple bookform we will build layers using collage and...
Mosaics: Garden Cane Topper
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Mosaics: Garden Cane Topper
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 29th April 2022
£80
In this one day workshop you will learn how to create a bird or fish cane topper for the garden made from vintage and antique china. This craft known as...
Mosaics: House no / Garden Plaque
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Mosaics: House no / Garden Plaque
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 1st March 2022
£80
In this one day workshop you will learn how to create your own mosaic house number or garden plaque (approx 15cmx15cm) made from vintage and antique china. This craft known...
Natural World in Mixed Media
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Natural World in Mixed Media
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 28th January 2022
£75
Students create a series of individual seashell studies, preferably working from direct observation. Students will use drawing pencils and pens to draw onto a variety of paper, allowing the ground...
Painting in Oils - Climbing Flowers
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Painting in Oils - Climbing Flowers
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 17th February 2022
£75
We will be painting a small group of climbing flowers such as Clematis or Anemones. Working ‘alla prima’ in oil paint we will focus on leaving bits of our under-painting...
Painting in Oils - Seeing the Light
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Painting in Oils - Seeing the Light
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 30th March 2022
£80
The effect of light on a landscape is often what catches our imagination when we are looking for good subjects to paint. Light creates drama, form and interest; this is...
Painting in Oils - Spring Posy
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Painting in Oils - Spring Posy
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 21st March 2022
£75
We will be painting a jar of Spring flowers from the garden at Micklem’s farm. Working ‘alla prima’ in oil paint, looking closely at shape and colour relationships. We will...
Pet Portraits with Personality
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Pet Portraits with Personality
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 16th February 2022
£75
Together we will work through a stage by stage process to create a Pet Portrait in Oils- using an ‘islands to oceans’ method of working. We are aiming to make...
Polymer Clay Jewellery Set
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Polymer Clay Jewellery Set
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 14th April 2022
£75
A great opportunity to make a beautiful set of jewellery using polymer clay cabochons to imitate semi-precious stones. These will be mounted into bezel settings as pendants and earrings in...
Polymer Clay Necklace 2
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Polymer Clay Necklace 2
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 12th April 2022
£75
Join us for an exciting day experimenting with Polymer clay. You will learn about conditioning the clay, mixing colours and creating various beads using different techniques and curing the clay...
Precious metal clay jewellery
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Precious metal clay jewellery
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 10th April 2022
£90
Precious metal clay has taken the jewellery world by storm! It is a fantastic material to work with as it has the versatility of clay and once fired it turns...
Provence Lavender Fields in Acrylics
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Provence Lavender Fields in Acrylics
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 27th April 2022
£75
Students will create a vibrant painting working with a variety of brushes. The focus is on mark making, colour blending and application with a choice between an Impressionist or Post...
Reduction Lino Printing Workshop
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Reduction Lino Printing Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 7th April 2022
£75
The reduction process is a method of relief printing in which several coloured layers are printed from the same block of lino. The first colour is printed and then the...
Silver Rings - In Collaboration with Neptune
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Silver Rings - In Collaboration with Neptune
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 29th March 2022
£75
Have you ever wanted to make your own silver rings? Join Fiona from Jewellery Moves for a day of making, learning and creativity. At this workshop you will learn how...
Still Life in Oils
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Still Life in Oils
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 8th April 2022
£80
This workshop will focus on creating dramatic colour and light. It will be suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced as there will be something for everyone to learn....
Teapots
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Teapots
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 25th March 2022
£75
The teapot is the iconic pottery object. The aim of this workshop is to make and decorate 2 fully functional teapots. The day will start, learning a little about their...
Vintage China Mosaics
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Vintage China Mosaics
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 21st February 2022
£80
In this one day workshop you will learn how to make your own mosaic made from vintage and antique china. This craft known as 'Pique Assiette' ('stolen plate') is a...
Waterlilies in Fabric
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Waterlilies in Fabric
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 9th March 2022
£80
We will be using waterlilies for our inspiration in this one day workshop. Kate will show you how to achieve the effect of water and reflections in water as our...
Weaving Stick Dollies
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Weaving Stick Dollies
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 9th February 2022
£75
Weaving on sticks is a fun and easy way of weaving and on this workshop you will first learn to warp up these simple looms. Whilst making a dollie we...

Reviews

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Rose windows in fabric (Course inactive)

In-person course
Lucie Lambourn - - #28537

I thoroughly enjoyed the day. The teacher was very encouraging, we had ample materials and many examples to choose from and the venue is a lovely old barn which has been converted into a beautiful studio. I am very pleased with the result and can highly recommend this course and any of the other courses run at this centre.

Response from Micklems Farm Creative Workshops:

So glad your enjoyed the workshop - hope to see you at another one.

Rose windows in fabric (Course inactive)

In-person course
Janina Maher - - #28563

A great day's workshop at this beautiful venue

Response from Micklems Farm Creative Workshops:

Thank you Janina - so glad you enjoyed it.

Coptic stitch handmade sketchbook (Course inactive)

In-person course
Sheila Brisland - - #28529

Had a great time and learnt a lot. Very pleased to have been able to complete a book and to learn the Coptic stitch.

Response from Micklems Farm Creative Workshops:

Thank you for your review - it was great to have you here.

Coptic stitch handmade sketchbook (Course inactive)

In-person course
Katie - - #28552

I loved this workshop! It was a great way to spend the day. The surroundings were lovely and the Micklems Farm team were so friendly and welcoming. Our tutor was extremely good and very thorough in showing us some of the more complicated steps doing coptic stitch binding. I feel that I've learnt so much more about bookbinding. It's greatly added to my knowledge.

Response from Micklems Farm Creative Workshops:

Thank you for your review - hope to see you here again.