Micklems Farm Creative Workshops

Contact Name: Lauren Millbank

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Address:
Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
Reading
Berkshire
RG10 9YD

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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2 Day Stained Glass Workshop
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2 Day Stained Glass Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 16th July 2021
£150
Make a lovely stained-glass panel which can be hung in a window. On this two-day course you may choose to bring along your own design ideas for a panel or...
Advanced Frenchic Furniture Painting
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Advanced Frenchic Furniture Painting
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 22nd August 2021
£75
Advanced paint workshop using Frenchic environmentally friendly paints and waxes. You will explore dry brushing, distressing, wet distressing, crackle effect, stencilling, blending, learn how to get the best from browning...
Arm Knitting
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Arm Knitting
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 22nd July 2021
£75
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 present for a loved...
Beautiful Bouquets in Watercolour Workshop
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Beautiful Bouquets in Watercolour Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 10th June 2021
£75
Painting in a loose and expressive style - letting the paint do the work. Liz’s aim in this workshop is to help you to loosen up and paint the essence...
Bookbinding - Buttonhole Stitch Workshop
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Bookbinding - Buttonhole Stitch Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 20th June 2021
£75
In this workshop Janina will take you through you all the steps involved in making a buttonhole book with a cutaway spine. The project will be a hard back landscape...
Colour Mixing Workshop
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Colour Mixing Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 21st July 2021
£75
The course will start with a series of colour mixing exercises. It has been said that acrylic colour is very crude, this is simply not true as this course will...
Creative iPad - Procreate for Beginners Workshop
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Creative iPad - Procreate for Beginners Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 14th July 2021
£75
This day will give you an overview of some of the possibilities of how you can use your IPAD for creative work. We will focus particularly on Procreate, which you...
Decorative Clay Beads
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Decorative Clay Beads
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 17th May 2021
£75
Join us for an exciting day experimenting with Polymer clay. You will learn about conditioning the clay, mixing colours, creating various beads using different techniques and curing the clay in...
Decoupage for Beginners
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Decoupage for Beginners
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 20th July 2021
£75
You will learn how to decoupage several items i.e bottle, glass, jar. The end results make wonderful gifts or they’re equally lovely to keep for yourself and decorate your home...
Delicate Textured Porcelain Vessels
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Delicate Textured Porcelain Vessels
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 31st August 2021
£75
Porcelain is beguiling- it’s translucency and strength have appealed in equal measure to ceramic collectors over the centuries. It was first made during the Chinese Tang dynasty and developed and...
Delightful Decay: Acrylics and Mixed Media Workshop
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Delightful Decay: Acrylics and Mixed Media Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 5th September 2021
£75
Using a variety of acrylic pastes and collage, we will work through a series of stages creating layers & textures. Having constructed an interesting base we will then work in...
Embroidered Moroccan Mosaics Workshop
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Embroidered Moroccan Mosaics Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 20th May 2021
£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...
Fauvist Inspired Clay Collage Landscape Workshop
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Fauvist Inspired Clay Collage Landscape Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 20th August 2021
£75
This workshop gives you the opportunity to create your own textured clay collage landscape on canvas board. I will teach and guide you through the process of working with paper...
Faux Calligraphy and Slate Design Workshop
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Faux Calligraphy and Slate Design Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 23rd May 2021
£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...
For the Love of Coils - Clay Workshop
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For the Love of Coils - Clay Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 25th August 2021
£75
Coiling is Debbie’s favourite making technique; and although coiling is sometimes seen as a technique for only absolute beginners – one of Debbie’s aims for this workshop is to convince...
Frenchic Furniture Painting
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Frenchic Furniture Painting
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 18th May 2021
£75
A great introduction to chalk paint using Frenchic environmentally friendly chalk and mineral paint. This is a full day workshop ideal for complete beginners and upwards. Frenchic Furniture Paint has...
Fun with Glass Fusing and Slumping
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Fun with Glass Fusing and Slumping
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 7th July 2021
£150
This course is going to be very exciting and adventurous and I am looking forward running it. You will be able to extend your skills and techniques involved in Glass...
Fun with Weaving Sticks
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Fun with Weaving Sticks
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 10th August 2021
£70
On this workshop you will learn to warp up these simple looms and quickly weave some surprisingly beautiful pieces. We will shape, hatch and make patterns. You may make a...
Garden Panels in Stained Glass Workshop
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Garden Panels in Stained Glass Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 1st July 2021
£75
Make a slim stained-glass panel which can be displayed in the garden. The panel is framed in zinc and steel. This type of frame is rigid enough to support the...
Garden Panels in Stained Glass Workshop 2
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Garden Panels in Stained Glass Workshop 2
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 3rd July 2021
£75
Make a slim stained-glass panel which can be displayed in the garden. The panel is framed in zinc and steel. This type of frame is rigid enough to support the...
Garden Planters and Lanterns
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Garden Planters and Lanterns
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 26th August 2021
£75
With Spring approaching, now is the time to start thinking about the garden. During this workshop you will be able to make a lantern for use in the garden together...
Gel Plate Printing - Textiles Workshop
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Gel Plate Printing - Textiles Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 4th June 2021
£75
Taking textiles as our theme we will explore ways of using textiles with the gel plate to make a series of unique monoprints. A gel plate has a slightly squishy...
Gel Plate Printing Techniques Workshop
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Gel Plate Printing Techniques Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 27th May 2021
£75
If you have no idea what gel plate printing is, have a gel plate and don’t know what to do with it, or want a refresher on some of the...
Glass Fusing - Kiln Carving and Inclusions Workshop
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Glass Fusing - Kiln Carving and Inclusions Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 6th June 2021
£75
In this course you will explore different design and fusing techniques to create lovely unique glass artworks of your own. They can either be functional or decorative. Enjoy exploring your...
Introduction to Glass Fusing Workshop
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Introduction to Glass Fusing Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 5th June 2021
£75
This course is an introduction to the skills and techniques involved in Glass Fusing and Slumping. We will make three items during the day – glass jewellery and two kiln-fired...
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy Workshop
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Introduction to Modern Calligraphy Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 14th June 2021
£75
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 2
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Introduction to Modern Calligraphy Workshop 2
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 24th June 2021
£75
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 Painting in Oils Workshop
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Introduction to Painting in Oils Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 17th August 2021
£75
This workshop is ideal for beginners, or for those who have previously used other media. You will learn the basics of painting in oils with Shelagh, who is a practising...
Japanese Ceramics
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Japanese Ceramics
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 23rd July 2021
£75
Join Debbie for this workshop to make 2-3 ceramic boxes inspired by Japanese potters. Debbie will show you 2 ways to make a box with a lid, both using slabs...
Jo Ellis Inspired Textured Landscape in Mixed Media Workshop
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Jo Ellis Inspired Textured Landscape in Mixed Media Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 23rd June 2021
£75
Students will work in a loose style with a variety of media to create a slightly abstracted landscape. They will use a new technique ‘sugar texture’ in the foreground -...
John Virtue Inspired City Scene in Mixed Media Workshop
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John Virtue Inspired City Scene in Mixed Media Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 9th June 2021
£75
Students will use similar materials to John Virtue, to create their own London city paintings. Working in Black ink, white paint, charcoal & chalk, we look at the expressive and...
Kiragami for Textiles Workshop
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Kiragami for Textiles Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 30th June 2021
£75
In this exciting day, learn the art of Kirigami – Japanese paper cutting - and apply it to textiles. You will learn how to create freezer paper stencils, and how...
Lino Printing with Colour
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Lino Printing with Colour
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 1st June 2021
£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...
Oil Crayons and Oil Bars Workshop
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Oil Crayons and Oil Bars Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 9th August 2021
£75
Have you been given some Oil crayons or Oil bars and are not quite sure how to use them? This course will get you through the process of getting to...
Pet Portraits with Personality SOLD OUT
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Pet Portraits with Personality SOLD OUT
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 21st June 2021
£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...
Portraits and Patterns Workshop
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Portraits and Patterns Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 4th July 2021
£75
Brighten your winter with some colour! Join tutor Sue Tilbury in painting a portrait of the Mexican artist Frida Khalo using your own patterns and designs in beautiful bold vibrant...
Portraits for Beginners Workshop
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Portraits for Beginners Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 11th August 2021
£75
There is nothing quite like capturing the essence of a person in paint. This workshop provides step by step tuition in the fundamentals of portraiture and how to structure a...
Precious Metal Clay Jewellery
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Precious Metal Clay Jewellery
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 16th June 2021
£80
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...
Quirky Clay Collage Harbour Scene Workshop
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Quirky Clay Collage Harbour Scene Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 18th June 2021
£75
This workshop gives you the opportunity to create your own clay collage harbour scene on canvas board. Julie will teach and guide you through the process of working with paper...
Rag Rugging Workshop
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Rag Rugging Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 6th July 2021
£75
Rag rugging is a lovely way of using up fabrics that may have been discarded to make an attractive and useful item. The traditional technique of rag rugging using a...
Reduction Lino Printing Workshop
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Reduction Lino Printing Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 29th June 2021
£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...
Rosie Sanders Inspired Botanical Watercolour Painting Workshop
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Rosie Sanders Inspired Botanical Watercolour Painting Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 2nd June 2021
£75
We will start by looking at Rosie Sanders large scale photo-real botanical studies. Working from cropped photographic imagery, students build a line drawing scaling up, stage by stage. Working with...
Sand, Sea and Sky: Acrylics and Mixed Media Workshop
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Sand, Sea and Sky: Acrylics and Mixed Media Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 21st August 2021
£75
In this workshop we will be looking at ways of tackling the various elements that make up a coastal painting: water, waves and reflections along with the landscape elements of...
Silver Bangles
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Silver Bangles
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 14th August 2021
£75
Have you ever wanted to make your own silver bangles? Join Fiona from Jewellery Moves for a day of making, learning and creativity. At this workshop you will learn how...
Silver Stacking Rings
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Silver Stacking Rings
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 5th July 2021
£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...
Silver Stacking Rings 2
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Silver Stacking Rings 2
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 15th August 2021
£75
Have you ever wanted to make your own silver bangles? Join Fiona from Jewellery Moves for a day of making, learning and creativity. At this workshop you will learn how...
Sketches in Watercolour and Oil Pastels Workshop
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Sketches in Watercolour and Oil Pastels Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 15th July 2021
£75
Explore the grounds of Micklems Farm, taking photos with your iPad or phone of areas of interest. We will be looking to combine two elements in a watercolour sketch that...
Spring Blossom Applique Workshop
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Spring Blossom Applique Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 15th June 2021
£75
Make a small landscape in a day inspired by blossom trees. Images will be provided. We will collage together a fabric background, add tree trunks, then use a confetti technique,...
Still Life for Beginners Workshop
Gold AWARD
Still Life for Beginners Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 28th August 2021
£75
Wonderfully relaxing workshop spending the day painting still life. We will explore the importance of dynamic composition and painting fast and loose. Beginning with a demonstration this workshop will provide...
Teapots Workshop
Gold AWARD
Teapots Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 16th August 2021
£75
The teapot is the iconic pottery object. The aim of his workshop is to make and decorate 2 fully functional teapots. The day will start, learning a little about their...
The Bowl of Fruit Workshop
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The Bowl of Fruit Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 31st May 2021
£75
From initial drawing to finished painting. From the beginning of this course the student will be given detailed help in making the finished picture. We will start with compositional sketches,...
Van Gogh's Starry Night in Oil Pastels Workshop
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Van Gogh's Starry Night in Oil Pastels Workshop
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 26th May 2021
£75
Students will look carefully at Van Gogh’s famous painting, Starry Night. They’ll look at the marks and shapes Gogh used in this stylised piece, with lots of useful tips and...
Vibrant Urban Study in Watercolour
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Vibrant Urban Study in Watercolour
In-person course
Berkshire - Next course on 22nd May 2021
£75
Starting with pencil sketches, students build layers of coloured washes to create a vibrant stylised town scene. Students are guided through their painting using lots of techniques and layers of...

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