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Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns

Contact name: Annie Swarbrick
128
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about 11 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Situated in a tranquil location on the fringes of the Lake District, we have been hosting a Quirky range of workshops since 2005. We are now proud to offer over 140 Arts, Craft and Heritage Skills Workshops each year, led by an incredible and talented range of local and national tutors, all experts in their field. We have two teaching studios, the 'Squirrel Barn' and the newly renovated, spacious and airy 'Swallow Barn', the latter of which, at 60m2 was very popular in the months post Covid, allowing 2m distancing, hand washing and two staircases. We have several garden teaching spaces too. Lunch (included) can be taken outside on the Tea Lawn in warmer months and teas/coffee with Aga home-baking is served at your desk. Our days are considered real treats.

Courses, kits & gifts

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'Discovering Soft Pastels' - with Lyn Evans - A 'Quirky Workshop' in Greystoke, Nr Lake District, Cumbria
Next date: 4th Aug 2024
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'Gorgeously Swirly Calligraphy in Summer' with Claire ~ a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns
Next date: 17th Aug 2024
8 places left
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'Gorgeously Swirly Christmas Calligraphy' with Claire ~ a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns
Next date: 16th Nov 2024
8 places left
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'Make a framed, needle-felted Wren' with Helen Hammond a 'Quirky Workshop' nr Ullswater & the Lake District
Next date: 10th Oct 2024
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'Reflections ~ Water in the Landscape' - with Frances Winder
Next date: 29th Jun 2024
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'Short Cut to Nature Journalling' with Steve Pardue, am or pm - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke, nr Lake District and Cumbria
Next date: 6th Apr 2024
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'Trees in the Landscape' ~ in Oil pastels/ mixed media - with Roy Simmons. A Quirky Workshop in Greystoke, nr The Lake District, Cumbria
Next date: 4th Jul 2024
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'Willow Weaving - Hares' - with Phil Bradley. A Quirky Workshop near Lake District, Cumbria
Next date: 10th Jul 2024
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A Rush Garlic Basket with Rachel Frost nr Ullswater & the Lake District
Next date: 20th Jun 2024
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A Textured Porcelain Plate or Vase' with Cath Ball. A Quirky Workshop in Greystoke, nr the Lake District, Cumbria
Next date: 18th Apr 2024
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Breaking the Rules of Painting - with Roy Simmons. A 'Quirky Workshop' in Greystoke, nr Lake District, Cumbria
Next date: 31st Aug 2024
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Cob clay pizza and bread oven building with David Alty: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and The Lake District
Next date: 22nd Jun 2024
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Creative Stitched Collage - with Kay Leech, - a 'Quirky Workshop' nr Ullswater & the Lake District
Next date: 18th Apr 2024
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Discovering Pen and Wash - with Margaret Jarvis - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and The Lake District
Next date: 30th Jun 2024
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Hand rolled drum lampshade making am or pm - a Quirky Workshop @ Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith & Ullswater
Next date: 17th Mar 2024
2 places left
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Hearts of Flowers in fused glass with Michelle of 'Lakeshore Arts' - a 'Quirky Workshop' nr Ullswater & the Lake District
Next date: 17th Mar 2024
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Impressionist sketching; light effects in oil pastels with Roy Simmons- a 'Quirky Workshop' nr Ullswater & the Lake District
Next date: 12th Apr 2024
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Line & Wash ... 'Painting buildings in the Landscape'. A Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns
Next date: 6th Jul 2024
4 places left
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Lino cut printing- botanical & natural forms with Laura Sowerby - a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and The Lake District
Next date: 2nd Aug 2024
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Loose Botanical Watercolours with Lyn Evans - a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Next date: 2nd Jun 2024
2 places left
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Make yourself a lovely, reversible French Apron! - a 'Quirky Workshop' nr Ullswater and the Lake District
Next date: 13th Apr 2024
2 places left
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Nature & Botanics in Lino Cut ' with Sue Rowland, at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns near Ullswater and The Lake District
Next date: 24th Apr 2024
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Needle Felted Garden Birds ~ 'The Blue Tit' with Helen Hammond - a 'Quirky Workshop' nr Ullswater & the Lake District
Next date: 4th Aug 2024
1 place left
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Needlefelt a Herdwick Sheep's Face - with Jane Makes. A Quirky Workshop in Greystoke, nr the Lake District, Cumbria
Next date: 5th Jun 2024
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Paint, Print & Stitch with Kay Leech a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and the Lake District
Next date: 23rd May 2024
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Rediscovering Pencils in Art with Margaret Jarvis -'Tulips in Spring' - a 'Quirky Workshop' nr Ullswater & the Lake District
Next date: 20th Apr 2024
4 places left
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Silver Jewellery Workshop - '3 Silver Rings in a Day' - a 'Quirky Workshop' nr Ullswater & the Lake District
Next date: 20th Apr 2024
3 places left
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Traditional Spoon Carving with David Alty: A 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and The Lake District
Next date: 7th Jul 2024
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Two day Silver Jewellery workshop ~ Beginners/ or Ints..~ a 'Quirky Workshop' nr Ullswater & the Lake District, Cumbria
Next date: 20th Apr 2024
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Urban Landscape in Mixed Media fast & free with Roy Simmons: a Quirky workshsop nr Ullswater & the Lake District
Next date: 16th Aug 2024
2 places left
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Willow 'Curlews' with Phil Bradley: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and The Lake District
Next date: 27th Mar 2024
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Willow 'Hen and Cockerels' with Phil Bradley: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and The Lake District
Next date: 10th Oct 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
4 Dec 23'

Joanne reviewed: Mosaics at Christmas with Helen Clues, a Quirky Workshops at Greystoke, nr Penrith, Ullswater & Lake District

"Wonderful course, everything provided & Helen the tutor was brilliant. Nothing too much trouble & so helpful. Venue was fab as usual. Just the weather, snow ,but can't control that."

18 Nov 23'

Julia B reviewed: Stained glass panel 2-day course: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Ullswater and The Lake District

"A fabulous two-day course. Lizzy was an excellent teacher and so attentive to the various demands of the group. The Swallow Barn was a lovely comfortable environment, despite the atrocious weather outside. Annie's catering was plentiful and delicious. I'm so tempted to do the course again in the future."

Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns responded:

" thank you Julia for taking the time to submit this review. We agree, Lizzie is an excellent tutor and always manages to inspire exceptional results from her students. It's also a course i enjoy sitting in on too, so you never know, i may well see you if you do come again. You are always welcome! "

13 Nov 23'

Helen Parr reviewed: Needlefelted Garden Birds at Christmas - The Robin

"What a fantastic day of crafting in a beautiful setting! Helen, the tutor was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. It was lovely to be taught how to make the felted robin using skills which can be adapted to make other things too. Annie kept us going with tea, coffee, delicious lunch and snacks. Thank you "

Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns responded:

" What a lovely review, thank you Helen - and having popped in to see the class a few times over the day i was really taken with all the beauitful robins. Helen is an excellent tutor and very happy to share all her skills and knowledg. Thank you again for submitting this, we look forward to welcoming you to Greystoke another time :) "

18 Oct 23'

Alison Brunsdon reviewed: Amazing Raku - a pottery firing with flames half day workshop with Dave Norman at Quirky Workshops, Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns

"Very enjoyable and tutor very helpful. "

Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden and Barns responded:

" Thank you Alison, we're very glad to hear you enjoyed your workshop. Annie and the team."

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