Art Workshops


Art Workshops for Adults

How to book your course:   To book and pay please click on the preferred course link below – if you have a gift voucher please see bottom of page for further instructions. By booking on a course you are confirming that you have read and agree to our payment terms and conditions, cancellation, refunds and privacy policy set out at the bottom of the page.

Autumn term (September 2017 onwards)

baublesBEADED BAUBLES with Lizzie from A Charm of Magpies
Create unique beaded baubles for your tree or for gifts.  All materials included to make one bauble, learn the skills to make more at home.  Suitable for ages 14+.

Tuesday 12th December

Cost: £15
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Tuesday 19th December
Cost: £15
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BATIK ART FOR BEGINNERS with Joanna Mathewson
Would you like to learn how to create a Batik textile?  Come along to these workshops every second Friday to play with colour and fabric, making marks, patterns and designs using the ancient textile art of Batik. Apply hot wax onto cotton fabric with a “tjanting” or brush then add a rainbow of colour with cold water fibre reactive dyes. These classes are designed for absolute beginners and those with some experience.

Please note, these are not drop in sessions. Please book your place early to ensure the workshop will have sufficient numbers to run.  

6.00 – 8.00 p.m.
Cost: £15
8th December – BOOK HERE! (Click to see number of places remaining) 

PORTRAITURE with Catherine Hutchinson

This workshop will have a live model.  Further details and booking information to follow soon.

10.00 am – 3.00 pm




LIFE DRAWING DAY with Catherine Hutchinson
The workshop comprises shorter warm-up poses, followed by one long pose which will enable you to produce a considered drawing or painting.  Basic skills covered e.g. measuring and proportion, tone, composition etc.  Catherine will provide significant input to ensure you find the day both rewarding and enjoyable!

The upcoming workshop will have an additional theme of ‘White on black’ – drawing with white media on a black surface.

10.00 am – 3.00 pm

9th December 2017
Cost: £30
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This is a one off workshop, suitable for beginners and improvers, is based around a still life subject and encourages observation of line, shape and colour.

We will be looking at the work of painters including Eduard Vuillard, Henri Matisse, and Beatriz Milhazes. You will be given lots of one to one guidance from Marcin to create your own interpretation of the subject.

All materials are provided.  Please bring old clothes to paint in.
Saturday 16th December 2017
10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Cost: £35
BOOK HERE! (Click to see number of places remaining) 

Sam Groom screenprinting with embroidery hoops4 (002)SCREEN PRINTING WITH EMBROIDERY HOOPS with Sam Groom
Screen printing does not have to involve lots of technical equipment and expense!  On this workshop you will learn how to screen print using your own homemade embroidery hoop silkscreen. Sam will teach you two different screen printing techniques – screen-printing using a screen block and screen printing using stencils – to produce a range of simple one-colour prints onto paper and fabric.

At the end of the workshop you will have a fabulous range of colourful screen printed designs to take home and frame.

Tuesday 19th December 2017
10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost:  £56 (all materials included)
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sam christmas treeINTRODUCTION TO ‘SOFT CUT’ LINO PRINTING with Sam Groom
On this workshop for complete beginners, you will learn how to transfer and cut out your design using ‘soft cut’ lino.

Your design can be on any theme you like, be it a festive theme or some other subject that inspires you and you can produce prints onto paper or blank cards. You will then learn how to mix up colourful inks and use a press to produce a series of unique lino cut prints to take home and frame or send to family and friends.


Monday December 18th 2017
10am – 4pm
Cost:  £56 (all materials included)

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In this workshop Sarah will encourage you to explore art making and mindfulness techniques through tutor led discussion and meditation.

You will be given theory on the making of mandalas. Sarah will encourage explorative art making using different mediums such as collage, acrylic and inks. Through a series of mandala based drawing exercises and partner work, students will work on a final mandala piece using MDF board, which they will take home.

Sarah’s work’s can be seen in hostels as well as yoga retreats throughout China and she has travelled extensively, painting murals in countries including Panama, Colombia, Mexico and the Galapagos islands.

Saturday 16th December 2017
10.00 am – 4.00 pm
£40 (all materials included)
BOOK HERE! (Click to see number of places remaining) 

Payments: All courses or workshops must be fully paid in advance and all major cheques, cash and credit/debit cards are acceptable methods of payment. To pay by cheque please click here to download a booking form and send back with a cheque made payable to “St Matthews House Ltd”.  You can also drop in Monday – Friday from 11am – 3pm to pay in person.

If you have an Art House gift voucher please follow the instructions below:
• Pay the full price of the course online.
• Email us prior to the course date to tell us you have used a voucher.
• Bring the voucher with you on the day to receive your cash back.

Cancellation and refunds: If you wish to cancel your place on a course you must do so at least 14 days before the course starts in order to receive a full refund. Cancellation must be made in writing or email. If you require a refund we will charge £15 administrative fee. Alternatively you may transfer your booking to another course free of charge.

If you cancel your place less than 14 days before your course starts, you will only receive a refund of 50% course fee (or 50% of the fee value to transfer to an alternative course).  If you require a refund we will charge £15 administrative fee or you can transfer your booking to another course free of charge.

After a course begins we do not offer any refund unless in exceptional circumstances. 

If we have to cancel a course for any reason, then you will receive a full refund with no administrative fee deducted.

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