Art Workshops

 

Adult Art Workshops


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.


 

SIP AND FIMO: HOUSE NUMBER PLAQUE with Gill Cosford 
Come along to this Sip and Fimo class and create a colourful house number plaque for your home, while enjoying a glass of wine (or whatever you prefer!) in a relaxed, friendly environment. You will use Polymer Clay, which is a highly coloured oven-hardening clay, which will then be backed on a piece of plywood.
Gill will take the work back to her studio to bake, and you will be able to collect them from The Art House at a later date.
Suitable for all abilities, bring your own drinks and we’ll provide the glasses! (18+)

Friday 10th August
6:30 – 8:30 pm
£20
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ART CLUB with Flora Menager
Art Club is a great opportunity to develop your artistry in a social, inclusive and relaxed environment. The sessions provide the perfect balance between taught learning and freedom to develop skills in any medium of your choice with guidance and support from Flora.  A variety of drawing and painting materials will be available for use including: watercolour, gouache, pen and pencils, charcoal, pastels, acrylic, oils, inks. Book individual dates, or look go to Art Courses to book a six week block at the discounted price of £70.

Suitable for all levels of ability and experience from beginners.  Click on the booking links below for more information. 

Wednesdays
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm  

19th September
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26th September
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3rd October
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10th October
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17th October
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24th October
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MOSAICS FOR THE GARDEN ~ with Sarah Falkenberg and Diana Storey
Students will learn a different mosaicing technique which involves putting glass, ceramics and found objects into cement. This cement can be coloured with students choice and formed into any shape they wish. Students will learn how to use tile and glass cutters and will leave a mosaic piece to dry which can be picked up the week after. The finished pieces are applicable for outside use. This is a fun fast way of mosaicing without the need for grouting.

Suitable for all levels. 

Saturday 25th August
10am – 3pm
£50
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POSTCARDS: HAND-HELD ART TO POST AND COLLECT with Colette Cameron
Abandon your emails and revive the lost art of the hand-made and hand-held correspondence! Creative activities designed to generate a bounty of images and words that can be distilled into little artworks fit to send in the post.

All abilities welcome in this playful workshop. All materials provided.

Saturday 21st July
1.30pm – 3.30pm
£15
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COILED BASKETRY with Dee Sayce
The ancient craft of coiled basketry can utilise a variety of materials including yarn, fabric, rushes and raffia. Coiled baskets start with a spiral shape and then worked into the required shape as it develops.
In this workshop you will learn how to make a small basket or mat using your own choice of materials.

 

Saturday 28th July
10.00am – 3.00pm
£45
FULLY BOOKED


STAINED GLASS TREES USING COPPER FOIL with Kate Billington 
In this full day workshop you will learn to cut, shape and join pieces of stained glass to create a unique light-catcher using the copper foil process. You will have the opportunity to choose from a vast range of coloured & textured glass to design and make a piece on the theme of trees; deciduous or evergreen!

 

Saturday 11th August
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
£70
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FIGURE DRAWING AND PAINTING – LINE AND COLOUR IN ACRYLIC with Flora Menager 
Through the exploration of colour and it’s effects, participants will be taught a variety of drawing and acrylic techniques to represent the human figure with an emphasis on evoking feeling through expressive colour and paint application. The class concludes with a 3 hour pose where students can practice the techniques taught. All skill levels are welcome –  guidance will be given at all stages.

 

 

Saturday 11th August 
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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PAINTING WITH GOLD with Colette Cameron
Learn how to use sheets of real gold leaf within your painting to create shimmering magical effects.  We will explore the use of symbols and how to weave meaningful text or images into your work.  From an inspirational quote to an expression of the cosmos, when we bring gold to the table we can make something magnificent!

Suitable from beginners level.

Saturday 1st September
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
£35
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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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