Below is our current programme of half and full day creative workshops. All of our workshops include all materials unless otherwise stated. Our half day workshops also include hot drinks and home baked treats while full day workshops include a delicious lunch. Some of the resident artists also run workshops in their studios, please contact them directly for further details.

To book contact the Gallery on 01670 783424 or by email: feltongallery45@gmail.com. Full payment is required to secure your place.

The Bridge Singers meet here weekly and yoga classes are held from time to time- see the What’s On page for more details. 

We can also arrange workshops for groups of family and friends with options for catering and subject.

creative workshops

Flower Garden; Watercolours and Textiles I

  • Saturday, 23rd March, 2019
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

All abilities are welcome to this creative day.  Students will begin by trying out different approaches to drawing flowers and leaves. Helen will then show how she creates pictures by using free machine stitching and fabrics. Jane will introduce water-colour techniques and students can experiment with both ways of picture-making.

£45 to include all materials, drinks, lunch and homemade treats.

 

Candles and Seaglass; double workshop

  • Saturday 30th March 2019
  • 10:30am- 3:30 pm

Join Clare Riordan and Roger Simmons, experienced candle makers from ‘Green Enchantment’ to learn how to make your own gorgeous scented candles using soya wax and essential oils.
In the morning you will make your own jar candle and another ‘container’ candle using either a vintage teacup or tin.

In the afternoon you will be provided with a range of locally sourced seaglass and beads and shown how to make beautiful wirework decorations and wine charms .

£65.00 to include all materials, drinks, lunch and homemade treats.

Flower Garden-Watercolours and Textiles II

  • Saturday 13th April 2019
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Join Jane Murray and Helen Poremba for the second of their joint workshops. All abilities are welcome and there will be opportunities for more experienced students to develop their work.

£45 to include all materials, lunch, drinks, and homemade treats.

Mixed Media; Etching, Monoprint and Collage

  • Saturday 27th April 2019
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Join experienced printmaker, Diana Fitzpatrick for this dry point etching workshop. Although Diana will build on skills taught in her linorint workshopsthis is suitable for all abilities are there will be opportunities for more experienced students to develop their work.

£45 to include all materials, lunch, drinks, and homemade treats.

Learn to Crochet

  • Saturday 11th May 2019
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

JoinGallery Forty5 Studio Artist, Cheryl Jackson, and learn to master the basics of crochet leaving with the skills necessary to tackle your first project. Get to grips with the basic stitches and learn how to create a granny square. Brief introduction to pattern reading and basic finishing techniques.

£45 to include all materials, lunch, drinks, and homemade treats.

Candle & Jewellery Workshop

  • Saturday 15th June 2019
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Join Clare Riordan and Roger Simmons of ‘Green Enchantment’ in this double workshop.

The morning session will teach you how to make your own gorgeous scented candles with soya wax and essential oils. You will make a jar candle as well as another ‘container’ candle in either a vintage teacup or tin.

In the afternoon you will be shown how to make a range of jewellery to either coordinate with your own pieces or even to repurpose old jewellery that you may like to bring along that needs a new lease of life.

£65 to include all materials, lunch, drinks, and homemade treats.

 

Wet and Dry Pastel Workshop

  • Sunday 23rd June 2019
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

An exploratory workshop with Fiona Carvell. This introduces brushwork and water to pastel techniques. Experiment with a variety of surfaces to produce different effects and create your own seascapes and landscapes. Fiona Carvell is a pastel specialist and Unison Colour Associate Artist. All abilities at this day of creativity are welcome and there will be opportunities for more experienced students to develop their work.

£45 to include all materials, lunch, drinks, and homemade treats.

 

Upcycling with Block Printing

  • Saturday 6th July 2019
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Hand-carved woodblocks from India have been used to print on fabrics for centuries.In this workshop, suitable for complete beginners, Michele will take you through the process of how to create a successful print.
You will learn the fundamentals of block printing, how to create a tiled pattern, test print on fabric scraps, and finally print on your chosen item.
When your first layer is completely dry after lunch, you will learn how you can take your block printing to the next level with layered shadow printing.
Block printing is a great way to easily up-cycle T-shirts or household items such as cotton napkins that may be looking drab, or have become stained or faded.Alternatively you can print on brand new textiles
.

£45 to include all materials, lunch, drinks, and homemade treats.

Wild Seascapes 

Saturday 27th July 2019

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm                

Spend a relaxing afternoon, creating your own interpretation of a Northumbrian seascape of your choice using acrylic paint. Photographs will be provided.  Alternatively, you can bring in your own photograph of a seascape. 

£35 to include all materials, drinks, and homemade treats.

 

Anyone Can Paint

  • Saturday 21st September 2019
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Join Joan Murray in this informal, fun and friendly workshop. Principally working in gouache but also watercolour, if preferred, this is suitable for beginners as well as those who would like to brush up on techniques . Joan will offer tips for improvement; ideal for those who would like to try something different but aren’t sure how.

£45 to include all materials, lunch, drinks, and homemade treats.

Linoprinting

  • Saturday 5th October 2019
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Join Diana Fitzpatrick in this friendly workshop. Learn how to create your own design, carve it onto the lino block and then transfer it onto paper using special inks. This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who wish to take their skills a little further.

£45 to include all materials, lunch, drinks, and homemade treats.

Christmas Rag Rugging

  • Saturday 2nd November 2019
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Come and join Karen Walker and Wendy Dunstone to learn the art of ‘proggy’ and to make a start on a rag rugged festive wreath.

£45 to include all materials, lunch, drinks, and homemade treats.

Needle Felted Nativity

  • Saturday 16th November 2019
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Join Charlotte Lobb from Felton Arts to create this adorable felted nativity group. In this workshop all abilities are welcome and you will learn the basics of the art of needle felting, leaving with your own creation.

£45 to include all materials, lunch, drinks, and homemade treats.

Christmas Candles and Decorations

  • Saturday 23rd November 2019
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Join Roger Simmons and Clare Riordan from ‘Green Enchantment’ in this double workshop.

In the morning you will learn how to create gorgeous scented candles using soya wax and essential oils and make both a jar candle and another ‘container’ candle using either a vintage teacup or tin.

During the afternoon you will turn your attention to making beautiful sea glass decorations and baubles with which to decorate your tree.

£65 to include all materials, lunch, drinks, and homemade treats.

 

Wreath Making

  • Sunday 1st December 2019
  • 10:30am-12:30 pm
  • 1 pm – 3pm

Join Chris Cann from Wild with Love to make your own Christmas wreath. Chris will provide a range of natural materials and accessories with which to make your own bespoke creation.

£30 to include all materials, drinks, and homemade treats.

Silver Ring Making

  • Saturday 8th December 2019
  • 10:30am-1:00 pm

Join Michelle Johnson, who is making a special visit from her studio at the Biscuit Factory for this jewellery making taster session. In this morning session you will learn the skills of texturing, polishing, filing, sanding and soldering and you will go home with your own beautiful silver ring

£35 to include all materials, drinks and a soup and scone lunch.