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.  We also have gift vouchers available for a thoughtful gift.

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

creative workshops

Woodblock Printing onto Textiles

  • 18th January, 2020
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Join Michelle Rickitt who will be showing you how to use wood blocks she’s collected from India to create patterns on up-cycled textiles.

Feel free to bring your own fabric or textile items if you have something particular you would like to decorate. Upcycled fabric will be provided if you have nothing suitable. Old clothes or an apron are essential as the dyes are permanent.

£45 to include all materials, drinks and a light lunch.

 

Beginners Pyrography

  • Saturday, 15 February 2020 (FULL ADDITIONAL SESSION ON 22 FEBRUARY as 15 February is now fully booked)
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Join Lee Kershaw from Northumbrian Images to decorate your own breadboard using the art of pyrography. Lee will help you to create your own design and then transfer it onto the wooden board. This course includes a pyrography kit which you will take home with you.

  • £55 to include drinks, treats and a light lunch, a beginner’s pyrography kit and all materials

 

 

ASYMMETRIC BASKET WEAVING

  •  7th March 2020
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Join well renowned felters and basket makers, Charlotte Lobb and Emma Garland to create your own asymmetric basket. This course is designed for the complete beginner so no previous experience is necessary.

£45 to include all materials, drinks, cake and a light lunch.

 

Mixed Media Printing

  • 4th April, 2020
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Join Diana Fitzpatrick, soon to be our resident printmaker, on this mixed media printing course. Diana will guide you through the process of drypoint etching and monoprinting and you are almost guaranteed results that you will be delighted with!

£45 to include all materials, drinks and a light lunch.

 

Traveller’s Journal Workshop

  • 11th April, 2020
  • 10:30am-1:30 pm

Make this nifty little journal with Margaret Davison.  You’ll design the cover and create three notebook inserts to go inside as well as pockets and tabs.  Let your imagination run wild with a range of stamps, papers and cut outs.

We have a lovely pre made sample in the gallery to inspire you!

If possible please bring your own pair of scissors that you are comfortable with using. 

£25 to include all materials, drinks and homemade treats.

Wild Seascapes

  • 9th May, 2020 (please note new time)
  • 1:00pm-4:00 pm

 

On this workshop, you’ll spend a relaxing afternoon under the guidance of talented artist Sarah O’Dowd.  Be inspired by the colours and textures of nature to create your own painting.  All levels of experience are welcome.

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

Summer Linoprints

  • 4th July, 2020
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Come and enjoy a relaxing day in our lovely Long Room creating beautiful summer themed linoprints. Join well respected artist Diana Fitzpatrick to create your own designs on lino and then transferring these to paper using a variety of inks.

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

 

Paint an Animal in a day

  • 18th July, 2020
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Join animal artist Joan Murray to create your own animal portrait in our lovely Long Room. Bring with you any ideas or photos of your chosen image and Joan will guide you deftly through the process.

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

 

 

Deeper Waters Pastels

  • 19th September, 2020
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

 

Fiona Carvell, one of Gallery Forty5’s favourite tutors, is here for another of her popular courses helping attendees to capture the beauty of water in pastel. This is suitable for all levels of experience as Fiona will guide you step by step, through both demonstration and guidance. You are almost guaranteed to achieve something that you are proud of!   

 

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

 

 

Painting with Wool-Felt Art

  • 26th September, 2020
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

 

We are delighted to have Charlotte Lobb and Emma Garland from Felton Arts to join us for a second course this year. This day will involve learning the process of combining felted wool in a variety of shades to create a picture. This can then be used as a hanging or you could, at your leisure, create another item such as a book cover or bag.

 

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

 

 

Botanical Designs in Linoprint

  • 10th October 2020
  • 10:30-3:30

 

Join Gallery Forty 5’s lovely Cheryl Jackson to learn how to create botanical linoprints. Cheryl will guide you through the process of carving a lino block and then using this in the colours of your choice to create your own prints. Bring your own inspiration and ideas or use the prints and flora and fauna that Cheryl will bring along with her.

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

 

 

Christmas Clay Yule Logs

  • 7th November
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Come along to Gallery Forty 5’s lovely Long Room in the run up to Christmas  to create your own Festive Yule Log. So much better than one that is consumed!

Our tutor Andrea will guide you in how to create lifelike sculptures and will bring along samples to inspire your creativity!

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

 

 

Block Printed Christmas Wrap

  • 14th November, 2020
  • 10:30am-12:30 pm

Join Cheryl Jackson, experience ‘linoprinter’ and artist to create your own eco friendly wrapping paper. You will carve your own small lino block and then use this to print sheets of wrapping paper. You will be able to take the block home in order to print out further sheets. Just think how much better to receive a gift wrapped in your own beautiful design!

£25 to include all materials, drinks and homemade treats.

 

 

Winter Embroidery Hoops

  • 5th December
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Come along to our lovely Long Room in the run up to Christmas to create your own winter themed embroidery hoop. No expertise is required as experienced textile artist Michelle Rickett will guide you through the process and help you to learn a variety of simple stitches and techniques.

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

 

 

Christmas Wreath Making

  • TBC December 2020
  • 10:30am-12:30 pm  OR  1:30-3:30

Come and join our lovely Gallery regular Chris Cann from Wild with Love, to create your own festive wreath with which to adorn your front door; so much more rewarding than a shop bought one. The date has yet to be confirmed but likely to be 29th November. Early booking is recommended as this is a very popular course.

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