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

Watercolours For All; A Four Week Course

  • Saturday 26th January 2019, Saturday 2nd February, Saturday 16th February, Saturday 23rd February 2019,
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  • 10:30am- 1:30 pm

A four week course suitable for all abilities- starting by looking at materials and the basic techniques of colour-mixiing/ washes/ layering etc.
Each week students will look at different themes, starting with leaves. Flowers, landscape, still life andnatural forms will also be covered.
More experienced students can develop their own ideas for subject matter.

All materials provided in these friendly and supportive workshops.£25 per week (or £85 for all four) to include coffee and cake.

Wild Garlic watercolour Jane Murray

Photography- Intermediate Level

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

Come and join experienced photographer, Lee Kershaw from Northumbrian Images to further hone your photography skills. Following on from Lee’s earlier course you will take the techniques learnt a little further to gain greater confidence with your own camera. Please note that you should bring your own camera..

£45 to include lunch, drinks and homemade treats.

Introduction to Silver Clay Jewellery

  • Saturday 9th February 2019
  • 10:30am- 1:30 pm

Join Emine Thompson, experienced jeweller, to make two or three small pieces of fine silver jewellery in this intimate workshop.Attendees will be able to take this away with them at the end of the workshop.

You will learn techniques such as: rolling & cutting, texturing, layering, pre and post-fire finishing, burnishing, polishing and oxidising to create an ‘antiquing’ effect.
 
Sterling silver chains and extra silver clay can be purchased during the class..

£66.50 to include materials, coffee and biscuits.

Wet Felting- Make a Purse

  • Saturday 9th March 2019
  • 10:30am-3:30 pm

Charlotte Lobb, expert felter, will guide you through the process of making your own felted purse. First you will create the felt to suit your own colour palette then after it is dry, create a purse, again to your own requirements.

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

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.

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£45 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.

A Weekend of Wet and Dry Pastels II

  • Saturday 22nd June & 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 weekend of creativity are welcome and there will be opportunities for more experienced students to develop their work. Students may attend one or both sessions as the second session will build on the skills taught on the first day

£45 per session ( or £85 for both) 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
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£45 to include all materials, lunch, 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.

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.