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: 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 beginners 

  • January 20th and 27th, February 3rd and 10th
  •  1

A 4 week course with artist Jane Murray looking at materials and the basic techniques of colour mixing and experimenting with washes, layering and blending.  Each week a different theme will be explored.

£25/session or book all 4 for £80 to include all materials and coffee and cake.

Researching Your Family History

  •  3.30

Well respected local historian Eleanor George will take you through the ‘Dos and Don’ts’ of researching your family history. You will be guided through how to get the most from the records as well as using archive and online sources. Time will be given to share any research that you have completed already.

£40 to include all materials, lunch, hot drinks and homemade treats


Make a Clay Bird Feeder

  •  1

Come along to make a beautiful clay bird feeder with potter Julie Brown-King. No experience needed.

The workshop is geared up to construct an item using prepared slabs of clay on which texture, pattern, text or clay embellishments can be added and then colour using coloured slips and underglazes. If you have completed your item in plenty of time you may wish to have a try at something else.

The bird feeder will be made in one session. It will be approximately 2 weeks for it to dry out, have a transparent glaze applied and then fired. Your work can be picked up from the gallery.

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


Tweed Weaving

In this workshop weaver Janis Embleton will teach you how to weave your own beautiful British wool herringbone tweed fabric; the finished cloth can be used for a scarf or stitched in another textile project. The looms will be provided ready to weave so you can begin weaving straightaway; the day will begin with a little experimentation to allow you to choose your preferred colours, before spending most of the day weaving your very own tweed fabric. Full instruction for weaving and finishing the cloth will be given but individuality is to be encouraged; try something different for a truly unique piece of cloth.

This weaving workshop is suitable for beginners or those with some weaving experience.

£60 to include all materials, drinks, lunch and homemade treats.


Big Sky Pastel Landscapes

Join Unison Colour Associate Artist,  Fiona Carvell for a day of pastel work.

Fiona will give you a step-by-step demonstration and guidance in order to create your own ‘Big Skies’ for which she is renowned.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Pastels available to purchase if you do not want to  bring your own.

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


Beginners’ Photography

  •  – 

Join photographer Lee Kershaw as he teaches you to get the most out of your camera. A practical, hands on workshop, Lee will help you become a creative photographer and to see subjects in an altogether different light

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


Summer Hand tied Bouquets

  •  1

Experienced florist Chris Cann will be teaching this half day course in which she will guide you through the basics of creating your own beautiful bouquets. A great workshop for everyone, not just those planning a summer wedding!

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


Needle Felted Animals

  • Saturday 22nd September 2018
  •  3:30 

Join experienced felter Charlotte Lobb as she helps you to create your own beautiful needle felted animals. Beginners and improvers are both catered for on this course.  Bring along photos of any animals you would like to make and be taught how to sculpt them with wool.

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


Linoprints for Beginners and Improvers

  • Saturday 13th October 2018
  •  3:30 


Join well respected local artist and print maker Diana Fitzpatrick to design and then create your own lino block and prints. This course is suitable for those who have some experience in lino printing and wish to move on to something slightly more complex or complete beginners.

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


Christmas Clay Work-Pots and Ornaments

  • Saturday 4th November 2018
  •  1:00 

Come and join experienced and creative potter Julie Brown King to create your own pots and ornaments with a Christmas twist. All items will be fired and returned to the gallery following the course.

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


Christmas Cards and Wrapping Paper using Linoprinting

  • Saturday 10th November 2018
  •  3:30 

Join Cheryl Jackson, one of our lovely studio artists, to design and create your own lino block and then print a series of Christmas cards and wrapping paper. All abilities very welcome.

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


Make your own Christmas Crackers

  • Saturday 17th November 2018
  • 1:00 

Chris Cann will guide you through the process of making your own set of personalised crackers, guaranteed to delight the recipient! So much better than shop bought!

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


Christmas Rag Rugging

  • Saturday, 24th November, 2018

Spend the day having fun learning the traditional craft of rag rugging with textile artists Jane Jackson & Margaret Kenny. You will spend the morning learning the basic rag rugging techniques of “Proggy” and “Hooky” and create a small sample using each technique. After lunch you will learn about design and how to finish off your rag rugged work. Then you are free to make a start on your first rag rugged Christmas project, such as a Christmas wreath, Christmas tree or wall hanging.

Please note that rag rugging is a slow craft, so there won’t be time to complete a Christmas wreath (as pictured) during the workshop although you will certainly have sufficient time to make a good start. 

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

A small selection of rag rugging tools and hessian will be available to purchase on the day.


Make your own Christmas Wreath

  • Saturday 2nd December 2018

Join florist Chris Cann to make your own personalised wreath with which to adorn your door in style!

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