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Welcome to our 2019 Timetable of art, craft and textiles workshops.

New workshops are being added all the time.

If you can't find something you want please let me know and I will try and find a tutor and put the workshop on!

Gift vouchers available!

 

Printmaking Course

~ lino-printing, monoprinting, collagraphs, silk screen printing, etching

  • Starts Friday 17th May 2019  and 13 consecutive Friday mornings 10 - 12

  • £195 per 13 week course - all materials provided

  • Tutor is Pauline Stanley BA Fine Art

1st session  - designing your lino plate and cutting your lino plate

2nd session - printing your lino plate

3rd session- monoprinting: foliage

4th session- mono printing: stencils

5th session - monprinting: mark making, tones and textures

6th session- collagraph plate making  - abstract and texture

7th session- collagraph printing   - abstract and texture

8th session- collagraph plate making - etching landscape

9th session- collagraph printing - landscape

10th session - silk screen printmaking

11th session - silk screen printmaking

12th session - etching  - making  your plate

13th session - etching - printing from your plate

Acrylic Painting course 

Thursdays 10 -12

Tutor is Diane Roberts

Dates: Thursdays  x 6 sessions   

MAY 23rd, 30th

JUNE 6, 13, 20, 27 

Times: 10 - 12

Price: £90

Tutor:  Diane Roberts

This course is an introduction to Acrylics and will cover lots of techniques, colour theory and provide demonstrations.

You will also be looking at the work of other acrylic artists for inspiration.

Plus a little bit of relevant art history.

Materials list provided on application.

Dorset Buttons

Saturday May 25th

Saturday September 28th

Saturday November 23rd
10 - 12.30
£12.50

Join us and learn to make traditional Dorset Heritage Buttons, and experiment with threads, beads and stitches to make some beautiful Dorset Buttons with a contemporary twist!  All materials provided.

Crochet
Saturday May 25th
Saturday September 28th
Saturday November 23rd
1-4
£15 

If you have always wanted to master crochet then this is the workshop for you!
Learn how to crochet basic stitches and begin to understand patterns & terminology. 

More advanced crocheters can be taught new stitches & patterns.

Beginners and left handed welcome.
Handouts included. 

Natural Plant Dyed Silk Scarves - day course

Sat 18th May
10 - 4
Tutor is Annabel Wilson
£60

Learn how to create stunning patterns through stitch resist and

natural plant colours to make your very own textiles.

Make a stunning patterned naturally dyed silk scarf.

Learn how to create colour with natural plant dyes along with an

introduction to some simple Shibori stitching.

Annabel will show you how to stitch and shape the fabric to resist

the dye and create the desired pattern – this is the ancient

Japanese art of Shibori.

You will be surprised at the range of colours that are possible from

plants and Annabel will show you the common plants that have been

used for generations.

Suitable for all and no previous experience is necessary although an

enjoyment of sewing is really helpful.

One silk scarf is included in the course fee.

If you require any additional scarves they will be available on the day at the cost price of £6

Beginners Stone Carving - day course

Date: Sunday 2nd JUNE  
9.30 - 4.30
£60
Tutor is Sarah Moore

You will be provided and will be working on approx 6"x6"  block

of soft limestone.
All tools provided. 
You will be able to complete a relief carving on one side of this stone i
n this session.
Please bring images/drawings as inspiration for your design.
Please bring a packed lunch and we will provide refreshments.

Sarah Moore is a qualified visual artist/sculptor,  a professional stone mason

and an experienced tutor and workshop leader.
She makes and sells her stone sculptures as well as working on commissioned pieces.

Running Magical Hares Needle Felting Workshop

June 22nd and 23rd

£150

10 - 4 both days

Tutor is Carla Taylor

Come and join us for a relaxing, inspirational fun weekend of needle felting with like minded, friendly and creative people!n 
On this new exciting two day needle felting workshop fibre artist Carla Taylor of The Mousehole Woolery will guide you step by step through the basic techniques of needle felting as well as sharing lots of tips and tricks that she has learnt along the way as well as sharing her love and passion for local Dorset and British wool. 
Carla will share with you how to make your sculptures more life like and come to life by be looking in more detail at the proportions, shapes and details of the beautiful magical brown hare by creating these features using intricate felted shapes, wire, the mixing and layering of different wool's and the use of reverse felting needles. 
By the end of this two day workshop you will have created your own beautiful running hare mounted on a beautiful piece of locally sourced Dorset wood, ready for you to take home or if you can part with them to give that special someone as a gift!
A fun, creative, inspiring and relaxing weekend!
Places are limited on these workshops so please book early!

Refreshments provided but please bring your own lunch both days.

Wood Engraving Workshop

Saturday July 13th
10 - 4
Tutor is Robin Mckenzie
£65

On this one day introduction to Wood Engraving students will be taught the principles of designing for engraving, how to engrave into a block of end grain wood and how to print from the finished block.  You will be using Robin’s portable printing press to print your wood engravings.  Please bring with you: £15 payable to the tutor for the wood block, inks and paper.  Please also bring sketches or photos to work from, pencils, erasers and a fine permanent marker.

Robin Mackenzie is a contemporary illustrator and printmaker specialising in wood engravings and lino-cuts. He graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2013 and has since been creating prints for books, magazines and a wide variety of exhibitions and shows.

Robin works from his studio at Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne, Dorset using a traditional cast iron Albion Press to produce his prints.

Botanical Illustration Watercolour Painting Day workshop

Sunday July 14th

10 - 4

£50

Tutor is Diane Roberts

Have you ever wanted to paint life-like flowers?

Join Diane, your expert watercolour tutor, for a stimulating day learning the techniques involved in Botanical Illustration.

In this course you will be introduced to the basics.

*observation 

*the use of magnification 

*hot-pressed  papers

*double 00 brushes

*pen and ink 

You will take away your very own Botanical Illustration.

Contemporary Illuminated Lettering

Saturday 10th August

10- 4

£45.00

Learn about the origins of this beautiful craft, by creating your very own personalised initial, adorned with a range of decorative features.

Using a variety of approaches, materials and techniques, bring lettering to life with your own style. Watercolour, inks, collage will be used.

Make as a personalised present or card for someone else or be enjoy the satisfaction of keeping your work for your own pleasure!

Beginners welcome. All resources and materials provided but you are welcome to bring any special papers you would like to use.

Mixed-Media Portraiture and again 9th NOV

Saturday 24th August

10 - 4

£ 50.00

This workshop will help you to step outside of your creative comfort zone regarding your approach to expressive portraits. 

Learn how to explore precision and experimentation at the same time.

Sometimes it’s ok for more to = more!

Explore techniques for balancing aspects of colour theory, a variety media including inks, watercolours and collage along with a range of mark making to create an exciting portrait.

Images are provided, unless you have a full, A4, black and white, clear printed/photocopied image of a portrait you would like to use.  (originals cannot be used)

Beginners welcome. All resources and materials provided.

Kumihimo Braiding 

Sat 7th Sept

10 - 12

£20 

Tutor is Kim Searle

Kumihimo Braiding is a really absorbing craft that's like a more professional French Knitting for grown ups. It creates braided bracelets that you can add a variety of different charms to. There will be a wide range of different colours and kinds of thread to braid with and you should leave the workshop with at least one finished bracelet.

Rag Rug Brooches

Sat 7th Sept

2-4

2 hour workshop

£22 

Tutor is Kim Searle

In this session you'll learn the vintage craft of Rag Rugging, a craft that's been up-cycling rags into rugs for hundreds of years. It takes a while to make a whole rug so in this session we'll make brooches. You'll learn two different kinds of rag rugging as well as learning how to make suffolk puffs and how to blanket stitch.

Batik

10 - 4

Sun 8th Sept

£55 

Tutor is Kim Searle

In this session you will learn how to do the ancient art of Batik. Batik is a textile surface pattern technique that's existed in many eastern cultures for hundreds of years and creates a distinct and attractive design. Using wax and specially made tools we'll make patterns on fabric that act as a resist to fabric paint that we'll apply on top of the wax.

Life Drawing and oil painting: 8 week Course 

DATES:  8 weeks, Monday evenings 

DATES: Sept 16th, 23rd, 30th

            Oct 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

            Nov  4th

TIME:     7-9pm

TUTOR:  Dennis Thompson
COST:    £220 ~ All materials provided.

This is an 8 week taught Life Drawing and Oil Painting  Course.

The first 4 sessions while be drawing unclothed models. 

The last 4 sessions will be using be learning to paint the models using oils.

This is an excellent, high quality course taught be a very experienced artist tutor.

Places are limited so early booking is advised.

There will be a life model at every session.

Mixed-Media Landscape.
Saturday 21st September
10 - 4
£45.00
This workshop will help you to step outside of your creative comfort zone regarding your approach to expressive Landscape. 
Learn how to explore precision and experimentation at the same time. Sometimes it’s ok for more to = more!
Explore techniques for balancing aspects of colour theory, a variety media and a range of mark making to create an exciting landscape.
Images are provided, unless you have a full, A4, black and white, clear printed/photocopied image of a landscape you would like to use.  (Originals cannot be used)
Beginners welcome. All resources and materials provided.

Printmaking Course

~ lino-printing, monoprinting, collagraphs, silk screen printing, etching

  • Starts Friday 27th Sept 2019  and 13 consecutive Friday mornings 10 - 12

  • £195 per 13 week course - all materials provided

  • Tutor is Pauline Stanley BA Fine Art

1st session  - designing your lino plate and cutting your lino plate

2nd session - printing your lino plate

3rd session- monoprinting: foliage

4th session- mono printing: stencils

5th session - monprinting: mark making, tones and textures

6th session- collagraph plate making  - abstract and texture

7th session- collagraph printing   - abstract and texture

8th session- collagraph plate making - etching landscape

9th session- collagraph printing - landscape

10th session - silk screen printmaking

11th session - silk screen printmaking

12th session - etching  - making  your plate

13th session - etching - printing from your plate

Cyanotypes Workshop
29th Sept 
10 - 4 ~ one hour for lunch: pleased bring a packed lunch
£60
Tutor is Attila Pasek
5 hour workshop time.

Cyanotype is a simple, quick, inexpensive and one of the oldest historical process. For this reason, it is one of the first processes tried by many of the people who are now turning to archaic photographic techniques. 
Many people are familiar with the photogram technique.
Objects are placed directly onto light sensitive paper, which is then exposed, typically forming silhouettes of the objects where they blocked the light source.
The pictures are coming out in famous Prussian blue prints, but if the picture is toned, there are many options. It can be toned with tea, coffee or tannin after previous bleaching with alkali. Depending on the toning used, it is possible to obtain various shades of grey, black, brown.
However if you want to print a classic picture (made by camera) you need a large size of photo negative for contact printing. You are welcome to bring along any exposed B&W film (or negative) of your own, whether 35 mm, 120, 5x4 format or bigger. You will be able to print from them and can take prints home. 
However, if you don’t have any analogue negative, I will ask for digital photographs in advance by email. 
I will make these into a negative prior the workshop, allowing you to create your own photographic cyanotype print for a price of £5/pictures. 
Email: attila.pasek@attilapasekphotography.com
Feel free to bring any flat, translucent object (pressed flowers or leaves, feathers, devore velvet, lace, doilies, translucent paper with interesting pattern, etc.) to make photograms or bring any fancy, light-coloured paper you would want to experiment with during the cyanotype process.
The morning will be creating images on paper.
The afternoon will be creating images on fabric.

Investigating Drawing ~ 10 wk Course

Thursdays - 10 weeks

10-12

£180 materials provided

Commencing 3rd October and the following 9 consecutive Thursday mornings

Tutor is Carrie Mason MA Fine Art

An excellent and exciting drawing course covering a wide range of techniques and mediums.

Suitable for beginners or improvers.

Investigating a wide range of artists whose use drawing in their practice ~ both contemporary and classical.

Sessions will include location drawing and how to keep a sketchbook.

Please bring an A4 sketchbook.

No previous experience required.

Tutor Carrie Mason graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth with a BA and Masters in Fine Art in 2017.  Her practice is predominantly drawing based.

Folded Secrets Book
Sat 5th October
10-4 
Tutor is Ruth Smith
£50

The women of the Dong and Miao groups make an intriguing

and decorative book in which to keep their threads, patterns and

cherished photographs.

The book opens up into 15 compartments.

You will be able to complete a similar booklet during the day and

ideas will be given for the internal decoration as well as a cover.

The following preparation is required beforehand:

The paper pieces required to make the book must be cut ready for

folding on the day.

Instructions are given with the requirements list as well as suggestions

for the appropriate type of paper.

Beginners and Advanced Stone Carving Day Course

Date: Sunday 6th October 
9.30 - 4.30
£60
Tutor is Sarah Moore

Please bring images/drawings as inspiration for your design.
Please bring a packed lunch and we will provide refreshments.

Sarah Moore is a qualified visual artist/sculptor,  a professional stone mason

and an experienced tutor and workshop leader.
She makes and sells her stone sculptures as well as working on commissioned pieces. 

Botanical Plaster Casting 

Saturday 12th October

10 - 4

£50 - all materials provided

Tutor is Diana Girdwood.

Create a beautiful plaster relief tile by combining and layering foliage to form a pattern or an abstract design.

Learn how to prepare a clay base and mix and pour plaster to archive your design.

Your finished tile can be safely hung as a wall feature, or can be used as a decorative ornament. 

Foliage will be provided but do please bring along your own selection of foliage and flowers of a simple, strong and shallow construction. 

Pinhole Camera Workshop
Sunday 13th October 
10 - 4.30 ~ 30 mins for lunch: pleased bring a packed lunch
£60
Tutor is Attila Pasek
6 hour workshop time.

Imagine an ordinary can, a shoe box or a box of matches. 
Imagine taking photographs with them through a tiny hole instead of your high technology camera or phone. 
Like a mad scientist, you will try to push the boundaries of analogue chemical photography past their breaking point. 
This workshop is more about the process of photography than the outcome, and failure is certainly a possibility. But the satisfaction of capturing pictures inside a perversely simple device is more than worth the effort! 
During the workshop we will make pinholes and build cameras. 
We will talk about photo films/papers, measuring and calculate the right exposure and all the wonderful possibilities with this exciting technique. 
Feel free to bring any hollow, not transparent object, what you want to convert to a pinhole camera.

 

 

Pyrography workshop

Saturday 19th October

10 - 1

£25 - all materials provided

Tutor is Rob Holmes

In this half day introductory session you will learn the art of Pyrography along with essential health and safety instructions.

You will get to create a design using pyrography tools on one wooden bookmark and one Coaster. Additional items can be purchased if required.

And if you enjoy this session then you can do a full day with Rob on Sat 16th Nov - see below.

Willow Weaving Workshop - pea cane supports and inverted cone hanging basket

26th Oct Saturday 

10 - 4

£65

Tutor is Cath Pratley

This is a great workshop for a beginner, or someone who has

done some willow basket workshops before.

Various weaving techniques will be taught.

A great day with two lovely unique handmade items!

Explore Shibori Stitch Resist and Dyeing with Iron and Tannin 

Sunday 27th October 
10 - 4
£60 
Tutor Annabel Wilson
An introductory day course to creating patterns from the natural world in shibori stitch resist.

Come and learn how to make your own unique textiles.

We will be dyeing our designs with iron/tannin producing varying shades of sophisticated grey.

The course involves lots of hand stitching so a love of sewing is helpful.

You will be able to dye a scarf and some fabric pieces.

The scarf size is 160 x 34 cms, organic cotton with fringe.

The shibori techniques you learn can be used with any dye colours, natural and synthetic.

Working in a small group, with a maximum of eight students, you will get all the individual attention and support you need.

Annabel is a very experienced shibori stitch resist artist and is a regular tutor at the studio and her classes are always very popular and successful.

Paper Mache Bird Workshop 
Sat 2nd November 
10 - 4
Tutor is Diana Girdwood
£45
Recycle paper to create your own quirky, colourful bird sculpture. 

Using a refined paper mache process you will learn how to manipulate wire to form an armature. 

Diana will show you how to sculpt onto the armature using dry paper, which is then contained into shape using strips of paper and small amounts of glue.

Once dry you can file or sand the surface to reveal patterns, colour and text within the paper.

You can further embellish the surface by adding interesting patterns, motifs or pieces of colour.

To finish you may like to add a soft feather, small beads or set semi-precious stones into a selected area.

Suitable for all, no previous experience is necessary.

All tools and materials provided but bring pieces of coloured paper/maps if you have something special that you would like to cut out and add.

You may like to bring a design idea for your bird sculpture but often the shape evolves naturally as you work.

Free drinks and biscuits provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Diana is a qualified designer and art teacher. She makes and sells her sculptures as well as working on commissioned pieces.

Lumen Print Workshop

Sunday 3rd November 

10 - 2.30  ~ 30 mins for lunch: pleased bring a packed lunch

£40

Tutor is Attila Pasek 

4 hour workshop time.

 

A lumen print is essentially a solar photogram – a camera-less process involving photographic paper, a subject matter that usually (but not always) consists of an organic material, and of course, the most important element – The Sun (or an artificial UV light source). 

One of the simplest picture making process with minimal equipment requirement, but very regarding and teaching about a lot of the basic principles of photography. 

Feel free to bring any flat, translucent object (pressed flowers or leaves, feathers, translucent paper with interesting pattern, etc.) to make photograms. 

Mixed-Media Portraiture.

Saturday 9th Nov

10 - 4

£ 50.00

This workshop will help you to step outside of your creative comfort zone regarding your approach to expressive portraits. 

Learn how to explore precision and experimentation at the same time.

Sometimes it’s ok for more to = more!

Explore techniques for balancing aspects of colour theory, a variety media including inks, watercolours and collage along with a range of mark making to create an exciting portrait.

Images are provided, unless you have a full, A4, black and white, clear printed/photocopied image of a portrait you would like to use.  (originals cannot be used)

Beginners welcome. All resources and materials provided.

Pyrography workshop

Saturday 16th November

10 - 4 

£50 - all materials provided

Tutor is Rob Holmes

We need you to have done the October half day introductory session with the essential health and safety instructions.

You will get to create a design using pyrography tools on one Cube wooden box. 

Additional items can be purchased if required.

Cyanotypes Workshop
Sunday 17th Nov 
10 - 4 ~ one hour for lunch: pleased bring a packed lunch
£60
Tutor is Attila Pasek
5 hour workshop time.

Cyanotype is a simple, quick, inexpensive and one of the oldest historical process. For this reason, it is one of the first processes tried by many of the people who are now turning to archaic photographic techniques. 
Many people are familiar with the photogram technique.
Objects are placed directly onto light sensitive paper, which is then exposed, typically forming silhouettes of the objects where they blocked the light source.
The pictures are coming out in famous Prussian blue prints, but if the picture is toned, there are many options. It can be toned with tea, coffee or tannin after previous bleaching with alkali. Depending on the toning used, it is possible to obtain various shades of grey, black, brown.
However if you want to print a classic picture (made by camera) you need a large size of photo negative for contact printing. You are welcome to bring along any exposed B&W film (or negative) of your own, whether 35 mm, 120, 5x4 format or bigger. You will be able to print from them and can take prints home. 
However, if you don’t have any analogue negative, I will ask for digital photographs in advance by email. 
I will make these into a negative prior the workshop, allowing you to create your own photographic cyanotype print for a price of £5/pictures. 
Email: attila.pasek@attilapasekphotography.com
Feel free to bring any flat, translucent object (pressed flowers or leaves, feathers, Devore velvet, lace, doilies, translucent paper with interesting pattern, etc.) to make photograms or bring any fancy, light-coloured paper you would want to experiment with during the cyanotype process.
The morning will be creating images on paper.
The afternoon will be creating images on fabric.

Alcohol Ink tiles 

24th Nov

10 - 12

£26

Tutor is Paulette Harris
Create beautiful colourful tiles using alcohol ink. 
Alcohol inks are highly pigmented inks that can be used on non porous surfaces.

You can achieve a traditional and abstract artwork. 
In this session you will learn the basic techniques to allow you to explore and create amazing effects that can only be achieved using this medium. 
No previous experience is needed. 
You need to be aware that you are using pure alcohol so there is a strong smell but we ventilate the room well. 
All tools and materials are provided.

These will make great Xmas Gifts!

Litho Printmaking Day workshop

November date TBC

10 - 4 

£60 all materials provided

Tutor is Diane Roberts

Experience this traditional printing media using easy modern techniques and creative materials.You will create a black and white print, based on nature.

Poured Candles Workshops
Sat 30th Nov
10 - 12.30 £25
OR
2 - 4.30 £25
Tutor is Kim Searle
We are running two workshops and so you can choose if you do

the morning or the afternoon or both!
Create your own poured candles using all natural soy wax, essential oils

and scents, decoration, jam jars, vintage tea cups and more.
You will learn how to blend essential oils to create a harmonious

blend that's tailored to you. 
Candles can be coloured with a variety of colours or left with

a natural colouring.

Please note that candles work best if left in the same place for at

least 24 hours to set and it's best to collect them in the next few days

after the workshop.
You will make 2/3 candles each.
The tutor will provide a variety of beautiful and interesting small

containers but please bring your own favourite items for making into candles.
These make wonderful gifts for Christmas or Birthdays!

Shrink Plastic Jewellery & Accessories

Sun 1st Dec

10 - 1

3 hour workshop

£28

Tutor is Kim Searle

This session we'll be working with shrink plastic, it's amazing and comes in different colours.It shrinks down 7 times, turning into a thick plastic piece with a condensed and detailed image.  There will be a variety of different pens, pencils and stamps to work with to achieve different effects.  You'll learn different tips and tricks to work with shrink plastic and you'll be able to change them into key rings, necklaces, brooches, earrings or rings.

Metal Stamped Jewellery

Sun 1st Dec

1.30 - 3.30

£35

Tutor is Kim Searle

In this session you will learn to make your own personalised hand stamped jewellery. This will include bracelets, pendants and keyrings. After a chance to practice with different stamps, fonts and hammers you will make a selection of jewellery to take home with you. You'll get to work with aluminium, copper, bronze and pewter blanks during the session. 

Christmas Wreath Making or Table Decoration
Sat 7th Dec
10 - 1

£35

Learn to make the BEST Christmas wreaths you have ever seen!
All materials and most of the  foliage is provided but we ask

you to bring in YEW and CONIFER please.

Ribbons, baubles and bling provided!
If you want to make a table decoration rather than a

door wreath please let us know as we will give you a 

different base so please bring a suitable candle for it.

Lots of Xmas cheer, the best Xmas music ever, with mince pies and mulled wine!!

 

Wet - Felt making workshops

Dates to be confirmed for Autumn Term

10 - 4

Tutor is Pauline Stanley

£  TBC

1. Felt fingerless gloves

2. Felt scarves - nuno felting

3. Felt slippers

How to book
Please contact artisan studio by email at artisanstudio1@gmail.com 


Terms and conditions. 
Payment is required in full to guarantee your place on a course.
If you cancel more than 7 days in advance then we can provide you with 50% refund.
If you cancel in under 7 days then I am very sorry we can't return any payment.

 

Our preferred method is by bank transfer to

Lloyds Bank

The Community Art Studio - but sometimes it won't let you enter this and have to use Pauline Stanley

Sort code 77-50-32

Account no 23705368

 

Or You can pay by cheque  - Payable to The Community Art Studio


Or drop cash in to me at the studio at an arranged day and time as I am not in the studio every day.


Pauline Stanley 
Studio Director and lead artist