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Some NEWER workshops are only viewable via our FULL PROGRAMME Page – please use this for the complete list of bookable courses in date order.   Our Quirky Open Vouchers are available 24/7 HERE. Please see Info section on the top menu for all FAQS re accomodation etc. Many previous Covid precautions remain in place.

Introduction to Photography ~ One day course

One day Beginners' workshop in Squirrel Barn ~ Learn essential knowledge and practical skills to improve your photography with Danielle Ledbury.

Introduction to Photography ~ One Day Course

This is a one-day beginner's course that gives you the opportunity to learn in a fun practical way, it is a mixture of classroom-based tutorials, practical demonstrations and hands-on practice with your own camera.

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Sat 28th May 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 1

Cob Pizza Ovens

A Hands On workshop with David Alty learning together and building a Cob Pizza/ Bread oven in the garden.

Cob Pizza Oven Workshop in Cumbria

Over this busy one day course you will together learn how to build a cob pizza oven and so take the knowledge home with you to recreate your very own outdoor pizza oven in your own garden. 

Approx  9.30 -10am start to 3-4pm. Eaxact start time will vary depending on date. 
£100 inc a tasty 2 course Aga lunch, home baking plus pizza!
Material Charges : included

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Sat 21st May 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Sun 22nd May 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Sat 30th July 2022 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 1
Wed 3rd August 2022 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Sun 7th August 2022 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 6

Stone Letter & Relief Carving

An opportunity to try your hand at stone letter or relief carving with Pip Hall, 3 day September course.

Stone Letter Carving Workshop in Cumbria

Pip Hall is a nationally renowned professional Stone Carver of many years experience. Her lettering work is particularly loved for its unique style. On this 3 days course Pip will guide you through all the processes required so you can carve something special into stone, be it lettering or a relief design.

9.30-4pm each day
£295 inc lunch etc
Material Charges : perhaps, depending on stone
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Wed 31st August 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am - Fri 2nd September 2022 4:00 pm 4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 2

Lampshade short course with Sonja Tilleard

Hand roll a 30cm drum lampshade inc light lunch

Lampshade Making Workshop in Cumbria

Spend a morning or afternoon with Sonja which either starts or ends with a quick light lunch. The course includes the basic 25cm lampshade kit. Bring your favourite fabric or choose on the day from Sonja's lovely selection for a few £'s more. Please pre- order other shade sizes.

Morning session 10am to 1pm...... Afternoon session 1pm –4.00pm
£38 a quick light lunch included

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Wire Sculpture Owls with Sue Nichols

Sculpt a life size Wire Owl - ready for flight in your Garden with Susan Nichols.

Wire Sculpture Owl Workshop in Cumbria

*Susan is extremely busy at present and unable to confirm at this stage whether she can join us in Greystoke next year - usually August -  for more of her excellent Wire Workshops. Please use waiting list to be informed when she confirms her dates
Sue travels from her East Yorkshire studio to the Lake District to teach those west of the Pennines how to make her fabulous sculptures using her special pre-prepared and sectioned galvanised chicken wire. These wonderful sculptures are amazingly life like, solid and sturdy.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£85 Lunch included
Material Charges £10

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 5th August 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Sat 6th August 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm

Wire Sculpture Geese

A day with Sue Nichols creating your own unique Wire Goose sculpture for the Garden

Wire Sculpture Geese Workshop in Cumbria

*Susan is extremely busy at present and unable to confirm at this stage whether she can join us in Greystoke next year - usually August -  for more of her excellent Wire Workshops. Please use waiting list to be informed when she confirms her dates
Every so often in August, Susan travels over to the Lake District to teach those west of the Pennines how to make her fabulous sculptures using her special pre-prepared and sectioned galvanised chicken wire. These wonderful sculptures are amazingly life like, solid and sturdy. 

Please do let us know here that you are waiting.

10.00am – 4.30pm
£100 Lunch included
Material Charges £15

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Upcoming Dates


Thu 4th August 2022 10:00 am 10:00 am -5:00 pm

Wire Sculpture Hens

A day with Sue Nichols creating your own unique Wire Hen sculpture for the Garden

Wire Sculpture Hens Workshop in Cumbria

*Susan is extremely busy at present and unable to confirm at this stage whether she can join us in Greystoke next year - usually August -  for more of her excellent Wire Workshops. Please use waiting list to be informed when she confirms her dates

Every so often in August, Susan travels over to the Lake District to teach those west of the Pennines how to make her fabulous sculptures using her special preprepared sectioned galvanised chicken wire. These wonderful sculptures are amazingly life like, solid and sturdy.

10.00am – 4.30pm
£90 Lunch included
Material Charges £12

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 5th August 2022 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm

Christmas Wreath Making

Make a beautiful natural large fresh Christmas wreath to last for weeks and weeks

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop in Cumbria

Learn how to make your own professional looking large Christmas door wreath using fresh greenery, variegated and textures foliage, spiced up with cones, berries, fruits and ribbons. f there's time you can make a second, maybe as a present for a friend, neighbour or relative.


Material Charges : all inc except £5-7 for a 2nd wreath if required

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Dry Stone Walling

A Hands On physical day learning the art of Dry Stone walling with world champion waller, Steve Allen.

Dry Stone Walling Workshop in Cumbria

We are collecting names of students interested in this class. Please let us know here you are waiting. We try to run a class every few years.

Learn this age old skill of creating a solid stone wall without the use of any cement or mortar. Steve (World Champion Dry Stone Waller) will guide you through the setting out & various stages of wall construction. Those with previous or existing back problems or who are pregnant should not consider this day.

Lunch included
Material Charges : none

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Cobbling

Hands On day learning the traditional way to lay cobbles, with Adam Beeston

Cobbling Workshop in Cumbria

We are collecting names of students interested in this class and once sufficient numbers we will email you with a date. Please let us know  you are waiting.

Adam is very experienced in both teaching and cobbling. This is a 'Hands On' day enabling you to learn the skills associated with tradtiional methods of laying cobbles (before the days of cement and vibrating compactors!) You will be cobbling roughly a metre of ground in front of you, using materials & methods of this traditional skill.


£tbc Lunch included
Material Charges

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