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IMPORTANT ...these courses are NOT full - only temporarily marked as being so. For 2021 launch details /COVID update please see HERE


For Students attending a rescheduled Course date from 2020, your names are already on the actual workshop list, so there's no need to enrol on the waiting lists aswell. (unless you wish to add a friend, for example)

Please phone 017684 83984 or email if you have a question.

Introduction to Photography ~ One day

One day Beginners' workshop ~ 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.

1.30pm -4.00pm fortnightly x 5 Monday afternoons
£100 inc tea/coffee.  (£20 deposit initially payable)
Material Charges: n/a

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Upcoming Dates


Wed 28th April 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Full

Introduction to Photography ~ PM Series

A Beginners' Course in the Swallow Barn with Photographer and Teacher, Danielle Ledbury

Introduction to Photography ~ PM Series

Finding your way around a new or first camera can be overwhelming, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure, white balance, depth of field, composition can all be a lot to learn. This five-week course will provide you with all the essential foundations in photography.

1.30pm -4.00pm fortnightly x 5 Monday afternoons
£100 inc tea/coffee.  (£20 deposit initially payable)
Material Charges: n/a

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Upcoming Dates


Mon 1st February 2021 1:30 pm 1:30 pm -4:00 pm
Full

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

In August 2020 Sue will travel 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 6th August 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full
Sat 7th August 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Full

Wire Sculpture Geese

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

Wire Sculpture Geese Workshop in Cumbria

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 5th August 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Full

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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Upcoming Dates


Thu 3rd June 2021 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Full
Sat 5th June 2021 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Full
Fri 30th July 2021 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Full
Fri 6th August 2021 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Full

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 30cm 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 9.30am to 1pm...... Afternoon session 1pm –3.30pm
£35 a quick light lunch included

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Upcoming Dates


Fri 16th April 2021 10:00 am 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Full
Fri 16th April 2021 1:00 pm 1:00 pm -4:00 pm
Full

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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Upcoming Dates


Thu 2nd September 2021 9:30 am 9:30 am - Thu 16th September 2021 2:00 pm 2:00 pm
Full

Make a medium or large (cone) shaped Lampshade with Sonja of White & Green

Make a professional looking 'cone shaped' lampshade from your chosen fabric

Make a large 'Standard Lamp' shade with Sonja of White & Green

Not your usual drum lampshade but for those who wish to make an angled shade, of which Sonja is an expert. She will contact you before the course to find out the size and 'angle' or slant you require so she can hand prepare your shade kit. You can make anything up to around 30cm to 50cm base size and she will show you how to hand roll your shade. We will be in the first floor new workshop space and set about creating a lovely large shade under her careful guidance, she will also bring a selection of pom poms and other trimmings for you to add at the bottom of your shade at the end of the session.

Morning session 09.15am - 12.45pm  inc light lunch at end  12.15 -45
Afternoon 12.45pm – 4.45pm inc light lunch at start 12.45 -1.15
£38 inc a quick light lunch included, £10 on day for the kit

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Upcoming Dates


There are no up-coming events

Furniture Painting Techniques

Bring a favourite piece of furniture to upcycle with Sonja Tilleard

Furniture Painting Workshop in Cumbria

To begin under Sonja's guidance and working on simple boards you will learn the various techniques of using chalk paints including distressing and waxing techniques that will be explained, shown and practised. You can bring along an item of furniture to paint over the course of the day and ...

9.30am – 4pm
£75 inc a tasty 2 course lunch & home baking
Material Charges : perhaps around £5

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Upcoming Dates


There are no up-coming events

Wire Sculpture Hens

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

Wire Sculpture Hens Workshop in Cumbria

We hope that Susan will return to Greystoke in 2019 or 2020. Please let us know here you are waiting.

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


There are no up-coming events

Mosaics ...'two hearts are better than one'

Mosaics with Julie Gibson .... create a framed Mosaic piece of wall Art and also Glass Mosaic Silver Heart Pendant, both in a day

Mosaic Workshop: 'two hearts are better than one'

An exciting new workshop for 2019 with the hugely talented Julie Gibson.  Julie will run through the process of creating a mosaic and familiarise you with the various tools and processes to be used over the day. After planning out and preparing the base, she will go through the many lovely pieces of ceramics and glass pieces available to you, including various glass and ceramic pieces. 

9.30am – 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges: around £30

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Upcoming Dates


There are no up-coming events

Artisan Bread and Scone making

A busy Hands on home baking day with experienced baker Gill Harris

Artisan Bread and Scone Workshop in Cumbria

On this lovely combined baking day of Artisan Bread and Scone making you should be able to make several artisan bread recipes of your choice from those provided by Gill, and one or two Scone recipes whilst we are waiting for the bread to prove.

9.30am – 2.30pm
£85 Lunch included
Material Charges £10

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Upcoming Dates


There are no up-coming events

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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There are no up-coming events

Wire Sculptures 'Ducks or Hens' with Chris Moss

Sculpt a life size wire Hen or Duck for your Garden with Chris Moss.

Wire Sculptures 'Ducks or Hens' with Chris Moss

Spend a day with talented wire sculpture artist, Chris Moss and learn how to create one of these fabulous Ducks or Hens (or maybe even a Pheasant) out of chicken wire.  Under Chris's expert guidance you can add your own character and attitude whilst creating your finished life sized sculpture.

9.30am or 10.00am – 4pm -4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £10

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Upcoming Dates


Sun 25th December 2022 9:16 am 9:16 am -4:30 pm
Full

Mosaics

A day learning mosaics for the Garden and Home

Mosaics Workshop in Cumbria

Mosaics with Julie Gibson .... create a framed Mosaic piece of wall Art and also Glass Mosaic Silver Heart Pendant, both in a day (*or squares, if you prefer!)

9.30– 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges £25

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Upcoming Dates


There are no up-coming events

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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Upcoming Dates


There are no up-coming events

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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Upcoming Dates


There are no up-coming events
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