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Lino Cut printed Christmas Cards and Tags with Sue Rowland

A festive day with talented lino-cut artist printer, Sue Rowland printing your own hand made cards .

Lino Cut Print Workshop in Cumbria

Spend a lovely day with Sue learning the art of lino cutting your own Christmas cards.  To start the day, you will learn various mark making and texture techniques on a small section of lino to become familiar with the tools involved.

9.30am – 4.00pm
£82 Lunch included
Material Charges £20

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Wed 4th December 2024 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 5

'Moku hanga' Japanese woodblock printing- 'Catching a Wave' with Julie Evans

Join Julie Evans for an exciting foray into the art of Mokuhanga, an ancient Japanese printing technique.

'Moku hanga' Japanese woodblock printing- 'Catching a Wave' with Julie Evans

On this busy one day workshop you'll learn the basic processes of this fascinating traditional woodblock print technique and come away with the enthusiasm and skills to continue exploring and developing at home.

9.45am -5pm
£78 Lunch included
Material Charges £17

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Thu 4th July 2024 9:45 am 9:45 am -5:15 pm
Places Remaining : 6
Thu 29th August 2024 9:45 am 9:45 am -5:15 pm

'Lettering in Lino' with Polly Marix Evans (aka Bun-Head!)

A day with Polly - and with the help of 'Bun-head' - making your own statement in Lino cut!

Lino Cut Print Workshop in Cumbria - Polly Marix Evans

Spend a day with Polly devising your own meaningful, printed 'piece' from a word, name or letter, to make someone smile! Draw it out, transfer to Lino under Polly's careful guidance and create your own original Lino Cut Print into which you can incorporate Polly's wonderful figures and/ or symbols if you wish.

10am – 4pm
£78 Lunch included
Material Charges from £20

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2024 dates are released in late October. For early sight of new programme please join our database using the ‘Stay in Touch’ icon above. Note: if you’ve attended a course or signed up previously, there’s no need to do this again. thank you.

Lino Cut Print with Laura Sowerby

A day with talented lino-cut artist printer, Laura Sowerby recreating Botanical and natural forms on paper.

Lino Cut Print Workshop in Cumbria

Over the day you will learn how to plan your original design, the principles of lino cut and master various cutting techniques with the goal of producing your own multi-coloured linocut print by the end of the day.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£82 Lunch included
Material Charges £20

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Fri 2nd August 2024 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 2

Lino Cut Print with Sue Rowland

A day with talented lino-cut artist printer, Sue Rowland recreating Botanical and natural forms on paper.

Lino Cut Print Workshop in Cumbria

Spend a lovely day with Sue learning the art of lino cutting with a botanical/wildlife theme.  To start the day, you will learn various mark making and texture techniques on a small section of lino to become familiar with the tools involved.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£82 Lunch included
Material Charges £20

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Wed 24th April 2024 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Wed 4th September 2024 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:30 pm
Places Remaining : 3

Paint, Print and Stitch

Paint, print and stitch a canvas with Kay Leech

Paint, Print and Stitch Workshop in Cumbria

 A lovely day with Kay being guided through the process pf creating using paint, then print, and stitch. Working in mixed media you will create a picture based on flowers, you can bring your own image or use one of the ones provided for inspiration.  

You will paint the background directly onto calico and then add layers with simple stencils and print blocks that you have created.  Finally you will add stitch which can be machine and or hand embroidery and embellish with beads and buttons.

9.30am – 4.30pm
£82 Lunch included
Material Charges £15

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Thu 23rd May 2024 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm
Fri 5th July 2024 9:30 am 9:30 am -4:00 pm

Eco printing ...Botanical printing on Silk with Marian May

A fascinating day with Marian printing with selected leaves and seed heads.

Eco printing Workshop in Cumbria

A fascinating day with Marian learning how to create your own Botanical contact prints with real leaves on fabric and paper, printing your own unique silk scarf and paper prints.

Join Marian for a day of botanical discovery and create a beautiful, printed silk scarf using fresh leaves, flowers and natural dyes. You will learn all about the printing process involved, how to prepare fabrics for dyeing with vegetables and flowers and how to choose the leaves that will give good prints.  And you will prepare some paper prints which you can finish at home.

10.00am – 3.30pm
£95 Lunch included
Material Charges £25

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2024 dates are released in late October. For early sight of new programme please join our database using the ‘Stay in Touch’ icon above. Note: if you’ve attended a course or signed up previously, there’s no need to do this again. thank you.

Cob Pizza Ovens

'Hands On' and 'How To' ... Learn how to Build your own Cob Pizza or Bread Oven at Home - with David Alty

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. Starting with an existing plinth you will prepare, level and install the fire brick base and learn all about the importance of materials to use and insulation levels. 

9.30/10am – 3/4pm start time varies with date.
£110 inc a tasty 2 course Aga lunch, home baking plus pizza!
Material Charges : n/a

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Sat 22nd June 2024 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Sun 30th June 2024 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Sat 27th July 2024 9:45 am 9:45 am -4:00 pm
Places Remaining : 4

Stone Letter & Relief Carving

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

Stone Carving in Letter and Relief 3 day 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


2024 dates are released in late October. For early sight of new programme please join our database using the ‘Stay in Touch’ icon above. Note: if you’ve attended a course or signed up previously, there’s no need to do this again. thank you.