Workshops and Courses

As in 2021, our workshops will continue to be limited in number to provide social distancing, and fresh air circulates around the workshop during the class time to ensure a safe environment.  Please ensure you have received all the available doses of the vaccine before enrolling on a course, and strongly urge to you take a Covid test before setting out.  Please bring your mask for times when gathering closer together, i.e. to watch a demonstration.  Thank you for your continued support in this matter and helping us all to stay safe during the pandemic. 

In-Person Workshops for 2022

New! 

Mini 3 hour workshops at the Kings Head Studio, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire

March 2022

8th March 2022 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £79

Back by popular demand - a delightful workshop creating your own funky felted 3D forms using merino wool, yarns, silk and linen.  Tutor Ali Rose will help you develop your own design using ‘wet’ felt with only soap and water.  Learn how to make make all kinds of forms from hats and slippers to storage pots and sculptures.  Suitable for all levels and abilities and with all materials provided. 

12th March 2022 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £99

A perennial favourite to Field Breaks Art, expert jewellery maker Louise will teach you a range of jewellery making techniques, from soldering to cutting, shaping and texturing silver to make earrings and pendants, adding beads and semi-precious stones for colour.  Bring any broken items, odd earrings, beads etc. to add to your makes.

15th March 2022 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £79

Learn how to create stunning portraits of trees during their dormancy in the Winter time, in this relaxing and enjoyable workshop.  With step-by-step demonstration and tuition to help us identify the correct colours and tonal values, you will find a way to paint both realistically and freely.

16th March 2022 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £79

Starting with a demonstration to show the stages of a successful pet portrait in pastel, tutor Cath Inglis will advise on proportion, tonal values and selection of pastel colours. Techniques and mark making will help you complete a stunning portrait.  Suitable for all abilities and with all materials provided.

29th March 2022 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £79

Our second pastels workshop this month, spend an enjoyable day with Sandra Ormelearning how to create a variety of coloured clouds against blue skies, work on feathering edges and 3D effects to blend into darker grey and stormy colours. All the materials are provided.

April 2022

4th April 2022 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £79

Dust off your gardening shoes and join us for an enjoyable and creative workshop with Janet Mayled, using acrylic paints and mixed media to construct an allotment themed composition.  Create joyful artworks that will inspire you through Spring’s changing season.

5th April 2022 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £79

Spend the day with watercolour artist Peter Woolley as we learn how to capture the rushing white water of a glorious mountain stream, looking at shape and texture, and creating movement and distance in this enjoyable workshop.  Suitable for all abilities.

Victorian Tiles - Two Colour Printing in Lino

15th April 2022 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £79

Whether you are new to lino printing or are an occasional dabbler, this workshop will open the door to a world of colour.  Using one or two blocks, we will explore techniques and experiment with layering and masking to produce a wide variety of unexpected and magnificent patterns, using Victorian encaustic tiles as our inspiration.

May 2022

Improve your Drawings with Pen and Wash

3rd May 2022 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £79

Join us for a little relaxed sketching with that lovely medium, pen and wash - the perfect method for drawing on location when you are out and about.  We will look at using pen to define objects and pick out interesting details, before going on to use watercolours to bring out the difference in tones and atmosphere.  Suitable for all abilities.

Botanical Batik!

4th May 2022 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £99

With step-by-step instructions from artist Sue Rhodes, spend the day learning the basics of the fascinating and traditional craft of batik.  Using hot wax on fabric, explore colour layering, special tools and techniques involved to produce your own botanical study.  Suitable for complete beginners.

10th May 2022 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £79

Spend an enjoyable day in like-minded company, learning the first steps of the absorbing art of botanical illustration.  We will cover the initial drawing stage in graphite, using exercises to help with shape and form and progress our drawings using coloured pencil or watercolour as a colourwash.  Suitable for all abilities.

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