Studio Sessions: Creative workshops for adults

The Horsebridge is launching a programme of Creative Workshops supported by a great community of local artists and teachers.  The workshops will take place in our large, light and airy Studio and our aim is that each session will give people the confidence to try a new skill and take part in creative and enjoyable activities as part of new group.   

Thanks to so many of our tutors offering their services for free, and support from Arts Council England, we are able to offer the workshops on a Pay What You Can donation basis.  We hope that through these donations we will be able to extend these activities and make them part of a permanent creative programme at the Horsebridge. 

 

Courses

Quick and easy patchwork for beginners With Ann Small

Ann is running a four week course that will include four different methods of patchwork by hand.  There will be lots of help for complete beginners to get started on this fabulous craft. 

The course will be on Wednesday mornings from 10 – 11am; 22nd September, 20th October, 10th November and 15th December. You need to be able to come along to all the sessions.

All equipment and materials, as well as tea and coffee, will be provided and the course is free although donations are welcome.

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Beginners knitting course With Joyce Wilson

This is a four week course aimed primarily at complete beginners and will cover learning about how to use patterns, create basis stitches as well as using your new skills to create a small knitted toy.

The course will be on Thursday mornings from 10am – 12pm (with a break). 23rd September, 21st October, 18th November and 16th December. You need to be able to come along to all four sessions.

All equipment and materials, as well as tea and coffee, will be provided and the course is free although donations are welcome.

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Still life drawing and painting from things found on Whitstable Beach With Linda Karlsen

This is a four week course looking at small still life groups of things found on the beach, shells, stones etc. Learn how to observe, compose, sketch, draw and paint using acrylics. Drawing from observation build up your skills to create your own painting based on objects found on Whitstable beach. 

The course will be on Wednesday afternoons from 1pm – 4pm. 29th September, 6th, 13th and 20th October. You need to be able to come along to all four sessions.

All equipment and materials, as well as tea and coffee, will be provided and the course is free although donations are welcome.

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Single Workshops

Printing with Natural Objects With Wendy Murray

This one-off workshop invites you to explore printmaking techniques with Wendy who has been teaching for more than 10 years. With a vast knowledge when it comes to transferring pigment to paper in the process of printmaking Wendy will teach you the art of ‘Printing with Natural Objects’.

All equipment and materials, as well as tea and coffee, will be provided and the course is free although donations are welcome.

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Handmade Books for Beginners With Alex Hare

This workshop is designed to show you how to make a handmade book with a cover design of your choice that can be used to display your photos, drawings, notes (even an address book!) or any other content you wish to include.

You will have access to all the kit you need and your tutor, pro photographer and book maker Alex Hare, will show you how to use the tools, materials and binding techniques involved in this traditional craft. By the end you too will be a book maker and have the skills to make your own books at home!

All equipment and materials, as well as tea and coffee, will be provided and the course is free although donations are welcome.

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Wet Felting taster session With Lindsay Wilkinson

Discover the ancient craft of felt-making. In this taster session you will learn how to lay out wool, sprinkle it with warm soapy water, then rub and roll it into a small piece of strong felt using soap, water and your hands and arms. Along with your unique felt creation you will take home an understanding of the basics of wet felt-making.

All equipment and materials, as well as tea and coffee, will be provided and the course is free although donations are welcome.

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