The Horsebridge Studio Sessions are a programme of Creative Workshops supported by a great community of local artists and teachers. The workshops take place in our large, light and airy Studio and 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. The sessions are a mix of pay what you can drop-in activities and ticketed workshops.
All equipment and materials, as well as tea and coffee, will be provided.
Don't forget if you are a Great Friend or Best Friend of The Horsebridge you can get up to 10% off Studio Sessions. Our pay what you can activities are made possible thanks to support from Friends and donations, please support if you can.
Guided machine sewing With Linda Tiley
2 & 16 Dec: We are delighted to be offer a series of free sewing machine sessions designed for anyone wishing to gain confidence and skills using a sewing machine. We have 6 machines available to use so places for these are limited, however if you have a machine that you can bring with you, please do come along and join in.
Stitchery in the Studio With Ann Small
Ann Small is running a fortnightly drop-in event for those interested in any form of Sewing or Crochet. Beginners and experienced all welcome.
Introduction to Portraiture Drawing With Camille Serisier
Starts 12 January: This exciting course will introduce the genre of portraiture through drawing. It is designed to help you improve the observational and interpretive skills required to create compelling drawn portraits as well as work more confidently with figurative subjects.
Run over 12 weeks on alternating weeks, suitable for both new and returning students.
Introduction to Drawing the figure With Camille Serisier
Started September: In this exciting 12 week course we will explore the fundamentals of drawing the figure. This course is designed to help you improve your observational skills and gain confidence working with figurative subjects.
Painting and Creative Projects With Camille Serisier
Started September: This 12 week course is for anyone who would like to improve their technical painting skills and develop their unique approach to making in a supportive group environment.
Linocut Card Making With Judith Westrup
Come and learn basic linocut techniques to make your own handprinted greetings cards. You will be working on a square 10x10cm or A6 card design, and I will guide you through all the steps from planning, transferring, carving and proofing, to printing your design. welcome.
Ceramic Christmas Decorations Family Workshop With Anastasia Tory
Come and join us for a festive ceramic crafting session, lead by professional ceramic artist and teacher Anastasia Tory, who recently arrived in Whitstable from The Ukraine. This is a workshop for Adults and children (6-11 yrs)
Autumn Lino print courses With Ben Dickson
Ben Dickson and five guest printmakers will be hosting the return of these very popular lino printmaking workshops which take place on Mondays and Saturdays in Autumn 2022.There will be 5 sessions which will be hosted by Ben.
The Fundamentals of Painting With Camille Serisier
An exciting 12 week course with international artist, Camille Serisier.During this course students will learn how to select the appropriate materials and equipment, as well as engage in rigorous painting exercises exploring observational, abstract and conceptual approaches to painting.
Learn How to Paint a Still Life from Observation With Linda Karlsen
This is a four week course working with china and other familiar objects in small still life groups. Learn how to compose, create, sketch, draw and paint using acrylics.
Create a Unique Wet Felted Bowl With Lindsay Wilkinson
Make a beautiful 3D felt bowl: transform unspun wool into a decorative felt bowl in just one day. Suitable for both beginners and those with some felt-making experience.
Beginners phone to printed photo With Harriet Gifford
This is a 3 week course to show you how to get your photos off your phone, onto a computer, learn how to crop them for best effect and ways to get them printed, including in our Creative Digital Hub.
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’.
Beginners Ceramics taster session With Sue Morton
In this session you will learn the techniques of slab rolling and how to create textures in clay to create and wall-plaque suitable for indoors or outside. You will also learn about the process the clay goes through from wedging, forming, drying through to firing and glazing. You will be able to have your best piece fired and glazed for collection at a later date.
Learn How to Paint a Still Life from Observation With Wendy Murray
This is a six week course working with familiar objects in small still life groups. Learn how to compose, create, sketch, draw and paint using acrylics. Over the course the focus will be to build skills week on week to create a still life painting.
Printmaking Taster Sessions With Rochelle Bloom
This six week course is for those who want to get back into Art, have an interest in experimenting and developing skills and processes or who want to begin to access creativity through process-based skills.
The Fundamentals of Drawing With Camille Serisier
An exciting 12 week course with international artist, Camille Serisier.During this course students will learn how to select the appropriate materials and equipment, as well as engage in rigorous drawing exercises exploring observational, abstract and conceptual approaches to drawing.
Introduction to Landscape Drawing With Camille Serisier
In this exciting 11 week course we will explore the fundamentals of landscape as an artistic genre and how to better appreciate the beautiful world around us. This course is designed to help you improve your observational drawing skills and gain confidence working with landscape as subject matter.
The Art of Abstraction: Coastal Expression: Chromatic Symphony With Kim O'Neil
August 19: Chromatic Symphony: Exploring Nature's Colours through Abstract Painting
In this immersive and innovative one day art course, participants will delve into the captivating world of abstract painting while drawing inspiration from nature's vibrant palette of colours.
Intensive 3 day drawing course With Camille Serisier
August 23, 24 and 25: Designed for anyone who would like to improve their pre-existing drawing skills or re-invigorate their love of drawing in a supportive learning environment. This 3-day intensive course will focus on rigorous observational drawing techniques, emphasising their relationship to diverse creative practices. Book for 1, 2 or 3 days.
September 23: Exploring Balance and Composition through Colour in Abstract Painting
In this dynamic and immersive abstract one day painting course, we will delve into the fascinating realm of using colour to create balance and enhance composition.
Abstract Drawing With Kim O'Neil
October 15: Join Kim for a creative journey into the world of abstract drawing in the one-day workshop, "Expressive Abstraction". Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner looking to explore your artistic side, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to unleash your creativity and explore the fascinating realm of abstract art.
Wet felted bowl workshop With Lindsay Wilkinson
19 October: Learn how to transform a bundle of wool into your own beautiful and unique wet felted bowl in this one-day workshop with Lindsay Wilkinson.
Using a resist you will be able to create a 3D felt vessel perfect for a gift or to keep for yourself!
Head making workshop With Steve Postgate (MA Fine Art)
21 October: Join Steve Postgate to learn how to use clay for sculpting and make a head of animal, human or, at least, from this general area of the galaxy.
Options for internal and external support will be explored along with building techniques and use of tools.
Wet felted picture winter workshop With Lindsay Wilkinson
12 November: Learn how to transform a bundle of wool into your own beautiful and unique wet felted picture in this one-day workshop with Lindsay Wilkinson.
You will develop skills to create a picture using the ancient craft of wet felting, being close to Christmas you can recreate this beautiful robin, or any other image of your choice.
Tidal Abstraction With Kim O'Neil
November 19: Dive into the Fluid World of Tidal Abstracts! Discover the mesmerizing art of Tidal Abstract Painting in our immersive workshop. Unleash your creativity as you explore the dynamic interplay of water, color, and motion. This unique workshop will guide you through the process of creating stunning abstract artworks inspired by the ebb and flow of ocean tides.
Printmaking Short Courses With Rochelle Bloom
Next is Collagraph on 11 & 18 November: A series of two week short courses designed for those who want to get back into art and have an interest in developing skills in printmaking, including monoprinting, etching and collagraphs.