Workshops & Events
Come and learn new skills and join in with our various activities in our continually evolving series of workshops, talks and other events. These lively events relate to our exhibition programme and are a great way to gain further insights into the artists and their work or learn new skills in a warm and friendly environment.
Early booking is recommended. Please see our terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.
With Richard Pelham
29 February 10.30-4.30 – Glass feathers
30 May 10.30-4.30 – Dragonfly
19 September 10.30-4.30 – Birds
3 October 10.30-4.30 – Bees
Richard will lead you through the techniques needed to create your own stained glass hanging. During this workshop you will be taught to cut glass, solder and construct your hanging, to take home at the end of the day. Tools and materials will be provided.
£80 per person per workshop
SIX WEEKS SIX BOOKS
with Nina Gronw-Lewis
During this six week course we will explore six book forms. Pamphlet, Concertina and cover, Four Hole Stab Binding, Single Section Case Binding, Accordion and Pocket Accordion with integrated cover. I know! that’s a lot of books …. you can of course concentrate a 3 or 4 if you want or just go for it and have a go at all 6.
All tools and materials provided and of course refreshments, it’s not possible to make books without tea and biscuits.
£150 pp materials included
Dates are Saturday mornings 7 March, 14 March, 21 March, 4 April, 11 April, 18 April.
email Nina firstname.lastname@example.org to book
TETRA PAK PRINTING AND CARDBOARD ETCHING
With Donna Vale
20 March 10-4
Back by popular demand! Tetra Pak printmaking and cardboard etching:
Using these humble domestic waste materials Donna will show you how to make stunning works from design to print.
With Donna Vale
17 April 11-1 & 2-4
A fun half day workshop
A fun workshop where you will explore the process of paper making using recycled and natural materials.
LINO CUT PRINTMAKING
With Ann Fagan & Liz Biesty
20 April 10-4 pm
Ann Fagan and Liz Biesty will guide you through the process from design to print.
All materials provided. Booking essential.
£55 per person
with Donna Vale
23 May 10-1
A half day workshop where you will learn elements of modern calligraphy to apply to your own stationery for a unique handmade wedding. By the end of the workshop you’ll have a handful of beautiful samples and tips and tricks to help you create bespoke calligraphy items.
The following techniques will be covered: • Pens • Paper • Inks • Style
ANODISED ALUMINIUM JEWELLERY
With Caroline Parrott
2 May 10-4 pm
For jewellery and colour lovers, this wonderful workshop with Caroline Parrott will give you the know how and techniques needed to produce your own anodised aluminium jewellery.
£65 per person
With Donna Vale
29 May 10-4
Spend the day creating a hard backed journal that’s unique to you.
Donna will guide you through the techniques needed to create your own hardback journal complete with stitched text block and end papers.
Not suitable for complete beginners: you need to have completed a beginners workshop/course to be able to attend this workshop.
£55 per person
LIFE DRAWING STUDY DAYS
1 June, 6 July, 3 August
Join us for a whole day of life drawing with one of our experienced models. These days are untutored.
£25 per person per session.
LETTER CARVING IN WOOD
With Stephen Stokes
6 June 10-4 pm
A day long course introducing you to the art of letter carving in wood. Led by Stephen Stokes of Bodden Cross Studio, a letter carving professional for the last eight years, you will learn about the tools and techniques involved in letter carving.
The course will begin with you carving your year of birth, or another date important to you, in Roman Numerals. You will then go on to explore the wonders of your 26 new friends, the letters of the alphabet.
By the end of the day you will have begun your own project, carving a sign in a typeface of your own choosing.
As letter carving involves the use of very sharp tools – part of the course will cover sharpening – please do not sign up for this course if you are unable to handle sharp tools safely. Neither Stephen nor ACEarts can be held responsible for any incidents that may occur during this course. There will be an additional charge for your prepared wood, please contact Stephen for further information. STEPHEN@BODDENCROSS.COM
£65 per person
PRINT AND COLLAGE FOR BOOKS
With Jenny Graham
21 & 22 August 10-4 pm
This two day workshop will see participants working with a theme to create simple mono-prints using basic material and stencils, coordinate text and images to create an attractive and informative design. We will also explore taking this into a simple book form with additional insets and images on both the front and back pages, creating embellishments and finding interesting ways to present works in this format.
£100 per person for both days
4 November 11-4 pm
Drop in workshop exploring drawing with alternative materials
FREE MOTION EMBROIDERY MASTERCLASS
WITH REBECCA BRUTON
21 November 10-4 pm
Masterclass with Rebecca Bruton
MAKE A BEE
DROP IN WITH LYDIA NEEDLE
2 December 11 pm – 4 pm
Come along and create a needle felt bee for the ongoing Fifty Bees installation
Drop in, no need to book.
REINDEER NEEDLE FELT WORKSHOP
WITH LYDIA NEEDLE
5 December 10-4 pm
These little reindeer’s would be perfect to go on the mantelpiece over the Christmas or to give as a gift.
This class is suitable for complete for beginners but is also a great ‘next step’ project if you’ve already made a bear or hare with Lydia. You will make sculptural legs, use armatures for the antlers and learn about colour application. At the end of the day you get to take your creation home together with the skills needed to go on and make more lovely reindeer. All the materials you need and tools to use in the class are included.
We have regular events
First Wednesday of each month, 11:00pm – 4:00pm
Come and join our informal friendly art and craft group. Bring your latest project to work on. Stay for an hour or the whole day. Donations welcome.
FREE No booking required.
DROP IN LIFE DRAWING
Every Wednesday morning 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tea & Coffee included.
Sessions take place in the Pinney Room (small room) in the Parish Rooms, Market Place, Somerton.
£12. No booking required.
COFFEE, CAKE & CONVERSATION
First Friday of each month, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Come and join us for fresh coffee and delicious cake. Donations welcome.
No booking required.
Reading book discussion group
Meetings 2020: 14 Jan, 25 Feb, 7 April, 19 May, 7 July, 25 Aug, 29 Sept, 10 Nov.
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Terms and conditions
PLEASE NOTE: Our workshop places fill up quickly, your booking will only be secured once we receive payment. Bookings can be made online through our website or in the gallery Tuesday – Saturday 10-5.
Payments are non refundable.