ACEarts

Workshops & Events

Gift certificate

Gift vouchers are redeemable against all items in our exhibitions and retail gallery and our workshop programme. Valid for a year from date of purchase.

£10

 

£25

 

£50

 

All workshops have been postponed until further notice.

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.

STAINED GLASS

With Richard Pelham

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

 

 

September

October


SIX WEEKS SIX BOOKS

with Nina Gronw-Lewis

£150 pp

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 ninaart@me.com 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.

£50 pp


PAPER MAKING

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.
£35 pp

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

 


Modern Weaving with Jo Randall

16 May 10 am-1 pm
A morning workshop where you will learn the basics of modern weaving on a frame loom and leave the workshop with your very own wall hanging.  Materials and refreshments will be provided. £35 pp

MODERN CALLIGRAPHY

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
£45 pp

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

Booking required

 


JOURNAL MAKING

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

10-4

 

Join us for a whole day of life drawing with one of our experienced models. These days are untutored.

£25 per person per session.

 June

July

August


 

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

 


DRAWING WORKSHOP

4 November 11-4 pm

Drop in workshop exploring drawing with alternative materials

Booking required.


FREE MOTION EMBROIDERY MASTERCLASS

WITH REBECCA BRUTON

21 November 10-4 pm

Masterclass with Rebecca Bruton

Booking required.


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.

 Booking required.

 


We have regular events

MAKE SPACE

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.


Book worms

Reading book discussion group

Meetings 2020: 14 Jan, 25 Feb, 7 April, 19 May, 7 July, 25 Aug, 29 Sept, 10 Nov.

For more info please email hello@acearts.co.uk

 


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.