Events - 2 Sep 21

Adult Painting Workshops Exploring The Use of Water Based Paint

Adult Painting Workshops Exploring The Use of Water Based Paint

Saturday 7 August - Saturday 11 September
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Adult Painting Workshops Exploring the Use of Water Based Paint
Saturday 7th August, 2021 – Saturday 11th September, 2021 ( Six consecutive weeks)
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Teacher: Graeme Walker

£40 per session.( The complete course fee must be paid when booking a place on the course)
The course is designed to teach the basics of painting…preparation of surfaces, brushwork, colour theory, form, structure, tonality, perspective etc by studying the works of the Great Masters in water based media.

Aims of Course
To enable, to engage, to excite, to promote experiments in the use of water based paints AND to unlock artistic potential, even in people who would never previously have dared to describe themselves as painters.
The course is designed to create a structured progression in knowledge and practical skills and attendance for the duration of the course is recommended.

Dressmaking Course

Dressmaking Course

Thursday 19 August - Thursday 23 September
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Join the ESC for 6 evenings in the studio and learn how to make your own clothes.

Choose any garment you’d like to make!

Using a shop bought pattern you will learn to navigate and read the sewing instructions, you will be taught and guided by a dressmaker and sewing tutor with over 25 years experience and learn how to adjust and fit garment effectively.

Spaces Limited, please book in via website:

Femme by Constanza Manescau

Femme by Constanza Manescau

Friday 20 August - Friday 3 September
All Day

This series of photographs shows the female body as it is, wanting it to move away from the culture of the object and sexism. Showing it as a body-temple, denouncing the censorship that continues to instigate the woman’s body to this day. Focusing on the sacredness of the body as a way to aid mental healing.

Constanza Manescau is a photographer, filmmaker, writer and visual artist born in Argentina. She covers several fields within the film industry, such as feature films, documentaries, commercials, music videos. She founded Narval, a creativity and audiovisual studio and won the Emerging Artist Award in Barcelona.

My motor of creation is based on the experimentation of personal and humanitarian existential experiences, representing them through visual art from the points of power of change, the right to life, freedom and expression through art. By way of moving in a psychological-emotional and philosophical way from the fact of being human. Analyzing history at a cultural, sociological and political level to create other paths outside of those established for the evolution and freedom of being. Claiming our rights through reporting and exposing them. Finding myself in a continuous search for different forms of expression such as cinema, photography, video art and interactive installations.

This is an online exhibition only.



Friday 27 August - Saturday 11 September
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

An exhibition by A A Paton

Within & Without

Within & Without

Saturday 28 August - Saturday 11 September
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is an exhibition of recent, largely introspective, work by three very different artists who have joined forces to reflect on how they perceive their own emotions and the world around them.

Nicky Beckett has been experimenting with woodcuts and mixed media, including words, to communicate and enforce the idea of the amalgamation between the inner and the outer worlds. Her work depicts faces that reveal complex identity.

Jacki Higgs’s paintings and drawings of the coastline and the sea include swimmers, surfers and brightly coloured beach huts as she observes nature and the life around her. On display are also sketch-books of her journeys.

Irina Stancheva works with kiln-formed glass and her brightly coloured glass pieces are inspired by the natural world – plants, animals, microbes and the change of seasons. The shadows and reflections produced by the glass as light passes through it are also intrinsic part of her work.

Better Dressmaking Summer School

Better Dressmaking Summer School

Wednesday 1 September - Friday 3 September
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This Better Dressmaking summer school course is packed with tips and techniques to help you improve the fit and finish of your home-sewn clothes.

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Icon Painting Thursday Online Class

Thursday 2 September
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Every Thursday Morning
You can join us any Thursday

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Via Zoom
The link will be provided after the registration.

Cost £175 for 5 Classes

The main focus of this workshop is on helping you to find your own personal style. To help you develop creative practice and find the confidence that you need to make creativity a part of your daily life.

It is an ongoing Class but students are guided individually through the process of creating an Icon.

Not recommended for complete beginners but if you have some experience drawing or painting but not Icon painting please contact me and we can discuss if it will be suitable for you.

You will be guided through all the stages of creating an Icon. You will be supported in conveying your own ideas and a personal style.

Peaceful music played in between feedback will help you come to a quiet and meditative place.

You will deepen your understanding and practice of the principles of the egg tempera technique which include:

  • The composition used in icon painting
  • Icon styles including Byzantine and Russian
  • Preparation of egg yolk binding medium
  • Making your own paints from dry pigments
  • Working with thin layers
  • Egg tempera brushwork
  • Dry brushwork

Book online here
or contact to find out more

Zero Waste Home - DIY Cleaning Products

Zero Waste Home - DIY Cleaning Products

Thursday 2 September
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A fun class exploring Natural Home Products. Toilet Bombs, All Purpose Cleaning Spray and Soap Nut Laundry Detergent. Make a donation as an exchange.

Why Natural Home Care? Well, its much easier than you think to make your own products, they’re kinder for the environment, reduces your carbon footprint, prevents exposure to toxic additives and hidden chemicals, reduces single use plastic and saves you money.

We will show you how to make your own cleaning products, share recipes, introduce you to the power of Castile soap, cleansing soap nuts, degreasing vinegar and citrus. You’ll get to mix up your own toilet bombs too!
Book here or email