Workshops

Adventure Drama: 6 Week Drama and Performance Programme

Saturday 11 May - Saturday 15 June
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Do you like the sound of playing games, learning drama skills, having fun and trying meditation and mindfulness. Why not book on to our 6 week Drama and Performance Workshop?

The Adventure Drama 6-week programme covers:
-Confidence Building
-Improv
-Mime
-Drama Games
-Storytelling
-Performance
-Role Play
-Meditation and Mindfulness.

Each of our one hour drama workshops incorporates an exciting warm up, drama technique session and performance practise. Each session ends with a calming cool down which teaches children mindfulness and meditation. There will be a performance showcase at the end of the six weeks.

New Term: 11 May- 15 June (14.45- 15. 45)

Cost: £35 per term or £6 per week

Book now: adventuredrama@outlook.com
Call or text: 08933540650

General yoga classes

Saturday 25 May
9:45 am - 11:00 am

These General Iyengar yoga classes are suitable for students of all levels.
Fridays 09:45 – 11:00 and Saturdays 10:00 – 11:30.

Spring Term passes cost £80 for 10 classes and can be used at any 10 classes within the 10 week term (including evening classes). Single classes cost £12

Iyengar yoga is suitable for everyone. Regular practice can help with many minor health conditions and is very helpful for athletes in preventing strain and injury. All of our teachers have completed many years’ training and can help you progress, whatever your level of experience.

Please note there is no Saturday class on 27 April, 8 June, 29 June.
Book online
https://www.yoganowstudio.co.uk

Improve Your Dressmaking

Saturday 25 May
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Improve your dressmaking is a one-day session that will help you obtain a better finish to your home-sewn garments.

Do you enjoy dressmaking but aren’t happy with the finish? Do you have bumps at the bottom of your zips. Or do your facings just refuse to lie flat? Would you like to improve your dressmaking but don’t have the time to commit to a course? In this class, I’ll share a few techniques you can use to improve the look of your dressmaking. Instead of wrestling with making a whole garment, we’ll concentrate on learning some foundation dressmaking techniques by making samples of each technique. There are yours to take home for future reference.

Who is this aimed at?
Anyone who has struggled with dressmaking techniques and would like to learn some tips to achieve a better finish to their work. You must be able to use a sewing machine confidently, sew accurate seams, and have some dressmaking experience.

What will I learn?
understanding pattern terminology and markings
how to choose your best pattern size and achieve a good fit.
pressing and trimming techniques
why you should staystitch, and how to do it
how to apply a facing
what is understitching and when do you use it
how to insert a concealed zip
how to attach a waistband

Must be pre-booked at: https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/event/improve-your-dressmaking-2/
Enquiries to: jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

STAINED GLASS WEEKEND WORKSHOPS FOR BEGINNERS

Saturday 25 May - Sunday 26 May
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this workshop you can learn the basis of leaded stained glass.

We will go through:

-The art of cutting glass
-Choice of subject and design
-Moving the drawing into cardboard templates
-Cutting the different pieces of glass
-Leading
-Welding
-Cementing, polishing, and finishing your project.

We will complete a simple leaded panel 20 x 20 cm.

We’ll go through from beginning to end in two days, which means it will be intensive, but I can guarantee that you will have a lovely experience

Maximum 5 people for course for maximum individual attention.
All tools, equipment and consumables provided but please, bring a packed lunch.

What to bring : Please wear comfortable clothing in layers with flat covered footwear.

Saturday 10 am to 3 pm (with half an hour break for lunch)
Sunday 10 pm to 1 pm.

Bookings online: https://www.midasskillsschool.com/leadlights

Sample of Work

Fused Glass for Beginners

Saturday 25 May
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have you ever tried fusing glass? In this workshop you will learn how this is done and give it a try. If you already have basic skills, you can work on your desired project.

Kilnformed or fused glass is a craft known since ancient times and used for making jewellery and vessels. It was largely forgotten through the ages until it was re-discovered in 1950-ties. Currently, fusing glass is a popular hobby as well as a distinct and versatile art form.

Fusing glass enables individual pieces to be transformed into a single object when they are put together and exposed to high temperature in a kiln. Depending on the temperature used, different textures and other interesting visual effects can be achieved. Furthermore, placing the glass into a mould or on a prop can produce three-dimensional forms with varying complexity.

In this workshop you will:

• learn the basics of fusing glass
• become skilled in cutting glass and assembling simple forms
• learn how to achieve desired textures and other effects
• design and make your own glass objects to take home

Note that your creations will not be ready at the end of the workshop, but will be available to collect from the studio 2-3 days after the workshop. Tools and materials will be provided, but please bring an apron with you.

For more information and to book a place, please phone 07446858812 or email Irina at 523.glassart@gmail.com

Fair Isle Knitting

Sunday 26 May
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Love knitting but want to add a little colour and pattern to the mix? Come and learn the technique of Fair Isle knitting.

Techniques to be covered
How to read a Fair Isle chart.
How to knit with two colours.
Stranding and weaving of float yarns.
Swiss darning: how to add further colours or correct mistakes.

Materials needed
4.0mm circular needle (40cm)
50grams of double knitting wool in 2 different shades
Darning needle
Stitch marker

For knitters who can already knit and follow a basic knitting pattern.

Worksheets and patterns will be provided on the day.

All workshops are held in my dye studio (which is near the shop). After booking you will be emailed with the details on how to access the building. Please note payment is required to book in to this workshop, and is non-refundable.

Book Online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/products/learn-fair-isle-saturday-26-may

Intarsia Knitting

Sunday 26 May
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take your colour work to another level.
Join Katharine from Gilbert & Marnie and learn the tips and tricks of successful intarsia knitting (also known as picture knitting).

Techniques to be covered:

  • Reading and understanding an Intarsia Chart.
  • Working in multiple colours using knitters bobbins.
  • Changing colours and twisting yarn to avoid holes.
  • Weaving in ends neatly and securely

Skill level

You will be able to knit and purl with confidence and have completed at least one colour work project.

Materials

3 shades of DK yarn.
4 or 5 mm needles.
Darning needle
3 knitters bobbins.
All workshops are held in my dye studio (which is near the shop). After booking you will be emailed with the details on how to access the building. Please note payment is required to book in to this workshop, and is non-refundable.

Image from Gilbert & Marnie Instagram (Katharine).

Book online: https://gingertwiststudio.com/collections/workshops/products/intarsia-knitting-workshop-sunday-26-may

1 to 1 Jewellery Skills

Monday 27 May
All Day

In this workshop you will learn all basic jewellery skills in relaxed, private environment. We will go through basic skills such as piercing, filling, soldering and finishing jewellery to more advance techniques such as stonesetting. You will learn the skills on real projects such as making a ring or pendant. Part of the class is also improving your design skills.​

There will be individual study plan designed specially for each person depending on your needs and experiences.​

There will be flexible start so you can use your pass whenever you want (depending of space availability, please book the dates in advance)​

Dates are flexible, please contact tutor for availability and discuss what you would like to learn:

Mirka – mail@mirkajaneckova.com​

Each class will be 2h long

Please book online: https://www.midasskillsschool.com/monday-jewellery-skills-6-30-9

or enquire: midasskillsschool@gmail.com

Spring Term Beginners Iyengar yoga classes

Monday 27 May
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Beginners level yoga class with Izabela Bysiak.
This class is on Mondays at 6pm (we have other beginners classes on Tuesday and Wedneday evenings, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings).
Iyengar yoga is suitable for everyone and in this class Izabela will introduce you to the basics, working week by week to develop your strength and flexibilty, leaving you feeling taller, refreshed and relaxed. All equipment, including mats, is provided and we can help you progress, whatever your previous experience or level of fitness.
Term Pass costs £80 for 10 classes (to be used in 10 weeks, at any 10 classes). Introductory Pass costs £50 for 6 classes in 6 weeks. Single class costs £12. Passes can be used at any suitable class until the end of term.

www.yoganowstudio.co.uk

Stained Glass Skill classes. Advanced and intermediate

Tuesday 28 May
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop is available for those who have done a course and want to develop there own project under expert supervision.

You can book packs of 5 sessions (five Tuesdays). It doesn’t need to be correlative but you have to use in maximum 5 months from the first session.
There is also a limit to the size of panel which can be undertaken due to storage space.

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