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Adults: Workshops

Want to try out something new and discover a creative side you haven't explored before? Our range of one off workshops and taster sessions give you access to all sorts of art forms and a huge range of local professional artists and practitioners. Explore this page if you are an amateur artist, curious crafter or a creative professional to find the workshop for you.

  • Dare to Dance: Home Collection (Online sessions)

    John Darvell from NOCTURN has put together 4 fun short workshops, from his own home, to try and bring that sense of fun and movement and give us a break from these challenging times.

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  • LINKS TO THRIVE: Arts on Prescription in West Berkshire

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  • Start with Art Beginners - Autumn 2022

    Monday 19th September 2022 — Monday 28th November 2022

    The Lookout Studio

    Explore different art styles and techniques.

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  • Introduction to Freehand Machine Embroidery

    Thursday 6th October 2022

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    An introduction to the basics of freehand machine embroidery.

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  • Needle Felting Landscapes

    Saturday 8th October 2022

    The Lookout Studio

    Join Yvonne de Savigny to learn how to create a needle felting landscape.

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  • Bohemia Sustainable Jewellery Making

    Sunday 9th October 2022

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Join Born Again Bohemia for an exciting workshop aimed at people who are interested in sustainable fashion and curious about how we can accessorise in a planet friendly & ethical way!

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  • Drawing with Wire: Poppies and Seedheads

    Friday 14th October 2022

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Make your own bright poppy or, new for this year, a beautiful poppy seedhead from coloured copper wire.

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  • Talk: Preparing for the Stage with Simon Annand

    Saturday 15th October 2022 — Thursday 10th November 2022

    The Café / Lookout Studio

    Meet the man behind the lens of The Half exhibition, Simon Annand.

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  • Instagram for Artists

    Saturday 15th October 2022

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    A crash course with Ellie Kerr-Smiley in learning how to use the world’s biggest photo sharing app to market yourself and your art.

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  • Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

    Sunday 16th October 2022

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Learn the beautiful art of modern calligraphy at this relaxed workshop with Francesca, a professional Illustrator and Calligrapher based in Wiltshire.

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  • Introduction to Picture Framing & Mounting

    Saturday 22nd October 2022

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Join Laura Cranstoun for a theory introduction to framing and mounting artwork, for artists who want to explore and learn more around the professional display of their work.

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  • Pottery Taster Sessions

    Sunday 30th October 2022

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Have fun learning to throw on the potters' wheel!

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  • Silkscreen Printing Taster

    Thursday 10th November 2022

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Explore silkscreen printing with Berkshire Printmakers.

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  • Christmas Card Printmaking

    Saturday 12th November 2022

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    In this festive workshop you will be learning how to create your own special lino printed Christmas cards and gift tags.

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  • Silver and Semi-precious Stone Pendant

    Sunday 13th November 2022

    Lookout Studio, The Base

    Discover the magic of Silver Clay, with this all day stone setting and silver clay workshop led by Emma Roy.

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  • Festive Decoupage Day

    Thursday 17th November 2022

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Join Helen Mortimer and enjoy the art of découpage in this festive workshop.

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  • Glass Fusing: Festive Wreath and Decorations

    Sunday 20th November 2022

    Lookout Studio, The Base

    Enjoy creating your own unique glass wreath or festive decorations and gifts in this seasonal workshop with Shirley Eccles.

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  • Bohemia Festive Earrings

    Thursday 24th November 2022

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Learn how to make a beautiful pair of festive earrings with Born Again Bohemia in these hourly taster workshops.

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  • Drawing with wire: Decorations & gifts for Christmas

    Friday 25th November 2022

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Make a wire decoration as a gift or to decorate your home using coloured copper wire and beads.

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  • Lantern Making For The Brave

    Saturday 26th November 2022 — Sunday 27th November 2022

    101 Outdoor Arts

    Work with professional lantern makers to create an even more elaborate design.

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  • Lantern Making Workshop

    Saturday 26th November 2022 — Sunday 4th December 2022

    101 Outdoor Arts

    Come to 101 Outdoor Arts and create a traditional pyramid lantern out of willow and paper or a design of your choice ready to carry in our Festival of Light procession.

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  • Make a Willow Reindeer

    Sunday 27th November 2022

    The Lookout Studio

    Join Judith Needham to make a willow reindeer to stand on a windowsill or table.

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  • Arm Knitting for Beginners

    Thursday 1st December 2022

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Sophie Hale will teach you how to knit an on-trend arm knitted throw using gorgeous soft chunky yarn and just your arms!

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  • Chunky Knit Christmas Wreath Making

    Friday 2nd December 2022

    The Base Gallery

    Sophie Hale will teach you how to make your very own eco friendly Christmas wreath that will last years using luxury giant wool.

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  • Christmas Floral Wreath Making

    Saturday 3rd December 2022 — Sunday 4th December 2022

    The Gallery, The Base

    Get into the festive spirit by making your own Christmas wreath.

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  • Make a Willow Star

    Saturday 3rd December 2022 — Friday 9th December 2022

    The Base Gallery

    Join Judith Needham and make a large willow star covered in random weaving and decorate it with fairy lights.

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  • Gold Leafing for Beginners

    Saturday 3rd December 2022

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    A one-off workshop where participants can learn how to use, apply and create designs with gold leaf.

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  • Free Flow Expression

    Sunday 4th December 2022

    The Lookout Studio

    Join Yvonne de Savigny for a few hours of fun, creating your own unique masterpiece using a variety of mediums.

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  • Christmas Calligraphy

    Sunday 4th December 2022

    The Base Gallery

    Learn the beautiful art of modern calligraphy with a festive theme with Francesca, a professional Illustrator and Calligrapher based in Wiltshire.

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  • Silk Painted Christmas Cards

    Monday 5th December 2022

    The Base Gallery

    Create your own silk painted Christmas cards with Helen Mortimer, using iron-fixed silk paints.

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  • Make and Bake Christmas Jumper Jewellery

    Sunday 11th December 2022

    The Base Gallery

    Create, make and bake your own Christmas jumper earrings or hair accessory with Chloe Blair of 'Peaches and Tea'.

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