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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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  • Pottery Taster Evening

    Monday 13th September 2021 — Friday 12th November 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Try your hand at clay in this Pottery Taster Evening with The Base resident artist, Cáit Gould.

    Dates & Info
  • Bohemia Earring Making with Sustainable Beads

    Thursday 23rd September 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Join Mandy from Born Again Bohemia for an exciting workshop and perfect for those who are interested in sustainable fashion and curious about how we can accessorise in a planet friendly and ethical way!

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  • Learn how to make Trousers

    Friday 24th September 2021 — Saturday 16th October 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Learn how to make you own pair of trousers with The Base resident artist Abbie Brunskill.

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  • Raku Clay Workshop - Autumn 2021

    Saturday 25th September 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Suitable for beginners and more experienced potters alike: discover the elemental nature of 'raku-firing' with resident artist Cáit Gould.

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  • Linoprinting

    Saturday 2nd October 2021 — Saturday 11th December 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    An introduction to the skills and techniques involved in linoprinting, led by Charlotte Adcock.

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  • Gong Bath - Autumn 2021

    Sunday 3rd October 2021 — Sunday 5th December 2021

    Learning Centre

    A gong bath is the ultimate in deep relaxation.

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  • Screwpost Book Binding

    Sunday 3rd October 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Come and join Donna Lewis for a relaxed and creative half-day learning the Screwpost Book Binding technique.

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  • French Polishing and Woodcare for Beginners

    Friday 8th October 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    This one day beginners workshop with Oliver Piepereit from OP Woodcraft is designed to give you the fundamental basics of French polishing and woodcare.

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  • Clay Characters

    Saturday 9th October 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Come and make a characterful figure out of clay with Katherine Kingdon.

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  • Wellbeing Day Autumn 2021

    Sunday 10th October 2021

    Learning Centre

    In celebration of World Mental Health Day, set aside some time to take care of you, with these four relaxing and wellness-promoting sessions.

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  • Arm Knitting for Beginners

    Sunday 17th October 2021 — Thursday 11th November 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Learn how to knit an on-trend arm knitted throw using gorgeous soft chunky yarn and just your arms!

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  • Drawing towards Peace

    Thursday 21st October 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    This workshop with award winning contemporary artist Robert Fitzmaurice will enable participants to explore their personal feelings about Greenham Common, the peace movement and the forms of protest that took place.

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  • Landscapes in Glass

    Sunday 24th October 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Join Shirley Eccles to explore the techniques of Glass fusing to create a 2D landscape.

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  • Playful Planters

    Saturday 6th November 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Make a clay planter and decorate the surface using a mixture of clay application and drawing techniques with Katherine Kingdon.

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  • Weave Your Own Chicken

    Sunday 7th November 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Spend a fun day learning the art of willow sculpture with Judth Needham and take home a life-sized chicken to enhance your garden.

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  • Sustainable Jewellery Making

    Saturday 13th November 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Join Born Again Bohemia for an exciting workshop and perfect for learning more about sustainable fashion and how we can accessorise in a planet friendly and ethical way!

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  • Jolly Robin Decoration

    Sunday 14th November 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Create a festive robin decoration using the copper foiling technique.

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  • Make a Willow Star

    Sunday 14th November 2021 — Saturday 4th December 2021

    The Gallery, The Base

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

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  • Glass Fusing: Festive Wreath and Decorations

    Sunday 21st November 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

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

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  • Needle Felting Workshop

    Saturday 27th November 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Needle felting painting suitable for complete beginners or those with some creative knowledge.

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  • Chunky Knit Christmas Wreath Making

    Sunday 28th November 2021 — Tuesday 7th December 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Learn how to make your very own eco friendly Christmas wreath, that will last years, using luxury giant wool.

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  • Silk Painted Christmas Cards

    Wednesday 1st December 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Create your own silk painted Christmas cards using iron-fixed silk paints.

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  • Copper Foiled Christmas Wreath

    Friday 3rd December 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Join Justine Buckland to make your own glass Christmas wreath.

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  • Floral Christmas Wreath Making

    Saturday 4th December 2021 — Sunday 5th December 2021

    The Gallery, The Base

    Get into the festive spirit by making your own Christmas wreath with Martha Rose Flowers.

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  • Make a Wire Christmas Robin

    Tuesday 7th December 2021

    Gallery, The Base

    Join Flora Gare and enjoy a fun day creating your own beautiful Christmas Robin.

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  • Festive Découpage

    Friday 10th December 2021

    The Lookout Studio, The Base

    Priority booking opens to Members on Wednesday 21 July. Tickets are available for general sale on Friday 23 July at 10am.

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  • Table-top Willow Reindeer

    Sunday 12th December 2021

    The Gallery, The Base

    Join Judith Needham to make a willow reindeer about 45cm tall to stand on a windowsill or table.

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