Craft Workshops

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Workshop: Personalised Picture & Photograph Mounting | 12 November 12:00

Using your own pictures or special photographs, learn to cut and decorate window mounts to create a wonderful personal addition to your home or a thoughtful gift for a loved...

Workshops: Ceramic Christmas Trees *SOLD OUT* | 17 November 10:00

*Please note, this workshop has now sold out. Come along and learn how to create your own handmade set of three individual stylish Christmas trees, colour them to fit in...

Workshop: Silk Painted Christmas Cards *SOLD OUT* | 19 November 10:30

*Please note this workshop has now sold out* Create your own silk painted Christmas cards using iron-fix silk paints.  You will be shown techniques including blending and tinting to build...

Workshops: Ceramic Christmas Trees | 24 November 10:00

Come along and learn how to create your own handmade set of three individual stylish Christmas trees, colour them to fit in with your home. Great to keep or give...

Workshop: Willow for Christmas *SOLD OUT* | 30 November 10:00

*Please note, this workshop has now sold out* In this workshop we will be making a variety of decorative willow objects (stars, wreaths, reindeer and bells) to celebrate the festive...

Workshop: Willow for Christmas *SOLD OUT* | 23 November 10:30

*Please note, this workshop has now sold out* In this workshop we will be making a variety of decorative willow objects (stars, wreaths, reindeer and bells) to celebrate the festive...

Workshop: Christmas Wreath Making | 04 December 10:00

Join us at this fun and create workshop and make your own festive door wreath. The wire frame, moss, seasonal foliage and selection of decorations from dried oranges, chillies and limes to...

Workshop: Christmas Wreath Making | 04 December 18:30

Join us at this fun and create workshop and make your own festive door wreath. The wire frame, moss, seasonal foliage and selection of decorations from dried oranges, chillies and limes to...

Workshop: Christmas Wreath Making | 05 December 10:00

Join us at this fun and create workshop and make your own festive door wreath. The wire frame, moss, seasonal foliage and selection of decorations from dried oranges, chillies and limes to...

Workshop: Christmas Wreath Making | 05 December 18:30

Join us at this fun and create workshop and make your own festive door wreath. The wire frame, moss, seasonal foliage and selection of decorations from dried oranges, chillies and limes to...

Workshops: Painting Ceramic Christmas Decorations | 07 December 10:00

This popular workshop starts with a brief talk about the history of the Christmas tree and its decorations followed by hands- on painting of 4 ceramic Christmas decorations of your...

Workshops: Painting Ceramic Christmas Decorations | 08 December 10:00

This popular workshop starts with a brief talk about the history of the Christmas tree and its decorations followed by hands- on painting of 4 ceramic Christmas decorations of your...

Workshop: Decopatch for Christmas | 10 December 10:30

Enjoy the art of decopatch in this festive workshop. Using specialist decopatch papers, create beautiful designs on baubles, boxes and more! You will even have to opportunity to personalize an...

Workshop: Christmas Table Flower Arrangements | 19 December 10:00

As Christmas draws near we begin to plan our festive table. You will create your own personalised Christmas table arrangement with three choices; the classic rectangular arrangement to suit a...

Family Art Workshop – Fascinating Fossils | 21 February 10:00

Get hands-on with some of the museum’s fossil collection while the Armadillo Art Experience teach you how to draw, colour and paint your own fun versions of how they look...

Workshops: Design Your Own Perfume | 02 March 11:00

Discover the world of bespoke perfumery. Learn a little bit of perfume history, about the ingredients and extraction methods, understand top notes, middle and base notes and their importance in...

Workshops: Patchwork for Beginners | 06 March 18:15

Make a Quilted Cushion. Always wanted to try making a quilt but a bit daunted by the terminology (fat quarter, blocks, wadding, quilting, flying geese, log cabin and lots more...

Workshops: Green Man | 09 March 10:30

Come and have fun learning how to create your own garden 'Green Man' using a robust stoneware clay suitable for all weathers. You will be making and cutting a slab...

Workshops: Spring Flowers | 28 March 13:00

Join in the fun creating seasonal flowers in a basket. A perfect Mother’s Day gift. Or maybe treat someone special to come along and create their own special arrangement, with...

Workshops: Celebration Bunting | 03 April 18:15

Summer, celebrations, garden parties, Christmas - what would they be without a bit of bunting decorating the space. Easy to make, lovely to look at and always there when you...

Workshops: Easter Wreaths | 04 April 13:00

Come along to this spring wreath workshop and create your own arrangement using seasonal flowers, ribbons and Easter decorations. These stunning designs are perfect for displaying on your door or...

Workshops: Iron-fix Silk Painting | 29 April 10:00

Discover the art of iron-fix silk painting to create your own beautiful design. You will learn how to stretch silk onto a frame, use gutta to outline your chosen design...

Workshops: Bridal Flowers – Wedding Favours & Decorative Flowers | 01 May 18:15

Wedding favours are a tradition. Creating your own is a special memory. Come along and learn how to make a flower favour for your guests to take away and can...

Workshops: Willow for the Garden | 03 May 10:30

Join us to make a garden cloche or plant climber for use in your garden. Along the way we will explore different weaving techniques that you can use to create...

Workshops: Macrame for Beginners | 08 May 18:30

Create your own Macramé Hanging Plant Holder. Beth will guide you through the learning of the artisan craft of knotting, to design and create a contemporary plant holder, perfect for...

Workshops: Kiln Carving | 10 May 10:30

Kiln carving is a simple kiln forming process which adds texture and relief to glass. It refers to the “carving” effect given to the glass which takes place in the...

Workshops: Watercolour Painting on Location | 17 May 10:30

Friday 17 May Session 1: Shaw House Learn how to record what you see in order to create a series of study sketches using watercolour paints directly. During the first...

Family Art Workshop: Roundheads & Cavaliers | 30 May 10:00

Get a closer look at some of 17th century objects from the museum’s Civil War collection and learn to draw them with the Armadillo Art Experience, along with famous people...

Workshops: Steam-fix Silk Painting | 10 June 10:00

Explore the delights of steam-fix silk painting whilst creating abstract floral and landscape designs. Learn a variety of techniques including adding salt and gutta to your designs. All resources provided...

Workshops: Bridal Flowers – Wedding Buttonholes & Posies | 19 June 18:15

The perfect evening workshop. Master the technique to wire a simple buttonhole. We will then go on to create this timeless classic the handtied posy with seasonal flowers suitable for...

Workshops: Delft Tile Painting | 21 June 10:30

Delftware, also known as Delft Blue, is the charming variety of blue and white ceramic pottery originating from Delft in the Netherlands, with many of the classic tile designs dating...

Workshops: Willow Bird Feeder | 05 July 10:30

In this workshop we will be making a variety of willow bird feeders for use in your garden. Along the way we will explore different weaving techniques, giving you an...

Workshops: Symmetrical Flower Arrangement | 17 July 13:00

Spend the afternoon working with Summer flowers learning to create this front facing design. A design once mastered can be used for so many occasions and can be easily adapted...

Workshops: Kennet Valley Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers | 31 August 13:00

Braiding and tapestry weaving Saturday 31 August They are really easy and can be used in everyday life, before you know it the whole family will want to do try...