Art & Crafts Events
Various venues, Worthing
Until summer 2018
See feature for details.
Phone 01903 221448 or visit worthingmuseum.co.uk.
Bookbinding and Conservation Workshops
The Keep Archives, The Keep, Woollards Way, Brighton
Saturdays January 13, February 10, March 10 and April 14, 10am-4pm
£80 per session/£300 for all four sessions. Booking required
Learn and perfect traditional methods of bookbinding, repair and conservation under the guidance of The Keep’s conservator Melissa Williams. Participants can choose their project, from repairing your own books to creating something new, and there’s an opportunity to try anything from a simple case-binding to more sophisticated stitching designs and finishes, such as gold-leaf tooling. Suitable for beginners or those with more advanced skills. A toolkit can be purchased for £25. Bring your own lunch.
Phone 01273 482349 or visit thekeep.info.
Make a Leather Journal/Artist’s Sketchbook
22 Westhampnett Road, Chichester
Thursday January 18, Tuesday February 13, Saturday March 17, Friday April 13, Thursday May 31 and Saturday July 7, 10am-4.30pm
Professional artist and presentation specialist Lynne Friel teaches how to use straightforward bookbinding and leather working skills to make two unique journals. In the morning, participants will master the basic skills by making a single A6 book, and in the afternoon they will make an A5 journal with space for pens or pencils. All materials are included in the price.
Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping in Two Months
3 Shawpits Cottages, Mill Lane, Hellingly, Hailsham
Saturdays January 27, February 10 and February 24
Learn how to keep bees on a small scale on this course, run by Wayward Bee, which explains how a hive works, how to keep bees happy and healthy, what type of hive, where to site a hive, swarming, equipment, costs and plants for the bees.
Phone 01323 842253 or visit craftcourses.com.
Beginner Quilting and Patchwork Course
The Old School, School Lane, Storrington
Tuesdays January 30-March 26, 9.30am-12.30pm
Run by Ann Till at South Downs Quilt Workshops, this eight-part course introduces the basics of patchwork and quilting, with an emphasis on the learning of the techniques rather than the end product. Using a sewing machine, participants will look at new blocks, colour choices, different cutting techniques and other aspects of the construction process.
Phone 01903 745625 or visit southdownsquilter.wordpress.com.
45 South Street, Tarring, Worthing
Saturdays February 3, April 7, June9, October 6 and December 1 (one-day course), 10am-3.30pm
Tutor Tricia Johnson, of Art With Trica, gives one-to-one support as she teaches a one-day course suitable for beginners through to advanced students. There will be advice on drawing and measuring techniques, as well as exploring different art forms.
Phone 07794 655368 or visit triciajohnson.wixsite.com.
Fused Glass Taster Course
Link Hill, Vines Cross Road, Horam, Heathfield
Saturdays February 3, February 24 and March 17, 10am-4pm
Sharon Knox, of Hot Fusion Glass, runs these one-day taster courses to learn the craft of fused glass, which has been fired in a kiln at high temperatures. Methods involve stacking or layering thin sheets, rods and powders of glass, sometimes using different colours to create patterns or images. The stack is placed inside the kiln until the separate pieces bond. The unique shapes created can then be crafted into anything from jewellery to wall art. All glass materials, breakfast, lunch and drinks are included in the price.
Phone 01293 851415 or visit craftcourses.com.
Art & Spa: Two-Day Art Painting Weekend Holiday
The Flackley Ash Hotel, Peasmarsh, near Rye
Saturdays February 24, March 24, April 21, May 19, June 23, October 20, November 17
Have a mini art holiday and learn to paint in a weekend on these two-day courses run by Arty Party Breaks. Suitable for beginners or intermediates in watercolour painting, participants will be shown from scratch how to stretch paper, apply paint, mix colour and all watercolour techniques. Improvers can expand their knowledge and learn new ideas, tips and techniques.
Phone 07817 116007 or visit artpartybreaks.com.
Beginning Your Beekeeping
Mantel Farm, Henley Down, Catsfield, Battle
Saturdays February 24, March 17, April 21, May 12, June 16, July 14, September 15, October 6 and November 10 (two days), 9.30am-4.30pm
On this intensive two-day course, tutors Amanda Millar, an ecologist and qualified beekeeper, and beekeepers Mike Cullen and Jill Sales get you started with beekeeping, explaining about the honey bee, choosing hives and equipment, how and where to set up an apiary, bee management, pests and diseases, and how to extract honey. The course includes a chance to see the different equipment available, with course notes to take home and an inspection of a hive, weather permitting.
Phone 01424 830357 or visit mantelfarmshop.co.uk.
Stained Glass Workshop
Charleston, Firle, Lewes
Saturday February 24, 10am-4pm
With tutor David Lilly, who has his own stained glass studio and rests windows and Tiffany-style lamps, students handcraft a leaded stained glass window panel. He teaches the traditional techniques of cutting, leading up, soldering, cementing and polishing. An artisan lunch, tea and coffees and all tools and materials are included in the cost. Suitable for all levels. Wear old clothes and sturdy shoes. Picture: Epha J Roe.
Phone 01323 811626 or visit charleston.org.uk.
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