Art & Craft Courses

 

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Explore your creative side at Lane End Cottage Gardens! We host a wide selection of art and craft courses throughout the year run by our talented local artists and crafters. Browse the courses below and book early to avoid disappointment! We will update this page as dates are confirmed, or you can keep updated via our facebook page.


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Juliette Hamilton’s beautiful work will be exhibited and for sale at The National Garden Scheme opening on the 12th and 13th May 2018.
If you would like to create a beautiful sculpture of your own to display in your garden  please choose from the selection of courses below. The courses are all suitable for absolute beginners so come along and have fun.

Previous courses have made hares, baskets, obelisks, birds and other animals; keep checking this page on what the next course will create. Check out Juliette’s work and upcoming exhibitions on her website.

Chickens
Date: Thursday 15th March 2018, 10am – 4pm
Cost:  £57 for all materials, tuition and tea/coffee.
Book: Contact Juliette on 07949640613 or juliettehamilton@virginmedia.com

Obelisks
Date: Saturday 28th April 2018, 10am – 4pm
Cost:  £57 for all materials, tuition and tea/coffee.
Book: Contact Juliette on 07949640613 or juliettehamilton@virginmedia.com

Bumble Bees
Date:  Thursday 17th May 2018, 10am – 4pm
Cost:  £57 for all materials, tuition and tea/coffee.
Book: Contact Juliette on 07949640613 or juliettehamilton@virginmedia.com

Four Legged Animals
Cost: 
 £57 for all materials, tuition and tea/coffee.
Date: Thursday 21st June 2018, 10am – 4pm
Book: Contact Juliette on 07949640613 or juliettehamilton@virginmedia.com

Herons
Cost:  
£57 for all materials, tuition and tea/coffee.
Date: Thursday 19th July 2018, 10am – 4pm
Book: Contact Juliette on 07949640613 or juliettehamilton@virginmedia.com

More courses will be arranged for Autumn /Winter 2018.


Mosaic course
Run by Cheshire artist Angela Sidwell, learn how to make a decorative and colourful mosaic panel. Under Angela’s careful guidance, even absolute beginners will create something to be proud of. All tuition, materials and safety equipment are included.

Date & time:  Saturday  June 9th 2018, 10am – 3pm
Cost: £45
Book: Contact Angela on 07944333408 or angela@angelasidwell.com


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Angela also runs courses on wire work, teaching even total beginners how to make their own sculpture. Check out her website to see some examples of her work and to get inspiration for the sort of things you could make on this course.
Date & time: Sunday June 10th 2018, 10am-3pm
Cost:£45.
Book; Contact Angela on 07944333408


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Glass workshop
Run by local artist Lesley Miller, this engaging course will see you create your very own glass decorations. Under her supervision, learn to cut and smooth glass then join together using copper foiling.
Unfortunately, this course isn’t suitable for children and we ask that you wear sturdy footwear. All other safety equipment, tools and tuition are included. Maximum four people per course.

Lesley will be demonstrating her skills,and have work for sale at our charity open day for the National Garden Scheme on the 12th and 13th May 2018. Please  come and chat to her if you are interested in her course.

Date and Time: Saturday 9th June 2018, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Cost: £55
Book: Contact Imogen on 07526635808 or 01925 752618 or imogen@laneenddcotttagegardens.co.uk


Painting workshops

We welcome groups of artists and art classes to come and draw and paint in the gardens.Please contact Imogen to arrange a mutually convenient day, You will have the garden to yourselves to relax and enjoy.

Imogen 01925 752618 07526635808 imogen@laneendcottagegardens.co.uk

Normal admission charges apply.


An introduction to felting course
Textile artist Jude Beckett will teach you how to turn colourful wool fibres into felted items that you can take home. She will cover the techniques of wet felting, needle felting and machine embellishment. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, but please bring your own lunch. Places are limited to 10 people so be sure to book early.
Please contact Imogen if you are interested in this course
imogen@laneendcottagegardens.co.uk or 01925752618


Christmas wreaths and table decorations
Fancy making your very own fresh foliage wreath to hang on your door in the run up to Christmas? Our wreath making course will take you through the process in classes under Imogen’s tuition.  This is one of our most popular courses at Lane End so book early to avoid disappointment!

Xmas wreath 1Dates & times

Saturday 1st December 2018.
10-12 and 2-4pm
Sunday 2nd December 2018.
10-12 and 2-4pm.

Saturday 8th December 2018.
10-12 and 2-4.
Sunday 9th December 2018.
10-12 and 2-4pm

Cost: £25 including all materials, tea and coffee.
Book:  Imogen on 01925 752618 or imogen@laneendcottagegardens.co.uk. Please specify day and time.