Courses and Workshops

Tuesday 27 August

Bridport Summer Yoga A different Yoga Teacher each week. Tuesday mornings 10am – 11.30am The Ballroom of The Bull Hotel, 34 East St, Bridport DT6 3LF (Public Car Parking is very near in East St car park). For information contact Corrie van Rijn on 01308 485544, corrievanrijn@aol.com.

 

Wednesday 28 August

Children’s Paint Pouring 1.30pm – 2.30pm or 4pm – 5pm £12.50 Leader : Gillian Beckman-Findlay. Suitable for children age 6+. Paint pouring uses acrylic paint along with a paint medium that encourages the paint to develop circular cells which create abstract masterpieces by letting the paint pigment basically run amok. There are endless creative possibilities. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362 www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk.

 

Friday 30 August

By The Loom – Axminster Heritage Spinning and Weaving Group Come along and learn new skills or use old ones with a friendly and supportive group.  £3 Everyone welcome; beginners and the more experienced. 10.30am – 3pm More info or to book: 01404 831207 The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

Willow Workshop Bees £65 Studi0ne, Broadwindsor Craft Centre, Dorset jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk josadlerforgednwillow.bigcartel.com 07531417209.

Textile Workshop 3D forms at The Durbeyfield, West Bay. 9.30am -3pm, all materials and morning tea and coffee included, £40 per person per workshop (10% discount for booking all 4 sessions). www.jurassiccoaststudio.com 07973 769432.

 

Fri 30 August – Sunday 1 September

Wallpaper Weekend Workshop Create your own plant-inspired repeat patterns and design before printing a length by hand. Taught by Hugh Dunford Wood. The course will start at 4.30pm on Friday with dinner at 6pm and an introductory session. Residents are welcome to arrive from 3pm. R £345 NR £261. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online.

 

Tuesday 3 September

Adult Art Class every Tuesday 10am – 1pm, term time only at Whoopsadaisy, Silver St, Lyme Regis. Beginners and improvers welcome: Watercolour, acrylic, mixed media and drawing skills with Trudi Ochiltree BA Hons Fine Art, Art & Design PGCE. Half termly fee, equivalent of £15 per class depending on length of term. Taster class £7.50. Contact: 07812 856823 trudiochiltree@gmail.com

www.trudiochiltree.co.uk.

Stained Glass Make a stained glass leaf, apple or angel decoration. With Sharan James. 10am – 1pm and 1.30pm – 4.30pm. £37.50. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.

Willow Workshop Dragonfly £65 Studi0ne, Broadwindsor Craft Centre, Dorset

jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk josadlerforgednwillow.bigcartel.com 07531417209.

Art Class with Hannah Twine Every first Tuesday of the month Kennaway House, Sidmouth10am-12.30 & 1.30pm-4.00pm Contact Hannah on hannah.twine@googlemail.com or call 07912 627071

 

3 – 5 September

Relief Sculpture with Neil Wood £180+£30 materials Artwave West, Morcombelake, DT6 6DY www.artwavewest.com T:01297 489746 Relief sculpture is significant in world art, from ancient times to the present day and continues as a means of creative expression. This workshop will equip you with the skills and knowledge to create your own cast relief artwork.

 

Thursday 5 September

Exploring Kantha Learn about the relaxing and therapeutic nature of hand-stitching by creating a small design, purse or wall hanging. Tutor Paula Simpson.10am – 1pm. £15. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.

From Wolf Hall to Poldark: Historical Dance Class meets 19.30-21.30, St George’s Church Dorchester DT1 1LB. Taught by friendly specialist. No experience or partner needed. Wear light loose clothes & flexible footwear. £6.00 per stand-alone session, just turn up (every first Thursday, check before first time). Info Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com

 

Friday 6 – Sunday 8 September

Historical Ecology of Ancient Grazed Woodlands and Meadows. Uncover the hidden stories of ecology, geology, and wildlife of Kingcombe and Powerstock that define this ancient landscape. Led by Bryan Edwards. Arrive by 4:30pm on Friday.  Residents are welcome to arrive from 3pm.  The course will finish at approximately 4pm on Sunday with afternoon tea. R: £303 NR: £219. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online.

 

 

Friday 6 September

Hedgerows – the good, the bad and the ugly- guided walk 10am – 12noon A short ecology and habitat creation course to help you get the best from your hedges. Hedges are among UK’s most important habitats. We have lost half of them in living memory, and most are now mere skeletons of what they should be. A good hedge is an abundant habitat for all sorts of wildlife, as well as being pleasing on the eye, and a traditional feature of our countryside. This is not a practical course, (hedgelaying courses will be run later in the year), but bring a pair of boots and appropriate clothing for a full morning outdoors as we will be walking and talking, and seeing what hedgerow inhabitants we can find. All-terrain electric wheelchairs are available – please let us know in advance if you need one. Magdalen is an organic farm with an abundance of wildlife and habitats, (including 4.5 km of hedges), and a fascinating place to get better acquainted with nature. Booking essential – visit www.magdalenfarm.org.uk/events, or for more information please email julia@magdalenfarm.org.uk.

Textile Workshop Nuno felting at The Durbeyfield, West Bay. 9.30am -3pm, all materials and morning tea and coffee included, £40 per person per workshop (10% discount for booking all 4 sessions). www.jurassiccoaststudio.com 07973 769432.

 

Saturday 7 and 14 September

Ikebana Workshop for Beginners Learn how to create beautiful Ikenobo Japanese Floral Art 2pm-4pm Kennaway House, Sidmouth Booking essential. Contact: DevonIkebana@gmail.com or call 01395 514001

 

Saturday 7 September

Flower Painting Day with Guy Barkley-Smith £60 Artwave West, Morcombelake, DT6 6DY www.artwavewest.com T:01297 489746 Using a combination of acrylic and oil paints we will paint the classic still life subject of flowers.

Modern Floral Watercolour Workshop for beginners. Learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolours: laying a wash, brushes, paints and paper. Create a beautiful study of a flower or paint a boarder. Call 01404 831207 for info or to book. 10.00am – 12.30 Axminster Heritage, The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH

Tor Theatre: The Fire Catcher – Drama Workshop. 3.30pm. Enjoy a fun and friendly hour-long workshop with the cast from the show. Giggles a-plenty and suitable for children aged three and upwards – and their adults. Tickets: £5 Full. £4 under 12s. The David Hall, South Petherton, TA13 5AA. www.thedavidhall.org.uk 01460 240 340.

 

Sunday 8 September

From Wolf Hall to Poldark: Historical Dance Class meets 13.30-16.00, Royal British Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, Bridport DT6 3AD.Taught by friendly specialist. No experience or partner needed. Wear light loose clothes & flexible footwear. £6.00 per stand-alone session, just turn up (every second Sunday, check before first time). Info Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com

Crystal & Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Journey. 2pm – 3.30pm.  Experience a magical journey of therapeutic Pure Sound with musician Dean Carter. To reserve a place email ahiahel@live.com, phone 01935 389655 or visit www.centreforpuresound.org. Payment required on the day. Tickets: £12. The David Hall, South Petherton, TA13 5AA.

 

Monday 9 September

Board Games Evening Come and enjoy a fun and sociable evening of board gaming. Games and tuition will be provided. 7.30pm – 10pm. £4 per person. Bar available. Second and fourth Mondays. No need to book – contact Andrew Fawcett andrewjazzsax@gmail.com for more info. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.

Introduction to Calligraphy, 14.00 to 16.00   Explore the beautiful art of calligraphy and develop your skills over the weeks. £20 per session or £75 for all 4. Also on 16, 23 & 30 September Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362  hello@coastalcraftcollective.co.uk

 

Tuesday 10 September

Lavender, Linen and Lace Enjoy a relaxing morning of hand-stitching your own unique lavender sachets using linen, lace, vintage textiles or upcycled fabrics. With Paula Simpson. 10am – 1pm. £15. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.

Willow Workshop Chickens £65 Studi0ne, Broadwindsor Craft Centre, Dorset jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk josadlerforgednwillow.bigcartel.com 07531417209.

Mindfulness & Self Compassion,  Half-day course on  with Susan Howse (Accredited Mindfulness Teacher – UK Teachers Network).  Tuesday morning 10- 12.30 at the Othona Community, Burton Bradstock.  Course fee £15.   Contact Sue on 01308 898337 or howsesp@yahoo.co.uk. Website: www.susanhowse.co.uk

 

Wednesday 11 September

An Introduction to Portraits Learn how to capture a likeness and hone your observational skills. Suitable for those with some prior experience. Tutor Juliet Farnese. Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm. £75 for 6 workshops. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. Until 16 October.

“Back to Basics” Art Classes with Bryan Dawkins For beginners and those artists wishing to improve their skills Wednesdays weekly for six weeks, starting 11th September. The last class will be 16th October 2019. 10am-1.00pm Kennaway House SidmouthContact Bryan on www.dawkins-art.co.uk or call 01395 512526

Paint Pouring, 14.00 to 16.30   There are endless creative possibilities thanks to a number of techniques which aid the process which we will explore throughout the workshop. £28.50 Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362  hello@coastalcraftcollective.co.uk

 

Thursday 12 September

Painting Portraits in Oil Paint a portrait of your choice and discover a variety of oil painting techniques. Suitable for beginners. Tutor Heather Ford. Thursdays. 1.45pm – 4.15pm. £65 for 6 workshops (plus £7 for materials payable to the tutor). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. Until 24 October.

 

Fri 13 Sept – 4 Oct

Breathing Life into Paint with Claire Barnett £120 Artwave West, Morcombelake, DT6 6DY www.artwavewest.com T:01297 489746 Exploratory drawings have direct energy and freshness. Finding ways of getting that equivalent quality into the paint can seem elusive. This course gives you four, half studio days of painting from drawings that are created in situ. Your inspiration will be the views of the land and sea.

 

Friday 13 September

6-Week Nutritional Therapy Cooking Course, with registered Nutritionist (MBANT) Helen Ross. Friday mornings upstairs at Yellow Gorse, £20 a class. Telephone 07704093016 or book via Eventbrite.

By The Loom – Axminster Heritage Spinning and Weaving Group.  Come along and learn new skills or use old ones with a friendly and supportive group.  £3 Everyone welcome; beginners and the more experienced. 10.30 – 3.00 pm More info or to book: 01404 831207 10.30 – 3.00 pm at Dalwood Pavilion EX13 7EU

 

Saturday 14 September

A taste of Autumn Workshop 10am – 3.30pm, Forde Abbey House and Gardens. Come and enjoy the bounty of Autumn in a kitchen garden workshop celebrating all that is in abundance in September. Join garden writer Sally Nex, head gardener, Joshua Sparkes, local chef Ed Versluys, and the veg growers, Hewood Organics for a day long course in how to grow your own and make the most of this season’s harvest. Tickets cost £85 and include lunch, tea, coffee and cake. www.fordeabbey.co.uk   Tel: 01460 220231.

John Kirkpatrick will lead a CAROLD HARMONY WORKSHOP. This event is aimed primarily at choirs but individuals will be very welcome subject to spaces available.11:00am – 4:30pm (doors open 10:30) Bring and share lunch Admission £10 per person includes tea/coffee Ticket reservations for both events:  Phil  01935 477884  email:philwithsweets@hotmail.com  or:  Bonnie 01935 822287 email:stanchesterquire1@gmail.com

Alexander Technique Introductory Workshop with Inge Dyson at Othona Community, Burton Bradstock, 10.00 to 4.00. £35 including lunch. Contact Inge Dyson on 01297 489526 or ingedyson@tiscali.co.uk

 

Saturday 14 September

Expressive Florabunda with Claire Barnett £60 Artwave West, Morcombelake, DT6 6DY www.artwavewest.com T:01297 489746 Claire’s informal workshop combines demonstrations and practical work. It is for people with some experience and not complete beginners. However, as you work on your own paintings you can develop them to your own ability and individual and appropriate advice will be offered accordingly. The aim is to experiment, loosen up and develop exciting and expressive ways of mark making.

 

Sunday 15 September

Bookbinding at ink & page 29a West Allington, Bridport DT6 5BJ. Oriental style: an ancient method featuring decorative stab sewing. 11am – 4pm £85 contact kim&inkandpage.co.uk 07425163459.

Dances With Shakespeare: Historical Dance Class meets 13.30-16.00, Barrington Village Hall  TA19 0JE. Taught by friendly specialist. No experience or partner needed. Wear light loose clothes & flexible footwear. £6.00 per stand-alone session, just turn up (every third Sunday, check before first time). Info Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com

Sea Glass & Pottery Creations, 14.00 to 16.00   Make items out of  sea glass, sea pottery and other beach finds and bits & pieces. We’ll have a selection of materials available – please bring your own finds if you want to use them. £15 Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL  01297 691362  hello@coastalcraftcollective.co.uk

 

Tuesday 17 September

Sugar Craft For Beginners, 14.00 to 16.00   Try the fascinating craft of making  beautiful sugar flowers. In this session we’ll explore the basics, touch on the tools needed and make a small project to take home.  £12.50  Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362  hello@coastalcraftcollective.co.uk

 

Wednesday 18 September

All day Appliqué Workshop, , 9.30 – 3.30pm All day workshop where you learn the appliqué technique and create your own fabric version of your home, favourite image or scene. Learn or perfect your appliqueing skills at the fun all day workshop with Rachel and Lucy. £85 includes all instructions, materials, lunch and refreshments.

 

Thursday 19 September

Drawing From Observation, 09.30 to 12.30   Come and learn new drawing skills. We will be working from observation of natural forms, such as fruit, shells and plants, using a variety of different materials from pencils to pastels.  £20 Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362  hello@coastalcraftcollective.co.uk

 

Friday 20 September

LSi Bridport. German Language course with Lucy Chant 10-11am (5 weeks) £65

 

Saturday 21 September

Felt Stocking Advent Calendar Bunting 11.00 to 17.00   Come and have a relaxing day of hand sewing, creating your very own felt Christmas stocking advent calendar bunting.   £30  Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362  hello@coastalcraftcollective.co.uk

Lampshade Making Workshop. Make your own drum lampshade for your table lamp or ceiling pendant. 10am-12pm  at Sophie Rose Soft Furnishings, 11 Hogshill Street, Beaminster, DT8 3AE. £30 per person including a 30cm lampshade kit. Email srsoftfurnishings@outlook.com or call 01308 861064 for more information or to book.

 

Monday 23 September

Time for two tiers 10am – 3pm £30. Come flower arranging and learn how to make a stunning two-tiered floral design that will delight you and your friends. Inspired by an Autumn kitchen, it features rich jewel colours, flowers, foliage and seasonal items. Don’t miss it – this one is a show-stopper! Workshops taught by award winning Somerset tutor Jackie Nicholls from Ashville Design. Venue Combe St Nicholas Village Hall near Chard, TA20 3NY. For details of this and upcoming workshops visit www.ashvilledesign.co.uk or call Jackie on 01460 67795 or 07906 259 683.

Silver Clay Jewellery Taster, 13.30 to 16.30   Explore the wonderful properties of metal clay and create a unique jewellery set in a single session. £60 Eclectic Studio, Church Hill, Beer, EX12 3JB  01297 691362  hello@coastalcraftcollective.co.uk

 

Tuesday 24 September

Creative Process & Self Expression Workshops (Level 1) begin today in Bridport – The Chapel in the Garden.  10 Tuesdays 9.30am-12.30.  ‘Serious play’ with art materials & group discussions.  Max 10 participants.  Successful course at London’s Central St. Martins’ College for 20+ years.  Suitable for artists & designers as well as beginners wanting to explore + develop creativity and self expression further.  Great if you are looking to find or change creative direction, feeling creatively stuck etc.  Fun and challenging.  Contact M. Caddick (MA DipAT) asap to discuss the course & to book a place 07557 275275.  For course flyer email m.caddick@gmx.net “In 10 weeks I learnt more about my own creative processes than in 6 years at art school.”  “A deeply enriching experience.”

 

Wednesday 25 September

Next Steps With Wet Felting 10.00 to 13.00   Have fun creating a piece of fabric using  a pre-felt method. Create your own picture to hang or turn it into a cushion cover.   £28 Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362  hello@coastalcraftcollective.co.uk

 

Thursday 26 September

From Wolf Hall to Poldark: Historical Dance Class meets 19.30-21.00, Castle Cary Market House BA7 7AH Taught by friendly specialist. No experience or partner needed. Wear light loose clothes & flexible footwear. £6.00 per stand-alone session, just turn up (every fourth Thursday, check before first time). Info Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com

Workshops in Creative Process and Self Expression  level 2 begin today in BRIDPORT.  10 Thursdays 9.30am-12.30pm – excluding half term holiday.  ‘Serious play’ with art materials combined with group discussions, enquiry and reflective practice.  Max 12 participants.  Suitable only if you have attended part 1 of the course in Bridport or London.  Contact Mary Caddick to discuss the course & to book a place 07557 275275 m.caddick@gmx.net

 

Friday 27 September

By The Loom – Axminster Heritage Spinning and Weaving Group.  Come along and learn new skills or use old ones with a friendly and supportive group.  £3 Everyone welcome; beginners and the more experienced. 10.30 – 3.00 pm More info or to book: 01404 831207 The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH

Coffee & Crafts for MacMillan Cancer Support, 14.00 to 16.00   Crafts, a cuppa and cake – what a great way to spend an afternoon while helping us raise money for a great cause! Please join us if you can.    Donation Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362  hello@coastalcraftcollective.co.uk

 

Saturday 28 September

Fabric Scraps Wreath Use fabric scraps to create a beautiful decorative wreath for your home. 10am – 1pm. With Claire Jeanes. £16 (plus £2 for materials) Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

Drypoint Printing with Nicky Harwood £60 Artwave West, Morcombelake, DT6 6DY www.artwavewest.com T:01297 489746 A fun and informative day learning the basic elements of Drypoint, an intaglio press based printmaking process. Drypoint uses scratching and layering to create an image which is then ‘inked up’ ready to print.

Hand Embroidery for beginners. Learn the best 15 hand embroidery stiches.  Come along and learn new skills or use old ones with a friendly and supportive group.  £3 Everyone welcome; beginners and the more experienced. 10.30 – 3.00 pm More info or to book: 01404 831207 The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH

Drawing Autumn Berries and Seed Heads in Graphite Pencil. Explore the wonderful variety of autumnal hedgerow plants in this one-day botanical drawing workshop. This will be a relaxed, fun workshop suitable for all skill levels where you will receive all the support you need to realise your creative ideas. Taught by Penny Brown. Arrive at 9.45am for morning tea. The workshop will start at 10.00am and will finish at 4pm with tea and cake. £80 pp inc all refreshments and lunch. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online.

Quimantu’s Family Music Workshop with Songo. 3pm. For children 0-5 years and their parents. An engaging and fun-filled session introducing young children to our favourite character Songo, who loves to sing and share music. Children need to be accompanied by an adult throughout the session. Tickets: £5 Adult. £3 Under 10s. Family Ticket: £12 (2 Adults & 2 Children). The David Hall, South Petherton, TA13 5AA. www.thedavidhall.org.uk 01460 240 340.

 

Sunday 29 September

Fungi Foray at Kingcombe Meadows. Learn about the amazing array of fungi amongst the ancient pastures of Kingcombe Meadows. Led by John Wright. Arrive at 9.45am for morning tea. Course will start at 10am and finish around 4 – 5pm. £72 pp inc all refreshments and lunch. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org.

 

Monday 30 September

Scottish Dancing for Beginners Chard Scottish Country Dancing Club is offering a 9 week course on Monday evenings  covering the steps and formations used in Scottish Country Dancing.  6.15 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. on Monday evenings from 30th September and then 6.15 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. from 28th October.  No need to come with a partner but bring light shoes.  Why not try Scottish Dancing with this friendly club for free on 30th September?  Thereafter £1.50 per evening.  For more information contact David on 01460 65981 or email aclandfamily@btinternet.com or visit www.chardscottishdancing.org , or just turn up at Chardstock Community Hall EX13 7BJ.