Courses and Workshops

Tuesday 27 November

Working with Crystals Workshop With Bernice Cockram – Certified ICGT Crystal Therapist. The Mackarness Hall, High Street Honiton EX14 1NP 10am – 4pm – Cost £35 to include handouts. For more information and to book please contact:  Bernice Cockram Tel: 07855 728216 / Email: bernicecrystaltherapist@gmail.com.

 

Friday 30 November

Learn to Crochet 1.30pm – 4pm  £25 Leader: Michelle Bowers. Come along to our Learn to Crochet Taster Session. www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL.01297 691362.

By the Loom – A Fun Craft Day Axminster Heritage hands-on spinning and weaving group. Everyone welcome beginners and the more experienced. 10.30am – 3pm £3 More info: 01404 831207 or phone to book a place. An Axminster Heritage Craft Day The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

 

Saturday 1 December

Wreath making workshop at Shire Hall, Dorchester 2pm – 4pm Tickets and info: Tickets are £20, which includes foliage, tea or coffee and a mince pie. Booking is essential so please call 01305 261849 or visit shirehalldorset.org.uk.

Festive Event and Family Workshop drop between 11am and 3pm. Create fabric tinsel with artist Anna Aroussi to decorate your tree/home this festive season. Enjoy mulled wine and a mince pie. THG Friends can benefit from a 15% discount on purchases. All ages/abilities welcome. Free, suggested donation £2/child. Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX www.thelmahulbert.com 01404 45006.

 

Sat 1 – Sunday 2 December

Life Drawing Weekend Tutor Louise Banks. Starting with expressive line drawing in charcoal going onto using water soluble pencils and ink. Materials will be provided but please bring a large A2 pad of heavyweight drawing paper. An optional extra would be to bring your own selection of primary colour Derwent Inktense pencils, although there will be some provided to use too. The School of Art and Wellbeing  Tel: 01404 45699  info@artandwellbeing.net. Cuckoo Down Lane, Honiton, Devon. EX14 9TT. www.artandwellbeing.net.

 

Monday 3 December

Family History – One day special – ‘Shadow of the Workhouse’. One day course hosted at Marsh Barn Farm, Burton Rd. Bridport, 10am – 4pm, cost £30 includes tea, coffee and biscuits, bring lunch. Contact Jane on 01308 425710 or email:  jferentzi@aol.com.

Developing Reflex Drawing Technique A fun class to learn to draw spontaneously; Tutored by Marie Blake, formerly a professional art teacher, who now focuses mainly on her own work See: http://www.marieblake.com/  £4 per class 2pm – 4pm Spaces are limited, please phone to book. More info: 01404 831207 An Axminster Heritage Craft Day, The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

Snow Globe 10am – 12.30pm or 2pm – 4.30pm £25. Revel in the beauty and elegance of this stunning design. Learn how to create your Christmas floral scene inside a contemporary styled glass globe. A gorgeous addition for your home – or a gift to make someone’s Christmas sparkle. 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.

 

Wednesday 5 December

Christmas Wreath Making at Furleigh Estate 10am Join us for a festive morning at the vineyard, decorating wreaths made from Furleigh Estate vines. Coffee and cake on arrival and a glass of fizz to finish the session. Tickets £40. Visit furleighestate.co.uk/events to book your place or call 01308 488 991 for more details.

Christmas Driftwood Creations 7pm – 9pm, £18 Leader: Alison Bowskill. Have fun creating your own unique Christmas wreaths and decorations from locally collected driftwood – perhaps a reindeer, star or angel. £5 – payable on the evening. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL, 01297 691362, www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk.

Art Classes at Mangerton Mill Wednesday’s and Thursday’s 9.30am   -12.30pm £16 with most materials supplied. Please phone Tara to book or for more information 07505 268 797.

 

Thursday 6 December

Christmas Chutneys and Bread 10am – 3pm £55 per person. Get ready for the festive season by joining us to make spiced chutneys and delicious fruit breads. Based at Magdalen, our resident cooks Mary and Dawn will use produce from our own organic farm . Sample your baking at lunchtime and take home your creations for your family to enjoy at the end of the day. Light refreshments and a tasty home cooked lunch is included along with a tour of our working farm and education centre. Spaces are limited to a small group. www.magdalenfarm.org.uk/events or email julia@magdalenfarm.org.uk.

 

Friday 7 December

Nordic Walking at Furleigh Estate 10.45am. Join in a winter session of Nordic Walking in the vineyard. All levels of ability welcome. Coffee to start and a glass of festive fizz to finish. Tickets £10 which includes hire of poles. Visit furleighestate.co.uk/events to book your place or call 01308 488 991 for more details.

Wreath making at Seaton Wetlands 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm, Reed Base at Seaton Wetlands. Come and make your own beautiful, natural Christmas wreath for your front door. Includes festive drinks and mince pies! £15 per person, booking required. Find out more at wildeastdevon.co.uk. Contact Wild East Devon at: wild@eastdevon.gov.uk, 01395517557.

Willow wreath workshop at Broadwindsor Craft Centre with guest florists Twigs &Twine. 9.30am – 12.30pm £35pp jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk  or 07531417209. Also 14 December.

Traditional Wreath Making All day Workshop 10am – 4pm Kennaway House in Sidmouth £50. A florist lead workshop teaching the traditional methods to make a beautiful fresh foliage wreath. www.floralities.co.uk 01395 519746 or 07807 615902.

Creative Watercolours Explore the creative and expressive techniques that will set your watercolour paintings apart from the crowd. A friendly and relaxed class – all abilities welcome. With tutor Nicky Clarke. 10am-3pm. £24. Book with Nicky on: 01460 281773. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

 

Saturday 8 December

Jewellery making with Caroline Parrott 10am – 4pm in the learning Room, Shire Hall, Dorchester. Tickets and info: £65 – includes all materials and lunch. For more information call Abbie King on 01305 261849.

Christmas Wreath-making Workshop 11am – 1pm with Zanna at her floral studio in St Michael’s trading estate. Learn how to make a beautiful moss-based Christmas wreath to take home. Children over the age of about 9 are welcome with a parent (one parent per child please). All materials provided, including tea and cake! Booking essential. Contact Zanna at Champernhayes Flowers & Foliage: zannahoskins1@yahoo.co.uk / 07789564557. £35 per person. Also 15 and 22 December.

Willow Deer at Broadwindsor Craft Centre£75 pp 10am – 4-30pm. jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk  or 07531417209.

Creating Christmas Cards & Paper for Children 10am – 12noon £15 Leader Lucy Hanley. Hand stamping and designing lots of wrapping paper – enough for all your family! With Metallic and neon paints and traditional Christmas  colours – of course! Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL, 01297 691362, www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk.

Tunnel card making workshop 11am – 3pm. Join artist Jo Priestley, to create a LIGHT UP Christmas Tunnel Card to give to someone special. All ages and abilities. Please note unaccompanied children must be at least 10 yrs old. Limited places, booking essential. Please call 01404 45006. Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX www.thelmahulbert.com.

 

Sunday 9 December

Traditional Wreath Making all day Workshop 10am – 4pm Coastal Craft Collective in Seaton £50. A florist lead workshop teaching the traditional methods to make a beautiful fresh foliage wreath. www.floralities.co.uk 01395 519746 or 07807 615902.

 

Monday 10 December

QuickMake Traditional Christmas Wreath  10am – 1pm Coastal Craft Collective in Seaton £30.

A florist lead morning workshop where you will be taught a quicker method of making a wreath. www.floralities.co.uk 01395 519746 or 07807 615902.

Fabulous Festive Ideas 10am – 12.30 or 2pm – 4.30pm £20. This workshop will demonstrate oodles of ideas for low-cost gifts and decorations for your home. Be inspired – don’t miss this one. 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.

 

Tuesday 11 December

Christmas Ceramic Bunting 1.30pm – 4pm £10 Leader: Gillian Beckman-Findlay. Come and design/decorate your own Christmas ceramic bunting – approx 5cm x 5cm. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL, 01297 691362, www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk.

Christmas Wreath Workshop 2pm – 4pm. Join artist Penny Evans who will guide you through making a Christmas wreath from natural materials to adorn your front door! £20 per participant (£18 THG Friends) All materials provided. Limited places, booking essential – please call 01404 45006. Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX www.thelmahulbert.com.

 

Wednesday 12 December

Create the perfect Christmas wreath – from £55 pp at the Alexandra Lyme Regis, Dorset. Create your very own specially-designed wreath in The Old Chapel at the Alexandra on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. 10am – 1pm  priced at £55 per person, join one of the area’s top florists for expert guidance on creating a stunning decoration, with all materials provided, as well as tea, coffee and mince pies. Stay overnight from £180 per room per night/£90 pp (two sharing), including full English breakfast. Call the Alexandra on 01297 442 010(www.hotelalexandra.co.uk). Also on 14 December.

Indulgent Christmas Wreath Making Workshop 10.30am – 4.30pm The Salty Monk in Sidmouth £95. A florist lead all day workshop to learn the traditional methods and make a fresh foliage wreath with lots of indulgent treats. www.floralities.co.uk 01395 519746 or 07807 615902.

 

Friday 14 December

Driftwood Christmas Tree on Canvas 1pm – 4pm £15 Leader: Gillian Beckman-Findlay. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL, 01297 691362, www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk.

By the Loom – A Fun Craft Day Axminster Heritage hands-on spinning and weaving group, everyone welcome beginners and the more experienced. 10.30am – 3pm £3 More info: 01404 831207 or phone to book a place. An Axminster Heritage Craft Day. Dalwood Pavilion EX13 7EU.

 

Saturday 15 December

Christmas Craft Making Christmas slime and other Christmassy crafts. 10am – 4pm Shire Hall, Dorchester. Tickets and info: Cost £3 per child with all materials included. This workshop is suitable for ages 3yrs+. No need to book, just drop in.

Luscious Doors 10am – 3pm £30. Create a truly fabulous luxury door wreath that you’ll be proud to say you made with your own fair hands. 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.

 

Sunday 16 December

Willow Christmas Decorations 10am – 4pm, Reed Base at Seaton Wetlands. Make wreaths, stars, hearts, 2d trees and more! £45 per person, booking required. Find out more at wildeastdevon.co.uk. Contact Wild East Devon at: wild@eastdevon.gov.uk, 01395517557.

Monday 17 December

Sensational Centrepiece 10am – 3pm £30. Come and be inspired… and admired. 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.

 

Tuesday 18 December

Table Wreath Floral Design Workshop 10.30am – 1.30pm The Salty Monk in Sidmouth £85. A florist lead morning workshop where you will learn how to make a beautiful fresh foliage and flower table design to include lunch. www.floralities.co.uk 01395 519746 or 07807 615902.

 

Thursday 20 December

Collagraphy Discover this versatile printing process, using different low relief textures – anything from textiles, to leaves, buttons, card and string. With Claire Jeanes. 1.30-4.30pm. £15 (excluding materials). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN.  01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

 

Saturday 22 December

Christmas Holiday Crafting 10.30am – 3.30pm Leader Gillian Beckman-Findlay. Drop in and have a go at one of our many crafts –  including silk painting, decopatch, ceramic painting, block printing, wet felting, sand art, pebble painting and sewing – there’s something for everyone. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL, 01297 691362, www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk. Also 29 December.

 

Sunday 23 December

Christmas Bonbon Dish with Oasis Floral Design 1.30pm – 4.30pm The Salty Monk in Sidmouth £95. A florist lead after workshop where you will make a beautifully fresh oasis design in a ceramic gold and white striped bonbon dish and be treated to afternoon tea. www.floralities.co.uk 01395 519746 or 07807 615902.

 

Friday 28 December

By the Loom – A Fun Craft Day Axminster Heritage hands-on spinning and weaving group. Everyone welcome beginners and the more experienced. 10.30am – 3pm £3 More info: 01404 831207 or phone to book a place. An Axminster Heritage Craft Day The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.