Courses and Workshops

Wednesday 1 May

Willow Fencing and Edging Learn to make your own hurdles and edging from willow, with Richard Kerwood, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Trill Farm, Musbury EX13 8TU. £85 incl. lunch trillfarm.co.uk 01297 631113.

Art class of drawing and painting 9.30am – 12.30pm This class is held each week. £16 most materials supplied. Mangerton Mill, Tara 07505 268 797.

Bonkers Science Childrens workshop about gravity with Will Caro. Most suitable for 8-11 yr olds. 4pm – 6.30pm. £10. LSi Bridport, 51 East Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JX lsibridport.co.uk.

New Art and Paper Craft Club Portesham Village Hall, Wednesday afternoons 1.30pm – 4pm. Just turn up or contact Kim on 01305 873884 kimmo.dawe@gmail.com. Do your own thing- no tuition fees, just £3.

 

Thursday 2 May

Solo Charleston Course – New 4 Week Course – on 9, 16 & 24 May 1.30pm – 2.30pm Bridport Leisure Center, DT6 5LN – £22 book in advance at www.dynamic-dance.uk/.

Art class of drawing and painting 9.30am – 12.30pm This class is held each week. £16 most materials supplied. Mangerton Mill, Tara 07505 268 797.

Fabric Printing with 10 by 8 Print Studio. The Town Mill, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU. 10am – 2pm, £40 Tickets are available from www.10by8printstudio.com.

Adult Art Class Tuesdays 10am – 1pm, term time only at Whoopsadaisy, Silver St, Lyme Regis. Taster Class £7.50. Half termly fee, equivalent of £15 per class depending on length of term. 07812 856823 trudiochiltree@gmail.com. www.trudiochiltree.co.uk.

 

Friday 3 May

Adult Collage/Drawing workshop Drawing with Cut Paper. 2pm – 4.30pm, £30 / £28 THG Friends. Limited places, please book early: info@thelmahulbert.com / 01404 45006. Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX www.thelmahulbert.com.

Creative Watercolours 10am-3pm. £30. Book with Nicky on: 01460 281773. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

 

Saturday 4 May

Introduction to Floristry Skills 9.30am-5pm, Trill Farm, Musbury EX13 8TU. £145 incl. lunch trillfarm.co.uk 01297 631113.

Spring Herbs and their Properties 9.45am for 10am finish approx. 4pm. £80 includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea & cake. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online.

Create a Mixed-Media Landscape using watercolours and fabrics. 2pm – 5pm Tutor: Jan Dimond. Axminster Heritage Alive event 01404 831207 to book. £16 The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

 

Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 May

Colour and Creativity Course Tutor Trudi Day. Cost – £185 Lunch and materials included. The School of Art and Wellbeing – www.artandwellbeing.net – 01404 45699 – Cuckoo Down Lane, Honiton, Devon EX14 9TT.

 

Sunday 5 May

Keeping a notebook with Kim Squirrell Try your hand at prose, poetry, pattern and doodling in these informal sessions of skill-sharing, practice and discussion. £129 Sundays 10.30am- 12.45pm. Ink & Page, 29a West Allington Bridport. www.inkandpage.co.uk, kim@inkandpage.co.uk. Until Sunday 19 and 16 June.

 

Monday 6 May

Cyanotype Lampshade Making workshop Taught by Angela Heron Watkins. Arrive at 9.45am for 10am finish at approx. 2pm. £80 The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online.

 

Tuesday 7 May

Hannah Twine’s Art Class on the first Tuesday of each month, taking place over two sessions and sometimes including a life-drawing class. 10.30am – 12.30am & 1.30pm – 4pm. hannahtwine@googlemail.com and mobile 07912 627071. Kennaway House, Sidmouth 01395 515551.

 

Wednesday 8 May

Make a Batik Lampshade 10.30am – 12.30pm £25 Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362 www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk.

Upholstery Class with tutor John Cooper. 9.30am – 3.30pm in Dalwood Village Hall, £15 per day. As places are limited, please book in advance by phone on 01404 831207.

 

Thursday 9 May

Make Unique Wax Wraps 10.30am – 1.30pm join artist Fiona Winning to make unique hand printed wax wraps at Corscombe Village Hall DT2 0NY. £30. Email  fionah.winning@gmail.com.

Kusudama Flowers Learn how to make Japanase kusudama (origami flower ball ornaments). 2pm – 4pm. £12 (plus £2 for materials payable to the tutor) Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.

Friday 10 May

Card Appliqué Workshop 9.30am – 11.30am. £25 includes all instructions, materials and refreshments. Loders workshop. More info: Boarsbarrow.com, email info@boarsbarrow.com or call 07771 588 999 to reserve your place.

Wet felting textile workshop with local artist Lizzy James at The Durbeyfield, West Bay, Dorset. £50 whole day, all materials included. To book visit: www.thedurbeyfield.co.uk.

Baking Masterclass with professional Cake Maker Jane Brunt. 2pm – 5pm Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

By the Loom Axminster Heritage Spinning and weaving group hands-on spinning and weaving group. £3 More info: 01404 831207 or to book. 10.30am – 3pm at Dalwood Pavilion EX13 7EU.

 

Friday 10 – Sunday 12 May

Botany for Artists and Wildlife Gardeners Friday 9.45am course start at 10am and finish approximately 1pm Sunday with lunch. Led by Sally Pinhey and Margaret Tebbs. Res £304, Non-res £220. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online.

 

Saturday 11 May

Foraging Walk @ Trill Farm 10am-1pm, Trill Farm, Musbury EX13 8TU. £65 trillfarm.co.uk 01297 631113.

 

Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 May

Life Drawing – Colour Line (Inktense pencils + oil pastels) Tutor Louise Banks. Cost – £195 Lunch and materials included. The School of Art and Wellbeing – www.artandwellbeing.net – 01404 45699 – Cuckoo Down Lane, Honiton, Devon EX14 9TT.

 

Sunday 12 May

From Wolf Hall to Poldark: Historical Dance Class meets 1.30pm – 4pm at  Royal British Legion Hall, Victoria Grove, Bridport DT6 3AD. £6 per stand-alone session, just turn up (check before first time) info Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com.

Keeping a notebook with Kim Squirrell £129 Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.45pm. Ink & Page, 29a West Allington Bridport. www.inkandpage.co.uk, kim@inkandpage.co.uk. Until Wednesday 22 and 19 June.

 

Monday 13 May  

Silver Metal Clay Jewellery Taster 1.30pm – 4.30pm £60 Leader: Monica Weber-Butler. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362 www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk.

Clay Sculpture Mondays 10am – 3pm. £7 per weekly session. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.

 

Tuesday 14 May

Monoprinting with 10 by 8 Print Studio. The Town Mill, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU 10am – 2pm £40 Tickets www.10by8printstudio.com.

 

Thursday 16 May

Naturally Dyed Silk Scarves with Shibori Taught by Annabel Wilson. 9.45am for 10am finish at 4pm with afternoon tea. £89 includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea & cake. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online.

Painting Plein Air in the Vineyard with Robert Innes. 9.30am – 4.30pm. Spend the day at Furleigh Estate painting in the vineyard under the expert guidance of painter Robert Innes. Delicious refreshments on offer throughout the day including lunch with wine. Tickets £80. For more information and to book visit furleighestate.co.uk/events or call 01308 488991.

 

Friday 17 May

Bridport Embroiderers Stencils for Stitch workshop with Dee Priest. New members and guests welcome, Bridport Embroiderers meet monthly, at St Swithuns Church, Bridport, from 10.15am – 3.30pm. 01308 456168 or email cherry.bonhamlovett@btinternet.com.

Cooking from the Garden @ Trill Farm 9.30am – 4pm, Trill Farm, Musbury EX13 8TU. £110 incl. lunch and veg box trillfarm.co.uk 01297 631113.

 

Saturday 18 May

Busy Bee Sewing Day – Create a garment 10am-3pm Tutor: Jan Dimond. £16 Axminster Heritage Alive event 01404 831207 to book. The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

Salad Growing @ Trill Farm Garden with Ashley Wheeler. 9.30am – 4.30pm, Trill Farm, Musbury EX13 8TU. £85 incl. lunch trillfarm.co.uk 01297 631113.

 

Sunday 19 May

More Artisan Soft Cheese Making with Louise Talbot. 9.45am – 2.30pm includes lunch and a glass of wine. Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

Baking for the Sweet Tooth with Chris Onions. 9.30am – 4pm, Trill Farm, Musbury EX13 8TU. £110 incl. lunch trillfarm.co.uk 01297 631113.

Learn Letterpress printing with David Squirrell Set and print a postcard in our print studio at St Michael’s Studios Riverside. £65 11am – 4.30pm. Ink & Page, 29a West Allington Bridport. www.inkandpage.co.uk, kim@inkandpage.co.uk.

 

 

Wednesday 22 May

Marbling 10am – 1pm £30 Leader: Monica Weber-Butler. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362 www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk.

Doterra Essential Oils Workshop 7.30pm. £5 LSi Bridport, 51 East Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JX lsibridport.co.uk.

 

Wed 22 May – Fri 24 May

Spinning Wool @ Trill Farm Tutor Jane Deane. 10am – 4.30pm, Trill Farm, Musbury EX13 8TU. £245 incl. lunches trillfarm.co.uk 01297 631113.

 

Thursday 23 May

Dances With Shakespeare: Historical Dance Class meets 1.30pm – 4pm at Barrington Village Hall  TA19 0JE. £6 per stand-alone session, just turn up (check before first time) info Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com.

 

Friday 24 May

Slow Stitch With Paula Simpson. 10am – 12.30pm (and 1.30pm – 4pm if morning session full). £15 (excluding materials).  Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

 

Friday 24 – Saturday 25 May

Stained Glass Workshop with Jackie Hunt Cost: £150 + £25 materials. Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3AR. Booking essential: tel: 01305 764713 or www.dorsetcreativeartclasses.co.uk.

 

Saturday 25 May

Make Your Garden Wildlife Friendly workshop with John Horsey Horticulture 10am – 4pm at Burrow Farm Gardens near Axminster. £65 to include refreshments and lunch.  Booking essential via www.johnhorseyhorticulture.co.uk. or tel. 01460 68905.

 

Sat 25 – Sunday 26 May

Herbal Medicine at Trill Farm Trill Farm, Musbury EX13 8TU. £295/non-residential, £395/residential trillfarm.co.uk 01297 631113.

 

Sat 25 – Tuesday 28 May

Spring Family Camp @ Trill Farm £90/child, £160/adult, £450/family, Trill Farm, Musbury, EX13 8TU trillfarm.co.uk 01297 631113.

 

Tuesday 28 May

Half Term Family Workshop – Storytelling Drop in anytime between 11am – 3pm. Free, suggested donation £2/child. Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX. www.thelmahulbert.com 01404 45006.

Half Term Family Workshop – Paper sculpture Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX www.thelmahulbert.com 01404 45006.

Fused Glass 10am – 12noon & 1pm – 3pm (if morning session full). £28 (plus £8 for materials and firing, payable to tutor). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.

 

Wednesday 29 May

Wildlife Gardening Talk, Demonstration & 3 Course Dinner with Author and Journalist Kate Bradbury Arrive at 3pm for tea and cake. Finishing at approx. 8.30pm. £75 pp. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online.

House History – how to go about it? Hosted at Marsh Barn, Burton Rd. Bridport. 10am – 4pm bring lunch. Cost £30 Contact Jane on 01308 425710  or email: jferentzi@aol.com.

Upholstery Class with tutor John Cooper. 9.30am – 3.30pm in Dalwood Village Hall, £15 per day. As places are limited, please book in advance by phone on 01404 831207.

Fruit Poly Prints Children’s Art Workshop. Suitable for ages 8-14. 10am – 12noon. £12 per child. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.

 

Thursday 30 May

Design + Create in Nuno Felt 10.30am -12.30pm / 1pm – 3pm £20 / £18 THG Friends. All materials provided. Booking essential, limited places. Call 01404 45006 to book your place. Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX www.thelmahulbert.com 01404 45006.

Kingfishers & Riverbeds using Acrylic Paints. 10am – 4pm £35 (plus £6 for materials payable to the tutor). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.