Courses and Workshops

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.

 

Sunday 6 January

Clean and Clear Day Retreat Yoga and Nutrition Vision Board workshop 10am – 4.30pm. The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porocorum. More information and bookings @ Eventbrite or www.thewelllifelab.com Or telephone Helen on 07704093016.

 

Monday 7 January

Developing Reflex Drawing Technique Learn to draw spontaneously in a new series of three fun classes; 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.

Clay Sculpture A friendly and informal untutored group that meets weekly at IAC. All abilities welcome. Pay as you go – no need to book in advance. Materials not provided. Mondays 10am-3pm. £7 per weekly session. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.

Solo Charleston Course New 4 Week Course – Monday 7, 14, 21 & 28 January 6pm – 7pm – Chideock Village Hall, DT6 6JW – £22 per course book in advance at www.dynamic-dance.uk/book-online – All welcome.

 

Tuesday 8 January

Watercolours Until 2 April (excl 19 Feb). Learn the techniques of watercolour in these friendly and relaxed classes. All abilities welcome. Tuesdays 10am-12pm or 1-3pm. £180 for 12 week term. Book with tutor Nicky Clarke on 01460 281773.  Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.  www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

Art History Course with Dr Stephen Bemrose Botticelli – Tuesdays until the 12th February. Titian – Thursdays from the 10th January until the 14th February. For more information, please email, s.c.d.bemrose@exeter.ac.uk.  Kennaway House, www.kennawayhouse.org.uk Call 01395 515551.

Art Classes with Hannah Twine Learn to draw and paint human and animal subjects. The first Tuesday of each month, for 7 months, starting on the 8th January until the 2nd July.  For more information, contact 07912 627071 or email hannah.twine@googlemail.com. Visit www.hannahtwine.co.uk.  Kennaway House,  www.kennawayhouse.org.uk Call 01395 515551.

Learn Hedgelaying for Free Looking to find a way to meet new people and to help care for the environment? Join this volunteer group and master the traditional craft of hedgelaying. Hedgelaying has long been used to lengthen the life of trees, encourage new growth and thicken the hedge to encourage a greater range of wildlife. This is a practical session led by the resident ranger, Julia Bloom, and is based at Magdalen Farm between Beaminster & Chard. Free of charge to willing volunteers the day runs from 10am – 3pm and includes light refreshments with a simple lunch. Suitable for adults only. Booking essential – to confirm your place, or find out more information, please visit or website www.magdalenfarm.org.uk/events or email julia@magdalenfarm.org.uk. Also on 19, 29 January.

 

Wednesday 9 January

Acrylics Until 13 February. Develop your own personal painting style in this wonderfully versatile medium. Suitable for all abilities. Wednesdays 10.30am-12.30pm. £66 for 6 classes. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN.  01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

An Introduction to Portraits Until 13 February. For students with some prior experience. Learn how to capture a likeness and hone your observational skills, working from photographs and the live model With Juliet Farnese. Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm. £75 for 6 classes. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN.  01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

Art class of drawing and painting 9.30am – 12.30pm £16 most materials supplied.  Mangerton Mill Tara 07505268797 Also 16, 23, 30 January.

 

Thursday 10 January

Art class of drawing and painting 9.30pm – 12.30pm £16 most materials supplied. Mangerton Mill

Tara 07505268797. Also 17, 24, 31 January.

Solo Charleston Course New 4 Week Course – Thursday 10, 17, 24 & 31 January 1.30pm – 2.30pm – Studio 2, Bridport Leisure Centre, DT6 5LN – £22 per course book in advance at www.dynamic-dance.uk/book-online – All welcome.

 

Saturday 12 January

Asymmetric Waste Paper Basket 9.30am – 4.30pm, Reed Base at Seaton Wetlands. Make a small round willow basket in a day. £45 per person, booking required. Find out more at wildeastdevon.co.uk. Contact Wild East Devon at: wild@eastdevon.co.uk, 01395517557.

Willow workshops at Broadwindsor Craft Centre with Jo Sadler. Hedgerow basket £45pp Book now jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk visit josadlerwillowartist.bigcartel.com 07531417209.

 

Monday 14 January

Modern Jive 6 Week Beginners & Intermediates Course until Monday 18 February 7.30pm – 10.30pm – Chideock Village Hall, DT6 6JW – £36 per course book in advance at www.dynamic-dance.uk/book-online – All welcome.

 

Tuesday 15 January

Workshops in Creative Process and Self Expression level 2 begin today in Bridport. 10 Tuesdays 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.

 

Wednesday 16 January

Mindfulness based on Stress Reduction 8 consecutive weeks, Wednesdays, 16th January until 6th March from 2pm – 4pm. For more information please contact Kennaway House on 01395 515551 or visit www.massage-mindfulness.co.uk.  Kennaway House,  www.kennawayhouse.org.uk Call 01395 515551.

 

Thursday 17 January

Creative Process and Self Expression Workshops (Level 1) begins today in Bridport – The Chapel in the Garden. 10 Thursdays 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.

 

Friday 18 January

Felt Making Discover the tactile art of felting by making felt scarves, bags, slippers – or whatever takes your fancy!  Beginners to advanced welcome. 10am – 3pm. £25 per monthly session (excluding materials). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

Chinese Brush Painting Classes with Kaili Fu. Learn a new art form in a friendly and relaxed group, led by Chinese artist Kaili. 8 consecutive weeks, Fridays (no class 22nd February), 18th January until 15th March. 9.30am – 12.30pm. For more information, please call 07801 064578. Or email kaili_fu@hotmail.com  Kennaway House,  www.kennawayhouse.org.uk Call 01395 515551.

 

Fri 18 – Saturday 19 January

Drop Tassel Workshop: the Art of Passementerie with Anna Crutchley. 10.30am – 4.30pm. A two day workshop looking at traditional techniques of making full-size tassel for interior decoration. £200 including lunch, tea and coffee. For any bookings either the office number 07720 637808, email info@sculpturebythelakes.co.uk or the website link to events: https://www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk/mainevent.

 

Saturday 19 January

Marmalade Make and Bake Course with Vivien Lloyd A fantastic opportunity to learn how to make traditional Seville Marmalade with award winning preserves chef and food writer Vivien Lloyd.  Spend the day in our magnificent cookery school learning all there is to know about Marmalade and Seville Oranges and how to make different flavoured marmalades. And if that is not enough you will also make the most wonderful marmalade loaf! Lunch is included. 9.45am – 4pm Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

 

Wednesday 23 January

Sausage Making Course with Clinton Bonner from award winning Butchers Bonner’s of Ilminster. A fun evening learning how to make and flavour your own sausages. Includes a delicious hot dog at the end of the session along with a glass of wine and a good big bag of sausages to take home with you. 7.30pm – 9pm, Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

 

Friday 25 January

Slow Stitch Develop your creative skills through the simple and mindful process of creating designs on fabric with stitch. Bring your own hand sewing kit. With Paula Simpson. 10am-12.30pm (and 1.30-4pm if morning session full). £15 (excluding materials).  Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

Drawing from Nature with Laura Rich. 10.30am – 4.30pm. This one day drawing workshop will offer the perfect opportunity to soak up the beautiful surroundings of Sculpture by the Lakes and produce carefully considered, mindful drawings direct from source material gathered during the day. Laura will take you through drawing exercises aimed at learning to see structure and fee up your mark-making.  £100 for the day including lunch tea and coffee. For any bookings either the office number 07720 637808, email info@sculpturebythelakes.co.uk or the website link to events: https://www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk/mainevent.

 

Saturday 26 January

Bookkeeping Taster Workshop Emma Grant leads a workshop for those wanting to learn how to finance. From 9.30am – 1.30pm. For more information, contact info@learntofinance.co.uk.  Kennaway House,  www.kennawayhouse.org.uk Call 01395 515551.

Willow workshops at Broadwindsor Craft Centre with Jo Sadler. Boxing Hare £75pp Book now jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk visit josadlerwillowartist.bigcartel.com 07531417209.

Meditation Day Retreat with Lama Chodrak – How to work with thoughts and emotions using Meditation. 10.30am – 4.30pm. £55 including lunch. For any bookings either the office number 07720 637808, email info@sculpturebythelakes.co.uk or the website link to events: https://www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk/mainevent.

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop with Thomas Stone MCI Hort MPGA 10.30am – 3.30pm. £65 which incudes a light lunch, refreshments and entry to the sculpture park. For any bookings either the office number 07720 637808, email info@sculpturebythelakes.co.uk or www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk/mainevent.

 

Monday 28 January

Coker WEA course “1930’s Crime Fiction” Tutor Greta Depledge. A six week course, Hardington Village Hall, BA22 9PQ, 2pm – 3.30pm. Cost £33, Ref:- C3530179 For more information  look at the WEA web site or tel:- 0300 303 3464  Local contact:- 01935 863954. www.wea.org.uk.

 

Wednesday 30 January

Mindfulness Courses with Heike Hollersung Self-esteem and Assertiveness Skills – 6 consecutive weeks, Wednesdays, 30th January until 6th March from 11am-1pm. For more information please contact Kennaway House on 01395 515551 or visit www.massage-mindfulness.co.uk.  Kennaway House, www.kennawayhouse.org.uk Call 01395 515551.

 

Thursday 31 January

A Demonstration Evening with Tim Maddams The farm are delighted to welcome celebrated Game chef Tim Maddams for an evening of thoughtful Game Cookery Demonstrations, nibbles, laughter and cheer as we celebrate the finest of seasonal British Game. 7pm – 9pm Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.