Courses and Workshops

Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 June

Wild flowers, orchids and grasses identification workshop The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online.

 

Thursday 27 June

From Wolf Hall to Poldark: Historical Dance Class meets 7.30pm – 9pm at Castle Cary Market House BA7 7AH Taught by friendly specialist. No experience or partner needed. Wear light loose clothes & flexible footwear. £6 per stand-alone session, just turn up, every fourth Thursday (check before first time).  Info Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com.

 

Friday 28 June

By The Loom – Axminster Heritage Spinning and Weaving group More info or to book: 01404 831207 The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

 

Saturday 29 June

Create a Hand Tied Posy and a Mini Arrangement Call for details and to book 01404 831207 An Axminster Heritage Alive Event 10.30am – 12.30pm at The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

Floral Craft Workshop 10.30am – 12.30pm £12 ( to include tea and cake) At Axminster Heritage Centre Silver St, Axminster EX13. To book a place contact 01404 831207 Or email : gina.youens@btinternet.com.

Jewellery workshop10am – 4pm Caroline Parrott creates beautiful, colourful jewellery using hand printed and coloured aluminium. Tickets are £65 (includes all materials and lunch.) Shire Hall, Dorchester www.shirehalldorset.org or call 01305 261849.

 

Sunday 30 June

Artisan Bread Making Course with well know tutor Alison Haigh. A fun and friendly day for any budding Baker 10.30am – approx 3.30pm. Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton, 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

Gospel Singing Workshop with Tony Backhouse  in St Marys Church Hall Bridport. 10.30am – 4pm to book call Fran on 01297 445078 or email franrois@hotmail.com.

Monday 1 – Tuesday 2 July

Reflex Drawing Technique for Beginners with Marie Blake £8 each day 1pm – 3pm. Call to book 01404 831207 An Axminster Heritage Alive Event at The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

 

Tuesday 2 July

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.

 

Thursday 4 July

From Wolf Hall to Poldark: Historical Dance Class meets 7.30pm – 9.30pm, St George’s Church Dorchester DT1 1LB. Info Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com.

 

Thursday 4 – Friday 5 July

Reflex Drawing Technique for Improvers with Marie Blake £8 each day 1pm – 3pm Call to book 01404 831207 An Axminster Heritage Alive Event at The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

 

Friday 5 July

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

 

Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July

Macro Photography Workshop With John Bebbington FRPS. The course will start at 4pm on Friday with tea/coffee and will finish at 4pm on Sunday with afternoon tea. R £303 NR £219. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. www.kingcombe.org to book online.

 

Saturday 6 July

Inchies Have fun making miniature works of art – using paper, collage, painting, embroidery, copper or aluminium. 10am – 1pm. £16 (plus £2 for materials payable to tutor). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.

 

Sunday 7 July

Willow Pig workshop £70pp 10am – 4pm at Broadwindsor Craft Centre. Book now jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk or 07531417209.

 

Monday 8 – Friday 12 July

Dorset’s Butterflies and Moths Led by David Brown. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online.

 

Thursday 11 July

An Evening with TV Chef Tim Maddams Celebrated chef and writer, Tim Maddams is at Frogmary Farm for his next charismatic and inventive cookery demonstration on fresh fish. Frogmary Green Farm Cookery School, South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

 

Friday 12 July

Morning with Moths Led by expert David Brown. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online.

Felt Floral Wreaths 10.30am – 3.30pm £35 Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362 www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk.

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. 01404 831207 for more info or to book. 10.30am – 3pm at Dalwood Pavilion EX13 7EU.

 

Saturday 13 July

Art Chest

Children’s art workshop for the over 8’s. This week: It’s a Bug’s Life in 3 & 2D. With tutor Margaret Micklewright. 10.30am – 12.30pm. £6 per child.  Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN.  01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

Create a Painted Family Tree with Calligraphy Gina Youens will demonstrate the art of Flourished Italic Calligraphy and help you create your own beautiful painted family tree. Suitable for beginners.£16 Paper and paint provided but please bring a couple of medium size pointed paint brushes, a pencil, saucer and a jam jar. These pictures make lovely gifts. 10am – 12.30pm More info or to book: 01404 831207 The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Axminster Heritage Centre, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

By The Loom Hands-On Workshop More info or to book: 01404 831207 Dye Garden/Dye House Axminster Heritage Centre, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

 

Sunday 14 July

From Wolf Hall to Poldark: Historical Dance Class Info Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com.

Willow chicken workshop £55pp 10am – 4pm at Broadwindsor Craft Centre . Book now jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk or 07531417209.

 

Sunday 14 – Friday 19 July

Wildlife Conservation and Research Holiday The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online.

 

Monday 15 July

Heavenly Hydrangeas 10am – 1pm £22. 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.

Art Journaling 10am – 1pm £30 Leader: Monica Weber-Butler. Imaginative and simple techniques that make drawing new subjects less intimidating and more fun. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362 www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk.

 

Friday 19 July

Bridport Embroiderers Faux Felt workshop with Betty Ruffles. For further details, or to join/book, phone 01308 456168 or email   cherry.bonhamlovett@btinternet.com.

 

Saturday 20 July

Mixed Media Mosaics Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.

 

 

Sunday 21 July

Dances With Shakespeare: Historical Dance Class meets 1.30pm – 4pm, Barrington Village Hall TA19 0JE. Taught by friendly specialist. No experience or partner needed. Wear light loose clothes & flexible footwear. £6 per stand-alone session, just turn up (every third Sunday, check before first time). Info Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com.

Willow Running Duck workshop £55pp 10am – 4pm at Broadwindsor Craft Centre. Book now jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk or 07531417209.

 

Monday 22 – Tuesday 23 July

Wildflower Grasslands of West Dorset Join Amanda Marler and Nick Gray on a 2-day tour of Kingcombe and The Ridgeway’s beautifully embroidered species-rich grasslands The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online.

 

Tuesday 23 July

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.

Sea Glass & Pottery Creations 2pm – 4pm £15 Leader: Gillian Beckman-Findlay. Make items out of  sea glass, sea pottery and other beach finds and bits & pieces. There will be a selection of materials available – please bring your own finds if you want to use them. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362 www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk.

 

Wednesday 24 July

Wildflower Walk, Myths and Magic The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online.

Thread Painting Tutor: Jean Chisholm. 10am – 4pm. £25.  Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East St, Ilminster TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.

 

Thursday 25 July

From Wolf Hall to Poldark: Historical Dance Class meets 7.30pm – 9pm, Castle Cary Market House BA7 7AH Info Ann Hinchliffe 01935 472771 thedancingmaster@outlook.com.

 

Friday 26 July

By The Loom – Axminster Heritage Spinning and Weaving group More info or to book: 01404 831207 The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

 

Friday 26 – Sunday 28 July

Macro Photography Workshop With John Bebbington FRPS. The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, DT20EQ. T: 01300 320684. Visit www.kingcombe.org to book online.

 

Sunday 28 July

Introduction to Pyrography 2pm – 4.30pm £17 Leader: Gillian Beckman-Findlay. The art of “designing with fire”. You do not need to be skilled at art or design to do this craft. There will a number of designs available for you to use or you can create your own. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362 www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk.

 

Tuesday 30 July

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.