Courses and Workshops

Saturday 2 September

Bookbinding German Longstitch10am-2pm £45. An ancient book construction which results in a very supple, easy-to-use book. It also lends itself to some interesting artistic possibilities. Call David on 07857208 15 or book online at www.squirrellbinderyandpress.co.uk.

 

 

Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 September

Herbal Medicine  £295 (non residential). www.trillfarm.co.uk 01297 631113. Trill Farm, Musbury, Axminster, Devon EX13 8TU.

 

 

Monday 4 September

Watercolour Classes 6 x 2.5 hour classes on Mondays 2pm – 4.30pm, (excl. 25/9) until Monday 16 October £96 for 6 classes with Trudi Day. The price is for six 2.5 hour classes and includes coffee, tea and biscuits. Pre-booking essential. www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL, 01297 691362.

Clay A friendly and informal untutored sculpture group that meets weekly at IAC.  All abilities welcome. Mondays 9.30am-3.30pm. £7 per weekly session. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

 

Mon 4 – Wed 6 Sept

Drawing Workshops Drawing made easy – Monday, Pen & Ink – Tuesday, Pen & Wash – Wednesday. For more details of other autumn workshops in Watercolour, Acrylic, Pebeo Resins and mixed media see www.marilynallis.com. The Studio, Rogershill Farm, Briantspuddle, Dorset. 07789026546.

 

Tuesday 5 September

Silk Painting & Decopatch For Everyone Tuesdays & Thursdays throughout September – 5,7,12,14,19,21,26,28. Drop in anytime from 10.30am – 4pm. From £4 – price per item decorated with Gillian Beckman-Findlay. www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL, 01297 691362.

Pen & Ink with a difference Using a fine pen, the boundaries between design and writing disappear: when the design is written, and when the written becomes design… “The image is the message and the message is the image” A few other techniques will also be explored during the day. Marilyn Allis, Tel: 07789026546

The Studio, Lower Courtyard, Rogers Hill Farm, Briantspuddle, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7HJ www.marilynallis.com.

Crochet Beginners’ session with tutor Lynne Raddall. 10am-1pm. £22. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

 

 

Wednesday 6 September

Drawing With tutor Juliet Farnese. Wednesdays 10.30am-12.30pm. £60 for a session of 6 workshops until 18 Oct (excl 4 Oct). Details see below.

Acrylic Painting with tutor Juliet Farnese. Wednesdays 2pm-4pm. £60 for a session of 6 workshops. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

Bookbinding Classes 7pm–9pm–October 11th £145 (concessions £120) Call David on 07857208 15 or book online at www.squirrellbinderyandpress.co.uk.

 

 

Thursday 7 September

Budgeting Course 7pm in the Market House, Church Street. A free 3 week course on budgeting and how to handle your money. Phone Helen on 01935 426771.

Domestic Animals in Pastel Pencils Tutor Linda Hampson. Suitable for beginners and those with more experience. Thursdays 10am-1pm. £60 for 6 week term. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

 

Friday 8 September

Writing Places 11am – 1pm, writing workshop with Virginia Astley. £5 per person. Normal admission applies. Spaces limited to 10. Booking essential through 01305 262366. Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, DT2 8QJ. Also 9 September at 10.30 – 1pm

Slow Stitch Sewing workshop with k3n. Bring hand-sewing kit. 10am-1pm. £12 (includes materials). Ilminster Arts Centre,The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

 

Friday 8 – Sunday 10 September.

Living Nutrition  £295 (non residential) / £395 (residential). Explore the relationship between land, food, health and vitality, and leave with seasonal recipes and cooking skills to share at home. www.trillfarm.co.uk 01297 631113. Trill Farm, Musbury, Axminster, Devon EX13 8TU.

 

Saturday 9 September

‘A Dog in a Day’ Needle Felting Workshop with Kate Toms. The Bradshaw Meeting Room Axminster Heritage Centre, Silver Street, Axminster, EX13 5AH Limited places on this course To book: 01404 31207 or from Axminster Heritage Centre.

 

Sunday 10 September

Artisan Bread Making Course 9.45am – 3pm. Includes lunch and a glass of wine. Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

 

Monday 11 September 

Create  a cheeky cow the will talk  and guide you through the whole painting. Marilyn Allis, Tel: 07789026546 The Studio, Lower Courtyard, Rogers Hill Farm, Briantspuddle, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7HJ www.marilynallis.com. Book any 4 workshops and pay for 3.

Figure Drawing  Book with Andrew Sutton 07814 641609 or andrewmjsutton@hotmail.com. Mondays 6.30-8.30pm. £7 per weekly session. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

 

Tuesday 12 September

An Introduction to Beekeeping £85. A foundation course for aspiring apiculturists. For anyone interested in taking further steps towards becoming a novice beekeeper. www.trillfarm.co.uk 01297 631113. Trill Farm, Musbury, Axminster, Devon EX13 8TU.

Create a beautiful harbour scene the artist will talk  and guide you through the whole painting. Marilyn Allis, Tel: 07789026546 The Studio, Lower Courtyard, Rogers Hill Farm, Briantspuddle, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7HJ www.marilynallis.com. Book any 4 workshops and pay for 3.

 

Wednesday 13 September

Upholstery Class Learn upholstery 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: 01404 831207.

 

Thursday 14 September

Calligraphy for Beginners Every Thursday evening from 14 September – 5 October 2017 6pm – 8pm. Learn the art of beautiful writing in a relaxed, friendly class taught over four weeks – pen included £62pp All materials and refreshments provided. For Every Cloud, Bow Street, Langport. Somerset. TA10 9PR Tel: 01458 251475 Email: foreverycloud@icloud.com.

Pick & Mix Drawing Classes Thursdays 7pm – 9.30pm to 19 October, £76 for 6 classes with Janet Perry. www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL, 01297 691362.

Collage and painting Marilyn Allis, Tel: 07789026546 The Studio, Lower Courtyard, Rogers Hill Farm, Briantspuddle, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7HJ www.marilynallis.com. Book any 4 workshops and pay for 3.

Autumn Styling Master Class 10.30am – 1pm Colmers Hill Fashion, Symondsbury Manor Yard. Learn and experiment with what shapes and styles suit you. Tickets cost £15 if booked by 1 September 2017 or £20 if booked after that date. The session is being kept to a maximum of 10 people so that everyone can have a chance to get some personal styling advice. Call Penny at Colmers Hill Fashion on 01308 426517, email  or Lindsay Punch Styling on 07969557004 or email info@lindsaypunchstyling.co.uk. Tickets can be purchased from https://autumnstyleclasscolmershill.eventbrite.co.uk .

 

Friday 15 September

Writing Places 10.30am – 1pm, writing workshop with Virginia Astley. £5 per person. Normal admission applies. Spaces limited to 10. Booking essential through 01305 262366. Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, DT2 8QJ. Also Saturday 16th 11 -1pm

 

Saturday 16 September

Devon Open Art Studios Drop In Workshop with our Artist/ Maker in residence. 11am – 3pm Free Entry The Gallery Axminster Heritage Centre, Silver Street, Axminster, EX13 5AH.

An Introduction to Crystals & Healing Learn what crystals are, their properties and how to care for them as well as simple self-healing techniques and uses of crystals in everyday life. Come and enjoy a fun and experiential day in a small group setting. 10am – 4pm at Nine Springs Natural Health Centre, Yeovil, BA20 1UR. £35 for the day to include light refreshments and a basic crystal toolkit. Contact Pauline Wickens MVHF MFSEM on 01308 862731 to book www.chrysalishealingfoundation.co.uk.

 

Sunday 17 September

Devon Open Art Studios Drop In Workshop with Artist/ Maker in residence. 11am – 3pm Free Entry The Gallery Axminster Heritage Centre, Silver Street, Axminster, EX13 5AH.

 

Tuesday 19 September

Printmaking 8 week course – Every Tuesday, 19 September – 14 November (24 October half term week off) 9.30am – 12noon. For Every Cloud, Bow Street, Langport. Somerset. TA10 9PR Tel: 01458 251475 Email: foreverycloud@icloud.com.

 

Wednesday 20 September

Applique Course Learn how to applique (stitch fabric onto fabric to create a picture) and create your own favourite picture or your own house, landscape (Colmer’s Hill) as an applique piece. All materials, lunch and refreshments provided, 9.30am – 3.30pm, £85 at the Barn House Studio, Loders, DT6 3SA. Contact Lucy on 07771 588 999 or email info@boarsbarrow.com more info on www.boarsbarrow.com.

 

Thursday 21 September

Life Drawing Autumn Term with Susan R Hughes. For further information and booking for Weymouth classes email susanrhughes@gmail.com or phone 077125 32289 / 01305 780078.

 

Friday 22 September

Writing Places writing workshop with Virginia Astley: Autumn 1 at Hardy’s Cottage 11am – 1pm. £5 per person. Normal admission applies. Spaces limited to 10. Booking essential through 01305 262366. Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, DT2 8QJ. Also Sat 23rd.

Spanish Tapas Demonstration with Masterchef finalist Angela Langford. Includes lots of tastings, a chance to help Angela in the kitchen and to ask lots of questions all enjoyed with a glass of wine or two! 7pm – 9pm, Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

Bridge House Cocktail Masterclass with Lloyd Brown 7pm – 9pm. Tickets £25 per person and include 4 cocktails & canapes. Please call 01386 862200 to book tickets.

 

Saturday 23 September

Pole Carving £240 (non-residential). Learn to carve wooden poles with meaningful totems over this weekend (non-residential) course. www.trillfarm.co.uk 01297 631113. Trill Farm, Musbury, Axminster, Devon EX13 8TU.

 

Sunday 24 September

Beginners’ Penny Whistle Workshop at 3pm – 4.30pm with Luke Daniels. Age Limit: 7 years upwards and families welcome. Tickets: £12.50 Full. £7.50 Under 16s. Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA www.thedavidhall.org.uk 01460 240340.

 

Tuesday 26 September

Creative Process and Self Expression Workshops (Level 1) begin in Bridport – The Chapel in the Garden.  10 Tuesdays 9.30am-12.30pm. Contact M. Caddick (MA DipAT) asap to discuss the course & to book a place 07557 275275.  For course flyer email m.caddick@gmx.net.

Watercolours Learn the techniques of watercolours in these friendly and relaxed classes. Suitable for beginners and improvers. Tuesdays 10am-12noon or 1-3pm. £132 per 11 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.

 

Wednesday 27 September

Upholstery Class Learn upholstery with tutor John Cooper.  9.30am – 3.30pm in Dalwood Village Hall, £15 per day. (Further classes to be held on 11 and 25 October and 8 November). As places are limited please book in advance by phone: 01404 831207.

 

Friday 29 September

Writing Places 11am – 1pm, ‘writing workshop with Virginia Astley. £5 per person. Normal admission applies. Spaces limited to 10. Booking essential through 01305 262366. Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, DT2 8QJ.

Creative Process and Self Expression Workshop – Level 2 begin today in Bridport. 10 Fridays 9.30am-12.30pm. Suitable for those who have attended the Level 1 course and wish to develop their creative process and self expression further. To include site specific work, life drawing with a difference, living with colour, pop-up exhibition etc. Contact Mary asap to confirm a place 07557 275275 m.caddick@gmx.net.

 

Saturday 30 September

Writing Places 11am – 1pm, ‘writing workshop with Virginia Astley. £5 per person. Normal admission applies. Spaces limited to 10. Booking essential through 01305 262366. Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, DT2 8QJ.

‘A Standing Dog in a Day’ Needle Felting Workshop with Kate Toms – learn to make a Sitting Dog using felt and a needle. 9.45am – 4.30pm Cost £35 The Bradshaw Meeting Room Axminster Heritage Centre, Silver Street, Axminster, EX13 5AH Limited places on this course To book: 01404 31207 or from Axminster Heritage Centre.

 

Sunday 1 October

Artisan Soft Cheese Making This course will give you the skills to make lovely soft cheese in your kitchen at home. 9.45am – 2.30pm, Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.