Courses and Workshops

Thursday 29 March

Easter wreath workshop 11am – 1pm. £40. This will be our first floristry workshop at The Floral Store pop-up shop – 42 East Street in Bridport. Learn how to make a moss-based wreath in a few hours, using locally grown, seasonal flowers & foliage. All materials provided, including tea and cake. You will then be able to take your gorgeous wreath home and bring a bit of the outdoors in for the Easter holidays. Contact Zanna – Champernhayes Flowers & Foliage: 07789564557 / zannahoskins1@yahoo.co.uk. Booking essential.

 

Monday 2 April

Drawing Classes Learn to draw with teacher Marie Blake, £4. The Bradshaw Room, Axminster Heritage Centre 2pm – 4pm, Advance booking on 01404 831207.

Easter Holiday Crafting between 10.30am – 3.30pm, From £4. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362 hello@coastalcraftcollective.co.uk. Also April 4-6 and 11-13.

 

Tuesday 3 April

Matisse Collage Workshop Bridport Arts Centre, 9 South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NR 10am – 12noon £4.
Weekly Art Class every Tuesday 10am – 1pm at the Town Mill Arts, Lyme Regis £15 per session, first session half price. Contact Trudi Ochiltree 07812 856823 trudiochiltree@gmail.com.

Art Class with Hannah Twine 9am-5pm, also monthly every first Tuesday. Contact Hannah 07912 627071, or email hannah.twine@googlemail.com on for further information. Kennaway House, Sidmouth 01395 515551 www.kennawayhouse.org.uk.

 

Wednesday 4 April

Pebble / Wood Slice Painting between 10.30am – 3.30pm From £4 Leader: Carla Beckman. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362 hello@coastalcraftcollective.co.uk. Also April 11 and 21.

Children’s Craft Run by the Friends of Lyme Regis Philpot Museum. Lyme Regis Philpot Museum 11am – 4pm. Three different activities – all at pocket money prices. Paint a take-home souvenir plaster of Paris dinosaur (£2) and get creative making a colourful spring flower (£1) and a surprise hatching egg (£1). Further information from Angela Main on 01297 442116.

 

Thursday 5 April

Spring table vase workshop £40, 11am – 1pm @ The Floral Store pop-up shop at 42 East Street, Bridport. How to make a beautiful Spring table arrangement. You can bring your own small vase, or choose one of The Floral Store’s to buy. All other materials will be provided. Buckets of lovely seasonal foliage and flowers to choose from, as well as expert tuition from Kate and Zanna. Celebrate Spring, get creative, bring a friend if you want. Tea and cake provided. Contact Zanna – Champernhayes Flowers & Foliage: 07789564557 / zannahoskins1@yahoo.co.uk. Booking essential.

Children’s Workshop come and make some Easter bunting! Free event at the Church Rooms, Axminster between 1pm and 3pm.

 

Fri 6 April – Sunday 8 April

Portraiture Course a 3 Day Portraiture Course with Mary Ann Mackenzie. Anyone who wants to paint portraits will really benefit from this course. You will receive in-depth tuition in the skills to help achieve a likeness, get to grips with flesh tones and gain confidence in tackling a life-sized head on canvas using predominately oils and acrylics. Please look on the website for the course details www.oldpavilioncourses.co.uk or phone 01404 45699.

 

Monday 9 April

Two day Family History Course Pre 1837 Records, including parish records, poor law, wills and probate. Ideal for those who have done a beginners class and for those who have got stuck in the early 1800s. Hosted at Marsh Barn Farm, Burton Rd, Bridport. Easy access, tea and coffee provided, bring lunch. Cost £60. For more information contact Jane on 01308 425710 or email: jferentzi@aol.com. Other day is Monday 14 May.

 

Tuesday 10 April

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. Also 24 April.

 

Wednesday 11 April

Acrylic Painting Until 16 May. With tutor Juliet Farnese. Wednesdays 10.30am-12.30pm. £60 for a session of 6 workshops. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

Drawing Until 16 May. 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.

Thursday 12 April

Floral crown workshop 11am – 1pm £40. This is the final workshop at The Floral Store pop-up shop on East Street in Bridport. With their tuition you will learn how to wire a gorgeous Spring flower crown, using blossom and other seasonal beauties. This is a head-piece to take home with you. This will be a real celebration of the arrival of Spring (and a bit of early excitement about the coming of Summer maybe). Tea and cake provided. Contact Zanna – Champernhayes Flowers & Foliage: 07789564557 / zannahoskins1@yahoo.co.uk. Booking essential.

Pastel Pencils Until 17 May. Learn the techniques of drawing animals in pastel pencil and discover this versatile and rewarding medium. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced. Tutor Linda Hampson. Thursdays 10am-1pm. £66 for 6 week term. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

 

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 April

Living Nutrition £295 non-residential/£395 residential. Join award-winning chef and nutritionist Daphne Lambert for a seasonal weekend retreat exploring the relationship between land, food, health and vitality. Trill Farm Booking Call 01297 631113 or visit www.trillfarm.co.uk.

 

Saturday 14 April

Parnham Voices – Come and Sing a capella workshop at St John’s, West Bay, DT6 4EY. The day will start with registration at 10 am and finish at approximately 5.30pm, with an informal performance in aid of Julia’s House, Dorset and Wiltshire’s Children’s Hospice. £15 to include light refreshments and the booklet of music to be used on the day. For more visit www.parnham.org or e-mail pvc@alfx.com.

Sewing Aprons 10am – 1.30pm, £22, Leader : Gillian Beckman-Findlay. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362 hello@coastalcraftcollective.co.uk. Also April 18.

More Artisan Soft Cheese Making This course will give you the skills to make lovely soft cheese in your kitchen at home; Camembert, Ricotta, Feta and more. You do not have to have attended Soft Cheese Making Day One to do this course. 9.45am – 2.30pm includes lunch and a glass of wine. Frogmary Green Farm South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 April

Colour Mixing Course 2 day Colour Mixing Course in Devon, Tutor Mary Ann Mackenzie. A 2 day intensive to enable you to master the language of colour. Everything you ever needed to know about colour is taught here. You will take away a book filled with understanding the science and alchemy of colour to use as a reference guide in painting or even decor. Please look on the website for the course details www.oldpavilioncourses.co.uk or phone 01404 45699.

 

Monday 16 April

Foods for Fertility £90pp/£175 per couple. Learn how to eat for optimum fertility with nutritionist and medicinal chef, Daphne Lambert. Discover the specific foods needed for successful conception. Trill Farm Booking Call 01297 631113 or visit www.trillfarm.co.uk.

Facing the Past (Facial Reconstruction and Archaeology) With Christopher J. Tripp MA (UCL) – Field and Community Archaeologist. Discover the stories of past lives, wonderful treasures & ancient cultures. Come face to face with your ancestors & look them in the eye. Starting today for 6 weeks 10.30am – 12noon Chapel in the Garden, East Street, Bridport Fee: £60  tripp.chris60@gmail.com, 0776 869 51 62.

 

Tue 17 – Wednesday 18 April

Drawing Course Mixed Media Drawing Course with Tutor Mary Ann Mackenzie. Drawing is one of those disciplines that we all want to learn but don’t know how to begin. There is a great deal of fear around making a mark on a clean white sheet of paper. This course is aimed at “letting go” of the expectation and exploring many other ways in, that free up your mark making and help you to see with a new and fresh approach. Please look on the website for the course details, www.oldpavilioncourses.co.uk or phone 01404 45699.

 

Wednesday 18 April

Beach Hut Appliqué Class 9.30am – 12.30pm at Boarsbarrow Gifts & Crafts Studio, The Barn House, Loders, DT6 3SA. All materials including frame and refreshments provided. £45, Lucy Chant, Boarsbarrow Gifts & Crafts, www.boarsbarrow.com.

Watercolour Classes 6 classes on Wednesdays 2pm – 4.30pm, until 23 May, £96 for 6 classes, Leader : Trudi Day. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362 hello@coastalcraftcollective.co.uk.

 

Thursday 19 April

Exploring Stillness a five week introductory course to meditation with experienced local teacher Marj Snape at Dorchester Yoga & Therapy Centre 6.15pm – 7.15pm. Suitable for complete beginners or those who wish to develop their practice. Cost £35. To book or for more information contact : 07769949947 or email : marjsnape@gmail.com or see www.fordingtonyoga.co.uk.

 

Friday 20 April

How to Self-Publish your Book (without breaking the bank) Bridport Literary & Scientific Institute, 51 East Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3JX 9.30am – 4.30pm £55 www.curious-writer.com. email:contact@christopher-legg.com 07976707786. Learn the hows and wheres, the best platforms to use and the mistakes to avoid.

Intermediate Carpentry £450pp. A five day course (5 x Fridays) working with hardwoods to produce more intricate work, including dovetails, grooves and housings, which will culminate in building two pieces to take home, using the wood from Trill Farm. Trill Farm Booking Call 01297 631113 or visit www.trillfarm.co.uk.

Cupcake Making and Decorating Course with Jane Brunt from Cakes by Jane. Also learn how to make the most beautiful edible flowers. 2pm – 5pm Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

 

Saturday 21 April

Build a pizza oven workshop This delicious and hands on one day course will give you all the skills you need to go home and build your own beautiful cob oven. You will also enjoy a mouthwatering woodfired pizza lunch and lashings of homemade cakes! Your tutor is international cob building expert Kate Edwards. Cost is £160. Takes place at Monkton Wyld Court. For more dates and details visit www.cobcourses.com or phone 01297 444275.

Knitting and Crochet Drop-in Workshop for anyone who wants to learn or improve their skills. The Bradshaw Room, Axminster Heritage Centre, 10.30am – 12.30pm, Cost £3.

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 12 Higher Green, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3SE.

£35 for the day to include light refreshments and a basic crystal toolkit. Contact Pauline Wickens MVHF MFSEM on 01308-862731 to book. Further information available at www.chrysalishealingfoundation.co.uk.

 

Saturday 21 – Monday 23 April

Market Gardening £70pp/per day. Start your own Marketing Gardening business. A three day course held at three separate market gardens to show the varied techniques that can be used in growing vegetables as well as marketing them. Booking Call 01297 631113 or visit our website www.trillfarm.co.uk.

 

Monday 23 April

Willow Hare workshop at Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens 10am – 4pm £75pp. Please contact jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk or 07531417209 or 01460 76483 for details/booking.

 

Wednesday 25 April

From Couch to 5k: Bridport Runners six weeks’ training class will get everyone fit to run 5 kilometres (about 3 miles) without stopping – whether they had any or no experience in running before. Starts today 5.45pm – 7pm, Bridport Football Club car park. Call Brian Shelley for details: 01308 459942.

 

Thursday 26 – Friday 27 April

Mosaics Workshop, Thursday 9.30am to 1pm, Friday 10am to 11.30am, £35 Leader: Alison Bowskill. Design a name plaque for your house, decorate a flower pot, a shaped picture or bring your own object to decorate. Saturday will be designing and mosaicing and Sunday, allowing for overnight drying will be the final grouting stage. All materials provided plus tea, coffee & biscuits. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362 hello@coastalcraftcollective.co.uk.

 

Sunday 29 April

An Introduction to Pastry Making with Helen Smith. Terrified of making pastry? Get your rolling pin at the ready and let Helen take the mystique out of it. You will learn a range of pastry making techniques including pastries such as a Savoury Shortcrust, A Sweet Almond Pastry, Rough Puff and Choux along with some very tasty fillings. 10am – 1pm Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 01460 249758. www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.