The Saturday Series

THE SATURDAY SERIES - Weekend Workshops

The Artspace ‘Saturday Series’ is a programme of weekend workshops for adults. Each workshop is designed to provide a bespoke, one-off, arts experience that you can enjoy, at your leisure, on a weekend. Whether you would like to paint something to hang on your wall at home, or make a beautiful crafty gift for a friend or family member, these half day or full day workshops aim to help you to create something unique!

Cost: These classes are not subsidised by external funders. Artspace are nonprofit making, prices cover the cost of tuition, materials and organisational overheads.

Saturday 18th March 2017, 10.30am – 4.30pm
The Nature Table, with Mariette Voke
Create a watercolour painting of natural objects, feathers, shells, seedpods, pebbles etc. Learn a simple watercolour technique and take home your own framed, watercolour and collage picture.
Cost: £39. All materials will be provided, including tea and cake and a table of treasures from nature. Please bring a packed lunch.

Saturday 8th April 2017, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Stone Letter Cutting, with Annette Fuller

One-day session on the basics of the ancient art of cutting letters into natural stone. We will cover which chisels and mallets are the best to use depending on the stone itself, which stone is the best to use and why, how to set out lettering onto stone, and the basics of actually carving your own letters before you try for yourself. For the purpose of this course we will be using Forest of Dean Sandstone, which is ideal for letter cutting. If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Artspace.
Cost: £49. All tools and materials will be provided along with a detailed handout for you to take home with you. Please bring a packed lunch.

Saturday 20th May 2017, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Leathercraft, with Bela Kielt
Please join our leather craft workshop. It is a great opportunity to learn a few simple techniques. The leather we are going to work with is a combination of soft leather in extremely unusual colours from yellow, turquoise, red, to greys and browns. Design your own bag or pouch etc. and take home your finished item.
Cost: £39. All materials will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Reduction Lino printing, with Melanie Ruston

Learn about the art of relief printing. We will use lino cutting and the reduction process to make a small edition of coloured prints that could be used in card making, invitations or used in book form as well as a framed image to hang on the wall. There will be examples of all sorts of relief printing available for inspiration but bring your own sketchbooks, photos etc to provide a starting point and then see what happens.
Cost: £39. All materials will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10:30am – 4:30pm
A Cup Of Flowers, with Mariette Voke

Learn a simple watercolour technique and take home your own framed watercolour painting. We will be painting garden flowers arranged in a simple cup or mug.
Cost: £39. All materials provided including tea and cake and a frame for your finished picture. Please bring a packed lunch.

Booking is essential. To secure your place, please contact:
01594 825 111 (extn 4) or email:

What would you like to do? We can offer workshops in a wide variety of creative subjects. If you would like to try something specific, get in touch!

Posted on Friday, November 08, 2013 by Roland | Permalink

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