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Adult Classes are for people 16 years and over wanting to learn, relax and have quiet time away from children.

Children's Classes are run in the school holidays and are just for kids wanting to have a go at a craft. We give a guide age range to help you decide if the class is suitable for your child. It is only a guide, you may feel your child can engage and benefit from a class outside of their age range.

Family Classes are for an adult and child(ren) to join in crafting together. We ask 1 adult to max 3 children please.

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Adult Craft Workshops

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We offer a range different craft workshops, some are one offs, others are  6 week courses, whatever you fancy trying we have something for you.

For the most up to date info on workshops please either pop into the shop or visit our Facebook page. All workshops are suitable for beginners unless stated otherwise. Workshop prices include tuition, use of equipment and all materials unless stated otherwise.

Clay work making a ceramic Christmas wreathClay work making a ceramic Christmas wreath

 

Currently the workshops we offer are:

Clay work: Learn to hand build with clay using easy techniques and tools to get great results. You'll make your unique piece and paint it before leaving to be fired twice. Most clay work takes one month to be fired.

 

Pottery Painting techniques: There is lots to learn about painting and even more tools that can help create a beautiful master piece. Some of the techniques we teach are silkscreens on pottery, Moorcroft style painting, 

Decoupage on wooden boxesDecoupage on wooden boxes

 

Decoupage- onto glassware, slate or wood,

 Potters Wheel- one to one sessions,

Folk Art or One Stroke Painting,

Card Making.

Paint Pouring.

New for 2022; Foil Art, Lino Printing and Abstract painting.

The only way to book is to either pop into the shop or phone 01291 422322, payment secures your place. Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm.

 

 Examples and  a full list of Craft Classes for Adults for March to 

Stoneware pottery paintingStoneware pottery painting

July 2022 is now available in the shop.

From 1st May 2022 our updated Cancelation and Re booking Policy will come into force.

 

Ladybird Craft Centre may need to cancel a class if there are not enough attendees or if something occurs out of the control of Ladybird Craft Centre. In these circumstances an alternative date will firstly be offered, or full refund if not appropriate.

 

Customer Cancelations: You may cancel your workshop place at any time, however if cancelled with less than 7 complete days’ notice only half the value of the workshop will be refunded. If less than 48 hours before the start of the workshop, no refund will be offered. If you choose to move your place to another date less than 7 days before hand, a £5 re booking fee will be charged. If you miss your workshop place no refund nor other date can be offered.

 

Date

Day

Time

Workshop

Price per person.

   

5.9.22

Mon

1pm to 3pm

Mandala Art on a small pottery tile. Try the relaxing and therapeutic mandala art using just a series of dots, no painting required. Relax and create the geometric patterns. Leave your tile to be glazed and fired, allow 2 weeks.

£10

6.9.22

Tue

10am to 4pm

Ceramic Christmas Wreath. Using Clay, cookie cutters and stencils, you’ll make a wreath from scratch and after lunch, which is included, you’ll paint your wreath and leave to be fired. Clay needs to be dried slowly, fired, glazed and fired again. Allow up to 6 weeks for this process. To encourage you book early this workshop is discounted during September.

£55 includes lunch.

8.9.22 to 22.9.22

Thurs

2pm to 4pm

Learn to Crochet. From getting the yarn on the hook to completing a project, you’ll learn everything you need to know to start crocheting for life. This is a 3 week course and the price includes yarn and hooks.

£45 for the whole 3 weeks

16.9.22

Fri

1pm to 3.30pm

Abstract on Wood. Learn to use various tools for mark making, acrylic paints and inks to create a layered abstract plaque on wood to hang up at home.

£18

24.9.22

Sat

10am to 4pm

Ceramic Christmas Wreath. Using Clay, cookie cutters and stencils, you’ll make a wreath from scratch and after lunch, which is included, you’ll paint your wreath and leave to be fired. Clay needs to be dried slowly, fired, glazed and fired again. Allow up to 6 weeks for this process. To encourage you book early this workshop is discounted during September.

£55 includes lunch.

27.9.22

Tue

10am to 12.30pm

Decoupage on a wooden plaque. Learn the best way to apply napkins, acrylic paint and stencils to wood to create a lovely piece to either stand or hung in your home or give as a gift.

£18

1.10.22

Sat

1pm to 4pm

Stoneware Pottery Painting. Stoneware pottery is hard wearing and can go in the dishwasher, microwave and oven. The glazes move and change in the kiln so every piece is different, you’ll create 2 items in this workshop.

£38

1.10.22

Sat

6.15pm to 8.15pm

Mandala Art. Using drawing pens and paper, follow and build up simple patterns on a pre drawn grid. If you enjoy doodling, you’ll love creating the geometric patterns.

£8

4.10.22

Tue

10am to 12noon

Explore with a Paint Pour. This session is on glass, you’ll watch a demonstration of paint pouring, then have a go yourself on glassware. You can leave your item to dry at the shop and collect a few days later.

£15

7.10.22

Fri

1pm to 4pm

Ceramic Christmas Plate with textured paints. Using stencils, you’ll create a winter scene on a pottery plate using paints that crackle or puff when fired to give different textures to your picture. Allow 2 weeks for your plate to be fired.

£24

20.10.22

Thurs

1.30pm to 3.30pm

Collage a picture on canvas with mixed media. Using various tools and medium including paints, paper and fabric, you’ll create a picture on canvas board.

£15

25.10.22

Tues

10am to 4pm

Ceramic Christmas Wreath. Using Clay, cookie cutters and stencils, you’ll make a wreath from scratch and after lunch, which is included, you’ll paint your wreath and leave to be fired. Clay needs to be dried slowly, fired, glazed and fired again. Allow up to 6 weeks for this process.

£59 includes lunch

28.10.22

Fri

1pm to 4pm

3D clay tiles. A great class for beginners and experienced crafters. You’ll use cookie cutters and clay tools to cut out, emboss and decorate your decorative tile. There is time to paint your tile during the class, or wait until it has been fired once (about 2 weeks) then return in your own time to paint it. Either way your clay will need 2 firings, so allow up to 6 weeks for it to be completed.

£18

5.11.22

Sat

1pm to 4pm

Ceramic Christmas Plate with textured paints. Using stencils, you’ll create a winter scene on a pottery plate using paints that crackle or puff when fired to give different textures to your picture. Allow 2 weeks for your plate to be fired.

£24

7.11.22 to 21.11.22

Mon

10am to 12noon

Learn to Crochet. From getting the yarn on the hook to completing a project, you’ll learn everything you need to know to start crocheting for life. This is a 3 week course and the price includes yarn and hooks.

£45 for the 3 week course

12.11.22

Sat

12.30-3pm

Abstract painting and Mixed media on wood. After a demonstration you’ll use various media and tools to create a unique piece of art on wood, using acrylic paints, ink and other medium.

£18

15.11.22

Tues

10am to 12.30pm

Christmas Collage Picture on canvas board. Use coloured papers to collage together a picture onto canvas, no drawing skills required.

£15

18.11.22

Fri

2.30-4pm

Lino Print your Christmas Cards. Try out curving an A6 piece of soft lino with a design of your choosing. Then add the ink and print up to 3 greeting cards. You’ll keep your lino and the 3 cards with envelops.

£9.50

22.11.22

Tues

1pm to 4pm

Ceramic Christmas Plate with textured paints. Using stencils, you’ll create a winter scene on a pottery plate using paints that crackle or puff when fired to give different textures to your picture. Allow 2 weeks for your plate to be fired.

£24

26.11.22

Sat

10am to 12noon

Foil Art Christmas Decorations. Try out embossing foil using a stencil and then colour in the decoration. You’ll have a trial go on tin foil and colour in with felt tips, then move onto copper foil and choose either to colour with felts or paint with acrylics.

£9.50

2.12.22

Fri

1pm to 4pm

Stoneware Pottery Painting. Stoneware pottery is hard wearing and can go in the dishwasher, microwave and oven. The glazes move and change in the kiln so every piece is different, you’ll create 2 items in this workshop.

£38

6.12.22

Tues

2.30pm to 4pm

Lino Print your Christmas cards. Another chance to try out curving an A6 piece of soft lino with a design of your choosing. Then add the ink and print up to 3 greeting cards. You’ll keep your lino and the 3 cards with envelops.

£9.50

13.12.22

Tues

10am to 12.30pm

Christmas Decoupage on glass. Learn the best way to apply napkins and paint to glassware to create a lovely piece to have in your home or as a gift.

£22

16.12.22

Fri

2pm to 4pm

Foil Art Christmas Decorations. Try out embossing foil using a stencil and then colour in the decoration. You’ll have a trial go on tin foil and colour in with felt tips, then move onto copper foil and choose either to colour with felts or paint with acrylics.

£9.50

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