Arts & Crafts

Events in 'Arts & Crafts'

Art

Portraits With Catherine Macdiarmid

7th September 2019

This workshop coincides with Catherine Macdiarmid’s new exhibition ‘Personal’, in the Sugar Store Gallery.

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Art

Try Screenprinting

12th September 2019

If you have little or no previous screenprinting experience this new course will get you started!

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Art

Introduction To Portrait Drawing

13th September 2019

Observing from life is the perfect discipline to improve drawing skills.

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Art

Portrait Painting

13th September 2019

This course will provide an opportunity for people with some drawing and painting practice to develop their painting skills through the discipline of portraiture.

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Creative Learning

Beautiful Butterflies: An Introduction To Hand Embroidery

16th September 2019

A contemporary twist on a traditional craft. Hand embroider a butterfly a week.

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Creative Learning

Painting Scapes

16th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

Learn how to paint land, sea, tree and city-scapes using acrylic, watercolour and pastel with renowned local artist Thuline de Cock.

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Creative Learning

Jewellery Club

16th September 2019 – 20th April 2020

Create your own unique piece in our fully-equipped jewellery space, with a skilled volunteer supervisor present at each session.

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Kids

Bya Sticky Fingers 2-4 Yrs

17th September 2019 – 29th October 2019

An inspiring art class for children in home education. Express your creativity and imagination in lots of different art forms.

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Art

Introduction To Oil Painting

17th September 2019

This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop using oil paint.

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Art

Pottery – 2pm – 5pm – Tuesday

17th September 2019 – 14th April 2020

An introductory course for beginners and returning students who wish to develop their work with an opportunity to try throwing pottery throwing on the wheel and learn hand building skills. 

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Creative Learning

Pottery – 6:30pm – 9:30pm – Tuesday

17th September 2019 – 14th April 2020

An introductory course for beginners and returning students who wish to develop their work with an opportunity to try throwing pottery throwing on the wheel and learn hand building skills.

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Art

Expressive Mark-making And Abstract Painting

17th September 2019 – 14th January 2020

Explore expressive mark making and develop ways to make interesting and unusual marks. Learn how to use different materials and layer these in exciting ways.

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Art

Introduction To Life Drawing

18th September 2019

This course will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities, specific to beginners, to develop drawing direct from a life model.

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Art

Untutored Life Class

18th September 2019 – 15th April 2020

An opportunity for people with some experience to develop drawing and/or painting direct from a life model.

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Art

Mixed Media Wire Sculpture

18th September 2019

Explore the vast possibilities of working with lightweight wire to create small-scale 3D sculptures.

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Art

Book Illustration

18th September 2019

This course will give you the opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of book illustration.

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Art

An Introduction To Printmaking

18th September 2019

Explore some of the many printmaking techniques through this course, which provides an introduction to monoprint, collagraph, simple relief and etching techniques.

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Creative Learning

Stories Of Art (from The Pre-raphaelites To Bauhaus)

18th September 2019

A relaxed and informal course dedicated to discovering the secrets and stories in 20th-century art and linking how they relate to the present day.

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Art

The Brewery Sewing Bee

18th September 2019 – 15th April 2020

Learn to sew and make garments using patterns that you will draft from your own body measurements.

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Art

Experiment With Textiles

19th September 2019

Explore different methods that can be used individually or combined to create individual pieces of textile art including felt making, simple printing techniques, silk papermaking, and hand and machine embroidery.

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Art

Watercolour For Beginners

19th September 2019

Start to discover the beautiful properties of watercolour paint in this introductory course where you will learn the essential techniques of laying washes, working ‘wet in wet’ and dry brush techniques using a range of reference material.

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Art

Start Drawing

19th September 2019

Develop your observational drawing skills in this introductory course, which takes you through some basic techniques and theories.

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Art

Pottery – 6.30pm – 9.30pm – Thursday

19th September 2019 – 16th January 2020

An introductory course for beginners and returning students who wish to develop their work with an opportunity to try throwing pottery throwing on the wheel and learn hand building skills.

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Art

Landscape For The Terrified

21st September 2019

Using free methods, we explore landscape painting, experimenting with different drawing and paint effects.

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Creative Learning

Elements Of Drawing

23rd September 2019

Immerse yourself in the natural world finding inspiration at the beautiful location of Footprint, on the National Trust’s St Catherine’s Estate near Windermere. Explore autumnal themes of nature through drawing, developing observational skills.

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Art

Herdwick Sheep

5th October 2019

Learn some of the key skills of a sculptor (Pinch, slab & coil) and in the process you will create your very own masterpiece that you can be proud of.

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Art

Upholstery Weekend

12th October 2019

Give that threadbare chair a bit of TLC! This intensive 2-day course will cover reupholstering a drop-in seat or stool following the basics traditional upholstery methods including the correct use of tools and fabric, plus skills such as traditional webbing, stuffing and stitching techniques.

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Creative Learning

Big Beautiful Butterfly Hand Embroidery

28th October 2019

A contemporary twist on a traditional craft. A chance to further develop your skills in hand embroidery to create one large butterfly image that can be transformed into a cushion or framed on your wall at home.

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Art

Oil Painting From Life

29th October 2019

29 Oct – 3 Dec | 1.00 -3.30 pm | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid |…

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Art

Paper, Wire And Stitch

31st October 2019

Explore the endless possibilities of paper, wire and stitch! Learn how to colour, paint and wax different papers creating a variety of grounds using inks, dyes and pigments.

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Art

More Watercolour For Beginners

31st October 2019

This course provides the opportunity to further develop your watercolour skills and gain confidence, exploring techniques such as glazing and creating lights and whites.

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Capture the delicate beauty of porcelain in our Christmas workshop where you can make stunning, light enhancing porcelain candleholders. They may be too beautiful to give away as gifts!

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Creative Learning

Festive Willow Weaving

30th November 2019

Willow Winter Wonders! Give your festive decorations a natural touch this season: Wreaths, stars and hearts, mini willow xmas trees for the table, or gorgeous reindeer – who can resist?

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Art

Bind A Book In A Day

7th December 2019

Make a simple, soft-backed books using different bookbinding techniques as well as a hard-backed book to take home for yourself or for a handmade gift just in time for Christmas.

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Creative Learning

Christmas Wreaths

10th December 2019

Take home a beautiful wreath and the know-how to make many more. Includes all your materials and a glass of fizz and nibbles!

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Art

Elements Of Art

13th January 2020

Immerse yourself in the natural world finding inspiration at the beautiful location of Footprint, Windermere.

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Art

Experimental Oil Painting

14th January 2020

This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop using oil paint in a more experimental way.

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Art

Porcelain

14th January 2020

This ten-week course is designed to help you gain experience and understanding of working with porcelain clay. The purity and translucent quality of porcelain is matched by its inherent limitations in workability.

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Art

Glazes And Surfaces

14th January 2020

This course opens the door to the wide range of surface treatments available for ceramic work at The Brewery and suggests ways of integrating them into your pieces. The aim is to give you more control over the finish of your work.

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Art

Life Drawing

15th January 2020

This course will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities, including beginners, to develop drawing direct from a life model.

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Art

Book Illustration

15th January 2020

This course will give you the opportunity to delve into the fascinating world of book illustration.

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Creative Learning

Stories Of Art (from Surrealism To Brit Art)

15th January 2020

A relaxed and informal course dedicated to discovering the secrets and stories in 20th-century art and linking how they relate to the present day.

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Art

Discover Feltmaking

16th January 2020

Discover how to make felt in all its forms. From making vessels and bowls to ‘Nuno’ and needlefelting, you’ll have the opportunity to try a broad range of techniques and develop your skills in this versatile medium.

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Art

Acrylics For Beginners

16th January 2020

Learn how to paint with this exciting flexible medium, focussing on paint handling and mixing colour.

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Art

An Introduction To Screenprinting

16th January 2020

If you have little or no previous screenprinting experience this new course will get you started! You will learn how to screenprint your own design and go through the whole process from the design stage to pulling the squeegee!

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Art

Developing Portrait Drawing

17th January 2020

Observing from life is the perfect discipline to improve drawing skills. This course will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities, including beginners, to develop their drawing and painting in the skills through the discipline of portraiture.

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Art

Contemporary Portraiture

17th January 2020

This course will provide opportunities for students to develop portraiture, exploring different techniques, processes and methods to capture character and likeness, using both primary and secondary source material.

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Art

Watercolour Portraits

1st February 2020

This workshop co-insides with Catherine Macdiarmid’s exhibition ‘Personal’, in the Sugar Store Gallery. On it, you will gain an incite into Catherine’s artistic processes while composing your own unique portrait.

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Creative Learning

Nuno Feltmaking

8th February 2020

An opportunity to explore the technique of Nuno Felt Making. Fine patterns are drawn with fleece onto a silk chiffon or muslin background, when felted together a subtle, delicate fabric is created.

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Creative Learning

Shibori Indigo Dyeing

22nd February 2020

There is something magical about the combination of Indigo dye and Shibori techniques. In this workshop you will create your own indigo hand dyed fabric by stitching, wrapping and pleating the fabric.

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Art

More Experimental Oil Painting

25th February 2020

This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop using oil paint in a more experimental way.

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Art

More Acrylics For Beginners

27th February 2020

Further develop your acrylic painting skills and gain confidence, exploring techniques and mixing colour effectively.

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Art

Start Drawing

27th February 2020

Develop your observational drawing skills in this introductory course, which takes you through some basic techniques and theories.

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Art

Experimenting With Gesso

29th February 2020

Gesso has a wide application for every water-based media, acrylics, watercolour, gouache and inks.

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Willow tipis set delightful vertical accents to your garden, whilst being versatile and practical.

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Spend a relaxing day with Greenhouse Floristry creating beautiful hand-tied flower bouquets, followed by the opportunity to paint your creations guided by artist Annie Turner.

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Art

Seascapes

29th March 2020

Learn different techniques on how to create waves, water, paint, rocks and beaches with local artist Thuline de Cock.

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Art

Portraits In Watercolour

14th April 2020

This course will provide students with the opportunity to practice and develop watercolour skills working direct from a portrait model.

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Art

Life Drawing

15th April 2020

This course will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities, including beginners, to develop drawing direct from a life model.

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Art

Watercolour Summer Landscapes

16th April 2020

For those with some experience of watercolour, this short course focuses on techniques and approaches to painting landscapes.

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This course explores further approaches to drawing, encouraging freer looser ways to work using exercises and experimenting with a range of media to create marks; watersoluble drawing materials, chalk, graphite sticks, charcoal and coloured paper.

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Art

Portrait Drawing

17th April 2020

Observing from life is the perfect discipline to improve drawing skills. This course will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities, including beginners, to develop their drawing and painting skills through the discipline of portraiture.

Book now
Art

Developing Portrait Painting

17th April 2020

This course will provide an opportunity for people with some drawing and painting practice to develop their painting skills through the discipline of portraiture.

Book now
Art

Experimenting With Inks

18th April 2020

Combine traditional drawing methods using inks with more experimental approaches to get to grips with this versatile medium.

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During this creative one day course, you will learn a number of techniques in order to produce beautiful pieces of art painted on silk.

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The Brewery Arts Centre
122a Highgate
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 4HE

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