Fabric Sale

Fabric Sale

fabric sale Oct 2021Saturday 30 October 2021 9.30am-1pm

We are selling off some of our stocks of fabric to help fundraise towards building renovations.

We have lots of amazing quality stock including: real leather off-cuts, upholstery fabric roll ends, hundreds of fabric samples and off cuts, lace, lace trims, wool on cones and in balls, buttons, beads, tiger tail, merino wool and so much more
All at bargain wholesale prices.

Entry free for all, come and bag a bargain.
Free parking

Its our first one in a year and a half and we are as excited to be back as you all are.

*To be Covid safe we will be restricting the number of people inside the building at any one time, there might be a short waiting time during busy periods. Once at capacity we will work on a one out-one in basis, we thank you for your patience with this*

Life Drawing Classes

Life Drawing Classes have restarted again, held on Thursday evenings twice a month (first and third Thursdays each month) 7pm-9pm. These are friendly untutored sessions at £10 per person. A model will be provided each session. Bring your own paper and pencils/drawing materials. We have easels available if anyone prefers to work on an easel.  Limited places so booking is essential. Please note these sessions are organised externally, please message us to be added to the separate life drawing mailing list.

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Woolly Wednesdays Restart this week

We are really pleased to let you all know that Woolly Wednesday sessions restart this week Wednesday 6th October 2021

Every Wednesday Mary Graham will be running our Woolly Wednesday slots. 6.30-8.30pm

No need to book, just turn up and join in.  Bring your current knitting/crochet/textile project and spend some time with us in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

Just £3/person

These are not taught sessions, but the group is very knowledgeable and happy to help you get started or move along with your projects. Everyone welcome from beginners to experienced. Mary is exceptionally knowledgeable about crochet and many textiles, she is also a very skilled spinner too and a patient tutor.

Sessions are £3, every Wednesday (unless Mary is on holiday) 6.30-8.30 pm

Held here at Long Eaton Art Room in our bright spacious teaching room

Refreshments and Accessible toilet facilities are available

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Open Studios Event

We are very excited to be planning our open studios event again this year. We really missed seeing everyone last year. So hopefully lots of you will come and support our artists over the weekend. Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November 10am-4pm each day.

Our artists will have their spaces open so you can view them, see what everyone makes in there and hopefully find and buy some unique gifts too. Its always a great atmosphere and we love to see you all.

Pop it in your diaries and please do come and visit us over the weekend.

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Our 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held in person here on site at Long Eaton Art Room

Tuesday 19 November 2012 at 7pm

This is an open invitation to all stakeholders, staff, volunteers, centre users, , studio holders, friends, etc.

(subject to changes if Covid restrictions come into place )

AGM Invitation 19.10.21

Programme of workshops

Long Eaton Art Room are now running a variety of workshops here on site.

Long Eaton Art Room is a community arts centre based in the Midlands between Derby and Nottingham. Just 5 minutes off the M1 at junc 21

We run a wide range of workshops ourselves and also have a range of artists who hire the space and run workshops and courses here on site too.

We have low threshold double doors into our teaching spaces. They are large, bright and well heated rooms. We have accessible toilet facilities and a free carpark.

You can find more details and book directly onto these via eventbrite:


*Coronavirus update* Planning for the future

*Corona Virus, Covid-19 update*
We have been thinking long and hard about the best way moving forward to keep people safe and still allow the community to make use of our centre. We have decided that we will no longer be running open access drop in sessions, instead we will focus on set workshops for the foreseeable future. This way we can be more certain of user numbers, distancing, minimise tool sharing and most importantly protect our staff. Every time we get pinged by the app we need to close, we are aiming to avoid that as much as possible and feel that set workshops will help us.
We hope to attract a wide range of artists to run workshops here and we are truly excited about the possibilities. We will be running some workshops ourselves and we plan to hold some all abilities accessible sessions monthly too. Workshops will be starting up after the holidays in September all being well.

**Coronavirus Measures-update**

**Coronavirus Measures-update**           


This evening the Government have issued guidance on social distancing and that all non-essential contact should be avoided, including social venues who have been encouraged to close voluntarily. On this basis, all our usual drop in sessions, workshops and Room hires are now currently CANCELLED and will not be going ahead.

Long Eaton Art Room’s creative sessions are now closed.

We will be closely following all guidance and hope to reschedule workshops later in the year and plan to reopen our creative sessions when given the all clear by the guidelines.

We realise this is disappointing, but we must do what we can to slow the spread of Covid-19. The health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and customers must come first. We can still be contacted via email to info@longeatonartroom.co.uk or through messages to our Facebook account.

Coronavirus Measures at Long Eaton Art Room

**Coronavirus Measures at Long Eaton Art Room **

We at Long Eaton Art Room would like to reassure all of our customers that we are aware and conscious of the recent Coronavirus outbreak and we are keeping a close eye on the advice and guidance from the Charities Commission, Government’s guidance and Public Health England.

At the moment we are staying open for our regular sessions and Room hire bookings for workshops.  All staff have been made aware and have been informed of government guidelines with regards to minimising spread and self-isolation.
We endeavour to keep extremely high standards of hygiene and cleanliness. There are hand washing facilities available for all. Shared surfaces such as doors, till areas, railings, handles and tables are being regularly sanitised by staff.

We are encouraging all centre users to wash their hands regularly and not attend if they feel unwell or have contact with anyone who shows signs of the symptoms.

The current plan is to remain open while it’s safe to do so.  If for any reason we need to close the centre we will aim to reschedule any workshops and events later in the year if possible.

Please check Facebook and our website to make sure the centre is open.

If for any reason we are required to close we will announce this on those platforms.

Open Studios Art and Craft Fair 16&17 November 2019

Long Eaton Art Room
The Esther de Sousa Education Centre
29-31 Lime Grove
Long Eaton. NG10 4LD

After the success of previous events we are once again combining our open studios event with a festive craft fair.
Our resident artists will be opening their studio spaces for you to meet them and see what they make in their studios with the opportunity to buy unique one off pieces of art. Local designer makers and artists will be showcasing and selling their unique handmade items in this festive event.

We have a wide range of makers from painters, collage artists, ceramics, wood turning, glass fusing, jewellery, pyrography, textiles, felted items, gift sets, and more.

There will of course be refreshments on sale all weekend with homemade cakes and the obligatory mince pies.

Free admission
10AM – 4PM Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2019

Artists include:

Purple Orchid Crafts – glass fused jewellery and home decor
Diane Dakin – mixed media floral paintings
Johanne Danielle surface art – mixed media paintings
Mary Graham (wire and ceramic jewellery)
David William Sampson – Ceramics
Jamie Parks – ceramic jewellery
Meinir Efans-Pointer (Decorative Glass)
Ray Gumbley – Photography
Jacob Seagrave – mixed media artist
Paige Lawruk – unique, quirky clothing and ceramics
Steve Dinsdale – oil paintings
Moira Elliott – ceramics
Minifi – lino cut prints and unique gifts
Jean-cycled – teddy bears made using recycled jeans
Lynda Mayfield – watercolour artist
Scraphappy Hearts by June Vann

Fundraising stalls:

Polymer Playground – mini polymer clay try-it activity
Make your own Mini fabric wreath decorations
Artists tombola – your chance to win a unique item created by our artists.
General tombola
Refreshments – tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cakes, snacks, etc.

More to be announced soon

Open Studios Nov 2019