May Open Studios Event

In conjunction with the Derbyshire Open Arts Event we are once again combining our summer open studios with a craft fair. Local designer makers and artists will be showcasing and selling their unique handmade items in this event.

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

There will of course be refreshments on sale all weekend with homemade cakes.

Free admission
10AM – 4PM Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May

Artists include:Open Studios May 2016
Purple Orchid Crafts fused glass
Kate Cloud Creations
Diane Dakin at Studio 1
Johannedanielle Surface Art
Mary Graham (wire and ceramic jewellery)
David William Sampson Ceramics
Anthony E Pointer (Wood Turning & Glass)
Meinir Efans-Pointer (Decorative Glass)
Elaine Lim-Newton (Ceramics)
Jamie Parks
Sue Hopkinson
Ray Gumbley ( Photography)
Annie Nicoll ( Mosaics)
Felicity Jackson (watercolour)
Elaine Baimbridge (watercolour)
Samantha Mullarky (textile Artist)
Sue Vize (Botanical Illustrations)


10th Birthday Celebration – Have a Go Day


We are celebrating our 10th Birthday here at Long Eaton Art Room by having a Family Fun Day.  We will have arts and crafts activities to Have a Go at all day Saturday 16th April 10am-3pm.

There will be an  opportunity to have a go at lots of different craft activities including Pyrography, peg people, glass painting, tissue flowers, needle felting, badge making, polymer clay, paint a pot, ceramics giant colouring in and a fun photobooth with props.  There will be something for all ages and abilities.

Refreshments will be available all day including tea and homemade cake.

Entrance to the event is free for all visitors but there will be a small fee for some of the activities to cover materials

Free parking on site

Wheelchair friendly

We hope to see many faces old and new to help us celebrate our 10th Birthday

Find the event on facebook:
Have a Go Day 2016

New Linocut Printmaking course starting 29.02.16

New Linocut Printmaking course starting here at Long Eaton Art Room Monday 29th February. 1.30pm- 3.45pm.  Will run for 6 weeks. This course is being organised by the WEA. Fees are £53.50 for the 6 week course or FREE if on means tested benefits. A link to the WEA website and contact details for booking can be found here:

Helen Bulmer poster

Pumpkin carving workshop 29th October

We will be hosting a pumpkin caring workshop on Thursday 29th October 1pm-3pm. Sessions cost £7.50 each. Price includes your own pumpkin to take away with you and the chance to win a free paint a pot session and item at Long Eaton Art Room. Everything you need will be included. Fancy dress is optional although some of the staff are talking about dressing up too.

pumpkin carving competition 29 October 2015

Winter Open Studios & Festive Craft Fair – 21&22 November 2015

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 to all visitors

10AM – 4PM Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November 2015

Open Studios Nov 2015

Fabric Sale Sat October 17th

We are holding our first ever fabric sale event here at Long Eaton Art room on Saturday Morning 17th October 2015 between 10.30 & 12.30.  We have a range of fabrics in all sizes, finishes and types.

We have leather offcuts in bags £1.00 – £2.50
Balls of wool at 1p per gram
Huge stocks of assorted fabrics from 10p – £5 per piece
Upholstery fabric and roll ends £various prices
Stuffing material from 50p per bag
Lace pieces £various prices
Fabric sample books £2
Zips and more

Just pop over on Saturday morning October 17th between 10.30 and 12.30 to bag yourself some bargains.

Fabric sale October 2015

Summer Holiday Workshops

We are now taking bookinSummer Holiday Workshops 2015 for facebookgs for our summer holiday workshops.  The cost is £7.50 each including all materials.  All activities are suitable for any age apart from Needle felting (age 8 upwards).  A responsible adult must accompany anyone below 16 (the responsible adult wont have to pay for themselves unless they want to join in and have a go too, we do have quite a few parents join in the fun). Booking is essential as places are limited to 10 to ensure everyone gets adequate attention.  See image for more details.  Please call 0115 9461661 to reserve your place or email 

Free Craft Club thanks to Health Lottery Funding

Derbyshire charity receives grant from money raised by HealthCalm to help local people

A Long Eaton-based charity that uses art to help people has received a £20,192 grant from money raised by HealthCalm through The Health Lottery.  The funding will enable The Long Eaton Art Room charity to develop a new craft club for people living in a small local community on the Petersham Estate.

Starting in August 2015 Long Eaton Art Room will be working with a local group of people providing a weekly craft club aimed at increasing the numbers of friends people have in their immediate neighborhood, breaking down barriers, learning new skills and feeling better about where they live.  Sessions will be free with all materials provided.

Charity manager Josie Harrington, said: “This grant gives us to opportunity to work with many people who haven’t done any arts and crafts since leaving school and in some cases ever.  We will be expanding our work in the community and helping people get to know their neighbours in a safe supported atmosphere where they can chat and craft over a cup of tea.  I myself know first-hand how much difference arts and crafts can make to people’s lives, the Long Eaton Art Room helped me get through a difficult time and I enjoy helping others in return.”

The group will meet every Friday morning 9.30-11.30 to fit in with school run times.  The club will be free for all to attend as long as they live on one of the streets specified on our flyer.  We hope that the club will give people the opportunity to meet others who live in their neighbourhood, make new friends and learn some new crafts over a cup of tea and a chat.

The sessions will start in August 2015 and run until March 2017

If you are interested in attending the craft club please contact Josie Harrington on 0115 9461661 or email It In The Community for facebook