We now run a wide variety of workshops ourselves taught by Lindsey and Angela, Places on these can be booked online through eventbrite, details updated regularly.
We also have a range of artists who hire the space and run workshops and courses here on site too, the reguar sessions are details below, places must be booked direct through the visiting artist for those. Details are given below.
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.
Long Eaton Art Room Run Workshops
Have a Go days
One day spectacular craft days
More details to follow soon
Places can be booked online through eventbrite; Click on buy tickets:
Whats on each day?
Ceramics Classes are held on Monday evenings 6.30pm-8.30pm at £20 per person. All materials and tuition provided by ceramic artist David William Sampson.
During Covid times we are limiting places so booking is essential.
Please note these sessions are organised externally, please Contact David Sampson to Book you places, all details are displayed in the poster.
On Tuesday evenings resident artist Minifi will be teaching 4 week blocks of Lino printing techniques.
Ever wanted to learn the basics of Lino printing? Well now you can!Lino printing does not have to be scary, you do not have to spend a fortune on tools, whilst you are just starting out. Minifi will be running a 4 week course on lino printing, normally she teaches a 2.5hr crash course but this time there will be 4 x 2 hr time slots.
Wk1: Tools and mark making
Wk2: different papers and inks.
Wk3: start your A4 piece
Wk4: Finish your A4 piece and print
The first workshop begins 08.03.22
Lucy Jay Designs will be also teaching 4 week blocks of paper cutting and miniatures.
On this mini 4 week course you will be learning the addictive and fun art of modern paper craft. On the first session you will be given own paper craft kit which you can bring to each session.
Our sessions will be on a Tuesday evening from 6.30pm – 8.30pm and are based at Long Eaton Art Room.
This first course starts on Tuesday 5th April 2022 and ends on Tuesday 26th April 2022.
No experience is needed for this course and it is absolutely perfect for beginners. Over the four weeks, we will cover the following:
Week 1 – Paper Cutting
During this session you will learn to handle your craft knife with ease and how to follow paper cutting templates. You will start with two quick warm up templates to learn how much pressure to use on your paper and how to handle curves and angles while cutting. Then you will start a template from your pack to finish during the session.
Week 2 – Quilling
During this session you will learn a variety of skills including basic quilling techniques such as creating simple shapes, coils and scrolls. You will learn to freehand loop and how to assemble your quilled pieces into decorative designs. Your designs will be mounted on to card in this session but quilling can be used to create a variety of stunning art and jewellery.
Week 3 – Paper Bead Bees
This session will comprise of learning the art of making paper beads. During the session you will be shown you how to cut, roll and finish paper beads in three different styles. Your final fourth bead will be turned into a lovely little bee paper sculpture.
Week 4 – Ripped Paper Collage
In this session you will be using recycled magazines, maps, labels, painted paper sheets, photos and other torn found paper to capture an image in collage. After three quite neat and precise sessions, this session is all about playing with paper and having fun.
Book places using the link above
Watercolour for beginners classes with Gail Knight
Local artist Gail Knight is continuing her new beginners watercolour classes. This is a 6 week course aimed at beginners, no previous knowledge required as guidance and tuition will be provided. Those who have attended previous watercolour classes with Gail are welcome to continue their journey on these workshops too. Wednesday mornings 10-12 for 6 weeks. £60 for the 6 week course.
Next course Starts Wednesday 26th January 2022
Learn about the properties of watercolour paints and develop the confidence needed to paint on your own. Learn how to paint abstract flowers and landscapes in a loose, experimental way. Have the chance to experiment with masking fluid, salt and cling film to create special effects.
Please contact Gail direct for more details and booking information. contact details are on the information poster shown here
Every wednesday evening 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.
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 is 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
Life Drawing Classes are held on Thursday evenings three times a month (first, second 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 visit https://longeatonlifedrawing.wordpress.com/ and use the contact form on their website be added to the separate life drawing mailing list.
Fizz Fridays are coming to Long Eaton Art Room
There will be a different craft activity at each session. These sessions are a safe enviroment to have a night out with tables distanced and a well sanitised and ventilated space. The perfect place to forget the world and just come and craft, enjoy a glass of fizz, eat cake, chat and drink as much tea and coffee as you like. Come alone and join in or book a few places for friends friday, bring family, either way its going to be fun all round.
Friday night out with a difference. come and enjoy an evening of crafting. bring friends or make new ones. £20 (including non refundable booking fee) price includes materials.
Enjoy a complimentary chilled glass of fizz or mocktail while you unwind from the week.
Bring friends or make new ones while crafting.
We supply everything you need and guide you through the evening.
Price includes the craft activity, all materials needed and use of our tools. Ticket price also includes delicious homebakes and bottomless tea and coffee.
We even clean up afterwards
This might be the perfect way to start your weekend.
First Friday of each month. Different craft activity each month.
What’s included in the price?
– guidance and tuition from one of our trained creative staff
– Includes all materials needed for the craft activity that session
– delicious homebakes
-bottomless tea and coffee
-free parking during the activity
Places can be booked online through eventbrite; Click on buy tickets:
Weekends/One Day Workshops:
Lino Printing Classes
Resident artist Minifi is running Lino Print Classes regularly throughout the year. More information can be found on Minifi’s website. Places are limited and must be booked directly through her.
Lino printing for Beginners Class 26.02.22 12.30-3pm
Salt Dough Rose Bouquet Making Class – 25.03.22 6pm-8.30pm
Reduction Lino printing for Beginners Class – 27.05.22 6.30pm-8pm
Fabric printing (tshirt or bag) Beginners Class – 04.06.22 1pm-3.30
Shrinkie earrings with Lino class – 11.08.22 1pm-3.30pm
Mabon / Autumnal mobile making class – 21.09.22 6pm-8pm
Salt Dough Wreath making Class – 04.11.22 6pm-8pm
Lino Printing Christmas Cards Class – 05.11.22 1pm-3.30pm