Workshops

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

Fizz Fridays

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:

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Whats on each day?

Mondays:

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.


Tuesdays:

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

Lino Carving

Tuesday Evenings

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.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/modern-paper-craft-mini-course-tickets-244030992267?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1

Book places using the link above

Modern Paper Craft 4 week course
Lucy Jay Designs Papercut
Lucy Jay Designs Miniature

Wednesdays:

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


Wednesday Evenings:

Woolly Wednesdays 

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.
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 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


Thursdays:

Life Drawing Classes 

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.


Fridays:

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.
Beginners welcome.
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
-soft drinks
-free parking during the activity

Places can be booked online through eventbrite; Click on buy tickets:

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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. 

https://minifis-oddities.myshopify.com/collections/courses?page=1

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


Tiffany Style Stained Glass Workshops

Dates – 19.03.22 28.05.22 & 25.09.22  Time- 10am – 4pm

An inspiring workshop learning how to cut, foil and solder glass into a beautiful art pieces, all materials and refreshments included

The copper foil method, also called the Tiffany Method, of stained glass construction involves wrapping the edges of each piece in your project with a copper foil tape. The pieces are then joined by soldering them together on both front and back which creates a metal framework that holds the glass pieces together.

This one day course aims to equip you with the skills, tools and glass to create between 1 and 2 stained glass sun catchers, using the copper foil technique.  We start the workshop with a description of the basic tools used to score and cut glass and a short demonstration on how to break glass safely. You will then be given the opportunity to practice your cutting skills on some standard ‘float’ glass.  Once you feel comfortable you will choose a design from the many templates available. You will cut and prepare some pieces of coloured art glass, ready to build into your first design. You will then learn how to grind the edges of each piece of your glass ready for foiling. You will be shown how to foil the pieces of glass.  After a break for lunch we will carry on and learn how to solder all our pieces of glass together. If there is time a second sun catcher can be made. And all pieces made will be yours to take home and keep.

To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 6.

Health and safety notice – No sandals, flip flops or opened toed shoes to be worn.

Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite via the link below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/mcewan-stained-glass-37179325153


Stepping Stones Workshops

Enjoy a mindful, creating session, designing and making your own wonderful stepping stone. Stained glass artist Jen will inspire and guide you through the designing and placing process using the vast array of small stained glass pieces. You will make a beautiful stepping stone for your garden that is unique to you.
You will be using waste glass from Jen’s stained glass business to create your stepping stone. The idea is to see where the glass shapes take you or you can come with your own design. Let the creativeness flow through.
Once completed your design will be taken away to be set in concrete ready for collection within 2 weeks from Long Eaton Artroom. A perfect workshop for beginners, giving you the creativity and inspiration to do even more. Glass will be available to buy on the day for you to create your own stepping stones at home. Please note – All materials, tools and refreshments are included and by the end of your session you will have completed your stone. Nothing to remember just bring yourself it could not be easier. For safety precautions of working with glass it is advised to wear trousers or long skirts and closed shoes NO FLIP FLOPS

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/mcewan-stained-glass-37179325153


Monthly Watercolour classes

And Friday mornings

with Lynda Mayfield


Local artist Lynda Mayfield teaches on Friday mornings and also monthly weekend watercolour classes aimed at those with some previous watercolour experience throughout the year. Lynda has a different image prepared each month and talks you through creating your own version of it step by step so that you leave with a finished artpiece to be proud of. Please contact Lynda direct for more details and booking information on: lyndamayfield@virginmedia.com


Polymer Art East Midlands

Meeting on the first Sunday of each month 10am-4pm

Polymer Art East Midlands run workshops here at Long Eaton Art Room for those who love, or would love to try polymer clay. Bring along your current projects and work with likeminded people. Or join in on the bi-monthly mini workshops led by members or visiting polymer clay artists.


Seasonal Themed Craft Days

Come join us for a full day of craft activities. £65 (including non refundable booking fee) including materials. Try 3 different craft activities during the day.

Bring friends or make new ones while crafting. We supply everything you need and guide you through the day. Each craft has been specifically chosen to work within a one hour time frame. You need absolutely NO crafting experience at all to join in. All materials are provided and each craft has a specialist tutor to help and guide you through each session.

Price includes the craft activities, tuition, all materials needed and use of our tools. Ticket price also includes delicious homebakes, light lunch, biscuits and bottomless tea and coffee.

We even clean up afterwards. This might be the perfect way to spend a Saturday. Beginners welcome. More information and tickets available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/organizations/events


COVID SAFE at Long Eaton Art Room

The studio will have been thoroughly cleaned before each workshop with high contact surfaces cleaned regularly.
The number of students has been lowered to enable everyone to have a large working area with plenty of social distance.
At each table/work station there will be a set of basic materials/tools needed i.e. scissors, needles etc. These will have been sanitised before the start of the session.
We ask that if we gather as a group to listen & watch demonstrations everyone will wear a face mask or visor (provided if needed) these will not be necessary while at your own workstation.
Any shared equipment for instance sewing machines, heat guns etc will be wiped between use.

There will be facilities for making hot drinks but in the current climate if possible please bring your own refreshments or drinking vessels.

There will be plenty of soap and sanitiser gel dotted around the studio.
There are cleaning wipes in the toilets, please do not flush those, use the bins provided.

Although we endeavour to ensure your safety, the decision & risk to attend a workshop is left with the participant.

All bookings are subject to our workshop booking terms and conditions:

WORKSHOP BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

· All workshops require full payment in advance to confirm your place.

· Booking Terms
In the event of a cancellation payments are non refundable, in exceptional circumstances credit may be given to be used for future workshops.
In the unlikely event we have to cancel or postpone a workshop due to unavoidable circumstances or if we are unable to meet the minimum number of participants needed to run the workshop, we will endeavour to give our guests as much notice as possible. We will happily refund the full booking fee or transfer your booking to another workshop of the same price, space permitting. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any other costs, expenses or disappointment.

· Items made at our workshops are intended for personal use only and not for commercial use.

Long Eaton Art Room take all reasonable precautions to ensure the Health & Safety of its customers. It is important that students and other visitors are aware of others and their safety. Long Eaton Art Room cannot be held responsible for injury, loss or damage to you or your personal possessions. Vehicles are parked at owners risk. Long Eaton Art Room cannot be held liable for any accident or injury incurred whilst visiting the premises.

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