Workshops

We now run a wide variety of workshops ourselves taught by Lindsey and Julia, 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

School holiday workshops

One day spectacular craft days

More details can be found on our eventbrite link

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Whats on each day?

Mondays:

Ceramics Classes are held on Mondays

Morning sessions 10am-12midday

Evening sessions 6.30pm-8.30pm

£20 per person. All materials and tuition provided by ceramic artist David William Sampson. 

During Covid times we are limiting places so booking is preferred to avoid dissapointment.

Please note these sessions are organised externally, please Contact David Sampson to Book you places, all details are displayed in the poster.


Tuesdays & Wednesdays:

Watercolour for beginners classes with Gail Knight


Local artist Gail Knight is continuing her beginners watercolour classes. These are 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.

Tuesday Evenings 6.30-8.30

Wednesday mornings 10-12 or

Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.30

for 6 weeks. £65 for the 6 week course.

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


Thursday Mornings:

Coffee & Crafts mornings

10am till 12pm £10 per session

Come along & enjoy a relaxing morning of creative crafts with Lindsay & Julia. During these fortnightly sessions we will guide you through the activity, providing all the instructions & materials you need. We even clean up afterwards. As always we’ll be here for a coffee & a chat (maybe even a biscuit or two) while we craft away. The session is open to absolutely anyone who wants to come along & have a go. If you fancy taking a couple of hours to do something just for you, you homeschool your kids or want to come along with your support worker, we’d love to have you. We truly believe creativity has a huge positive effect on your wellbeing

Tickets available via eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/long-eaton-art-room-34359477431


Thursdays:

Life Drawing Classes 

Life Drawing Classes are held on Thursday evenings up to three times a month (first, second and third Thursdays each month) 7pm-9pm. These are friendly untutored sessions at £15 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 at Long Eaton Art Room

There is 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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Watercolour classes

with Lynda Mayfield

Friday Mornings


Friday mornings local artist Lynda Mayfield teaches watercolour classes aimed at those with some previous watercolour experience. Lynda has a different image prepared each session 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


Weekends/One Day Workshops:

Gelli printing

Come and have a go at gelli printing – an easy and versatile monoprinting technique using a jelly-like printing plate.  The process is exciting, the results are quick and no two prints are the same.
During the workshops you will be taught gelli plate basics and learn how to use a variety of gel printing techniques to create numerous different effects. You will come away with a variety of interesting prints to frame or use in your own work.The workshops are for all skill levels – from complete beginners to experienced artists who would like to try a new technique. You’ll need an apron (printing is a messy business!), all other materials and equipment is provided on the day.

Workshops include: Stamps & Stencils Botanics Transfers

For more info or to book visit Julia’s website

 juliaharwoodart.co.uk/workshops


Tiffany Style Stained Glass Workshops

Dates – throughout the year

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


Polymer Art East Midlands

Meeting on the first Sunday of each month 10am-4pm £5

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 like minded people. Or join in on the bi-monthly mini workshops led by members or visiting polymer clay artists.


Macrame pot Hanger Workshop

Sunday 24th March 2024 9.30am-12.30pm

Join us for a fun and creative 3 hour Macrame Pot Hanger Workshop at here at Long Eaton Art Room. Learn the art of macrame and create your very own beautiful pot hanger to showcase your favourite plants. Guided by your instructor Sarah who will teach you the various macrame knots and techniques. Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this workshop is perfect for anyone looking to explore their creativity. Grab a friend and spend a delightful morning crafting in a friendly and relaxed environment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to add a touch of boho charm to your home with your handmade macrame pot hanger. Book your spot now!

£40 All material and equipment included as well as refreshments.

Tickets available via Ewe Tree Yarns on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/824133785337?aff=oddtdtcreator


Crochet Spring Garland Workshop

Sunday 7th April 2024

10am-2pm

Join Sarah from Ewe Tree yarns for the Crochet Spring Garland Workshop.

Get ready to unleash your creativity and crochet your own beautiful garlands for the spring season. Some basic crochet knowledge is needed including chains and basic crochet stitches.

Your tutor Sarah will guide you through the process of creating this stunning garlands using colorful yarn and various crochet techniques. Book now and join us for a fun-filled workshop!

All materials and equipment are provided, however you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

Refreshments available throughout.

£45 All material and equipment included as well as refreshments.

Tickets available via Ewe Tree Yarns on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/824354545637?aff=oddtdtcreator

Beginner’s Crochet Granny Squares

Sunday 19th May 2024

9.30am-12.30pm

Join us for a fun and creative morning of crocheting at the Long Eaton Art Room! Whether you’re a complete beginner or just want to brush up on your skills, this event is perfect for you. Learn the basics of crocheting granny squares with Sarah from Ewe Tree Yarns who will guide you every step of the way, so no experience is necessary. All materials and equipment is provided or bring your own crochet hook and yarn if you prefer. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn a new skill and meet fellow crochet enthusiasts. Reserve your spot now!

Refreshments available throughout.

£35 All material and equipment included as well as refreshments.

Tickets available via Ewe Tree Yarns on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/824354545637?aff=oddtdtcreator


Punch Needle Workshop

Sunday 28th September 2024

9.30am-12.30pm

Want to create your own punch needle art? Come join Sarah Francis from Ewe Tree Yarns.

This 3-hour workshop will guide you step by step through the process of punch needle embroidery. you will learn about the different types of punch needles available and how they vary as well as how to create different stitches for different textures and styles.

choose from a selection of pre-drawn design templates or draw your own!

Refreshments available throughout

£35 including tuition and materials

Tickets available via Ewe Tree Yarns on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beginners-punch-needle-workshop-tickets-597910545537?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1



Acrylic Painting Workshop

Saturdays

10am-3pm £60

Come and learn how to create your own acrylic paintings in these one day workshops with Nicola Crook. Landscape themed and suitable for beginners. Nicola will walk you through each landscape painting step by step.

I love to teach students how to mix colours, understand composition, create a sense of depth and how to use the acrylic paints as well as the various tools, and canvases.

At the end of each workshop, you will go home with a final piece of art.

Places must be booked in advance. Email Nicola to book. See poster for details.


Spinning for Beginners Workshop

Sat 9th March 2024 10am-3pm £65

If you have ever seen a hand spinner happily spinning soft fibre into gorgeous yarns and wanted to give it a go. Ever wondered if your own knitting, crochet or weaving could be even more creative if you could spin your own yarns. Or maybe you have spun before and want to revisit a forgotten skill. Then this workshop is for you.

Covering types of wheel, parts, tensions, etc. By the end of the session you will create your own ball of hand spun yarn.

There will be spinning wheels to use for the workshop, however you are welcome to bring your own spinning wheel. If you are unable to treadle a standard spinning wheel then please get in touch as there will also be the availability of one electric wheel.

£65 including tuition and materials

Tickets available via eventbrite on this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/long-eaton-art-room-34359477431


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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