Past one-day / weekend classes

We are sorry that, due to current family needs we have had to interrupt our programme of one day and weekend classes but we will begin a new programme as soon as our circumstances allow.  Please do contact us if you would like us to add your details to our mailing list so you will be among the first to know when we are able to offer them again.

To give you an idea of the kind of classes that are likely to be available when we are able to resume, please see details of past classes below.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more or to discuss the possibility of booking a tailor-made session for yourself or your group.

2013 :
October:
Weekend workshopOctober 12 & 13th:
ACRYLIC PAINTING:  ”Painting it Large: Autumnal theme” with Rod Bailey.  Price: £120
All basic materials supplied – feel free to bring source materials with you to discuss how they might be used in your work.  Contact us to book your place or to find out more

One day workshop: Saturday October 12:
POTTERY:  ”Bold and Beautiful” with Fran Tristram.  Price: £60
Slab built forms based on dishes and cylinders, decorated in a bold and direct fashion prior to forming the shape using rolled clay inlay technique.  All basic materials are provided and a first biscuit firing included in the price.
Please note that for glazing and refiring there will be a further charge which will vary depending on the weight and number of pieces of work you have made.    Contact us to book your place or to find out more

One day workshop: Saturday October 19:
PRINT-MAKING:  ”Small Treasures” with Fran Tristram.  Price: £60
Using intaglio collograph technique you will create up to 4 small plates to print either simultaneously or individually. All basic materials are supplied.  Feel free to bring a variety of source images to discuss how you may be able to use them in your work.   Contact us to book your place or to find out more

November:
One day workshop: Saturday November 02:
PRINT-MAKING:  ”Bold & Beautiful” with Fran Tristram.  Price: £60
Combining monoprint/monotype and simple relief collograph techniques to create bold and beautiful images on up to A3 size paper.   Feel free to bring a variety of source images to discuss how you may be able to use them in your work.   Contact us to book your place or to find out more

Weekend workshopNovember 16&17:
DRAWING:  ”Drawing it Large – Winter Trees” with Rod Bailey.  Price: £120
Using a variety of drawing mediums.  All basic materials supplied – feel free to bring source materials with you to discuss how they might be used in your work.   Contact us to book your place or to find out more

One day workshop: Saturday November 16 :
POTTERY:  ”Festive Fun” with Fran Tristram.  Price: £60
Christmas decorations, tiles and coasters are a lovely way to explore a variety of different slip decorating techniques. All basic materials are provided and a first biscuit firing included in the price.  Please note that for glazing and refiring there will be a further charge which will vary depending on the weight and number of pieces of work you have made.   Contact us to book your place or to find out more

One day workshop: Sunday November 17 :
POTTERY:  ”Candlesticks and table centres” with Fran Tristram.  Price: £60
Candlesticks and table centres always add a festive touch to any meal.  Feel free to bring some loose ideas with you so we can discuss the technical considerations of incorporating them into your work.  All basic materials are provided and a first biscuit firing included in the price.  Please note that for glazing and refiring there will be a further charge which will vary depending on the weight and number of pieces of work you have made.   Contact us to book your place or to find out more

One day workshop: Saturday November 23:
PRINT-MAKING:  ”Festive Fun with Linocut and Monotype” with Fran Tristram.  Price: £60
Working at a scale suitable for card-making we will use linocut both to create bold one-colour images and in combination with simple monotype technique for added depth and richness.  All basic materials are supplied.  Feel free to bring a variety of source images to discuss how you may be able to use them in your work.   Contact us to book your place or to find out more

22nd June: PRINT-MAKING: Drypoint day: Drypoint is one of the intaglio print-making techniques and can give some lovely effects quite similar to etching but with a softer darker line as the ink is taken from the burr created when mark-making on the plate rather than from the engraved line itself.  

8th & 9th June:  POTTERY: Slip-decoration: we will make relatively simple forms such as tiles and dishes so that we can enjoy focusing on some of the decorative slip techniques such as paper resist, sgraffitto, sponge stamping, marbling, inlay, feathering (I can’t promise we’ll cover them all in a day though!).  Decorative slips are simply a mixture of clay with colouring oxides or stains mixed with enough water to reach a creamy consistency suitable for applying to leather hard clay.

8th June: SKETCHING DAY: Around the house: this day will be partially weather dependent – if the weather is dry we will take our sketching out into the garden for at least part of the day.  There we will sketch views of the built environment in and beyond the garden.  If the weather is wet we will retreat indoors where we will sketch interiors throughout the ground floor of the house.

27th April: MIXED MEDIA: a playful exploration of still life subjects: a day for letting your creativity lead the way, exploring a variety of paint and collage techniques in combination to describe some familiar still life subjects such as fruit, flowers and domestic objects.

27th & 28 April: POTTERY: Coil building (garden terracotta): coiling is a wonderfully versatile technique allowing the potter’s inventiveness free rein!  Those who come on both days will have the opportunity to develop and refine their work further as well as to explore the making of a wider variety of shapes.

23 March:  PRINT-MAKING: Nature’s artistry: a fun day exploring print-making using natural and found objects (eg leaves, feathers, textured papers, bubblewrap etc) and combining them with other simple techniques to create some wonderfully effective images.

2011-12
POTTERY

1st October: Fanciful Teapots
15th October
: Fun Mugs & Jugs
19th November: Festive Fun - small scale decorative pottery pieces for Christmas or just for fun!
24th March:  Eggs etcetera! – Spring and Easter themed decorative pinch pots.
21st April:  Simply Sculptural Terracotta –  using slab-building techniques to create some fun sculptural forms in unglazed terracotta/
6th October:  Perfectly pinched - a lovely meditative technique, you may like to focus on making pots inspired by autumnal natural forms of fruits and seed heads.
3rd November: Festive Fun in the Pottery #1 - Beautiful small scale decorative pottery pieces for Christmas or just for fun!
4th November:  Festive Fun in the Pottery #2 - Pierced lanterns for candles
24th November: POTTERY GLAZING MORNING

PRINT-MAKING
3rd September: Intaglio Day - intaglio collograph - a lovely graphic technique which makes it easy to work quite directly from your holiday photos or any other images you may choose to bring with you.
29th October: Simple Relief Collograph day – easy-to-make prints for a super-fun day
26th November: Festive Print (1) - reduction linocut print-making for cards and gift tags
3rd December: Festive Print (2) - simple linocut print-making for gift boxes, tags and cards.
10th March:  Spring into Print – colourful combined monoprint and relief collograph for Mothers’ Day, for Easter or just for fun.
5th May:  Intaglio Collograph Day: a lovely graphic technique which makes it easy to work quite directly from  photos, drawings or other images you may choose to bring with you. 

DRAWING
6th October:  Drawing with charcoal - a wonderfully expansive medium, ideal for freeing up your drawing and for working at a larger scale.
3rd November:  Points of Viewsimplifying perspective 

2010-11
POTTERY
2nd Oct: Fanciful teapots
13th Nov: Decorative boxes
12th Mar: Build your own terracotta planter
14th May: Terracotta for the gardenplant labels, cane tops, pots for succulents

PRINT-MAKING
9th Oct: AutumnalColour: playful &  pai
nterly monotype
27th Nov: Festive Print for Cards: intaglio collograph
4th Dec: Festive Print: linocut for gift boxes, tags & cards 29th Jan: Print your heart out:collograph print for love birds (relief / intaglio)
26th Mar: Spring into Print:  linocut for Mothers, March hares & April fools!
11th June: Print-making for Father’s day - or just for fun! Collograph: relief & intaglio

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For the perfect present for someone special you can buy a gift voucher for a place on any one of our courses - contact us to find out more!

We also provide tailor made group and individual art workshops for a wide variety of events and client groups.  Please contact us to chat about what you have in mind.

You might also enjoy our regular weekly classes

For more information see below – please don’t hesitate contact us if you still have any unanswered questions.

Further Information:

  • One-day and weekend classes generally run from 10am – 4pm with a one hour break for lunch.  You may like to bring a packed lunch or pick up a bite to eat at one of Lady Bay’s eateries.  Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
  • Our studios are in a relaxed and friendly home studio environment, but the domestic setting may mean that facilities do not meet the needs of all – please see our Studio Practicalities for more information and do contact us if you have any questions.
  • We welcome adults and young people (aged 16+ or young people aged 12+ if accompanied by a participating adult) to enjoy our art classes in a relaxed and friendly home studio environment.
  • Suitable for all abilities from beginners up.   All classes are structured primarily for the introductory level but our small class sizes allow us also to nurture and support the individual needs of students working at a higher level.
  • Basic materials and processes are included in the price but additional charges may be made for particular material and processing costs (see class details for more information where applicable).
  • Please be sure to take your work home at the appropriate time.  We regret that work left in the studios for more than 3 months will be disposed of as we do not have space for unlimited storage.
  • Please be sure to familiarise yourself with our Booking & Payment Policy and our Studio Practicalities if you are intending to join one of our classes. Thank you