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Make a Spinning Ring in a Day with Toby Cotterill

19th May
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
£75

Tutor: Toby Cotterill

Under the careful guidance of professional jeweller Toby, spend the day creating your very own spinning ring.

  • Onsite
  • Jewellery, Fused Glass & Stained Glass
  • Available to Book
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Introduction to Animation with Jamie H Scrutton

19th May
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
£45

Tutor: Jamie H Scrutton

Yorkshire based Artist Jamie H. Scrutton will be teaching the art of Animation. Everyone is an Artist!

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Available to Book
  • Onsite
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Introduction to Reiki with Rosalind Shapiro

25th May
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£50

Tutor: Rosalind Shipiro

Learn some of the founding principles of Reiki in this one day introductory workshop.

  • Onsite
  • Health & Well-Being
  • Available to Book
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Intermediate Hand Embroidery with Louise Goult

25th May
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
£45

Tutor: Louise Goult

Under the careful guidance of Louise learn how to develop your hand embroidery skills.

  • Onsite
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Available to Book
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Make it Friday - Introduction to Collagraph with Abbie Mooney

31st May
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
£35

Tutor: Abbie Mooney

In this workshop you will learn the basic principals of collagraph printing.

  • Available to Book
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Onsite
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Make it Friday - Intro to Crochet - Make a Granny Square with Ingrid

31st May
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
£25

Tutor: Ingrid Bolton-Gabrielson

Learn the basics of crochet with Ingrid and make your very own granny square.

  • Available to Book
  • Onsite
  • Arts & Crafts
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Make it Friday - Memoir Writing with Chris Bartlett

31st May
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
£25

Tutor: Chris Bartlett

Join professional writer and teacher Chris and explore the world of memoir writing.

  • Onsite
  • Languages & Culture
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Smartphone Photography with Kelly Pfeister

2nd June
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
£30

Tutor: Kelly Pfeister

Explore how to take captivating photographs using just your smartphone.

  • Available to Book
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Onsite
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Experimental Drawing with Mick Marston

3rd June
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
£25

Tutor: Mick Marston

Join Mick for an evening exploring and experimenting with various drawing techniques.

  • Onsite
  • Available to Book
  • Arts & Crafts
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Go Figure - Monthly Self-Led Life Drawing

6th June
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
£7.50

Join us at Swarthmore on the first Thursday of the month for a relaxed evening of self-led life drawing.

  • Available to Book
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Onsite
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Beginners Free-Machine Embroidery with Louise Goult

15th June
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
£45

Tutor: Louise Goult

Free machine embroidery is the art of using a sewing machine as a pen or pencil.

  • Onsite
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Available to Book
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Throwing on the Potter's Wheel with Sally Bradley - Full Day

15th June
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
£65

Tutor: Sally Bradley

Join professional ceramicist Sally for a day of learning or perfecting your throwing skills.

  • Onsite
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Pottery & Sculpture
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Create a Theatrical Animal Mask with Tracy Lau

23rd June
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
£35

Tutor: Tracy Lau

Using 3D construction techniques, create your very own mask inspired by animals.

  • Available to Book
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Onsite
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Working with Tyvek with Louise Goult

23rd June
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
£30

Tutor: Louise Goult

Experiment with Tyvek and Lutrador to create a selection of unique textile artworks.

  • Onsite
  • Available to Book
  • Sewing & Textiles
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Throwing on the Potter's Wheel with Sally Bradley - Evening

3rd July
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
£35

Tutor: Sally Bradley

Join professional ceramicist Sally for an evening of learning or perfecting your throwing skills.

  • Onsite
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Pottery & Sculpture
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Throwing on the Potter's Wheel with Sally Bradley - Evening

4th July
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
£35

Tutor: Sally Bradley

Join professional ceramicist Sally for an evening of learning or perfecting your throwing skills.

  • Onsite
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Pottery & Sculpture
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Still Life Drawing and Painting with Luke Thompson

13th July
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£60

Tutor: Luke Thompson

This is an introduction to still life drawing and painting.

  • Available to Book
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Onsite
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Throwing on the Potter's Wheel with Sally Bradley - Full Day

13th July
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
£65

Tutor: Sally Bradley

Join professional ceramicist Sally for a day of learning or perfecting your throwing skills.

  • Onsite
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Pottery & Sculpture
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Portrait Painting with Luke Thompson

20th July
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£60

Tutor: Luke Thompson

This is an introduction to still life drawing and painting.

  • Available to Book
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Onsite
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Designing/Drawing for Textiles with Louise Goult

20th July
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
£45

Tutor: Louise Goult

Learn some of the founding techniques of designing for textiles.

  • Onsite
  • Available to Book
  • Sewing & Textiles
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Intermediate Free-Machine Embroidery with Louise Goult

21st July
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
£45

Tutor: Louise Goult

This workshop is suitable for those with some free machine embroidery experience or who have attended the beginner’s workshop.

  • Onsite
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Available to Book
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Clay Modelling and Casting Four Day Masterclass with Paul Digby

22nd July - 25th July
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
£250

Tutor: Paul Digby

Spend four days with artist and sculptor Paul Digby and learn the foundations of sculpting your very own bust.


  • Available to Book
  • Onsite
  • Pottery & Sculpture
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Throwing on the Potter's Wheel with Sally Bradley - Full Day

27th July
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
£65

Tutor: Sally Bradley

Join professional ceramicist Sally for a day of learning or perfecting your throwing skills.

  • Onsite
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Pottery & Sculpture
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Text in Textiles with Louise Goult

30th August
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
£30

Tutor: Louise Goult

This workshop teaches you how to use your needle as a pen and turn a favourite piece of text into beautiful hand embroidered artwork.

  • Onsite
  • Available to Book
  • Sewing & Textiles
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Artful Hand Embroidery (slow stitch) with Louise Goult

30th August
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
£30

Tutor: Louise Goult

Unleash your creativity with like minded people and take some time for yourself to learn new and exciting embroidery skills.

  • Onsite
  • Available to Book
  • Sewing & Textiles
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Sock Darning with Louise Goult

12th September
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
£25

Tutor: Louise Goult

Learn how to extend the life of your favorite socks under the careful guidance of Louise.

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Online
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Sewing on the Unusual with Louise Goult

14th September
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
£45

Tutor: Louise Goult

This creative and inspiring textile art workshop explores hand embroidery on unusual and innovative materials.

  • Onsite
  • Available to Book
  • Sewing & Textiles
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Portrait Painting with Luke Thompson

12th October
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£60

Tutor: Luke Thompson

This is an introduction to still life drawing and painting.

  • Available to Book
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Onsite
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Still Life Drawing and Painting with Luke Thompson

16th November
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
£60

Tutor: Luke Thompson

This is an introduction to still life drawing and painting.

  • Available to Book
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Onsite

We offer private workshops!

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We can tailor the workshop to your needs. The workshops are fun, relaxed and taught by a very talented team of artists!

Handbuild pottery

Have a look at some of our past Swarthmore workshops on our Eventbrite page. 

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