All Courses

Getting your words on the page

Join award winning poet and biographer Fiona Sampson and the novelist and biographer Peter Salmon for a day of intense but fun creative writing, as they guide you through the process of getting words on the page. With years of experience, the pair will create a exciting and supportive environment…

Cost: £62 for one day.
Venue: Upper Witherstone House
Rag rugging at Worcestershire farmhouse

Learn two vintage rag rug techniques and make a sampler or start a project like a seat mat or rag rug. Progging gives a shaggy finish when small pieces of fabric are pushed or pulled through a…

Cost: £60 includes light lunch, biscuits, beverages during the day
Duration: one day 10-5
Venue: Huntlands Farm, Whitbourne, Worcester WR6 5R
Next Date: 26/10/2019
Discover the wonderful immediacy of acrylic paint

Quick-drying and full of glorious colour, acrylic is an exciting and vibrant medium, suitable for all sorts of painting. Whether you fancy landscapes or still life, portraits or abstract, feed your…

Cost: £62 for the day
Duration: 10am-4pm
Venue: The Print Shed, Madley, HR2 9JD
The two day course introduces this relief form of traditional Japanese printmaking

Mokuhanga, Japanese Woodblock printmaking, is a traditional Japanese art which has long been admired by Westerners. This relief print method uses a special registration system, together with…

Cost: £120
Duration: 2 days
Venue: June date: The Print Shed, Swinmoor House, Madley, Hereford HR2…
Next Date: 09/11/2019
A one day course introducing the relief printing method Japanese woodblock printmaking

Japanese woodblock printmaking (Moku-hanga) is a traditional Japanese art which has long been admired by Westerners. This relief print method uses a range of compatible materials including the…

Cost: £70
Duration: one day
Venue: Castle Orchard
Rag wreath using vintage rug technique

Learn the traditional technique of podging strips of fabric through hessian backing to make a festive wreath. It could be used later for rugs, wall hangings and seat mats. Recycle your old clothes…

Cost: £40
Duration: 10-4
Venue: The Museum of Carpet, Mill Lane, Kidderminster DY10 1AZ
Next Date: 14/11/2019
A chance to let your hair down!

Let your inner Abstract Artist make a striking appearance! This is a colourful session, using large paper and lots of wall space to make vibrant work, whether rich in detail, simple in structure or…

Cost: £62
Duration: 10am-4pm
Venue: The Print Shed, Madley
Explore beautiful colours to creat atmosphere and mood

Our lovely autumn garden will provide colour sources for this explorative day, finding which colour combinations will give the effects you want, to create different atmospheres, moods and tonalities.…

Cost: £62
Duration: 10am-4pm
Venue: The Print Shed, Madley
Covers useful herbal remedies for other climates and countries, and how best to take them

This course will cover how to to prepare yourself for a travelling so you can be in the best health. we will look at a first aid kit and herbs for ailments that you might encounter, including how…

Cost: £95
Duration: one day
Venue: Castle Orchard
A vintage technique for shaggy rag rugs

Discover how people recycled their worn clothes to make shaggy mats. The technique is called Progging or Podging in the Black Country, and was done all over the British Isles. Learn the basic rag rug…

Cost: £60 includes light lunch, biscuits, beverages during the day
Duration: 1 day
Venue: Westhope College, Westhope, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9JL