Workshops

INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASS - WINDOW HANGING

Sunday 18th July
10:30 -2:30pm

£50

Yorkshire based glass artist Kerry Burgoyne will lead an introductory workshop for beginners. You will learn to score and cut glass safely and competently, grind glass, copper foil, solder and finish your project to take home.

By the end of the day you will have created your own unique stained glass light catcher to hang in a bright window. The cost includes all materials and tools you will need for the day.

The teaching group is small so you will get plenty of help and support throughout.

Everything provided. No experience necessary, just turn up and have a play.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SMALL CLASS SIZES

BOOK HERE (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

JEWELLERY MAKING - STACKING RINGS

Saturday 24th July
10:30-1:30pm

£45

Learn basic jewellery making techniques such as using the piercing saw, filing, shaping, forging, soldering, and texturing with local designer maker Sarah Catteral.

You will then use these techniques to make a series of stacking rings..

 

Sarah also welcomes those who have taken previous jewellery making workshops. 

SMALL CLASS SIZES

BOOK HERE  (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

JEWELLERY MAKING - STACKING RINGS

Saturday 24th July
2:30-5:30pm

£45

Learn basic jewellery making techniques such as using the piercing saw, filing, shaping, forging, soldering, and texturing with local designer maker Sarah Catteral.

You will then use these techniques to make a series of stacking rings..

 

Sarah also welcomes those who have taken previous jewellery making workshops. 

SMALL CLASS SIZES

BOOK HERE  (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

MONTHLY LIFE DRAWING

Saturday 7th August
10:30 -1:30pm

£35

Why not join us for our monthly Life Drawing session. This tutor led workshop is aimed at those who haven’t done much drawing but would like to give it a go.
Such a great way to start your weekend, perhaps grab a coffee and immerse yourself in abit of Saturday morning ‘me’ time.

Everything provided. Aimed at beginners but all welcome.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SMALL CLASS SIZES

BOOK HERE (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

MAKE FRIENDS WITH A SEWING MACHINE -
ZIPPED CUSHIONS

Saturday 14th August
10:30 -2:30pm

£45

These easy sewing projects are aimed at those new to sewing who want tutor guided sessions.

Our Zipped Cushion workshop will start by learning how to make a pattern, before cutting out and sewing up, including how to put in a concealed zip.

Those who have never used a machine before are welcome too, that’s how easy it is.

Everything provided. No experience necessary, just turn up and have a play.

 

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SMALL CLASS SIZES

BOOK HERE (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

WATERCOLOUR WORKOUT - BOTANICAL PORTRAITS  

Sunday 15th August
10:30-2:30pm

£45

Inspired by our ever expanding plant selection here at the Bowery, we will start by experimenting with various styles of both drawing and painting by established watercolour artists before completing our very own plant portrait.

The workshop will cover; colour mixing, wet on wet & layered technique, composition, aerial perspective and lots more so you have an array of skills and idea’s that you can master at home.

The class is very much aimed at beginners, but everyone welcome!

BOOK HERE  (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

COFFEE SCHOOL

Friday 20th August
6:00 -8:00pm

£30

This workshop is pitched at beginners and is run by our head barista Ged. Whether you want to understand a little more about how coffee is made or how to get the most out of your machine at home, we will take you through the basics.

Within the 2 hour workshop you will understand how to grind coffee, make key drinks on the menu, steam and foam milk as well as having a go at trying to master latte art.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SMALL CLASS SIZES

BOOK HERE (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK & DRAW - HOCKNEY CUT & PASTE PRINTS

Friday 20th August
6:00-8:00pm

£18

If you fancy getting creative but are too nervous to join a class, then why not come along for an informal evening of drawing /painting / printing / making.

The tutor will guide the sessions, so enjoy the music and be inspired!

The class is aimed at beginners but all levels welcome.

BOOK HERE  (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

GEO PORCELAIN PLANTERS

Saturday  21st August
10:30 -2:30pm

£50

Explore a variety of traditional hand building techniques and create your very own mini–Porcelain Planters to take pride of place in your home/garden!

All glaze and firing is included in the price. Your makes will be taken to be bisque fired, before being dipped in clear glaze and then will be glazed fired and brought back to the Bowery. Please allow 2 weeks.

Everything provided. No experience necessary, just turn up and have a play.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SMALL CLASS SIZES

BOOK HERE (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

MONTHLY LIFE DRAWING

Saturday 4th September
10:30 -1:30pm

£35

Why not join us for our monthly Life Drawing session. This tutor led workshop is aimed at those who haven’t done much drawing but would like to give it a go.
Such a great way to start your weekend, perhaps grab a coffee and immerse yourself in abit of Saturday morning ‘me’ time.

Everything provided. Aimed at beginners but all welcome.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SMALL CLASS SIZES

BOOK HERE (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

JEWELLERY MAKING - SILVER BANGLE

Sunday 5th September
10:30-2:30pm

£55

Under the professional guidance of Jeweller and tutor Sarah Catterall you will learn basic jewellery making techniques such as using the piercing saw, filing, shaping, forging, soldering, and texturing to make a fabulous sterling silver bangle.

SMALL CLASS SIZES

BOOK HERE  (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

INTRODUCTION TO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY

Saturday  11th September
10:30 -12:30pm

£30

Join Jules from Now Then, Sunshine! as she teaches a fun, relaxed introduction to the art of modern calligraphy. Using a brush-pen, you’ll explore the fundamentals of brush-lettering, learn different strokes and letter shapes and practise the alphabet. At the end you’ll take home a quote on a greetings card that you’ll have lettered yourself!

ABILITY: The class is very much aimed at beginners, but everyone welcome!

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All materials and equipment provided, although if you have a particular quote you’d like to letter then bring it along (although perhaps keep it relatively short).

SMALL CLASS SIZES

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

BOOK HERE   (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

HOW TO WRITE THAT NOVEL

Sunday 12th September
10:30-2:30pm

£45

A day workshop with writer Mark Connors focusing on how to plan and start writing a novel. We will look at character, plot and setting via selected texts and put pen to paper with writing exercises to help formulate ideas or expand on ideas you may already have. 

The aim of this workshop is to get our first chapters up and running. And the really tricky bit – to keep going. We will also look at how not to write our novels to avoid the trapdoors that many first time novelists fall through. 

 There will also be a Q & A session with the course tutor, a published and critically acclaimed novelist, where participants can ask about all aspects of writing a novel, seeking publication and beyond. This course is designed for both aspiring novelists and those who’ve never managed to complete their ambitious projects. 

Just bring a notebook and pen!!You can buy lunch from the café ENJOYING 10% DISCOUNT or bring a pack up.

SMALL CLASS SIZES

BOOK HERE  (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK & DRAW - VAN GOGH

Friday 17th September
6:00-8:00pm

£18

If you fancy getting creative but are too nervous to join a class, then why not come along for an informal evening of drawing /painting / printing / making.

The tutor will guide the sessions, so enjoy the music and be inspired!

The class is aimed at beginners but all levels welcome.

BOOK HERE  (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

COFFEE SCHOOL

Friday 17th September
6:00 -8:00pm

£30

This workshop is pitched at beginners and is run by our head barista Ged. Whether you want to understand a little more about how coffee is made or how to get the most out of your machine at home, we will take you through the basics.

Within the 2 hour workshop you will understand how to grind coffee, make key drinks on the menu, steam and foam milk as well as having a go at trying to master latte art.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SMALL CLASS SIZES

BOOK HERE (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

STAINED GLASS - WINDOW HANGING

Saturday 18th September
10:30 -2:30pm

£50

Yorkshire based glass artist Kerry Burgoyne will lead an introductory workshop for beginners. You will learn to score and cut glass safely and competently, grind glass, copper foil, solder and finish your project to take home.  By the end of the day you will have created your own unique stained glass light catcher to hang in a bright window. The cost includes all materials and tools you will need for the day. The teaching group is small so you will get plenty of help and support throughout.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SMALL CLASS SIZES

BOOK HERE (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

JESMONITE COASTERS

Saturday 25th September
10:30 -12:30pm

£30

Calico Collective will be delivering a series of Terrazzo/Marble Coaster workshops using Jesmonite - a safe and environmentally conscious alternative to traditional resin-based products. Jesmonite is a water & acrylic based, solvent free product - making it safe for many uses.

Within the workshop, you will be guided in creating two square Jesmonite Coasters - one with a colourful terrazzo design and the other in a marble effect, both in the colours of your choice! 

You will have the chance to experiment with the material and learn about how to create both effects, as well as learning the sanding and sealing process.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SMALL CLASS SIZES

BOOK HERE (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

JESMONITE COASTERS

Saturday 16th October
10:30 -12:30pm

£30

Calico Collective will be delivering a series of Terrazzo/Marble Coaster workshops using Jesmonite - a safe and environmentally conscious alternative to traditional resin-based products. Jesmonite is a water & acrylic based, solvent free product - making it safe for many uses.

Within the workshop, you will be guided in creating two square Jesmonite Coasters - one with a colourful terrazzo design and the other in a marble effect, both in the colours of your choice! 

You will have the chance to experiment with the material and learn about how to create both effects, as well as learning the sanding and sealing process.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SMALL CLASS SIZES

BOOK HERE (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

PLAY WITH CLAY - PORCELAIN OIL BURNER

Sunday 3rd october
10:30 -2:30pm

£45

Make yourself this beautiful oil burner with a removable oil dish so you can swap and change your essential oils to suit your mood.

Working in porcelain you will learn traditional hand building techniques with designer-maker Katie Bentley. Your burner will be bisque and glaze fired by Katie and will be returned to the Bowery 2 weeks after the workshop for you to collect.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SMALL CLASS SIZES

BOOK HERE (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)