Workshops

DRINK AND DO – EMBROIDERY HOOP PRINTING

Friday 5th April
6:00  - 8:00pm

£15

Due to the huge success of our Drink and Draw, we’ve come up with a once a month crafting session for all those who would prefer to make.

The tutor will guide the sessions so you can just turn up and enjoy a glass or two of wine, listen to the music and get creative! The class is suitable for everyone...even the more advanced

(Bring your own bottle welcome!)

SOLD OUT (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

GARDEN WALK - IN COLLABORATION WITH YORK GATE GARDEN

Sunday 7th April
1 :00 -4:00pm

£25 (inc £6 entry fee)

This workshop will take place in York Gate Garden, Adel: 
Leeds' very own key example of a 20th-century Arts and Crafts-inspired garden, designed by Sybil, Robin and Frederick Spencer and now in the care of the gardening charity Perennial. The day will focus on looking at York Gate Garden as an example of garden design.

Your tutor Mary Swan, will start with an overview of garden design principles and then walk through Garden to see examples of how to put the principles into practice, to explore the hard materials used and the planting design.

York Gate draws on design elements of grand gardens to make small spaces work beautifully and it's a garden with lots of take-home ideas. There'll be plenty of time for discussion, questions, sketching, photography and note-taking and the day will end with a summary of what participants have learned and how they might use it in their own gardens.


Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

1 DAY BEGINNERS WORKSHOP -
MAKE FRIENDS WITH A SEWING MACHINE.

Saturday 13th April
10:30 - 4:30pm

£60

If you would love someone to show basics then this is the class for you. You will start by threading and getting to know the functions of the machine before moving onto seams, buttonholes and zips.

At the end of the workshop you will have produced a lovely pair of cushion covers and confidence to progress onto making clothes, gifts and other items for your home.

Tutor: Sandra Togher, owner of the Bowery has had various roles within the fashion industry, from Designer, Garment Technologist, and Product Development Manager. She then retrained as a teacher and has over 15 years experience, teaching both at the Bowery and nationwide.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

PLAY WITH CLAY – HANGING PLANTERS

Sunday 14th April
10:30 - 12:30pm

£30

Explore a variety of traditional hand building techniques and create your very own Ceramic Planters to take pride of place in your home/garden! All materials and tools provided.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

COFEEE SCHOOL

Thursday 18th April
6:30 - 8:30pm

£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.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK AND DRAW – ‘DIRTY POUR’ PAINTING

Friday 26th  April
6 :00 -8:00pm

£15

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at creating a piece of artwork but are too nervous to join a class, then why not come along for an informal evening of drawing, painting & printing.

The tutor will guide the sessions so you can just turn up and enjoy a glass or two of wine, listen to the music and get creative!

The class is aimed at beginners but all levels welcome.

(Bring your own bottle welcome!)

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

JEWELLERY MAKING - STACKING RINGS

Saturday 27th April
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..

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

1 DAY MASTER CLASS - CREATE YOUR OWN CLOTHING PATTERNS

Saturday 4th May
10:30 - 4:30pm

£60

Using basic scaled down blocks you will be shown how to change style and shape through various manipulation techniques. From here you will trace off a block pattern to your size so you can design a range of outfit to suit you.

Note: This class is for those that you have made basic items of clothing, but want to know how to restyle patterns.

Tutor: Sandra Togher, owner of the Bowery has had various roles within the fashion industry, from Designer, Garment Technologist, and Product Development Manager. She then retrained as a teacher and has over 15 years experience, teaching both at the Bowery and nationwide

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

PERSONALISED METAL STAMPING

Sunday 5th May
10 :30 -12:30pm

£30

In this session you will learn to make your own personalised hand stamped jewellery. This can include bracelets, pendants and keyrings. After a chance to practice with different stamps, fonts and hammers you will make a selection of jewellery to take home with you.

There will be course notes for you to take home, with full instructions on what tools you've used and where you can buy tools and materials.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK AND DO - WRITE NIGHT

Friday 10th May
6:00 - 8:00pm

£15

A chance to leave behind the pressures of the real world for a couple of hours and come along to be inspired in our writing night. There will be writing tips, prompts, writing time and the chance to mingle with fellow writers. 

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

BYOB
Bring your own bottle welcome.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

COFFEE SCHOOL

Thursday 16th May
6:30 - 8:30pm

£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.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

SKETCH CLUB – BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR

Saturday 18th May
10:30 - 1:00pm

£25

This workshop will introduce you to a variety of drawing approaches to improve observation, technique and style. At the end of the session you will have an array of skills and idea’s that you can master at home.

Each of these workshops will focus on a different theme, using practising illustrators for inspiration, so you can keep on coming to build up a super duper portfolio of work!

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

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

HEY CLAY - COASTERS [FREE EVENT]

Sunday 19th May
2:00 -3:00pm

SOLD OUT

Hey Clay is a celebration of everything clay, giving everyone the chance to have some fun and unleash their inner potter. Come along and make yourself a set of coasters.

Although the tutor is giving up her time for free and the Bowery providing the materials and equipment, there will be a small surcharge (paid direct to the tutor) for anyone wanting their wares to be fired. (coasters will still look splendid without being fired)

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

DRINK AND DRAW – PICASSO PORTRAITS

Friday 31st May
6:00 -8:00pm

£15

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at creating a piece of artwork but are too nervous to join a class, then why not come along for an informal evening of drawing, painting & printing.

The tutor will guide the sessions so you can just turn up and enjoy a glass or two of wine, listen to the music and get creative!

The class is aimed at beginners but all levels welcome.

(Bring your own bottle welcome!)

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

1 DAY BEGINNERS WORKSHOP – INTRODUCTION TO JEWELLERY MAKING

Saturday 1st June
10.30-4.30pm

£75

Design and make your very own pendant necklace with the technical assistance of practising jeweller, Sarah Catterall.

You will learn some basic jewellery making techniques such as using the piercing saw, filing, shaping, forging, soldering, and texturing.

You can build on any previous experience or techniques used in other workshops. The difference between this and other morning sessions that Sarah runs is that you are able to design your own bespoke piece and you will also get to solder your own work.

All materials are provided and open to all abilities.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

STITCH AND MAKE - ESPADRILLES

Sunday 2nd June
10:30 -1:00pm

£25

It takes no time at all to produce these fabulous Espadrilles. Either full shoe or mules the choice is yours.

You will be contacted before the workshop to ask shoe size as the soles are bought beforehand.

No experience needed.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK AND DO - DUCT TAPE POUCH

Friday 7th June
6:00 -8:00pm

£15

Due to the huge success of our Drink and Draw, we’ve come up with a once a month crafting session for all those who would prefer to make.

The tutor will guide the sessions so you can just turn up and enjoy a glass or two of wine, listen to the music and get creative! The class is suitable for everyone...even the more advanced

(Bring your own bottle welcome!)

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

STRING ART

Saturday 15th June
10:30 -1:00pm

£35

String Art is a retro chic way to add some unique decor to any wall.

Within the session you will design and make your very own piece of artwork.

No experience needed. Everything provided.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK AND DRAW – DRAWN TO MUSIC / KANDINSKY

Friday 21st June
6:00 -8:00pm

£15

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at creating a piece of artwork but are too nervous to join a class, then why not come along for an informal evening of drawing, painting & printing.

The tutor will guide the sessions so you can just turn up and enjoy a glass or two of wine, listen to the music and get creative!

The class is aimed at beginners but all levels welcome.

(Bring your own bottle welcome!)

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

LINO PRINTING - DESIGN AND MAKE YOUR OWN WALLPAPER

Saturday 29th June
10.30 - 2.30pm

£45

We will start with designing a half-drop pattern, before carving it out onto lino.

At the end of the session you will have carried out some test piece prints so you can print to perfection at home.

Note this block can be used time and time again on both paper and textiles, so you can print onto wrap, tags, totes, t.shirts and more

No experience needed, everything provided.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

COFFEE SCHOOL

Thursday 4th July
6:30 -8:30pm

£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.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DIY REUPHOLSTERY

Saturday 6th July
10.30 - 4.30pm

£75

Re-vamp your home by learning how to do basic re-upholstery. Forage for a lovely footstool or dining room chair (with a drop in seat) and learn how to glam it up to take pride of place in your home.
No experience necessary

Please note:
If you bring anything more complicated to the session, you may not get it finished.
Equipment, staples, and tacks provided.
Inner materials to complete your chair will need to be bought direct from the tutor on the day costing approx £5 -£10

You will need to bring outer fabric with you – Measure your chair and allow 20cms all the way around.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK AND DO - TIE DYE SCARF

Friday 12th July
6:00 -8:00pm

£15

Due to the huge success of our Drink and Draw, we’ve come up with a once a month crafting session for all those who would prefer to make. The tutor will guide the sessions so you can just turn up and enjoy a glass or two of wine, listen to the music and get creative! The class is suitable for everyone...even the more advanced.

The class is aimed at beginners but all levels welcome.

(Bring Your Own Bottle)

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECCESSARY

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

SKETCH UP CLUB - 'PLANT LIFE'

Saturday 20th July
10.30 - 1.00pm

£25

These regular workshops will introduce you to a variety of drawing approaches to improve observation, technique and style. At the end of the session you will have an array of skills that you can master at home.

Each of these workshops will focus on a different theme, using practising illustrators for inspiration, so you can keep on coming to build up a super duper portfolio of work!

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

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All materials and equipment provided

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK AND DRAW – EXHIBITION SPECIAL - COLLAGED PAINTINGS

Friday 26th July
6:00 -8:00pm

£15

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at creating a piece of artwork but are too nervous to join a class, then why not come along for an informal evening of drawing, painting & printing.

The tutor will guide the sessions so you can just turn up and enjoy a glass or two of wine, listen to the music and get creative!

The class is aimed at beginners but all levels welcome.

(Bring your own bottle welcome!)

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

PLAY WITH CLAY - ALPHABET DISHES

Sunday 28th July
10.30 - 12.30pm

£30

This workshop is perfect for beginners. Learn how to roll and shape clay a produce this lovely make.

Using templates provided or free hand drawing you will cut out the base for your Alphabet Dish. The tutor will demonstrate how to use the slab building technique to create your own 3D dish. 

Your Alphabet dish will be taken away to be fired and finished in a clear glaze. Your piece will be ready to collect within two weeks of the workshop taking place.

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

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All materials and equipment provided

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK AND DO – EMBROIDERY HOOP PRINTING

Friday 2nd August
6:00 -8:00pm

£15

Due to the huge success of our Drink and Draw, we’ve come up with a once a month crafting session for all those who would prefer to make. The tutor will guide the sessions so you can just turn up and enjoy a glass or two of wine, listen to the music and get creative! The class is suitable for everyone...even the more advanced.

The class is aimed at beginners but all levels welcome.

(Bring Your Own Bottle)

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECCESSARY

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

JEWELLERY MAKING - STACKING RINGS

Saturday 3rd August
10:30 - 1:00pm

£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..

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

COFFEE SCHOOL

Thursday 8th August
6:30 -8:30pm

£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.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

DRINK & DRAW - 'FRIDA KAHLO SELF PORTRAITS'

Friday 9th August
6.00 - 8.00pm

£15

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at creating a piece of artwork but are too nervous to join a class, then why not come along for an informal evening of drawing, painting & printing.

The tutor will guide the sessions so you can just turn up and enjoy a glass or two of wine, listen to the music and get creative!

The class is aimed at beginners but all levels welcome.

(Bring your own bottle welcome!)

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

PLEIN AIR PAINTING

Sunday 11th August
10:30 -4:30pm

£65

Leaving behind the confines of our studio we will take to painting outdoors along the Meanwood Valley Trail. We will do as the impressionist did and practice painting the changes in light, shade and colour using acrylics.

This course is aimed at beginners but everyone welcome.

Please bring a pack up or you can pre-order lunch when you arrive.

An introduction and skills building exercises will start at the Bowery before heading out around 12pm. It takes 10 mins by foot to access the trail. We will all return back to the Bowery.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

GEOMETRIC PAPERCUT PENDANT

Sunday 18th August
10.30 - 12.30pm

£25

Pineapple, puppy or the letter p? This two-hour workshop, led by tutor Ella Erskine, will guide you through techniques needed to create your own personalised pendant.  

Paper cutting is an art best known for Henri Matisse and Rob Ryan. You’ll learn how to hold the craft knife, how to cut lines and shapes, and you’ll design your own image. Choose from animal, botanic or alphabet silhouettes, and wear your art with pride!

Beginners welcome; only a steady hand needed. 

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)

PLAY WITH CLAY - JEWELLERY HOLDER

Saturday 31st August
10:30 -12:30pm

£30

Perfect for beginners learn how to sculpt clay and use moulds.

You will be shown how to use push moulds to make a small dish for the base of your jewellery holder, before moving on to sculpt and join your cactus shaped stand.

All materials and tools are provided. Your pieces will be taken away to be glazed and fired and will be ready to collect within two weeks of the workshop taking place.

Click here to book on-line (subject to booking fee) or call 0113 2242284 (no booking fee)