Adult Learning - Workshops

WATERCOLOUR WORKOUT - HOCKNEY LANDSCAPES

Saturday 1st May
10:30 -2:30pm

£45

Inspired by David Hockney’s ‘A Yorkshire Sketchbook’ we will be working from a series of Yorkshire landscape photographs to produce several watercolour working paintings.

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!

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

JEWELLERY MAKING - STACKING RINGS

Sunday 2nd May
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. 

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

JEWELLERY MAKING - STACKING RINGS

Sunday 2nd May
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. 

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

GIVE IT A GO - DIRTY POUR PAINTING

Friday 7th May
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.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

COFFEE SCHOOL

Friday 7th May
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

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

INTRODUCTION TO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY

Saturday  8th May
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)

COFFEE SCHOOL

Friday 14th May
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)

GIVE IT A GO - CROCHET

Friday 14th May
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.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

SKETCH SOCIAL - STILL LIFE

Saturday 15 May
10:30 -2:30pm

£30

These sessions are aimed at beginners who would love to draw better. Each Sketch Social is different, exploring various materials & techniques to build up a super-duper portfolio of work. 

There are lots of tricks and tools to enable you to draw something that looks ‘realistic’ and within this session we will be exploring how to get a 3D object down onto paper. 

Everything provided. Aimed at beginners but all welcome.

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

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

GIVE IT A GO - LIFE DRAWING

Friday 21st May
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.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

COFFEE SCHOOL

Friday 28th May
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

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

GIVE IT A GO- KANDINSKY

Friday 28th May
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.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

JEWELLERY MAKING - SILVER PENDANT

Saturday 29th May
10:30 - 1:30pm

£45

Design and make a fabulous silver pendant. First you will learn basic jewellery making techniques such as using the piercing saw, filing, shaping, forging, soldering, and texturing…phew!! before creating your very own necklace. 

All materials are provided and no experience needed. Sarah also welcomes those who have taken previous jewellery making workshops. 

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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

JEWELLERY MAKING - EARRINGS

Saturday 29th May
2:30 - 5:30pm

£45

Learn basic jewellery making techniques such as using the piercing saw, filing, shaping, forging, soldering, and texturing. You will then use these techniques to make a beautiful pair of drop earrings. 

Please note this course is also suitable for those returning to practice skills learnt by making a different product. 

Everything provided just turn up and get started.

 NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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

COFFEE SCHOOL

Friday 4th June
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)

GIVE IT A GO - WRITE NIGHT

Friday 4th June
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.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Saturday 5th June
10:30 -3:00pm

£45

You will complete a series of working paintings to get a feel for the medium, understand various painting techniques, colour mixing and depth of field.

Please note this workshop is very much aimed at beginners with no previous experience but anyone is welcome to turn up and have a play!

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

SEWING CIRCLE - PJ SHORTS

Sunday 6th June
10:30 -2:30pm

£45

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

Our PJ Shorts workshop will start by adapting the pattern to fit you, before cutting out and sewing up, making it a great skills building project.

Those who have never used a machine before are welcome too, that’s how easy it is, but please allow alittle extra time than advertised so you can go abit slower. 

Everything provided. 

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

GIVE IT A GO - DIRTY POUR PAINTING

Friday 11th June
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.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

CANDLE MAKING

Saturday 12 June
10:30 -1:00pm

£35

DESCRIPTION

This workshop will guide you through how to make a beautiful handmade soy-wax candle using high quality essential oils. 

You will be given a choice of oils to mix and match, either for their aromatherapy qualities or their gorgeous smell. 

You will make two candles in amber glass jars that can be labelled up with a personalised message making them a truly great gifts...or just keep them both and enjoy!!

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

GIVE IT A GO- KANDINSKY

Friday 18th June
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.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

HOW TO WRITE THAT NOVEL

Saturday 19th June
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)

MONTHLY LIFE DRAWING

Saturday 3rd July
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.

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

SKETCH SOCIAL - STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO PASTELS

Sunday 4th July
10:30-1:30pm

£30

These sessions are aimed at beginners who would love to draw better. Each Sketch Social is different, exploring various materials & techniques to build up a super-duper portfolio of work.
Pastels are a great drawing medium and provide their own unique style. 

Working from Still Life we will look at how to prep paper, use and build soft pastel as well as all the necessary techniques of line, composition and shade & tone.

Everything provided. Aimed at beginners but all welcome.

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

LINO PRINT TASTER

Saturday 10th July
10:30 -2:30pm

£45

Our theme for this session will be cacti & succulents, you can either free draw or trace before carving out your Lino printing block.
Under guided tuition you will learn how to use inks, tools and practice method to make a Linocut block that you can use time and time again. The block can be used for cards, tags, wrap, or even you very own logo stamper.
On the workshop we will be making a series of mini prints.

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)

COFFEE SCHOOL

Friday 16th July
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 AND DRAW - FRIDA KAHLO

Friday 16th July
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.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

SOAP MAKING

Saturday 17th July
10:30-1:00pm

£35

Making your own soap is incredibly satisfying and it’s super easy when you know how, especially when you’ve chosen your own essential oils. This soap making workshop uses only natural ingredient, so no nasties known as ‘melt and pour’ soap as your base.

Please note you will need to leave your makes at the Bowery for at least 24hours to enable them to set (we can keep them for longer if need be)

Makes 2-4 bars depending on the moulds you use.

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

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

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)

SEWING CIRCLE - 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, but please allow alittle extra time than advertised so you can go abit slower.

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 - PLANT 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)

SOAP MAKING

Saturday 28th August
10:30-1:00pm

£35

Making your own soap is incredibly satisfying and it’s super easy when you know how, especially when you’ve chosen your own essential oils. This soap making workshop uses only natural ingredient, so no nasties known as ‘melt and pour’ soap as your base.

Please note you will need to leave your makes at the Bowery for at least 24 hours to enable them to set (we can keep them for longer if need be)

Makes 2-4 bars depending on the moulds you use.

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)