Workshops

PORCELAIN TREE HANGINGS

Sunday 1st December
10:30 -12:30pm

SOLD OUT 

With guidance from our regular ceramics tutor Katie, you will design and make your own beautiful white porcelain Christmas tree decorations, This is a perfect workshop just before Christmas and hangings can be personalised for that extra special gift.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED AND NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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

DRINK AND DO - FABRIC DECOUPAGE BAUBLES

Wednesday 4th December
6:00 -8:00pm

SOLD OUT

Venue - The Adelphi Public House Leeds

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at doing something creative or fancy an alternative night out, then these classes are for you!

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.

BYOB (bring your own bottle welcome!)

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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

DRINK AND DO - FABRIC DECOUPAGE BAUBLES

Friday 6th December
6:00 -8:00pm

SOLD OUT

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at doing something creative or fancy an alternative night out, then these classes are for you!

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.

BYOB (bring your own bottle welcome!)

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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

LINO PRINT - CHRISTMAS CARDS

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

SOLD OUT

Ever wanted to design and make your own Christmas cards? Here’s a technique that once carved you will be able to use time and time again.

You don’t need to be able to draw – we have some Christmas designs for you to trace and use (although you are welcome to design something bespoke)

Suitable for everyone! 

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED AND NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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

MINDFUL MAKES: MINI MARBLED CRACKERS

Saturday 14th December
10:30 -12:30pm

SOLD OUT 

Put your phone away and try abit of mono tasking. Mindfulness doesn't have to be about meditating or saying affirmations, it can be about focusing on a receptive task whilst socialising. Try it...it does really work!

Within this session you will explore paper marbling, before cutting out the cracker design and assembling.

Suitable for everyone!

SMALL CLASS SIZES

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED AND NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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

OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Saturday 25th January
10:30 -2:30pm

£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!

LEVEL: BEGINNERS

SMALL CLASS SIZES

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED AND NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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

COFFEE SCHOOL

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

SOLD OUT

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)

JEWELLERY MAKING - STACKING RINGS

Saturday 1st February
10:30 -1:30pm

SOLD OUT

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

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

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

LAMPSHADE MAKING

Sunday 2nd Februaryy
10:30 -12:30pm

£30

You will be delighted with the results of this super simple drum lampshade. The method shown can be adapted to any size frame so you can create more.

Charity shop finds will be used for the outer material; if you want to bring in your own then please fetch ½ of fabric.

Everything provided just turn up and get started.

Suitable for everyone!

[Taught this craft to Lucy of Button & Stitch (above image) and her work now proudly sits on our shelves.]

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

DRINK AND DRAW - KLIMT

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

SOLD OUT

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at doing something creative or fancy an alternative night out, then these classes are for you!

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.

BYOB (bring your own bottle welcome!)

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

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

PLAY WITH CLAY - PORCELAIN PLANTERS

Saturday 8th February
10:30 -12:30pm

£35

Explore a variety of traditional hand building techniques and create your very own Porcelain Planters for your home/garden

You planter 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.

This is a fun and relaxing workshop, everything provided and no experience necessary

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

LEVEL: BEGINNERS

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

GROWING CUT FLOWERS

Saturday 15th February
10:30 -2:30pm

£45

Growing your own cut flowers is a great way to fill your house with the beauty of your garden all year round. This workshop, held indoors, will cover choosing the best varieties to grow, propagation, growing on, feeding, watering, supporting plants, picking and making bunches and planning the yearly cycle of cut flower growing so you have flowers to cut for months and months.

Please bring with you:
Any plans/rough outline you might have of the area where you plan to grow cut flowers.

If you haven’t already analysed your soil texture and pH, bring a sample of soil from your garden - about half a jam-jar full, taken from at least 20cm below the surface.

Our tutor is a qualified horticulturist and garden designer and an experienced teacher. She won a gold medal for her Long Border at the RHS Chatsworth 2018 Flower Show. She has been an avid gardener since childhood and grows lots of cut flowers in her garden and veg patch at home.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

MAKING FRIENDS WITH A SEWING MACHINE - CUSHION COVER

Sunday 16th February
10:30 -4:30pm

£65

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 to make a simple cushion cover with a concealed zip.

At the end of the workshop you will have the confidence to progress onto making clothes, gifts and other items for your home.

You can buy lunch from the café ENJOYING 10% DISCOUNT or bring a pack up.
LEVEL: BEGINNER

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

DRINK AND DO - LEARN TO KNIT NIGHT

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

£15

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at doing something creative or fancy an alternative night out, then these classes are for you!

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.

BYOB (bring your own bottle welcome!)

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

COFFEE SCHOOL

Thursday 27th February
6:30 -8:30pm

SOLD OUT

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 RE-UPHOLSTERYY

Sat 29th February
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.

Note:
Equipment, staples, and tacks provided.
Materials to complete your chair will need to be bought direct from the tutor on the day (approx £5, depending on amount needed)
Outer fabric – You will need to bring this with you. Measure your chair and allow 20cms all the way around.
Just phone us if you are struggling to source outer fabric or chair...we would be happy to help.

Although our tutor is very experienced and can start you off on any re-upholstery project, if your chair is more complicated than a drop in seat you won’t get it finished within the session

You can buy lunch from the café ENJOYING 10% DISCOUNT or bring a pack up.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

DRAWING FROM LIFE - PORTRAITURE

Sat 1st March
10:30 -1:30pm

£35

If you want a little help or insight into drawing the face then this workshop is for you. We will be doing a series of exercises to improve your drawing and observation skills using a life model.

Although this workshop is very much aim.ed at beginners, anyone is free to join and have a play.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

DRINK AND DRAW - SURREALISM

Fri 6th March
6:00 -8:00pm

£15

If you’ve always wanted to have a go at doing something creative or fancy an alternative night out, then these classes are for you!

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.

BYOB (bring your own bottle welcome!)

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

GROW TO EAT

Sat 7th March
10:30 -2:30pm

£40

Producing your own vegetables, herbs and fruit is a great way to get into gardening or to expand the range of your growing. This workshop, held indoors, will cover the basics of working out what will thrive in your garden - however big or small - improving your soil, choosing what crops to grow, the yearly cycle of making new plants, growing them on, harvesting and storing, and planning for the next year. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and explore the topic.

Our tutor is a garden designer and horticulturist and a keen grower of fruit and vegetables in her own garden, as well as an experienced teacher. She won a Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medal for her Long Border at the 2018 RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR

Sat 14th March
10:30 -2:30pm

£45

This workshop will introduce you to a variety of drawing approaches to improve observation, technique and style before moving on to do a series of working paintings in watercolour. At the end of the session you will 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

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

MINDFUL MAKES - WEAVING WORKOUT

Sat 15th March
10:30 -12:30pm

£20

Put your phone away and try abit of mono tasking. Mindfulness doesn't have to be about meditating or saying affirmations, it can be about focusing on a receptive task whilst socialising.

Try it...it does really work!

This session will focus on making a pair of coasters to take pride of place!

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

DRINK AND DO - WRITE NIGHT

Fri 20th March
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.
Bring your own bottle welcome.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

PLAY WITH CLAY - HAND CARVED SOAP DISH

Sat 21st March
10:30 -12:30pm

£30

Explore a variety of traditional hand building techniques and create your very own hand carved soap dish using stoneware clay.

Your 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.

This is a fun and relaxing workshop, everything provided and no experience necessary

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

JEWELLERY MAKING - SILVER PENDANT

Sat 28th March
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 PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

SMALL CLASS SIZES

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

HOW TO WRITE THAT NOVEL

Sunday 29th March
10:30 -4:30pm

£60

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.

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