Workshops

CANDLE MAKING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

Saturday 3rd December
10:30-:12:30pm

£35

This workshop is a perfect way to start the festive season. We will guide you through how to make a beautiful handmade soy-wax candle using high quality essential oils. You will make two candles in amber glass jars, candles can be labelled up with a personalised message making them a truly great gift!

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

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

WREATH MAKING

Sunday 4th December
10:00-12:30pm

£40

Using fresh seasonal foliage, we will guide you through the art of making a stunning wreath to hang on your door this Christmas. This is a great workshop for a couple of hours of festive fun and relaxation.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

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

WREATH MAKING

Sunday 4th December
2:00-4:30pm

£40

Using fresh seasonal foliage, we will guide you through the art of making a stunning wreath to hang on your door this Christmas. This is a great workshop for a couple of hours of festive fun and relaxation.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

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

WREATH MAKING

Saturday 10th December
10:00-12:30pm

£40

Using fresh seasonal foliage, we will guide you through the art of making a stunning wreath to hang on your door this Christmas. This is a great workshop for a couple of hours of festive fun and relaxation.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

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

WREATH MAKING

Saturday 10th December
2:00-4:30pm

£40

Using fresh seasonal foliage, we will guide you through the art of making a stunning wreath to hang on your door this Christmas. This is a great workshop for a couple of hours of festive fun and relaxation.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

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

SOAP MAKING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

Sunday 11th December
10:30-12:30pm

£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)

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

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

WREATH MAKING

Saturday 17th December
10:00-12:30pm

£40

Using fresh seasonal foliage, we will guide you through the art of making a stunning wreath to hang on your door this Christmas. This is a great workshop for a couple of hours of festive fun and relaxation.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

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

WREATH MAKING

Saturday 17th December
2:00-4:30pm

£40

Using fresh seasonal foliage, we will guide you through the art of making a stunning wreath to hang on your door this Christmas. This is a great workshop for a couple of hours of festive fun and relaxation.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

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

WREATH MAKING

Sunday 18th December
10:00-12:30pm

£40

Using fresh seasonal foliage, we will guide you through the art of making a stunning wreath to hang on your door this Christmas. This is a great workshop for a couple of hours of festive fun and relaxation.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

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

WREATH MAKING

Sunday 18th December
2:00-4:30pm

£40

Using fresh seasonal foliage, we will guide you through the art of making a stunning wreath to hang on your door this Christmas. This is a great workshop for a couple of hours of festive fun and relaxation.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

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

CREATIVE WRITING WORKOUT

Sunday 8th January
10:30-2:30pm

£45

Get your creative juices flowing with this writing workout hosted by Gill Lambert, a poet and creative writing educator. 

Whether you are just starting out or have years of writing experience, you'll develop new ideas and gain new insights into the craft of writing fiction in this fun, friendly and interactive workshop.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

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

WATERCOLOUR WORKOUT

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

£55

The focus will be to create mood & energy in our landscape paintings through colour mixing, shade and tone, wet on wet & layered technique. Composition, aerial perspective and lots more will be taught so you have an array of skills that you can master at home.

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

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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

SKETCH PAINT – 4 WEEK CLASS

Starts -Monday 16th January
11:00-1:00pm

£80

Each course is different, but primarily the sessions will focus on Landscape painting as our subject matter. You will explore & experiment with various painting techniques and styles using different artists / exhibitions as our inspiration.

Initial sessions will concentrate on skills building and from here you will bring in your own image that you would like to paint and tackle it with a new found confidence.

Please note that we primarily work with acrylic paint.

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

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All materials and equipment provided. You will need to bring in your own canvas for the latter sessions

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

SKETCH PAINT – 4 WEEK CLASS

Starts -Tuesday  17th January
6:00-8:00pm

£80

Each course is different, but primarily the sessions will focus on Landscape painting as our subject matter. You will explore & experiment with various painting techniques and styles using different artists / exhibitions as our inspiration.

Initial sessions will concentrate on skills building and from here you will bring in your own image that you would like to paint and tackle it with a new found confidence.

Please note that we primarily work with acrylic paint.

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

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All materials and equipment provided. You will need to bring in your own canvas for the latter sessions

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

SEWING CIRCLE - 4 WEEK CLASS

Starts -Wednesday 18th January
6:00-8:00pm

£80

Get to grips with using a sewing machine and produce a zipped cushion for all to admire. For those a little more experienced the choice is yours; we have lots of interior, gift and garment related projects, or you can bring your own.

For those wanting to focus on pattern cutting, you will start by making a skirt and bodice block to fit, learning the art of grading and amending fit problems. For those who wish to continue in subsequent sessions, you will learn how to design and make skirts, tops, and dresses through pattern manipulation of your master blocks.

ABILITY: All Welcome

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Machine and other equipment provided. Materials for individual projects are not included. Nothing is needed for the first session.

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

DRINK & DRAW - LIFE DRAWING TASTER

Thursday 19th January
6:00-8:00pm

£25

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.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All materials and equipment provided. You will need to bring in your own canvas for the latter sessions

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

BYOB Bring your own bottle

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

COFFEE SCHOOL

Thursday 19th January
6:00-8:00pm

£35

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.

SMALL CLASS SIZES

This workshop is limited to a maximum number of 4 people to ensure that you get the most out of your evening.

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

INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASS - WINDOW HANGING

Saturday  21st January
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.

LEVEL: BEGINNERS

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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

JEWELLERY MAKING - SILVER PENDANT

Sunday 22nd January
10:00-1:00pm

£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 - SILVER BANGLE

Sunday 22nd January
2:00-5:00pm

£55

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 design and make a sterling silver bangle.

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

Level: All welcome, everything provided

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

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO PORTRAIT DRAWING FROM LIFE

Saturday 28th January  
10:30-2:30pm

£65

Working from a sitter, visiting artist Viv Owen will offer drawing tips to capture mood and expression in a portrait. Concentrating on the face, we will experiment with pencil, charcoal and pens, using a variety of weights of line and mark to represent the pose.

We will find out how different techniques give different moods and emotions to the same subject.

From here, we will use these techniques to draw highlights and shadows that create a portrait.

Materials provided. All welcome.

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

WRITE YOUR OWN SONGS

Sunday 29th  January
10:30-2:30pm

£45

Ever wanted to write your own songs? Maybe you’ve had lots of ideas, but you’ve never quite figured out how to make them sound finished.

Over the course of this four-hour session with professional singer/songwriter and producer Henry Bateman BA (Hons) MA, participants will write a song together as a group. Through this experience, the songwriters will learn invaluable skills they can take away and use by themselves or with friends.

We’ll look at different ways to get started, to craft catchy melodies, to develop evocative lyrics, and to conjure up atmospheric chord structures. Instrumentalists are encouraged to bring their instruments along; singers are encouraged to come in full voice. If you don’t do either - that’s fine too.

Whether you have written songs before, or never even tried; there will be something in this session for you.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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

INTRODUCTION TO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY

Saturday 4th February
10:30-12:30pm

£35

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).

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

SEWING CIRCLE - UPCYCLE FASHION

Sunday 5th February
1:00-5:00pm

£45

Julia Roebuck, founder of Upcycle Fashion, will be here to work through her top tips & techniques to repair, re-wear and recycle clothing through the processes of DECONSTRUCTION, ADAPTATION, REPAIR & CUSTOMISATION.

Please bring along any t-shirts you would like to revive / upcycle, denim with holes for repair or any other garments you would like Julia’s advice on.

If you don’t have any of these, don’t worry all materials are provided.

Ideal for beginners, even those new to sewing. The workshop will cover both hand and machine sewing, but you really don’t need to have done either, the focus of the workshop is about being inspired & skills building your way to extending the active life of clothing.

You & Me - We are welcoming those 12yrs + when accompanied by an adult. 16yrs +

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

GUITAR SKILLS FOR NON-GUITARISTS  

Saturday 11th February
9:30-1:30pm

£45

Have you got a guitar lying around you wish you could play a bit more?

Over the course of this workshop, guitarist Henry Bateman BA (Hons) MA, will open up the instrument’s accessibility. We will make music together, whilst being introduced to a wide variety of methods for making music on the guitar.

We’ll look at more traditional ways of playing: how to form open string chords, for example, and how to use strumming patterns to make songs and pieces more exciting. We’ll look at some simple scales, and begin to learn how to improvise and compose our own melodies too.

Lastly, we will also investigate more unconventional ways of playing, thinking, for example, about how tuning our guitar weirdly can help us to make enormous sounds on the instrument with relative ease.

Participants will need to bring their own instrument.

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

OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS - IMPRESSIONIST SEASCAPES

Sunday 12th February
10:00-3:00pm

£65

Join Sandra, Art Educator & owner of the Bowery for her beginners guide to Oils.

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!

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED; NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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

DRINK & DRAW - KLIMT

Thursday 16th February
6:00-8:00pm

£25

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.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

BYOB Bring your own bottle

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

COFFEE SCHOOL

Thursday 16th February
6:00-8:00pm

£35

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.

SMALL CLASS SIZES

This workshop is limited to a maximum number of 4 people to ensure that you get the most out of your evening.

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

HOW TO WRITE THAT NOVEL 

Saturday 18th January
10:00-4:00pm

£65

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!!

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

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

TUTORED LIFE DRAWING

Sunday 19th February
10:00-1:00pm

£35

Join Sandra, Art Educator & owner of the Bowery for a guided Life Drawing session.

Working directly from a life model we will focus on observational skills, proportions of the body and composition. With regards to technique, you will use a range of materials from acrylics and watercolour to charcoal and oil pastel. Each session is different, with something new each time.

For Intermediate students or returners, you will use the model and materials to practise and improve. Our tutor will be on hand to advise and direct your learning.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

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

JEWELLERY MAKING - STUD EARRINGS

Saturday 25th February
10:00-1:00pm

£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 pair of sterling silver hooped studs. Various details / shapes can also be added to your studs, depending on individual tastes.

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

Level: All welcome, everything provided.

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

JEWELLERY MAKING - STACKING RINGS

Saturday 25th February
2:00-5:00pm

£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.. 

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

Level: All welcome, everything provided.

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

SKETCH & PAINT [4 WEEK CLASS] 

Monday 27th February
11:00-1:00pm

£65

Each course is different, but primarily the sessions will focus on Landscape painting as our subject matter. You will explore & experiment with various painting techniques and styles using different artists / exhibitions as our inspiration.

Initial sessions will concentrate on skills building and from here you will bring in your own image that you would like to paint and tackle it with a new found confidence.

Please note that we primarily work with acrylic paint.

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

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All materials and equipment provided. You will need to bring in your own canvas for the latter sessions

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

SKETCH & PAINT [4 WEEK CLASS] 

Tuesday 27th February
6:00-8:00pm

£80

Each course is different, but primarily the sessions will focus on Landscape painting as our subject matter. You will explore & experiment with various painting techniques and styles using different artists / exhibitions as our inspiration.

Initial sessions will concentrate on skills building and from here you will bring in your own image that you would like to paint and tackle it with a new found confidence.

Please note that we primarily work with acrylic paint.

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

WHAT’S INCLUDED: All materials and equipment provided. You will need to bring in your own canvas for the latter sessions

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

SEWING CIRCLE [4 WEEK CLASS]

Wednesday 1st March
6:00-8:00pm

£80

Get to grips with using a sewing machine and produce a zipped cushion for all to admire. For those a little more experienced the choice is yours; we have lots of interior, gift and garment related projects, or you can bring your own.

For those wanting to focus on pattern cutting, you will start by making a skirt and bodice block to fit, learning the art of grading and amending fit problems. For those who wish to continue in subsequent sessions, you will learn how to design and make skirts, tops, and dresses through pattern manipulation of your master blocks.

ABILITY: All Welcome

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Machine and other equipment provided. Materials for individual projects are not included. Nothing is needed for the first session.

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

DRAW BETTER - SPRING FLOWERS

Saturday 4th March
10:00-2:00pm

£45

This workshop is aimed at beginners who would like to improve their drawing skills. On this workshop we will use a range of materials including; soft pastels, hard pastels and conti pencils to produce a series of Still Life drawings. 

We will explore and be inspired by various styles from established artists and learn the necessary techniques of line, composition and shade & tone so you can practice at home with a new found confidence. 

Everything provided.

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

SPRING INSPIRED LINO PRINTING

Saturday 11th March
10:00-2:00pm

£50

Join us for this seasonal printmaking workshop and learn how to make your own limited edition of lino prints. Sarah from Folded Forest will guide you through the process of creating and developing your image and carving your design into the block using specialist cutting tools. 

You will then learn how to ink up your plate and use traditional hand printing techniques, and print your design onto a range of professional printmaking papers. We will be inspired by the beautiful shapes and forms of the natural world in Spring; new leaves, unfurling ferns, flora & fauna. 

With time for experimentation, printed examples to look at, and the support & guidance of an experienced printmaker you will create a unique edition of prints to keep for yourself or share with family and friends. No previous experience of drawing or printmaking is necessary. There will be the option to trace images if you prefer. 

You may bring ideas, images or objects to work with or just be inspired by our range of examples on the day. 

Please bring an apron to protect your clothes.

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

WRITING POEMS

Sunday 12th March
10:00-2:00pm

£35

Join Gill Lambert, a poet and experienced facilitator from North Yorkshire. 

Perhaps you write poetry regularly or maybe you haven't written any since school. This workshop will use different techniques to get you writing some poems of your own. We'll use published poems, photos and our own work to inspire new writing and we'll have time to share our work at the end of the session if you wish. We will see that poetry can be fun and also be used to address many different subjects. 

Gill has been published in various places and her two collections 'Tadaima' (2019) and 'A Small Goodbye at Dawn' (2022) were both published by Yaffle. Everyone welcome

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

COFFEE SCHOOL

Thursday 16th March
6:00-8:00pm

£35

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.

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

DRINK & DRAW - VAN GOGH

Thursday 16th March
6:00-8:00pm

£25

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.

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

BYOB Bring your own bottle

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

INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASS - WINDOW HANGING

Saturday 18th March
10:00-2:00pm

£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.

LEVEL: BEGINNERS

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

SOAP MAKING USING ESSENTIAL OILS

Sunday 19th March
10:00-12:00pm

£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

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