Studio Diary

Here you’ll find a complete list of all events and open studio days. Please take a look at Workshops, Exhibitions and The Space, pages for more information about these events. The Creative Twists and Turns studio is based at Patchings Art Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6NU.

Please contact me to confirm opening times before making a special journey as sometimes the sun comes out and I have to run off to the woods with my camera!

 

2017

 

Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th July    

Open Studio

The Creative Twists and Turns farmhouse studio will be open for the first time as part of the Patchings Art Festival. Please note you do not need a festival ticket to visit the Creative Twists and Turns farmhouse studio but I do highly recommend a day trip to the festival as it’s wealth of excellent demonstrations and exhibitors.

Festival opening times 10am – 5pm daily

Studio opening times 10am – 5.30pm daily

Come and see my latest limited edition jewellery creations, have a look at my new studio space and get further information about upcoming events and jewellery workshops.

I look forward to meeting you.

 

Saturday 22nd July

Open Studio

The studio will be open for visitors 10am – 5pm

 

Saturday 12th August

Open Studio

The studio will be open for visitors 10am – 5pm

 

Monday 28th August (Bank Holiday)

Open Studio

The studio will be open for visitors 10am – 5pm

 

Wednesday 13th September

Workshop  –  Jewellery Making Essentials

Tools, materials, tea/coffee/cake provided

10am – 4pm

£45

This full day workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little experience of jewellery making. Limited to six participants so there’s plenty of time for one-to-one guidance. I’ll be teaching you about basic hand tools and materials, how to create perfect loops and links and exploring design ideas in your choice of colour. By the end of this enjoyable and relaxing day you’ll have created a full set of earrings, bracelet and necklace to take home with you.

There is a lovely cafe at Patchings Art Centre where you can buy lunch or you are welcome to bring your own to eat in the studio or garden.

Please contact me to book

 

Saturday 16th September

Workshop  –  Jewellery Making Essentials

Tools, materials, tea/coffee/cake provided

10am – 4pm

£45

This full day workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little experience of jewellery making. Limited to six participants so there’s plenty of time for one-to-one guidance. I’ll be teaching you about basic hand tools and materials, how to create perfect loops and links and exploring design ideas in your choice of colour. By the end of this enjoyable and relaxing day you’ll have created a full set of earrings, bracelet and necklace to take home with you.

There is a lovely cafe at Patchings Art Centre where you can buy lunch or you are welcome to bring your own to eat in the studio or garden.

Please contact me to book

 

Sunday 17th September

The (Drawing) Space

With tea/coffee/biscuits included

10.30am – 12.30pm & 2.30pm – 4.30pm

£6 per session  (limited availability)

Would you like more to time play with drawing? Are you interested in still life? Maybe you’ve recently enjoyed colouring and would now like to have a go at free drawing and mark making? Two separate sessions of The (Drawing) Space will run from 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 4.30pm for you to come and explore drawing.

This is an untaught session (I’ll be drawing alongside you) however there will be a collection of interesting images, objects and art books available for inspiration to help you get started. You’ll also be able to enjoy working in the space, meeting, chatting and sharing ideas with like minded people in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Please bring your own materials.

Please contact me to book

 

Saturday 23rd September

Open Studio

The studio will be open for visitors 10am – 5pm

 

Sunday 24th September

Workshop  –  Jewellery Making Essentials

Tools, materials, tea/coffee/cake provided

10am – 4pm

£45     (Fully Booked)

This full day workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little experience of jewellery making. Limited to six participants so there’s plenty of time for one-to-one guidance. I’ll be teaching you about basic hand tools and materials, how to create perfect loops and links and exploring design ideas in your choice of colour. By the end of this enjoyable and relaxing day you’ll have created a full set of earrings, bracelet and necklace to take home with you.

There is a lovely cafe at Patchings Art Centre where you can buy lunch or you are welcome to bring your own to eat in the studio or garden.

Please contact me to book

 

 

Thursday 28th September

Open Studio

The studio will be open for visitors 10am – 5pm

 

Thursday 12th October

Open Studio

The studio will be open for visitors 10am – 5pm

 

Friday 13th October

The (Drawing) Space

With tea/coffee/biscuits included

10.30am – 12.30pm & 2.30pm – 4.30pm

£6 per session

Would you like more to time play with drawing? Are you interested in still life? Maybe you’ve recently enjoyed colouring and would now like to have a go at free drawing and mark making? Two separate sessions of The (Drawing) Space will run from 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 4.30pm for you to come and explore drawing.

This is an untaught session (I’ll be drawing alongside you) however there will be a collection of interesting images, objects and art books available for inspiration to help you get started. You’ll also be able to enjoy working in the space, meeting, chatting and sharing ideas with like minded people in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Please bring your own materials.

Please contact me to book

 

Saturday 14th October

Workshop  –  Jewellery Making Essentials

Tools, materials, tea/coffee/cake provided

10am – 4pm

£45     (Fully Booked)

This full day workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little experience of jewellery making. Limited to six participants so there’s plenty of time for one-to-one guidance. I’ll be teaching you about basic hand tools and materials, how to create perfect loops and links and exploring design ideas in your choice of colour. By the end of this enjoyable and relaxing day you’ll have created a full set of earrings, bracelet and necklace to take home with you.

There is a lovely cafe at Patchings Art Centre where you can buy lunch or you are welcome to bring your own to eat in the studio or garden.

Please contact me to book

 

Thursday 19th October

Open Studio

The studio will be open for visitors 10am – 5pm

 

Saturday 28th October

Open Studio

The studio will be open for visitors 10am – 5pm

 

Sunday 29th October

The (Action) Space

10am – 4pm

With tea/coffee/biscuits included

£10

Calling all makers! This will be a day of making and giving to raise funds for the Nottinghamshire Hospice who provide care and support for the terminally ill and their families.  Come along and help me make a selection of gifts to donate for auction. 100% of the admission fee and everything we make will be donated to the hospice.

Please contact me to book

 

Wednesday 8th November

The (Drawing) Space

With tea/coffee/biscuits included

10.30am – 12.30pm & 2.30pm – 4.30pm

£6 per session

Would you like more to time play with drawing? Are you interested in still life? Maybe you’ve recently enjoyed colouring and would now like to have a go at free drawing and mark making? Two separate sessions of The (Drawing) Space will run from 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 4.30pm for you to come and explore drawing.

This is an untaught session (I’ll be drawing alongside you) however there will be a collection of interesting images, objects and art books available for inspiration to help you get started. You’ll also be able to enjoy working in the space, meeting, chatting and sharing ideas with like minded people in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Please bring your own materials.

Please contact me to book

 

Thursday 9th November

Workshop  –  Jewellery Making Essentials

Tools, materials, tea/coffee/cake provided

10am – 4pm

£45     (Fully Booked)

This full day workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little experience of jewellery making. Limited to six participants so there’s plenty of time for one-to-one guidance. I’ll be teaching you about basic hand tools and materials, how to create perfect loops and links and exploring design ideas in your choice of colour. By the end of this enjoyable and relaxing day you’ll have created a full set of earrings, bracelet and necklace to take home with you.

There is a lovely cafe at Patchings Art Centre where you can buy lunch or you are welcome to bring your own to eat in the studio or garden.

Please contact me to book

 

November

Open Studio

The studio will be open for visitors to browse and shop for a variety of beautiful Christmas gifts 10am – 4pm daily on the following dates throughout November:

Saturday 11th

Sunday 12th

Tuesday 14th

Thursday 16th

Saturday 18th

Sunday 19th

Wednesday 22nd

Friday 24th

Saturday 25th

Sunday 26th

The Patchings Christmas Market will also be taking place from 10am – 4pm each day over the weekend Fri 24th, Sat 25th and Sun 26th November.

 

 

Friday 8th – Monday 11th December

Open Studio

The studio will be open for visitors to browse and shop for a variety of beautiful Christmas gifts 10am – 4pm daily

 

2018

Saturday 6th –  Thursday 11th  January

The (Action) Space

What better way to start the New Year than by giving a little time to help others. Throughout the week I will be running a variety of fun making sessions and colourful activities to raise funds for Nottinghamshire Hospice who provide care and support for the terminally ill and their families. More details to follow.

 

Details of other events for 2018 coming soon

Wishing you all a peaceful and merry mid-winter!

 

 

 

© Linda Alton

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