Workshops

It feels great to learn something new doesn’t it?  That’s why I love to share my creative passions and processes with you. The following events will take place at the Creative Twists and Turns studio/gallery at Patchings Art Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6NU.

Class sizes are limited to five people so you’ll get plenty of one-to-one advice to help you create something wonderful. All tools, materials and tea/coffee are provided. There is a lovely cafe on site serving lunches and cakes etc. or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio or garden.

Please contact me to book your place(s) on any of the workshops below. Full payment must be made at time of booking to secure your place. Should you wish to cancel your booking, refunds can only be given if I am able to re-allocate your place. In the unlikely event that I need to cancel the event for any reason I will contact you as soon as possible to arrange a refund.

If an event you’re interested in is fully booked please contact me to be added to the waiting list.

I look forward to helping you create something wonderful soon!

 

 

SPRING 2018 WORKSHOP DATES

Tues 6th Feb         Jewellery Making Explorations  (fully booked)

Thurs 8th Feb       Jewellery Making Essentials  (limited availability)

Sun 11th Feb          Art Jewellery  (limited availability)

Weds 14th Feb      Wire Wrapped Rings & Things

Sat 17th Feb           Jewellery Making Essentials

Mon 26th Feb        Art Jewellery

Sun 4th Mar          Charm Bracelets and Cluster Pendants

Fri 16th Mar          Wire Wrapped Rings and Things  (limited availability)

Sun 18th Mar        Jewellery Making Explorations

Wed 21st Mar        Jewellery Making Essentials

Sat 24th Mar         Art Jewellery

Weds 18th Apr      Jewellery Making Explorations

Fri 20th Apr          Charm Bracelets and Cluster Pendants

 

PLEASE NOTE: All photos are for illustration purposes only and are examples of the type of items you could make on each workshop. You will be able to select your own materials and create unique designs in your own choice of colour.

 

Jewellery Making Essentials

Skill Level: 1

10am – 4pm

£48

Dates Available:   Thurs 8th Feb  ~  Sat 17th Feb  ~  Weds 21st Mar

The Jewellery Making Essentials full day workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little experience of jewellery making. Spaces are limited to five 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.

Please contact me to book your place(s)

 

Jewellery Making Explorations

Skill Level: 2

10am – 4pm

£55

Dates Available:    Tues 6th Feb  ~  Sun 18th Mar

The Jewellery Making Explorations full day workshop is suitable for anyone who has attended the Jewellery Making Essentials workshop and would now like to explore their making ideas using a wider selection of materials and techniques. Spaces are limited to five participants so there’s plenty of time for one-to-one guidance. The will be a selection of wire thicknesses ranging from 0.4mm – 1.5mm, along with glass, gemstone, wood and metal beads for you to choose from.  I’ll be teaching you how to use different gauges of silver plated wire to create chunky connections and delicate spiral wrapped stems which you can combine with previously learnt techniques to create unique items to take home with you at the end of this enjoyable day of making.

Please contact me to book your place(s)

 

Charm Bracelets & Cluster Pendants

Skill Level: 1

10am – 4pm

£55

Dates Available:   Sun 4th Mar

The Charm Bracelets and Cluster Pendants full day workshop is suitable for complete beginners of those with some experience who would like to create these beautiful items. I will be teaching you how to design and create a charm bracelet and adjustable cluster pendant necklace using high quality silver plated findings and a selection of glass, metal, wood and gemstone beads. Spaces are limited to five participants so there’s plenty of time for one-to-one guidance. By the end of this enjoyable and relaxing day you will have at least two unique items to take home & enjoy.

Please contact me to book your place(s)

 

Wire Wrapped Rings and Things

Skill Level : 2

10am – 4pm

£55

Dates Available:    Weds14th Feb  ~  Fri 16th Mar

The Wire Wrapped Rings and Things full day workshop is suitable for anyone with a little experience of working with wires and pliers or for beginners with strong nimble fingers. I’ll be showing you how to form and wrap silver plated wire to create beautiful rings and small designs which can then be turned into earrings, pendants, brooches or bracelets. Spaces are limited to five participants so there’s plenty of time for one-to-one guidance. There will be a selection of glass, gemstone and metal beads available for you to explore and design unusual, striking pieces to take home with you at the end of this fun and interesting creative day.

Please contact me to book your place(s)

 

Art Jewellery

Skills Level: 1 and/or 2

*9.30am – 4.30pm

£65

Dates Available :  Sun 11th Feb  ~  Mon 26th Feb  ~  Sat 24th Mar

If you like mixing things up, getting your hands dirty and experimenting with mixed media then come along to this extended* full day Art Jewellery workshop where we’ll be designing and creating a selection of stunning, unique pieces from a large selection of scrummy materials including (but not limited to): Paint ~ Wood ~ Canvas ~ Glass ~ Paper ~ Varnish ~ Thread ~ Metal. There will be a range of samples and reference materials available to inspire you and I’ll be teaching a variety of making techniques including bead painting, paper/canvas bead making, wirework and knotting skills throughout the day. Spaces are limited to five participants per workshop giving plenty of time for one-to-one guidance. So let your imagination run wild and have fun on this creative day making unique Art Jewellery.

NB: Please feel free to bring along any materials that you would particularly like to incorporate into your work. During this workshop you can choose to connect your handcrafted beads using the wires and pliers techniques or knotting on cord which is easier on the hands.

Please contact me to book your place(s)

 

What others have to say about Creative Twists and Turns workshops……

‘Wonderful day! Great explanations and great fun, I really enjoyed it.’

‘I have had the most fabulous day. What a wonderful teacher Linda is….. I’m hooked!’

‘The workshop has been great fun. Thank you, I didn’t think we’d learn so much!’

‘Absolutely amazing! Thought I couldn’t do the loops. Indeed I couldn’t. Then when you showed me where I was going wrong it was liberating. I will do more, very inspiring.’

‘Good, clear instructions for every process needed. Plenty of time given to make each piece. Very competent tutor – calm, relaxed teaching style – really enjoyed the session.’

‘You’ve really inspired me, can’t wait to order some pliers and start making lots of gifts.’

‘It feels great to have learnt so much, looking forward to showing off my earrings.’

‘Thank you so much for your patience and humour, we all had a really fab day.’

‘Wow what a great day, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do it but you explained things so well, and I love what I’ve made.’

 

© Linda Alton

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