Workshops

GENERAL INFO

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I love sharing my creative processes and ideas with you! The following full day workshops will take place at the Creative Twists and Turns studio/gallery at Patchings Art Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6NU. I have a relaxed, friendly teaching style and enjoy helping others to have fun making.

  • Workshops are limited to four / five students so you’ll get plenty of one-to-one tuition
  • Use of all tools and a variety of exciting materials are included
  • Tea, coffee and cordials available all day
  • Lovely cafe on site or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio or garden

Please contact me for availability or to book your place(s)

Keep scrolling for full workshop descriptions…….

 

CURRENT WORKSHOP DATES

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NEW Creative Club in Thurgarton, Notts

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Mon 17th Dec   (One Space)

Art Jewellery 1   10am – 5pm   £65

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Tues 5th Feb   (Full)

Art Jewellery 1   10am – 5pm   £65

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Fri 8th Feb

Beginners Wirework Jewellery   10am – 4pm   £48

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Sun 10th Feb

Wire Wrapped Rings and Things   10am – 4pm   £55

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Mon 18th Feb

NEW Art Jewellery 2   10am – 5pm   £65

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Sat 9th Mar

Art Jewellery 1  10am – 5pm   £65

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Sat 16th Mar

Charm Bracelets and Cluster Pendants   10am – 4pm   £60

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Fri 22nd Mar

NEW Creative Collage   10am – 4pm   £55

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Tues 9th Apr

NEW Art Jewllery 2   10am – 5pm   £65

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Thurs 11th Feb

Beginners Wirework Jewellery   10am – 4pm   £48

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Art Jewellery

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Art Jewellery 1

£65

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 unique pieces from a scrummy selection of inks, paints, papers and wires. There will be a range of samples and reference materials available to inspire you and I’ll be teaching a variety of making techniques such as ink effects, paper bead making, wirework and knotting skills throughout the day.

Spaces are limited to four 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.

Please contact me to book your place(s)

 

Art Jewellery 2

£65

If you like trying new techniques, getting your hands dirty and experimenting with layers then come along to this extended full day Art Jewellery workshop where we’ll be designing and creating a selection of unique pieces such as collage pendants, brooches and bangles using wood, metal, paint, paper and fabric.  There will be a range of samples and reference materials available to inspire you and I’ll be teaching a variety of making techniques such as saw piercing, collage, wirework and knotting skills throughout the day.

Spaces are limited to four 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.

Please contact me to book your place(s)

 

Creative Collage

£55

The Creative Collage one day workshop is suitable for anyone who’s always wanted to explore this endlessly inspiring pass time. Places are limited to four participants so there’s plenty of space for experimentation and time for one-to-one guidance.

I’ll be providing an exciting selection of materials for you to enjoy layering, tearing, shaping and creating with. There will be a variety of examples and reference materials available to inpire you and I’ll be showing you ways to combine materials to create unique effects and beautiful abstract imagery. Collage is very relaxing and always surprising – a wonderful way to spend an interesting creative day. All materials are provided, simply bring an apron and open mind.

Please contact me to book your place(s)

 

Beginners Wirework Jewellery

£48

The Beginners Wirework Jewellery one day workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little experience of jewellery making who’d enjoy some extra guidance. Spaces are limited to four participants so there’s plenty of time for one-to-one support.

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 earrings and bracelet or necklace to take home with you.

Please contact me to book your place(s)

 

Wire Wrapped Rings and Things

£55

The Wire Wrapped Rings and Things one day workshop is suitable for anyone with a little experience of working with wires and pliers or for beginners with strong nimble fingers. Spaces are limited to four participants so there’s plenty of time for one-to-one guidance.

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. 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)

 

Charm Bracelets & Cluster Pendants

£60

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.

 

Wirework Explorations (by request)

£55

The Wirework Explorations one day workshop is suitable for anyone who has attended the Beginners Wirework Jewellery workshop or has previous jewellery making experience and would like to explore their ideas using a wider selection of materials and techniques. Spaces are limited to four participants so there’s plenty of time for one-to-one guidance.

There 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)

 

OTHER INFO

I also offer BESPOKE WORKSHOPS (half day and full day) at your own venue for up to 8 people, prices from £28 per person, great activity for a celebration or a get-together with friends.

Please contact me to book your place(s) on any of the workshops above or to enquire about a bespoke workshop at your own venue. 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.

 

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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