Mosaic Panel.  Full-Day Workshop

Create a Mosaic Panel suitable for indoors or the garden, using a wide variety of beautiful tessarae.      

No experience necessary as you will be guided through the process of selecting, cutting and composition by          Lisa-marie who is an exhibiting Mosaic artist and member of BAMM. There will be books, images and examples to inspire you.  Quality materials and equipment are included in the cost.  10am-4pm . Monthly dates available.  Please 

                                                              see  What's On  for further details.


Mosaic Bees, Birds & Butterflies

This 2 hour workshop is an enjoyable and relaxed introduction to the art of mosaic making. Basic skills and techniques will be demonstrated and you will be able to create a unique bee or bird ornament to adorn your home or as an ideal gift. You will be guided through the process of cutting and shaping your own pieces to create a beautiful bee, (butterflies and dragonflies also available) or an ornamental bird. There will be a wide variety of colours, patterns and textures available as well as other inclusions and a wide range of vintage china.  The grouting process will be demonstrated and you will have a bag of materials and instructions to take home in order to complete your bees or birds with confidence. There will be images and examples available for inspiration. Please see What's On  for further details.

ZenDoodle - Mindful Drawing for Wellbeing

An introduction to the relaxing art of ZenDoodling which is mark-making and pattern forming to create a pleasing, rich and detailed artwork. Lose yourself in the process and enjoy the company of like-minded people as you dot, dash and scribble. Proven to lower your heart rate and regulate your breathing, this can also be a mindfulness practice to enhance your wellbeing. There will be books, worksheets and examples of ZenDoodle Artwork available for inspiration.  A calming and enriching  creative activity with a unique artwork to take home and frame. Your doodling will never be the same again! Quality materials and equipment are included in the cost. Hours and venues vary. Please see What's On  for further details.


An Introduction to the Art of Papercut

Create a bespoke, hand-cut artwork ideal for framing as a gift to hang on the wall or as greetings cards and wedding invitations.

There will be a range of beautiful papers to choose from and you will guided through practice cuts to gain confidence before going on to design and create your own unique piece. There are books, examples and templates available to inspire you. Quality materials and equipment are included in the cost. Hours and venues vary, please see

What's On for further details.


An Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

In this 2 hour workshop, we will practice letter forms and flourishes that enhance and extend your own handwriting. As you enjoy the flow and movement of the pen we will plan and create decorative text and short quotes that are an artwork in their own right. There will be a selection of inks and papers to choose from and lots of examples for inspiration.

Ideal for use in many occasions such as weddings, Christmas and certificate writing, this is a skill you can continue to improve and utilise at home. Please see What's On for further details.

Make Your Own Bath Bombs

In this 2 hour workshop you will be guided through the process of making your very own bath bombs and fizzers. You can choose from a variety of colours and scents and add shimmer or petals to make them unique. Learn the recipe and method to take home and make more with confidence. Ideal as gifts, the ingredients will create a beautiful bath experience. Add the finishing touches with gift bags, ribbon and tags.

Please see What's On for further details.

Make Your Own Beeswax Wraps

Beeswax Wraps are a handy alternative to cling film and the next step in reducing our plastic consumption and waste.
Whilst these can be quite costly to buy, during this workshop you can make your own custom-sized wraps using simple and effective techniques which you can later replicate at home.
Using 100% cotton and 100% beeswax, these natural, antibacterial wraps are biodegradable and can be composted. They can be used for packed lunches and picnics or for storing food in the fridge.
You will be guided through the process with demonstrations and advice throughout. Basic materials and equipment will be provided with additional supplies available to buy. You could even bring your own cotton fabric to upcycle such as an old shirt.

Please see What's On for further details.

Linocut Printmaking

Learn the necessary drawing and design techniques to adapt images or photos into a suitable design. Alternatively, there will be templates and exemplar on hand for inspiration. Following a demonstration we’ll practice cutting techniques and how to use the tools safely and effectively. You can then create your own unique printblock and produce various prints experimenting with different papers. You’ll be given tips on mounting to produce a frameable image or several greetings cards to take home.

Please see  What's On for further details.

Elvington Art Class

Every term-time Thursday we meet at Lower Derwent Sports & Social Club. This is a friendly group of like-minded people and the class is a relaxing, no pressure environment where we draw, paint and create for pleasure. All materials and equipment are provided and included in the price. We do something different each week and I'm always open to requests. We have drawn and painted using a wide variety of materials, created papercut, mosaic, printmaking, soap carving and collage.

drop in when you like or pay for a term and receive a free session.

Please see What's On for further details.

Botanical Watercolour for Beginners

Learn about the parts of a flower and how to record its structure. Practice sketching typical flower forms and draw your chosen flower from observation. You will be guided throughout and can follow demonstrations to mix your own colours with confidence and build up layers of colour to create a rich and tonal watercolour study to be proud of. Full day or half day workshop. This session is often covered within my Art Classes also.

Please see What's On for further details.

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I can organise a bespoke session (for you plus at least  one other) on a date to suit.      I can also travel to your venue.


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