Courses & Workshops


We offer half or full day courses either in the Gallery or Spinning Mill Studios. Learn a new skill, rediscover an existing one and lose yourself for a few hours in the tranquil atmosphere of the Mill. All our courses are taught in small groups by experienced artists and makers, all of whom have exhibited with us and regularly teach. Courses include basic materials (or you can bring your own), refreshments (think cake!) and the full day ones include lunch and a glass of wine.

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November 2018

Every Picture Tells A Story

3rd November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 23rd December 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Sunny Bank Mills Gallery,
Sunny Bank Mills , Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom

Mel Davies exhibits new work alongside Emma White of the Jewellery Makers. Private view Friday 2nd November 6-9pm. All welcome. Exhibition continues until 23rd December Free to attend.

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By Gum: Intro to Collagraph Printmaking

10th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11th November 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

Spend a weekend in the Spinning Mill Studios with artist Laney Birkhead for an intro to Collagraph! November 10th and 11th 10-5pm Introduction to the amazing world of collagraph printmaking using card plates stencils and glues to create printing plates, which can be inked up in multiple ways. Create a range of colourful textured prints from simple materials and learn to ink up using intaglio methods and print on specialist papers. Materials charge £7.50 Refreshments provided. Book here: You can…

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Intro to furniture painting workshop – Saturday 10th November

10th November 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

In this workshop Nicky from Done Up north will take you through the technique for painting furniture with a contemporary smooth finish, as well as creating decorative, geometric patterns using masking tape. This is a hands on workshop and you can either bring along a small piece of your own furniture to work on or we will provide you with a lovely large wooden box to paint and customise, which is yours to keep afterwards. (If you are planning to…

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Back of the Cupboard Litho Printmaking Taster Workshop

24th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

Spend a Saturday in the Spinning Mill Studios with printmaker Laney Birkhead for a taster to Litho printing! Innovative fun workshop using ingredients from your kitchen cupboard to etch and print a plate with. Produce hand drawn images using unique printmaking recipes and create a series of Winter /Xmas themed mini prints to take home. Materials fee £5 All workshops have a small group size with a maximum of 8 people ensuring lots of time and attention all round. This…

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December 2018

Done up North Christmas bauble decorating workshop – Saturday 8th December

8th December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

Come and join us for a festive fun workshop decorating baubles in perfect time to decorate your Christmas tree! We’ll provide you with all the materials to paint, decoupage or stencil up to 6 wooden cut out bauble shapes to take home with you – and threads ready to hang them up. Nicky will show you how to prep each one ready to work on and how to apply a masking tape design, how to apply decorative paper or how…

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Done up North Christmas box / furniture painting workshop – Saturday 8th December

8th December 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

The Introduction to furniture painting evening workshop on Saturday 8th December takes on a Christmas twist! You will still learn the same furniture painting techniques and how to create masking tape designs along with Nicky but we’ll also have a great range of seasonal colours and all the metallics and a load of festive stencils (including letters) so if you wish you can create a customised wooden Christmas box for yourself or someone special! You might prefer to bring a…

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February 2019
£75 + booking fee

Shibori Stitch and Indigo Table Runner Workshop

8th February 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 22nd February 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

Three weekly workshops covering Shibori Stitched techniques and folding/pleating, dying with Indigo and English Paper Piecing (hexagons). You will design and make your own Table Runner whilst learning new skills. If you have any vintage linens you would like to add please bring them to the workshops. PLEASE NOTE THE DATES – 8th, 15th, 22nd February for these workshops. 2pm-4.30pm Tea & Coffee provided – Workshops held in the Spinning Mill Studios Tutor CarolAnn Allan: CarolAnn is a Textile Artist and…

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March 2019

9th March 2019 @ 11:00 am - 30th March 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

Spend 4 Saturdays in the inspirational Spinning Mill Studios with artist Laney Birkhead for this short course intro to collagraph. 11-3pm 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th March 2019 £160 + Materials £15 Gluing and Sticking Therapy at its best using cheap household materials to invent wonderful touchy feely printing plates Up-cycle and pre-purpose a range of textures and surfaces you would otherwise throw away and get pretty messy in the process. Mix, wipe and blend lush colourful inks – print…

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