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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January 2019
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Young Masters Visual Arts School

12th January 2019 @ 9:30 am - 30th March 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

Young Masters Visual Art School Regular Painting, Drawing & Sculpture Classes for Children at Sunny Bank Mills Saturdays at 9.30-11am or 11.30-1pm in the Spinning Mill Studios! Drop in or book a term. Young Masters is an award-winning visual arts school for children mainly between five and 14 years old that runs on a weekly basis in two terms, starting in September and February. Both terms end with a free public exhibition of the students’ work at various locations in…

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February 2019
£15

Life Drawing

6th February 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 26th June 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

Our regular life drawing class meet every Wednesday evening in the Spinning Mill Studios (top floor of spinning mill above Scrap). Taught by artists Mel Davies and Kim Coley the classes are experimental and fun – with a range of different life models. 2019 term starts on Wednesday 6th February. The classes are £15 a go and on a drop in basis. All welcome! Please email arts@sunnybankmills.co.uk if you need more information and to check the class is taking place.

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£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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£85

Furniture Upcycling Workshop with Done Up North

17th February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

In this workshop I will take you right through through the full process of prepping furniture from filling, sanding and repairing and then onto painting furniture with a contemporary smooth brush-stroke free finish, as well as the techniques for creating modern designs, such as striking geometric patterns using masking tape. Then finally you’ll learn all about finishes to protect your creation. We’ll share ideas and problem solve as we work together towards completing our various upcycling projects. This is a…

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March 2019
£160

Short Course intro to Collagraph

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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£85

Furniture Upcycling Workshop with Done Up North

17th March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

In this workshop I will take you right through through the full process of prepping furniture from filling, sanding and repairing and then onto painting furniture with a contemporary smooth brush-stroke free finish as well as the techniques for creating modern designs, such as striking geometric patterns using masking tape, or decoupage if you prefer, and finally learn how to add finishes to protect your creation. We’ll share ideas and problem solve as we work together towards completing our various…

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50-55

Design your own Lampshade Workshop

24th March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

Come join local textiles designer, Faye Hall and create your own bespoke drum lampshade! Sunday 24th March 10-4pm in the Spinning Mill Studios Exploring marks and imagery through stitch, print and paint, you will work towards creating your own individual length of fabric which will be transformed into your own drum lampshade to take home. No art experience required- you will be coached through making swatches of interesting designs before committing to something more final, through experimenting with various ways…

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April 2019
£55

Fashion Illustration Course

11th April 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 25th April 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

Join us on this three week course (set over consecutive Thursday evenings) to learn how to develop your skills in fashion illustration taught by textile designer and lecturer Faye Hall. Fashion illustration is a different angle of drawing the human form, with more of a focus on creating interesting shapes, using colour and pattern, and transforming areas of the body to create interesting silhouettes. The course involves a sequence of fun and creative drawing tasks to enable you to eventually…

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£85

Furniture Upcycling Workshop with Done Up North

14th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Spinning Mill Studios

In this workshop I will take you right through through the full process of prepping furniture from filling, sanding and repairing and then onto painting furniture with a contemporary smooth brush-stroke free finish as well as the techniques for creating modern designs, such as striking geometric patterns using masking tape, or decoupage if you prefer, and finally learn how to add finishes to protect your creation. We’ll share ideas and problem solve as we work together towards completing our various…

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