Adult Courses in Mixed Media and Stained Glass Mosaics, Fused Glass, Felting and Perfumery

Where specified, some sessions are suitable for children if aided by an adult.

2 BOOKING OPTIONS
For Barton Grange Garden Centre
Ring to make a full payment on 01995 642900 or call in at Garstang Road, Brock, Preston (Sat Nav PR3 0RB) Free parking. Off A6 between M6 J32- J33. Barton Grange have their own cancellation policy.

BOOKING FOR OTHER VENUES
A gift payment/deposit of £12 secures a place with PayPal, by cheque, or you can simply checkout as a PayPal "Guest" entering your card details - without registering with PayPal. Please note that deposits are non-refundable and a min. of 3 days notice required for cancellation to qualify for a credit towards another class, as a one-off gesture.
Platform Gallery and Visitor Info Centre
Clitheroe Train Station, Station Road, Clitheroe BB7 2JT. There is reasonably priced parking on Chester Avenue, BB7 0AZ , 500yds NE, turn under the rail bridge.
Hobbycraft
Deepdale Retail Park, Blackpool Road, Preston PR1 6AF (Tables in the middle of the ground floor near the back of the shop). Free parking.
Barlick Art and Craft DROP-In Studio
Skipton Road Business Park, Skipton Road, BB18 5EF (upstairs) Barnoldswick. Studio run by Christine 07742 170532. Free parking.

Student Feedback

"Relaxing, enjoyable and informative workshop. Well prepared and good range of materials available."

£10 Class Gift Voucher

£ 10 

Just send me a note of which class you would like and the name of recipient, then I'll send a voucher within a day or two. Add the total to the cart, Eg for £28: £10x2 + £1x8 = £12 in the cart.

 

£1 Class Gift Voucher

£ 1 

Just send me a note of which class you would like and the name of recipient, then I'll send a voucher within a day or two. Add the total to the cart, Eg for £12: £10x1 + £1x2 = £12 in the cart.

 

Oct 28 am FULL Tempered Glass Mosaics (deposit)

£ 0 

Oct 10.20am-1pm at Platform Gallery. Create a personalised piece using specialist glass, mixed media and imagery. You can experiment with abstract themes, textures, personal photos or historical iconography. By the end of the workshop, you will take away your own masterpiece, and will be given grout to apply at home. All tools and materials are included for this dazzler of a session. Feel free to bring your own images for your own story line. No prior knowledge is required and this workshop is suitable for all levels. Please note that the staff arrive at the gallery at 10am, so you can arrive at 10, and browse the gallery or the mosaic examples, and grab a brew until class set up. Minimum age 16. £28.

 

 

2018 Classes at Barton Grange Garden Centre ~ great gift ideas!

Bookings available from late November 2017. Full price tickets are booked through Barton Grange on 01995 642900 or call in at Garstang Road, Brock, Preston PR3 0RB

Glass Mosaic Mandala

SAT 13 Jan 2018 from 12.30-4pm at Barton Grange Garden Centre

Create your own 20cm circle mandala which can be used to create a stunning atmosphere in any room! You will also learn a range of cutting techniques on how to turn stained glass, beads and glass shapes into sacred geometry. By the end of the workshop, you will take away your very own masterpiece, and will be given grout to apply at home. All tools and materials are included for this gem of a session. No prior knowledge is required and this workshop is suitable for all levels. Minimum age 16. £32.

Homemade Perfumery - great Valentine's gift idea!

SUN 11 Feb, 2018 from 1- 3.30pm at Barton Grange Garden Centre

Learn the ancient art of using floral, wood and herbal essences to enhance your mood and smell gorgeous! Aromas have captivated us since the beginning of time. We will set the scene by exploring the history and passion of perfumes. There will be experimentation with scents to get a feel for how aromas connect emotionally and physically to different people. We will then cover how to use blends for emotional wellbeing and how the perfumers work out safe percentages. You will handcraft your own labels to suit your style, and take home a luxurious roll-on perfume and a linen or body mist in a gorgeous indigo bottle. This session is great for all abilities and levels of crafter with a minimum age of 16. All materials are provided including bottles, decorations, essential and perfume oils, and their dilution liquids. £28

Glass Mosaic Portrait Day

SAT 17 March, 2017 from 10-4.30pm at Barton Grange Garden Centre

Now you can acquire the skill to create faces of humans or animals with stained glass mosaics! We will look at a variety of contemporary and historical artists to consider how they tackled this art form. This will help you decide which style will suit your ability, from a simplified style, to a deeper characterisation in 3 dimensional form. We will uncover the techniques that create facial features. We will also explore the usage of colours to create mood. There will be complimentary tea and cake for the break time. Some previous experience of mosaics, or drawing and painting portraits may be helpful for the more complex style, whilst complete novices may enjoy a two dimensional or simplified style or an animal theme. Either way, it will be a highly enjoyable and exciting new class for 2018!
PLEASE NOTE: If you are using your own image of a favourite person or animal, please email Chrissy a copy or scan of the photo so she can check it and convert it into a useable format at chrissycrafty@gmail.com. Images with simple lighting work best for this exercise. All materials and tools are included to make a foot squared masterpiece. Age 16+ £68.

Mixed Media Felted Panel

SAT 21 April 1-4pm at Barton Grange Garden Centre

This is the place where texture has an encounter with treasure! We will discuss everything required for wet felting as well as looking at the variety of fibres and found objects available to use. There will be experimentation with the way that these fibres and objects can be designed together. Upon completion of this hands-on session, you will take home your own richly surfaced piece that can be framed, added to a cushion, or converted into a hanging. All felting materials are included, but you will need to bring elbow grease and old towels. You may wish to bring small found objects to formulate a personal decorated storyline. This is suitable for beginners to felting as well as those looking to expand their skills. £30

Glass Mosaic Garden Plaque

SUN 13 May 12.30-4pm at Barton Grange Garden Centre

Create a welcome addition to your garden wall or entranceway with shiny elegance. You will gain skills in basic stained glass cutting and adhering of sheet glass, beads and glass shapes. By the end of the workshop you will take away your very own page-sized garden gem, and will be given grout to apply at home. All tools and materials are included. No prior knowledge is required and this workshop is suitable for all levels from age 16 up. £32.

Beginners Fused Glass Pendants

SUN 10 June 1-3.30pm at Barton Grange Garden Centre

If you want to get started making your own unique fused glass jewellery, this is the taster course for you. Glass fusing is the art of melting glass in a kiln, and on this course you will get to grips with how the kiln works, why we heat and cool glass in specific ways and the science of what happens to glass in the kiln. You will achieve a basic understanding of glass fusing, and consider the design process, experimenting with colour, textures and shape to create distinctive pieces. We will work creatively with glass inclusions, bubble powders and dichroic glass. Students will be shown how to create holes and fittings incorporated as part of the fused piece. This is a great all-round introduction to kiln-formed glass, you will leave with the core skills and confidence to continue with glass fusing. You can expect to create a number of experimental glass pendants which will be fired later and posted to you for £3. All other tools, materials and Chrissy’s glass firing is included in the booking price. No prior knowledge is required and this workshop is suitable for all levels from age 16 upwards. £32

Summer Scene Glass Mosaic Sun Catchers

SUN 1 July 12.30-4pm at Barton Grange Garden Centre

Create a scene in your window with a sun catcher! We will uncover the mystery of creating depth, foreground and background using scale and lines of the earth with stained glass. You will gain skills in basic glass cutting and adhering of sheet glass, beads and glass shapes. By the end of the workshop you will take away your very own illuminated scenery, and will be given grout to apply at home. Your picturesque masterpiece can be hung up or it can sit pretty on the window sill. All tools and materials are included, and you can choose from a variety of colours, sizes and thickness of frame (see Chrissy Webster Mosaic & Craft Facebook page for examples). No prior knowledge is required and this workshop is suitable for all levels. Minimum age 16. £32

Glass Mosaic Mandala

SUN 19 August 12.30-4pm at Barton Grange Garden Centre

Create your own 20cm circle mandala which can be used to create a stunning atmosphere in any room! You will also learn a range of cutting techniques on how to turn stained glass, beads and glass shapes into sacred geometry. By the end of the workshop, you will take away your very own masterpiece, and will be given grout to apply at home. All tools and materials are included for this gem of a session. No prior knowledge is required and this workshop is suitable for all levels. Minimum age 16. £32.

Alternative Techniques with Fused Glass Pendants

SUN 9 September 1-3.30pm at Barton Grange Garden Centre

Whether you’ve tried other types of glass-working before or are a complete novice, you will learn how to use and work with fusing glass to produce a range of pieces of your own design. We will begin with an introduction to glass fusing, including cutting skills and technical information. The session promises to encourage students to think creatively about how the pendants will be worn. We will cover an array of metal, fibre and glass inclusions, painting, and layering, as well as wire wrapping. You will get a feel for how glass fusing fits in with other glass art such as mosaics and glass painting, and how these can be combined. You can expect to create a number of experimental glass pendants to use as keychains, necklaces, or window danglers. These masterpieces will be fired later and posted to you for £3. All other tools, materials and Chrissy’s glass firing time is included in the booking price. No prior knowledge is required and this workshop is suitable for all levels from age 16 upwards. £32

Mixed Media Felted Bag with Found Objects

SAT 6 October 1-4pm at Barton Grange Garden Centre

Hold your treasures outside your bag with found objects! We will discuss everything required for wet felting as well as looking at the variety of fibres and found objects available to use. We experiment with the way that these fibres, objects and leather trim can be designed together. Upon completion of this three-dimensional hands-on session, you will take home your own richly surfaced piece that can be used as a jewellery, makeup or handbag. All felting materials are included, but you will need to bring elbow grease and old towels. You may wish to bring small found objects to formulate a personal decorated storyline. This workshop is suitable for beginners to felting as well as those looking to expand their skills. No prior knowledge is required and this workshop is suitable from age 14 upwards. £30