Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
01202 841400  info@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk

Education

 

Adult Workshops 2020 Programme

2020 Programme

 

Here at Walford Mill Crafts we deliver a comprehensive workshop programme using local and nationally recognised makers. Please see below for information on all forthcoming workshops at Walford Mill Crafts.

Please note some classes require you to purchase extra materials or to bring materials and/or equipment with you. Please contact the tutor for details of materials and equipment needed for each class.

Booking is essential for all workshops and is done direct with the tutor.

Walford Mill reserves the right to cancel, postpone or alter published arrangements at their discretion.

Note: new classes are being added all the time and may appear part way through the list, a careful browse is recommended! (Last updated: Saturday 16th November 2019)

Unless stated otherwise all classes are held in our ground floor (wheelchair accessible) education room.

 

January, February, March

 

Saturday 18th January 2020 - Full Day Spoon Carving Workshop - Jack Fazey

In this workshop you will learn all the skills and techniques needed to craft your own wooden spoons. You will be taught the safe use of the axe, sloyd knife and crook knife as well as how to select wood for carving and ultimately how to make some wonderful wooden spoons!

Participants can expect to finish the day with a brand new hobby to continue at home as well as a lovely wooden spoon or two.

A perfect Christmas gift for those crafty folk in your life!

Booking is essential - No prior experience necessary.

Children from age 16+ may attend if joined by a participating adult

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Saturday 18th January 2020
Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Cost: £75 per person

To Book: email Jack at FAZEYWOODCRAFT@GMAIL.COM or contact Jack via facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fazeywoodcraft

Sunday 19th January 2020 - 3hr Spoon Carving Workshops - Jack Fazey

For those not ready to commit to a full day's carving, these 3 hour workshops are a great introduction into the wonderful world of spoon carving.

During the workshop you will learn how to carve with two different types of knife - the sloyd & the crook - essential tools for carving spoons and more...

Rest assured you will leave the session with your very own hand carved wooden spoon, plus the skills to carry on the craft at home if you so wish.

A perfect Christmas gift for those crafty folk in your life!

Booking is essential - No prior experience necessary.

Children from age 16+ may attend if joined by a participating adult

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Sunday 19th January 2020
Time: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Cost: £45 per person per 3hr session

To Book: email Jack at FAZEYWOODCRAFT@GMAIL.COM or contact Jack via facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fazeywoodcraft

Saturday 1st February 2020 - Expressive Watercolour Techniques - with Tina Peacock

Unleash your creativity in this expressive watercolour workshop using a range of techniques, tools and materials. Learn to add texture through mark making, found objects and layering up.

Discover how to gather and develop ideas, loosen up and paint emotive landscapes (or your own topic if preferred). The only rule is - there are no rules!

Suitable for beginners and improvers.

Parking nearby. Cake and hot drinks included.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Saturday 1st February 2020
Time: 10.30am to 1.30pm
Cost: £35 per person, materials included

To book: Contact Tina on tinapeacockart@outlook.com or via her website www.tinapeacockart.co.uk

Sunday 9th February - Introduction to Reduction Lino Cutting - with Robin Mackenzie

This one-day workshop is perfect for beginners looking to learn a new technique.

You will be taught the principles of designing for print, how to separate your design into two colours, methods for cutting lino, and how to print a two colour reduction print on Robin's 1854 Albion press.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Sunday 9th February 2020
Time: 10.30am to 4pm
Cost: £70 per person

All materials are provided for each class.

Please contact Robin on 07979 812083 or email robin@robinmackenzie.co.uk to book

Friday 28th Februray 2020 - Willow Workshops: Garden Obelisk - with Nina Stockings

Make an impressive 6ft tall garden obelisk from hazel and willow, using different colours and weaves to make your obelisk truly individual. Cake and hot drinks provided.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Friday 28th February 2020
Time: 10.30am to 1.30pm
Cost: £35 per person

For more information or to book a workshop please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com


 

Saturday 29th February 2020 - Silver Clay and Dichroic Glass workshop - with Grainne Reynolds

Design and make your own beautiful solid silver pendant incorporating a stunningly colourful nugget of dichroic glass.

In this workshop you will learn ...

  • How to cut, layer and fuse pieces of glass in a kiln to make your very own nugget of dichroic glass.
  • How to handle, roll, texture and layer the silver clay
  • How to roll silver clay coils.
  • How to make embellishments to add to your design.
  • How to incorporate a piece of dichroic glass within your pendant design.
  • How to form and attach a handmade bail.
 

This is a fun and informal workshop which is suitable for beginners and for those with some experience of using silver clay who would like to further develop their skills and knowledge.

*Please note all pieces will be kiln fired and posted out to participants this is due to the length of time the glass requires to cool down.

Date: Saturday 29th February 2020
Venue: Walford Mill
Time: 10am-5pm
Cost: £75 plus a material fee £30

To book visit: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/events/dichroic-glass-silver-clay-workshop

 
Friday 6th March - Ceramics - Stephen Yates more details shortly
Saturday 7th March - Silver Clay - Claire Marshall more details shortly
Sunday 8th March - Introduction to Wood engraving - with Robin Mackenzie

This one-day workshop is perfect for beginners looking to learn a new technique.

You will be taught the principles of designing for wood engraving, methods of engraving into a block of end grain wood, and how to print from your finished block, using Robin's 1854 Albion press.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Sunday 8th March 2020
Time: 10.30am to 4pm
Cost: £70 per person

All materials are provided for each class.

Please contact Robin on 07979 812083 or email robin@robinmackenzie.co.uk to book

Friday 13th March - Ceramics - Stephen Yates more details shortly
Saturday 21st March 2020 - Bring your own - with Jen Goodwin

Bring your own day. Places are limited to ensure everyone gets individual attention. Booking is essential.

  • Expert advice on hand, any techniques covered
  • Bring along any project that needs a kickstart
  • Bring along inspiration for new projects that needs a starting point

 

Date: 21st March 2020
Venue: Walford Mill
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £40 plus any materials used

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day. Lunch break is 1pm-2pm, please remember to bring along a packed lunch or book a table at the Millstream Bistro.

Booking: http://www.jengoodwinembroidery.com/learn/

Sunday 22nd March - Ceramics - Stephen Yates more details shortly

Friday 27th March 2020 - Willow Workshops: Garden Obelisk - with Nina Stockings

Make an impressive 6ft tall garden obelisk from hazel and willow, using different colours and weaves to make your obelisk truly individual. Cake and hot drinks provided.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Friday 27th March 2020
Time: 10.30am to 1.30pm
Cost: £35 per person

For more information or to book a workshop please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com

 

Saturday 28th March - Drawing and Painting Classes "Inspired by Nature" - with Julie Herring

Get closer to nature, by ‘Drawing from observation’ with tuition and guidance by Artist/Tutor, Julie Herring

Friendly, adult classes, suitable for beginners and improvers. Enjoy the Mill, riverbank and natural surroundings. Indoor or outdoor sketching. New classes for 2019 and 2020.

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Saturday 28th March 2020
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per student

Booking essential. Please call or email Julie for bookings and further information.

Julie Herring, Artist/Tutor
tel: 07720 353454
e: info@earth-art.org.uk www.earth-art.org.uk

 

April, May, June

 

Saturday 18th April - Drawing and Painting Classes "Inspired by Nature" - with Julie Herring

Get closer to nature, by ‘Drawing from observation’ with tuition and guidance by Artist/Tutor, Julie Herring

Friendly, adult classes, suitable for beginners and improvers. Enjoy the Mill, riverbank and natural surroundings. Indoor or outdoor sketching. New classes for 2019 and 2020.

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Saturday 18th April 2020
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per student

Booking essential. Please call or email Julie for bookings and further information.

Julie Herring, Artist/Tutor
tel: 07720 353454
e: info@earth-art.org.uk www.earth-art.org.uk

Friday 24th April 2020 - Willow Workshops: Berry Basket with a handle - with Nina Stockings

Make a beautiful berry collecting basket using 3 different natural willow colours and applying 4 different weaving techniques. Enjoy a day of craft with refreshments provided and a delicious lunch at the Millstream Bistro included.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Friday 24th April 2020
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £75 per person

For more information or to book a workshop please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com

 

Saturday 2nd May - Drawing and Painting Classes "Inspired by Nature" - with Julie Herring

Get closer to nature, by ‘Drawing from observation’ with tuition and guidance by Artist/Tutor, Julie Herring

Friendly, adult classes, suitable for beginners and improvers. Enjoy the Mill, riverbank and natural surroundings. Indoor or outdoor sketching. New classes for 2019 and 2020.

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Saturday 2nd May 2020
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per student

Booking essential. Please call or email Julie for bookings and further information.

Julie Herring, Artist/Tutor
tel: 07720 353454
e: info@earth-art.org.uk www.earth-art.org.uk

Saturday 9th May - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds
more details shortly
Friday 22nd May - Creative Clay - Deborah Clarke more details shortly

Friday 29th May 2020 - Willow Workshops: Round basket with stepped border - with Nina Stockings

Make this unusual stepped border basket with a rustic log handle. During the course you will use several different natural coloured willows and apply different weaving techniques to make your basket completely individual. Enjoy a day of craft with refreshments provided and a delicious lunch at the Millstream Bistro included.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Friday 29th May 2020
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £75 per person

For more information or to book a workshop please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com


 
Saturday 6th June - Inspired by Nature - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds

Come and make your own solid silver jewellery from silver clay, inspired by nature this fun and informal workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some experience. In this class we will be using natural forms such as shells, leaves, seed pods and flowers to make moulds and to texture the silver clay. Each student will have the opportunity to make between 1-4 pieces dependant on if they choose to work big or small.

You will learn…

  • How to make reusable moulds and create texture mats using leaves, seed pods, fossils, shells and feathers etc
  • How to use the moulds and textures with silver clay to create a pendant, charms or earrings.
  • How to refine and tidy your piece for a good finish.
  • How to fire, polish and patinate your jewellery to highlight detail and make your design pop!
 

Please note, there is an additional fee of £25 for materials that will be payable on the day.

Date: Saturday 6th June
Time: 10 am - 4.30 pm
Venue: Walford Mill Wimborne
Cost: £75 per, person plus £25 material fee

To book visit: https://www.timestotreasure.co.uk/events/inspired-by-nature

Sunday 7th June - Silver Clay - Claire Marshall more details shortly
Saturday 13th June - Bring your own - with Jen Goodwin

Bring your own day. Places are limited to ensure everyone gets individual attention. Booking is essential.

  • Expert advice on hand, any techniques covered
  • Bring along any project that needs a kickstart
  • Bring along inspiration for new projects that needs a starting point

 

Date: 13 June 2020
Venue: Walford Mill
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £40 plus any materials used

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day. Lunch break is 1pm-2pm, please remember to bring along a packed lunch or book a table at the Millstream Bistro.

Booking: http://www.jengoodwinembroidery.com/learn/

Sunday 14th June - Creative Clay - Deborah Clarke more details shortly

Friday 26th June 2020 - Willow Workshops: Artistic boat basket - with Nina Stockings

Get creative and make a stunning boat basket which looks equally good filled with fruit, nuts or simply as a standalone sculpture. You will be able to choose your own colour combination from several different natural willows. Enjoy a day of craft with refreshments provided and a delicious lunch at the Millstream Bistro included.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Friday 26th June 2020
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £75 per person

For more information or to book a workshop please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com

 

Saturday 27th June - Drawing and Painting Classes "Inspired by Nature" - with Julie Herring

Get closer to nature, by ‘Drawing from observation’ with tuition and guidance by Artist/Tutor, Julie Herring

Friendly, adult classes, suitable for beginners and improvers. Enjoy the Mill, riverbank and natural surroundings. Indoor or outdoor sketching. New classes for 2019 and 2020.

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Saturday 27th June 2020
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per student

Booking essential. Please call or email Julie for bookings and further information.

Julie Herring, Artist/Tutor
tel: 07720 353454
e: info@earth-art.org.uk www.earth-art.org.uk

 

July, August, September

 

Friday 17th July 2020 - Willow Workshops: Oval shopper with wrapped handle - with Nina Stockings

Make a traditional oval shopping basket, which will stand the test of time. During the course you will use different natural coloured willows and apply several different weaving techniques. Enjoy a day of craft with refreshments provided and a delicious lunch at the Millstream Bistro included.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Friday 17th July 2020
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: £75 per person

For more information or to book a workshop please call Nina on 07491 130423 or email: yanina.s.ys@gmail.com

 
Saturday 8th August - Silver Clay - Claire Marshall more details shortly

Saturday 22nd August - Drawing and Painting Classes "Inspired by Nature" - with Julie Herring

Get closer to nature, by ‘Drawing from observation’ with tuition and guidance by Artist/Tutor, Julie Herring

Friendly, adult classes, suitable for beginners and improvers. Enjoy the Mill, riverbank and natural surroundings. Indoor or outdoor sketching. New classes for 2019 and 2020.

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Saturday 22nd August 2020
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per student

Booking essential. Please call or email Julie for bookings and further information.

Julie Herring, Artist/Tutor
tel: 07720 353454
e: info@earth-art.org.uk www.earth-art.org.uk

Friday 28th August - Basket Weaving - Nina Stockings more details shortly
Saturday 12th September - Basket Weaving - Nina Stockings more details shortly
Saturday 19th September - Bring your own - with Jen Goodwin

Bring your own day. Places are limited to ensure everyone gets individual attention. Booking is essential.

  • Expert advice on hand, any techniques covered
  • Bring along any project that needs a kickstart
  • Bring along inspiration for new projects that needs a starting point

 

Date: 19 September 2020
Venue: Walford Mill
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: £40 plus any materials used

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day. Lunch break is 1pm-2pm, please remember to bring along a packed lunch or book a table at the Millstream Bistro.

Booking: http://www.jengoodwinembroidery.com/learn/

Sunday 20th September - Reduction lino cutting - with Robin Mackenzie

This one-day workshop is perfect for beginners looking to learn a new technique.

You will be taught the principles of designing for print, how to separate your design into two colours, methods for cutting lino, and how to print a two colour reduction print on Robin's 1854 Albion press.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Sunday 20th September 2020
Time: 10.30am to 4pm
Cost: £70 per person

All materials are provided for each class.

Please contact Robin on 07979 812083 or email robin@robinmackenzie.co.uk to book

Saturday 26th September - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds more details shortly

 

October, November, December

 

Saturday 3rd October - Silver Clay - Claire Marshall more details shortly

Saturday 10th October - Drawing and Painting Classes "Inspired by Nature" - with Julie Herring

Get closer to nature, by ‘Drawing from observation’ with tuition and guidance by Artist/Tutor, Julie Herring

Friendly, adult classes, suitable for beginners and improvers. Enjoy the Mill, riverbank and natural surroundings. Indoor or outdoor sketching. New classes for 2019 and 2020.

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Saturday 10th October 2020
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per student

Booking essential. Please call or email Julie for bookings and further information.

Julie Herring, Artist/Tutor
tel: 07720 353454
e: info@earth-art.org.uk www.earth-art.org.uk

Saturday 17th October - Basket Weaving - Nina Stockings more details shortly
Sunday 18th October - Introduction to Wood engraving - with Robin Mackenzie

This one-day workshop is perfect for beginners looking to learn a new technique.

You will be taught the principles of designing for wood engraving, methods of engraving into a block of end grain wood, and how to print from your finished block, using Robin's 1854 Albion press.

Venue: Walford Mill Crafts
Date: Sunday 18th October 2020
Time: 10.30am to 4pm
Cost: £70 per person

All materials are provided for each class.

Please contact Robin on 07979 812083 or email robin@robinmackenzie.co.uk to book

Saturday 31st October - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds more details shortly

Saturday 7th November - Drawing and Painting Classes "Inspired by Nature" - with Julie Herring

Get closer to nature, by ‘Drawing from observation’ with tuition and guidance by Artist/Tutor, Julie Herring

Friendly, adult classes, suitable for beginners and improvers. Enjoy the Mill, riverbank and natural surroundings. Indoor or outdoor sketching. New classes for 2019 and 2020.

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Saturday 7th November 2020
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per student

Booking essential. Please call or email Julie for bookings and further information.

Julie Herring, Artist/Tutor
tel: 07720 353454
e: info@earth-art.org.uk www.earth-art.org.uk

Saturday 14th November - Basket Weaving - Nina Stockings more details shortly
Saturday 21st November - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds more details shortly

Saturday 5th December - Drawing and Painting Classes "Inspired by Nature" - with Julie Herring

Get closer to nature, by ‘Drawing from observation’ with tuition and guidance by Artist/Tutor, Julie Herring

Friendly, adult classes, suitable for beginners and improvers. Enjoy the Mill, riverbank and natural surroundings. Indoor or outdoor sketching. New classes for 2019 and 2020.

Venue: Walford Mill
Date: Saturday 5th December 2020
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm
Cost: £45 per student

Booking essential. Please call or email Julie for bookings and further information.

Julie Herring, Artist/Tutor
tel: 07720 353454
e: info@earth-art.org.uk www.earth-art.org.uk

Sunday 6th December - Silver Clay - Claire Marshall more details shortly
Saturday 12th December - Silver Clay - Grainne Reynolds more details shortly
Sunday 13th December - Basket Weaving - Nina Stockings more details shortly
Saturday 19th December - Basket Weaving - Nina Stockings more details shortly