Art Workshops offer you the chance to spend a longer amount of time to practice a technique or use materials which interest you or perhaps you have never tried before. The workshops are more detailed than the weekly art classes and usually culminate in a piece of work to take home with you.

Workshops are held by Dawn and from time to time other local artists each with their own specialism, and are open to all abilities. 

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Workshops are priced at a range of prices depending on the length of the workshop, materials required and complexity of the activity.

All workshopsinclude tea/coffee/biscuits


Creating a Vision Board - Visualising Your Future

Saturday 18th February 2017

In this workshop you will create a vision board. A vision board is a powerful visualisation tool that strengthens your focus on what you would like your future to become.

12 - 3pm


Mixed Media Workshop  

Saturday 4th March 2017

A very creative workshop where you will learn the many different techniques Dawn uses in her mixed media work. You will then work on a final mini painting and apply clear UV resin to the surface. See Dawns work and past workshop images here.



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Mandala Workshop

Saturday 11th March 2017

Mandala means circle and is a sacred symbol representing wholeness. It is basically a pattern that starts from a centre which could be a shape/symbol or image and grows outwards as you reflect. The mandala grows as you add more layers, choose colours that reflect how you are feeling or what you are thinking about. A mandala comes from within so it may just reflect your mood at any given time, or your favourite things, it may be divided into sections of your life like work, family, love etc. It may be even focus on your future hopes and dreams. Creating a mandala is a tool you can use to focus on your life, it is a very calming and meditative and personal activity.



Drawing Exploration Workshop (Full Day)

Saturday 18th March 2017

Wednesday 10th May 2017

Guest Artist/Tutor Helen Yates 

The course is adaptable to suit those wishing to improve their existing drawing skills and complete beginners. 

Subjects covered include: expressive drawing, speed drawing, continuous line, negative space, proportional drawing, measured drawing, tone.

10.30 - 3.30pm


Refreshments provided but please bring a packed lunch (alternatively there are cafes/coffee shops/restaurants in Colne)

Watercolour Painting for Beginners

 Saturday 1st April 2017

 This workshop will enable you to paint beautiful, vibrant flowers with bursts of intense colour through to delicate pastel washes. Use watercolours, pastels and coloured pencils to develop lots of techniques you can apply to your other work. Explore colour mixing, how to create depth using tone and texture, choose compositions and much more. 

12 - 4pm


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Porcelain Jewellery Workshop

Saturday 8th April 2017

Guest Artist/Tutor Elizabeth Emmens-Wilson

A one off session where you can make and decorate your own exclusive porcelain jewellery!

Make brooches, earrings and necklaces, create unique pieces  that will be fired and returned to you with all of the findings attached..

12.30  - 3pm


Pencil Portraits 

Saturday 29th April 2017

Suitable for beginners, this is an introductory workshop on the technique of drawing portraits with graphite pencils. The workshop begins with a description of drawing materials, an explanation of the use of line and tone in drawing and the basic structure of the human head.



Plaster Casting Relief Panels

Saturday 13th May 2017

In this workshop clay will be used to create a mould from which a plaster panel can be cast.

10 - 1pm


 Wire Sculpture Workshop

Saturday 20th May 2017

Guest Artist/Tutor Helen Yates

 Learn to work with wire , either creating a wire drawing or a sculptural piece.

1 - 4pm


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Lino Printing for Beginners

Saturday 27th May 2017

 Linoleum is an alternative to wood when used in block printing. Cutting tools are used to cut a design into the soft, easy-to-carve surface. The raised part of the design represents a mirror image of what the print will look like. The finished linoleum carving is inked with a roller or by hand and the ink side applied to paper with a press or by hand.

1 - 4pm


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Expressive Art Workshop 

Saturday 3 June 2017

This workshop facilitates art and creativity for personal wellbeing. It offers you the time and space to relax, unwind and enjoy the creative process. Through the varied activities, you will be able to express yourself, be creative and spontaneous and get inspired.



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