Workshops

Unit Twelve has an ongoing workshop programme, with workshops run by Jennifer Collier, Iain Perry and other exhibiting artists, please scroll down for more information.

Screenprinting Intermediate with Print Garage - 17th June 2017

Birdbox
  • Description:
    You’ll learn how to ‘expose’ screens and how to create two colour prints using registration techniques so you will get consistent results print after print.
  • Date:
    17/06/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Enamel Jewellery Surface Patterns and Textures workshop with Miranda Sharpe - 24th June 2017 - FULLY BOOKED

  • Description:
    Explore creating surface patterns and textures with simple enamelling techniques. Miranda will demonstrate a range of ways to apply and fire vitreous enamels to build pattern and texture, you will be able to experiment and explore with the enamel to create a series of sample pieces on copper. You will have opportunity to translate your experiments into simple pendants or earrings in either copper or silver * Please bring items that could be used to sieve enamel powders through such as doilies, stencils or lace and any small rubber stamps or paper punches should you have them. *If you wish to use silver this will be an additional £10-£15 on the day payable directly to the artist.
  • Date:
    24/06/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • FULLY BOOKED

Paper Flowers with Jennifer Collier - 22nd July 2017

  • Description:
    Creating decorative paper flowers from recycled papers, with a choice of four different types of flowers to make, from the very easy through to a 5 petal origami flower.
  • Date:
    22/07/2017
  • Time:
    10-12.30pm
  • Cost:
    £25
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Wild Dyes workshop with Ruth Singer - 29th July 2017

  • Description:
    Experiment with local plants, rusty metal and food waste to create exciting patterns on cloth. You will have the chance to try different techniques to create lovely, delicate colours and learn how to do simple dyeing at home with basic equipment. Please bring white / light coloured natural fibre fabric and threads to dye (silk and wool is best but cotton and linen can work too). A range of materials, silk scarves, vintage cloth, threads and small scraps can also be bought on the day.
  • Date:
    24/06/2017
  • Date:
    29/07/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Screenprinting Basic with Print Garage - 5th August 2017

  • Description:
    You’ll learn the basics - mixing ink, playing with squeegees and creating simple paper stencil techniques. (Suitable for newcomers and the rusty).
  • Date:
    05/08/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Press Moulding and Sgraffitto with Lisa Slinn - 26th Aug 2017

  • Description:
    Using old Spode moulds, press clay to create forms and then decorate them using a ceramic mono- printing method to create a textured piece of ceramic art. Bring along any images that inspire you to sgraffito into slip, then print these onto your leather hard form. The work will be fired and ready for collection 2 weeks later (or can be posted to you for £3.00 payable on the day ).
  • Date:
    26/08/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Mini Beach Huts and Bird Houses with Jennifer Collier - 2nd Sept 2017

  • Description:
    In this half day art workshop you will be shown how to create mini beach huts (complete with a cotton reel wheel!) and mini bird houses from card. These will be decorated with found and recycled papers, buttons, and even mini bunting! You will have time to create at least one of each in this session.
  • Date:
    02/09/2017
  • Time:
    10-12.30pm
  • Cost:
    £25pp
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Fabric Vessels with Emily Notman - 9th Sept 2017

  • Description:
    Create your own sculptural form or vessel using contemporary mixed media techniques including dissolvable fabric, sculptural appliqué, pins and hand stitch. Pieces will be built by constructing velum, soft muslin and lining materials to create bespoke and individual forms. All materials will be provided but please bring along any fabrics or haberdashery you wish to incorporate to personalise your vessel.
  • Date:
    09/09/2017
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £60pp
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Fantastic Floral Fabrics workshop with Marna Lunt on 16th September 2017

  • Description:
    Using stitching, applique and found objects we will explore beautiful florals, to make a small quilt full of squishability. Please bring along your own fabric stash (especially any florals and ditsy chintz!), old quilt pieces, samplers, wools, threads, tassels, crochet or knitted pieces to personalise the work.
  • Date:
    16/09/2017
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £60pp
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Patchwork, Pockets and Pleats with Jennifer Collier - 23rd Sept 2017

  • Description:
    A sampler’s workshop with a difference, as all the traditional embroidery techniques will all be created using paper. Showing a range of patchwork, pockets and pleating techniques incorporating a range of beautiful vintage papers. Do bring your own special papers to personalise.
  • Date:
    23/09/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Experimental Book Binding with Jennifer Collier - 30th Sept 2017

  • Description:
    You will be shown Jennifer’s trademark experimental techniques, such as waxing, stitching and trapping recycled papers to create sketchbook pages. These will then be made into a traditionally bound A5 soft backed sketchbook.
  • Date:
    30/09/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Screenprinting intermediate with Print Garage - 7th October 2017

Birdbox
  • Description:
    You’ll learn how to ‘expose’ screens and how to create two colour prints using registration techniques so you will get consistent results print after print.
  • Date:
    7/10/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Handprinted Textile Vessels workshop with Naomi Posner (of Posner and Posner) on 14th October 2017

  • Description:
    In this one day workshop you will create your own handprinted and stitched textile vessels. The focus will be on experimenting with simple screen printing techniques, colours and patterns to print your own fabrics. You will then use your printed fabric to stitch into stylish textile vessels. All fabrics are provided but you may wish to bring your own cotton fabrics to personalise your work. NB. There will be an £10 charge (payable in cash on the day) for you to have your own mini screen, pot of ink, squeegee and paper pattern to take home.
  • Date:
    30/09/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Lampshades with Jennifer Collier - 28th Oct 2017

Lampshade
  • Description:
    Create your own beautiful recycled paper lampshade using lovely vintage papers and by up-cycling existing frames. You will be shown how to create a pattern for your frame, to how to stitch the vintage papers together to form the shade. Please bring a panel lampshade to up-cycle (rather than a drum lampshade, as these will not work in this workshop). They will also be available to buy on the day.
  • Date:
    28/10/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Story Book Dresses with Jennifer Collier - 4th November 2017

  • Description:
    Jennifer will show you a range of traditional hand and machine techniques, including Paper Patchwork, Pleating, Paper Pockets, Button Loops, Covered Buttons and Covered Bindings which be used on found papers. These skills will be used these to create small paper dresses. Please bring along your favorite books and papers to incorporate into your work.
  • Date:
    4/11/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Mixed Media Tea Cups with Priscilla Jones - 11th November 2017

  • Description:
    Explore the possibilities of making teacups from fabric, wire and wax. During the workshop you will create lots of different shapes from light weight wire that can easily be manipulated with your fingers tips. They will be decorated using trimmings, buttons and hand-stitch. All materials are provided but please bring along any haberdashery or trimmings you wish to incorporate to personalise your cup.
  • Date:
    11/11/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Screenprinting Basic with Print Garage - 18th November 2017

  • Description:
    You’ll learn the basics - mixing ink, playing with squeegees and creating simple paper stencil techniques. (Suitable for newcomers and the rusty).
  • Date:
    18/11/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Flower Christmas Wreaths with Jennifer Collier - 25th November

  • Description:
    In this full day workshop you will be shown how to create decorative paper flowers from recycled papers, with a choice of four different types of flowers to make, from the very easy through to a 5 petal origami flower. These flowers will be used to make an beautiful everlasting floral wreath for Christmas. All materials are provided but you may wish to bring along your own papers and books to personalise your wreath.
  • Date:
    25/11/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.
£50pp

Drawing with Wire with Helaina Sharpley - 2nd December 2017.

  • Description:
    Create a wirework wall piece of a building/scene of your choice. This will involve drawing a template to work from, and then Helaina will show you how to use different wires to create a wire drawing to be mounted on a canvas. All materials are provided, but please do bring a photo to work from.
  • Date:
    02/12/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Drawing with Wire with Helaina Sharpley - 3rd December 2017.

  • Description:
    Create a wirework wall piece of a building/scene of your choice. This will involve drawing a template to work from, and then Helaina will show you how to use different wires to create a wire drawing to be mounted on a canvas. All materials are provided, but please do bring a photo to work from.
  • Date:
    03/12/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Shoes with Jennifer Collier - 13th January 2018

  • Description:
    Creating decorative paper shoes from found and recycled papers. A choice of four different types of shoes to make; a stiletto, a sandal, a lace up shoe or an alice shoe. You will also make an accompanying, decorated shoe box.
  • Date:
    13/01/2018
  • Time:
    10-12.30pm
  • Cost:
    £25
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Circles of Stitch workshop with Liz Cooksey on 27th January 2018 - FULLY BOOKED

  • Description:
    Using a circle as the central composition to create a playful sense of place, exploring observations of the natural world; bird nests, hedgerows, rock pools, mosses & lichen, pebbles and shore lines. These small worlds will be created by using a mixed media approach, working with wire, printed papers, fragments of cloth, old maps, buttons etc. These elements will be brought together using a selection of techniques such as stitch, crochet, print, wire work, collage and needle tatting. Please bring along your own fabric, yarn and paper scraps and haberdashery to personalise your piece.
  • Date:
    27/01/2018
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • FULLY BOOKED.

Circles of Stitch workshop with Liz Cooksey on Sunday 28th January 2018 - FULLY BOOKED

  • Description:
    Using a circle as the central composition to create a playful sense of place, exploring observations of the natural world; bird nests, hedgerows, rock pools, mosses & lichen, pebbles and shore lines. These small worlds will be created by using a mixed media approach, working with wire, printed papers, fragments of cloth, old maps, buttons etc. These elements will be brought together using a selection of techniques such as stitch, crochet, print, wire work, collage and needle tatting. Please bring along your own fabric, yarn and paper scraps and haberdashery to personalise your piece.
  • Date:
    28/01/2018
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • FULLY BOOKED.

Circles of Stitch workshop with Liz Cooksey on 10th February 2018

  • Description:
    Using a circle as the central composition to create a playful sense of place, exploring observations of the natural world; bird nests, hedgerows, rock pools, mosses & lichen, pebbles and shore lines. These small worlds will be created by using a mixed media approach, working with wire, printed papers, fragments of cloth, old maps, buttons etc. These elements will be brought together using a selection of techniques such as stitch, crochet, print, wire work, collage and needle tatting. Please bring along your own fabric, yarn and paper scraps and haberdashery to personalise your piece.
  • Date:
    10/02/2018
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Monoprinted Vintage Tea Party with Ruth Allen on 24th February 2018

  • Description:
    A whole day devoted to tea and cake!! Not only having a gorgeous slice of cake and a lovely cup of tea but these will act as the starting point for your monoprinting project. You will produce initial drawings from a still life of cake, cups and teapots. Then these will be developed into a stunning individual print with the addition of collage and stitch. Please bring along your favorite cups, saucers and/or teapots.
  • Date:
    24/02/2018
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Bird Boxes with Jennifer Collier - 10th March 2018

Birdbox
  • Description:
    Creating a beautiful bespoke bird box, complete with its own bird on its perch, created from recycled papers, stitch and card, inspired by Jennifer’s own work.
  • Date:
    10/03/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Weaving Light workshop with Jane Withers on 17th March 2018

  • Description:
    A lampshade weaving workshop with Jane Withers demonstrating techniques and materials used in the Janie Knitted Textiles Eco British wool knit lighting and merino range, making your own lampshade. All materials and the light shade frame are provided.
  • Date:
    10/03/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Experimental Samplers using paper and stitch with Jennifer Collier - 24th March 2018

  • Description:
    This amazing workshop, that will combine Jennifer’s trademark experimental techniques with traditional embroidery techniques. In the morning you will create surfaces, by waxing, trapping, layering and embedding into plastics, papers and fabrics, and then in the afternoon you will learn a wide range of hand and machine techniques to embellish these to make beautiful samplers you can simply drop into a A4 or A3 frame.
  • Date:
    24/03/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Lampshades, Jennifer Collier - 14th April 2018

Lampshade
  • Description:
    Create your own beautiful recycled paper lampshade using lovely vintage papers and by up-cycling existing frames. You will be shown how to create a pattern for your frame, to how to stitch the vintage papers together to form the shade. Please bring a scalloped lampshade to up-cycle (they will also be available to buy).
  • Date:
    14/04/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Colourful Composition Enamel Jewellery Workshop with Rachel Butlin on 21st April 2018

  • Description:
    In this workshop you will learn the process of enamelling, from application to firing, to create a range of colourful samples on copper. You will translate these samples using stitch, pegging and riveting, into either a pair of earrings or a pendant, incorporating beautiful found materials. *If you wish to use silver this will be £10-£15 on the day payable to the artist.
  • Date:
    21/04/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Nature's Sketchbook with Jennifer Collier - 19th May 2018

  • Description:
    Jennifer will show you a low fi method for screen printing onto paper using flat natural and found objects. The workshop with explore transferring both positive and negative images and experiment with printing onto different types of papers. The papers will be collated into a series of hand bound sketchbooks using traditional book binding techniques. Please bring along your own FLAT natural and found materials such as lace dollies, leaves, petals and grasses (all natural materials must be fresh).
  • Date:
    19/05/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.
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