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 basic, Print Garage - 1st April 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:
    01/04/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Lampshades, Jennifer Collier - 8th April 2017 - FULLY BOOKED

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:
    08/04/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • FULLY BOOKED next date - 28th October scroll down for details

Hollow Felt Forms workshop, Laura Mabbutt on 22nd April 2017

  • Description:
    In this workshop you will use a variety of natural and dyed woollen fibres and wet felt techniques along with a plastic resist to create a hollow object such as a vase or purse, utilising the natural properties of felt, without stitching or gluing.
  • Date:
    22/04/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Shoes, Jennifer Collier - 29th April 2017

paper shoes
  • 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:
    29/04/2017
  • Time:
    10-12.30pm
  • Cost:
    £25
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Tactile Textures Workshop, Marna Lunt - 13th May 2017 - FULLY BOOKED

paper shoes
  • Description:
    Using stitching, applique and found objects we will explore textures and the memories they bring, whilst making a small quilt full of squishability and fun. Please bring along your own fabric stash, old quilt pieces, samplers, wools, threads, tassels, crochet or knitted pieces to personalise the work.
  • Date:
    13/05/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60pp
  • FULLY BOOKED

Tactile Textures Workshop, Marna Lunt - 14th May 2017 - FULLY BOOKED

paper shoes
  • Description:
    Using stitching, applique and found objects we will explore textures and the memories they bring, whilst making a small quilt full of squishability and fun. Please bring along your own fabric stash, old quilt pieces, samplers, wools, threads, tassels, crochet or knitted pieces to personalise the work.
  • Date:
    13/05/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £60pp
  • FULLY BOOKED

Nature's Sketchbook - Jennifer Collier, 27th May 2017

  • 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:
    27/05/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Manipulated Fabrics with Pattern & Print, Jennifer Collier - 3rd June 2017

  • Description:
    This workshop will show fabric manipulation techniques using both hand and machine stitch, such as pleating, patch-working and molar work. The fabric pieces will then be over printed using flat natural and found objects as a resist for screen printing. Please bring along your own scrap fabrics and FLAT natural and found materials such as lace dollies, leaves, petals and grasses (all natural materials must be fresh).
  • Date:
    03/06/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Screenprinting intermediate, 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. To see work from previous classes please click here.
  • Date:
    17/02/2017
  • 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 on 24th June 2017

  • 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
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Fabric Books, Jennifer Collier - 1st July 2017

  • Description:
    Creating a stunning fabric book of your own theme. We will scan and transfer print vintage photographs and paper ephemera onto fabric, and each page will be embellished with a combination of hand and machine stitch. The finished book with comprise of six pages, and a cover incorporation a fastening. Please bring along your own fabric scraps, lace, ribbon, small treasures and small photographs (to be scanned and printed).
  • Date:
    01/07/2017
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Flowers, 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 on 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, 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.

Lisa Slinn: Press Moulding and Sgraffitto workshop on 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.

Jennifer Collier: Mini Beach Huts and Bird Houses, 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.

Emily Notman: Fabric Vessels workshop, 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.

Paper Patchwork, Pockets and Pleats, 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, 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.

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.

Priscilla Jones: Mixed Media Tea Cups on 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.

Drawing with Wire workshop with Helaina Sharpley on 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.

Paper Bird Boxes, 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.

Jennifer Collier: Experimental Samplers using paper and stitch, 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.
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