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Throughout the year we hold art workshops and demonstrations. these are limited to eight persons .Last year we had classes for painting, printing and flower arranging.

Workshops  in Arts and Crafts



Thusday 12th April 2018

Starting from  10am – 4pm.

A gentle introduction to the world of painting in oils with professional artist Vanda Richards.

This workshop is ideal for absolute beginners, or those who paint in other media and now want to try oils……or perhaps you have painted with oils in the past and now wish to brush up on your skills.

We will start with small basic studies to familiarise ourselves with the oil paints, medium and solvent, and then go on to paint a landscape on canvas that you will be proud to take home.

The cost of the course is £60.00

This includes all materials, tea/coffee and biscuits, but lunch is not included – please therefore bring your own packed lunch.

Please wear old clothes,

Masterclass in Reduction Relief Printing





Wood End Gallery

Everyone can relate to a relief print in some way and we all have a certain level of understanding of the technique. Whether it by trying a linocut process at school or even just the humble potato print, the principle is the same, you are cutting into a flat surface and inking up the relief left. You do not need any highly technical equipment just a flat surface for inking and a roller for the application of the ink. As this is one of my favourite techniques I am sure you will enjoy the day.

Relief printing has many possibilities, which I will show you examples of, but we will be concentrating on the reduction method. This where an initial design is gradually printed and cut at different stages, slowly changing the surface throughout the process, reducing the printable area. You will learn how to make a small edition of a three or four reduction colour linocut.

You will be taught how to prepare the block, transfer your image, cut the surface away, mix ink, ink the block, register and print using the two different machines that we have. I will also cover how you can continue printing  at home without the use of a press.

Rough schedule for the day will be:

10:00 Brief introduction about me, examples of relief prints and blocks, tea and coffee served.

10:20  Demonstration on preparation of block, transferring the image and starting to cut the design.

10:45 Practical session for you to prepare your blocks as shown above.

11:15 Printing demonstration in inking, paper registration and using the presses.

11:45 Practical session where you will print your blocks at various stages of colour as instructed prior.

16:00 Approximate end of the session. (This can be later depending on student and  workshop availability).

There will be a nipping press to use during the day, though a wooden spoon is always handy. You will need to bring with you an image with no more than four colours, ideally no bigger than 7” x 5” as this will be the size of the lino supplied. An apron will be useful too. I will supply you with some notes including a supplier list.

COST : £60.00, INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS AND USE OF TOOLS, plus and tea/coffee and biscuits, but not lunch therefore, please bring lunch with you.

 Pam Clark – Watercolour Workshop  : CLOUDY SKIES

 Tuesday 10th April  2018 :

10am to 12.30pm


Cost : £15.00

– The cost does not include materials, but does include tea/coffee/biscuits

This workshop will start with some sketching, followed by painting skies and the formation of clouds, as well as incorporating a small landscape at the base of the painting.

If possible please bring your own photo of some nice billowy clouds, alternatively, there will be a photograph available for use.

For the course you will need...

Watercolour paper of 140lb/300g/m paper stretched or at least stuck down on a board   - (boards are available for use in the gallery - no charge) or a block pad.

A sketch book or paper for practicing and for trying out colour mixes     

A mixing dish

Various size brushes   

Whatever watercolours  you have to hand, but must include:

Blues…. Cobalt and/or French Ultramarine

Purple or Pinky Red

A neutral tint or Sepia   

Yellow, either Cadmium or Lemon (or both)

Pencils    2B or 3B    

Masking fluid