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.

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.

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

  • 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
  • FULLY BOOKED

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

  • 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
  • FULLY BOOKED

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 - 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:
    10/02/2018
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £60
  • FULLY BOOKED

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.

Handprinted Textile Vessels workshop with Naomi Posner (of Posner and Posner) on 3rd March 2018

  • 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:
    03/03/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • 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 - INTERMEDIATE, Jennifer Collier - 14th April 2018

Lampshade
  • Description:
    An intermediate paper lampshades course where you create your own beautiful recycled paper lampshade using lovely vintage papers and by up-cycling existing frames. You will be shown every step of the process, from how to create a pattern, how to stitch the vintage papers together to form the shade, as well as embellishment techniques. YOU MUST HAVE BASIC SEWING SKILLS (AND HAVE USED A SEWING MACHINE BEFORE) Please bring a panel lampshade to up-cycle (rather than a drum lampshade). They will also be available to buy on the day for £4-£9.
  • 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.

Mini Beach Huts and Bird Houses with Jennifer Collier - 28th April 2018

  • 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:
    28/04/2018
  • Time:
    10-12.30pm
  • Cost:
    £25pp
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

'A few of my favourite....'- An intro to Hand Embroidery with Richard McVetis - Saturday 5th May 2018

  • Description:
    This is a workshop that explores traditional hand embroidery techniques. embroidery- the art or pastime of embroidering cloth. Embroidery is an international language made up from hundreds of stitches. A few of these stitches happen to be the favourite of artist Richard McVetis. In this one day workshop participants will explore the enormous scope of stitches and their versatility. Create fascinating textures and patterns, work a stitch in different threads changing its scale and spacing, work freely, and combine stitches to mark make and draw. This is an experimental approach to stitch and draws on the imagination of each participant. Artist will be on hand to guide and inspire you through the workshop drawing on his ten years of stitching experience. This is also a chance to unwind, slow down and experience the calming benefits of this craft process.
  • Date:
    05/05/2018
  • Time:
    10-4.00pm
  • Cost:
    £60pp
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Story Book Dresses with Jennifer Collier - 12th May 2018

  • 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:
    12/05/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • 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.

Fabric Books with Jennifer Collier - 16th June 2018

  • 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 will comprise of six pages, and a cover incorporating a fastening. Please bring along your own fabric scraps, lace, ribbon, small treasures and small photographs (to be scanned and printed).
  • Date:
    16/06/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Patchwork, Pockets and Pleats with Jennifer Collier - 23rd June 2018

  • 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:
    23/06/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Mini Bookbinding with Jennifer Collier - 14th July 2018

  • 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 soft backed mini sketchbook.
  • Date:
    14/7/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Flowers with Jennifer Collier - 8th September 2018

  • 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:
    08/09/2018
  • Time:
    10-12.30pm
  • Cost:
    £25
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Lampshades- BASIC, Jennifer Collier - 6th October 2018

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  • Description:
    Create a 40 x 40cm 8 panel lampshade from beautiful recycled papers. You will be provided with a pattern, which you will have the opportunity to customize to suit your taste, and the light shade frame (which can be an up or down lighter). You will spend the day working with vintage papers to create the panels for the shade, and will be shown embellishment techniques to decorate these. You will then be shown to how to stitch the papers together to form the shade. NB There will be a £10 charge (payable on the day) for the light shade frame and paper pattern. You may also wish to bring your own special papers, books and maps to personalize.
  • Date:
    06/10/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.

Paper Flower Christmas Wreaths with Jennifer Collier - 10th November 2018

  • 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:
    10/11/2018
  • Time:
    10-4pm
  • Cost:
    £50
  • To book call 07811 460494 or to book online click here.
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