Intensive 1 day
with Nina Burrows, BA Hons, Cert Ed.
This one-day course is pitched at beginners wishing to gain a firm grip of watercolour basics so that they can experiment and develop their skills at home. The course is suitable for those wishing to explore traditional or experimental watercolour skills.
Learn wheel throwing basics
This 2.5 hour wheel thrown pottery introduction gets you hands-on and dirty learning wheel throwing pottery basics. (Patrick Swayze not included).
Each student will have their own wheel to work from and following a masterful tutor demonstration its straight down to practice. Out tutors include Nam Tram and Clover from the recent series of The Great Pottery Throwdown,expect to be impressed.
Support will be on hand as you try to get to grips with centering and throwing basics. We keep class sizes small: no more than 5 students to make sure you each get the proper attention. Expect a few pieces to make it below the table into the slop bucket for recycling and about 2 pieces each to make it onto the keeps board. We'll fire and glaze keeps ready for collection in about 4 weeks time.
Please note that we continually add dates to meet demand. This workshop normally runs on a Sunday morning or afternoon. If you're looking for a date in advance that is not on the list, please get in touch as we may be able to schedule it.
- £175.00 – £220.00
If you’re expecting a scene from Ghost,
then buy the DVD.
But If you’re looking for real wheel pottery less, excellent tuition, small group sizes and personal support when needed then book a Go Create wheel weekend. This course is suitable for absolute beginners or those wishing more wheel practice under the guidance of our brilliant potter, artists in their own right. Group sizes are small to ensure individual support and what’s more important, each student will work at their own wheel to maximize the understanding of the craft.
Looking to make home made gifts
Or for a little self-pampering?
We love this workshop and we think you will too. We’ll show you how to make some beauty products using easily accessible or natural ingredients. You’ll get to make and take home a beeswax lip salve, an amazing essential oil scented moisturiser for the face or body, facial scrubs and masks using kitchen cupboard ingredients plus a relaxing mint foot lotion.
You’ll not only walk away with a selection of lotions and potions to sample at home but also some comprehensive notes. We reckon these products are as good as if not better than shop-bought versions and with no harsh chemicals! You can also tailor recipes to your own preferences. What’s more they make great gifts and we’ll share some ideas to create the extra wow factor!
Stay outdoors late into the evening
With mosaic glass lanterns for your garden
Transform jam jars into magical lanterns using cut pieces of coloured glass. During this workshop we’ll use a 7cm x 6cm glass to ensure you complete and grout the piece within the time (the emphasis being on safety). We’ll show you how to cut glass and the tools and equipment needed. You’ll also learn about adhesives and also how to grout and polish your finished piece.
There’s nothing more beautiful than watching flickering candle light through tea lights/lanterns : just perfect for those for darker autumn nights and festive occasions.
Done with potato printing?
Then try something just as easy but with sophistication. The lino print.During this 3 hour workshop we’ll coach students in effective lino cut works of art or experimental patterns for card and textile design. We’ll cover the equipment and materials needed and how to avoid a trip to casualty, We’ll be watching students carefully as they get practiced in using the cutting tools safely. Gaining confidence in the first couple of test prints we’ll then get you onto fabrics, using specialist fabric inks, and design transfer onto a calico bag or a cotton tea towel. Then take home and impress.
This fun workshop is ideal if you’re stuck for gift ideas or are looking for new hobby that you can do at the kitchen table!
For those seeking traditional candle making, this hands-on workshop will take you through the making of different candle types. We’ll cover different wax types in more depth, wicks, burning time, fragrancing as well as trialling different mould types. Throughout the day we’ll gradually expand the repertoire of candle making processes: from simple to more advanced approaches.
Looking for a bit of dirt and excitement?
then take a Go Create 5 week Wheel Pottery class
Fun, excitement and support from a highly experienced tutor guaranteed. Suitable for beginners and returners. Each student will work on a slick Shimpoo wheel. Our highly experienced tutors will ensure that you improve week by week. Beginners will be taken through the basics of wedging (preparing clay), to throwing (making pots on the wheel), trimming and turning (finishing pieces off on the base and decorating (using coloured slips or glazes). Students with more experience can receive guidance and support when required. Our tutors coach accruing to your particular level.
Want to paint? but feel you need to get to grips with drawing first?
Then take a 2 day intensive painting and drawing course with K Kennedy
Art coach and gallery represented artists K Kennedy has developed a 2 day course centred around her own teaching method :informed by her extensive subjects knowledge, painting and teaching experience. This method consistently yields rapid results for beginners and improvers who wish to take up or develop their painting or drawing skills.
On day 1, K Kennedy coaches in some drawing basics to ensure students are confident and versed in some basics which then carry across into better painting and the ability to tackle still lives or land or seascapes whatever a student’s initial starting point in drawing. K Kennedy own focus is in helping students of all abilities find their route into painting or drawing: and to embrace and celebrate natural tendencies: whether that be naive art or high realism. In the afternoon, K Kennedy will cover acrylic basics but will thrown in some professional ints, tips and that will help to give beginners and improvers the edge.
On day 2, we’ll start with some exercises prior to planning work on a stretched canvas or board. For those wishing to progress to oils we’ll teach basic oil paint handling advise. Beginners will be directed towards a simple style life painting whereas more experienced students will be free to choose a subject and painting style approach with creative directional support on hand.
Looking for a gift making course that could translate into business idea?
Or simply to pamper yourself?
Why not treat yourself to our fragrant soap making course.
Most beginner level melt and pour soap workshops merely cover colouring and scenting of soap bases. Here at Go Create we’ve created an extreme version: to push melt and pour to its limits. We’ll cover melt and pour from all angles to ensure you have a good understanding of soap making basics and how to exploit melt and pour to its potential. During the workshop you’ll make at least 6 soap samples. But be warned, some may look and smell too good to use.
Inspired by Potter’s Throwdown?
Our enthusiastic tutors will cover a variety of handbuild techniques including throwing, pinching, coiling and slab building: starting from the basics and gradually covering more advanced techniques. Come with ideas or let our tutors inspire with ideas such as tea pot making, plate making, plant holders and more.
During this 10 week class, you’ll also get to trial the wheel. We’ll show you how to pull a professional handle and basic glazing techniques.
- 24 Feb 2018 11:00 am £44.00
- 24 Feb 2018 10:00 am £85.00
- 24 Feb 2018 10:00 am £55.00
- 24 Feb 2018 02:30 pm £68.00
- 25 Feb 2018 10:00 am £44.00