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Origami Insects

Have fun making cool caterpillars and lovely ladybirds using the intricate art of origami – something to show off to your friends and teachers back at school!

Wednesday 21st August 2019, ​11.30am-12.30pm
Tickets
£5 per child (5 years plus)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Birthday Fun!

It’s party time at the Mansion!  You’re invited to our 10th birthday celebration and it’s going to be a blast – craft activities, birthday games, face painting and lots more!

Thursday 22nd August 2019, 11am-4pm
Tickets
£8 per child (5 years plus)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Afternoon Tea at the Mansion

Come and enjoy a decadent afternoon tea at Valentines Mansion in celebration of our 10th anniversary.  Indulge in delicious sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, preserve and other nibbles served in the Mansion’s Drawing Room.

Friday 23rd and 30th August 2019, 1pm-3pm
Tickets
£19.00 per Adult (16 years plus)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

An English Cottage Garden Floral Masterclass

Using fresh seasonal flowers in a variety of colours, you will create a beautiful arrangement in a ceramic planter, typical of what would have been found at Valentines Mansion in the Victorian and Georgian eras. With expert guidance from our qualified florist, you will learn invaluable tricks and techniques to keep your arrangement fresh for as long as possible and how to get the best from your flowers. 

Friday 23rd August 2019, 7pm-8.30pm
Tickets
£45.00 per Adult (includes all materials and a ceramic planter).  Refreshments provided

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Flying High

This workshop for the little ones is sure to leave them feeling sky high!  Get crafty and create hot air balloons hanging from a happy cloud.

Wednesday 28th August 2019, ​11.30am-12.30pm
Tickets
£5 per child (5 years plus)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Block Printing – Tote Bag

Want to learn to design and print your own designs on fabric? Sign up for this block printing workshop with artists Amanda and Sadia, and learn how to block print on fabric as you create a custom tote bag. In this 3 hour session, you will learn how to carve simple printing blocks and transfer your designs onto fabric.

We will provide all the materials: linoleum blocks, carving tools, printing ink, and a plain cotton tote bag. You’ll leave with your own, custom-printed tote bag. We will be exploring Valentines Mansion gardens for inspiration for your designs.

Wednesday 11th September 2019, 11am-2pm
Tickets £45 per Adult (includes all materials, tea & coffee)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Guided Mansion Tour - September

Discover the fascinating history behind our charming mansion and its former residents in this fact-filled guided tour. You’ll be surprised by some of things you’ll find out!

Monday 16th September 2019​, 1pm-2pm
Tickets
£5.00 per Adult (tea/coffee included)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

A Touch of Glass - September

Studio artist Amanda Seljubac is back with our best-selling fused glass workshop. Make a decorative piece to take home, using specialist techniques and materials, including frit, stringers, metal inclusions and compatible glass.

Sunday 29th Septmeber 2019, 11am-2pm
Tickets
£47 per Adult (includes all materials)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Mark Making with Natural Tools

In this unique and experimental workshop we will be using natural and unusual tools to make marks on fabric. We will be exploring a series of easy and exciting ways to create imagery and pattern through experimentation. The natural tools will be found objects/ plants found in the mansion gardens.

Wednesday 16th October, 11am-2pm
Tickets £45 per Adult (includes all materials, tea & coffee)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Punch Needle Embroidery

Master the principles of a contemporary textile craft in this workshop. Punch needle is a modern take on the ancient craft of rug hooking. In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn a how to use a punch needle with a variety of yarn to create your own unique piece of wall art.

A range of patterns will be provided or you can choose to punch your own design. We will be exploring Valentines Mansion and gardens for inspiration for your designs.

Wednesday 13th November, 11am-2pm
Tickets £45 per Adult (includes all materials, tea & coffee)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Christmas Printmaking Workshop

Using the traditional method of lino printing you will learn how to design and create your very own cards, gift tags and wrapping paper in this Christmas inspired workshop. Learn the art of carving and printing linocuts in one or two colours with good quality tools and inks to get excellent prints.

Wednesday 11th December 2019, 11am-2pm
Tickets
£45 per Adult (includes all materials, tea & coffee)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.