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A Touch of Glass - January

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 27th January 2019, 11am-2pm
Tickets
£47 per Adult (includes all materials)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Marvellous Magic - Morning session

Be prepared to be amazed by Mrs Back to Front and her marvellous magic tricks. Enjoy a morning of family fun and giggles as Mrs Back to Front brings out her box of tricks for a dazzling magic show. The ticket price also includes an exciting workshop to learn magical and fun secrets that will amaze your friends, as well as getting crafty and learning how to make cute balloon animals. The workshop is a great opportunity for parents to get involved too!

Wednesday 20th February​ 2019, 11.30am-12.30pm
Tickets £10 per child (5 years plus)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Marvellous Magic - Afternoon Session

Be prepared to be amazed by Mrs Back to Front and her marvellous magic tricks. Enjoy a morning of family fun and giggles as Mrs Back to Front brings out her box of tricks for a dazzling magic show. The ticket price also includes an exciting workshop to learn magical and fun secrets that will amaze your friends, as well as getting crafty and learning how to make cute balloon animals. The workshop is a great opportunity for parents to get involved too!

Wednesday 20th February​ 2019, 1pm-2pm
Tickets £10 per child (5 years plus)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

A Touch of Glass - February

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 24th February 2019, 11am-2pm
Tickets
£47 per Adult (includes all materials)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Lino Printmaking Workshop

Learn the art of carving and printing linocuts in one or two colours with good quality tools and inks to get excellent prints.

In this workshop you will create your own lino stamp, and print your own design onto a variety of materials including card, envelopes and tags. Your designs will be inspired by the patterns and motifs you will see at the mansion.

Wednesday 13th March 2019, 11am-2pm 
Tickets
£45 per Adult (includes all materials, tea & coffee)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

A Touch of Glass - March

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 24th March 2019, 11am-2pm
Tickets
£47 per Adult (includes all materials)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Teacup Mosaics

Discover the fascinating technique of traditional mosaic making. Develop skills in designing, cutting and assembling ceramic mosaics to create a decorative piece that explores colour, pattern and texture.

We will be drawing on the history of Valentines Mansion and its links to the East India Company so feel free to bring an old tea cup or china to smash up and incorporate into your piece; we will also provide tea cups.

Wednesday 10th April 2019, 11am-2pm 
Tickets
£45 per Adult (includes all materials, tea & coffee)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Soapstone Carving Workshop

This workshop will provide a general introduction to the carving of soapstone. You will develop a working knowledge of the material, the tools and methods used to complete a carving.

We will be exploring the mansion gardens for inspiration for your designs.

Wednesday 15th May 2019, 11am-2pm 
Tickets
£45 per Adult (includes all materials, tea & coffee)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Tapestry Weaving Workshop

Learn the basics of hand weaving in this workshop inspired by the colours of nature in the mansion’s very own gardens. You will learn how to set up and warp your loom, create a fringe for your unique wall hanging and start weaving. You will be encouraged to experiment with different colours and textures provided, and let your imagination lead.

Wednesday 12th June 2019, 11am-2pm 
Tickets
£45 per Adult (includes all materials, tea & coffee)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Hand Applique Workshop

Discover the art of applique in this workshop. Applique is a versatile and creative sewing technique in which fabric pieces – small or large are layered on a base fabric and then stitched in place. During this workshop you will create your own applique design in a hoop which you can take your work home in.

We will be using inspiration from designs from textiles brought over by the East India Company. In the course of the 18th century the mansion had three owners that were involved in the East India Company. You will need basic sewing skills for this workshop. 

Wednesday 10th July 2019, 11am-2pm 
Tickets
£45 per Adult (includes all materials, tea & coffee)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.