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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.

Hedgehog Fun

Get crafty at Valentines Mansion as you learn fun facts about hedgehogs and learn to make your own smiley face and cute cone hedgehog to take home.  At least these won’t have any prickles!!!

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

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Flower Power

Discover the world of flowers as you get crafty making your own colourful wild garden! Cut out your favourite flowers from the selection on offer and personalise them in your own unique style before sticking them on to your own readymade garden.

Wednesday 17th April, 11.30am-12.30pm
Tickets
£5 per Child (5 years plus)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Once Upon A Time

Step into the wonderful land of make believe and meet with some of your favourite fairy tale characters. On the day, enjoy taking part in our fun-packed craft activities or settle in and listen to stories with Old Mother Hubbard. 

Don’t forget to dress up as your favourite fairy tale character and follow the fairy tale trail. You can also join the teddy bears for lunch, so don’t forget to pack a picnic or alternatively enjoy lunch in the walled Gardens café.  A great day out for all the family with some surprises along the way…

Sunday 5th May 2019, 11am-4pm
Tickets

£5 per child and per adult ( FREE entry for under 3s)
£18 Family ticket (1 adult + 3 children or 2 adults + 2 children)

Suitable for all ages. All children should be accompanied by a responsible adult and no unaccompanied adults.

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.

A Touch of Glass - May

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 26th May 2019, 11am-2pm
Tickets
£47 per Adult (includes all materials)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Fairy House

Get crafty as you build your own fairy house at Valentines Mansion. Join us and spend the morning unleashing your creative talents as you make a unique fairy structure for our little friends to sleep in.

Wednesday 29th May 2019, 11.30am-12.30pm
Tickets £5 per child (5 years plus)

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.

A Touch of Glass - June

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 30th June 2019, 11am-2pm
Tickets
£47 per Adult (includes all materials)

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.

A Touch of Glass – July

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 28th July 2019, 11am-2pm
Tickets
£47 per Adult (includes all materials)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Tea Cup Painting & Make your own Tea

Design and paint your very own tea cup and saucer in this unique workshop. We will provide a range of ceramic paints as well as the crockery and tools for you to work with. During the session you will also make your own tea bags using loose leaf tea and a variety of spices.

This workshop pays homage to the links the Mansion has to the East India Company who bought tea over to England from Asia.

Wednesday 14th August 2019, 11am-2pm
Tickets £45 per Adult (includes all materials, tea & coffee)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

A Touch of Glass - August

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 25th August 2019, 11am-2pm
Tickets
£47 per Adult (includes all materials)

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.

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.

A Touch of Glass - October

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 20th October 2019, 11am-2pm
Tickets
£47 per Adult (includes all materials)

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.

A Touch of Glass - November

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

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.