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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.

Guided Mansion Tour - June

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!

Thursday 13th June​ 2019, 1pm-2pm
Tickets
£5.00 per person Age 10+ (tea/coffee included)

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.

Jolly Jellyfish & Crazy Crabs

Tranform paper plates into cool mobiles, using a variety of craft materials, including twigs from the Valentines Gardens.

Wednesday 31st July 2019, 11.30am-12.30pm
Tickets
£5 per child (5 years plus)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

Wonderful Weaves

In this hands-on workshop, children will have the chance to get creative and learn to weave.  Using cardboard looms and colourful yarn, they will make a lovely keepsake to take home.  

Wednesday 7th August 2019, 11.30am-12.30pm
Tickets
£5 per child (5 years plus)

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.

Cats & Dogs

Join us to make your very own cardboard cats and dogs and decorate your pets using a variety of craft materials.

Wednesday 14th August 2019, ​11.30am-12.30pm
Tickets
£5 per child (5 years plus)

Pre-booking essential. No refunds or exchanges.

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.

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.

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.

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.