Art & Crafts Events

Costume Trail

Various venues, Worthing

Until summer 2018

Free

See feature for details.

Phone 01903 221448 or visit worthingmuseum.co.uk.



Make a Leather Journal/Artist’s Sketchbook

22 Westhampnett Road, Chichester

Thursday January 18, Tuesday February 13, Saturday March 17, Friday April 13, Thursday May 31 and Saturday July 7, 10am-4.30pm

£70

Professional artist and presentation specialist Lynne Friel teaches how to use straightforward bookbinding and leather working skills to make two unique journals. In the morning, participants will master the basic skills by making a single A6 book, and in the afternoon they will make an A5 journal with space for pens or pencils. All materials are included in the price.

Phone 07908 961229, email mail@lynnefriel.co.uk or visit lynnefriel.co.uk.



Life Drawing

45 South Street, Tarring, Worthing

Saturdays February 3, April 7, June9, October 6 and December 1 (one-day course), 10am-3.30pm

£25

Tutor Tricia Johnson, of Art With Trica, gives one-to-one support as she teaches a one-day course suitable for beginners through to advanced students. There will be advice on drawing and measuring techniques, as well as exploring different art forms.

Phone 07794 655368 or visit triciajohnson.wixsite.com.



Art & Spa: Two-Day Art Painting Weekend Holiday

The Flackley Ash Hotel, Peasmarsh, near Rye

Saturdays February 24, March 24, April 21, May 19, June 23, October 20, November 17

£225

Have a mini art holiday and learn to paint in a weekend on these two-day courses run by Arty Party Breaks. Suitable for beginners or intermediates in watercolour painting, participants will be shown from scratch how to stretch paper, apply paint, mix colour and all watercolour techniques. Improvers can expand their knowledge and learn new ideas, tips and techniques.

Phone 07817 116007 or visit artpartybreaks.com.



Beginning Your Beekeeping

Mantel Farm, Henley Down, Catsfield, Battle

Saturdays February 24, March 17, April 21, May 12, June 16, July 14, September 15, October 6 and November 10 (two days), 9.30am-4.30pm

£198

On this intensive two-day course, tutors Amanda Millar, an ecologist and qualified beekeeper, and beekeepers Mike Cullen and Jill Sales get you started with beekeeping, explaining about the honey bee, choosing hives and equipment, how and where to set up an apiary, bee management, pests and diseases, and how to extract honey. The course includes a chance to see the different equipment available, with course notes to take home and an inspection of a hive, weather permitting.

Phone 01424 830357 or visit mantelfarmshop.co.uk.



Wood Machining – Two Day Course

Bankside Farm, Ditchling Common, Burgess Hill

Saturdays March 3, June 30 and November 10, 9am-4pm

£300

This two-day course led by John Lloyd of John Lloyd Fine Furniture is an introduction machinery that might be found in a small to medium-sized woodworking workshop and is suitable for those who have their own machinery or those considering purchasing. The main elements for each machine will be adjusting/setting up, choice of blade and blade changing, jigs and dust extraction as well as safe working practices.

Phone 01444 480388 or visit johnlloydfinefurniture.co.uk.



Wild About Colour

Unit 11, The Old Printworks, 20 Wharf Road, Eastbourne

Sunday March 25 (six weekends over seven months)

£100

During a series of weekends, basic dyeing and printing processes will be covered, including bucket dyeing, tray dyeing with multiple colours, printing processes with sticks and clamps, screen printing, discharge, mark making, flour paste resist, wax resist, mono printing and more. All wet media is provided.

Phone 07941 399479 or visit studio11eb.co.uk.



Furniture Making Skills Week – Essential Cabinetmaking Hand Skills

Bankside Farm, Ditchling Common, Burgess Hill

Mondays April 2, July 23, August 20 and December 10, 8.30am-6pm

£590

Run by John Lloyd of John Lloyd Fine Furniture, these five-days courses give beginners a grounding and the more experienced a tune-up. It teaches sharpening, honing, planing, sawing and chiselling and jointing as well as other skills. All tools and materials are provided.

Phone 01444 480388 or visit johnlloydfinefurniture.co.uk.



Cabinetmaking Fundamentals

Bankside Farm, Ditchling Common, Burgess Hill

Saturdays April 14 and August 11, 8.30am-6pm

£250

This course teaches the fundamentals of cabinetmaking, including planing techniques, preparing a ‘face side’ and a ‘face edge’, using shooting boards to plane narrow edges, using squares and gauges, cutting and planing timber, developing the effective use of saws and chisels, and setting out and cutting accurate joints. A basic set of prepared tools is provided.

Phone 01444 480388 or visit johnlloydfinefurniture.co.uk.



Needlework on Display

Parham House and Gardens, Parham Park, Pulborough

Wednesday-Sunday June 13-24, normal House opening hours

Normal admission charges apply

Parham is home to possibly the finest and most important collection of 16th and 17th century embroidery in the country. Visitors will have an enhanced opportunity to discover Parham’s needlework collection, including items that are not normally on display.

Phone 01903 742021 or visit parhaminsussex.co.uk.



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