All of our courses, unless otherwise stated, take place at the Barnes studio space - see here for directions. A range of snacks and drinks are provided free of charge and, where possible, we try to provide refreshments from local independent providers. We have Wurkshop aprons and workcoats to keep your clothes from the majority of paint and stains but we are a working studio, so it's wise to leave cashmere pullovers and silk shirts at home.

This Easter Holidays we have a packed schedule of fantastic Arts and Crafts activities to inspire and captivate kids of all ages. Join us in our Barnes studio to paint, draw, sew, sculpt, design, carve and construct!

Will you choose to make your own Easter Eggs with a hand woven basket, get out into the Spring air to paint and frame a stunning watercolour or design your very own trainers? If you can imagine it, we're here to help you make it.

6th - 18th April, see course descriptions for timings and prices.

Easter Holiday Wurkshops

6th - 18th April 2020

This Easter Holidays we have a packed schedule of fantastic Arts and Crafts activities to inspire and captivate kids of all ages. Join us in our Barnes studio to paint, draw, sew, sculpt, design, carve and construct!

Will you choose to make your own Easter Eggs with a hand woven basket, get out into the Spring air to paint and frame a stunning watercolour or design your very own trainers? If you can imagine it, we're here to help you make it…

Click the arrows for more details and booking

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MONDAY 6th

ART OF THE BOOK

(13+)

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TUESDAY 7th

EGGS & WILLOW
BASKETS

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WEDNESDAY 8th

DRAWING: PICASSO FACES

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WEDS 8th & THURS 9th

WRITE, ILLUSTRATE, PUBLISH

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THURSDAY 9th

PAINTING: DUCK PORTRAITS

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FRIDAY 10th

BLOCK-PRINT DUVETS

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SATURDAY 11th

BCA DUCK RACE


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TUESDAY 14th

DRAWING: CHARCOAL PORTRAITS

(13+)

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TUES 14th/ WEDS 15th

WATERCOLOUR CHALLENGE

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WEDNESDAY 15th

DRAWING: ABSTRACTS IN PASTEL

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THURSDAY 16th

TBC

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FRIDAY 17th

TBC

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SATURDAY 18th

GRAFFITI SKATEBOARDS

Easter Holidays:

Upcoming Courses and Activities:


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Art of the Book : Bindings and Collage

Age 13 and Up
Monday 6th April | 10am to 3pm

This course is open to GCSE and A-level students (13+) and offers a rare chance to learn directly from renowned Artist and Bookbinder, Mark Cockram, a specialist in making Artist Books (artworks which take the form of a book). Mark will teach students how to use this every day form in creative and inventive ways.

Students will learn how to bind their books with a fabric quarter binding. They will be shown examples of artists work and begin to create a narrative in their piece, using collage and the book itself to create an artwork.

This course is highly adaptable and we will be encouraging students to make their artwork personal - giving ample opportunity for their book to form part of their current GCSE and A-level projects if they would like. Skills learnt will be instantly applicable to their sketchbook work, helping them to develop engaging and stimulating work at school.

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£95.00

Due to the uncertainty caused by Coronavirus we are asking you to email interest instead of taking money up-front.



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Chocolate Eggs & Easter Baskets

Tuesday 7th April | 10am to 3pm

Do you like chocolate eggs? We thought so… but have you ever made one from scratch?

Students will begin by learning how to temper the chocolate, before setting their eggs in professional moulds and wrapping them in foil. They will also have the chance to put together something to go inside their hollow eggs… but of course we aren’t going to tell you what: that would ruin the surprise!

Students will wrap their eggs in coloured foils before moving onto weaving baskets for their eggs to be carried in. The wonderful willow weaver, Judith Needham, will teach them how to weave brightly coloured baskets with handles. For those students who have made baskets with us before, these will be made using a different technique, creating an intricate design. Perfect for easter egg hunts on a warm Spring afternoon.

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£95.00

Due to the uncertainty caused by Coronavirus we are asking you to email interest instead of taking money up-front.



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Drawing Masterclass : Picasso Abstract Faces

Wednesday 8th April | 10am to 12pm

Learn to draw a portrait in the Cubist style with artist, Hayley Steedman. Like Picasso, you will learn to draw a face from every angle at once. Brightly coloured, fast paced and with fantastic results - your finished pieces will amaze and astonish.

A fun way to learn how to draw in the cubist style and an introduction to this art historical movement. Pieces will be drawn in charcoal, pastel and use collage techniques. Each student can expect to leave with a piece of which they can be proud.

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£30.00

Due to the uncertainty caused by Coronavirus we are asking you to email interest instead of taking money up-front.



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Write, Illustrate, Publish (2 day course)

Wednesday & Thursday 8th/9th April | 12pm to 4:30pm

Wurkshop has teamed up with Torchlight Tuition to combine our respective areas of expertise! Taking advantage of Torchlight director Toby Steedman’s extensive experience teaching creative writing and Hayley's experience with art tuition to bring you … ‘Write, Illustrate, Publish’.

Over two days from midday to 4:30pm, kids can learn key creative writing skills, with a focus on unreliable narrators, dynamic openings and new vocabulary. In combination with this, they will also illustrate their stories with Hayley's help, working with collage, print and watercolour ink drawings before learning to bind their book at the end. A truly educational and creative course!

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£175.00

Due to the uncertainty caused by Coronavirus we are asking you to email interest instead of taking money up-front.



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Painting: Duck Portraits

Thursday 9th April | 10am to 11:30am

Wurkshop sets up each year by Beverly Brook for the BCA Barnes Duck Race, to help yellow ducks entering the annual competition to look their best. We will be there again this year in the Wurkshop tent to help kids add crucial superhero capes and go-faster stripes; giving their entries the edge over the competition.

This year the BCA and Wurkshop have added the opportunity for students to enter a duck portrait for a prize in the ‘Duck Portrait Competition’.

Wurkshop are offering kids the chance to come and draw ducks at Wurkshop. A fun class, kids will draw their ducks, learning key observational drawing skills with a focus on contrast and colour. Artist, Hayley Steedman, will teach them how to draw their ducks in charcoal and pastel, creating masterpieces which will be exhibited to the public at the race and entered into the Duck Race Portrait Competition!

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£15.00

Due to the uncertainty caused by Coronavirus we are asking you to email interest instead of taking money up-front.



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Block-Print Duvets

Friday 10th April | 10am to 3pm

Join Hayley Steedman at the Wurkshop studio as she guides you through the process of block printing a duvet cover with your own design. You will learn how to turn your design into a repeat pattern and carve it from Lino before printing it onto a white, organic cotton duvet cover. You will leave with a your duvet set, complete with matching cushion covers and your carved Lino block - armed with the knowledge you need to carry on printing at home (or back at the studio by arrangement), should you wish to! It’s time to personalise your bedroom!

This course includes a washed, organic cotton single duvet set* (includes matching cushion covers.

* This can be substituted for a double duvet set if required but this will incur a small surcharge to cover the extra material costs.

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£105.00

Due to the uncertainty caused by Coronavirus we are asking you to email interest instead of taking money up-front.



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BCA Duck Race on Barnes Common

Saturday 11th April | from 11am (Race starts promptly at midday)

Wurkshop sets up each year by Beverly Brook for the BCA Barnes Duck Race, to help yellow ducks entering the annual competition to look their best. We will be there again this year in the Wurkshop tent to help kids add crucial superhero capes and go-faster stripes; giving their entries the edge over the competition.

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FREE



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Drawing Masterclass: Charcoal Portraits

Age 13 and Up (GCSE A-level class)
Tuesday 14th April | 10am - 12pm

Learn charcoal drawing techniques and apply them to portraiture with artist, Hayley Steedman.

At this evening class, students will look at drawing the human form, with a particular focus on drawing a portrait in charcoal from photographs. Students will learn how to achieve various effects with different types of charcoal before progressing to learn about proportion and the human figure. Students will learn how to accurately grid a photograph before drawing their selected portrait in charcoal using what they have learnt.

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£30.00

Due to the uncertainty caused by Coronavirus we are asking you to email interest instead of taking money up-front.



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Watercolour Challenge

Tuesday 14th / Wednesady 15th | 12pm - 4:30pm each day

Join us for this 2-day summer course. You’ll find our Wurkshop tent with all our wooden easels set up in the green splendour of Barnes common, ready for a magical day of watercolour painting in the fresh air.

Painting the local landscape from life, students will learn various techniques and complete preliminary sketches before working on their final painting on prepared watercolour paper. Artists Hayley Steedman and Laura Wormell will help each student with individualised attention, ensuring that they produce the best work they can before returning to the Wurkshop studio the next day to frame their work. Laura Wormell is not only a talented landscape painter but also happens to be a professional framer and under her expert tuition, students will learn how to frame their watercolours, staining, waxing and composing their frame ready to take home and hang.


£190.00

Due to the uncertainty caused by Coronavirus we are asking you to email interest instead of taking money up-front.



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Abstract Pastel Drawing

Wednesday 15th April | 10am - 12pm

At this introduction to abstract art, join artist Hayley Steedman for an exciting morning producing a large scale abstract drawing.

An explosion of colour, students will be shown techniques for working with charcoal and pastel, different types of mark making and colour blending methods - in order to make powerful pieces of abstract work. These will be drawn on large sheets of coloured pastel paper, using high quality pigmented pastels. These will be inspired by the natural world.

Students will be shown work by abstract artists, with a focus on composition and colour. They can expect to leave with a finished piece of which they can be proud.

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£30.00

Due to the uncertainty caused by Coronavirus we are asking you to email interest instead of taking money up-front.



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Graffiti Skateboards

Saturday 18th April | 10am - 3pm

Learn to make a high quality skateboard from scratch, which is worthy of a piece of art.

We will teach you to shape, sand and construct your own board - with the trucks, wheels and bearings all included in the price (skateboards of this build quality typically retail at £100).

Next, learn to transform your plain skateboard deck into a work of art, ready to hang on your wall!
You will be shown how to design and cut a bespoke stencil, before being introduced to various spray paint techniques with professional graffiti artist, Danny Mendoza. You will use these to transform the underside of your deck into a work of art.

Great for skateboarders and fans of urban art - this course will teach key techniques for achieving various styles, as well as being introduced to the work of urban artists.


£105.00

Due to the uncertainty caused by Coronavirus we are asking you to email interest instead of taking money up-front.

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Have you heard about our amazing After-School Clubs?

We offer six fantastic term-time classes, for children aged 7 to 12, who want to explore, improve and discover. Devised by Hayley, our creative director, and delivered by a series of brilliant and engaging professional artists, our clubs offer the opportunity for children to learn new techniques and practice core creative skills.

With group sizes limited to 6-7, we ensure that all our students receive plenty of individual attention and encouragement. As with all Wurkshop courses, we prioritise working with high quality materials and the clubs take place in a relaxed studio environment, in the centre of Barnes.

Whether it’s sewing, drawing, painting, hammering or something completely unexpected, your child will come home with beautiful creations and a new, dynamic, flexible skill-set.

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