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.

Spring Half Term

17th - 21st Feb 2020, Join us for:

An awesome week of artful exploration.

KIDS ARTS & CRAFTS COURSES

Join us over Half Term for a whole week of stunning arts and crafts to heat you up from the Winter chills. You can either book the whole week for a discount or take individual courses.

Day courses come with lunch and snacks provided. Lucky you!

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SATURDAY 15th

FRAMED MIRRORS

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MONDAY 17th

PET PORTRAITS

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TUES 18th & WED 19th

CARVE, PRINT, FRAME

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THURSDAY 20th

BASKETS & CHOCOLATE EGGS

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FRIDAY 21st

GRAFFITI & T-SHIRT

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SATURDAY 22nd

MAKE A SKATEBOARD

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HALF TERM BUNDLE

Choose any 5 for the price of 4

Spring Half Term:

Upcoming Courses and Activities:


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Framed Mirrors

Saturday 15th February | 10am to 3pm

This is a chance for kids to learn some key woodworking skills - learning how to mitre joints, sand, finish, hammer, glue and use framing V-nails to hand-make a timber frame from soft wood.

Next their paint skills come into play as they learn various painted finishes for the surface of their frames, before varnishing them and securing the mirror in place. At the end of the day they will have a completely hand made frame, fully decorated and ready to hang on their wall at home.

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£95.00


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Pet Portraits

Monday 17th February | 10am to 3pm

Join artist Hayley Steedman and learn how to draw your family pet in soft pastel and pencil on toned paper. Just send a photo of your chosen pet to Wurkshop ahead of the course and we will print and prepare them ready for you to draw from. Dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, gerbils and turtles - it’s your family pet’s chance to take the spotlight!

Students will learn how to grid up their photograph, look for contrast, tone and colour. Hayley will help them draw fur, eyes and achieve a likeness. Then, the finished drawings will be secured in a mount-board frame, ready to exhibit.

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£95.00


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Carve, Print, Frame (2 day course)

Tuesday & Wednesday 18/19th February | 10am to 3pm

A very popular course for good reason - at the end of it you will have a spectacular piece which has been professionally framed, ready to hang on your wall.

This is a two day course, allowing students to get really involved in a variety of skilled art and craft techniques. On the first day artist Laura Wormell will teach students how to carve a Lino print of a landscape. Landscapes are a fantastic subject for Lino printing as they offer many opportunities to explore the unique textures block printing offers, from swirling skies to deep dark pools of water with just the occasional ripple on their surface.

Students will print these by hand, using our Wurkshop print press.

Then when they return the next morning, the prints will be dry and ready to frame. Laura Wormell also happens to be a professional framer and will teach students how to sand, stain, finish and varnish their frames before assembling them ready to hang. Anyone who loves drawing, printing and some hands on craft will enjoy this course.


£190.00


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Chocolate Eggs & Easter Baskets

Thursday 20th February | 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


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Urban Art: Graffiti and Tag T-Shirts

Friday 21st February | 10am to 3pm

Graffiti artist Danny from Zinc Styles returns to Wurkshop for a day making graffiti art and tag t-shirts. Danny will introduce students to various styles of graffiti and street art, teaching them how to achieve various effects using spray paints outside on board. From splattered paint to ombre effects - there is lots to experiment with. Then, back in the Workshop studio, students will learn how to use paint pens to do detailed work on their pieces. The sky is the limit in this imaginative course, in which students get to make whatever graffiti piece they want, will it be your name in large graffiti 3-d lettering or an image from deep space?

After some lunch, Danny will teach students how to design and paint a tag on a t-shirt using pens and screen printing inks. At the end of the day, students will have a t-shirt and finished canvas to take home with them.

This course is suitable for students who have attended previous graffiti courses at Wurkshop as well as complete beginners.


£95.00


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Urban Art: Build a Skateboard

Saturday 22nd February | 10am to 3pm

Learn to hand make a high quality skateboard from scratch, in the Penny style. 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). Choose either a penny board (recommended for beginners) or a full size deck.

You will also have the chance to create your own artwork on the back of the deck with a range of stencil and spray techniques.

Then it’s time to customise your board with grip tape and paints, inspired by what you’ve learnt.


£105.00


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Half Term Bundle Offer

Choose any five courses for the price of four

Join us over Half Term for a whole week of stunning arts and crafts to heat you up from the winter chills. Choose any five of the courses and only pay for four.

Day courses come with lunch and snacks provided. Lucky you!

Please indicate which courses you'd like to book in the 'Special Requirements' section when you check-out.

£380.00

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Have you heard about our amazing After-School Clubs?

We offer four 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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FRIDAYS

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