Held over two afternoons in the half term holidays, from 2-4.30 in my studio in St Peters, we will be making marbelled book covers using oil paint, mixing up paper pulp and then sewing everything together using the book binders Coptic stitch, to make a special book to treasure and keep.  Cost of two afternoons is £45 which includes all materials and light refreshments.  Please ensure that old clothes are worn as these workshops will be messy.




Wednesday 20th December:  Christmas Wreaths

We will quite happily get tangled up in willow, ivy, fir, tinsel, glitter and glue mixed together with beautiful hand painted baubles to hang on your front door or inside your home.  Can be traditional, crazy or absolutely beautiful; its up to you, please wear old clothes though!

Thursday 21st December:  Baby Lanterns

Make some adorable little lanterns to place around your home at Christmas to make it festive and bright using mixed media and imagination.  Please wear old clothes to this one too as it will be messy.

Friday 22nd December:  Animal Christmas plates

Decorate a ceramic plate by painting with air drying paints; design a plate for your pet at Christmas or design a plate for your ideal imaginary pet if you had one.

Wednesday 27th December: A colour Blast!

Blow those cobwebs away using oil pastels, paint, felt pens and chalk collage we will design the most brightly coloured layout ever, mounted onto black card to go on the wall.

Thursday 28th December:  New Years Resolutions 

Getting ready for the new year we will make a sparkly 3D cut out with free hanging pictures and words about things you want to do and what you want to achieve in 2018 to hang in your room.

Friday 29th December:  Animal Collage

Using mixed media including wall paper, felt, tissue paper, newspapers, magazines, beads, buttons, found objects, felt pens, ribbons and sequins we will gradually build up an animal of your choice or using one of my pre-drawn stencils, to be mounted on card.


All above workshops run 9.30am – midday in my studio in St Peters.  Numbers strictly limited due to space limitations in my studio so early booking is advised.  Each workshop costs £25 or £135 for all six.  Price includes all materials and a drink and biscuit half way through the session.  Please email Frances at for more details.



Monday 23rd October:  Mosaic Flower Plates

Using plaster of paris and a selection of different mosaic stones, sea glass and beads, we will design our very own designer plate to take home.  2-4.30pm  £25pp

Wednesday 25th & Friday 27th October: Cold Porcelain Jewellery

A two part jewellery making workshop using this non-toxic paste that resembles porcelain when dry.  We will design and make our own beads, flowers and pendants to string on copper jewellery wire, using hand coloured cold porcelain clay – hand painting features on the jewellery and assembling the pieces on the Friday session. 2-4.30pm both afternoons.  £45pp

All the workshops will take place in my studio in St Peters, limited numbers for the workshops due to small studio space.

For further details please email Frances on:

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1st April: COLOUR: “Fruit and Wearable Art”

Using chalk and oil pastels we will make a still life study looking at the colour wheel and composition plus make your own art badge.

2nd April: TONE: “Underwater World

We will be looking at different wet on wet techniques and stunning effects using watercolour paint to create a magical sea world.

3rd April: TEXTURE: “City Landscape”

Creating our own art papers we will use different textural effects to gradually build up a landscape using all sorts of materials and methods.

8th April: “Indian ink and charcoal on sticks”

Using Indian ink, wax, charcoal and various drawing tools we will explore mark making and look at how to make a set of really interesting drawings.

9th April: FORM: “My favourite pet”

Either working from a photograph or from your imagination of what your favourite pet looks like, we will paint a small portrait in acrylic to take home.

10th April: STRUCTURE: “Landscape II”

Returning to mixed media we will introduce perspective into our composition and make more art badges (if time)



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