Northlight Art  



Summer Term 2017


FREE ‘HEY CLAY!’ SESSION with Katch Skinner

Sat 8th of April 1pm to 4pm       Pinch Pot Workshop

Join us for a lovely relaxing afternoon playing with clay and learning something new.  

Use the pinch technique to make something out of clay………..make a Spring Chicken or an egg cup or two!  

Work made can be fired for a small fee

Part of the Crafts Council ‘Hey Clay’ initiative, encouraging more people to take up pottery

Katch is also running several Ceramics Summer school courses


CLASSICAL FIGURE DRAWING with Simon Manfield     Sunday 7th May     £75

Join celebrated artist and illustrator Simon Manfield for a structured day to improve your life drawing skills.

The day will deal with basic anatomy, measurement and proportion

Beginners welcome        


WATERCOLOUR FOR BEGINNERS    with Jayn Barker  Sat 20th May  £60

Using still-life as inspiration, explore a variety of watercolour techniques & processes to create experimental sheets and a finished painting.  Want something more experimental? -  take a look at the Watercolour Summer School 2 day course


CONTEMPORARY WOODCUT PRINTMAKING   with Richard Wincer   Sat 27th May   £60

A chance to explore the potential of this contemporary approach to wood cut printmaking  The expressive nature of wood will be explored and various cutting techniques explained. Suitable for beginners too!


AN INTRO TO WILLOW SCULPTURE - HARES    with Joevanka Gregory Sun 4th June £75

After last term’s successful workshop we are offering another chance to join expert Joevanka Gregory for a days introduction to willow sculpture.  Over the course of the day you'll learn basic weaving techniques and create your own Willow Hare Sculpture.  Check out the basketry Summer school as well!



Small friendly classes with a top professional leather worker

WEEKEND COURSE - Create a Satchel    10th & 11th June  £150

Craft and finish a beautiful satchel from hide to the finished object using best British leather. Choose your colour, buckles and strap length Learn pattern cutting, strap making and stitching

DAY WORKSHOP     Make a Leather Apron Sunday 16th July £75

Create your own made to measure leather apron.  Functional and practical, you will learn to cut, rivet, stamp, attach straps and studs to a variety of leather


CLAY SCULPTURE FROM THE LIFE MODEL with Karl Theobald   Sun 11th June   £75

Another opportunity to take part in this unusual workshop - a rare chance to work in clay directly from the life model.  Start from drawing and then move to 3D interpretation  Challenging and fun!  


ISLAMIC GEOMETRIC DESIGN  with Eric Broug    Sunday  18th June £60

An exciting chance to work with Eric Broug - world renowned designer, Islamic design expert and

author of two authoritative Thames & Hudson books on the subject.  Learn how to make patterns

using the same tools Islamic craftsmen used for centuries: a pair of compasses, a ruler and a pencil.

These workshops are very popular so book your place now!


MEDIEVAL ILLUMINATED LETTER WORKSHOP  with Helen Hayman         Saturday 24th June £60

Using 24-carat gold leaf and rich colours join our very own Calligrapher, Illuminator and Bookbinder, Helen Hayman, to create your own Medieval  Illuminated Letter just like the ones you see in ancient books and manuscripts. You will finish the day with a beautiful letter to take home and frame.

No writing or drawing skills are needed with lots of examples to look at and explore







































Day and Weekend Courses


Our day and weekend workshops offer a more intensive learning experience and the chance to work with practicing artists who are passionate about sharing their knowledge.

Basic materials are included in the price – higher priced courses reflect higher materials costs, technical input, model fees and ceramics firings. There may be occasional small additional specialist materials charges.   We normally need a minimum of 8 people for a course to run and courses may be cancelled if this is not achieved

Dates are subject to change - new courses may be added    


To book your place  Email:         Call: 01422 843519    

We generally ask for payment in advance to confirm your place and to help ensure we achieve

a viable group size.  Payments can be made by card (in person or phone), cheque, or though our

Paypal shop (booking fee applies)




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Willow 'Hare' workshop with Joe Gregory