Guild Events and Day Schools

A day for all abilities. Make something for a special someone, be it a galentine, valentine or just your wonderful self. Perhaps a locket, a ring with a secret compartment or a keepsake for your special person. This day is open to interpretation and suitable for every ability or even bring along your loved one to make something together.

Make a lovely, useful frame basket from different varieties and colours of willow. The course is suitable for beginners and improvers. I will guide you through the process of making the willow useable, different varieties and places to source it. You will be led through the process of making step by step with demonstrations of each step and instructions sheets...

You may have started your calligraphy lessons with a fountain pen or a Mitchell dip pen, but there are other brands which you might enjoy more. Then there are pens designed for different purposes such as large nibs which can deliver two colours simultaneously or the flexible pointed nib associated with more elegant writing styles. Broaden your taste and experience...

Spend time exploring enameling processes. Either use copper blanks or make your own shapes from copper or silver. You can texture, apply gold or silver foil under the enamel, drag coloured enamels together, add highlights of mille fleur, glass canes, experiment using layers of sgraffito, graphite and contemporary cloisonne. You can choose to make a couple of enameled pieces into...

Life-Drawing Mega Day – Long poses


This is the ultimate opportunity to immerse yourself into life-drawing, to spend time in a relaxed and friendly day-long class where time constraints are no...

Life-Drawing Mega Day – Long posesThis is the ultimate opportunity to immerse yourself into life-drawing, to spend time in a relaxed and friendly day-long class where time constraints are no issue, and where losing yourself in the drawing process is on the agenda, allowing yourself repeats of processes, changes of approaches and as many breaks as suit you. There will...

A day for experimenting, suitable for all abilities. You will be able to explore the ancient and traditional techniques of casting including cuttlefish, delft sand, water, spaghetti, ice, broom, etc....

A day for experimenting, suitable for all abilities. You will be able to explore the ancient and traditional techniques of casting including cuttlefish, delft sand, water, spaghetti, ice, broom, etc. You can create your pieces into jewellery on the day or bring them along to your weekly class.

If you are an observer of your own life, if you learn from your experiences and want to share the lessons, if you can see the funny side of even those minor disasters that befall us all, this course is for you. It is invaluable to anyone documenting family history or simply wanting to share the stories of their own...

Celebrating Spring – Botanical Subjects in Watercolour’ Painting in watercolour, we will explore botanical painting techniques to describe the beautiful flowers of springtime. Each will be encouraged to work at their own pace with demonstrations from the tutor to guide throughout. Suggested kit lists are available by e-mailing info@wilmslowguild.org Watercolour paper will be supplied on the day. Please bring your...

On this course you will make a majestic sitting hare to place in your garden, or keep inside if you fall in love with it! The course is suitable for beginners and improvers. I will guide you through the process of making the willow useable, different varieties and places to source it. You will be led through the process of...

A fun and relaxed way to learn Italian whilst cooking simple, tasty and original dishes you would only find in a typical Italian family kitchen. Please bring suitable containers to take this delicious food away with you. Everything else is supplied. You will be cooking a selection from the following: To be decided

A bangle is the jewellery equivalent of that little black dress everyone should have in their cupboard. It is a great project to lay some firm foundations in jewellery making. You will learn a wide range of jewellery making skills such as: • Piercing • Filing • Annealing • Soldering • Basic Forming • Basic hammering • Texturing • Polishing...

This one day workshop will explore an Italian film while practising the language. The viewing of the film will be in fact accompanied by activities devised to comment on the film in an interactive way. Intermediate level at least required, but everybody is welcome. (Film with subtitles in English or Italian).

Assertiveness skills for gentle people There are a lot of misconceptions about assertiveness. So just for the record, assertiveness is not about battling through life to insist you get all your own way. Definitely not! I believe it's possible to be assertive while having respect for yourself and others, and maintaining empathy and sensitivity with the people around you. This workshop...

This is the ultimate opportunity to immerse yourself into life-drawing, to spend time in a relaxed and friendly day-long class where time constraints are no issue, and where losing yourself in the drawing process is on the agenda, allowing yourself repeats of processes, changes of approaches and as many breaks as suit you. There will be three different models, each...

This class is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience.

Learn to make your own chains, whether to incorporate into another piece of jewellery or as a stand-alone...

Chainmaking Day

Mar 26, 2022

This class is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. Learn to make your own chains, whether to incorporate into another piece of jewellery or as a stand-alone chain. Making your own chains is a valuable and rewarding skill to learn. In this class you will be taught to make your own chains in copper and silver. Techniques...

Interpret this title as you wish…..Inspiration can be drawn from pretty florals, exotic plants, fantasy creatures, favourite domestic pets, etc. Have fun using different metals, patinas and scales within your designs.

Perhaps create a trinket box, a bowl, a ring stand, a pill box, a tooth box or something of your choice. You could have a simple and contemporary open container, a slightly more complex push lid or really stretch your skills, creating a hinged lid with multiple knuckles.

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 2022 Inspirational weekend workshop to unblock the barriers to your creativity. Build confidence and fluency in an atmosphere of fun and discovery. Whatever kind of writing you do, or aspire to do – life experiences, short stories, journalism, a blog, business writing, marketing material or even a best-seller - this highly acclaimed course offers...

This one day workshop will explore an Italian film while practising the language. The viewing of the film will be in fact accompanied by activities devised to comment on the film in an interactive way. Intermediate level at least required, but everybody is welcome. (Film with subtitles in English or Italian).

On the 21st May 2022, family historians will take over the guild for a busy and fascinating day. As well as stalls representing local and regional archives and historical societies, there will be book and ephemera stalls to browse, mini-lectures, demonstrations and more. Refreshments will be available and the guild’s resident family history tutor, Gill Rossini, will be on hand...

Historians are taking over the Guild!

On Saturday 21st May 2022, family and local historians are taking over the Guild for a day long festival of workshops, mini lectures, stalls,...

Family History Day

May 21, 2022

Historians are taking over the Guild! On Saturday 21st May 2022, family and local historians are taking over the Guild for a day long festival of workshops, mini lectures, stalls, and more. Resident family and social history tutor, Gill Rossini, was inspired to create the event on realising that her varied portfolio of history study groups didn’t know each other...

This class is suitable for those who already have some jewellery making experience. We will commence with basic lines, progressing to more complex shading, applied in a modern way progressing at your own speed. The day will start by sharpening and looking after your tools before practicing your engraving marks. You will then progress to design and make an organic...

Make something with movement and therapeutic values. Design and make a piece of jewellery with movement. It could be using a specialist tool to make a spinner ring or a spinner bangle on the flypress or a riveted hollow form lentil ring. Perhaps a pendant with moving components? The list is endless but items with movement are very therapeutic, relieving...

Spend a day designing and making jewellery. If you are a novice you will be introduced to the workshop and if you are familiar with our workshop you will be able to continue to build on your skills. This is a day for everyone. Why not attend with a friend or family member to make a great day out.

An introduction to the ancient technique of repoussé, dating back to Tutankhamun. Your metal is shaped by placing it on a supportive base such as pitch, wood or thermoplastic. You use a hammer and punches (which you can make to suit your project) to create a low three dimensional relief to your work. This traditional technique is used in conjunction...