Guild Events and Day Schools

This is a funded class so is FREE to all participants. Many people write journals as a way of keeping track of their lives and working things out. Writing can be a powerful means of tapping into your unconscious mind and making discoveries about yourself and your world that you were previously unaware of. Writing is also increasingly used as...

This course is suitable for beginners and to those with some jewellery making experience. Making a ring 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 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...

Make a fabulous willow stag’s head to adorn your wall inside or out. 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...

Design and manufacture a special piece of cutlery such as a cocktail stirrer, gin spoon, olive pick, cake fork, salt spoon, teaspoon, etc. You can use brass, silver, copper or bronze shaping with Hannah’s wide variety of unusual steel spoon formers to achieve your chosen design. Will the handle be sleek and contemporary or extremely flamboyant, or perhaps something to...

The Beauty of Autumn - Botanical Subjects in Watercolour’ Working from autumn leaves supplied, we will be exploring the botanical techniques through demonstrations. You will be guided and enabled to work at your own pace to produce your painting. Suggested kit lists are available by e-mailing info@wilmslowguild.org Watercolour paper will be supplied on the day. Please bring your own lunch....

Colour Workshop Colour is a Key Visual Element. In this workshop we look at the basics of Natural Light (light quality over the day, colour temperature); the Psychology of Colours; Colour Schemes - Different Hue Relationships; Too Much Colour and 'Less Is More' and finally we discuss the use of Monochrome. The morning session will be based in class, and...

Creating for Christmas – Botanical Subjects in Watercolour’ This day school will guide you through painting subjects of the season, exploring aspects of the techniques of botanical painting. 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...

This workshop could be used to design and create a metal festive garland, tree decoration, window ornament or door wreath embellishments from any metal. Maybe craft a three-dimensional jingling bell for Santa to ring on his rounds. Alternatively, this session could be used to make a piece of jewellery perhaps to be gifted to a special person at Christmas.

A stag is not just for Christmas, although this one could be! We will make a small stag which can be decorated with festive lights or simply placed in your garden year round. 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....

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: Baccala Alla Veneziana (Venetian style cod)Bieda ripassata in padella (Swiss chard with...

A one-day workshop designed to encourage new writers. Come and build confidence by trying different types of writing and expect to be gently challenged in a way that's stimulating and fun. Even if you suspect you don't have a creative bone in your body, you may surprise yourself with the quality of writing you produce. Have a go at finding...

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).

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...

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...

A festive and fun all day workshop. We will make a small angel in the morning, which could be used as a table decoration. In the afternoon you will have more of a choice such as stars, hearts, a wreath or a bauble or if you are quick a combination of them, but make sure to leave time to decorate....

For those occasions when calligraphy might feel a little formal, this day will look at bending the calligraphic rules a little, making various options available for informal, some might say quirky and more relaxed styles of lettering. Suitable for beginners and more experienced students. (There may be a small materials charge on the day).

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.

This one day course is suitable for anyone who is interested in finding out the secrets of a professional guitar setup. The aims are to get your guitar to play the way you want it, addressing issues such as intonation, action and neck alignment as well as showing you how to clean your feet board and polish your frets. The...

Taking place 10am-1pm on Saturday 15th & 22nd January 2022 Learn how to make jewellery using epoxy resin. You will be taught how to mix, pour and cast resin using a range of molds and materials. You will be able to produce a range of items, for example: rings, earrings, pendants. This course is run over two separate Saturdays giving...

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...

Fiction For Fun

Jan 22, 2022

Whether you're just starting to dabble with short stories or a novel or want some new ideas to freshen up your fiction style, this workshop will ease you into new techniques and extend your creative writing skills. We'll explore such essential elements as developing dialogue, finding your voice, building suspense, 'show-don't-tell', 'point-of-view' and how to engage your readers with moment-to-moment...

Miniature books, often prayer books, appeared during the Middle Ages, but date from the Babylonians around 1500 BC. They were small so that they could be carried easily and concealed, their size also made them highly personal devotional books. During the 19th and 20th centuries, almost every type of book was available in miniature, ideal for children’s small hands and...

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 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.

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...

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...

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.

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...