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Creative sessions at Rufford Craft Centre

Rufford Craft Centre offers a popular, year-round, workshop programme, taught by professional artists who will inspire you to get started as a beginner or to develop your skills further as an artist.

You can choose between workshops in a variety of art and craft forms and the changing programme offers something for everyone. Workshops take place in either the Creative Learning Centre adjacent to the Gallery on the first floor, The Seminar Room situated directly off the craft centre courtyard or at the Woodland Workshop found in the country park, five minutes walk from the craft centre.

Workshop programme 

Our workshop programme offers a wide variety of different art forms to explore. Designed for those aged over 18, the vast majority of our workshops require no previous experience - just an enthusiasm to learn and have fun.

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Fantastic fair isleFantastic Fair IsleThis workshop is aimed at both beginners and improvers to Fair Isle knitting. Fair Isle beginners will learn the basic techniques including how to; read a Fair Isle chart, knit with yarn in each hand, strand and weave the yarns and knit in the...£50 (including materials)09/05/201510.30am - 4.30pm
Silver banglesSilver Bangles & Bracelets‘Silver Bangles & Bracelets’ offers the chance to make a decorative bangle & bracelet using a range of skills and techniques. The workshop is aimed at both beginners and improvers. Kate will cover the basic health and safety...£60.00 (plus approx £15 - £18 silver costs on the day)10/05/201510.30am - 4.30pm
Recycled roseGetting Crafty with RecyclingLearn jewellery techniques and a creative approach to recycling with crafts teacher and jeweller, Caroline Hughes. Design and make unlimited jewellery using paper, old jumpers, rubber tyres and plastic bottles and take away stylish creations!£3516/05/20151pm - 4pm
print makingPrinting With or Without a PressThe workshop offers a chance to make prints using a range of different techniques.  During the session participants will be guided through the possibilities of mono-printing, as well as working at two different relief printing methods...£5016/05/201510.30am - 4pm
embroideryBeginners EmbroideryExplore the beautiful art of hand embroidery in this fun class specifically for beginners. Learn lazy daisy stitches, eyelets, stars and fly stitch and create a lovely sampler to take home.£60.00 (plus £8 materials pack cost on the day)17/05/201510.30am - 4.30pm
Wynne mosaic 13D Sculptural MosaicTake mosaic making to another level in this unique workshop. Design and create a 3D mosaic for the garden or home, using direct method on easily cut and shaped Thermalite block.   A wide selection of materials will be available,...£5023/05/201510.30am - 4.30pm
CastingSculpture This workshop aims to develop some basic sculpture making skills; modelling and casting. By the end of the weekend you will have made a plaster portrait head, beginning the process modelling in clay and then casting into plaster in this rather messy...£6030/05/201510.30am - 4.30pm
glass flowersFused Glass Flowers and FoliageA fused glass workshop, for all abilities, with an emphasis on manipulating wire and metal shim to create your unique design. You will cut, shape and layer your glass with your wire ‘drawings’, coloured glass and sparkles. Feel free to...£62.00 (materials included)06/06/201510.30am - 4pm
Silver ringsDecorative Silver Rings‘Decorative silver rings’ workshop offers the chance to make up to three rings using a range of skills and techniques. The workshop is aimed at both beginners and improvers. Kate will cover the basic health and safety requirements needed...£60.00 (plus approx £10 - £15 silver costs on the day)07/06/201510.30am - 4.30pm
GoldworkHave a Go at GoldworkGoldwork is the inclusion of gold metals and threads in hand embroidery to create opulent pieces that shimmer and shine and is the technique used on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation robe! Learn how to use the metals and threads in...£36.00 (plus £10 materials pack cost on the day)20/06/201510am - 1pm


To find out more details about any of the workshop and make bookings, please contact the artists directly.

Demand for our workshops is high so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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