March 

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A Mother's Day Hand-Tied Bouquet

A treat for Mother’s Day - come with your mum, make something  for her,  or spoil her with this workshop!  

Be inspired to create a hand-tied bouquet that has a  fresh, natural, wild, ‘just picked in the Lakes’ spirit. Gain the confidence to create a stunning bouquet using seasonal flowers and foliage. A relaxed friendly and informal workshop; perfect for complete beginners, those with some experience and any flower  lovers.

Sat 13 March  10 - 12.30

£35  including tea, coffee, homemade biscuits & cakes

Painted collage - ginger jar
Painted collage - ginger jar

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Painted collage - Lenten rose
Painted collage - Lenten rose

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Painted collage - ginger jar
Painted collage - ginger jar

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Autumnal Collage Course

Come along and capture warm autumnal colours in a personal collage to enjoy throughout the winter months. Base your design on an interior scene; a still life, vase of flowers or arrangement of autumn fruits. Working with collage gives you the freedom to explore colour combinations and composition, allowing you to reposition motifs and play with shapes. Create an intimate artwork to keep or give as a gift. 

10 Oct  10 - 4.30

£70  including lunch

Stripey dungarees by Meg Stuart
Stripey dungarees by Meg Stuart

Recycle old curtains at Cowshed Creative

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Dungarees by Meg Stuart
Dungarees by Meg Stuart

Drapes to Dungarees workshop at Cowshed Creative

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Perfect fit for you
Perfect fit for you

Dungaree workshop at Cowshed Creative

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Stripey dungarees by Meg Stuart
Stripey dungarees by Meg Stuart

Recycle old curtains at Cowshed Creative

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Drapes to DungareesBespoke dungarees in a day 

Have you got an old pair of curtains that you love but are no longer in use? Come and learn how to turn them into a bespoke pair of dashing and daring dungarees, designed to fit your shape.  

This craft course will cover the whole process and you’ll leave with a new or honed vision for creative reuse. In this spirit; second hand materials are highly encouraged, but if you have your eye on a new piece of fabric that’s great too.

18 Sept     10 - 4.30pm

£ 70 including lunch

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Colourful Anodised Aluminium Jewellery

Join us for a splash of colour in this exciting and playful process.  No experience needed, just enjoy experimenting with felt pens, stamps, paint brushes, inks  and dyes to transform aluminium.  In the afternoon you will learn how to create jewellery from some of your patterned metal and take home earings, bangles, or pendants.  

12 Sept   10 - 4.30

£75 including lunch

Dry stone walling workshop
Dry stone walling workshop

at Cowshed Creative

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An amazing setting!
An amazing setting!

Dry Stone Walling workshop at Cowshed Creative

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Richard Halliday working on a wall section
Richard Halliday working on a wall section

Dry stone walling workshops: Cowshed Creative

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Dry stone walling workshop
Dry stone walling workshop

at Cowshed Creative

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Dry Stone Walling Course

Enjoy a great day out in the countryside on our Lakeland farm learning traditional dry stone walling skills from an experienced and friendly tutor who will explain the process. On this workshop, learn the basic principles; sorting stone, building foundations and helping to construct a section of wall, developing your confidence as you go. A great introduction to the heritage & ancient rural craft of building walls in the Lake District using only the stone in the field.

26 Aug    10 - 4.30

£75  including lunch

Jewellery workshops at Cowshed Creative
Jewellery workshops at Cowshed Creative

A splash of colour for earrings & pendants

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Jewellery at Cowshed Creative
Jewellery at Cowshed Creative

Great colours with anodised aluminium

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Playful workshops at Cowshed Creative
Playful workshops at Cowshed Creative

Create patterns with ink, dye, stamps & pens

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Jewellery workshops at Cowshed Creative
Jewellery workshops at Cowshed Creative

A splash of colour for earrings & pendants

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Colourful Anodised Aluminium Jewellery

Join us for a splash of colour in this exciting and playful process.  No experience needed, just enjoy experimenting with felt pens, stamps, paint brushes, inks and dyes to transform aluminium with beautiful colours and patterns.  In the afternoon you will learn how to create jewellery from some of your patterned metal and take home earrings, bangles, or pendants.  

28 June   10 - 4.30

£75 including lunch

Vintage brooches by Jenny Brook
Vintage brooches by Jenny Brook

Textile workshops at Cowshed Creative

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Hipster portraits by Jenny Brook
Hipster portraits by Jenny Brook

Vintage style brooches at Cowshed Creative

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Selfies, friends or family
Selfies, friends or family

Fun brooch workshop at Cowshed Creative

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Vintage brooches by Jenny Brook
Vintage brooches by Jenny Brook

Textile workshops at Cowshed Creative

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Fun Vintage Brooches

Spend the day making these delightful little vintage brooches, made from up-cycled pieces of fabric and lace, using whatever you can repurpose from around your home. Create a Selfie, celebrate a special friend or family member or make one up on this fun and creative craft course.  For beginners and up.

26 June  10 - 4.30

£70  including lunch

Silver Clay shells by Jo Dix
Silver Clay shells by Jo Dix

Silver Clay Jewellery at Cowshed Creative

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Silver clay heart by Jo Dix
Silver clay heart by Jo Dix

Work with Silver Clay at Cowshed Creative

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Student earrings and pendants
Student earrings and pendants

Jewellery workshop at Cowshed Creative

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Silver Clay shells by Jo Dix
Silver Clay shells by Jo Dix

Silver Clay Jewellery at Cowshed Creative

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Silver Clay Jewellery Course

Silver clay is an exciting medium that appeals to both jewellery novices and more experienced craftspeople as it requires little by way of equipment, and responds beautifully to the imagination! This putty-like clay contains tiny particles of silver, water and binders, which is fired on the day of the workshop, bonding your design into a finished piece of pure silver, ready to take away. Silver clay lends itself to texture, 3D forms and experimentation. It can be rolled, moulded, stamped and will retain fine imprinted detail

24 July.     10 - 4.30

£75 including lunch

Stylish Tote Bag course in Cumbria
Stylish Tote Bag course in Cumbria

A gorgeous bag for the summer

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Tote bag workshop in the Lake District
Tote bag workshop in the Lake District

Textile workshops in Cumbria at Cowshed Creative

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Craft course in the Lake District
Craft course in the Lake District

Select the perfect fabric to suit your style at Cowshed Creative

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Stylish Tote Bag course in Cumbria
Stylish Tote Bag course in Cumbria

A gorgeous bag for the summer

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Stylish Tote Bags

Create a stylish tote bag in a day on this art and craft course. With expert step-by-step guidance, you will work from a pattern and learn how to cut out and stitch a beautifully lined bag with a pocket.   Choose from leather or faux leather handles or straps, for a really professional finish.  An extra special gift for someone or enjoy using it your self!

29 May   10 - 4.30

£70  including lunch  

Dungarees by Meg Stuart
Dungarees by Meg Stuart

Drapes to Dungarees workshop at Cowshed Creative

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Stripey dungarees by Meg Stuart
Stripey dungarees by Meg Stuart

Recycle old curtains at Cowshed Creative

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Perfect fit for you
Perfect fit for you

Dungaree workshop at Cowshed Creative

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Dungarees by Meg Stuart
Dungarees by Meg Stuart

Drapes to Dungarees workshop at Cowshed Creative

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Drapes to DungareesBespoke dungarees in a day 

Have you got an old pair of curtains that you love but are no longer in use? Come and learn how to turn them into a bespoke pair of dashing and daring dungarees, designed to fit your shape.  

This craft course will cover the whole process and you’ll leave with a new or honed vision for creative reuse. In this spirit; second hand materials are highly encouraged, but if you have your eye on a new piece of fabric that’s great too.

20 June    10 - 4.30pm

£ 70 including lunch

Bird collage by Gill Ferguson
Bird collage by Gill Ferguson

Spring Bird workshop at Cowshed Creative

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Blackbird by Gillian Ferguson
Blackbird by Gillian Ferguson

Collage workshops at Cowshed Creative

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Bird collage by Gill Ferguson
Bird collage by Gill Ferguson

Spring Bird workshop at Cowshed Creative

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Birds in Spring Collage: Short Art & Craft Course

With spring welcoming birds back to our gardens and fields, join us to create a collage celebrating their return. Gill will provide a range of pre-painted papers and will share techniques on how to create your own.  Using these lovely texture papers, you will cut and assemble your own striking image. Working with collage gives you the freedom to explore colour combinations and composition, and allows you to reposition motifs and play with form, for great results

25 May   10 - 12.30

£30  including tea, coffee and homemade biscuits

Water colour portrait Catherine Macdiarmid
Water colour portrait Catherine Macdiarmid

Water colour portrait workshop at Cowshed Creative

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Learn new painting skills
Learn new painting skills

Water colour art workshop in the Lake District

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Student water colour portrait
Student water colour portrait

Portrait workshops at Cowshed Creative

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Water colour portrait Catherine Macdiarmid
Water colour portrait Catherine Macdiarmid

Water colour portrait workshop at Cowshed Creative

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Water Colour Portraiture Course

A fantastic opportunity to explore portrait painting using watercolours.  Work with Sky TV Portrait artist Catherine MacDiarmid and gain expert insight and advice. On this workshop you will be guided through some different exercises covering colour and colour mixing, wet into wet, lifting out and expressive mark making, all with emphasis on gaining confidence painting watercolour portraits.

28 May  10 - 4.30

£75 including lunch

Student work
Student work

Improve your painting skills at Cowshed Creative

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Still life pots- Student work
Still life pots- Student work

Oil painting at Cowshed Creative

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Student Still Life
Student Still Life

Experiment with oils at Cowshed Creative

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Student work
Student work

Improve your painting skills at Cowshed Creative

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Oil Painting Techniques

Be guided by an expert through a variety of oil painting techniques, with an emphasis on experimenting with different approaches to mark making using both thin and thick paint, brushes and palette knives.  You will also develop your skills in mixing colour and tone.  Be prepared to go out of your comfort zone to learn new skills, refresh your approach and gain confidence with this wonderfully versatile medium.  A great workshop for both beginners and those with more experience.

Image: Student work

8 June

£75 including lunch

Print course in the Lake District
Print course in the Lake District

Monoprint with Karen Lester at Cowshed Creative

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Cow parsley monoprint
Cow parsley monoprint

Forage on the farm for hedgerow materials to add to your prints

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Art courses in the Lake District
Art courses in the Lake District

Experimental printing at Cowshed Creative

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Print course in the Lake District
Print course in the Lake District

Monoprint with Karen Lester at Cowshed Creative

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Monoprint with Gelli plates

Gelli printmaking is a form of mono printing where you take just one image from your plate. It’s fun, quick and messy, with magical results. There is no need for a printing press or any previous printmaking or drawing and painting experience. 

This workshop is an ideal introduction to printmaking using a range of simple techniques to create a collection of your own prints.

21 May    10 - 4.30

£75 including lunch 

Enamel craft workshop in Cumbria
Enamel craft workshop in Cumbria

A selection of student enamel work. ©Cowshed Creative

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Jewellery workshops in the Lake District
Jewellery workshops in the Lake District

Student enamel earring. Join us for a creative day at Cowshed Creative

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Enamel craft workshop in Cumbria
Enamel craft workshop in Cumbria

A selection of student enamel work. ©Cowshed Creative

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Enamel Jewellery Workshop

Enamel is a decorative coating of coloured glass fused to metal.  It is a really exciting process  experimenting with coloured powder, stencils and sgraffito, then firing your own work to see how the glass melts to the silver or copper, with jewel like results. On this craft course you will create a number of  jewellery pieces using this decorative process

The perfect workshop for beginners, those with some jewellery experience and anyone who loves colour.

22 May   10 - 4.30

£75 including lunch

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Belinda pink wreath small image

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Green wreath landscape small
Green wreath landscape small

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Wreath pink and silver small
Wreath pink and silver small

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Belinda pink wreath small image
Belinda pink wreath small image

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Natural Christmas Wreaths

Join us for a fun, festive workshop and create a stunning Christmas wreath using natural foliage, cones and dried flowers, all sourced locally.  Alongside a roaring wood fire, chat, make, nunch on some Christmas eats and be inspired by arist and gardener, Belinda Worsely and her natural approach to wreath making.  The perfect way to get in to the Christmas spirit.

12 Dec  10 - 12

£35  including teas, coffee and Christmas treats

August

Collage by Gill Ferguson
Collage by Gill Ferguson

Collage workshops at Cowshed Creative

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Heron at Bank Well
Heron at Bank Well

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Collage by Gill Ferguson
Collage by Gill Ferguson

Collage workshops at Cowshed Creative

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Capture a Summer Scene in Collage 

Learn a variety of collage techniques to create your own striking summer collage - a seascape, landscape or garden. Enjoy making a set of painted textured papers using a variety of media.  You will use these to cut and assemble the collage.

 

Working with collage gives you the freedom to explore colour combinations and composition, allowing you to reposition motifs and play with shapes. Create an intimate artwork to keep or give as a gift. 

25 Aug   10 - 4.30

£68  including lunch  

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Silk Painting

Spend a relaxing day exploring Silk Painting skills and create your own vibrant silk art ready to frame. This fun workshop is a process of playing creatively with brightly coloured dyes and specialist resist techniques. Bring designs for inspiration if you wish, these can be figurative or abstract or browse through some of our books for ideas. All levels are welcome from beginners to experienced artists wishing to try a new medium.

Date and Fee TBC

Sea glass Jewellery
Sea glass Jewellery

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Add texture and pattern
Add texture and pattern

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Sea glass pendant
Sea glass pendant

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Sea glass Jewellery
Sea glass Jewellery

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Seaglass Jewellery

The summer is a great time to find your own sea glass, enjoy the subtle colours and create jewellery that is perfect for a summery look.  Discover the properties of sea glass and the techniques involved in drilling, wrapping and setting it to make silver and sea glass jewellery. By the end of the workshop you will have created at least one piece of sea glass and silver jewellery using a range of tools and jewellery making processes. 

29 August   10 - 4.30

£70  including lunch  

Spring flowers craft course in the Lake District
Spring flowers craft course in the Lake District

Collage workshop ©Cowshed Creative

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Celebrating spring
Celebrating spring

Collage craft workshops in Cumbria ©Cowshed Creative

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Creative collage in Cumbria
Creative collage in Cumbria

Fun art and craft workshops ©Cowshed Creative

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Spring flowers craft course in the Lake District
Spring flowers craft course in the Lake District

Collage workshop ©Cowshed Creative

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Spring Flower Collage: Short Art & Craft Course

Capture the delight of spring flowers by creating your own colourful collage. Gill will provide a range of pre-painted papers and explain and share techniques on how to create your own.  Using these lovely texture papers, you will cut and assemble your own striking image. Working with collage gives you the freedom to explore colour combinations and composition, allowing you to reposition motifs and play with form, to achieve a great result. 

17 May  10 - 12.30

£30  including tea, coffee and homemade biscuits

September

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Hand Applique Miniatures

Spend a relaxing day creating collaged pictures with fabrics and stitch.  The emphasis of the day is to encourage participants to develop their own creative ideas, turning all those hoarded fabric scraps into a miniature work of art using simple hand-stitches, found fabrics and embellishments. Ideal for beginner or those with some experience. 

3rd Sept  10 - 4.30

£68 including lunch

Sea shore table runner by Sue Rowland
Sea shore table runner by Sue Rowland

Workshop at Cowshed Creative

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Celebrate summer - with a table runner inspired by the sea
Celebrate summer - with a table runner inspired by the sea

Creative courses at Cowshed Creative

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Keep holidays alive with memories of somewhere special
Keep holidays alive with memories of somewhere special

Lino and stencil workshop at Cowshed Creative

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Sea shore table runner by Sue Rowland
Sea shore table runner by Sue Rowland

Workshop at Cowshed Creative

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Printed Table Runner Inspired by the Sea-shore

Learn how to combine your own carved lino block with stencils to create a fabulous linen table runner inspired by the sea-shore. On this workshop, you will plan out a design on paper, cut your own stencils to use with fabric paint and learn to carve a small lino block to combine together onto sample pieces of fabric.  Once your confident with the process, bring these skills together to stencil and print  your own table runner.  Perfect for summer dining

8 July    10 - 4.30

£70 including lunch

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Willow Platter Craft Course

Learn a traditional rural craft and make your own willow platter. These simple, yet stylish platters are great for displaying  baked bread, cheese and fruit  and make a special gift for friends.

This technique uses lots of short sticks, making it an ideal starter project for people interested in gathering hedgerow-material from garden and walks!  No previous experience required for this workshop.

22 October 10 - 4.30

£75 including lunch  

Kelly Hall Tarn by Eric Pye
Kelly Hall Tarn by Eric Pye

Explore with your camera at Cowshed Creative

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Mellon Udrigal by Eric Pye
Mellon Udrigal by Eric Pye

Enjoy being out in the Landscape at Cowshed Creative

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Harter Fell by Eric Pye
Harter Fell by Eric Pye

Improve your photography at Cowshed Creative

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Kelly Hall Tarn by Eric Pye
Kelly Hall Tarn by Eric Pye

Explore with your camera at Cowshed Creative

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Exploring with Your Camera

This course will help you understand how to use your camera more effectively and provide the opportunity to explore some of South Lakeland’s superb scenery at a photographer’s pace. The emphasis of the workshop will be on practical, personal learning in an informal, sociable and enjoyable setting. Ideally, you will have at least some knowledge of how your camera works, (that is not essential) and  a wish to develop your skills

30 June   10 - 4.30

£75 including lunch  

Creative Adventures Together