Workshops at Monk's House

Cushions designed by Emily Peacock

Want to get creative and be inspired by our Bloomsbury setting? We have the workshop for you. This season we are offering workshops in a large range of disciplines, there is something for everyone. Most of our workshops take place in Rodmell Village Hall with exclusive access to Monk's House garden. All are suitable for beginners and they can be booked through our website, go to our 'What's on' page to see the details and book your place.

Bookbinding with Bookbinders of Lewes - SOLD OUT

Sat 2 Jun 2018, 10am-4pm £65 per person.

Take home your very own journal, made at the home of 20th-century writer Virginia Woolf, fill it with your inspiration, ideas, stories and sketches.

Example of what will be made at our Bookbinding workshop at Monk's House.
Bookbinders of Lewes leather journal for a workshop at Monks House, East Sussex.
Example of what will be made at our Bookbinding workshop at Monk's House.

Wood Engraving Weekend with Keith Pettit 

Sat 9 & Sun 10 Jun, 10am-4pm £155 per person.

Artist Keith Pettit guides you in a weekend course making your own wood engraved printing block. This course takes place in Monk's House garden surrounding you in inspiration.

Keith Pettit at work on a beautiful wood block engraving.
Keith Pettit showing his wood engraving skills for a workshop at Monk's House, East Sussex.
Keith Pettit at work on a beautiful wood block engraving.

Screen printing with bip-Art Studios

Sat 30 Jun, 10am-4pm £70 per person.

Explore your creativity by screen printing with bip-Art Studios. Be inspired by the Hogarth Press book covers and take home your amazing unique covered journal.

Example of what will be made at our Screen printing workshop with bip-Art studios
Monk's House workshop on screen printing in East Sussex
Example of what will be made at our Screen printing workshop with bip-Art studios

Bloomsbury Needlepoint Weekend with Emily Peacock - SOLD OUT

Sat 1 & Sun 2 Sep, 10am-4pm £95 per person.

Join artist Emily Peacock to design your own Bloomsbury inspired needlepoint over a two day course. With exclusive access to Monk's House you will choose an element or design that attracts you to form a motif for your pattern. Emily will help you develop your designs from paper to canvas, use layered collage to experiement with your pattern and colour choices. All materials will be provided, you will only need yourself and any glasses required for detailed working. Book here.

Emily Peacock's beautiful needlepoint cushions.
Emily Peacock's needlepoint for a workshop at Monk's House, East Sussex.
Emily Peacock's beautiful needlepoint cushions.

Drypoint workshop with bip-Art studio

Sat 29 Sep, 10am-4pm £65 per person.

Using the inspiration of Virginia Woolf and our Bloomsbury setting create your own unique images. Bip-Art studio teaches you this printing process which can be layered onto the words of Virginia Woolf. Drypoint is a form of etching that doesnt require the use of chemicals, sketch your designs onto the plate to produce your own individual prints. There is huge scope to be creative, sketching in the garden or illustrate your favourite piece of Virginia Woolf's work.

Book here.

A creative drypoint print by bip-Art studio.
Drypoint workshop by bip-Art studio at Monk's House, East Sussex.
A creative drypoint print by bip-Art studio.

Lampshade painting with Bloomsbury and Beyond - SOLD OUT

Sat 13 Oct, 10am-4pm £55 per person.

Decorate your own lampshade with instruction form @bloomsburyandbeyond artist Kay Hussey. With exclusive acces to Monk's House to see our Bloomsbury collection including lampshades by Quentin and Angelica Bell. Think about how the design will look when the light is on and off. Create your designs on paper first then be brave and execute them on the lampshade. All materials provided, you just need to bring your confidence. 

See more examples of Kay's decorative work on Instagram @BloomsburyandBeyond
Bloomsbury Lampshade workshop at Monk's House, East Sussex.
See more examples of Kay's decorative work on Instagram @BloomsburyandBeyond

Book early to avoid disapointment. You can buy your tickets online or call 0344 249 1895. If you have any questions do not hesitate to email Monk's House at monkshouse@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Are we missing a workshop? Would you like to see more? Do get in touch if you have a workshop to offer or a suggestion for something new next year.