Artist workshops at Nostell

Cosy up in Nostell's new Workshop or head outdoors to learn a new skill. We're welcoming a host of local artists throughout November and December, offering a fantastic range of full and half-day sessions. Each workshop price includes all materials, hot drinks and a slice of cake. Please call 01924 866745 to book your place (lines open Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm).

Paper marbling at Nostell's Obelisk Marbling company, Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Introduction to marbling

Are you intrigued by the art of marbling and want to give it a go? Learn the basics of paper marbling in our Obelisk Marbling company, designed and imagined by artist Giles Round. In this two hour workshop you will learn the basics of traditional paper marbling and take home several of your own beautiful marbled papers. £30, 14, 25 and 30 November, 10am-12noon and 2-4pm.

Silk marbling with Bade Kafadar, Nostell, Wakefield.

Marbling on silk

Marbling is an art that makes beautiful designs and patterns on a variety of materials. Why not give fabric a go? In this marbling workshop you'll use pure silk or pure cotton fabrics to design your own beautiful unique patterned fabric which can be used for scarves, cushions, ties, wherever your imagination takes you. Saturday 17 November, 10am-1pm, £50.

Hand sewn book made by book binding expert Glenn Malkin, Nostell, Wakefield

Making a hand sewn book

In this one-day workshop, we will be looking at making perhaps one of the most important book structure for any bookbinder - the sewn case-bound book. This is ideal for those with little or no knowledge of bookbinding and will enable you to make similar books at home without specialist tools. £45 per person, Tuesday 20 November, 10am-5pm.

Visitor weaving a willow wreath for Christmas

Weave a willow wreath

Fancy making a wreath with a difference this year? Artist Leilah Vyner will show you the traditional techniques of willow weaving to create your own rustic decoration for your front door. £45, Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December (10am - 12pm and 1 - 3pm).

Willow deer created in a workshop by Leilah Vyner

Weave a willow snowman

Willow artist Leilah Vyner will demonstrate various weaving techniques to create your own a snowman. These beautiful willow sculptures are popular as handcrafted Christmas presents or statement pieces to star in your own festive decorations. Make a willow snowman on Wednesday 12 December, £60 per person, 10am - 4pm.

Willow deer created in a workshop by Leilah Vyner

Weave a willow deer - sold out

Willow artist Leilah Vyner will demonstrate various weaving techniques to create your own 4ft willow deer. These beautiful willow sculptures are popular as handcrafted Christmas presents or statement pieces to star in your own festive decorations. Make a willow deer on Saturday 15 December, £60 per person, 10am - 4pm.

Jolly Father Christmas felting workshop with Helen Riddle, Nostell, Wakelfield.

Festive felting

Get into the Christmas spirit with Helen Riddle's fun festive workshop. You'll learn the techniques of needle felting to create your own Father Christmas decoration to hang on your tree. £30, Friday 14 December, 10am - 12pm and 1-3pm.

Colourful fabric Christmas wreath created by artist Agnis Smallwood

Fabric wreath making

Textile artist and designer Agnis Smallwood will show you how to create the perfect indoor decoration, with a wide selection of colours, textures and materials to choose from. £35, Sunday 16 December, 10am - 1pm.

Handwoven Christmas decoration by textile artist Agnis Smallwood, Nostell, Wakefield

Make a handwoven Christmas decoration

Hand weave your own bespoke piece of fabric with personalised colours and textures before turning it into a Christmas decoration to hang on your tree with pride this year. Friday 21 December, 10am-1pm, £25.