Winter workshops at Nostell

We're welcoming a host of Yorkshire's finest artists to Nostell's cosy Workshop in the heart of the mansion this winter. Handcraft your own Christmas presents or treat someone special to a creative crafting experience. Each workshop price includes all materials, hot drinks and a slice of cake, homemade by Nostell's baker.

Wreath making with Pink Ginger

Create your own wreath this Christmas

Give any threshold the festive wow factor with a wreath crafted from natural materials including fresh foliage handpicked from Nostell's estate. A great workshop to enjoy with friends as a festive tradition. Saturday 16 November, 12 - 3pm, £45 (SOLD OUT) and Sunday 24 November, 11am - 3pm, £65 (oasis base)

Lino print Christmas cards by Darn It Workshops

Craft your own Christmas cards

Print a work of art for your Christmas card design this year, learning the tools and techniques of traditional lino printing. By the end of the session you'll print like a pro and create fantastic pieces with a bold, rustic quality from colourful inks and card.

Silver clay jewellery by Laura Barnes Art

Create your own silver clay jewellery

Design and create a unique piece of jewellery, either for yourself or for a handmade Christmas gift. You'll be guided through the techniques and tools for moulding and sculpting silver clay into a beautiful pendant. Friday 29 November or Sunday 2 February, 10am - 4pm, £95 per person.

Landscape photograph by David Speight Photography

From camera to computer

Realise the full potential of your camera and creative skills and capture Nostell's grand architecture and grounds at their seasonal best. Saturday 30 November or Sunday 26 January, 10am - 4pm, £85.

Concrete planters made by Darn It Workshops

Create your own garden plantpot

Give an artistic edge to your plants by mixing, pouring and decorating your own small concrete planters. These little plant pots make the perfect handmade Christmas present or why not gift the workshop itself for a loved one to make their own pot, ready for their spring blooms? Thursday 5 December or Saturday 22 February, 11am - 3pm, £65.

Willow deer created in a workshop by Leilah Vyner

Weave a willow deer

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 Monday 16 December, 10am - 4pm, £85.

Macrame plant hangers by Darn It Workshops

Make a macrame plant hanger

Use a variety of cords and upcycled materials to learn a craft perfect for people with plant-packed window ledges. This workshop is a perfect gift to help that someone special start the new year with a new creative skill. Sunday 19 January, 11am - 3pm, £45.

Willow garden trug crafted by Dragon Willow

Weave a willow trug for your garden

Explore the traditional technique of square basketry and create a wonderful handmade addition to any gardener's trove. A fantastic Christmas gift for a loved one to get their garden shed spring ready. Saturday 25 January, 9.30am - 5pm, £95.

Mosaic birds created in a workshop with Laura Barnes

Craft a mosaic masterpiece

Take inspiration from the flora and fauna outdoors or Nostell's collection, which is full of natural imagery, to create your own mosaic artwork on slate. Saturday 8 February, 10am - 4pm, £85.

Willow heart crafted by Dragon Willow

Weave a rustic willow heart on Valentine's Day

Discover the simplicity of random weaving by crafting a beautiful willow heart to hang in your home. The perfect gift for that someone special. Friday 14 February, 10am - 2pm, £65 per person.

Paper craft lampshade made by Timid Elk

Create a sculpted map lampshade

Using ordinance survey maps and delicate papercraft techniques, you'll create your own geometric lampshade to take home. Choose from the maps provided or use your own map of a special place to craft your masterpiece. Sunday 16 February, 10am - 4pm, £85.