Our new season of events

Sandham workshop easter wreath

A new year opens up new opportunities to be inspired by Sandham's creative roots. Our new season's workshops offer the ideal opportunity to learn a new craft, inspire other creativity and make something special for you, or a special gift. We welcome back local artist Helen Mortimer who will be running her popular decoupage, papercraft and jewellery workshops and also a new silk painting workshop too. We are delighted to welcome another local artist, Claire Knott who will be running a clay relief and a watercolour workshop. We will also be repeating the very popular Easter wreath making workshop - a very different take to the usual Easter egg theme.

Papercraft Workshops - Friday 8 March, 12 April & 31 May 10.45am-12.45pm

Learn about the artistic medium of  paper craft and create beautiful cards and three dimensional projects.   Working with Helen learn about this varied artistic medium to create your own unique projects.  Paper is very versatile and can be  folded, cut, glued or layered. You can then employ other techniques from stamping to die cutting & embossing. During the session you will create two cards and a small three dimensional project, for example a small box.

£15 booking essential 0344 249 1895

Cards and boxes from Helen Mortimer's papercraft workshop
Sandham papercraft workshop
Cards and boxes from Helen Mortimer's papercraft workshop

Easter wreath making workshops - Saturday 6 April 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Shelagh Thompson who ran three Christmas wreath making workshops in December last year joins us again to help you create a stunning and unusual Easter ornament or gift. You will be shown how to create the wreath, be given tips about working with oasis, information about different greenery, use of wired ribbons and have a lovely selection of decorations from which to choose. You will leave with a unique wreath for your home and something with which you can feel very proud of making yourself.

£30 booking essential  0344 249 1895

Easter wreath making workshop
sandham wreath making in progress
Easter wreath making workshop

Jewellery I workshop - Friday 8 March 2pm-4pm

Learn the basics of jewellery making in session one including how to make a headpin to then make earrings or a bracelet.

£25 booking essential 0344 249 1895

Beaded bracelets made in Helen Mortimer's workshop
sandham jewllery workshop
Beaded bracelets made in Helen Mortimer's workshop

Silk painting workshop - Friday 22 March 10.30am-1.30pm

Learn about the beautiful art of silk painting and use iron-fix silk paints to create and paint a design on silk.  Finished paintings can be made into beautiful cards or framed as pretty works of art.

Silk painting in progress in one of our workshops
Sandham silk painting workshop
Silk painting in progress in one of our workshops

Decoupage workshop - Friday 12 April 2pm-4pm

Working with Helen learn about this unusal artistic medium to create your own unique projects.  Learn the art of decoupage - decorate a large tray, firstly by painting with your own choice of chalk paint before using the napkin découpage technique to create a beautiful design.

£25 booking essential 0344 249 1895

A beautifully created decoupage tray
sandham decoupage tray
A beautifully created decoupage tray

Jewellery II workshop - Friday 31 May 2pm-4pm

Following on from the first jewellery workshop in March and developing your skills under the tutored eye of Helen you can make a beautiful Lariat necklace.

£25 booking essential  0344 249 1895

A beautiful Lariat necklace
sandham workshop jewellery
A beautiful Lariat necklace

Sandham in clay - Saturday 29 June 10am-3pm

Using Spencer’s paintings as inspiration, work with local artist Claire Knott to create your own response in clay relief – research and develop your ideas, prepare and create your own piece.  Materials and firing included; finished work will be available for collection approximately 3 weeks after the workshop. 

£45 booking essential  0344 249 1895

Detail from clay relief by Claire Knott
Sandham Claire Knott clay relief
Detail from clay relief by Claire Knott

Sandham Observed - Saturday 6 July 10am-1pm

Come and develop your skills in watercolour and other media with local artist Claire Knott; using the exterior of the chapel and its gardens as inspiration, make preliminary sketches and develop these into a painting/drawing of your own.  Materials provided.

£40 booking essential 0344 249 1895

Sketching in the orchard
Sandham Claire Knott watercolour
Sketching in the orchard

Unless otherwise stated, usual entry charges to the chapel apply.