Come and 'give it a go' at Upton House and Gardens

These 'give it a go' art workshops are aimed specifically at beginners, so don't worry if you've never done anything like this before, our friendly craft experts will guide you through.

Valentine's fabric crafting

Fabric Valentine's Day cards

On Thursday 6 February, local textile artist Lis Mann will show you how to use fabric to create a beautiful handcrafted Valentine's card for your loved one. £30 per person, all materials and refreshments included.

A yellow floral William Morris print

DIY drum lampshade

On Thursday 5 March, come and ‘give it a go’ at making your own drum lampshade to brighten any room in the house for spring. Just bring along your chosen fabric and local crafter Nicola Jones will show you the rest. £30 per person, refreshments included.

Children crafting with pencils and paper

Family-friendly art workshop

On Thursday 9 April, families are invited to join local artist Lis Mann for this special art workshop. Use paints, pencils and paper to turn your name into a work of art! Adults: £15. Children: £10. Materials and refreshments included.

Painting with brush and easel

Introduction to Painting workshop

On Thursday 7 May, take inspiration from the extensive collection of famous paintings at Upton House and learn how to create your own masterpieces at home. This workshop is especially designed for beginners to acrylic painting. £30 (includes materials and refreshments)

Hand bound notebooks by Lorna Gray

Book binding workshop

On Thursday 4 June, create your very own hand-bound hardback notebook with professional book binder Lorna Gray. Create something special for yourself or as a unique gift. £31.50 (price includes materials and refreshments)

Craft workshop creating paper and wire figures

Paper and wire figures

On Thursday 2 July, make your own decorative figures with local crafter Sue Morgan. Create unique, decorative and personalised items from book pages and wire in this 'give it a go' workshop. £3.50 per person, all materials and refreshments included.

Peg weaving at Upton

family-friendly peg weaving workshop

Thursday 1 August | 10:00-13:00 | Introduce the family to peg loom weaving - a simple way to create some impressive pieces of art. Choose from a selection of materials and weave your own mat. Price includes materials and refreshments.