Learn a new skill at Wightwick Manor

A chisel being used to create a face in a block of stone

Set aside some 'me time' and learn a new skill in one of our workshops or courses. From learning intricate sewing skills to using a hammer and chisel, there are classes to suit all tastes.

Be inspired by the wealth of beautiful art and gardens at Wightwick Manor by signing up to one of our classes in 2019.

Make more of your photography at Wightwick Manor & Gardens - Thursday 6 June, Saturday 29 June, Tuesday 23 July, Tuesday 17 September 2019, various times.

Join us in the wonderful surroundings here at Wightwick to build on what you already know and see what you can do with your photography. Tutored Sessions for beginners and intermediate level photographers.

Professional photographer, Lindsey Bucknor OBE, will help demystify some of the language and help you to gain more confidence and enjoy what is a great activity.

The sessions will be 2 hours each. The cost of each session includes an A4 print from a picture you take on the day and brief notes to take away.

£45 (+5% booking fee), booking essential, suitable for over 18's only. To book, please visit the link above, or call 0344 249 1895.

2-day Stone-carving workshop with Amerton Arts StudioSaturday 3 August - Sunday 4 August 2019.

Be inspired by the fantastic surrounding of Wightwick Manor over the course of this two day stone-carving workshop.


Miranda Wakeman from Amerton Arts Studio will show you how to bring your own creation to life in a stone sculpture for you to take home. Materials and tuition to create a finished limestone sculpture are included in the course, drinks refreshments also included. Everyone works at their own pace with individual tuition, beginners are very welcome.

£120 (+5% booking fee), booking essential, suitable for over 18's only. To book, please visit the link above, or call 0344 249 1895.

Embroidery Classes with Nicola Jarvis - Sat 8 June, Sat 7 September, Sat 9 November 2019. 

Join Nicola Jarvis, tutor at the Royal School of Needlework, as she teaches you the skills of hand embroidery.

These one-day courses will teach you how to embroider using a variety of threads and stitches. Using a kit created by Nicola, you will create a piece inspired by the work of the arts and crafts greats.

£100 (+5% booking fee), booking essential, suitable for over 18's only. To book, please visit the link above, or call 0344 249 1895.

Take inspiration from May Morris
A green woodpecker created in needlepoint
Take inspiration from May Morris

Lino Print Workshop - Wednesday 3 July and Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Join Jacqui Dodds, painter and fine art printmaker as she teaches you the skill behind the art of lino printing.

Beginners Lino Printing - Wednesday 3rd July

One day printmaking workshop - Using this simple but exciting process make a one colour lino print with a design or photo of your own. You will learn how to transfer your design onto vinyl, use lino tools to carve out and then block printing inks to print onto paper using a small etching press. Suitable for beginners or those wishing to brush up on skills.

Introduction to Reduction Lino Printing - Wednesday 18th September

One day printmaking workshop - Learn how to make a two or three colour reduction lino print onto paper. This is where one piece of lino is used multiple times in one print, as the lino plate is recut after each colour printed. Participants will also learn about tools, materials and registration techniques using a small etching press.

£70 (+5% booking fee), booking essential, suitable for over 18's only. To book, please visit the link above, or call 0344 249 1895.

More dates for courses will be announced later this summer - please do check back soon!