Charlotte Salt, Grip, ceramics, 2016

Charlotte Salt, Grip, ceramics, 2016

We have great new workshops and courses coming up in printmaking, cyanotype, life drawing, marbling, textiles and more. Whether you’re a beginner and just want to try things out or would like to develop your skills further, our artist-tutors will inspire you with new ideas and guide you through a range of creative and technical processes. Be an ‘Early Bird’ and benefit from discounts which offer great value.


Early Birds

Book a place on a workshop before Friday 7th April and you’ll be eligible for a £5 discount on each one-day workshop fee and when booking 5 sessions for life drawing and/or printmaking.

Workshop Information

There are limited places on each workshop, usually a maximum of 8, so please book early to avoid disappointment. All workshops are for adults 18 years and over and all materials are included unless otherwise indicated.

Workshop Times

Saturdays & Sundays: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Wednesday & Thursday evenings: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Other workshop times are as advertised.

Workshop Fees

Saturdays (one day workshops) – members £30 / non-members £40
Saturday & Sunday (two day workshops) – members £60 / non-members £80
Wednesday and Thursday evening courses – (5 two-hour sessions of either Life Drawing and/or Printmaking) members £65 / non-members £75
Individual two-hour sessions on Wednesdays or Thursdays £16 each session (no discounts). Other workshop fees are as advertised.

Facilities Booking

Book our print facilities – please email
Full day (10.00am – 4.00pm) members £10 / non-members £15
Half day (10.00am – 1.00pm / 1.00pm – 4.00pm) members £5 / non-members £7.50


Why not join Crescent Arts for 2017-2018 and benefit from members rates for our workshops? You’ll also receive invitations to exhibition opening and events, and have priority access to book our printmaking facilities and workshop space. To visit our membership page click here.

Workshop Booking Form

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Crescent Arts, print workshop, 2017

Crescent Arts, print workshop, 2017

Wednesdays May 3rd/10th/17th/24th/31st
Open Printmaking Workshops:
Intaglio and relief printmaking
Artist-tutor: Dawn Brooks

An opportunity to use our intaglio and relief printmaking presses with on-hand technical support. These sessions will give printers the chance to develop their skills, either by re-working existing plates or learning new techniques and advanced inking up methods. Beginners are welcome too, of course. The sessions are open-ended to meet the aims of individual printers. Consumable materials are provided, except for copper or zinc plates which are available for purchase at cost price. Enroll for all five sessions to get the most out of this season of print. Please note there are no discounts on fees for single sessions.

Thursdays April 27th & May 4th/11th/18th/25th
Life Drawing From the Nude
Artist-tutor: Adèle Longstaff

We offer individual advice and guidance whether your approach to life drawing is observational or more expressionistic. A selection of drawing materials including pencil, ink, pastel and charcoal is provided and you’ll discover different ways these can be used. You are encouraged to bring other materials that you like to use. All are welcome from beginners to those more advanced. You can book for all five or any single session but please note that discounts are not available for single sessions.



Saturday April 29th & Saturday June 17th
Out of the Blue: Cyanotype Printing
Artist-tutor: Janet White

Learn the simple but exciting process of cyanotype printing with artist-tutor Janet White.
The cyanotype process dates back to the birth of photography. Within this workshop you will learn about this magical process, creating your own deep blue prints on paper or fabric. The workshop will cover the whole process from creating a design, mixing the chemicals, coating the paper or fabric, and exposing using either daylight or our professional UV exposure unit.

Screen Printing at Crescent Arts

Screen Printing at Crescent Arts

Saturday & Sunday May 27th & 28th
Screenprinting – a 2 day workshop
Artist-tutor: Steven Potter

Steven Potter introduces you to screen printing in this 2 day workshop, using direct stencils to produce multi-colour prints over several stages to develop an image. Working from your original drawings or designs, Steven will guide you through the basics of screen printing with an opportunity to explore the versatility of the medium along the way. This workshop is aimed at all levels from beginners, as well as those with some experience.


Saturday June 3rd
Shoes: Stitch, Stick and Trim
Artist-tutor: Serena Partridge

Fashion a pair of small-scale shoes inspired by those in our latest exhibition. We will use an assortment of interesting papers, fabrics and tiny trims. Serena will bring examples of her artwork and show her inspiration, construction techniques and a range of decorative details. We will discuss suitable materials and how to manipulate them before making up our shoes by stick and stitch. We will look at a variety of methods to finish and trim, and consider playful ways to personalise accessories.

Saturday June 10th
Marbling on Paper & Fabric
Artist-tutor: Charlotte Salt

The ancient technique of marbling paper originated in the Far and Middle East subsequently gaining popularity in Europe where it has been used for a wide variety of mainly decorative purposes. It is still produced today and artists have applied the technique to textiles and three-dimensional surfaces as well as paper and collage. Charlotte will take you through the process of marbling paper or fabric, which you can apply to create unique artworks.