Tuesday, January 24, 2012

NEW! Exciting classes for 2012!

We are thrilled to announce we will be hosting a new Saturday workshop in felt appliqué and embroidery, to be run by the very talented Jane Smallcombe of Applique Originals.

Jane and the Mushroom Works are old friends and Jane held a solo exhibition in our gallery space just last year, she makes beautiful and original brooches, fascinators, necklaces, scarves, bags and framed pictures by hand. If you haven’t seen her work before, you can find it on her website and other sites including Etsy and Folksy.

If you’d like to find out just how she makes her lovely brooches, this workshop will show you how. Jane will provide enough materials to make a brooch in class and to take some away with you to continue at your own pace, making this course amazing value for money. We expect places to fill up very fast, so make sure you get in quickly!

As usual, we have more of our 6 week tutored and untutored life drawing classes and have launched a variety of workshops in using metal clay to make jewellery. Our Silver Clay Ring workshop this month is fully-booked, so we've arranged another in May and there are still places available on our Metal Clay Jewellery Taster Workshop later this month and our next Silver Clay Jewellery workshop in May.

We’re also very pleased to offer a new course on 11th February, Valentine’s Jewellery Making for Boys! This class gives you a brilliant opportunity to make a unique and original gift to cherish forever and earn you some major brownie points! Our tutor will show you how to work the clay into whatever you think your other half would love, we think heart-shaped bracelet charms will prove very popular.

You can book your place on any of our courses now on 0191 2244011 or at info@mushroomworks.com.