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We run regular Children's Art and Craft Courses during the School Holidays.

          Take a look at the Arts Award Scheme as some future courses will be linked with this exciting development.                 All courses run from 10am to 3.30pm unless otherwise stated.

Please bring a packed lunch and wear suitable footwear - No flip flops!

Payment on arrival on morning of course by cash or cheque - sorry there is no card facility.

Inclusive of all materials and equipment.

Christmas Workshops at Higher Green Farm

LINO PRINTING CHRISTMAS CARDS with Esme Alner on Saturday 14th December  A unique day designing and carving your own lino cuts.  Esme will teach the intricate workmanship of cutting and printing your own unique Christmas Cards and designs for the 'special' day. 
Age 10 +      £25

CHRISTMAS PRESENT MAKING with Esme Alner on Saturday 21st December. An exciting day and opportunity for young people to make Christmas presents working from a wide range of materials and techniques. Presents will be gift wrapped and labelled to keep them `secret` for the special day.  Age 5+     £25

Christmas Merry Go Round Arts and Crafts with Esme Alner on Monday 23rd December.  A creative day rotating through a number of themed art and craft activities including painting, batik, print making, collage etc.  We encourage children to develop ideas into their own creative statements using a wide range of techniques and materials.  Age 5+      £25

Previous workshops have included:

Bugs and Beetles Fantastic Figures with Peter Rush Monday 28th October.
 Dinosaurs,Dragons, Wizards [H.Potter] sports/action figures or movement sculptures. Birds animals etc. can be achieved with his guidance and expertise. Develop your sculpture techniques using Peter`s famous technique of forming a wire frame and layering with paper mache. Also, Bugs and Beetles working with heated plastics creating startingly realistic Insects with amazing detail to take home    Age 8+ £25

Autumn Colours with Des Alner and Charlotte Davies Tuesday 29th October
 A day to look at the wonderful time of Autumn colours through a range of activities of painting,drawing ,printing, Clay work leaf impressions.We will consider fine detail and develop skills of accuracy in their work. Primary Colours will be a base for mixing to explore colour change.We look at the Art of Andy Goldsworthy and the remarkable creations in nature that he has achieved. Age 5+ £25

The Big Draw...  `Drawn to life`with Des Alner and Peter Rush Wednesday 30th October.       THE BIG DRAW FESTIVAL

Still Life and Life Drawing. Des and Peter will work alongside participants in 2 sessions.

Still life is a valuable exercise in observation drawing to develop skills in accuracy and perception.

Life drawing is also an  important skill to develop . Observation and accuracy being the focus. Body proportions and perspective being considered.

We will use a variety of of drawing mediums and techniques to encourage individual response to the theme. Also ,through building up through the stages of a drawing will help to develop confidence in students ability. This course can include help and support with school projects.
 Age 8+  £25

Arts Award with Julie Turner  Wednesday 30th October.

This  [DROP -IN DAY OR STUDIO SPACE DAY ]day is dedicated for existing ARTS AWARD students to come and work with Adviser Julie Turner  to discuss and work on their projects.
Students working all day in studio £10 

Vouchers currently available for :

Course Content Name Cost

Pottery Throwing Half day solo tuition on a pottery wheel. Des Alner
Portrait Caricature Have your caricature / portrait drawn Peter Rush
Stone Carving Contact us with your enquiry Pippa Unwin
Wire Sculpture Contact us with your enquiry Pauline Dawkins

More information on Course Tutors can be found on the 'Artists' page.





All courses will take place at :

Higher Green Farm, Twyford, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 0JF

Telephone 01747 812593

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