Springtime Events

As winter draws to an end, the days get longer, springtime approaches and here at Old Bank Studios activity starts to pick up. There are plenty of exciting events lined up and plans are well under way to add lots more as the year goes on.

Recentlyflowers there has been an out burst of creativity in the Textile Studio with the ever inventive Alex Waylett. Students produced some beautiful fantasy flowers using a variety of effects and techniques. Alex’s workshops are proving extremely popular, so look out for more exciting days throughout the year.

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New to the Old Bank for 2015 is watercolour artist Andrew Geeson.

If like so many of us, you are constrained in your painting and feel the need to loosen up, this video of Andrew at work might well inspire you. Click Image to View
If this Wet on Wet work wets your appetite why not join us on Saturday 14th March for a whole day of experimenting and letting the paint do the work.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlso new and not to be missed is the wonderful Claire Leggett. With a background in Art, Textiles and Wallpaper design, Claire’s work is deliciously decorative. “All Things Bright and Beautiful” truly sums up this full day Mixed Media workshop. You can indulge yourself in this day of pattern and colour on Saturday 18th April and let your inner designer go wild. All our whole day workshops are fully catered, however I think there could be a strong emphasis on high tea and fancies for this particular event.

Springtime wouldn’t be complete without Easter Bunnies, Fluffy Fledglings and Cuddly Critters. On Saturday 28th March our felting friend, Rosie, will be running a full day workshop which promises to be really relaxed and a lot of fun. So whether you have never felted before or are already a practitioner in need of some new ideas, you can join in this very social day. What you make is entirely up to you and there will be plenty of guidance from Rosie. 

We will be using the needle felting technique which involves working with roving, or strands of wool fleece. Using special barbed felting needles, the wool is pierced, along with manual compression, to create the interlocking or matting together of the wool fibres. In this fashion the wool can be sculpted into any form and different textures can be achieved.


And finally, the ever popular Charles Evans is back on Saturday 21st March, sharing his tips and techniques for successful watercolours; as only he can! But hurry, there are only 3 spaces remaining.

We hope to see you very soon.

Bev Caleno

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