Here at Loudwater we’re aiming to steadily build a number of regular creative groups that you can be a part of. Whether you’re a beginner, or looking for a space to work, why not come and join us for some time relaxing with creative fun. Most groups run on a fortnightly basis so please contact us to check dates and book. If you’re a teacher looking for somewhere to provide a regular activity please get in touch we’d love to hear from you.
Pottery for All 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 10.30am-12.30pm 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 1.30-3.30pm £5.00pp (plus firing costs)
Always loved the idea of creating things from clay but not sure where to start; or have some experience but need somewhere to work and a kiln to fire your work? Come and join us at Loudwater. We’ll teach you from the basics up including slab; coil; press moulds; glaze and more. There’s lots of fun to be had getting your hands dirty with clay. Please call us to check dates and availability.
Sewing for Pleasure
2nd & 4th Fridays each month, 10.30am – 1.30pm (starting 10 May 2019) £15.00pp
Want to sew your own clothes, or simply want to get to grips with that sewing machine that’s gathering dust in the corner? Join us on the second and fourth Fridays of the month and loose yourself in sewing. It’s all very relaxed and informal as Karen guides us through how to get the best out of your machine whilst making something beautiful to take home. We have machines you can use, or please feel free to bring your own machine. Places are limited so please book to avoid disappointment.
Natural History Illustration with Katy Alston Every 3 weeks on Thursdays, Midday-3.00pm – £12.00pp (starting 14 March)
Have fun learning about drawing and painting the natural world! With tuition from Katy a qualified teacher and freelance illustrator, you will enjoy exploring the subject in a supportive and friendly environment.
Bring your own materials, pencils or paints, work at your own pace, experiment with techniques and gain new skills. We will learn about drawing, mixing and using watercolour, composing an image from a number of drawings, stretching paper, scientific illustration skills and imaginative image making.
Suitable for beginners and improvers. Booking essential, book for either a single session to see how you get on, or book for a number of sessions, the choice is yours.
Learn to Crochet First Friday each month 10.30am-1.30pm £15.00pp
Complete beginner, or know a few stitches but then get completely lost? Together we’ll look at getting started with crochet. You’ll learn a few of the basic stitches to get you started on granny squares for your own blanket and we’ll take some of the mystery out of patterns and all those abbreviations. We’ll give you all the help you need to get you crocheting with confidence. Includes all materials and a hook to help you continue at home. Booking essential.
Keep on Crocheting First Friday of the Month 10.30am-12.30pm £5.00pp
Know the basics to create Granny Squares but want to do more? Join us on the first Friday of the month as we keep building your crochet skills. Each session we’ll learn at least one new stitch, and look at creating scarves, toys and more to completely take the mystery out of those crochet patterns. These are fun sessions to help everyone build their skills and confidence in crochet whilst enjoying the company of others. All materials provided. Booking essential.