Summer Holiday Schedule 2021

All Artworks holiday workshops are taught by myself, Andrea Farndon, with the exception of the Street Art workshop, which is taught by my son. I am a fully qualified teacher with over 20 years experience (and my son is a qualified illustrator and has been running workshops here at Artworks for many years).

Classes are no larger than 16 students and classes larger than 10 pupils will have an assistant teacher present. All workshops take place in my lovely studio on Stonepitts Farm. Classes are from 10am-4pm. For details of age range and cost please see the description below the table.

Child's watercolour painting
Children's face painting workshop
Child's wax painting

Summer 26 July - 13 Aug

Mon 26 Jul

Two Day Pottery: Modelling and Pot Making


Tues 27 Jul

Two Day Pottery: Modelling and Pot Making (day two)


Wed 28 Jul

Pottery: Monster Pots


Thurs 29 Jul

Pottery: Fairy Houses


Fri 30 Jul

Spray painting street art (primary students)


Mon 2 Aug

Advanced spray painting street art (secondary students)


Tues 3 Aug

Two Day Textiles: Silk Painting, Batik & Tie Dying


Wed 4 Aug

Two Day Textiles: Silk Painting, Batik & Tie Dying (day two)


Thurs 5 Aug

Painting: Natures Patterns


Fri 6 Aug

Pottery: Coral Reef Pots


Mon 9 Aug

Tues 10 Aug

Mosaics: Mirror Magic


Wed 11 Aug

Art & Craft: Greetings Cards


Thurs 12 Aug

Pottery: Gargoyles


Fri 13 Aug

(Teenagers Day) Arty and Crafty


To reserve a place on any of these courses, or if you have any further questions, please email:


andrea@andreafarndonsartworks.co.uk

Workshop Descriptions

Two Day Pottery: Modelling and Pot Making £135 (includes 2 days plus glazing session)

Mon 26 > Tues 27 July | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 14

The beauty of a two day workshop is it allows us to try out techniques and methods which would be too difficult in a single day; work can dry a little overnight giving it strength to build on in the second day. In this workshop students will be given the chance to model fabulous wall plaques from their imagination [think flying pigs!], pierced work to create beautiful lanterns, and bowls with a Japanese twist.

There will be a glaze session on Sunday the 5th September when students can return to glaze their own work. If they are unable to attend the glaze session I will happily glaze their work for them to the [single] colour of their choice. If they attend themselves they can choose as many colours as they wish from my extensive range.

Pottery Course

Pottery workshop: Monster Pots £68 (includes 1 day workshop plus glazing session)

Wed 28 July | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 14

In this pottery workshops students will design and create their own individual monster pots. They will be encouraged to include both the functional element of a vessel with the decorative elements of their very own beast, be it furry or fangs. They will be shown techniques to achieve a variety of effects and encouraged to let their imaginations run wild.

There will be a glaze session on Sunday the 5th September when students can return to glaze their own work. If they are unable to attend the glaze session I will happily glaze their work for them to the [single] colour of their choice. If they attend themselves they can choose as many colours as they wish from my extensive range.

Pottery workshop: Fairy House Lanterns £68 (includes 1 day workshop plus glazing session)

Thurs 29 July | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 14

Well who can resist it? The students will be designing and making their own individual fairy houses incorporating whatever whimsey they desire from creeping ivy to magical toadstools and dancing dragonflies. They will be supplied with a battery t-light for safety and when lit up, will add a little magic to your lives.

There will be a glaze session on Sunday the 5th September when students can return to glaze their own work. If they are unable to attend the glaze session I will happily glaze their work for them to the [single] colour of their choice. If they attend themselves they can choose as many colours as they wish from my extensive range.

Spray Painting Street Art £65

Fri 30 July | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 11

This is an extremely popular workshop and so this year we have decided to offer it at two different age ranges, this first day for a younger audience, repeated on the 9th of August for secondary aged students. My son Leroy is a fully qualified illustrator and practicing mural artist. In this workshop he will teach students the techniques they need to produce stencils, including layered stencils to create added detail. They will work collaboratively to produce a mural which will be on display for a minimum of a year. They will also learn how to use spray paints freehand to create a background layer for the mural. Students will also be advised on safe and legal practice when producing graffiti art.

Advanced Spray Painting Street art £65

Mon 2 Aug | 10 - 4pm | Ages 11 - 16

This is the second of the graffiti art workshops, open only to older children [secondary school pupils]. My son Leroy is a fully qualified illustrator and practicing mural artist. In this workshop he will teach students the techniques they need to produce stencils including multiple stencils to create added details. They will work collaboratively to produce a mural which will be on display for a minimum of a year. They will also learn how to use spray paints freehand to create a background layer for the mural. Students will also be advised on safe and legal practice when producing graffiti art.

Two Day Textiles. Silk Painting, Batik & Tie Dying: Colours of the Rainbow £130

Tues 3 > Wed 4 Aug | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 14

Another two day workshop, again allowing us to push the boundaries that little bit further. The students will be given a pretty free rein on their design ideas, but will be taught the techniques necessary to create a multi layered batik wall hanging with the wonderful crackle effect associated with traditional Indonesian batik. We will also produce a silk painting incorporating the beautiful blending washes and bright colours that are so effective in this media. As an additional bit of fun, students will be given the opportunity to tie-dye their own T shirts [T shirts not supplied].

Painting: Colours of Nature £65

Thurs 5 Aug | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 14

In this workshop we will experiment with a variety of painting and mono-printing techniques using leaf shapes and patterns. After evaluating the results we have achieved we will then design an elongated composition to be created on canvas using acrylic paints. Students will be taught how to create an interesting and balanced composition and will be encouraged to evaluate and improve their work. Although work will be ready to take home at the end of the day, it will need to be transported with extreme care as some areas of the painting may still be wet.

Pottery workshop: Coral Reef Pots £68

Fri 6 Aug | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 14

In this pottery workshop we will create cylindrical pots with modelled relief designs based on scenes from a coral reef world. Students will be shown how to create a variety of textured effects including extruding and modelling to mimic the rich textures of coral reefs. We will then add details based on larger sea creatures such as sharks and turtles. We will be working with terracotta clay which has a beautiful natural colour. I will add oxides and a clear glaze to add depth to the textures the students have achieved.

Mosaics: Marvellous Mirrors £68

Tues 10 Aug | 10 - 4pm | Ages 8 - 14

In this workshop students will design and make their own mirror with a fabulously decorated frame composed of mosaic tesserae. The brightly coloured tiles can be cut and shaped by the students. We will also be using woodworking tools to make an edging trim to the frame. When the mosaic mirror is finished it will need to dry overnight before I grout it for them. It can be collected on Thursday or Friday.

Art and Craft: Greetings Cards £65

Wed 11 Aug | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 14

This workshop is a real bargain; save yourself a fortune in birthday cards for the rest of the year! We will be using a variety of techniques including collage, printing and textiles to create a wide range of individually hand made greetings cards, each one an individual work of art. The emphasis will be on designing and crafting their work to a high standard with an excellent finish. Some of the work may not be dry enough to take home with you, in which case you can return to collect or we will be happy to post it on to you when it's dry.

Pottery workshop: Gargoyles £68

Thurs 12 Aug | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 14

A return to an old favourite, in this workshop students will design and make their own gargoyles. We will be pulling our inspiration from gargoyles that guard the spires of our ancient architecture. Students can choose to go scary, funny or just plain daft. We will be working in rich terracotta clay which ages beautifully if hung up in your garden. No need for glazes, this work will be ready for collection at the beginning of September after it has been bisque fired.

Teenagers Day: Arty and Crafty £68

Fri 13 Aug | 10 - 4pm | Ages 11 - 16

A workshop in which we will embrace the joy of making stuff. So much art teaching for teenagers is all about achieving great exam results. In this workshop we will be throwing that out of the window. There will be a wide range of activities for the students to choose from. They can decorate a box to store their treasures, or use collage and decoupage to create a very personal picture frame, or maybe they would prefer to create a mini mosaic. Free play for big kids!. And you won't even have to worry about whether they clear up after themselves!


Reserve your place now by emailing:


andrea@andreafarndonsartworks.co.uk