Holiday Workshops

Most courses are single day workshops in which students will be taught the skills necessary to produce their own personal artwork.

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

All workshops will be taught by myself, Andrea Farndon, except for the Crazy Cartoons workshop which will be taught by my son Leroy (however I will be present as his assistant). I am a qualified teacher with over 20 years of experience. I initially trained in 3D Design, specialising in ceramics. Leroy holds a BA hons in graphic design and illustration and has been running his own workshops as part of the Artworks summer schedule for several years now. Classes larger than 10 children will have an additional adult present and no class will be larger than 16. All workshops take place at my studio on Stonepitts Farm, Seal Chart.

Workshop Schedule

Mon 12 Aug

Pottery; money banks


Tues 13 Aug

Pottery; fairy house lanterns


Wed 14 Aug

Pottery; fantasy folk


Thurs 15 Aug

Pottery; Green Man


Fri 16 Aug

Rock painting


Mon 19 Aug

Textile art; tie dying, batik flags, fabric painting PART ONE


Tues 20 Aug

Textile art; tie dying, batik flags, fabric painting PART TWO


Wed 21 Aug

Plaster casting


Thurs 22 Aug

Drawing skills; still life drawing


Fri 23 Aug

Crazy cartoons


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

andrea@andreafarndonsartworks.co.uk

Workshop Descriptions

Pottery workshop; Money Banks £63

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

In this pottery workshop students will use moulds to create a spherical shape and then will use their imaginations to create their very own original money banks; from pigs to planets, elephants to egg heads. The only limits are their imaginations. On completion work will need to be dried out before it can be fired and glazed. Students may return to glaze their work on Saturday 14th September or can leave me instructions and I will glaze for them [but I can only glaze one colour all over, if they glaze themselves they can use multiple colours]. Work will be ready for collection from 18th September and I will email you to let you know arrangements.

Pottery Course

Pottery workshop; Fairy House Lanterns £63

Tues 13 Aug | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 14

I first ran this workshop a couple of years ago and it was very popular. We will design and make fairy houses which are hollow to accommodate a candle [or you could adapt for an electrical fitting yourselves]. On completion work will need to be dried out before it can be fired and glazed. Students may return to glaze their work on Saturday 14th September or can leave me instructions and I will glaze for them [but I can only glaze one colour all over, if they glaze themselves they can use multiple colours]. Work will be ready for collection from 18th September and I will email you to let you know arrangements.


Pottery workshop; Fantasy Folk £63

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

Who can resist a workshop in which you are free to design and make your best [or worst!] fantasy figures. I am expecting trolls and mermaids, pixies and goblins. The only proviso is their creations must be based on the human form [loosely; two arm, two legs, not animals]. We will be working in terracotta clay which does not need glazing but if students would like to join in the glaze day on the 14th September they will be very welcome. On completion work will need to be dried out before it can be fired. Unglazed work will be ready for collection from 9th September and I will email you to let you know arrangements.


Pottery workshop; Green Man £63

Thurs 15 Aug | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 14

A new workshop this year; we will look at traditional depictions of The Green Man before designing and making our own versions of this classic garden ornament. We will work in terracotta clay and finished work will be ready to hang in pride of place in your gardens. Terracotta clay is not strictly speaking frost proof, but if you display in a reasonably sheltered area [not under a dripping gutter] it should last for years and weathers in beautifully. Work will need to dry out before it can be fired and will therefore be ready for collection from 9th September. I will email you to let you know arrangements.


Rock Painting £60

Fri 16 Aug | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 14

A fun filled day, we will produce a collection of delightful rock art. Students will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of designs from bugs to patterns inspired by Indian art. We will use acrylic paints to create a canvas on which to realise our designs using professional quality paint pens. Work will be ready to take home at the end of the day.


Textile workshop; Tie Dying, Fantastic Flags in Batik, Fabric painting £120

Mon 19 & Tues 20 Aug | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 14

On this two day workshop students will get the opportunity to produce designs using methods which are not achievable in a single day. We will be tye dying t-shirts using a two colour method [t-shirt to be brought from home], designing and making flags using the dipped batik method and creating wall hangings using painting fabric techniques. Work will be ready to take home at the end of the workshop

Textile Course

Plaster Casting £60

Wed 21 Aug | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 14

This is a very exciting workshop. We will create designs from imprints in clay using plants and seed heads gathered on the farm. These will then be cast into plaster to create a positive relief which will then be painted using subtl watercolour paints. We will also create monster designs using man-made objects which will be cast using the same method. Work will be completed and ready to take home on the day.


Drawing workshop; Still Life drawing £60

Thurs 22 Aug | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 14

In this workshop we will look at the work of modern artists specialising in still life drawing and paintings. I will be focusing on developing students’ drawing and painting skills. We will mimic the work of Cezanne when creating our own still life paintings from observed arrangements. We will be working in acrylic paints, charcoal and pencil. Work will be complete and ready to take home at the end of the day.


Crazy Cartoons £60

Fri 23 Aug | 10 - 4pm | Ages 7 - 14

Students will be shown how to develop characters in a variety of different cartoon drawings on different themes. They will then develop their favourite character into a paper cut out with movable features. This will be used to produce a short looping animation [gif] which will be forwarded to you via email after the workshop and can be shared in your own emails.


Reserve your place now by emailing:

andrea@andreafarndonsartworks.co.uk