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Wednesday 8th May  9.30am - 12.30pm

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Saturday 11th May 1.30pm - 4.30pm

£40 per person includes all materials 

Create a fabulous print, just like these in this fun workshop! You will learn how to draw a chicken or bird, how to simplify and exaggerate your drawings to create an impactful image suitable for translating into print.  

By the end of the workshop you will have learnt the basic principles of press printing and produced 2 x A2 prints that you will finish by hand with coloured ink and paint.

ABOUT SABINA

Sabina is a fully-qualified art teacher. The bulk of her teaching experience before having her own children was in secondary school and 6th form college, where she taught Art and Design, Fine Art, Graphics and Textiles. These days, Sabina teaches younger children (age 7 to 12) face to face locally and she also teaches online. In addition to teaching, Sabina is a practising illustrator. You can see examples of her own work on her instagram page here https://www.instagram.com/sabina_townshend/

Contact Sabina on sabinatownshend@googlemail.com to book your place!

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Wednesday 15th and Wednesday 22nd May

9.30am - 11.30am

£60 per person for the two workshops, includes all materials 
Lino cut is great fun to do and with inspiration and guidance from Sabina, I can't wait to see what gets created! You'll learn the basic principles of lino cut printing and all about the materials and equipment that is used. By the end of the workshops, you'll have created a set of A6 prints on paper to take home with you.

Contact Sabina on sabinatownshend@googlemail.com to book your place!
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Penny Sanderson’s friendly, relaxed classes run weekly, choose from Tuesday or Friday mornings from 9.30am to 12.30pm during term time.

A taster class in Botanical Painting, as a one-off, it's a lovely way to spend the morning doing something creative and a great way to try it before signing up for the weekly classes. 

Please get in touch with Penny on pennysanderson03@gmail.com for upcoming dates, more info and to book.

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Friday 17th May

7.00 - 9.00pm

£30 per person includes all materials 

This month we'll be painting a special Hassocks landmark, Oldland Mill! 

A step-by-step fun workshop for anyone who would like to have a go at painting on canvas with acrylics. No need to feel nervous! Beginners find these classes a great place to just have a go and are so often thrilled by their first attempt. Fancy trying out your creative skills without the need to buy paints, brushes etc, without having to find a space to get messy in, and without having to clean up afterwards?! Enjoy a complementary glass or two of Prosecco and socialise in this small group (max 10 people).

Link to book tickets

Painting on Canvas - 17 May 7-9pm | De La Vision

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Thursday 23rd May 10am to 12.30pm

Drawing and painting art classes with local artist Duncan Allan, perfect to immerse yourself in your work and to share ideas, and after you can take home your new work of art.
Everyone is welcome, from first-time to experienced artists.
Enjoy the creative process, no expectations, just gentle guidance, encouragement, and opportunities to develop style and technique; play with textures, mix colours, practise techniques, or have fun experimenting.
Materials, paints, paper, brushes, pencils, crayons etc are included in the fee, giving the freedom to use a favourite medium or try something new!
 
Thursday 23rd May, 10am-12.30pm
Book your place, £20:
or in person here at De La Casa (cash payment only)
F & IG: @DuncanAllanArt
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 Thursday 23rd May

7.00 - 9.00pm

£39 per person (£33 for members) includes all materials 

If you love trying new crafts, this is for you! Passionate about getting creative and all sorts of crafts, Caroline has set up the Creative Escape! 
Join Caroline for her next social, this time it's a candle workshop. Over a complementary drink and some chats you'll get to practice different painting techniques, mix up colours and design two candles.
For further information and to book:
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Friday 31st May from 2 - 4pm

This Art for Wellbeing Workshop is designed specifically for girls aged 11-15!
A transformative experience that blends creativity, confidence-building, and self-expression. Led by Ellen, who is a former primary teacher and certified holistic life coach, our small-group sessions (limited to 8 participants) provide a safe and nurturing space for your child to explore the joy of art.
Through a delightful combination of watercolours and line drawings, each participant will craft a unique masterpiece, fostering a sense of individuality and boosting self-esteem. This workshop goes beyond artistic expression, encouraging girls to embrace their creativity as a tool for personal growth and increased confidence.
Ensuring a safe and secure environment for your child is vital and Ellen has a Full DBS Check. This is a space for self-discovery and empowerment through the joyful process of creating art.
All materials are provided.
Light refreshments provided.
£20
To book, contact Ellen on ej.lifecoaching1@gmail.com
or pop in store, cash payments can be passed on to Ellen.
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Saturday 25th May from 2 - 4pm

Join Ellen at this Art for Wellbeing Workshop! This workshop is relaxing and creative. We will incorporate a mixture of abstract watercolours and nature-inspired line drawings in order to create a piece of art that is truly unique to you. It is all about enjoying the process and embracing the moment, exploring colour and shapes to create something that feels good to you.
Fantastic for beginners, you will be guided and encouraged to let your creativity flow.
Complimentary refreshments.
£35
To book, contact Ellen on ej.lifecoaching1@gmail.com
or pop in store, cash payments can be passed on to Ellen.
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Thursdays from 4.30 to 5.30pm - term-time

Starting June 6th

Is your child passionate about books? Do they crave the thrill of diving into a captivating story?

 Led by Frances, a distinguished educator with over 20 years of expertise, they'll explore a key text, delving into its language and themes while reading together as a group. With engaging activities, equipping your child with a thorough understanding of the focused book and fostering a love of reading.

£15 per session - a copy of the focused book, for your child to keep, is included in each half-term block booking

Contact thereaderleader1@gmail.com to find out more & book

(limited places available)

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PAST WORKSHOPS

 

LINKS TO BOOK

Manga&Anime Children's Drawing Workshop - DannyKingtonArt

Manga&Anime Teens’ Drawing Workshop - DannyKingtonArt

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WEDNESDAY 27th March 6pm - 8pm

SOLD OUT

An evening of painting with Penny Sanderson, rather than Botanicals, this time Penny will be doing Landscapes. All materials will be provided along with step by step guidance.

Please get in touch with Penny on pennysanderson03@gmail.com for more info or to book.

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Wednesday 20th March 11am - 1.00pm

Come along, bring a friend or buy as a gift for your Mum for Mother’s Day & have a fun, creative time learning how to make & decorate your own cherry blossom or summer fruit tree tealight holder plus a small floral window hanger.
This is a beginners workshop so no experience necessary and templates are used so you don’t even have to be artistic!!
Bernie will be on hand throughout giving expert advice and after a demonstration, you will have a template to paint the tree with specialist glass paints & a special mix of crushed glass to give a perfect blossom or fruit tree effect. You'll then make a mini floral hanger using paints & glass dots.
Your pieces will then be taken to Bernie's workshop where they will be kiln fired, attached to a tealight holder and returned to De La Casa around two weeks later.
£35 per person, includes all materials and battery tealight.
Head to Bernie's website for more details, terms & conditions and booking.
https://www.berniesglasscreations.co.uk/product-page/make-your-own-fused-glass-seasonal-tree-tealight-holder-mini-floral-hanger
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Saturday 16th March 11am - 1.00pm

Join Sarah for a fun and creative ceramic workshop using plant cuttings, fabrics and letter stamps to make your own personalised pottery. During the workshop you will make 4 decorations or coasters/tiles of your choice and a trinket dish using various plants and fabrics to imprint patterns into the clay. Once the pottery is made, we'll look at some painting, decorating techniques and you will decorate a trinket dish, that Sarah has already made and fired in the kiln.
Sarah will then take your pottery away, dry it, fire it and glaze it, to your specifications and you'll be able to collect it from De La Casa approximately 3 weeks later.
This is a great and fun workshop, even if you don't feel particularly creative, you'll be shown some fantastic techniques for making your pottery. 

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Saturday 9th March 10am - 12pm

Looking to do something special for Mother’s Day? Join us for a special 2.5 hour workshop where Sarah of ‘Sarita Prints Joy’ will lead you through the joyful art of woodblock printing. Whether you come solo or with a friend or your daughter, create lasting memories while each hand printing your own design onto a square cushion cover. Unleash your creativity and take home a personalised item for your home that reflects your style and personality. Sarah has a selection of over 100 beautifully hand carved Indian woodblocks to choose from and a vibrant range of colours to print with.
Ticket individual £35Duo ticket for ‘Mum & me’ 2 people for £65Includes one 50x50cm cushion cover and  all printing materials.
Complementary refreshments!

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