Workshops

All of our wonderful workshops are held in the space below the gallery with only stair access.
Each one is designed for ages 18+ unless otherwise stated.
Tea and cake will be served on all of our workshops, so let us know of any dietary requirements.
You can book here, in the gallery, or by phone on 0115 837 5570.
No refunds within one month of chosen workshop start date. Should there not be minimum numbers for workshops to run within two weeks full refunds will be given and students notified.

For wedding ring workshops please click here.

Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley

23rd October -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley at Focus Gallery

Exercise your drawing or start as you mean to go on studying the human figure with Oliver Lovley BA Hons, SGFA in the comfortable surroundings of the downstairs gallery space at Focus Gallery in Nottingham. At each session you can choose to receive individual guidance from Oliver regarding mark-making, observational drawing, composition and other practical aspects of drawing. The drop-in style sessions will be designed to develop your individual artistic interests and allow you to grow as an expressive artist at your own pace.

2½ hour 'drop-in' session from 6:30pm to 9:00pm every Tuesday evening (arrive whenever you wish during the session)
£13 per person.
Art materials and tuition included. Any drawing ability welcome. A different model each week.
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol or soft drinks.

Parking outside the gallery on Derby Road from 6:00pm for about £2. The Gallery is directly opposite the excellent Hand and Heart pub on Derby Road.

Fold Formed Jewellery with Helen Domleo

27th October -
10:30am to 4:30pm

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those wanting to learn a new skill.

Charles Lewton-Brain invented fold forming and it completely revolutionized the way you could make unique, organic, textured, 3D jewellery with basic tools. On this course you will learn how to fold, hammer, anneal and finally open up your pieces to reveal unique sculptural designs.

You will begin by learning some basic fold forming techniques before moving onto more complex processes using not only hammers but also a rolling mill. We will explore single folds first before progressing onto multiple folds. You will go away with a good knowledge of several different fold forming techniques.
All tools and copper will be provided for you to master this technique, silver will be available at cost if you wish to make your designs in silver.

Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley

30th October -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley at Focus Gallery

Exercise your drawing or start as you mean to go on studying the human figure with Oliver Lovley BA Hons, SGFA in the comfortable surroundings of the downstairs gallery space at Focus Gallery in Nottingham. At each session you can choose to receive individual guidance from Oliver regarding mark-making, observational drawing, composition and other practical aspects of drawing. The drop-in style sessions will be designed to develop your individual artistic interests and allow you to grow as an expressive artist at your own pace.

2½ hour 'drop-in' session from 6:30pm to 9:00pm every Tuesday evening (arrive whenever you wish during the session)
£13 per person.
Art materials and tuition included. Any drawing ability welcome. A different model each week.
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol or soft drinks.

Parking outside the gallery on Derby Road from 6:00pm for about £2. The Gallery is directly opposite the excellent Hand and Heart pub on Derby Road.

Electroforming with Hayley Priestley

3rd November -
10:30am to 4:30pm

***New Date Added***

Electroforming is the process of creating a metal layer of a desired thickness onto the surface of otherwise organic items. On this introductory day, we will discuss the chemical process and safety of electroforming, set up the electroplating system, before preparing various items to proceed with electroforming (with copper) to a suitable standard.

Various interesting items will be provided for the purpose of electroforming, however, you are invited to bring along small items of memorabilia with you, such as a child’s dummy or first shoe, a tooth, a favourite flower (which should be pre-dried). We will aim to create jewellery with suitable items so that you have something wearable at the end of the day.

Materials included in cost. Refreshments provided. Please bring your own lunch.

£80 per person

To book please email Hayley on hayleypriestleyjeweller@gmail.com

Chinese Brush Painting with Stephanie Morris

3rd November -
10:30am to 4:30pm

Have you ever wanted to try Chinese brush painting before? This workshop is suitable for all levels and abilities so come and enjoy a relaxing day using traditional Chinese art materials (provided) to create a painting in beautiful Chinese papers or card.

Following dates:

Sat 3rd November 2018 10.30-4.30
Sat 2nd March 2019 10.30-4.30
Sat 20th July 2019 10.30-4.30
Sat 9th Nov 201910.30-4.30 

For more information or to book please use the book now button, email Stephanie.g.morris32@gmail.com or pop into Focus Gallery.

Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley

6th November -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley at Focus Gallery

Exercise your drawing or start as you mean to go on studying the human figure with Oliver Lovley BA Hons, SGFA in the comfortable surroundings of the downstairs gallery space at Focus Gallery in Nottingham. At each session you can choose to receive individual guidance from Oliver regarding mark-making, observational drawing, composition and other practical aspects of drawing. The drop-in style sessions will be designed to develop your individual artistic interests and allow you to grow as an expressive artist at your own pace.

2½ hour 'drop-in' session from 6:30pm to 9:00pm every Tuesday evening (arrive whenever you wish during the session)
£13 per person.
Art materials and tuition included. Any drawing ability welcome. A different model each week.
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol or soft drinks.

Parking outside the gallery on Derby Road from 6:00pm for about £2. The Gallery is directly opposite the excellent Hand and Heart pub on Derby Road.

Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley

13th November -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley at Focus Gallery

Exercise your drawing or start as you mean to go on studying the human figure with Oliver Lovley BA Hons, SGFA in the comfortable surroundings of the downstairs gallery space at Focus Gallery in Nottingham. At each session you can choose to receive individual guidance from Oliver regarding mark-making, observational drawing, composition and other practical aspects of drawing. The drop-in style sessions will be designed to develop your individual artistic interests and allow you to grow as an expressive artist at your own pace.

2½ hour 'drop-in' session from 6:30pm to 9:00pm every Tuesday evening (arrive whenever you wish during the session)
£13 per person.
Art materials and tuition included. Any drawing ability welcome. A different model each week.
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol or soft drinks.

Parking outside the gallery on Derby Road from 6:00pm for about £2. The Gallery is directly opposite the excellent Hand and Heart pub on Derby Road.

Keum Boo Pendant with Ruth Wiseman

17th November -
10:30am to 4:30pm

Spend a lovely day with Ruth creating something magical using the ancient Korean art of Keum Boo.
Working with a pre-cut shape you will learn the wonderful techniques of applying the Keum Boo method which is the fusing of 24kt gold to silver. You will then be able to texture your piece with various silversmithing tools and rolling mills. After you are happy with the texture you will finish your piece using tools and polishers for a bright or patinated finish.
Price includes materials to create one full pendant. If time allows you may create another (materials will cost extra for second piece).

Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley

20th November -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley at Focus Gallery

Exercise your drawing or start as you mean to go on studying the human figure with Oliver Lovley BA Hons, SGFA in the comfortable surroundings of the downstairs gallery space at Focus Gallery in Nottingham. At each session you can choose to receive individual guidance from Oliver regarding mark-making, observational drawing, composition and other practical aspects of drawing. The drop-in style sessions will be designed to develop your individual artistic interests and allow you to grow as an expressive artist at your own pace.

2½ hour 'drop-in' session from 6:30pm to 9:00pm every Tuesday evening (arrive whenever you wish during the session)
£13 per person.
Art materials and tuition included. Any drawing ability welcome. A different model each week.
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol or soft drinks.

Parking outside the gallery on Derby Road from 6:00pm for about £2. The Gallery is directly opposite the excellent Hand and Heart pub on Derby Road.

Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley

27th November -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley at Focus Gallery

Exercise your drawing or start as you mean to go on studying the human figure with Oliver Lovley BA Hons, SGFA in the comfortable surroundings of the downstairs gallery space at Focus Gallery in Nottingham. At each session you can choose to receive individual guidance from Oliver regarding mark-making, observational drawing, composition and other practical aspects of drawing. The drop-in style sessions will be designed to develop your individual artistic interests and allow you to grow as an expressive artist at your own pace.

2½ hour 'drop-in' session from 6:30pm to 9:00pm every Tuesday evening (arrive whenever you wish during the session)
£13 per person.
Art materials and tuition included. Any drawing ability welcome. A different model each week.
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol or soft drinks.

Parking outside the gallery on Derby Road from 6:00pm for about £2. The Gallery is directly opposite the excellent Hand and Heart pub on Derby Road.

Festive Glass Wreath with Niki Walters

1st December -
10:30am to 12:30pm

Join Niki Walters for a 2 hour workshop where you can make a stunning festive glass wreath and hanging star. In your 2 hours you will learn about the safety of cutting along with the materials used. You will then work on an icy glass wreath with added sparkle and shine! £28 per person and this includes a coffee along with all glass and firing costs.
Limited to 8, so booking is essential.

2 classes available 10.30am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 3.30pm. To book email niki_artist@hotmail.com or info@focusgallerynottingham.com

Festive Glass Wreath with Niki Walters

1st December -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Join Niki Walters for a 2 hour workshop where you can make a stunning festive glass wreath and hanging star. In your 2 hours you will learn about the safety of cutting along with the materials used. You will then work on an icy glass wreath with added sparkle and shine! £28 per person and this includes a coffee along with all glass and firing costs.
Limited to 8, so booking is essential.

2 classes available 10.30am - 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 3.30pm. To book email niki_artist@hotmail.com or info@focusgallerynottingham.com

Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley

4th December -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley at Focus Gallery

Exercise your drawing or start as you mean to go on studying the human figure with Oliver Lovley BA Hons, SGFA in the comfortable surroundings of the downstairs gallery space at Focus Gallery in Nottingham. At each session you can choose to receive individual guidance from Oliver regarding mark-making, observational drawing, composition and other practical aspects of drawing. The drop-in style sessions will be designed to develop your individual artistic interests and allow you to grow as an expressive artist at your own pace.

2½ hour 'drop-in' session from 6:30pm to 9:00pm every Tuesday evening (arrive whenever you wish during the session)
£13 per person.
Art materials and tuition included. Any drawing ability welcome. A different model each week.
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol or soft drinks.

Parking outside the gallery on Derby Road from 6:00pm for about £2. The Gallery is directly opposite the excellent Hand and Heart pub on Derby Road.

Seasonal Glass Gifts with Stevie Davies

8th December -
10:30am to 1:30pm

Suitable for complete beginners as well as those who have already attended a glass fusing workshop with Stevie. Come and explore various techniques to make your very own glass decorations to hang on your tree and colourful jewellery pieces such as pendants and earrings to give as a gift…. if you don’t want to keep them all to yourself!

After being taking through the process of cutting sheet glass safely, we will enjoy layering small pieces of coloured glass with copper elements and Dichroic sparkle. The aim for this workshop will be to create at least 3 items depending on your chosen designs and finishes and the materials for this are included in the course fee. Your work will be taken by Stevie to her studio to be fired, cleaned, finished and delivered back to the Focus Gallery as soon as possible.

Seasonal Glass Gifts with Stevie Davies

8th December -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Suitable for complete beginners as well as those who have already attended a glass fusing workshop with Stevie. Come and explore various techniques to make your very own glass decorations to hang on your tree and colourful jewellery pieces such as pendants and earrings to give as a gift…. if you don’t want to keep them all to yourself!

After being taking through the process of cutting sheet glass safely, we will enjoy layering small pieces of coloured glass with copper elements and Dichroic sparkle. The aim for this workshop will be to create at least 3 items depending on your chosen designs and finishes and the materials for this are included in the course fee. Your work will be taken by Stevie to her studio to be fired, cleaned, finished and delivered back to the Focus Gallery as soon as possible.

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