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

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

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

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

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

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.

Life Drawing with Oliver Lovley

11th 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.

Traditional Living Wreath with Botanic Blooms

15th December -
10:30am to 1:30pm

Create a beuatiful traditional living wreath in time for Chirstmas. Elaenor from Botanic Blooms with show you how to design and create your wreath which when looked after will last the whole season and can be reused. Using locally foraged materials and succulents, design a lovely piece you can take home that day.

Workshops last up to three hours so bring a friend and have a relaxing morning before the hectic festive season is in full swing.

Three Rings In A Day with Alys Power

26th January -
10:30am to 4:30pm

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

Who is this class suitable for? Beginners to intermediate makers

What will I make? You will make at least three solid silver rings.

What will I learn? You will learn to measure and cut a length of silver wire accurately and to use a hand held torch to solder a neat join. You'll be shown how to shape, texture and polish to create three rings to be worn together or seperately.

What is included? Your class fee includes enough silver to create three rings with extra available to purchase on the day if you want to make more.

Layered Silver Pendants with Alys Power

16th February -
10:30am to 4:30pm

Who is this class suitable for? Beginners to intermediate makers

What will I make? You will make a sterling silver necklace made up of different handmade elements. You can choose to work to one of my design sheets or to come up with your own design. Each necklace will be unique as you select and layer your own design.

What will I learn? You will experiment with different design ideas and come up with a uniques design to suit you. You'll learn to cut and shape metal and add texture using a rolling mill, hammers and stamps. You'll learn how to form metal using doming blocks and how to create solid and open forms. We'll use hand torches to solder pieces together. We will explore different metal finishes including polishing, oxidising and matt finishes.

What is included? Your class fee includes enough silver to create a necklace. Each student will have a sheet of silver measuring 3 x 4cm, a 16" or 18" chain and  assorted wire and findings to complete the necklace. Extra silver will be available to purchase on the day if required.

Wax Carving with Loree Bologna Two Day workshop

23rd February -
10:30am to 4:30pm

Join Loree on this wonderful two-part workshop into wax carving. You will need to attend both sessions to finish your piece/s of jewellery so must be available on Saturday 23rd February and Saturday 9th March, or Saturday 7th September and Saturday 21st September.

In this introductory course you will learn some of the basic wax carving skill, which will allow you to design and make at least one piece of jewellery.

You will learn how to carve, file shape and texture a piece of wax which will then be cast into the metal of your choice. There will be an additional cost for your chosen cast metal, which will be based on the weight of your piece so please take this into consideration (charges for casting will be at trade value).

The waxes will then be sent off to be cast and on the second part of the class you will learn how to finish the raw casting into a beautiful unique creation. Cake and refreshments served but please bring your own lunch.

£150 per person inclusive of both days.

For more information or to book please use the link or email info@loreebologna.com

 

Spring Jewellery School AM

27th February -
10:30am to 1:00pm

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

This is a six week class in all things jewellery. Suitable for beginners up to more experienced makers. We'll cover all the basics of silver smithing and an introduction to jewellers tools and techniques to allow you to create your own pieces of jewellery and metal work. Working in a fully equipped jewellery studio you can try your hand at sawing, drilling, hammering, texturing, enamelling, torch soldering and fusing, finishing, polishing and more. Learn new skills or bring along your own projects to work on. Alys will be on hand to demonstrate techniques, guide and advise you.

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