Based in the beautiful surroundings of the Tudor Castell Farm in Raveningham our workshops are suitable for all abilities with a relaxed approach giving beginners confidence and the depth of knowledge being a useful source for more confident artists to bounce ideas off. Participants should expect to come away from each workshop with fresh ideas as well as a renewed enthusiasm and creative drive.
Currently we have workshops with artist Sarah Cannell but are planning to add a new programme of artists and types of workshops including, sculpture, book making, willow lantern building and environmental art soon.
Scroll down for workshop details and to book a place.
Willow Lantern Making
This workshop is free as it forms part of the preparations for the Creative Odyssey Lantern Parade which will take place at Raveningham on Friday 20th March 2020 and then in Beccles on Saturday 28th March 2020.
Learn how to create a lantern structure using willow and wet strength tissue paper. Perfect for the dark winter evenings with a light inside. The lanterns will be used as part of a lantern parade and all makers are invited to parade their lanterns with us.
Sunday 1st December 2019 10-1pm
More dates for free lantern making workshops at Raveningham to come.
Saturday 16th Nov 2019, 10-3pm, £55. SOLD OUT
Learn the process of cutting and printing a lino ‘key block’ (the main design), by the end of the day you will have produced at least one linoblock and printed a small series of images. The print can be coloured with watercolours, inks, pencils at home when it is thoroughly dry and Sarah will be able to advise on tools and materials to enable participants to continue cutting and printing designs at home without requiring a press. The process involved can be very meditative and working in a small group is often a lovely way to create artwork. Sarah supplies a number of galleries in East Anglia with her popular linoprints and specialises in hand colouring, see examples of her linoprints here.
Landscape Walk, Draw, Paint
Explore the beautiful landscape of South Norfolk and North Suffolk in a one-day workshop with established Painter Sarah Cannell. Free up your drawing skills and learn how to capture the essence of a place through line and bold colour. This workshop focuses on developing drawing skills and finding strong compositions as a starting point. We will use a mix of pencil, pen, ink and acrylic paint on paper. Workshops start with drawing out in the countryside and then returning to the studio in Raveningham to work the drawings up into paintings.
Slow Stitch Journal
Using beautiful antique French linen and a diversity of threads and fragments of beautiful textiles we will create a number of ‘pages’ to produce a tactile stitch journal. The day will be spent creating pages and considering journal construction. The project can then be added to and continued at home for additional days, months or years!
Nature Journal Workshop
You will learn how to make a beautiful simple sketchbook in the morning and then explore the grounds at Raveningham, collecting, studying and drawing a variety of leaves, blossom, twigs and insects. We will be keeping our approach simple with inks and watercolour pencils. A great way to re-ignite your creative spark.
Iceni Horses Workshop
Inspired by the Roman Fort at Burgh Castle and the Iceni history of Norfolk and Suffolk learn how to create an articulated horse from card and then bring it to life with gold leaf. By the end of the session you will have produced at least one and maybe a herd of magical horses.
Handmade Christmas Cracker Workshop
Friday 22nd Nov 2019, 6.30-9.30pm, £55. Book a place.
Friday 13th Dec 2019, 6.30-9.30pm, £55. Book a place.
Embrace the real sprit of the festive season by spending a creative evening with artist Sarah Cannell at the Raveningham Centre making Christmas crackers with a variety of papers and ribbons. Paper hats and bad jokes included! Decorate your home or Christmas tree with the crackers or they make beautiful presents for special friends. Expect good company, mulled wine, mindful creativity.
Brilliant Makers Workshops for Young People
These workshops are suitable for Young People aged 8 – 16. All materials are provided for these morning workshops with artist Sarah Cannell. Groups are limited to 15 children. £10 per person, all materials included, 10-1pm.
Pinch, Coil and Slab Pots
A session spent exploring clay, participants will learn how to make the three basic pot forms (pinch, coil and slab). They can then develop the pots either with surface decoration or additional elements to create nests or goblets. Dates TBC
Inky Insects Sketchbook
Using insects as inspiration we will create drawings using stick and ink to build up a sketchbook and then add colour with pencils and watercolours.
Sunday 1st December 2019 10-1pm. Book a place.
Teas and coffees are included, for all day workshops please bring your own lunch or you can buy lunch in the Ravenous Cafe. All materials are included for every workshop. The venue is, Castell Farm at The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU, there is free parking and the Ravenous Cafe on site is open wed – sun 10-4pm.