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Looking for a new

experience this Spring?         


Gloucester Arts and Crafts invite you to join our



Saturday  6th April 2019

10am - 4pm


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Have you ever wanted to make beautiful jewellery or wish to refresh your beading skills? This one day course will begin with an introduction into the materials involved and an explanation of the vertical netting stitch to make a simple but elegant bracelet embellished with fire polished crystals or pearls. Once you have mastered the vertical netting stitch you can use this technique with different sized or shaped beads to stunning effect- the possibilities are endless! This course is suitable for all abilities. All tools and equipment will be provided but there will be a charge for materials.


Jenny Hodgett has years of experience teaching crafts to a wide age group both in the UK and overseas. She specialises in beading but regularly teaches a variety of crafts to groups locally in Gloucestershire. Her work is displayed and sold at various craft shows around the county. 

Silk Painting 


Come and try your hand at the ancient art of painting on silk. Learn how to use a resist to stop the silk paint flowing, use salt to create brilliant bursts of texture and overlay the fluid paints to create a rainbow of gorgeous colours.

There is nothing like watching the silk paints flowing as far as they can, it is totally absorbing and very therapeutic!

Suitable for all abilities- please bring a hairdryer if you have one. All equipment and      materials will be provided at a small additional charge of approx.. £2 pp.



Jackie Cox became a freelance artist in 1984 and since then has had many successful exhibitions in the UK, Germany and the USA. As well as regular local art classes, she also does demonstrations and workshops, both here and abroad.


“Rub It Out”  Charcoal and Chalk Drawing   

This workshop teaches you an easy and effective technique to produce fine drawings.  Using the classical medium of charcoal and chalk, your drawings will appear as you rub out, resulting in pictures rich in tone and highlights. It's inexpensive too - just bring yourself, in an apron or old clothes - all the materials will be supplied for just £3.00 per head


Kate Smith studied at Goldsmith's College in London for 4 years. She is a qualified tutor in further education (FENTO) as well as having a PGCE (secondary art) qualification. Kate works as a freelance artist and runs several weekly art courses across the county.

Tel:( 01452) 840189  / Mob: 07970242808       


Encaustic wax art

This is a fascinating method of creating instant pictures using coloured wax and an iron. Students will be shown several techniques to get started and then will work on abstracts, seascapes, fantasy castles—the possibilities are endless. Encaustic art is fabulous for beginners and for those who do not consider themselves artistic, because the results are instant and vibrant. I will demonstrate every step and by the end of the day you will have produced several wax paintings. These can be framed or made into greeting cards. All tools will be provided with a cover charge of £5 to cover materials.


Gill Webb, a retired teacher has spent all her life following various crafts. Gill regularly sells at craft markets and also enjoys Pyrography, Fused Glass, Knitting, Pottery, Macrame, Sewing and will have a go at most crafts. She is currently chairman of GACG.

We are a non profit making organisation with charitable status, ( Reg Charity No 1069039). Because of this our overheads are low and we can offer courses at a much reduced rate, although the quality of what we offer is exceptionally high. The organisation is carried out by volunteers, who do it to give others the chance of enjoying arts and crafts. All courses are taught by experienced tutors, artists in their own right. Classes are open to adults.  Why not give a course as a gift?


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