Greystoke Cycle Cafe and Tea Garden

Contact Details: Tel: +44 [0] 17684 83984

E-mail: annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk
Occasionally our server hiccups & emails don't get through to us - we always reply - please send your message again if we don't respond within 48 hours . THANK YOU

  

 

 

  Calligraphy weekend  for all abilities with Gaynor Goffe - next class weekend of 18/19th April  2015

  

 

 

Hands On Strip and Build Bike Day with Steve Wood followed by Beginners Bike maintenance 5pm to 7.30pm (for Ladies) Sat 19th July 2014

 

Silver Jewellery & semi precious stones W/end for beginners/ intermediates- next class Sat 8 Sun 9th Nov 2014

 

    

      Gwen Bainbridge Textured porcelain workshop - Vases - next class Wed 24 Sept 14

 

Mosacis weekend for all abilties with Martin Cheek Fri 10th - Sun 12th Oct

 

  

 

  Life Head Sculpture with Fliss Watts - next class Monday 17 Nov 2014 - a few spaces left

       Silver Clay Jewellery  'Inspirations in Nature'  next classes Sat 27 Sept (1space) Sat 1 Nov (4 spaces)

 

Welcome to Quirky Workshops

@ Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden

 

                For all  Art, Textile,  Cookery and Beekeeping workshops please see individual pages in above menu.

All other workshops in variety are detailed on these two main workshop pages

This page also contains 'How to book' & the MAIN table covering all dates, time, prices & availability of all courses

 

 

 

View from the Cycle Cafe Tea Lawn - Greystoke Castle

 

Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden - back lawn

You are warmly invited to enjoy an informal & relaxing day

with others at our 17th Century Cumbrian farmhouse

discovering new skills from experienced artists & professionals

in friendly surroundings.

Our Quirky Workshop Days take place in

our cosy converted barn- with oak floor & open ceiling

- a perfect space to work in ....

or in the garden on warmer summer days.

Cookery Days are held in our farmhouse kitchen.

The view from the back Cycle Cafe Tea Lawn

 

 

Photos of all previous Quirky Workshops in album format - an invaluable insight into a day

ALL the PHOTO ALBUMS

from each day

All our day workshops include a lovely Aga two course lunch,

refreshments & a cream tea.

Lunch is served in our farmhouse kitchen around

one large table or in the garden.

Shorter courses will include refreshments.

We hope you can find some days that appeal.

 

 

Two sets of Opening times for our

Cycle Cafe Tea Garden

We've two sets of opening times- for those arriving on bikes - and others. Please read carefully 

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We have limited parking at the Cycle Café but can offer some spaces in our driveway to those unable to take the 150-350 yd short walk from the village (4 to 8 mins)

 

 

The below table is the definitive guide to our courses and supercedes the 2014 leaflet

This leaflet was printed in early March. Since then there have been several changes and new additions to the programme.

These changes are listed below chronologically as they are made and as they are added to the table they are listed in yellow for easy ID

We hope that vaguely makes sense!

 

Added late June2014

new Silver Jewellery weekend   Sat 2nd Sun 3rd Aug

New extra date for Traditional English Longbow Date Thu 7th Fri 8th August

English Longbow new date moved forward 1 day to Wed 6th Thur 7th August

 

2014 LEAFLET

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Click here to print off new 2014 Course Leaflet with nearly all the courses

 

 

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Watercolour Wildlife Illustration July 2011 at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 The Willow Hares Ladies with Phil Bradley Summer 2011 at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Beginners Artistic Blacksmithing with Adiran Wood  - June 2011 at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Stone Letter Carving 3 day course with Pip Hall   July 2011 at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 NEW DATE

Sa /Su

2-3

Silver Jewellery Workshop  2 days max 7          NEW DATE

LTD

£155

9.30 – 4.30

Melinda Scarb'ugh

Tue

5

Artisan Cheese making at Home  

LTD

£78

9.30 - 2.30 ish

Rachael Shreeve

 

Wed Thu

6 -7

English Longbow Making 2 day Course      NEW DATE CHANGE

ltd

£180

9.30 -5pm ish

Tony Saunders

 

Thu

7

Nature Studies in Pencils Workshop

Yes

£68

9.30 – 3.30

Margaret Jarvis

 

Sat

9

Bushcraft – Pole Lathe Workshop 

Yes

£75/45

9.30 - 4pm

Chris Helliwell

 

Sat

9

Discover the World of Dowsing

LTD

£68

10-4pm

Eleanor Burke

 

Sun

10

Bushcraft – Pole Lathe Workshop             Bowl Turning

Yes

£90

9.30 – 4.30

Chris Helliwell

 

Sun

10

Hooked on Crochet                                   Beginners and beyond

Yes

£68/25

9.30 – 4pm

Marion Woolcott

 

Tue

12

Printing with Lino Cut Day                                 New Date

ltd

£74

9.30 - 4pm

Angie Mitchell

 

We Th

13-14

Make a Clay Pizza Oven Course              single days available

ltd

£70

9.30 – 4pm

David Alty

 

Wed

13

Design, Block Print & make your own Lampshade & Cushion top

ltd

£74

9.30 - 4.30

Georgia Wilkinson

Fri 15 Garden Wire Sculptures- Geese lfull £98 10.30 - 5pm
Sue Nichols
Sat 16 Garden Wire Sculptures- Hens Full £88 9.30 -4pm
Sue Nichols

 

Sun

17

Intro to Glass Fusing                          you choose

full

£70

10  -  4pm

Marilyn Hale

 

Tue

19

Painting Water in the Landscape

ltd

£74

9.30 – 4.30

Frances Winder

 

Tu We

19 - 20

English Longbow Making 2 day Course

full

£180

9.30  -4.30

Tony Saunders

 

Wed

20

Bushcraft - Whittling Wildlife in Wood

Yes

£74

9.30  - 4.30

Dave Harter

 

Thu

21

Hands On  ‘Strip & Build A Bike’ Day               New Date      

1

£78

10 - 4pm

Steve Woods

 

Thu

21 

Beginners Bike Maintenance Session              New Date      

ltd

£25

 5- 7.30pm

Steve Woods

NEW COURSE

Fri

22

The traditional craft of Wooden Stick Making

yes

£78

9.30 -4.30pm

Stuart Lawrence

 

Sat

23

Traditional Skep Making        new date

ltd

£65

9.30 - 3.30pm

Martin Buckle

 

Wed

27

Gluten Free Baking - Tasty Breads & Pastries 

Yes

£78

10   - 2.30

Gill Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat - Su

13-28

C Art Open Studios 2014 - if you 're in area why not join in with one of our workshops by Cumbrian artists

 

Sun

14

for Gardeners - House name Pottery rustic plant labels am or pm for Xmas     

yes

£33

10-12.30  1.30-4pm

Clare Farley

 

We- Fri

17 -19

Stone Carving Workshop    3 day course  - Begs & Ints.

Yes

£190

9.30-3.30

Pip Hall

 

Fri

19

Tutorial sessions in Botanical Art

Yes

£TBA

TBC

Marion Wilson

 

Sat

20

Bushcraft – Pole Lathe Workshop 

Yes

£75/45

9.30 - 4pm

Chris Helliwell

 

Sun

21

 Blacksmith for a Day      3 new spaces

yes

£115/55

9.30-3.30

Adrian Wood

 

Wed

24

Make a beautiful porcelain Vase

Yes

£74/45

9:30 - 3:30

Gwen Bainbridge

NEW COURSE

Thu

25

Stick Making Workshop ~  Horns & Antlers   POSTPONED

ltd

£78

9.30 -4.30pm

Stuart Lawrence

 

Fri

26

Intro to Glass Fusing  inc jewellery

ltd

£70

10  -  4pm

Marilyn Hale

 

Sat

27

Intro to Silver Clay jewellery - Inspired by Nature 1 new space

1

£82

10-4pm

Jo Dix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat

4

Make Chutneys and Mincemeats Workshop  

ltd

£78

10   - 2.30

Gill Harris

Thu

9

Artisan Cheese making at Home   new date

ltd

£78

9.30 - 2.30 ish

Rachael Shreeve

Thu

9

for Gardeners - bespoke antique labels       am & pm session

Yes

£33

10-12.30  1.30-4pm

Clare Farley

 

Sat Su

11-12

Mosaics Weekend                          Class begins Fri 7pm - 9pm

full

£175

9.30- 4pm

Martin Cheek

 

Tue

14

Rag Rug Making Traditional Floor Rugs

full

£74

9.30 – 3.30

Emma Tennant

 

Wed

15

Gluten Free Baking - Breads and Pastries   

Ltd

£78

10   - 2.30

Gill Harris

 

Thu

16

Wonderful Weaving on a loom – make a winter scarf

ltd

£68

9.30-3.30

Jan Beadle

 

Fri

31

First Steps in Botanical Illustration

ltd

£68

9.30 – 3.30

Marion Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat

1

Intro to Silver Clay jewellery - Inspired by Nature - 4 new spaces

ltd

£82

10-4pm

Jo Dix

 

Su -Mo

2 -3

Stained Glass Panel 2 day course

ltd

£150

9.30 – 4.30

Jackie Hunt

NEW COURSE

Tue

4

The traditional craft of Wooden Stick Making - stick dressing

6 -8

£78

9.30 -4.30pm

Stuart Lawrence

 

Sa /Su

8/9

Silver Jewellery & semi precious stones Workshop  2 days max 7

Ltd

£155

9.30 – 4.30

Melinda Scarb'ugh

 

Wed

12

Design, Block Print & make your own Lampshade & Cushion top

ltd

£74

9.30 - 4.30

Georgia Wilkinson

 

Thu

13

Fabulous Felt Art

ltd

£68

9.30 -  3.30

Debra Esterhuizen

 

Fri

14

Fabulous Felt Vessels &Tea Cosies

ltd

£68

9.30 -  3.30

Debra Esterhuizen

 

Sat

15

COOKERY  hands on  Artisan Bread Making Day          

ltd

£78

10   -2.30

Gill Harris

 

Sun

16

Christmas Blacksmith for a Day   Chestnut Roasters  

ltd

£120

9.30- 4.30

Adrian Wood

 

Sun

16

Studies in Pen and Wash  - all abilities

Yes

£68

9.30 – 3.30

Margaret Jarvis

 

Mon

17

Life Workshop  : Head Sculpture in Clay

ltd

£74

9.30 - 4.30

Fliss Watts

 

Tue

18

Willow Sculptures                            Hares

ltd

£74

9.30 -  4pm

Phil Bradley

 

Wed

19

Willow Sculptures                            Sheep  

full

£90

9.30 -  4pm

Phil Bradley

 

Thu

20

Nuno Felt Scarves and Corsages

Yes

£68

9.30 – 3.30

Linda Chapman

 

Sat

22

Intro to Glass Fusing – Xmas Decs

ltd

£70

10  -  4pm

Marilyn Hale

 

Sun

23

Intro to Glass Fusing – Xmas Decs

ltd

£70

9.30-3.30

Marilyn Hale

 

Mon

24

The Art of Spinning on a Spinning Wheel and a Drop Spindle 

ltd

£74

9.30 -4pm

Marion Woolcott

 

Tue

25

Rag Rug Day   Traditional floor rugs

Yes

£74

9.30-3.30

Emma Tennant

 

Wed

26

COOKERY  hands on Scrumptious Scones Day      

Yes

£78

10   -2.30

Gill Harris

 

Thu

27

Wonderful Weaving on a loom –  bubble up scarves

Yes

£68

9.30-3.30

Jan Beadle

 

Fri

28

Artisan Cheese making at Home   new date

ltd

£78

9.30 - 2.30 ish

Rachael Shreeve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tue

2

Xmas Cards in Pen and Wash                                  date change

Yes

£68

9.30 – 3.30

Margaret Jarvis

 

Fri

5

Making large Christmas Door Wreaths

ltd

£64

9.30 – 2pm

Annie Swarbrick

 

Sat

6

Making large Christmas Door Wreaths

full

£64

9.30 – 2pm

Annie Swarbrick

 

Sun

7

Artisan Breads at Christmas

Yes

£78

10 – 2.30pm

Gillian Harris

 

Wed

10

Willow Sculptures                            Hens & Cockerels

ltd

£74

9.30 -  4pm

Phil Bradley

 

Thu

11

Willow Sculptures                            Angels 

ltd

£74

9.30 -  4pm

Phil Bradley

 

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 Coming soon with spaces

 

 

 

Artisan Cheese Workshop

Hands On Thu 9th October  -

learn to make your own cheese from home

£78 inc lovely 2 course lunch / ingredients etc

 

 

How to Bake beautifully 'Gluten Free'

Breads & Pastries Wed 15th Oct

 10am - 2.30pm  £78 inc everything

 

 

Stained Glass Panel Workshop Sun 2nd Mon 3rd Nov 

 

 

Ideal for beginners/Int

£150 inc lovely lunch on both days

with Jackie Hunt

 

 

 

          

How to book a Course at Greystoke

(see below for giving Workshops as PRESENTS and buying Open Vouchers )

Firstly, please either phone 017684 83984 or email with your initial requirements (using the grey table below if you can

Your name will be pencilled in and full payment will be required before your place can be confirmed.

See below for Ways to pay

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(If you're able, please copy and paste this grey table into an email to us - make sure you start the copying process including both lines of  + + + + signs

 

Course Name

Course

Date

Course Cost

/

payment method if known

Attendee

Attendee

phone number(s)

Attendee

email

Attendee

Home town & county

Any food reqs?

- all lunches are veggie anyway

Do they need one of the few parking spaces in our driveway ?

**

                 
                 
                 

        **WALKING- Can they walk 150yds - 350yds of flat country lane walking through Greystoke or do they need  to reserve one of the 3 spaces here in our driveway -

or they can be dropped off

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For booking a course there are 2 ways to pay  . . .

1      By cheque -  full amount please payable to Greystoke Cycle Cafe, post to same  @  Greystoke , Penrith Cumbria  CA11 0UT

                                 (please let us know if you wish to spread payments) ALWAYS write course date / attendee on the back  of each cheque

2.   By OnlineTransfer this is a free and fast method of payment- please email us for BACS details  

               

Your booking will be confirmed by email with details of parking/walking maps/times etc

 

               For buying Open Vouchers you can use paypal as below (which also offers a card option for those without a paypal account)

 

Courses marked Full

We hold waiting lists for most courses - please do let us know if you would like to register your interest in a course even if it appears full.

 

Cancellations

Sometimes due to illness or other unforeseeable circumstances a course may have to be cancelled by us at short notice. If this happens you will receive a full refund of any course fees/ deposits paid or an option to transfer to another course. When at all possible we will give you plenty of notice .We make every effort to find replacement tutors but at short notice this can be difficult. We are unable to refund consequential costs such as travel or accommodation

 

If you find you cannot attend a workshop

Please contact us as soon possible. If at least 4 weeks notice is given (prior to the workshop date) you can transfer your booking to another workshop for a £20 administration fee. If you give us less than 4 weeks notice, your payment is non-refundable and non transferable.

In this event, it is always possible for you to find another person to come in your place.

 

          

 

Giving Workshops as presents & buying Open Vouchers

 

We're told people love receiving Quirky Days as gifts - there's no guilt of self indulgence and there will be a lovely day out

to look forward to (including Aga lunch & cream teas ) new people to meet and nearly always a

finished (master)piece to take home showing off your newfound creativity !

If you wish to book someone an actual course as a present but are slightly unsure about making the right choice, please mention this when you book

and we will try to offer an option for the recipient to change to another course or date once he's received his present, please ask when you book.

 

To book a course please call or email us using the grey table if poss stating what it's for- or phone us  017684 83984

for info etc and we will email your tailor made voucher at no extra charge   . . .or

   

Simply choose your amount, pay and print off your OPEN Voucher from the choice below 

(and if you need a special 'type', occasion or message, just ask)

Those without a paper copy of our new 2014 Leaflet  (available in Leaflet stands locally)  can download it from the below PDF

for printing as a concise version of nearly all our workshops for 2014,  to accompany an Open Voucher gift.

 

2014 LEAFLET

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Click here to print off new 2014 Course Leaflet with nearly all the courses

 

 

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You do NOT need a paypal account to pay through Paypal - a visa card can be used instead.

 

 

How to

Buy/ Download

a voucher

1,2,3

           1

choose the amount

you want to spend

from below.

You do NOT need a paypal account to pay through Paypal - a visa card can be used instead.

 

2

It helps to include the recipient's details

at this stage -  thank you  - and then pay the relevant amount using below boxes

through paypal  Add to Cart

there is a 'View cart' at the end

3

Now YOU PRINT OFF your chosen voucher version

We will email you a special Verification Code  and this shows you've paid (up to 24 hours).

( If you're unable to wait for our Verification Code,

please use the DATE plus

last 8 digits of Paypal's own long Transaction

so we can locate purchase- thanks)

 

 

 


 

General Open  Voucher

 

 

  Quirky Workshop Open Voucher

£15

Open

Recipient's name and tel no, and/  your tel no:

  Print off your voucher here 
Quirky Workshop Open Voucher

£25

Open

Recipient's name and tel no, and/ your tel no:

Print off your voucher here
Quirky Workshop Open Voucher

£40

Open

Recipient's name and tel no, and your tel no:

Print off your voucher here
Quirky Workshop  Open Voucher

£50

Open

Recipient's name and tel no, and your tel no:

Quirky Workshop  Open Voucher

£60

Open

Recipient's name and tel no, and your tel no:

Print off your voucher here
Quirky Workshop  Open Voucher

£75

Open

Recipient's name and tel no, and your tel no:

Print off your voucher here
Quirky Workshop  Open Voucher

£100

Open

Recipient's name and tel no, and your tel no:

Print off your voucher here
Quirky Workshop  Open Voucher

£130

Open

Recipient's name and tel no, and your tel no:

Print off your voucher here
Quirky Workshop  Open Voucher

£160

Open

Recipient's name and tel no, and your tel no:

Print off your voucher here 
Quirky Workshop  Open Voucher

£200

Open

Recipient's name and tel no, and your tel no:

Print off your voucher here

   

Open vouchers will be valid for 2 years from Validation date and code

.

 

 

Some feedback from Voucher gift holders and givers

 

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the fantastic day out yesterday for Jo and I at the Willow Angel workshop. We had an absolute ball and your hospitality was amazing. What you have going there is utterly inspiring and long may it continue! We both look forward to coming back again and again to do different things and I will certainly be bringing back others who I know would love it too.

And although it was quite a drive from Leeds, the scenery coming up yesterday morning was stunning and a real bonus. So many thanks again, take care of that knee and have a very happy Christmas and a PROSPEROUS New Year!

I have only had chance to briefly speak to my parents as I away working but my mum seemed over the moon with her day, especially by the mars bar scones, i am intrigued. Thank you ever so much for making my christmas present to them a wonderful experience. Hopefully in the summer we may be doing some cycling in the lakes so i will be sure to come and find you............ it's a pleasure to support places like yours that are doing something different and interesting.  Most people I have told about it have been surprised such a day exists and most have been interested so i have directed them to your website

Kindest regards .... R. D

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You are now on the

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see subsequent page on menu 'More Quirky Workshops' for

Bushcraft, heritage willow and wire garden sculptures

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Sterling Silver Jewellery Course for Beginners or Intermediates - Melinda Scarborough

No previous experience is necessary for either course .

All equipment and tools will be provided , though perhaps it may be  a good idea to bring

a sketchbook for ideas and notes.  Also , if appropriate, don’t forget a good pair of glasses to enable close detailed work.

 

2 day Silver Jewellery Course

with Sterling Silver,Pearls and Semi Precious Stones

 

Sat 31 May Sun 1st June 2014 - full

Sat Sun 2nd 3rd Aug

Sat 8th Sun 9th November 2014

Silver Jewellery with christmas presents in mind

 

 

On this two day workshop you will have a variety equipment to hand to make as much as you can under

Melinda's guidance - of course everyone works at different paces and so the number of things you make may vary and

the cost for materials   used will be payable to Melinda at the end of the 2 day course

 

       

 

Silver Jewellery Weekend Workshop with Melinda Scarborough at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Silver Jewellery Weekend Workshop with Melinda Scarborough at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

All pics are student pieces from

Greystoke workshop

      
Pics from June 2014 course

Your design will be individual to you and in the process will learn techniques

including cutting, forming, doming, soldering,

texturing and polishing. Lindy brings an array of tools and equipment  - gas bottles, polishers etc and each person

has a saw frames and special jewellers bench vice which are all pre requisites for any proper silver jewellery course.

Once people become familiar with the tools that are available they become more confident and designs start flowing

once they realise the possibilities. People will be able to work at their own pace and make the most of workshop time .

 

 

     

 

 

Some Student pieces and feedback from recent courses

 

Training for 4 years to acquire a  

BA Hons in Jewellery at Middlesex University and a 2 year

Diamond Mounting course

at London Met. Melinda previously exhibited at

The Goldsmiths’ fair and was‘Winning

Student Designer of the Year’ at British Jewellery Association

Awards and awareded a 1st Goldsmiths Craft Council design award.

 

  Her beautiful contemporary designs use

all the  traditional jewellery making

techniques and her website is testament

to the quality and calibre of her work;  

she is a  bespoke jewellery designer.

 

Melinda Scarborough is not only a very talented gold and silver smith but an excellent teacher who is able to get complete novices (like me) to produce, in only 2 days, several pieces

of jewellery which , if I saw them in a shop, I'd pay good money for! We learnt lots of different techniques and everyone on the course made their own unique pieces applying what

we'd learnt in very different ways, it was one of the things that I was most impressed with, the freedom to make what you wanted.  It goes without saying that Annie who hosts the courses provides a delightful space in which to learn and relax and the catering is always splendid.

What a fantastic course! Being a beginner did not matter at all - Melinda was very helpful and patient.

You work at your own pace and everyone comes away with several unique and beautiful items of jewellery.

I made a necklace and earrings which I am very proud of. Annie is a fabulous host as well, lovely lunch was a well earned break :)

I made 3 necklaces on the course - all of which have been admired greatly already. One, a dragonfly, I cannot stop wearing. The course was fabulous -

Melinda the tutor was brilliant (and very patient).

The food and location were second to none. I would definitely go back again (childcare i.e. husband allowing!).

 

Material Charges

Will be payable to the tutor directly on the day  - during October - Dec 2013 silver prices have dropped and so

material cost savings are being passed onto to students- this means the package that Melinda supplies is now only

costing £14 ish - 6 months ago it was £20 .

How to Book

 

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Silver Clay Workshop - 'Inspired by Nature' . . . with Jo Dix

Jo runs her own Silver jewellery business called Silver Forge in the South Lakes . There's a lot of freedom is forming jewellery from Silver Clay and so there is less emphasis on the traditional jewellery making skills. Being made of silver particles the material is not cheap by any means and sometimes commands a higher price than mined silver.

 

 

 

Inspired by Nature in Silver Clay

 

Sat 27 Sept £82  

Sat 1st Nov £82 4 new spaces

What is Silver Clay / Art Clay?

Silver Clay is part of the metal clay family.

  It's great for all skill levels and fires as

Fine Silver (99.9% pure) which is a higher quality that the jewellery "norm" of Sterling Silver (92.5%).

 

 

 

 

 

Silver clay is a fabulous medium for

making just about anything – from the

simplest piece to the most organic and

intricate patterns.

Jo will teach you the basics of how to get

the best from your silver clay and guide you through designing & making your own piece

of fine silver jewellery

All tools and equipment are provided,

just bring your imagination!

 

It is the versatility of silver clay that makes

it so popular and accessible to create

pieces without the need for intricate

techniques or tools.

You can  knead it

  • roll it
  • beat it
  • stretch it
  • texture it
  • fold it or anything else really.
  • You can even colour it, we're told.

 

 

Jo Dix runs her own jewellery business

called Silver Forge in South Cumbria and

we're delighted she can run some of her wonderful silver clay courses for us

here at Greystoke

 

Materials are charged extra for this day - a typical example could be anything from £20 to £45 or more depending on how much was made during the day.

 

 

Make a Stained Glass Panel ....with Jackie Hunt  - Two day course designing and making wonderful Stained Glass WIndow Panels              

 

 

Jackie Hunt is an extremely accomplished tutor of Stained Glass with a wealth of experience behind her - she has created some beautiful commissions across the country and we are delighted that she comes to Greystoke despite having moved to Dorset in 2012.

Glass is an ancient art of using colour and light to create atmosphere and to depict images and stories.  Traditionally, stained glass windows tend to be associated with cathedrals, churches and country houses, but these days it is also used in homes for decoration and there are many ways to manipulate glass to provide colour, texture and pattern. The course involves working with coloured, clear and textured glass; learning how to handle and cut it safely and to 'lead up' a small (approx 200mm or 8" square) panel.  All glass, tools and equipment will be provided for use on the course. No experience is needed.  This is an informal workshop with a small number of participants and there will be demonstrations and practical help throughout.

 

A Stained Glass Quirky Workshop with Jackie Hunt at Greystoke Cycle Cafe           A Stained Glass Quirky Workshop with Jackie Hunt at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

This course is suitable for all abilites

Materials charge payable directly to the tutor of £20

will cover the cost of a panel 8" x 8"  

If students choose to make larger panels there

will be an extra charge pro rata

 

The panel you make could be for a place in your house or could be built into a window or frame as a hanging panel. Please bring any ideas you may have

 

2014 dates

Fri 11th Sat 12 July 2014

Sun 2nd Mon 3rd Nov 2014

 

A Stained Glass Quirky Workshop with Jackie Hunt at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 

 

 

 

      

Health and safety issues

please read  . . . Lead and lead solder will be used   these are toxic substances both to handle and to breathe in the solder fumes.

Pregnant women are advised not to handle lead or breathe in fumes. 

A health and safety briefing will be a part of the course and the use of safety equipment which is provided , e.g. safety goggles while glass cutting, will be required – this is not onerous, just sensible!

 

 

 

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Fused Glass Workshops with Marilyn Hale

 

Marilyn Hale has been making and teaching Fused Glass for many years from her own south Cumbrian studio and we were delighted when she came to take our Christmas decorations and jewellery course in November.  The students asked if we could get her back again and we've managed to secure some more dates for 2014  :)

 

          

 

Sun 17 Aug  10-4pm - full

Fri 26 Sept 10-4pm

Sat 22  Nov

or Sun 23rd Nov

 

Marilyn will tell you all about fused glass

before you start -  the safe and most

successful ways to cut, and what can be

done with glass in a kiln in terms of fusing,

stacking, tack fusing and slumping.

 

 

Introduction to Fused Glass

including

Xmas Decs & Jewellery

You will learn about different  types of glass used in

fusing work, dichroic and irredescent and also about

the all important COE (Coefficient of expansion)

– vital to understand in glass fusing as it

makes sure the right types of glass are used together

ie bullseye etc .

    Fused Glass QUirky Workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

You will also learn about various inclusions

and their different applications, using frits,

stringers, stamps and foils and other fragments ,

 

 

 

 

Fused Glass Xmas Decorations at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Once you have been shown what is possible Marion will let you loose for the rest of that day to make what you can under her guidance.

you will be able to make jewellery,  coasters, candle holders and plaques –

as in the pictures.  

Obviously if you wish to make some Xmas Decorations

(below) in spring or summer then that’s fine too!!

 

Material charges

Additional charges are £15 per student and this includes the glass you use and the firing fee back at Marilyns studio plus redelivery

of the glass back to the Cycle Cafe.

If you wish to have your pieces posted to you Marilyn may

need to add a small extra charge of £2 - as with certain other small items on a 'use by' basis ie jewellery hangers, extra dichroics aswell as any additional sheets of glass you may wish to use at cost.

Each student will have enough glass to make around 12-15 different items (obviously depending on the sizes)

 

 

Enamel Courses 

We are currently seeking a new enamel tutor to take courses at Greystoke - if you 'are or know of' an experienced enamel tutor  able to offer jewellery and extensive riso screen techniques then we would love to hear from you - thank you


 

Making your own large Door Wreath for Christmas

 

 

Dates for 2014

Fri 5th Dec

Sat 6th Dec - full

£65 inc lunch and oasis ring

 

This price also includes a new

large oasis ring (16" costing (£10)

which can be renewed with fresh oasis year after year-

There may be time to make more than one wreaths -

perhaps 2  (these make lovely presents for friedns at Xmas time) - for the second wreath we will show you how to add new oasis to an old frame and this will mean you will know how to re use your oasis ring for following years.  There will be be an extra charge of £10 for those wishing to use a new second ring.

 

We will ask each person coming the day before-

or early that morning - to gather a large

(trolley bag size) full of mixed greenery to bring

along for the course.

 we can then share out what we have and create

the most stunning large wreaths and

also great fun making them

 

Below is a list of examples that we may have

some supplies of - however not enough for all so we

suggest you bring your own to decorate and add the

final touches to the foliage if you wish

- remember you will be hoping these look fresh for

atleast 2 weeks

 

 

for all pictures of this day please see

http://on.fb.me/1bbg6ZL

 

 

 

Holly with Berries attached - Seedheads

Feathers - Baubles - Bows

Dried Fruit -ie oranges, lemons, limes

dried chilli peppers

fir cones - sprayed white silver or gold

(spray if you have )

Anything else you think may look good

We will show you how to wire up and attach any

decorations that you choose and we hope you will

never consider buying a made up

door wreath again.

 

 

   


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BIKE MAINTENANCE courses with Steve Woods of Adventure Cycling    MIAS

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Strip & Build Bike Day

£78 inc 2 course lunch

and all refreshments

Confirmed dates as follows

Sat 22nd Feb 2014  -full

Sat 8th March - Full

Sun 6th April 10-4pm 1 space

Sat 26 April 10-4pm

Wed 18th June

Sat 19th July

Thur 21st Aug

all 10-4pm

Class Max 6

 

Your bikes should be thoroughly cleaned

before you arrive,

 Each be provided with a bike work stand and set of tools and then will be shown how to remove all the components

piece by piece.

 

Covering Gears, Brakes, Chains,

Cable Replacement, Headsets,

Bottom Brackets,Wheels and Hubs. .

Finally , with the bike set up correctly we will have a short test ride. If your bike requires new parts this will be an additional cost .   If you know of any particular problems or you would like to upgrade a certain component please feel free to bring the parts required along with you. Lovely 2 course lunch and refreshmetns included

 

Hands On strip and Build Bike Day with Steve Wood MIA at Greystoke Cycle Cafe-   max 6 people

 

Hands On strip and Build Bike Day with Steve Wood MIA at Greystoke Cycle Cafe-   max 6 people

 

The Strip & Build Course is designed for

those who are familiar with the parts of a bike and atleast know how to change an inner tube.

You will learn how easy it is to fix small problems or

up-grade a component, saving you both time

and money in the long run.

It might not rule out a trip to the bike shop but will certainly help reduce bills .

SHands On strip and Build Bike Day with Steve Wood MIA at Greystoke Cycle Cafe-   max 6 people

How to Book

'Beginners  Bike

Maintenance & Set Up'

£25 inc tea and scones

served half way through

DATES

Sun 6th April 5pm to 7.30pm full

Sat 26th April 5pm to 7.30pm

Wed 18th June 5pm to 7.30pm

Sat 19th July  5pm to 7.30pm

Thur 21st Aug 5pm to 7.30pm

Class Max 10

Juniors welcome with adults

but sadly no discount available

 

Beginners Bike Maintenance and Set up Short Course with Steve Woods MIA at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

This short evening course includes some hands on work.It covers things you need to know about your bike & how to mend them in order to be self sufficient when you're out on a day bike ride on your own.

 Starting with the basics Steve rapidly moves through most common problems with tyres, punctures as necessary , wheels, brakes, gears etc ..the list is quite comprehensive 

 Includes drink & cakes.

Click above for recent Bike Strip workshop pics

Click above for recent Bike workshop pictures...

 


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Dry Stone Walling Workshop - Steve Allen - professional Dry Stone Waller (& World Champion)

 

 

Dry Stone Walliing Workshop with Steve Allen at Greystoke Cycle Cafe - Steve points out to the group the parts he is most impressed with- the choice of stone is everything

Steve points out to the group the parts he is most

impressed with- the choice of stone is everything!

 

Dry Stone Walling Days with Steve Allen

2014 will be posted shortly -

please email us to let us know you are waiting

 

Dry Stone Walliing Workshop with Steve Allen and Greystoke Cycle Cafe  - -Dry Stone Walling 2011 @ Newbiggin Village Hall - some 15 m of walling were totally rebuilt

 

Learn this age old technique of creating a solid stone wall without the use of any cement/ mortar- Steve will guide you through the setting out & various stages of wall construction -he is the existing & many times World Champion Dry Stone Waller& we are lucky to get him to commit to these workshops - he spends a lot of time in America working with Andy Goldsworthy - so will have a lot of knowledge to share.

This course is suitable for all abilites

 

 

FITNESS to PARTICIPATE

Dry Stone Walling is very physically demanding,

at times ground is unsafe,  uneven rocky and precarious

Stones are heavy , unwieldy and  need lifting to around 3 or 4 ft

 

 

Please bring

safety goggles & suitable gloves

and safety boots

 

Dry Stone Walliing Workshop with Steve Allen at Greystoke Cycle Cafe -

 

Only those who are fit to participate should sign themselves up to this course- there will be a safety briefing at the beginning and you will be asked to sign a disclaimer before the day.

(Those with previous or existing back problems or who are pregnant of course should not consider this day

 

 


 

A Taster in the World of Dowsing and Water Divining - Eleanor Burke BSOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat 9th Aug 2014  10-4pm

Enjoy a memorable day discovering and practising the fascinating art of dowsing, a skill which has been used widely for thousands of years to locate hidden water courses and other unknown underground features.

 Eleanor will show you first how to build your own rods and put together other dowsing tools that may be used. You will then be guided through the various aspects of dowsing and exploring the gardens at the Cycle Cafe (which once used to be part of the Greystoke Castle Estate and is situated on a roman road) you will start using the things you have learned.

You'll be amazed by your unknown intuitive skills. A lot of time will be spent outside, so please come prepared. If you are able -please bring 2 wire coat hangers. Eleanor is a well known member of the British Society of Dowsers and has spent many years using dowsing.

She will be travelling across from North Yorks. to join us for the day and will donate her fee to a charity that she and the BSoD actively support, involved in helping Mozambique villagers locate pure sources of drinking water. 

How to Book

 

Beginners Dowsing & Water Divinng at Greystoke Cycle Cafe with Eleanir Burke

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Design & Make Porcelain Vases with Gwen Bainbridge

This day is suitable for all abilities.

 

Your vases can be detailed in white as in the teapots to the right

 

Sunday 30th March 2014

Wed 24th Sept 2014

Much of Gwens work is defined by the unique incorporation of textile

pattern into her porcelain, making her work so

unique and admired.

Our workshops are frequently attended by mothers and daughters together. Both quite capable of the task in hand and enjoying being independently absorbed while working alongside each other.

The piece they take home a happy reminder of a special day.

 

Cost of course £74 inc

The vases can be posted to you if you are not local, at an additional charge of £10, or  if you refer you can collect from Greystoke Cycle Cafe.

 

 

 

You can leave the vase you make pure white,  or you can pick out the details in black or another colour

During this workshop, under Gwens guidance, you will create a tall porcelain vase embellished

with your own beautifultextures and patterns from lace and embroidery. You will be shown how to

incorporate 'spriggs' within your vase to create your own lavishly decorated but functional piece of art.

There will be an additional cost for materials used (including both clay and 2 firings of the clay) of £10,

payable to the tutor on the day. If you are very prolific and do more than one vase a small extra charge

will be made to cover the extra materials.

 

 

                                                                       

About me

I see my work as a three-dimensional scrap-book coming from both memories of my childhood and from my response to the experiences brought about through research in books, rummaging through bric a brac, antique fairs, old photographs and magazines. I’m always on the lookout for items that I might use in my work, both for inspiration and for direct practical use. I’m drawn to decorative items. Even as a child I had favourite buttons from my mum’s button box that I played with. There were some beautiful green glass dishes that were brought out for parties and the best china laid out when the minister was coming for tea. These are very strong memories for me. But alongside this finery there was the informal, natural world of my surroundings living on a rural farm in Cumbria. The hedgerows where we found  birds nests with the treasured little eggs of wild birds, which we watched until they hatched and finally fledged.

I find that nature itself seems too perfect to try to reproduce. I tend to explore the work of craftsmen of the past who themselves might have been first inspired by the natural world. I appreciate the finery of the costumes of bygone eras, and the distinctive qualities of their production. The more limited and yet still lavish colour palette of Elizabethan times, the retro styles of the 1950s and 60s. It’s quite an eclectic cocktail of inspiration stored in my mind and continually re-visited.

 

 

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Life Head Sculpture Workshop with Fliss Watts

Suitable for all abilties

 

Life Workshop Head Sculpture

with Fliss Watts

 

Mon 17 Nov 2014

£74 inc lunch

 

This will be a busy day workshop from

9.30 to 4.30pm  £74 inc tuition and a lovely 2 course lunch

 

This is an opportunity to try your hand at

modelling a portrait head in clay from a live model under the

expert guidance of Fliss Watts.

A base board will have been prepared for you onto which Fliss will show

you how to prepare the complete armature and create a solid structure

capable of hoiding the clay. You will then be carefully guided

through the various stages and considerations of

head sculpture with clay - a forgiving medium as you can add,

take away and improve ad infinitum.

The model will arrive at 10am and the rest of the day will be spent

sculpting - there is a must see video link to the left showing

Fliss demonstrating the fascinating process.

There will be further discussions on types of armatures, mouldmaking

and casting in various materials.

This workshop could also be useful for artists who work in 2-d to

study the anatomy of the head in the round.

 

 

Life Head Sculpture Workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe Quirky Workshops with Fliss Watts

 

There will be an additional charge to pay on the day

around £10 to £15 to cover materials

and the model's sitting fee.

Every human face is unique.

 

 

If at the end of the day you are so delighted with

your sculpture and wish to take it home there

may be a small charge for the base board.

Fliss will explain options for firing and casting

if you wish to ensure your piece lasts forever.

 

 

 

 

Make your own Bespoke garden labels with Clare Farley of Pinfold Pottery   

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for Gardeners . .

Make your very own bespoke named

Rustic pottery Garden Labels

morning or afternoon sessions £33

includes fresh coffee at the start & materials

Sunday 4th May

Sun 14th Sept

Thu 9th Oct

Please book in advance to avoid disappointment

10 - 12.30 or 1.30-4pm

As well as being lovely to things to have in your

own garden, these also make amazing presents for special gardening friends.

Christmas, Wedding presents, New Home Birthday

All gardeners would love to receive these

Better still , if you know your friends grow

Pak Choi and Lollo Rosso, chard and rocket rather than 'Lettuce'  - then you can make/ cater exactly to their needs

It could be worth a phone call to check their

favourite produce!

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

Material Charges

Clare digs some of her clay from nearby Berrier & uses local wood ash in her glazes - which give this lovely rustic finish .

Included in this £33 short course fee is fresh coffee to start and your first roll of clay from Claire. This should make around  10 to 12 labels - (dictated by width) Depending on how much lettering you need to print on there may or may not find time for more .

If there is time you can simply pay Clare directly for another amount of clay (£5 to 10) and this charge will of course include the firing and glazing too.

Clare will bring the fired pieces back to the Cycle Cafe.

Alternatively the pieces can be posted back to you directly, though of course there will be an additional postage and packing charge incurred for this.

 

 

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Calligraphy Workshop with Gaynor Goffe 

This course  is suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced, as most of the tuition is on an individual basis, with frequent group demonstrations too.

 

 

Sat 17th & Sun 18th May 2014

9.30 - 4pm each day

sorry this course is full

we very much hope Gaynor will return

in 2015 next year

£145 pp inc a lovely 2 course lunch

each day

Calligraphy Workshop with Gaynor Goffe at a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Calligraphy is a satisfying and

creative craft

  

Two day Calligraphy Workshop

Gaynor Goffe

is one of the UK's foremost calligraphers and we're very

excited she is comng to Greystoke in 2014 - only rarely does

she travel north.

Gaynor hs worked with calligraphy since 1974 and has taught

many of today's most prominent calligraphers.

This weekend course provides a unique opportunity for

both aspiring and existing calligraphy students.

Beyond Beginners

Those with more calligraphic experience can expect to improve

their skill in one or more scripts of their choice, and widen

their repertoire through experiment with letterform and lay-out.

Calligraphy Workshop with Gaynor Goffe at a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Calligraphy Workshop with Gaynor Goffe at a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

For Beginners

Those who are new to the craft will

find Gaynor a patient and encouraging

tutor and will learn to create sound letterforms,

correct letter spacing and

the basic lay out and design for an

early calligraphy base.

Over the two days these beginners will become

well versed with the necessary skillls and

attain enough experience and competence to

use a basic script at home

 

Gaynor is particularly interested in the more

personal, creative aspect of calligraphy, working with

painted backgrounds, gold leaf and collage, and

experimenting with capitals and cursive scripts.

She has written two calligraphy books:

'Calligraphy Made Easy' Parragon/Robinson

and 'Calligraphy Step-by-Step' ( with Anna Ravenscroft) HarperCollins (titled 'Calligraphy School ' overseas).

 

She is a long-standing fellow of the

Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society and

the Society of Scribes & Illuminators, and

works to commission and for exhibition. 

 

 

Techniques

You can learn, improve or experiment with an edged-pen

script, choosing from uncial, italic, foundational hand,

amongst others, and use the script with colour in the pen and background in the lay-out and design of short quotations.

These terms will be explained.

This course is also very useful for those

interested in Stone Carving

 (June & Sept at Greystoke with the talented Pip Hall)

Gaynor has considerable relevant experience in

calligraphy for stone carving - her own husband Tom Perkins

is himself an equally celebrated Stone and Letter carver.

 

 

  A full equipment list will be posted shortly.

Iit is preferable that students bring along a small desktop drawing board - A2 size

Calligraphy Workshop with Gaynor Goffe at a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Main Programme located on 'Other Workshops' page detailing all plus availibility

Main Programme table containing availability

& above information

 

'Hamada' typeface designed by Gaynor Goffe digitized by Akira Kobayashi for Linotype

 

Calligraphy Workshop with Gaynor Goffe at a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 

Calligraphy Workshop with Gaynor Goffe at a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

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Design and Block Print a Lampshade & Cushion Top with Georgia Wilkinson

This day also features in the Textiles page

 

 

 

 

A Design, Print and Make day

with Georgia Wilkinson

 

Yorkshire Life - Jorja Wilkinson

Wed 16th April 2014

Wed 13 August 2014

Wed 12 Nov 2014

9.30 - 4.30pm £74 inc lunch

 

 

Over first coffees Georgia will tell you a little about her self and explain what is possible over the day, with hints and tips for your design in mind suitable for a repeat pattern. Once your design is finalised pn paper you will learn to make block prints using a variety of mixed media tools and you will practise on paper

before turning and printing up the cotton panama fabric

she supplies.

The material for the lampshade will be then cured and hand rolled and

carefully finished into a lampshade.

A further pieces of fabric may be printed for a matching cushion cover front

to take home and make a cushion

You can choose to make either a small table lamp shade or a larger pendant ceiling shade - Geogia wil advise on print types according to shade sizes.

   

 

 

 

 

There will be an additional materials charge of

between £10 and £15 payable

to Georgia on the day

I trained in Surface Pattern Design and later worked in the studio of a textile printing factory in London, working on designs for companies such as Bennison, Vanessa Arbuthnott and Lewis & Wood.

After three years I was beginning to miss the green spaces of rural North Yorkshire, where I had grown up. Returning to my roots I set up jorja wilkinson design in 2009, running the business from a 1930s cricket pavilion studio.

- See more at: http://www.jorjawilkinsondesign.co.uk/about#sthash.ORVV7Uq0.dpuf

I trained in Surface Pattern Design and later worked in the studio of a textile printing factory in London, working on designs for companies such as Bennison, Vanessa Arbuthnott and Lewis & Wood.

After three years I was beginning to miss the green spaces of rural North Yorkshire, where I had grown up. Returning to my roots I set up jorja wilkinson design in 2009, running the business from a 1930s cricket pavilion studio.

- See more at: http://www.jorjawilkinsondesign.co.uk/about#sthash.ORVV7Uq0.dpuf
    

I trained in Surface Pattern Design and later worked in the studio of a textile printing factory in London, working on designs for companies such as Bennison, Vanessa Arbuthnott and Lewis & Wood.

After three years I was beginning to miss the green spaces of rural North Yorkshire, where I had grown up. Returning to my roots I set up jorja wilkinson design in 2009, running the business from a 1930s cricket pavilion studio.

- See more at: http://www.jorjawilkinsondesign.co.uk/about#sthash.ORVV7Uq0.dpuf

Georgia Wilkinson is a trained

Surface Pattern Designer who worked

worked in the studio of a textile printers

working on designs for such companies as

Vanessa Arbuthnott and Lewis & Wood – popular quintessentially English fabric designers.

 

 

Drawing on such influences, she now produces her own inspiring jorja wilkinson designs for modern printed fabrics for the furnishing and fashion industry.

 Her innovative designs are influenced by the bold, clean lines of 1960s wallpapers and ceramics,  but brought up to date with a crisp palette and striking

repeat patterns adding energy to any interior space.

 

 

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Lino Printing Techniques with Angie Mitchell

 

 

 

Lino printing at a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Cycle cafe with Angie Mitchell

 

Lino Printing

with Angie Mitchell

This day course is ideal for beginners and intermediates

or as an introduction to Lino Printing

 

Course Dates 2014

Wednesday 21st May 2014

Tues 12th August

 

£74 inc a lovely lunch

 

 

 

 

Lino printing as a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Cycle cafe with Angie Mitchell

 

Angie mainly works in print and clay to create

mono/lino prints and one-off ceramic pieces.

 

Angie has been an artist/teacher for 23 years

and has exhibited extensively across the country.

She has undertaken some inspiring commisions

over the last 15 years

 

Lino printing at a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Cycle cafe with Angie Mitchell

 

 

 

Angie's work is inspired by the drama and colour of the Lakeland hills

and the Morecombe Bay Estuary with it’s ever

changing weather and moods

She uses various mark making and printing techniques

to add detail and information about the texture and pattern.

Materials Charge

This will very between £5 and £10 pperson payable directly to the tutor based upon the lino, inks and paper you use -

there are various options.

 

Lino printing at a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Cycle cafe with Angie Mitchell

 

Angie will provide a choice of printing inks

(watercolour and oil based ) and appropriate print papers

– there will be a small charge payable at the end of the day

depending on which material choicees

you have made.

 

Please bring an apron and wear non precious clothes

 

Lino printing at a Quirky Workshop at Greystoke Cycle cafe with Angie Mitchell

 

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Mosaics in a Weekend  - with Martin Cheek

Suitable for beginners to advanced

 

Mosaics in a Weekend

Fri 10th (evening 7-9pm ) Sat 11th Sun 12th October 2014

£175 inc lunch each day  & some materials

 

Martin will take you carefully through the creative process way beyond the rudimentaries of 'basic mosaics “with

crazy paving” and ”colouring in” with broken tiles to help you create something totally unique over the weekend.

An array of different mosaic materials will be examined and using examples of Martin’s

own work see how different materials affect your finished piece.

You will learn cutting, shaping techniques and classical laying techniques of the tesserae from first principles.

Plus an introduction to the old master techniques of andamento, opus regulatum, vermiculatum,  musivum etc. which

you can experiment with whilst completing your own mosaic design.

Participants will design and work on a mosaic 12” x 12” or 12” x 16 “ in area using a combination of traditional

glass smalti, millefiore and Martin’s handmade glass fusions.

Please bring with you at least two design ideas to discuss with Martin. Recommend sizes are 12” x 12” or

12” x 16 “in area for your mosaic - you will then be able to finish your mosaic

 

 

Mosaics in a Weekend - with Martin Cheek at a Quirky workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Mosaics in a Weekend - with Martin Cheek at a Quirky workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

  Mosaics in a Weekend - with Martin Cheek at a Quirky workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

You can work on wood or mesh.

Martin will show you how you can

'build up' a design by making

various elements 'close up' on mesh

and then  incorporating them into

a bigger design.

How to choose your colours and 

your grout in terms of their tonal

values and their effect on your

  design will also be covered.

 

Prep for your course

Try to make your two design ideas both different; then Martin will be able to discuss the various mosaic possibilities,

which your designs will suggest to him

Keep you designs simple and bold – remember that the smalti briquettes average 2cm x 1 cm in size

so don’t go too fiddly!

A quick glance at his website: www.martincheek.co.uk or any of his many books give examples,

If you've no time to prepare pre course try to bring a pictorial idea- perhaps something from a book, a

card, wrapping paper or packaging that

may have caught your eye.

If you can decide and resolve your design beforehand, this will save you valuable time on the first day. Martin will be happy for you to email your design to him in advance, in order to discuss this with you.

Course runs Friday 10th October 7pm -9pm,

Saturday 11th October 9.30 -4pm and

Sunday 12th October 9.30 - 4pm

£175 pperson inc lunch/refreshments each day .

Accommodation not included.

The Boot and Shoe pub offers evening meals and there

are various B and B's in Greystoke villlage within

300 yds walking distance and the surrounding northern Lakes

Lake Ullswater is 6 mi. Penrith 5 mi Keswick 16 mi

Please see our Links page top right

The Friday evening slide show

may be available to local groups and artists

Please enquire

7pm to 9pm at the Cycle Cafe

 

 The course price includes substrate

(12x12 or 12x16), glue, smalti to cover substrate

& some millefiore.

There is an additional charge for materials

and this can vary greatly

(anything between £10 & £60)

It depends what is used - for example

Martin’s handmade glass fusions are

available at an extra cost and in addition

you may commission from him a fusion made

especially for you in the days before the course.

This is a specialism and he is the only mosaicist

in the UK able to make bespoke pieces to order to a design

specification in prep for a course -

to incorporatefor these characterful mosaics.

Look on Martin's Facebook page for inspiration:
https://www.facebook.com/martin.cheek
and msg him to send him your design if you feel you need some bespoke fusions

(extra charge- he can give you idea of cost)

His visit to Greystoke provides a chance to attend his

course in the north of the UK

Mosaics in a Weekend - with Martin Cheek at a Quirky workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

Mosaics in a Weekend - with Martin Cheek at a Quirky workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Martin's teaching and research takes him

to all corners of the globe -

the US to the Far East, Turkey and Africa.

He is highly acclaimed for his humerous individual

and characterful pieces.

Amongst other venues he is a sought after tutor at

the famous West Dean College in Sussex and has recently been nominated as the BAMM artist of the year. .

Martin's 'Barbara Cartland' Cat

Mosaics in a Weekend - with Martin Cheek at a Quirky workshop at Greystoke Cycle Cafe

 

 

 

2014 LEAFLET

click to download/ print

Click here to print off new 2014 Course Leaflet with nearly all the courses

UPDATES on SUMMER

holiday details &

new courses

Details of all summer holiday availabilty and new courses

 

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HOW TO BOOK A QUIRKY WORKSHOP    see here

 

 

For enquiries about particular workshop places please either phone or email to register your interest/ check there is space

Send an email

Your name will be pencilled in, we will ask you to send a cheque and confirmation will then be sent

Please make cheques payable to ‘Greystoke Cycle Café ‘ and post to Greystoke Cycle Café , Greystoke ,Penrith  CA11 0UT **

Your booking will be confirmed by email / post and contains details of parking/walking map/venue/times etc  

Online transfers are also an option - please ask for our account details.

 For certain workshops we hold a waiting list if a date is not in evidence.

We reserve the right to cancel any workshop -  in which case a full refund will be given or an option to transfer to another course.

If you find you cannot attend your workshop, ideally try to send a friend.

 

 

[Poplin Dub, Greystoke, Penrith. CA11 0UT] [+44 [0] 17684 83984] [annie@greystokecyclecafe.co.uk]