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  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • 10am to 5pm
  • or by appointment


Printmaking With Annette Rolston

Sunday April 8th - Exploring linocut

These sessions are from 10am to 4pm and cost £65

1 to 1 (or 1 to 2) sessions with Annette in her studio are available

please email annetterol@yahoo.com for bookings and queries, or contact her on 07784 177 568

Inspiring one day workshops with artist Martin Laurance:

'Mixed media, using collage creatively'

In this workshop we will look at the ways that collage has been used by many artists. We will explore various means and techniques to work with collage papers, discovering how to use them effectively in paintings to create distinctive compositions.

You will be able to complete paintings of your own using the techniques we practise. Please bring along with you some papers suitable for collaging; also drawings, photographs or personal object or objects that you might like to work from.

Friday 13th April 2018 10am – 4pm
Cost of workshop: £60 (Including all materials).

Please bring your own lunch, or Diss has a good choice of cafes and restaurants. Free
tea & coffee available all day.

To book a place on this workshop please send a cheque for £60 to: Martin Laurance at: Studio 1, Muspole Studio Workshops, 25-27 Muspole Street, Norwich NR3 1DJ

Online payment by bank transfer available, please email me if you would like this option: martinlaurance@hotmail.co.uk
Landline: 01603 452844 mobile: 07506 845979

(Please call or email if you need any further information).

Your tutor artist Martin Laurance is a professional exhibiting artist and qualified art teacher
(B.Ed.) who has been helping adults to paint and draw successfully for over thirty years.
To see some of Martin’s paintings, exhibitions and workshops please go to:

Drypoint With Mario Gonzalez

Saturday 28th April 2018, 10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Mario S Gonzalez, cuban printmaker living in London, Member of Artichoke print studio, experienced in drypoint technique, now doing a one day introduction course in drypoint on plastic at designermakers21.

Suitable for anyone, even those with little skill in drawing.

please email annetterol@yahoo.com for bookings and queries, or contact her on 07784 177 568

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Education in the arts – an opportunity to learn new skills.

We at designermakers21 offer a variety of workshops. Come and learn new skills from professional crafts people.

Pod Blue by Jo ClarkeDrawing by Clare BirksSaori Shed loom

Workshops offered in the studios by members -

Drawing for adults and children, beginners to advanced – Clare Birks
Contemporary basketry – Jo Clarke
Printmaking – Annette Rolston & Mike Fenton
Feltmaking – Janine Oxley
Mosaics – Joy Holden
Sewing and upcycling – Marie Hamilton
Freestyle Saori weaving – The Saori Shed
Theatre crafts – Christopher Holden
Stained glass – Hunnybunny Glass
Basic skills with hand tools – David Whatley

The Upstairs workshop and exhibition space hosts a rotating calender of events by external practioners