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Our workshops

have been formed with the aim of providing a level of tuition in the arts which respects the fundamental skills of looking, seeing and making.  The courses we offer have, at their roots, skills which are traditional yet always contemporary.  Most are suitable for complete beginners.

Simon Cooley

has been teaching for 35 years and has always been a working sculptor.  He works in forged metal, stone and clay.  He exhibits regularly in the UK and his work is in private collections internationally.  He has also run short courses for Central St Martin’s School of Art in London.  Visit his sculpture site here:


This weekend was really important for me. I was condemned by every art and craft teacher as being unsuited and unskilled in all things artistic.


Multiple booking discount

Buy two places and get 5% off the second (discount will be applied to the cheaper course).

Soup, Salad and Sculpture - Anna's revised and extended workshop recipe book.  £12 plus P&P.  Email me to buy a copy.

Gift Vouchers

Did you know you can now buy gift vouchers...?


Welcome to our Workshops!


 It's Mother's Day here in the UK on 30th March and to celebrate, we're offering **15% discount** on the following courses:-




Sculpting the Head and Stone Carving

(2 days' sculpting a head in clay from a live model, followed by 2 days' introduction to stone carving).  This runs from Thursday 31 July to Sunday 3 August.


Sculpting the Head Stage 1

(3 days) which runs from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 August.  


To make use of this offer, booking needs to be before the end of April.  Spaces are limited and the offer is subject to availability, so if you'd like to take up this great discount, book here now! 


Simon and I look forward to meeting you this year at our fabulous new location.






Whether it's stone, metal or clay that appeals, all are suitable for beginners and make ideal presents.



Student, day 3 Sculpting the Head