Workshops & Courses

Needle Felting Workshop

Needle felting is the art of sculpting with wool using fleeces of different colours and special barbed needles. Your tutor, Jane, will show you how to mould and model wool fleece into an adorable felted Penguin to take home with you.

Price from £15.00

Beginners Hedgelaying

On this 2 day course, run by local expert John Shone, you will have a brief introduction to & learn about the old language associated with this art at the same time as laying your piece of hedgerow in the local Midland style. You will be using mainly hand tools such as axes and bill-hooks though some modern tools such as bow saws and loppers may be used occasionally.

Christmas Wreath Workshop

In this relaxed and fun workshop, Maria from The Flower Patch, will teach you how to create your own traditional moss based 18 inch (45cm) festive wreath to take home. You will use freshly gathered foliage, seed heads and other floral treasures from the Gardens here at Barnsdale to embellish your wreath, creating your own unique design.

Beginners Hedgelaying

On this 2 day course, run by local expert John Shone, you will have a brief introduction to & learn about the old language associated with this art at the same time as laying your piece of hedgerow in the local Midland style. You will be using mainly hand tools such as axes and bill-hooks though some modern tools such as bow saws and loppers may be used occasionally.

Watercolour Painting: ‘Little Things’

Join local artist Sandra Peck for another really enjoyable, relaxed and informative day. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or have been painting for a while.

Susie Dent – The Secret Lives of Words

ake a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day. Susie will retell the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne (involving a chamberpot and bugbear (a terrorising

Beginners Hedgelaying

Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleto, Rutland, LE15 8BT, United Kingdom

Christmas Wreath Workshop

arnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exto, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8AH, United Kingdom

Beginners Hedgelaying

Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleto, Rutland, LE15 8BT, United Kingdom

Watercolour Painting: 'Little Things'

arnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exto, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8AH, United Kingdom

Susie Dent - The Secret Lives of Words

Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre, Broad Street, Stamford, Lincs, PE9 1PX, Stamford, Lincolnshire, Lincs, PE9 1PX, United Kingdom