Creative Courses In the Cowshed
Take a look at just some of our inspiring art and craft workshops - there is something for everyone
Exciting programme for 2020 nearly finalised!!
Treat yourself -
Join us for a fun day and get making!
We offer an exciting and varied programme, working with professional artists and crafts people to nurture your creativity
Workshops at Cowshed Creatives are based in our two storey traditional Lakeland barn cow shed conversion. The art studio is a stunning open plan space and there is plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere Valley.
Lunch (a tasty two course meal) with home baked bread, cake and refreshments are provided with all our day workshops and we like to finish the day with a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Short courses include refreshments.
Lunch is served at a kitchen table near the fire or outside in warm weather. Students can relax on sofas at any time by the wood burning stove to take a breather, look at art books or have a natter or wander outside and enjoy the amazing views.
We have parking available on site but would encourage workshop students to lift share, where possible or come by bike. We are keen to share our green ethos and are very aware of our environmental footprint.
Mexican Day of the Dead festivities unfold over two days in an explosion of colour and life-affirming joy at the beginning of November. Join the celebrations and create your own exotic shrine using papier-mâché modelling techniques, paint and collage.
10 November 10 - 4.30
£68 including lunch
Wooden Spoon and Festive Wood Carving
Carving decorative and useful utensils from wood is an ancient skill. Learn the easy, time-honoured and low-tech way of carving creative spoons and gifts out of wood. Revel in shape and colours, whilst learning safe carving and finishing techniques to enable you to continue on your own,
The Swedish carving tradition uses mainly axe and knife, which sets it apart from other carving where a variety of chisels are needed.
23 November 10 - 4.30
£70 including lunch
Natural Christmas Wreaths
Join us for a fun, festive workshop and create a stunning Christmas wreath using natural foliage, cones and dried flowers, all sourced locally. Alongside a roaring wood fire, chat, make, munch on some Christmas eats and be inspired by artist and gardener Belinda Worsely and her natural approach to wreath making. The perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit.
7 December . 10 - 12.30
£32 including refreshments