Workshops and Classes at Ashburton Arts Centre

January 2024: This is a new page where we will list one-off workshops and classes that are happening at the Arts Centre but which are not organised by us. For all of these events, our rooms have been hired privately, and all bookings must be made directly with the organiser using the links or contact details listed below. The descriptions below are as received from the organiser.

For regular – ongoing weekly and monthly – activities, classes, workshop at the Arts Centre,
see Regular Activities.

.Bookbinding workshop

Sat 13 April 2024: Bookbinding: Decorative Gathered Longstitch Binding Workshop
1.30pm to 4.30pm; cost: £18 Contact Brian Norman

“This workshop explores an open spine long-stitch book structure Where the stitches are gathered for a distinctive look.  It builds on skills learned in previous workshops but is also suitable for beginners, those with experience and those who wish to refresh established skills. 

By the end of the course you will have created a beautiful A6 or A5 book.

All materials and tools are provided to complete your project, you will be given advice on where you can source both materials and tools if you wish to purchase your own following the course.

Monthly courses are planned with the intent of eventually establishing a regular bookbinding and book restoration group in Ashburton should sufficient interest be present.”