Events & demonstrations

Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios offers a host of opportunites to not only view, buy and commission fabulous pieces of art and craft, but also to learn more about the creative process. Why not have a go at creating your own masterpiece at some of the special events taking palce this year? All events and demonstrations listed are organised by Open Studios artists and are open to everybody. Please check to see if booking is advisable and whether there is a charge to attend. If in any doubt or you would like more information, contact the artist to find out more.

Dr Rebecca Thompson (Wilds Glass)

Daily fused glass demonstrations and short taster classes

North Norfolk  

Opening: Demonstrations all day and taster lessons run at 1 and 3pm each day of the event

Description: Why not have a go at fused glass while you visit the studio? Free demonstrations running daily and brief taster lessons start at 1 and 3pm!

Cost: Make a small decorative fused glass panel for just £6 on the day! Note that all work must be kiln fired and collected at a later date.

Venue: Wilds Glass studio (located in North Walsham)

Contact: Becky@WildsGlass.co.uk or 01692409736

Pia Zocca

Fusing glass workshop

Broadland & Great Yarmouth  

Opening: Everyday during Opens Studios, 5 - 6.30pm

Description: Make your own fused glass artwork and learn about colours and shape combination.

Venue: Artist's studio

Contact: 01603 755153, 07810435333 or email pia_van_leuven@hotmail.com

Mo Teeuw

Plein Air Workshop

North Norfolk  

Opening: Friday 9 June, 10am - 4pm

Description: 10am: Start in the hall, with coffee and oil demonstration, 11am - 3pm: Paint on the Quay, and at 3pm, back to the hall for a critique of the day's work. Individual tuition given.

Booking required

Venue: Morston Village Hall & Quay

Contact: Email mo@moteeuw.co.uk

Sophie Eade

Scary Scars

Norwich  

Opening: Saturdays 27 May, 3 & 10 June, 12-2pm

Description: Make, mould and paint your own latex prosthetic scar.

Cost: £10 per person

Booking required

Venue: 224 Unthank Road

Contact: Call 07932266557 or email sophieeade@yahoo.com

Sophie Eade

Moustache making

Norwich  

Opening: Monday 29 May, 12.30 - 4.30pm

Description: Learn the art of hand knotting a fake moustache.

Cost: £30 per person

Booking required

Venue: 224, Unthank Road, Norwich.

Contact: Call Sophie on 07932266557, or email sophieeade@yahoo.com

Robert Nelmes

Plein Air painting day

South Norfolk  

Opening: Monday 29 May, 10am - 5pm

Description: Join Robert Nelmes for a days Plein Air painting. Paint amongst the lanes, fields and greens surrounding his thatch cottage in Snow Street.

Booking required

Venue: Snow Cottage , Snow Street, Roydon, IP22 5SB

Contact: rbnelmes@gmail.com

Kevin Moore

Autumn Landscapes in watercolours and brusho

Breckland  

Opening: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday afternoons, 11-1pm and 2-4pm

Description: Autumn watercolour workshop, 2 hours, materials supplied. Enjoy a working studio, produce a watercolour working alongside artist Kevin Moore

Cost: £10

Booking required

Venue: The Art Studio, Charles Burrell Centre, Thetford, IP24 3LH

Contact: kevinmoore758@btinternet.com or telephone: 01842 750060 or mobile: 07528 811219

Kevin Moore

Portraits in watercolours and watercolour pencils

Breckland  

Opening: FRIDAYS, 11-1pm and 2-4pm

Description: Produce a watercolour portrait with watercolour pencils under the guidance and tutorship of artist, Kevin Moore, materials supplied.

Booking required

Venue: The Art studio, Charles Burrell Centre, Thetford, IP24 3LH

Contact: kevinmoore758@btinternet.com or telephone: 01842 750060 or mobile: 07528 811219

Kevin Moore

Acrylic painting day

Breckland  

Opening: Saturdays during Open Studios, 10am-4pm

Description: Painting day alongside artist Kevin Moore. Paint on a canvass & take it home with you, materials supplied, very enjoyable & inspiring.

Booking required

Venue: The Art studio, Charles Burrell Centre, Thetford, IP24 3LH

Contact: kevinmoore758@btinternet.com or telephone: 01842 750060 or mobile: 07528 811219

Lizbeth Cranmer

Weaving with a backstrap loom

Breckland  

Opening: Wednesday 31 May 1.30 - 3.30pm

Description: Designed for any level of weaving experience, from total novice upwards. Try your hand at this ancient craft. Equipment provided.

Booking required

Venue: Lizknits Studio

Contact: lizknits.ec@gmail.com

Lizbeth Cranmer

Spinning with a spindle

Breckland  

Opening: Wednesday 7 June 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Description: Learn the basics of spinning yarn on a spindle, various styles of spindle available to find one that suits you. Equipment provided.

Booking required

Venue: Lizknits Studio

Contact: lizknits.ec@gmail.com

Aviva Leigh

Colour from the Kitchen - Natural Dye taster workshop

Norwich  

Opening: Wednesday 31 May, 10am -12.30pm

Description: Explore natural dyeing with a range of colours from your kitchen cupboards! Dye a collection of yarn and fabrics to use in future projects.

Venue: The Workrooms, Lion House, Muspole St Norwich NR3 1DJ

Contact: aviva@avivaleigh.com

Aviva Leigh

Colour from the Kitchen - slow stitch taster workshop

Norwich  

Opening: Wednesday 7 June, 10am-12.30pm

Description: Stitch a freeform patchwork piece from natural dyed fabrics and yarns to create a book cover, sewing pouch or small cushion cover.

Cost: £35 includes materials

Booking required

Venue: The Workrooms, Lion House, Muspole St Norwich NR3 1DJ

Contact: aviva@avivaleigh.com

Linda Pattrick

Painting demo

North Norfolk  

Opening: Tuesday 30 May, 2-4pm

Description: Demonstration of painting in acrylics using a palette knife and mixing colours.

Venue: The Barn, Church St, Wells next the Sea.

Contact: linda.pattrickart@btinternet.com

Tall Trees Pop-Up Gallery

Art Demonstrations

Broadland & Great Yarmouth  

Opening: Saturdays 27 May, 3 & 10 June

Description: Selected small demonstrations by the artists.

Venue: Tall Trees Pop-Up Gallery

Contact: Kate Hodges, hodge.k@talktalk.net

Tanya Goddard

Mixed Media Sculpting Workshop

Norwich  

Opening: Booking required, arrange a day and time with Tanya.

Description: A mixed media workshop, covering a wide variety of techniques.

Cost: £50 for 6 hours including all materials

Booking required

Venue: Muspole Workshops Muspole St (artist's studio)

Contact: Tanya 07709 296032, or call Derek 07821 621888

artpocket

All you can draw for a fiver

Norwich  

Opening: Saturday 10 of June, 12 - 4pm

Description: Fun and innovative use of materials to explore mark making and bring a fresh, new perspective on drawing. Sessions will run for 45mins.

Venue: 41-48 Lion House

Contact: Rebecca Tough, 07903 818017

Red Lobster Gallery

Meet the Artist

North Norfolk  

Opening: Saturday - Monday, 12-2pm

Description: Come along and meet the artist, have a chat and learn a bit about the different techniques used. We'll even throw in a drink!

This event is free to attend

Venue: Red Lobster Gallery

Contact: 01263 825590

Sue Rainsford

Textile Landscapes

North Norfolk  

Opening: Thursday 1 June, 9am

Description: Create a landscape responding to your own photo or one from my collection, using fabric scraps and hand stitching.

Booking required

Venue: 11 Hollybush Road, North Walsham, NR28 9XT

Contact: 01692 403044 or sales@smocknorfolk.co.uk

Tall Trees Pop-Up Gallery

Meet the artists behind the work

Broadland & Great Yarmouth  

Opening: Sunday 28 May, 10am-5pm

Description: Come along and meet the artists displaying their techniques.

This event is free to attend

Venue: Tall Trees Pop-Up Gallery

Contact: Kate Hodges, hodge.k@talktalk.net

Angela Park

Papercutting Workshop

Breckland  

Opening: Daily from 27 May - 7 June, 10.30am-12.30pm & 6.30-8.30pm

Description: Introduction to papercutting, maximum of 4 people per workshop. All materials included to complete a papercut of your choice. For 18 and over.

Booking required

Venue: Art Studio

Contact: Angela Park angie@paperstory.co.uk

Fire and Flux

Pottery Taster Sessions

Norwich  

Opening: Thursday 8 June, 10am - 12.30pm

Description: Have a go on the potters wheel, make a pot and take it away (firing available at extra cost)

Cost: £30

Booking required

Venue: Fire and Flux Ceramics, 86 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4AB

Contact: Gwyn or Karen, fireandfluxceramics@gmail.com

Anthony Taylor

Laser cutting tutorial - a grand finale

North Norfolk  

Opening: Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 June

Description: To say thank you and show the unique properties of laser cutting, we welcome all interested in our studio for a laser cutting workshop.

This event is free to attend

Venue: Artist's studio

Contact: Anthony, info@houseoftaylor.eu, tel. 07464 946618, or Olga on 07809 473589

Anthony Taylor

Laser-cut perspex jewellery and furniture workshop

North Norfolk  

Opening: Sunday 4 June, 1pm - 4pm

Description: Make your own statement piece, name necklace or a design. We will help you to create a file, laser-cut it for you and show you assembly techniques

This event is free to attend

Venue: 9b Millers Close, Fakenham, NR21 8NW

Contact: Anthony Taylor, info@houseoftaylor.eu

Andree Shrivell

Private View

South Norfolk  

Opening: Saturday 27 May, 2-5pm

Description: Private view, artist presentation, drinks and nibbles.

Venue: Aritst's studio

Contact: Andree Shrivell, 07766 919962

Mary Thatcher

Portraiture Sittings

North Norfolk  

Opening: Sunday 4 June, morning and afternoon. Sittings are for one hour, start times and length flexible.

Description: Free portraiture demonstrations. Come and sit for your portrait in charcoal or pastel.

Booking required

Venue: Mary Thatcher's studio, 22 Croxton Rd, Croxton Hamlet, Fakenham, NR21 0NP

Contact: Email: mf_thatcher@yahoo.co.uk

Marie Dawe

Try It Out with Glass

Breckland  

Opening: Wednesday 31 May 11-12am & 2-3 pm

Description: Make a light catcher hanging in fused glass, materials and firing included. 6 places per session, booking and prepayment required.

Cost: £16

Booking required

Venue: The Artist's studio

Contact: 01362 850063 / 07901695534 / emdawe@aol.com

Ryan Burnard

Private View

Breckland  

Opening: Saturday 27 May, 4-6pm

Description: Informal gathering, drinks and chat. Please call in advance, to let us know you're coming.

This event is free to attend

Booking required

Venue: Cidershed studio

Contact: Steve W 07780 773473 or Ryan B 07588 556889

Marie Dawe

Fun with Vitrigraph

Breckland  

Opening: Thursday 1 June 10am-4pm

Description: Try your hand at pulling cane and stringer. Extra cane etc available to complete a blank for drop ring. No hard teaching, just a fun day. Brain picking allowed. Bring your lunch. Pre-booking/payment required. 4 places available.

Cost: £65

Booking required

Venue: The Artist's studio

Contact: 01362 850063, 07901 695534, emdawe@aol.com

Ann Lamb

Taster Jewellery Making Tutorial

Broadland & Great Yarmouth  West Norfolk & King's Lynn  

Opening: Wednesday 31 May

Description: An introduction to jewellery making with Art Clay Silver, using little more than you have in your kitchen. You can choose to make either a silver pendant or a pair of earrings.

Cost: £65

Booking required

Contact: 01692 67055i, ann.hobday11@gmail.com

Ann Lamb

Taster Enamelling Tutorial

Broadland & Great Yarmouth  South Norfolk  

Opening: Wednesday 7 June

Description: An introduction to enamelling on silver. If you made something in my jewellery making tutorial (31 May) you can now add some colour, or use one of my pre-made pieces to work with.

Cost: £65

Booking required

Contact: 01692 670551, ann.hobday11@gmail.com

Jill Hill

Tea, Cake and Textiles

North Norfolk  

Opening: Friday 2 & 9 June, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Description: Drop in for textile creations workshop - hand stitching - dying threads - raggie pots or just chat. No booking, small charge for some materials, charity donation for cake.

This event is free to attend

Contact: Jill Hill, 01263 587268

Antje Ernestus

Cups & Bowls Pottery Taster

North Norfolk  

Opening: Wednesday 31 May 10am-12.30pm & 2-4.30pm

Description: Try your hand at the wheel in a potter's workshop. Materials included, glazing and firing of one work optional. Maximum 4 places each workshop.

Cost: £25

Booking required

Venue: Artist's studio

Contact: 01263 587672, antje@btinternet

Sheila Robinson

Make your own sketchbooks

North Norfolk  

Opening: 30 May and 6 June full day (times to suit participants)

Description: Learn to make single and multi folio sketchbooks from scratch. All materials provided, maximum 2 people per day. Qualified teacher.

Cost: £100

Booking required

Venue: Artist's studio

Contact: sheirobinson@hotmail.com

Corbett Woodwork (Kay Corbett)

Woodwork workshop open

North Norfolk  

Opening: All weekends and Bank Holiday Monday, 8am-5pm

Description: View workshop, meet the maker, ask questions about woodwork and the surrounding site.

This event is free to attend

Venue: 200 yards from maker's gallery. Get directions from gallery.

Contact: Kay Corbett, 01263 587111

Tess Ainley

End of Open Studios Reductions

North Norfolk  

Opening: Saturday 10 June, 10am-5pm

Description: My last day of Open Studios and an opportunity to buy a piece of framed work at a reduced price.

This event is free to attend

Venue: Tess Ainley Gallery

Contact: 01263 714024, info@tessainley gallery.com

Tess Ainley

Late Night Fridays

North Norfolk  

Opening: Friday 2 & 9 June open until 7pm

Description: Open Fridays until 7pm. An opportunity for those who cannot make it during the day.

This event is free to attend

Venue: Tess Ainley Gallery

Contact: 01263 714024, info@tessainley gallery.com

Sarah Scott

Children’s art activity

North Norfolk  

Opening: Daily throughout Open Studios,10am-5pm (Sundays 11am-5pm)

Description: Create large-scale sculptures for the exhibition by weaving wool/strips of fabric into structure, with parent support. Mixed materials provided or bring your own.

This event is free to attend

Venue: St Nicholas Church, Salthouse

Contact: Sarah Scott (see studio contact details)

Sarah Scott

Painting demonstration

North Norfolk  

Opening: Tuesday 30 May - Friday 2 June, Monday 5 - Friday 9 June. All dates, 11am-4pm.

Description: Working on new abstract paintings and discussing the evolution of ideas, materials and techniques.

This event is free to attend

Venue: St Nicholas Church, Salthouse

Contact: Sarah Scott (see studio contact details)

Maria Pavledis

Learn How to Make a Zoetrope

North Norfolk  

Opening: Saturday 27 May 2-3.30pm for children and Sunday 28 May 2-3.30pm for older children and adults

Description: Engineer Chris Branford and Artist Maria Pavledis show you how to make a zoetrope, a moving image using optical illusion.

Cost: £5

Venue: The Belfry Centre for Music and the Arts (artist's studio)

Contact: mail@mariapavledis.com

Maria Pavledis

Projections and Zoetropes

North Norfolk  

Opening: Sunday 28 May, 4.30pm

Description: A talk about the collaborative work between artist Maria Pavledis and engineer Chris Branford.

This event is free to attend

Venue: The Belfry Centre for Music and the Arts (artist's studio)

Contact: mail@mariapavledis.com

Sue Rainsford

Textile Stories

North Norfolk  

Opening: Tuesday 30 May, 9am-12pm

Description: Create an image using fabric scraps and hand stitching. Add a stitched message. You could bring a photo and/or a text that's important to you.

Cost: £25, to cover materials, coffee and cake

Booking required

Venue: 11 Hollybush Road, North Walsham, NR28 9XT

Contact: Sur Rainsford, 01692 403044, sales@smocknorfolk.co.uk

Mural and Textile Designers

Block printing Workshop

Norwich  

Opening: Sunday 11 June, 11am-12pm

Description: Demonstration and hands-on experience of how to print with blocks: block repeat pattern, decorative surface creation, colour and design. Print a greeting card, wrapping paper or a Tote bag! Materials provided.

Cost: £6

Booking required

Venue: Artist's studio

Contact: Sevanti Roy Weitz, email sevantiroy@gmail.com

Mural and Textile Designers

Textile Painting workshop

Norwich  

Opening: Saturday 27 May, 11am-1pm

Description: Demonstration of techniques to paint on silk. Opportunity to apply the technique on a textile, scarf or cushion cover and take home. All materials provided, apart from cushion cover or scarf. Bring own paint, or you can buy at nominal cost from us.

Cost: £5

Booking required

Venue: Artist's studio

Contact: Heather Riley, heather.s.riley@talk21.com

Greenhouse Gallery

Poetry Reading and Auction

Norwich  

Opening: Sunday 11 June (see the Greenhouse Gallery website for confirmed times)

Description: Join Peter Melchett (Soil Association Policy Director), poets and artists in the gallery and garden for the eARTh auction.

This event is free to attend

Venue: The Greenhouse Gallery

Contact: www.greenhousetrust.co.uk

Fire and Flux

Have a go to throw

Norwich  

Opening: Weekends during Open Studios, and Bank Holiday Monday

Description: Have a go on the potters wheel, make a pot and take it away, firing available at extra cost.

Cost: £5

Venue: Fire and Flux Ceramics, 86 St Benedicts Street, Norwich

Contact: Gwyn or Karen, fireandfluxceramics@gmail.com

Opening: Monday 29 May, 5-7pm

Description: Talk to the studio artists, look around the exhibition and browse the craft stalls. Enter our prize draw.

This event is free to attend

Venue: St Margaret's Church of Art, St Benedicts St, Norwich NR2 4AQ

Contact: Tricia Frances: artcraftmarket16@gmail.com, 07769 316344

Art & Craft Market, Exhibition & Studios (ACME)

Art Demonstrations

Norwich  

Opening: Monday 29 May to Saturday 10 June, 10am-5pm.

Description: Visitors will be able to see in-house artists and crafters at work, with practices varying from day to day.

This event is free to attend

Venue: St Margaret's Church of Art, St Benedicts St, Norwich NR2 4AQ

Contact: Tricia Frances: artcraftmarket16@gmail.com, 07769 316344.

Art & Craft Market, Exhibition & Studios (ACME)

Art & Craft workshops

Norwich  

Opening: Daily from Monday 29 May to Saturday 10 June, 11am-4pm.

Description: Artists will be offering a variety of workshops including printing, painting and crafts.

Cost: Workshops vary in price. See website for details.

Booking required

Venue: St Margaret's Church of Art, St Benedicts St, Norwich NR2 4AQ

Contact: Tricia Frances: artcraftmarket16@gmail.com, 07769 316344. www.triciafrances.co.uk/art-market-workshops

Anteros Arts Foundation

Weaving Taster session

Norwich  

Opening: Thursday 1 June 10am-1pm

Description: Looms already set up to start weaving straight away. Create with colour and texture usinf an exciting selection of yarns.

Cost: £30

Venue: Anteros Arts Foundation (Artist's studio)

Contact: junecrolltextiles@hotmail.com, or call 07855 145690

Anteros Arts Foundation

Freeform weaving

Norwich  

Opening: Friday 2 June, 10am-1pm

Description: Using a frame loom or one created from willow or wire, produce a 3D, highly textured or irregularly shaped weaving.

Cost: £30

Venue: Anteros Arts Foundation (Artist's studio)

Contact: junecrolltextiles@hotmail.com, or call 07855 145690

Anteros Arts Foundation

Tapestry Weaving

Norwich  

Opening: Thursday 8 June 10am-1pm

Description: An introduction to the basics of woven tapestry. Working on a frame loom create your own small piece of art weaving.

Cost: £30

Booking required

Venue: Anteros Arts Foundation (Artist's studio)

Contact: junecrolltextiles@hotmail.com, or call 07855 145690

Caroline Hyde-Brown

Soluble Machine Embroidered Trees

South Norfolk  

Opening: Saturday 10 June, 11am-12pm

Description: A demonstration on my machine using thread, imagery and hot water soluble fabric.

This event is free to attend

Venue: Artist's studio

Contact: Caroline Hyde-Brown, email artistcaz@aol.com

Caroline Hyde-Brown

Forage & Felt

South Norfolk  

Opening: Friday 2 June, 11am-12pm

Description: A demonstration using an array of natural flora, fauna and felt.

This event is free to attend

Venue: Artist's studio

Contact: Caroline Hyde-Brown, email artistcaz@aol.com

Andrea Young

Pottery demonstrations

South Norfolk  

Opening: See artist's studio opening times

Description: Throwing, altering, adding additions, decorative detailing.

This event is free to attend

Venue: Artist's studio

Contact: Andrea Young, 01953 788816

Caroline Hyde-Brown

Butterflies on Batting

South Norfolk  

Opening: Sunday 11 June, 11am-12pm

Description: A machine embroidery demo using chiffon, batting thread and butterflies.

This event is free to attend

Venue: Artist's studio

Contact: Caroline Hyde-Brown, artistcaz@aol.com

Andrea Girling

Taster Bookbinding Workshop

South Norfolk  

Opening: Sunday 4 June, 2-3.30pm

Description: A taster workshop of basic bookbinding. You will go away with your own handmade book. Ideal for the beginner.

Cost: £15, includes materials

Venue: Artist's studio

Contact: algirling@gmail.com

Andrea Girling

Printmaking Demonstartion

South Norfolk  

Opening: Saturday 3 June,11am-12.30pm

Description: We will be demonstrating the basics of Collagraph printing and some Mono-printing.

This event is free to attend

Venue: Artist's studio

Contact: algirling@gmail.com

Andrea Girling

Bookbinding Demonstration

South Norfolk  

Opening: Sunday 4 June,11am-12.30pm

Description: I will demonstrate basic bookbinding techniques as well as some exposed binding stitches.

This event is free to attend

Venue: Artist's studio

Contact: algirling@gmail.com

Carolyn Ash

Mosaic making workshop for all ages.

West Norfolk & King's Lynn  

Opening: Friday 2 June 11am-3pm

Description: Mosaic making workshop suitable for all ages, including families with an emphasis on making a memory board using recycled materials.

Cost: £35 for adults and £17 for children (concessions for families)

Booking required

Venue: Castle Acre Village Hall

Contact: Carolyn Ash, 07810 895480

Anita O'Neill

Experimental Wednesday

West Norfolk & King's Lynn  

Opening: Wednesday 31st May and Wednesday 7th June

Description: Spend the day trying new and old techniques, experimenting and working on new projects.

Booking required

Venue: Eau Brink Studio

Contact: 01553 762115

Melanie Venes

Textiles in Action

West Norfolk & King's Lynn  

Opening: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 May, 10am-4pm

Description: Demonstrations of textile techniques, displays of work by Open Studio textile artists plus exhibition by TOPstitch of Norwich.

This event is free to attend

Venue: Thornham Village Hall, High Street, Thornham PE36 6LX

Contact: Melanie Venes, 01485 512315, www.thornhamvillagehall.co.uk

Mural and Textile Designers

Block Printing Talk

Norwich  

Opening: Sunday 4 June, 12-1pm

Description: A power point illustrative talk on Block printing techniques, history and the possibilities for the contemporary world. Seating for 10 people. Booking required.

Cost: £5

Booking required

Venue: Artist's studio

Contact: Sevanti Roy Weitz, sevantiroy@gmail.com