Courses and workshops at The Hearth Arts Centre

After teaching printmaking courses for nearly 20 years, I'm taking a break to concentrate on my own creative work. It's been a
pleasure and a privilege to work with so many talented and enthusiastic people over the years so it was a difficult decision to step
back from teaching. I may return to it at some point but there are no courses planned for Horsley Printmakers at the moment.
There are lots of wonderful opportunities to to take part in creative courses at the Hearth with some of the other talented and
experienced artists at the Hearth. The links below will take you to their respective websites where you can contact them about
booking a course.

Mandy Pattullo

is an artist who works with textiles and print. Her work is based
on recycling and reusing old fabrics and quilts. She runs textile courses regularly
which always acknowledge traditional hand stitching and applique techniques 
while pushing the medium forward, enabling students to create contemporary
pieces using vintage materials. Mandy taught printmaking for Horsley
Printmakers for years and will continue to run the ocassional mixed media and
sketchbook development courses.
Mandy's courses at The Hearth and further afield are listed on her website

Ellie Langley - Fleece with Altitude

is a British Wool Specialist feltmaker.  She offers a wide range
of feltmaking and other wool-related courses, details of which can be found here.
Creative Drawing Courses
Regular sessions run at the Hearth by Jenny Purrett, an
experienced and qualified tutor. Explore and experiment
with a range of materials and techniques in a friendly,
supportive environment.

for further information go to Jenny's workshop page
Melanie Hopwood is a ceramic artist based at The
Hearth, Horsley, Northumberland. Melanie creates
sculptural ceramics and ceramic jewellery exploring
landscape and geological themes and incorporates
text such as haiku poetry into some of her pieces. In
addition to exhibiting and selling her work regionally
and nationally, Melanie has over 20 years experience
running ceramics workshops and taking clay out into
the community and has worked with people of all
ages and abilities. Find details of her upcoming
pottery/ceramics workshops here:
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