Barbara Melling opened The Old Forge Art Studio in 2005 and has since been hosting classes, workshops, sales of work and open days for all levels of artistic ability and professional interest.
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Workshops

Willow Weaving Workshop

Willow Weaving

Birds and Animals

For information about these popular new workshops, please click on the Workshops link.

Discover the Magic of Batik

Discover the Magic of Batik

Saturday 2nd July
10 am to 4 pm

For details about this fun taster day that will have you hooked on this fascinating technique, click on the Workshops link.

For details see Workshops page.

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Weekly Classes

Weekly  Classes

Weekly Classes

Classes in Batik, Felt Making and Pottery are available to suit everyone whether you would like to come along every week or just dip in and out when time allows.
Come along and 'have a go' at whatever takes your fancy, all abilities are welcome.
There is more to coming to these friendly classes than just learning a new skill! Meet interesting like-minded friends and get inspiration and encouragement from working in small groups.
Social events happen throughout the year with meals out and a summer bar be que for those who wish to join in. There are also fun competitions and opportunities to show your work and enjoy other peoples too.

Batik Making Classes

Decorating Textiles

Mondays and Tuesdays

Batik, Shibouri and Resist Dying are some of the different and interesting fabric dying techniques taught at this class.

Felt Making Classes

Felt Making Classes

Mondays and Tuesdays

Learn how to make beautiful hand felted pictures, bags, purses and lots more using natural wools and fibres.

Pottery Classes

Pottery Classes

Wednesdays

Learn how to create lovely handbuilt ceramics with the techniques of pinching, coiling and slabbing using earthenware clays and glazes.

Oil Painting Classes

Oil Painting Classes

Thursdays

Learn how to paint in oils and create beautiful art works for your wall.

News and Events

Summer Sale of Work

Summer Sale of Work

Saturday 25th June
10 am to 4.30 pm

Lots of lovely work for sale at this open studio event.
For details click on the News and Events links

Loyalty Cards

Loyalty Cards

Loyalty Cards are now available to students who wish to try different classes or cannot attend regularly. Come to 8 full price classes and receive the 9th FREE!

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