Hand Painted Lampshade Courses 2023

3 day Lampshade Making Course 2023  –  £450

2023 DATE

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the 25th, 26th and 27th of July 2023

Time to explore hand painting on fabric and then design and make 2 lampshades  in the size of your choice.

Follow Up sessions 2023  – for those who have already attended a 2 day course.  Cost £75 per day (£60 per day if you book 5 sessions in advance).  You bring your own lunch and own materials.  Coffee and cake included.  Lampshade making materials can be provided with a charge.


JANUARY 18th  –  Wednesday

FEBRUARY  22nd  –  Wednesday

APRIL  3rd  –  Monday

APRIL  25th  –  Tuesday

MAY 10th  –  Wednesday

MAY 11th  –  Thursday

JUNE 26th  –  Monday

JULY 12th  –  Wednesday

AUGUST 16th  –  Wednesday

SEPTEMBER 19th  –  Tuesday

OCTOBER 24th   –  Tuesday

NOVEMBER 16th  –  Thursday

Treat yourself or give a gift – our gift vouchers for any amount never expire


In the context of general painting techniques and skills you will learn the following:-

Working in different mediums teaches us how to see the benefits of each one and enhances our understanding on all mediums.  Fabric paint moves and flows into the weave and so we must learn to ‘go with the flow’ and loosen our painting.  This is a hugely enjoyable course that also teaches us about colour and design.

The Course

The 3 day course is suitable for complete beginners or those with art experience.

All materials are provided and you will leave with 2 lampshades ready to put up at home.  As with all our courses, the subject is a vehicle for learning different artistic skills that build our technical tool kit.  Do bring a sketchbook if you have one.  There are a limited number of artisan wooden bases here that you can purchase if you wish to, at cost.

Suitable for complete beginners and those who have painted before and wish to rekindle their desire to paint again and brush up on the basic techniques.  No drawing skills required.

Coffee, cake and a delicious home cooked, healthy lunch with wine are included.

Arrive from 9.30am, for coffee before a 10am start.  The day finishes at 4.30pm.

Covid Policy

The safety of all our students and staff is of the utmost priority.  All health and safety measures are in place including:-

plenty of open windows and fresh air

temperature test on entry

frequent hand washing and sanitising stations

very small classes to allow distancing

rigorous cleaning throughout – before and after classes

each student has their own work table

Any class that has to be postponed or cancelled because of covid can be rebooked.  There is no time limit on rebooking classes.