Hand Painted Lampshade Courses

3 day Lampshade Making Course  –  £450

Time to explore hand painting on fabric and then design and make 2/3 lampshades.

AUGUST 26th, 27th and 28th  –  Friday, Saturday, Sunday


2 day Lampshade Making Course  –  £310

Learn how hand paint on fabric and make 1 lampshade

AUGUST 9th and 10th  –  Tuesday and Wednesday

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.

If you are interested in attending a course but do not see a date to suit, then do get in touch as we may add more dates.


JUNE 1st, 2nd and 3rd  –  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  –  FULL

JUNE 30th and JULY 1st and 2nd  –  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – FULL

SEPTEMBER 29th, 30th and OCTOBER 1st  –  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

FOLLOW UP SESSIONS – for those who have already attended a 3 day course.  Cost £75 per day (£60 per day if you book 5 sessions in advance).  You bring your own lunch and own materials.  Please get in touch about materials if you have any questions.  Coffee and cake included.

Dates to be announced


£75 per hour.  Invaluable for people who are stuck with certain aspects in their painting journey to enable them to progress forward.  Coffee and cake inclu

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.