Please contact individual tutors for further information

The Art Room Can Be Rented By The Day For Suitable Workshops

Contact Diane Gilder On: (0114) 289 0380 Or Email:


 A Workshop in progress

Rachael Rastrick

(01246) 566 989 or (07986) 511 707



All are 1 day workshops
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Cost £34
Tea, coffee, biscuits and home-made cake
included.  Please bring a packed lunch

A Scandinavian stitched rug using torn rags
and a simple wooden tool.

Saturday 25th February 2017
Saturday 24th June 2017

A traditional rag rug made from clippings of old rags prodded into a hessian backcloth

Saturday 29th April 2017
Saturday 16th September 2107

a simple patchwork throw/quilt made with old jumpers and shirts using simple hand sewing and basic machine sewing with zig zag

Saturday 25th March 2017
Saturday 8th July 2017


Rag wreaths, decorations and seasonal accessories.

Saturday 14th October 2017
Saturday 4th November 2017


Sue Vize SBA

(07977) 689 092



Graphite or coloured pencil on black or white paper drawing workshops designed for those who wish to learn the art of Botanical Illustration or who have some knowledge of the subject and wish to improve their existing skills. Experience is not necessary just a desire to work in detail and a love of plants.

Each workshop is on a Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Cost £45
Booking is essential

23rd March 2017 – MARCH FLOWERS 
Use pen and ink with an optional touch of coloured pencil to illustrate flowers found in our gardens in the month of March

Illustrate roses in the style of botanist and artist and artist Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759 – 1840). Graphite and/or coloured pencil

7th September 2017 – PAST THEIR BEST!
Have fun drawing leaves and flowers that are way past their best, shrivelled up or have nibbles taken out of them. Maybe add a snail shell to complete the picture? Graphite and/or coloured pencil

30th November 2017 – WINTER WOODLAND
Draw winter twigs, lichen, mosses and bark using graphite pencil with a touch of coloured pencil.  Graphite and coloured pencil combined.

‘Botanical Drawing using Graphite and Coloured Pencil’ by Sue Vize

Signed copies of Sue’s book will be available to purchase at all workshops – price £18.99


Jo Owen

(0114) 230 3030 or (07876) 288 172




Peggy Fearne

(0114) 236 8407


Saturday, April 22nd 2017  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost £48

Join Peggy at this lovely location to make a machine quilted jewellery roll, using your own choice of fabrics.  It will be easy to make with no zips, but will have concealed pockets and a padded band to hold your rings. You will need to bring a sewing machine.  Tea and coffee provided but please bring a packed lunch.



Sue Field


(01433) 621 420



The Windswept Moors – Stormy Weather in Pastels

Tuesday 21st March 2017

Create dramatic scenes of stormy weather across windswept moors in pastels, with award winning artist. Photographic reference supplied or bring your own stormy picture.

Tutor: Sandra Orme
Price: £69


Confident Compositions

 Friday 24th March 2017

An exciting day experimenting with different compositional formats and learning ways of controlling the journey of the eye around the painting. Demonstrations and one to one tuition to help you.

Tutor: Maggie Robinson
Price: £69 


Spring Flowers – Contemporary Flower Painting in Watercolour

27th and 28th March 2017 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost £199 including refreshments

Join artist Vivienne Cawson, known countrywide for her paintings and cards, for a delightful two day linked workshop capturing a contemporary picture of spring flowers in watercolour.  One to one tuition.

Tutor: Vivienne Cawson


Lights Across the River in Acrylics

Tuesday 11th April, 2017
Cost £69

An exciting day capturing a scene of spring light across the river with a professional artist.  Using photographs provided and following stage by stage demonstrations, you will take home a completed scene.

Tutor: Steve McLoughlin


Step by Step to Success with Pastels

Friday 21st  April 2017  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  £69 inc. refreshments

An introduction to pastels for those new to this medium and for those requiring a refresher.  All materials and papers provided with tuition from an award winning pastel artist.  Individual guidance and helpful demonstrations

Tutor: Sandra Orme


Painting Leaves – made simple!

15th and 16th May 2017 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. £199

This wonderful two day workshop with international artist Dianne will be spent mixing the right watercolours for successful painting of  all different shades and types of leaves.  It really is much simpler than you think!

Tutor: Dianne Sutherland


Using Drawing to Discover

Wednesday 17th May 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   £69

Looking at the work of Van Gogh, Samuel Palmer, Henry Moore, Leonardo da Vinci and John Ruskin ‘Using drawing to discover’ as you observe and interpret landscape and still life with mixed media

Tutor: Gabby Hanlon


June Away Day

Tuesday 20th June 2017, 10 am – 4 pm  £49 including refreshments

Escape for the day with like-minded company working on your own piece of work, be it drawing, painting, textile or craft.  A relaxed and informal day based at this tranquil location with views.

Organiser: Sue Field


Mountains and Landscape with Sweeping Skies in Acrylics

Wednesday 21st June 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  £69 inc. refreshments

This excellently structured workshop will guide us through, step by step, to achieve a mountain landscape scene with large sweeping skies using fine quality acrylic paints which glide across the canvas. Suitable for all abilities.

Tutor: Fraser Scarfe


Sunlight on the Derbyshire Moors in Acrylics

Friday 23rd June 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  £69 including refreshments 

Capture sunlight through the clouds over Derbyshire moorland in acrylics with photographic reference supplied and step by step guidance following artist, Steve, as he paints the same scene.

Tutor: Steve McLoughlin


Dramatic Scenery with Texture and Expression in Pastels

Saturday 1st July 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  £69 inc. refreshments

Using a range of pastels and papers we will create striking scenery using textures and expression to create drama and intensity.  All materials and photographic reference will be provided

Tutor: Sandra Orme


An Introduction to Watercolour Pencils in Botanical Art

Monday 10th July 2017, 10 a.m – 4 p.m.   £69 inc. refreshments

An enjoyable and informative day learning how to use watercolour pencils to achieve colourful and realistic flowers and foliage.

Tutor: Sue Radcliffe


Bloomingwith Summer – Textile Workshop

Tuesday 11th July 2017 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  £69 incl.  Refreshments

Inspired by colour, create a painted and stitched textile piece that responds to Summer.  Working from garden flowers, we will capture form and colour with paint on fabric before adding detail with stitch and printed motifs which can be framed or made into a bag or cushion.

Tutor:  Helen  Hallows

Summer Away Day

Wednesday 12th July 2017 10.15 – 3.30  £49 Refreshments provided

An opportunity to bring your own painting/drawing project or textile work and spend the day with like minded company working at your own pace in this tranquil and relaxing venue.

Organiser: Sue Field


Summer Reflections in Pastels

Tuesday, 8th August 2017  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  £69 inc materials & refreshments

Achieve your own scene of a reflection of summer in pastels following step by step demonstrations by pastel artist Paul.  All materials provided for this inspiring and reward workshop

Tutor:  Paul Pigram


Kitchen Table Printing

Tuesday 12th September 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. £69 including refreshments

Working from chosen images, this one day workshop will introduce you to lino cutting and printing.  This is the perfect taster of the addictive print processes and will leave you wanting to do more once you are at hom.

Tutor: Liz Wellby


Stunning Seas and Sunsets in Pastel

Wednesday 13th September 2017, 10 am – 4 pm  £69 inc. refreshments

Using a variety of provided pastels and with step by step demonstrations, we will learn how to achieve stunning seas and sunsets from photographic reference.  All materials provided.

Tutor: Sandra Orme


Mark Making – Personal Expression in Art

Tuesday 19th September 2017  10 am – 4 pm  Refreshments provided  £69

An exciting day experimenting with the many mark making processes which will help develop your own personal artistic language.  Some of our great artists used marking making in their paintings and you can achieve this too.

Tutor: Maggie Robinson


Unravelling the Mystery of Printing

Saturday 23rd September 2017 10 am – 4 pm  £69 inc. refreshments

Work alongside our experienced tutor to demystify the process of printing.  You will be introduced to a number of experimental techniques in mono-printing which will start you on a new creative journey.

Tutor: Liz Wellby


Looking Through – Composition in your Paintings

Wednesday 11th October 2017, 10 am – 4 pm   £69 inc. materials and refreshments

Considering how to develop ideas with composition techniques using devices such as windows, doors, gates and fences, walls as view finders.  A structured and informative workshop looking at the work of Andrew Wyeth and John Sell Cotman.

Tutor:  Gabby Hanlon


Stunning Sunsets in Acrylics

Tuesday 17th  October 2017, 10 – 4   £69 inc. materials and refreshments

Another fabulous opportunity to join artist Steve and follow his step by step painting of a winter sunset in acrylics which we will follow and also with the use of photographic reference.  Suitable for all abilities

Tutor: Steve McLoughlin


Derbyshire Landscapes in Pastels and Charcoal

Wednesday 18th October 2017  10 am – 4 pm  Refreshments and materials provided £69

A fabulous workshop with award winning pastel artist to try and find innovative new ways of working in pastels and charcoal to produce stunning Derbyshire landscapes.  Using photographic reference.  All materials supplied and suitable for all abilities.

Tutor: Sandra Orme


The Creative Use of Watercolour

Saturday 21st October 2017, 10 – 4  £69 inc. refreshments

How to use watercolours in a creative way is the subject for this one day workshop.  A day of experimentation – trying out a variety of methods of working using different tools and surfaces.

Tutor: Brian Robinson


Striking Felt Animals – Textiles

Friday 27th October 2017   £69

Learn to make a gorgeous felt hare, fox, dog or bird on this fabulous workshop with master needle felter.  These delightful creatures can be made in one day for you to take home.  All materials provided


Winter Landscape in Pastels

Wednesday 22nd November 2o17   £69

Capturing a winter scene in pastels with structured demonstrations and step by step stages to achieve a wonderful pastel painting of an landscape in winter with an experienced professional. 

Tutor: Paul Pigram




Anne Menary

(07752) 855 034


Hand Stitched Mixed Media Landscapes

Friday 14th July 2017  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Create your own hand stitched mixed media landscape using paints,fabrics, threads, beads and trimmings.  Lots of examples and guidance on a variety of simple colourful hand stitches.  Materials included by you are welcome to bring your own items as well.


Mini Masterpiece Textile Postcard Workshop

Friday 18th August 2017  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hand stitch your own ‘mini masterpiece’ – a postcard size textile based on an Artist’s picture using simple stitches, fabrics, threads and transfer crayons.  Artist postcards to base your design on will be available.  Materials included.

Cost: £40 for the day.  Tea and coffee included.  Please bring your own lunch.



The Art Room Barlow Exhibition

Natural Wonders
The Art Room, Wilkin Hill
Barlow S18 7TE
0114 289 0380

Sat. 27th May – Sun 4th June 2017
11-5pm Daily


Featuring: Amanda Crump and Tracey Heyes (ceramics), Brenda Williams (mixed media), Anne Menary and Diane Gilder (textile art), Ingo Herrmann (photocollagist), Fenella Noble (sculpture)


Please note, purchases are cash or cheques only.
Parking and disabled lavatory facilities are also available.


at the
Art Room, Barlow

Sat. 10th  June – Sun 18th June 2017
11-5pm Daily

A  collaboration of textiles, sculpture and ceramics by
Diane Gilder (textiles)  Jason Heppenstall (sculpture) & Sue Gorman (ceramics)

A great opportunity to browse for original art works as well as prints and cards and admire the wild flower meadow with Jason’s sculptures on display

Please note, purchases are cash or cheques only.
Parking and disabled lavatory facilities are also available.
0114 289 0380



SUNDAY, 2ND JULY 2017  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Details to follow


at the Art Room,
Barlow, S18 7TE

26th August – 3rd September 2017
10-5pm Daily


An eclectic mix of style, technique and approach results in a dynamic new exhibition of mixed media art with an emphasis on textiles.


Cards, prints and gifts also for sale

Please note, purchases are cash or cheques only.
Parking and disabled lavatory facilities are also available.



Saturday 11th Nov –  Sunday 19th Nov 2017
10.30-3.30pm Daily

A great way to do your Christmas shopping in the relaxed and informal atmosphere of the Art Room.  On display will be Stephanie Platts’ colourful and original glassware, Rachael Rastrick with her great range of rag rugs, cushions and Christmas decorations, textile art from Anne Menary and Diane Gilder and two artists new to the Art Room, James McColl, photographer and video artist and Dawn Ireland with her charmingly quirky textile art amongst other delights.    There will also be a wide range of cards and prints.

Please note, purchases are cash or cheques only.
Parking and disabled lavatory facilities are also available.