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



The following are 1 day workshops
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Cost £35 for most – but check individual workshops

Unless otherwise stated the Tutor will be Rachael Rastrick
Tea, coffee, biscuits and home-made cake
included.  Please bring a packed lunch

Turn old jeans and snuggly fleece into an inexpensive homely accessory using simple machine sewing with zig-zag
Saturday 17th February 2018

Turn a bag of old shirts into an attractive functional floor mat using this enjoyable, simple technique
Saturday 3rd March 2018, Sunday 15th April 2018
Sunday 13th May 2018, Saturday 23rd June 2018

Learn how to ‘draw’ with your sewing machine in a fun way to create beautiful handmade cards or pictures
Tutor: Dawn Ireland £45 for the day includes all materials
Saturday 21st April 2018

A traditional rag rug made from clippings of old rags prodded into a hessian backcloth
Saturday 19th May 2018

A simple patchwork throw/quilt made with old jumpers and shirts using simple hand sewing and basic machine sewing with zig-zag
Saturday 7th July 2018

Learn how to make an attractive unusual willow basket with a driftwood handle
Tutor: Rachel Evans  £45 for the day includes all materials
Saturday 18th August 2018

A Scandinavian stitched rug using torn rags and a simple wooden tool
Saturday 8th September 2018

Learn how to make rag wreaths, decorations and accessories
Saturday 13th October 2018

Learn how to make lovely willow stars, wreaths, trees, mini reindeer, etc. from natural willow
Tutor: Rachel Evans  £45 includes all materials

Wednesday 5th December 2018


A course of 6 half day workshops (Wednesdays) Sept 12th. Oct 3rd. 10th. & 24th. Nov 7th. & 21st.
Choose as many techniques from the ‘menu’ below as you wish and work from session to session at a pace to suit you.

Locker Hooking – Peg Loom Weaving – Reversible Throw – Jumpers and Jumble Quilt – Proddy/Double Proddy Rag Rug – Decorative Doorstop – Christmas Rag Wreath

Choose either morning (9.30 – 12) or afternoon (1 -3.30)

Cost for full course £84


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. (Except October 6th) Cost £45
Booking is essential

22nd March 2018 – SPRING TIME
Enjoy drawing beautiful tulips and other colourful flowers in this spring themed workshop.

What could be better than drawing fascinating grasses and delicate meadow flora in a studio surrounded by a wild flower meadow.

Have a fun(gi!) day illustrating the amazing delights of the woodlands.

13th December 2018 – CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP

Always a delightful workshop, munching on a mince pie while drawing holly, ivy,jasmine and other winter flowering plants.

‘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


Peggy Fearne

(0114) 236 8407


Saturday, 28th April 2017  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost £48

Join Peggy at this lovely location for a fun workshop for all skill levels.  Using mono printing, block printing and mark making with acrylic paint, you will make a fabric which will be the base for the rest of the workshop.  The fabric will be torn or cut to be reassembled with other fabrics.  You will then use decorative stitch and more innovative joining methods that will add to the overall design of a small piece of work.


Sue Field


Contact Sue on(01433) 621 420 or



Exciting Use of Colour Using Acrylics

Tuesday 20th March 2018

A day planned to help each artist make choices about colour with renewed confidence!  There will be some teaching, some exercises and the opportunity for each person to produce a fabulous new piece of work.

Tutor: Maggie Robinson   Cost: £69 

Derbyshire Trees and Textures in Pastels

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Using the Derbyshire countryside for inspiration to achieve striking trees with interesting textures.  Explore exciting and colourful ways of developing this with pastels and pastel pencils.

Tutor: Sandra Orme        Cost: £69

Springtime at Barlow!

Monday 26th March 2018

A drawing and painting day capturing spring delights, daffodils, tulips, emerging buds and blossom or choose to capture the surrounding spring landscape from the doors of the Art Room. Subject matter and refreshments included.

Organiser: Sue Field     Cost: £42

Bangles and Rings – Silver Jewellery Making Workshop

Tuesday 27th March 2018

During this workshop, expert jewellery maker, Louise, will teach you a range of jewellery making techniques from soldering to cutting, shaping and texturing silver and help you design and make a unique piece of silver jewellery, a ring or a bangle.  All materials included.

Tutor: Louise Mary Muttit   Cost: ring £79, slim bangle £89, wider bangle £99

Stained Glass Workshop with Jackie Hunt

10th and 11th April 2018

Try your hand at this traditional craft with all materials and tools provided.  No experience required.  You will create your own stained-glass panel, approx. 200mm square using the traditional method of combining coloured glass with lead, suitable to either build into a window or frame as a hanging panel.

Tutor: Jackie Hunt    Cost £199

Creating Still Life with Colour – Acrylics & Pastel

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Create a large scale still life painting using acrylic and pastel to create a composition which will draw the viewer through the painting.  An exciting and creative workshop using colour and pattern.

Tutor: Janet Mayled    Cost: £69

Getting Started with the Exciting Medium of Magazine Collage

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Giles will teach you how to get started with this exciting medium of paper collage.  Suitable for all levels of ability – all you need is the desire to have a go!  Discover how to use this rich medium tackling simple still life and then start work on a landscape of your choice.

Tutor: Giles Davies     Cost: £69

Exploring Composition – ‘Still Life in Boxes’

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Using an enclosed still life setup to develop new approaches to composition to develop new approaches to composition.  Contrasting man made and natural forms whilst working with mixed media techniques.  A structured workshop making reference to the work of specific artists.

Tutor: Gabby Hanlon    Cost: £69

Light Across a Flower Meadow in Acrylics

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Capture dancing light across a meadow full of early summer flowers in acrylics with step by step guidance from professional artist, Steve, along with photographic reference to complete a picture at the end of the day.  Suitable for all abilities.

Tutor: Steve McLoughlin    Cost £69

Impressive Highland Landscapes in Acrylics

Tuesday 19th June 2018

This excellently structured workshop will guide us, stage by stage to achieve an impressive Highland landscape painting with dramatic skies, atmospheric weather and texture using fine quality acrylic paints. All paints provided

Tutor: Fraser Scarfe      Cost: £69

An Introduction to Printing

Wednesday 20th June 2018

This is the perfect taster for beginners to printing (one colour) and will introduce you to lino cutting and printing along with collage – an addictive process which you can continue at your kitchen table at home.

Tutor: Liz Wellby     Cost: £69

Encaustic Art

Monday 25th June 2018

This ancient medium of applying melted coloured wax and then fusing it to the painting surface with a heat source such as an iron holds great fascination and a magical synergy occurs.  The workshop will be an introduction to this fascinating art form with an experienced artist.  All materials provided.

Tutor: Sue Wharton   Cost: £69

Delightful Needlefelt Animals

26th and 27th June 2018

Following our hugely popular workshop last year, Jenny returns with 2 days of needle felting, this time making a  gorgeous felt fox on the first day and a felt badger on the second, along with an acorn or toadstool if time allows.  This fabulous two-day workshop includes all materials.  Attend one or two days to suit.

Tutor: Jenny Barnett  Cost: £140

The Colour of Summer – Textile Workshop

Tuesday 10th July 2018

Working with the colour of summer we will capture all the delights of flowers, plants and nature painting onto fabric before adding details with stitch, beads, threads and motifs to create a colourful bright textile panel that can be framed or made into a bag or cushion.

Tutor: Helen Hallowes    Cost: £69

Mastering the Use of Colour in Watercolour

Wednesday 11th July 2018

Keeping watercolour fresh, vibrant and exciting is a challenge – we are all familiar with ‘mud’ and similar problems.  This workshop will help you avoid such difficulties and enable you to produce colourful fresh paintings.

Tutor: Brian Robinson  Cost: £69

Upcycling and Interior Design – Lampshade Workshop

Thursday 12th July 2018

Join experienced interior designer, Lucy Renshaw, and turn an old lampshade into a uniquely designed shade to take home,  with decorating materials provided.  Interior design ideas will be covered to help inspire and hopefully  introducing  you to further upcycling projects.

Tutor: Lucy Renshaw   Cost: £69

Using Watercolour Pencils in Botanical Art

Monday 6th August 2018

Spend the day exploring the wonderful versatility of watercolour pencils through the illustration of summer flowers.

Tutor: Sue Radcliffe   Cost: £69

The Sparkling Water’s Edge in Acrylics

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Capture all the colours of summer at the water’s sparkling edge in acrylics.  A flowing river scene with summer foliage.  Achieve a painting in a day with step by step tuition and with photographic reference.

Tutor: Steve McLoughlin   Cost: £69

Dry Brush and Detail on Flower Petals – Botanical Painting in Watercolour

Wednesday 8th August 2018

Learn how to build rich colour, texture and form and to create fine detail in this techniques based workshop.  The various dry brush techniques will be taught using a variety of different seasonal flower petals as subjects.  You will also learn to create the delicate veins and crisp edges to give your flowers a more realistic feel and finish.

Tutor: Dianne Sutherland  Cost: £69

Second Stage Printing

Tuesday 11th September 2018

This is an ideal workshop for those who have had a go at printing before and wish to extend their skills further.  Try two and three colour printing along with different techniques and printing processes.

Tutor: Liz Wellby  Cost: £69

The Allotment Workshop in Acrylic, Papers and Pastels

Friday 14th September 2018

Create a large scale allotment painting using mixed media, acrylic, papers and pastel.  A fabulously creative day observing a range of light, riot of colour and the joy of plants, sheds, greenhouses and flowers in the allotment.

Tutor: Janet Mayled   Cost: £69

All the Drama! – Moody Skies and Dramatic Landscapes in Pastels

Saturday 15th September 2018

We will create striking scenery with moody skies using a range of pastels and papers to show drama, intensity and texture on this creative workshop with individual guidance.  All the materials and photographic reference provided.

Tutor: Sandra Orme  Cost: £69

Autumn Treasures – the Nature Table in Papers and Stitch

Monday 8th October 2018

Spend the day creating your own autumn treasure from the Nature Table.  Using hand-made papers, maps and with the addition of birds, images, leaves, feathers and berries, create a lovely piece of work to frame as a picture or make into a cushion or bag using hand or machine stitch.  All the materials are provided.

Tutor: Dawn Ireland  Cost: £69

Colour and the Derbyshire Artists

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Learn how to successfully explore colour and apply it with help from the colour wheel and working in mixed media through observation of natural forms.  A structured and enjoyable workshop making particular reference to the work of local artists.

Tutor: Gabby Hanlon  Cost: £69

Autumn Light through Trees in Acrylics

Thursday 11th October 2018

Capture the light through the trees of burnished reds and golds.  A true rendition of autumn, working step by step and with photographic reference, we complete an autumn scene by the end of the workshop.  All abilities welcome.

Tutor: Steve McLoughlin  Cost: £69

Creative ideas for interpreting landscape using acrylics and mixed media

Saturday 20th October 2018

This will be a day in which we will experiment with ways we can create paintings that move away from the literal landscape painting to something a little more exciting and move away from our comfort zone.

Tutor: Maggie Robinson  Cost: £69

Christmas Workshop – Textiles

Thursday 22nd November 2018

A Christmas themed workshop creating cards and decorations using hand or free-machine embroidery and applique.  Lots of images and samples and templates are provided along with Christmassy fabrics and trims.  A gorgeously creative workshop to get you in the mood for the festive season.

Tutor:  Dawn Ireland   Cost: £69



 Anne Menary

(07752) 855 034


Hand Stitch Fabric Collage Landscapes

Friday 6th July 2018 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Cost: £40

Create your own hand stitched fabric collage landscape on a variety of backgrounds using fabric scraps, threads, beads and trimmings.  Lots of examples and innovative ideas will available to inspire you plus guidance on a variety of simple colourful hand stitches.  Materials included but you are welcome to bring your own items as well.

Tea and coffee provided but please bring a packed lunch


Hand Stitched Mixed Media Seascapes

Friday 17th August 2018     10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 Create your own hand stitched mixed media seascape on a variety of backgrounds using fabrics, threads, shells, beads and trimmings.  Lots of examples and innovative ideas will be available to inspire you plus guidance on a variety of simple colourful hand stitches. Materials included but you are welcome to bring your own sea related items as well.

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



The Art Room Barlow Exhibition

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

Monday 12th February until Sunday 18th February 2018
11-6pm Daily


A solo exhibition presented by artist Trish O’Shea. Paintings, drawings and prints inspired by walking through landscape. “Work full of hidden depths. Lovely.”


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


at the
Art Room, Barlow, S18 7TE
0114 289 0380

Saturday 26th May until Sunday 3rd June 2018
11-5pm Daily

Freed from the constraints of precision engineering at his former job, metal worker Jason Heppenstall (Heppoart) creates free flowing sculptural pieces from the abandoned metal detritus of modern living.  A truly wonderful and imaginative way to recycle.

Andrew Vickers of Stoneface Creative has been creating bespoke sculptures and tactile art works since 1989.  At Stoneface Creative they believe art is something to be engaged in by everyone on many levels and every sculpture they create is truly one of a kind.

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


at the Art Room,
Barlow, S18 7TE

Tuesday 5th June until Sunday 10th June 2018
11am-4.30pm Daily


Brenda Williams Mixed Media 
Ingo Herrmann  Photocollagist
Neil Hodgkinson   Ipad artist/photographer
Angus Stokes  Watercolourist
Lesley Nason  Ceramics
Patricia Lane  Landscape Artist
Carl Longmate  Plein-air painter
Eddie Hallam  Wildlife sculpture

Original art works, prints and cards for sale

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


at the Art Room, Barlow, S18 7TE
0114 289 0380

Saturday 25 August until Sunday 2nd September 2018
11 am – 4 pm Daily

A solo exhibition featuring Diane Gilder comprising textiles, paintings, prints and cards
Also the opportunity to browse her sketchbooks which form the basis of all her work.

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




Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th November 2018   10.30 – 3.30 daily

Free entrance and parking .  Disabled facilities  .  Cash or cheques only for purchases

A lovely way to start your Christmas shopping in the relaxed and informal atmosphere of the Art Room.  Uniquely different creative ideas available along with cards and prints.

Contact: Diane Gilder 0114 289 0380