Christmas Courses

  • Tudor Christmas foodSaturday 8 December 2018
    10am-4pm The course Ditch the turkey, and have a go with something really traditional! A Tudor Christmas was a time of food, food and more food, when all the best things came out of the store cupboard to fuel twelve days of eating, drinking and making merry. We shall be cooking up a storm with... (more info)
  • Print your own woodcut Christmas cardsSaturday 10 November 2018
    woodcut Christmas cards
    9.30am to 4.30pm The course Using the Museum as inspiration, learn to design an image and transfer it onto a woodblock, using wood cutting tools to carve the image, and practice mark making techniques. You will then print your own woodblock to produce ten Christmas cards. Afterwards you can take your woodblock away with you... (more info)
  • Stained Glass Christmas DecorationsFriday 30 November 2018
    10am to 4pm The course Make small copper foiled stained glass light catchers, and learn many skills including how to cut glass to a precise pattern, grind glass edges and join pieces using copper foil. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience. The tutor David Lilly trained in the art of stained glass in... (more info)
  • Carols from around the worldFriday 15 December 2017
    10am-12noon The course Join us in our beautiful tin church from South Wonston, where we shall sing some favourite carols, and learn some lesser-known ones. The tutor Malcolm Brinson is a past chorister of Wells Cathedral school where he also learnt the organ from the age of 13, He was been an organist and choir... (more info)
  • Make a patchwork starSaturday 17 November 2018
    10am-4pm The course Create an heirloom decoration for the festive season. These patchwork stars were a favourite in Victorian homes, and are a beautiful way to showcase carefully hoarded scraps of favourite fabrics. The tutor Charlotte Dawber trained as a teacher of dress and textiles, specialising in embroidered and printed textiles and theatrical costume, and... (more info)
  • Weave a Christmas TreeSaturday 8 December 2018
    10am-4pm The course Spend a relaxed day using a simple frame loom to weave a Christmas tree design. The tutor Hilary Charlesworth who exhibits her work, details of which can be seen on She teaches workshops in a number of textile skills and is a member of the Institute for Learning Participant information Students... (more info)