Exclusive Arty Workshops especially for you! Come to West Dorset and learn a new skill! Xmas Gift vouchers can be arranged. Beautiful surroundings, enjoy warm Dorset hospitality and home-cooking, combined with local expert tuition. We have a wealth of artistic talent in our midst, come and let our wonderful tutors inspire you.
The workshop days are fun and friendly, always productive and many Workshoppers returned for more! We’ve been joined by guests, many locals come along, and all ages. How about a gift vouchers ? Something special and creative and unusual for those that are difficult to buy for and maybe you’ll get a garden bench made for your garden! It’s always an interesting day out, we’ve had groups, Mother and daughters, and granddaughters too, but you can come on your own and take the opportunity to chill and meet new people. Why not gather a party together of works colleagues, friends or family and let me arrange your accommodation and tutor.
The workshops have brought many lovely people through our doors and I hope we’ve inspired people take time out to be creative!
We can all be creative; you just need excellent tutors and my thanks to the tutors for their inspiration, guidance and patience! Warm regards, Pauline.
Latest Art & Craft Courses and Workshops at Highway Farm
|Sat, 14th Dec||10:00 am - 5:00 pm||CHARITY WORKSHOP - Christmas Wreaths again!|
|Sat, 25th Jan||10:30 am - 4:00 pm||Felting - Colmers in winter|
|Wed, 2nd Apr - Thu, 3rd Apr||9:30 am - 4:30 pm||Stained Glass panel design- 2 day workshop|
|Thu, 10th Apr - Fri, 11th Apr||10:00 am - 4:30 pm||Hazelwood Furniture Workshop|
|Sat, 12th Apr||10:30 am - 4:30 pm||Willow Teepee and Designs for your garden|
|Sat, 10th May||10:30 am - 4:30 pm||Felting - seascapes|
|Sat, 17th May||10:30 am - 4:30 pm||Willow Baskets & Willow Sculptures|
|Wed, 18th Jun||10:30 am - 4:00 pm||Felting - Dream Garden|
|Sat, 21st Jun - Sun, 22nd Jun||10:00 am - 4:30 pm||Hazelwood Furniture Workshop|
|Thu, 26th Jun||10:30 am - 4:30 pm||Textile Workshop Shibori Dyeing with Indigo|
|Wed, 2nd Jul||10:30 am - 4:00 pm||Felting - Dream Garden|
|Sat, 19th Jul||10:30 am - 4:00 pm||Felting Workshop - Fabulous Floaty Nuno Scarves|
|Sat, 6th Sep - Sun, 7th Sep||10:00 am - 4:30 pm||Hazelwood Furniture Workshop|
|Sat, 20th Sep||10:30 am - 4:30 pm||Willow Baskets & Willow Sculptures|
|Sat, 4th Oct||10:30 am - 4:00 pm||Felting - seascapes|
|Sat, 18th Oct||10:30 am - 4:30 pm||Willow Christmas Decoration Design|
Popular Art & Craft Courses & Workshops Run Throughout The Year
- Willow Sculptures/teepees
- Hazelwood Garden Furniture
- Stained Glass
- Wedding buttonholes & hand-tied posies
- Hedgerow gypsy baskets
- Textiles, shibori dyeing with indigo
- Walking sticks
Special Workshops arranged just for you.
Our excellent tutors are here to help and guide, it’s a super social day out and you’ll get to make something nice to take home. Choose a date to suit, gather a group together of 6-10, and if it’s a special occasion I’ll happily cater for lunch.
How about a pottery session with our local potters, try your hand on the potter wheel, coiled pots and more. Can easily be arranged for 2-5 people and its fun! Pottery £25 for a morning/ afternoon session or try your hand at metalcraft with local female artist blacksmith, Colleen. She has a nearby workshop forging with hand, hammer and anvil to create functional items and beautiful sculptures. Join her for a workshop, small group 2-3 people.
Rustic Hazelwood Furniture
Review – at last! Pauline – just to let you know what an enjoyable weekend the ‘rustic hazelwood furniture has been’. With expert tuition from Peter I have made the most exquisite 2-seater garden bench, which is already the talk of the village – much admired by friends and neighbours. In fact three of them now want to do the same course – so please can you ask Peter to do another one in the autumn. I’d like to do it again too and make something else!
I’ve done five of your workshops now and each one has been really good; all the tutors have been first class and I’ve learnt some brilliant new skills. Highway Farm is such a friendly, welcoming place – I’d recommend it to anyone!
Floral buttonholes and hand tied posies
We spent a very wet and windy Saturday making wedding buttonholes around the kitchen table by the warmth of the aga. Lots of wedding talk and with the helpful guidance from tutor Sylvia we made a wonderful variety corsage to brighten any wedding outfit. Midday cooked brunch followed with a demonstration of how to make beautiful hand-tied posies which made wonderful Easter gifts. This was a small friendly group and a very productive day was had by all. So at the next wedding, no excuses, hand-made buttonholes!
Just a note to thank you and John for providing lovely food, setting and atmosphere for the day, it was great.
Willow Sculptures for the garden
Thank you for a lovely day yesterday; we had a super journey home and hey – Dilys and Dennis look great on the lawn! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and actually feel chuffed to bits with our achievement.
We had a wonderful day thank you. Attitude the swan now guards my back garden.
Thanks Pauline for arranging the day and for the delicious lunch. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I think my husband was ‘impressed’ with the results of my efforts. Andy is a good tutor and I think the group kept him busy all day – I hope he was not too exhausted. It must be tiring when seven people are working on various projects and working at different speeds. Do thank him as it was an excellent day.
I think everyone got something out of the course; it is all too easy to stay within ones comfort zone, but to step outside that is stimulating and rewarding in so many ways.
Felted Nuno scarves
Dear Pauline, What a great day in a splendid setting! The best ‘one’ day I’ve had for ages!