Book a place on one (or more!) of our workshops and we will send a voucher for you to give it as a present.

Email: adele@blackbirdarts.co.uk for further details.

Welcome to Blackbird Arts - workshops coming up:

Why not have a look at the Archive to see what we do.


Mosaic - 21/3/20 - Isfield Village Hall

with Hannah Griffiths ​POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN

Local Mosaic Artist Hannah Griffiths will guide you through a small project suitable for a day long workshop, but also show you how to develop it further at home.

A range of materials will be provided, but students may wish to use their own collected tiles, broken crockery or treasured objects for particular personal projects.

Suitable for adults and competent teenagers.

Wood Carving - 25/4/20 - Wilderness Wood

with Martin Brockman ​POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN

Martin will show you how to handle basic wood carving chisels and assess working in three dimensions.  There will be a selection of locally sourced timber, e.g. planked lime for relief carving and oak, sycamore or birch logs - which can be your starting point to create a unique carving of a bird.
A lovely decoration from the woods!
Suitable for adults and competent teenagers.

​Woodblock Printing - 2/5/20 - Isfield Village Hall

with Adele Scantlebury ​POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN 

This one-day course is suitable for beginners, as well as those who are familiar with the techniques and just want to play for the day!
I will introduce you to a selection of materials – paper, inks, tools and blocks. 

You will be shown how to carve and print from a block that you have designed, the aim being that you go home with at least a couple of your own original prints.

Suitable for adults and competent teenagers.

Clay Tile Making - 9/5/20 - Wilderness Wood

​with Martin Brockman & Adele Scantlebury


This workshop starts with decorating clay beads, these can go straight into a paper kiln which Martin will be firing throughout the day. 

Pre-made tiles will be provided for decorating, we will go through the process of designing a simple image on a single tile or a pattern that links across more than one tile.

Those that want to can have a go at traditional tile making. 

And last, but not least, we should be able to unpack the paper kiln and discover the treasures within!

The cost of £95 is for 40 pre-made tiles, so you can work as an individual or mixed age group - up to 4 people.  Children need to be with a supervising adult.