There are a variety of brilliant workshops in Buckinghamshire that you can take part in. From flower arranging to jewelerry making, there is something for everyone. Whether you want to polish up your skills or learn something new, here are all our favourite workshops in the area.
Howe Farm Flowers – Flower Mornings
Howe Farm in Dorton grow their own beautiful flowers on site where you can pick your own, buy hand tied arrangements from the shop or take part in one of their ‘Flower Morning’ workshops. At the workshop you will be welcomed with refreshments and a short talk about the flowers before heading over to their field to cut some yourself. Amber will demonstrate how to arrange your flowers before you have a go doing it yourself. Flower Mornings cost just £55 and start at 9am and conclude at approximately 12pm.
Cerus Botanical Design’s
Nestled away in peaceful woodland you can find a log cabin where Cerus hosts her botanical workshops. This is the perfect location to switch off from the outside world and immerse yourself in creating something truly unique. We were lucky enough to try Cerus Succulent Workshop and it was brilliant! Nestled away in a cosy spot you will spend a couple of hours seeing demonstrations and learning how to create beautiful succulent arrangements. Bring your own pot or buy one there to fill with your pick of plants, soils and accessories, which you get to take home with you.
Claydon Courtyard is the bustling and creative heart of the Estate. It is now a hub for events, arts and crafts and is the home to many shops and businesses. These businesses run a variety of different workshops throughout the year from life drawing to painting, jewellery making to lino-printing.
The Courtyard Art Studio is a place to create, learn and enjoy a range of artistic and creative courses, workshops and classes for all abilities. There are many you can choose from, take part in a portraiture workshop or learn how to sew a kimono. Keep an eye on their website for upcoming and new courses to be released!
Also based in Claydon Courtyard you can find the creative duo and good friends, Corzo and Wood. Violeta and Sarah both share a passion for designing and creating silver jewellery which can be seen throughout their wonderful workshops. In the sessions you will be taught how to design and make your own pieces including, rings, bangles, bracelets, earrings, cufflinks and tiaras.
Queens Park Art Centre
Queens Park Art Centre is the hub, heart and home of the arts in Aylesbury Vale. Every week Queens Park offers more than 100 workshops in the creative and performing arts. Workshops include woodcarving, pottery, belly dancing, creative writing to name a few. Anyone can take part in these workshops from children to adults, beginners to experts.
Freya Jones – Spinning and Fibrecraft
At Freya Jones’ studio, which is based just outside of Stoke Mandeville, you will find a huge range of materials that you can get creative with. On Freya’s courses and workshops you can learn the ancient art of Spinning and Weaving but with a modern twist. There are a variety of courses you can take part in, from wet felting to weaving tea towels – this makes a perfect gift to someone or a day out for yourself to learning something different.
Also sitting in the same hub as Freya Jones is the fabulous Fabric HQ. Here you can take part in a variety of classes which include using fabrics and textiles. You are able to learn how to make clothing and accessories, discover the basics of pattern cutting as well as embroidery, qulting and sewing.