Her Words - Creative Writing Workshop - £24
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Her Words - Creative Writing Workshop - £24

Her Words is a creative workshop for women. It will give you the time and tools to use writing to process your emotions and explore your thoughts. Guided expressive writing activities designed to allow you the space and time for yourself. No writing skill needed, no ability to spell and no requirement to share. 

Writing for Well-being has been proven to ease the effects of trauma, improve mental and emotional health and boost the immune system. Anyone can do it; ages 17-117 welcome. All activities will be provided; just bring your favourite notebook and pen! Limited spaces.  £24 per person.  

To book your place, you can email Nicky Cassidy at thewordssurrey@gmail.com

This amazing workshop is run by Nicky Cassidy.   Nicky is a qualified and experienced English teacher. She has extensive experience in teaching creative writing and has specialist training in Story Writing as Therapy.  

A passionate writer herself, she exudes enthusiasm for the written word.  Nicky is a member of Lapidus and NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education).

Following the first session of 'Her Words', Nicky wrote a blog post, you can read this here.

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Beginners Papercutting
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Beginners Papercutting

Join Aimee Richards @missbespokepapercuts and seller via notonthehighstreet on  in our cosy Tudor Lounge at Wattle & Daub for a beginners paper cutting Christmas workshop.   The session will begin with a cup of calmness and an introduction to the mindful art of paper cutting before moving onto a template sheet where you will begin to learn the different techniques, moving from easy shapes to more complicated patterns.  After an afternoon tea and cake break, you will spend the rest of the session cutting a template specifically selected for the theme of the session.  As well as a full kit to take away, you will also have another template to take home to carry on with both of which you can keep to frame or gift to a friend.  You don’t need to have any drawing skills to attend this workshop as you will be provided with two beautiful frame-filling templates.

The maximum number of people per session is six and all material are provided – Scalpel, spare pack of blades, a cutting mat and templates-and yours to keep and take home with you as well as refreshments and cake.

The cost of the workshop is £45.  To book click here

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Beginners Papercutting
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Beginners Papercutting

Join Aimee Richards @missbespokepapercuts and seller via notonthehighstreet on  in our cosy Tudor Lounge at Wattle & Daub for a beginners paper cutting Christmas workshop.   The session will begin with a cup of calmness and an introduction to the mindful art of paper cutting before moving onto a template sheet where you will begin to learn the different techniques, moving from easy shapes to more complicated patterns.  After an afternoon tea and cake break, you will spend the rest of the session cutting a template specifically selected for the theme of the session.  As well as a full kit to take away, you will also have another template to take home to carry on with both of which you can keep to frame or gift to a friend.  You don’t need to have any drawing skills to attend this workshop as you will be provided with two beautiful frame-filling templates.

The maximum number of people per session is six and all material are provided – Scalpel, spare pack of blades, a cutting mat and templates-and yours to keep and take home with you as well as refreshments and cake.

The cost of the workshop is £45.  To book click here

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Pottery Evening creating Sgraffito Tiles
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Pottery Evening creating Sgraffito Tiles

Join us for a fun evening with Claire & Megan, from the Portable Pottery Company.  Explore this ancient technique, scribing through a surface layer of thin white slip to reveal the rich terracotta underneath. Perfect for those who love to draw, a simple process for beginners too, using transfers from William De Morgan tile designs, or your own images to trace onto the surface.  Your piece will be fired, glazed and returned to Wattle & Daub, ready foe collection on a date to be agreed.  This activity is suitable for beginners and is a gentle way to explore the tactile nature of working with clay.

Hot drinks, home made cake and glass of fizz are also included in the price.

The cost is £45.  This price is for two finished tiles.  Extra tiles can be created at a cost of £5 per tile.  Maximum class size is 8.  

To book a space please email: theportablepottery@gmail.com

Please aim to arrive at 6:45pm as the class at 7, with a demonstration.  We will finish by 9:15pm.

 

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Saturday Sketch Club
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Sketch Club

We are very pleased to announce that Wattle & Daub will be hosting a new Saturday Sketch Club run by Gina McAdam, a Printmaker and Artist living in Godalming.

Our Sketch club will be an informal supportive meet-up, suitable for all levels wishing to explore their own visual journey with a sketch book.  Some ideas for exploration will include; how to use your sketch book, observational drawing, keeping a visual journal, Still life drawing, watercolours by the river and personal projects exploring new materials.  We will take feedback as to how individuals would like this sketch club to develop, plus we hope to invite fellow Artists to talk about what they do.  Many other possibilities include poetry, readings and skill sharing.  

We will meet on a weekly basis on a Saturday at 10-11:30am here at Wattle & Daub based in Church Street, Godalming (subject to availability of workshop space and tutor).  The cost will be £15 per session.  All classes will be kept small (maximum 10), to ensure adequate space and support is available.  Material lists will be distributed in advance and all participants will be invited to join a optional WhatsApp group which will be used to share inspiring ideas and links.

Flexible booking available.  Buy a package of clubs and then attend the ones you want, simple and flexible!Different topics covered every session or bring your own work, we are very friendly.  Beginners and new members are welcome.

Gina McAdam who will run these workshops is a Printmaker who trained at Edinburgh College of Art and then at the RCA.  Gina is a working artist who also teaches at Watts Gallery, Compton and Surrey Adult Learning College in Guildford and Farnham.  

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am & Cost £15 per session

Initial Dates available are; Sat 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, 14th July

To book your place please click here

Any queries, please do not hesitate to email gina@whatsinthebox.co.uk or wattleanddaub@icloud.com

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Life Drawing by Candlelight
Jun
15
6:15 PM18:15

Life Drawing by Candlelight

Following the success of our sketch club, we are introducing a one-off evening sketch session, 'Life Drawing by Candlelight'.  Set in our little Tudor lodge at Wattle & Daub, you will be part of a small group of fellow sketchers, taking the opportunity to enjoy an evening of Life Drawing, with the support of Gina McAdam, a Printmaker and Artist living in Godalming, who runs our Sketch Club and teaches locally at Watts Gallery.  

Set in the  surroundings of Wattle and Daub, come and enjoy an evening of Life Drawing by Candlelight.  Glass of wine or alternative drink provided during our mid time break.

Session lasts 2 hours including a break. Priced at £30.  Please bring your own Art Materials, paper will be available to purchase if needed at A2 size.  If your are bringing your own paper please be aware that Life Drawing works best on A3/ A2 size paper.

Boards provided.
*** Please let Gina know if you plan to bring an easel **
for further information please contact Gina : 07866847523

To book this session, please click here

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Saturday Sketch Club
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Sketch Club

We are very pleased to announce that Wattle & Daub will be hosting a new Saturday Sketch Club run by Gina McAdam, a Printmaker and Artist living in Godalming.

Our Sketch club will be an informal supportive meet-up, suitable for all levels wishing to explore their own visual journey with a sketch book.  Some ideas for exploration will include; how to use your sketch book, observational drawing, keeping a visual journal, Still life drawing, watercolours by the river and personal projects exploring new materials.  We will take feedback as to how individuals would like this sketch club to develop, plus we hope to invite fellow Artists to talk about what they do.  Many other possibilities include poetry, readings and skill sharing.  

We will meet on a weekly basis on a Saturday at 10-11:30am here at Wattle & Daub based in Church Street, Godalming (subject to availability of workshop space and tutor).  The cost will be £15 per session.  All classes will be kept small (maximum 10), to ensure adequate space and support is available.  Material lists will be distributed in advance and all participants will be invited to join a optional WhatsApp group which will be used to share inspiring ideas and links.

Flexible booking available.  Buy a package of clubs and then attend the ones you want, simple and flexible!Different topics covered every session or bring your own work, we are very friendly.  Beginners and new members are welcome.

Gina McAdam who will run these workshops is a Printmaker who trained at Edinburgh College of Art and then at the RCA.  Gina is a working artist who also teaches at Watts Gallery, Compton and Surrey Adult Learning College in Guildford and Farnham.  

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am & Cost £15 per session

Initial Dates available are; Sat 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, 14th July

To book your place please click here

Any queries, please do not hesitate to email gina@whatsinthebox.co.uk or wattleanddaub@icloud.com

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Flower Urn Workshop with Cherfold Flowers, £65
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Flower Urn Workshop with Cherfold Flowers, £65

A morning with Cherfold Flowers at Wattle & Daub.  

Steal yourself away for some time to get creative with flowers.  The morning will start with Caroline creating a large scale urn and talking you through everything you wanted to know about creating a beautiful seasonal arrangement.

You will then have the chance to create your flowers in an urn provided by Caroline, which you can take home to enjoy.

Price includes all materials and refreshments. Places are limited.  Please contact Caroline via email caroline@cherfoldflowers.com

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Beginners Papercutting - Sunday, 20th May 10-1pm
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Beginners Papercutting - Sunday, 20th May 10-1pm

Join Aimee Richards @missbespokepapercuts and seller via notonthehighstreet on  in our cosy Tudor Lounge at Wattle & Daub for a beginners paper cutting workshop.   The session will begin with a cup of calmness and an introduction to the mindful art of paper cutting before moving onto a template sheet where you will begin to learn the different techniques, moving from easy shapes to more complicated patterns.  

After an afternoon tea and cake break, you will spend the rest of the session cutting a template specifically selected for the theme of the session.  As well as a full kit to take away, you will also have another template to take home to carry on with both of which you can keep to frame or gift to a friend.  You don’t need to have any drawing skills to attend this workshop as you will be provided with two beautiful frame-filling templates.

The maximum number of people per session is six and all material are provided – Scalpel, spare pack of blades, a cutting mat and templates-and yours to keep and take home with you as well as refreshments and cake.

The cost of the workshop is £45.  To book click here 

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Sunday Sketch Club
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Sketch Club

We are very pleased to announce that Wattle & Daub will be hosting a Sunday Sketch Club run by Gina McAdam, a Printmaker and Artist living in Godalming.

Our Sketch club will be an informal supportive meet-up, suitable for all levels wishing to explore their own visual journey with a sketch book.  Some ideas for exploration will include; how to use your sketch book, observational drawing, keeping a visual journal, Still life drawing, watercolours by the river and personal projects exploring new materials.  We will take feedback as to how individuals would like this sketch club to develop, plus we hope to invite fellow Artists to talk about what they do.  Many other possibilities include poetry, readings and skill sharing.  

We will aim to meet on a weekly basis on a Sunday at 10-11:30am here at Wattle & Daub based in Church Street, Godalming (subject to availability of workshop space and tutor).  Bookings and payment will be taken one week in advance the sketch club.  The cost will be £10 per session.  Our aim is to keep these sessions at a reasonable price, as our focus is to encourage like-minded local creatives to meet up in a friendly and supportive space.  All classes will be kept small (maximum 10), to ensure adequate space and support is available.  Material lists will be distributed in advance and all participants will be invited to join a optional WhatsApp group which will be used to share inspiring ideas and links.

Gina McAdam who will run these workshops is a Printmaker who trained at Edinburgh College of Art and then at the RCA.  Gina is a working artist who also teaches at Watts Gallery, Compton and Surrey Adult Learning College in Guildford and Farnham.  

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am & Cost £10 per session

Initial Dates available are;15th April, 22nd April, 29th April, 6th May, 13th May, 20th May.  To book your place on any of the dates, please email gina@whatsinthebox.co.uk

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May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy, 12th May - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Designed for beginners, this introduction to modern calligraphy run by Sophie from ‘alittlebirdpress’, will take you through the basics of letterforms and alphabets, and how to use a traditional dip pen. You will then put those skills into practise so you can  work on developing your own style within the workshop and beyond with your own calligraphy kit! This workshop includes: 2 1/2 hours of instruction and troubleshooting / 1 pen holder / 1 Nikko G nib / 1 jar of Higgins Eternal black ink / 1 instruction booklet with guidelines and practice paper / Light refreshments.  Workshops are also intentionally small to allow for plenty of one-on-one instruction.  To book, please click 

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May
3
10:15 AM10:15

Digital Detox with Emily Hodge - May, 3rd - £29

There's no denying we're spending more time online than ever before. With every device set up to keep us hooked and many of our connections found, developed and kept by being online it's no wonder.

But what impact is it having behind the screens on how we feel about ourselves, what time we're spending or wasting by being online and how can we change habits we don't realise we've acquired?

Join this interactive workshop to understand the key steps you can take to go from feeling overwhelmed, over stimulated and over it, to refreshed, lighter and more efficient with your digital use.

The key message from this workshop isn't about getting offline, although that is a part of it.

I'll help you understand the habits you might have fallen into that aren't serving you (mind, body and soul), teach you ways to enjoy being online more when you use it and help you figure out your goals and aims for both your on and offline lives to be more fulfilled overall.

Big claims and a wonderful evening to boot.

This workshop is for you if:

- You feel anxious if you don't have your phone on or near you

- You feel you're spending too much time scrolling on social media

- Social media accounts are triggering you and causing you emotional difficulties beyond just a few moments

- You feel over stimulated or like you're wasting too much time online

- You feel you need to be online a lot (it's your work, it pays the bills, it helps you connect etc)

- You want to change your online habits

- You want to free up time to plan and spend it on things you really want to get done this year

Workshop price includes a 15 minute review call with me up to 4 weeks after the session.

About Emily

Emily is a life coach with 20 years experience in the health and wellbeing world, supporting people to make positive changes in their lives for the longer term. She runs the gentle life programme supporting people to lead gentle and successful lives.

To book click here

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Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash

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Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Her Words - A Creative Writing Workshop for Women - £24

Her Words is a creative workshop for women. It will give you the time and tools to use writing to process your emotions and explore your thoughts. Guided expressive writing activities designed to allow you the space and time for yourself. No writing skill needed, no ability to spell and no requirement to share.

 Writing for Well-being has been proven to ease the effects of trauma, improve mental and emotional health and boost the immune system. Anyone can do it; ages 17-117 welcome. All activities will be provided; just bring your favourite notebook and pen! Limited spaces.

This workshop is run by the brilliant Nicky Cassidy - you can read more about Nicky by clicking here.   

To book your space or to find out more please click here or you can email nickyjcassidy@gmail.com

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Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Pottery Workshop (Trinket Dish)

Make your own press-moulded decorative trinket dish with Claire & Megan, from 'The Portable Pottery Company'.  Select your own collection of lace to print into your dish, or build up a honeycomb surface using hexagonal print and honeybee sprig moulds.  You can of course bring your own lace to make your project a completely and utterly unique heirloom.  Your piece will be fired, glazed and returned to Wattle & Daub, ready for collection on a date to be agreed,.  This activity is suitable for beginners and is a gentle way to explore the tactile nature of working with clay. 

Hot drinks, home made cake and a glass of fizz are also included in the price.

The cost is £35. This price is for one fired piece, but there may be time to make 2 pieces, at an extra firing cost of £5 per piece. maximum class size is 10. To book a space please email: theportablepottery@gmail.com

Please aim to arrive at 6.45pm as the class will start promptly with a demonstration at 7pm. We will finish by 9.15pm. 

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Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Essential Infusion - 14th April 1-4:00pm £65

Escapism Oils focus: Lavender, geranium, bergamot, vetiver, frankincense

With Jenny Walker, Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist, Director of Cornerstone Therapies, Godalming, Surrey.

Your home should be a haven for all your senses and in these three-hour workshops Jenny Walker (Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist), will take you on an artistic journey to enable you to explore and blend your oils for your home diffusers and burners.

Using rare, small batch organic essential oils, we will be looking at five essences during each workshop, themed for different moods and needs, will enable you to help yourself, and those who enjoy your home with you, to relax, take it easy and enjoy the environment that you have lovingly created.

In the safe surroundings of Wattle and Daub, these small group sessions are filled with information, lots of laughter, colour and expression. Using artists materials, word collages, as well as drawing on personal experiences and memories of scents, you will find new ways to express your creativity, resulting in using the oils to add an essential element to your home.

Each workshop: £65
Maximum of 6 people in each workshop

Included: You will go home with your handmade blends (up to three), as well as the individual oil profiles that you will create during the workshop. You will also go home a small compendium of each of the oils used. Light refreshments are available during your time with us.

If you are pregnant, suffer from asthma, epilepsy, heart conditions or migraines, please be advised that this workshop may not be appropriate for you. Please feel free to get in touch with Jenny Walker ACMT for more details.  jenny.walker@cornerstonetherapies.com

To book please click here

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Apr
12
7:15 PM19:15

Digital Detox with Emily Hodge - £39

Start the new year with time and space set aside for reflection, action planning and meditation, with a specific focus on helping you develop habits to digitally detox. 

Take the evening out to be present and to set your intentions for the year ahead in how you spend your time both on and offline.

Led by Emily Hodge, coach and health psychology specialist, we’ll cover:

- Your goals for the year ahead 

- Understanding our digital usage: What do we need versus actually do 

- Adjusting unconscious use to conscious 

- Developing Strategies to change the habit 

- Accountability

The price includes feedback on a questionnaire you’ll complete prior to the session for focus and a 20 minute review session up to 4 weeks after the workshop.

The workshop is ideal for you if:

-You'd like to understand more about how you spend your time overall

-You feel you're spending too much time aimlessly scrolling on social media

-You feel anxious if you don't have your phone on or near you

-You want to change your online habits

-You want to help your family or friends change theirs also

-You want to free up time to plan and spend it on things you really want to get done this year

What a previous attendee says: "What I love about this is that it's not saying don't go online, it's saying be conscious in how you go online and use it to help you rather than increase insecurities and worries. I've gotten more clear in my goals for myself and my family for the year as well as understanding how I spend my time off and online. Loved it"

To book click here 

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Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Designed for beginners, this introduction to modern calligraphy run by Sophie from ‘alittlebirdpress’, will take you through the basics of letterforms and alphabets, and how to use a traditional dip pen. You will then put those skills into practise so you can  work on developing your own style within the workshop and beyond with your own calligraphy kit! This workshop includes: 2 1/2 hours of instruction and troubleshooting / 1 pen holder / 1 Nikko G nib / 1 jar of Higgins Eternal black ink / 1 instruction booklet with guidelines and practice paper / Light refreshments.  Workshops are also intentionally small to allow for plenty of one-on-one instruction.  To book, please click here

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Jan
18
6:45 PM18:45

Pottery Workshop (Pinch Pots)

An introduction into making thumb pots; the most basic process of pinching and feeling the clay to make simple vessels. This activity is suitable for beginners and is a gentle way to explore the tactile nature of working with clay. Three pieces will be made on the evening. These handheld bowls are then fired and finished in an organic drippy glaze.

Please aim to arrive at 6.45pm as the class will start promptly with a demonstration at 7pm. We will finish by 9.15pm. Pots are then taken back to the studio to be fired. They are ready for collection from 15th February from Wattle&Daub Home.

The cost is £35. The maximum class size is 10. To book a space please

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