Creative Workshops

Doodles Workshops… bring out the Artist in you!


At doodles we run a wide variety of creative workshops and weekly clubs for adults all throughout the year.
All our workshops are on a Saturday and focus on specialist crafts with all materials provided and fully guided tuition by professional artists. They are between 3 and 5 hours long and require booking in advance.
And for our clubs, we have a whole range of different clubs on every day of the week and run weekly throughout the year. Most of our clubs don’t require booking with the exception of Art Club (we limit our numbers as we need to allow a good amount of space to work) and you will provide your own materials.

Workshop Schedule

14th JULY 2018
Upholstery Workshop £60
This one day upholstery workshop is an ideal introduction that covers the basic skills needed to do your own upholstery projects. You will learn about traditional and modern upholstery techniques, including webbing and stuffing.
You can bring your own small project, a dining chair with a drop seat, a piano stool or a footstool would be ideal. The upholstery materials that you will need for your project such as webbing, hessian, foam etc will be available to purchase on the day (allow up to £10 depending on how much your individual project requires). You only need to bring the covering fabric of your choice (and braid if required) and we can advise you on how much you will need beforehand. We will have all the tools that you need but if you happen to own any of your own upholstery tools (staple/tack removers, pincers etc) then bring those along too.
If you are unsure if your piece of furniture is suitable project, feel free to email a photo (contact@doodlesonline.co.uk) or pop in the shop, and we can take a look and advise you. The price includes expert tuition and free refreshments throughout the day. Come in to Doodles or phone (0118) 9811238 to book your place NOW!

18th AUGUST 2018
Stained Glass Workshop £55
Get creative and design you very own piece of stained glass. Learn how to cut the glass, line it with copper foil and solder the pieces together. We have expert tuition on hand at all times and everyone from beginners to improvers are always welcome. All materials are provided, and of course tea, coffee and friends included. 

8th SEPTEMBER 2018
Upholstery Workshop £60
This one day upholstery workshop is an ideal introduction that covers the basic skills needed to do your own upholstery projects. You will learn about traditional and modern upholstery techniques, including webbing and stuffing.
You can bring your own small project, a dining chair with a drop seat, a piano stool or a footstool would be ideal. The upholstery materials that you will need for your project such as webbing, hessian, foam etc will be available to purchase on the day (allow up to £10 depending on how much your individual project requires). You only need to bring the covering fabric of your choice (and braid if required) and we can advise you on how much you will need beforehand. We will have all the tools that you need but if you happen to own any of your own upholstery tools (staple/tack removers, pincers etc) then bring those along too.
If you are unsure if your piece of furniture is suitable project, feel free to email a photo (contact@doodlesonline.co.uk) or pop in the shop, and we can take a look and advise you. The price includes expert tuition and free refreshments throughout the day. Come in to Doodles or phone (0118) 9811238 to book your place NOW!

29th SEPTEMBER 2018
Stained Glass Workshop £55
Get creative and design you very own piece of stained glass. Learn how to cut the glass, line it with copper foil and solder the pieces together. We have expert tuition on hand at all times and everyone from beginners to improvers are always welcome. All materials are provided, and of course tea, coffee and friends included. The price includes expert tuition and free refreshments throughout the day. Come in to Doodles or phone (0118) 9811238 to book your place NOW!

13th OCTOBER 2018
Upholstery Workshop £60
This one day upholstery workshop is an ideal introduction that covers the basic skills needed to do your own upholstery projects. You will learn about traditional and modern upholstery techniques, including webbing and stuffing.
You can bring your own small project, a dining chair with a drop seat, a piano stool or a footstool would be ideal. The upholstery materials that you will need for your project such as webbing, hessian, foam etc will be available to purchase on the day (allow up to £10 depending on how much your individual project requires). You only need to bring the covering fabric of your choice (and braid if required) and we can advise you on how much you will need beforehand. We will have all the tools that you need but if you happen to own any of your own upholstery tools (staple/tack removers, pincers etc) then bring those along too.
If you are unsure if your piece of furniture is suitable project, feel free to email a photo (contact@doodlesonline.co.uk) or pop in the shop, and we can take a look and advise you. The price includes expert tuition and free refreshments throughout the day. Come in to Doodles or phone (0118) 9811238 to book your place NOW!

10th NOVEMBER 2018
Stained Glass Workshop £55
Get creative and design you very own piece of stained glass. Learn how to cut the glass, line it with copper foil and solder the pieces together. We have expert tuition on hand at all times and everyone from beginners to improvers are always welcome. All materials are provided, and of course tea, coffee and friends included. The price includes expert tuition and free refreshments throughout the day. Come in to Doodles or phone (0118) 9811238 to book your place NOW!

17th NOVEMBER 2018
Upholstery Workshop £60
This one day upholstery workshop is an ideal introduction that covers the basic skills needed to do your own upholstery projects. You will learn about traditional and modern upholstery techniques, including webbing and stuffing.
You can bring your own small project, a dining chair with a drop seat, a piano stool or a footstool would be ideal. The upholstery materials that you will need for your project such as webbing, hessian, foam etc will be available to purchase on the day (allow up to £10 depending on how much your individual project requires). You only need to bring the covering fabric of your choice (and braid if required) and we can advise you on how much you will need beforehand. We will have all the tools that you need but if you happen to own any of your own upholstery tools (staple/tack removers, pincers etc) then bring those along too.
If you are unsure if your piece of furniture is suitable project, feel free to email a photo (contact@doodlesonline.co.uk) or pop in the shop, and we can take a look and advise you. The price includes expert tuition and free refreshments throughout the day. Come in to Doodles or phone (0118) 9811238 to book your place NOW!

8th DECEMBER 2018
Stained Glass Workshop £55
Get creative and design you very own piece of stained glass. Learn how to cut the glass, line it with copper foil and solder the pieces together. We have expert tuition on hand at all times and everyone from beginners to improvers are always welcome. All materials are provided, and of course tea, coffee and friends included. The price includes expert tuition and free refreshments throughout the day. Come in to Doodles or phone (0118) 9811238 to book your place NOW!

26th JANUARY 2019
Upholstery Workshop £60
This one day upholstery workshop is an ideal introduction that covers the basic skills needed to do your own upholstery projects. You will learn about traditional and modern upholstery techniques, including webbing and stuffing.
You can bring your own small project, a dining chair with a drop seat, a piano stool or a footstool would be ideal. The upholstery materials that you will need for your project such as webbing, hessian, foam etc will be available to purchase on the day (allow up to £10 depending on how much your individual project requires). You only need to bring the covering fabric of your choice (and braid if required) and we can advise you on how much you will need beforehand. We will have all the tools that you need but if you happen to own any of your own upholstery tools (staple/tack removers, pincers etc) then bring those along too.
If you are unsure if your piece of furniture is suitable project, feel free to email a photo (contact@doodlesonline.co.uk) or pop in the shop, and we can take a look and advise you. The price includes expert tuition and free refreshments throughout the day. Come in to Doodles or phone (0118) 9811238 to book your place NOW!

Coming Soon 2019
Fused Glass Workshop £55

Get creative with glass and design your very own masterpiece in FUSED GLASS. Learn how to cut the glass, and discover the different types of glass materials you can use to create very different finishes in your own unique creations.
We have expert tuition on hand at all times and everyone from beginners to imp[rovers are always welcome. Price is £55 with all materials provided… and of course, tea, coffee and friends included!  Dates to be confirmed.

Upcycling Furniture Workshop £40
Transform your old furniture pieces into something new! Learn the techniques to produce shabby chic paint effects with our range of Frenchic paints, waxes and finishers, using stencilling and distressing effects. We have expert tuition on hand at all times and everyone from beginners to improvers are always welcome. All materials are provided, and of course tea, coffee and friends included. Dates to be confirmed. 

Mosaiic Workshop £50
Learn the art of Mosaiic and create your very own piece in our BRAND NEW 2 part Mosaiic Workshop, running over two consecutive Saturdays this is sure to be a popular new addition to our creative workshops. We have expert tuition on hand at all times and everyone from beginners to imp[rovers are always welcome. Price is £50 with all materials provided… and of course, tea, coffee and friends included!  Dates to be confirmed.

Jewellery Workshop £30
Aimed at beginners, we will teach you how to make a simple bracelet. We have expert tuition on hand at all times and everyone from beginners to improvers are always welcome. Price is £30 with all materials provided… and of course, tea, coffee and friends included!  Dates to be confirmed.

Weekly CLUBS

MONDAY
Sewing Club £8 10am to 1pm
Each week you will learn how to make new projects, cover all manner of technical stuff about your sewing machine and make something awesome! We have expert tuition on hand at all times and everyone from beginners to improvers are always welcome. Just bring yourself, some fabric and, if you have one, your sewing machine. 

TUESDAY
Knit & Crochet Club £5 10am to 1pm
Get together with friendly locals who love knitting and crocheting. This club is good for experienced knitters and crocheters right through to complete beginners and we always have a great selection of wool, needles and patterns for sale right here in Doodles  There are always people who will help if and when you need it and, as well as putting the world to rights, we have an endless supply of tea and coffee. 

WEDNESDAY
Art Club £18 10am to 1pm
Would you like to spend one morning a week just painting? Then our Art Club is a great way to develop your skills in a relaxed and creative atmosphere. You can experiment with a range of different mediums from pencils, oils to acrylic paints. Focus on one specific medium over several weeks, or try something new each session. Our Art Club is aimed at everyone from beginners to those with experience already and want to refresh their technique. Our studio is well equipped and our experienced art tutor will be on hand to help with as much ideas and guidance as you need or want. Don’t worry if you miss a week, as you haven’t missed a vital part of the course. Art Club lets you explore and develop at your own pace. We always have a good selection of artists supplies for sale here in Doodles so you can get everything you need from canvasses, sketchbooks and brushes through to paints, pencils and easels. Like all of our Art Club sessions, you will receive friendly feedback from you tutor throughout.

THURSDAY
Knit & Crochet Club £5 10am to 1pm
Get together with friendly locals who love knitting and crocheting. This club is good for experienced knitters and crocheters right through to complete beginners and we always have a great selection of wool, needles and patterns for sale right here in Doodles  There are always people who will help if and when you need it and, as well as putting the world to rights, we have an endless supply of tea and coffee. 

FRIDAY
Patch & Stitch Club £5 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Our Friday afternoon Club is a mix of knitting, crochet and sewing projects so you can bring whatever you feel like making on the day and make your project in the company of friendly fellow crafters. Just bring yourself and your projects with you… and of course, tea, coffee and friends are included!

SATURDAY
Art Club £18 10am to 1pm
Would you like to spend one morning a week just painting? Then our Art Club is a great way to develop your skills in a relaxed and creative atmosphere. You can experiment with a range of different mediums from pencils, oils to acrylic paints. Focus on one specific medium over several weeks, or try something new each session. Our Art Club is aimed at everyone from beginners to those with experience already and want to refresh their technique. Our studio is well equipped and our experienced art tutor will be on hand to help with as much ideas and guidance as you need or want. Don’t worry if you miss a week, as you haven’t missed a vital part of the course. Art Club lets you explore and develop at your own pace. We always have a good selection of artists supplies for sale here in Doodles so you can get everything you need from canvasses, sketchbooks and brushes through to paints, pencils and easels. Like all of our Art Club sessions, you will receive friendly feedback from you tutor throughout.