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With long careers in the animation world we’ve have had to turn our hands to all sorts of arts and crafts - and the joy of making has never left us. At the Tanyard Studios we’ll be enthusiastically exploring a wide range of fun activities. Our aim is to provide an enjoyable experience for small groups, in a lovely nurturing and creative environment. Typical prices are £40 for a half-day and £80 for a full day. Half-days will include tasty home-made refreshments and full-days a delicious lunchtime meal too! Below are some of the classes we'll be running most frequently - but we'll be adding lots of others and hosting drop-in sessions - or perhaps you'd like to get together with a few of your friends and arrange a session of your very own! Please check the COURSES page for details and CONTACT us to arrange a date.



Spend a day learning the art of felting. Design and make your own unique felted accessory by blending beautiful colourful wools and silks.


Workshops will cover scarf, hat, bag, teacosy or slipper making. All materials provided and no previous experience is necessary... just enthusiasm and energy!.



Using this fascinating technique you will learn how to draw and paint with molten wax and colourful dyes to create a beautiful cushion cover or scarf.


A two-day batik and simple quilting workshop to create a personalised baby quilt is also available



To sit and observe something for an hour as you draw it is wonderfully rewarding.


Sessions will cover the basics, using different tools (traditional and digital), drawing from life, character design and thumbnailing.


We are hoping to add regular costumed life drawing too!



Digital cameras have made taking a photograph easy but are we sometimes missing out on the really exciting pictures?


This simple workshop will explain how a camera works and will give you the confidence to stop using the 'auto' setting.


More advanced classes are also planned.


After a busy Christmas and a restful January it's time to get the studio activities going again. Life drawing will hopefully be monthly from now on - and we have a new workshop to offer - needle felting animals. Cathy's first experiments with the technique have turned people all gooey - and we've had lots of requests for tuition - or commissions for dog portraits. There's currently one place remaining on the 20th February - but as always, do get in touch with a date that suits you and we'll try to arrange something. Hope to see you soon!

Fresh from the printers - GIFT VOUCHERS! The perfect present for someone that's difficult to get something for as they can choose any course they like. They're for half-days, cost £40, and can be topped up or combined for full-days. Please contact us for more info.