Workshops and Classes

One of my absolute favourite things in the entire world to do is to work with people of all ages to help them discover their creativity. I have taught one-off courses as well as workshops for adults and children – and with my recent unemployment, I thought what better time to open my home to people who want to learn.

I have a room in my home where I can comfortably host classes of up to 6 students – depending on the craft. Classes for younger students will be limited (so that parents have space to sit and help if their kids need it) and sewing classes are strictly limited to 4, as that is the number of machines I can fit comfortably on my craft table – I’m also not sure my home’s ancient electrics could handle more than 4 machines running at once.

Fairtrade coffee, tea and baked snacks will always be on hand, too!

Siblings are welcome to come along and play with my kids (for free, of course!)

Prices are listed on the booking page, but I am entirely open to bartering. I will work for food, or help cleaning house, or window cleaning, or gardening, or supplies… the list is basically endless, but suffice to say that I don’t want anyone to be excluded because they’re on a tight budget.

This is the basic timetable of classes. I also offer private tuition on Wednesdays and Sundays for groups of up to 3 – email kate@kaatlijne.com for more information.

 

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Crafternoon – Monday & Thursday 12-3pm – £5

Suitable for kids from age 3.

Each week, we will make a new themed craft. There will be different “levels” to each craft, so that younger and older children will be engaged and challenged, but not discouraged. A snack will be provided. Children under 8 will need to have a parent hang around to help – coffee and tea will be on!

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Home-Ed Sewing Basics Drop-in – Tuesday 10am-4pm – £10

Suitable for kids from age 5.

A weekly drop-in session for home-educators.

Each week, I will be available from 10am to 4pm to help with sewing questions.

Do you need help using your machine?
Cutting out patterns?
Stuck on something?
Want a chance to use my sewing machine or test-drive a serger?
Want to learn some new stitches?

I am here to help! Please make a note on the booking form to let me know what you would like to work on. Children under 8 will need to have a parent hang around to help – coffee and tea will be provided!

Someone is very happy that I am giving her my old sewing machine.

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The Artist’s Way 13 week course – Wednesday 7.30pm – £65

Suitable for adults and young adults from age 16 – Maximum 6 participants.

The Artist’s Way provides a twelve-week course that guides you through the process of recovering your creative self. It aims to dispel the ‘I’m not talented enough’ conditioning that holds many people back and helps you to unleash your own inner artist. Its step-by-step approach enables you to transform your life, overcome any artistic blocks you may suffer from, including limiting beliefs, fear, sabotage, jealousy and guilt, and replace them with self confidence and productivity. It helps demystify the creative process by making it a part of your daily life. Whatever your artistic leanings, this course will give you the tools you need to enable you to fulfill your dreams.

Doing the Artist’s Way as a group is powerful. We keep one another on track. We support and encourage one another. I have facilitated groups in London and have received wonderful feedback. The sessions usually last between 1 and 2 hours, depending on how much everyone has to say. Some weeks there is a lot to share! Some weeks we will create together (all materials included), other weeks we will do a lot of chatting, and there will be at least one “field trip” week.

The first week will introduce the book, the structure for the group and we will talk about what each of you hope to gain from the course. Homework will be to read and work through the first week of the book.

You will need a copy of the book and a notebook to write in – you will also need a notebook to use for your morning pages – it should be new and not be used for anything else, but you can start with scriblings on looseleaf, if you prefer.

Back to basics. "We must become alert enough to consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them"

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One Day Make & Take – Friday 12-3pm – variable cost

Suitable for kids and adults from age 8.

A workshop where you will learn some new skills and create a high-quality item to take home.

  • March 11 – (BEGINNER) Upcycled T-shirt Tote Bag (bring your own old Tee)
  • March 18 – (BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE) Sock Bunnies (new socks will be provided, or bring your own – this project takes 2 pairs)
  • March 25 – (BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE) Reversible Fabric Tote (we will be using sewing machines for this project, I have 3 that I can loan if you don’t have one of your own – or if you don’t want to carry yours 😉 )
  • April 1 – (INTERMEDIATE) Zipper Pouch (we will be using sewing machines for this project, I have 3 that I can loan if you don’t have one of your own – or if you don’t want to carry yours 😉 – this is a GREAT introduction to using zippers)

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Sweary Cross Stitch 3 week course – Saturday – £40

Suitable for adults and young adults from age 16 – Maximum 6 participants.

Pick a pattern from my shop (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/kaatlijne) and stitch it up with me – all materials (including a printed version of the pattern that is yours to keep) provided. Suitable for absolute beginners or seasoned stitchers.

Coffee, tea and treats included.

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