Jayne Jessop Trawlerman

‘Picture This’ Textiles Mixed Media Day

Spend a day in our studio with Textiles Artist Jayne Jessop and create a ‘Textile Picture’. You will explore a range of different media and techniques including Printing, Colourwashing, Felting, Needle Felting, Machine Embroidery, Fusing Angelina & Silk Fibres, Collaging & Machine Embroidery. Working with these during the afternoon you will then create your own finished composition piece to take home. Come along and be creative at Traenerhus in Hull’s Old Town on this fun and creative studio day.

All materials and light refreshments included.

Mosaic Jenna Zander

Mosaic Terracotta Pots

Learn to Mosaic onto a 3D object with local artist Jayne Jessop. We provide the terracotta pot and all the tools, tiles and broken crockery; you provide the inspiration and have fun on this ‘smashing’ day mosaicing to create your very own pot creation. Jayne will teach you everything you need to know to learn to mosaic with broken tiles and ceramics so you can do this time and time again with stuff found in Charity shops and Grandma’s cupboard ? Includes all materials and light refreshments

Traenerhus Jenna Zunder

Willow Bird Feeders & Garden Decorations

Learn to make willow bird feeders and pretty garden decorations including dragonflies, butterflies, fish, flowers & hearts. Create your own willow frame and weave into it with the willow itself or depending on your skill, dexterity and taste you can choose from a wide range of ribbons, strings, wires and yarns to create a beautiful garden decoration including a Dragonfly, Butterfly, Flower, Fish or Heart. All materials and refreshments included.

Hand-Made Leather Books

Create some perfectly formed pamphlets, then stitch them together into a beautiful, hand sewn leather bound book.

All papers, leather, silks and strings are provided but if you have any old leather or special paper you wish to use please bring it along.

Light refreshments are also included.

Textile Basketry – Coiled Baskets

This ancient basket making method involves wrapping threads around a central material then coiling it around on itself.

The size, colour and shape of the basket you make will depend on the materials used, the skills and technique of the maker.

The course fee is £40 and includes all materials and refreshments.

Linda Ingham: A Case For Place – Landscape Issues 3

Walking in rural settings has long been inspirational for artists, poets and composers.

Following in this tradition, Linda Ingham will lead a 2 day workshop, which includes a walking session along the River Ancholme and through part of Brigg, with a view to collecting inspiration and matter to inform one or more drawn studies.

Art Club For Home Educated Children

During Art Club we explore a range of topics using different materials, including guauche and acrylic paint, pencil, collage and crayons, along with using various methods, both 2D and 3D and working in different sizes.

Children will explore art using observation, imagination as well as taught techniques, as Art Club aims to enrich learning and development as well as offering a creative fun and relaxing experience.

Parents & carers can choose to stay during the session, but The Steel Rooms are more than happy for children to be left in their care.

Digital Photography Part 1

Do your photos never quite turn out the way you want them to? Are you worried about taking your camera off auto? Would you like to take better photos?

This workshop is to help you to use the basic settings on your camera, and support you to create some effective and balanced photos in available light.

You will be able to identify and use different settings in your menu, learn about exposure and practice your newly found skills.

Willow Bird Making Workshop

These birds are full of character and a great introduction to random weaving. Learn to make a chicken or pheasant to roost at home or in the garden. All tools and materials supplied, suitable for beginners.

The workshop is suitable for beginners and will be led by Alison Walling, who has many years experience of teaching and working with willow.

Medi(art) A Filming and Media Workshop

A unique opportunity to work with film-maker and tech wizard, Sean Atkinson, to learn techniques and form an approach to promoting your creative practice online and in digital formats.

The day will begin with an introduction of the many ways media may be used to promote you and your work. Through talk and demonstration, Sean will bring several examples of tech, show effective ways of using them, and present some of the projects that he has worked on to support others in managing their profile through media and tech.

This will include some basic techniques of using your phone or tablet for film, editing and sound along with some of the particularities of spreading your material on social media and other digital outlets and the most effective apps and programmes.

You will then explore using the techniques etc with the support of Sea, with opportunity for questions and discussion throughout.

Exploit The Landscape With Jan Dowson

During this 4 week course, we you will take a really good look at the local landscapes, developing sketches, taking photographs, making lots of notes that depict feelings and build an emotional narrative.

Back in the workshop you will continue to develop ideas using mixed media. Painting fabric, identify composition. Selecting appropriate techniques and stitches in order to produce a stitched landscape.

A wonderful atmospheric and thought provoking work, an emotional response to such a beautiful area of our coast.

4 Week Book Binding Workshop

Get together every Tuesday this September and learn the art of bookbinding, in this 4 week workshop.


Experiment with and create your own handmade paper which can be utilised in the books you will later create.


In this session, you will be looking at 4-hole Japanese stab binding. Simple and practical, this is the basic traditional method of Japanese bookbinding (or stab binding).


You will learn how to create a leatherette journal using the long stitch binding method, with a chain stitch variation.


In the final session, you will learn how to create a cloth hardcover coptic stitch book. This workshop will teach you how to wrap hardcovers, as well as learn the coptic stitch binding method.

This course is perfect for beginners or those who want to brush up on their basic bookbinding skills, and will cost £35 per session or £120 for the full 4 weeks.

Bookbinding Workshop

Learn how to create a leatherette journal using the long stitch binding method, with a chain stitch variation. This workshop is perfect for beginners or those who want to brush up on their basic bookbinding skills.

Make A Clay Moongazing Hare

Work with Stoneware clay to make a Moon Gazing Hare, and embellish with words or other additions of flowers stars in white clay.

The Oxide finish applied during firing gives this piece a rustic effect just right for a Hare sculpture. The finished Hare is frost proof and suitable for display inside or in the garden.

Suitable for ages 13 upwards, but all ages 10 – 12 are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Heal Your Life with Mandala Journalling – What Is Possible For You, If You Open Your Heart?

We are the best at armouring ourselves up to ensure our safety. Its like putting a plaster on an open wound, but eventually that plaster has to come off.

Likewise, we have all put on a plasters, bandages and armours when our heart has been wounded so deeply – but we can not guard this forever, and if you do instead of healing it will fester and become infected with bitterness and resentment.

Open hearts, as vulnerable as it may feel, are exposed to beauty, to possibility and to love.