Workshops

ABOUT THE HOPE & ELVIS CREATIVE workshops

A Hope & Elvis day is a great experience set in a large, inspirational studio.
You will receive a friendly welcome, expert guidance from artists and makers and have time, materials and space to explore your creativity.
If you are coming far, please let me know if you need any help with local places to stay to make a relaxed weekend away.

Looking to join us for our regular, untutored studio days instead of a workshop, click here.

Booking workshops

Full payment is required to secure bookings. Please use the Paypal links or to pay by cheque or bank transfer please email me at wendy@hopeandelvis.co.uk and I will save you the seat if available.

Once your payment is made your booking is confirmed and subject to the Terms & Conditions. A confirmation will be emailed to you within a few days, this will include a copy of all the booking Ts & Cs.

In the event of a cancellation payments are non-refundable but if the place can be filled a credit may be given to be used for future workshops minus a £15 administrative fee.

All bookings are subject to our Workshop Booking Terms and Conditions

Lovely feedback from previous workshops

"Thank you so much for providing such a fab workshop... I went away feeling confident and inspired. It was so inclusive of everyone and the vibe was that we were all having a great time! Perfect outcome!" Claire

"Thank you for organising such an enjoyable workshop for us yesterday. [We] came away from Hope & Elvis really enthused and inspired. I just need more time in my life!" Jane-Ann

Weathered Cloth Workshop with Debbie Lyddon – 13th & 14th April 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

Debbie Lyddon is an artist and maker. Her work explores landscape and place, and her inspiration comes from experiencing and paying attention to her surroundings. Cloth is at the centre of Debbie’s practice and she enjoys the process of making and constructing with it. She combines traditional stitch techniques with non-traditional materials such as bitumen, … Continue reading Weathered Cloth Workshop with Debbie Lyddon – 13th & 14th April 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

quilted collage with Maria Thomas 20th April 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

  Maria studied Embroidery at Manchester Polytechnic during the early 1990’s and has continued to practice and exhibit textiles ever since.   Her love of patchwork and quilting techniques combined with found objects and memories inspire her to create. Teaching and making textiles for over 30 years, she currently works at her home studio in Kenilworth, … Continue reading quilted collage with Maria Thomas 20th April 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

everything all at once with Helen Hallows 27 April 2024 – Fully Booked, please Email to be added to waiting list

  Helen Hallows is a restless landscape artist who wishes that every day could be spent making. Reluctant to limit herself, her art crosses genres and she works with paint, textiles, and more recently ceramics. Known for her landscapes, these have moved towards abstraction where she enjoys the combinations of textures and marks to express … Continue reading everything all at once with Helen Hallows 27 April 2024 – Fully Booked, please Email to be added to waiting list

“Times 16” A Framed Landscape Story with Sally Kheng – 28 April 2024 – fully booked, email to be added to waiting list

  Sally studied Art, Design and Business Studies at Trent College and Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art. She has spent many years sketching and painting her local Lincolnshire landscape. “I see the landscapes in vivid shades and I want to share my rose-tinted glasses with the viewer. I first depict the subject in … Continue reading “Times 16” A Framed Landscape Story with Sally Kheng – 28 April 2024 – fully booked, email to be added to waiting list

Altered Photograph Artworks with Jane Chipp – 4th May 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

  The Artist “I am a textile, collage, assemblage and book artist and I work mainly with found objects, old papers and photographs. I’m never happier than when I’m wandering around a flea market, picking up bits of ephemera and working out how to use them in my art. I like to create stories from … Continue reading Altered Photograph Artworks with Jane Chipp – 4th May 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

Enfolded Memories with Jane Chipp – 5th May 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

  The Artist “I am a textile, collage, assemblage and book artist and I work mainly with found objects, old papers and photographs. I’m never happier than when I’m wandering around a flea market, picking up bits of ephemera and working out how to use them in my art. I like to create stories from … Continue reading Enfolded Memories with Jane Chipp – 5th May 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

Collage @ Hope & Elvis – 11th and/or 12th May 2024 – Now Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

  This weekend coincides with World Collage Day! It will be facilitated by Wend (Hope & Elvis) and fellow collage enthusiast Jenny Cross. It’s an opportunity to join other like minded collage lovers to experiment with different styles and approaches, mixing media and papers / materials. We’ll draw inspiration from published artists: books and examples … Continue reading Collage @ Hope & Elvis – 11th and/or 12th May 2024 – Now Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

Sculptural Textile Art Workshop with Priscilla Edwards – 8th June 2024

  The Artist Priscilla Edwards began creating sculptural textiles while studying embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University during the 1990’s. It was here she was encouraged to nurture her love of found materials and transform the lost and overlooked into arresting works of art. These charming yet slightly dark fairy-tale like sculptures transcend the familiar qualities … Continue reading Sculptural Textile Art Workshop with Priscilla Edwards – 8th June 2024

Experimental Free Machine Embroidery with Priscilla Edwards – 9th June 2024

  The Artist Priscilla Edwards began creating sculptural textiles while studying embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University during the 1990’s. It was here she was encouraged to nurture her love of found materials and transform the lost and overlooked into arresting works of art. These charming yet slightly dark fairy-tale like sculptures transcend the familiar qualities … Continue reading Experimental Free Machine Embroidery with Priscilla Edwards – 9th June 2024

Textile Surfaces with Emily Notman – 6th July 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

The Artist “I create bespoke textiles mixing media and building up tactile delicate surfaces. I work and rework my pieces with paint, dyes, bleach and ink, burning and layering until finishing it with hand stitch. I find beauty in flaky walls, overgrown buildings and encrusted surfaces; this is something I like to recreate in my … Continue reading Textile Surfaces with Emily Notman – 6th July 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

Natural collection with Liz cooksey 27 and 28 July 2024 – Fully Booked, Email to be added to waiting list

  The artist “My works combine wire and thread to create intricate and delicate two dimensional and three-dimensional works reflecting observations of nature. The inspiration stems from the love of natural forms in which I look for shapes, textures, colours, within what might be a hedge row or a motorway verge, recording the small and … Continue reading Natural collection with Liz cooksey 27 and 28 July 2024 – Fully Booked, Email to be added to waiting list

Collagraph with Botanical Printed Backgrounds – Sue Brown – 10 & 11 August 2024 – Fully Booked, please email to be added to waiting list

  The Artist Sue Brown is an artist who uses printmaking to tell stories. She is inspired by process as much as nature. Her work springs from the pages of her sketchbooks and she develops carefully researched themes using printmaking processes. Sue uses her work to explore the relationships we have with our garden visitors; … Continue reading Collagraph with Botanical Printed Backgrounds – Sue Brown – 10 & 11 August 2024 – Fully Booked, please email to be added to waiting list

Kitchen Tales – Cloth Collage with Ali Ferguson 5 & 6 October 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list

  The Artist Ali draws inspiration from everyday people and everyday things and is endlessly fascinated by people and their stories, particularly their memories of ordinary home and working lives. Wherever possible she works with old and used materials. Seeking out fragments of old clothing, household linens and the everyday bits & pieces that are … Continue reading Kitchen Tales – Cloth Collage with Ali Ferguson 5 & 6 October 2024 – Fully booked, please email to be added to waiting list