Art Workshops

A range of Art Workshops are held at the Alfred East Art Gallery. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, there is something for everyone.

Drawing in Ink - British Wildlife with Catherine Matthews

Saturday 7th September, 10am - 4pm

£50.00 Adults
£40.00 Kettering Leisure Pass Holders

This workshop will cover a range of techniques and tools for drawing with ink. 
It will be a relaxed and informative workshop, suitable for all abilities, with qualified art teacher and professional artist, Catherine Matthews, as your tutor. 

All materials are included, plus a card mount for your favourite finished drawing.

drawing in ink

Drawing the Portrait with Cordell Garfield

Saturday 19th October, 10am - 4pm

£50.00 Adults
£40.00 Kettering Leisure Pass Holders

The workshop will guide you through creating and drawing a pencil portrait. Participants will use a portrait photo provided at the workshop, although they can work on their own reference photo if required.

Cordell will provide advice on general head proportions and anatomy, including techniques to develop your drawing skills. The aim of the workshop is to give you the skills and the confidence in approaching portrait drawing.


Mono Printing with Leicester Print Workshop

Saturday 16th November,
10am - 4pm

£50.00 Adults
£40.00 Kettering Leisure Pass Holders

You will learn how to use cut paper stencils laid on inked printing plates to create bold and colourful prints. The process explores layering shapes and colours and we will be printing on paper using a small portable press. 

All materials will be provided. This is an ideal introduction to printmaking and no experience is necessary.

mono printing

How to Book onto a Workshop:

Please read carefully as the terms and conditions have changed for 2019.

To book your workshop place, please contact us via email at or telephone the Gallery on 01536 534274. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and your place on the course is not guaranteed until we receive both a completed workshop booking form and data protection form plus the full course payment from you. 

Please fill in both a booking and data protection form and return these to the address below along with payment or alternatively visit the Gallery. Booking forms and data protection forms are available for download below or can be collected from the Art Gallery. If you are booking for more than one workshop, please note that a separate booking form should be submitted for each. 

Art Workshops
The Alfred East Art Gallery
Kettering Borough Council
Municipal Offices
Bowling Green Road
NN15 7QX

Workshop Fees:

Please see individual workshop details above for fees. Details on how to pay can be found within the Terms and Conditions document listed below.