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Workshops, Demos & Events

Do you like rolling up your sleeves and having a go? Ever wondered if you might enjoy a certain art or craft? We have lots of workshops for you to explore your creativity or improve a skill you enjoy – all with our friendly and supportive artists.

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Image: Kathy Hutton

Read on to discover the workshops and events running during the Trail. Although many are aimed at adults, child friendly options may be available.

Workshops & Demos In-Person

Please contact the artist/venue directly to book.






How To Book:



Grey Clouds & Silver Linings


Make a Silver Pendant or Earrings

Using an amazing medium called silver clay, which is fine silver mixed with a binder and water, you will take away a solid silver piece of hallmarkable jewellery.


Everyday 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

How To Book:


Mrs Mosley's Posies


Dried Flower Wreath Workshops

Using a vine base, create your own part covered mini wreath using dried botanicals & a coordinating ribbon to finish. £15 each, suitable for 11 years & above.


Sat 7th, Sun 8th, Wed 11th, Sat 14th, Sun 15th. 10.30-11.30am

How To Book:

t: 07772 394373


Karen George


Demo: Building the layers; an exploration in acrylic

Join Karen to learn how to create depth of interest through layering using acrylic paint & ink.


Wednesday 11th October, 2-3pm

How To Book:

Demo only, booking not required.


Dominic Warwood-Smith


Have a go on a Potter’s Wheel!

I'll help you make a small vessel on the potters wheel out of a 1Lb (approx. 500g) of clay. ‘Pay What You Want’ system to cover material cost. £20 each piece fired & kept.


Both weekends 12 - 4pm. Approx 20 min sessions.

How To Book:

Booking not required - first come first serve at the studio.


Philipa Batty


Alexander Technique For Artists

Looking at different ways that the Alexander technique can help artists eg :- overcoming blocks, loosening up, reducing repetitive strain injuries or back pain/neck pain.


Sat 7th & Sat 15th, 2pm-3pm

How To Book:

t: 01225 709371


Kathy Hutton Prints


Block Printing & Botanical Printing

Block print your own set of table napkins or tea towel with your own carved printing blocks. Botanical Printing - try this fun and easy technique printing with leaves.


See my website for available dates.

How To Book:


Compton's Glass Workshop


Fused Glass Mini-Make

A 45min workshop to make a small fused glass key ring and light catcher.
Work will be fired and posted/available to collect at given times.


7th, 8th & 13th Oct | Throughout the day

How To Book:

Alex Compton
t: 07878252103

Virtual Workshops & Demos

Many exhibitors will be busy online in the lead up and during the trail which may include

online workshops, demos and behind the scenes snippets.


To keep up-to-date with all the latest

* follow #peacockartstrail2023

* checking individual exhibitors' profiles for their social media handles

Follow the Peacock Arts Trail on Social Media:

i: @peacockartstrail

f: @peacockartstrail

t: @peacocktrail

Satellite Events

Corsham Bookshop

The Flames Sophie Haydock

Wednesday 11th October 7.30pm The Bookshop

"The Peacock Arts Trail runs from 7th-15th October and to celebrate we have an art-related event. We shall be whisking you to Vienna in 1913, decadent, opulent and filled with shocking new art. It's the setting for Sophie Haydock's debut novel, The Flames, which is the story of four extraordinary women. They come from very different backgrounds, but their lives collide when they become involved with controversial young artist Egon Schiele. Schiele is one of those painters you either love or hate: his work has always caused shockwaves. This fascinating and compelling novel tells his story from a woman's eye view."

The Pound Arts Centre 
Visual Arts and Workshops Listings 
7-15 October 2023

Hubert Lancaster Harcourt: Wartime Artist

6 October – 4 November



Hubert Lancaster Harcourt made his living as a commercial artist but also painted, during WWII, scenes of his time as a corporal in the Pioneer Corps. His work has been hidden away in an attic since his death in 1987 and isn’t widely known.

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Introduction to Gouache

Tuesday 10 October, 10am-12pm



Join professional Illustrator Francesca for a relaxing morning painting florals with gouache paint. During this workshop you will discover the different properties of gouache and learn how to apply the paint using various techniques. No experience necessary and all materials are provided. 

Tiny Artists

Wednesday 11 October, 10am-11am

£3.50 / £2 sibling discount


Join us for this pre-school art session using different materials. Expect lots of cutting and sticking, some smudging and splatting! Each week our mini masterpieces will be inspired by a story. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy.

Sewing and Mending Drop In

Tuesday 11 October, 7pm-9pm



Need help with one of your sewing projects? Having difficulty with altering something? Then why not come along to our informal and friendly drop in and get some expert guidance from Lottie. Sewing machines will be available for you to use.

Drawing in the Gallery

Thursdays 12 October, 7pm-8.30pm

£2 per person


Grab a drink from The Pound Café Bar and join resident artist, Rachel Heard, for an informal drawing session in The Pound’s art gallery, inspired by the wartime art of Hubert Lancaster Court. Materials provided but feel free to bring your own.

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