Leading up to the Totton & Eling Arts Festival we have some exciting workshop events planned. Hosted by Local arts group Tidal and local artists. All workshops will be held at Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton.

All bookings to be made through Hanger Farm Arts Centre www.hangerfarm.co.uk or call 023 8066 7683


Wax Paintings

with Kazies Encaustic Art

£15 per person Hanger Farm arts centre Monday 22nd May 12pm-3pm

Enjoy the free flow of creating a beautiful artwork, guided by the talented Karen Tait. 

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which coloured pigments are added.  There are many ways to work with heat and coloured waxes in the creation of artwork. These basic effects are compiled into abstracts, landscapes, fantasy scenes and so on. All materials provided.

Max 10 persons


Rag Wreath

with Tory Allen Tidal arts and crafts

£15.00 per person Tuesday 16th May 10-2.30pm 

In the interest of re-cycling, using the theme of the Totton arts festival Tidal will be making unique rag wreaths to decorate your home or give as a personal gift. Use up all those leftover bits of fabric that you don’t want to throw away or use ours!! One of our ladies used some of her leftover wedding dress & bridesmaid dress fabric to create a lovely lasting memory, kiddies clothes would also be rather fun!

Tidal will supply all materials and equipment, but if you want bring your own you are more than welcome to do so.

Max 12 persons


Family Tree Free machine embroidery

with Sarah Hill

£30 per person Hanger Farm arts centre Wednesday 17th May 10-3pm 

This will be a lovely day of freestyle sewing using either your own recycled fabrics or choose from the delightful fabrics that Sarah will bring along to the class.  The idea is to create a lasting piece of artwork that in some way reflects your family tree or a concept you may have which you wish to use. Some knowledge of free motion preferable and you will need a machine that your feed dog drops or has a plate that covers the feed dog. A basic sewing kit would also be useful. 

Max 8 persons


Wallpaper gift bags

with Tory Allen Tidal arts and crafts 

£15.00 per person Wednesday 24th May 10.30-1pm

Have you got any rolls of leftover wallpaper and you don’t know what to do with it?  Don’t throw it away! Learn how to make your own gift bags.  A very useful class if like me, you need an emergency gift bag for the forgotten gift!

Tidal will supply all materials and equipment, but if you want bring your own you are more than welcome to do so.

Max 10 persons


Make your own Sock Monkeys

with Tory Allen Tidal arts and crafts

£5 per person Thursday 25th May 10-2.30pm

Totton & Eling Arts festival are using the amazing sock monkeys to cheekily promote their 2017 event.  We have joined forces to bring you an opportunity to make your very own monkey, if you aren’t lucky enough to find one in the craft bombing event.

Make a sock monkey of your own with Tory, all materials provided.  It would be a good idea to bring a basic sewing kit.  A great fun work shop, guaranteed you will love your monkey when you’ve made him/her!

Max 10 persons