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Get Creative at Tatton Park!

By on February 24, 2010

The stunning natural landscape of Tatton Park is the setting and inspiration for a number of creative classes this year. The ever popular Watercolour Workshops return from May-November. Led with an artistic flourish by painter Chris Beesley, these classes provide a wonderful opportunity for people to develop new skills and enhance existing talent.  There is a great supportive atmosphere, so brush off your reservations and pick up your paintbrush! Weather permitting, the courses will take place in the Gardens.

Try something new with our Willow Weaving classes, led by our talented demonstrators. Using Willow from Tatton’s very own Millennium Wood plantation, these classes are very much hands-on.  You will leave with a unique piece of art for your garden and full of creative ideas and skills! Willow_Weaving_709427729.jpg

And if wool not willow is more your thing – join us for Tactile Textiles.  Discover the wonderful world of wool and weaving at the Tudor Old Hall.  Costumed guides will demonstrate some of the historic skills of working with wool and you can also take part in the hands on activities.  These classes are suitable for adults and children aged 7 years and over.

Lynn Podmore, Learning and Visitor Services Manager commented “The Get Creative! courses are just a few of the diverse range of family activities and participatory events planned this year.  From lessons in the historic longbow to nature walks with our rangers, horticultural courses to our stimulating lecture series, there is something for everyone in 2010. They also make ideal gifts so if you are searching for something unusual for a friend or loved one this year, look no further!”

Find out more by visiting our website and downloading our booklet at: or call 01625 374 428.

All courses must be booked in advance.  Please call Philip Watts on 01625 374 428 or email

Willow Weaving
Saturdays  20th March, 22nd May, 2nd October
10.30-3.30pm. £12.50 per person

Watercolour  Workshops
Saturdays 1st, 15th May (beginners’ classes), Wednesdays 9th June, 7th July, *3rd November. £30 per person per day. 10am-4pm.  Wednesday 4th August & Thursday 5th August. £55 per person for two days, 10am-4pm

Be inspired by Tatton’s historic gardens and create your own watercolour masterpiece.  Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and receive expert guidance and demonstrations from our experienced art tutor. Beginner classes available at the beginning of summer to improve your skills. *Special Christmas theme in November.  Booking: 01925 490109 / 07773 982 996 /

Tactile Textiles
Sunday 27th June; Friday 20th August,10am -1pm. £12.50 per person

Discover the wonderful world of wool and weaving at Tatton’s historic Old Hall. Watch demonstrations by costumed guides and take part in the hands on activities. Suitable for adults and children aged 7+.

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