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Workshops

Our Workshops

We hold a wide range of classes taught by ourselves and guest teachers from a variety of different industries - terrarium building, plant potting, flower arranging, candle making, and modern calligraphy to name a few! 

All classes are held in the relaxing environment of our Deptford Store, where you will be able to shop before and after the classes if you chose. 

Please get in touch if you'd like more information, or if you're interested in becoming one of our guest teachers.

14th May 2019

21st May 2019

28th May 2019

4th June 2019

Life Drawing – Ever fancied Life Drawing?...Whatever your level or ability, drawing from life is an excellent and rewarding skill to learn. Lucy (a practising artist classically trained at Glasgow School of Art) will encourage, guide & support you in your drawing practice, giving you confidence & teaching you the key skills needed to draw from life.

With this weekly class, rotating models, Lucy will be on hand to tutor you. However if you simply just want to drop in and do your own thing, you can.

The class is fun and relaxed, we hope you will enjoy!

All levels welcome. Please bring own materials (there will be some provided eg: paper & charcoal)

Price - £15.00

Time – 7pm – 9:30pm

Bookings online via https://forest.london/products/life-drawing-class-tuesday-30th-april-2019

23rd May 2019

Floral Crowns - Join our sister company, The Fresh Flower Company, for a flower filled morning where you will learn how to make your own floral crown. Using the best of the seasons flowers, we will demonstrate how to pick your flowers and foliage and the method for making a beautiful floral crown.

This class is suitable for all levels, including beginners. We will provide light refreshments and all your crown to take home with you.

Price - £35.00

Time - 7:30pm - 9pm

Bookings online via https://www.freshflower.co.uk/collections/classes/products/floral-crown-workshop-thursday-23rd-may

26th May 2019

Cyanotype Workshop - Cyanotypes are a nineteenth century photographic process using chemicals that produce beautiful blue prints when exposed to sunlight. Working with a range of objects you will create photograms by arranging these on the light sensitive paper.

In this workshop led by experienced artist Sally Gunnett, there will be an introduction to the process and its history before you are shown how to coat your own paper with cyanotype chemicals. Whilst this is drying you will have the opportunity to make some test prints before using the hand coated paper to create a range of images using sunlight to expose them and then water to develop them. At the end of the two hour session you will leave with a range of prints.

Objects such as plants, glass bottles, buttons, lace will be provided but you are also free to bring your own items to create your image with. Aprons and gloves will also be provided.

Price - £30.00

Time - 10am - 12pm

Bookings online via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cyanotype-workshop-tickets-61288549702

30th May 2019

Silver Ring Workshop - Have you ever wondered how rings are made? Well wonder no more. In this workshop Dena will teach you how to size, cut, solder, file and shape your own silver ring, with the option of adding extra detail with hammered effects to finish.

At the end you will have your very own ring to take home so you can show off your handywork or gift to a friend.

Price – £40.00

Time – 6:30pm - 10pm

Bookings online via https://www.houseofdenna.com/events-1/silver-ring-workshop-deptford-1-1

4th June 2019

Macrame Plant Hangers - Join BAM London for an evening of macrame. You will learn how to make your own macrame plant hanger which you will then take home with you. In this 90 minute class, Kat and Ellen from BAM will guide you through each stage of the process from selecting your yarn colour and using a variety of knots to create your hanger, to fitting your desired pot size and trimming. They’ll share useful hints and tips to ensure you finish with a beautifully neat and stylish hanger. 

All equipment and materials will be provided.

Price - £35.00

Time - 7:30pm - 9pm

Bookings online via https://forest.london/products/macrame-plant-hanger-workshop-4th-june-2019

6th June 2019

Macrame Plant Hangers - Join Brooke at Forest Deptford to learn how to make your own macrame plant hanger. Brooke will show you how to create a hanger out of cotton rope tied into simple square knots and half square knots. Ideal for styling your plants at home or as gifts for friends and family. All materials are included in the cost - lights snacks and a glass of prosecco will be provided.

Price - £40.00

Time – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Bookings online via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/macrame-plant-hanger-workshop-forest-london-6th-june-tickets-54825942871

12th June 2019 Fight Club Quiz -  Meet Cult Film Quiz Club, dedicated to bringing you an exciting evening of quiz fun based on all your favourite cult films. It's £5 per person to play and BYOB. Teams can be any size between 2 to 5 people and the winning team will be provided a prize from Forest. Spaces are limited!

After the success of our first quiz, we are move forward with full force and hosting our second event. This time we're going old school Brad Pitt with Fight Club. In total opposition to the first rule of fight club, please tell everyone you know, bring booze, and come and have a good old jolly with us!  

Price - £5.00

Time – 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Bookings online via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fight-club-quiz-tickets-61228638506

19th June 2019

Modern Calligraphy - Have you completed a beginners modern calligraphy workshop and want to take your calligraphy creativity to the next level? Well this is the workshop for you!

Join modern calligrapher Kirstie Bird for an intermediate modern calligraphy class focussing on learning the technique of creating beautiful letterforms with Finetec metallic ink. The class includes an essential kit of materials to use in class and take away with you.

Kirstie will guide students through some practice exercises, moving on to letterforms, and by the end of the session everyone will be able to write their name, or a favourite quote, in Modern Calligraphy, with Kirstie always on hand for assistance.

Price - £60.00

Time - 7pm - 9pm

Bookings online via https://inkandflow.com/workshops-1/beginners-modern-calligraphy-workshop-39wap-9pcwx

23rd June 2019

Floral Crowns - Join our sister company, The Fresh Flower Company, for a flower filled morning where you will learn how to make your own floral crown. Using the best of the seasons flowers, we will demonstrate how to pick your flowers and foliage and the method for making a beautiful floral crown.

This class is suitable for all levels, including beginners. We will provide light refreshments and all your crown to take home with you.

Price - £35.00

Time - 10am - 11:30am

Bookings online via https://www.freshflower.co.uk/collections/classes/products/floral-crown-workshop-sunday-23rd-june

1st July 2019

Botanical Printmaking – Join Reanna and Dee to learn how to make botanical prints using linocut, taking inspiration for the plants at Forest.

This workshop is suitable for all levels, including complete beginners - no experience in printmaking, art or drawing necessary. For the more experienced printmakers, you will have the opportunity to develop your practice with 1:1 support in an inspirational environment. Come and join us for this low-pressure, sociable and fun workshop. Light refreshments will be provided.

Price - £20 - £40

Time  - 7pm - 9:30pm

Bookings online via https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/something-a-little-different-events/botanical-printmaking?t=tickets

28th July 2019

Bottle Terrariums - Join London Terrariums for a tranquil morning making your own Demijohn Terrarium to take home. You will learn how a terrarium works; how these self-contained ecosystems survive so well on their own and how to look after them.

 

 

All contents, Jar and tools are supplied, we will send you home with a Bag to pop your terrarium in and also a care guide with our details on if you have any further questions.

 

 

Price - £60.00

 

 

Time - 10am - 12pm

 

 

Bookings online via https://londonterrariums.com/event/demijohn-workshop-at-forest-on-28th-july-2019

 

 

1st September 2019

Bottle Terrariums - Join London Terrariums for a tranquil morning making your own Demijohn Terrarium to take home. You will learn how a terrarium works; how these self-contained ecosystems survive so well on their own and how to look after them.

All contents, Jar and tools are supplied, we will send you home with a Bag to pop your terrarium in and also a care guide with our details on if you have any further questions.

Price - £60.00

Time - 10am - 12pm

Bookings online via https://londonterrariums.com/event/demijohn-workshop-at-forest-on-1st-september-2019