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What's On

The Artisan Yard has a huge variety of workshops, classes and events throughout the year, hosted by our talented resident artisans, you can find out details of upcoming events on our Facebook Page

Past events:
  • Come and learn the ‘copper foiling technique’ - design, cut, foil & solder your own glass sun-catcher using these tools.

    £45 including materials 

    Small fun workshops of only 4 people, for all abilities... come and create a bespoke piece. No experience necessary, all materials supplied.
    At the Purbeck Artisan Yard, Church Lane, Wareham. BH20 4NP Dorset

    Mon 23rd July ~ 9:30-1pm & 2pm- 5:30pm
    Wed 25th July ~ 9:30-1pm & 2pm- 5:30pm
    Mon 20th Aug ~ 12:30- 4pm & 5:30- 9pm
    Tues 21st Aug ~ 9:30-1pm & 2pm- 5:30pm
    Tue 4th Sept ~ 9:30-1pm & 2pm- 5:30pm
    Thur 13th Sept ~ 9:30-1pm & 2pm- 5:30pm

    Please email Caroline at to book your place

  • Jinks INK Workshops, to book email Jessamy and to find out more about Jessamy's work take a look at her website 
  • Harbour Workshops with Harbour Wood Design. Create your own beautiful driftwood harbour with the lovely Michelle. The cost for each workshop is £50 payable on booking and then £10 on the day for materials. To book and check future dates please email Michelle on 
  • Sketching workshop with local artist Mark Page - 'Drink & Draw' which takes place Thursday evenings 7-9pm. To find out upcoming dates and To book a space please contact Mark on or 07977555109, or just pop in to the yard to book your spot.. Paper and materials are supplied just bring your own drink!  
  • Learn how to make a gorgeous drum lampshade in Jenny's two hour workshop. You'll be able to choose a 20cm or 30cm diameter shade frame to hang from the ceiling or place on a lamp-stand. Suitable for complete beginners; no sewing required.
    You can either bring your own fabric or purchase some of Jenny's fabric (in either Lemons, Lobster Pot, Bass & Hook or Clams at a special Workshop Price). Please select your option in the drop down menu when making the booking.
    If bringing your own fabric, you’ll need to bring half a metre of fabric with you; nothing too heavy, textured or with any embellishments please. A plain or printed cotton or linen works beautifully.
    Please also bring a large plastic bag to take your lampshade safely home in!
    Jenny will be providing some snacks and hot drinks for the workshop, but please do feel free to bring along a drink/bottle, if you'd prefer.
    Please book your place via the website as places are limited. Click here to book and to find out more
  • Glass Art taster sessions - 3 hour glass taster sessions run by Caroline Slark from Kezmee Studio. If anyone would like to come a learn to cut, grind, foil and solder some glass... come and design your own coloured glass sail... 
    Wednesday August 30th 6-9pm
    Thursday August 31st 10-1pm, 2:00-5:00pm and 6-9pm
    Monday September 4th 10-1pm & 2:00-5pm 
    Tuesday September 5th 10-1pm & 2:00-5pm
    Cost is £20 plus materials, to book please contact Caroline by emailing -
  • Furniture Restoration Workshop - 28th May. Contact Dave to book your space or to find out more 07747714113
  • Tuesday 14th February - Knit & Knatter 10.30-11.30. All abilities welcome, £2 each and you get a free cuppa to keep you warm!
  • Wednesday 15th February - Drum Lampshade Making workshop run by Jenny Sibthorp, for more info and to book a space just head to Jenny's website
  • Saturday 3rd March - Welcome Wareham! A day for Wareham locals to come along and see what we're all about! Free Tea & Coffee for Wareham residents plus discounts on the day
  • Wednesday 14th March - Drum Lampshade Making workshop run by Jenny Sibthorp, for more info and to book a space just head to Jenny's website
  • Halloween at the Yard - get ready for a Spooktacular day at the yard with activities for all the family, tricks, treats and some rather wicked witches! We'll be open late on the 31st October until 7pm.
  • Christmas at the Yard - 25th and 26th November. Join us for a festive weekend at the yard for all your Chrimbo shopping with mulled wine, mince pies and more! Open Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm
  • Christmas Wreath Making Workshop - Sunday 10th December from 10.30am. Booking is essential as limited spaces. £35 per person which includes all materials, tuition and refreshments. Contact Jo on 07743344332 or email
  • Drum Lampshade making workshop run by Screen printer and designer Jenny Sibthorp, booking essential, book your place by heading to Jennys Website - 
    • 1st November
    • 22nd November


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