workshops at imagine

we offer a series of workshops facilitated by Hisako and Laura, as well as other professional artists and therapists, please see below for the full list.

It is rare, if not unique to find such a safe yet adventurous and nourishing space. It is the thought, care and inner preparation that goes into the workshops that allows this to arise Annie S.

An Upcycling Workshop: Christmas Craft Making

19th-26th Nov & 3rd Dec 2021

Friday 3-5pm

With Hisako Simon

Have you ever wondered what you could do with your old paintings? No space to store but you don’t want to put them into a recycling bin? Here is an enjoyable way to upcycle them.

Come to one of the afternoon sessions, you will learn how to transform those paintings into a Christmas lantern or decorations.

The session will run three times for you to choose the date that suits you best.
Each session will include all the necessary instructions, templates and some materials to take home, so you can do more at home later with your friends and family.

£20 (£18) each / max 6 places, booking required

To book, please contact Hisako07955 556478


Structure and Chaos

13th-14th November 2021

Sat/Sun 10am-4pm

a two day workshop with Bristol artist Nick Moore

‘Painting is like a thundering collision of different worlds that are destined in and through conflict to create that new world called the work.’


Nick presents a weekend workshop of drawing and painting to explore ideas of the apparently opposing forces of structure and chaos. It will be a broad based enquiry embracing the use of symmetry, form and uncertainty, geometry and gesture…

Through structured exercises, alongside time for individual working, we will explore the richness and versatility, depth and subtlety of the paradox that lies in the tensions between structure and chaos, while engaging in a variety of mark making techniques and materials. 

An illustrated talk will be given as part of our enquiry.

No previous artistic experience is required.

Cost: £140 (£120 conc.)

all materials and refreshments included

To reserve a place, a non-returnable deposit of £30 is required. To book, please contact: 07762 704738,, or follow this link



Mandala Workshop / The Tree of Life

new dates to be announced

Sat 9.30am-5pm & Sun 9.30am-12.30pm

This Workshop originally planned to run in January 2021 had to be postponed, due to Covid-19 restrictions, please get in touch if you are interested as we are hoping to run it at a later date.



In this one and a half day workshop, facilitated by John Playfoot, we will be working with elements of the mandala and the tree of life within the mood of the holy nights.

No previous artistic experience is required. All materials will be supplied.

To reserve a place, a non-returnable deposit of £30 is required. To book, please contact: 07762 704738,, or follow this link


Due to the current government guidelines, requiring physical distancing, we need to limit the number of participants for any of our workshops. If you wish to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so we can accommodate as many as manageable throughout our rooms, and if the weather is good in our beautiful courtyard.




imagine also offers:

CPD courses and events


Cultural evenings (poetry, music, storytelling, singing, art performances and debates)

Some of the above events are arranged in co-operation with our members (at the studio or other venues). Please, enquire for details of themes, dates and costs, if you want to offer help in organising any event, or if you have suggestions to include in the programme.

Please, contact us  enquire for further details. – 01453 767059   07762 704738
c/o Unit 2, Block 2, Fromehall Mill – Lodgemore Lane, Stroud GL5 3EH