News and Events at Artworks, Nottingham


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We now stock PaperArtsy Infusions!


Infusions are water soluble particles with 2 components: dye colour pigment suitable for paper/ fabric mixed with Walnut stain.

The colour powder particles dissolve faster than the walnut crystals, so you can control how much colour-to-brown stain ratio you get by:

1. the amount of water you apply, and
2. when you apply water (before or after sprinkling the powders) and
3. how soon you dry the wet paper or fabric after applying water.

Blotting before drying will produce a softer result. Make the product permanent by using with PaperArtsy glazes instead of water, or add gum arabic to the mix as another 'binding' option. Available in 12 unique colours. They are sold in small bottles with aluminium caps. To dispense, simply poke a hole in the cap and sprinkle in the concentration of your preference. RRP £2.40 (Including VAT)

New workshops and classes this summer

2 Wednesday afternoon classes and a Saturday workshop in portraiture with tutor Helen Nowell. 2 Wednesday afternoon classes in scrapbooking with tutor Helen Nowell. For more details check out our workshops and courses page.


Next workshop: Silversmithing 'stone set rings'

stone set rings

Tutor: Lex from Zalisander Contemporary Jewellery
£40 per person (excl. materials)
Saturday 13th June 2015

Come and join us at Artworks, where you will learn to make your own unique stone-set ring on a patterned band. Choose from a beautiful selection of gemstones as I talk you through the creation of your ring. Suitable for both beginners and improvers, the class will start at 10:30am with a half hour break for lunch at 12:30pm (Bring your own or select something from the special menu provided by the Local Not Global Deli*) and will finish at 4:00pm.

By the time you leave you will be able to:

  • Apply a decorative pattern to silver sheet for the band of the ring.
  • Accurately size the ring.
  • Form and solder the band and stone mounting.
  • Hand-set your chosen stone onto the band.
  • Polish the piece to a high finish.

All tools will be provided. Silver and stones can be bought at the workshop, on the day, at reasonable rates. Estimated materials costs are around £20-£25 (dependent on your choice of stone, please bring cash).

*Complementary tea, coffee and biscuits will be served throughout. Deli prices, £2 for soup and bread £3 for baguettes.


New products at Artworks

- Americana Decor chalk paints and mediums.
- Derwent line painters.
- Fimo Kids, individual colours and kits.

chalk paints


Open Studios Notts 2015

Open studio 2015

On Sat 30th & Sun 31st May we will be hosting an open sudio with 4 artists/makers. Rob Gellion (Artist & Illustrator), Rob Sharples (Watercolour Artist), Helen Nowell (Illustrator) and Thursday (Handmade jewellery). We are part of the ABC trail (Attenborough, Beeston & Chilwell) For more information see the Open Studios website


18/03/15: Indian Handcarved wood stamps now available at Artworks.

Wood stamps

3 sizes available in a variety of designs. Use to print on fabric, paper, canvas with acrylic paints, fabric paints or ink pads. For inspiration check out INDIBLOCS on YouTube


Introducing the Artworks loyalty card

Loyalty card

Spend and save with the Artworks loyalty card. It’s simple, collect 1 stamp for every £10 spent in store. Collect 10 stamps and you'll receive £10 off your next purchase.*

*To qualify for each stamp, £10 or more must be spent in a single transaction. Loyalty card must be presented at the time of the transaction to receive a stamp. You can collect stamps on purchases of art and craft materials or gifts and cards. You can collect multiple stamps in one transaction, eg: £30 spent equals 3 loyalty card stamps. Stamps can only be collected and redeemed in store. You must use a full card in one single transaction. No change will be given. This means that the total spend, you want to redeem your £10 on, must be equal or more than £10. Artworks reserve the right to withdraw the loyalty card scheme at any time.