Workshops and shows

Harrogate UK

Who loves ink? Who has been collecting gorgeous little bottles of glorious fountain pen inks? Who has a collection of advent calendar miniature inks? Hands up.

Yeah, me too!

But fountain pen inks aren’t just for writing, they are a fabulous tool for art and creating, and the sparkles and shimmer and sheer range of colour adds a whole new dimension to your art. It’s like watercolour with a difference. 

Come and experiment with a bit of inky play and make delicious backgrounds and funky art. We’ll have a few colours for you to play with on the day but feel free to bring any inks and fountain pens from your own collection and get them working for you. We’ll do some work in journals so please bring an art journal, sketchbook, traveler's journal or anything that you are currently working in, and we may also make a tag, or a card, do a bit of abstract art,  see how they work with stamps, or whatever we feel like!

Future 2024 class dates at Art from the Heart:
June 15th, 
Sept 7th, 
Oct 26th

Stamperama Show with Stampers Grove  

Port Sunlight Show with Stampers Grove
20th April 2024

Country View Crafts
Details to follow ...
Thurs 26 - Fri 27th Sept

Read some blog reviews about my workshops:

Carol writes about my junk journal class *here*

Ruth writes about my junk journal and mixed media journaling classes *here*

Here's what people have to say about my classes:

Thank you Kate Crane you're a fabulous teacher. Jools

 I did a one day workshop at AFTH a couple of years ago and it was fabulous! She was such a sweetie and I learned so much! I'd love to do a full weekend one :-) Ali

You are an amazing teacher Kate. Thanxs for a great weekend really enjoyed myself as usual. Mell

What a great weekend - I am inspired and had a fabulous time. You are an amazing teacher who seems effortlessly to help others find their creative side. I am excited to carry on with my unfinished pages. It was great meeting you and seeing all of your fantastic work first hand - thank you for the tips you shared with us, for your time, ideas and encouragement. I look forward to taking another workshop with you in future. Kim x

Thanks Kate for an inspiring weekend!
It was great fun as well as educational, I learnt lots!

I was lucky enough to attend Kate Crane's class on golden paints today - fantastic! So much info and techniques stuffed into the class, image transfer with gesso and golden mediums, texture paste, glazes, layered journal pages and so much info about golden paints and how to use them. I definitely 
recommend the class!

Thanks for a wonderful, creative day Kate! So nice to meet you.

It was a fabulous day, thanks for a fun day Kate x

It was a great day thanks Kate - just flew by!

Such a great day - shame it sent so fast. Thanks Kate for great teaching and making it so enjoyable!! 

Thank you for a great class yesterday Kate. It was completely out of my comfort zone but I did enjoy myself. Am going to finish off my pages at the weekend.

It was a great class, the addition of some lovley background music was very relaxing. I hope I can carry on and make some pages of my own, now I have a basic understanding of the process - thanks Kate!

Fab day! Fab teacher! Fab Birthday cake!, Fab gellis! Fab company! Lots of new goodies AND I learnt loads!!! Gwen

Brilliant day always feel I learn lots of new techniques with Kate Crane. Ruth

Thanxs for a great weekend. You are such an amazing teacher and so inspiring to watch work. Mell

Today I have been mostly - splodged and puddled!! and loved it!! Thanks to Kate Crane for inspiring us all! And there is more tomorrow! Gwen

Thank you for a great workshop yesterday Kate, I really enjoyed it and loved doing the journal pages and seeing how you capture the lovely colourful vibrancy in your work. Barb - The Stamp Attic

Well I've had the most enjoyable day today. I really had a lot of fun at Art from the Heart (AFTH), .... it should be dished out as therapy ..... I sang all the way home in the car on cloud nine! The paint-ier my hands (and face) got today the happier I became.  Kate Crane was of course on top form again drawing out the secret artist inside you. I'm always surprised about all the creative things I've made when I get home. If you've not been for a class there, then you should seriously think about having a go. 

We're back home from England! We've had a great workshop from Kate Crane! Kate thanks for this gorgeous weekend!!

That was a fantastic fun-filled weekend, thanks 

It really was a great day - lots of fab techniques, the chance to play with new products and a really nice 
group of people :-)

Thank you Kate for another fab day teaching us all how to draw faces.

 Awesome day Kate - thanks - I'm  pleased I drew something other than cartoonish stuff!!! Fab day.

Thanxs Kate for getting me addicted to another technique.

Thanks Kate for another amazing class. 

We all did amazing pages, Kate brings out the best in us. 

We had a fab day playing with the new stampotique stamps!!  Thanks Kate Crane for and awesome day and for sharing your new stamps!

I had a really fantastic time. It's the people, the teacher, and the environment, it just brings out the best in all of us. Thanks for the brilliant tips Kate, I'll never forget them.

The Stamp Attic, Oxford UK

The Stamp Attic, Oxford UK

Art Journaling weekend - Art from the Heart , Harrogate UK

Art Journaling weekend - Art from the Heart, Harrogate UK

Creative Retreat at De Craftorij, Holland

'Beautiful Junk' at The Craft Den, Sheffield UK

'Drawing in your Journal' at The Stamp Attic, Oxford UK

'Juicy Mixed-Media Journal Backgrounds' at The Stamp Attic

Art Journaling at 3-D Jean, Middlesbrough UK

Art Journaling weekend, Art from the Heart, UK

De Craftorij, Holland

De Craftorij, Holland 

Art Journaling at The Stamp Attic, Oxford, UK

Art Journaling at The Stamp Attic, Oxford UK

Art journaling weekend at Art from the Heart, Harrogate UK

Regular craft and card-making class in my village (been going since 2005!)