Workshops & Courses

Mosaic Art Workshops with David Nicholls


‘Its all in the heart’ Beginners’ mosaic taster sessions

Course dates for full day and half day workshops:

Thursday 14th, 21st, 28thMarch & 4th, 11th, 18th, 25thApril

Saturday 16th, 30thMarch & 6th, 13th, 27thApril

Sunday 24th March & 21st April

Thursday 14 this Valentines Promotion with 10% off the course price for Valentines day.

Full day course - Create an abstract medium size heart wall hanging.  

9.30am - 5pm          £69 + £10 materials 

Half day course - Create a small abstract mosaic heart wall hanging.

9.30am - 1pm         £39 + £10 materials


Evening course - Create a small abstract mosaic heart wall hanging. 

5.30pm – 8.30pm          £39 + £10 materials

David’s courses offer a modern, creative free approach to the ancient art of mosaic. Using improvised tesserae, students will be shown basic cutting and application techniques to create a  personal abstract piece of mosaic art to take home.

All tools and materials are provided but David is happy for you to bring along any small sentimental objects you may wish to try to incorporate into your mosaic piece.  

All courses include tea, coffee and biscuits at the start of each course. On the full day course there is an hour break for lunch. Anyone taking part on the full or half day course will receive a 10% discount off food and drink if you wish to have lunch at White Stones.

Cash is payable upfront and it is essential that you arrive to be ready for a 9.30 start.

Group bookings of 4 – 6 people will receive a 10% discount off the total price.

Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

To book your space please email David at and visit for more information.


Encaustic Wax Classes at White Stones by Lyn Kirkland


Feb 8th & 15th £90 per person (10-3pm)

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To contact Lyn about future classes at White Stones Studios, please go to her website by following this link

This one day workshop runs specifically for small groups of between 3-5 people. 

The day is suitable for complete beginners, and more experienced Painters, Mixed Media Artists and photographers. Using molten beeswax and resin to create textural, organic images, you will learn how to paint with this ancient medium in a contemporary way. We will prepare and paint on an 11” x 11” cradled wooden panel using R&F pigment sticks, a whole host of mixed media, collage items and photographs. 

At the end of the day, you will have a good appreciation of the versatility of this mesmerising medium and will have had the opportunity to experiment. 

The cost includes hot and cold drinks. There is a wide selection of tasty, locally sourced cakes and lunches available in the adjacent White Stones Art Café. All work-shoppers receive a 10% discount on food and drinks purchased in the Café. 

Lyn Kirkland


Lyn is a Local Portland Artist working with the ancient medium of Encaustic Wax. Encaustic wax uses beeswax in a molten state to create paintings formed of layers of wax which are fused to one another. This method of creating textural work, is what inspires Lyn to produce highly unusual pieces  allowing light to reflect through the wax, embedding photographs, scratching into the surface, and watching pigments dance across the surface. 

Lyn has been teaching encaustic wax painting for four very successful years. A recent Black Swan Open Exhibition winner, she has exhibited across the South West of England, most recently with the South West Academy in Exeter. Her style of teaching is both fun and informative, allowing students to explore and create a finished piece of work which has incorporated several techniques.

Stone Carving workshops for beginners with John Davey

Day workshops; March 23rd and April 20th - 10AM - 4:30PM


John your tutor has over 30yrs experience as a sculptor and stonemason. Teaching stone carving to adults and children in England and France.

The workshops are set up for those wanting to take time, to situate, learn and find pleasure in discovering ways of expression through stone carving.

Providing starting points, encouraging the development of ideas, knowledge, skills, visual awareness and creative potential.

  • The stone carving courses will give you the opportunity to sculpt a small relief of your own design (or by using one of my templates) on a piece of Portland Stone.

  • The course is suitable for ages 12+

  • Tools and materials are supplied as well as protective safety glasses.

  • Appropriate clothing to be worn (i.e. enclosed shoes)

  • The stones vary in size but to give you a rough idea here are some sizes. 22 x 20cms, 18 x 22cms. If you have a design in mind and can print out different sizes that would be great.

  • Coffee & Tea supplied. 

  • If you decide to use your own design, please bring images/drawings.



The cost of the one-day course is £85. 

You can find more information or to book on my workshops by visiting my website.


Tel. 07460467116

Kate Arbon - Silver Jewellery


Classes start on Tuesday, 5th February

Cost £125 for a five weeks. 10am -1.30pm

It is very exciting to be able to offer this new Silver Jewellery Making course at 'White Stones Studios' on Portland. Over the five week course students will be taught all about piercing, texturing, forming and soldering silver. There will be an introduction to stone setting and you will be designing and creating a silver ring, bangle or pendant. 
Making silver jewellery is a hobby in which there is so much to learn. Students will be more than welcome to return and extend their skills on a regular basis.


All the tools you will need will be provided to borrow, you may prefer to purchase your own if you get inspired.
There is an excellent cafe at White Stones in which to buy lunch or have break for tea and cake and a discount of 10% will be offered to those taking part in the workshop.




Clare Moles - Massage Therapy

Indian Head Massage 30 minutes - £35.00

Indian Head Massage is an ancient technique developed as part of the Ayurvedic tradition, which dates back over 4000 years. This treatment takes place with the client seated on a chair, and works on the upper back, shoulders, head, neck and face and is applied through clothes. Indian Head Massage has been used in India for many centuries to promote well-being. It relaxes and de-stresses as well as stimulating and balancing the body’s energy system. Tensions are erased and knots melt away.

Holistic Massage

Full Body 70 minutes - £45.00

Back, Neck & Shoulders 40 minutes - £35.00

Massage stimulates relaxation and causes tension to be released and knots smoothed out. Massage can help the mind by allowing you to let go of stress as you switch off and focus on the soothing effects of the massage. You’ll find yourself in a deep state of calm and peace. You may also find it helps your general well-being as the blissful massage helps you to tap into your inner energy supply.

Reflexology 45 minutes - £37.00

Reflexology is a massage of the feet and is based on the theory that every organ, area and system of the body is mirrored by a reex point in the feet. Reflexology helps reduce stress, so often the root of many health problems and is an incredibly relaxing treatment. By massaging these points of the feet the reflexologist can facilitate a clearing of any blockages in the corresponding areas of the body. Reflexology is a holistic treatment and also encourages relaxation and promotes good health and vitality.

Reiki 45 minutes - £35.00

During a treatment energy is transmitted through the practitioner’s hands to the client. This energy has a therapeutic effect on all levels of their being: physical emotional, mental and spiritual.


Add a second treatment alongside your first to qualify for our package prices.

Reiki 45 minutes - £25.00

Back Neck & Shoulders Massage 40 minutes - £25.00

Full Body Massage 70 minutes - £35.00

Reflexology 45 minutes - £30.00

Contact Clare on 07975 729819 or 01305 860907

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