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  • Where are the workshops held?
    Most of the workshops take place in my cabin in my garden in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. The cabin was purposely built for crafting, printing and getting away from it all. There is a loo, sink for cleaning up, and beautiful views of Ilkley moor and gorgeous walks that can be accessed within 15 minutes. Unfortunately the cabin isn't wheelchair accessible. You will be provided with a full address on booking so you can plan your journey. There is plenty of on-street free parking, and is also easily accessible by bus or train with links to Leeds and Bradford. Some of the workshops are designed to take place outdoors in the garden or on location. Details about these workshops can be found in the information section of the relevant workshop, including where to meet and toilet access.
  • What does the workshop cost include?
    The cost of the workshops include the specialist equipment needed and expert tuition from a qualified arts tutor or experienced practitioner. If the workshop is taking place in the cabin you will get endless refreshments and biscuits, and for the longer workshops, a light lunch is provided. If booking onto a workshop that provides lunch, you will need to submit any dietary requirements no less than 48 hours before the workshop starts. You might choose to bring some of your own pictures, drawings or collected 'stuff' - suggestions will be made on your booking confirmation, but it is not essential. All workshops are designed so you can just turn up, make stuff, then leave with whatever you have made! You don't even need to tidy up if you don't want to 😀.
  • How are the workshops run?
    The workshops are designed to be a combination of practical, theoretical and fun! Group sizes are kept small to ensure safe working practice and differentiated tutor support for all levels of learners. Each workshop outlines how many spaces are available per group, and this depends on the processes and amount of space we need. The workshops are project-focused, which means that we will all work towards the same outcome - this may be a set of prints that explore a particular subject matter, making a particular type of book, or creating a collaborative piece of work. We'll look at relevant work by artists and designers and go through history and theory; demonstrations for equipment and processes will be given; followed by guided tutor support in the practical elements of the workshop. We often end up with a little 'show and tell' (though there is no pressure to get involved in this part). If adjustments need making for any disability or barrier to learning, please contact before booking to check these are possible. Please note that workshops in the cabin are not wheel chair accessible.
  • Who is my tutor?
    The workshops are run by Zoe Platt, the founder of Short & Few and a current creative arts tutor in Leeds. I started out as a graphic designer and typographer, and spent a good few years running an online t-shirt printing company before moving into teaching. Through my teaching practice I have developed a broad and multi-disciplinary approach to the creative arts, including printmaking, alternative photography and bookmaking. I tend to gravitate towards paper, ink, shadows and ampersands! I have also met some very talented and inspiring creatives along the way, who I like to collaborate with for the workshops so that we all keep learning and stay inspired 😀
  • Is there an age limit?
    At the moment the minimum age for all workshop attendees is 18 years, unless by prior agreement and being accompanied by an adult. You will need to confirm you are 18 or over when booking your workshop.
  • What about risk and safety?
    All workshop activities and equipment are fully risk assessed for space and equipment. You will be introduced to all of the specialist equipment, shown how to correctly and safely use it, and be supported throughout the workshop. Workshops that take place on location are also risk assessed but will require due diligence from each participant. Individual consideration and responsibility for age, ability, and personal requirements must be given before booking. See individual workshops for detailed information about what to expect. If you require adjustments, please ask before booking to check these can be catered for.
  • What is your refund/cancellation policy?
    To secure a place on a workshop payment must be made in full. You can cancel your booking for any reason up to 7 days before the workshop date for a refund. Cancellation of bookings made through Eventbrite will forfeit the administration fee. Cancellations made less than 7 days before the workshop date, or no-shows, cannot be refunded, as preparation will have already been made for your attendance. In the event that Short & Few needs to cancel a workshop for any reason, for example, if your scheduled tutor falls ill or in the event of adverse weather conditions, your booking will be refunded (including the administration fee if booked through Eventbrite) if you cannot attend the rescheduled date.
  • Can I make a group booking?
    Each workshop outlines what the maximum number of spaces available are. You can book more than one, or all of them in one go if you want to. Once the workshop is full, bookings will be closed. Contact us if you are wanting a group workshop running for private event. We will re-run workshops where there is interest, so if you cannot get on to the workshop you want, please email to register your interest for when the workshop comes up again.
  • Do you take private bookings?
    We sure do. Workshops can be tailored depending on your needs, and we are always open to trying something new. You can make a private bookings for: - personal small groups in the Cabin, such as parties - workplace/corporate events - to be run at your venue - festivals, fairs and community events - charity, culture and heritage sectors Have a look at what workshops are being run/have been run, and get in touch to see if we can cater for what you're interested in.
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