We run courses & workshop at Alchemy 198, Gloucester Road

We are now running courses & workshops at our neighbouring gallery cafe bar, Alchemy 198   Informal creative gatherings take place in the main bar such as the Creative Club with Debby Bird every Friday 10.30 – 12.30 while workshops take place in the Downstairs Gallery.

If you are a tutor who would like to put on a class, or are keen to run a group then please contact us

All courses are for beginners or improvers. Prices vary depending on times and materials.

To book your place pop into Room 212 or send us an email. Details here


West Bristol Arts Trail 13-15th October

212 Productions, the fine art printing arm of Gloucester Road art gallery Room 212, has recently moved into a studio just behind the Everyman Cinema (19 Melrose Place BS8). The extra space means that they are excited to be able to be a venue for the West Bristol Arts Trail   Printer and owner Neil Roberts... View Article

Abstract Acrylic Painting Class, October 22nd

Would you like to learn how to paint? Are you keen to make your paintings more abstract or have a play with lovely colour paints? Do you know teenagers who would like to learn about painting with acrylics? Join this small class on October 22nd, led by Room 212 artist Emma Catherine Suitable for beginners... View Article

Paint an Abstract Seascape in acrylics, July 19th

Paint an Abstract Seascape in acrylics. Led by Bristol artist Emma Catherine Spend a relaxing creative day in the downstairs area and garden of Room 212. Junly 19th 10am – 4pm. Class of max 9 people. Learn to paint a beautiful seascape with acrylic paints. Artist Emma Catherine will guide you through this fun day,... View Article

Flower Painting Workshop June 21st with Emma Catherine

Celebrate Summer Solstice with a relaxing creative day in the downstairs area and garden of Room 212. June 21st 10am – 4pm. Class of max 9 people. Learn to paint a beautiful arrangement of flowers. Artist Emma Catherine will guide you through this fun day, no experience necessary. If you already know how to paint... View Article

Glos Rd Central Mayfest this Saturday May 7th 10am-5pm

Our free community Glos Rd Central Mayfest returns this Saturday May 7th. Lots of activities, choirs, live music, biscuit decorating, face painting and more! We’ll have block printing outside. Bring along t shirts and bags to print with your favourite wildlife or climate crisis slogan

Pot Head Workshops in our Secret Garden

We’re extremely excited to announce that Pot Heads Pottery will be running pottery workshops in our Secret Garden round the back of Room 212. The first sessions are on Mondays May 10th & May 17th 4-6pm with more planned on Saturdays in June. Have a play with some clay and create your own, unique Pot Head... View Article

Art Classes in the Downstairs Studio & Garden with Emma Catherine

Learn to Paint with Emma Catherine. Are you itching to unleash your creativity, want to learn how to use painting to lift your mood or experiment with new techniques? Or would you like to paint something unique to put on your wall? We are starting to put on classes and workshops to get you started.... View Article

Weave a Willow Heart for Valentines Day

Feb 11th 6-8pm at Alchemy 198 Make a heart for your loved one in time for Valentine’s Day or to hang in your home all year round, and learn to sculpt with willow. Sarah Edwards will be running her popular Willow Weaving Workshops at Alchemy 198. Using locally sourced willow, experienced tutor Sarah Jayne Edwards... View Article

Weaving With Waste 26th January 2020

Exciting one-off workshop at our sister gallery Alchemy 198 Turn plastic wrappers, electric cables, old jewellery and other random waste materials into an amazing clutch bag, table mat or piece of art. Beginners and experienced weavers will explore the excitement of weaving with unconventional materials to make items which are both lovely and good for... View Article

Willow Wreath Workshop

A lovely workshop for you, your friends and family. Enjoy the local festive community spirit and join renowned local willow sculptor Sarah Jayne At Alchemy 198 on Gloucester Road – she’ll be on hand to guide you in to creating a wonderful natural Christmas wreath – a splendid addition to any front door this season.... View Article

Needlefelting at Glos Rd Central Mayfest, May 4th

Elaine Jones of Caster Creations will be giving a taste of her needlefelting workshops during our Glos Rd Central Mayfest on May 4th 10am – 5pm. Join her at a table set up on the pavement in front of Room 212 and have a go! If you feel inspired to learn more then sign up... View Article

Weave a Willow Owl, June 29th

Another popular Willow Weaving Workshop will take place in the Downstairs Gallery at Alchemy 198 run by experience tutor Sarah Jayne Edwards Create your own Willow Owl. Perfect as a gift or for your home or garden. Full day course with hour break for lunch. £60 per person. Soup, sandwiches and drinks available at Alchemy 198.... View Article

Weave a Willow Hare July 20th

Due to popular demand Sarah Jayne Edwards will return to to run another Willow Weaving Workshop at Alchemy 198. Create your own life size Willow Hare. Perfect as a gift or for your home or garden. Full day course with hour break for lunch. £60 per person. Max 8 people. Soup, sandwiches and drinks available... View Article

Needlefelt workshop June 1st

This needle felting workshop is perfect for anyone who already enjoys being creative and crafting at home, or who enjoys attending craft workshops and learning new skills. It’s a great way to give yourself some time out from your busy week and spend a few hours with like minded people. Brought to you by the... View Article

Glos Rd Central Mayfest 4th May, 10am – 5pm

The Glos Rd Central Mayfest, our annual community fair, is on Saturday May 4th. This immensely popular event takes place outside all the shops businesses on our section of Gloucester Road. A highlight of the day is the arrival of the Jack in the Green procession at 3.30pm but there’s lots going on before and... View Article

Creative Watercolour Workshop 7th April 10am-4pm

Explore the jewel-like colours and evocative qualities of watercolour through fun and supportive exercises with award winning artist and qualified teacher Emma Burleigh. Develop confidence to paint expressively and intuitively, and give yourself permission to enjoy the unexpected, to have fun and to make ‘mistakes’. Time will be spent learning watercolour skills including how to... View Article

Creative Club at Alchemy 198

Get creative & meet new friends every Friday morning in the lovely cafe gallery Alchemy 198 starting on February 1st, 10.30am – 12.30pm. The group is led by Room 212 artist Debby Bird, a textile and art teacher with years of experience teaching all around Bristol.   Bring along your unfinished projects or materials to start... View Article

Creative Clubs & Workshops at Alchemy 198

We are putting together a series of clubs and workshops to take place at our neighbouring bar / gallery Alchemy 198 We have already confirmed Willow Weaving Workshops with Sarah Jayne Edwards and will be running the Alchemy Creative Club on Tuesday evenings 7.30-9.30pm and Friday mornings 10.30am -12.30pm with experienced tutor Debby Bird