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30th July - 4th August
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New Courses for 2018
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Chinese painting
Animals in the landscape
Landscape is an important subject in Chinese painting and is surrounded by symbolism.
Oil painting
trees and sky
You can tackle landscape very confidently if you enjoy painting trees and skies. We'll explore different techniques to paint a variety of trees.
Oil Painting
Camera to canvas
Paint a landscape in oils from your own photographs in 3 days. For not-quite beginners and intermediate oil painters.
Papermaking with textiles New
This is all about papermaking for people who love textiles and want to expand into new areas.
Papermaking masterclass New
This course is an opportunity for previous participants, as well as those enrolled on this year's three-day course to extend their skill levels and learn how to create larger scale and more ambitious works in paper
Composition and Colour
for painters
This in depth course is for students who are familiar with the basics of colour mixing, but who want to 'up their game' and make better use of colour in their compositions.
Anatomy for artists New
Through practical exercises, supplemented by a series of mini-lectures, this course provides you with a portfolio of anatomical knowledge that you can take away and use in your own art
Abstraction screenprint Papercloth Bookbinding podforms Miniature gold
Towards abstraction New
This workshop is about exploring different routes to abstraction and seeing where they take you. Lots of demos, exercises and ideas to get you started
Screen Printing New
During this workshop you will learn how to select suitable images and reference materials; how to use a squeegee to push ink through a screen; creating images using cut or ripped stencils and the use of layering to produce instant, bold prints.
Mixed media papercloth New
On day one we will make sheets of paper-cloth by laminating decorative, recycled and tissue papers onto muslin. Once they are dry we will decorate them using paints, inks, printing and stamping techniques.
Bookbinding New
This course is suitable for anyone who would like to make their own blank sketchbooks, notebooks and gift books.
Twined pod forms New
I will teach the technique of twining to enable the making of small textured woven pods. Twining involves the weaving of two threads using the fingertips, whilst the form is held in the hands.
Art in Miniature New
Love to create but hate the clutter? Everything you do in this course fits into its own shoe box. We will start by making an ingenious model theatre.
A grain of gold New
Using mixed media and stitch, printing blocks, fonts, bronzing powders, paint and metal shim to create letters and tiles. Appliqué these to an embroidered background of stumpwork creatures, fruits and perhaps some calligraphy.
Velvet Patchwork Sewing Piper Oklahoma
Velvet extravaganza New
During this course students will study artists such as Klimt, Kandinsky and Hundertwasser to help generate ideas for design and stitch on velvet. You will experiment with white and black velvet.
Happy scrappy patchwork New
'Always fancied having a go at patchwork but not known where to start?' Then this is the course for you. Christine's back to basics and bust a few rules approach will unleash your creative juices.
Drawing with the sewing machine needle New
Do you want to develop your skills with your sewing machine and learn how to 'draw' with the simple straight stitch? Then this is your course!
Inspired by John Piper New
Using the work of John Piper as inspiration we will use the technique of Batik - hot wax resist. Traditionally worked on white cotton fabric, we will also work on tissue paper, and paper.
Singalong -Oklahoma! new
For two days we head back to the 1900s for a story of love, jealousy, betrayal - and knees-up thrown in for good measure. No singing experience is necessary: all you need is the desire to sing.
Last updated December 11th 2017

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