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Stained Glass
Enjoy a creative week making stained glass. The first day is spent learning new skills. All ability levels welcome. Good manual dexterity is required
Drawing & Painting Portraits New
David will introduce you to basic techniques in drawing with line and tone and with painting in acrylic paint to achieve likeness and expressive portraits..
Print & Stitch New
During this five-day workshop you will be working with two tutors to explore printmaking and stitch. The first three days will be spent working with Liam to create a range of unique prints Then textile artist Kelly Caesar will take over for the final two days.
Drypoint Etching Techniques
This workshop will teach you how to: select suitable images and reference materials; use etching tools to create your image on an etching plate.
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Flowers, Fruit & Small Creatures New
During this course you will paint fruit and flowers in the Chinese freestyle technique adding a small creature such as an insect, bird or small mammal.
Chinese Landscape with Buildings New
On this course you will paint a Chinese traditional landscape focussing on the water town of Suzhou and surrounding villages with the picturesque houses, canal boats and figures.
Oil Painting Demystified New
For anyone wanting to start painting, oils is a very good place to begin. For many people oil painting is very scary but is actually a very forgiving medium. It is definitely easier than watercolours because in oils, you can paint over your mistakes!
Learn from Cezanne New
We will look at his landscapes and still-life compositions, working with outlines that smudge into the forms and looking at volume created by faceting the shapes.
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Abstract Watercolour
Learn how to compose abstract watercolours directly from your immediate environment. Structured drawing and painting exercises will show you how to rapidly record the abstract bones of a composition.
Journey through Mixed Media
This course is experimental and encourages you to explore the possibilities of combining different surfaces and media, sampling a variety of techniques with guidance.
Botanical illustration
This five day course is aimed at those with a love of plants, flowers, gardens, and the natural world, and a desire to record and illustrate shape, structure, form, colour, and detail.
Moving ahead with Watercolour New
Suitable for watercolourists with some experience, this course will build on and expand the basic repertoire of techniques to include a look at drawing, picture composition and colour harmony.
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Drawing for Contemporary Painting New
Using a range of wet and dry media you will follow procedures designed to help you make strong and dynamic drawings to support a more contemporary approach to impasto painting.
Out of India
The Indian Subcontinent is a rich source of inspiration for both imagery and colour.Through a range of media you will be encouraged to develop a personal response
Life Drawing New
This course will allow students to hone their life-drawing skills through traditional and more experimental methods.
Drawing & painting for the terrified New
Are you terrified of drawing and petrified of painting, but have a secret longing to learn such skills? Richard will guide you through certain processes slowly, gently and step-by-step.
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Lino Cutting Fun
This is a lively, friendly introduction to lino cutting but also suitable for those with some experience. You’ll produce a variety of prints to take home and gain the knowledge and confidence to carry on at home.
For the love of trees & birds New
Somewhere between botanical study and expressive response this course offers an engaging range of artful approaches to the themes
In your own words New
This two-day course will offer the space and stimulation to be creative with words in a relaxed and supportive setting.
Monoprinting with the Gelli plate New
Whether you have no idea what gelli printing is, or have a gelli plate never used it, or would like a refresher of some of the techniques, then you are most welcome on this course.
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Handmade books-beginners and beyond
This course is suitable for anyone who loves paper and is interested in making their own sketchbooks and notebooks. We will make several different styles of books.
Silver jewellery
This is an opportunity to learn traditional jewellery techniques with step-by step instruction, from choosing the correct materials to adding the surface decoration and finishing.
Mixed Media Bird Box New
For this workshop you will take inspiration from nature and your favourite garden birds to create a freestanding bird box.
Rope weave Bowl & fun things New
This willow course is aimed at beginners and improvers, and we will start by making two round basket bases – the worst we will turn into a flower and the best we will keep for our basket
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Folded Secrets Folk Art Books New
On this three-day course you can expect to make two different styles, one with 15 opening sections and another with pages, pockets and a cloth cover wrapped with a tasselled cord.
Introduction to precious metal clay
Within this three day Introduction to Precious Metal Clay course you will learn how to work with all types of Precious Metal Clay - lump, syringe, paste and paper.
Making Shaker Boxes New
Students will be guided through the process of making Shaker boxes using traditional methods including crafting the iconic swallow tail joint, using specially made copper pins.
Willow Bark Basketry
This course is for all who want to enjoy the pleasure of harvesting and working with willow bark, each student progressing from their own individual skill level.
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Polymer Clay Jewellery
Polymer 'clay' is a medium that can be hardened in a domestic oven. We will be using it to create beads, buttons, brooches and pendants.
All that Glitters New
Create your own Medieval Illuminated Manuscript panel! Using mixed media and stitch, we'll use wooden printing blocks, fonts, bronzing powders, paint, fimo and metal shim.
What if ...less is moreNew
Working within the restraints of simple materials and limited colour combinations let work grow and unfold in an exploratory workshop creating subtle and dynamic surfaces to stitch and work with mixed media.
Garden to Jungle New
The theme this year is inspired by the chaos of wild growing things - like the garden that turns into a jungle while you're on holiday! Students will study artists like Rousseau and Klimt to gain inspiration
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Shadows & reflection in Batik New
Using the designs nature creates we will explore the exciting marks and effects created by using different types of resist – Batik (hot wax), brushable wax resist, oil pastels, candles, and stencils.
Peg Looms & Weaving Sticks
Peg looms and weaving sticks are two simple types of loom but they are also very versatile. You can make big chunky mats on a peg loom but also produce quite fine, decorative work.
Eco-Print Dyeing New
Eco-print dyeing is a fascinating way of printing onto fabric. Using flowers and leaves from gardens and countryside, this is a direct contact printing method that allows the flora and foliage to give up their colours and patterns.
Bags of Adventure
This course is rather like an adventure! We go treasure hunting: burrowing deep into rag bags, unearthing raw materials and focusing on the versatility and timeless appeal of denim!
Singalong -Evita new
We will learn a medley of songs from the musical, including numbers like Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, as well as less well-known songs. Jenni will work sensitively with your voices to give you the confidence to sing.
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