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Gel Plate Printing

Spend the day experimenting with the exciting technique of gel plate printing. Create prints on paper using acrylic paint and a variety of found objects to make patterns then layer with stencils to create exciting colourful images. We will use a range of papers and experiment with chine-colle and adding text. You will learn about how to use different paints and inks to get a range of effects and either make your own stencils or use pre-prepared ones. The resulting papers can be standalone art pieces or used in a myriad of craft and art projects.
 
Tutor will supply the basic materials required for this workshop.
This cost is included in your  fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 19th July 2022
Tutor Jane Hunter
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3094
Fees £80
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An Introduction to Eco Printing

Come and have a fun taster of the exciting and versatile technique of eco-printing. The technique uses leaves and flowers to print images on to paper and fabric using steam to transfer the colours. You will learn about using different mordants to create different colours from the same leaves. You will experiment creating textural effects by using certain leaves and seeds . In the morning you will experiment with different techniques onto paper and in the afternoon you will print a simple silk scarf.
 
By the end of the session you will have learnt some basic eco-printing techniques and produced some samples on paper, some decorative tags and a simple silk scarf.

Tutor will supply the basic materials required for this workshop. This cost is included in your  fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Wednesday 7th September 2022
Tutor Jane Hunter
Time 10:00am – 3.30pm
Ref 3095
Fees £80
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Vintage Pins and Needles Case

Create a beautiful cover for your vintage needle and pins case with a simple bird template, fabric collage, a vintage cigarette card, free machine and hand stitching. When you are happy with your front cover, you will then be shown how to turn it into a needle case ready to fill with stitching mementoes, pins and needles. You may wish to include some vintage fabrics in your piece of work.
 
Students will be required to bring along a small selection of materials.  If required, your tutor will have some items available for you to purchase on the day.
 
This workshop is suitable for those with some experience of free machine stitching.
 
Students will be required to bring their own sewing machines to this workshop.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 1st November 2022
Tutor Suzette Smart
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3096
Fees £75
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SKETCHING OUTDOORS

Learn how to create an outdoor sketchbook. You will look at the simple materials and equipment needed to produce a range of different sketching styles. Working outdoors, you will learn how to select and record what is in front of you producing a series of sketches using pencils, pens and colour.

Tutor will provide some materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Date Tuesday 31st May 2022
Tutor David Bannister
Time 10:00am – 12.30pm
Ref 3093
Fees £65
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LINE AND WASH

Line and wash is a simple technique involving drawing out an image using waterproof ink and
washing watercolour over the ink once dry. It can also be done using inks for the wash or with
light translucent washes of acrylic paint. Using a simple range of colours, you will learn how to apply these media using a variety of eff ective techniques. Once used as a quick sketching method, it can also be used to produce bright but detailed paintings.

Tutor will provide some materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Date Tuesday 31st May 2022
Tutor David Bannister
Time 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Ref 3092
Fees £65
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Portrait Drawing in Charcoal

You will learn simple concepts and basic drawing exercises to break down the complex topic of portrait drawing. By the end of the day, you will have drawn your very own portrait. 

You will study the basic forms and structures of the head. Learn techniques to measure proportions and relationships of features in a face. Use charcoal to plot and plan a portrait on paper and then to model the head using tone.

Even if you are a beginner with no drawing experience, you'll find the workshop and exercises easy to understand and enjoyable, while still learning critical drawing skills.

Tutor will provide some materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

A picnic lunch is provided.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Date Thursday 14th July 2022
Tutor David Bannister
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3090
Fees £75
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An Introduction To Enamelling For Jewellery

Enamelling is the art of fusing glass to metal.

Explore colour and develop stunning surface designs using a variety of decorative, enamelling techniques onto copper. Learn how to use a small kiln to fire your work, creating your own individual pieces of simple jewellery.

You will be shown how to finish these to a professional standard.

Your tutor will supply the materials and jewellery findings to enable you to complete one item of jewellery, maybe a pendant, a pair of earrings or a brooch. This cost is included in your course fee. Should you wish to make more than one item, there will be an extra charge for materials which will be payable to your tutor on the day.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

Date Wednesday 17th August 2022
Tutor Ann Jones
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3087
Fees £70
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Sinamay Flowers

Sinamay is a fabric traditionally used by milliners. It is lightweight and easily moulded making it perfect for creating flower and leaf shapes.

Enjoy this half day workshop experimenting with sinamay and create a lightweight, everlasting flower. Learn how to cut and manipulate the sinamay into a beautiful calla lily shape, adding leaves and a stamen to enhance your design. Once finished, this fabulous flower could be worn as a corsage or used to adorn a hat or a gift.
 
Tutor will provide some materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Date Thursday 19th May 2022
Tutor Eileen Avery-Scott
Time 9.30am – 12.00pm
Ref 3063
Fees £45
   

   
Experimental Enamelling

Experimenting with Decals, Riso Screens and Enamelling.

A new workshop learning how to prepare a copper blank using opaque and transparent enamels, ready to use decals and Riso screens.

A really exciting combination of decorative media.

Riso screens are made by transferring an image onto a thin stencil. Enamel powder is then pushed through the screen onto a prepared enamel blank using a spreader.

Decals are waterslide transfers that can be fired onto a prepared layer of enamel.

Both of these processes can produce some really exciting and playful images which can be used to create a small wall hanging or decorate a small dish.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Wednesday 20th July 2022
Tutor Ann Jones
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3085
Fees £70
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Macrame Chunky Wall Hanging

Macrame is a versatile form of fibre art produced using knotting techniques.

Learn how to combine three of the most used knots to create this impressive wall hanging. Discover how the humble square knot can be transformed into a bobble knot and how to half hitch with confidence. Learn how to create tassels and how to use the larks heads knot for embellishment. Your finished wall hanging will measure approximately 37cm across and 47cm in length.

Your tutor will provide all the materials for this workshop. There is a cost of £20 for all materials provided. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for improvers; those students having attended ‘An Introduction to Macrame’  or those who already have confidence with the square knot.

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 20th October 2022
Tutor Nicki Gunn
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3078
Fees £85
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