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A Gleam Of Straw

Straw is an incredibly versatile material and can be used to make designs that are
both modern and historical.

Take a closer look at straw marquetry, one aspect of this endangered heritage craft.

Straw marquetry is the art of forming a decorative panel using flattened slithers of straw.

Join Anne Dyer for this beginners half day workshop learning basic marquetry skills.
Anne will show you how to prepare your straw and then how to work with both inlay and onlay techniques. You may choose to make a small  butterfly or bird.

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

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Date Wednesday 18th September 2024
Tutor Anne Dyer – Founder of Westhope College
Time 10.00am – 3.00pm
Ref 3572
Fees £45
   

   

Weaving With English Rush

Learn to weave English Rush.

Join us for a day weaving with this beautiful, strong versatile material.  Used for chair seating as well as weaving it can be used to make attractive and functional items for the home.  Watch its natural colours come alive.

On the day you will make one small, beautiful bowl using time honoured weaving techniques, which could also be applied to other plant fibres.

Once you have finished your bowl, and if time allows, you may want to weave a simple table mat.

Everyone can weave this lovely material, using simple hand tools. It's addictive!

Tutor will provide all materials 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 15th October 2024
Tutor Phi Evans
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3564
Fees £85
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Watercolour Christmas Cards

Paint a simple festive robin in watercolour, and use copies to produce a set of high quality Christmas cards for favoured friends and family.

After some quick exercises to learn the basics of watercolour painting, the tutor will help you to create an image for your cards. Your painting will then be photocopied and quality card blanks will be provided to assemble a set of your cards to take home. A copy of your painting can be emailed to you to enable you to make more cards if you wish.

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

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 15th October 2024
Tutor Clare Linford
Time 10.00am – 3.00pm
Ref 3566
Fees £80
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Lino Printing Festive Cards and Tags

Spend the day learning this dynamic way of printing and produce personalised cards and gift tags for the festive season and special occasions. Students will use their own design or image to produce one lino cut for a gift tag and one for a card . Students will learn about transferring their designs onto lino, tools to use and safe cutting techniques. These will be inked up in one colour of your choice and printed using a small etching press.

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

Students are requested to bring along their own simple images for inspiration.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 7th November 2024
Tutor Jacqui Dodds
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3571
Fees £80
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Image above is of a student’s work on a previous workshop.


Image above is of a student’s work on a previous workshop.

Collagraph

Collagraph with Chine Collé.

Collagraph is a loose term meaning a print made from a collage. Experiment with a variety of materials to glue onto a printing plate, usually a piece of card or board which you can seal before using it to print.  Many materials can be used but usually: paper; paper tape; wood; plastic tape and fabric. Layers of adhesives may also be used such as PVA glue, varnish, and gesso to create mark making. We will then add colour to our plates and prints with the use of  Chine Collé and print using a small etching press.  

Chine Collé is a technique whereby we will glue thin papers such as tissue paper or Japanese paper and this is sandwiched between the printing paper and the printed image. This added layer of colour becomes integral to the print.

Students are requested to bring along their OWN images, designs or drawings to use as inspiration.

Tutor will provide a selection of materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your course fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 17th October 2024
Tutor Jacqui Dodds
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3570
Fees £80
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Fused Glass Trinket Dishes

This inspirational half day workshop allows you to design and create two unique fused glass trinket dishes.

Using two different methods you will create a square dish using small glass mosaic pieces which will be placed onto a square base. Your circular bowl will be created by using a variety of glass paints which will be painted onto your glass base. Pre-cut square and circular bases will be available. Both pieces will be taken away and fused, and then made into a bowl by a process known as 'slumping'.

A selection of transparent, opaque and patterned glass will be available for you to choose from. Examples will be available for reference and inspiration.

Your pieces will be fired in the kiln and then  posted to you approximately one week later for an additional small fee which is payable on the day of the workshop.

Tutor will provide all materials for this workshop. There is a cost for materials included in your course fee to enable you to make two bowls.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Date Wednesday 4th September 2024
Tutor Suzanne Bunce
Time 1.30am - 4.00pm
Ref 3559
Fees £65
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Watercolour Workshop – Colour Matching

Sometimes it can be difficult to identify exactly the colour of the subject that you are observing, and to catch the effect with your paints.

This session will help you to analyse colours and to produce a clear, vibrant match with watercolour paints, using observation of, and creating an image of, real objects as a focus.

As well as colour matching, there will be discussion of watercolour materials and tools, plenty of explorations of drawing and brush techniques, and tutor demonstrations to help the process of capturing colour onto paper.

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

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 17th September 2024
Tutor Clare Linford
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3565
Fees £80
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Needle Felted Festive Robins

Make a charming little robin to hang in your Christmas tree, by using the simple technique of needle felting.

This is a fun, half day workshop and no prior skill is required – just work with natural fleece and a special needle and off you go.

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

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Date Tuesday 26th November 2024
Tutor Clare Linford
Time 10.00am – 12.30pm
Ref 3567
Fees £50
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The image above is of a student’s work on a previous workshop.

 

Enamelling

Enamelling is the art of fusing glass to metal.

Explore colour and develop stunning surface designs using a variety of decorative, enamelling techniques .

Learn the basics of enamelling onto copper blanks, how to fire your works in a small kiln, how to add jewellery findings (if required) and how to finish your work to a professional standard.

You can create your own individual pieces of simple jewellery, hanging decorations, small pictures or dishes.

This would be an ideal workshop for you to create the perfect festive gifts for friends and family.

Your tutor will supply the materials and findings to complete up to three items, depending on size and complexity. This cost is included in your course fee.

Should you wish to make more items, and if time allows, there will be an extra charge for materials which will be payable to your tutor on the day.

The workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some experience of enamelling.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Wednesday 27th November 2024
Tutor Ann Jones
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3555
Fees £85
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Image above is of student’s work on a previous workshop.

Enamelled Festive Decorations

A fun workshop making special decorations to adorn your Christmas tree by enamelling copper shapes. Your tutor will take you through each stage of the enamelling process to make your decorations including cleaning and preparing the copper shapes, sifting enamel powders, applying your own designs using stencils, ink pads or applying decorative media before firing in a hot kiln.

Your tutor will supply the materials and findings to complete three decorations. This cost is included in your course fee.

Should you wish to make more than three items, if time allows, 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.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Saturday 9th November 2024
Tutor Ann Jones
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3554
Fees £85
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