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Glass Lantern

Learn the traditional techniques of cutting glass, copper foiling and soldering to create beautiful panels for this simple lantern.

Choose your own jewel like coloured glass pieces from a selection of offcuts and learn how to cut these glass shapes to fit your blank, panel template. You will then be shown how to grind, foil and solder each panel to create unique sides for your lantern.

This lantern can be used indoors and outdoors with either a candle or a tea light.

Students will be given one black metal lantern to work with and can create panels for two sides.

Lantern dimensions are approximately:  height 25cms X width 12.5cms x depth 12.5cms.

We recommend that students have some previous glass cutting experience or that you have attended one or more of Jennifer’s glass workshops.

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

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Thursday 16th May 2023
Tutor Jennifer Brewer
Time 9.30am - 4.30pm
Ref 3452
Fees £95
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An Introduction To Paper Marbling

All you need to know to start creating beautifully hand marbled paper and stationery. Gemma will guide you through the process step by step.

You will create a number of sheets of marbled paper and a hand marbled notecard with an envelope.

Due to the nature of the marbling technique and the materials used, also factoring in the weather conditions on the day, it may take a little longer for some of your work to dry out. If your papers have not fully dried by the end of the session, these can be posted out to you for a small fee of £3 per package. This will be payable to your tutor on the day. Alternatively, you may wish to collect your work from college at a later date.

Tutor will supply 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 Thursday 13th June 2024
Tutor Gemma Lawley
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3465
Fees £85
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Berry Basket

This workshop is a wonderful introduction to basketmaking. You will make one traditional stake and strand basket using several varieties of coloured and stripped willow. Learn the principles of stake and strand basketmaking, making bases, inserting side stakes, 3 rod whale, a trac border and inserting a handle. Your lovely little basket will be perfect for berry or egg collecting.

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

Suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience using willow.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 2nd July 2024
Tutor Alisha Davidson
Time 9.30am – 4.30pm
Ref 3401
Fees £90
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Beginners Bookbinding With Creative Covers

An exciting new workshop making two different book bases and their covers.

Begin by creating the cover papers for your books. Learn how to use a variety mixed media – inks, stencils, paint, resists, water soluble pencils and crayons, stamps, prints etc. to create a variety of designs for possible book and pamphlet covers.

We will begin the session by using washes of colour, ink on paper and then adding further colour, stencils on top.  This is intended for students to individualise their own book covers.

These papers, when dry will then be used to make a small pamphlet book.  This is created by simple bookbinding sewing techniques.

Then we will make covers for a concertina book using students own wrapping paper, recycled prints etc. These covers will then be made into a concertina book.

Students are requested to bring their own wrapping paper, prints on paper for recycling, decorative paper that they would like to use for covers for their books.  Ideally the weight of paper should be at least 100 gsm and no thicker than 175 gsm (at least A3 in size).

Also, any media you would like to use such as acrylic paints, inks, dyes for use on paper, stamp pads or stencils. Anything that you would like to experiment with.

Tutor will supply the following;
A3 paper for students to create some covers with.
Paper for the inside leaves of the books.
Needles for sewing and bookbinding thread.
Bonefolders.
Some acrylic paints and inks.

This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Wednesday 1st May 2024
Tutor Jacqui Dodds
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3419
Fees £80
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Adventures In Indigo

A chance to explore the magic of indigo dyeing, along with the sophisticated ‘tie-dyeing’ process of Japanese Shibori.

In this session you will create two traditional Shibori patterns on cotton fabric. In addition, you will have the opportunity to create many sheets of indigo patterned tissue paper which can be used for wrapping, book covering etc.

No previous experience of indigo dyeing is required for this workshop.

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

This workshop is suitable for beginners and improvers.

A light lunch is provided.

Date Thursday 11th April 2024
Tutor Clare Linford
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3431
Fees £80
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An Introduction to Lino Printing

Enjoy the process of this dynamic and popular form of printmaking. Using your own design or image, produce a one coloured lino print to take home.

Learn how transfer your design to vinyl, use lino tools to cut, ink up your lino plate and print using a small etching press.

A fun workshop designed to encourage you to try further printmaking techniques.

Tutor will supply most of the 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 Thursday 7th March 2024
Tutor Jacqui Dodds
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3464
Fees £80
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Decorative Enamelling Using Decals And Riso Screens

Experiment with different forms of decoration media to create exciting images on enamelled surfaces.

Decals are waterslide transfers that can be fired onto a prepared layer of enamel.
Riso screens are made by transferring an image onto a thin stencil called a master. Enamel powder is then pushed through onto a prepared enamel blank with a spreader.

Once you have created and applied your designs, you will be shown how to safely fire your work in a small enamelling kiln.

Both techniques enable you to create wonderful effects which you can then use to decorate a small dish, jewellery, key /bag fob or a small wall panel.

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

Extra copper blanks and decals will be available at additional cost.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Wednesday 22nd May 2024
Tutor Ann Jones
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3405
Fees £80
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Braid Society Try-It Day

This workshop is aimed at both complete beginners and those who wish to improve their braiding skills. You will be introduced to a variety of basic braids, tassels, cords and knots as well as special braiding techniques including Ply-Split and Kumihimo.

A wonderful opportunity to learn from Braid Society members, Anne Dyer,
Julie Hedges and Kay Hawkins.

The Braid Society has very kindly subsidised this course.

Lunch is available to members and non-members for £7.00

Tutor will supply most materials for this workshop. This cost is included in your fee.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

Date Thursday 18th April 2024
Tutor Anne Dyer, Julie Hedges, Kay Hawkins
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3463
Fees £25  Braid Society members
£30  Non members
   

   
Watercolour Workshops – First Draw Then Paint

Many people find drawing daunting, and are frustrated if their lack of this skill hinders their ability to paint. This workshop will give a range of techniques and tips to practise, to enable you to produce a clear and simple drawing on which you will base your painting. Basics of both drawing and watercolour painting will be covered, to give you confidence to continue working independently after the workshop.

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 14th May 2024
Tutor Clare Linford
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ref 3432
Fees £80
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Silk Satin Scarf – Watermarking Techniques

One of the beautiful effects offered by silk painting is the creation of watermarks – darker outlines to areas of colour. 

This workshop will allow you to build layers of colour and marks on a luxurious pure silk satin. The dense weave and glossy surface of the fabric will show off the design with glorious results on your own lovely unique long scarf.

You will learn the basics of silk painting, experiment with colour mixes and applications and how to fix your colours to the fabric. All students will leave with one, beautifully coloured silk satin scarf.

Tutor will provide all materials to enable you to make one scarf. This cost is included in your course fee.

Scarves provided are made from crepe backed silk satin, have hand rolled finished edges and measure 160cms x 45cms.

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.

A light lunch will be provided.

Date Tuesday 21st May 2024
Tutor Clare Linford
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm
Ref 3433
Fees £90
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