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Abstract painting workshop

Posted on: 11 September 2018

You will be introduced to a range of fun and original techniques. You will be exploring markmaking and colour. More

Book-binding and Print-making for all

Posted on: 11 September 2018

By the end of the each session you will have learned or practiced a number of bookbinding or printmaking techniques. Although the studio group is focused on individuals working on their own projects with technical… More

Bookbinding for beginners

Posted on: 11 September 2018

By the end of the course you will have produced a hand crafted journal or notebook. More

Ceramics

Posted on: 11 September 2018

You will be learning slab building, coiling, casting and throwing techniques. Applying glazes and slips. More

Christmas stained glass

Posted on: 24 October 2018

Design and create a Christmas stained glass decoration. More

Christmas: wreath making (FULL)

Posted on: 11 September 2018

Preparing willow, using different foliage, nuts and dried fruits. Being given practical demonstrations. Having opportunity to discuss ideas with the tutor and other members of the group. More

Creative watercolours

Posted on: 11 September 2018

You will be exploring the exciting possibilities of watercolour – experimenting with colour mixing, creating a variety of effects starting with abstracts and working towards producing loose vibrant flower studies and landscapes. The approach is… More

Drawing skills

Posted on: 11 September 2018

You will be introduced to the basics of drawing (line, tone, space, perspective + proportion) and for this course the focus will be on sketching your locality; figures and landscape. We will be working in… More

Dressmaking for Improvers

Posted on: 11 September 2018

This course will introduce several dressmaking techniques including: how to adjust commercial patterns, inserting zips, buttonholes, hems, sewing jersey fabrics, darts and several types of seams. At the end of this short course you will… More

Felt Christmas decorations

Posted on: 24 October 2018

Introduction to inks

Posted on: 11 September 2018

You will learn some basic techniques using inks, including pens and brushes. You will also learn various techniques to create texture, make washes and use masks. You will be able to use these skills to… More

Japanese binding – Xmas photo album

Posted on: 11 September 2018

This is a simple book to learn, the core techniques that you learn can then be applied at home to bind any collection of flat materials More

Life drawing for beginners 2

Posted on: 11 September 2018

You will be drawing directly from the naked human figure using a range of media. You will explore tone, contour, mass composition and perspective. There is no secret to good life drawing, but there are… More

Paper clay and Christmas craft

Posted on: 24 October 2018

Paper clay Christmas decorations

Posted on: 24 October 2018

Papermaking for beginners

Posted on: 11 September 2018

Making paper pulp from shredded paper, putting in decorative elements, couching, forming and pressing the pulp into sheets. More

Print making and book binding: for all

Posted on: 11 September 2018

By the end of the course you will have produced a hand bound book and a number of prints using a single or combination of techniques. This is an open and flexible programme designed to… More

Quilted Christmas Tree Decorations workshop

Posted on: 24 October 2018

You will be using die cutting machines to cut felt to make stars and hearts. These will be sewn together and stuffed with wadding to make a unique tree decoration More

Watercolours for beginners 1

Posted on: 11 September 2018

You will learn a range of watercolour techniques including: Wet on wet, wet on dry, salt and bleach dispersal, cling film resist, composition building. More