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29th July - 3rd August
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Screen Printing
You will learn how to: select suitable imagesand reference materials; use a squeegee to push ink through a screen onto paper, card, and fabric; create images using cut or ripped stencils and use layering to produce instant, bold prints.
Drypoint Etching techniques New
This workshop will teach you how to: select suitable images and reference materials; use etching tools to create your image on an etching plate.
Chinese painting - birds and flowers
Maggie will demonstrate traditional Chinese flower and bird painting.
Freestyle Landscape New
During this course you will be able to paint a traditional Chinese landscape in 'Freestyle' but also have the opportunity to paint a 'Western' landscape in the Chinese style.
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Oils from Scratch New
This landscape painting workshop is suitable for beginners so if you have never had the joy of painting in oils, give it a try in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Paint like Mr Turner New
JMW Turner is one of Britain's favourite artists and his work still has a contemporary freshness. We will be examining his later artworks and do a painting in a similar style.
Abstract Watercolour
Learn how to compose abstract watercolours directly from your immediate environment. The course is suitable for beginners, rusty returners and experienced painters.
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.
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Stained Glass design
This course is suitable for complete beginners and those who have some skills and wish to work on their own projects.
Anatomy for Artists
This course is aimed at beginners and more experienced artists who would like to further their understanding of human anatomy.
Botanical illustration
This five day course in Botanical Illustration aims to enhance skills in observing and recording plant form, colour, structure, and detail. Structured to suit beginners, as well as more experienced students.
Essential Watercolour New
Suitable for beginners and painters with some experience, this course represents an in depth look at all the major watercolour techniques.
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Composition & colour for painters
The course is for students who are familiar with the basics of colour mixing and want to 'use colour better'.
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
Experimental Drawing
A three day course for anyone wishing to extend their drawing vocabulary. We will work through a series of exercises designed to explore different methods and approaches.
A way with words
This two-day course will offer the space and stimulation to be creative with words in a relaxed and supportive setting.
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Towards Abstraction
Using a framework of ideas such as simplification, fragmentation, colour, scale and markmaking, we will work through a process of taking a realistic starting point.
Fun with Lino cutting
This will be a lively, friendly introduction to lino cutting but also suitable for those with some experience.
Drawing from dance New
Using the moving figure as inspiration, you will spend two mornings working directly from a dancer, as they warm up and perform various dances.
Upcycled paper cloth mixed media
At last a use for all those precious paper scraps and ephemera you have been keeping! On day one we will use the papers and laminate them with muslin and tissue to make paper-cloth sheets.
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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.
Weaving with Willow New
Even if you have zero knowledge of weaving with willow, you will be gently guided through making a simple frame basket. On day two you can either repeat the process with some variation or make fun things for the garden.
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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Introduction to precious metal clay New
Within this three day Introduction to Precious Metal Clay course you will learn how to work with all types of Precious Metal Clay.
Discarded Library to delightful treasures New
In this workshop we will use old discarded hard backed books as our raw material to rearrange and recycle them into functional and decorative objects.
Polymer Clay
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Polymer 'clay' is an exciting material that is easy to work with at home without the need for specialist tools.
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Immersed in patchwork
Immerse yourself in all things patchwork and master several different techniques. On day one we'll get back to basics and master template patchwork, cutting out templates; covering them and joining together.
Blues, browns & bleached backgrounds New
Evolving from the landscape of the beach and the shells and pebbles found there we will begin the week indigo dyeing natural fabrics and thread.
Leaf, twig and tree
This year's course will be based on the theme of woodland, forests and all things tree related.
Rags to richesNew
Rag rugging is a lovely way of recycling used and discarded fabrics and turning them into something beautiful. We will start by making samples using the two most frequently used techniques.
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Trees, an exploration through Batik New
We will use the technique of batik (hot wax resist) to create pieces of work inspired by trees - the structure, leaves, shape, seasons and topiary - maybe even family trees!
Sea and Shoreline
Stretch your creative imagination on a course designed for those with machine embroidery skills who wish to develop confidence in handling colour, texture and line.
Felted Landscapes
Taking the rural environment as our inspiration, we will explore texture, colour and form to create contemplative and ethereal felted wall pieces.
3D fabric Indian Elephant New
It all starts with you making your own large textile elephant sculpture. Then, after an introduction to dry needle felting, you'll go on to decorate the elephant and its wool blanket.
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Bags of adventure New
Basic patterns and rag bags will be provided so all you need to bring is a sewing machine, curiosity and enthusiasm.
Dye,it felt it, wear it New
Come and have fun at a friendly workshop and learn an easy way to dye wool and silk fibres using non toxic dyes.
Singalong -My Fair Lady new
We'll be singing arrangements from the musical, from songs such as Wouldn't It Be Loverly? and I Could Have Danced All Night. Jenni will work sensitively with your voices to give you the confidence to sing.
 
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