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11th July - 7th August 2021

Adult Courses

Arts and Crafts

Art is a journey on which anyone can travel. The breadth and variety of courses available this year provides a feast for those wishing to be creative in a wide variety of media, watercolours, oils, pastels, textiles, wood, metal, glass and so many more. All art materials are provided unless stated in the course notes.

 

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Textiles: Screen Printing a Hand Quilted Throw

Textiles: Screen Printing a Hand Quilted Throw

COURSE No. 53

TUTOR: Nicola Cliffe

The outcome of this course will be your very own beautiful linen throw that has been screen printed with your individual design and hand quilted using Kantha stitching. The tutor will talk about past and present print designers that have inspired her, the history and chemistry of the plant dyes she loves and reveal the simple stencil making techniques for screen printing....

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Kiln Formed Glass for Beginners

Kiln Formed Glass for Beginners

COURSE No. 54

TUTOR: Jeannette Therrien

On this course, you will learn the fundamentals of glass fusing. The tutor will discuss design ideas to create your first piece. You will learn how to cut the glass and to apply colours and other media to the glass prior to fusing. There will be a talk on glass compatibility and discussion of the different fi ring programmes for the kiln....

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Mosaic Magic

Mosaic Magic

COURSE No. 55

TUTOR: Karen Wones

Are you inspired by colour and design, but somewhat terrified of art? In this introductory mosaic course, you will choose an image and learn how to design and make it into a beautiful piece of art for your home. Various images and example mosaics will be available to inspire you. The tutor will also provide all tools and materials, including beautiful glass...

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Stained Glass Panel

Stained Glass Panel

COURSE No. 56

TUTOR: Jeannette Therrien

In this introductory course, you will make a stained glass panel to take home. The tutor will explore topics with you relating to cutting glass and making a pattern, stretching and shaping lead came, soldering techniques, cementing and polishing. The tools and equipment required for leaded light work are also covered and you will learn how to recognise the characteristics of different types...

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An Introduction to Hand Building with Clay

An Introduction to Hand Building with Clay

COURSE No. 57

TUTOR: Jacqui Melhuish

Clay is a unique material allowing many possibilities for personal expression. This course focusses on learning how to master essential hand building techniques while also incorporating exciting explorations in surface pattern, colour and texture. The tutor will give demonstrations throughout and provide you with technical handouts. Over your five sessions, she will enable you to complete several pottery projects and learn new skills...

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Mosaic Art

Mosaic Art

COURSE No. 58,59

TUTOR: Anna Burzec

During this course, you will discover the art of creating bespoke mosaics. You will cover the design, processing of materials and make a mosaic to take home. There will be examples of the tutor's work on display to inspire you and a choice of materials to allow you to make something special for your home. In particular, you will be working with...

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Kiln Formed Glass for Intermediates

Kiln Formed Glass for Intermediates

COURSE No. 60

TUTOR: Jeannette Therrien

This course is for students who have some previous experience in working with kiln formed or stained glass. There will be a talk on glass compatibility, discussion on the different firing programmes for the kiln and observation of how the glass behaves during the firing cycle. You will be fusing and then slumping glass into a mould to make a plate, and...

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Mosaic Wildlife: Feathers or Fur

Mosaic Wildlife: Feathers or Fur

COURSE No. 61

TUTOR: Emma Abel

Stir up your inner artist and get snapping! Try your hand at creating a mosaic of your favourite wild creature, focussing on either a full body, or a head portrait where more detail can be achieved. At beginner or intermediate level, you will be taken through the mosaic process of design, colour, cut, shape, place, fix and grout. Working on a board,...

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The Magic of Polymer Clay: Fabulous Fabric Inspirations

The Magic of Polymer Clay: Fabulous Fabric Inspirations

COURSE No. 62

TUTOR: Sally Boehme

Polymer clay is a malleable, mixable material available in a rainbow of colours and glittery, metallic inclusions that can be combined with other media and hardened in a domestic oven. This course will take inspiration from knitted and stitched fabrics as well as stripes and marbling patterns for projects to create jewellery and other decorative items. You will learn how to use...

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Enjoy the Potter's Wheel

Enjoy the Potter's Wheel

COURSE No. 63

TUTOR: Mary Thorne

This course is for anyone with a keen interest in learning or improving their skills on the potter's wheel. You will learn how to throw, make, turn and finish pots using the wheel. The tutor will guide you through making various forms and teach you new techniques and short cuts in a fun and relaxing environment. You will have use of your...

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Create with Clay

Create with Clay

COURSE No. 64

TUTOR: Mary Thorne

This course is suitable for all abilities and offers a taster in a variety of pottery techniques as well as a great opportunity to be creative with clay in a fun and relaxing environment. You will work on the potter's wheel, use slabs and coils and do some hand building. The tutor will guide you with demonstrations, examples and ideas. All materials...

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Picture Framing

Picture Framing

COURSE No. 65

TUTOR: Colin Macintyre

This course provides an introduction for anyone wishing to learn picture framing as a hobby or as a gateway to a home based business. Please bring along a small picture, ideally no bigger than A4, that you would like to frame. By the end of the course, you will have framed your picture in a wooden frame with a bevel edged mount...

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