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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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Silver Jewellery

Silver Jewellery

COURSE No. 79

TUTOR: Fiona Dowling

Learn how to saw, solder, hand-stamp, file and finish your own silver jewellery. On each of the first four days, you will create a piece of silver jewellery to take home under the expert guidance of your qualified tutor. These will include a personalised handstamped silver ring, a silver bangle, a pair of earrings and a pendant with a bezel stone setting....

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Jewellery Making for Beginners and Improvers

Jewellery Making for Beginners and Improvers

COURSE No. 80,81

TUTOR: Rachel Smith

Are you interested in designing and making your own jewellery? On this course, you will enjoy creating your own unique pieces for yourself, as a gift or for a special occasion. You will discover a variety of techniques in the art of jewellery making and will complete projects each day to take home, including a single strand necklace, earrings, a Kumihimo bracelet...

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Fantastic, Fun and Colourful Resin Jewellery

Fantastic, Fun and Colourful Resin Jewellery

COURSE No. 82

TUTOR: Clare John

This course is an introduction to the craft of resin jewellery. Find out how to make a wonderful range of jewellery using inexpensive tools and materials. Resin can be coloured with gorgeous pigments, mica powders and glitter so that it sparkles and shimmers. You will make at least 15 pieces of silver-plated jewellery to take home, including colourful abstract designs and a...

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Beginners Homeware in Jesmonite

Beginners Homeware in Jesmonite

COURSE No. 83

TUTOR: Clare John

Halfway between resin and concrete, Jesmonite is the versatile non-toxic material loved by modern homeware and interior designers and soon to be loved by you! During this course, you will learn how to measure and mix Jesmonite and add colour pigment to create striking effects. You will embed a range of textured additions to make Terrazzo effect coaster tiles, cast 3D geometric...

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Make African Beadwork Jewellery

Make African Beadwork Jewellery

COURSE No. 84

TUTOR: Nora Nartey

Learn how to make vibrant African beaded jewellery, including a necklace, earrings and a bracelet. The tutor will teach you a number of techniques using a selection of small, colourful seed beads before showing you how to give your pieces a beautiful finish using African beads. All materials and tools will be supplied.

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Exploring the Creative World of Cast Resin Jewellery

Exploring the Creative World of Cast Resin Jewellery

COURSE No. 85

TUTOR: Clare John

On this course, you will discover how to use shiny silicone moulds to make unique and beautiful cast resin bangles, pendants and earrings. You will use various pigments and mica powders to colour clear resin. The tutor will show you the best moulds to use, how to finish resin castings and attach jewellery fittings. You will have the opportunity to make...

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Adventures in Resin Metal

Adventures in Resin Metal

COURSE No. 86

TUTOR: Jane Renwick

Resin metal sculpture is a method of mixing pure metal powders with resin to produce a medium that can be cast or hand applied to create beautiful objects that look and feel like solid metal. This process is far easier, more versatile and less expensive than hot metal casting. A selection of projects will enable you to experiment with mould-making and hand...

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Rag Rugging

Rag Rugging

COURSE No. 87

TUTOR: Caroline Marriott

Traditionally a technique used to transform worn out clothing into rugs to keep the house warm, rag rugging is a lovely way of turning used fabrics into attractive and useful items. On this course, you will learn how to transform recycled materials into rugs, cushions, mats and bags. You will also take a contemporary approach to the craft and make flowers and...

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Introduction to Hand Spinning

Introduction to Hand Spinning

COURSE No. 88

TUTOR: Kathy Davis

Wiltshire's history with the woollen industry stretches back to medieval times and this course provides an opportunity to connect with the heritage craft of hand spinning. From the first session, you will learn to spin wool fibre into yarn using a spinning wheel. Subsequent sessions will cover preparing fibre for spinning, plying the yarn, sorting fibre from a whole sheep's fleece, spinning...

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Earth Pigments: Ancient and Modern Uses

Earth Pigments: Ancient and Modern Uses

COURSE No. 89

TUTOR: Helen Leaf

Earth pigments include ochres, naturally coloured clays and rocks, which have been providing colour since prehistoric times. They are strong, lightfast, permanent and hugely versatile in how they can be utilised. As well as explaining the background and ancient uses for these pigments, this course will be hands-on. You will use earth pigments as your prehistoric ancestors did and then look at...

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Painting with Fibres

Painting with Fibres

COURSE No. 90

TUTOR: Kathie Barrs

This course offers a taste of the traditional craft of wet felt making. Using fibres of merino wool in a wonderful range of colours, you will create felted fabric landscapes and skyscapes with just your hands and warm soapy water. There will be three different projects introducing the techniques of nuno felting, where silk fabric is incorporated into the wool felt,...

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Traditional Scandinavian Crafts

Traditional Scandinavian Crafts

COURSE No. 91,92

TUTOR: Peter Codd

This course is about making a range of items to take home. Using hand tools, including a knife and axe, you will learn all the skills you need to make a range of traditional Scandinavian handcrafted items, such as a wooden storage box known as a shrink pot, a butter knife, a pre-shaped dala horse or a birch bark basket. The...

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