Call +44 1672 892388
11th July - 7th August 2021

Adult Courses

Arts and Crafts

Marlborough College Summer School:

Call +44 1672 892388
11th July - 7th August 2021

Adult Courses

Arts and Crafts

Show courses
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...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM BOOK
PM
FULL DAY
Beginners Homeware in Jesmonite

Beginners Homeware in Jesmonite

New for 2021

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...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM BOOK
PM
FULL DAY
Make African Beadwork Jewellery

Make African Beadwork Jewellery

New for 2021

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.

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM
PM BOOK
FULL DAY
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...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM BOOK
PM
FULL DAY
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...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM
PM BOOK
FULL DAY
Rag Rugging

Rag Rugging

New for 2021

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...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM BOOK
PM
FULL DAY
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...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM
PM LIMITED
FULL DAY
Earth Pigments: Ancient and Modern Uses

Earth Pigments: Ancient and Modern Uses

New for 2021

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...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM BOOK
PM
FULL DAY
Painting with Fibres

Painting with Fibres

New for 2021

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,...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM
PM BOOK
FULL DAY
Traditional Scandinavian Crafts

Traditional Scandinavian Crafts

New for 2021

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...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM BOOK BOOK
PM
FULL DAY
Introduction to Wet Felt Making

Introduction to Wet Felt Making

New for 2021

COURSE No. 93

TUTOR: Kathie Barrs

The ancient craft of wet felt making is simple to learn and offers a myriad of creative possibilities. You will begin by mastering the basic principles, laying out layers of wool fibres and felting them into a piece of non-woven fabric using only your hands and warm, soapy water. Resist work offers the opportunity to create seamless, hollow 3D objects and...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM
PM BOOK
FULL DAY
Macramé

Macramé

New for 2021

COURSE No. 94

TUTOR: Karen Brown

Macramé, a form of textile made using knotting techniques, has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Join this course to create your own handmade necklace and stylish home decorations, including a plant hanger and wall hanging. You will practice a range of knots to craft beautifully finished products and add embellishments to personalise your creations.

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM BOOK
PM
FULL DAY

Adult Courses
Discover something new this summer

Young People's Courses
Fun for 3 to 17 year olds

Accommodation
Enjoy your stay at Marlborough College

Entertainment
Book your Gala tickets