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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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Introduction to Wet Felt Making

Introduction to Wet Felt Making

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...

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Macramé

Macramé

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.

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Have a Stab at Needle Felting: Countryside Creatures

Have a Stab at Needle Felting: Countryside Creatures

COURSE No. 95

TUTOR: Erica Hemming

Bring countryside creatures to life in your hands. Projects you may like to work on during this course can include hares, foxes, badgers, squirrels or mice. You are encouraged to bring your own reference images. Needle felting wool is a rewarding activity, described by participants as relaxing and absorbing. By learning to wind and then stab the wool into shapes with a...

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Jacobean Crewelwork with Gold: Elizabethan Autumn Leaf

Jacobean Crewelwork with Gold: Elizabethan Autumn Leaf

COURSE No. 96

TUTOR: Chrissie Juno Mann

Join your expert tutor for a week of heritage embroidery stitching. You will be creating a florid leaf design, inspired by the colours of autumn and incorporating Jacobean Crewelwork with a selection of Goldwork stitches. The delicate Goldwork stitches you will learn were used in Elizabethan times and work wonderfully when combined with traditional crewelwork stitches of the same period. This course...

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Bookbinding for All: Creative Handmade Books

Bookbinding for All: Creative Handmade Books

COURSE No. 97

TUTOR: Janina Maher

If you love paper then you will enjoy this course, which gives you the opportunity to explore and make several different types of books. You will produce at least four blank hardbacked and soft cover books, which are great for notebooks or sketchbooks and perfect as gifts. This course is carefully structured to include both short and simple tasks and longer projects...

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Contemporary Bookbinding: Bespoke Albums

Contemporary Bookbinding: Bespoke Albums

COURSE No. 98,99

TUTOR: Lori Sauer

As well as providing a means for mounting photographs, albums are very useful for displaying postcards, two-dimensional artwork or ephemera. Unlike binding a printed text, albums must be able to accommodate the thickness of what you attach to its pages, so require special attention to the construction of the spine. The tutor, who specialises in book structures, has devised a special spine that...

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Bookbinding for All: Four More Handmade Books

Bookbinding for All: Four More Handmade Books

COURSE No. 100

TUTOR: Janina Maher

On this course, you will cut, glue, fold and sew your way to four blank handmade books in different styles. These blank books make ideal notebooks, sketchbooks, journals or gifts for special people. This course is carefully structured to include both short and simple tasks and longer projects in order to develop skills and build confidence. All techniques will be fully demonstrated...

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An Introduction to Floral Design for the Home

An Introduction to Floral Design for the Home

COURSE No. 101

TUTOR: Sue Scott

This relaxed and fun course will introduce the principles and elements of British floral design and give you the confidence to use a range of techniques and materials when making beautiful floral arrangements. Each session will have a different focus, such as colour or form, and will be hands-on as you make stylish designs to take home. Be inspired by beautiful flowers...

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Next Steps in Floral Design for the Home

Next Steps in Floral Design for the Home

COURSE No. 102

TUTOR: Sue Scott

Following her introductory course, the tutor has developed a second course that builds on the principles previously covered, yet is still relaxed and lots of fun. Each session will consider different elements of floristry, such as colour and proportion, and the tutor will demonstrate a new design, building on the methods used in the introductory course. You will create your own arrangements each...

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Make a Cigar Box Ukulele

Make a Cigar Box Ukulele

COURSE No. 219

TUTOR: Richard Bending

On this course, you will have the opportunity to build a delightful, playable ukulele out of different woods and an empty cigar box. It doesn't matter whether you have playing ability, basic woodworking skills or you are a complete novice because you will be guided through the various processes by your tutor who has made over 40 ukuleles. Cigar Box Ukuleles originated...

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Travel Sketching Your Journey

Travel Sketching Your Journey

COURSE No. 600

TUTOR: Erin Hill

The key to the tutor's method of travel sketching is to simplify what one sees through observation. During this course, she will teach you exactly how to do this and you will soon be sketching whatever is around you. The joy of these sketches are that they are purely for yourself and your own pleasure, to make a moment in time unforgettable...

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Glass and Wire Sculpture

Glass and Wire Sculpture

COURSE No. 605

TUTOR: Alison Bowyer

This course is a week of two halves. During the first part of the week, you will create glass fish and birds while in the latter half, you will be shown how to add a third dimension using wire modelling techniques. You will receive pre-cut clear glass shapes, which you will bring to life through careful application of finely ground coloured glass,...

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