COURSE PROGRAMME 2019/20

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    With Tracey Bell

    If you’re mesmerised by the beauty of glass beads you will adore this introductory class! You will make your own lampwork glass beads using a bench mounted oxygen/propane torch; learning the basic principles of working safely and understanding your equipment and materials. There will be ample opportunity to try several shapes of bead and work in your choice of colours, as well as some basic surface decoration.

    £85 (including materials)

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    With Julian Livingstone

    Ever popular, this two-day class with a professional silver smith is aimed at complete beginners and improvers. Starting with sheet metals and expert guidance you will learn to cut, shape, solder, bezel set stones and polish to make small items of jewellery, a sugar spoon or other trinkets and keepsakes to your own designs. You are welcome to work in gold or other metals by prior arrangement.

    £145 (plus materials by weight – guide approx. £1.95p/gm inc. solder, flux and consumables)

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    With Mark Snellgrove of website

    A traditional basket also known as a splint basket originating from west/north Devon and used by farmers and smallholders for planting and harvesting potatoes, apples, feeding stock, and a multitude of tasks on the land. Stave baskets are very hard wearing and give years of service. You will be making a ‘number 2’ sized basket with a handle, which was designed to hold about 20lbs of potatoes using cleft ash for the ‘bonds’ and handle and western red cedar for the staves. A very special course which hasn’t been taught for many years. If you would like to know a little more about the history of this basket and the last known producer Jack Rowsell of Tiverton you can read more in this wonderful research by Mary Butcher http://www.reading.ac.uk/adlib/Details/collect/6456 .

    £175 (plus approximately £30 materials)

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    With Alma Swan

    In this course, you will be introduced to various techniques for working with gold – flat and raised gilding using leaf and powder gold, burnishing, the use of gesso and other sizes to support the gold – combined with colour to produce beautiful gilded designs. Students can work on a design of their choice or one offered by the tutor. The finished designs will be suitable for framing, photographing for reproduction or for very special cards. For those who have attended previous gilding workshops there will be some elements of progression in your learning.

    £145 including a glass of festive cheer with lunch (plus materials at cost approximately £15)

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    With Linda Hampson Member of the SW Society of Botanical Artists

    Festive botanical insanity using coloured pencil, a marvellously versatile medium. We will work with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. It is genuinely an easy medium to master and so I invite you to join me in a workshop. You will learn how to layer and blend and various other ‘tricks’ and techniques. Beginners and improvers are both welcome.  

    £65 including a glass of festive cheer with lunch (plus nominal charge for materials as required)

      PLEASE ALSO SEE DETAILS OF OUR REGULAR MONTHLY BOTANICAL DRAWING CLASSES
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    With Linda Hampson Member of the SW Society of Botanical Artists

    Festive botanical insanity using coloured pencil, a marvellously versatile medium. We will work with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. It is genuinely an easy medium to master and so I invite you to join me in a workshop. You will learn how to layer and blend and various other ‘tricks’ and techniques. Beginners and improvers are both welcome.  

    £65 including a glass of festive cheer with lunch (plus nominal charge for materials as required)

      PLEASE ALSO SEE DETAILS OF OUR REGULAR MONTHLY BOTANICAL DRAWING CLASSES