ONLINE LEARNING WITH THE OLD KENNELS

Below you will find a small selection of courses that we are offering online. We are just starting out in this field so please bear with us as we build our content!

  • With Alma Swan of Exeter Letterers

    For those of you unable to attend Alma's course in person we offer the option of joining us online! A fantastic introduction to simple and effective paper embossing which can be used alone or work with calligraphy or decorative paper arts with clear and concise instruction from Alma Swan. You will be sent an instructional video for your course as well as useful templates. All you need are some basic household items, drawing paper and a few pencil case items (you will be sent a detailed list when you subscribe) you can expand this to use 'purpose made' items as well if you get hooked, all this is explained in the video. We invite you to share your outcomes with Alma and of course be in touch if you have any concerns or need help by email for the duration of the course. Beginners and improvers are most welcome, this is also a great technique to share with children of any age with a little forward preparation!

    Beginners or Improvers Online Course - Paper Embossing £25

  • With Linda Hampson Member of the SW Society of Botanical Artists

    For those of you unable to attend Linda's course in person we offer the option of joining us online. The Apple course is a wonderful taster for those of you who itch to draw, but just aren't sure where to start. It is equally interesting for improvers who might want to go back to basics as a reminder of the simplicity of the technique. You can be assured of an artwork to be proud of at the end of this lesson. A set of notes, guidance on paper and pencils to use and an instructional video for this course are all included. All you need is a small selection of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, good quality drawing paper and a few pencil case items (you will be supplied with a detailed list on purchasing the course). We invite you to share your outcomes with Linda and of course be in touch if you have any concerns or need help by email for the duration of the course. Coloured pencil is a marvellously versatile medium and it is genuinely an easy medium to master when you have learned the basic techniques. Linda invites you to join her for a series of workshops specifically using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. You will learn how to layer and blend and various other ‘tricks’ in this easy introductory lesson. Complete beginners and improvers will enjoy this 'back to basics', simple, but very impressive apple drawing technique. If you get hooked see our growing range of other ONLINE courses, or visit us in person for a course at The Old Kennels!

    Complete Beginners Course - Red Eating Apple (Simple introduction to coloured pencil techniques) £25


     
  • With Linda Hampson Member of the SW Society of Botanical Artists

    For those of you unable to attend Linda's course in person we offer the option of joining us online. The Asparagus course is a perfect introduction to detailed botanical study for those looking to add to their coloured pencil drawing skills. A set of notes, guidance on paper and pencils to use and an instructional video for this course are all included. The course specifically uses Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, you will also need good quality drawing paper and a few pencil case items (you will be supplied with a detailed list on purchasing the course). We invite you to share your outcomes with Linda and of course be in touch if you have any concerns or need help by email for the duration of the course. Coloured pencil is a marvellously versatile medium and it is genuinely an easy medium to master when you have learned the basic techniques. Linda invites you to join her for a series of workshops specifically using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, with each subject focusing on different techniques and challenges. Please see our growing range of ONLINE courses, or even visit us in person for a course at The Old Kennels!

    Asparagus (Improvers course in botanical coloured pencil techniques) £25


     
  • With Linda Hampson Member of the SW Society of Botanical Artists

    For those of you unable to attend Linda's course in person we offer the option of joining us online! You will be sent a set of notes and an instructional video for each of the courses. All you need is your Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, drawing paper and a few pencil case items (you will be sent a detailed list when you subscribe). We invite you to share your outcomes with Linda and of course be in touch if you have any concerns or need help by email for the duration of the course. Coloured pencil is a marvellously versatile medium and it is genuinely an easy medium to master when you have learned the basic techniques. Linda invites you to join her for a series of workshops specifically using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. You will learn how to layer and blend and various other ‘tricks’ and techniques from flowers to fur. Beginners and improvers are most welcome.

     

    PROGRESSION COURSES...


    Complete Beginners Course - Red Eating Apple (Simple introduction to coloured pencil techniques) £25


    Improvers Course - Snowy Owl (ornithological study on coloured paper) £25 (filmed in a class environment)


    Improvers Course - Weasels & Stoats (Fur and Pretty Eyes) £25


    Improvers Course - Asparagus (Botanical Study) £25


    SET OF THREE PROGRESSION COURSE 'SPRING' THEME £75 Snowy Owl (ornithological study using coloured paper) Weasels & Stoats (Fur and Pretty Eyes) Asparagus (reflected light and linear structure)


    COMING SOON ...

    'DRAWING IN THE DARK!' Ox Eye Daisies (drawing in the dark for structure and tone) £25 - Coming soon!


    SET OF THREE PROGRESSION COURSE 'AUTUMN' THEME £75 Coming soon! Hops & Vines (Seasonal Botanical Study) Pumpkins & Squash (How to set up a still life) Acorns & Oak Leaves (curling leaves & changing colour)


    'PINEAPPLES!' complete botanical insanity  £25 -Coming soon!


    FULL SET OF EIGHT PROGRESSION COURSES - AVAILABLE SOON INCLUDES; Set of three Summer Theme Courses, set of three Autumn Theme Courses, Drawing in the Dark (Ox Eye Daisies) and a complimentary bonus;  'PINEAPPLES!' AS ONLINE COURSES for £175 

     
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    With Dr Julie Anne Denton

    LIVE ONLINE COURSE COMMENCES 27th MAY 2020 FOR SIX WEEKS - see below for session times/dates

    This class is designed by glass master Dr Julie Anne Denton, to gently introduce the sculptural beginner to quirky off mandrel forms in soft glass from the comfort of your own studio. During these six zoom sessions, and five ‘one on one’ e-tutorials we will learn how to make penguins, elephants, owls and flamingos. These forms will teach the student a variety of techniques including how to ‘gather’, how to work with scissors and scaled up ‘mashers’, how to make use of the ‘glass tripod’ to create a stand for your animal and when to use ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ punties during the making process whilst ‘auto-annealing’ your soft glass sculptures. By the end of this six week class you will feel comfortable and confident making your own original small scale sculptures in soft glass without the cracks. Tracey Bell from ‘The Old Kennels’ in Devon UK, said this about Julie's teaching technique "JULIE ANNE DENTON has taught two to four day classes at The Old Kennels on a regular basis since early 2007. Her ability and affinity with glass is self-evident in her work, and she has a natural talent for conveying information clearly and concisely to others. Her teaching style is relaxed and her manner calm, even with the most demanding of pupils, making her a popular tutor. I cannot fault Julie’s reliability, timekeeping, communications, lesson planning or preparation of class literature. Julie has taught all levels of students on courses at The Old Kennels, often with mixed and varied abilities within the same class. She always ensures that students work to their ability and are satisfied therefore with their results, and has a knack of balancing this with considered challenges and inspirational ideas to widen the student’s repertoire and tailors these well to the individual. She is careful to give plenty of individual attention when teaching and is sensitive to characters and dynamics within a group, as well as being vigilant to be present for students at critical moments and offering sincere praise where it is due. This level of individual support is vital to students’ self-confidence as well as their consideration of ‘value for money’ and ultimately their return to future courses." Skill Level: Your own flameworking torch, or access to a flameworking studio is a necessity. This course is suitable for beginners and improvers.
    £315 for six 'live' weekly one hour online demonstration sessions and five 'One to One' fifteen minute online sessions via Zoom.

    Live online sessions commence on Wednesday 27th May 2020 at 4pm and take place there after every Wednesday at 4pm for a total of 6 weeks, easy to follow links will be provided before the course begins. In addition, the five weekly 'one on one' individual sessions can then be simply booked as a slot in the online calendar after each online session.

    Live Online Course Dates: 27.05.2020, 3.06.20, 10.05.20, 17.06.20, 24.06.20 and 01.07.2020

    Time: 16.00 - 17.00

    PLUS FIVE further fifteen minute individual sessions (one a week) bookable online

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK use code 'Old Kennels Friend' and get 20% off!