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Creative holidays: Europe & beyond courses

Find craft and activity holidays across Europe and the wider world. Travelling abroad on a creative retreat is a wonderful way to develop your skills, whilst discovering new places, traditions and cultures... sometimes with added sunshine too!

- Next course on 15th September 2019
We are thrilled to be hosting Sara Maitland for her Residential Writing Course at Ferme St Christophe. The chalet provides the perfect backdrop in a supportive and friendly environment with the course being suitable for both new and experienced writers. Single Ensuite – £945 per person Single Ensuite with Balcony – £995 per person Shared Room Ensuite – £795 per person Please aim to arrive at Ferme St Christophe between 2pm and 6pm on Sunday...
Why not treat yourself to a mosaic workshop session. Students will learn the basic cutting techniques and will be shown the direct method for creating their own mosaic heart home decor using Vintage China or a Mosaic Door Number Plaque. Workshops last approximately 4 hours and are held in my studio at home, a cosy informal environment with plenty of tea. Booking is essential - please call or email for any questions or to arrange...
Special introductory offer of £50 for one day workshop in acrylics and mixed media. The Wednesday workshops are held weekly from 10.00am until 4.30pm and Saturday from 10.30 until 3.30. We paint in the pool house gallery at Willersley Castle Hotel, located behind the Castle. The space is light and airy with views of the Derwent Valley. I also have other specialist workshops including, The decorative art of gilding, introduction to landscape painting in soft...
Do you want to learn about metal clay but find that travelling to a class is not convenient? Then why not learn online at your leisure. We offer a range of online distance learning courses giving you outstanding value for money. Learn how to use metal clay from the comfort of your own home via private Facebook groups all for a fraction of the cost of joining Tracey at her studio. You will have full...
North Yorkshire - Next course on 14th September 2019
This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with felting experience. It is limited to 6 places so everyone gets individual attention and the coaching they need to make their picture. You will be working from an inspirational image that you have brought with you, I will walk you through all the processes you need to know to create your Felt Picture. Day 1 Is all about building your picture, using a combination of pre...
Strathclyde - Next course on 13th July 2019
Eco Printing is the natural technique of printing by direct heat contact botanical material on cloth or paper. During this week end you will learn the basic and practise Eco printing on cellulose fibbers that is paper, cotton, linen and jute and protein fibbers that is Silk and Wool. We will use some local Scottish leaves for that purpose. We will add to the Eco Printing process some basic Natural dyes such as Onion Skins,...
East Sussex - Next course on 28th June 2019
Explore the geometric genius of the Persian master-craftsmen. Learn the art of compass and straight-edge construction and create a dazzling portfolio of patterns from the Persian tradition. Taught by SacredArtofGeometry senior tutor Daniel Docherty
East Yorkshire
A ten week introductory course to the world of ceramic production and decoration. Exploring the nature and preparation of clay, glazes and decorative techniques. We have a range of clays including Earthenware, Stoneware and (although not normally used) Porcelain. Most of the Glazes and colours are ready prepared, but raw materials are used to create our Majolica white tin glaze. Our Gallery shows some of the work being produced and includes, Majolica, Agate ware, Mocha,...
Beginners 6 Week Evening Course in Soft Furnishings which will cover all the basic skills required to start making your own cushions, curtains and Roman blinds at home. Attendees have fun, enjoy the learning as well as the social aspect of meeting each week and are amazed at what they can achieve in just 6 short weeks. Dates For 2019: Thurs 4th April, (11th Apr, 18th Apr SCHOOL HOLS, 25th Apr, 2nd May, 9th May)...
East Sussex - Next course on 1st June 2019
Next Course: A three-day course exploring the philosophy and practice of labyrinths ... Learn the art of labyrinth design and construction. Construct labyrinths including the classical seven circuit 'Cretan' and Chartres Labyrinth using compasses and straight-edge. Develop an understanding and appreciation of labyrinth forms - ancient and modern - from around the world: how, why, and for whom are they made? What is their significance and symbolism and why the contemporary resurgence of interest in...