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Learn stained glass in a working studio in this weekend workshop. Taught by Rachel Mulligan, an award winning professional stained glass artist with over twenty years experience. Only the finest quality mouth-blown glass is used, as Rachel believes that if you start with the best materials you will end up with a superior art work. A maximum of four students can be accommodated at a time. 10am-4pm. Please get in touch for more details.
Derbyshire - Next course on 1st July 2019
An exciting opportunity to develop your skills and creativity. Students of all abilities are welcome – including complete beginners. Tuition will cover both copper foil and leaded light techniques although you may choose one or the other or both for your project(s). Over the 5 days you can design and make own chosen projects. One to one tuition ensures plenty of assistance supporting more ambitious pieces than may be possible on our 2-day course. This...
Suffolk - Next course on 25th October 2019
Stained Glass: Painting With Light This course is suitable for all abilities since there will be time for everyone to learn or practise the appropriate skills they need to design and create at least one leaded stained glass panel. Basic design concepts, different types of glass, glass cutting and leading techniques will all be covered so that you can design, assemble and finish at least one complete coloured panel during the week. Carole Gray is...
Stake and Strand Basket Making - one day course Students will make their own stake and strand basket during this one day course using traditional techniques. Basketry making is the weaving of un-spun vegetable fibres, usually to form a container. Baskets making done from any wood, vine, leaf, or fibre that could be formed into a desirable shape. Basket making survives in many parts of the world today in forms, techniques, and materials similar to...
This is a 3+ day Stone Sculpture workshop with expert Simon Keeley Simon is a favourite tutor at the much acclaimed West Dean College and we are delighted he travels up from Surrey to take a course here every year, he says he loves teaching at this venue! Greystoke Cycle Cafe walled Tea Garden in the north Lakes, a perfect tranquil location looking out over Greystoke Castle estate. Most students prefer to work in the...
Cumbria - Next course on 26th September 2019
A 3 day stone letter carving workshop with expert Pip Hall. Pip is one of the favoured letter carving tutors for the Lettering Arts Trust, and is a renowned letter carver and tutor. She taught here regularly several years ago and we are delighted she is returning to Greystoke to take another of her wonderful courses. To sustain your carving you'll be treated to lovely 2 course Aga lunches, home baking and fresh coffees/teas. A...
In this one day workshop you will learn a variety of skills to make your very own bezel set stone ring. You'll choose from a selection of beautiful stones, or if you have your own we may be able to accommodate those in your design. Once you've chosen your stone, we will measure your finger to find the correct ring size and so that we can work out the correct amount of silver you need...
Swallows & Artisans is a stunning newly renovated workshop space available for hire in the heart of the Lake District. With a purpose built interior incorporating ample work space, soft seating, display area and simple kitchen facilities the venue also offers views over the lake and hills. Take advantage of Lanehead, the adjoining 8 bedroom property (sleeping 35) and combine the two venues to host your own creative retreat! Swallows & Artisans contains purpose built...
Cheshire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
Make a Stunning 'Urn Arrangement' Do you love Flowers? Come & spend a few hours making a statement table centre to take home. We'll have a coffee and a cake and talk flowers. At this time of year, the Flower Field should be in bloom - fingers crossed! We will have a wander & pick what we can. My style is very much 'country & natural' and we follow this style in the workshop. We'll...
This 6 day workshop focuses on drawing and mark making: observing and responding, being bold and taking a risk. I couldn’t create any of my stitched pieces without drawing a composition first: this workshop is the backbone of all of the rest of the creative processes & should be your first port of call. I know drawing can be a dirty word to some, but I make accessible, understandable, enjoyable and totally achievable 🙂 [note...

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