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Cumbria - Next course on 19th March 2019
We’re excited to host Siobhan from The Little Lakeland Soap Company at Swallows & Artisans. Siobhan combines 100% pure essential oils and quality natural ingredients into beautifully luxurious soaps, candles, bath salts, lip balms and more. In this one day workshop you will learn about the different scent blends, the properties of each oil and why they were chosen. First watch a demonstration and then, with help and guidance from Siobhan, you will create your...
£150
Cumbria - Next course on 27th March 2019
Join local Cumbrian weaver, Jan Beadle, on this 2 day workshop where she will take you through the whole process of winding a warp, dressing a loom and then weaving your cloth. The course is suitable for absolute beginners and also weavers wanting to develop their skills further. You will be working on a 4 shaft table loom and will produce a length which would be suitable for a scarf. Jan moved to Cumbria in...
£150
Cumbria - Next course on 3rd April 2019
Join talented illuminator, Sarah Lace, for a two day workshop in the historic craft of Illuminated Lettering. This workshop offers the opportunity to learn something of the history and origins about these art forms as we examine a range of styles from 6th Century Celtic through to the modern day; showing their development through time. Sarah will help with the design of your piece including simple techniques of constructing Celtic knotwork and spirals, decoration using...
£150
South Gloucestershire - Next course on 9th February 2019
Do you know someone who would be a great jeweller in the making? Learn to design and make your own jewellery in my 2 Day Wax Carving Jewellery Workshop. Spend the first-day discussing ideas, learning different techniques used in carving wax and producing your very own carving which will be cast for you in silver before your second session. The second day will be spent cleaning, texturing and polishing your final silver piece/s. Soldering findings...
£65
South Gloucestershire
First session will be on the 14th January Second session will be on the 28th January Over the 5 hours you will learn: how to design a piece suitable for carving Carve one of your very own designs in wax clean and prepare your silver casting Solder any jewellery findings such as chains and bails Polish or texture your finished piece of jewellery Do you or do you know anyone who would be a great...
£115
Bristol
These classes are for all abilities. During the sessions I will take you through basic techniques in hand-building, decoration and wheel work. There will be a maximum of 4 students per class. What will I learn? - Hand-building techniques including pinch pots, slab building and coiling - How to make pots on a wheel (throwing) - Decorative techniques on green-ware (unfired clay) including Sgraffito, inlay, paper resist, printing and stamping - Glazing and decorative techniques...
£150
Essex
The classes run termly on a Tuesday evening 6.30-9.00 or Wednesday 4.30-6.30. They are aimed at beginners and intermediates who would like to gain confidence to create their own artwork and those who want to gain new skills. Beginners will have an introduction to a range of different materials, disciplines and styles in art history. Intermediates will be encouraged to develop their skills and explore project based work. Materials and methods offered include drawing, painting,...
£160
Worcestershire
Learn from textile artist Ruth Parkinson-Johns the art of stitch techniques and textile manipulation. This is a 10 week course, running throughout the year on Friday afternoons at Inkberrow Design Centre in Redditch. Learn textile drawing & sketching with visiting textile artist Ruth Parkinson-Johns this is a course for those who are passionate about creative textiles .You will work with mixed media techniques, fabric decoration to include some dyeing and printing. Followed by stitching with...
£75
Cumbria - Next course on 28th March 2019
On this lovely combined baking day of Artisan Bread and Scone making you should be able to make three artisan bread recipes of your choice from the recipes provided as well as two Scone recipes, including if you wish a sourdough blackcurrant scone recipe. Traditional hands on baking days with Gillian here in our Greystoke farmhouse kitchen are always busy and productive. Gill has been baking all her life and will teach you all she...
£75
Wiltshire - Next course on 20th April 2019
Come along and spend the day with us in our semi ancient woodland near Warminster and learn how to create a spoon from green wood. During your time spent with us you will learn how to: • Select the wood for your spoon blank • Use safe sawing techniques • Mark out the spoon shape on the blank • Use stop cuts • Axe out a spoon blank • Use safe and efficient knife techniques...