In these 1 day courses, you will explore a variety of approaches in your chosen discipline. With more than 15 years of secondary teaching experience I am confident that by the end of the day you will have enjoyed:
- learning new processes/approaches
- making something for yourself
- making resources
- having a chance to share ideas
- leaving with everything you need to start teaching this tomorrow (including SoW and risk assessments) and a kit list
This fantastic process enables all abilities and ages to succeed. Your students will love the use of colour and you will love the quality of their pieces. Applicable to both Art and DT by exploring enamelling for decorative pieces and products. Some investment in a kiln would be required to set up in school but second hand kilns can easily be purchased.
Maximum of 6 per course / per day
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Materials, tools, resources, SoW, risk assessments and endless tea & coffee.
6 hours (flexible times to suit)
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I did this course as part of a 5 day art retreat and it was my fave one of all the courses I took that week. I have always found enamel a fascinating process but never had the chance to try it! Rachel was super skilled at teaching this craft and has an amazing, and adorable, art studio we could work in. To do the course we had a massive variety of enamel powders, glass rods, beads and such to try out. Me being me I wanted to make very specific things; tokens with little stick men on for a very nerdy hobby and so Rachel helped me make lots of little tokens with glass rods out of pennies and the results are great! I also made a bee using beads and it’s so pretty. I highly recommend this course, so much fun.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Loved your enamelling. Well done Rozie. And thanks so much.
I had the best time on this course! Rach is a fantastic teacher and guided every step of the way. It was fascinating learning about the process and I came away with some fabulous pieces of enamel jewellery.
Thanks so much Rach. I’m coming back with more ideas in mind! 😃
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thanks so much Tiff. I loved your individual style and the ambitious shapes you created showing great skill. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! :-)
Absolutely fantastic course ran by the ever attentive Rach. She is so willing to adapt to your individual requests and ideas and couldn’t be more encouraging. Had an absolutely wonderful time enamelling, have told everyone to go and try it. Can’t wait to do it again! Thank you xx
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thanks Millie. You are lovely. And absolutely loved your ideas and creativity. Can’t wait to do more with you! Xxxx
I bought this course as a Christmas present for myself and my Mum. I was excited about it before we went, but even then it exceeded my expectations! Such a fun course creating really unique pieces, thank you Rachel for your excellent tuition and enthusiasm. It was truly a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Ruth you are lovely. It really was a pleasure and you both did so well. All the very best. Rach x
Myself, my mum and my 5 year old daughter spent the morning doing an enamelling workshop with Rachel. We enjoyed every second of it. Rachel was able to adapt for my daughter and explained the process so well.
We were all so pleased with the results and the surroundings were just beautiful. We will definitely be back. X
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Gemma. You are lovely and so kind. You all did so well and it was an absolute pleasure. Look forward to seeing you again. Rach x
Such a great morning with Rachel learning how to enamel. Every stage was well demonstrated and Rachel was on hand to offer help and advice throughout. I am thrilled with what I managed to produce in 3 hours (which flew by!) Will definitely be trying some other avtivities in the future, thank you Rachel.
A brief mention of the dreaded Covid19...we both wore masks, the window was open and we maintained social distance, it felt a very safe activity, well managed.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much Claire. It was a really lovely morning. Thank you! And your enamel pieces were so beautiful. Well done. Look forward to seeing you again soon!
The enamelling course with Rach was absolutely brilliant. The workshop is in a beautiful setting. She is a great instructor, clearly very knowledgeable but explained the steps simply. She gave us plenty of freedom to choose what we would like to do and was always on hand to answer questions. A really friendly and relaxed approach which made for a wonderful morning. I couldn't recommend enough.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you so much. It really was a lovely morning. And well done for your beautiful pieces.
This was so much fun, I had never attempted this before and made 2 key rings which I use every day.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:I’m so pleased you enjoyed it and you use your key rings. Well done.
This was an amazing course and a great afternoon's company
I learnt so much and Racheal is so helpful and kind
I can’t wait to go back and do it all over again
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you Lauren. It was a really enjoyable course. Well done.
Rachel's enthusiasm and passion shines through when she teaches, making this a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Clear instructions and great materials allow you to make lovely products and Rachel encourages you to try different ideas and use unusual glass beads and fragments in your designs. Great fun and really sociable - thank you.
Response from Gifted Crafts Company:Thank you Michelle. You made some really lovely pieces of enamel.