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Beginners introductory pyrography course in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Introductory Pyrography Course with Susan Robey

About the Course

Please Note: Due to Covid-19 and current social distancing requirements, in the interests of safety all courses are suspended until the end of December 2020 when the situation will be reviewed again.

Ideal for the beginner, this one day course is six hours in duration and aimed at adults aged sixteen years and over. It provides a full introduction to pyrography - "the art of designing with fire" which involves using a heated implement to burn designs on natural materials such as wood and leather.

Artistic ability is not a requirement to get the most from this course as a choice of designs and resources are made available throughout.

Designed to be informative as well as practical, the day commences with a look at the historical aspect of pyrography. A thorough discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of various types of modern electric machines follows, together with advice on suitable surface materials. Each student has the use of a machine and the focus is on wood and leather.

The morning is spent learning how to handle the pen and investigating a variety of shading techniques. Utilising the knowledge acquired, students then go on to create their own unique wooden sampler. Guidance on transferring a design, as well as advice on lettering and drawing a pencil guideline directly on to the surface, enables students to produce several more completed projects in wood and leather to take home.

Your tutor, Lincolnshire pyrography artist Susan Robey, has an extensive knowledge of the subject having specialised in the medium for over thirty years. Her aim is to guide, inspire and bring out the creative side in everyone. Enjoy learning and developing at your own pace in a relaxed environment at Susan's studio in the beautiful rural county of Lincolnshire.

Quality tuition is guaranteed with a maximum of three students on any course.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Cost includes tuition, use of equipment, materials, resources and unlimited refreshments in the form of tea, coffee, soft drinks, biscuits etc throughout the day (excepting lunch which is to be provided by the student).

Price is per person in a group of 2-3 students. Susan is also happy to arrange alternative mutually convenient dates for couples who wish to attend together for a total cost of £170.00. If you prefer to attend on an individual one-to-one basis this can also be arranged at a cost of £130.00 for the full six hour day.

Please get in touch for more details and to book your place.


Susan Robey at Susan Robey "Pyrographiques"
10 Meadow Close
North Hykeham
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  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners

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- - #28894

Exactly what we (my wife also attended) required. A good practical session with a brief history of art of pyrography. Susan provided copious amounts of information and techniques, including how to create new stylii, choosing the correct woods and how to finish projects. The ability to easily use real leather was a very welcome surprise.
Course is well pitched for the beginner and Susan provides a friendly atmosphere in which to learn.

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- - #28430

The course was very informative, with the opportunity to try out the techniques with help and guidance if required. A relaxing yet a great experience to learn from someone who has so much experience.

I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would recommend to others, Thank you.

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- - #28231

Sue is an excellent teacher, very passionate and knowledgeable on her subject.
The course was well organised, had the relevant material, and I went home with a finished item.... Result

The day had humour, was relaxing and I would highly recommend Sue's pyography course

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- - #23757

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- - #22937

Very good day. Susan is very talented and it was a great day with a lot learnt. As I'm a beginner I was worried I would be out of my depth, but Susan really helped me come on a lot.

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- - #22711

This one day course, run by Susan, was a very enjoyable and useful introduction to pyrography.

She was able to tailor both speed and content so both my wife and I were able to progress nicely at our own pace, concentrating on wood, for me, and leather for Kate. The instruction was very well paced and delivered; we both achieved a lot in the day and we now have a solid foundation for progressing further.

Highly recommended.

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- - #19680

A beginner and totally new to pyrography I found this course well paced, informative but strangely (considering how much we achieved) relaxing!!
Along with clear instructions Susan passed on many tips/pointers and allowed us to move at our own pace through use of equipment, materials, etc. We accomplished a lot over a very enjoyable day.

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- - #19677

As a complete beginner and a person who does not consider themselves to be at all artistic, I thoroughly enjoyed the recent course I attended with Susan. She provided not only all the equipment needed to get going straight away, but created an environment where I felt comfortable to play around with the techniques and explore my creative ideas at my own pace and importantly without judgement. The experience has definitely sparked a desire for me to explore this subject further.
I would recommend the course to anyone, no matter how well hidden you believe your artistic talents, as I am sure Susan will help bring them out into daylight!

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- - #19207

A great course and excellent value for money. Susan clearly knows what she is taking about and gave plenty of time to complete the exercises without rushing. My confidence has had a huge boost as a result of spending the day with her. She mentions she also runs other courses but at no time did I feel any pressure to complete further training (this has not always been the case on some courses). I will without a doubt attend another course with her as Susan's passion for Pyrography clearly shines through.

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- - #16484

A very informative day which was ‘value for money’. Susan had structured her course so that it was flexible to the needs of the student and delivered it in a way that the skills needed were delivered in a simplistic manner. I fully recommend this course and Susan for anyone who has an interest in this craft / art.

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- - #16405

Had a brilliant day with excellent company. I learned about the history of pyrography and the modern equipment available to practice this engaging craft. The course was well paced, with Susan gently pushing us on. The opportunity to work on different surfaces was much appreciated. Susan has a collection of stimulating resources to work from, so no worries. I got everything I was hoping from the course, and feel set to go ahead and purchase my own kit.
Wholeheartedly recommend this course.

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- - #16299

An excellent course that was delivered in a friendly and professional manner. Susan created a relaxed environment in which to impart her knowledge on pyrography. It was the first time that I've ever done pyrography and Susan was encouraging throughout and set achievable goals. Thank you.

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- - #15713

I just wanted to say a huge “Thank You” for your time and patience on your Pyrography Beginners Course. With no previous experience whatsoever, I found it a thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening day. From the insight into the history of Pyrography, through to the practical hands on sessions trying to grasp the basic skills, I thought it was excellent; the time went so quickly.
My only concern now, is trying to pry myself away from trying to develop my pyrography skills on my daughter’s wedding project, in order to prevent my garden from becoming a jungle. I just know I will be engrossed.
Thanks again for a great day; it was well worth the trip and would not hesitate to recommend your course for anyone thinking of taking up the hobby.

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- - #14956

This is an excellent course. Neither of us had any particular artistic flare but Susan bought it out of us as we went through the course. This was our first time doing pyrography and Susan provided all the tips and techniques needed to get us started. Set in a relax environment you work at your own pace. Susan is really informative and so friendly we had such a god day.

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- - #12592

Susan's Pyrography course was well thought out and well equipped. She has a very relaxed way of getting her craft and her skill over to her students. The course itself was both interesting and informative. I can't draw or very arty but Susan gave me the skills and confidence to take up this amazing hobby that I have wanted to do for a very long time.

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- - #12479

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was excellent for a complete beginner like me. I learnt so much and I am now eager to buy my own pyrography machine and start creating!

Susan was very knowledgeable and encouraging.

A big thank you!


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- - #11941

Very professionally run, but still enjoyable. Learnt loads and made some lovely items. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to give pyrography a go. Brilliant

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- - #11936

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- - #11527

As beginners to pyrography we found this day to be invaluable in understanding the basics and getting enough hands-on experience for a running start. The course was well planned and carefully prepared to make the best use of the time available.

Not only did we have fun, we also came away informed and inspired!

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- - #11283

Amazing, amazing, amazing training! can recommend to all!

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- - #11197

Fantastic course. Susan was extremely well organised and a brilliant teacher. She talked us through each project, and through the various equipment and encouraged us to use our own creative skills early on. I've just bought a Peter Child's pen and have been very inspired by Susan to take Pyrography up as a new hobby! Highly recommended. Thanks Susan

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- - #10993

I had been thinking of doing Pyrography for quite some time, however, I am no artist and had no knowledge of this wonderful craft. The course was full of detail and gave me a great insight into different techniques, equipment and confidence in my ability. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day. Susan is great, very knowledgeable and encouraging. I would definitely recommend the course to any one thinking of doing pyrography!

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- - #10517

I feel that the wood burning course might be compared with burning wood logs on an open fire. It was warm and comforting. it commandeered ones full attention, it exercised ones imagination (with faces in the fire), but all without any spitting, sparks or, the resultant ash: Pity it's not possible to dispose of used tissues.5

So thank you and best wishes.

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- - #9800

Really enjoyable day. Very well presented, with plenty of hands on activities.

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- - #8762

Had a great day and learnt a lot in a relaxed atmosphere. Susan is knowledgeable and passes on her expertise in an easy to understand manner. I have no artistic ability and was a little worried about some of the techniques we were going to practice, but Susan made them easy to achieve. I have already ordered the same pyrography machine as we used on the course. Would recommend Susan's courses to anyone who thinks this may be for them.

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- - #8656

Excellent course to give me a hands on insight into pyrography, perfectly pitched for a complete beginner. Learnt some basic techniques which has given me the confidence to get going. Very helpful guide to the different machines and how to make and care for nibs. Useful info re. Wood types and health and safety. Susan is a very friendly, informative and inspiring tutor had a great day ... could easily have stayed longer.

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- - #8539

An Excellent course. I have been doing pyrography for about 2 months but wanted to learn more techniques. Susan certainly provided that and also gave me many hints and tips for me to progress my pyrography hobby. My main aims for the course were to understand shading, choose the correct wood and how to finish my projects (varnish, wax etc), these goals were achieved and I feel more confident in my hobby.

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