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Christmas Tray Craft Day at Hythe Kent

Christmas Tray Craft Day at Hythe Kent

Course Provider: South Coast Studio

Contact Name: Simon Nobs

Telephone: 07828833809

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South Coast Studio
123 Seabrook Rd
CT21 5RB

Course Length: 1 Day 10am - 4pm

Price: £95

5 star rating, 1 reviewers.

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Course Start Dates
Saturday 18th November 2017


This course is designed and structured for students of all abilities to learn a basic understanding of a number of crafts, including, decoupage and gilding, using gold or silver leaf.

Courses will be run by Simon Nobs, Director of Snobs Interiors Ltd., with over 30 years experience working as a specialist interior decorator and designer. We will start at 10am and aim to finish around 4pm. We will begin with a talk about the day and a brief discussion of the techniques involved, over tea and coffee.

Simon will give a detailed explanation of the correct use of primers and basecoats to be applied to a variety of surfaces and we will then move on to prepare and begin decorating the trays. Simon will give a demonstration of some of the techniques that the students will be introduced to, the students will then be guided through the different stages used to create a beautiful and professional looking Christmas themed tray and then shown the correct use of varnishes to protect their work.

To give you an idea of what is involved during the day, Simon has prepared a video, please visit my YouTube channel (see our website for the link - button above). The atmosphere will be relaxed and informal and there will be time through the day to ask Simon questions and advice on anything to do with decorating and design. The students can take home their finished trays and are encouraged to continue practising what they have learnt. 

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools will be available to use throughout the day and a tray will be provided to all students to take home. Students are asked to bring an apron or wear suitable clothing. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available through the day. Unfortunately we will not be able to cater for any special dietary requirements or allergies, so students are asked to please bring a packed lunch.

Payable by cash or cheque, before the course starts, cards cannot be accepted, bank transfer available, details upon request.

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A fantastic course run excellently by Simon! The course was great fun and was set in a very calm quiet studio. The studio is a short walk away from the sea front, which provided a nice break while waiting for my paint to dry! Simon was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic tutor, who patiently guided me through the wood graining taster course. I was very happy with the paint effect I was able to produce with Simon's guidance and would be confident in performing the technique again. I will definitely be returning to the South Coast Studio to learn more decorative paint techniques!


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