Decoupage and Collage on glass: 5 day Masterclass with Jill Barnes-Dacey

Duration: 5 day 10.00am - 5.30pm

Price: £2500

Run by: Jill Barnes-Dacey
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Bute Street
south kensington

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About the Course

Renowned glass artist, Jill Barnes-Dacey will be teaching a decoupage and collage Masterclass in London. Her stunning glass vessels created at her studio are objects sought by collectors around the world. Jill will be sharing her skills with a limited number of students for this one week class to be held in central London.

The five day course will takes keen students through the introduction and history of decoupage as practiced through the centuries to the practical hands-on process and composition of creating your own work of art.

Through her teaching, Jill imparts a confidence and discipline essential in fostering the necessary skill and passion for this complex technique, which remains a somewhat rare expression
of art. Students conclude the workshops having completed a substantial work on glass.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials including glass vessels, handmade papers, scissors, adhesives and most importantly a vast selection of imagery which Jill has collected and archived are included in the fee.

The workshops are intense and the expectation is that every students finishes with a magnificent finished glass vessel which becomes a future teaching tool.

Students may break for a brief lunch.

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I spent 5 days in New York City learning from Jill and I can honestly say it was the most creative and energising week in my life! Jill is generous with her talent and her time. She guides you in all the steps and intricate details of decoupage, but is careful to let you discover your own style. I would highly recommend taking one of her workshops! (19/12/2017)

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The unparalleled distinctiveness of Jill's approach toward fusing inspirational concepts with artistic technique is a joy to experience. The five day class was an intense and informative eye opener unveiling the secrets beneath the transparent world of decoupage allowing me to incorporate new concepts and styles into my work. A devoted teacher with the ability and patience to effortlessly communicate her expertise . . . she left me with a feeling of accomplishment that truly surprised! (20/12/2017)

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I've been a huge fan of Jill and her work for a number of years and was thrilled upon hearing she would be offering a workshop in NYC. I immediately jumped on this opportunity. The workshop was intense but far exceeded my expectations. Jill's work is exquisite and she was very open and willing to share her techniques to create such beautiful works of art. Having spent most of my career in a business environment, very little of my time was in the creative arts world. Jill was extremely patient with me and very encouraging. She has given me the confidence to begin creating pieces on my own. If you have the opportunity to enroll in one of her workshops, I encourage you to do so. Jill is kind, funny, energetic, inspiring and probably one of the most talented artists I've had the pleasure of meeting. (20/12/2017)

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I was thrilled to be able to attend one of Jill's decoupage workshops in New York City. An extremely thorough teacher, Jill not only instructs students in the nuances of her detail-driven decoupage technique, but guides them through image selection (she brings a bounty of pictures culled from antique books and decorative arts magazines) and design choices. Like the best teachers, Jill challenges each of her students to create—and finish—works that they will be truly proud of. (31/12/2017)

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I found an article about Jill while looking through magazines at the library and was thrilled to discover that she offered classes for serious students (serious means you want to learn her technique and are willing to put the necessary effort into doing so). I often make collages on paper and found that doing them on glass was a whole new experience. Yes it was hard, yes I had to put in heaps of effort, but having Jill there to teach/guide me took me to a whole new level. Together we made a plate, tea light and vase but they would not have turned out so spectacular without her help, advice and input. It was a great five days and well spent. (03/01/2018)

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For me attending one of Jill's classes was very inspiring. Jill is the perfect teacher. She helps you without imposing and if you are stuck she can get you out of your misery. Jill is that wonderful combination of an inspired artist, coupled with a love of teaching. Her sheer generosity is truly overwhelming and we all learnt a lot while having fun. For me the seminar was mindblowing as Jill got me started in a new direction from which I developed my own unique technique'. (03/01/2018)

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I am grateful to have participated in Jill's New York workshop this past December. Decoupage under glass has always intimidated me. My projects would end in defeat against the air bubbles and shinies. This workshop helped to dispel my frustrations. Jill helped me develop new techniques and gain confidence in expanding my abilities. She seemed to never find a creative block that she could not topple! She taught on a level that was valuable to those of us familiar with decoupage while intuitively guiding those students who were new to the art. No one was bored or left behind! It was an awakening for all of the Creative Spirits! I learned so much from her about design and concept. and-- it was FASCINATING to watch her with the scissors! I highly recommend spending time with this witty, imaginative Master. (10/01/2018)

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Jill’s class in New York was the most intense, creative, inspiring, exciting, 5 days that I can recall experiencing. Thumbing through Architectural Digest, a spread on Jill and her beautiful art leaped off the page at me. I was enthralled, especially with her passion for her work and generosity in sharing her technique. Starting the class I was a bit nervous since I’d never worked in the paper arts, collage nor decoupage – but within the hour we were at ease and excited. She has a talent for sensing what each of us needed to encourage us, to explore and guide us – without choosing for us - - to be brave in approaching the project without a set pattern in mind - - letting it be serendipitous. AND she fulfilled her commitment to her students - sharing her love for the art form, and leaving class with a strong working knowledge and skill-set. I went home with 2 beautiful pieces that I’m proud of, and the ability to continue at home with the skills Jill taught. (13/01/2018)

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After a five year correspondence with Jill I finally attended her workshop in Berlin. I must say it was one of the highlights of my artistic life and career. From our correspondence I could tell what a kind, patient and competent teacher she would be. I was privileged to have a one on one intensive experience that has enabled me to expand to a new level in my work. I have been involved doing collage and decoupage on glass for 10 years here in the USA. I was looking for a new method to enhance my work. Jill with her knowledge, background and creativity taught me so much in the space of one week that I was amazed. I have had many teachers in my life, but not all gave so much, to me, her student.
I highly recommend her workshop to both beginners and advanced students who are looking for career development. She prepares her students to go forward and take their work to the next level.

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I had the good fortune to attend the most incredible J.B.D. decoupage workshop. It exceeded my expectations. I came home with a head full of steps, techniques, design ideas and 2 pieces I am proud to show off! She is an accomplished artist and skilled teacher. She patiently works you through each step, guiding you, but allowing you to make the piece your own. Jill provides a vast selection of beautiful images and an amazing selection of papers. For the past 25 years I have subscribed to Architectural Digest. In the September 2016 issue, in which Jill was the featured artist, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about her decoupage work. The pieces shown in the article were exciting and really beautiful.
I learned so much from Jill and am excited to decoupage at home. I feel very lucky to have learned from such a master. (25/01/2018)

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I was very fortunate to discover by chance Jill and her decoupage courses. I arrived in Rome not quite sure what to expect but for 5 days I entered into a whole new world of art and creativity. I learnt the art of decoupage and have enjoyed hours of working and creating since then on my own. Jill is an amazing teacher. Jill is also an outstanding artist in her own right and her work is very inspirational and one that she very willingly shares with you. I have taken 2 courses with her. One 5 day course and the second time for 3 days. I am looking forward to going back one day soon and spend more time learning and working with her. I would recommend this workshop to anyone interested in decoupage at all levels. 25/01/2018

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Monday 4th June 2018

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