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Garden Bird Sculpture using paper, wire and clay

Duration: 1 day

Price: £70

Run by: Nikki Szabo
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DC2 Studio
137 - 139 Seaside Road
East Sussex
BN21 3PG

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About the Course

Join Nikki for this one day taster course, experimenting with a range of mixed media skills to create one of Britain's favourite garden birds.

You will be supplied with an armature, air dry clay and modelling tools, and will be shown through various stages how to model from photographs, leaving plenty of time to let your imagination run wild decorating your piece with a mixture of wire, paper, collage, and beads.
All my courses are suitable for beginners!

A wooden mount board is supplied but if you prefer you can bring your own.

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 and equipment including plenty of tea and fresh coffee throughout the day. Please bring your own packed lunch.

Just bring loads of enthusiasm and your own wooden mount board if you prefer!

Want to review this course?

What a wonderful day! I was nervous at first being a beginner to sculpting. However I ended up with two wonderful if somewhat quirky birds! I love them

Nikki is lovely and so talented - she was very patient throughout the day, and explained things clearly. She had loads of materials to choose from and everything was set up really well. The studio is very well positioned and light and airy.

Nikki made the whole experience really enjoyable. Playing Enya in the background set it off perfectly for me!

I wholly recommend this course and I am planning to go back to tackle something else - now I am brimming with confidence in my artistic abilities!

Thank you so much Nikki - Humphrey is already settling in well to his new home and haven't worked out what the girl is called yet!

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Response from Nikki Szabo:

Thank you so much Helen! It was lovely meeting you and I am so pleased you enjoyed the day.

I loved the workshop. Nikki is very patient and lovely, and her studio is bright and inspiring with large windows and lots of light. I was a total newbie with the technique, but I was able to return back home with my own, fully finished “work of art” at the end of the day which now decorates my home thanks to Nikki’s guidance. I would highly recommend her and her workshops!

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Nikki was really lovely! She had so much patience..,especially when my birdy (peter I've called him!) wasn't playing ball! My fault as I had made him a bit too chunky ;).
Really interesting course, beautiful surroundings; even got a delicious lunch! 😊

Look forward to seeing what other courses Nikki has to offer for the future.

Thanks again Nikki!

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Response from Nikki Szabo:

Thank you so much Vanessa. I had a lovely day too, and I hope Peter is settling into his new home!
Hope you see you again soon.

I’ve done a lot of courses and this was one of the very best! An interesting and varied project. Good for beginners yet everyone was wowed by the result. The tutor Nikki is really lovely. Highly recommended

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Response from Nikki Szabo:

Hi Laura,
Thank you so much for writing that lovely review!
It was so lovely having you at the class. As I said before there was a heck of a lot of information to cram in, but you did really well and your bird looked absolutely gorgeous.
So definately show it off!!
I have now added more dates to the class, so you are more than welcome to bring your friend.
It would be lovely to see you again!
All the very best,
Nikki x

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Course Start Dates

Friday 14th December 2018
Saturday 12th January 2019
Sunday 3rd February 2019
Monday 11th March 2019
Saturday 13th April 2019
Saturday 18th May 2019
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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