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Garden bird sculpture using paper, wire and clay


Duration: 1 day

Price: £70

Run by: Nikki Szabo
at Nikki Szabo

DC2 Studio
137 - 139 Seaside Road
Eastbourne
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. 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?

I attended this mixed media workshop, run by the very talented Nikki, to enjoy something a little different.
The whole day passed in a flash! Each step was taught clearly and with much encouragement. The results by everyone in the group were outstanding with the result that left you wanting to do much more.
I highly recommend that if you are considering booking a workshop with Nikki that you go ahead. A guaranteed day of fun with a treasure to take home.
Definitely will be back!

- - #20085

I LOVED this course!! I am useless at anything crafty, and thought there was absolutely no way I could produce something that looked like the end product in the promotional material, however Nikki had thought through the stages so carefully and had put the course together to ensure people of any ability could take part. There were three children on the course as well, all of whom were able to take part without any issues.

Nikki was a patient, friendly and engaging tutor- she made me feel comfortable and welcome and I enjoyed every part of the day. I was extremely proud of my end product, I can't believe I produced it! It is taking pride of place in my living room. Thank you Nikki, I hope loads more people take this fantastic course!!

- - #19525

Response from Nikki Szabo:

Thank you Amy!
It was lovely having you on the class. So pleased you enjoyed it so much.
Your bird looked absolutely fantastic!
The lantern workshop has now been added to the website so maybe I’ll see you on another workshop?
Be lovely to see you!
All the best,
Nikki x

A fantastic day. Went with my two children and my daughter was so delighted to have made something herself just like she might have seen for sale in art gallery.

- - #19489

Response from Nikki Szabo:

Hi Diane,
Thank you for coming onto the workshop, it was so lovely meeting you all. You and your children did a fantastic job and created some gorgeous pieces of art work. Well done!
Because of your interest in the lantern workshops. I shall be adding it onto the website, sooner rather than later.
So keep your eyes peeled and hopefully see you all again very soon!
Best wishes,
Nikki x

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!

- - #18063

Response from Nikki Szabo:

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

- - #14838

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.
Nikki
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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

- - #14164

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

Saturday 20th July 2019
Saturday 10th August 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Child friendly
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Disabled access
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly
  • Weekends

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