About the Course
This one day course is the perfect opportunity to be creative. A mix of sculpture, art and design all in one course. A full taster day of leather caving, moulding, stamping and dying, resulting in an amazing masterpiece you'll be proud to take home! Not too challenging, but plenty of fun and a fantastic introduction to this ancient art.
Mask moulds and additional leather will be available to purchase, for students who would like to continue leather mask making at home.
To ensure that everyone gets individual attention we provide tuition to small groups of 6 only. This course is run just once a year. Please contact us for suitability and more information.
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?
Everything! Leather, stamps, dyes and plenty of encouragement are all provided... Oh, and tea, coffee and cream cakes. All you need to bring is a packed lunch and a sense of humour!
And what's more, our course is held in a beautiful 19th century Chapel situated at the foot of the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.
A fascinating and well taught workshop - arrived a beginner, left feeling competent and inspired.
Friendly and fun atmosphere, beautiful setting and wonderful cake :)
Thanks Gaynor + Co for a lovely day
Emma Tivey - - #5884
I would highly recomend this course, firstly the setting was sooo beautiful. The instructors were so lovely and knowledgeable, I learned lots of skills including how to mould, cut and dye leather to make a mask I was really pleased with. I was also given worksheets and lots of advice on how I could easily repeat what I had learnt at home, and was able to buy all the tools and leather I needed too. Cant wait to do another course there again soon.
Carly - - #5414
I had a great day and learned new skills. I hope to be back next year to try a different course.
Karen Burnett - - #1741
The one day workshop was organised very well, equal time was spent with each of us and we were given so much information on the type of leather we were using, tools and techniques, and tips if we were to try mask making at home. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and I was really surprised that we were able to successfully create and finish a mask by then end of the session! I had a great day and would really recommend this course to everyone, even if they've never worked with leather before! It was such a great experience!
Elizabeth - - #1720
What a great day, I enjoyed every minute. Lots of very useful tips with a safe and friendly environment. The day was well constructed giving every one equal time with help using the many variations of leather craft.
Johnathan Rowles - - #1708
A great course with lots of opportunity to learn new skills. Also a very friendly host who was able to provide information on the area and was even kind enough to arrange transport to and from the course location. A great day all round.
David Bedward - - #1704
This was one of the most enjoyable courses I have experienced. Personal attention given by the course provider. Excellent facilities, good pace of teaching, relaxed atmosphere. Definite value for money and I would highly recommend this course to others.
Christine Hewlett - - #618
If you are keen on working with leather or like to be creative - take this course!
Gaynor was a great teacher. Patient and supportive - helping to develop our ideas in the workshop, showing us techniques and skills to produce a really good end result.
Also, as i have a keen interest in leatherworking, Gaynor was great at explaining the different skills used in leatherworking more widely. She's very knowledgeable and was very happy to share that valuable resource. I hope that i get a chance to take another course if i'm back in the area.
Also... did i mention that there was cake? :)
Jonas - - #529
I was slightly skeptical about making a mask initially, but had a brilliant time doing this workshop! Learnt loads of new techniques, ate lots of cake, and made a beautiful mask all in good company! Gaynor was very patient, even when we took slightly longer than anticipated and was very welcoming! Would be definitely be keen to do more workshops if I'm back in the area!
Rhian - - #528
I booked a one day mask making course for myself and four friends with Gaynor and was very impressed with her efficiency in dealing with pre-course admin and payments.
The one day workshop itself was well organised and structured with attention paid to timing so we all left with a finished mask. Gaynor clearly explained the materials, tools and techniques and was incredibly generous with the information given and most helpful to those of us who wanted to pursue mask making / leatherwork as a hobby.
I cannot recommend this workshop highly enough, we were all blown away by the standard of tuition and the masks we created... so I give it 10/10 for efficiency, depth of knowledge shared, professionalism, fun and resulting masks. Superb.
Katie - - #507
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