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About the Course

In this workshop you will experiment with copper wire to make two bangles then one in silver. I shall demonstrate how to texture, form distress use a saw frame and solder the copper and silver wire to form your bangles. My studio is filled with a mix of eclectic pieces to fuel your imagination and the yard outside is great for a picnic.

There is a minimum of 3 students and 5 maximum to ensures that all students get plenty of guidance if needed.

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What's included in the price?

All materials are included along with plenty of tea, coffee, cakes and an apron.

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Jolene Smith at Jolene Smith
STUDIO 3, Argent Works
Bott Lane
Walsall
West Midlands
WS1 2JJ
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Suitable for

  • Children
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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£75

Duration:

One day


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Reviews

In-person course
- - #28599

What a great day! Jolene is a great teacher of huge experience. My partner bought me a voucher, and Jolene was very helpful when booking. I was with a couple of others and made a fibula-type brooch and complex ring and she was there to help, advising, never taking over. Couldn't recommend her cosy studio more! X

In-person course
- - #28592

Had a fantastic day with Jolene. I bought this course for my mum and me as a Christmas present and we made a bangle each and a shawl pin. It was a lovely day with only 3 people in the group. Lots of flexibility as to what you could do and a range of techniques covered at the level needed to make your preferred piece. Many thanks for a great experience.

In-person course
- - #27183

Had a brilliant day!!!
Jolene was an excellent host and teacher and we were able to go as fast or slow as we wanted. Great new skills ..... I will be going back
Thanks

In-person course
- - #27166

My partner bought me this experience as a gift for us both, it was a great day , amazing skills .
We both really enjoyed it !
Thanks

In-person course
- - #26869

An all girls family day activity.
We had a lovely day at Jolene's, for my part for the first time and as a « non manual » person it was a real hands on experience and I made a fabulous copper and silver bangle! Jolene made us feel at home and relaxed, no pressure so we learnt a lot and enjoyed every minute ! Can thoroughly recommend 100 %

In-person course
- - #26787

I have been to a few of Jolene’s workshops and love them all.
This time I took my family who were visiting from France.
They were not initially keen as they are not practical but were hooked immediately!
Jolene makes it so easy to do.
We had a fabulous day and all ended up with some beautiful jewellery!
Handmade by ourselves !!
I would recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to have a great day with family or friends.

In-person course
- - #26273

We spent a fabulous day yesterday at Jolene's workshop. Neither myself, my daughter or my mother had any experience of jewellery making and each came home with a beautiful piece of jewellery to wear.
Jolene is a patient and enthusiastic tutor. Her workshop is cosy and welcoming and full of interesting pieces to give you inspiration to be creative.
I would thoroughly recommend it. I'm ready to book in for my next workshop......earrings next time, I think.

In-person course
- - #25710

Came for my 21st birthday present. With my mum. Had a really lovely day. Jolene was so welcoming and accommodating, she even made us brownies which were so lovely and really made it special. The place is so cute and quirky. I made a necklace with my name on it and Jolene explained how to do it very well, as well as giving us a practice which was so useful and confidence building. She then suggested my mum wrote the name stencil so it was more sentimental and this was a lovely thought. I’m so pleased with the outcome and Jolene is a lovely lady. Great idea for a special occasion. Thank you x

In-person course
- - #25126

Great day bangle making. Smiled all the way home. Amazing, relaxing studio, a cabinet of curiosities in which to eat cake, be inspired by lots of examples and give it a go. Jolene was great tutor, a lot to take in but all made sense as you start your own project. Really pleased with my 3 bangles. Relaxed, chatty and great balance of help but also letting you develop your own skills. 15 mins easy walk from Walsall station. Thanks for a great day, already told 3 friends about it and sent photos before I got back!

In-person course
- - #23516

What a brilliant day! Booked the one day pendant and Earring workshop for a special friend’s 50th birthday. We both wanted something that would occupy our heads as well as our hands.
With no previous experience, to go home at the end of the day with a pendant and a set of earrings in both silver and copper, that I will feel proud to wear, was amazing.
Jolene got the balance so right in terms of using her expertise to guide, support and encourage us to ‘have a go’. Her people skills are brilliant and this relaxed social atmosphere made the day both enjoyable and productive.
Learning that she has had whole family's doing her bangle workshop and participants being as young as five; this will definitely be my Christmas present for my two grandchildren.
I would like to do some of her afternoon course sessions to learn more.
Thank you so much.

Jane

In-person course
- - #23360

We had a superb time at Jolene's bangle workshop! It was so enjoyable and relaxing to spend the whole day creating some unique pieces of jewellery under Jolene's excellent tuition. Jolene is very attentive and the environment itself lends itself perfectly to making ones creative juices flow! Thanks again, would love to come back soon!

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- - #21153

My daughter and I spent a day with Jolene. I made 2 bangles and a ring. My daughter (17) made three pairs of earrings. We were total novices and came away with jewellery we love, having had a lovely day. Jolene is a great teacher and is very inspiring. It’s all very relaxed and comfortable. Plus home made cake! I would highly recommend it.

In-person course
- - #20858

I attended this course last week with a friend. We had a really great day learning the techniques to produce 2 x copper and one silver bangle. Jolene was professional and fun teaching us all of the necessary steps to complete our bangles. Attaching semi precious stones was harder than we had thought - but gave pretty finishing touches to our bangles. I am sure that we will both be back to learn more!

In-person course
- - #20733

My friend & I attended the Bangle Workshop today and what a fabulous time we had! We made 2 copper Bangles & 1 silver Bangle each, having great fun sorting through the treasurechest of precious & semi-precious gemstones to adorn our work. Jolene the owner was absolutely fantastic, she was very professional and yet very personable in showing us the various techniques of her trade and this enhanced a most enjoyable learning experience. The kettle was always on the boil for cups of tea/coffee and the selection of cakes & biscuits throughout the day were a real treat. Can't wait to go on the next course.

In-person course
- - #19295

Had such a wonderful day on the workshop with Jolene and 2 other lovely ladies. The day was exceptional with outstanding tuition and company. I had the voucher for my Special Birthday and couldn't wait to get started, I was very impressed with the set up, the quality of equipment and resources and the delightful brownies. I was delighted with the end results , 2 bangles and a ring. I would highly recommend any workshop with this wonderful lady , her professionalism , knowledge and skills are outstanding. Thank you

In-person course
- - #19289

What a fabulous Christmas present! We both thoroughly enjoyed the whole day, Jo was so helpful and allowed us both to creative something so unique and special. The demonstrations by Jo were so helpful and the step by step instructions meant we could go off and create our 3 bangles: 2 copper and 1 silver. Anyone looking for a class which is friendly, encouraging and unique, please visit Jo’s workshop. Thank you so much, it was such an amazing day!!

In-person course
- - #19265

What an amazing day. I have always loved Jolene’s jewellery but when my husband bought me a bangle making workshop for Xmas I couldn’t wait to get started. My friend joined me too as she was also an admirer of Jolene’s beautiful jewellery.
This was the perfect workshop for beginners. Jolene was a fabulous tutor and hostess and made us feel extremely relaxed. She did a fabulous demonstration and encouraged and supported us throughout our experience. As a result we all designed and made 3 beautiful pieces of individualised jewellery. We would highly recommend this workshop to anyone. It was a wonderfully relaxed experience in a fabulous setting.

In-person course
- - #19239

Booked a session with Joleen as a surprise birthday present for my friend. We had a lovely day making Bangles, chatting and eating cake. Came away with three beautiful handmade bangles and a wall/ Christmas tree decoration, which hands on the wall next to my fireplace. My friend thoroughly enjoyed her birthday surprise and we learned new skills which is one of my aims for this year.
Jolene was clear , calm and an excellent instructor. We felt totally at home in her beautiful little studio jam packed with all things beautiful.

In-person course
- - #18801

We had a great day three generations for a Birthday treat.
Jolene accommodated everyone’s pace in a relaxed and well instructed workshop.
Thanks Jolene looking forward to the next one!

In-person course
- - #16859

I had such a great day on the bangle making course. I really appreciated Jolene's clear and calm instruction. We had space to channel our own creativity and ideas. I was so happy with the three bangles I made. I will cherish them. I would definitely recommend this workshop to anyone looking for a creative, fun and fulfilling day out.

In-person course
- - #16716

Jolene is a fabulous teacher- just the right amount of help and stepping back to let you have a go yourself. We were given lots of ideas or free to use our own “creativeness” to make 3 bangles.
The studio is lovely and relaxing and full of quirky items housing lots of pieces of Jolene’s lovely jewellery.
Jolene kept us fed and watered and ensured we all had a really great time.
I really enjoyed the day -especially the unhurried pace and my beautiful and unique bangles that I will treasure!
Thanks Jolene

In-person course
- - #16520

Lynne and I came for a bangle and ring workshop. We had a fabulous day learning some of the techniques of silver and copper wear. Endless drinks, lots of gossip and tale telling. We managed not to burn the place down with the blowtorch and left with some individual, unique, beautiful pieces. Thank you so much for a great day. We are looking forward to our next adventure.

In-person course
- - #16097

I was bought this course as a Christmas present and what a fantastic gift it was!

Jolene explained the techniques, tools and safety very clearly.
I felt really relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed being creative. I made three bangles for myself and a pendant for my daughter. My friend who had bought me the present joined me for the day and made two pairs of gorgeous ear-rings.

After hearing about what a great time I had, My 13 year old daughter is now desperate to do the course. I’ll be booking us both in soon to enjoy something we can do together.

In-person course
- - #15946

Booked this course for a friend for her birthday and decided to join her. Although both of us had no experience working with copper and silver, Jolene guided us through the day, showed us how to use equipment correctly and safely and supported and encouraged us when we neeed it. We are now the proud owners of 2 copper bangles and a silver ring.
Can't wait to show our friends and tell them about our fantastic day.
Thanks again Jolene.

In-person course
- - #15446

I booked this bangle making workshop for my mum's 60th birthday . She didnt know anything about it until Jolene explained what we would be doing/making.
From the moment we arrived in the pouring rain Jolene made us feel at homewith a cup of tea. She then showed us how to make a bangle.
We both made 2 copper bangles and a silver one, and as an extra we both made a silver ring . Jolene is the most patient amazing teacher allowed us to get on with it and helped when needed.
I would most definitely recomand this couse.
PS the brownies were amazing, out if this world. X x

In-person course
- - #15023

We had a wonderful day yesterday making bangles with Jolene; who would have thought we could all come away with such lovely pieces of jewellery! Jolene was a great tutor very supportive and happy to let us come up with our own creations, always on hand to help with the tricky bits.....silver and copper balls spring to mind.
We would all thoroughly recommend this course to anyone wanting try something new, explore their creative side and come home with an individually handcrafted bangle.
PS her workshop is wonderful!

In-person course
- - #14147

I booked this bangle making workshop as part of a surprise for my daughter’s 12th birthday and in her own words “this was the best birthday ever!”

Jolene was such an amazing teacher, clearly demonstrating all the techniques needed to make our three bangles, two copper and one silver.

This workshop is perfect for all ages and abilities and I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who is interested in a jewellery making experience, irrelevant of age.

In-person course
- - #14134

My friend and I had a really lovely day with Jolene.
Jolene is very friendly and an excellent teacher. I had never tried any of the techniques before, but successfully managed to make 3 bangles with her guidance, two copper in the morning, and a silver one in the afternoon. I came away feeling extremely proud of my achievements!
There were only 4 of us in total on the course, so Jolene had time to assist everyone when she needed to.
I would definitely recommend this course. Thank you Jolene for a great day! xx

In-person course
- - #14111

I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Jolene. She was very welcoming and she demonstrated very clearly the techniques and steps we were going to experience. I was not confident that I would achieve making any decent bangles, but I was delighted with the results! She gave me lots of encouragement and it was a really fun day. I would certainly recommend this course to others, it is so nice to produce your own 3 bangles and learn new skills.

In-person course
- - #13803

A fantastic experience! Jolene and her workshop are inspirational and I enjoyed every minute, so much so I am planning to return for a second course in the near future. The atmosphere was lovely, friendly and supportive as we made some original and very wearable bangles. I cannot thank Jolene enough and I thoroughly recommend this course.

In-person course
- - #13800

There aren't enough stars to say how brilliant the course was. From the moment I arrived in Jolene's amazing, fascinating workshop - I was hooked! Jolene's instructions were so clear and she gave huge encouragement and ideas to the three of us on the course, while allowing us free range to create our own designs. Endless cups of coffee and tea and biscuits were served during the day - which passed too fast. I am already enrolled for a pendant/ear ring course having done the bracelet course. Many thanks Jolene.

In-person course
- - #13221

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the day, would highly recommend. Jolene is incredibly calm, patient and encouraging, providing support when needed but letting you get on with it when you felt able. Very pleased with end result, didn’t think we would come away with something we were so proud of. Thank you Jolene.

In-person course
- - #13211

A fantastic day making your own unique bangles. Jolene is very informative and patient which makes the day so enjoyable. Already thinking about booking another workshop. Thank you Jolene.

In-person course
- - #12454

A brilliant workshop with great tuition from Jolene. Lovely small group too so lots of one to one tuition & guidance. Opportunity to make at least 3 bangles, 2 in copper & 1 in a Sterling Silver. Jolene does a step by step demonstration to begin with taking you through the different techniques of texturing, shaping & soldering and then is on hand to help you create your own designs. Very relaxed friendly atmosphere & lots of tea, coffee & delicious brownies!

In-person course
- - #12438

My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our day making bangles in Jolene's workshop. She is a supportive and encouraging teacher and there was just the right balance of creative freedom and gentle guidance. By keeping the numbers small Jolene is able to give you loads of help at every stage of the process- if it's needed. We'd never done metal work before but this workshop is suitable for any skill level and we were really pleased with what we made.

In-person course
- - #12395

My sister and I were looking forward to this course and we weren't disappointed! We learnt lots and came away with 3 cute bangles each! Jolene beautifully balances support and encouragement with letting you experiment and develop your own pieces. Whether you have experience or are a complete beginner this course would be suitable for you! The studio and brownies add to the experience!

In-person course
- - #12337

I cant reccomend this enough. Jolene's depth of knowlege, workshop, and tea making are second to none.

She is super patient too. On more than one occasion I found myself asking the same questions.

My wife and i both would revisit this absolute artisan gem.

In-person course
- - #12335

A great day, Jolene is friendly and helpful. She explains everything clearly and informs how you can translate your designs into jewellery showing techniques you can use but lets you do all the work yourself. Would definitely recommend the workshop. I didn't want to leave.

In-person course
- - #11723

I'm not a very creative person but wanted to make a present for my daughter's birthday.
Jolene helped me through every stage, but allowed me to do everything myself.
A friendly atmosphere and fabulous day for me. Really pleased with end product. Really surprised myself.

In-person course
- - #11437

A mother and daughter birthday present, this day course was just brilliant. Neither of us had any experience of jewellery making so we were not expecting to end the day with three bangles each! Our first two bangles, made out of copper, gave us the opportunity to experiment with ideas before we made our silver bangle. Jolene was an excellent teacher and so patient ( the chocolate brownies and banana cake were fab too!). We were both very proud of our finished bangles and would highly recommend this workshop. Thank you, Jolene, for such an enjoyable and creative day.

In-person course
- - #11310

We had a fabulous day with Jolene. She explained everything really clearly and made the day good fun. Her chocolate brownies were amazing too! We went expecting to come away with one bangle each but came away with 3 each plus extra bits made from leftover pieces.

In-person course
- - #11295

I thoroughly enjoyed my Family Workshop experience!! Jolene proved to be a WONDERFUL teacher. Her clear demonstration, gentle encouragement, and watchful eye helped me make 3 bangles and 1 ring. I am sooo pleased with my creations. I look forward to signing up for another one! What will I make next time?!

In-person course
- - #11259

Fantastic family workshop. Jolene was really patient, explained everything step by step and was constantly on hand but gave you the freedom to experiment. Made a fantastic bangle. Would highly recommend this workshop.

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- - #11195

We had an amazing day at Jolene's studio for a bangle making workshop as part of my cousin's hen party celebrations. Jolene made us feel so welcome and comfortable. She was very good at explaining different techniques and gave lots of support and encouragement along the way. We were amazed at what we were able to achieve having no previous knowledge or experience of jewellery making - the bracelets we made were all beautiful and far exceeded our expectations. Jolene is wonderful at what she does and I highly recommend these workshops - worth every penny! Thank you Jolene!

In-person course
- - #10841

What a fantastic day!! I took my daughter for her 30th birthday gift and it was fantastic from start to finish. Jolene is such a lovely lady and spent loads of time with each of us,guiding us through the various stages. My other two daughters came along as well,so we had all the girls together and it certainly was a great day. We can recommend not only the course and Jolene but also her chocolate brownies!!
Thank you Jolene.

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- - #9852

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- - #9511

The bangle workshop was a birthday present from friends, it was a great day and something completely different. Jolene was really friendly and very helpful as non of us had any idea what we were doing but by the end of the day we had all managed to make something that we were quite pleased with. I had a brilliant day making not only my bangles but memories of a great day spent with friends, thank you Jolene for helping to make yesterday a wonderful birthday present

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- - #9510

A truly wonderful day! We hoped to make something vaguely round which we could get on and off and we came away with some gorgeous bangles that are totally unique and which we absolutely love! The workshop is a magical space where even we - 3 non-creative besties - were inspired to let go of our inhibitions and create beautiful jewellery. We went to celebrate a big birthday and would thoroughly recommend it as something different to do for such an occasion or just for yourself. Jolene is lovely and the cake was fab!!! We will be going back. Thank you Jolene x

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- - #9502

What a great day we had at the bangle workshop.Three of us were total novices at 10.30. By 4pm we all were really pleased with what we had made- bracelets & a pendant. Jolene encourages all the way but always there to support if needed. Would have no hesitation in recommending. Thanks Jolene.

In-person course
- - #9339

Jolene was really wonderful. Just four total beginner students in the treasure trove of her studio workshop, she made us feel like we could accomplish anything. We learnt the essential techniques to make some gorgeous silver jewellery and came away thrilled with the things we made. Jolene will step in if you need help, and really encourage your creative ideas. We did the earrings and pendant day, though thanks to Jolene's total flexibilty and encouragement i made a ring and 2 pairs of earrings. I was very happy with my first tries at jewellery making. A really enjoyable day and thoroughly recommended.

In-person course
- - #9072

This is the second workshop I've attended with Jolene at her workshop and I loved it even more the second time around. I was able to use the skills I learnt last time plus some new ones to create some fantastic jewellery (two bangles and a ring). It's such a lovely friendly atmosphere and Jolene is a brilliant tutor. It would make a brilliant day for a birthday/special occasion activity for family or friends but also fine to go on your own as I did. It really is a great day and I can't recommend it enough.

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- - #9060

I did this course on 17th May 2017 and it was brilliant.

Jolene really knows her subject and is able to explain and demonstrate in a way a layman, like myself, can understand. I came away with 2 copper and a silver bangle which I really love, and have already booked myself on another course to make pendants.

I wanted to learn the basics of wire shaping and soldering and I achieved this and more.

There were 3 of us on this course and I understand she keeps her classes quite small to ensure that each of her students get all the attention and help they need which was certainly the case when I attended.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this workshop to anyone.

In-person course
- - #8965

My friends and I did the earring and pendant making course provided by Jolene. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and we learnt a new skill. Jolene was very patient and helpful with us all. We all came away with wearable pieces and we would thoroughly recommend this course to others. Well worth the money.

In-person course
- - #8596

Such an incredible day!! I requested this for my birthday gift this year because I've always loved Jolene's jewellery and thought it would be a great experience to try making for myself. My mum and 2 friends came along too and we all had just the best day! Jolene is the perfect host; providing home-made brownies, making drinks, patiently assisting and being open to our crazy jewellery suggestions! We've all come away with some incredible items and were wonderfully surprised with our own abilities and creations. Not only is this a unique way to learn a new skill, it also is great in improving confidence and for coming away with such professional looking bangles and rings! I managed to create enough jewellery to make gifts for friends whilst also having plenty for myself - it's an incredible price for an incredible day!

In-person course
- - #8595

It was a really enjoyable day with clear instruction, a friendly atmosphere and the freedom to explore your own ideas under the guidance of a skilled silversmith! A thoroughly enjoyable experience with lots of laughter and even cake! We used both copper and silver to make different items of jewellery, learning to solder, use the saw, add little pieces of decor and ending up with some beautiful, individual pieces. I made a bangle and some rings which I will be wearing for a very long time. Truly recommend.

In-person course
- - #7825

I had craft vouchers for Christmas and decided to do the bangle workshop. I didn't have anyone to go with so Jolene arranged for me to join up with another single and pair who were visiting. I had the best day, the other visitors were lovely and Jolene was amazing. She provided enough guidance for me to feel confident but allowed me to make my 3 bracelets on my own. I will definitely be doing other workshops. We had unlimited tea throughout the day and the best home made brownies!

In-person course
- - #7354

Myself, sisters and mother attended the bangle workshop in January as part of my mums birthday celebrations.
We loved it from the snug cosy workshop with so much to look at, to the delicious home made brownies, copious cups of tea and Jolene's welcome guidance and encouragement.
We all created 2 or 3 bangles that we were more than proud of and are a great keepsack of mum's birthday.
This is a great workshop to do and we will certainly be returning!

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- - #6269

My mum and l went to the bangle workshop, and absolutely love it. The lady running the workshop - Jolene is a inspiration. MUST TRY!

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- - #5758

Would absolutely recommend this course, I absolutely loved it! The setting is a lovely authentic creative space and Jolene is a fantastic tutor who knows when to give guidance and how to help people to think creatively. Each participant ended up with something entirely individual and I've worn mine everyday since! Am planning on doing it again.

In-person course
- - #5294

Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop with Jolene - a brilliant birthday treat from a friend. My first time jewellery making and I'm so pleased with the results. Jolene is an excellent tutor encouraging and supporting when needed and was great company too. Everything was provided to make fabulous bangles as well as homemade cookies, cakes and endless tea and coffee! Lovely treat - highly recommended!

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- - #5093

The bangle workshop was the first time I had ever done anything like this. I had an amazing day and was so proud of the end result as I am not usually so artistic or practical!
Jolene makes the course interesting and fun and I enjoyed learning the techniques needed for working in silver.
I would recommend to anyone. It's a great day for a few friends. I have already done another course and am just about to book another !!

In-person course
- - #5057

Thr bangle workshop was great, I made a copper bangle and a silver bangle with cooper wrapped round. I often get asked about my silver bangle and it's really great to say that I made it. This workshop is perfect for a group of friends that are looking for something different. Jolene the lady that takes the course was brilliant, she even made homemade brownies which was a lovely touch. I will definitely be heading back to try one of the other workshops!!

In-person course
- - #5056

Thr bangle workshop was great, I made a copper bangle and a silver bangle with cooper wrapped round. I often get asked about my silver bangle and it's really great to say that I made it. This workshop is perfect for a group of friends that are looking for something different. Jolene the lady that takes the course was brilliant, she even made homemade brownies which was a lovely touch. I will definitely be heading back to try one of the other workshops!!

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