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Pyrites- Practical Skills Teacher Development Course (PSTDC)


Duration: 7 Weekends Starting January & ending July 2019

Price: £1250

Run by: Bernard Graves
at Pyrites-Living & Learning with Nature

07846114768

Wynstones Steiner Waldorf School
Church Lane
Whaddon
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL4 0UF

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About the Course

Craft in our time

Craft can offer many experiences - a sense of creativity, inspiration and imagination, a means of learning through making and a deep sense of empowerment and value.

The Practical Skills Teacher Development Course PSTDC aims to inspire, offer an opportunity for re-development and re-deployment of skills already acquired. Deepen our understanding of both the educational and therapeutic opportunities and value for the practice of traditional craftwork and learning through making.

This is a 'hands-on course' introducing principles of Practice & Experience around seven traditional crafts - Fleece to Felt, Skin to Leather, Willow Basketry, Green Woodwork, Clay to Pots & Pit-forge Blacksmithing & Stained Glass.

“Education is a process where the senses inform the mind through doing.”

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?

Practical Activities
The craft course involves seven practical crafts spread over seven weekends with one activity per weekend: ‘Fleece to Felt’, ‘Skin to Leather’, ‘Traditional Willow Basketry’, ‘Green Woodwork’, ‘From Clay to Pot and Building a Paper Slip Kiln’ ‘Pit Forge and Blacksmithing’ & Leaded Stained Glass. These provide an experience of ‘Descent into Matter’; working with materials from the Three Kingdoms of Nature (Animal, Plant and Mineral). Each of the craft weekends is introduced and led by different guest tutors.

Seminars and Lectures
Wrapped around each of the practical work weekends are seminars & lectures, which assist with ‘reflection’ and ‘understanding’ of personal experiences and the value of Crafts in an Educational context and in support of individual all-round development.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 20th July 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners