I would like to invite you to take part in a memorable experience. Come to Collaborator's Cabin and create your own piece of art on wood. A session lasts up to three hours. Spend the first half an hour of your session finding out about pyrography, meeting other people, sharing ideas and connecting with your inner artist. You will have time to think about your design. If you are not certain what to do I can provide some inspirational materials and advice.
Pick an item to work on; I have a range of boxes, book marks, coasters, fridge magnets, key rings etc. for you to choose from. Before you start, I will show you how the machines work and teach you some techniques. There are some demonstration pieces you can practice on before drawing and burning your your own design.
The best thing about Collaborators Cabin is that you can work at your own pace and take a break whenever you need. You can go into the garden to have some fresh air, and relax or you may browse a range gifts that are available for purchase. At the end of the session, there is some more time to have a friendly chat. You will leave Collaborators Cabin with an original keepsake and maybe even new friends.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Materials such as boxes, portrait boards, coasters, bookmarks and earrings are included along tea or coffee. Tracing paper and books to copy from are provided for those who don't wish to draw free hand. Two types of machine can be used and a multitude of pyrography tips can be selected for different techniques and desired outcomes.
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I had very mixed feelings about going on a pyrography course: much as I love learning new skills I had very low expectations of the possible outcome and did not anticipate being able to produce anything that I would dare to show to anyone else. Together with a friend I went to Rob’s Collaborators’ Cabin one Saturday morning and any feelings of trepidation were definitely misplaced. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Rob gave a short demonstration with very clear explanations and then gave us time to try out the skills he had shown us on scrap wood. Once we had mastered the basics he showed us how to transfer our proposed designs onto wood, and during the morning our ‘masterpieces’ evolved. The results were surprisingly pleasing and we went home with pieces to be proud of. By the end of the session, fuelled by a good supply of tea, we found that we both felt very relaxed and were amazed at what we had produced in the time. Rob is an excellent, enthusiastic and knowledgeable teacher, encouraging us at all times and giving us confidence in our own abilities. My grandson loves his Gruffalo , and I have already booked a further course.
This was a great course to attend. There was a very relaxed atmosphere and Rob was very supportive and encouraging. As a result I picked up the technique very quickly and produced work that I had no idea I would have been capable of at the start of the session. Working in Rob's cabin, drinking tea and quality music in the background all led to a really calm time. I loved being able to adapt my picture as I wanted and felt brave enough to add my own ideas to my design - that's a lot coming from someone who would say they are not artistic.
Hope to go back again.