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An introduction to oil & acrylic painting with Laura Rich at Sculpture by the Lakes
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An introduction to oil & acrylic painting with Laura Rich at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 15th February 2020
£120
A day with artist Laura Rich exploring techniques for painting with oil or acrylic. This course is aimed at providing an overview of two of the different ways in which to use oil and acrylic paint. We will explore the lovely muted palette achieved by painting alla prima (wet-in-wet or ‘all in one go’). We will also look at how to achieve bright, clean colours by painting in stages with separate layers. Starting with a conversation about composition and tone, we will then discuss how to translate monotone into colour...
Botanical Art Workshop - Two-day Course at Sculpture by the Lakes with Julia Trickey
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Botanical Art Workshop - Two-day Course at Sculpture by the Lakes with Julia Trickey
Dorset - Next course on 11th October 2019
£200
On this two day botanical art course you will be introduced to the techniques and processes used to create accurate plant portraits using a variety of media. Starting with simple line drawing you will be encouraged to focus in on the form and detail of autumnal subjects such as seed heads, fir cones and fruit. You will be guided through how to depict these subjects in black and white on the first day (pencil, pen and ink) and an exploration of watercolour on day two. This course is suitable for...
Botanical drawing for beginners with Penny Brown at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Botanical drawing for beginners with Penny Brown at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 8th November 2019
£200
This two-day course provides an introduction to the skills and techniques of botanical drawing using graphite pencils. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience, the course starts with an overview of materials and how to use them, preliminary exercises and drawing simple subjects in line and tone, moving on to more complex subjects on day two. Flowers and plants, fruit, vegetables, seed heads and grasses all provide inspiration. An introduction to botany and dissections, to composition, working from life and the use of photography will also be included. Tutor:...
Botanical drawing: spring flowers with Penny Brown at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Botanical drawing: spring flowers with Penny Brown at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 14th March 2020
£100
Enjoy drawing spring flowers and buds in graphite pencil in this one-day botanical drawing workshop. Wild flowers, grasses, tree leaf buds and witch hazel, as well as flowers such as grape hyacinth and celandine all give ample opportunity to study different forms, shapes and textures. You will be encouraged to use a full range of pencils and will be shown various techniques from clear outlines to sharp hatching and smooth, rich blending. Basic drawing skills are needed for this workshop, where you will receive all the support you need to...
Creative clay hand-building workshop with Jo Burnell at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Creative clay hand-building workshop with Jo Burnell at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 14th February 2020
£100
The aim of this fun one-day workshop is to make a decorative mirror surround in terracotta clay using your own imagination and design. No previous experience is needed and you will be taught techniques in preparing, sculpting and attaching clay shapes. A variety of tools and household items will be used to explore creating a mixture of textures and patterns. Finished pieces will be dried and fired after the course for collection at a later date with mirror attached. Tutor Jo Burnell is a Dorset-based potter making a variety of...
Creative photography workshop - photograph & capture the energy of spring with Jacqui Hurst at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Creative photography workshop - photograph & capture the energy of spring with Jacqui Hurst at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 28th February 2020
£200
This two-day workshop is ideal for those who would like to improve their photography skills and capture the essence of early spring at Sculpture by the Lakes. Time will be spent photographing in the gardens and around the lakes, learning and practicing the art of producing well-composed atmospheric images. You will learn how to make the most of the crisp spring light to enrich vistas, plant portraits and abstract details and textures. We will take a closer look at the changing landscape created by all the new growth. We will...
Creative writing - a one-day course at Sculpture by the Lakes with Ruth Brandt
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Creative writing - a one-day course at Sculpture by the Lakes with Ruth Brandt
Dorset - Next course on 21st March 2020
£100
Sculpture by the Lakes provides a vibrant and peaceful park setting for this creative writing course. Through a series of discussions and exercises, you will learn how to use sculptures and other art to stimulate ideas for stories, characters, situations and poems. During the day you will write a number of pieces and be given advice on how they might be extended or improved. This course is suitable for art and nature lovers, and for anyone interested in using art as a source of inspiration. Whether you are at the...
Decorative furniture painting techniques with Jo Mabbutt at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Decorative furniture painting techniques with Jo Mabbutt at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 15th October 2019
£200
Learn to use true chalk paints and master a range of decorative techniques suitable for different furniture styles. On this two-day course you will build up a series of samples on wooden mouldings and will also have the opportunity to decorate a couple of small items or a small piece of furniture. Following an introduction to eco-friendly chalk paints, you will learn a variety of techniques and processes which will enable you to transform small pieces of furniture or artefacts. You will create a variety of antiqued and distressed finishes...
Deep relief stone carving workshop with John Davey at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Deep relief stone carving workshop with John Davey at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 7th February 2020
£200
This two-day workshop has been designed for those wanting to take the time to learn and find pleasure in discovering or perfecting ways of expression through Stone Carving. You will start with a demonstration of basic techniques, an introduction to tools and the chosen type of stone. This is followed by direct carving on off-cuts to get a feeling of tools and material. The preparation of templates for the chosen subject and an explanation of roughing-out techniques for specific forms will also be covered, plus advice on where to start,...
Design from Nature for Hand Knitting - Two-day Course with Sasha Kagan at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Design from Nature for Hand Knitting - Two-day Course with Sasha Kagan at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset
£200
Taking inspiration from nature, learn how to interpret leaves and flowers into design motifs for hand knitting. After a tour of Sculpture by the Lakes you will graph out your design and then use Sasha’s intarsia technique to knit a swatch. This will then be developed using applications such as repeats, half drops, alternative colour ways and use of alternative yarns and textures. Expand your knowledge and understanding of hand knit design and processes for future independent projects. Sasha Kagan is a tutor with 40 years experience in design for...
Drawing from Nature: a one day Drawing Workshop with Laura Rich at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Drawing from Nature: a one day Drawing Workshop with Laura Rich at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 25th January 2020
£100
This one day drawing workshop will offer the perfect opportunity to soak up the beautiful surroundings of Sculpture By The Lakes and produce carefully considered, mindful drawings, direct from source material gathered during the day. After a walk around the grounds to gather materials, Laura will take you through drawing exercises aimed at learning to see structure and free up your mark-making. You will use some of the gathered materials to draw with, print from and observe into a variety of drawings. An experienced teacher for over ten years, Laura...
Drop Tassels: The Art of Passementerie - A Two Day Workshop with Anna Crutchley at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Drop Tassels: The Art of Passementerie - A Two Day Workshop with Anna Crutchley at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 17th January 2020
£200
In this two-day workshop you will be looking at traditional techniques of making a full-size tassel for interior decoration, learning basic techniques such as how to roll a wooden mould with cord, cover it with yarn and include ‘stripings’. The tassel is finished off with a 3 or 4 strand suspension cord and you will learn the fascinating craft of how to spin cords using a special four-hook cord-twisting tool. Tassels and trimmings have been made since the mid 17th century but it is only in recent years that this...
Exploring Calligraphy - Two-day Course with Gaynor Goffe at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Exploring Calligraphy - Two-day Course with Gaynor Goffe at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 22nd November 2019
£200
Italic: basic/flourished/experimental - including the currently popular ‘modern’ pointed pen script This course is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced as much of the tuition is on a one-to-one basis, as well as frequent group demonstrations. Italic is a key script for calligraphers, useful both in its basic form and in its many interesting variations. Exercises and projects will be given by Gaynor to lead each person forward at their own pace. The script(s) will be used in the layout and design of short texts, including use of...
Exploring the beauty of butterflies in botanic art with Mary Ellen Taylor at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Exploring the beauty of butterflies in botanic art with Mary Ellen Taylor at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 7th February 2020
£200
The sight of the first butterfly in the garden after a long, dark winter makes the heart skip a beat, restoring faith in the warmth and colour that spring brings. In this two-day workshop, Mary Ellen Taylor, botanical artist based at the Chelsea Physic Garden, London, will share her tips for capturing the beauty of these ephemeral creatures through watercolour. Step-by-step guidance will be given to produce a lovely small study focusing on species naturally found in the gardens of Sculpture by the Lakes. Tutor Mary Ellen Taylor’s love of...
Gilding nature: an introduction to gilding techniques with Jo Mabbutt at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Gilding nature: an introduction to gilding techniques with Jo Mabbutt at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 17th October 2019
£100
Learn the spectacular techniques for gilding flowers, leaves and seed heads from your garden and the wild - not only pressed, flat and dried but also fresh and three-dimensional. In this one-day course you will be introduced to some gilding materials and learn the techniques to gild with real metal leaf on a variety of leaves, flowers, seed heads, etc. from your garden. Starting to gild on flat/pressed leaves and flowers, you will move onto the more challenging three-dimensional items - dried pods, seed heads, cones, bark, coloured stems, etc....
Introduction to botanical art on vellum with Sarah Gould at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Introduction to botanical art on vellum with Sarah Gould at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 26th March 2020
£200
Paint a small jewel-like painting of a botanical or natural subject in watercolour on calfskin vellum at this two-day workshop with expert vellum painter, Sarah Gould. Day one of the workshop will outline the process of vellum production and describe the different qualities available. This will be followed by demonstrations of how to prepare the vellum for painting and how to get started – preparation, paints, brushes, etc. Day two will be spent working on a painting of a small natural or botanical subject, putting into practice techniques learnt on...
Landscape oil painting- composition & imagination with Julie Ann Scott at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Landscape oil painting- composition & imagination with Julie Ann Scott at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 3rd October 2019
£200
This two-day course, aimed at intermediate and more experienced artists, is designed to help you reach into your imagination to create comprehensively composed, balanced but expressive work. Through the medium of oil, you’ll be guided through a process of deeper personal expression, delving further into your own imagination and inner feelings to create unique scenes or landscapes. For all artists this will be an exercise in learning the techniques of being true to yourself and not just the subject matter. The result will be a new way to tap into...
Lino Printing Workshop - Two-day Course at Sculpture by the Lakes with Hugh Dunford Wood
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Lino Printing Workshop - Two-day Course at Sculpture by the Lakes with Hugh Dunford Wood
Dorset - Next course on 1st November 2019
£250
In this practical and fun approach to Lino Printing, you will learn the fundamentals of lino prints, from drawing and carving your image, to the inking and printing process. This will include a variety of techniques and methods including transfer of your design, safe carving techniques, types of tools and the variety of papers, the printing process and an introduction to hand burnishing. The course is suitable for beginners to intermediates. Creating linocuts and prints need not be an expensive pastime with lots of kit required, so Hugh will show...
Oil & acrylic painting techniques with Laura Rich at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Oil & acrylic painting techniques with Laura Rich at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 5th March 2020
£240
A two-day course with artist Laura Rich exploring the variables of painting with oil or acrylic focusing on the methods of alla prima painting (wet-in-wet or ‘all in one go’) and painting with glazes in layers. Each method achieves different end results in terms of an overall palette and feel of the work but can translate to any subject matter. This course can be booked in conjunction with the one day Introduction to Oil & Acrylic Painting, please see our course listings for more details. Starting with a conversation about...
Portraiture - painting the head in oils with Adele Wagstaff at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Portraiture - painting the head in oils with Adele Wagstaff at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 28th February 2020
£240
Suitable for all levels, some prior drawing and painting experience would be helpful. This course will look at all aspects of making a well composed portrait from setting up to colour-mixing, and how tone and colour temperature can be used to describe structure, shape and proportions of the head. Through the practice of constant observation and visual enquiry you will understand the underlying anatomy and structure of the head. There will be guidance on composition, proportion, tone and colour-mixing, both individually and as a group. We will make reference to...
Pottery: throwing & turning - further techniques with Stephen Yates at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Pottery: throwing & turning - further techniques with Stephen Yates at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 13th December 2019
£200
This course will build on techniques learned during Beginners Courses held at Sculpture by the Lakes - please check additional courses at this venue for further details. A basic understanding and experience of throwing on a potter’s wheel, hand-building techniques, decorating, slip casting, and a knowledge of basic glazing is essential as this is very much a hands-on two-day intensive session. Day one will be based around the idea of several individual ‘pottery challenges’ to design, build and execute on site. Day two will allow you to work on your...
Pottery: throwing & turning for beginners with Stephen Yates at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Pottery: throwing & turning for beginners with Stephen Yates at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 8th November 2019
£200
A two-day intensive hands-on workshop which will cover all aspects of working with clay. On day one you will be shown how to hand-build using some basic joining methods and how to wedge, centre and throw clay. You will also learn the basic techniques on a potter’s wheel needed for creating different thrown forms such as cylinders, vases, bowls and platters. Day two will cover how to apply pattern directly to the thrown surface using slip, surface decoration and how different hand tools can be used effectively for this purpose....
Sashiko Japanese quilting workshop by Janice Gunner at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Sashiko Japanese quilting workshop by Janice Gunner at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 29th November 2019
£200
Sashiko, meaning “little stabs”, is a traditional Japanese form of stitching that was used originally on peasant clothing to strengthen weak cloth and to add warmth. The traditional colour of the fabric used for Sashiko is Indigo blue with white or off-white stitching [this stitching turns pale blue on washing because of the loose indigo dye in the cloth], but it can be worked on many different colours, including hand-dyed fabrics and with coloured threads. On the course you will work on a choice of two traditionally inspired panels or...
Shaker box and design workshop with Richard Gibson at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Shaker box and design workshop with Richard Gibson at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 15th November 2019
£200
During this two-day course you will have the opportunity to create a collection of three timeless bentwood pieces using beautiful and practical Shaker design principles. These will include a bow-handled carrier for eggs or fruit, a pierced-lid box for garlic or potpourri and a simple tray for morning coffee or evening drinks. The pieces will be made from wood sourced locally in Dorset and the surrounding counties. True to Shaker principles, no previous wood-working experience is necessary for you to be able to take home your own set of Shakerware....
Silver jewellery-making workshop with Kathryn Arbon at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Silver jewellery-making workshop with Kathryn Arbon at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 7th December 2019
£100
This workshop offers the chance to work with silver sheet and wire to create a mini-collection of jewellery, including pendants, earrings or rings, the choice is up to you. Bring along ideas and inspiration and we will work together to design and make silver jewellery for yourself or as a special gift for someone for Christmas. Processes covered in the day will be soldering, piercing, the use of cold connections, finishing and polishing. There will be a selection of semi-precious gemstone beads which can be used to embellish your designs...
Silver jewellery:  setting a Cabochon stone with Kathryn Arbon at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Silver jewellery: setting a Cabochon stone with Kathryn Arbon at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 27th March 2020
£200
During this two-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to make a silver ring, set with a cabochon stone. A cabochon is a stone that is shaped and polished, rather than faceted. Skills taught will include how to make the ring, measuring to achieve the correct finger size and how to set the cabochon stone as well as final polishing and finishing. Tutor Tutor Kate Arbon has been designing and making jewellery for twenty years. For the majority of that time she was resident jeweller at Walford Mill Crafts in...
Stone carving for beginners - one day course at Sculpture by the Lakes with John Davey
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Stone carving for beginners - one day course at Sculpture by the Lakes with John Davey
Dorset - Next course on 5th October 2019
£100
This one day workshop is for those wanting to learn and find pleasure in discovering stone carving. You will start with an introduction to tools and types of stone, followed by direct carving to get the feeling of tools and material. You will also learn about preparation of designs and templates and how to rough-out for specific shapes. Techniques on finishing will also be covered and how tool marks can be used to enrich the quality of your final piece. Tools to work with on the day and materials are...
The art of ink - India ink workshop with Jessamy Keily at Sculpture by the Lakes
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The art of ink - India ink workshop with Jessamy Keily at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 22nd February 2020
£100
In this relaxed and playful one-day course for beginners you will be guided through the basics of drawing with a dip pen and India ink and learn to focus on the natural world through art. You will be taught the techniques of drawing with pen and nib, and learning mark making to create texture and depth. The group will experiment with ink and water, playing with washes to allow natural effects that will add interest and unpredictability to your work. Dorset based Jessamy Keily specialises in pen and ink; experimenting...
The vibrancy of spring: exploring alcohol inks with Jessamy Keily at Sculpture by the Lakes
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The vibrancy of spring: exploring alcohol inks with Jessamy Keily at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 20th March 2020
£100
Come and blow away winter’s cobwebs with a beautiful day creating abstract art using vibrant alcohol inks. Artist Jessamy Keily will guide you in a relaxed environment through play with one of the newest and most exciting mediums in the art community. Participants will spend the morning learning and playing, and after lunch focus to create a final piece inspired by the natural world. Tutor Dorset-based Jessamy Keily specialises in pen and ink. Experimenting with a traditional medium, she uses her inks to capture the unique forms and patterns of...
Two day silver jewellery making with Kathryn Arbon at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Two day silver jewellery making with Kathryn Arbon at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 21st February 2020
£200
On this practical two-day course you will learn how to make a number of different pieces of silver jewellery, drawing inspiration from the many wonderful sources available at Sculpture by the Lakes. Initially we will spend time focusing on the design process, then learn how to transfer designs from paper to 3D forms in silver. Skills learnt over the weekend will be soldering, forming to create three dimensional pieces, piercing and finishing. The choice of what to make - a ring, bracelet, pendant or earrings - is up to you,...
Watercolour for beginners with Stephen Yates at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Watercolour for beginners with Stephen Yates at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 19th October 2019
£100
This one-day watercolour course guides beginners through different painting techniques to develop new skills and ideas and most importantly, confidence for using watercolour. Artist Stephen Yates leads the course enabling participants to gain experience and direction and be inspired by working from still life, natural and built environment, and photographs. The versatility of watercolours will be explored individually and as a group. You will start with the basics of watercolour painting, learning about dry brush, techniques to lift paint, as well as dry scratching, wet in wet and different washes....
Watercolour workshop- intermediate level with Stephen Yates at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Watercolour workshop- intermediate level with Stephen Yates at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 7th December 2019
£100
This course has been designed for students to develop and enhance already learnt basic watercolour skills and allow them to gain a better understanding of painting with a limited palette. Using only five basic shades, students will gain a deeper appreciation of colour values. The colour mixing process will be covered in detail as will further instruction on observation and composition. Students should have already completed the one-day Watercolour Painting for Beginners course or have previous experience of watercolour painting and colour-mixing. Stephen Yates has been painting outdoors for more...
Wood carving for beginners with Stephen Stokes at Sculpture by the Lakes
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Wood carving for beginners with Stephen Stokes at Sculpture by the Lakes
Dorset - Next course on 19th March 2020
£200
In this two-day course you will be introduced to the art of letter-carving in wood and discover the different skills and techniques involved, as well as learning about the tools you will be using. The course will begin with you carving a significant date in roman numerals and then progressing onto an A4 plaque or house sign. As letter-carving involves the use of very sharp tools (part of the course will cover sharpening) please do not sign up for this course if you are unable to handle sharp tools safely!...