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Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses)

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Browfoot Farm, Brow Foot Lane
Staveley
Kendal
Cumbria
LA89JQ

Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses)
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About Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses)

Take a look at our inspiring art and craft workshops , run by professionals - there is something for everyone. Come for the day and get making! Based in our two storey traditional Lakeland barn conversion, enjoy a social day in a friendly, relaxed environment, perfect to nurture your creativity. The art studio is a stunning open plan space and there is plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere Valley.

Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods and Creative Courses)'s Courses

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Cumbria - Next course on 31st August 2019
This workshop will provide an opportunity for people of all abilities to explore drawing and painting without the constraints of it “looking like something”. Through abstraction comes the ability to learn more about what paint can do. The workshop will explore mark making, composition and tonal / colour balance, as well as different starting points for inspiration, utilising the wonderful surrounding landscape for inspiration. Catherine MacDiarmid is a local artist who has exhibited widely, including...
£70
Cumbria - Next course on 14th September 2019
Carving decorative and useful utensils from wood is an ancient skill. Learn the easy, time-honoured and low-tech way of carving creative spoons and gifts out of wood. Revel in shape and colours, whilst learning safe carving and finishing techniques to enable you to continue on your own. If you choose, you can add colour to your carvings or enjoy their natural beauty. The Swedish carving tradition uses mainly axe and knife, which sets it apart...
£70
Cumbria - Next course on 24th August 2019
Learn a range of modelling techniques to breathe life into your 3d animal sculpture. You may already have ideas of whether you want to create one from local wildlife, more exotic climes, farm animals or a pet. We can give you lots of ideas but the choice is yours. Chris will help you with demonstrations and lots of helpful advice and tips. You will work in terracotta clay which fires to a nice, warm colour....
£70
Cumbria - Next course on 21st July 2019
Celebrate the abundance of flowers and plants found in the meadow, hedgerows and garden. Develop your design and drawing skills with this relaxed and informal approach that encourages playful experimentation with ink, pencil, watercolour/acrylic wash and pastel and collage. Combine different techniques and develop your skills with colour, composition and observation. Start the day gathering material to work with, making quick sketches and taking photos on the farm. If it is wet we will provide...
£68
Cumbria - Next course on 23rd September 2019
Make sketches, take photos or gather natural forms in the landscape that you can reinterpret into stitch. Enjoy working with colour and texture and creating layers and depth with appliqué. Add free-hand machine embroidery techniques and/or hand stitch and embellishment for definition & personal details. Some basic experience of sewing and using a machine is needed. You don’t need a sophisticated sewing machine for this technique – it is easy to pick up and fun...
£70
Cumbria - Next course on 5th October 2019
Mexican Day of the Dead festivities unfold over two days in an explosion of colour and life-affirming joy at the beginning of November. Join the celebrations and create your own exotic shrine using papier-mâché modelling techniques, paint and collage. In towns and cities throughout Mexico, revellers parade in exotic costumes, create colourful papier mache figures and shrines and make offerings to lost loved ones. These exuberant celebrations have been embraced across the world. Join us...
£70
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Join us for a fun and relaxing day learning the art of mosaic. Create a colourful plaque to hang outside or to decorate a wall indoors, a trivet for those hot pots on your table or brighten up coffee breaks with your own mosaic tray. Treat yourself to a great day out and take home an original mosaic of your own. No previous experience needed. Kay Sandham Banks is an old pupil of the Lakes...
£68
Cumbria - Next course on 3rd October 2019
Be inspired by a wide range of wonderful illustrations of animals for children. Base your design on one of these or you may have an animal in mind – a much-loved pet or character you have come across. Delicious 2 course lunch included in the fee. Felting is highly addictive and can lead to compulsive creativity! Join us for a relaxed and sociable day transforming fleece into a 3d animal of your choice. Using dry...
£70
Cumbria - Next course on 10th September 2019
Create paintings of water in the landscape using pastels. Capture the transparency and movement of water, using the theme of Lakeland becks, rivers and waterfalls, and develop your use of colour and pastel application. There is a stream and river close by on the farm and Kentmere Tarn, 20 minutes away, so plenty to be inspired by. Working from photographs of streams and becks (yours or your tutors) you will build a painting from initial...
£70
Cumbria - Next course on 6th September 2019
Capture the fleeting beauty of nature, from dew drops on leaves, to a shaft of light across the fields. Explore the detail, depth and beauty through your camera. Experiment with colour, texture, composition, light and depth of field. Learn to look at the world around you in a different way and capture it. We will go over basic photography techniques like aperture, exposure, depth of field and ISO. Look at the different equipment we can...
£70
Cumbria - Next course on 12th October 2019
A fantastic opportunity to complete a portrait from life in a day. During the workshop you will be guided through drawing exercises to help with basic measuring and observation skills, tone and composition work in drawing media (option to use painting media on the longer pose). The workshop with culminate in a long pose enabling you to put those skills into practice in a portrait from life. Expert advice and guidance will be geared towards...
£140
Cumbria - Next course on 19th October 2019
Raku is a really amazing process that includes firing your own pots to create unique patterns and designs on your pieces. This course takes place across two consecutive Saturdays. The first Saturday you will develop hand-building skills to create a range of pots or models. These will be dried and biscuit fired ready for you to experiment with glazes and oxides the following week. If you are only able to attend the second Saturday, please...
£70
Cumbria - Next course on 25th August 2019
The summer is a great time to find your own sea glass, enjoy the subtle colours and create jewellery that is perfect for a summery look. Discover the properties of sea glass and the techniques involved in drilling, wrapping and setting it to make silver and sea glass jewellery. By the end of the workshop you will have created up to 3 pieces of sea glass and silver jewellery, depending on how fast you work,...
£70
Cumbria - Next course on 23rd July 2019
Inspired by the natural world, create your own unique pendant, earrings or brooch. Silver clay is an exciting medium that appeals to both jewellery novices and more experienced craftspeople. It requires little by way of equipment and responds beautifully to the imagination! Silver clay can be moulded, rolled, stamped, shaped and will retain fine imprinted detail. It lends itself particularly well to texture, 3D forms and experimentation. Fired on the day, your design will bond...
£70
Cumbria - Next course on 21st September 2019
Let the local environment spark your imagination. Using traditional jewellery techniques, create an original pendant or earrings inspired by water patterns or movement, plants and flowers or local wildlife. Develop your skills with saw piercing, doming, hammering, texturing, soldering and finishing to create a unique piece of contemporary jewellery. You are welcome to take photos, make sketches and gather textures on the farm to inspire your work or imprint into your designs. There is a...
£70
Cumbria - Next course on 20th August 2019
Develop watercolour painting skills to work outdoors capturing the natural beauty of the landscape with a focus on skies and fells. The day will combine practical painting and drawing exercises indoors at The Cowshed and outdoors in the beautiful landscape of the Kentmere valley. Improve your skills in composition, washes, working with layers and wet in wet techniques. You will learn to simplify your subject and develop your palette and colour mixing skills. The emphasis...