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Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt
Suffolk
CO7 6UL

Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill
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£373
Suffolk - Next course on 19th October 2018
This fun watercolour weekend course is for anyone with a little experience, to advanced painters in watercolours. We will show you how to turn an ordinary painting into an extraordinary one! We will take you beyond the typical painting materials, by using household materials and other 'craft items' to achieve a fresher, more exciting painting style. Great fun! This course will be studio-based. Linda Series and Caroline Furlong are both experienced watercolourists and tutors, who...
£362
Suffolk - Next course on 31st August 2018
Explore new painting techniques on this 3 day residential art holiday, based at historic Flatford Mill and run by the Field Studies Council. Gouache is wonderfully adaptable water-soluble paint which can be applied thinly like watercolour, but can also be used more thickly to cover previous layers. Perfectly mixable with watercolours. No experience necessary!" Jeremy Ford studied Graphic Design at Southport College of Art, (1972-5) and Illustration at Harrow College of Art, London (1975-8) Professional...
£397
Suffolk - Next course on 19th October 2018
The perfect art course for animal lovers! Spend 3 inspiring days at historic Flatford Mill, learning to depict animals in art. Whether you wish to paint your pet or a wild animal, the demands are the same. Carole will show you how to paint features and form, texture and pattern, fur, hair, highlights and shadows, as well as how to capture character and expression using watercolours, pastels and pastel pencils. Please bring suitable good material...
£482
Suffolk - Next course on 13th August 2018
Four day bookbinding course covering both restoration of existing books and the creation of new bindings, this course is equally suitable for beginners and those with previous experience, since tuition is given according to individual needs. Tutor: George Davidson The course emphasises the traditional skills and techniques of hand binding and helps you develop a deeper insight into this rewarding craft, whose origins go back over 2,000 years. Cutting tools, presses and other binding equipment...
£720
Suffolk - Next course on 23rd July 2018
A full week of botanical illlustration tuition and practice in the inspiring context of Flatford Mill. Come and join us for an inspirational week, where artist and tutor Jenny Jowett will bring a large variety of plant material. The emphasis will be on individual rather than formal group tuition. In this lively group the sharing of ideas and techniques is always encouraged. Some experience of watercolour painting is required. Jenny Jowett is a professional botanical...
£241
Suffolk - Next course on 24th August 2018
Enjoy a weekend of calligraphy at Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. Beginners and improvers are equally welcome on this weekend calligraphy course, since the tuition can easily be adapted to meet everyone's individual needs. You will be encouraged to work in one or more calligraphy scripts, for example Formal or Cursive Italic, Foundational Hand, Uncial, Versal or other capitals. You can learn or revise the scripts of your choice, experiment with the...
£237
Suffolk - Next course on 9th November 2018
Take a weekend out to explore and develop your drawing technique in an inspirational historic setting - Flatford Mill. This drawing course is for the confident amateur, student and professional artist who is open to challenging their practice, trying new techniques and approaches. It explores the graphic potential of line and rhythm, shape and texture that this season offers. Each day will start with a look at a range of artists from Constable to Auerbach...
£101
Suffolk - Next course on 2nd December 2018
One day Christmas felting workshop, taught by Toni Peers and run by the Field Studies Council. Spend a day creating presents or decorations using handcrafted feltmaking techniques. In this one-day class, Toni Peers will cover both wet and needle felting techniques that can be used to create decorations or presents. Handcrafted felt is made using pre-spun wool, the fibres are fused together to create felt either by force using a needle, or friction, heat and...
£452
Suffolk - Next course on 6th August 2018
4 day art residential based at Flatford Mill, a historic property once owned by the Constable family. Impressionism began in the 1870’s in France and is still influential and relevant today for the simple reason that it is still probably the most popular of the pictorial arts. It is appropriate that a course on Impressionism should be here in Constable Country because it was Constable’s paintings of the Stour Valley that inspired Monet and Pissarro....
£452
Suffolk - Next course on 30th July 2018
Coracle making four day residential course at Flatford Mill in Suffolk. Coracle: 'A boat of skin-covered wicker' (Pocket Oxford Dictionary). Coracles were traditionally woven boats covered with hides. They were used for fishing in estuaries or for floating commercially produced timber down river. A coracle is one of the most ancient boat designs, only a few small technical steps more advanced than a raft. During this extended course you will be able to construct your...
£339
Suffolk - Next course on 10th August 2018
Using the inspiration of Constable Country, tutor Pat Gavin will help you develop your style. Stay at Flatford Mill, a property which features in Constable paintings. This course, for people with previous art experience, will be led by the wishes of the participants and the areas of their art people would like to work on. The aim is to build on existing skills to enable the participants to enhance their work. See also the 06...
£355
Suffolk - Next course on 4th September 2018
3 day art break at historic Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. Have you ever wondered how to use your sketchbook to its maximum potential? How to gather and assemble information, how and what to draw in your sketchbook and how to develop layouts and designs from your sketches? This practical course is packed full with a series of short drawing and design exercises (including an outdoor drawing exercise each day, weather permitting)...
£101
Suffolk - Next course on 1st December 2018
Spend a relaxing day here at Flatford Mill, learning the skills of enamelling to create beautiful jewellery. You will learn how to fuse glass to metal, using pre-cut copper blanks which make fantastic pendants or earrings. By the end of this one-day class you will have made around 3 pieces, which make perfect handcrafted Christmas presents for family and friends. Your tutor Toni Peers, will guide you throughout the day to enable you to create...
£527
Suffolk - Next course on 22nd October 2018
4 day watercolour art residential for advanced watercolour painters, run by the Field Studies Council. Experienced watercolour painter and tutor Rob Dudley will guide you through the stages of creating paintings inspired by the seasonal landscape in and around Flatford Mill. After sketching in the field Rob will guide you in the studio, with plenty of tips and one-to-one tuition, in how to develop these sketches into more finished works. The course is aimed at...
£429
Suffolk - Next course on 6th August 2018
4 day art residential, run by the Field Studies Council. This fun course is equally suitable for near beginners and those who have painted in watercolours for a while. It will teach you how different types of ink can add a dynamic addition to your watercolour paintings at different stages. You will be shown how to apply inks in many ways. We will be working outside [weather permitting} and in the studio, using techniques that...
£527
Suffolk - Next course on 22nd October 2018
Four day watercolour art holiday run by the Field Studies Council - suitable for all levels. Taking inspiration from the hedgerows around Flatford Mill, Siân Dudley will encourage you to explore the glorious colours and textures of autumn. Using mainly watercolour paints you will also be encouraged to investigate other water-based media and experimental techniques to produce colourful images that give back something of the energy of summer. Siân Dudley is a professional artist, qualified...
£435
Suffolk - Next course on 6th August 2018
Enjoy a week in the inspirational surroundings of Flatford Mill and Constable country to develop your painting. This programme is for anyone who would like to join an informal group of enthusiastic, likeminded outdoor painters who are comfortable working without the need of a tutor. Each day the group will be taken out together by mini bus to a different location where participants will be free to spend their time working however they wish using...
£253
Suffolk - Next course on 24th August 2018
Two day weekend getaway to develop your watercolour technique, run by the Field Studies Council. In this exciting course artist Thomas Plunkett will be demonstrating and teaching his innovative watercolour techniques as well as showing how to create confident and dynamic watercolours using the beautiful surroundings of Flatford Mill as primary observation. Thomas is currently President of The Royal Watercolour Society and is a highly engaging tutor of watercolour techniques. Thomas Plunkett studied Fine Art...
£249
Suffolk - Next course on 7th September 2018
A two day residential course in advanced watercolour technique, run by the Field Studies Council. This weekend course is for anyone who has attended a beginners course, or painted with watercolours before, and feels in need of new inspiration to be able to make more progress. Everyone can expect to get fresh ideas on how to see and apply watercolour simply. Tuition will be through a mixture of demonstrations and individual guidance, according to your...
£358
Suffolk - Next course on 4th September 2018
Residential drawing course at historic Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. Learn how to draw with confidence with easy-to-learn techniques for a variety of subjects such as portraits, proportion, still life, trees, buildings, rivers, animals and people. Experiment with different drawing mediums, including paint, to see the range of effects that you can achieve. Teresa Norfolk is a professional greetings card artist and tutor. Her cards and prints have been sold in the...
£366
Suffolk - Next course on 17th August 2018
3 day residential watercolour course, run by the Field Studies Council. This course is designed to encourage you to explore the more unusual and exciting approaches to painting in watercolour. It will introduce you to methods that will help to loosen up your personal painting technique and to gain confidence in using watercolours in combination with a variety of mediums. By the end of the course you will be able to use watercolour in a...
£373
Suffolk - Next course on 23rd November 2018
Hedgerow Basketry weekend residential course at Flatford Mill in Suffolk. Friday - Monday. This weekend course introduces the traditional craft of basket weaving using some of the fascinating natural materials found in wild places and gardens. We’ll explore the local woodlands and hedgerows to identify and gather suitable cuttings and then show you how to build your own traditional frame basket. You’ll learn the basic skills for getting started in basketry and willow work and...
£249
Suffolk - Next course on 28th September 2018
Residential weekend watercolour workshop at Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. Friday - Sunday. This course is designed for those with some experience of painting in watercolour who may be somewhat frustrated with their attempts to achieve fresh and lively results. Demonstrations will include a review of the essential elements of working with pure watercolour and an introduction to line and wash techniques. Particular attention will be given to the importance of composition,...
£241
Suffolk - Next course on 12th October 2018
Weekend portraiture residential, run by the Field Studies Council at Flatford Mill. Discover the wonderful world of coloured pencils and learn how to create rich and colourful drawings of all things in terms of portraiture - all without adding water to the painting! This course is for all levels and is designed to show the simplicity and the effectiveness of using wax and oil based coloured pencils (not watercolour pencils) to create a likeness. During...
£79
Suffolk - Next course on 8th September 2018
One day bobbin lace workshop with Linda Haylock at Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. Learn basic techniques in bobbin lace to produce a wearable piece of lace (brooch/pendant). Techniques include preparing the equipment to start, starting, working and completing a piece of lace and finally mounting the finished piece. Linda was first inspired by bobbin lace in the early 1980's when she watched a demonstration at a local agricultural show and started...
£241
Suffolk - Next course on 26th October 2018
Weekend woodblock printmaking course, run by the Field Studies Council. Using the stunning landscape and natural environment of Flatford Mill as inspiration, this practical and hands on course that will introduce you to woodblock printing techniques. We will be using drawing as a staring point for investigating relief printmaking techniques that do not require specialist equipment to produce and that you will be able to continue to develop in your own time at home. Students...
£90
Suffolk - Next course on 1st September 2018
Make a stained glass panel in a day at Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. Open to all levels - 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This day course gives an opportunity to explore this traditional craft and to make for yourself a 20cm square stained glass panel. The tutor will provide simple, non-representational designs and packs of glass for you to choose from. All the other materials and tools you will need to...
£90
Suffolk - Next course on 24th November 2018
Making Glass Stars for Christmas On this one day course you will learn to make hanging copper foiled glass stars. You will have time to make three stars, varying in size from 11 - 19cm. If there is enough time, you can make additional stars, although there will be a charge for the extra materials. The course is a practical one and includes glass cutting, copper foiling and soldering.The day is suitable for any level...
£249
Suffolk - Next course on 9th November 2018
Weekend painting course at Flatford Mill, a historic venue for artists, once owned by the Constable family. This studio-based flower painting course, equally suitable for beginners and those with some experience, is an opportunity to create paintings or designs based on the autumn colours of late flowers, leaves and fruits. The use of pencil, pen and ink, watercolour and gouache will be discussed and there will be plenty of individual tuition to help you develop...
£380
Suffolk - Next course on 23rd November 2018
Residential art holiday at inspirational Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. The joy of pastel is colour, control, and speed. Painting with pastels is building layers from dark to light as with other opaque media, whilst drawing with pastels is using lines and linear marks. Come and enjoy using pastels in a variety of subjects including landscape, still life, faces and figures. The weekend will include drawing instruction, perspective, tones and colour theory....
£401
Suffolk - Next course on 28th August 2018
This four day course is ideal for those who appreciate spending time in gardens and enjoy photography. We will immerse ourselves amongst late summer flowers and veg: dahlias, cosmos, rudbeckia, asters, verbena, tomatoes and chillies and early autumn berries. Most of the time will be spent taking pictures in and around Flatford Mill, at Beth Chatto’s, Helmingham Hall and other local gardens. We will explore a range of photographic styles from general vistas right through...
£467
Suffolk - Next course on 20th August 2018
Four day photography residential break at the historic Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. This course is open to all levels of photographer, although a basic understanding of your camera menus would be useful but not essential. During the course we will cover creative use of depth of field, exposure, creative use of shutter speeds, focus modes, composition, the use of colour and light before moving on to more complex techniques such as...
£788
Suffolk - Next course on 30th November 2018
Spend a glorious week at Flatford Mill on this art residential course, run by the Field Studies Council. For those who already have a little experience at drawing and painting and wish to improve their portrait work, this is always a most stimulating, challenging and fun week. Working in your own choice of media (watercolours, pastels and/or acrylics), we explore ways to improve accurate drawing skills, and capture a likeness through studying the form, features,...
£397
Suffolk - Next course on 31st August 2018
This long residential weekend course is a beginners' guide to portraiture, working with drawing media, watercolour and pastels. Through demonstrations and exercises Carole will demystify this art, helping you to improve your drawing skills to assess proportions, features and form, enabling you to capture a likeness whether it is of a loved one, a grandchild or a celebrity. This is also an excellent introduction to the Portrait Painting and Drawing week, see 30 Nov-07 Dec....
£248
Suffolk - Next course on 24th August 2018
This 2 day course is for anyone who wishes to learn or find out more about the craft of Tiffany-style stained glass. This practical, hands-on course is an introduction for beginners and will also welcome improvers who might appreciate the opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop their technique and creative ideas within a small group, under the supervision of an experienced tutor. Materials and methods will be introduced and skills taught to enable students...
£90
Suffolk - Next course on 25th November 2018
On this one day course you will make a copperfoiled glass Christmas wreath. The course is a practical one and includes glass cutting, copperfoiling and soldering. The day is suitable for those who have had some recent previous experience of glass cutting, such as one of the Taster Days, copperfoiled glass stars or Christmas decorations day courses (running immediately before this course). Carole Gray is a designer and maker of decorative stained glass, who uses...
£104
Suffolk - Next course on 2nd December 2018
On this one day course you will learn to make hanging copper foiled glass Christmas decorations. You will have time to make three: an angel, a Christmas tree and a bell. If there is enough time, you can make additional items, although there will be a charge for the extra materials. The course is a practical one and includes glass cutting, copper foiling and soldering. The day is suitable for any level of experience, including...
£305
Suffolk - Next course on 26th October 2018
Stained Glass: Painting With Light This course is suitable for all abilities since there will be time for everyone to learn or practise the appropriate skills they need to design and create at least one leaded stained glass panel. Basic design concepts, different types of glass, glass cutting and leading techniques will all be covered so that you can design, assemble and finish at least one complete coloured panel during the week. Carole Gray is...
£90
Suffolk - Next course on 4th August 2018
Glass art workshop at Flatford Mill, organised by the Field Studies Council. On this one-day course you will learn to make hanging copperfoiled glass summer decorations. You will have time to make three: a butterfly, a boat and a kite. If there is enough time, you can make additional items, although there will be a charge for the extra materials. The course is a practical one and includes glass cutting, copperfoiling and soldering. The day...
£273
Suffolk - Next course on 9th November 2018
Two day weekend art residential based at historic Flatford Mill, once owned by the Constable family - an inspiring context in which to paint! This course is designed for artists who are either new to acrylics, or want to improve and extend their skills in perhaps the most versatile of painting media. Demonstrations will cover a wide range of techniques to help improve your painting skills. The course concentrates on landscapes and buildings, drawing inspiration...
£380
Suffolk - Next course on 10th August 2018
3 day residential art course, based at Flatford Mill, a historic property which features in many Constable paintings. Run by the Field Studies Council. This course is for those who enjoy walking and wish to record their impressions of the landscape. The skill of the quick sketch is an art form of its own. This course is designed to develop your skills in producing quick sketches on location, increasing your confidence and enjoyment and absorbing...
£268
Suffolk - Next course on 26th October 2018
A glorious weekend course of walking and photography, based at historic Flatford Mill. Course run by the Field Studies Council. This weekend workshop is designed for those who enjoy walking, love taking pictures and wish to spend a few days relaxing and exploring Constable Country. Time will be spent looking and considering what will make a good photograph, whether it is a general vista, farm buildings, architectural details, hedgerow berries or the group enjoying their...
£273
Suffolk - Next course on 7th September 2018
This weekend art course is designed for all painters who would like to learn how to use water-soluble pencils to their full potential. Through simple step-by-step demonstrations you will be shown a wide variety of techniques for painting buildings, landscapes and still life as well as refreshing some essential drawing skills and concepts. It will be suitable for all abilities. Carole Massey is a popular and versatile tutor who is in her 15th year as...
£475
Suffolk - Next course on 13th August 2018
4 day residential art workshop, run by the Field Studies Council. This sketching and painting course is specially designed for anyone who would like to learn how to use a sketchbook and watercolours to record memories of special places they visit in the UK, to create reference material which can be worked up into larger paintings at a later date. We will be using a variety of drawing and sketching media, as well as watercolour...
£362
Suffolk - Next course on 28th August 2018
Explore painting with watercolours on this three day residential course, run by the Field Studies Council. Using the immediate grounds for inspiration, working inside and outside the studio Jeremy will spend time with each student offering encouragement, explaining and demonstrating various tips and techniques to assist in the learning process. With a wealth of experience Jeremy is the ideal tutor for the first-time painter as well as the advanced painter, adapting his one-to-one teaching to...
£403
Suffolk - Next course on 3rd August 2018
Three day weekend residential art course, run by the Field Studies Council. This mainly studio-based course is suitable for both beginners and those with more experience of watercolour. It is especially designed to help everyone develop and expand their range of watercolour techniques so you can make exciting and expressive paintings, full of colour and texture. See also 30 Jul-03 Aug if you would like to join Siân for a full week and enjoy a...
£355
Suffolk - Next course on 17th August 2018
3 day felt making workshop at Flatford Mill, run by the Field Studies Council. If you have never tried felt making - now is your chance! We will explore this age-old craft and give it a contemporary twist with some hand and machine stitching. Tutor: Annette Morgan On day one of this workshop Annette will teach you how to make hand-made felt, and we will use the imagery of nature surrounding Flatford Mill to design...
£339
Suffolk - Next course on 17th August 2018
Three day residential creative writing workshop, run by the Field Studies Council. Constable found endless inspiration for painting in the tranquil landscape and bountiful skies of the Suffolk countryside. During this creative writing course, you will explore the river path where Constable once sketched Flatford Mill to find your own creative response to its gnarled willows, gentle fields and rushing mill stream. New writing will be generated both through careful observation and also by making...