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Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill

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Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt
Suffolk
CO7 6UL

Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill
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Acrylic Landscapes
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Acrylic Landscapes
Suffolk - Next course on 8th November 2019
£275
Acrylics are possibly the most versatile of painting mediums as they can be used thinly like watercolours, applied with a brush straight from the tube or used thickly with a painting knife. In this studio-based course, aimed at all abilities, Carole will demonstrate many techniques for painting trees, skies, water, and other elements of the landscape, through step-by-step exercises enabling you to get the most from this exciting and forgiving medium. There will be a demonstration after supper on Saturday. Bring a friend! If you are attending a course at...
Adding Texture to Your Watercolours - 3 day residential course
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Adding Texture to Your Watercolours - 3 day residential course
Suffolk - Next course on 8th November 2019
£270
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 greatly enjoy sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with painters of all levels of ability. Bring...
Animals and Pets: Painting and Drawing - weekend residential course
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Animals and Pets: Painting and Drawing - weekend residential course
Suffolk - Next course on 18th October 2019
£275
The perfect art course for animal lovers! Spend 2 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 or work from Carole's photographs. Suitable for beginners and improvers. Carole Massey is a popular...
Approaches to Drawing Autumn Landscapes
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Approaches to Drawing Autumn Landscapes
Suffolk - Next course on 15th November 2019
£270
Autumn offers a richness of colour with turning leaf tones against clear sky blues to invigorate our image-making. Enjoy exploring a range of materials and techniques to capture the surrounding autumn landscape. Working en plein air we will gather subject vignettes that can be developed back in the studio at Flatford. Bring a friend! If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per...
Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers
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Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers
Suffolk - Next course on 9th December 2019
£520
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 and materials are all available for what is one of the very few residential bookbinding...
Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers - weekend course
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Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers - weekend course
Suffolk - Next course on 27th October 2019
£270
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 letterform variations and use the scripts in short projects to encourage rhythm in writing and...
Christmas Felting - Flatford Mill
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Christmas Felting - Flatford Mill
Suffolk - Next course on 8th December 2019
£90
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 soap for the wet felted method, it is a wonderfully tactile craft. On this day...
Enamelling for Beginners and Improvers - Flatford Mill
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Enamelling for Beginners and Improvers - Flatford Mill
Suffolk - Next course on 7th December 2019
£90
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 your own designs. This class is aimed at both beginners and improvers, so if you’ve...
Exploring Autumn Landscapes - 4 days
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Exploring Autumn Landscapes - 4 days
Suffolk - Next course on 21st October 2019
£540
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 the experienced and those with some watercolour knowledge alike. Bring a friend! If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a...
Expressing Autumn Hedgerows - seasonal 4 day watercolour residential
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Expressing Autumn Hedgerows - seasonal 4 day watercolour residential
Suffolk - Next course on 21st October 2019
£540
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 teacher and much in-demand as a popular demonstrator. She has over 20 years' experience in...
First Steps in Pencil, Pen and Ink - 3 days
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First Steps in Pencil, Pen and Ink - 3 days
Suffolk - Next course on 6th December 2019
£395
Starting right from the beginning, this course looks at observational drawing of still life subjects. It covers the importance of lines, how to use them, how different weights of line affect a visual image and goes on to explain tone. As part of the course we will spend short periods of time exploring this wonderful, natural environment to find interesting subjects that we will draw back at the studio. The drawing exercises are split into manageable chunks leading you through the process of collecting visual information and creating simple, effective...
Improve Your Watercolours - weekend course
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Improve Your Watercolours - weekend course
Suffolk - Next course on 6th December 2019
£270
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, simplification of a subject and creating correct tonal values. Weather permitting, we will work outdoors...
Introduction to Bobbin Lace
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Introduction to Bobbin Lace
Suffolk - Next course on 15th September 2019
£80
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 learning how to make Torchon bobbin lace at an adult education evening class in 1998....
Introduction to woodblock printmaking - weekend course
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Introduction to woodblock printmaking - weekend course
Suffolk - Next course on 6th December 2019
£270
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 will be encourage to develop their own design work within their abilities and work at...
Jewellery Making: Enamelling and Silver Clay - weekend course
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Jewellery Making: Enamelling and Silver Clay - weekend course
Suffolk - Next course on 25th October 2019
£330
Weekend jewellery making course, including accomodation at Flatford Mill, with the Field Studies Council. This weekend course combines the skills of enamelling with those of making jewellery from silver clay. On the first evening of this course, Toni will give you an overview of enamelling, looking at the different techniques and explaining a little about the difference between enamelling on copper and silver. We will then spend a day looking at Enamelling on copper - that is fusing glass powder (enamel) to metal at high temperatures. Toni will explain about...
Making Glass Stars for Christmas! One day course
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Making Glass Stars for Christmas! One day course
Suffolk - Next course on 19th November 2019
£90
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 of experience, including total beginners. All the materials and tools required for the course will...
Painting Plants: Autumn Colours and Designs - 2 day painting residential
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Painting Plants: Autumn Colours and Designs - 2 day painting residential
Suffolk - Next course on 8th November 2019
£270
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 your own way of representing the subjects you select. You are welcome to bring your...
Pastels: Vibrant and Loose - 2 day art break
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Pastels: Vibrant and Loose - 2 day art break
Suffolk - Next course on 15th November 2019
£270
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. Linda will demonstrate techniques and different subjts, you will then have a go. She does...
Portrait Painting and Drawing - 5 day art residential
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Portrait Painting and Drawing - 5 day art residential
Suffolk - Next course on 9th December 2019
£675
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, composition and pose. Apart from the first "warm up" day, when we work from photographs,...
Portrait Painting Using Coloured Pencils - 2 days
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Portrait Painting Using Coloured Pencils - 2 days
Suffolk - Next course on 23rd October 2019
£270
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 the course we will dedicate time to the actual drawing of the chosen subject, the composition of the picture and the basics of using coloured pencils. (You...
Stained Glass for Beginners and Near Beginners - weekend course
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Stained Glass for Beginners and Near Beginners - weekend course
Suffolk - Next course on 8th November 2019
£270
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 to take home at least one finished piece of work. By the end of the...
Stained Glass: A Christmas Wreath
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Stained Glass: A Christmas Wreath
Suffolk - Next course on 16th November 2019
£90
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 many of the traditional techniques practised by stained glass artists over the centuries to create...
Stained glass: make your own Christmas decorations - one day course
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Stained glass: make your own Christmas decorations - one day course
Suffolk - Next course on 18th November 2019
£105
On this one-day course you will learn to make hanging copper-foiled glass Christmas decorations, with new designs for 2019. 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 total beginners. Carole Gray is a designer and maker of decorative stained glass, who uses many of the traditional techniques practised by stained glass artists over the...
Stained Glass: Painting With Light - weekend course
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Stained Glass: Painting With Light - weekend course
Suffolk - Next course on 25th October 2019
£310
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 a designer and maker of decorative stained glass, who uses many of the traditional techniques...
Weave an Angel
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Weave an Angel
Suffolk - Next course on 6th December 2019
£80
Learn to weave this very popular willow angel which can be decorated with lights or any other touches that you would like to add to make it unique. This will be followed by weaving some traditional Christmas decorations. Bring a friend! If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast. For the last 20 years Deb has...
Weaving Christmas Decorations
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Weaving Christmas Decorations
Suffolk - Next course on 15th November 2019
£80
Participants will learn how to create a willow wreath base which they will decorate with evergreen material and some festive items such as orange slices, basic ribbon, cones and apples These will be provided but please feel free to bring some of your own, such as: cinnamon sticks, apple slices, specific ribbon, walnuts or any other things you would like to incorporate. Bring a friend! If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner...