Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill reviews

23 Feb 24'

Adrian reviewed: Lino Cutting and Printing

"Thoroughly enjoyed and learned a good deal from Amanda. She has an excellent teaching style which gave everyone plenty of individual attention whilst tutoring us all. Plenty of material was provided for our exercises together with basic tools. It was particularly special to make a piece which we could take away at the end of the day to show our achievement. "

11 Dec 23'

Peter Ward reviewed: Bookbinding for Beginners and Improvers

"The standard of teaching was exceptional. Very intense from the start but considerable learning from practical experience under supervision. The three sessions per day were exhausting especially for total beginners. Would have liked a handout with basic sequencing of book making. Inspiring tutor who clearly loves his craft and found time for some personal support and direction. "

19 Nov 23'

Brian Davis reviewed: Stained Glass: Christmas Wreath

"Excellent tuition from Carole in lovely surroundings. A full on day which ended with a beautiful piece of work to take home"

30 Aug 23'

Phoebe reviewed: Weave a Foraging Basket

"Really fantastic day - highly recommended! Juliet created a lovely relaxed atmosphere and was very kind aND patient. Came away with a beautiful basket that I'm so proud of - thank you!"

19 Aug 23'

Jill Devon reviewed: Water Soluble Pencils

"Loved my day with Carole on water soluble pencils. It proved the perfect starting point for somebody who hasn’t really done any painting/drawing for a long time. Carole was very supportive and helpful. The class was mixed abilities and Carole made everyone feel at ease - quite a talent, for painting and people! Thanks."

Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill responded:

" Thank you very much for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed your course!"

12 Aug 23'

Julia Bleakman reviewed: Bookbinding for Beginners and Improvers

"A very enjoyable five day bookbinding course. Mark Cockram is an excellent teacher - knowledgeable, patient and organised. We learned a good range of solid basic skills and also explored individual projects. A great combination of expert demonstrations and hands-on working, and the time flew by. The accommodation was simple but clean and quiet, at the beautiful Flatford Mill. The whole class intends to go back next year, which is a pretty good indication of how much we all enjoyed it!"

Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill responded:

" Thank you very much for your kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed the course and look forward to welcoming you back soon."

28 Jan 23'

Jane reviewed: Willow Work: Small Willow Sculptures

"I had been on one of Jo's sculpture workshops and saw her slate mosaic work then and really liked the pieces. When she said she was developing a workshop, I was first in line! I was not disappointed, right from the start the whole group became absorbed in creating very individual pieces. The slate was gorgeous, almost works of art themselves, and there was lots of interesting glass and other materials to truly make a unique piece of art. Jo supplied hanging hooks so I put mine up as soon as I got home. A fabulous day with amazing results! "

1 Dec 22'

Charlotte Boddy reviewed: Weave a Country Basket

"The course had a relaxed atmosphere and very welcoming! Met new people while learning a new skill. Juliet was brilliant and helpful. Took us through each stage very clearly and I was able to pick it up quickly. I am looking into the foraging basket course and will bring along my mum. Thank you for a great day!"

22 Nov 22'

Simon boddy reviewed: Stained glass: Christmas wreath

"Amazing experience, really informative. Took her time explaining every step along the way. Can't say how happy I am with my stained glass Christmas wreath. Will recommend very highly to everyone. "

18 Nov 22'

Sarah Hawker reviewed: Christmas Marbled Papers

"My daughter and I spent a very enjoyable day learning the basics of marbling on paper. Margaret had provided all the materials, and even included some Christmas decorations for us to decorate. A sandwich and salad was also available, along with cake & hot drinks - much appreciated on a miserable day."

14 May 17'

Mavis Wing reviewed: Make a Stained Glass Panel in a Day

"very well planned course.. Carole grey is an excellent hands on tutor and gave the support and encouragement to make sure we all enjoyed the day and we all came home with a glass panel to be proud of. Thanks"

16 Apr 17'

Mavis Wing reviewed: Make a Stained Glass Panel in a Day

"very well planned course.. Carole grey is an excellent hands on tutor and gave the support and encouragement to make sure we all enjoyed the day and we all came home with a glass panel to be proud of. Thanks"

22 Feb 17'

Trisha reviewed: Make a stained glass heart at Flatford Mill

"Carole is an excellent teacher it doesn't matter at what level you work she will help you to achieve an item. Carole prepared the course well and the setting was perfect. Very pleased with the item produced, and will be returning to Carole's stained glass courses again."

20 Feb 17'

Geoffrey Booth reviewed: Make a stained glass heart at Flatford Mill

"The course was very well prepared and my wife and I both succeeded in making very presentable stained glass hearts - with Carole's help and support. Approach to health and safety was exemplary. The day as a whole exceeded my expectations."

20 Feb 17'

Morag reviewed: Make a stained glass heart at Flatford Mill

"With the help of Carole who is a really good and patient tutor, I was able to make a beautiful heart shaped stained glass with a mirror in the centre. I am thrilled with what I managed to achieve. The venue is exceptional, and I feel really privileged to have been able to do the course there."

20 Feb 17'

Barbara Bull reviewed: Stained glass for beginners

"My second time attending the Stained Glass Course at FSC Flatford Mill. The location is absolutely delightful & the staff can't do enough for you & make you feel very welcome ☺The accommodation though basic is 5* basic, clean & excelent for what you need. It's a full on, enjoyable course so you don't get to, nor do you want to, spend time languishing in your room. Sharon, the teacher is friendly, good fun, helpful & very encouraging. I've met lots of nice people of different abilities and all with interesting backgrounds. Whether we've believed we're "arty" or not at the beginning, under Sharon's guidance, we've all gone home with an absolute gem of stained glass."

20 Feb 17'

paul chapman reviewed: Stained glass for beginners

"An excellent and enjoyable week-end. I started as an absolute beginner and was guided by the tutor on every step. I surprised myself and came away with my own "work of art"!"

20 Feb 17'

Bradley reviewed: Make a stained glass heart at Flatford Mill

"It was great to get in a classroom. I enjoyed myself and i am extremely pleased with glass heart. The food was good. And most of all Carole Gray was very helpful."

20 Feb 17'

Paul Garcia reviewed: Bookbinding for Beginners and Improvers

"As always, a very stimulating and enjoyable week with George and a group of enthusiastic students. I've been attending since 2009 and learn something new every time. Looking forward to May already."

20 Feb 17'

Fraser Hale reviewed: Bookbinding for Beginners and Improvers

"Excellent course in every respect. Accomodation and catering were first class, and the course itself was engaging and inspiring. George is an ideosyncratic tutor, and hugely knowledgable. He dealt effortlessly with the varying degrees of skill and experience presented by a class of widely different abilities. Despite the extended workshop sessions (this is a positive thing, George certainly wasn't clock watching) I never once felt that I wasn't occupied/learning/improving. Left the course with a great sense of satisfaction, and inspired to study the craft further."

20 Feb 17'

Janice Ofield reviewed: Stained glass for beginners

"A great weekend learning a new skill in beautiful surroundings. This is my second time of attending this course and both times have been left with a great feeling of achievement . Facilities at the centre are excellent but mainly the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff stands out with an obvious sense of pride in their work whilst promoting the centre at its best. Look forward to returning !"

29 Sep 16'

Alison reviewed: Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers

"I have been studying with Gaynor for several years and long may it continue. She is both an excellent calligrapher and tutor, offering guidance and support whilst encouraging her pupils to develop their own style. Flatford Mill is a tranquil weekend retreat. Be prepared for basic accommodation but a very warm welcome and wholesome food. A great place to get away from the madness of modern life."

25 Jan 13'

Christine Smith reviewed: Willow Work: Small Willow Sculptures

"Willow Work at Flatford Mill"

6 Mar 12'

Kate reviewed: Stained glass for beginners

"A great course in beautiful surroundings."

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