This course was bought for me as a gift as I have enjoyed pyrography in the past .
Susan taught many new skills and techniques that I had not used before. I enjoyed learning about using colour and working in 3D .
Susan is very generous at sharing her knowledge of the subject and is also a very good host.
I would definitely recommend this course to both beginners and those with some knowledge.
Exactly what we (my wife also attended) required. A good practical session with a brief history of art of pyrography. Susan provided copious amounts of information and techniques, including how to create new stylii, choosing the correct woods and how to finish projects. The ability to easily use real leather was a very welcome surprise.
Course is well pitched for the beginner and Susan provides a friendly atmosphere in which to learn.
The course was very informative, with the opportunity to try out the techniques with help and guidance if required. A relaxing yet a great experience to learn from someone who has so much experience.
I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would recommend to others, Thank you.
Susan is very knowledgeable on the history of pyrography and it made a very interesting start to the day. I came away from the course with a lot of new ideas and techniques to try. The day passed very quickly with a successful egg made...... very different to working on a flat surface. I would recommend this course to people who want to further their knowledge of pyrography.
Sue is an excellent teacher, very passionate and knowledgeable on her subject.
The course was well organised, had the relevant material, and I went home with a finished item.... Result
The day had humour, was relaxing and I would highly recommend Sue's pyography course
I received the course as a birthday gift, I had been practicing pyrography for more than 6 months, so not a beginner but certainly no expert! Susan took this into account and tailored the course to fit my needs. The course was well structured and interesting, building on the skills I had. The course has opened my eyes to the diversity of pyrography, media, 3D and colour. I have more confidence and knowledge to be creative. Would highly recommend the course for those wanting to learn more.
I was given the course as a present but was unable to attend any given dates. Susan arranged a date to suit me, which was appreciated.
There were two of us, both beginners. I had not attempted pyrography before and was nervous about making mistakes. Susan gave a short PowerPoint presentation which was informative, interesting and, since we were encouraged to ask questions, it was an excellent ice breaker and introduction.
The initial practise lines were wonky and had blobs at both ends! However, with explanation and encouragement we were both able to complete out first sampler square. I was hooked! I had previously created Zentangle patterns using a pencil and found that this really helped, both with skill and confidence.
We experimented with two types of wood and two types of leather and I was pleased with the items I took home.
Susan is an excellent, patient teacher and is happy to explain several times if the student doesn't grasp something the first (or second!) time.
The course was relaxing but the time flew. I have learnt enough to make me confident to buy a machine and use it without further tuition.
I would return to Susan for further instruction when I have practised what I have learnt so far.
I highly recommend the course.
I did the first course with Susan and was keen to do this one too. Pyrography on a flat piece is similar to ‘drawing’ but when working on 3d there are others aspects which need to be considered. The opportunity to add subtle colour also enhances the results. Would recommend.
Very good day. Susan is very talented and it was a great day with a lot learnt. As I'm a beginner I was worried I would be out of my depth, but Susan really helped me come on a lot.
This one day course, run by Susan, was a very enjoyable and useful introduction to pyrography.
She was able to tailor both speed and content so both my wife and I were able to progress nicely at our own pace, concentrating on wood, for me, and leather for Kate. The instruction was very well paced and delivered; we both achieved a lot in the day and we now have a solid foundation for progressing further.
A beginner and totally new to pyrography I found this course well paced, informative but strangely (considering how much we achieved) relaxing!!
Along with clear instructions Susan passed on many tips/pointers and allowed us to move at our own pace through use of equipment, materials, etc. We accomplished a lot over a very enjoyable day.
As a complete beginner and a person who does not consider themselves to be at all artistic, I thoroughly enjoyed the recent course I attended with Susan. She provided not only all the equipment needed to get going straight away, but created an environment where I felt comfortable to play around with the techniques and explore my creative ideas at my own pace and importantly without judgement. The experience has definitely sparked a desire for me to explore this subject further.
I would recommend the course to anyone, no matter how well hidden you believe your artistic talents, as I am sure Susan will help bring them out into daylight!
A great course and excellent value for money. Susan clearly knows what she is taking about and gave plenty of time to complete the exercises without rushing. My confidence has had a huge boost as a result of spending the day with her. She mentions she also runs other courses but at no time did I feel any pressure to complete further training (this has not always been the case on some courses). I will without a doubt attend another course with her as Susan's passion for Pyrography clearly shines through.
A very informative day which was ‘value for money’. Susan had structured her course so that it was flexible to the needs of the student and delivered it in a way that the skills needed were delivered in a simplistic manner. I fully recommend this course and Susan for anyone who has an interest in this craft / art.
Had a brilliant day with excellent company. I learned about the history of pyrography and the modern equipment available to practice this engaging craft. The course was well paced, with Susan gently pushing us on. The opportunity to work on different surfaces was much appreciated. Susan has a collection of stimulating resources to work from, so no worries. I got everything I was hoping from the course, and feel set to go ahead and purchase my own kit.
Wholeheartedly recommend this course.
An excellent course that was delivered in a friendly and professional manner. Susan created a relaxed environment in which to impart her knowledge on pyrography. It was the first time that I've ever done pyrography and Susan was encouraging throughout and set achievable goals. Thank you.
I just wanted to say a huge “Thank You” for your time and patience on your Pyrography Beginners Course. With no previous experience whatsoever, I found it a thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening day. From the insight into the history of Pyrography, through to the practical hands on sessions trying to grasp the basic skills, I thought it was excellent; the time went so quickly.
My only concern now, is trying to pry myself away from trying to develop my pyrography skills on my daughter’s wedding project, in order to prevent my garden from becoming a jungle. I just know I will be engrossed.
Thanks again for a great day; it was well worth the trip and would not hesitate to recommend your course for anyone thinking of taking up the hobby.
This is an excellent course. Neither of us had any particular artistic flare but Susan bought it out of us as we went through the course. This was our first time doing pyrography and Susan provided all the tips and techniques needed to get us started. Set in a relax environment you work at your own pace. Susan is really informative and so friendly we had such a god day.
Susan's Pyrography course was well thought out and well equipped. She has a very relaxed way of getting her craft and her skill over to her students. The course itself was both interesting and informative. I can't draw or very arty but Susan gave me the skills and confidence to take up this amazing hobby that I have wanted to do for a very long time.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was excellent for a complete beginner like me. I learnt so much and I am now eager to buy my own pyrography machine and start creating!
Susan was very knowledgeable and encouraging.
A big thank you!