The Old Kennels

Contact Name: Tracey Bell

The Old Kennels
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About The Old Kennels

Established in 2003, The Old Kennels hosts a variety of courses tutored by local, national & international craftspeople.
We have built a reputation for engaging highly skilled and respected tutors whilst providing a welcoming, relaxed, supportive atmosphere in which to learn, escape day-to-day stresses and immerse yourself in creativity.
Set in the midst of the beautiful rolling Blackdown Hills in the heart of Devon, we also offer accommodation in our pretty four star apartment ‘The Loft’.

Courses, kits & gifts

 Intuitive Oil Painting with David Struwig – 'GLORIOUS GLAZES'
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Intuitive Oil Painting with David Struwig – 'GLORIOUS GLAZES'
Online on-demand course
£0
If you have ever wanted to pick up a brush and simply don't know where to start this is the second in a series of FREE online tutorials from David...
'Christmas Hare' Coloured Pencil Drawing Online Tutorial
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'Christmas Hare' Coloured Pencil Drawing Online Tutorial
Online on-demand course
£5
With Linda Hampson Feeling festive? All you need to supply is mulled wine, mince pies and your pencils/paper. This wonderful step by step video with our lovely tutor Linda Hampson...
Apple – introduction to botanical coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels
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Apple – introduction to botanical coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels
Online on-demand course
£25
With Linda Hampson Member of the SW Society of Botanical Artists For those of you unable to attend Linda’s course in person we offer the option of joining us online....
Asparagus – Botanical coloured pencil drawing course for improvers
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Asparagus – Botanical coloured pencil drawing course for improvers
Online on-demand course
£25
With Linda Hampson For those of you unable to attend Linda’s course in person we offer the option of joining us online. The Asparagus course is a perfect introduction to...
British Mammals - Natural History Coloured Pencil Drawing
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British Mammals - Natural History Coloured Pencil Drawing
Online on-demand course
£40
With Linda Hampson For those of you unable to attend Linda’s course in person we offer the option of accessing our library of online video tutorials. The Devon Mammals bundle...
British Song Birds - Natural History Coloured Pencil Drawing
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British Song Birds - Natural History Coloured Pencil Drawing
Online on-demand course
£60
With Linda Hampson For those of you unable to attend Linda’s course in person we offer the option of accessing our library of online video tutorials. The Devon Songbirds bundle...
CALLIGRAPHIC ART – EMBELLISHED ENVELOPES'
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CALLIGRAPHIC ART – EMBELLISHED ENVELOPES'
Online on-demand course
£25
For those of you unable to attend Alma’s course in person we offer the option of joining us online! A fantastic introduction to simple calligraphic art, ‘Embellished Envelopes’ are a...
Calligraphic Art – PAINTED ROBIN CHRISTMAS CARD
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Calligraphic Art – PAINTED ROBIN CHRISTMAS CARD
Online on-demand course
£10
For those of you unable to attend Alma’s course in person we offer the option of joining us online! A fantastic introduction to simple calligraphic art, a painted Robin Christmas...
Calligraphic arts - paper embossing at The Old Kennels
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Calligraphic arts - paper embossing at The Old Kennels
Online on-demand course
£25
With Alma Swan of Exeter Letterers For those of you unable to attend Alma’s course in person we offer the option of joining us online! A fantastic introduction to simple...
COMPLETE BEGINNERS – Six part introduction to botanical & natural history coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels
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COMPLETE BEGINNERS – Six part introduction to botanical & natural history coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels
Online on-demand course
£95
With Linda Hampson For those of you unable to attend Linda’s course in person we offer the option of joining us online. This is a chance to explore coloured pencil...
Devon stave basket course at The Old Kennels
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Devon stave basket course at The Old Kennels
In-person course
Devon - Next course on 24th November 2022
£195
Stave baskets are very hard wearing and give years of service. You will be making a ‘number 2’ sized basket with a handle, which was designed to hold about 20lbs...
Free introductory tutorial 'Intuitive Oil Painting' for beginners
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Free introductory tutorial 'Intuitive Oil Painting' for beginners
Online on-demand course
£0
If you have ever wanted to pick up a brush and simply don't know where to start this free online tutorial from David Struwig will unleash your creativity in the...
Goldfinch – introduction to botanical coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels
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Goldfinch – introduction to botanical coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels
Online on-demand course
£25
For those of you unable to attend Linda’s course in person we offer the option of joining us online. The Goldfinches course is a wonderful course for beginners and improvers...
Hazel Dormouse - beginners coloured pencil drawing with Linda Hampson
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Hazel Dormouse - beginners coloured pencil drawing with Linda Hampson
Online on-demand course
£5
For those of you unable to attend Linda’s course in person we offer the option of joining us online. The Common or Hazel Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) course is a wonderful...
Pineapple - Botanical Coloured Pencil Drawing Course
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Pineapple - Botanical Coloured Pencil Drawing Course
Online on-demand course
£25
With Linda Hampson For those of you unable to attend Linda's course in person we offer the option of joining us online. The Pineapple course is a wonderful course for...
Pumpkins – introduction to botanical coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels
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Pumpkins – introduction to botanical coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels
Online on-demand course
£25
For those of you unable to attend Linda’s course in person we offer the option of joining us online. The Pumpkin course is a wonderful course for those newer to...
Red Rosebud – FREE introduction to botanical coloured pencil drawing with The Old Kennels
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Red Rosebud – FREE introduction to botanical coloured pencil drawing with The Old Kennels
Online on-demand course
£0
For those of you unable to attend Linda Hampson's wonderful courses in person we offer the option of joining us for an online video tutorial. The Rosebud course is a...
Send-a-Course 'Christmas Hare' Coloured Pencil Drawing Gift Card
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Send-a-Course 'Christmas Hare' Coloured Pencil Drawing Gift Card
Online on-demand course
£5
With Linda Hampson THE PERFECT GIFT! Send a course-in-a-card this festive season! Simply supply the email address of the person/people you wish to send to, and we will email them...
Song Thrush & Devon Hedgefruits - Four Part course in Coloured Pencil
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Song Thrush & Devon Hedgefruits - Four Part course in Coloured Pencil
Online on-demand course
£40
With Linda Hampson For those of you unable to attend Linda’s course in person we offer the option of joining us online. The Song Thrush & Devon Hedgerow Fruits Bundle...
The Holly & The Ivy - Festive Botanical Coloured Pencil Drawing
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The Holly & The Ivy - Festive Botanical Coloured Pencil Drawing
Online on-demand course
£25
With Linda Hampson For those of you unable to attend Linda's course in person we offer the option of joining us online. The Holly & The Ivy course is a...
Twelve Months Subscription – Online Tutorials in botanical & natural history coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels
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Twelve Months Subscription – Online Tutorials in botanical & natural history coloured pencil drawing at The Old Kennels
Online on-demand course
£240
With Linda Hampson For those of you unable to attend Linda’s course in person we offer the option of joining us online! With our monthly subscription option, you will be...
Woodland Edge Bundle - Botanical Coloured Pencil Drawing
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Woodland Edge Bundle - Botanical Coloured Pencil Drawing
Online on-demand course
£95
With Linda Hampson For those of you unable to attend Linda’s course in person we offer the option of accessing our library of online video tutorials. The Woodland Edge bundle...
Working with silver at The Old Kennels
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Working with silver at The Old Kennels
In-person course
Devon - Next course on 14th July 2022
£185
Ever popular, this two-day class with professional silver smith Julian Livingstone is aimed at complete beginners and improvers. Starting with sheet metals and expert guidance you will learn to cut,...

Reviews

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Working with silver at The Old Kennels

In-person course
Amanda Yates - - #35860

Small class with excellent tutor. As a novice I came home with silver jewellery I can wear and look professionally made. Support though every stage of the process a good course for both the novice and those with experience of silver working The Old Kennels is set in a lovely environment with Tracey as a friendly welcoming hostess

Response from The Old Kennels:

Thank you so much for your kind review Amanda! Glad you enjoyed your course and are still enjoying your jewellery too :)

Working with silver at The Old Kennels

In-person course
Mon - - #35866

This course was my first time working with silver. The tutor, Julian Livingstone, is experienced and very patient giving individual help and advice where needed.
Over the two days I produced a ring and a beautiful tea caddy spoon that I'll treasure.
Our hostess, Tracey is always welcoming and attentive to everyone attending the courses.

Response from The Old Kennels:

Thank you for such a lovely review Mon, very much appreciated! I’m so pleased you enjoyed your course with Julian he really is a super tutor :)

Working with silver at The Old Kennels

In-person course
Julie Roppert - - #35946

Had a lovely time at this venue on the silversmith course with Julian Livingstone.
Never worked with silver before. I produced a ring, bracelet, book marker. Great course for individuals or couples. Tracey was a great host your made very welcomed each morning with a hot beverage, the food was excellent, highly recommended

Response from The Old Kennels:

Thank you so much fo your kind review Julie, Im so pleased you enjoyed your course at The Old Kennels and do hope to see you again soon!

Calligraphic arts - paper embossing at The Old Kennels

Online on-demand course
Lesa Morley - - #32077

This short course taught me everything I needed to know, very helpful and eye opening, thank you so much!

Response from The Old Kennels:

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your course, there are more online courses being added all the time and we hope to be able to welcome people back again in person very soon!