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Clay portrait weekends with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #7345

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Clay life modelling weekend with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #6985

A great weekend at the Phoenix Studios, very therapeutic. Highly recommended but wear comfy shoes!
This is my second head at the studio. I'm very much a novice with very little arty talent but under the directions of the very patient Karin, I've created pieces of work I'm so proud of.
The group is small, which means you get almost 1-2-1 instructions....a real plus for me.
Can't wait for the next workshop.


Clay life modelling weekend with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #6960

WOW!
If you're wondering/contemplating...stop and book it NOW! If I can do it, so can you!
What a fabulous weekend! It was fun, rewarding, relaxing, stimulating (can it be both?-yes it can apparently!)exciting, therapeutic...just wonderful. I shouldn't have put it off for so long!
Karen is a fab teacher and everyone on the course was so friendly and kind. It was great to be learning and achieving in such a lovely nurturing environment.

Clay life modelling weekend with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #6955

I so enjoyed this course! Despite having never modelled/sculpted in clay before I found the course a revelation. Karin is kind, patient and calm, even when things go wrong and she shows you how to remedy problems. I eventually produced a head of which I was proud, and having found the whole event warm and friendly, and the weekend went by so quickly, it was sad to leave at the end! I would definitely like to do another course next year and would recommend it to anybody.


Clay life modelling weekend with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #6954

This course exceeded all my expectations. As an absolute beginner I was afraid I'd be out of my depth. But thanks to Karen's encouragement and relaxed tuition I actually produced something I'm quite proud of. What a lovely surprise to discover something that I can enjoy improving for years to come. Loved every minute and will be back soon.

Clay life modelling weekend with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #6949

I've done a few courses at the Phoenix Studios now, but I always come back to this one. The guidance is excellent, the models are always top notch and the Studios themselves are just the nicest place to visit and create in! I can't recommend this course more highly - Karin is a wonderful teacher and I've never seen anyone go home with anything less than brilliant work - even those who've never tried sculpture before! One warning: it IS addictive...


Clay life modelling weekend with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #6763

This was a fantastic course. The atmosphere was great, the tuition was excellent, the studio is a lovely place to be, and I even came home with a lovely sculpture. Somehow the course managed to be both relaxing and totally focused. Karin was a really good teacher, going round each of us in turn and explaining what we needed to do. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone.

Clay life modelling weekend with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #6762

Karin is an amazing and inspirational teacher. I can't wait to take further workshops with her. Like Jane, I recommend anyone who every thought they might enjoy sculpting to give it a go with Karin. They won't be disappointed!


Clay life modelling weekend with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #6760

I was a complete novice at sculpting and also not known to be 'arty'. However Karin is some kind of magician at teaching key principles and techniques so that a figure in clay appears! The atmosphere and environment is peaceful and relaxed, with plenty of teas/coffee and biscuits to sustain you morning and afternoon. So if you are even vaguely tempted, I would thoroughly recommend having a go. Wear comfortable shoes and get absorbed....it is a great.

Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #6758

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Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #6741

What a fun way to spend a weekend - I learnt so much, along like-minded people, and James and Alison taught in such a fun, relaxed way - I would highly recommend this course.

Clay portrait weekends with Karin Ort (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #6591

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Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #6575

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Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #6570

Thank you for such a wonderful weekend, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and found the whole process very rewarding. I think I may have caught the bug  and I am keen to build on what I have learned over the weekend. I can’t thank you enough for your patience, enthusiasm and clarity of instruction. I will be recommending your courses to everyone I talk to who may be interested.


Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #6569

Many thanks to James and Alison for a very enjoyable weekend. It's a complete luxury to totally absorb yourself in such a satisfying activity for a whole 2 days.

Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #6530

Fabulous ! When you first arrive and look at what previous groups have produced, it is a little intimidating. But the technique and the tuition means that by the end, everyone has produced two incredible sculptures. Prepare to be amazed - and exhausted !!!


Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #5318

The Phoenix Studios is a place of magic I think. I've done two different clay courses there and thanks to the teaching style, knowledge and encouragement of the tutors, both times have come out with something I couldn't have dreamed of making without years of experience and hard toil. This sculpture course is completely engaging, inclusive and fun and you come out with TWO pieces at the end of it - I can't recommend it enough.

Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #5315

This was my second course at the Phoenix Studio, and my first working with clay. It was a fantastic experience! Can't wait to apply the coloured glazes to my creations next weekend. James - and Alison who assisted him - were a wealth of information, thank you so much. As a wood carver I am used to taking wood off, now I have learnt how to build up an animal in layers, absolutely fascinating! Already planning my next creations!


Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #5188

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Creating ceramic animals courses - with James Ort & Alison Pink (Course inactive)

In-person course
- - #5157

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