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Zantium Studios Ltd

Contact Name: Alison Massey

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Zantium Studios, Godfrey Hole House
Near Hopton
Wirksworth, Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 4DF

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Zantium Studios Ltd's Courses

Craft bookbinding (1 day) in the Peak District
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Craft bookbinding (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 14th November 2019
£95
Make your own hardback notebook/sketchbook using traditional bookbinding methods and materials. Open to both beginners and those with experience. Tutor: Holly Serjeant (from Scriveners Books) Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish. • Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting • Relaxed, creative atmosphere • 4 - 6 students per workshop • Open to both beginners and those with experience • Good fresh food, homemade cakes • Accommodation on site and nearby if required • Private groups...
Creative paper cutting (1 day) in the Peak District
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Creative paper cutting (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 5th November 2019
£95
Paper cutting is the craft of the moment! It is everywhere; shop displays, book covers and even crockery. It has a long and rich history all over the world, from Mexico to China, from Matisse to Rob Ryan. Join us for this 1-day workshop and master the basics of this highly rewarding, low cost craft. Be inspired by Polish paper cuts, Haitian metal cut outs and wooden fret work; examples of these and more will be provided to fire your imagination. Get to grips with decorative lettering and learn to...
Enamel jewellery (1 day) in the Peak District
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Enamel jewellery (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 12th November 2019
£95
A fascinating introduction to the art and science of enamelling. The course covers both wet and dry enamelling techniques to make a pendant and a pair of earrings. The workshop includes: Safety briefing and basic enamelling theory. Advice on materials and suppliers. Enamel powder preparation, mesh sifting and stencilling. Use of fire scale as a decorative feature. Finishing and polishing. Open to both beginners and those with experience. Tutor: Amanda Graham Start time: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.00am End time: Tuition finishes around...
Fused glass (1 day) in the Peak District
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Fused glass (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 6th November 2019
£95
Explore the fascinating art of fused glass on this one day workshop. An introduction to a wonderful array of glass in many forms. Learn how to cut, shape and assemble materials to create beautiful pieces of your own. Projects include a set of coasters, a decorative hanging or small dish. Your creations will be kiln fired after the workshop for collection/postage at a later date. Open to both beginners and those with experience. Tutor: Katerina Kristou Start time: Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. Tuition starts at 10.00am...
Fused Glass (2 days) in the Peak District
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Fused Glass (2 days) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 3rd October 2019
£190
Explore the fascinating art of fused glass on this two day workshop. An introduction to a wonderful array of glass in many forms. Learn how to cut, shape and assemble materials to create beautiful pieces of your own. Become familiar with different firing techniques and fuse finishes. Design 2D and 3D projects such as coasters, sun catchers, bowls, plaques and jewellery. Your creations will be kiln fired after the workshop for collection/postage at a later date. Open to both beginners and those with experience. Tutor: Katerina Kristou Start time: Join...
Letterpress printing (1 day) in the Peak District
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Letterpress printing (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 15th November 2019
£95
Original type, beautiful papers and a vintage press! Create a design using hand-set type and produce your own limited edition prints. A fascinating introduction to the art of typography and the workings of a table top press. Chris will touch on the 500 year history of the craft as he talks students through basic letterpress principles and demonstrates the Adana press in action. You will learn to hand-set type on a composing stick, transfer to a chase and lock it up for printing. After lunch you will ink up and...
Modern calligraphy (1 day) in the Peak District
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Modern calligraphy (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 22nd September 2019
£95
An introduction to modern calligraphy. Open to both beginners and those with experience. Tutor: Alison Kelsall (from Mint Green Calligraphy) Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish. • Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting • Relaxed, creative atmosphere • 4 - 6 students per workshop • Open to both beginners and those with experience • Good fresh food, homemade cakes • Accommodation on site and nearby if required • Private groups welcome (minimum 4 people) Please...
Mosaic course (1 day workshop) in the Peak District
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Mosaic course (1 day workshop) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£95
Design and make your own mosaic. Explore traditional or contemporary approaches using beautiful glass and ceramic tiles. Potential projects include a decorative panel, mirror frame, trivet or house number/name. An inspirational slide show is followed by instruction on materials and shaping techniques. A design session will help you develop your own creative project in the style and material of your choice. You are welcome to work from your own design or one provided by Zantium. Grouting and finishing demonstrations conclude the workshop. Open to both beginners and those with experience....
Mosaic course (2 days) in the Peak District
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Mosaic course (2 days) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 10th October 2019
£190
Design and make your own mosaic. Explore traditional or contemporary approaches using beautiful glass and ceramic tiles. Potential projects include a decorative panel, mirror frame, trivet or house number/name. An inspirational slide show is followed by instruction on materials and shaping techniques. A design session will help you develop your own creative project in the style and material of your choice. You are welcome to work from your own design or one provided by Zantium. Grouting and finishing demonstrations conclude the workshop. Open to both beginners and those with experience....
Mosaic summer & autumn schools (5 days) in the Peak District
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Mosaic summer & autumn schools (5 days) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 13th July 2020
£395
Join us in the Zantium Studio for five blissful days of mosaic! Open to both beginners and the more experienced, this course offers a great choice of projects and techniques. Try your hand at different styles using a range of beautiful materials from cut tesserae to pebbles. The possibilities are endless – table tops, splash backs, terracotta pots and paving slabs. Professional tuition with artist, Peter Massey (MA RCA). Throughout the week there will be slide shows, talks and demonstrations. Tackle one large project or several smaller ones to experiment...
Needle felted dogs (1 day) in the Peak District
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Needle felted dogs (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 25th September 2019
£95
Create your own 4-legged friend to take home! A tactile 1-day workshop exploring 3D needle felting techniques. Von will introduce you to the basic methods of dry felting natural wool fibre. By forming simple shapes and joining them together you will begin to build your soft animal structure. Different shades can be mixed or overlapped to produce markings. The addition of ears and eyes, a tail and nose will complete your canine companion and bring him/her life. You may wish to create a mini replica of your pet – or...
Needle felted hares / bunnies (1 day) in the Peak District
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Needle felted hares / bunnies (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 27th March 2020
£95
A tactile 1-day workshop exploring 3D needle felting techniques. Von will introduce you to the basic methods of dry felting natural wool fibre. By forming simple shapes and joining them together you will begin to build your soft animal structure. Different shades can be mixed or overlapped to produce markings. The addition of ears and eyes, a tail and nose will complete your creature and bring him/her life. Mad March hares or Easter Bunnies, your adorable little sculpture will be a talking point for years to come. Suitable for all...
Painted stained glass (2 days) in the Peak District
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Painted stained glass (2 days) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 19th October 2019
£190
Combine traditional glass painting with lead work. You will create a small stained glass panel to take home and some samples. Open to both beginners and those with experience. Day 1 – Learn the basics of stained glass painting using black/brown tracing colour. Experiment with mark making techniques such as shading, sgrafitto and applying texture. Learn how to cut glass safely and produce a simple design of your own made up of several pieces. Overnight firing in the kiln Day 2 – Assemble your panel using lead, joining the sections...
Silver clay jewellery (1 day) in the Peak District
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(2)
Silver clay jewellery (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 21st September 2019
£95
Create unique items of jewellery in this amazing medium. Art Clay Silver is a new way of working with metal. It consists of minute particles of silver dust held in a binder which can be sculpted just like clay. Once dried out and fired, it fuses together to produce hallmark quality silver. 1 Day Course Learn various techniques including how to manipulate the clay, add texture, set fireable stones in 3 different ways, create detail, add colour and produce a handmade bail for your chain. A small kiln will be...
Silver clay jewellery (2 days) in the Peak District
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Silver clay jewellery (2 days) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 16th November 2019
£190
Create unique items of jewellery in this amazing medium. Art Clay Silver is a new way of working with metal. It consists of minute particles of silver dust held in a binder which can be sculpted just like clay. Once dried out and fired, it fuses together to produce hallmark quality silver. 2 Day Course Design and make several items of jewellery using 3 different types of Art Clay Silver – the clay, the syringe and the paste. You will create something in each type of clay: a hollow form,...
Stained glass intermediate (2 days) in the Peak District
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Stained glass intermediate (2 days) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 28th September 2019
£190
Design and construct your own stunning leaded light panel. A practical workshop for those with some basic experience who wish to develop their skills and learn the traditional method of leadwork. Over the 2 days you will have the opportunity to make an original leaded panel with a surface area of approximately 1 square foot. A choice of templates are provided with the option to design your own if you prefer. Lilian will take time during the course to advise you on designing specifically for stained glass so please do...
Stained glass introduction (2 days) in the Peak District
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(2)
Stained glass introduction (2 days) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 26th September 2019
£190
This colourful workshop provides a perfect introduction to the creative and practical aspects of stained glass and is suitable for complete beginners. The focus is on learning basic skills such as cutting, grozing and soldering which can then be put into practice as students develop their own projects. Over the 2 days you will complete 2 or 3 small copper-foiled light catchers to take home. A choice of templates are provided with the option to design your own piece on day two if you wish. Lilian will take time during...
Stained glass summer school (5 days) in the Peak District
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Stained glass summer school (5 days) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 29th June 2020
£425
An exciting opportunity to develop your skills and creativity. Students of all abilities are welcome – including complete beginners. Tuition will cover both copper foil and leaded light techniques although you may choose one or the other or both for your project(s). Over the 5 days you can design and make own chosen projects. One to one tuition ensures plenty of assistance supporting more ambitious pieces than may be possible on our 2-day course. This is a practical workshop using traditional methods and materials. Tutor: Lilian Shaw Lilian trained originally...
Willow animal sculpture (2 days) in the Peak District
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Willow animal sculpture (2 days) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 1st October 2019
£190
Let your imagination run wild! Join us for this engaging workshop making creatures great and small. Willow is a fun and accessible medium which gives impressive results in a relatively short space of time. Over the 2 days you can choose to design and construct either one four-legged animal or a pair of bird sculptures. Foxes, pheasants, hares and hens; sheep, deer, cats and dogs all prove popular, although projects have also included a snail, peacock and even a unicorn! Abstract forms are equally possible if you prefer this approach....
Willow basket weaving (2 days) in the Peak District
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Willow basket weaving (2 days) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 17th October 2019
£190
Join expert, Eddie Glew for this all-absorbing workshop in basketry. On day one you will weave a small round basket using traditional English and French techniques. The second day offers the chance to make a round/oval basket with a handle or another item of your choice. Alternatively you may decide to construct a large log basket or similar over the 2 days. This course is designed for all abilities from the complete novice to experienced basket makers. Tutor: Eddie Glew Eddie is a hugely talented willow weaver and creative practitioner....
Willow garden structures (1 day) in the Peak District
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Willow garden structures (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 24th April 2020
£95
A creative day in the garden with willow expert Eddie Glew. Projects include obelisks/plant supports (perfect for those sweet peas!) plus decorative sunflowers and dragonflies. You will make several items over the day to take home. Eddie will also explain the practice of using living willow to build larger structures such as dens and tunnels. (Note the actual planting of living willow is a seasonal activity, taking place only in the winter months.) The class will be garden-based, with the studio as back-up in case of poor weather. We back...
Willow sculptural forms (1 day) in the Peak District
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Willow sculptural forms (1 day) in the Peak District
Derbyshire - Next course on 16th October 2019
£95
A taster day using willow to make simple sculptural forms. Practice random weave techniques to create spheres, hearts, fish and other organic shapes. Emma offers a choice of projects, encouraging individual style and creativity. The class may be studio or garden-based, depending on the weather. We back onto organically farmed land with views across the fields to Carsington Water making it a lovely place to work. Open to all – both beginners and those with experience. “We had a fantastic day!” “Emma offers the perfect balance of reassurance and positivity,...