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Through exploration of negative space, optical illusion and deconstruction, cut and manipulate sheet metal to make jewellery, tableware or purely abstract forms. Develop ideas through paper models before...more

Duration: 2 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

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Learn some of Adobe Photoshop's creative features and discover how to make enhancements to your images using many of the software’s primary adjustment features. This will include working with layers,...more

Duration: 2 days

Beginner

No Qualification

From£235

Full time
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Explore the potential of this small scale black and white art form for detail, atmosphere and dramatic graphic impact. From idea to complete print, develop a design, transfer it onto an endgrain wood...more

Duration: 3 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£225

Learn simple wire techniques to make jewellery from beads and buttons. Techniques shown include how to wrap a bead, thread and finish off necklaces and how to mend or remodel bead jewellery. ...more

Duration: 2 days

Beginner

No Qualification

From£242

Learn how to get a sense of the scale of a landscape view, expansive sky, or massive tree into a small painting. Working small enables you to turn over ideas quickly, try things out and experiment. You...more

Duration: 3 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

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A course for performers - amateur or professional - to sing in an authentic and personal way, focussing on English ‘Art’ Songs from the Renaissance to the present. Singing technique, interpretation,...more

Duration: 3 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£344

Looping and netting have been used over the past 20,000 years to make baskets, traps and clothing. You will explore these ancient skills and make contemporary bags, baskets and wall hangings with natural...more

Duration: 2 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

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Discover how to capture expression in portraits with mirrors and photographs. Make tonal studies in charcoal, then explore colour, composition and form using chalk and oil pastels....more

Duration: 2 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

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Expand your skills in carving letters with a mallet and chisel. Beginners are introduced to the techniques of ‘V’ cutting to gain confidence. More experienced carvers refine and improve carving techniques...more

Duration: 4 days

No Qualification

From£329

Explore turned forms for mugs, jugs and teapots, as you improve your throwing skills and learn to get the most out of the clay on your own wheel. There will be lots of time to practise your throwing...more

Duration: 5 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£591

Construct an elegant but sturdy chair, based on a Welsh stick style, whatever your level of woodworking experience. Work with traditionally used hardwoods, learn to shape the legs, back sticks and arm...more

Duration: 5 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£551

Capture the freshness of the spring garden as you learn to mix ‘clean’ colours and apply shadows to pale flowers whilst keeping their original intensity. Focus on colour, colour mixing and tone, and the...more

Duration: 4 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£426

Full time
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Play with light and movement on water. Printing in woodcut you will explore ripples, sparkles, swirls and the ways in which water patterns delight us. You will work with beautiful tools and materials....more

Duration: 5 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

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Experience the unique immediacy of working in plaster as you build up a figurative sculpture. Learn how to build an armature, how to apply the plaster, add on and carve it, working directly with your...more

Duration: 4 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£444

Learn the techniques of piercing, shaping, filing, hammering, soldering and finishing as you make a simple silver ring, then explore surface decoration with a second piece of jewellery....more

Duration: 2 days

Beginner

No Qualification

From£225

Full time
From£225

Have you ever read a newspaper, magazine or online article and wondered if you could write like that? If so, this inspiring course is for you. Covering the basics of how to pitch and write articles for...more

Duration: 2 days

Beginner

No Qualification

From£225

Learn a fresh approach to painting watercolours and inks through a series of set projects with guidance on composition and materials. Demonstrations are given on various techniques as you explore this...more

Duration: 2 days

Beginner

No Qualification

From£234

An introduction to stumpwork, a traditional three-dimensional hand embroidery technique, and how to adapt it to contemporary practice. Learn the basic techniques of needle lace and stitches to make...more

Duration: 3 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£329

Discover the potential of image transfer. Transform your photographs and layer them with found images, experiment with textures and different colour combinations to create unique versions of your images....more

Duration: 2 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

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Learn how to construct, shape, subvert, distort, mirror and repeat three-dimensional space using the laws of perspective, with technical perspective drawing techniques....more

Duration: 2 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£225
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