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Explore silk painting techniques to create exciting effects in vibrant colours to make a range of personalised seasonal greeting cards....more

Duration: 1 day

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£135

Study the emotive effects of changing light in landscape as you develop your observational, mark-making and colour mixing skills. Learn techniques to apply this expressive medium in dynamic ways, from...more

Duration: 5 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£526
From£474

A rare opportunity for extended study of the human figure from life models using grisaille methods of monochrome painting. Using both transparent and opaque painting techniques, you will practice drawing...more

Duration: 4 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£474

Learn or improve italic or copperplate calligraphy through individual tuition and group demonstrations. Your chosen script will be applied in the layout and design of short texts....more

Duration: 3 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£329

Different times are available for this course
From£141

Make a set of three Christmas decorations - an angel, a bell and a tree, as you learn how to cut and prepare glass, copperfoiling, soldering and finishing....more

Duration: Variable

Beginner

No Qualification

From£141
From£111

One day practical workshop with help given on an individual basis to develop your own ideas. The development of ideas through drawing will be encouraged and help then given to realise the idea in...more

Duration: 1 day

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£111

Carve a wooden spoon from the branch of a tree. Each step is demonstrated from cleaving of greenwood to final finishing....more

Duration: 1 day

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£126
From£111

The complete beginner will be introduced to basic techniques including raising, planishing, soldering and forging. You then progress to raised pieces which include the making and fitting of handles,...more

Duration: 1 day

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£111

The spirit of a place, its emotional effect on us and the role of memory and association are the core aspects of our most intense experiences. Using these sensory and cognitive responses to the landscape...more

Duration: 3 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£329

Create a small bowl as you try your hand at woodturning....more

Duration: 1 day

Beginner

No Qualification

From£131

Develop skills in freehand embroidery to create a variety of effects using whip and cable stitch. Fabric is layered, painted and worked into to develop textured samples to use as small pictures or cushion...more

Duration: 3 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£334

Full time
From£329

Experiment with multiple print methods within the same image to make unique prints. Lino, dry-point, collograph and monoprint are the main mediums, combined with various colour and monochrome techniques....more

Duration: 3 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£329

Experiment with drawing or lettering on glass as you are introduced to the techniques of drill and hand engraving. Improvers work on their own projects....more

Duration: 2 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£225
From£233

Learn the basics of oils while making paintings from direct observation. Discover how to structure works and develop light effects, mix colours, build layers, create tone, develop impasto and finish with...more

Duration: 2 days

Beginner

No Qualification

From£233
From£251

Develop bowl turning skills as you explore the versatility of the bowl gouge. Emphasis is on learning good technique and bowl design, with methods for texturing, colouring and finishing....more

Duration: 2 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£251

Different times are available for this course
From£141

Experience hand forging sterling silver using hammers to make a silver spoon as a special gift or a family heirloom....more

Duration: Variable

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£141

Become creatively inspired in the magical moments of twilight and dawn. Take your images to another level by learning about the two elusive fundamentals of all successful landscape studies – lighting and...more

Duration: 2 days

Intermediate

No Qualification

From£235
From£146

Using fabulous foliage from West Dean Gardens, create a contemporary Christmas wreath to adorn your front door. Then make stunning garlands to decorate your home. All in time for Christmas....more

Duration: 1 day

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£146

Make either a stylish pair of leaf earrings or a pendant by piercing, forming and texturing the metal with reticulation....more

Duration: 1 day

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£126

Take risks and get confident overprinting with separate cut blocks of lino that merge together to create surprising new images. Whilst there is an element of control over the structure of the outcomes,...more

Duration: 4 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£462
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