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"Pleasure in sound" a journey through the distinctive and sensual music of French composers....more

Duration: 0.5 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£10
From£571

Screenprinting is a sophisticated form of stencilling. Immerse yourself in a creative range of techniques from handmade paper stencils through to making and exposing photo stencils. Explore combinations...more

Duration: 5 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£571

Create a quilt from beginning to end. All the essential patchwork and quilting techniques are introduced from how to cut the fabric, machine piecing and quilting, to hand sewing the binding. You'll leave...more

Duration: 3 days

Beginner

No Qualification

From£369

Explore the exciting possibilities of soft and hard pastels and use experimental techniques to make a series of drawings. Combine different materials with pastel to create mixed media pieces. Apply pastel...more

Duration: 5 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£566

Learn to make a range of metal fasteners for boxes and discover methods for making catches, clasps, actions for sprung lids, slides and other devices, in both silver and base metals. Each process will be...more

Duration: 5 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£526

Working from the Sussex chalk landscape surrounding West Dean, use drawing to develop designs for simple slab built ceramic platters and wall pieces. Discover ways to build complex and layered surfaces...more

Duration: 5 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£589
From£329

Delve into pattern in textiles, drawing on Sarah's rich experience designing printed textiles. You will consider types of pattern, what pattern does and the part colour plays, as you work on paper with...more

Duration: 3 days

Intermediate

No Qualification

From£329

Different times are available for this course
From£116

Come back to West Dean College to glaze pots you have made on one of our pottery courses and left behind for firing....more

Duration: Variable

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£116

Learn about leather, leather working hand tools and techniques while working on introductory projects in naturally tanned leather. Projects include making a braided wristband, a hand stitched belt and a...more

Duration: 4 days

Beginner

No Qualification

From£476

Dye patterned and textured fabrics working with procion MX dyes. Using dye-baths in trays and small containers, you will dye and over-dye fabrics applying various resist techniques to conjure a palette of...more

Duration: 2 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£231

This two year part-time programme made up of six, three day courses, aims to offer tapestry weavers a deeper insight into the technical and creative techniques of tapestry weaving, so that you can begin...more

Duration: 3 days

Intermediate

No Qualification

From£350

Learn this beautiful painterly hand embroidery technique in which long and short stitch is worked in stranded cottons. Beginners will create a floral motif in natural silk shading, while those already...more

Duration: 3 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£329
From£389

Make a full-sized indigenous animal, such as a deer, fox, sheep or pig using willow. Study drawings and photographs to observe how structure and tension in the animal form can express meaning and...more

Duration: 3 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£389
From£481

Study an exciting range of skills and techniques while observing the dynamics of the human form and building on your drawing process. Consider the model's posture and attitude, how it evokes gestural...more

Duration: 4 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£481

Throw away your preconceptions of what jewellery can or should be working with a range of materials and techniques, to make a set of three earrings. You will be encouraged to be playful, thoughtful and...more

Duration: 5 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£556
From£329

Perfect for those who have a new garden with nothing in it, or an established garden in need of changes. Learn the basics of site evaluation and the creation of a functional layout and planting plan. This...more

Duration: 3 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£329

Use found natural and manmade objects to create different textures on clay surfaces and learn how to make plaster and clay moulds. Slab build or throw pots, slump or press dishes and decorate surfaces...more

Duration: 3 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£372

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

Duration: 1 day

Beginner

No Qualification

From£131
From£329

Combine visual and imaginative information in a unique and personal way. Distil what is important to you as you create dynamic work from drawings and other material. Christine guides you carefully through...more

Duration: 3 days

Intermediate

No Qualification

From£329

Work at your own lathe and become familiar with its use and accessories. Study the bowl-making process through demonstrations and practice, using the various tools in sequence to produce a small bowl in...more

Duration: 3 days

Beginner

No Qualification

From£363
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