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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

Learn the beautiful Japanese hand quilting technique of Sashiko – traditionally white stitching on indigo coloured fabric. You are shown traditional examples and then contemporary ways of using the...more

Duration: 3 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£329

From a boyhood interest in nature was born a passion for wild plants and trees, and a desire to travel the world's wild places to see them in their native habitat. Meanwhile a chance conversation with a...more

Duration: 0.5 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£30

Work on your own potter's wheel as you develop your own designs inspired by the ceramic collection at West Dean. You are shown key techniques, including how to prepare and work with clay....more

Duration: 3 days

Beginner

No Qualification

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Using mild steel become familiar with the basic skills of the blacksmith to develop your designs and make successful objects....more

Duration: 2 days

Beginner

No Qualification

From£271

Full time
From£249

With a mixture of quick and longer poses, make studies from the model exploring form, composition, line and tone....more

Duration: 2 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

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Design and make either a napkin ring or bangle, or raise a small bowl. You learn methods for both creating and finishing forms, completing at least one project. No previous experience required....more

Duration: 2 days

Beginner

No Qualification

From£225

The world of publishing has developed exponentially presenting new opportunities for writers. Harness your creativity and take practical steps towards the most satisfying way to publish your book....more

Duration: 2 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£225

Working in liminal light conditions means allowing the eyes to interpret what is barely visible. This has the surprising result in freeing your mark-making sensibility, producing extraordinary colour and...more

Duration: 3 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£352

This is a project based course and the focus will be on restoration techniques. Students are requested to bring instruments and bows to work on. Teaching will be in free seminar form, based on students’...more

Duration: 9 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£992

Full time
From£225

For classical guitarists (grade 2-5) who wish to experience the enjoyment of playing in an ensemble, develop their technique and learn by performing their solo music in repertoire classes. Some aspects of...more

Duration: 2 days

Intermediate

No Qualification

From£225

This is a project based course and the focus will be on restoration techniques. Students are requested to bring instruments and bows to work on. Teaching will be in free seminar form, based on students’...more

Duration: 9 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£992

Full time
From£225

For advanced level classical guitarists (grade 6-8) who wish to experience the enjoyment of playing in an ensemble, develop their technique and learn by performing their solo music in repertoire classes....more

Duration: 2 days

Advanced

No Qualification

From£225
From£146

With West Dean Gardens as an inspiration you will create modern, stylish designs, while learning how to select suitable materials and how to condition them. You will be shown various techniques and the...more

Duration: 1 day

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£146

Explore adventurous and playful ways to gather and manipulate visual imagery and develop ideas for textiles, through drawing, painting, stencilling and collage. Initially working from observation, you...more

Duration: 5 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£436

Full time
From£344

Broaden your understanding and skills in stone setting through an exploration of the techniques used for bezel, crown, bead/grain and flush settings. Practise with inexpensive stones, learn to make basic...more

Duration: 4 days

No Qualification

From£344
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An opportunity for tapestry weavers to explore text as a concept, developing ideas and production methods, including discussion on contemporary examples. Develop skills in aesthetic assessment and how to...more

Duration: 4 days

Multiple levels

No Qualification

From£354

Learn how to make contemporary sculptural jewellery pieces using wood with silver inlay and pearls. You will design and make a wood pendant inlaid with small silver dots and then make a pendant or ring...more

Duration: 3 days

No Qualification

From£243

Learn to handle brushes, use colour and study form and composition as you paint in watercolour....more

Duration: 3 days

Beginner

No Qualification

From£225
From£225

Produce a simple stone sculpture and develop a good understanding of the processes involved. First, model your idea in clay and then transfer it to stone. The tutor will demonstrate the techniques and...more

Duration: 3 days

Beginner

No Qualification

From£225
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