Creative Crafts Courses

Woodcarving28th Oct to 29th Oct 2017
Tutor: Dick OniansSaturday to Sunday

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The course aims to introduce complete beginners to the basic skills of carving, chisel sharpening and wood behaviour. In further sessions you may follow a structured course of set projects or develop your own ideas. At every stage you will add to your skills and knowledge of all aspects of carving and develop design skills. Experienced carvers will be helped to develop their own projects and skills. .... read more

Needle Felting Robins and Other Birds 19 Nov 2017
Tutor: Sue PearlSunday

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Create a 3D needle-felted robin or other British birds. These birds are brimming with character and can be used to decorate your tree or home during the festive season. Your bird will be 3" - 4" tall, made from fine Scandinavian wool and can be finished off with a jaunty ribbon around the neck. Dry felting - or needle felting - is a simple process in which you create 3D shapes using wool and a barbed needle..... read more

Woodcarving25th Nov to 26th Nov 2017
Tutor: Dick OniansSaturday to Sunday

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The course aims to introduce complete beginners to the basic skills of carving, chisel sharpening and wood behaviour. In further sessions you may follow a structured course of set projects or develop your own ideas. At every stage you will add to your skills and knowledge of all aspects of carving and develop design skills. Experienced carvers will be helped to develop their own projects and skills..... read more

Introduction to Silver Jewellery Making20th Jan to 21st Jan 2018
Tutor: Machi De WaardSaturday to Sunday

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Learn the techniques of piercing, shaping, filing, hammering, soldering and finishing as you make a simple silver ring, then try out different texturing methods with a second piece of jewellery. No experience or artistic skills are necessary. You will be given instruction in the use of tools and equipment as the course progresses. Students can choose to work either in silver or they can work in copper. Silver is not included in the cost..... read more

Woodcarving17th Feb to 18th Feb 2018
Tutor: Dick OniansSaturday to Sunday

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The course aims to introduce complete beginners to the basic skills of carving, chisel sharpening and wood behaviour. In further sessions you may follow a structured course of set projects or develop your own ideas. At every stage you will add to your skills and knowledge of all aspects of carving and develop design skills. Experienced carvers will be helped to develop their own projects and skills..... read more

Floristry: Vases and Hand Tied Bouquets03 Mar 2018
Tutor: Gill BookerSaturday

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When we display flowers in our own homes we generally use a vase. However It can be quite tricky to make the most of a supermarket bunch so that your flowers look as beautiful as you imagined. Come along for the day and learn some “tricks of the trade” from our florist on how to make the best of your flowers. During the course we will create hand tied bouquets and some attractive vase arrangements which would grace any home. Just a few techniques make all the difference!.... read more

Mosaics for All14th Apr to 15th Apr 2018
Tutor: Rosalind WatesSaturday to Sunday

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Make a mosaic using beautiful glass and ceramic tesserae. A choice of projects will be available, or you can bring your own. You will learn how to cut and arrange the tiles, and how to grout and complete the mosaic. You will also learn a little about mosaic history and some of the traditional patterns which you can incorporate into your design if you wish..... read more

Papercutting and Print28th Apr to 29th Apr 2018
Tutor: Juliette OrtonSaturday to Sunday

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In this course, students will learn how to create beautiful papercut artworks and develop them in different ways to achieve varied and exciting outcomes. There will be the opportunity to create several pieces including greeting cards, wall hanging pieces and framed 3D artworks. Although some techniques require careful precision and manipulation, none of them are difficult and are ideal for anybody hoping to find new ways of expressing their creativity..... read more

Woodcarving28th Apr to 29th Apr 2018
Tutor: Dick OniansSaturday to Sunday

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The course aims to introduce complete beginners to the basic skills of carving, chisel sharpening and wood behaviour. In further sessions you may follow a structured course of set projects or develop your own ideas. At every stage you will add to your skills and knowledge of all aspects of carving and develop design skills. Experienced carvers will be helped to develop their own projects and skills..... read more

Making Silver Jewellery with bezel set cabochon stones9th Jun to 10th Jun 2018
Tutor: Machi De WaardSaturday to Sunday

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On this course, you will learn how to bezel set a stone on to a piece of silver jewellery you will make. Learn the techniques of piercing, shaping, filing, hammering, soldering and finishing as you make a simple silver ring. We will add a bezel setting on to your ring and then set the stone in the ring. We will then progress on to making a pendant, exploring texturing options and making bails. The pendant will also have a bezel set stone, allowing you to practice your new skill. .... read more