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Textiles – short courses at West Dean

The huge diversity of textile based crafts is reflected in the breathtaking range of short courses on offer at West Dean College, near Chichester, West Sussex. Available to tempt you during Spring and Summer 2017 are, among many others: – Machine embroidered jewellery and accessories – Digitally printed textile design – Silk textile purses or […]

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Woodworking and furniture making – short courses at West Dean

West Dean College, near Chichester, West Sussex has a wide range of woodworking and furniture making short courses on offer for Spring and Summer 2017. Whether in specialist areas such as musical instruments or more decorative and everyday functional items, there’s a course for you, including: – Greenwood carving – spoons or small vessels – […]

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Printmaking – Short Courses at West Dean

West Dean College near Chichester has a wide range of enticing courses on offer during Spring-Summer 2017 in many printmaking disciplines. Just a small selection includes: – Wood engraving – Introduction to screenprinting – Paper drypoint printmaking – Woodcut prints – exploring the process – Etching workshop And many more. For further details and to […]

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Pottery and Ceramics – Short Courses at West Dean

As part of its huge and highly regarded range of craft skills courses, West Dean are offering many short (one day to one week) courses in pottery and ceramics through Spring and Summer 2017. Demand is understandably high, so don’t delay in visiting via the link below to find and book a course! These include: […]

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Jewellery and Enamelling Courses at West Dean

West Dean College has an exciting range of short courses (varying from one day to one week in length) in jewellery and enamelling techniques for Spring into Summer 2017. Just a small selection from upcoming courses includes: – Enamelling – exploring contemporary techniques – One day jewellery workshops – Jewellery in wood with silver and […]

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Leather workshops with Williams British Handmade – new dates added!

Williams British Handmade’s leather workshops have been really popular and have been selling out quickly so to avoid disappointment they have added some extra dates throughout 2017. All courses are run from their spacious workshop based in a converted 1850’s school, what better place to learn a new skill? Group courses have a maximum of […]

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Furniture Decoupage Workshops

In this 2-day workshop, Gabriela will teach you how to upcycle a chair or another small piece of furniture such as a side table or a simple bedside cabinet.
A chair is recommended to start on if you’re new to decoupage, a technique that allows you to transform a piece of furniture using just paper and glue. During the course, you’ll choose beautiful papers from Gabriela’s extensive collection, and as she guides you through the design process she’ll show you all the tricks involved in applying different types of paper to a hard surface.

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Colour & Texture: anodised aluminium with Lindsey Mann

This workshop is very much techniques based and is designed to encourage you to find your own approach to colouring.
Learning through demonstrations and guided experimentation you will come away at the end of the day with a host of sample pieces ready to inspire your own work. Dip-dyeing, painting, drawing, printmaking and the clever use of resists will all be covered along with many more.

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Design & Make: aluminium jewellery with Lindsey Mann

During this taster workshop you have the opportunity to create a unique piece of jewellery in colourful anodised aluminium. Students will be introduced to a host of colouring and decorative techniques. There will be plenty of time to experiment and explore the material before focusing on a final piece of jewellery.

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Assembled Jewellery Workshops

During this 2 1/2 hour workshop, you will learn to create a miniature design using paper and paint on the flat side of a domed glass cabochon. You will then incorporate this into a piece of jewellery: a choice of either two pendants or a pendant and a brooch. I will guide you through the design process and show you all the tricks involved in applying layers of thin paper and metallic paints to a small glass surface. Once you have learned these techniques, you will be able to create more jewellery items at home.

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