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Our Courses in August 2017
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August

Glass Fusing – Five Projects in Glass
Wednesday 2nd August 2017 to
Thursday 3rd August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Shirley Eccles

£160
This course is an introduction to the skills and techniques involved in glass fusing and slumping. We will make three items during the day – glass jewellery fused in a microwave and two kiln-fired pieces (a bowl/platter and either coasters, a mirror frame or a wind chime). You will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of ideas and glass materials.
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Summer Flowers for all Occasions
Thursday 3rd August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Christine Pearce

£80
Create a stunning summer wreath for a garden tea party, wedding or to just enjoy in your home. Also learn to make a seasonal upright arrangement in a decorative container to complement your wreath. Summer wreaths are bursting with glorious seasonal flowers and foliage, and capture the colour and scent of summer. They can be hung or used as a lovely table centrepiece. Professional florist and NAFAS demonstrator Christine Pearce will provide guidance at every stage.
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Transforming Textiles – Intriguing Surfaces for Stitch
Friday 4th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Anne Griffiths

£80
Layer, stitch, bond and distort materials into a variety of rich textures and patterns, including delicate lace-like structures. This is a chance to experiment with kunin felt, transparent nets, organzas, metallic threads and packaging, and explore ways of transforming materials by layering and stitching. We will also use a soldering iron and heat gun to create new and innovative fabrics.
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Fruit in Pastel - Still Life
Friday 4th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Clive Eastland

£80
The bright colours and variety of shapes of fruit lend themselves perfectly to painting in pastel. We will explore techniques including blocking in and layering on the way to you producing your own still life.
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Wood Engraving
Saturday 5th August 2017 to
Sunday 6th August 2017
9.45am - 4.30pm
Tutor: Peter Lawrence

£160
Wood engraving produces prints of great detail and refinement, with a large tonal range, unlike the more common method of creating woodcuts. This two-day course will introduce beginners to all the basic tools and techniques of wood engraving. Reference books, a set of tools for each student, end-grain practice blocks, a block of lemonwood, Japanese paper, roller and ink will be provided. Printing will be by hand burnishing; a method that can be easily replicated at home.
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