Learn how to cut & fuse coloured and dichroic glass into unique and stunning pieces. We will cover safety and basic techniques for handling and cutting before designing and assembling pendants and earrings. Tutor is Fiona Gooch.
A relaxed day in the beautiful college grounds of demonstration led exercises to help you develop your confidence to sketch on location in ink and watercolour. The course will give you tips on what you need to take with you, how to choose a subject, how to get started and hopefully send you home with some lovely work and plenty of inspiration to go on and do more.
This popular, practical course provides invaluable hints, tips, and skills to interest and inspire all levels. Try soldering, forging, stone setting and polishing, going home with several completed items. Steve O'Keeffe's teaching style is inclusive and flexible.
Using the beautiful Cotswold landscape as our subject we will look at image construction, design and composition, lighting, selection of colour, illustration and narrative, developing our own personal photographic style. On Sunday we will work on creatively enhancing photographs with Photoshop to produce original works of art.
During the two day course you will have the opportunity to make some of the following items woven using willow for your garden - a plant climber, cloche, fan trellis, hanging basket, dragonfly sculpture or bird sculpture. Suitable for beginners and improvers. A good introduction into the basics of willow weaving. Tutor is Sue Kirk.
It's our 21st year of summer school this year offering a variety of courses with very experienced tutors. We are confident you will find our courses inspiring. This is an ideal opportunity to experience something different and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, value for money and food. Courses including Weaving, Textiles,Upholstery, Felt Making,Willow Weaving,Painting, Crochet, Dressmaking & more.
Working through simple projects, we will cover the basic skills of drawing using a variety of materials. Looking at still life, objects and landscape, we will study light and shade, composition, represent space and form and mark-making. The course is suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh their drawing skills. Tutor is Sheila Bryan.
A week long course in Watercolour landscape painting covering basic techniques, materials, brushwork and Watercolour washes. A fun course that will suit beginners & those more confident with the medium. We will focus on simple local landscape subjects using a limited palette with emphasis on the importance of sound composition & good tonal balance. Tutor David Hyde.
Learn how to pattern cut and make perfectly fitted clothes! Would you like to make a perfectly fitted skirt? During the week you will make a master pattern (block) using your measurements, learn how to adapt it to make different styles and design and make a skirt of your choice. This course is suitable for those with some basic dressmaking experience.
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