The course is designed to help students develop the basic techniques needed in all types of carving. Participants will produce a pattern board of basic cuts that are designed to develop tool control and precision. They will also produce a relief carving of an owl adding depth and shape to the carving. Students will be encouraged to work at their own pace in friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
In this 8 week drawing course Jon Hoad will be working with beginners in the class to develop basic drawing skills, teaching simple techniques to improve both ability and confidence. For those with more experience, Jon will offer his help and advice in the subject and area you are keen to focus on . The course uses a wide variety of materials and classes last 2hrs per week.
Kindrogan is a beautiful setting for nature photography for all levels. Subjects will include birds, mammals, flowers and macro work. The later dates in 2014 will allow photography of the pine martens at dusk and, as an optional extra, a trip to the Isle of May for the sea birds.
This course is for those who have some previous carving experience and want to develop their skills. The course will be run over two days where participants will learn the basics of bird carving and produce a three-dimensional carving of a kingfisher.
This course will concentrate on the use of willow in combination with other found materials such as dogwood, birch, hazel, broom or any pliable materials collected in and around the beautiful grounds of Kindrogan. You will have the chance to make traditional baskets from these materials or to make more sculptural forms. There will be a short evening session on making Christmas crafts in willow.
The area around Kindrogan is a beautiful setting to combine nature photography with the fabulous autumn colours in the area. Subjects will include local landscapes, fungi, lichen, mosses, small birds, moths captured in the moth traps and red squirrels as they prepare for winter by collecting and burying nuts.
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