STRADBROKE HIGH SCHOOL
Saturday February 16th 2019
SPRINGTIME FELT FLOWERS 9.00-12.00
Tutor: Rachel Glover £31.00 Code: 663
Using both wet and needle felting techniques create wonderful blooms to decorate you and your home, for example a selection of spring flowers for a hat, corsage or table decoration for yourself or as a gift. All materials provided. No experience necessary.
FOOTSTOOL UPHOLSTERY PROJECT 09.15 - 16.00
Tutor: Mary Gibson £105.00 code:664
This one day workshop takes you through the basics of modern upholstery learning how to upholster a small footstool professionally. The footstool frame and all materials will be supplied, but a piece of top
fabric at least 80cm x 80cm should be brought along on the day to complete your footstool. A small
selection of your own tools will be necessary, all of which are likely to be in your tool box already. Please note that a good grip and moderate strength is required for this workshop and you will be standing for most of the day. Tea and coffee available throughout the day, please bring along a packed lunch.
INTRODUCTION TO MOSAICS – Beach hut panel 09.30 - 15.30
Tutor: Joy Holden £64.00 code:665
A fun and friendly taster session for those who have never done any mosaic work before, or with very little experience. You will make a panel of mosaic depicting a row of cheerfully coloured beachhuts, made from glass mosaic tiles, using the direct method. You will make colour choices, learn about application of adhesive and placing of tiles, use of specialised tools for cutting glass tiles, grouting and cleaning. All tools provided and materials included in the fee. Please bring along an apron and your packed lunch.
AUTHENTIC FRENCH COOKING – Les recettes de ma Grand-mere 10.00-16.00
Tutor: Catherine Godet £62.00 code:670
You will be transported into the Vendee countryside as you learn to cook authentic French dishes. Together we will make a family style coq au vin, and individual gratin dauphinoise and tarte aux pommes from Catherine’s grandmother’s recipe book. This is a step-by-step course with plenty of opportunities for students to develop their cooking skills and confidence in an informal and supportive setting. Besides enhancing their culinary skills, students will have the chance to get acquainted with the French way of life and culture as well as maybe learn some French phrases along the way! Please bring a container for your share of the coq au vin, an apron and a sharp knife. Please bring a packed lunch.
INTRODUCTION TO HAND BUILDING WITH CLAY 10.00-16.00
Tutor: Emma Jayne Robertson £74.00 code:667
Spend a day with ceramic artist and tutor Emma Jayne Robertson, learning three basic ceramic techniques: pinching, slab building and coiling.
You will make a variety of small pieces to practise the techniques and learn how to refine them. You will then get a chance to make a larger piece, concentrating on one of these techniques, with support from Emma. Suitable for beginners and the more experienced.
All the work will be taken away to be fired and returned back to you at a later date. (Please note this can take 4-6 weeks as they need to dry out thoroughly.) You will get the option to choose a colour for your work before it is glazed.
All clay, glazes, firing etc. included within the fee.
WILLOW – RUNNING HARE SCUPLTURE 10.00-16.00
Tutor: Jo Hammond £61.20 code:668
You’ll learn to weave natural, supple willow into sculptural form – ideal as a decorative piece for the garden or house. The hare is approximately life size, in a characteristic running posture. The first stage is to make a simple willow framework, then the weaving begins, with the aim of tying the frame together for a strong structure and flowing shape. Gradually the freeweave technique creates a curving, dynamic layer of willow, from which details like ears and tail can be added. After careful trimming your hare is ready to take home.
All materials are provided by Jo but please bring your own secateurs and a packed lunch.
Please note: willow weaving is moderately hard work and requires a firm grip, and the flexibility to bend over and squat down occasionally.
GET TO KNOW YOUR DSLR CAMERA 10.30 – 12.30
Tutor: Nicola McDonagh £18.40 code:669
Got a DSLR camera? Not sure what all those symbols mean? Do you only use automatic mode? Then this course is for you. Learn to be in control of your photographs by using the Manual settings and understanding the relationship between ISO, f-stop and shutter speed, to make your images stand out from the crowd.