EXPERIENCE THE POTTERS WHEEL
Traditional Techniques Working with Clay

Tutor: Katharine “Katie” Gleeson
With a wheel each and just two students per session, during your taster session Katharine will demonstrate the preparation of clay, centering on the wheel and throwing a pot.  Students will then create a pot or vase on the wheel under guidance from Katharine. The principles of decorating, glazing and firing will be explained.
09.00 -09.45 code:650 £32

10.00 -10.45 code:651 £32

11.00 - 11.45 code:652 £32

12.00 -12.45 code:653 £32


RUSSIAN LANGUAGE TASTER SESSION 9.00-13.00

Tutor: Cary Nunez £36.80 code: 654

This workshop intends to make you fall in love with the language of Tolstoi and Dostoievski, Pushkin and Rachmaninov, Tchaikovski and Aivasovski. We will show you how to write some letters of the Cyrillic alphabet and how to write your name; we will also try some exchanges in Russian (“Hello”, “Good bye”, “thank you”, how to order drinks and food at a bar and to ask for directions). And together we will reveal some similarities of this wonderful language with English.


BOOK BINDING 9.00-16.00

Tutor: Simone Padur £64.40 code:655

Learn 3 different ways to bind and make and embellish books or journals. By the end of the day you will have three books to take home as either journals, recipe books, art pieces or a place to start that book you always wanted to write. Simone loves to make and illustrate books. She is a qualified Art & Design Teacher and published author and illustrator. Just enthusiasm and the love of books required for this class. Requirements list will be sent beforehand.


MACRAME OWL DOOR HANGER 9.30 - 12.00

Tutor: Rachel Glover £26.00 code:656

Get started with a few simple macrame knots, and make a decorative owl door hanger to take home with you. . With the basics you can then use a multitude of macramé techniques to create interesting and decorative wall hangings and plant hangers. No experience necessary. All materials provided


USING WATER COLOUR PENCILS 9.30-12.30

Tutor: Vaughan Windle £ 27.60 code:657

An excellent way to record in a sketchbook or produce more finished work. This media allows full colour paintings to be completed with a minimum of equipment. Techniques explained. Requirements – 140lb water colour paper, as set of 12 or 24 water soluble pencils and a medium size water colour brush.


DISCOVER THE MYSTERIES OF NORSE RUNES 9.45 - 12.45

Tutor: Julie Wheeler £26.00 code:658

Rune comes from the ancient Norse word for mystery, over time these symbols developed into a modern alphabet however these enigmatic symbols have kept their mystical properties. Most commonly carved in wood due to that elements importance in Norse mythology, but often in bone or stone, runes were used as a protective symbol, a warning, and sometimes a curse!

 


WILLOW AND RUSH WALL BASKET 10.00–12.30

Tutor: Jo Hammond £ 30.60 code:659

Make a pretty cone-shaped basket using English willow and rush. Try a variety of weaves and textures, learn a simple border, and finish with a twisted cord loop for hanging on the wall. Jo provides all the tools and materials you need, and expert step-by-step instruction…no previous experience needed. This project is ideal for beginners.

Please note: willow weaving is moderately hard work and requires a firm grip.


OIL PAINTING – THE BASICS 10.00 - 13.00

Tutor: Jenny Windle £27.60 code:660

This workshop is aimed at beginners but also useful to those with a little experience. It will include laying out your palette & mixing paints, colour and tonal variations, and application methods on a prepared board. A simple still life will be painted, for which a materials list will be provided.


MIDDLE EASTERN FEAST 10.00 - 15.00

Tutor: Deborah Paul £ 62.00 code:661

Middle Eastern cuisine is not hot and spicy. Although it does use a lot of spices it uses those with warm and earthy flavours. In this one day of cookery you will make and take home a Persian chicken dish flavoured with dried fruits, honey and cinnamon and a bejewelled rice pudding with cardomon, pistachio and almonds . There will be a demonstration of focaccia with Eastern flavourings. Please bring an apron, a sharp knife and a packed lunch.


WILLOW DRAGONFLY 13.30-16.00

Tutor: Jo Hammond £30.60 code:662

Make a delicate willow dragonfly to hover in your garden. We will make one small version then progress to a large dragonfly once the steps have been learned. Jo provides all the tools and materials you need, and expert step-by-step instruction…no previous experience needed. This project is ideal for beginners.

Please note: willow weaving is moderately hard work and requires a firm grip.