We get you outdoors and tutored by professional photographers genuinely excited about their specialisms. Our tutors not only coach you on the use of your camera’s functions, they help draw out your own individual style and show you how to handle sudden changes in light. All this in the cultural and iconic centre of Europe.
Just for the experience
Trial the wheel under the guidance of an experienced potter and contemporary practitioner. Its tricky so we keep class sizes small: no more than 4 students. This 2.5 hour workshop is suitable for new and continuing students. Each student will have their own wheel to work from. Those with prior experience can get stuck straight into wheel practice or watch our tutor demonstration on wedging, centring clay and throwing. Beginners will then be given a short one:one (approx 12 mins each) prior to individual practice and group learning. At this stage you'll be observing the stages. Beginners can expect to start things slow- be prepared for mess and as a beginner don't expect to be throwing out pots- the tutor does most of the guiding on these early pots. Move your hand off too quickly and you might loose control leaving us with walls to clean. You'll soon decide if you love or hate the wheel, whether you're a natural or just useless but mesmorisingly hooked. Handbuild experience is highly recommended prior to wheel thrown pottery trial. Children over 10 are welcome but do need to be accompanied by an adult and have good arm strength.
Want to create?
Want to play?
This amazing workshop gets you trialling both hand build ceramics and wheel thrown pottery in the same morning orafternoon. This popular format includes the content of our introduction to handbuild ceramics plus a 15 minute talk/demo and 20 minutes one-to-one guidance on the wheel from a highly experienced potter/contemporary practitioner.
Looking to make home made gifts
Or for a little self-pampering?
Forget shop-bought chemically-laden products and learn to make your own natural home made beauty products. Save £s on shop bought products. On this fun-packed 2.5 hour workshop we’ll uncover the art of transforming ingredients from the kitchen cupboard into pampering to ensure you not only scrub-up well but you look, smell and feel great.
If you’re expecting a scene from Ghost,
then buy the DVD.
But If you’re looking for wheel throwing pottery lessons, excellent tuition and small group sizes then book this Go Create. We can’t promise it will be easy: there are born naturals and plodders, like myself. That’s why we only use the best ceramic artists to coach newcomers.
Create with clay
We’ll show you how
Working from a model and expressing through clay. People of all abilities including newcomers welcome. The aim of the workshop is to create something with a resemblance to the human figure – whether abstract or vaguely representative. Experts will be on hand for those requiring guidance and support – and to inspire a range of different possibilities. Our tutors will commence with a short demonstration on how to start and some basic tips for those wishing final works to be fired (please note that there is an additional charge for fired work)
You’re welcome to start with some preliminary sketches prior to work in clay or if you’re feeling confident then we’re happy for you to dive straight into the clay – as long as you wash later.
If you like this course you may also like our week long modelling from life courses. We also thoroughly recommend life drawing for those wishing to take this art form further.
Master sculptors trained on a small scale often starting with parts of the face. Working in that tradition before tackling the full head in a separate class, learn classical sculpting skills: working the clay, how to measure, use equipment, observe and criticize your efforts. Your finished work whether that be a nose, ear, lips or eye will be a momento like no other. During this taster session we’ll be working from plaster cast body parts – cast from real morals.
Intensive 1 day
with Nina Burrows, BA Hons, Cert Ed.
This one-day course is pitched at beginners wishing to gain a firm grip of watercolour basics so that they can experiment and develop their skills at home.The course is suitable for those wishing to explore traditional or experimental watercolour skills.
- 29 Sep 2016 02:00 pm £65.00
- 30 Sep 2016 07:00 pm £105.00
- 1 Oct 2016 10:00 am £45.00
- 2 Oct 2016 10:30 am £45.00
- 2 Oct 2016 02:00 pm £45.00