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Creative Connections

A chance to have a go at a basket full of crafts with two experienced and dedicated tutors at hand to provide help and encouragement. The crafts on offer will include, amongst others, making natural dyes and inks, and then using them to draw and paint; making small map books to draw in and make notes; paper texturing (including momigami); and making cords and weaving. You will also learn to design an ideas board to help you find inspiration for colour combinations, lines and shapes.

Most of the specialist material for the various crafts will be provided by the tutors, and the cost is included in the fee. There will, however, be some basic items to bring, such as ordinary paint brushes and a glue stick. A full list will be sent prior to the course.

It is also hoped that, weather permitting, time can be spent outdoors in Ammerdown’s beautiful grounds to collect inspiration from nature. Please bring suitable clothing and footwear.

Both tutors passionately believe in the therapeutic value of craft work, and the whole weekend will seek to foster peace and contentment whilst keeping our hands busy.

Jess Tanner is a Wiltshire-based craft-artist who views her practice as a way towards a deeper sense of connection and remembering. Her special interests lie within the skills and traditions of times gone by as well as in the therapeutic and soulful qualities inherent within the processes of making and creating.

Barbara Butler has been teaching arts and crafts in Adult Education since 2001. She is a Life Member of the Embroiderers Guild, chairman of Bath Textile Artists, and crazy about mixed media textiles.

 

Led by: Jess Tanner and Barbara Butler

Please arrive by 6pm on Friday. Course ends at 4pm on Sunday.

A chance to have a go at a basket full of crafts with two experienced and dedicated tutors at hand to provide help and encouragement. The crafts on offer will include, amongst others, making natural dyes and inks, and then using them to draw and paint; making small map books to draw in and make notes; paper texturing (including momigami); and making cords and weaving. You will also learn to design an ideas board to help you find inspiration for colour combinations, lines and shapes.

Most of the specialist material for the various crafts will be provided by the tutors, and the cost is included in the fee. There will, however, be some basic items to bring, such as ordinary paint brushes and a glue stick. A full list will be sent prior to the course.

It is also hoped that, weather permitting, time can be spent outdoors in Ammerdown’s beautiful grounds to collect inspiration from nature. Please bring suitable clothing and footwear.

Both tutors passionately believe in the therapeutic value of craft work, and the whole weekend will seek to foster peace and contentment whilst keeping our hands busy.

Jess Tanner is a Wiltshire-based craft-artist who views her practice as a way towards a deeper sense of connection and remembering. Her special interests lie within the skills and traditions of times gone by as well as in the therapeutic and soulful qualities inherent within the processes of making and creating.

Barbara Butler has been teaching arts and crafts in Adult Education since 2001. She is a Life Member of the Embroiderers Guild, chairman of Bath Textile Artists, and crazy about mixed media textiles.

 

Book a place

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Residential

R2917-R

Creative Connections

Starts: 23rd June, 2017

Ends: 25th June, 2017

Full cost: £275.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £65.00

Please arrive by 6pm on Friday. Course ends at 4pm on Sunday.

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
admin@ammerdown.org

Non-residential

R2517-NR

Creative Connections

Starts: 23rd June, 2017

Ends: 25th June, 2017

Full cost: £183.00
You will pay a deposit now and you will be contacted for the balance within two weeks of the start of the course.
Deposit: £65.00

Please arrive by 6pm on Friday. Course ends at 4pm on Sunday.

This course is nearly sold out - please contact Ammerdown to check for availability.
+44 176 143 3709
admin@ammerdown.org

Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.