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Summer School in Visual Art and Craft
July - August 2015 Summer School


WEST DEAN’S SUMMER SCHOOL – at the height of the summer West Dean College offers the perfect location to immerse yourself in creativity and relax with tutors and other students, exchanging ideas, insights and experiences. Special features of the programme include short illustrated talks by tutors on their work, a programmed swap-over session to another course of your choice, displays of tutors’ work and a special party with dinner entertainment and music. There is also an optional evening at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

    Special Features of the Summer School:

  • Short illustrated talks by tutors on their work – open to all.
  • A programmed swap-over session to another course of your choice.
  • Displays of tutors’ work.
  • An afternoon of organised visits to local art venues.
  • An optional evening at the Chichester Festival Theatre (which must be prebooked).
  • A special party with dinner, entertainment and music.
  • Workshop displays of students’ work and informal end-of-course group reviews.


SPECIAL OFFER FOR TEACHERS!

Teachers and technicians can apply for a 50% discount on West Dean’s annual Summer Schools in visual art and craft (course fees only) which run from July 25 - 31, August 1 - 7, August 8 - 14.

Email bookingsoffice@westdean.org.ukor call 0844 4994408 to register your interest with the names of your school, college or university and your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of course. Please note places cannot be guaranteed until one week before the start of each course.

THE SUMMER SCHOOL IN VISUAL ART AND CRAFT 2015

The Summer School courses are bookable by telephone only on the following dates during the Christmas period.

The Bookings Office will be available for telephone bookings on 01243 818314 between 10am and 3pm on the following days:

Monday 22nd Dec
Tuesday 23rd Dec
Wednesday 24th Dec
Monday 29th Dec
Tuesday 30th Dec
Wednesday 31st Dec

Back to normal office hours (9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm) Friday 2nd Jan 2015.

WEEK 1 JULY 25 – 31

All courses include all dinners.

Experimental drawing
Mix mark-making techniques and innovative use of materials to produce large pieces, artists’ books and sculpture.
FREYA POCKLINGTON
£689 Suitable for all SS5507

Oil painting water landscapes NEW
Water is a fascinating subject for a landscape painter. Learn to represent fluid and still water, working both outside and in the studio.
TOM BENJAMIN
£675 Suitable for all SS5508

Letterpress and relief printmaking
Combine image and text as you try printing with a press, by hand and relief printmaking.
SARAH BRYANT
£730 Suitable for all SS5509

Design and make mosaics
Consider colour, texture and light as you experience all aspects of mosaic making.
EMMA BIGGS
£675 Suitable for all SS5510

Enamelling – traditional and contemporary techniques
Gain the confidence to make individual pieces of jewellery or silver.
JOAN MACKARELL
£675 Suitable for all SS5511

Sculpting in metals
Experience a variety of metalworking techniques to design and complete a three-dimensional sculpture.
MIKE SAVAGE
£757 Suitable for all SS5512

Exploring porcelain – form and surface
Explore the plastic nature of porcelain clay as you make forms inspired by manmade and natural surfaces. Use moulding, throwing and then mark-making.
JACK DOHERTY
£777 Intermediate/Advanced SS5513

Exploration in stone – stone carving
Learn to carve a variety of stone, as well as the use of tools, design and finishing processes.
PAULA HAUGHNEY
£675 Suitable for all SS5514

Textile translations – creative felt making for textile art NEW
Create textile art fusing traditional felt making. Explore the nuno-felt process, colour, dyeing and overlaying to make a large work or themed set.
LIZ CLAY
£685 Suitable for all SS5515

Explore hand embroidery – the emotion of stitch
Discover a variety of hand embroidery stitches, three-dimensional stitching, attaching non-traditional materials and more.
JAMES HUNTING
£711 Suitable for all SS5516


August 1-7

All courses includes all dinners

Painting the nude: context and process NEW
Develop an engaging study, using studio exercises and historical context.
GEORGE POPESCO
£741 Suitable for all SS5518

Flotsam and jetsam: painting the lost and found NEW
Enhance your fine detail watercolour painting taking inspiration from the shoreline. Learn dry brush technique, texture and composition.
SUZANNE BALCHIN
£675 Suitable for all SS5517

Woodcut printing inspired by West Dean
With an emphasis on cutting techniques and inking learn to print by hand and with a press.
MERLYN CHESTERMAN AND ROD NELSON
£706 Suitable for all SS5519

Silversmithing – create vessels and sculptural jewellery
Work on individual projects and discover techniques, including sheet metal, raising, soldering and press forming.
ABIGAIL BROWN
£675 Suitable for all SS5520

Sculptural carving in wood
Using simple carving methods you will be encouraged to bring your ideas to life.
ALEX JONES
£675 Suitable for all SS5525

Animal sculpture – wire, scrim and paper clay NEW
Build graceful animal sculptures, consider anatomy and play with texture to highlight contours and details.
FELICITY LLOYD-COOMBES
£775 Suitable for all SS5521

Digital print design for textiles NEW
Use Adobe Photoshop to create unique designs based on photographs and leave with designs ready to send off for printing on fabric. Computer competence is essential.
EMMA BURTON
£715 Beginner/Intermediate SS5522

Dynamic textile printing
Explore a range of silkscreen print processes, including dye-pastes, pigment, resists, mark-making and colouring.
DAWN DUPREE
£675 Suitable for all SS5523

Explore tapestry weaving
Gain an understanding of weaving techniques including circles and texture. Make a selection of woven samples.
CARON PENNEY
£705 Beginners/Intermediate SS5524

August 8-14

All courses include all dinners

Drawing and painting on location – mixed media
Use mixed media, including tools found when painting on location, to respond to the West Dean Estate.
FRANCES HATCH
£678 Suitable for all SS5526

Painting in the Spring Gardens NEW
Develop a personal approach working with watercolour, drawing and painting both in the studio and around the Spring Gardens.
CHRISTINE FORBES
£675 Suitable for all SS5527

Printmaking with lino
Learn technical skills and experiment with various printmaking methods.
DALE DEVEREUX BARKER
£711 Suitable for all SS5528

Explore fibre art and basketry
Combine basket making, textile art and sculpture while working with a range and basketry techniques. Develop these to make individual sculptural or woven objects.
TIM JOHNSON
£711 Suitable for all SS5534

The wonders of warm glass NEW
Design and make several glass pieces and learn to cut straight lines, curves lines and create texture.
ALEX POWELL
£745 Suitable for all SS5529

Create your own jewellery – an individual approach
Gain skills and develop a personal style for your jewellery. Incorporate found objects and other unusual materials.
SARAH MACRAE
£675 Suitable for all SS5530

Creative photography
Discover light, composition, lens use and camera settings.
ROY MATTHEWS
£717 Suitable for all SS5531

Exploring sculptural themes – figure, landscape, abstract NEW
Using a variety of materials and exercises be inspired to express ideas and forms.
JON EDGAR
£735 Suitable for all SS5532

Machine embroidered animals in three dimensions NEW
Create a small three-dimensional embroidered animal, learn how to use water dissolvable fabric and manipulate stich.
LINDSAY TAYLOR
£675 Intermediate SS5533

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