Visual Arts and Crafts Summer Schools, July - August 2015
Immerse yourself in creativity and relax with tutors and other students, exchanging ideas, insights and experiences on a West Dean College Summer School. Come and be inspired.
Special Features of the Summer School:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Choose a course
To book please call 01243 818300.
WEEK 1 JULY 25 – 31
All courses include all dinners.
Mix mark-making techniques and innovative use of materials to produce large pieces, artists’ books and sculpture.
£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.
£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.
£730 Suitable for all SS5509
Design and make mosaics
Consider colour, texture and light as you experience all aspects of mosaic making.
£675 Suitable for all SS5510
Enamelling – traditional and contemporary techniques
Gain the confidence to make individual pieces of jewellery or silver.
£675 Suitable for all SS5511
Sculpting in metals
Experience a variety of metalworking techniques to design and complete a three-dimensional sculpture.
£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.
£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.
£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.
£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.
£711 Suitable for all SS5516
All courses includes all dinners
Painting the nude: context and process NEW
Develop an engaging study, using studio exercises and historical context.
£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.
£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.
£675 Suitable for all SS5520
Sculptural carving in wood
Using simple carving methods you will be encouraged to bring your ideas to life.
£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.
£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.
£715 Beginner/Intermediate SS5522
Dynamic textile printing
Explore a range of silkscreen print processes, including dye-pastes, pigment, resists, mark-making and colouring.
£675 Suitable for all SS5523
Explore tapestry weaving
Gain an understanding of weaving techniques including circles and texture. Make a selection of woven samples.
£705 Beginners/Intermediate SS5524
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.
£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.
£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.
£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.
£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.
£675 Suitable for all SS5530
Discover light, composition, lens use and camera settings.
£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.
£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.
£675 Intermediate SS5533