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Summer Schools – Pottery with Martin Craddock

Pottery class

Our popular five-day summer schools enable students to develop their own projects and interests, with the support of a professional tutor in the Peak studio.

Pottery Summer School with Martin Craddock

Concentrating on the making process this practical summer school introduces the fundamental techniques used in hand-built ceramics. Martin Craddock, our trained potter and tutor will guide you through coiling, slabbing and press-moulded dish making. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

10am – 3pm
£175 for 5 days
Includes all materials, firing and access to specialist equipment.

Life Drawing with Tony Tribe

easel in artist studio

Life Drawing with Tony Tribe

 

A monthly class concerned with the importance of observation of the human figure. You will work directly from the life model with artist, Tony Tribe, on hand to provide individual guidance. The course will equip you with the technical and perceptual skills to competently render the human figure. Each session will feature a long pose of two or three hours length, although shorter poses are always incorporated into the day. Students will be introduced to key areas of life drawing: measuring, proportion, anatomy, line, tone and mass.

Suitable for all abilities. Places fill up quickly, early booking is advised.

 

SATURDAYS, 10am – 3pm
22 Sept, 27 Oct, 17 Nov
£25 per day or £70 for 3 days.
Please bring your own drawing materials and board/easel.

Basket Making with Mary Zammit

willow basket weaving

Basket Making with Mary Zammit

 

Artisan Basket Maker and Willow Craftswoman, Mary Zammit, will introduce you to the skills and techniques of this ancient craft. Using locally grown willow you’ll learn how to design and construct your own basket from scratch. The classes allow opportunity to work on your own personal project under the expert guidance of Mary. You’ll need a sharp pocket knife, secateurs and a medium flat-headed screw driver.

Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

 

MONDAYS, 10am – 2:30pm
1 – 22 Oct & 5 – 26 Nov
£120 for 4 weeks/ £220 for 8 weeks

Printmaking with Rachel Cadman

drypoint etching example with tools

Printmaking with Rachel Cadman

 

Artist Rachel Cadman brings over 25 years of experience of working in the arts and crafts industry. Over the four weeks of this course she will teach you a range of printmaking techniques, such as screen printing, drypoint etching, lino printing and collograph.

TUESDAYS, 10am-1pm
2 – 23 Oct
£50 for four weeks

Life Writing with Renée Stanton

a pair of glasses on a book

Life Writing with Renée Stanton

 

Life Writing allows people to write about their own lives and not get bogged down in plot, character, beginnings and endings. Everybody has stories to tell, drawn from their own experience and Life Writing can give them a voice.

We will explore and map our lives through different means such as objects, letters and historical moments. We will also read some examples of Life Writing together (poetry as well as prose) and share our thoughts and emotional responses.

A journal and materials will be provided.

TUESDAYS, 2 – 4pm
2- 23 Oct
£35 for the course
A journal and materials will be provided.

Writing Workshop: Understanding Your Narrative

Writing Workshop: Understanding Your Narrative

 

Bestselling author Helena Attlee will lead this half-day workshop for creative freelancers. Our stories define who we are and what we do. This workshop will help you to identify the story of your work and communicate it effectively to audiences, clients and communities.
www.helena-attlee.com

Tues 6 Nov, 10am-1pm

 

This a FREE workshop supported by The Royal Literary Fund.

 

Peak Collective

The Black Mountains are home to a vibrant community of artists, writers and makers. The Peak Collective supports this community by delivering professional development programmes and making space to meet and connect.

You can visit the Peak Collective web page to sign up for a seasonal e-newsletter providing an overview of events, opportunities and interviews. Please also visit the web page to reserve a place for autumn events.

Contact: info@peak.cymru / 01873 811579

Pottery with Martin Craddock

Pottery class

Pottery with Martin Craddock

 

Concentrating on the making process this practical course introduces the fundamental techniques used in hand-built ceramics. Martin Craddock, our trained potter and tutor will guide you through coiling, slabbing and press-moulded dish making. There will also be plenty of opportunities to throw on the wheel. Participants will be able to work on their own personal projects under the guidance of Martin making items for your home, garden etc.

Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.

Includes firing and access to specialist equipment.

FRIDAYS 2-5pm
21 Sept – 26 Oct & 9 Nov – 14 Dec
£170 for 6 weeks/ £305 for 12 weeks

 

Pottery with Martin Craddock

 

Pottery with Martin Craddock

 

Concentrating on the making process this practical course introduces the fundamental techniques used in hand-built ceramics. Martin Craddock, our trained potter and tutor will guide you through coiling, slabbing and press-moulded dish making. There will also be plenty of opportunities to throw on the wheel. Participants will be able to work on their own personal projects under the guidance of Martin making items for your home, garden etc.

Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience.
Includes firing and access to specialist equipment.

FRIDAYS
11th Jan – 22nd Feb + 8th March-5th April
2-5PM
£170 for 6 weeks/ £305 for 12 weeks