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Images above are of current students' work

Are you interested in printmaking?  Are you looking for a course that gives you the skills to become an accomplished printmaker whilst working towards a qualification? Join us for a weekend each month between between October and June to immerse yourself in your printmaking with like-minded students and your talented and experienced tutor, Jacqui Dodds.  The course is suitable for both beginners and more experienced printmakers who wish to broaden their knowledge and develop their skills.

There are no entry requirements and no previous experience is necessary.  Course fees may be paid in full in advance or in monthly instalments.  We request a non-refundable deposit on booking to secure a place.
 
We have some residential accommodation available to students who wish to stay in college during their course.  Full details of accommodation and costs are available on request from Sarah at
info@westhope.org.uk
 
If you would like to receive City & Guilds Printmaking course details, please email the Course Co-Ordinator,
Eileen@westhope.org.uk
 
Shelley Wingrove recently completed the City & Guilds Printmaking course at Westhope.  Shelley describes herself as a printmaker/artist and continues her printmaking journey in Little Black Mare, her printmaking studio and “absolute labour of love”.  Shelley exhibits regularly in Shropshire and you can see some of her beautiful work on her website at https://www.little-black-mare.co.uk or on her Instagram account @LittleblackMare

If your creative interests lie elsewhere, we have a few places left on some workshops this month and have featured these below.
 

Acrylics made easy

 
Tuesday 10th May 10am - 4pm

Have fun experimenting with, and investigating, the properties of these paints.

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Cyanotype

 
Tuesday 17th May 10am - 3pm

One place left
This will be an experimental workshop where you will produce several unique images using this light sensitive process. 

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Arched stained glass panel

 
Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th May 10am - 4pm

One place left
Design and make a beautiful arched topped stained glass panel using coloured glass, lead cames, solder and leaded light cement. 

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Watercolour workshop - Flowers

 
Thursday 19th May 10am - 4pm

Explore a range of aspects of watercolour painting. A combination of demonstration and instruction will give you techniques to create vivid and lively images. 

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Sinamay flowers

 
Thursday 19th May 9.30am - 12pm

Enjoy this half day workshop experimenting with sinamay and create a lightweight, everlasting flower. Learn how to cut and manipulate the sinamay into a beautiful calla lily shape, adding leaves and a stamen to enhance your design.

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Silver jewellery in a day

 
Saturday 21st May 10am - 4pm

Spend a day learning simple techniques to produce your own metal jewellery. Practise tool use and model-making in copper first, then lose yourself in the magical process of turning silver into unique pieces of jewellery before your very eyes!

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Still life in batik

 
Tuesday 24th May 10am - 4pm

A vase of flowers or a few favourite objects, these will be the inspiration to create batiks on tissue using Jenny’s contemporary interpretation of a traditional technique. Working with hot wax, bleach and inks, tissue and other papers to make individual pieces of work.

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Creative glass fusing

 
Tuesday 24th May 10.30am - 3.30pm

Aninformative and creative workshop in Fused Glass.  Learn the difference between a full fuse and tac or contour fusing.  Create fabulous artwork using appropriate coloured glass and inclusions.  You will learn how to cut and handle glass safely and the general principals of glass fusing

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Alternatively, browse the full course programme here.
 
Please call us on 01584 861293 if you would like to a book a place on any of our workshops.  We are open on Saturday and Sunday this weekend for bookings and enquiries.   

We look forward to seeing you again soon.
 
Alison and the Westhope team
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