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Field Studies Council (FSC) is an environmental charity which cares about people understanding and taking inspiration from the world around us. FSC was established in 1943 with a vision from its founders to ‘provide opportunities to study animals and plants in their natural environment.’ 75 years later we are still doing this and have also grown and developed to include all kinds of experiences which help people to enjoy the natural world, including the creative and learning opportunities within this brochure. Our programme of day and residential experiences includes a wide variety of painting, craft and photography breaks which use the beautiful surroundings of our centres as inspiration for your art.

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From stained glass inspired by birds, to fine botanical drawings or baskets woven with hedgerow materials, there are many ways the plants and animals around us influence the creativity on our holidays. We also have a section dedicated to Exploring the Natural World, which includes walking and introductions to natural history, alongside local history and geology. These breaks offer a lovely way to develop your knowledge of wildlife in some of the stunning locations around our centres. We hope you find a holiday to suit you!

*MMU Accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University. See page 40.


“I LOVED this course. When I’m at beautiful Flatford the rest of the world seems to disappear, so it’s a great retreat when you need to escape and I’m learning a new skill at the same time. Excellent teaching, lovely people and a stunning environment, it couldn’t have been a happier weekend.” Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers at Flatford Mill

“It was the best week ever - just painting all day with no other responsibilities. Bliss!” Creative Freedom Using Mixed-Media at Slapton Ley

Our Holidays Our wide range of walking, photography, painting and craft holidays are all about exploring the beautiful surroundings of our centres and taking inspiration from the natural world around us. They offer a wonderful chance to escape day-to-day life, relax and enjoy a sociable break. Holidays are led by skilled tutors with a genuine passion for their subject. On the next pages you will find details of our wonderful locations around the UK to choose from.

Front cover photo: Inlet - Linda Hollingshead

4 Locations 6 Exploring the Natural World 17 Walking and Natural History 19 Geology and Scenery 10 Local History 12 Painting, Drawing and the Arts 13 Watercolours 16 Oils and Acrylics 17 Pastels 17 Drawing and Sketching 18 Your Own Choice of Medium 20 Botanical Illustration 20 Flower Painting 21 Wildlife Painting 21 Portraits 21 Creative Writing 22 Crafts and Traditional Skills 23 Crafts 28 Traditional Skills 30 Photography 33 Booking Information 33 Index of Holidays by Location

Natural History Courses

Our natural history courses and family holidays are a great way to learn more about the wildlife you can discover in and around our centres. www.field-studies-council.org www.real-family-holidays.org

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Our Locations We have a fantastic network of centres across the UK, all carefully selected for their surroundings and unique wildlife often found within easy reach. Many of our centres are close to UK National Parks, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and rare flora and fauna.

Accommodation

Food and Drink

We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible. Residential centres all provide simple, sole occupancy accommodation. Some rooms are ensuite, please check at the time of booking, but if not shower and toilet facilities are close by.

Food is important at FSC, it’s something which our visitors always remember! Ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible and our kitchen teams create menus of fresh, seasonal and varied meals, catering for any dietary needs.

Centres are well equipped for courses with classroom and laboratory spaces and relevant equipment available.You can also enjoy cosy bars, comfy lounges, dining rooms and large gardens – ideal spaces to share any relaxation time with new-found friends.  Our centres also have free Wi-Fi available for visitors.

There are complimentary facilities for making hot and cold drinks available at all times. Some of our Centres also have bars for evening drinks, if not you are welcome to bring a bottle to enjoy in a quiet spot.

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Millport

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Our residential fee includes cooked breakfast, picnic lunch and evening meal during your course.

Juniper Hall

Blencathra

The price displayed in the brochure is for sole occupancy accommodation.  You can choose to share a room or attend a course without using our accommodation. Please visit our website or contact the centre for these prices.

*MMU Accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University. See page 40.


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FSC Exploring Nature and the Arts courses are available at the locations indicated by

AM Amersham BW Bishops Wood BL Blencathra CH Castle Head DF Dale Fort EF Epping Forest FM Flatford Mill JH Juniper Hall KD Kindrogan LDN FSC offers courses at other locations in London MT Malham Tarn MA Margam MIL Millport NC Nettlecombe Court OR Orielton PM Preston Montford RC Rhyd-y-creuau SL Slapton Ley TM Tollymore

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Exploring the Natural World

This section introduces the natural world and special local places through exploring and understanding the distinctive character of the landscape and wildlife around FSC centres. It incorporates our previous Local History and Archaeology sections along with Walking and Natural History and Geology for those interested in discovering more about the natural world. Each holiday within Walking and Natural History has been given a level to indicate the amount of activity involved:

Levels

Walking 1 Up to 3 miles of gentle walking on any one day... no special preparation required providing you are used to gentle exercise. Walking 2 3 to 8 miles of brisker walking on any one day, some hill climbs possible... some regular exercise before the course is recommended, especially if you do not walk these distances regularly.

Walking 4 These courses include a range of activities which are suitable for individuals with a reasonable degree of physical fitness. Please contact the centre running the course to discuss the level of fitness required.

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Walking 3 8 miles plus of more strenuous walking on any one day, hill climbs likely... regular exercise before the course is essential to ensure everyone in the group is experienced in covering the distances.

Centres

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BL Blencathra, The Lake District DF Dale Fort, Pembrokeshire Coast FM Flat ford Mill, Suf folk ‘Constable Country’ LDN London MA Margam, The Gower, South Wales MIL Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland NC Nettlecombe Court, Somerset OR Orielton, Pembrokeshire Coast PM Preston Mont ford, Shropshire Hills RC Rhyd-y-creuau, Snowdonia SL Slapton Ley, South Devon


Nature Ramble in Epping Forest EF

Sat 18 Apr

Non-residential

Tutor: Aaron Dunster

£35

Walking 2

Join us on a nature ramble through the forest and learn about some of the species that call the forest their home. As we walk we will look at the nature around us, learn to identify the common trees we see and look for minibeasts living under the logs and leaf litter. Course fee includes FSC fold out chart: Guide to Seasons.

Spring Wildlife Watch Fri 01 May - Tue 05 May

Tutor: Clive Hurford

£465

Walking 1

See the fauna and flora of Pembrokeshire in the spring, including badgers, bats, migrant birds and spectacular displays of spring flowers! Gentle coast and woodland walks make this a memorable experience for anyone interested in natural history. We plan to visit Skomer Island, with its internationally important seabird colonies (boat and landing fees included).

Woodland Wildlife AM

Fri 15 May

Non-residential

Tutor: Karen Van Oostrum

£15

Walking 1

This relaxed morning in the woods offers complete beginners an introduction to the most common plants and animals that can be found there. Learn how to tell your beech from your hornbeam, and enjoy a hunt for ‘animal evidence’ – who has been down to the woods today?

Using a Map and Compass: Navigation Skills EF

Sat 16 May

Non-residential

Tutor: James Bromhead

£30

Walking 2

£575

Walking 2

Discover Pembrokeshire’s diverse natural history, especially the seabirds and wild flowers, while walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. We hope to spend one day on Skomer Island (boat and landing fees included) with three land-based days. On the last morning there may be an opportunity to visit the world famous gannetry on Grassholm (boat fees not included).

Explore Epping Forest EF

Sat 30 May

Tutor: Eddie Jones

Non-residential

£35

Walking 2

A day’s walk to unfold the rich tapestry of wildlife, landscapes and history that defines Epping Forest. En route we will look at some of the stories, natural history and cultural heritage which make Epping Forest such a special place, and take you to some of our favourite places off the beaten track. Course fee includes FSC fold out chart: Guide to the Seasons. Pembrokeshire Coast - Alice Sargent

Exmoor Big 10 NC

Fri 17 Jul - Mon 20 Jul

Tutor: Verity Jones

£400

Walking 2

Over the course of the weekend, we will be tracking down some of the most iconic, often rare species and exciting habitats that can be found in Exmoor National Park. This will include High Brown Fritillary and Purple Hairstreak butterflies; Dartford Warblers; Whinchats; Nightjars; Red Deer; Exmoor Ponies and Highland Cattle; ancient oak woodland, blanket bog and species such as sundews and a variety of Exmoor’s bat population. This will be a unique opportunity to walk and explore some beautiful locations on Exmoor (whilst the heather and gorse is in flower). It provides a chance to discover the ecology, land management and diversity that the National Park has to offer.

Summer Wildlife Watch OR

Fri 17 Jul - Tue 21 Jul

Tutor: Clive Hurford

£465

Walking 1

Take a leisurely but informative look at the wildlife of Pembrokeshire’s sea cliffs, farmland, wetlands and rivers, including flowering plants, mammals, birds, butterflies and dragonflies. Local specialities include badgers, bats, grey seals, porpoises and the puffins and late-summer seabird colonies of Skomer Island (boat and landing fees included).

Craf ts and Traditional Skills

Learn how to use a map and compass! We will learn the basics of using a map and compass before going out and navigating our way through Epping Forest.This will not provide you with all the skills to walk in the wilds of Scotland but will allow you to feel more confident to walk in lowland areas.

Wed 20 May - Mon 25 May

Tutor: John Archer-Thomson

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Walking and Natural History

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Photography

Hebrides - Martyn Jamieson

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Exploring Pembrokeshire DF

Mon 20 Jul - Mon 27 Jul

Tutor: Steve Morrell

£710

Walking 2

Sample some of the delights of Pembrokeshire at a leisurely pace; waterways and seabirds, clifftops and wooded valleys, natural history and ancient history all rolled into one. We plan to include a visit to Skomer Island to look at its ecology and natural history (boat and landing fees included).

‘Fossicking’ the Flora and Fauna of South Pembrokeshire OR

Wed 22 Jul - Mon 27 Jul

Tutor: Sandy Hill

£540

Walking 1

Designated in 1952, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is more than just a beautiful patchwork quilt of seaside landscapes, as it holds a wealth of habitats and biodiversity to explore. Taking the themes of shore, maritime and island life, we search out the birds, blooms and beasts to be found at this time of year. There will be a clear emphasis upon helping develop your identification skills and experience, but not at the expense of understanding the roles of these living things within their environment. Whether you are a seasoned natural historian or have just ‘caught the bug,’ you should find plenty to keep you enthralled. Each of the days will involve a moderate level of walking, so you should have a moderate level of fitness, but be reassured that we will for the most part stick to well-maintained paths in the beautiful South Pembrokeshire countryside.

History and Natural History of the Conwy Valley from Source to Sea RC

Sun 02 Aug - Fri 07 Aug

Tutor: Centre Staff

£450

Walking 2

The course will unfold the rich tapestry of wildlife, landscape and history that defines the Conwy Valley, through a series of short walks and site visits to places such as isolated waterfalls, dramatic castles and ancient woodland.

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Summer Guided Tour of Suffolk and the River Stour FM

Mon 03 Aug - Fri 07 Aug

Tutor: Neil Catchpole

£480

Walking 1

The course involves a guided exploration of the Suffolk countryside, taking in some of the natural history, local history and places of interest. From the beautiful coast to the historic villages, there will also be a day spent closer to the centre visiting Dedham and the historic River Stour, the heart of Constable Country. With a natural story teller as your tutor you are sure to have an enjoyable week and go home with a lot more knowledge of this wonderful area.

Walking Pembrokeshire’s Coastline OR

Sun 09 Aug - Fri 14 Aug

Tutor: Sandy Hill

£540

Walking 3

Officially opened in 1970, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path offers some of the finest walking in Britain. At 180 miles in length, its character is a study in contrasts as you traverse clockwise towards the north. This course provides an introduction to the gentler scenery of the ‘south’ starting at Amroth. We will take in coastal towns like Tenby, explore the wilder coastline created by contrasting geology, and experience the interaction between people, land and sea that makes this our very own “land’s end”, which is after all what Pembroke or Penfro actually mean.

Wild Walks in West Somerset NC

Mon 10 Aug - Fri 14 Aug

Tutor: Centre Staff

£420

Walking 2

Come and experience the fantastic landscapes of West Somerset from the Quantock Hills to the rocky shores of Exmoor. These guided walks will allow you to immerse yourself in the natural history and wildlife of the area, encompassing a variety of habitats. Stop and take some time to learn about the area or find out how to identify a new species, with an FSC tutor guiding you there will be plenty of opportunity to absorb some local knowledge and gain a better understanding of some of the wildlife in and around Exmoor National Park.


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FSC Scotland Outreach High quality FSC courses delivered in Mainland Scotland at a variety of locations. FSC Scotland Outreach is an exciting opportunity to continue to deliver FSC Natural History Courses in the unique environments that Mainland Scotland has to offer. Started in 2019, our partnership with Glenmore Lodge has allowed us to access sites in the Cairngorms National Park where Britain’s largest, most natural habitats are home to a quarter of the UK’s rare and endangered species.

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Outreach in Scotland will continue to develop throughout 2019-2020 at more locations and with partners. Updates and additional courses will be uploaded to the website, so please check www.field-studies-council.org

Highland Geology and Landscape Wed 15 Jul - Fri 17 Jul Tutor: Fiona McGibbon

£331

Open to all

Gaelic Legends, Nature and Landscapes Fri 25 Sep - Sun 27 Sep Tutor: Roddy Maclean

£301

Open to all Glenmore Lodge - Katie Rudge

The Secret Hills of Shropshire PM

Fri 14th Aug – Fri 21 Aug

Tutor: Jonathan Calcraft

£450

Walking 1

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Exploring North Wales RC

Fri 14 Aug - Thu 20 Aug

Tutor: Centre Staff

£550

Walking 2

A week spent exploring many of the hidden gems of Northern Snowdonia, Pen Llyn and Anglesey. We will follow in the footsteps of Darwin at Cwm Idwal, visit the ancient hill forts above the Conwy Valley and on Pen Llyn, and travel through the legacy of the Victorian slate industry. Every day will have some walking, often in steep rocky terrain, and a visit to another site of interest and hopefully a chance to visit a tea room!

Adventures in North Wales Slate Heritage RC

Thu 29 Oct - Sun 01 Nov

Tutor: Centre Staff

Great Geology at Great Cumbrae

£450

Walking 4

£232

Open to all

The geology of Great Cumbrae can be summarised as red sandstone and basaltic dykes, but in fact, there are numerous types of each and there is a major fault crossing the island too. This weekend course will show you how field evidence is used to work this out and what it means. The coastal exposures round the island are fantastic and field evidence is graphic, providing an opportunity for detailed study.

Hill Skills for Adults BL

Fri 17 Apr - Sun 19 Apr

Tutor: James Margeson

£125

Open to all

Become a confident, safe and independent hill walker.The course, delivered by an experienced Mountain Leader, will cover planning, navigation with a map and compass, and selecting the right equipment for your journey. Ideally based at FSC Blencathra, we will spend the week putting skills into practice across the Northern and Central fells of the Lake District National Park.

Geology and Scenery of the Pembrokeshire Coast DF

Fri 24 Jul - Thu 30 Jul

Tutor: Dave Green

£615

Open to all

Pembrokeshire has an outstanding range of geological features in a compact area making it an ideal location for your summer visit. This includes Palaeozoic rock sequences from the Precambrian of St David’s to the Carboniferous of St Govans, and the classical geomorphology of the superb Pembrokeshire coast including a boat trip to the Old Red Sandstone and Carboniferous of Caldey Island.

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Photography

The course will allow people to explore the World Heritage candidate site from both above and below ground. The course will involve underground exploration of a number of important slate mines and their above-ground archaeology. This is an active course daring to go where other slate heritage courses do not! Come prepared for adventure and archaeology in equal measure.

Fri 20 Mar - Sun 22 Mar

Tutor: Fiona McGibbon

Craf ts and Traditional Skills

The ‘Secret Hills’ area of Shropshire is a place you might not have thought to visit! This relaxed four-day course will begin to explore this fantastic area and is aimed at anyone interested in wildlife, landscape and history. Shropshire is a county with a wide range of habitats and wonderful landscapes, steeped in history and legend.

Geology and Scenery

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A Field Study of the Geology, Botany and Marine Biology in South Devon

Scenery and Geology of the Lake District

SL

Tutor: David Cronshaw

Fri 31 Jul - Fri 07 Aug

Tutor: Martin Summers

£730

Open to all

A hands-on course visiting the county’s most spectacular headland locations. The course will study Devon’s fascinating geology and how it reflects a diverse wildlife. Excursions will focus on the geology, marine biology and botany encountered. Other wildlife such as butterflies may also feature. This course is very popular and has been well-attended since it was first created 17 years ago.

Geology and Scenery of Shropshire and the Borderlands PM

Fri 07 Aug - Fri 14 Aug

Tutor: David Cronshaw

£580

Open to all

Examine classic geology and discover a vast range of rocks, minerals and fossils in Shropshire. Investigate long-extinct volcanoes, fossil coastlines, ancient deserts, past glaciers and much more. Suitable for both enthusiastic amateurs and those with a more detailed interest. Please note that this is in effect a Level 2 walking course.

Geology for Adults BL

Mon 31 Aug - Fri 04 Sep

Tutor: James Margeson

£225

Open to all

Discover the astonishing stories of the rocks which form the Lake District landscape. From explosive volcanoes to windswept deserts, we will explore what the rock record can tell us about shifting continents, climate change and the history of life. The course will involve moderate walking on rough terrain. No previous experience of geology is required, just healthy enthusiasm!

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BL

Mon 31 Aug - Mon 07 Sep

£575

Open to all

The course will involve field examination of classic rock sequences and will attempt to relate the spectacular scenery to the rocks beneath your feet and the processes that have subsequently impacted on them. In the evenings the significance of the day’s observations will be set in context and discussed.

Local History Military History in Pembrokeshire DF

Mon 24 Aug - Sat 29 Aug

Tutor: Roger Thomas

£575

Open to all

Join Roger Thomas (Historic England and the expert on military remains in Pembrokeshire) on a tour of some of the numerous interesting sites and structures from past conflicts and power struggles that can be found all over Pembrokeshire. Pembrokeshire is famous for its prehistoric remains but there are many lesser known buildings and structures of more recent provenance. It is these sites that we intend to concentrate in this course.

Tour of Suffolk Landscapes and Artists FM

Mon 31 Aug - Fri 04 Sep

Tutor: Charlie Foster

£395

Open to all

This is a great opportunity to join a group of people to explore the landscapes and views that have been the inspiration for some of England’s foremost painters. With a local guide, you can explore areas of the Dedham Vale and the Estuaries of Suffolk and Essex. Bring your easel and paints to capture the views as you see them. This is not a taught course, but an opportunity to visit and paint these amazing locations, with the support of our Senior Tutor. Time will also be available to visit a few local museums and galleries to experience the art work produced by some of the Nation’s great painters.


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“An excellent course delivered superbly by an enthusiast who worked incredibly hard to ensure that all could understand. Hugely informative, planned to a fantastic level of detail and good fun. All with beautiful walks in a lovely setting.� Geology and Scenery of North Wales at Rhyd-y-Creuau

Painting Drawing and the Ar ts Craf ts and Traditional Skills Photography

Hebrides - Martyn Jamieson

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Painting, Drawing and the Arts

Enjoy the more artistic elements of the natural world and find wonderful inspiration for your painting and drawing. The holidays within this section are a great way to develop your creative skills while enjoying the stunning surroundings of our centres across the UK. Most breaks or days combine time outdoors in and around the centre with studio-based activities. Sometimes there will be a short walk or minibus ride to painting sites, other locations will be within the beautiful centre grounds. There are opportunities for all abilities and our passionate tutors will bring locations and artwork to life with their expertise. More information about required materials and equipment is available from the website or our centres. Please note painting equipment and materials are not usually covered by our fees.

Levels

Beginner Introductory courses for those new or relatively new to the subject. Open to all Courses where tutors are able to support learners at all levels.

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Intermediate Courses aimed at those who want to know more about a subject which they are already familiar with.

Centres

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BL DF EF FM MT MIL MA NC OR PM RC SL

Blencathra, The Lake District Dale Fort, Pembrokeshire Coast Epping Forest, Essex Flat ford Mill, Suf folk ‘Constable Country’ Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland Margam, South Wales Nettlecombe Court, Somerset Orielton, Pembrokeshire Coast Preston Mont ford, Shropshire Hills Rhyd-y-creuau, Snowdonia Slapton Ley, South Devon

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Art New Year Detox Week FM

Mon 06 Jan - Fri 10 Jan

Tutor: Rob and Siân Dudley

£480

Open to all

After the recent festivities, it’s time for a creative detox in the peaceful surroundings of Flatford Mill. Take some time out to pause, reflect, regroup and paint! With location work around the Mill, on the banks of the Stour and in the studio join artists Rob and Siân Dudley as they share an approach to painting and drawing, that focuses on the artist, in you. Suitable for all levels of drawing or watercolour.

Improve Your Watercolours FM

Fri 10 Jan - Sun 12 Jan

Tutor: John Tookey

£220

Open to all

Watercolour for Absolute Beginners Fri 07 Feb - Sun 09 Feb

Tutor: Andrew Pitt

£270

Beginner

This weekend is for complete beginners who have always wanted to ‘have a go’, but don’t know where to start. All the essential basics will be covered. Teaching is by demonstration, when students will be shown how to paint pictures. Rather than performing boring exercises, the aim of the course is for students to learn by painting pictures straight away, with the emphasis on drawing, tone and colour mixing, using simple materials in a direct, uncomplicated method which preserves the freshness of watercolour.

Improve Your Watercolours Fri 27 Mar - Sun 29 Mar

Tutor: John Tookey

£270

Open to all

This course is designed for those with some experience of painting in watercolour who may be somewhat frustrated with their attempts to achieve fresh and lively results. Demonstrations will include a review of the essential elements of working with pure watercolour and an introduction to line and wash techniques. Particular attention will be given to the importance of composition, simplification of a subject and creating correct tonal values. Weather permitting, we will work outdoors as much as possible.

Open to all

The Gower is one of the most outstanding scenic areas of Wales, and in springtime it is at its best. This course is designed for all levels of artist who would like to develop their skills or have an opportunity to paint with watercolours in this stunning landscape.

Have Fun with Watercolours AM Sat 09 May Non-residential £42 Open to all Tutor: Sue Wieck

If you have always wanted to try to paint with watercolours, but have not had the confidence to give it a try - then this one day course might encourage you to begin the journey. The course is open to all levels of ability. By working with me on a practice piece, then weather permitting painting ‘en plein air’ in the surrounding landscape of FSC Amersham, you will begin to master some of the techniques of how to use this versatile medium. I look forward to helping you take up the challenge!

Improve Your Watercolours with Pen and Wash FM

Fri 22 May - Mon 25 May

Tutor: Andrew Pitt

£395

Open to all

This course is for anyone who would like to learn how a combination of pen work and simple watercolour washes can produce exciting, worthwhile paintings. There will be plenty of demonstrations, plus individual guidance. The aim of the demonstrations will be to show students the full potential of this medium. All the basic technical information will be covered and there will be plenty of time for practice. The basic ideas of composition, colour and tone as well as drawing will also be revisited. The course is suitable for beginners and anyone who has worked with watercolour before and would like fresh ideas and inspiration.

Introduction to Landscape Painting FM Thu 28 May Non-residential £50 Open to all Tutor: Andrew Pitt

The purpose of this one day course is to explain the best way to start painting landscapes in watercolour to ensure maximum enjoyment. A sound beginning is essential to avoid being discouraged. All the basic principles will be covered and participants will be given a guide on the simple, basic painting equipment needed. Participants will be shown and then encouraged to paint simple landscapes straight away; a visual record of what they have seen to evoke the memories of a pleasant outing in the countryside. The Painter – Jessica Horne

Watercolours for Beginners MA

Fri 24 Apr

Tutor: David Webb

Non-residential

£289

Beginners

Craf ts and Traditional Skills

FM

£289

Painting Drawing and the Ar ts

This course is designed for those with some experience of painting in watercolour who may be somewhat frustrated with their attempts to achieve fresh and lively results. Demonstrations will include a review of the essential elements of working with pure watercolour and an introduction to line and wash techniques. Particular attention will be given to the importance of composition, simplification of a subject and creating correct tonal values.

FM

Fri 08 May - Sun 10 May

Tutor: David Johnson

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Watercolours

Welsh Watercolours

The course will begin with a detailed description of the various materials, papers and paints available to the watercolour painter. There will also be a thorough explanation, along with demonstrations and student exercises, of the various watercolour techniques. By the end of the course, participants will have learned how to paint a flat wash and tried wet-on-dry technique, wet-into-wet technique and dry brush. They will also have experience of colour mixing and the importance of using a limited palette. They will also know how to build up a painting in transparent washes, from light to dark.

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Introduction to Watercolour Landscapes EF Sun 03 May Non-residential £55 Open to all Tutor: Linda Matthews

Absolutely no experience necessary, this introduction to watercolour landscape will start in the classroom learning about colour mixing, tone, how to introduce life into your work and layering your paint working from light to dark. The afternoon will be spent outdoors painting trees, water and structures.

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Painting Meadow Flowers PM

Fri 19 Jun - Sun 21 Jun

Tutor: Kate Houghton

Expressive Watercolour £300

Open to all

Mon 27 Jul - Fri 31 Jul

Tutor: Hilary Jean Gibson

£475

Open to all

Use the medium of drawing and watercolour to celebrate summer by making a study of the flowers found in a Shropshire meadow. Starting with simple exercises aimed at sharpening observation skills and plant knowledge this course will lead you through basic watercolour techniques with short demonstrations in brush handling and guidance on composition. Learn how to mix the delicate hues of our wild flora from a simple range of colours. Each day will be structured to allow plenty of time for developing your own response to the subject. Individual help will be offered where required making this a suitable course for both the beginner and accomplished alike.

This course is ideal for those who wish to loosen up their watercolour or use watercolour in a more expressive way using this beautiful translucent medium en plein air in and around Slapton Ley. We will spend time acquiring skills and techniques but there will also be optional opportunities for those who wish to start with a more traditional approach. Book on Hilary’s Summer Painting en Plein Air class Fri 24 Jul -Mon 27 Jul as well and receive a £125 discount.

Making Watercolours Work for You

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SL

Fri 17 Jul - Mon 20 Jul

Tutor: Rob and Siân Dudley

£415

Open to all

This popular course is for anyone who has attended a beginners course, or painted with watercolours before, and wants new inspiration to make more progress. There will be plenty of demonstrations to show you how the unique and illusive properties of watercolour can be achieved by freshening up your techniques.You can expect to go away with lots of new ideas on how to apply watercolour simply and effectively. See also Mon 20 Jul - Fri 24 Jul if you would like to join Siân for another course and enjoy a £125 discount.

Watercolour: Tips, Tricks and Techniques SL

Mon 20 Jul - Fri 24 Jul

Tutor: Siân Dudley

£515

Open to all

This course is aimed at both beginners and more experienced painters. Subjects will be suggested both in the studio and, weather permitting, on location with tuition provided through a mixture of demonstrations and exercises according to your needs. Topics covered include: materials, planning, composition, masking and washes. See also Fri 17 Jul - Mon 20 Jul if you would like to join Rob and Siân for another course and enjoy a £125 discount.

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Summer Sea and Coastal Flowers: Landscape in Ink and Coloured Pencil Mon 27 Jul - Fri 31 Jul

Tutor: Helen Hanson

£515

Open to all

A new course using ink drawing pens and artist-quality dry coloured pencils in an integrated way. Enjoy interpreting landscapes inspired by the shore and its summer flora.The basic techniques can be learned quickly and are easy to manage.With demonstrations, one-to-one support and encouragement to develop your own style, your work may surprise you with its individuality! This is slow art but relaxing, rewarding and a bit different.

Watercolour: Awash with Ideas! FM

Fri 31 Jul - Mon 03 Aug

Tutor: Siân Dudley

£395

Open to all

This mainly studio-based course is suitable for both beginners and those with more experience of watercolour. It is especially designed to help everyone develop and expand their range of watercolour techniques so you can make exciting and expressive paintings, full of colour and texture. See also Mon 03 Aug - Fri 07 Aug if you would like to join Siân for a full week and enjoy a 10% discount on the fees.


Watercolour: Painting Landscape and Nature

FM

Tutor: Jeremy Ford

Fri 31 Jul - Mon 03 Aug

Tutor: Rob Dudley

£395

Open to all

This course by one of our regular Associate Tutors is especially designed for those with at least a little experience of working in watercolour.You will be able to go out and about to sketch, paint and photograph the buildings and landscape around Flatford Mill and then come back to the studio to turn all the information gathered into finished paintings - with lots of help and individual tuition along the way. See also Mon 03 Aug Fri 07 Aug for an opportunity to extend your stay to a full week working with Rob. If you attend both courses, we offer you a 10% discount on each of them.

Making Watercolours Work for You FM

Mon 03 Aug - Fri 07 Aug

Tutor: Rob and Siân Dudley

£500

£480

Tutor: Linda Series and Caroline Furlong

Welsh Seascape Watercolours Mon 03 Aug - Mon 10 Aug

Tutor: David Johnson

£464

Open to all

Follow in the footsteps of Turner, Cotman and Constable and learn how to capture, in watercolour, the splendour of the Welsh landscape along with its dramatic, fleeting weather conditions.You will learn the famous artists’ traditional basic methods and techniques in order to develop your own painting skills.

Watercolour Landscape Sketching and Painting FM

Mon 10 Aug - Fri 14 Aug

Tutor: Andrew Pitt

£395

Open to all

Open to all

In this exciting course artist Thomas Plunkett will be demonstrating and teaching his innovative watercolour techniques as well as showing how to create confident and dynamic watercolours using the beautiful surroundings of Flatford Mill and its locality as primary observation.

Landscape Adventures in Watermedia MT

Mon 24 Aug - Fri 28 Aug

Tutor: Linda Hollingshead

£465

Open to all

Explore the Yorkshire Dales through painting! Experience the joys of “plein-air” in a variety of spectacular and inspiring locations, where you can be brave to experiment while improving your painting skills and learn ways to create impact through your art with tips on texture, tone, colour and composition. The course is mainly watercolour with options to add watersoluble pencils, pastels, inks and markers. All levels of painting abilities welcome, as you will receive individual guidance.

Source to Sea: Painting the River Stour Mon 31 Aug - Fri 04 Sep

£500

Open to all

Join watercolour painter Rob Dudley, author of Painting Rivers from Source to Sea, as he shares his tips and techniques for painting rivers. From information gathering and sketching on location to developing finished riverscapes back in the studio. Suitable for beginners and those with more experience in watercolour painting.

Freshen Up Your Watercolours FM

Fri 04 Sep - Sun 06 Sep

Tutor: Andrew Pitt

£270

Open to all

This weekend course is for anyone who has attended a beginners course or painted with watercolours before and feels in need of new inspiration to be able to make more progress. Everyone can expect to get fresh ideas on how to see and apply watercolour simply. Tuition will be through a mixture of demonstrations and individual guidance, according to your prior experience. The aim of the demonstrations will to be to show how the unique and elusive properties of watercolour transparency and freshness - can be achieved. Subjects will be suggested both outdoors and in the studio, according to the weather. The course will include plenty of practical work, concentrating on analysing and simplifying the subject in a visual way. All the basic technical information will also be covered, but the emphasis will be on painting fresh and lively watercolours, using the most direct methods possible with the simplest of materials.

Beginners Drawing and Watercolours FM

Mon 07 Sep - Fri 11 Sep

Tutor: Jeremy Ford

£480

Beginners

Ideal for those who need guidance about how to go about constructing a drawing from life. We will be looking at simple shapes and simple objects; their positioning in relation to perspective and how to draw what we actually see, not what we think we see. Jeremy will cover basic watercolour techniques, with an introduction to the materials used to create different effects, such as paper types, colours, colourmixing, colour theory, brushes,and other sundry useful items at the watercolourist’s disposal. Come with your questions!

Photography

This sketching and painting course is specially designed for anyone who would like to learn how to use a sketchbook and watercolours to record memories of special places they visit and to create reference material which can be worked up into larger paintings at a later date. Students will be introduced to a variety of working methods so that they can find one which suits them that can be adapted to fit in with their life style and time available.

£480

Craf ts and Traditional Skills

This fun course is equally suitable for near beginners and those who have painted in watercolours for a while. It will teach you how different types of ink can add a dynamic addition to your watercolour paintings at different stages.You will be shown how to apply inks in many ways. We will be working outside (weather permitting) and in the studio, using techniques that you may not have thought of. This is great fun and you will go home with stunning, lively, fresh watercolour and ink paintings.

MA

Mon 17 Aug - Fri 21 Aug

Tutor: Thomas Plunkett

Tutor: Rob Dudley

Open to all

Open to all

Painting Drawing and the Ar ts

Mon 03 Aug - Fri 07 Aug

£270

Flatford Watercolour Adventure

FM

Exploring the Art of Adding Ink to Your Watercolours

Fri 14 Aug - Sun 16 Aug

Using the immediate grounds for inspiration, working inside and outside the studio Jeremy will spend time with each student offering encouragement, explaining and demonstrating various tips and techniques to assist in the learning process. With a wealth of experience Jeremy is the ideal tutor for the first-time painter as well as the advanced painter, adapting his one-to-one teaching to your individual needs. A highly versatile artist with over thirty years’ teaching experience, he will help you to learn and enjoy watercolour painting in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

FM Open to all

This popular course is for anyone who has attended a ‘beginners’ course or painted with watercolours before and feels in need of new inspiration to make more progress. Everyone can expect to get fresh ideas on how to see and apply watercolour simply. Tuition will be through a mixture of demonstrations and individual guidance, according to your prior experience. The aim of the demonstrations will to be to show how the unique and illusive properties of watercolour - transparency and freshness - can be achieved. Subjects will be suggested both outdoors and in the studio, according to the weather. The course will include plenty of practical work, concentrating on analysing and simplifying the subject in a visual way. All the basic technical information will also be covered but the emphasis will be on painting fresh and lively watercolours, using the most direct methods possible with the simplest of materials. See also Fri 31 Jul - Mon 03 Aug for an opportunity to extend your stay to a full week with either Rob or Siân, as they are then running their own courses as individual tutors. If you attend two consecutive courses, we offer you a 10% discount on each of them.

FM

FM

E xploring the Natural World

Landscapes in Watercolour: From Inspirations to Finished Paintings

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Oils and Acrylics Colour and Composition in Oil Painting FM

Mon 17 Feb - Fri 21 Feb

£480

Tutor: Linda Matthews

Open to all

This course is a good introduction to working with oil paint, giving a grounding in theory and practice that can be transferred to the use of all media. Our study of colour this week will include the mixing of colours, colour theory- looking at complimentary colours and the colour wheel, using colour values (tonal spectrum) darks and lights.

Painting on Location with Oil SL

Mon 20 Jul - Fri 24 Jul

Tutor: Rob Dudley Jim Bowden - Beach Painting

Autumn in Pen and Wash FM

Mon 07 Sep - Fri 11 Sep

Tutor: Sue Williams

Open to all

Tutor: Sue Wieck

£270

Open to all

This course is designed to encourage you to explore the more unusual and exciting approaches to painting in watercolour. It will introduce you to methods that will help to loosen up your personal painting technique and to gain confidence in using watercolours in combination with a variety of mediums. By the end of the course you will be able to use watercolour in a more creative way and discover its full potential.

Exploring Autumn Landscapes FM

Mon 26 Oct - Fri 30 Oct

Tutor: Rob Dudley

£500

Open to all

Experienced watercolour painter and tutor Rob Dudley will guide you through the stages of creating paintings inspired by the seasonal landscape in and around Flatford Mill. After sketching in the field, Rob will guide you in the studio, with plenty of tips and one-to-one tuition on how to develop these sketches into more finished works. The course is suitable for all levels of experience.

Expressing Autumn Hedgerows FM

Mon 26 Oct - Fri 30 Oct

Tutor: Siân Dudley

£500

Open to all

Taking inspiration from the hedgerows around Flatford Mill, Siân Dudley will encourage you to explore the glorious colours and textures of autumn. Using mainly watercolour paints you will also be encouraged to investigate other water-based media and experimental techniques to produce colourful images that give back something of the energy of summer.

Adding Texture to Your Watercolours FM

Fri 04 Dec - Sun 06 Dec

£270

Tutor: Linda Series and Caroline Furlong

Open to all

This fun weekend course is for anyone with a little experience, to advanced painters in watercolours. We will show you how to turn an ordinary painting into an extraordinary one! We will take you beyond the typical painting materials, by using household materials and other ‘craft items’ to achieve a fresher, more exciting painting style. Great fun! This course will be studio-based.

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Using the wonderful landscape in and around FSC Slapton Ley the course will aim to give students the opportunity to work primarily on location in oil paint or using water-mixable oils. Suitable for both beginners and more experienced painters alike.

MA

Fri 24 Jul - Sun 26 Jul

Tutor: David Webb

Having Fun with Watercolours Fri 16 Oct - Sun 18 Oct

Open to all

Painting Acrylics £480

A course to celebrate the changing seasons at FSC Flatford Mill. Pen and ink, pen and wash and pen and watercolour are ideal for drawing and painting fruits, flowers, cornfields and autumn trees. Sue will demonstrate to inspire you and show you ideas and techniques to use with pen and wash.

FM

£515

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£289

Open to all

This course is an introduction into working with acrylic paint. Whether you are a beginner or looking to refine your skill, this course will cover handling the paint, creating texture, colour mixing, collage, plus a variety of painting techniques. Alongside which we cover the fundamental aspects for creating a successful painting which include composition, centre of interest, tone, colour palette, etc.

Gouache: Painting Landscape and Nature FM

Mon 17 Aug - Fri 21 Aug

Tutor: Jeremy Ford

£480

Open to all

Gouache is wonderfully adaptable water-soluble paint which can be applied thinly like watercolour, but can also be used more thickly to cover previous layers. Perfectly mixable with watercolours. No experience necessary! Using reference from outside and working on-site wherever possible, we can develop sketches and ideas in the studio as well as work from people’s tablets and photographs. Step-by-step demonstrations throughout and particular focus on matching colours to those in nature, with plenty of opportunity to experiment.

Painting in Oils: Boats Harbours and Estuaries FM

Mon 07 Sep - Fri 11 Sep

Tutor: John Shave

£480

Open to all

Estuaries painting in the studio and on location at some of the beautiful and inspiring harbours and rivers in Suffolk. John will demonstrate to show you ideas and techniques and work with you one-to-one as well. Depending on the weather we may visit Woodbridge, Pin Mill, River Deben, River Orwell, and River Stour or potential visits to Wrabness or Shotley.

Painting the Autumn Landscapes with Oils and Pastels MA

Fri 23 Oct - Sun 25 Oct

Tutor: David Johnson

£289

Open to all

The aim of the course is to develop a palette, and an approach, that captures the atmosphere of the autumnal day. This will be expressed by understanding the use of colour in a naturalistic way, but also by an enhanced colour vision. The course will focus on landscape work in-situ that is then ‘worked up’ in the studio.


FM

Fri 06 Nov - Sun 08 Nov

Tutor: Carole Massey

£270

Open to all

This course aims to show you a variety of techniques and approaches for depicting these essential elements of the landscape, whilst improving your ability and style. On Saturday, Carole will show you many ways to improve your skills through step-by-step exercises, which will include brush control, colour mixing, using a palette knife, blending, glazing, layering and use of gels and additives. On Sunday you can choose to work outside on a Flatford view or from your own reference. This course is suitable for all abilities.

Mon 07 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

Tutor: Kevin Scully

£480

Open to all

We will be painting some of the winter landscapes around Flatford Mill, together with some scenes from further afield. Participants will have the opportunity to adopt a slightly more contemporary approach, whilst also learning and practising a variety of techniques associated with oils.

Tutor: Carole Massey

Fri 21 Feb - Sun 23 Feb

£270

Open to all

A fantastic opportunity to draw and paint from some beautiful public gardens and develop your artwork back at the studio. The winter garden holds glorious colour and structural interest in its dormancy. This openlevel course is for anyone interested in developing personal expression and focusses on visual design both in art and the garden, whether formal or informal. Enjoy exploring mixed media techniques to evoke winter scenes and experience a journey through your image making.

£270

Open to all

FM

Fri 28 Feb - Sun 01 Mar

Tutor: Carole Massey

£270

Open to all

Acrylics are the most versatile of painting mediums offering the beginner the freedom to make mistakes and correct them! Carole will guide you through simple step-by-step exercises, showing you many different ways to use acrylics – from a watercolour style to using it thickly with a palette knife. We will be painting both landscapes and still life and look at surfaces, brushes and composition as well as using gels and additives…everything, in fact, to kick start your acrylic paintings!

Introducing a figure or figures into a painting can animate a composition, injecting life and movement into a scene; the eye is naturally drawn to the figure, so it will therefore form a natural focal point as well as give a sense of scale. Through group and individual tuition, Carole will show you how to simplify drawing a figure or group of figures.You can work in your own choice of medium and choose to add figures to your existing paintings (depending on the medium) or work on new pieces inspired by the surrounding landscape and buildings or working from your own or Carole’s photographs.

Pastels

Landscapes Using Ink and Coloured Pencils FM

Creating with Colour: Pastels and Acrylics FM

Mon 06 Jan - Fri 10 Jan

Tutor: Linda Matthews

£450

Open to all

FM Fri 14 Aug - Sun 16 Aug £270 Open to all Tutor: Carole Massey

Soft pastels are a vibrant and exciting medium, ideal for capturing the colours and texture of the landscape or for painting the subtleties of a portrait. Carole’s enthusiastic and informative demonstrations will guide you through a range of exercises to develop and extend your pastel painting ability, looking at mark making, surfaces, colour mixing, blending as well as using pastels over watercolours or acrylics. You can be inspired to paint the surrounding idyllic landscape and buildings, or paint a portrait, working from your own or Carole’s photographs. Suitable for all abilities.

Open to all

This course features an unusual but effective mix of media. Tutor Helen Hanson was a professional etcher and has developed a style of working in ink and coloured pencil which creates a similar look. The method is not like pen and wash, nor does it involve “colouring in”. Instead, the two media are carefully integrated as you work, using layers of rich colour and mark-making.

First Steps in Pencil, Pen and Ink FM

Pastel Perfection

£550

Tue 14 Apr - Fri 17 Apr

Tutor: Debora Cane

£395

Beginner

Starting right from the beginning, this course looks at observational drawing of still life subjects. It covers the importance of lines, how to use them, how different weights of line affect a visual image and goes on to explain tone.

Margam Sketchbook MA

Fri 24 Apr - Sun 26 Apr

Tutor: Debora Cane

£289

Open to all

Craf ts and Traditional Skills

Working from black and white images we will be creating our own colours from a range of mediums, realistic and unrealistic showing the importance of light and shade when drawing and painting, not colour matching. Enjoy this relaxing Mon -Fri course within the lovely surrounding of Flatford Mill.

Sun 05 Apr - Fri 10 Apr

Tutor: Helen Hanson

Painting Drawing and the Ar ts

Fri 11 Dec - Sun 13 Dec

FM

Putting Figures into Paintings

Acrylics for the Beginner FM

Exploring and Painting Winter Gardens Tutor: Jevan Watkins Jones

Winter Landscapes in Oils FM

Drawing and Sketching

E xploring the Natural World

Trees, Skies and Water in Acrylics

Based on the architecture and scenery of FSC Margam Discovery Centre, this course takes you through the process of collecting visual information: researching, drawing and experimenting. We look at the structure of this building, how to draw its textures, multiple reflections through its windows and then widen our search to draw what we can find in the park including the view of Port Talbot.

Introduction to Drawing from Life Sat 02 May

Non-residential

Tutor: Linda Matthews

£55

Open to all

Drawing is making a mark! Come and enjoy learning to turn those marks into recognisable images, using a variety of subjects including landscape, figures, still life and buildings. Linda will demonstrate a technique or subject, and you will then have a go. Her drawing techniques follow traditional rules which she believes you have to know before you break them!

Debora Cane – Frogs

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Photography

EF

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Wonderful Water Soluble Pencils: Painting and Drawing FM

Fri 04 Sep - Sun 06 Sep

£270

Tutor: Carole Massey

Open to all

If you have a set of water soluble pencils and don’t know how to use them, then this course is for you! The joy of using water soluble pencils is that they cover both drawing and watercolour painting and are an extremely versatile medium.Through simple step-by-step demonstrations Carole will show you a wide variety of techniques for painting still life, buildings and landscapes as well as refreshing some essential drawing skills and concepts. It is suitable for all abilities.There will be a demonstration after supper on Saturday.

Our Yorkshire: Landscape Studies in the Style of David Hockney MT

Walled Garden - Jessica Horne

Sketching The Scenery of Shropshire PM

Fri 22 May - Mon 25 May

£390

Tutor: Linda Hollingshead

Open to all

Enjoy capturing Shropshire through the freedom of using a sketchbook. Discover inspiring, interesting and simple ways to improve your sketches. Receive individual guidance to gain confidence recording what you see. Try new ways to create interesting sketches with impact which are enjoyable to make. Have fun being part of a creative group out in a variety of beautiful locations.

Exploring Drawing: Free Form FM Mon 25 May Non-residential £50 Open to all Tutor: Jevan Watkins Jones ‘Not conforming to a regular or formal structure or shape’ this one day intensive course explores wider notions of drawing seen in contemporary art today. Over the day we will explore ways of identifying with the landscape of Flatford, considering drawing as both an enquiry and a visual language to explore. This open-level course is designed for those who enjoy experimenting, free expression and the conceptual processes of image making. Embolden your drawing!

Exploring Drawing: Movement FM

Tue 26 May

Fri 04 Sep - Sun 06 Sep

£260

Tutor: Debora Cane

Non-residential

Tutor: Jevan Watkins Jones

£50

Open to all

‘An act of moving or change or development’ defines movement and this day-long course looks to explore ways of capturing a sense of movement as evidenced by the effects of weather and time. Working en plein air in small sketchbooks we will be following in Constable’s footsteps in search of moving subjects - water, reeds, clouds, grasses, trees, animals and people. This open-level course is designed for drawers who are looking to push their drawing on in new dynamic ways.

Combine your love of walking and drawing. We will go out and explore the local landscape each morning on foot taking photographs and making fast sketches. This will be followed by an afternoon and evening creating finished colour drawings in a sketchbook style using coloured pencil and watercolour, with particular reference to David Hockney’s My Yorkshire series.

Developing Your Own Sketchbook FM

Fri 11 Sep - Sun 13 Sep

Tutor: Debora Cane

£270

Open to all

Based on the architecture and scenery of Flatford Mill, this course takes you through the process of collecting visual information: researching, drawing and experimenting. As a residential course, it offers a fabulous opportunity for complete creative immersion and you will be encouraged to draw everything you see from morning until night. Connected, interesting projects to inspire and develop your sketchbook activities. Suitable for both beginners and more experienced students.

Your Own Choice of Medium Come and Paint at Flatford FM

Fri 10 Jan - Sun 12 Jan

Tutor: Self Led

£100

Open to all

This weekend is for individuals to enjoy the centre and surrounding area; making use of our facilities and studio to create your own art work.There will be no tutor on hand to give direction, feedback or tuition. Instead, participants can use self-reflection and potentially peer-based feedback from other participants. Please note, you will need to bring your own art materials.

Come and Paint at Flatford

Flowers in Pen and Ink FM Fri 14 Aug - Sun 16 Aug £270 Open to all

FM

Looking at bright colours, strong contrasts and complex forms, this course introduces you to bold techniques to create large, expressive drawings of flowers in pen and ink with colour washes. Simple, fun and accessible whatever your drawing abilities.

These dates are for individuals to enjoy the centre and surrounding area; making use of our facilities and studio to create your own art work.There will be no tutor on hand to give direction, feedback or tuition. Instead, participants can use self-reflection and potentially peer-based feedback from other participants. Please note, you will need to bring your own art materials.There will be an excursion to another location in the area on one day for those who wish to venture away from the centre to draw inspiration from a differing landscape.

Tutor: Debora Cane

Understanding Perspective FM

Fri 28 Aug - Mon 31 Aug

Tutor: Debora Cane

£395

Open to all

This pen and ink drawing course covers the basics of drawing in perspective and rapidly takes you beyond these technical details into how your mind perceives space. It illustrates that perspective is in everything, but veers away from lots of dull perspective exercises showing you all of the ways in which you might choose to curve (or even ignore!) perspective. The weekend will include drawing exercises, indoor still life subjects and some simple outdoor architectural observational drawing exercises.

Mon 13 Jan - Fri 17 Jan

Tutor: Self Led

£200

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Open to all

Come and Paint At Flatford FM

Fri 17 Jan - Sun 19 Jan

Tutor: Self Led

£100

Open to all

See course description Fri 10 Jan - Sun 12 Jan.

Come and Paint at Flatford FM

Mon 20 Jan - Fri 24 Jan

Tutor: Self Led

£200

See course description Mon 13 Jan - Fri 17 Jan.

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Open to all

Open to all


FM

Fri 24 Jan - Sun 26 Jan

Tutor: Self Led

£100

Exploring Creativity with Mixed Media Open to all

SL

Open to all

The aim of the workshop is to help you to develop artistic skills you wish to explore. It is not prescriptive and Sophia can advise and guide on many techniques.You will learn through practice and application how to choose appropriate methods necessary for the effects you desire. This programme is for anyone who would like to join an informal group of enthusiastic, like-minded artists who seek advice guidance and suggestions on a variety of painting and drawing techniques including: Drawing Media, Charcoal, Ink Work, Acrylics, Dry Pastels, Oil Pastels, Watercolour and Gouache and Collage.

Open to all

Landscape Painting in Snowdonia

See course description Fri 10 Jan - Sun 12 Jan.

Come and Paint at Flatford FM

Fri 31 Jan - Sun 02 Feb

Tutor: Self Led

£100

See course description Fri 10 Jan - Sun 12 Jan.

Draw More FM

Fri 31 Jan - Sun 02 Feb

Tutor: Jevan Watkins Jones

£270

This course is for those who want to draw more and with growing confidence.The course provides a supportive space in which to practise your drawing skills and develop a necessary critical eye through reflectivity which is encouraged. Drawing principles, materials and techniques will be covered both in short group exercises and one-to-one according to your particular interests.

FM Wed 27 May Non-residential £50 Open to all

RC

£515

Fri 14 Aug – Fri 21 Aug

Tutor: Jeremy Yates

Open to all

£550

Open to all

Snowdonia National Park has river, lake and mountain landscapes to inspire sketching and watercolours. Locations will be chosen according to weather conditions, and the preferences of members of the group, the aim being to spend each day outdoors. Evenings will include demonstrations of techniques, slides of well-known landscape artists, and time to continue painting.

Tutor: Jevan Watkins Jones

Landscape Painting in Snowdonia

‘The basic or inherent features, character or qualities of something and the phenomena of the physical world collectively’ defines the word ‘nature’, our focus for this full day of drawing. Flatford offers us a rich mosaic of lowland landscapes stretching out from the riverbank of the Stour and the wide open skies. This open-level course is designed for those who enjoy finding ways to represent nature both faithfully and evocatively. Enjoy drawing and learning with others in this beautiful setting.

RC

Painting the Landscape - Reflections of Shropshire

Tutor: Penny Hunt

PM

Mon 20 Jul - Fri 24 Jul

Tutor: Linda Hollingshead

£505

Intermediate

Summer Painting en Plein Air SL

Fri 24 Jul - Mon 27 Jul

Tutor: Hilary Jean Gibson

£415

Open to all

This course provides artists at any level using any chosen media with the opportunity of working en plein air within Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve, the picturesque village of Slapton and various stunning coastal locations. There will be plenty of demonstrations, and one-to-one guidance, whilst exploring perspective and colour theory in the studio and building up confidence with skills, tips and techniques to enjoy drawing and painting outside. Join Hilary on her Expressive Watercolour class Mon 27 Jul – Fri 31 Jul and receive a £125 discount.

Flatford Mill Plein Air Group FM

Mon 27 Jul - Fri 31 Jul

Tutor: Self Led

£480

£550

Open to all

See course description Fri 14 Aug – Fri 21 Aug.

Painting with the Landscape MT

Sat 05 Sep

Non-residential

£65

Open to all

Come and spend some time developing your painting skills in a relaxing, supportive environment, on a day spent drawing and painting in the workroom or outside in the landscape. Workshops are open to all and numbers are kept low, to allow the day to be individually tailored to ability.

Exploring Painting - Snowdonia RC

Fri 02 Oct - Sun 04 Oct

Tutor: Nuala Dunn

£290

Open to all

The course will enable you to experiment and try out a variety of techniques and approaches with paint and to put these into practice responding intuitively to the landscape. We will work in an exploratory way, with colour, mark making, shape and tone, moving between indoor and outdoor spaces as the weather and our needs dictate. The weekend aims to inspire you to give it a go, loosen up and try new things whilst being supported through your creative process. This course is suitable for both beginners and more experienced artists who wish to have a chance to experiment, and free up their approach.

Autumn Art in Mixed Media AM

Sat 17 Oct

Non-residential

Tutor: Jay Nolan-Latchford

£50

Open to all

Craf ts and Traditional Skills

Come along paint and have fun with like-minded people within a friendly and enjoyable group, whilst immersing yourself in the beautiful landscape of Shropshire.Visit local places of interest to paint your response to the scenery in the medium of your choice. Learn easy and specific techniques to bring vitality and strength to your painting plus be inspired as you watch your art progress. All painting abilities welcome with demonstration and individual guidance given throughout. We have studio use for evening sessions and finishing off work.

Fri 28 Aug – Fri 04 Aug

Tutor: Jeremy Yates

Painting Drawing and the Ar ts

Exploring Drawing: Nature

Mon 27 Jul - Fri 31 Jul

Tutor: Sophia Roddan

E xploring the Natural World

Come and Paint at Flatford

The day will provide an opportunity to take in our surroundings and use nature to inspire a series of drawings and paintings in a variety of materials including pencil, watercolour and inks. We’ll look at techniques for capturing trees as well as leaves, nuts and berries. Fee includes a £3 nominal charge for materials.

Open to all

Photography

This programme is for anyone who would like to join an informal group of enthusiastic, likeminded outdoor painters who are comfortable working without the need of a tutor. Each day the group will be taken out together by mini bus to a different location where participants will be free to spend their time working however they wish using their own preferred medium. There is a wealth of painting potential around Flatford Mill, and excursions out may include locations such as Woodbridge, Pin Mill and Felixstowe Ferry. When the weather is prohibitive a day-time studio will be available for the exclusive use of the group. Although there will be no actual tuition throughout the day, professional artist Gerald Green will be available to provide help and guidance, if required, during the evening sessions in the studio.

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Botanical Illustration

Flower Painting Painting Spring Flowers Using Line and Watercolour

Botanical Illustration Using Coloured Pencils FM

Fri 10 Apr - Mon 13 Apr

£395

Tutor: Janie Pirie

Open to all

Discover the wonderful world of coloured pencils and learn how to create rich and colourful drawings of all things botanical - flowers, fruit and vegetables - all without adding water to the painting! This course, over the Easter weekend is for all levels of ability and is designed to show the simplicity and the effectiveness of using wax and oil based coloured pencils to create beautiful botanical drawings.

Botanical Illustration for Mixed Abilities FM

Mon 25 May - Fri 29 May

£480

Tutor: Lesley Smith

Open to all

This course is for those who have had some previous experience in using watercolours but may be new to botanical illustration. This mixed ability course will focus on accurate drawing, colour mixing and composition as well as more advanced techniques, depending on where you are in your botanical journey. Beginners, intermediate and advanced learners are all welcome. Every stage from basic use of equipment to making the finishing touches will be demonstrated and explained to give you the confidence to paint to an even higher standard. Please note: good eyesight is essential for this course as the work is detailed and precise.

Beautiful Botanical Illustration MA

Fri 17 Jul - Sun 19 Jul

Tutor: Debbie Devauden

£289

Open to all

This course will enable you to examine and draw the incredible detail nature has provided us with.You will begin by sketching the overall shape of your specimen and then gradually refine it. After this, you will use drawing pens over the pencil to create a black and white image, beautiful in its own right, which can, if you wish, have a watercolour wash applied.

Botanical Illustration: Developing Your Skills FM

Sun 26 Jul - Sun 02 Aug

Tutor: Lesley Smith

£675

Open to all

This unique and historic course is for those with some previous experience in botanical illustration. During this week you will learn more advanced techniques as demonstrated by Lesley on a group and individual basis.This course is suitable for intermediate and advanced learners. However, as most of the tuition is on a one-to-one basis, beginners are welcome to attend as long as they have a basic knowledge of watercolour painting.All learners attending will benefit from the opportunity to share ideas and gain inspiration from more experienced artists and to practise and refine new skills.

FM Fri 27 Mar - Sun 29 Mar £270 Open to all Tutor: Jennifer Andrews

This studio-based flower painting course is designed to help you capture the beauty of spring flowers, using pencil and various pens combined with watercolours on a variety of paper surfaces. The course starts with free work, moving on to a more controlled approach. There will be painting demonstrations and discussions throughout the course including use of a sketchbook. Beginners and those with some experience are equally welcome.

Around the Mill with a Sketchbook FM Sat 30 May Non-residential £50 Open to all Tutor: Jennifer Andrews

On this day course the group will wander around FSC Flatford Mill buildings and garden borders making sketches - perhaps two or three flowers together, the colours of brickwork, any interesting corner or cranny.You will have the option of using the day in this way or making one or two small pictures in the workroom from the sketch ideas.

Sketching and Painting Flowers in a Suffolk Garden FM

Mon 10 Aug - Fri 14 Aug

Tutor: Jennifer Andrews

£480

Open to all

Colour and texture are everywhere in the varied planting of Natalie Finch’s garden in East Bergholt and the borders at Flatford Mill. There is a relaxed but focused atmosphere on this course - you can wander with a sketchbook or settle down to paint, perhaps looking along a path or through an archway. Demonstrations will be given in pencil and pen drawing, watercolour, gouache and combinations of these techniques, with individual help always available. A little experience of working outside is useful. Fees are inclusive of entry and refreshments in the garden.

October Colours with a Sketchbook FM

Sat 10 Oct

Non-residential

Tutor: Jennifer Andrews

£50

Open to all

Late summer flowers, leaves with a hint of autumn colour, seed heads with their different shapes, colours of brickwork and tiles, all these waiting to be captured in your sketchbook.You can spend the day on quick ideas or create one or two small pictures in the workroom from your gathered information.

Introduction to Natural History Illustration SL

Mon 27 Jul - Fri 31 Jul

Tutor: Rosie Martin

£515

Open to all

The course aims to teach the rudimentaries of Natural History Illustration, from sketching in situ, to exploring and experimenting with different ways to portray subject matter. This is mainly a studio-based course and tuition will be group and one-to-one. Demonstrations and discussion will continue throughout the course and individual ideas will be encouraged and developed.

Autumn and Winter Flora Illustration MA

Fri 30 Oct - Sun 01 Nov

Tutor: Debbie Devauden

£289

Open to all

This course will enable you to examine and draw the incredible detail nature in autumn and winter has provided us with. Create and paint your very own Christmas cards or create seasonal works that capture the flora of winter and autumn.You will begin by sketching the overall shape of your specimen and then gradually refine it. After this, you will use drawing pens over the pencil to create a black and white image, beautiful in its own right, which can, if you wish, have a watercolour wash applied.

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FM

Fri 16 Oct - Sun 18 Oct

£270

Tutor: Jennifer Andrews

E xploring the Natural World

Painting Plants: Autumn Colours and Designs Open to all

This studio-based flower painting course is equally suitable for beginners and those with some experience. It is an opportunity to create paintings or designs based on the autumn colours of late flowers, leaves and fruits. The use of pencil, pen and ink, watercolour and gouache on various paper surfaces will be discussed and there will be plenty of individual tuition to help you develop your own way of representing the subjects you select.You are welcome to bring your own design project if you wish.

Wildlife Painting Painting the Coast and Coastal Wildlife MIL

Fri 24 Jul - Sun 26 Jul

Tutor: John Threlfall

£284

Open to all

Painting Animals in Watercolour MA

Fri 30 Oct - Sun 01 Nov

Tutor: David Webb

£289

Open to all

Learn how to capture the character of animals in watercolour. Create lively portraits of domestic and wild creatures. Reference photos will be available but bring your own too, if you have a favourite.

Portrait Painting Using Coloured Pencils FM

Fri 13 Mar - Sun 15 Mar

Tutor: Janie Pirie

£270

Open to all

This course is for all levels and is designed to show the simplicity and the effectiveness of using wax and oil based coloured pencils (not watercolour pencils) to create a likeness. During the course time will be dedicated to the actual drawing of the chosen subject, person or animal, the composition of the picture and the basics of using coloured pencils.

Portraits for the Absolute Beginner FM

Fri 17 Apr - Sun 19 Apr

Tutor: Carole Massey

£270

Open to all

Through demonstrations and exercises, Carole will help demystify the art of portrait drawing and painting, enabling you to capture a likeness whether it is of a loved one, a grandchild or even a celebrity. We will start with a series of exercises analysing the features and proportions as well as looking at pose and composition, aiming to improve the way you see as well as improving your drawing skills. The second day you can work from your own references or Carole’s. A model will be available for those who wish to work from life.

The Journey of a Portrait SL

FM

Come and enjoy the pleasure of portrait drawing and oil painting. Discover how to improve your portrait skills, whether a beginner starting out or have previous experience you are all welcome. The excitement of learning new, fresh techniques, in charcoal, Ink and wash and oil on canvas. Sharing 30 years experience in four days.

Fri 30 Oct - Sun 01 Nov

£270

Open to all

Whether you wish to paint your pet or a wild animal, the demands are the same. Carole will show you how to paint features and form, texture and pattern, fur, hair, highlights and shadows, as well as how to capture character and expression using watercolours, pastels and pastel pencils. Please bring a good reference photograph or work from Carole’s photographs. There will be a demonstration after supper on Saturday. Suitable for all abilities.

Mon 10 Aug - Fri 14 Aug

Tutor: Jacob Sutton

£515

Open to All

Creative Writing

Portraits

The Green Fuse – Creative Writing in Springtime at Flatford Mill

Portrait Painting and Drawing

Tutor: Rebecca Hubbard

FM

Mon 17 Feb - Fri 21 Feb

Tutor: Carole Massey

£500

FM Open to all

£395

Open to all

Anyone who wants to write about the natural world in April is welcome on this course, whether a beginner or more experienced writer. Carefully structured yet enjoyable exercises will help sensitize and deepen your responses to landscape and develop your writing. Over the course you will produce several short pieces and go away with plenty of ideas and inspiration to write more. Participants are free to write descriptions or other nonfiction, fiction or poetry as preferred.

Writing the Wild MT

Fri 18 Sep - Sun 20 Sep

Tutor: Mary -Jane Holmes

£260

Open to all

In this creative writing course, we will investigate the relationship between landscape and narrative, explore techniques to best define and describe landscape using more than just visual means and consider how the physical environment can be used as an effective tool to convey the complexity of human emotion and experience. This workshop is open to both emerging and experienced writers of prose or poetry.

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Photography

For those who wish to improve their portrait work, this is always a most stimulating, challenging and fun week. Working in your own choice of media (watercolours, pastels and/or acrylics), we explore ways to improve drawing skills and capture a likeness through studying the form, features, composition and pose. After the first “warm up” day of drawing exercises we will be working from models all week. Carole is a popular tutor, favoured for her support and understanding. As well as constant individual tuition throughout, there is a group appraisal at the end of each day and a demonstration on several evenings. The aim is for each student to gain a feeling of accomplishment through increased perception and skills, while enjoying the atmosphere of this historic and inspirational setting.

Fri 10 Apr - Mon 13 Apr

Craf ts and Traditional Skills

Animals and Pets: Painting and Drawing Tutor: Carole Massey

Painting Drawing and the Ar ts

This course focuses on the coastal habitat of Great Cumbrae Island off the Ayrshire mainland. John has written and illustrated two books on the UK coast, Between the Tides and Drawn to the Edge so is well qualified to lead a painting journey of exploration around the lovely coastline of Great Cumbrae. A range of habitats will be encountered and as the wildlife alters accordingly you will be encouraged to incorporate the birds and mammals observed by way of animating your landscapes and bringing a narrative to the picture-making process. We will look at composition and the tonal qualities of your painting by way of bringing a stronger dimension to your work and at drawing/seeing techniques to be able to sketch wildlife.

Gouache – Jeremy Ford

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Crafts and Traditional Skills

Get crafty and discover some of the crafts and traditional skills of our cultural heritage. These day courses and short breaks focus on using natural materials and inspiration to develop beautiful pieces like stained glass, wood carvings, jewellery or willow sculptures which represent the environment around us. Many of the activities are studio-based but the local area and surrounding centre grounds will be useful sources of inspiration for your work, as well as offering a relaxing backdrop to your time away. There are opportunities for all abilities and our passionate tutors will bring locations and techniques to life with their expertise. More information about required materials and equipment is available from the website or our centres. Please note materials (e.g. glass, lead, wood) are not usually covered by our fees.

Levels

Beginner Introductory courses for those new or relatively new to the subject. Open to all Courses where tutors are able to support learners at all levels.

Encaustic Light Hou se - Toni Peers

Intermediate Courses aimed at those who want to know more about a subject which they are already familiar with.

Centres

The price displayed for residential courses is for sole occupancy accommodation. You can choose to share a room or attend a course as a non-resident. Please visit our website or contact the centre for these prices.

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Amersham, Buckinghamshire Epping Forest, Essex Flat ford Mill, Suf folk ‘Constable Country’ Juniper Hall, Surrey Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales Margam, South Wales Slapton Ley, South Devon

*MMU Accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University. See page 40.


Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers FM

Stained Glass for Beginners and Near Beginners FM

Fri 07 Feb - Sun 09 Feb

Tutor: Sharon McMullin

£270

Open to all

Make a Stained Glass Heart Tue 11 Feb

Tutor: Carole Gray

Non-residential

£90

Open to all

This day course gives an opportunity to explore this traditional craft and create your own copperfoiled heart-shaped panel or mirror using a pattern and glass pack provided by the tutor and included in the fee. The course is a practical one, including: glass cutting, copperfoiling and soldering. The fee includes all the materials and tools you will need to complete your panel or mirror. Refreshments and lunch served in the Mill dining room are also covered by the all-inclusive fee. The course is suitable for all levels, including beginners.

Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers FM

Mon 17 Feb - Fri 21 Feb

Tutor: Mark Cockram

£500

Open to all

Workshop - Daniel Jowitt

Open to all

Beginners and improvers are equally welcome on this weekend calligraphy course, since the tuition can easily be adapted to meet everyone’s individual needs.You will be encouraged to work in one or more calligraphy scripts, for example Formal or Cursive Italic, Foundational Hand, Uncial,Versal or other capitals.You can learn or revise the scripts of your choice, experiment with the letter-form variations and use the scripts in short projects to encourage rhythm in writing as well as good layout and design. Colour in the pen and background can be explored and simple decoration used where appropriate; drawing inspiration for subject material from the local countryside or from our extensive art and environment libraries.

Enamelling, Metal Work and Cloisonné Jewellery Weekend FM

Fri 13 Mar - Sun 15 Mar

Tutor: Toni Peers

£300

Open to all

This jewellery-making weekend focuses entirely on Vitreous Enamelling techniques.Vitreous Enamelling is an ancient art form which works by fusing powdered glass to copper and firing at high temperatures in a kiln. Using both opaque and transparent glass you will create some beautiful and unique pieces. Toni is also going to spend some time showing you how to add texture to metal and also how to cut simple designs from copper to enamel. On the second day we will turn to the technique of cloisonné, where you will learn how to use wire to create cloisons or cells to enamel into - with the option of adding silver leaf as a base. This technique will enable you to create a picture or pattern on your copper to make beautiful decorative items or jewellery. This class is suited to both beginners and those who have some enamelling experience - Toni will encourage you to expand your current knowledge by trying different techniques. Materials included.

Making Mosaics FM

Fri 03 Apr - Sun 05 Apr

Tutor: Anne Cardwell

£270

Open to all

Make something beautiful for your house or garden with this ancient fascinating art. This course in mosaic art will teach you from the basics through to some more advanced techniques in practice and theory. Suitable for all levels. Reasonable dexterity required to handle nippers.

Homeopathy FM

Fri 03 Apr - Sun 05 Apr

Tutor: Cathryn Brooks

£270

Open to all

You will obtain an understanding of the guiding principles behind this two hundred year old complementary therapy. The tutor will include some of the well known homoeopathic remedies, building a picture of each with examples of cases to make the learning fun and informative. A learning walk is planned, to explore the fauna and flora of the area, looking for plants with medicinal qualities. A hands-on session is also planned, where all learners will be able to make a homoeopathic remedy to take home. A resource list for further studies will be included in the handout pack.

Craf ts and Traditional Skills

Covering both restoration of existing books and the creation of new bindings and books, this course is equally suitable for beginners and those with previous experience, since tuition is given according to individual needs. The course emphasises the traditional skills and techniques of hand binding and helps you develop a deeper insight into this rewarding craft, whose origins go back over 2,000 years. Cutting tools, presses and other binding equipment and materials are all available for what is one of very few residential bookbinding courses offered in the UK each year. Please expect to reimburse the tutor for the card, coverings and other materials you use, which will depend on the number of projects you undertake in the week.

£270

Painting Drawing and the Ar ts

This practical, hands-on course is an introduction for beginners and will also welcome improvers who might appreciate the opportunity to expand their knowledge and develop their technique and creative ideas within a small group, under the supervision of an experienced tutor. Materials and methods will be introduced, and skills taught, to make and take home at least one piece of finished stained glass at the end of the weekend. Students should come prepared with an idea of what they want to make, either a drawing or a photograph of an image. The tutor can help with ideas.You will learn to use copper foil and solder, using an electric soldering iron. We will not be learning the traditional lead method. Tools and equipment are provided and a selection of glass can be bought from the tutor as required.You should be prepared for extra expenditure of around £30-£40 depending on the size of the panel. Please note that the teaching element of this course may start before dinner on the Friday.

FM

Fri 21 Feb - Sun 23 Feb

Tutor: Gaynor Goffe

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Crafts

Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers FM

Tue 14 Apr - Fri 17 Apr

Tutor: Gaynor Goffe

£395

Open to all

See course description Fri 21 Feb - Sun 23 Feb.

Make a Stained Glass Panel in a Day! Sat 23 May

Tutor: Carole Gray

Non-residential

£90

Open to all

This beginners’ day course gives an opportunity to explore this traditional craft and to make a 20cm square stained glass panel using the leaded technique. The tutor will provide simple, non-representational designs and packs of glass for you to choose from. All the other materials and tools you will need to complete your panel are also provided. Refreshments and lunch served in the Mill dining room are also covered by the all-inclusive fee.

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Photography

FM

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Willow weaving - Dan Jowitt

“Another excellent week bookbinding with George at Flatford. Splendid group, great atmosphere, got lots done!” Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers at Flatford Mill

Weaving with Recycled Materials FM

Mon 25 May

Non-residential

Tutor: Deb Hart

Silver Clay Jewellery

£70

Open to all

These are forms of weaving that are practiced all over the world; on this day course you will be following directions and coaching to enable you to lern how to make a bag with recycled card using a technique called plaiting. If time allows during the final day we will coil some mats with recycled materials as well to give you more practice before trying it at home.

Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers FM

Mon 25 May - Fri 29 May

Tutor: Mark Cockram

£500

Open to all

See course description Mon 17 Feb - Fri 21 Feb.

Basket Weaving FM

Tue 26 May

Tutor: Deb Hart

£70

Open to all

Tutor: Deb Hart

Non-residential

£70

Open to all

You will be able to master the construction of a basic bird base using English willow. This will then be transformed into a pheasant using a lovely random weave. Advice will be given on what sort of materials to use and where to buy them.

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Non-residential

£120

Open to all

Silver clay is magical, it contains fine silver particles embedded into a binder. This product enables you the flexibility of moulding clay and the ease of adding textures to create unique pieces of jewellery, whilst offering you the beauty of fine (hallmarkable) silver once fired, a real cheat for frustrated silversmiths. There are around £60 worth of materials included in the course fee, giving you the chance to use 10g of silver clay and silver paste to make up to three pieces of jewellery, plus the opportunity to try another silver clay product such as sheet or syringe clay to make more. By the end of the day you will have made around four pieces of fine silver jewellery, depending on the size of the pieces you choose to make, some people make more. Making a prototype using a non-precious medium, firing and polishing will also form part of this exciting class. Suitable for beginners and improvers.

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FM

Sun 07 Jun

Tutor: Linda Haylock

Non-residential

£60

Open to all

Learn basic techniques in bobbin lace to produce a wearable piece of lace(brooch/pendant). Techniques include preparing the equipment to start, working and completing the piece of lace and mounting the lace (if required).

Encaustic Art: Painting with Molten Wax

Weave a Willow Pheasant Wed 27 May

Sat 06 Jun

Tutor: Toni Peers

Bobbin Lace Making

Non-residential

Learn how to make a traditional round basket using English willow. The day will start with instruction on types of willow, choosing, buying and planting your own materials.You will learn at least 3 different weaves plus a border technique.You will take home a completed basket which could be used for serving bread or many other things.

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Sun 07 Jun

Tutor: Toni Peers

Non-residential

£60

Open to all

In this one-day class you will learn the art of painting with molten wax to create vivid, flowing, textured pictures in a surprisingly short amount of time.You can use a variety of tools to melt wax and on this course we will be working with an iron and a heated stylus.You will learn various techniques to create both abstract and landscape work and by the end of the class you will have created at least twenty small paintings. This class is suitable for both a beginner to art, as well as someone who wants to add another medium to their palette. Card makers may also like to try this art form as it is a perfect complement to dye cutting machines, or for painting backgrounds. Materials included.


FM

Mon 27 Jul

Tutor: Carole Gray

Non-residential

£90

E xploring the Natural World

Make a Stained Glass Panel in a Day! Open to all

This beginners’ day course gives an opportunity to explore this traditional craft and to make a 20cm square stained glass panel using the leaded technique.The tutor will provide simple, non-representational designs and packs of glass for you to choose from. All the other materials and tools you will need to complete your panel are also provided. Refreshments and lunch served in the Mill dining room are also covered by the all-inclusive fee.

Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers FM

Fri 21 Aug - Sun 23 Aug

£270

Tutor: Gaynor Goffe

Open to all

See course description Fri 21 Feb - Sun 23 Feb.

Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers Mon 24 Aug - Fri 28 Aug

£500

Tutor: Mark Cockram

Open to all

Paper Sculpting and Casting in Nature

See course description Mon 17 Feb - Fri 21 Feb.

Stained Glass for Beginners and Near Beginners FM

Fri 04 Sep - Sun 06 Sep

£270

Tutor: Sharon McMullin

Open to all

See course description Fri 07 Feb - Sun 09 Feb.

Beginners Jewellery Enamelling MT

Sun 06 Sep

Tutor: Emily Knight

Non-residential

£65

Open to all

Throughout this one-day workshop we will explore two different enamelling processes on copper, allowing us to experiment with colour pattern and surface texture. Emily will demonstrate and guide you through each enamelling process as well as some of her own experimental mark making techniques. Everybody will go home with five experimental copper plates and two pendants.

FM

Fri 11 Sep - Sun 13 Sep

Tutor: Carole Gray

£270

Open to all

This two-day course gives an opportunity to explore this traditional craft and to make a 25cm square flower panel using the leaded technique. The pattern is shown in the photographs, but there will be a choice of colours to use for the flower and background.You will be able to use ‘etching’ cream to make a frosted pattern on some of the glass. The tutor will provide packs of glass for you to choose from. All the other materials and tools you will need to complete your panel are also provided, including a ’shepherds crook’ to hang your panel on. The course is suitable for all levels, including beginners. Felt Christmas Wreath - Toni Peers

Mon 28 Sep - Wed 30 Sep

Tutor: David Johnson

£289

Open to all

Casting from nature in Papier Mâché and Carton-Pierre. The aim of the course will be divided into three arts; making casts of found and sculpted objects, casting in Papier Mâché and Carton-Pierre and decorating the assembled work. The aim is to use low cost materials found in the supermarket and do-it-yourself store to produce decorative resilient sculptures and objet d’art.

Bookbinding: Making Recycled Books FM

Fri 16 Oct - Sun 18 Oct

Tutor: Mark Cockram

£270

Open to all

Rubbish books. During this exclusive workshop, participants will be able to make their own books from everyday waste materials. From the glues to covering materials, Mark will explain, demonstrate the various steps in making a book with an eye on making the most from as little as possible, whilst retaining the traditional format of the book. Participants will be encouraged to bring their own rubbish from guide lines provided.

Autumn Floral Art EF

Sat 31 Oct

Non-residential

Tutor: Karen Davies-James

£45

Open to all

Create an amazing Autumn display using flowers, seeds and fruit of the season for your home and Halloween festivities. Through the day you will develop skills and techniques in flowers and foliages that will help you create wonderful designs in the future. The course includes all equipment and items you need, and requires no previous experience.

Stained Glass for Beginners and Near Beginners FM

Fri 06 Nov - Sun 08 Nov

Tutor: Sharon McMullin

£270

Open to all

Craf ts and Traditional Skills

Stained Glass for the Garden

MA

Painting Drawing and the Ar ts

FM

Toni Peers – Enamelling

See course description Fri 07 Feb - Sun 09 Feb.

Nature in Printmaking: Drypoint Workshop MT

Sat 14 Nov

Tutor: Hester Cox

Non-residential

£65

Open to all

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Explore the natural history of the Yorkshire Dales through this lovely direct method of printmaking with local printmaker Hester Cox. Using acrylic plates and specialist drypoint tools, Hester will demonstrate a number of techniques and guide you through the creation of your own small edition of monochrome and coloured prints.

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Nature in Printmaking: Linoprint Workshop MT

Sun 15 Nov

Tutor: Hester Cox

Non-residential

£65

Open to all

Spend the day learning the basic techniques of linocut printmaking from printmaker Hester Cox.You will learn how to design an image suitable for linocut, how to use tools to cut your design and how to ink and hand-print your linocut to create lovely graphic prints inspired by the Yorkshire Dales.

Natural Christmas Decorations AM

Wed 02 Dec

Tutor: Jenny Lewis

Non-residential

£25

Beginner

Explore the woods of FSC Amersham and learn how to create a willow wreath base to decorate with evergreen foliage and natural materials as well as making some smaller decorations to take home. Price includes festive refreshments.

Christmas Wreath Making EF

Sat 05 Dec

Non-residential

Tutor: Karen Davies-James

£55

Open to all

Learn how to make your own traditional festive wreath with pines and moss, winter foliages, berries and ribbons and also learn the skills to create other wonderful decorations, giving a personal touch to your Christmas. The course includes all equipment, materials and resources you need, and requires no previous experience.

Stained Glass: Make Your Own Christmas Decorations FM

Mon 07 Dec

Non-residential

Tutor: Carole Gray

£90

Open to all

On this one-day course you will learn to make hanging copperfoiled glass Christmas decorations.You will have time to make a parcel, stocking and sprig of holly. If you have time, you can make additional items, although there will be a charge for the extra materials.The course is a practical one and includes glass cutting, copper foiling and soldering.The day is suitable for any level of experience, including total beginners. All the materials and tools required for the course will be supplied. Included in the course fee are enough materials to make the three decorations. Refreshments and lunch served in the Mill dining room are also covered by the all-inclusive fee.

Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers FM

Mon 07 Dec - Fri 11 Dec

Tutor: Mark Cockram

£500

Open to all

See course description Mon 17 Feb - Fri 21 Feb.

Art and Craft Week FM

Mon 07 Dec - Sat 12 Dec

£600

Tutor: Toni Peers, Carole Gray and Deb Hart

Open to all

Spend a lovely week enjoying the food, accommodation, surroundings and the company of others whilst learning and practicing a range of art and craft skills on offer at Flatford Mill. There will be Felting with Toni Peers, Carole Gray will be visiting for the day to give students the opportunity to turn their hand to stained glass techniques and Deb Hart will be on hand during the week providing guidance on willow weaving. Evenings will be very informal after dinner, with opportunities to see what our other art students are getting up to and perhaps finish off projects from that day.

Making Glass Stars for Christmas! FM

Tue 08 Dec

Tutor: Carole Gray Toni Peers - Encaustic Lighthouse

Jewellery Making Weekend: Enamelling and Silver Clay FM

Fri 04 Dec - Sun 06 Dec

Tutor: Toni Peers

£330

Open to all

An opportunity to explore two different jewellery disciplines in one weekend plus a few general jewellery making tips to make your pieces into wearable art.Vitreous Enamelling is an ancient art form created by fusing powdered glass to copper and then firing at high temperatures in a kiln. Using both opaque and transparent glass you will create some beautiful and unique pieces of jewellery, or decorative pieces. Expect to make at least three enamelled pieces in this part of the weekend class. Silver clay is wondrous stuff, it enables you the flexibility of moulding clay into the shape and design you desire, whilst offering you the beauty of fine silver once fired, a real cheat for frustrated Silversmiths. Create up to three items of fine silver jewellery using the 10g of silver clay included – depending on the size of pieces made. For beginners and those wishing to develop their skills further. Materials included.

Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers FM

Fri 04 Dec - Sun 06 Dec

Tutor: Gaynor Goffe

£270

See course description Fri 21 Feb - Sun 23 Feb.

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Open to all

Non-residential

£90

Open to all

On this one-day course you will learn to make hanging copperfoiled glass stars.You will have time to make three stars, varying in size from 11 19cm. If there is enough time, you can make additional stars, although there will be a charge for the extra materials. The course is a practical one and includes glass cutting, copper foiling and soldering.

Stained Glass: Christmas Wreath FM

Wed 09 Dec

Tutor: Carole Gray

Non-residential

£90

Open to all

On this one-day course you will make a copperfoiled glass Christmas wreath, (approximately 28cm circumference). The course is a practical one and includes glass cutting, copperfoiling and soldering. Refreshments and lunch served in the Mill dining room are also covered by the all-inclusive fee. The course is suitable for all levels, including beginners.

Weaving Christmas Decorations for Willow FM

Thu 10 Dec

Tutor: Deb Hart

Non-residential

£70

Open to all

Participants will learn how to create a willow wreath base which they will decorate with evergreen material and some festive items such as orange slices, basic ribbon, cones and apples these will be provided but please feel free to bring some of your own; such as: cinnamon sticks, apple slices, specific ribbon, walnuts or any other things you would like to incorporate.


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Weave a Willow Angel FM

Fri 11 Dec

Tutor: Deb Hart

Parchment Craft: Christmas Cards

Non-residential

£70

Open to all

Learn to weave this very popular willow angel which can be decorated with lights or any other touches that you would like to add to make it unique. This will be followed by weaving some traditional Christmas decorations.

FM

Fri 11 Dec - Sun 13 Dec

Tutor: Glenn Holman

£270

Open to all

Using the stunning landscape and natural environment of Flatford Mill as inspiration, this practical and hands-on course will introduce you to woodblock printing techniques. We will be using drawing as a starting point for investigating relief printmaking techniques that do not require specialist equipment to produce, and that you will be able to continue in your own time at home. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own designs and to work at their own pace in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The course is suitable for beginners.

Fri 11 Dec - Sun 13 Dec

Tutor: Lesley Smith

£270

Open to all

Parchment Craft (also known as Pergamano) is the art of embellishing and decorating parchment paper, through the use of techniques such as embossing, perforating, stippling, cutting and colouring. If you are new to the craft you will learn how to trace and emboss enabling you to make some simple greeting cards. The tutor will supply you with some basic tools for a small fee if you want to try out this easy yet effective craft. You do not need any artistic ability because the cards are traced from patterns, which you can then embellish. If you are a more advanced parchment crafter there will be a more intricate and complex card for you to try over the weekend.

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Photography

Woodblock Printmaking

FM

Craf ts and Traditional Skills

Rose Creams Essential Oils – Laura Hoy

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Handcrafting Felt: Christmas Decorations FM

Sat 12 Dec

Tutor: Toni Peers

Non-residential

£60

Open to all

Learn how to make felt using both the wet felting and needle felting techniques. Handcrafted felt is made using pre-spun wool, the fibres are fused together to create felt either by force using a needle, or friction, heat and soap for the wet felted method. It is a wonderfully tactile craft. During this relaxed day you can choose to make a Christmas-themed animal, a decoration for your tree, or perhaps a Christmas wreath. Or you could choose to spend your time making a present for a loved one, for example a mobile phone or I-pad case - Toni will teach you how to make a hollow form using wet felting techniques so you don’t even need to sew it together. Materials are included. Depending on which project you choose you will take home at least one finished piece. Beginners and improvers welcome.

ITC Certificate in Understanding Dowsing and Muscle Testing FM

Fri 07 Feb - Sun 09 Feb

Tutor: Mark Harris

£270

Open to all

Come and try out the ancient, timeless art of dowsing and muscle testing (also known as body dowsing or kinesiology). An activity that clearly works and has been used probably for thousands of years, this course certificated by ITC First gives background information and hands-on experience in the history, tools and dowsing.

Hedge Laying FM

Sat 08 Feb

Tutor: Richard King

Non-residential

£60

Open to all

Hedge laying is the practice of cutting, folding and weaving of a living hedge to create a good barrier and to regenerate the hedge. It is an ancient process for maintaining and enhancing these vital habitats in our countryside. Learn and practise the skills in this fun but physical day!

Hurdle Making FM

Sat 02 May

Tutor: Richard King

Non-residential

£60

Open to all

This is a practical one-day course which will leave you with the skills to weave a variety of stick materials for hurdle making. We will work primarily with one and two year old willow but for those interested in weaving hazel you can be assured that the techniques are closely similar so you will find all you need to know. The course will include: the growing properties of willow, simple cultivation and a look at the history; material selection in two styles of weaving; safe effective use of a Bill Hook; weaving technique and weaving a finished panel approximately 3ft square which you can take home to decorate your garden.

Forest Gardening MA

Fri 08 May - Sun 10 May

Tutor: Chris Evans

£289

Beginners

The course will assist participants to visualize, plan, establish and continue to maintain, harvest and learn from a forest garden, be it at home or on someone else’s land such as a community garden, school garden, etc.You will be able to go home and start your journey into forest gardening and be better informed to manage a forest garden that you have already started. And you’ll know how to continue your journey through research into existing literature and being part of an evergrowing network of forest gardeners in the UK.

Traditional Skills Wild Foods AM

Sun 17 May

Tutor: Chris Ford

Non-residential

£42

Beginner

Join us for a day of discovery at FSC Amersham, looking at what the woods have in store.We will be searching for the edible wild foods to be found all around us and learning how to safely and sustainably forage wild plants in our beautiful woodlands.

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Basic Bushcraft FM

Fri 22 May - Sun 24 May

Tutor: Geoffrey Guy

£270

Open to all

‘Bushcraft’ is the study and practice of wilderness living skills.These skills don’t necessarily require the technological advancements of our modern age but rely more on traditional knowledge and skills.The practice of bushcraft can provide you with food, shelter and all the necessities of survival as well as many comforts and conveniences that you might be surprised to learn can be found amongst nature.This course will equip you with the basic skills and knowledge of bushcraft which you can take away and practice and perfect over time.

Fly Fishing Weekend MT

Fri 03 Jul - Mon 06 Jul

Tutor: Stephen Wilson

£420

Intermediate

Malham Tarn holds an excellent stock of genuinely wild brown trout. This weekend course provides the opportunity to enjoy the experience of fly fishing for them on the Tarn, and for brown trout and grayling in the Ribble and Ure rivers.You will learn the many techniques involved in fishing stillwaters and rivers, and something of the life of the trout and its diet.

Foraging with John Wright SL

Fri 24 Jul - Mon 27 Jul

Tutor: John Wright

£325

Open to all

An introduction to foraging, exploring and identifying the edible plants, seaweeds, fungi and invertebrates that can be found in the woodland, hedgerow, field, moor and coast around Slapton Ley.

Essential Oils: Plant to Perfume FM

Tue 28 Jul

Tutor: Laura Hoy

Non-residential

£60

Open to all

Make your own unique and completely natural, organic oil perfume, with the finest quality organic essential oils. Experience and learn about the aromatic ingredients, where they come from and how they can support health and well-being in this practical, sensual workshop. Book the other three Essential Oils courses to recieve a £40.00 discount. Toni Peers - Encaustic Art


E xploring the Natural World Painting Drawing and the Ar ts Willow Coffin - Melanie Bastier

FM

Wed 29 Jul

Tutor: Laura Hoy

Non-residential

Make your own Willow Coffin £60

Open to all

Make your own nourishing balm with a range of the finest quality organic botanical ingredients, including essential oils. Discover how they can support a range of health conditions and feel confident to design a product that nurtures your personal wellbeing. Book the other three Essential Oils courses to recieve a £40.00 discount.

Essential Oils: Soap Making FM

Thu 30 Jul

Tutor: Laura Hoy

Non-residential

£60

Open to all

Discover the joy of making your own soap, learn about the botanical ingredients and take home techniques that you can use to design your own future recipes. During the workshop we will make a batch of soap together for you to take home. Book the other three Essential Oils courses to recieve a £40.00 discount.

Essential Oils: Natural Face Cream FM

Fri 31 Jul

Non-residential

£60

Open to all

Make your own completely natural, organic face and body cream, using the finest quality ingredients without chemical emulsifiers or preservatives. Experience and learn about the botanical ingredients, where they come from and how they can support skin care requirements in this practical, sensual workshop. Book the other three Essential Oils courses to recieve a £40.00 discount.

Mon 03 Aug - Fri 07 Aug

Tutor: Out to Learn Willow

£450

Intermediate

Willow Coffins are completely natural and biodegradable and are among the most environmentally friendly coffins available. On this course you will learn how to make a decorative oval willow coffin, with sisal rope handles, a wooden base and lid with a wooden centre.The coffin that you make will be yours to take home.The course is suitable for those who have some basket making experience, waling, single French randing, English randing, and borders. *Please note there will be an additional fee of £120 per participant for materials.

Coracle Making FM

Mon 10 Aug - Fri 14 Aug

Tutor: Richard King

£480

Open to all

Coracle: ‘A boat of skin-covered wicker’ (Pocket Oxford Dictionary). A coracle is one of the most ancient boat designs, only a few small technical steps more advanced than a raft. During this week-long course you will construct your own coracle using willows for the framework and thin canvas for the skin, and hew your own paddle if time allows.The group will be small, only four people maximum, to allow for individual tuition in the weaving and binding of the hull and gunwale of your craft. A canvas and bitumen covering provides a waterproof skin where animal skin would have been used in prehistory.This technique also has a long history and is favoured by many coracle fishermen who continue the tradition, keeping these skills alive. If all goes well, on the last day we should be on the river, not in it! Needless to say coracles take a bit of getting used to so be prepared for a dunking just in case! Expect to reimburse the tutor for materials, approximately £35.

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Photography

Tutor: Laura Hoy

MA

Craf ts and Traditional Skills

Essential Oils: Botanical Balms

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Photography Capture the stunning beauty of the landscapes and wildlife found in and around our centres on camera. This section is perfect if you love what you see in the natural world and want to develop your skills in photography. Tutors will give demonstrations to explain theory and practical techniques, complemented by plenty of opportunities to take your own photographs, either in the centre grounds or on excursions to sites of interest such as local villages or nature reserves. Although you may already have some basic photographic experience, our tutors are happy to take time to explain techniques from first principles if necessary and our photography courses and holidays are offered at three levels. More information about required materials and equipment is available from the website or our centres. Please note digital storage media and printing costs are not usually covered by our fees.

Levels

Beginner Introductory courses for those new or relatively new to the subject.

Lewis - Anna s r e w lo raphy F Photog

Open to all Courses where tutors are able to support learners at all levels. Intermediate Courses aimed at those who want to know more about a subject which they are already familiar with.

Centres DF EF FM MA SL

Dale Fort, Pembrokeshire Coast Epping Forest, Essex Flat ford Mill, Suf folk ‘Constable Country’ Margam, South Wales Slapton Ley, South Devon

The price displayed for residential courses is for sole occupancy accommodation. You can choose to share a room or attend a course as a non-resident. Please visit our website or contact the centre for these prices.

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*MMU Accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University. See page 40.


FM

Mon 06 Jan - Fri 10 Jan

Tutor: Steve Hedges

£480

E xploring the Natural World

Photography: How to Create Images with Impact and Mood Open to all

This course is ideal for any photographer wanting to capture images with impact and mood. It is most suited to the intermediate photographers who know how to use the basic camera setting such as aperture and shutter priority. We will be exploring the immediate surrounding around the Mill as well as visiting local countryside locations.

Photographing Winter Outlines FM

Fri 31 Jan - Sun 02 Feb

Tutor: Jacqui Hurst

£270

Open to all

Springtime Photography in Epping Forest EF

Sat 04 Apr

Tutor: John Price

Non-residential

£35

Open to all

Modern cameras, abundant with features, end up permanently set on the ‘point and shoot’ function; so bewildering are the options! Come and learn how to use your camera to achieve interesting photographs of spring flora and fauna and take good macro/close-up pictures using different angles. We will look at the results, compare notes and learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to present artwork.

Spring Digital Photography DF

Mon 06 Apr - Fri 10 Apr

Tutor: John Archer-Thomson

£455

Open to all

Exploring Suffolk Spring Gardens with Your Camera FM

Fri 10 Apr - Mon 13 Apr

Tutor: Jacqui Hurst

£395

Open to all

This three-day course, over the Easter weekend, is ideal for those who love spending time in gardens and enjoys photography. We will immerse ourselves amongst the new spring shoots and flowers at Flatford Mill, Columbine Hall, Place for Plants and one other local garden. Most of the time will be spent taking pictures from vistas through to close ups while acquiring new skills about how to get the most from our cameras. Learning how to quickly adjust the ISO, master manual focusing and more, plus observing how the quality of the light, weather and time of day influences our pictures. The emphasis of the weekend is about composition and taking well-composed pictures rather than relying on post image manipulation. It is suitable for those who have an advance compact or digital SLR camera.

Photography: Landscape and ‘Outdoor’ Photography Tue 14 Apr - Fri 17 Apr

Tutor: Steve Hedges

£395

Open to all

This course is open to all levels of photographer, although a basic understanding of your camera menus would be useful but not essential. During the course we will cover creative use of depth of field, exposure, creative use of shutter speeds, focus modes, composition, the use of colour and light before moving on to more complex techniques such as focus stacking, High Dynamic Range (HDR), spot and manual metering, photographic filters and shooting a digital panoramic.

DF

Fri 17 Jul - Mon 20 Jul

Tutor: Julian Cremona

£380

Open to all

Enhancement of your photographs in Lightroom is the emphasis of the course. Other software will be discussed as well as going on local walks to take photographs to use as examples in the classroom. By exporting images we will look at sorting and storage of your images too. Ideally participants will use their own laptops and trial versions of software can easily be downloaded before or during the course.

Close to Nature – Macro and Close-up Photography Workshop SL

Mon 20 Jul - Fri 24 Jul

Tutor: Adrian Davies

£475

Open to all

A workshop looking at all aspects of close-up and macro photography, both in the field, and indoors, and will include lighting, choice of lens and other accessories, as well as more advanced techniques such as focus stacking. It is suitable for both beginners and more advanced photographers. Most cameras are suitable for the course, but DSLRs and mirrorless cameras taking interchangeable lenses will have most flexibility. Join Adrian on his other course Fri 25 Jul - Mon 27 Jul as well and receive a £125 discount.

Extreme Close-up Photography and Focus Stacking DF

Mon 20 Jul - Fri 24 Jul

Tutor: Julian Cremona

£455

Open to all

Close-up photography reveals a whole new world. It is exciting and possible with any digital camera. This course will not only enable you to understand the basics, but show how to get extreme close-ups just millimetres across. We will look at the lighting of small objects and how to achieve maximum focus. Most will be done in workshops within and around the centre using simple material to practice on. No prior knowledge is assumed.

Photographing the Invisible - A Workshop About Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography SL

Fri 24 Jul - Mon 27 Jul

Tutor: Adrian Davies

£325

Open to All

With a resurgence in UV and IR photography over the last few years, particularly with respect to flowers and other subjects, and how insects see them, this workshop will look at all aspects of UV and IR photography. UV reflected and IR photography require a converted camera, and other items, so much of this course will be demonstrationbased (unless you have a converted camera) though UV fluorescence is possible with any camera. Join Adrian on his other course Mon 20 Jul Fri 24 Jul as well and receive a £125 discount.

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Photography

FM

Sorting and Enhancing your Nature Photographs with Lightroom and Other Software

Craf ts and Traditional Skills

Planned to get the most out of Pembrokeshire’s spectacular landscape and natural history, we will visit a number of different locations shooting not only fantastic landscapes, but also plant and animal life. Prior photographic knowledge is useful to get the most out of the course, but advice and guidance are on hand. Any type of camera is suitable for this course.

Tree - John Price

Painting Drawing and the Ar ts

This course is all about creating clear, minimal images from lines and forms. Come and explore the graphic potential of the winter outlines and structures in the countryside around Dedham Vale. Learn to identify the shapes, patterns and rhythms within the landscape, how they relate to each other and how to place them within the camera frame. We will work both in colour and black and white. Most of the time will be spent out and about taking pictures and honing our eye to create stunning compositions in camera rather than relying on post image manipulation.

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Photography: Developing Your Photographic Skills FM

Mon 27 Jul - Fri 31 Jul

Tutor: Steve Hedges

£480

Open to all

This course is ideal for photographers looking to release the potential of their cameras and their own creativity. To be able to reach your potential as a photographer you first need to master the camera, the first part of this course is designed to help you achieve this. By learning about the menus and the controls of your own camera you will be able to get the camera to work the way you want it to rather than the other way around.

Autumn Digital Photography in Pembrokeshire DF

Tue 20 Oct - Sat 24 Oct

Tutor: John Archer-Thomson

£455

Intermediate

This course provides the perfect opportunity to photograph the superb land and seascapes of Pembrokeshire in autumn. It is intended for improving digital photographers who are keen to develop their skills. Some knowledge is useful and we will be utilising the superb Pembrokeshire landscapes to cover many key aspects of the camera as well as some computer enhancement.

Autumn Wildlife and Landscape Photography MA

Fri 23 Oct - Sun 25 Oct

Tutor: Paul Richards

£289

Open to all

This weekend course will give participants all the skills and knowledge required for successful nature and landscape photography. It will look at all aspects of nature photography including close-up and landscape work.With the autumn in full flow we will be getting close to fungi, experimenting with the camera and making the most of the woodland colour at Margam Country Park. We will also be following the deer rut; be prepared, you will get dirty so please wear old clothes. Please note that the course is best suited for those with SLR cameras with a telephoto facility. Digital processing and editing, and getting the best from your images on the computer using Photoshop CS3 will be covered in the evening sessions.

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Photography Class - John Price

Autumn Photography in Epping Forest EF

Sat 31 Oct

Tutor: John Price

Non-residential

£35

Open to all

Learn how to capture the glorious autumn colours and achieve interesting photographs of the season’s woodland flora and fauna. Demystify your camera and find out how to take good close-up pictures using different angles. A workshop will follow with a chance to see the results and learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.


How to Make a Booking When you have chosen a course you would like to attend you can book your place securely in two different ways:

Book online through our website www.field-studies-council.org Telephone or email the centre where your course is taking place. Contact details for each centre can be found on the back cover of this brochure. Full booking terms and conditions can be found on the FSC website www.field-studies-council.org/about-us

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Amersham

The Chilterns 09 May Have Fun with Watercolours 15 May Woodland Wildlife 17 May Wild Foods 17 Oct Autumn Art in Mixed Media 02 Dec Natural Christmas Decorations

Sue Wieck KarenVan Oostrum Chris Ford Jay Nolan-Latchford Jenny Lewis

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James Margeson James Margeson David Cronshaw

9 10 10

John ArcherThomson John ArcherThomson Julian Cremona

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Dale Fort

Pembrokeshire Coast 06 Apr-10 Apr Spring Digital Photography 20 May-25 May The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park 17 Jul-20 Jul Sorting and Enhancing your Nature Photographs with Lightroom and Other Software 20 Jul-24 Jul Extreme Close-up Photography and Focus Stacking 20 Jul-27 Jul Exploring Pembrokeshire 24 Jul-30 Jul Geology and Scenery of the Pembrokeshire Coast 24 Aug-29 Aug Military History in Pembrokeshire 20 Oct-24 Oct Autumn Digital Photography in Pembrokeshire

Julian Cremona

7 31 31

31 Oct

Springtime Photography in Epping Forest Nature Ramble in Epping Forest Introduction to Drawing from Life Introduction to Watercolour Landscapes Using a Map and Compass: Navigation Skills Explore Epping Forest Autumn Photography in Epping Forest Autumn Floral Art

05 Dec

Christmas Wreath Making

18 Apr 02 May 03 May 16 May 30 May 31 Oct

Suffolk ‘Constable Country’ 06 Jan-10 Jan Art New Year Detox Week 06 Jan-10 Jan 06 Jan-10 Jan 10 Jan-12 Jan 10 Jan-12 Jan 13 Jan-17 Jan 17 Jan-19 Jan 20 Jan-24 Jan 24 Jan-26 Jan 31 Jan-02 Feb 31 Jan-02 Feb 31 Jan-02 Feb 07 Feb-09 Feb 07 Feb-09 Feb 07 Feb-09 Feb 08 Feb 11 Feb 17 Feb-21 Feb

Steve Morrell Dave Green

8 9

17 Feb-21 Feb

Roger Thomas

10

17 Feb-21 Feb 21 Feb-23 Feb

John ArcherThomson

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21 Feb-23 Feb 28 Feb-01 Mar 13 Mar-15 Mar

Epping Forest

Essex 04 Apr

Tutor

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Flatford Mill

Blencathra

The Lake District 17 Apr-19 Apr Hill Skills for Adults 31 Aug-04 Sep Geology for Adults 31 Aug-07 Sep Scenery and Geology of the Lake District

Course title

John Price

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13 Mar-15 Mar

Aaron Dunster Linda Matthews Linda Matthews

7 17 13

27 Mar-29 Mar 27 Mar-29 Mar

James Bromhead

7

03 Apr-05 Apr 03 Apr-05 Apr 05 Apr-10 Apr

Eddie Jones John Price

7 32

10 Apr-13 Apr

Karen DaviesJames Karen DaviesJames

25 26

10 Apr-13 Apr 10 Apr-13 Apr

Creating with Colour: Pastels and Acrylics Photography: How to Create Images with Impact and Mood Come and Paint at Flatford Improve Your Watercolours Come and Paint at Flatford Come and Paint at Flatford Come and Paint at Flatford Come and Paint at Flatford Come and Paint at Flatford Photographing Winter Outlines Draw More Stained Glass for Beginners and Near Beginners ITC Certificate in Understanding Dowsing and Muscle Testing Watercolour for Absolute Beginners Hedge Laying Make a Stained Glass Heart Colour and Composition in Oil Painting Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers Portrait Painting and Drawing Exploring and Painting Winter Gardens Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers Putting Figures into Paintings Portrait Painting Using Coloured Pencils Enamelling, Metal Work and Cloisonné Jewellery Weekend Improve Your Watercolours Painting Spring Flowers Using Line and Watercolour Making Mosaics Homeopathy Landscapes Using Ink and Coloured Pencils The Green Fuse - Creative Writing in Springtime at Flatford Mill Exploring Suffolk Spring Gardens with Your Camera Botanical Illustration Using Coloured Pencils

Rob and Siân Dudley Linda Matthews

13

Steve Hedges

31

Self Led John Tookey Self Led Self Led Self Led Self Led Self Led Jacqui Hurst Jevan Watkins Jones Sharon McMullin

18 13 18 18 18 19 19 31 19

Mark Harris

28

Andrew Pitt

13

Richard King Carole Gray Linda Matthews

28 23 16

Mark Cockram

23

Carole Massey Jevan Watkins Jones Gaynor Goffe

21 17

Carole Massey Janie Pirie

17 21

Toni Peers

23

John Tookey Jennifer Andrews

13 20

Anne Cardwell Cathryn Brooks Helen Hanson

23 23 17

Rebecca Hubbard

21

Jacqui Hurst

31

Janie Pirie

20

17

23

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Date

Course title

14 Apr-17 Apr

Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers 14 Apr-17 Apr Photography: Landscape and 'Outdoor' Photography 14 Apr-17 Apr First Steps in Pencil, Pen and Ink 17 Apr-19 Apr Portraits for the Absolute Beginner 02 May Hurdle Making 22 May-24 May Basic Bushcraft 22 May-25 May Improve Your Watercolours with Pen and Wash 23 May Make a Stained Glass Panel in a Day! 25 May Exploring Drawing: Free Form 25 May 25 May-29 May 25 May-29 May 26 May 26 May 27 May 27 May 28 May 06 Jun 06 Jun 07 Jun 07 Jun 26 Jul-02 Aug 27 Jul 27 Jul-31 Jul 27 Jul-31 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 30 Jul 31 Jul 31 Jul-03 Aug 31 Jul-03 Aug 03 Aug-07 Aug 03 Aug-07 Aug 03 Aug-07 Aug 10 Aug-14 Aug 10 Aug-14 Aug 10 Aug-14 Aug 14 Aug-16 Aug 14 Aug-16 Aug 14 Aug-16 Aug 17 Aug-21 Aug 17 Aug-21 Aug 21 Aug-23 Aug 24 Aug-28 Aug 28 Aug-31 Aug 31 Aug-04 Sep 31 Aug-04 Sep

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Page No.

Gaynor Goffe

23

04 Sep-06 Sep

Steve Hedges

31

Debora Cane Carole Massey

17 21

04 Sep-06 Sep 04 Sep-06 Sep

Richard King Geoffrey Guy Andrew Pitt

28 28 13

Carole Gray

23

11 Sep-13 Sep 11 Sep-13 Sep

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10 Oct

24 20

16 Oct-18 Oct

Jevan Watkins Jones Weaving with Recycled Materials Deb Hart Botanical Illustration for Lesley Smith Mixed Abilities Bookbinding and Book Repairs Mark Cockram for Beginners and Improvers Basket Weaving Deb Hart Exploring Drawing: Movement Jevan Watkins Jones Exploring Drawing: Nature Jevan Watkins Jones Weave a Willow Pheasant Deb Hart Introduction to Landscape Andrew Pitt Painting Around The Mill With Jennifer Andrews a Sketchbook Silver Clay Jewellery Toni Peers Bobbin Lace Making Linda Haylock Encaustic Art: Painting with Toni Peers Molten Wax Botanical Illustration: Developing Lesley Smith Your Skills Make a Stained Glass Panel Carole Gray in a Day! Photography: Developing Your Steve Hedges Photographic Skills Flatford Mill Plein Air Group Self Led Essential Oils: Plant to Perfume Laura Hoy Essential Oils: Botanical Balms Laura Hoy Essential Oils: Soap Making Laura Hoy Essential Oils: Natural Face Cream Laura Hoy Watercolour: Awash with Ideas! Si창n Dudley Landscapes in Watercolour: From Rob Dudley Inspirations to Finished Paintings Summer Guided Tour of Suffolk Neil Catchpole and the River Stour Making Watercolours Work Rob and Si창n for You Dudley Exploring the Art of Adding Ink Linda Series and to Your Watercolours Caroline Furlong Watercolour Landscape Andrew Pitt Sketching and Painting Sketching and Painting Flowers Jennifer Andrews in a Suffolk Garden Coracle Making Richard King Pastel Perfection Carole Massey Watercolour: Painting Landscape Jeremy Ford and Nature Flowers in Pen and Ink Debora Cane Flatford Watercolour Adventure Thomas Plunkett Gouache: Painting Landscape Jeremy Ford and Nature Calligraphy for Beginners Gaynor Goffe and Improvers Bookbinding and Book Repairs Mark Cockram for Beginners and Improvers Understanding Perspective Debora Cane Source to Sea: Painting the Rob and Si창n River Stour Dudley Tour of Suffolk Landscapes Charlie Foster and Artists

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16 Oct-18 Oct 16 Oct-18 Oct 26 Oct-30 Oct 26 Oct-30 Oct 30 Oct-01 Nov 06 Nov-08 Nov 06 Nov-08 Nov 04 Dec-06 Dec 04 Dec-06 Dec 04 Dec-06 Dec 07 Dec

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Course title Stained Glass for Beginners and Near Beginners Freshen Up Your Watercolours Wonderful Water Soluble Pencils: Painting and Drawing Beginners Drawing and Watercolours Autumn in Pen and Wash Painting in Oils: Boats Harbours and Estuaries Stained Glass for the Garden Developing Your Own Sketchbook October Colours with a Sketchbook Painting Plants: Autumn Colours and Designs Making Watercolours Work ForYou Bookbinding: Making Recycled Books Exploring Autumn Landscapes Expressing Autumn Hedgerows Animals and Pets: Painting and Drawing Stained Glass for Beginners and Near Beginners Trees, Skies and Water in Acrylics Calligraphy for Beginners and Improvers Jewellery Making Weekend: Enamelling and Silver Clay Adding Texture to Your Watercolours Stained Glass: Make Your Own Christmas Decorations Winter Landscapes in Oils Bookbinding and Book Repairs for Beginners and Improvers Art and Craft Week

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Margam

29 17 15 18 15 16

18 15 10

Sharon McMullin

25

Andrew Pitt Carole Massey

15 18

Jeremy Ford

15

Sue Williams John Shave

16 16

Carole Gray Debora Cane

25 18

Jennifer Andrews

20

Jennifer Andrews

21

Sue Wieck Mark Cockram

16 25

Rob Dudley Si창n Dudley Carole Massey

16 16 21

Sharon McMullin

25

Carole Massey Gaynor Goffe

17 26

Toni Peers

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Linda Series and Caroline Furlong Carole Gray

16

Kevin Scully Mark Cockram

17 26

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Malham Tarn

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Toni Peers, Carole Gray and Deb Hart 08 Dec Making Glass Stars for Christmas! Carole Gray 09 Dec Stained Glass: Christmas Wreath Carole Gray 10 Dec Weaving Christmas Decorations Deb Hart for Willow 11 Dec Weave a Willow Angel Deb Hart 11 Dec-13 Dec Woodblock Printmaking Glenn Holman 11 Dec-13 Dec Parchment Craft: Christmas Cards Lesley Smith 11 Dec-13 Dec Acrylics for the Beginner Carole Massey 12 Dec Handcrafting Felt: Christmas Toni Peers Decorations

Yorkshire Dales 03 Jul-06 Jul Fly Fishing Weekend 24 Aug-28 Aug Landscape Adventures in Watermedia 04 Sep-06 Sep Our Yorkshire: Landscape Studies in the Style of David Hockney 05 Sep Painting with the Landscape 06 Sep Beginners Jewellery Enamelling 18 Sep-20 Sep Writing the Wild Mary 14 Nov Nature in Printmaking: Drypoint Workshop 15 Nov Nature in Printmaking: Linoprint Workshop

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Tutor

South Wales 24 Apr 24 Apr-26 Apr 08 May-10 May 08 May-10 May 17 Jul-19 Jul

Watercolours for Beginners Margam Sketchbook Welsh Watercolours Forest Gardening Beautiful Botanical Illustration

Stephen Wilson Linda Hollingshead

28 15

Debora Cane

18

Penny Hunt Emily Knight Jane Holmes Hester Cox

19 25 21 25

Hester Cox

26

David Webb Debora Cane David Johnson Chris Evans Debbie Devauden

13 17 13 28 20


Date

Course title

24 Jul-26 Jul Painting Acrylics 03 Aug-07 Aug Make your own Willow Coffin (Intermediate) 03 Aug-10 Aug Welsh Seascape Watercolours 28 Sep-30 Sep Paper Sculpting and Casting in Nature 23 Oct-25 Oct Painting the Autumn Landscapes with Oils and Pastels 23 Oct-25 Oc Autumn Wildlife and Landscape Photography 30 Oct-01 Nov Painting Animals in Watercolour 30 Oct-01 Nov Autumn and Winter Flora Illustration

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Page No.

Date

David Webb Out to Learn Willow David Johnson David Johnson

16 29

David Johnson

16

Paul Richards

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David Webb Debbie Devauden

21 20

15 25

Millport

Scottish Island 20 Mar-22 Mar Great Geology at Great Cumbrae Fiona McGibbon 24 Jul-26 Jul Painting the Coast and John Threlfall Coastal Wildlife

Verity Jones Centre Staff

9 21

7 8

Orielton

Pembrokeshire Coast 01 May-05 May Spring Wildlife Watch 17 Jul-21 Jul Summer Wildlife Watch 22 Jul-27 Jul 'Fossicking' the Flora and Fauna of South Pembrokeshire 09 Aug-14 Aug Walking Pembrokeshire's Coastline

Clive Hurford Clive Hurford Sandy Hill

7 7 8

Sandy Hill

8

Preston Montford

Shropshire Hills and Severn Valley 22 May-25 May Sketching The Scenery of Shropshire 19 Jun-21 Jun Painting Meadow Flowers 20 Jul-24 Jul Painting the Landscape Reflections of Shropshire 07 Aug-14 Aug Geology and Scenery of Shropshire and the Borderlands 10 Aug-14 Aug The Secret Hills of Shropshire

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Rhyd-y-creuau

Snowdonia 02 Aug-07 Aug History and Natural History of the Conwy Valley from Source to Sea 14 Aug-21 Aug Landscape Painting in Snowdonia 14 Aug-21 Aug Exploring North Wales 28 Aug-04 Sep Landscape Painting in Snowdonia 02 Oct-04 Oct Exploring Painting – Snowdonia 29 Oct-01 Nov Adventures in North Wales Slate Heritage 04 Oct-06 Oct Exploring Painting – Snowdonia

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Jeremy Yates Centre Staff Jeremy Yates Nuala Dunn Centre Staff

19 9 19 19 9

Nuala Dunn

19

Slapton Ley

Nettlecombe Court

Somerset 17 Jul-20 Jul Exmoor Big 10 10 Aug-14 Aug Wild Walks in West Somerset

Course title

Linda Hollingshead Kate Houghton Linda Hollingshead

18

David Cronshaw

10

Jonathan Calcraft

9

14 19

South Devon 17 Jul-20 Jul Making Watercolours Work for You Rob and Siân Dudley 20 Jul-24 Jul Painting on Location with Oil Rob Dudley 20 Jul-24 Jul Close to Nature – Macro and Adrian Davies Close-up Photography Workshop 20 Jul-24 Jul Watercolour: Tips, Tricks Siân Dudley and Techniques 24 Jul-27 Jul Photographing the Invisible - A Adrian Davies Workshop About Ultraviolet and Infared Photography 24 Jul-27 Jul Foraging with John Wright John Wright 24 Jul-27 Jul Summer Painting en Plein Air Hilary Jean Gibson 27 Jul-31 Jul Expressive Watercolour Hilary Jean Gibson 27 Jul-31 Jul Introduction to Natural History Rosie Martin Illustration 27 Jul-31 Jul Summer Sea and Coastal Helen Hanson Flowers: Landscape in Ink and Coloured Pencil 31 Jul-07 Aug A Field Study of the Geology, Martin Summers Botany and Marine Biology in South Devon 10 Aug-14 Aug The Journey of a Portrait Jacob Sutton

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The following courses are not based at an FSC Centre. Please contact FSC Head Office to book a place: 15 Jul-17 Jul Highland Geology and Landscape Fiona McGibbon 25 Sep-27 Sep Gaelic Legends, Nature and Roddy Maclean Landscapes

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Contact details Please address all enquiries to Field Studies Council at the following locations: FSC Amersham Mop End, Buckinghamshire HP7 0QR Tel: 01494 721054 Email: enquiries.am@field-studies-council.org

FSC Millport Isle of Cumbrae KA28 0EG Tel: 01475 531420 Email: enquiries.mil@field-studies-council.org

FSC Blencathra Keswick, Cumbria CA12 4SG Tel: 017687 79601 Email: enquiries.bl@field-studies-council.org

FSC Nettlecombe Court The Leonard Wills Field Centre Williton, Taunton, Somerset TA4 4HT Tel: 01984 640320 Email: enquiries.nc@field-studies-council.org

FSC Dale Fort Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 3RD Tel: 01646 636205 email: enquiries.df@field-studies-council.org FSC Epping Forest Loughton, Essex IG10 4AF Tel: 0208 502 8500 Email: enquiries.ef@field-studies-council.org FSC Flatford Mill East Bergholt, Suffolk CO7 6UL Tel: 01206 297110 Email: enquiries.fm@field-studies-council.org FSC Juniper Hall (Please also contact for London bookings) Dorking, Surrey RH5 6DA Tel: 01306 734501 Email: enquiries.jh@field-studies-council.org FSC Kindrogan Blairgowrie, Perthshire PH10 7PG Tel: 01250 870150 Email: enquiries.kd@field-studies-council.org FSC Malham Tarn Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9PU Tel: 01729 830331 Email: enquiries.mt@field-studies-council.org FSC Margam Discovery Centre Margam Park, Port Talbot SA13 2UA Tel: 01639 895636 Email: enquiries.mp@field-studies-council.org

FSC Orielton Pembroke, Pembrokeshire SA71 5EZ Tel: 01646 623920 Email: enquiries.or@field-studies-council.org FSC Preston Montford Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 1DX Tel: 01743 852040 Email: enquiries.pm@field-studies-council.org FSC Rhyd-y-creuau The Drapers’ Field Centre Betws-y-coed, Conwy LL24 0HB Tel: 01690 710494 Email: enquiries.rc@field-studies-council.org FSC Slapton Ley Slapton, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2QP Tel: 01548 580466 Email: enquiries.sl@field-studies-council.org FSC Tollymore National Outdoor Centre Bryansford, Newcastle BT33 0PZ Tel: 02843 726498 Email: enquiries.tm@field-studies-council.org FSC Head Office Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury SY4 1HW Tel: 01743 852100 Email: enquiries@field-studies-council.org Website: www.field-studies-council.org Chief Executive: Mark Castle

Also available from FSC Natural History Courses Real Family Holidays If you would like to find out more about our Natural History courses or our Real Family Holidays please request information from FSC Head Office or visit the website:

w w w.field-studies-council.org w w w.real-family-holidays.org Tel: 01743 852100

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FSC is a limited company registered in England and Wales No. 412621 and a Charity No. 313364. Charity registered in Scotland SC039870.

*MMU Accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University. See page 40.

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