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arts crafts gardening music creative writing

Short Courses JUNE –OCTOBER 2009


Wonderful West Dean

“Had a wonderful time. Enjoyed the course, the company, everything. Fantastic tuition, inspiring and informative and fun!”

2009 is the 25th anniversary of the death of the College’s founder, Edward James, and events are being planned for later this year to mark his life and legacy. Central to this is the College, housed in Edward’s former family home, a 19th century flint-faced mansion, in 6,400 acres of stunning landscape within the rolling South Downs. Edward inherited the West Dean Estate in 1907 and, when he came of age in the 1920s, began investing his money and time in supporting artists, craftspeople, dancers and poets. His excitement by all aspects of the arts, his determination to push the boundaries by investing in artists – not art per se, brought him into contact with many of the greatest artists of the period, including Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, Salvador Dalí and René Magritte. At the outbreak of the Second World War he became concerned that “certain arts will be completely lost, and artists will need protection.” This quest for preserving traditional crafts and skills and using them within the creation of art and objects and in the conservation of our heritage is central to all the courses here at West Dean. With its creative educational environment, relaxed atmosphere and style of a large country house, West Dean offers you the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of your daily life and take advantage of our magnificent setting. Many of the objects that line the walls are the ones which inspired Edward – they are still here to inspire you. West Dean Gardens with their beautifully restored kitchen garden, ornamental gardens, landscaped parkland and arboretum filled with exotic, pendulous and contorted, twisted trees ensure that, whatever the weather, there is something fascinating to see.

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Welcome to West Dean Edward James died on the 2nd of December 1984. To help mark the 25th anniversary of his death, West Dean is hosting a temporary exhibition in the Gardens, in collaboration with the Memorial Arts Charity, which will begin in March and run for six months. Work by a selected number of Britain’s most accomplished letter carvers will be on view for visitors and students to enjoy. We continue to build upon Edward’s desire to see traditional skills preserved and incorporated into contemporary work as many students who return on a regular basis know and understand. To help ensure that the next generation of creative practitioners are introduced to the art of making at the highest level, for the first time in the history of the College, we are reducing the minimum age for Short Course students to sixteen. In order to meet the increasing demand for courses at West Dean we have developed new subject strands of increasing contemporary interest and introduced new tutors, practising at the top of their profession, who enjoy sharing their extraordinary skills, wisdom and ideas. New tutors and courses include Antonia Black – winner of many prizes for her lively and vivid watercolours and in woodworking Robert Ingham – a highly skilled cabinet maker and Toby

“West Dean continues to provide the best in arts and crafts in the most intriguing environment.” With over 700 short courses running each year, there are plenty of opportunities to explore new subjects and ideas, develop skills and make practical and beautiful things.

Winteringham’s course on designing and making a steam bent, inlayed tray. In metalwork, Deborah Lozier, a three-dimensional enamellist from America, will be joining us.    New courses in writing haiku poetry, Japanese calligraphy and making a short animation film, further enhance our creative writing, lettering and digital media areas. A stronger focus on fashion is being developed in textiles. Eloise Grey is leading a course on basic sewing skills in June and Maria Pulley will be taking two courses on design and making skirts and fitted tops.  Rachael Howard will be teaching how to make fabric portraits and Helyne Jennings will lead on block printing and hand painting fabric, so you can create your own amazing fabrics for clothes and soft furnishings. West Dean aims to increase and improve access to remarkable creative people for all students. I hope you enjoy what’s on offer in this programme and agree that the College and our tutors are a most fitting tribute to Edward. Robert Pulley Principal

“Thank you to all staff for looking after your visitors so well – always friendly and helpful.” For those who are staying with us, we have 58 comfortably furnished bedrooms in the main house and nearby Vicarage. Many of these rooms feature antique furniture, private bathrooms and/or views over the surrounding Gardens. At Easter and in the summer, additional accommodation is provided in the College annexes, also reached by a short walk through the Gardens.

There are courses for all levels of experience covering a vast range of subjects including illustration, animation, Japanese calligraphy, Haiku poetry, keeping chickens, three dimensional enamelling, singing folk Partners who are not attending courses songs, wildlife photography, clay are welcome to stay at the College, mosaics, creative quilts, expressive sharing your room on a resident only woodcarving – with such a wide choice basis. there is bound to be something on offer “The course I attended was very good to entice you. You can either choose the nonresidential option or stay as a resident and take full advantage of all West Dean has to offer. You can even stay an extra night before or after your course.

and the June to October 2009 Short Course Brochure.

but most of all the high efficiency of every member of staff, plus the fabulous tranquillity of the grounds and house. Thank you all so much.” All West Dean courses are taught by practising professionals, many of whom

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are world renowned in their field. Numbers of students on each course are kept deliberately low to ensure that you have the space and time you need in which to develop your skills and knowledge.

“Delightful, informal, relaxed atmosphere. Uniquely relaxing and stress free experience, conducive to creativity and hard work. Love it.” The specialist workshops and studios at West Dean are amongst the best equipped in the UK. We are especially fortunate to count a pottery, forge, fine metals workshop, two first-floor art studios with overhead natural light, the brightly-lit Orangery and the newly completed sculpture courtyard, a purpose built facility for stone carving and related materials, among our long list of facilities. There is also a computer suite and a specialist arts-based library for you to use.

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Special events

Contents

Taster days

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may day weekend  Art

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Botanical art and illustration12 Drawing 12–13 Painting 13–18 Printmaking 18–19 Basketmaking, chair seating and willow work 21–22

Books, paper and lettering 

Bookbinding and paper marbling  22 Calligraphy and lettercutting23 Continuing professional development courses in conservation 

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Creative writing

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Gardening and garden design  26–28 Garden lectures Garden courses Glass and mosaics Glass Mosaics

Edward James

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For the more energetic, from May to September, there is a small outdoor swimming pool adjacent to The Vicarage. Whatever the season or time of day, a stroll through the historic and listed 90 acre West Dean Gardens, including a circular 2 mile walk through the 49 acre St Roche’s arboretum, offers breathtaking views.

“Meals were excellent and imaginative. Thank you excellent chefs.” “Staff VERY friendly and helpful… absolutely brilliant. This time was the first and I have already booked the next time – a learning holiday, wonderful. THANK YOU” Comfortable armchairs and sofas can be found in the Oak Hall and Steward’s Bar – a wonderful place to relax and unwind at the end of the day.

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When you attend any course at West Dean, you’ll enjoy lunch in the 120 seat dining room and, in the fine weather, our outside courtyard. For residential students, breakfast and dinner are included in the accommodation fee. The catering team at West Dean pride themselves on creating innovative and

constantly changing menus of good home-cooked meals, reflecting the season. Drawing from thousands of recipes they offer hot meals (there’s always a vegetarian option) and puddings, a wide range of salads, fresh fruit and yoghurts.

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Summer schools

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Woodworking and furniture making

Metalworking

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Furniture making 57–58 Woodcarving and turning  58–59 Picture framing, gilding, furniture repair and upholstery59

Blacksmithing and metalworking Enamelling Jewellery Silversmithing

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Music and music appreciation  40–41 Music Music appreciation Photography, film and digital media

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Picture making 42 Digital image manipulation 42–43 Film 43 Pottery and ceramics

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All of our ingredients are fully traceable and, wherever possible, locally sourced. All bakery products come from a local bakery which often uses flour from the neighbouring Weald and Downland Museum’s organic mill. The West Dean Gardens also provides seasonal fruit and vegetables when available.

FRiends of West dean Sculpture

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Automata making 47 Carving in stone and wood  47–48 Modelling, casting and other techniques 48–49 Textiles

Chronological list of courses Booking information and fees Application form

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Embroidery, sewing and stitch  51–53 Painting, printing and dyeing  53–54 Constructed textile techniques  54–55

joined with one in Furniture Making for Historic Scotland, which involves Practices. In the area of Visual Arts, you recreating seven 16th Century tapestries can specialise in Tapestry and Textile entitled Hunt of the Unicorn. The West Art, Sculpture, Painting and Drawing. Dean Studio is open to the public on All the College’s full-time students Wednesdays between 1.30–2pm. Several attend short courses to enhance of the full-time weavers teach tapestry their full-time learning. The full-time in the Short Course programme. studios and workshops are open every “Superb!” Thursday between 1.30–2pm – tutors We hope you find the brochure as and students would welcome the interesting to read as it was for us to opportunity to discuss their work and programme, with 110 new courses on course with you. offer this summer, there is plenty to entice you. So put the kettle on and The Tapestry Studio at West Dean settle down to delve into the wonder of is one of only a very small number West Dean. of such studios in the world. It is currently working on a 12-year project

What else is happening at West Dean College? With over 700 short courses a year, you’d think that was enough, but not at all. West Dean College also runs a series of full time diploma courses, many of which lead to MAs, validated by the University of Sussex. Students from around the world come here to study the Conservation of Books, Buildings, Ceramics, Clocks, Furniture and Metals. In the area of making, the long-established world-renowned programme of Making Stringed Musical Instruments has been recently

THE NEXT GENERATION We have reduced the minimum age for Short Course students to sixteen. 16 and 17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Short Course Bursaries are now available for undergraduates and recent graduates of creative subjects. Please contact Alison Baxter for further information: alison.baxter @westdean.org.uk 01243 811 301

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Events

at West Dean

Chichester Writing Festival

CONCERTS

Friday 27–Sunday 29 March 2009 As part of the Chichester Writing Festival there will be three headline ‘In Conversation’ sessions with no.1 international bestselling author Kate Mosse (Labyrinth, Sepulchre) and literary superstars in the Sussex Barn Auditorium.

The Chilingirian Quartet QT0737 Sunday 12 July, 8pm, St Andrew's Church, West Dean, £15

AN AUDIENCE WITH JULIE WALTERS WA0753 Friday 27 March 8.30pm £10 AN AUDIENCE WITH IAN RANKIN WA0754 Saturday 28 March 8.30pm £10 AN AUDIENCE WITH SANDI TOKSVIG WA0755 Sunday 29 March 2.00pm £10 For details on the weekend programme please see page 25. The festival directors reserve the right to amend the programme at any time.

PUBLIC MASTERCLASS WITH THE CHILINGIRIAN QUARTET QT0738 Monday 13 July, 2pm, The Old Library, West Dean College, £8 (incl interval tea) Student quartets perform a movement and receive coaching in technique and interpretation. THE CHILINGIRIAN QUARTET QT0739 Tuesday 14 July, 8pm, St. Paul's Church, Churchside, Chichester, £15 STUDENTS’ ‘SHOWCASE’ CONCERT QT0740 Wednesday 15 July, 8pm, The Old Library, West Dean College, £6 An opportunity for selected student quartets to perform a complete work in front of an audience. STUDENTS’ INFORMAL CONCERT QT0741 Thursday 16 July, 2pm, The Old Library, West Dean College, £6 (incl tea) Students perform a selection of works studied during the course in front of an audience.

INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL Celebrity Concert Series Sponsored by Classical Guitar Magazine and D’addario. CONCERT BY LOS ANGELES GUITAR QUARTET GC0742 Saturday 15 August, 8pm, St Paul’s Church, Churchside, Chichester, £15 MASTERCLASS 1 WITH LEO BROUWER GC0744 Sunday 16 August, 8pm, Sussex Barn Auditorium, West Dean College, £12 MASTERCLASS 2 WITH LEO BROUWER GC0745 Monday 17 August, 8pm, Sussex Barn Auditorium, West Dean College, £12 MASTERCLASS 3 WITH LEO BROUWER GC0746 Tuesday 18 August, 2.15pm, Sussex Barn Auditorium, West Dean College, £10 These three events provide a rare opportunity to observe the legendary Cuban guitarist and composer working with advanced level students.

Garden Events

THE ART AND MEMORY

West Dean Gardens features a beautiful parkland walk and arboretum with views over the surrounding Sussex Downs and a carefully restored walled kitchen garden with row upon row of perfect produce and some of the finest Victorian glasshouses in the country.

55 works on a memorial theme, commisisoned by The Memorial Art Collection will be on show in the Gardens and Arboretum. 3 April–1 November 2009

Events planned this year to celebrate its produce and passion: WHOLLY HERBS 16 and 17 May THE GARDEN EVENT 20 and 21 June CHILLI FIESTA 8 and 9 August Totally Tomato Show 5 and 6 September Apple Affair 3 and 4 October

As part of the Apple Affair weekend, the State Rooms at West Dean College are thrown open to the public, these rooms are dressed and art works usually under lock and key are brought out for show. garden Event tickets £7.25 (plus conc.)

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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

wondrous wood – WOODWORKING and HAND TOOLS EVENT LEO BROUWER CELEBRATION CONCERT WITH GRAHAM DEVINE GC0747 Tuesday 18 August, 8pm, Sussex Barn Auditorium, West Dean College, £12 MONTES-KIRCHER DUO CONCERT GC0748 Wednesday 19 August, 8pm, Sussex Barn Auditorium, West Dean College, £12 GUITAR OPEN DAY GC0743 Sunday 16 August, 11.30am–6pm, West Dean College and St. Andrew's Church, West Dean, £10 SOUNDS OF THE DOWNS AC0749 Sunday 18 October, 2.30–5pm, £10 Venue: The Sussex Barn Auditorium Many composers have been inspired by the glory of the Sussex Downs and surrounding countryside. Musicologist John Wheatley and pianist-composer Adam Swayne explore a selection of significant compositions.

Saturday GARDEN LECTURES BE CREATIVE WITH CLEMATIS AND OTHER CLIMBERS 28 March 2009 Marcus Dancer MAKING WINDCLIFF – THE STORY OF A GARDEN 25 April 2009 Dan Hinkley THE ECOLOGY OF PLANTING DESIGN 27 June 2009 Noel Kingsbury HERBS – MORE THAN JUST A GARNISH 12 September 2009 Jekka McVicar

In conjunction with Classic Hand Tools. Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 June 2009 10.30am–4.30pm. Sussex Barn Auditorium at West Dean College (Accessed via Gardens’ entrance) This year the event features well-known international craftsmen, furniture makers and hand tool manufacturers. Quality hand tools for sale. Please see www.classichandtools.co.uk, call 01473 784983 or contact rosemary.marley@westdean.org.uk for further information.

Music, Art and Words Voices in Performance, a Performing Poetry Group, invites you to an afternoon of WILLIAM BLAKE. Sunday 8 February, 4pm. The Old Library, West Dean College, £12 to include refreshments PW0750. A celebration of the work of an extraordinary man: artist, poet and visionary, through his own words and images. Directed by Julia Goodman, Narrative introductions by writer Christine West. A POETRY EVENING WITH WILLS, DAVIES AND THORPE Saturday 7 March 8–10pm, Sussex Barn Auditorium (access via gardens entrance), £10 PWO379. An evening of poetry bringing together three of Britain’s most diverse voices. Jackie Wills, John Davies and Lorna Thorpe create a dynamic line-up in reading, and talking about their work.

THE WILDER WICKET – A STUDY OF A CHANGING GARDEN 19 September 2009 Pam Lewis

This event is in association with POETRY SOUTH – Bringing live literature to you. www.thesouth.org.uk

CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY GARDENS – NOT MERELY LAVENDER AND ROSES 10 October 2009 James Alexander-Sinclair and Graham Gough

Please see page 23 of our Winter 2008– 2009 Brochure for details of the poetry workshop run by Jackie Wills before the evening event.

DAY LECTURE tickets £52 each (March and April) OR £53 (June to October) to include tea and coffee and lunch. 10.30am–3.30pm

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SULLIVAN (… AND GILBERT!) Sunday 1 March 2.30–5pm, The Old Library, West Dean College, £10 SL0189. Ian Gledhill will spend the afternoon looking at and listening to the life and music that Arthur Sullivan composed outside of his impressive partnership with W.S. Gilbert. MICHAEL BRENNAND-WOOD Tuesday 13 October 8–9.30pm, The Old Library, West Dean College, £8 ET0752. Michael Brennand-Wood, the internationally acclaimed visual artist, curator, lecturer and arts consultant talks about his work and inspiration in the field of contemporary textile art.

Michael Brennand-Wood

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2009 Taster days offer you the chance to discover a new subject and opens up the opportunity to develop new skills. They are all ideal for complete beginners and with thirty-four different courses on offer there’s sure to be somethiing to tempt your creative palette.

All taster days start at 10.00am and finish at 5.00pm with all materials, lunch, tea and coffee included in the price.

Carving a small soapstone sculpture

Garden design

Small bowls and platters in willow

June 14 TD0433 | £86 Beginners

June 17 TD0438 | £74 Beginners/Intermediate

June 18 TD0440 | £79 Beginners

Taster days: See pagecarving 8 You are introduced to direct and shown how to create your own hand-held, tactile soapstone sculpture. PAULA HAUGHNEY

Learn how to transform your ideas into a plan that can then be developed into a garden, using exercises to explore the design process. JULIET SARGEANT

Appreciate the special qualities of willow as you learn to weave two small items, incorporating colour patterns in your design if you wish. MARY BUTCHER

Decorative pyrography on wood June 14 TD0434 | £82 Beginners Learn the art of burning lettering, patterns or images into wood with the ‘hot pen’, for many creative uses. BOB NEILL

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Beadwork – for jewellery and trimmings June 18 TD0439 | £81 Beginners Make a bracelet from beadwork featuring a daisy pattern and use its components later as a choker or to decorate accessories. LIZ THORNTON

Sarah Cant

Woodturning – making a small bowl June 20 TD0449 | £84 Beginners Create a small bowl as you try your hand at woodturning and sample the skills to make wooden objects in ash or sycamore. DAVE REGESTER

Interior design – developing a concept board June 20 TD0450 | £86 Beginners

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Learn to convey mood through colour, to source ideas and to experiment with layouts an interior. KATH DANIEL

Making willow baskets June 21 TD0452 | £83 Beginners Make a small, round basket with a border, using coloured willows, and add a French handle incorporating a decorative 'God's eye' motif. JACKIE BINNS

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Fees listed for each course are non-residential – please see page 67 for accommodation costs | Short Courses June– October 2009


TASTER DAYS 2009

Basic silversmithing

Experiencing the blacksmith's craft

June 22 TD0455 | £84 Beginners

Silk painting

July 4 TD0481 | £124 Beginners

July 4 TD0486 | £92 Beginners

Spend a colourful day painting on silk fabric with gutta, metallic resists and steamfix dyes as you create long scarves or small panels. MANDY SOUTHAN

Learn basic silversmithing skills as you become familiar with the working properties of silver, making and finishing a small bowl or box. JOHN NORGATE

Experience the rhythm of working hot steel, the use of the fire, hammer work and shaping at the anvil, to make a small piece of work. ANDREW SMITH

Life drawing

Colourful jewellery from polymer clay

June 25 TD0462 | £86 Beginners Beginners learn to draw from the model using charcoal and pencils and achieve expression and good proportions through a series of exercises. BRIDGET WOODS

July 4 TD0482 | £82 Beginners

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Blend colours and slice, shape and make coloured cane with polymer clay to create beads and a pendant. CAROL BLACKBURN

Japanese braidmaking

Botanical painting

June 27 TD0472 | £77 Beginners

July 4 TD0483 | £87 Beginners

Learn simple techniques for making decorative round cords and flat braids in the Kumihimo tradition. HELEN DEIGHAN

Enjoy learning techniques to develop your skills and be inspired by past artists’ work as you draw and paint plants from West Dean Gardens. MARIELLA BALDWIN

Stained glass

Oil painting – a simple approach

July 3 TD0479 | £94 Beginners Try your hand at the basic processes of cutting glass, assembling a panel with lead, soldering and finishing as you make a small panel. KATE BADEN FULLER

July 4 TD0485 | £85 Beginners At your own pace, work from direct observation on a simple still-life as you learn about structuring an oil painting and building up colour. TOM BENJAMIN

Stained glass July 4 TD0488 | £94 Beginners Please see TD0479 for further information. KATE BADEN FULLER

Rag rugging July 5 TD0489 | £76 Beginners

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Learn basic rag rug techniques as you make decorative flowers from reclaimed fabrics for use as accessories. DEBBIE SINISKA

Painting with acrylics July 5 TD0490 | £84 Beginners Take a look at form, colour balance and brush handling as you draw and paint from still-life and discover the versatility of this medium. CHRISTINE FORBES

Experiencing the blacksmith's craft July 5 TD0491 | £92 Beginners Please see TD0486 above for further information. ANDREW SMITH

Enamelling on copper July 6 TD0494 | £83 Beginners Discover the alchemy of enamel, heat and colour! You learn to apply enamel on to copper in various ways and then fire work in a kiln. PENNY DAVIS

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Debbie Siniska

TASTER DAYS 2009

Creative hand embroidery

Exploring pastels

Contemporary crochet

July 9 TD0496 | £79 Beginners

September 26 TD0645 | £84 Beginners

September 27 TD0652 | £89 Beginners

Take a fresh look at traditional stitches using a range of threads and base fabrics on various scales and create samples to develop later. JAMES HUNTING

Discover mark making and colour mixing with soft chalk pastels, then complete two contrasting paintings. FELICITY HOUSE

Pebble mosaic making August 21 TD0559 | £89 Beginners Learn how to set pebbles into mortar and create two sample panels which you could develop into your own garden path design in pebble mosaic. HILARY SHAND

Making a ceramic plant container September 2 TD0590 | £80 Beginners

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Create and decorate a unique, frost-proof plant container for your garden using stoneware clays and simple techniques. GORDON COOKE

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Mosaic making

September 26 TD0646 | £86 Beginners

September 28 TD0657 | £84 Beginners

Please see TD0433 on page 8 for further information. PAULA HAUGHNEY

Learn how to cut and shape ceramic and vitreous glass tiles to make a small mosaic picture. MARTIN CHEEK

Digital portrait photography September 26 TD0647 | £78 Beginners

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Learn classic portrait photography techniques on location then manipulate and print your final images. TIM SAVAGE

Botanical painting

Millinery flower making September 11 TD0603 | £84 Beginners

Please see TD0483 on page 9 for further information. MARIELLA BALDWIN

Experience a variety of techniques and make two finished flowers for millinery, fashion, textile jewellery or soft furnishings. SARAH CANT

Making pictures with fabrics September 15 TD0622 | £76 Beginners Create your own picture exploring colour and fabric choices, the placing of your components and the use of stitch and other embellishments. JANET BOLTON

Making a country-style stool September 26 TD0641 | £91 Beginners Make a three-legged stool, experiencing Windsor chair making methods to turn legs, shape the seat with a traditional spokeshave, assemble and finish. JAMES MURSELL

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Make a simple purse with floral corsage embellishment as you learn basic crochet techniques. CLAIRE MONTGOMERIE

Carving a small soapstone sculpture

September 27 TD0649 | £87 Beginners

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Hand knitting – the basics September 28 TD0658 | £89 Beginners

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Learn to knit while making a simple hat as you master casting on and off, knit and purl stitches, how to follow a pattern and other basic techniques. CLAIRE MONTGOMERIE

Blacksmithing

Painting with watercolours September 27 TD0650 | £84 Beginners

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Create a watercolour painting as you learn to handle brushes, use colour and study form and composition. CHRISTINE FORBES

Blacksmithing September 27 TD0651 | £92 Beginners Experience the basic tools and techniques used by the smith in the hot-forging process, to make a small piece of work from steel. DAVID TUCKER

September 28 TD0659 | £92 Beginners Please see TD0651 for further information. DAVID TUCKER

Screenprinting October 4 TD0672 | £89 Beginners

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Learn simple screenprinting techniques and concepts, and produce a two-colour print with water-based inks. JANE SAMPSON

Ways to abstraction using photographs October 30 TD0726 | £82 Beginners

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Extend a basic photographic image – taken with a disposable camera – into an original and personal piece of work. ROGER POLLEY

Fees listed for each course are non-residential – please see page 67 for accommodation costs | Short Courses June– October 2009


MAY DAY WEEKEND AT WONDERFUL WEST DEAN Saturday 2–Monday 4 May 2009 Escape and take a break from your busy life, enjoying a weekend of relaxation and tranquillity at the heart of our 6,400 acre estate. West Dean is furnished with beautiful things which speak of its history and bring it to life. You stay in one of 58 comfortably furnished rooms in the main house or nearby ‘Vicarage’, giving you the opportunity to spend time amongst treasures that have been lovingly collected, created and cared for, over the past hundred and twenty years. After settling in, a welcoming glass of Champagne precedes lunch. In the afternoon, you can either explore the house and the magnificent West Dean’s Gardens and Parkland, use the studios to work on your own creative projects or take advantage of West Dean’s close proximity to the historic and cultural city of Chichester, taking in Pallant House Gallery, Chichester Cathedral or simply indulge yourself with a spot of shopping. Whilst you’re out and about absorbing the location and landscape, West Dean’s team of chefs will be whipping up a wonderful home-cooked dinner, utilising locally-sourced produce and wines. After dinner there is a choice of films, or you can unwind in the warm and welcoming Stewards Bar or Oak Hall. Sunday morning gives you the opportunity to learn more about West Dean and its founder Edward James in a talk by West Dean’s archivist Dr SharonMichi Kusunoki.

After lunch Jim Buckland, West Dean’s Head Gardener will take you on a tour of the Gardens or alternatively you can enjoy the 1 mile circular walk of the Arboretum or if you’re feeling really energetic, you can walk Andy Goldsworthy’s famous 5 mile Chalk Stone Walk which criss-crosses the West Dean estate. Sunday evening’s dinner will give you another opportunity to sample local produce and wines, before settling down to relax, read, work on your own projects or watch further related films. Monday morning there are opportunities to visit West Dean’s neighbours – either Weald and Downland Museum or Goodwood’s Cass Sculpture Foundation. Followed by a final home-cooked lunch at West Dean. (Think of all the washing up you won’t have to do!)

Yoga, Chi Kung and massage* are available during the weekend. West Dean also has tennis courts, croquet and boules lawn and a heated outdoor swimming pool. The environment inspires creativity so you can always bring along painting, drawing, photography or writing projects to work on whilst you are here. But most importantly, the West Dean May Day Weekend is a chance for you to relax and indulge yourself – so you can plan to do as much or as little as you like. Why not make the weekend even more relaxing by booking to stay an extra night and arrive on the Friday evening in time for dinner at 19.00. * There is an extra charge for massages, and these must be booked in advance.

For further details please contact: The Admissions Office, The Edward James Foundation, West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ or email: short.courses@westdean.org.uk. Residential prices: £197–£265.

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Mariella Baldwin

Botanical art and illustration 12 Drawing 12–13 Painting 13–18 Printmaking 18–19

Botanical art and illustration

Flowers and fruit in pencil and watercolour – botanical illustration

Wild flowers in summer – botanical painting

September 7–11 4D0602 | £327 Suitable for all

June 12–15 LW0430 | £252 Suitable for all Learn to make an accurate portrayal of wild flowers, as the tutor underlines the importance of good colour matching and explains techniques for capturing the intricate detail of these often delicate plants. Some previous drawing experience is helpful. MARIELLA BALDWIN

Summer colours at West Dean – botanical painting July 20–24 4D0524 | £327 Suitable for all

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Inspired by flowers, leaves and fruits from West Dean Gardens, learn essential watercolour painting techniques and gain the confidence to produce strong and satisfying plant portraits. Study the theory and practice of colour mixing, the depiction of details such as serrated edges and veins and the use of wet-in-wet. The course includes lectures, demonstrations and personal tuition. SANDRINE MAUGY

Study the basic botany of flowering plants before beginning an accurate outline drawing in pencil. Learn how light reveals form and shape and complete a tonal study in pencil, before moving on to colour theory and watercolour techniques. With tutor support, you then attempt a botanical painting in watercolours. VALERIE OXLEY

Fruits from West Dean orchards – botanical painting October 16–18 WE0696 | £172 Suitable for all Learn botanical watercolour painting techniques with fruits and focus on their special features to achieve a likeness. Explore colour mixing and the use of tone to create a three-dimensional effect. SANDRINE MAUGY

Fungi, ferns and mosses – exploring and sketching for botanical artists October 30–November 1 WE0730 | £169 NEW Beginners/Intermediate Explore this less familiar group of plants under the microscope, draw them in detail, learn to identify them and gain the confidence to produce well-informed drawings and paintings in the future. LIZ LEECH

Drawing Drawing the landscape June 5–8 LW0416 | £248 Intermediate/Advanced Learn to create fresh and lively landscape drawings, as you respond to the changing conditions of the moment and record your sensations in experimental drawings. You explore ways of selecting and assembling an image and use your drawn studies to develop ideas further. EMILY BALL

Drawing for beginners June 12–14 WE0428 | £169 Beginners Learn to draw in a weekend! This course covers the basics, including measuring for perspective, scale, tone and composition as you create several pencil sketches in the inspiring grounds of West Dean. JOHN FREEMAN

Illustrating an outdoor event – horse racing at Goodwood August 28–30 WE0577 | £187 Suitable for all

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Experience the atmosphere of horse racing at Goodwood and learn the picture making skills of composition and perspective to convey your impressions in a vital way. Working freely, make reference drawings and paintings on site, then develop these images in the studio. PAUL COX

To help you choose the right course, please use the categories below:

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Beginners anyone new to the subject or those who have not practised for a while Intermediate those with some experience in the subject, eg been on a beginner’s course Advanced established practitioners in the subject – amateur and professional Suitable for all courses that are delivered to suit any level of experience

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TASTER DAYS For more information about Taster Days throughout the summer please see pages 8–10

Tackling different pose lengths – life drawing

The nature of seeing – a drawing course

August 28–31 LW0583 | £271 Beginners/Intermediate

September 11–14 LW0613 | £248 Beginners/Intermediate

For those keen to improve their drawings, life work provides an introduction to the basic skills, and a responsive approach is developed through a range of pose lengths. The tutor gives individual tuition, helping you to develop technique and gain confidence. VALERIE WIFFEN

Explore the creative process as you draw natural forms and the landscape, working through exercises in a range of media. You are encouraged to unearth your own creative potential using your full range of senses. CLIFF WRIGHT

Advanced life drawing October 9–11 WE0678 | £193 Intermediate/Advanced Develop and hone your drawing skills on a course designed for those with life drawing experience who wish to enjoy the ideal conditions at West Dean for productive study of this essential discipline. VALERIE WIFFEN

Painting

A drawing workshop

Drawing with charcoal – various approaches

An introduction to portrait painting and drawing

August 31–September 3 3D0588 | £248 Beginners

October 2–4 WE0666 | £175 Suitable for all

June 5–8 LW0415 | £266 Beginners/Intermediate

Gain confidence as you learn to draw with pencil and charcoal. This course covers drawing and composition, measuring and creating perspective, proportion, scale and tone. Working in the stunning grounds of West Dean, you create several sketches leading to developed studies. JOHN FREEMAN

Explore the mark-making and expressive potential of charcoal as various approaches are introduced on this course. You develop drawings based on the landscape, interiors or still-life subjects, while also seeking to express feelings and ideas in a direct and exciting way. CHRISTOPHER BAKER

Working from the model, explore methods of producing a likeness and creating figurative images. You may choose a conventional or an adventurous approach and work in any painting or drawing medium. VALERIE WIFFEN

Manipulating space – a drawing course

Drawing for beginners

Oil painting for beginners and improvers

October 2–4 WE0668 | £169 Beginners

June 8–12 4D0421 | £322 Beginners/Intermediate

Please see WE0428 on page 12 for further information. JOHN FREEMAN

Establish a basis of sound craft practice in oil painting on a course firmly rooted in observation. Explore the plastic qualities of this classic medium and learn how to create images in oils as you work on projects. Teaching covers the use of equipment, colour mixing and canvas stretching and is aimed at new painters as well as those with experience in other media. VALERIE WIFFEN

September 11–13 WE0610 | £169 Suitable for all Depicting space and objects need not depend solely upon vanishing point perspective. Work through various other existing systems which allow you to manipulate and render space and objects dynamically. ANDREW SMITH

Inventive mixed-media painting using acrylics and found materials June 8–12 4D0422 | £332 Intermediate/Advanced Explore the potential of the painted picture surface! Experiment with various grounds, try out creative ways of applying the paint itself and use a wide range of mixed-media techniques including the incorporation of recycled and ‘found’ objects. Gain confidence in selecting and using these techniques as you complete an effective and satisfying textural project. JANE ARKWRIGHT

0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean.org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk

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Making an artist's book June 19–22 LW0448 | £255 Suitable for all Discover the magic of making a unique artist’s book using favourite lines from poetry or prose, plus photographs, drawings or small objects for inspiration. Design techniques taught include stamp making, creating textured surfaces, layered paper lamination and expressive lettering. ELEANOR GLOVER

Painting figures with the Chinese brush June 21–24 3D0454 | £248 Suitable for all Learn the technique of the meticulous art of painting figures with the Chinese brush. Starting with traditional Chinese figures, you learn how to draw fine lines and use two brushes in one hand. These techniques can then be used to paint family and friends. KAILI FU

For more information on full-time graduate and postgraduate programmes in the Visual Arts including Sculpture, Tapestry & Textile Art and Painting & Drawing at West Dean contact the Diploma Office on 01243 818 301 or email diplomas@ westdean.org.uk

Andrew Fitchett

Botanical art and illustration 12 Drawing 12–13 Painting 13–18 Printmaking 18–19

Painting watercolours freely at West Dean

Abstract concepts in landscape painting

June 22–26 4D0460 | £322 NEW Beginners/Intermediate

July 12–17 5D0505 | £395 Intermediate/Advanced

Watercolours have a personality of their own and offer wonderful surprises if allowed the freedom to move on the paper. On this course learn to handle the medium through a series of guided projects as you explore brushes, pigments and papers and ways of controlling water. Working on location and in the studio, the West Dean environment offers wonderful opportunities to gain confidence in the way you paint. FRANCES HATCH

Art translates objects in the real world into the abstract visual language of shapes, colours and marks. Learn to recognise and develop your own basic abstract visual language, supported by the tutor’s framework of ideas. Work directly from nature in a variety of settings and develop paintings in the studio, using your preferred medium. You should achieve a group of work exploring these ideas. CHRISTOPHER BAKER

A responsive approach to watercolours June 26–29 LW0470 | £248 Intermediate/Advanced Loosen up in watercolours using simple still-lifes and West Dean Gardens as inspiration and learn to handle the paintbrush freely through exploratory sketches and exercises looking at colour and tone. FELICITY HOUSE

Painting harbours and seascapes in watercolours June 29–July 3 4D0478 | £322 Beginners/Intermediate Study ways of sketching and painting boats, sea birds, reflections and the moods of the sea, and explore techniques for portraying the texture of beaches, harbours and shores. Learn to use your sketchbook and camera as you pick up some of the ‘tricks of the trade’. You paint on location at Bosham, Dell Quay and Langstone Harbour and come away with paintings and ideas for future work. WENDY JELBERT

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Watercolours for beginners July 17–19 WE0513 | £169 Beginners Experience some of the basic techniques of watercolour painting, including the laying of washes, wet-in-wet and colour mixing and learn composition as you produce still-life studies or a small painting. LESLEY HOLLANDS

Portrait painting in oils July 17–20 LW0514 | £267 Intermediate/Advanced This opportunity for intensive work on a long pose is aimed at those with some experience of drawing from the figure who wish to develop their oil painting skills. After a number of drawn studies, individual guidance is given on composition, proportion, tone and colour mixing. ADELE WAGSTAFF

Illustrating narrative – drawing and painting July 19–22 3D0523 | £248 Suitable for all

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Learn to develop ideas focusing on a single narrative theme or story. Experiment with all the key elements: composition, scale, exaggeration, distortion, symbolism, colour and tone through a set of exercises to create narrative tension in your work. ANDREW FITCHETT

Fees listed for each course are non-residential – please see page 67 for accommodation costs | Short Courses June– October 2009


Art For more information about our Summer Schools please see page 31

Figurative transformations – life painting to abstraction July 25–31 SS0530 | £557 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate/Advanced

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Summer pastels for garden-lovers August 1–7 SS0538 | £541 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

Landscape and figure painting in oils – the British tradition

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August 8–14 SS0549 | £547 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Summer Schools Experience the pleasure of using the light Intermediate/Advanced NEW

Learn to represent your responses to the human figure in paintings that emphasise the abstract qualities of pictorial composition. Through a series of exercises we explore developing your own individual approach to abstract painting and drawing, working with the life model and independently. Each day begins with illustrated talks on the ideas and working methods of 20th century artists who deal with the abstractions of picture making as well as their personal visions of the human figure. You come away with studies and finished pictures. JOHN MEAKER

and portable medium of pastels to depict Study the theory and practice of the British Summer Schools plants and flowers in West Dean Gardens. oil painting tradition as it grew through Learn to use the vibrant, opalescent glow the 18th to the 20th centuries and use this of pastels to capture the brilliant clarity Snew understanding to develop your own of plant colour and the effects of light and painting. Illustrated lectures introduce weather. The tutor demonstrates various the work of a range of artists including techniques for matching pastel colours Constable, Turner, Nash, Hitchens and including colour overlays and optical Bacon. On the technical side the tutor mixing. The course includes the selection of covers oil paints, mediums, surfaces and the papers, tinting of surfaces, pastel fixing, and use of brushes; glazing, scumbling, impasto daily demonstrations and teaching tips. In techniques; and the practical theory of case of rain, studio projects are available. colour and tone. VALERIE WIFFEN JOHN FREEMAN

Painting light – still-life and landscapes in oils

August 1–7 SS0540 | £537 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate/Advanced

July 25–31 SS0532 | £537 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

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Explore a wide range of approaches to the depiction of light in painting using oils or other media. You learn how different ways of structuring your painting affect tonal and colour relationships and study colour mixing and the use of glazing and optical mixing to achieve specific effects. The course covers techniques for all the media used and includes talks on the work of other artists. You paint in a variety of locations, including West Dean Gardens, the seashore and the studio, and work on quick paintings to explore a particular approach as well as completing more fully realised pieces. TOM BENJAMIN

Capturing the fleeting moment in watercolours NEW

Experience the wonderfully responsive qualities of watercolours as you are introduced to ways of handling the paint swiftly and with vitality, as well as becoming aware of your responses to various environments. Directed exercises in the studio experimenting with specific tools, supports and mediums prepare you to work in fast-moving situations outside, at West Dean and on location by sea, hill and pasture. Aimed at painters who can work comfortably outside and carry their materials short distances, the course encourages risk-taking and individual growth. FRANCES HATCH

0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean.org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk

The Sussex Downs and coast Summer in watercolours August 8–14 Schools SS0551 | £537 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Beginners/Intermediate

Respond to the Sussex Downs and local coastal subjects as you explore the versatility of watercolours and develop your technique while painting in the open air. The course includes practical tips on organising and managing portable painting gear and technical instruction on the use of tone, colour, perspective and composition. You produce thumbnail pencil sketches of possible subjects and a series of considered paintings. FELICITY HOUSE

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An acrylics workshop August 21–23 WE0562 | £169 Beginners Build up a ‘library’ of acrylic colours and painting techniques such as glazes, impasto and expressive mark-making and learn to handle acrylics effectively as you complete at least one piece of work. CHRISTINE FORBES

Watercolours for beginners August 21–23 WE0563 | £169 Beginners

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Mix brushfuls of pure primary colours on wet paper, then explore secondary colours and colour washes. Build up pages of colour recipes to use when you then paint in West Dean Gardens. ANTONIA BLACK

A response to the landscape using calligraphic techniques August 21–24 LW0568 | £248 Suitable for all

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Please see page 23 for further information. SALLY-MAE JOSEPH

Exploring colour in the Fauvist manner August 23–28 5D0571 | £407 Intermediate/Advanced Paint colourful, vibrant and energetic works in the Fauvist style. You are introduced to the ideas of artists such as Derain, Dufy, Matisse and Vlaminck and learn to experiment with colour with spontaneity and freedom. Subject matters include still life, the nude and landscapes. Slide lectures and discussions are an integral part of this course. JENNY TYSON

Antonia Black

Botanical art and illustration 12 Drawing 12–13 Painting 13–18 Printmaking 18–19

Watercolours – experiment with colour in West Dean Gardens

Drawing and painting landscape – towards abstraction

August 24–28 4D0572 | £322 Suitable for all

September 4–6 WE0594 | £169 Intermediate/Advanced

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Develop your ability to paint and be inspired by the beautiful shapes of still-life compositions and West Dean Gardens. After your first simple sketch response, choose your colours and then learn how to use them to model form and light with a lively brush. Set-ups change and you make several paintings of the same subject and also paint outside. ANTONIA BLACK

Taking the landscape round West Dean as the subject, you recreate it in paint, collage and line, working to A1 scale. The tutor also introduces examples of work by twentiethcentury artists. JOHN FLEMONS

Creative use of Photoshop for makers and artists

Take the time to study still-life and develop a greater understanding of composition using just two or three objects. For those with some painting or drawing experience, this oil-painting course takes an in-depth look at colour, tonal relationships and proportion. ADELE WAGSTAFF

August 30–September 2 3D0585 | £273 Beginners/Intermediate Please see page 43 for further information. ALISON MILNER

Watercolours – atmosphere through light and texture August 30–September 4 5D0586 | £395 Intermediate Designed for those who have already studied watercolours, this course includes painting outdoors. The subject-base is the landscape, paying particular attention to mood and atmosphere, the rendering of the effects of recession and developing a personal style of mark making, colour and composition. BRIDGET WOODS

Tom Benjamin

Simplicity in still-life painting September 4–7 LW0595 | £248 Intermediate/Advanced

Floribunda – expressive drawing and painting September 6–10 4D0598 | £326 Suitable for all With flowers gathered from the extensive gardens of West Dean, take a fresh look at creating the beauty, form and richness of flora in your work. The tutor shares her expressive approach through practical exercises and illustrated talks. Working in oils or mixed media, you experiment with materials and mark making to discover new and individual ways of creating studies and finished paintings. EMILY BALL

Key to course codes WE Weekend Fri eve to Sun pm LW long weekend (Thu/Fri eve to Sun/Mon pm) 2D 2 day course 5D 5 day course 3D 3 day course 6D 6 day course 4D 4 day course 9D 9 day course Specialist courses eg. PW, WF, SS, CG, IG as described

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Portrait painting – more than a likeness September 11–13 WE0608 | £187 Advanced

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Working from the model, students may work in any medium, with the tutor showing how the portrait is a combination of elements: composition with body language, design with dynamics, character and expression with drawing, colour and tone. JUNE MENDOZA

Rhythms, relationships and risks in painting September 13–18 5D0620 | £395 Suitable for all

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Learning to develop your intuitive sense of composition and design for painting is in itself a creative process and is the focus of this course. First the paintings of established artists are studied and then, through an imaginative series of practical studies, shape, colour, tone, texture, rhythm and space are explored as you learn to establish your own framework. Experimenting is encouraged and the aim is to help you to get ideas flowing and to find your own personal voice. MAXINE RELTON

Watercolour – loosen up without losing control September 14–17 3D0621 | £248 Intermediate/Advanced Explore techniques that produce a more relaxed artistic style without losing control of colour or form. You work from still-life objects and fruit, vegetables and flowers as you complete a variety of small studies and one or two larger watercolour paintings. LESLEY HOLLANDS

Gilding and painting an illuminated miniature September 20–23 3D0633 | £248 Suitable for all

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Please see page 23 for further information. SALLY-MAE JOSEPH

A watercolour sketchbook of West Dean September 22–25 3D0640 | £248 Beginners/Intermediate Make a sketchbook of watercolours in and around the stunning West Dean landscape. Record observations and unusual compositions, and try out limited colour palettes as you work quickly outdoors on small compositions. FELICITY HOUSE

0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean.org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk

The vision of colour September 27–October 2 5D0655 | £395 Suitable for all Colour is at the heart of painting; it is used to create light, space, mood and movement, yet it is rarely fully understood. By taking five contrasting approaches and through a structured series of practical projects, your confidence builds in handling colour and understanding its role. Investigation of some of the major developments in colour theory, a slide show and video presentations are all included in this challenging week. MARK CAZALET

Life painting and drawing September 28–October 2 4D0661 | £357 Suitable for all Achieve an understanding of anatomy through drawing, while considering the varied approaches of past masters. Use any media to make several drawings and paintings. Evening lecture subjects include painting from the 18th to the 20th centuries. JOHN FREEMAN

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Journeys through drawing and watercolour October 9–11 WE0680 | £169 Intermediate/Advanced Enjoy imaginary journeys in the studio, triggered by poetry and sound, as well as a long walk through the South Downs in which West Dean nestles and use these to capture things you have seen, felt, heard and responded to. FRANCES HATCH

Chris Forsey

Botanical art and illustration 12 Drawing 12–13 Painting 13–18 Printmaking 18–19

Mixed media painting – the landscape and architecture of West Dean October 16–18 WE0698 | £169 Intermediate

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Explore techniques for creating exciting marks, textures and surface effects with water-based paints, inks and other media as you are introduced to painting landscapes and architectural subjects. CHRIS FORSEY

Watercolours – wet-in-wet

Abstraction in watercolours

October 11–15 4D0685 | £322 Beginners/Intermediate

October 18–23 5D0704 | £395 Intermediate/Advanced

Develop your skills in the use of wet-intowet techniques and study the effects of fluid transparent washes. Explore ways of creating subtle and mysterious images with these methods through exciting projects inspired by the sea, landscapes, the moods of nature, still-life subjects and flowers. WENDY JELBERT

Venture beyond the visual likeness and convey your response to the subject as you develop your own personal language. Beginning with exercises in abstraction based on charcoal drawings, you work on further projects to help translate a mood or idea into abstract visual language involving shape, tone, scale, texture and colour. You are also helped to experience the sheer joy of working freely with watercolours! BRIDGET WOODS

Compact and portable – a different approach to painting with oils October 11–15 4D0687 | £322 Suitable for all

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Using small-format supports, painting with oils is an easily portable medium suitable for creating quick oil sketches or jewel-like finished works outdoors (or inside, if wet). You learn techniques for applying paint to the picture surface including wet-into-wet, impasto and the use of the palette knife and for working with drying agents. Ways of transposing work to a larger scale are also covered. VALERIE WIFFEN

Watercolours for complete beginners October 23–25 WE0709 | £175 Beginners Watercolours are ideal for quick colour sketching. Designed for complete beginners and using the landscape as your subject, learn brushstroke techniques, how to lay washes, identify and mix any colour with confidence. BRIDGET WOODS

Painting autumn with the Chinese brush October 23–26 LW0714 | £248 Suitable for all

To help you choose the right course, please use the categories below: Beginners anyone new to the subject or those who have not practised for a while Intermediate those with some experience in the subject, eg been on a beginner’s course Advanced established practitioners in the subject – amateur and professional Suitable for all courses that are delivered to suit any level of experience

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Using autumn subjects such as leaves, fruit and chrysanthemums found in the West Dean environment, students learn to paint in the free and vibrant style typical of Chinese painting. Several complete compositions are completed as is the use of specialist Chinese materials. MAGGIE CROSS

Extended landscapes – combining photographs and art-based processes October 26–29 3D0720 | £248 Beginners/Intermediate Please see page 42 for further information. ROGER POLLEY

Painting autumn landscapes in miniature October 26–29 3D0721 | £248 Suitable for all Fine-tune your painting techniques for the detail required in miniature painting. Either working on your own idea or on a reference provided, you work with watercolours and then add white gouache for over-painting, completing at least one piece of work. JEAN CANTER

Mixed media images – painting, printmaking and collage October 30–November 1 WE0731 | £179 Beginners/Intermediate Study the colours, patterns and textures around you as a starting point for your work and learn techniques for applying paints, dyes and inks as you develop your ideas into samples or a finished piece. JO DIXON

Printmaking Woodcut prints – exploring the process June 5–8 LW0414 | £263 Suitable for all Experiment with this ancient art form as you learn first principles or use your existing skills to explore the full potential of the technique, drawing on the nature of wood itself to create prints. You use a variety of woods and papers, experiment with cutting techniques and print with presses and by hand. MERLYN CHESTERMAN

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TASTER DAYS For more information about Taster Days throughout the summer please see pages 8–10

Making screenprints – an introduction June 12–14 WE0425 | £199 Beginners

Wood engraving October 9–11 WE0677 | £169 Suitable for all

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Experience the art of wood engraving which is executed on the end grain of a closelygrained hardwood. You practise engraving then learn how to transfer a design to a block, print and correct proofs. SARAH VAN NIEKERK

Create simple stencils using cut paper or vinyl before progressing to more sophisticated techniques capable of producing painterly marks. You use opaque and transparent water-based inks to produce several experimental prints and at least one multi-layered image of stunning colour and vibrancy. JANE SAMPSON

Ink it, print it – creative printmaking

Linocut printmaking – without a press

Exploring relief printmaking

August 14–17 LW0553 | £263 Suitable for all

October 12–16 4D0690 | £342 Suitable for all

August 8–14 SS0544 | £557 (incl all dinners) summer school Suitable for all

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Experiment with an exciting range of relief printing techniques – including linocut, woodblock and collograph – and learn to create your own well-executed pictorial images. You explore various inking methods using oil-based inks and other printing techniques, testing prints on a range of papers and surfaces and then decide on a personal project and preferred techniques, creating a unique body of prints. The technical practices taught ensure that work is printed to a high standard. JANE STOBART

Dale Devereux Barker

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Enjoy the freedom and excitement of creating highly individual images on paper from all kinds of inked-up surfaces. As well as being encouraged to experiment and ‘think out of the box’, you are shown correct lino cutting and printing techniques and ways of designing for print. Daily demonstrations and personal tutorials enable you to produce a large body of confidently made work. DALE DEVEREUX BARKER

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Create small, colourful prints on delicate Japanese paper as you learn techniques for cutting lino blocks and printing them by hand-burnishing. The tutor also covers ways of simplifying and developing designs, mixing oil-based inks and registering blocks to create a crisp and satisfying image. ANGIE LEWIN

Photographic screenprinting – an experimental, skillsbased course October 4–8 4D0674 | £382 NEW Intermediate/Advanced

Angie Lewin

Extend your screenprinting skills by exploring the exciting possibilities of the photostencil. Learn how to coat, expose and recycle photo screens, to make positives by hand to achieve a range of graphic effects and to use Photoshop to create computer-generated positives and colour separations, enabling you to include photographic imagery in your work. Come away with a series of experimental prints. JANE SAMPSON

Jane Stobart

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Tutors Art

JANE ARKWRIGHT trained in textiles at Loughborough before becoming a full-time artist. She recently completed a commission for a Mayfair law firm, and has shown at Hove Museum.

DALE DEVEREUX BARKER studied printmaking at the Slade School of Fine Art. His colourful work is exhibited internationally and he has undertaken large scale public art commissions.

KAILI FU is an art graduate from Anhui Teachers University, China. She has taught in China, winning many prizes, and continues to teach traditional skills all over England.

CHRISTOPHER BAKER is an artist and author who lectures in drawing and painting. He exhibits widely in the UK and Canada, including the Summer Exhibitions at the Royal Academy.

JO DIXON is a textile artist who studied at Winchester School of Art. She works in mixed media, drawing inspiration from travels in India and Africa, and the natural world.

ELEANOR GLOVER, an award-winning designermaker, has taught widely, focusing on making artists’ books and on lettering. She had a national solo touring exhibition in 2006.

MARIELLA BALDWIN is a botanical illustrator who teaches at the English Gardening School. She has work in the Chelsea Physic Garden Archive.

ANDREW FITCHETT is a freelance illustrator, painter and portraitist. His work explores contemporary relationships with nature, drawing on location, then in oils.

FRANCES HATCH studied painting and printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art. She works in response to time spent on location, using water-based media and found materials.

EMILY BALL trained at Exeter and Surrey and is director and tutor of Emily Ball @ Seawhite Studio. Her book Painting and Drawing People – A Fresh Approach is published in 2009.

LESLEY HOLLANDS is an experienced art teacher and watercolour painter. Her book Still life in watercolour is published in 2009.

TOM BENJAMIN trained at Norwich School of Art. He has had many portrait commissions and exhibits widely, including Gallery 10, London and Charleston Farmhouse, Lewes.

FELICITY HOUSE enjoys making instinctive and spontaneous paintings from the subject in watercolours and pastels. She is a member of the Pastel Society and exhibits widely.

ANTONIA BLACK trained in Sydney and at the Slade. She paints with passion, usually outside, and is an experienced teacher who has won many prizes including first prize at the RBSA Open Watercolour Competition.

WENDY JELBERT is a member of the Society of Women Artists, Floral Painters and St Ives Society of Artists. She is author of 18 instructional books and 7 art videos. Eleanor Glover

JEAN CANTER is a freelance artist and teacher known for her exquisite draughtsmanship. She has featured in many publications and exhibits widely in this country including London. MARK CAZALET studied at Falmouth School of Art. Recent commissions include lino and wood cuts for Old Stile Press, copes for the Bishops of Essex and a chancel ceiling mural. MERLYN CHESTERMAN, a printmaker and painter, graduated from Bath Academy of Art, Corsham. She worked in Asia for 20 years before setting up a studio in Britain. PAUL COX studied illustration at Camberwell and the RCA. His witty draughtsmanship has been seen on stamps and book illustrations including Three Men in a Boat and Wind in the Willows. MAGGIE CROSS grew up in Hong Kong and is an expert in Chinese painting and calligraphy. She has written A Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Painting and lectures regularly on the subject.

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JOHN FLEMONS studied painting at Chelsea School of Art and won major prizes. Formerly head of art at Morley College, London, he now specialises in teaching abstract painting. CHRISTINE FORBES is a painter and teacher who trained at Northbrook College Sussex. She has recently exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. CHRIS FORSEY trained as an illustrator and has painted for the last 20 years, focussing on landscapes. His exhilaration with colour and surface has led to winning awards at Royal Institute of Painters exhibitions. JOHN FREEMAN, artist and etcher, studied at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, and Chelsea, and exhibits widely. In 2006 his book Portrait Drawing was published by Crowood Press.

LIZ LEECH has a degree in botany and trained in botanical art at the Chelsea Physic Garden. She has always revelled in the intricacies and beauty of plants and in sharing this passion. ANGIE LEWIN trained at Camberwell and Central St Martins and is well known for her distinctive prints on both paper and textiles. She is a member of the Royal Society of PainterPrintmakers. SANDRINE MAUGY is a member of the Society of Floral Painters and the Society of Botanical Artists. She writes for Artists & Illustrators and paints to commission. JOHN MEAKER studied at Goldsmiths and the Royal Academy schools. He works in different mediums with figures, abstraction and landscape and is an experienced teacher. JUNE MENDOZA, OBE, is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Her commissioned portraits include many well-known people.

Fees listed for each course are non-residential – please see page 67 for accommodation costs | Short Courses June– October 2009


BASKETMAKING, CHAIR SEATING & WILLOW WORK

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Taster days: See page 8

VALERIE OXLEY is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and an experienced teacher. She is Chairman of the Florilegium Society at Sheffield Botanical Gardens. MAXINE RELTON is a painter and printmaker who trained at Camberwell and the Slade. She now runs her own gallery and was recently appointed an Academician of the RWA. JANE SAMPSON is a master printmaker with over 20 years experience as a fine artist and commercial printer. She jointly set up the Brighton Independent Printmaking studio in 2000. ANDREW SMITH, a very experienced artist, craftsman and tutor, trained at the RCA. He has a large portfolio of architectural commissions, from sculpture to functional metalwork. JANE STOBART is an artist-printmaker with work in many museum collections. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and the author of two books. JENNY TYSON is a working artist influenced by her native Scottish landscape and its light play, colour and texture. She trained in Italy and at Byam Shaw in London. SARAH VAN NIEKERK is a wood engraver of renown, producing prints and book illustrations. She studied at the Slade and recently illustrated poems by George Herbert. ADELE WAGSTAFF studied painting at Newcastle and the Slade. She specialises in portraiture, the figure and still-life. She works in oils and has recently exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery. VALERIE WIFFEN is a graduate of the Royal College of Art Painting School where she won the drawing prize. She has a portrait in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. BRIDGET WOODS specialises in watercolour painting. She exhibits and teaches internationally. and her book Life Drawing – a Journey to Self Expression was published in 2003. CLIFF WRIGHT trained at Brighton University and has illustrated children’s books over the past 18 years. His work is best known through two of the Harry Potter book covers.

Willow baskets with experimental weaves

Basketmaking – more rare, regional British techniques

June 14–17 3D0435 | £258 Suitable for all

September 13–17 4D0617 | £335 Suitable for all

Investigate open work and textural weaves which are used in continental and oriental baskets. Fine willows and professional basketmaking methods are introduced and everyone works at their own pace to produce well-made, attractive results MARY BUTCHER

Help to preserve ancient British basketmaking skills by learning these techniques and creating individualised baskets. Start with a small round ‘Guildford’ shopper and progress to other traditional basket forms or adapt these methods for new uses. Extend your knowledge of basket structure and of a variety of weaves, and gain some understanding of willow and its preparation. MARY BUTCHER

Page 8 Sculptural willow work – giant insects June 21–24 3D0453 | £276 Beginners/Intermediate Construct an insect with a span of up to six feet entirely in willow. You begin by studying images of insects such as dragonflies, spiders and grasshoppers, then learn each stage of the making process, from selecting the willow to creating an expressive form. JACKIE BINNS

Coiled baskets – incorporating colour and African weaves July 17–19 WE0510 | £174 Suitable for all

Chair seating with cane, rush, willow or cord October 2–4 WE0663 | £179 Suitable for all The full range of traditional chair seating techniques is taught, including handling the materials, the stages of weaving and the finishing process. You may bring a chair or stool to re-seat in one of the materials listed. (Stool frames can also be pre-ordered from the College Shop.) MARY BUTCHER

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Explore traditional twining and coiling basketry techniques using the widest possible range of plant and textile-based materials, and come away with colourful baskets or three-dimensional forms and the skills to develop them further. MARY BUTCHER

Rustic furniture from coppiced wood October 23–26 LW0712 | £278 Suitable for all Please see page 58 for further information. JON WARNES

Willow workshop – sculpture, baskets and garden structures July 25–31 SS0533 | £592 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Find out about willow and its properties as you develop skills in some of the traditional techniques for interlocking this versatile material in ways that are both strong and graceful. Then develop your own individual projects which may be practical or sculptural, traditional or wildly experimental. Depending on your interests and the scale of the work, you should make several finished pieces covering a range of techniques. JACKIE BINNS

0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean.org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk

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Tutors

BASKETMAKING, CHAIR SEATING & WILLOW WORK

BOOKS, PAPER AND LETTERING

Bookbinding and paper marbling Calligraphy and lettercutting

JACKIE BINNS trained at the RCA and is a practitioner and teacher of basketmaking and willow sculpture. Her latest work is currently touring in the international exhibition ‘East Weaves West’.

Bookbinding and paper marbling

Cover to cover – making handmade books

Hand marbling on paper and fabric

July 12–17 5D0504 | £403 Suitable for all

MARY BUTCHER is a basketmaker, exhibition curator, writer and teacher. Recent solo exhibitions include 'Encircled by Lines', and she is the curator of 'East Weaves West'.

Experience every stage of the handmarbling process, from making size and preparing acrylic inks to producing samplers of standard patterns, then develop prints from numerous pigment dye recipes and original ideas. CHRISTOPHER ROWLATT

For more information on full-time graduate and postgraduate programmes in the Conservation of Books and Library Materials at West Dean contact the Diploma Office on 01243 811 301 or email diplomas@westdean.org.uk

Making an entire book is a very satisfying creative process. Learn how to make books to meet your own individual needs, for calligraphy, journals, sketch books, paintings or prints. Begin by examining some historical and contemporary examples of book design, then make samples of, for example, Japanese books, albums, containers and multi-section bindings before moving on to make the books of your own choice. SUSAN HUFTON

Susan Hufton

June 19–21 WE0442 | £169 Beginners/Intermediate

Box, case and portfolio making August 14–19 5D0554 | £420 Suitable for all This course enables students to make an A3 cloth and paper-covered portfolio with ribbon ties, an A4 cloth-covered, dropback box and a bespoke slipcase for a favourite book, using bookcloth with plain or decorative papers. Accurate measuring, board cutting, assembly and covering is taught, with some discussion on suitable materials. KATHY ABBOTT

Bookbinding for all October 18–23 5D0703 | £401 Suitable for all Experience the fascination of the bookbinder’s craft on this course. As a beginner, you start by learning every stage of making a complete notebook, from folding the paper into sections to glueing up and case making. You then progress to a project such as the repair of one of the books you have brought with you. If you are a more experienced binder, you may renovate your own cloth or leather-bound books. JOHN ROBINSON

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BOOKS, PAPER AND LETTERING Calligraphy and lettercutting Calligraphy for beginners July 10–12 WE0498 | £169 Beginners

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A response to the landscape using calligraphic techniques

Gilding and painting an illuminated miniature

August 21–24 LW0568 | £248 Suitable for all

September 20–23 3D0633 | £248 Suitable for all

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Learn a basic calligraphic script and gain confidence in the use of the broad-edged pen. Ways of using and developing your new skills and adding colour are also explored. GAYNOR GOFFE

Everyone responds differently to a landscape. Explore your own way of working as you develop an individual project, such as a panel or manuscript book. Group exercises build confidence and skills. SALLY-MAE JOSEPH

Create an illuminated miniature as you learn traditional and modern techniques including stretching vellum, preparing and applying gesso, laying gold leaf and painting your design in watercolour or gouache. SALLY-MAE JOSEPH

Lettercutting in wood

The art of Japanese calligraphy

Calligraphy – italic and other scripts

July 13–17 4D0506 | £322 Suitable for all

August 28–30 WE0576 | £184 Suitable for all

October 19–22 3D0705 | £248 Beginners/Intermediate

Explore wood as a beautiful and practical medium for lettercutting and design while developing your carving skills and learning good craft practice. Start with basic carving techniques using capital letters if you are a beginner, or bring along projects to work on if you have experience. The tutor discusses design and choice of materials, and emphasises safe use and care of tools. MARTIN WENHAM

Practise techniques for using a brush and ink on paper, then try writing characters on a larger sheet, fan or tablet before applying calligraphy to a piece of origami which you have learnt to fold. YOKO TAKENAMI

Yoko Takenami

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Lettercutting in stone and slate

Learn Renaissance italic or another historical script of your choice, which may have been adapted for contemporary uses. Beginners acquire the basics of italic calligraphy, including the layout of short texts, while those with experience tune-up their skills with plenty of guidance from the tutor. GAYNOR GOFFE

August 28–31 LW0582 | £248 Suitable for all Develop your skills in carving letters with a mallet and chisel. Beginners are introduced to the techniques of ‘V’-incising letters to gain confidence and skill. More experienced carvers refine and improve their carving technique whilst studying letter forms. TOM PERKINS

0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean.org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk

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Tutors

books paper and lettering

KATHY ABBOTT is a bookbinder and freelance tutor. A graduate of Roehampton University, she is now bindery manager at Bernard Quaritch Ltd, London and runs her own studio.

JOHN ROBINSON is a self-employed bookbinder and former part-time lecturer. He is a winner of the Society of Bookbinders’ competition for a restored or conserved binding.

CHRISTOPHER ROWLATT, a qualified teacher, runs a busy conservation bindery and marbling studio, from which he supplies his marbled papers, books and albums all over the world. YOKO TAKENAMI acquired the status of master of calligraphy from Zen Shogei in 1990. She is author of The Simple Art of Japanese Calligraphy and a former demonstrator at Art in Action.

GAYNOR GOFFE studied calligraphy at Reigate School of Art and combines teaching and exhibiting. Commissions include a frieze for Norwich Castle Museum and a panel for the Crafts Council.

MARTIN WENHAM’s lettering work is distinguished by its wide range of media. He is a former lecturer at Leicester University and author of Understanding Art: a guide for teachers.

SUSAN HUFTON studied at Roehampton University. She was part of a team of calligraphers and artists making the Saint John’s Bible for Saint John’s Abbey in Minnesota, USA. SALLY-MAE JOSEPH trained at Reigate and Roehampton, is an experienced teacher and has made a teaching DVD on gilding. Her many commissions include six years working on the St John’s Bible. TOM PERKINS is a designer-craftsman making inscriptions in stone and slate. Recent commissions include plaques for the Queen’s Gallery and the Crafts Study Centre in Farnham.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES IN CONSERVATION The Building Conservation Masterclasses (BCMs) at West Dean provide training in technical and practical skills in the repair and maintenance of historic structures. These courses which were originally set up by English Heritage have been designed, and are delivered by leading practitioners in the field of building conservation. The unique ruinette at West Dean – on which students can practise conservation and repair techniques – is a purpose-built structure exhibiting many of the problems found on historic buildings. The Professional Conservators in Practice courses (PCIPs) are designed for professional conservators to refresh their skills and update their knowledge of

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developments in materials and techniques. Collaboration with relevant organisations and specialists has resulted in an outstanding range of expertise on each course. For a brochure or further information on all the courses in the CPD programme, please contact Liz Campbell at West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ tel: 01243 818219/811301 fax: 01243 811343 email: bcm@westdean.org.uk www.westdean.org.uk

Fees listed for each course are non-residential – please see page 67 for accommodation costs | Short Courses June– October 2009


CREATIVE WRITING

Tutors

Writing biography: life writing

The haiku and the small poem

July 17–19 WE0511 | £169 Suitable for all

September 26, 11am–4pm PW0648 | £60 (including lunch) Suitable for all

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Find out more about autobiography, biography and memoir and discuss the varied approaches adopted by established authors to this non-fiction genre. Practical advice on suitable subjects, research, structure and style are covered. LED BY KIRSTEN ELLIS

Feature writing and reportage August 21–23 WE0565 | £169 Beginners/Intermediate This is a tightly focused course for writers interested in reportage and features journalism. It includes practical work on technical aspects of researching, interviewing and writing features, advice on participants’ ideas for their own writing, professional guidance and editorial feedback. LED BY TIM BOUQUET

Award-winning poets John Barlow and Matthew Paul present a workshop exploring various ways of writing haiku in English, with a particular focus on experiential writing and the importance of image over ideas. This engaging workshop features several group activities, an opportunity to take part in a walk/ginko (weather permitting) and you are encouraged to write haiku on the day. MATTHEW PAUL AND JOHN BARLOW

This event is in association with POETRY SOUTH – Bringing live literature to you. www.thesouth.org.uk

CHICHESTER WRITING FESTIVAL Friday 27 – Sunday 29 March 2009 WF0243 | £219 incl dinners Festival Directors – Greg and Kate Mosse The 3rd Chichester Writing Festival is a dynamic weekend of discussions, debates and workshops with successful, professional and award-winning authors, editors, agents and booksellers. Running from lunchtime on Friday 27 March 2009 to teatime on Sunday 29 March 2009, it is open to a maximum of 45 residential participants who attend every event, as well as the three headline ‘In Conversation’ sessions with no.1 international bestselling author Kate Mosse (Labyrinth, Sepulchre) and literary superstars.

novelist (The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life). Award-winning biographer Simon Sebag-Montefiore (Young Stalin, Catherine the Great) and novelist of historical fiction (Sashenka). Adèle Parks, much-loved and bestselling comic novelist (Young Wives’ Tales) and author of Tell Me Something, winner of the most popular ‘Quick Read’ of 2008. R J Ellory, author of highly distinctive crime novels (A Simple Act of Violence) and author of the Richard & Judy pick A Quiet Belief in Angels. Katharine McMahon, a fascinating historical novelist, author of The Alchemist’s Daughter and Richard & Judy choice The Rose of Sebastopol. Misha Glenny – journalist, broadcaster and author of a groundbreaking investigation into worldwide organized crime – McMafia: Crime without Frontiers. Bettany Hughes, historian, broadcaster and author of the award-winning biography Helen of Troy. Kirsten Ellis, travel writer and biographer – Star of the Morning – and an experienced West Dean tutor.

Among the 24 guests at the 3rd Chichester Writing Festival will be: Ian Rankin, no.1 bestselling author of the brilliant Rebus crime novels, as well as stand alone thrillers such as Doors Open. Julie Walters, a fantastically versatile and sensitive actress, now the author of a fascinating and insightful autobiography, That’s Another Story. Sandi Toksvig, much-loved television and radio presenter, but also multi-talented novelist, travel writer and children’s author. William Nicholson, Oscar-nominated screenwriter (Gladiator), dramatist (Shadowlands) and no.1 bestselling children’s (Windsinger) and debut | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk 0844 4994408author | short.courses@westdean.org.uk

JOHN BARLOW is the series editor of the Modern Haiku Poets volumes and editor of The Haiku Calendar. His own haiku have received awards in the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and Japan. His books include The New Haiku, Waiting for the Seventh Wave: Haiku and Senryu, and Wing Beats: British Birds in Haiku. TIM BOUQUET is a feature writer and editor, published extensively in leading magazines and newspapers worldwide. He is an experienced teacher and recently published Cold Steel: Britain's Richest Man and His Billion-Dollar-Battle for a Global Empire, shortlisted for the 2008 Financial Times Business Book of The Year. KIRSTEN ELLIS is an author and journalist who began her career in Hong Kong as a reporter and features writer for the South China Morning Post. Subsequently lived and worked in India, Cyprus and New York. Star of the Morning, The Extraordinary Life of Lady Hester Stanhope, published by HarperCollins in August 2008, is her first biography. She is currently working on an historical novel, and thinking about the subject of her next biography. MATTHEW PAUL has contributed haiku to journals in the United Kingdom and the United States for more than fifteen years, and many of these appear in his collection The Regulars. He is an associate editor for Presence haiku magazine. His latest book, Wing Beats: British Birds in Haiku, written and compiled with John Barlow. Due to writing commitments, GREG MOSSE will not be teaching in this programme but will return in Winter 09/10.

Author and journalist Rebecca Abrams whose intriguing new novel Touching Distance is released in paperback during the Festival. Poet, travel writer, novelist and memoirist, Kapka Kassabova, author of a superb depiction of contemporary and communist Bulgaria – Street with no Name. Alison Baverstock, a dynamic author of advice and self-help books, including A successful guide to marketing oneself as a writer and A handbook for parenting teenagers. West Dean creative writing tutor and Festival co-director Greg Mosse will chair a wide range of panel discussions on all aspects of the writing industry. 25


GARDENING AND GARDEN DESIGN GARDEN LECTURES GARDEN COURSES

GARDEN LECTURES The ecology of planting design June 27 GL0473 | £53 Suitable for all

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Plant ecology is incredibly useful when making choices about plants and their combinations. This day introduces some basic concepts and how to use them in planning for garden functionality, beauty and sustainability. Getting on your hands and knees to make observations about the nitty-gritty of plant life is an important part of the day. NOEL KINGSBURY

Herbs – more than just a garnish September 12 GL0615 | £53 Suitable for all

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Jekka is Britain’s leading authority on herbs; her award-winning nursery has won 13 Chelsea gold medals. So who better to talk about the vast range of herbs that are available and how best to use them? She demonstrates how to make teas, tinctures and lotions, and how herbs can be used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. JEKKA MCVICAR

The Wilder Wicket – a study of a changing garden September 19 GL0631 | £53 Suitable for all

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After 20 years as a showcase for wildlife gardening, the dynamics of Sticky Wicket are changing. Since the garden closed in 2007 Pam has begun documenting how the garden is developing with new energy and ideas to meet the challenges and priorities of 21st century life. As Pam shares this story, maybe the word garden will be reinterpreted! PAM LEWIS

Key to course codes WE Weekend Fri eve to Sun pm LW long weekend (Thu/Fri eve to Sun/Mon pm) 2D 2 day course 5D 5 day course 3D 3 day course 6D 6 day course 4D 4 day course 9D 9 day course Specialist courses eg. PW, WF, SS, CG, IG as described

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Contemporary country gardens – not merely lavender and roses

The new gardener, 3. Get Growing! – how to maintain a healthy garden

October 10 GL0684 | £53 Suitable for all

September 26 1D0644 | £84 Beginners

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Hang onto your hats; this will be a lively day with two of the industry’s most exuberant characters! James enlightens with his approach to the design of contemporary country gardens and Graham talks through his top 100 plants suitable for a modern rural planting scheme. JAMES ALEXANDER-SINCLAIR AND GRAHAM GOUGH

Learn how to maintain a healthy and productive garden throughout the seasons. Find out what jobs should be done in the garden and when. The day includes how to identify thugs and friendly bugs, common diseases and disorders and how to manage any problems if they should come along. OWEN SPAREY AND STEPHANIE HURMAN

GARDEN COURSES

An introduction to bees and beekeeping

The New Gardener – a series of three one-day courses A series of three study days especially designed for those new to gardening, allowing students to become more familiar with the basic and essential gardening skills. Each day can be booked independently.

The new gardener, 1. Roots and shoots (in our Winter 08/09 Brochure) March 31 1D0253 | £83 NEW Beginners/Intermediate Discover the secrets of soil, seeds and shoots. Learn the basics of soil improvement, how plants grow, including seed sowing and how to care for young plants – there are some practical elements involved. This course applies to growing flowers and vegetables. OWEN SPAREY AND STEPHANIE HURMAN

The new gardener, 2. Divide and conquer – the secrets of successful propagation June 13 1D0431 | £88 Beginners Learn the many ways that plants can be propagated and discover the various techniques involved to ensure greater success. You are able to apply what is learned through hands-on practice in your own gardens for the future. Includes division, cuttings, layering and other advanced techniques. OWEN SPAREY AND STEPHANIE HURMAN

June 13 1D0432 | £84 Beginners/Intermediate Learn the origins and lifecycle of the managed honeybee on this fascinating course. Native British bees are discussed and the tutor explains and demonstrates basic beekeeping equipment and protective clothing. The various hive products can be sampled. PAUL TEMPLETON

What makes a successful garden? – a design workshop June 23–26 3D0461 | £248 Beginners/Intermediate Aimed at new garden designers or experienced amateurs, you are asked to analyse and critique gardens in order to discover what makes an exceptional design. Visits are included to local contemporary gardens as part of the course and there is the opportunity to work on your own individual projects with the tutor. ANNIE GUILFOYLE

Plant photography using digital cameras June 26–29 LW0471 | £253 Intermediate Please see page 42 for further information. JACQUI HURST

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TASTER DAYS For more information about Taster Days throughout the summer please see pages 8–10

Keeping chickens

Herbs for healing

July 4 1D0484 | £84 Suitable for all

August 26–28 2D0574 | £173 Suitable for all

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If you are thinking about setting up a few hens in the garden or have some already, this course provides you with all you need to know about running a happy and healthy flock. Learn where best to get chickens, their daily routine and general maintenance throughout the year. Discover the pleasures of chicken keeping and having your own supply of eggs. FERN APPLETON

To help you choose the right course, please use the categories below: Beginners anyone new to the subject or those who have not practised for a while Intermediate those with some experience in the subject, eg been on a beginner’s course Advanced established practitioners in the subject – amateur and professional Suitable for all courses that are delivered to suit any level of experience

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Explore the huge potential that herbs can offer you for healing and maintaining good health. You discover how herbs can be grown and used to aid meditation and to make lotions, pot-pourris and sleep pillows. Learn about growing and harvesting techniques, distilling aromatic waters and producing essential oils as part of this intensive course. CHRISTINA STAPLEY

The stars of the garden – bulbs for all seasons September 17 1D0623 | £84 Beginners/Intermediate Bulbs provide interest in all seasons and form an extra layer of growth in almost any situation. This one-day course considers bulbs, their siting and use at various times of year, and shows how to make the most of this important group of plants. JASMINE HART

0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk

Making garden vessels or sculpture in metal October 2–4 WE0669 | £205 Suitable for all Please see page 33 for further information. MIKE SAVAGE

Words and pictures – create your own digital garden diary October 9–11 WE0681 | £169 Suitable for all

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Record your garden’s best moments using words and pictures through the world of blogging. Whether for personal or professional reasons, this course shows you how to set up a blog, learn creative writing techniques and improve your garden photography. This course is also suitable for those who wish to create a conventional garden journal. EMMA TOWNSHEND AND JACQUI HURST

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Tutors

GLASS AND MOSAICS

GARDENING AND GARDEN DESIGN

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FERN APPLETON originally trained at Central School of Speech and Drama, is a qualified Yoga teacher and has worked at West Dean College for 20 years. She has a brood of 20 assorted hens. GRAHAM GOUGH is one of our leading nurserymen, owner of the highly acclaimed nursery Marchants Hardy Plants. He lectures worldwide and is also in demand as a consultant and designer. ANNIE GUILFOYLE has a degree in garden design from Middlesex University and combines lecturing with professional practice. Her work was featured in BBC TV’s Small Town Gardens. JASMINE HART is an experienced gardening tutor who regularly runs short courses. She trained originally as a teacher and won the RHS ‘Garden Photo of the Year’ award in 2002. STEPHANIE HURMAN has a BSc from the University of Toronto. She worked for seven years as senior gardener at the RHS Gardens Wisley and now co-runs a garden consultancy in West Sussex. JACQUI HURST specialises in photographing gardens, applied art and regional food producers. Her work has appeared in many magazines, books and national newspapers.

PAM LEWIS and her husband created Sticky Wicket, which has featured in many articles and television programmes. Sticky Wicket: Gardening in tune with Nature was published in 2006. Crowned the ‘queen of herbs’ by Jamie Oliver, JEKKA MCVICAR established her farm in 1985. The first organic nursery to win a gold medal at Chelsea, it has gone on to win eight more since. JULIET SARGEANT is a garden designer based near Brighton with an award-winning garden on permanent display at the RHS gardens, Wisley. She is joint author of A New Naturalism. OWEN SPAREY is a graduate of the RHS Wisley Diploma in Practical Horticulture. Having worked in both Europe and the USA he now runs a garden consultancy with his partner in West Sussex. CHRISTINA STAPLEY is an experienced medical herbalist, qualified with the College of Phytotherapy. Her book, The Receipt Book of Lady Anne Blencow, was published in 2004. PAUL TEMPLETON has an MSc from Reading University in plant and cropping science. He is an avid practical gardener, working in professional horticulture for over 35 years. EMMA TOWNSHEND trained as a garden historian. She now writes regularly on arts subjects for newspapers and magazines and is the Independent on Sunday’s weekly garden columnist.

Glass An introduction to making glass beads June 19–21 WE0443 | £219 Beginners Work hot glass and discover the possibilities of glass bead design. You use a torch flame to create coloured beads and learn to apply decorative effects such as frits, canes, stringers, dots and metal leaf. BARBARA MASON

Glass engraving for beginners and improvers June 22–25 3D0456 | £248 NEW Beginners/Intermediate Experiment with drawing (or lettering) on glass as beginners are introduced to the techniques of drill and hand engraving through demonstrations and one-to-one teaching. Improvers work on their own projects. TRACEY SHEPPARD

Making decorative glass beads July 20–22 2D0521 | £219 Intermediate

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Make glass beads, then learn how to create patterns and designs on them by pulling ‘stringers’, making canes and applying dots as you develop your skills in controlling the gas flame and torch. DORA SCHUBERT

NOEL KINGSBURY is a widely published writer of books on garden design and plants. He has built up a reputation for designing gardens with a naturalistic feel.

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Fees listed for each course are non-residential – please see page 67 for accommodation costs | Short Courses June– October 2009

Dora Schubert

JAMES ALEXANDER-SINCLAIR is a garden designer, author and broadcaster. His flamboyant delivery and infectious sense of humour demonstrates his energy and passion for plants and design.


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GLASS AND MOSAICS For more information about our Summer Schools please see page 31

Stained glass unbound: using kilnformed glass for panels

Glass engraving – textural variations for drill engravers

Intricate surfaces – colour and texture with kiln-formed glass

August 1–7 SS0537 | £592 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

September 11–13 WE0607 | £169 Intermediate/Advanced

October 16–18 WE0695 | £201 Beginners

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Learn the skills involved in the two distinct disciplines of stained glass and kiln-formed glass as you design and make a leaded glass panel using colourful, kiln-worked components. The programme begins with a range of glass-cutting and finishing techniques, then moves on to the kiln processes of fusing – i.e. melting layers of coloured glass – and slumping, used to create surface texture. Finally, you are taken through the many stages of constructing a leaded panel. Techniques are demonstrated throughout and technical information is covered in handouts. ALEX ROBINSON

Make dazzling glass beads August 8–14 SS0547 | £662 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

Glass engraving features texture as much as line, and on this two-day course students become acquainted with the stones, diamonds and polishes with which to create effects. An illustrated lecture, demonstrations and sufficient time to work on a sampler make up the programme. TRACEY SHEPPARD

Summer Scho Explore the magic of creating texture and low relief designs in glass. On this course Summer Schools you become acquainted with the glass kiln and make a range of colourful glass nuggets as you are introduced to glass cutting, S slumping, kiln processes and fusing with confetti, frits and glass inclusions. ALEX ROBINSON

Making fused glass jewellery

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September 18–20 WE0627 | £199 Suitable for all Learn to cut and assemble Bullseye and dichroic glass for fusing in a kiln to create round, uncut gems or cabochons. You then mount them onto silver findings to make individual and unusual jewellery. KATRINA BEATTIE

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Learn the skills to create increasingly sophisticated glass beads and come away with an abundance of beads and a piece of jewellery that you have designed and constructed. You are shown how to form beads of various shapes and sizes by the fascinating process of working hot glass in a torch flame, learning how to manipulate the molten glass. Decorative techniques include the use of coloured glass powders, gold and silver leaf and enamels. BARBARA MASON

Stained glass for beginners and improvers August 31–September 3 3D0587 | £248 Beginners/Intermediate Make a small stained glass panel to your own design, with inspiration provided by the tutor’s slideshow. Beginners gain a good grounding in basic skills including cutting, leading and finishing, whilst improvers work to a more advanced standard. Demonstrations are given throughout the course. KATE BADEN FULLER

An introduction to making glass beads September 20–23 3D0632 | £323 Beginners Work hot glass and discover the endless possibilities of glass bead design. You use a torch flame to create coloured beads of increasingly complex shapes and learn to apply decorative effects such as frits, canes, stringers, dots, gold stone and metal leaf. BARBARA MASON

Stained glass with glass painting for beginners October 16–18 WE0693 | £169 Beginners Learn each stage of the process of designing and making stained glass on this course. The tutor demonstrates then you gain the skills to make a small stained glass panel to your own design. SASHA WARD

0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean.org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk

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Mosaic intensive – learning new skills July 19–23 4D0517 | £332 NEW Intermediate/Advanced Develop an elevated sense and new way of thinking about mosaics along with the knowledge to enable you to push your work to the next level on this intensive course. You work direct into cement-based adhesive using texture, scale, andamento, spacing and cutting to broaden your skill set. There will be extensive enquiry into cutting techniques, use of varied materials and laying styles. SONIA KING

Mosaics from the natural world – collecting and making July 19–23 4D0518 | £322 Suitable for all Work closely with nature to create a unique mosaic by first taking a trip out to collect materials whilst looking at light, colour, form and texture. You then develop your designs exploring the rules of design in nature and using the shapes of the materials gathered. EMMA BIGGS

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Mosaic projects – a structured approach July 25–31 SS0526 | £537 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate/Advanced Take advantage of this opportunity to explore new approaches to your work and find a fresh stimulus for your ideas. The course emphasises the design aspect of mosaic making and encourages experimentation and risk taking. You work on practical exercises in the various laying techniques and in the use of colour and tone for part of each day. The rest of the time is devoted to developing your own personal projects. EMMA BIGGS

Pebble mosaics for the garden August 21–24 LW0566 | £278 Suitable for all Develop your technical skills and learn how to design and make an outdoor mosaic as you consider scale, tone and rhythm. You start with a set project, progressing to an individual piece of sample paving on day three which enables you to create paths, floors or garden features unaided in the future. HILARY SHAND

Mosaics for beginners and improvers August 28–30 WE0575 | £169 Beginners/Intermediate Practise cutting mosaic tiles into tesserae and develop your creativity in mosaic design. Using different tiles in ceramics and glass, you learn direct and indirect techniques of laying and grouting. MARTIN CHEEK

Clay mosaic panels and wall pieces August 28–September 1 4D0584 | £346 Suitable for all Please see page 45 for further information. GORDON COOKE

Making mosaics with smalti and millefiori September 28–October 1 3D0660 | £248 Intermediate/Advanced Develop existing skills and explore your creativity and personal style using an enticing range of materials including millefiori glass and smalti. You are reminded of both making methods and grouting techniques, and can expect to design and make a 30 x 30cm panel. MARTIN CHEEK

KATE BADEN FULLER trained at the RCA, and has worked as a glass artist for 25 years. Commissions include churches, hospitals and private houses both in the UK and abroad. KATRINA BEATTIE trained in glass at Farnham and specialises in both kiln formed techniques and glass blowing. She makes ranges of jewellery, dishes, vases and paperweights. EMMA BIGGS set up London’s Mosaic Workshop in 1987. She has been working on a public art project ‘Made in England’, recording the history of the ceramic industry. MARTIN CHEEK trained in animation and has been making mosaics since 1985. Working to commission and exhibiting across the country, he is also an experienced teacher. SONIA KING is a founding member and past president of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and is author of Mosaic Techniques & Traditions. She works to commission and exhibits around the world. BARBARA MASON has been making glass beads at the torch since 1977. She studied with several leading American glass bead artists and is a skilled and patient teacher. ALEX ROBINSON studied history of art at the Courtauld Institute and glass at Central St Martins. She takes commissions for architectural pieces and sells through exhibitions. DORA SCHUBERT began flameworking in 2003 and learned with several well-established glass bead artists. She is now a full-time glass bead maker and a member of ISGB and GBUK. HILARY SHAND trained as a painter at Bath Academy of Art and studied marble and stone mosaics in Ravenna, Italy. She specialises in garden work and exhibits frequently. TRACEY SHEPPARD is a fellow of the Guild of Glass Engravers who exhibits widely. Recent notable commissions include a pair of engraved glass panels in Winchester Cathedral. SASHA WARD is a stained glass artist specialising in enamelling on glass. Since graduating from the RCA she has completed over 50 commissions for public buildings.

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VISUAL ART & CRAFT 2009

West Dean’s Summer Schools are the creative and social highlight of the year. At the height of the summer West Dean’s location, nestled in the glorious South Downs north of Chichester, offers the perfect location to both immerse yourself in a subject, and also relax and take advantage of the extra programmed activities that are part of the Summer Schools. You have a chance to explore new ways of creating and working in your chosen subject whilst also enjoying the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with like-minded people on other courses. The low student numbers offers tutors time to give personal attention and support, as well as the opportunity to work intensively on your own. A programmed swap-over session to another course allows you to sample another art or craft, which often inspires new ways of approaching your own area.

THE SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME

THE SUMMER SCHOOL COURSES

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

• The following page provides an index to all the courses offered in the Summer School in Visual Art and Craft this year. • The page numbers refer you to the description of each individual course, listed by subject. The Summer School courses begin at lunch-time on Saturday and end at 3pm the following Friday. Full details are either sent on receipt of postal bookings or should be downloaded from our website. Tuition and all meals, excluding breakfast, are covered in the non-residential course fee.

On Wednesday afternoon trips are organised by the Summer School Director to local art venues such as Pallant House Gallery or Cass Sculpture Foundation. Yoga and Chi Kung sessions are programmed throughout each week.

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Frances Hatch

WEEK 1 JULY 25–31

WEEK 3 AUGUST 8–14

Transparency and luminosity – painting and screenprinting on cloth

Exploring relief printmaking

CAROLE WALLER

WEEK 2 AUGUST 1–7 See page 53

Mosaic projects – a structured approach

PAT JOHNSON with PHILLIP CLAYTON-GORE

See page 34

Making automata and moving toys SS0535 | £549 Suitable for all See page 47

Enamelling techniques in jewellery and smallwork SS0536 | £541 Suitable for all

Sculptural carving in wood

JOAN MACKARELL

SS0528 | £537 Suitable for all

See page 34

See page 58

Creating impact with wheel-thrown forms

SS0545 | £549 Suitable for all

SS0530 | £557 NEW Intermediate/Advanced See page 15

Composing photographs through the lens SS0531 | £542 Beginners/Intermediate JACQUI HURST

NEW

See page 29

See page 42

Summer pastels for garden-lovers SS0538 | £541 Suitable for all

NEW

VALERIE WIFFEN

See page 15

Colourful contrasts in felt making SS0539 | £537 Suitable for all

SS0546 | £537 Suitable for all SARAH MACRAE

Make dazzling glass beads SS0547 | £662 Suitable for all

See page 54

Capturing the fleeting moment in watercolours See page 15

NEW

Willow workshop – sculpture, baskets and garden structures SS0533 | £592 Suitable for all

Stone carving – summer explosion of fruits and vegetables from West Dean SS0541 | £537 Suitable for all

NEW

PAULA HAUGHNEY

See page 47

Throwing and hand-building, including a raku firing SS0548 | £573 Suitable for all See page 45

Landscape and figure painting in oils – the British tradition SS0549 | £547 Intermediate/Advanced JOHN FREEMAN

See page 15

SS0550 | £537 Beginners/Intermediate CARON PENNEY

See page 54

The Sussex Downs and coast in watercolours SS0551 | £537 Beginners/Intermediate FELICITY HOUSE

See page 15

Blacksmithing – creating personal projects SS0552 | £645 Suitable for all ANDREW SMITH

Garden sculpture in metals See page 21

See page 29

An exploration of tapestry weaving

JEANETTE APPLETON

FRANCES HATCH

See page 15

See page 36

NEW

SS0540 | £537 Intermediate/Advanced

Painting light – still-life and landscapes in oils

See page 51

Developing ideas for jewellery in precious metals

ALISON SANDEMAN See page 44

Figurative transformations – life painting to abstraction JOHN MEAKER

SS0537 | £592 Suitable for all

ALEX ROBINSON

SS0529 | £577 NEW Intermediate/Advanced DUNCAN HOOSON

Stained glass unbound: using kilnformed glass for panels

See page 19

Inspiring textiles – paper, cloth, paint and stitch

BARBARA MASON

PETER CLOTHIER

JACKIE BINNS

See page 48

ROBERT RACE

SS0527 | £537 Suitable for all

TOM BENJAMIN

NEW

CAS HOLMES See page 30

Enamelling on copper – art and craft

SS0532 | £537 Suitable for all

SS0534 | £567 Suitable for all

NEW

JANE STOBART

Carving large-scale sculptures in polystyrene JOHN BLAKELEY

SS0526 | £537 Intermediate/Advanced EMMA BIGGS

SS0544 | £557 Suitable for all

See page 33

SS0542 | £587 Suitable for all MIKE SAVAGE

See page 33

Photographing nature using digital techniques SS0543 | £557 Intermediate Pat Johnson

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GEOFFREY KIBBY

See page 43

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Paula Haughney

SS0525 | £537 Intermediate/Advanced


Metalworking Mike Savage

Blacksmithing and metalworking 33–34 Enamelling 34 Jewellery 34–37 Silversmithing 37–38

Blacksmithing and metalworking Basic blacksmithing June 19–21 WE0445 | £205 Beginners Become familiar with the basic skills of the blacksmith, using mild steel, and learn to develop and realise successful designs using these techniques, with individual support from the tutor. ANDREW SMITH

Sculpture from scrap using blacksmithing techniques June 28–July 2 4D0475 | £358 Suitable for all Take on your own ‘scrapheap challenge’ as you create a satisfying sculpture from found metal objects assembled with blacksmithing techniques! At the start you learn basic forging and joining processes and visit a local scrapyard. Time is then spent considering and responding to the design possibilities of your chosen recycled pieces before you embark on a project for house or garden. PETER PARKINSON

Blacksmithing – creating personal projects

Making garden vessels or sculpture in metal

August 8–14 SS0552 | £645 (Incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

October 2–4 WE0669 | £205 Suitable for all

Develop and make a significant personal project in hot-forged iron over six days. Begin by practising essential blacksmithing techniques, observing the forms created on the anvil. You are encouraged to bring ideas with you which can be informed by your metalworking experience in the forge and developed in discussion with the tutor. Slides are also shown for inspiration, individual tuition and guidance are given and you can expect to produce a unique object by the end of the course. ANDREW SMITH

Develop your own design to make a simple vessel or sculpture in copper, steel or aluminium. A range of techniques are covered including spot and mig welding, riveting, forming and colouring. MIKE SAVAGE

Steel and stone – a sculpture course October 16–21 5D0699 | £455 Suitable for all Please see page 49 for further information. PAULA HAUGHNEY AND PETER PARKINSON

Basic blacksmithing August 28–30 WE0578 | £205 Beginners Please see WE0445 for further information. ANDREW SMITH

Sculpting from malleable metals – hot forging July 10–13 LW0500 | £293 Suitable for all Please see page 48 for further information. AVRIL WILSON

Garden sculpture in metals August 1–7 SS0542 | £587 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Experience the complete process of making a three-dimensional object in metal and learn the skills required at each stage, from developing the initial concept to finishing the surface. Begin with research sketches as you explore ideas, then make a model to scale. Then choose the appropriate metal – copper, steel or aluminium – and learn metalworking techniques such as cutting, drilling, raising and welding as well as colouring and finishing. The tutor gives group and individual demonstrations and tuition throughout. MIKE SAVAGE

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Metalworking

Creative blacksmithing projects

Enamelling on copper – art and craft

October 23–28 5D0715 | £485 Suitable for all

July 25–31 SS0527 | £537 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

Work creatively in the Forge in a way that enables you to develop individual projects while also learning and extending your blacksmithing skills. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience of this active and energetic craft, you are helped to develop your ideas and to work towards completing your project, with one-to-one tuition from the tutor. You are encouraged to bring outline ideas with you for discussion, bearing in mind suitability to the medium and the time available. ANDREW SMITH

Enamelling Enamelling – colour and pattern on silver or copper June 5–7 WE0411 | £178 Beginners/Intermediate See how to translate colour and flat pattern into designs for enamelling. You start with textile samples as inspiration for small tests, then move on to design at least one small piece of jewellery. SHEILA R MCDONALD

Lorraine Gibby

Blacksmithing and metalworking 33–34 Enamelling 34 Jewellery 34–37 Silversmithing 37–38

A study in process – fabrication strategies for enamellers September 13–18 5D0619 | £415 NEW Intermediate/Advanced

Explore the varying colours and unusual effects produced by enamelling – the technique of melting glass on copper and develop ideas which enable you to create images and designs on panels and bowls. You learn standard enamelling procedures through demonstrations and work sessions and try out a wide range of processes – including the exciting practice of high firing, working on your own projects and themes as you complete several flat pictures and bowls. With the information and experience gained on the course you should be able to continue enamelling on your own afterwards. PAT JOHNSON WITH PHILLIP CLAYTON-GORE

Come with an open mind to explore ways of fabricating simple forms in sheet metal and then discover the never-ending possibilities for colour and texture of the fascinating and versatile medium of enamel as you decorate your shapes. The course covers basic techniques for fabricating, soldering, welding and cold joining as well as processes for applying and firing enamels, including using the direct flame. DEBORAH LOZIER

Enamelling techniques in jewellery and smallwork

Work with one of the most exciting and revolutionary new materials available to jewellers: soft and malleable, precious metal clay – PMC – becomes assayable quality precious metal when fired. Learn the basic techniques for working, firing and finishing PMC, experiment with it and make at least one finished piece. More advanced techniques are also introduced as appropriate but no prior experience of jewellery making is needed to enjoy this course. SARAH MACRAE

August 1–7 SS0536 | £541 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Designed for those with some experience of working in fine metals who now wish to incorporate coloured enamels in their work. Using West Dean Gardens as a design source, you first produce painted images for subsequent translation into enamels on silver and copper and work on set projects as well as pursuing your own responses to ideas and materials. You learn a range of techniques including cloisonné, champleve and plique a jour and explore new ways of developing your designs. Information is available if you wish to prepare pieces to work on during the course. JOAN MACKARELL

Jewellery Working with precious metal clay June 7–12 5D0419 | £400 Suitable for all

Key to course codes WE Weekend Fri eve to Sun pm LW long weekend (Thu/Fri eve to Sun/Mon pm) 2D 2 day course 5D 5 day course 3D 3 day course 6D 6 day course 4D 4 day course 9D 9 day course Specialist courses eg. PW, WF, SS, CG, IG as described

Carol Blackburn

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Metalworking

For more information on full-time graduate and postgraduate programmes in the conservation of metalwork and antique clocks at West Dean contact the Diploma Office on 01243 811 301 or email diplomas@westdean.org.uk

Colouring and printing anodized aluminium for jewellery

Exploring simple press forming for jewellery

Traditional and contemporary bead threading and knotting

June 12–14 WE0426 | £185 Suitable for all

June 28–July 2 4D0474 | £322 Suitable for all

July 6–8 2D0495 | £169 Suitable for all

Explore ways of colouring anodized aluminium with inks and dyes and of mark making on its surface using handmade rubber stamps and lino blocks as you work to complete at least one piece of jewellery. LORRAINE GIBBY

Extend your metalworking options by learning how to pressure-form sheet metal to produce single or multiple components. You are shown techniques for making simple tools, dies and jigs, and for pressing sheet metal using a bench vice or press. The development of design ideas for hollow forms which include left and right elements is also covered. All base and precious metals can be used. BRIAN MARSHALL

An introduction to making glass beads June 19–21 WE0443 | £219 Beginners

NEW

Please see page 28 for further information. BARBARA MASON

Jewellery using resin – wearable sculpture July 12–15 3D0502 | £276 Suitable for all Explore colour and light as you realise your own jewellery design in resin. From initial idea to mould-making, casting and finishing, you complete a piece of jewellery while considering the sculptural qualities of polyester resin and gaining an understanding of the techniques. KATHIE MURPHY

Jewellery for complete beginners using silver and other materials June 19–22 LW0447 | £248 Beginners Make a simple silver ring which covers the techniques of piercing, shaping, filing, hammering, soldering and finishing, and then explore surface decoration with a second piece of jewellery. DAPHNE KRINOS

Learn the art of bead jewellery to a professional standard. After familiarisation with tools and threading techniques, you make a range of necklaces which may include antique and semi-precious beads. PENNY DAVIS

Design on the edge: jewellery as personal adornment July 19–24 5D0519 | £410 NEW Intermediate/Advanced

Robert Ebendorf

0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean.org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk

Explore a wide range of concepts applicable to personal adornment and to the narrative object as you create significant pieces. Work with traditional and alternative materials – silver, copper, wire, recycled materials, found objects – and investigate the use of colour and collage as a design tool. Discover methods for selecting, integrating and assembling elements within this limitless range of materials as you work on practical projects, supported by demonstrations and lectures. ROBERT EBENDORF

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Making dazzling glass beads

An introduction to jewellery making

August 8–14 SS0547 | £662 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

September 11–13 WE0606 | £169 Beginners

Please see page 29 for further information. BARBARA MASON

Developing ideas for jewellery in precious metals August 8–14 SS0546 | £537 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Enter the exciting world of ideas-led jewellery making and explore the process of developing your own individual design for jewellery while also learning the skills and techniques needed to make a unique piece. Complete beginners start by making a simple silver band ring to learn all the basic processes, then move on to more personal work. Experienced jewellers work on projects at their own pace. The tutor gives general instruction in fabricating and finishing techniques and offers teaching, demonstrations and advice on a one-to-one basis throughout this flexible course. SARAH MACRAE

Making jewellery with polymer clay September 7–10 3D0601 | £264 NEW Beginners/Intermediate Learn how to make colourful, patterned polymer clay jewellery and to finish them as strung bead necklaces and pendants. The course covers the basic techniques, from preparing the clay (Fimo) for use to rolling snakes and logs, adding colour mixes and building a complex cane for decorating your beads. CAROL BLACKBURN

Make a silver band ring as a starting point and work towards completing an individual project on this beginners’ course. An illustrated lecture on the art of jewellery is a special feature. SARAH MACRAE

Traditional and contemporary bead threading and knotting September 18–20 WE0628 | £169 Suitable for all Please see 2D0495 on page 35 for further information. PENNY DAVIS

Clara Vichi

Blacksmithing and metalworking 33–34 Enamelling 34 Jewellery 34–37 Silversmithing 37–38

Ring-linking with stones and beads for jewellery September 18–21 LW0630 | £248 Suitable for all Create an individual piece of jewellery as you master the techniques of chain mail or ring-linking. Learn to include semi-precious stones or beads in your design to add colour, pattern and detail. ALISON EVANS

An introduction to making glass beads September 20–23 3D0632 | £323 Beginners Please see page 29 for further information. BARBARA MASON

Making fused glass jewellery

Making decorative silver beads

September 18–20 WE0627 | £199 Suitable for all

October 2–5 LW0671 | £248 Intermediate/Advanced

Please see page 29 for further information. KATRINA BEATTIE

Design and construct your own beads for use in your jewellery. Techniques covered include turning and etching as well as forming and constructing a hollow form. You also have the option of incorporating other materials such as copper, wood, perspex, soapstone or silk in your work. SARAH MACRAE

New jewellery from old – making rings October 8–11 LW0675 | £248 Suitable for all Develop your understanding of precious metals as you refashion jewellery into rings. You consider dismantling pieces, melting a small amount of gold for recasting or shaping, re-setting stones and the development of new designs. PENNY DAVIS

To help you choose the right course, please use the categories below:

Stone setting for jewellers and silversmiths

Beginners anyone new to the subject or those who have not practised for a while Intermediate those with some experience in the subject, eg been on a beginner’s course Advanced established practitioners in the subject – amateur and professional Suitable for all courses that are delivered to suit any level of experience

October 16–18 WE0694 | £169 Intermediate/Advanced

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Engage with one or two methods of stone setting, a highly skilled activity suitable for those with some previous experience. Techniques offered are ‘Roman’, ‘crown’, and ‘grain’ settings. BRIAN MARSHALL

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TASTER DAYS For more information about Taster Days throughout the summer please see pages 8–10

Surface texture and patination on metals

Etching, layering and lettering in mixed metals for jewellers

Creative silversmithing – mixed metal and media

October 23–26 LW0713 | £248 Intermediate/Advanced

October 30–November 1 WE0728 | £169 Suitable for all

June 22–26 4D0459 | £322 Suitable for all

Take delight in creating coloured and textured surfaces on precious and semiprecious metals when making jewellery. Students use a range of techniques on this course including the rolling mill, etching, stamping, gold leaf transfer and Keum Bo. BARBARA CHRISTIE

Explore the possibilities of etching on silver, copper and brass, from lettering to pattern and figurative work. Students learn intaglio and relief etching, different ways of preparing metals with varnishes, rubber stamps and paper, and oxidisation techniques. CLARA VICHI

NEW

Perspex and polypropylene – perfect plastics for jewellery

Jewellery from wire and beads

Experience fundamental metalsmithing processes from the design stage to the production of objects, either functional or based on fantasy. Ideas are drawn from observation and developed in silver or gilding metal using techniques which include cutting, forging, soldering and raising, with attention to surface finishes. Other materials – base metals, paper, wood or fabric – may be included. ANDREW COOMBER

October 26–29 3D0719 | £258 Suitable for all

October 30–November 1 WE0729 | £181 Beginners

An introduction to silversmithing

NEW

Explore the potential of Perspex, a solid acrylic plastic available in many forms, and polypropylene, a flexible, vibrantly coloured plastic, for making jewellery. Learn to cut, form, bend, carve, connect and finish these exciting materials as you experiment and complete at least one piece. SARAH MACRAE

Enjoy using the simplest techniques and no special equipment as you learn how to combine wire and beads imaginatively and then make chains of beads with wire to wrap or space them. SARA WITHERS

Developing work with wire and beads

Contemporary silversmithing

October 28–30 2D0723 | £181 Intermediate Develop your jewellery-making abilities by combining an array of beautiful beads with wire and threads using simple hand tools. This is an opportunity to try out more complex beadwork to produce pieces such as multi-strand necklaces, tiaras and knitted wire bracelets. SARA WITHERS

Silversmithing May 31–June 5 5D0408 | £395 Suitable for all Explore your ideas for making silver objects and advance your skills on this in-depth workshop. You learn methods for creating and finishing forms in sheet metal using techniques such as press forming, casting and hand forging. Your design ideas are discussed on a one-to-one basis and demonstrations and individual practical assistance enable you to progress your project successfully. The course combines contemporary and traditional approaches and caters for all comers. JOHN NORGATE

Sarah Macrae

0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean.org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk

June 26–28 WE0464 | £169 Beginners Acquire basic silversmithing techniques by working in gilding metal, copper or silver and either make an object from silver sheet or develop an idea to model stage and learn how to make it. BRIAN MARSHALL

General silversmithing, with an emphasis on boxmaking July 17–19 WE0509 | £169 Suitable for all Explore the traditional silversmithing techniques of raising, forging, sinking, box making, soldering and finishing. Advanced makers can concentrate on making hinges and joints. JOHN NORGATE

Silversmithing Summer School – for advanced makers August 19–28 9D0558 | £629 Intermediate/Advanced Immerse yourself in silversmithing for nine days as you extend your skills and develop new and challenging ideas in your work. As experienced makers, each silversmith works on their own personal project, receiving tuition as required on a one-to-one basis. The tutor covers a vast range of metalworking techniques for forming, fabricating, assembling, joining and finishing – including making joints and hinges, his speciality. The programme includes a day on chasing and repoussé. JOHN NORGATE

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Hand engraving on metal August 28–31 LW0581 | £248 Suitable for all

NEW

Take the opportunity to explore the specialist field of hand-engraving as you are introduced to a range of tools and practise various decorative techniques. These include monograms, scrollwork, heraldic devices, piercing and carving, and then you can work on individual projects. WAYNE PARROTT

An introduction to creative silversmithing September 3–6 LW0592 | £248 Beginners The basic metalsmithing skills of forging and sheet forming are taught while you are shown a sound method for developing a design idea from observation, using digital photography or sketching. You should complete at least one personal piece by the end of the course. ANDREW COOMBER

Wayne Parrott

Blacksmithing and metalworking 33–34 Enamelling 34 Jewellery 34–37 Silversmithing 37–38

Silver fabrication using the TIG welder – a new approach

Silversmithing for beginners and intermediates

September 22–25 3D0638 | £268 Intermediate

October 11–16 5D0689 | £395 Beginners/Intermediate

Explore new ways of creating silver objects from flat templates that are then fabricated into three-dimensional pieces using TIG welding to create seams. You are shown both CAD and paper-based methods for creating templates to produce a piece or series of pieces in silver. LUCIAN TAYLOR

Develop your silversmithing skills and confidence in designing and making an object in this craft medium, whether a beginner or with some experience. You begin with a discussion and review of your ideas and objectives and then embark on an individual project which is designed to enable you to practise specific skills and achieve your aims. Basic and more complicated techniques and some machine processes are demonstrated as appropriate. Advice and support from the tutor are available throughout. BRIAN MARSHALL

TIG welding for jewellers and silversmiths September 26 1D0643 | £104 Intermediate Develop your metal-joining techniques using this intensely hot method for melting and fusing metals. The seamless joints offered by tig-welding methods open up a range of design possibilities. Experienced makers can try out the techniques and make a small object. LUCIAN TAYLOR

Silversmithing – developing techniques

Contemporary silversmithing

September 6–11 5D0599 | £395 Intermediate/Advanced

September 27–October 4 5D0654 | £395 Suitable for all

If you have good technical and craft skills in silversmithing, jewellery or associated fields such as engineering, this course provides an exceptional opportunity to extend your range whilst working on a personal project. Following a review of your proposed project, practical teaching is given in advanced constructional techniques and decorative treatments as appropriate to your interests and work. The tutor offers individual practical assistance throughout to assist your personal development. BRIAN MARSHALL

Please see 5D0408 on page 37 for further information. JOHN NORGATE

Stone setting for jewellers and silversmiths October 16–18 WE0694 | £169 Intermediate/Advanced Please see page 36 for further information. BRIAN MARSHALL

STUDY DAYS Regular study days in silversmithing with John Norgate and jewellery with Sarah Macrae take place throughout the year. These one-day courses are suitable for makers of all levels. Please contact the Admissions Office for dates and further details (0844 4994408).

Andrew Coomber

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Tutors METALWORKING

CAROL BLACKBURN is a designer who works with polymer clay, beads, and tassels. She is an active member of the British and American Polymer Clay Guilds and studied textiles at Manchester College of Art and the RCA. BARBARA CHRISTIE works as a designer-maker of jewellery. She trained at London Guildhall University and is head of the jewellery department at Morley College, London. PHILLIP CLAYTON-GORE is a member of the Guild of Enamellers and studied enamelling since 2001. He also lectures on art history and literature. ANDREW COOMBER is a designer-maker of silverware and jewellery and an experienced tutor and mentor. His work, which is exhibited widely, is inspired by landscapes.

DAPHNE KRINOS, a jeweller, trained at Middlesex. Her work is in the collections of the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Crafts Council, and featured in many books.

SHEILA R MCDONALD is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and the RCA. She works as a freelance jeweller and enameller, undertakes commissions and exhibits widely.

DEBORAH LOZIER’s studio is in California where she is a professor at the College of Arts. Her work pushes the boundaries of metal and enamel and is exhibited and published widely in the US.

KATHIE MURPHY trained in jewellery at Middlesex and is on the Crafts Council's selected Index. In 2002 she wrote Resin Jewellery, the definitive guide on the subject.

JOAN MACKARELL is an enameller and maker of smallwork and jewellery. She teaches at London Metropolitan University and is a founder-member of the British Society of Enamellers.

JOHN NORGATE, a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths, trained at Asprey’s and London Metropolitan University where he taught for many years.

SARAH MACRAE, a studio jeweller and teacher, trained at Brighton. She is author of Designing and Making Jewellery and exhibits regularly with the Designer Jewellers Group.

PETER PARKINSON is an artist-blacksmith with extensive teaching experience who studied at the RCA. He has just published a new book, Forged Architectural Metalwork. WAYNE PARROTT, a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths, is an experienced teacher and runs an engraving workshop specialising in heraldic work.

PENNY DAVIS trained at Sheffield Hallam University and works for the trade as well as producing her own work. She is an experienced maker who constructs, enamels and threads beads. ROBERT EBENDORF is known internationally for his use of unusual materials and his willingness to share his techniques and ideas with students. His work is widely held in museum and gallery collections.

Deborah Lozier

ANDREW SMITH, a very experienced artist, craftsman and tutor, trained at the RCA. He has a large portfolio of architectural commissions, from sculpture to functional metalwork.

ALISON EVANS is well known for her exquisite jewellery based around the techniques of chain mail. She trained at Portsmouth and exhibits her work in London and internationally.

LUCIAN TAYLOR trained at Brighton and the RCA. He has exhibited at the Crafts Council and at Chelsea Craft Fair, and has work in the collection at Goldsmiths' Hall.

LORRAINE GIBBY, a jeweller, runs a studio in West Sussex specialising in anodized aluminium and silver. She works to commission and shows her work in galleries.

DAVID TUCKER is a blacksmith, designer and lecturer who trained at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. His work is regularly featured in British Blacksmith.

HELYNE JENNINGS studied art at Loughborough and the RCA. She works with paper and other materials, layering and painting to produce jewellery and art which is exhibited widely. PAT JOHNSON is an artist-enameller and a writer on enamelling. She undertakes large-scale work, bowls and pictures. Commissions include murals for the Peabody Trust.

MIKE SAVAGE trained at Camberwell College of Arts and the RCA. His large-scale metal sculptures are commissioned by architects and exhibited internationally. He also lectures.

CLARA VICHI makes jewellery in mixed metals using calligraphy and typography as her inspiration, and etching as a process. She trained at the RCA. BRIAN MARSHALL, jeweller and silversmith, trained at the RCA and taught at London Guildhall University. His recent public commissions include trophies and an altar cross.

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SARA WITHERS exhibits her bead jewellery regularly and is author of six books of bead jewellery projects, including co-authoring The Encyclopedia of Beading Techniques.

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The Chilingirian Quartet

MUSIC AND MUSIC APPRECIATION Music Music appreciation

Music

The Chilingirian Quartet Course*

Setting the bard – a singing course

July 10–16 CQ0501 | £521 (incl all dinners) Intermediate/Advanced

June 11–15 4D0424 | £322 NEW Intermediate/Advanced A unique opportunity for singers and composers to explore vocal settings of words by Shakespeare. Works range from the songs in the plays set to the music of his own time, to new settings by contemporary composers. In addition to studying vocal technique and textual interpretation, informal concert presentations enable a selection of student compositions to be performed. SUSAN LEGG AND STEPHEN BAYSTED

A choral workshop: for chamber choir June 19–21 WE0446 | £169 NEW Intermediate/Advanced 2009 is a significant anniversary year for Purcell, Handel, Haydn and Mendelssohn. Celebrate these four composers by rehearsing and performing a selection of their sacred and secular works. ROY WALES WITH MARCUS MARTIN

Suites and sonatas for recorder and basso continuo by Dieupart June 26–28 WE0413 | £169 NEW Intermediate/Advanced Competent amateur and professional recorder players are offered guidance in interpretation and the techniques required to perform this music. MARIANNE MEZGER AND PAUL SIMMONDS

A joyous tradition – singing folk songs in harmony July 4 1D0487 | £84 Beginners Learn the skills of singing unaccompanied in several voice parts and develop your musical abilities. SARAH MORGAN

Now in its 28th year, this annual summer school offers an exciting opportunity for up to seven existing string quartets to work closely with the celebrated Chilingirian Quartet. Each ensemble is allocated a practice room for the week and receives intensive daily private coaching sessions by members of the quartet as well as tuition in masterclasses. Performance opportunities exist and during the week the Chilingirian quartet will give two concerts which students may attend free of charge. Generous scholarships are available to assist music students and young professionals to attend this course. Levon Chilingirian, Richard Ireland, Susie Mészáros and Philip De Groote

Chamber cellos July 17–19 WE0512 | £169 NEW Intermediate/Advanced An opportunity for a small group of adult amateur cellists of grade 6 standard and above to enjoy playing music ranging from classical to jazz arrangements and presenting a short informal concert. KIM MACKRELL

The International Classical Guitar Festival and Summer School* August 15–21 CG0555 | £537 (incl all dinners) Intermediate/Advanced This annual event offers superb learning and performance opportunities. Repertoire, technique classes and a variety of topics in ‘the learning zone’ form the core teaching programme. Playing opportunities abound in a guitar orchestra and various ensembles. Guitarists receive two individual lessons and attend public recitals and masterclasses by distinguished visiting artists including the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and the legendary Cuban guitarist, composer and conductor, Leo Brouwer, who conducts three special master classes. A parallel course (CGO556) is for classical guitarists of an elementary standard. DIRECTED BY JOHN MILLS

The International Classical Guitar Festival and Summer School* August 15–21 CG0556 | £537 (incl all dinners) Beginners This course runs alongside the main Guitar Festival course and is designed for classical guitarists of an elementary standard who have been playing for at least six months. It consists of daily private lessons plus group sessions with opportunities to observe other classes. ANDREW GOUGH

The theory and practice of basso continuo for keyboard players October 2–4 WE0670 | £169 NEW Intermediate/Advanced Baroque accompanists should be able to play freely and supportively from a figured bass. Keyboard players are helped to develop both their knowledge and skills in accompanying music of this period. PAUL SIMMONDS

Sing from the heart October 16–21 5D0700 | £395 Intermediate/Advanced A course for performers – whether amateurs or professionals – who wish to explore singing in an authentic and personal way. Music of any period or style is welcome, accompanied by lute, guitar or piano. The course follows an informal and flexible masterclass format. After initial group warm-ups, individual singers work one-toone on technique, interpretation, language and style. There are opportunities to learn new music, to sing with other singers and to give several informal performances. EVELYN TUBB AND MICHAEL FIELDS

Guitar – beyond the basics October 23–25 WE0711 | £169 NEW Beginners/Intermediate Improve your music and performance skills on this intensive yet relaxed course for classical guitarists from Grade 1–5 level. The focus is on playing in public, exam preparation and ensemble work. ANDREW GOUGH

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tutors

MUSIC AND MUSIC APPRECIATION

The jazz revival June 5–7 WE0468 | £169 Suitable for all

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STEPHEN BAYSTED is a composer of choral, musico-dramatic and multimedia works. He has worked with many leading opera companies and opera practitioners and has a particular interest in eighteenth century studies.

During the late 1940s, traditional jazz enjoyed a resurgence of interest with names such as Ken Colyer, Chris Barber and Acker Bilk. Explore this revival through talks and multi-media illustrations. DAVID PRICE

PAULINE BUZZING is a freelance lecturer, writer and teacher. She lectures for Oxford University and in 1994 she was awarded the OBE for services to education.

Mozart's da Ponte operas

THE CHILINGIRIAN QUARTET is one of the world’s most celebrated ensembles, renowned for their interpretations of the great quartets and of the contemporary repertoire.

September 18–20 WE0629 | £169 Suitable for all

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Investigate Mozart’s collaboration with da Ponte and examine the three major operas – The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi Fan Tutti – resulting from it. PAULINE BUZZING

A Schumann weekend October 9–11 WE0682 | £177 Suitable for all

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This weekend is intended as an introduction to the wide range of Schumann’s output and we examine a representative selection of the piano and chamber music, the songs and the orchestral works. Roy Stratford

Britten – String Quartet No.3 (1975) October 24 1M0716 | £69 NEW Intermediate/Advanced The Chilingirian Quartet will discuss and perform movements from Britten’s final string quartet. Levon Chilingirian, Richard Ireland, Susie Mészáros and Philip De Groote.

MICHAEL FIELDS is a highly regarded accompanist and soloist on lute and guitar. He has worked with singers as diverse as Emma Kirkby and Van Morrison and teaches on short courses worldwide. ANDREW GOUGH is head of guitar at Birmingham Conservatoire Junior School. He has given recitals throughout the UK and is an orchestral guitarist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Mezzo soprano SUSAN LEGG made her Wigmore Hall recital debut in 1995. Operatic engagements have included Glyndebourne, Bayreuth and Wexford Festivals. KIM MACKRELL has performed with major orchestras and chamber groups. She has taught cello for many years, with a recent focus on adult learning and ensemble playing. MARCUS MARTIN is a pianist, teacher and conductor. After a long, varied career in music education he is currently music course organiser at West Dean College.

0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean.org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk

MARIANNE MEZGER broadcasts and performs regularly on the recorder and has an extensive teaching practice in Britain, Germany and Switzerland. She lectures in Europe and the USA. JOHN MILLS studied with Andres Segovia and John Williams. He is head of guitar at the Welsh College of Music and a professor at the Royal Academy of Music. SARAH MORGAN co-leads Winchester Community Choir, as well as running workshops for a variety of organisations. She has published two books of songs arranged for community choirs. DAVID PRICE runs a jazz quartet and lectures extensively on jazz. As a banjoist he has appeared at the South Bank Centre and all London’s established jazz clubs. PAUL SIMMONDS teaches and gives recitals on the clavichord both in Britain and abroad. His recordings have been much praised, and one was awarded the coveted German Critics Prize. ROY STRATFORD studied at Reading University and the Royal College of Music. He is head of piano and chamber music at St Paul’s School, London, and a conductor and lecturer. Performer and teacher EVELYN TUBB's work as singing professor at the Schola Cantorum in Basel and on short courses aims to bring out student’s individual characteristics. ROY WALES is an experienced choral director and orchestral conductor. Founder of the British Choral Institute, he has conducted many workshops and choral study courses.

The Los Angeles String Quartet

Music appreciation

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Roger Polley

PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM AND DIGITAL media PICTURE MAKING DIGITAL IMAGE MANIPULATION FILM

PICTURE MAKING

Digital colour photography

DIGITAL IMAGE MANIPULATION

Plant photography using digital cameras

September 11–13 WE0609 | £169 Beginners

N.B. A good level of computer competence is essential for all courses in this section.

June 26–29 LW0471 | £253 Intermediate Get close to flowers, fruits, vegetables and trees in West Dean Gardens through your camera lens and learn the secrets of composing pictures and producing high quality images. This course is suitable for those with DSLRs or advanced digital compact cameras. JACQUI HURST

Composing photographs through the lens July 25–31 SS0531 | £542 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Beginners/Intermediate Learn to capture stunning images as you look through the viewfinder to avoid spending too much time on post image manipulation on the computer. Explore ways of composing pictures from various angles, experiment with focal lengths and aperture settings and photograph at different times of the day to observe the effects of changing light. Gain confidence and competence in the use of your camera (SLRs or intermediate to advanced compact cameras, either digital or film, are all suitable), and keep a visual journal and produce a range of pictures you are proud of. Note: computer competence is essential. JACQUI HURST

Visual photography August 28–30 WE0579 | £172 Intermediate Explore ways of framing images, considering light, subject and background. Following discussion, you put these ideas into practice on location and learn to tackle portraits without studio lighting. Suitable for digital, SLR and compact cameras. RICHARD CANNON

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Find and create dynamic colour images using your own camera in the grounds of West Dean and gain confidence in foreseeing the results of your photographs as you explore and practise new skills. HOWARD COLES

Creative photography for digital camera users September 13–17 4D0618 | £322 Beginners/Intermediate Learn to capture your subject in striking images. You are shown how the selection and interpretation of subject matter and digital camera know-how make all the difference. The picture-rich locality provides many opportunities for producing a range of satisfying prints in black and white and colour. A tutored excursion to Chichester Harbour is included. HOWARD COLES

Extended landscapes – combining photographs and art-based processes October 26–29 3D0720 | £248 Beginners/Intermediate Explore ways of extending photographs to create original artwork. Working directly into photographic prints using a variety of hands-on image alteration processes – combining text, copying, cropping, blemishing and art-based media – you achieve changes in surface, scale, pattern or shape to make new work from aspects of the landscape. ROGER POLLEY

Key to course codes WE Weekend Fri eve to Sun pm LW long weekend (Thu/Fri eve to Sun/Mon pm) 2D 2 day course 5D 5 day course 3D 3 day course 6D 6 day course 4D 4 day course 9D 9 day course Specialist courses eg. PW, WF, SS, CG, IG as described

Digital landscape photography June 5–8 LW0417 | £256 Beginners Explore ways of producing interesting landscape photography on this comprehensive introductory course which covers basic techniques and the use of Adobe Photoshop to edit and enhance images. You also experiment with panoramic and infra-red black and white images, based on two location visits. NEIL CRIGHTON

Creative digital photography June 12–14 WE0429 | £174 Beginners Learn to exploit the potential of your digital camera and produce satisfying images, as you download into a software package and explore the editing and enhancement facilities offered by Adobe Photoshop. TIM SAVAGE

Digital photographic retouching and restoration June 20 1D0451 | £89 Beginners Learn to restore and reproduce precious photographic material using digital techniques. You are taught how to scan a print (up to A4), 35mm negatives and transparencies, to adjust contrast, brightness and colour and to retouch the scan using Adobe Photoshop. NEIL CRIGHTON

Seascape photography with digital printing July 17–19 WE0515 | £256 Beginners Experience the fascination of photographing the sea in taught sessions on location in the Witterings area of West Sussex. You then return to the digital studio to learn how to enhance these captured images effectively using digital software and printing. NEIL CRIGHTON

Fees listed for each course are non-residential – please see page 67 for accommodation costs | Short Courses June– October 2009


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Wildlife photography using a digital camera

Creative use of Photoshop for makers and artists

Creative digital imaging – beyond the basics

July 20–23 3D0522 | £264 NEW Beginners/Intermediate

August 30–September 2 3D0585 | £273 Beginners/Intermediate

October 23–25 WE0710 | £176 Intermediate

Learn and practise the principles of good wildlife photography on two visits to local wildfowl and bird of prey centres, while also reviewing the basic rules of taking sharp, well-composed and correctly exposed photographs. Use a DLSR or compact ‘Bridge’ camera to get the best from this course. STEPHEN WALBY

Create digital applied decoration from photographs and drawings using Adobe Photoshop. You then learn how to apply this surface treatment to artworks in various media such as glass, wood and fabric using Lazertran. Other techniques for translating digital files into applied decoration are also discussed. ALISON MILNER

Expand your existing knowledge of digital photography further and learn to use Adobe Photoshop software productively as you study the development of images from their conception through to the final stage. TIM SAVAGE

Photographing nature using digital techniques August 1–7 SS0543 | £557 (Incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate Enjoy exploring all aspects of nature photography in the beautiful grounds of West Dean College. You focus on the challenges of close-up and macro photography and achieve a series of highquality finished digital prints of your most satisfying images by the end of the course. Learn to use your digital camera confidently and the basics of digital editing using Adobe Photoshop. (Familiarity with your camera and computer competence are essential.) You are encouraged to pursue your own individual projects, supported by group exercises and demonstration. GEOFFREY KIBBY

An introduction to digital image manipulation

Digital action photography at Goodwood Revival September 17–20 LW0626 | £303 NEW Beginners/Intermediate Learn how to capture the atmosphere of vintage motor racing at Goodwood Revival and get those classic shots with your DSLR or compact ‘Bridge’ camera. Your tutor is on hand for trackside instruction and also reviews basic photographic techniques, composition, manipulation and printing back in the digital studio. STEPHEN WALBY

Words and pictures – create your own digital garden diary October 9–11 WE0681 | £169 Suitable for all Please see page 27 for further information. EMMA TOWNSHEND AND JACQUI HURST

August 21–23 WE0564 | £174 Beginners Learn the fundamentals of retouching, montage and image manipulation in Adobe Photoshop as you gain experience in working with filters, layers, masks, paths and tools, using your own digital image files. MARK HOWARD Neil Crighton

0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean.org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk

FILM Introduction to animation – make a film in a day September 26 1D0642 | £109 Suitable for all

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This fun hands-on creative course introduces you to the world of model stop motion animation. If you've ever wanted to make a short animation film or wondered how Wallace and Grommit is created, this is your chance to find out. The course kicks off with a model making session using plasticine. Then in groups of four you story board a simple story involving each of your characters. In the afternoon using a computer and camera, each group makes a film lasting 30–45 seconds. A DVD copy of all the work made is created for each participant, and films can also be uploaded to YouTube. OSCAR STRINGER

To help you choose the right course, please use the categories below: Beginners anyone new to the subject or those who have not practised for a while Intermediate those with some experience in the subject, eg been on a beginner’s course Advanced established practitioners in the subject – amateur and professional Suitable for all courses that are delivered to suit any level of experience


POTTERY AND CERAMICS

RICHARD CANNON is features photographer for The Times. His images are noted for their originality. He is a past winner of the British Press Awards ‘Feature Photographer of the Year’.

Throwing double-walled vessels

Japanese ceramics – exploring form

June 5–7 WE0444 | £181 NEW Intermediate/Advanced

July 19–24 5D0520 | £425 Intermediate/Advanced

Extend your throwing skills as you learn this simple and intriguing technique, making a range of shapes from bowls and donuts to curved and tall vessels. Chuckmaking and turning are also covered. EMMA JOHNSTONE

Discover traditional Japanese techniques as well as the tutor’s own methods for creating poetic and free-form ceramics and develop your own Japanese-inspired forms. The tutor’s demonstrations include traditional throwing and the ‘twist and cut’ technique. He also shows how he makes Oribe and Shino style tea bowls, and plates, pots and vases using Crank and Raku clays. His aim is to help you discover the joy and freedom of expression that clay allows. SHOZO MICHIKAWA

PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM AND DIGITAL media

HOWARD COLES is a photographer and painter and has taught at West Dean for 30 years. His work is widely exhibited and found in many collections. NEIL CRIGHTON has 29 years of professional experience in wide-ranging industrial photography, both here and abroad. As a parttime lecturer he enjoys sharing his skills. MARK HOWARD is a photographer working in corporate, social and commercial fields. He also works in video and as a computer generated 3D modeller and animator. JACQUI HURST specialises in photographing gardens, applied art and regional food producers. Her work has appeared in many magazines, books and national newspapers. GEOFFREY KIBBY teaches digital photography and computer graphics, and designs websites. He edits the journal Field Mycology and has written and illustrated books on fungi. ALISON MILNER trained at Middlesex and the RCA in furniture design. She now works in two design partnerships combining digital photography and ceramics. ROGER POLLEY works as a photographic artist after training originally as a sculptor. He has worked on many commissions, residencies and projects, in urban and rural environments. TIM SAVAGE graduated in photography from University College for the Creative Arts. A photographer in digital and traditional media, he works as Resource Coordinator for Media and Imaging.

Hand-built decorated jugs June 12–14 WE0427 | £181 Suitable for all The jug is one of the most appealing and essential of functional objects. Using slabbing and pinching, you make jugs and create surface colour and pattern using slip techniques and applied decoration. CAROLYN GENDERS

Pottery – the basic techniques June 26–28 WE0466 | £181 Beginners Learn the four essential techniques for making ceramics. You prepare clay, try several hand-building methods and throwing on the wheel, then move on to simple ways of decorating and finishing. ALISON SANDEMAN

A practical glazing day July 18 1D0516 | £84 Suitable for all Learn to glaze the pots you made on an earlier pottery course at the College and left behind for firing. ALISON SANDEMAN

Gordon Cooke

Tutors

Creating impact with wheel-thrown forms July 25–31 SS0529 | £577 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate/Advanced

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Explore techniques for making functional or sculptural pieces on the wheel – including large forms – and surprise yourself with the range of thrown work you can produce. You learn to distort and manipulate thrown pieces, to develop work using composite forms and to personalise functional ware by making throwing templates and plaster stamps. Study the design of your forms, both functional and sculptural, and learn techniques for centring and throwing largescale pieces with a variety of clays as you release your own creative potential! DUNCAN HOOSON

At the end of a pottery course, you may either leave your work to be fired and completed at the College, book a place on a one-day glazing course to decorate and glaze it yourself, or take away your pieces unfired for completion elsewhere.

OSCAR STRINGER is director and founder of Animation For Education and has developed a reliable reputation in the UK and abroad, working in colleges, universities and for professional bodies such as the BBC. STEPHEN WALBY runs a digital photography studio covering portrait, business and event photography. He enjoys sharing his passion for photography through his teaching. 44

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POTTERY AND CERAMICS

For more information on full-time graduate and postgraduate programmes in the conservation of ceramics and related materials at West Dean contact the Diploma Office on 01243 811 301 or email diplomas@westdean.org.uk

Throwing and hand-building, including a raku firing

Carolyn Genders

August 8–14 SS0548 | £573 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Experience clay ‘in the round’ as you have the opportunity to explore hand-building and throwing techniques, stoneware and raku clays and the thrills of an outdoor raku kiln firing, all in six days. Beginners start by getting the ‘feel’ of the clay through clay preparation and hand-building projects while more experienced students develop their skills and ideas. Work on individual clay projects continues throughout, with plenty of one-to-one tuition and advice from the tutor. Raku pots are made early on, then dried and biscuit fired in time for glazing and firing later in the week. ALISON SANDEMAN

Exploring porcelain – throwing and hand-building August 21–24 LW0567 | £281 Intermediate/Advanced Develop dynamic porcelain forms or containers by learning to understand and exploit the intrinsic plastic quality of this material. You can combine inventive shaping and forming techniques and decorate clay in a way which results in a surface quality and pattern which is integral to the form. JACK DOHERTY

Clay mosaic panels and wall pieces August 28–September 1 4D0584 | £346 Suitable for all Explore ways of using unfired, coloured clays to create a decorative 400mm square panel, wall piece or perhaps a 3D form using this innovative technique. You learn how to approach the design process, considering line, shape and texture, and how to interpret your ideas in this medium. When high fired, the stoneware and porcelain clays become durable and weatherproof. GORDON COOKE

Modelling horses in terracotta

Coil pots with relief surfaces

September 21–24 3D0637 | £269 Suitable for all

October 23–25 WE0707 | £181 Suitable for all

Please see page 49 for further information. ALAN SAUNDERS

Develop and refine your coiling skills as you learn the tutor’s own individual technique. Make two small pots in smooth terracotta clay which you then decorate using exciting relief surface treatments. CAROLYN GENDERS

Practical glazing and firing techniques for ceramics September 27–30 3D0653 | £263 NEW

Suitable for all Learn the all-important processes required to complete your ceramics or sculptural work. The tutor leads practical sessions on stoneware and earthenware glazes, glazing techniques and kiln packing and firing. You can bring biscuit-fired test pieces suitable for 1260–1280˚. ALISON SANDEMAN

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A throwers’ workshop October 25–30 5D0718 | £425 Intermediate/Advanced Experience a week of concentrated creativity as you explore and develop your ideas and designs for wheel-made forms and build on your throwing skills, under the one-to-one guidance of the tutor. You have your own wheel throughout the course and a range of stoneware clays and an earthenware clay available. Many practical points are discussed and demonstrated and particular attention is paid to the relationship betw een function and form. ALISON SANDEMAN

Throwing and turning for beginners October 2–4 WE0665 | £181 Beginners Experience throwing pots on the wheel and enjoy having one-to-one tuition on your own wheel throughout the course as you learn the important techniques and processes for completing pots. ALISON SANDEMAN

Raku – making, decorating and firing techniques October 19–23 4D0706 | £346 Suitable for all

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Explore the tutor’s own methods for forming raku pots – either by hand building or by throwing on the wheel – and try out various ways of burnishing the unfired surface using slips, including terra sigillata. Then move on to learning resist slip and glazing techniques on biscuited pieces which you fire in a raku kiln. TIM ANDREWS

0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean.org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk

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Tutors

POTTERY AND CERAMICS

TIM ANDREWS has gained an international reputation for his distinctive smoke-fired and raku ceramics. He is a fellow of the CPA and member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

CAROLYN GENDERS is well known for her handbuilt sculptural forms with burnished and vitreous slip surfaces. A fellow of the CPA, she is the author of Sources of Inspiration.

SHOZO MICHIKAWA is one of the leading Japanese ceramists and has recently exhibited at Galerie Besson, London. His inspiration is from the natural scenery of his country.

GORDON COOKE is an experienced potter and teacher with over 30 years experience. His work is in many public collections worldwide. He also has professional interest in landscape and planting design.

DUNCAN HOOSON works in a wide range of ceramic techniques and is renowned for his largescale wheel-thrown pots. A dynamic teacher, he is artist-in-residence on many projects.

ALISON SANDEMAN, a long-standing tutor who runs the College's Pottery, makes functional stoneware and individual pieces and has a special interest in porcelain and raku.

EMMA JOHNSTONE trained in workshop ceramics and developed her interest in raku during an influential study exchange to Jerusalem. She now specialises in hollow, wheel-thrown bowls.

Duncan Hooson

JACK DOHERTY is renowned for his porcelain, thrown and slab-built with coloured clay. He is a former chair of the CPA, and currently lead potter at the Leach Pottery in St Ives.

become W a friend

e all have a special relationship with West Dean. Yours may be through a creative course, a walk around the gardens, visiting the gallery or exploring the Estate. All speak of the wonder of West Dean and the magical atmosphere which envelops you as you come through the gates or walk over the Downs.

Our founder, Edward James realised the potential of West Dean in his vision of establishing “an educational foundation where creative talents can be discovered and developed, and where one can spread culture through the teaching of crafts and the preservation of knowledge that might otherwise be destroyed or forgotten”. West Dean, with its distinctive character, colourful history, stunning landscape and reputation for excellence, has a wonderful ambience and exudes the atmosphere of that special place we all desire. You are now invited to become part of its history, taking on a role of supporting the ongoing work of the internationally renowned College and world class Gardens. You can do this by becoming a Friend.

TO Become a Friend… 1. Download a form online today at www.westdean.org.uk/friends 2. Complete an application form 3. tel: 0844 4994408 fax: 01243 818293 email: friends@westdean.org.uk 4. Join at the Student Reception, Gardens shop or Craft shop

£25 individual rate (named individual) £50 individual and guest rate (named individual transferable guest) £55 family rate (2 Named adults and up to 4 dependent children or grandchildren) 46

For an annual subscription you or your family will enjoy: • A pre-publication presentation of the Short Course Brochure (twice a year) • Friends’ End of Year Tour of Studios and Workshops • Free entry to the Gardens and Arboretum • Free entry to all Garden Events • Express Friends’ entry to Garden Events • Free entry to talks programmed by The Centre for Aesthetics and Visual Arts • Invitations to Gallery Private Views • Participation in a special programme of Friends’ events throughout the year* • Becoming part of West Dean and knowing that your contribution will have a major role in keeping West Dean alive

How else can I get involved? West Dean – T he Edward Ja mes Foundation is a charity which receives no on-going funding from the government. As a result we rely significantly on Edward James’s endowment fund and increasingly the generous financial support from individuals, charitable tr usts and companies. • Give a Friends’ subscription as a special gift • Become a volunteer • Leave a legacy • Enquire about other ways to give *There will be a charge for special Friends’ events

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TASTER DAYS For more information about Taster Days throughout the summer please see pages 8–10

Automata making

Carving in stone and wood

Making automata and moving toys

Small stone carvings in alabaster and soapstone

August 1–7 SS0535 | £549 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Enjoy creative play with simple mechanisms and a range of materials as you learn to design and make your own moving toys and automata. You start with a basic moving toy as the materials available are explored, including wood, string, plastic, driftwood and other reclaimed or recycled objects. Inspired by a display from the tutor’s collection of moving toys from around the world you experiment, develop your ideas and see at least one of your designs through to completion – to be admired and played with. Robert Race

Making moving toys and automata

June 14–17 3D0436 | £248 Suitable for all Make a sculpture up to 15cm high using small stones and working with rifflers, rasps and occasionally hammers and chisels. Tools are provided and ideas for these carvings may be figurative or abstract with beginners easily finishing at least one piece. PAULA HAUGHNEY

Sculptural carving in wood July 25–31 SS0528 | £537 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Please see page 58 for further information. PETER CLOTHIER

Automata making 47 Carving in stone and wood 47 Modelling, casting and 48 other techniques .

Stone carving – summer explosion of fruits and vegetables from West Dean August 1–7 SS0541 | £537 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

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Enjoy the visual and tactile delights of the fruits and vegetables growing in West Dean’s glass houses and gardens and translate into an exciting and vibrant sculpture. You start by looking closely at these plants forms, making small drawings and Plasticene models. Your journey to reveal your finished piece is accompanied at every stage by the tutor’s demonstrations, advice and support, including a special introduction for beginners. The course includes a lecture on contemporary stone sculpture, handouts on sourcing tools and stone. PAULA HAUGHNEY

An introduction to stonecarving

October 26–30 4D0722 | £338 Suitable for all To help you choose the right course, please use the categories below: Beginners anyone new to the subject or those who have not practised for a while Intermediate those with some experience in the subject, eg been on a beginner’s course Advanced established practitioners in the subject – amateur and professional Suitable for all courses that are delivered to suit any level of experience

Ian Mckay

Learn how to make a simple moving toy as a practice item, then take off and develop and complete your own unique item. You get to grips with basic types of mechanical movement and learn simple techniques for shaping wood and working with metal and other materials. Designing skills are also discussed and for inspiration the tutor brings a large collection of toys. IAN MCKAY

Sculpture

0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean.org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk

September 11–14 LW0614 | £248 Beginners Enjoy producing a simple stone sculpture and develop a good understanding of the processes involved. You first model your idea in clay and then transfer it to stone by marking up a block. The tutor demonstrates the use of appropriate chisels at each stage as you develop and refine your piece. SIMON KEELEY

Mother and child – translation into stone September 20–25 5D0635 | £395 Suitable for all

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Interpret your own ideas on this compelling theme and develop the skills to carve it in stone. Starting with a brief and inspiring study of historical and contemporary examples, practical work then begins with making small clay models of your ideas. Having chosen one, you learn how to scale it up into a carving in stone. The tutor demonstrates techniques and gives advice throughout the course, which includes a special introduction for complete beginners. PAULA HAUGHNEY

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Sculpture

Simon Keeley

Automata making 47 Carving in stone and wood 47 Modelling, casting and other techniques 48

Fantastical botanicals and animals – stonecarving

Sculpture from scrap using blacksmithing techniques

October 9–12 LW0683 | £248 Suitable for all

June 28–July 2 4D0475 | £358 Suitable for all

August 1–7 SS0542 | £587 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

Please see page 33 for further information. PETER PARKINSON

Please see page 33 for further information. MIKE SAVAGE

Portrait heads in terracotta – drawing in clay

Sculpture using paper and wire – personal odysseys

July 3–6 LW0480 | £283 Suitable for all

August 24–28 4D0573 | £334 Suitable for all

Create a life-sized portrait of the sitter and aim to capture their essence in a dynamic way on this course. You work from a model, learning to observe and model the head sensitively. You then hollow out your completed portrait head for firing and receive advice on mounting and finishing techniques. JON EDGAR

Take an exciting journey through the amazing possibilities of wire and papiermâché as you create your own individual sculpture. Working directly with these approachable and low-cost media, you draw your three-dimensional armature with wire, then weave and mould the form with papier-mâché. You choose colours and textures of recycled papers and other materials to create the final ‘skin’. DAVID FARRER WITH CORDELIA JOHN

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Explore ways of depicting plants and animals in stone in your own original composition and learn the basic stonecarving procedures and techniques. Having been shown how to make a small clay model and mark up your stone, you begin to carve using the appropriate tools and techniques at each stage. SIMON KEELEY

Modelling, casting and other techniques Sculpting the female figure May 31–June 5 5D0409 | £448 Suitable for all Sculpt a full figure in clay as you are shown each stage of the process on this structured course. Working from the female model, you start with the fundamentals of anatomy and then build an armature. You learn how to use modelling tools and to build up and refine your figure, ending with the hands, feet and face. You explore finishing techniques and discuss casting and firing as you work to complete your piece. Ways of recording the model through photographs are also covered. IAN EDWARDS

Garden sculpture in metals

Sculpting from malleable metals – hot forging July 10–13 LW0500 | £293 Suitable for all Explore methods for developing ideas through drawings and clay modelling together with blacksmithing skills of hot-forging steel, welding and cutting to create fluid shapes. You should be open to explore and experiment, realising a finished sculpture in metal. AVRIL WILSON

Small scale wire sculptures Aug 31–Sept 3 3D0492 | £260 Suitable for all Create your own small metal sculpture using iron wire and found materials. Techniques include drawing in wire using pliers and soldering. You start on set projects while techniques are demonstrated, and then progress on to your own work. CATHY MILES

Carving large-scale sculptures in polystyrene August 1–7 SS0534 | £567 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

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Explore the way in which polystyrene can have a unique and valuable place in the tradition of sculpture making as you are guided through each stage of creating your own piece. You learn how to translate your source material into a three-dimensional maquette, to reduce or enlarge the scale of a piece of work, to use the various tools and carving techniques when sculpting in polystyrene and to apply coatings, finishes and colours to protect its surface. You take away a final piece of sculpture and, if incomplete, the knowledge of how to apply the finishing. JOHN BLAKELEY

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Key to course codes WE Weekend Fri eve to Sun pm LW long weekend (Thu/Fri eve to Sun/Mon pm) 2D 2 day course 5D 5 day course 3D 3 day course 6D 6 day course 4D 4 day course 9D 9 day course Specialist courses eg. PW, WF, SS, CG, IG as described

For more information on full-time graduate and postgraduate programmes in the Visual Arts including Sculpture, Tapestry & Textile Art and Painting & Drawing at West Dean contact the Diploma Office on 01243 818 301 or email diplomas@westdean.org.uk

Fees listed for each course are non-residential – please see page 67 for accommodation costs | Short Courses June– October 2009


Sculpture For more information about our Summer Schools please see page 31

Large clay sculptures – a personal response August 31–September 4 4D0589 | £342 Suitable for all Enlargement of small maquettes through use of a supporting frame can lose the immediacy of original work and hinder the sculptor’s freedom. Learn a little-known clay-working technique that allows a freer approach, completing small sculptures ready for kiln firing. Working in an abstract way, figurative or other compositions may emerge as you complete several small sculptures. JON EDGAR

Life casting from the body – a sculpture course September 6–11 5D0600 | £440 Beginners/Intermediate Learn a wide range of life moulding, casting and finishing processes safely and efficiently so that you are able to create finished sculptures. Alongside technical issues, you review the aesthetic decisions you make about your choice of cast for each project. Working with a range of low and high spec. materials – plaster bandages, alginate, gelflex and body-safe silicone, you make one and two-piece moulds of the body starting with each other’s hands. NICK BROOKS

Modelling horses in terracotta

Figurative animal sculptures in clay

September 21–24 3D0637 | £269 Suitable for all

October 11–16 5D0688 | £433 Suitable for all

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Study the form and anatomy of the horse Choose your subject and make a vibrant, Schools by drawing and photographing from Summer life-like animal sculpture: a large-scale nature, with a horse available for a session, animal head, a single piece made up of a Summer Schools and then start work in the studio on a group of animals or an animal in motion. clay sculpture or relief. Once your work is The course focuses predominantly on complete, you are shown how to hollow it Stechnique as you learn how to make out for firing. maquettes and use armatures, to work with ALAN SAUNDERS slabs and hand build hollow clay forms and to treat the clay surface using slips, stains and oxides. Clay and firing are also covered on this stimulating course. Making garden vessels or sculpture BRENDAN HESMONDHALGH AND in metal DAVID COOKE October 2–4

WE0669 | £205 Suitable for all Please see page 33 for further information. MIKE SAVAGE

STONE CARVING STUDY DAYS Regular study days in stone carving with Jon Edgar take place from April to October in the Sculpture Courtyard which is part of the Sussex Barn complex. These one-day courses are suitable for makers of all levels. Please contact the Admissions Office for dates and further details (0844 4994408).

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Steel and stone – a sculpture course October 16–21 5D0699 | £455 SuitableSummer for all

This exciting course involves two elements Schools forged together – fire and rock, and takes you on an experimental journey as you push out the boundaries of these two materials and explore ways of combining them to create a piece of sculpture. Metalworking involves processes where material can be added as well as removed, while stone carving is about forming by reduction. Working on your own project you extend skills in both disciplines thinking creatively about the sculptural issues of space, line, matter, weight and surface treatment. PAULA HAUGHNEY AND PETER PARKINSON

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Tutors sculpture

JOHN BLAKELEY is a classically trained sculptor and has worked in the film industry for 25 years, alongside private and public commissions, including work for Madame Tussards.

DAVID FARRER studied printmaking at the University of Sunderland, before becoming a sculptor. He is assisted by CORDELIA JOHN, an experienced teacher.

IAN MCKAY graduated in 3D design from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College and specialises in mechanical toys. Recent commissions include a large piece for Hove Museum.

NICK BROOKS works on the BA and MA Fine Art courses at Central St Martins. He has published a comprehensive book on mouldmaking and casting (Crowood Press).

PAULA HAUGHNEY is a full-time sculptor based in London. She recently carved spandrelles for Bromley Hall, a Tudor lodge, and had a solo exhibition at Uppark House in West Sussex.

CATHY MILES is a metalsmith who uses wire and found materials to depict creatures and other objects from the everyday. She is writing a book on wire work due to be published in 2009.

PETER CLOTHIER works as a woodturner, carver and sculptor, having studied sculpture and City and Guilds of London Art School. His book Sculpting in Wood, was published in 2007.

BRENDAN HESMONDHALGH an animal and figurative sculptor in clay, trained at Edinburgh Art School. He aims to encapsulate the real essence of subjects through personal experiences.

ROBERT RACE, an established maker of automata and simple wooden toys, is an active member of the British Toymakers’ Guild. He exhibits his work widely.

DAVID COOKE has been a professional wildlife artist since graduating in 3D Design in 1992 from Leeds. Since then he has tackled many animal subjects but specialises in reptiles and birds.

SIMON KEELEY trained as a stonemason and in 2003 completed an art in architecture MA. He has won many prestigious commissions and has work in Westminster Abbey.

ALAN SAUNDERS studied sculpture, stage design and ceramics. He now lectures in art history, and has founded BA and MA courses at University College, Chichester.

JON EDGAR trained at the Frink School and has work in collections in the UK and abroad. His work includes observed terracotta portraits and direct organic, abstract carvings.

AVRIL WILSON trained in ceramics at Brighton and South Glamorgan but is well known for her large scale work in metal. She has had many public commissions of seats, gates and railings.

IAN EDWARDS is an expert in many fields of woodcarving. He also sculpts in clay figures and animals to be cast in bronze. He teaches at Somerset College of Art.

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Susan Chapman

For more information on full-time graduate and postgraduate programmes in the Visual Arts including Sculpture, Tapestry & Textile Art and Painting & Drawing at West Dean contact the Diploma Office on 01243 818 301 or email diplomas@westdean.org.uk

textiles

Embroidery, sewing and stitch 51–53 Painting, printing and dyeing 53–54 Constructed textile techniques 54–55

Embroidery, sewing and stitch

The art of creative quilts

Design and make a skirt

Stumpwork embroidery techniques

June 26–28 WE0467 | £169 Suitable for all

July 5–8 3D0493 | £249 Intermediate

June 5–7 WE0412 | £169 NEW Beginners/Intermediate Create a sampler of a range of stumpwork techniques and understand their different uses as you experiment (on calico) with an exciting variety of raised stitches, needlelace and threads to use in future hand embroidery projects. SHELLEY COX

Making fabric portraits with colour and stitch techniques June 11–14 LW0423 | £248 Suitable for all

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Experiment freely with line and colour as you develop a portrait in fabrics. Explore exercises in drawing, collaging, stencil screenprinting, appliquéing fabrics, and machine and hand stitching as you create your image. Sewing machine experience is essential. RACHAEL HOWARD

Beadwork – butterflies and floral embellishments June 18–21 LW0441 | £248 NEW Intermediate/Advanced

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Explore the relationship between colour, line and shape through paper collage, then develop your designs into fabric and stitch using contemporary patchwork and quilting techniques. Basic sewing skills are helpful. SUSAN CHAPMAN

Basic sewing skills June 29–July 2 3D0477 | £248 Beginners

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Learn the basics of pattern construction and adaptation. You first produce a basic skirt block and toile based on your own body measurements, then draft a flat pattern and construct a skirt from your own individual design. Pockets and pleats are also covered. Some sewing experience is essential. MARIA PULLEY

Story stitching – creative hand embroidery

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Learn, or re-learn, to sew! Develop your confidence to start simple sewing projects for home and wardrobe, or do repairs and make adjustments. Learn to use a sewing machine and practise other skills such as hand-sewing, pressing, seams, gathers and finishing. ELOISE GREY

July 9–12 LW0497 | £263 Suitable for all Expand your technical and creative abilities to interpret stories, colours and feelings in stitch and fabric. You experiment and stretch yourself to create a series of samples and then stitch a piece of textile art developing one of the themes you explore. JAMES HUNTING

Inspiring textiles – paper, cloth, paint and stitch Maria Pulley

Enhance your knowledge of right angle weave, peyote stitch and St Petersburg chain, while creating an exquisitely delicate but practical evening bag and lariat. Innovative combinations of two sizes of beads are used to build up the various elements, decorated with butterflies and blooms. LIZ THORNTON

Composing and making pictures with fabrics and found objects June 22–25 3D0457 | £248 Suitable for all Explore ways of combining ideas, materials and techniques intuitively on this course. You work directly with fabrics and found objects to piece together a composition using simple hand-sewing and shapecutting methods. The tutor also gives advice on framing finished work. JANET BOLTON

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August 8–14 SS0545 | £549 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Learn how to find inspiration for new work in textiles by using your sketchbooks and other source materials more creatively. Explore a range of techniques for mark making, including painting, printing and stencilling, and experiment with ways of combining paper, fabric, mixed media and stitch as you develop ideas in your sketchbook, to develop into a finished piece of textile art. Demonstrations, slide presentations and individual tutorials are included in this highly experimental course which encourages you to be imaginative and to take risks. CAS HOLMES

To help you choose the right course, please use the categories below: Beginners anyone new to the subject or those who have not practised for a while Intermediate those with some experience in the subject, eg been on a beginner’s course Advanced established practitioners in the subject – amateur and professional Suitable for all courses that are delivered to suit any level of experience

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Embroidery, sewing and stitch 51–53 Painting, printing and dyeing 53–54 Constructed textile techniques 54–55

Design and make a top September 10–13 LW0605 | £249 Intermediate

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Learn the basics of pattern construction, adaptation and dart manipulation. You first produce a basic bodice block and toile based on your own body measurements, then draft a flat pattern and construct a top from your own individual design. Some sewing experience is essential. MARIA PULLEY

Composing and making pictures with fabrics and found objects September 11–14 LW0612 | £248 Suitable for all Please see 3D0457 on page 51 for further information. JANET BOLTON

From art to stitch September 30–October 2 2D0662 | £169 NEW Intermediate Learn to improve your art skills for stitched textiles by making the connection from works on paper to fabric and stitch. Your drawings exploring line, tone and texture are transferred to fabric using various media for embellishment by hand or machine stitching. SANDRA MEECH

Stitch, three-dimensional line and structure October 11–15 4D0686 | £347 Intermediate/Advanced

Student’s work

Using a personal collection of materials with linear quality, you develop an individual vocabulary of three-dimensional line. This provides the essential components of this challenging workshop to be used in an exploration of stitch, depth, translucency, illusion and structure. Critique and discussion of your ideas and personal research play a key role, leading to original solutions of the core aims. MICHAEL BRENNAND-WOOD

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Silk and goldwork embroidery – a garden view

Transparency and luminosity – painting and screenprinting on cloth

Resist techniques and free-screen printing for sewn textiles

October 12–16 4D0691 | £322 Beginners/Intermediate

July 25–31 SS0525 | £567 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate/Advanced

August 23–27 4D0570 | £332 Suitable for all

Create your own personal picture within a gold-embroidered window using silk shading and surface stitching. Work the window in a range of gold threads using techniques such as padding in felt, soft string, couching, chipping and cut work. Create your ‘view’ in tapestry silk shading with surface stitches for added texture and form. Complete your piece at home with the skills gained on the course. SHELLEY COX

Explore direct and simple techniques for mark making on unprimed fabrics, then focus on developing creative ideas for your work. Begin with a structured introduction to painting and screenprinting techniques including monoprinting and photostencils. Then develop a personal project leading to a finished piece, combining the different characteristics of dyes, with a variety of cloths and marks. Experienced practitioners are able to show their portfolios to the tutor for a personal critique. Gain sufficient confidence to continue your work in your studio – or kitchen! CAROLE WALLER

Painting, printing and dyeing Shibori – colourful techniques on silk June 22–26 4D0458 | £335 NEW Intermediate/Advanced

Wild silk – painting boldly on silk

Block printing and hand painting fabrics for creative use September 17–20 LW0625 | £278 Suitable for all

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August 17–20 3D0557 | £260 Intermediate

fruits and flowers

September 21–24 3D0636 | £261 NEW Intermediate/Advanced

Indigo-dyed shibori for textiles

Extend your silk-painting skills and learn more advanced techniques as you create scarf lengths, wallhangings or pictures inspired by West Dean Gardens. You define areas with wax resist techniques and create vibrant or subtle effects by colour-washing, blending and overpainting steam-fix silk dyes. MANDY SOUTHAN

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Mandy Southan

Combine the magical colour of indigo with traditional Japanese shibori resist-dyeing techniques to create unique pieces of cloth. Keep your precious samples as a future resource or learn how to use them in textile art and begin a special textile project. JANICE GUNNER

For more information about our Summer Schools please see page 31

Explore colour mixing, mark making and simple printing techniques and use these skills to create exciting fabrics for you quilting and embroidery projects. Your begin by recording ideas in West Dean Gardens. You are then shown how to use paste resists, to colour mix dyes and to work with free-screen printing, painting and overprinting techniques, making experimental samples as you go. JO BUDD

Achieve richly embellished pieces of wearable fabric as you are guided through ways of applying dyes, dyestuffs and metallic leaf using painting and simple block printing techniques. Discover how to Painting with vibrant silk dyes directly onto develop a design and make an item of your silk fabrics, you interpret exotic flowers or choice, days: such as See a fashion accessory or item other themes while working on a bold scale. Taster page 8 of jewellery. Textile pastels, wax, screens, discharge HELYNE JENNINGS and dye pens are also used as you produce lengths of layered fabrics, scarves or cushions. JANE VENABLES Silk painting – inspired by seasonal

Focus on shibori resist-dyeing on silk and explore traditional Japanese techniques including stitching, folding and polewrapping. Apply dyes directly or by dipdyeing methods and produce complex patterns, in combination with other processes. Work with acid dyes to create intense colours on a variety of silks. Make samples and scarf lengths or pieces as you develop your own projects and ideas. MANDY SOUTHAN

July 16–19 LW0507 | £248 Suitable for all

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TASTER DAYS For more information about Taster Days throughout the summer please see pages 8–10

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Anna Crutchley

Embroidery, sewing and stitch 51–53 Painting, printing and dyeing 53–54 Constructed textile techniques 54–55

Constructed textile techniques

An exploration of tapestry weaving

Millinery – colouring and shaping fine woven straw

Claire Montgomerie

June 8–11 3D0420 | £248 Suitable for all

Vibrant velvets October 9–11 WE0676 | £184 Beginners/Intermediate Create exciting richly patterned and coloured fabrics by painting silk-viscose velvet. Methods for screenprinting in the devoré technique and to double-dyeing are also taught, producing lengths suitable for making into scarves, cushions and hangings. JANE VENABLES

Painting and screenprinting for art textiles October 18–22 4D0702 | £347 Intermediate/Advanced Those with a passion for contemporary art textiles are introduced to the processes and materials for painting and simple screenprinting on a variety of cloth. This enables you to explore cloth, mark making and colour and to experiment individually to find your own visual language. Personal projects are developed as you build confidence and ideas using these techniques for art pieces, cloth for clothing or any other use. CAROLE WALLER

Paper, cloth, text and image – developing ideas for textiles

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Create a headpiece from coloured and shaped woven straw that is beautiful to look at and flattering to wear! Drawing your inspiration from botanical forms, you learn the millinery skills of colouring straw and silk, shaping pieces by hand rolling, stiffening and wiring, and sewing on combs and clips. BAILEY TOMLIN

Coiled baskets – incorporating colour and African weaves July 17–19 WE0510 | £174 Suitable for all

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Please see page 21 for further information. MARY BUTCHER

Colourful contrasts in felt making August 1–7 SS0539 | £537 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

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Discover and enjoy the surprises of colour mixing and surfaces through the felt making technique using dyed wool tops and transparent fabrics. You experiment with the proportion of colours used at each stage of the felt-making process and the layering of materials, including pre-felts or collaged papers, to create strong vibrancies or neutral tones. You consider composition as you develop your work and are encouraged to make a design folder. An individual programme of action is suggested for each participant leading to a completed item for fashion, interior or gallery display. JEANETTE APPLETON

August 8–14 SS0550 | £537 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Beginners/Intermediate Develop a clear understanding of the basic structure and materials used in the complex art of woven tapestry. The course covers the introductory techniques as well as more complex structures including circles, the use of supplementary warps and textured tapestry. You make a selection of finished woven samples and are also encouraged to find individual ways of producing woven tapestry. The course includes a guided visit to the West Dean Tapestry Studio and an illustrated talk on the work of other professional weavers. CARON PENNEY

Creating hand-felted cloth for garments and bags September 3–6 LW0591 | £248 Suitable for all

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Create colourful hand-felted cloth by integrating simple weave structures made of ‘pre-felts’ with large-scale knitting and loose wool fibres and other materials. You experiment and make samples before producing lengths of felt cloth for a garment or bag, based on an individual project. HEATHER BELCHER

Creative rag rugs – traditional and contemporary September 22–25 3D0639 | £248 Beginners Explore this old-fashioned ‘thrift craft’ using traditional tools and techniques and produce wonderfully tactile pieces such as rugs, cushions, bags or even a memory mat from favourite recycled fabrics. The tutor covers several techniques and encourages experimentation with surface decoration. DEBBIE SINISKA

October 29–November 1 LW0724 | £253 Suitable for all Explore the experimental use of found materials for making paper and/or fabric surfaces as a base for stitch and other creative projects. Dyeing, printing and paper-laminating techniques are taught along with unconventional ways of joining pieces to build up textured surfaces. CAS HOLMES

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To help you choose the right course, please use the categories below: Beginners anyone new to the subject or those who have not practised for a while Intermediate those with some experience in the subject, eg been on a beginner’s course Advanced established practitioners in the subject – amateur and professional Suitable for all courses that are delivered to suit any level of experience

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Passementerie – tassels with tufts or pompoms October 2–4 WE0667 | £169 Beginners/Intermediate Learn the basic techniques for making a small key tassel. You prepare warps in high-quality cotton yarns in rich colours, cover the tassel mould, then construct the skirt which can be decorated with tufts or pompoms. ANNA CRUTCHLEY

Creative hand knitting – colour, stitches and shaping October 4–7 3D0673 | £248 Suitable for all

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During this workshop knitters gain confidence to knit their own ideas rather than ready-made patterns. Sessions cover contemporary knitting styles, using new stitches such as ‘domino’ and ‘entrelac’, colour knitting with both hands, and 3D knitting. ALISON ELLEN

Tapestry weaving for beginners October 23–25 WE0708 | £172 Beginners Experience and understand the medium of tapestry weaving by touring West Dean Tapestry Studio, then making samples as you learn techniques for shaping, shading, weaving diagonals and creating letters. CARON PENNEY

Felt making – developing techniques and ideas October 25–29 4D0717 | £322 Intermediate/Advanced Explore the unique qualities of felt making in a contemporary context. Develop technical skills working on individual projects for textile art, interior or fashion based work. The tutor demonstrates techniques and offers plenty of support as you progress your ideas. HEATHER BELCHER

Millinery headpieces with felt, feathers and flowers October 29–November 1 LW0725 | £322 NEW Suitable for all If a beginner or with some experience, learn the processes involved in making an original headpiece to your own design, explore the techniques and materials, and gain millinery skills to build on at home. SARAH CANT

Felt making – progressing skills and ideas October 30–November 1 WE0727 | £169 Intermediate/Advanced Combine felt making and collage techniques to inspire new work and extend your personal textile practice both in making felt and in exploring ideas for fashion, interior and gallery. JEANETTE APPLETON

Bobbin lacemaking October 9–11 WE0679 | £169 Suitable for all Try out lacemaking without purchasing any equipment if you are a beginner, or work on your chosen patterns – including Bucks Point, Torchon or Bedfordshire lace – to develop skills if you have lacemaking experience. Expert guidance is available to all. JAN TREGIDGO

Beadwork – loops, links and chains October 16–18 WE0697 | £169 Suitable for all

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Experiment with beading techniques and, bearing in mind colour and design, make interesting and intricate components with which you can fashion your own personal items of jewellery such as necklaces or bracelets. STEPHNEY HORNBLOW

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Tutors textiles

JEANETTE APPLETON is a textile artist renowned for her felt making. Her residency at the University in Huddersfield in 2006 lead to her solo touring exhibition ‘Sow:Sew’.

WENDY DOLAN is a textile artist, experienced teacher and lecturer in creative embroidery. Commissions include for the Royal Caribbean International and Ashridge College.

CLAIRE MONTGOMERIE studied at Middlesex University and the RCA. She uses her innovative knitting skills to sample for knitwear companies, and make her own accessories collection.

HEATHER BELCHER is a textile artist working in felt. In 2008 she is taking part in the British Council’s ‘New Silk Route’ cultural exchange project in Kazakhstan, Central Asia.

ALISON ELLEN has run her own business designing and making innovative hand-knitted items for over 20 years. She is also an experienced teacher and author of two books.

CARON PENNEY, a tapestry weaver and lecturer, studied at Middlesex University. She is head of West Dean's Tapestry Studio, where she has worked for the last 13 years.

JANET BOLTON is a designer-maker who often works to commission. She has work in the permanent collections of the Crafts Council, the British Council and the Embroiderers’ Guild.

ELOISE GREY is an award-winning sustainable fashion designer. She produces clothing from organic Scottish tweeds, and has a blog about her work and sustainable fashion.

MARIA PULLEY trained in fashion at Kingston University. She is course leader in fashion at Chichester College, while continuing to design, make and illustrate clothes.

MICHAEL BRENNAND-WOOD, visual artist, lecturer, and arts consultant, is a leading practitioner and advocate of contemporary international textile art. His work is exhibited in many major galleries.

JANICE GUNNER is an award-winning quiltmaker and patchworker, favouring a contemporary style. She was formerly president of the Quilters’ Guild (UK).

DEBBIE SINISKA is a textile artist and teacher working with recycled textiles, making rag rugs and felt. Commissions include the Charleston Trust and the Tate Gallery Shop.

CAS HOLMES trained in fine art before specialising in textiles and mixed media. She regularly teaches and in 2008/9 participated in the group touring show ‘Transitions’.

MANDY SOUTHAN is a textile artist and author of several books on silk painting and shibori. She has expertise as a colourist and in resist techniques and enjoys teaching.

STEPHNEY HORNBLOW travelled to South Africa, China and America to develop her knowledge. In 2004 she was a guest-lecturer on beadwork at the V&A.

LIZ THORNTON specialises in three-dimensional beadwork structures. She was co-editor of the Introduction to Beadwork and co-author of Beading for Beginners.

RACHAEL HOWARD trained at Manchester and the RCA. She makes vibrant embroideries based on observations of everyday life, combining screen printing, appliqué and embroidered fabrics.

BAILEY TOMLIN trained in textile design, before setting up her own business. She produces exclusive couture millinery and accessory collections for leading designers and retailers.

SHELLEY COX is a professional hand embroidery designer, teacher and needlework restorer who trained at the Royal School of Needlework.

JAMES HUNTING trained at Goldsmiths and worked as a freelance embroiderer for the fashion industry. He was a nominated scholar for the Embroiderers’ Guild in 2006.

JAN TREGIDGO specialises in teaching traditional and contemporary bobbin lace, as well as creative textiles. She is a member of the Lace Guild and Lace 98.

ANNA CRUTCHLEY trained in woven textiles and is now a designer-maker of bespoke furnishing trimmings. She keenly researches the history of tassel making and is author of a popular book.

HELYNE JENNINGS studied art at Loughborough and the RCA. She works with paper and other materials, layering and painting to produce jewellery and art which is exhibited widely.

JANE VENABLES runs courses in fabric painting and printing and using an experimental approach. Trained at Durham University in fine art, she is an experienced textile designer.

KATH DANIEL is a qualified designer and part time tutor, who runs her own interior design business. She has a reputation for intelligent use of colour, texture and space.

SANDRA MEECH is a quiltmaker and stitched textile artist. She belongs to the international group Quilt Art and is author of Contemporary Quilts, Design, Surface and Stitch.

CAROLE WALLER is a maker of painted clothes and large-scale wall pieces on fabric, with an MA in fine art fibres. Her work is represented in the V&A and exhibited internationally.

HELEN DEIGHAN is a textile artist and teacher specialising in quilts, dyeing and braidmaking. She is author of several books including Beautiful Braiding Made Easy.

ALISON MILNER trained at Middlesex and the RCA in furniture design. She now works in two design partnerships combining digital photography and ceramics.

JO BUDD is internationally known for her largescale painterly textiles. Featured in numerous collections and publications, she is also an experienced lecturer and workshop leader. SARAH CANT’s striking hats have featured often in the fashion press. She has won several prizes at 'The Hat Designer of the Year Competition' and also designs theatrical millinery. SUSAN CHAPMAN is a contemporary quilt artist and popular teacher. She combines dyed, painted and printed fabrics in her quilts which are exhibited widely.

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WOODWORKING AND FURNITURE MAKING

Furniture making 57 Woodcarving and turning 58 Picture framing, gilding, furniture repair and upholstery 59

Fine furniture techniques – a steam bent and inlaid tray June 5–7 WE0410 | £199 Suitable for all

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Learn essential woodworking techniques – including steam bending, moulding, grooving, veneering and marquetry – as you make an oval serving tray with steambent sides and a base inlaid with simple marquetry. TOBY WINTERINGHAM

Miniature dovetails – making a fine box June 7–12 5D0418 | £395 NEW Intermediate/Advanced The dovetail is probably the most challenging hand-made joint in woodworking. Learn how to make dovetails by hand, a skill which is essential for producing components for small containers and boxes. The course focuses on marking out, delicate sawing, transferring the profile from pins to tails (and vice versa), accurate paring of shoulders and assembly. By the end, you should produce a beautiful box with a lift-off lid decorated with marquetry. ROBERT INGHAM

Fine furniture – making a dovetailed cabinet June 28–July 3 5D0476 | £400 Intermediate Learn to make a small hardwood cabinet with a drawer that is designed to take you step-by-step through all the stages and processes of construction using dovetail joints. Topics include setting out, cutting and assembling dovetails and fine tuning of tools. The basic use of the router and other skills involved in the construction of the cabinet such as hinging are also covered. You need to have completed Fine Furniture Making Parts 1 and 2 or have competent woodworking skills to take this course. TOM KEALY

Fine furniture making, Part 5. Advanced furniture making

Fine furniture making, Part 2. Developing skills

July 12–17 5D0503 | £455 Advanced

September 20–25 5D0634 | £407 Beginners

If you have a sound understanding of furniture construction and good practical skills and would like to make a piece of furniture to your own design, then this course is for you. Helped by the tutor, you draw up plans for a suitable personal project in advance and are expected to be familiar with every aspect of it, so that you can spend your time at West Dean making, with the support of one-to-one tuition at the bench. (Applicants must have completed Parts 1, 2 and 4.) BERNARD ALLEN

As a continuation of Part 1, you develop your furniture-making skills by hand planing hardwoods to dimension, laying out and making dovetail joints, cutting dadoes and fitting hinges and locks, while making a small box or cabinet. These projects are designed to enable you to learn hand skills to a high degree of proficiency and accuracy. One-to-one tuition and guidance is given at the bench, in addition to general talks and demonstrations. (Must be booked with Part 1, August 21–23.) BERNARD ALLEN

Fine furniture making, Part 1. An introductory course

Making a double-bow Windsor chair

August 21–23 WE0560 | £181 Beginners If you are an aspiring furniture maker, learn essential techniques for tuning and sharpening cabinet-making tools to a high standard on this course. (Must be booked with Part 2, September 20–25.) BERNARD ALLEN

Making simple furniture – for complete beginners September 10–13 LW0604 | £248 Beginners

September 27–October 3 6D0656 | £459 Suitable for all Make a double-bow chair from start to finish in this six-day workshop. You begin with a green wood log and a dried plank and shape them into the various parts using traditional hand tools and processes. This includes steam bending the two bows, making the spindles with drawknife and spokeshave, lathe-turning the legs and arm posts and shaping the deeply sculpted seat with adze and other tools before drilling, assembling and finishing your chair. No previous chair making experience is required, but woodworking skills are helpful. JAMES MURSELL

Learn basic woodworking techniques and gain practical insight into making furniture as you make a small bench, with step-bystep guidance from the tutor. Suitable timber is supplied at cost. All essential tools, hand planes and chisels are provided. TOM KEALY

Tom Kealy – dovetail cabinet project

Furniture making

To help you choose the right course, please use the categories below: Beginners anyone new to the subject or those who have not practised for a while Intermediate those with some experience in the subject, eg been on a beginner’s course Advanced established practitioners in the subject – amateur and professional Suitable for all courses that are delivered to suit any level of experience

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Furniture making 57 Woodcarving and turning 58 Picture framing, gilding, furniture repair and upholstery 59

Rustic furniture from coppiced wood

Woodcarving and turning

Expressive woodcarving

October 23–26 LW0712 | £278 Suitable for all

Woodturning bowls – simple, textured and natural-edged

June 26–28 WE0465 | £179 Suitable for all

On this practical course all students make an elegant garden or conservatory chair from freshly cut wood. A solid grounding is given in techniques for jointing the frame and making the seat, back and arms using simple tools, allowing students to make more items at home. JON WARNES

COMING SOON 1–6 November 2009 (planned for Winter 09/10 programme) Fine Furniture – Making your own furniture An opportunity for past students of the tutor’s furniture making courses, or others competent in fine woodworking skills, to begin or continue to make a piece of furniture, with the support and guidance of the tutor. TOM KEALY

June 14–19 5D0437 | £395 Intermediate/Advanced Learn techniques for turning bowls of various shapes and sizes using seasoned and green wood on this course. You explore bowl design and, inspired by the tutor, are encouraged to tackle new forms and ideas. Timber sourcing and treatment and mastery of the art of bowl gouge sharpening are also covered alongside safe workshop practice while you work on your own lathe throughout. The aim is to complete a salad bowl, a textured platter, an incurved bowl and a wet-turned bowl with natural edge. DAVE REGESTER

Starting out in woodturning June 26–28 WE0463 | £180 Beginners Experience spindle and bowl turning and learn techniques for making a bowl, goblet shape and lidded box, following instruction on the properties of wood, sharpening tools, chucks and chucking methods. COLIN SIMPSON

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Develop free expression as you learn to carve in high relief, or improve your technique, using a variety of skills with carving tools, on limewood. Care of tools is also covered. BEN HARMS

Lettercutting in wood July 13–17 4D0506 | £322 Suitable for all Please see page 23 for further information. MARTIN WENHAM

Sculptural carving in wood July 25–31 SS0528 | £537 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Experience the whole process of carving a sculpture in wood on this carefully structured course. Beginning with an idea, you learn to make a sketch model (maquette) in clay using armatures. Then you make templates to guide your carving, mark out your timber and learn how to use a variety of carving tools including chisels as you work. Tool sharpening is also covered. Your sculpture may be on a figurative or abstract theme, about 300mm (12 inches) high, and you should complete it, including sanding and applying the final finish, by the end of the course. PETER CLOTHIER

Martin Wenham

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For more information on full-time graduate and postgraduate programmes in the conservation and making of furniture and related objects and making stringed musical instruments at West Dean contact the Diploma Office on 01243 811 301 or email diplomas@westdean.org.uk

Woodturning for beginners and others August 28–31 LW0580 | £260 Beginners/Intermediate Enjoy the exclusive use of a lathe over three days as you develop your woodturning skills. You receive individual and group tuition in spindle and bowl turning, and in the use of chucks. The aim is to work safely and confidently on a basic lathe. PETER CLOTHIER

Woodcarving for beginners September 4–6 WE0593 | £175 Beginners Learn about timber and the use of hand tools, then practise some carving exercises to develop your hand skills before you embark on a relief-carving project based on natural forms. TED VINCENT

Woodturning bowls – simple, textured and natural-edged September 13–17 4D0616 | £322 Intermediate/Advanced Please see 5D0437 on page 58 for further information. DAVE REGESTER

Introducing woodturning – bowls, spindles and boxes September 17–20 LW0624 | £248 Beginners Work at your own lathe and become familiar with its use and accessories. You study the bowl-making process through demonstrations and practice, using the various tools in sequence to produce a small bowl in seasoned ash or sycamore. DAVE REGESTER

Turning green wood October 16–18 WE0692 | £169 Intermediate/Advanced Discover how to convert green wood to usable timber as you make several vessels in wet wood, including a thin walled side-grain and an end-grain vessel. Wood preparation and drying are also covered. COLIN SIMPSON

Picture framing, gilding, furniture repair and upholstery Metallic and iridescent surface decoration May 31–June 3 3D0407 | £248 NEW Beginners/Intermediate Develop a palette of contemporary textures and finishes to use on wood, fabric, paint, paper and other surfaces. You learn to manipulate metallic, iridescent and lustre powders with glazes, varnishes and waxes and to apply patination techniques as you build up samples and complete small projects. JO MABBUTT

An introduction to traditional water gilding August 23–26 3D0569 | £286 Beginners Learn the techniques of water gilding using materials and methods dating from the time of the Pharaohs. You are guided through the stages of this complex craft from surface preparation to the laying, burnishing and tooling of gold leaf. Only new wood-based surfaces are dealt with. JUDY WETHERALL

Picture framing – all levels September 6–10 4D0597 | £322 Suitable for all

Learn the basic skills necessary to mount and frame works of art to a high standard, using good quality materials and a minimum of equipment at each stage so that you can work independently in future. JOHN HILL

Experience and practise all aspects of the picture framer’s craft to a high standard in this focused workshop. Using basic equipment, you learn techniques for creative mount cutting, mitre cutting and joining mouldings, choosing colour and proportion and glass cutting. Conservation issues are also considered. As well as talks and demonstrations, the tutor gives one-toone guidance throughout. JOHN HILL

Taking care of your furniture

Traditional upholstery for beginners

July 17–19 WE0508 | £169 Suitable for all

October 18–21 3D0701 | £248 Beginners

Learn to analyse your piece of furniture and then, with the tutor’s support, apply techniques and materials to clean and improve old finishes, and consolidate and strengthen the object. Minor repairs can also be carried out. NORBERT GUTOWSKI

Following a talk on the tools of the trade, the tutor gives a demonstration of upholstering a small drop-in chair seat. Working on your own furniture, learn to fix webbing, make the seat stuffing, and cover it in calico. Fabric coverings are worked on the final day. RICHARD RICARDO

An introduction to picture framing June 26–29 LW0469 | £248 Beginners

Traditional oil gilding August 21–23 WE0561 | £175 Beginners Explore the ancient art of applying precious metal leaf onto various surfaces. You develop and practise oil gilding skills on samples, surfaces or objects made of materials ranging from wood to paper. JUDY WETHERALL

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Key to course codes WE Weekend Fri eve to Sun pm LW long weekend (Thu/Fri eve to Sun/Mon pm) 2D 2 day course 5D 5 day course 3D 3 day course 6D 6 day course 4D 4 day course 9D 9 day course Specialist courses eg. PW, WF, SS, CG, IG as described

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BERNARD ALLEN is a self-employed designercraftsman, producing traditional and modern furniture, screens, architectural and ecclesiastical commissions, and small turned items. PETER CLOTHIER works as a woodturner, carver and sculptor, having studied sculpture and City and Guilds of London Art School. His book Sculpting in Wood, was published in 2007. NORBERT GUTOWSKI is a specialist in traditional woodworking and decorative finishes and is a tutor on the Professional Development Diploma in Furniture Conservation at West Dean. BEN HARMS has a great passion for wood carving. As a partner of the established ornamental carving and gilding business Gonzalez & Harms, he has worked on many prestigious architectural projects. JOHN HILL is a picture framer and experienced teacher. He has worked as a framer in the UK and Bermuda, and has a keen interest in conservation.

ROBERT INGHAM has an international reputation as a teacher, designer and craftsman. After 20 years as Principal of Parnham College, he set up his own studio making furniture and collectable boxes. TOM KEALY studied at Parnham College. He makes commissioned furniture to his own designs and for other eminent designers, alongside teaching in the UK and USA. JAMES MURSELL changed career in the 1990s to pursue his passion for chair making. He developed his skills with Jack Hill at West Dean College and Mike Dunbar in New England, USA. BOB NEILL taught art and design for 20 years, while working as a painter and sculptor. He now runs his own business in pyrography, which he teaches frequently in the UK and abroad. DAVE REGESTER began turning as a full-time professional in 1974. He supplies his work to kitchenware shops and galleries. He teaches and writes on his craft and demonstrates worldwide.

RICHARD RICARDO runs a fine art upholstery business in Oxfordshire. He works in both modern and antique styles, advising on and organising specialist repair work. COLIN SIMPSON a professional woodturner, he regularly writes articles on the subject for Woodturning magazine. His turned bowls are sold mainly in the National Trust’s shops. TED VINCENT is a lecturer in three-dimensional design at Kingston University and a woodcarver of the sculptural type. His work is regularly exhibited. JON WARNES makes rustic furniture and living willow sculptures and regularly leads workshops in furniture making and willow work. He is the author of Living Willow Sculpture. JUDY WETHERALL, lecturer, practitioner and conservator in gilding and decorative arts, trained at Brighton University and the City and Guilds of London Art School. TOBY WINTERINGHAM designs and makes contemporary furniture from his own Norfolkbased company, specialising in marquetry and fine cabinetwork for public and private clients.

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Chronological list of courses Level of experience needed for each course Beg: Beginners Int: Intermediate Adv: Advanced All: Suitable for all MAY 31–JUNE 3 Metallic surface decoration BEG/INT 59 MAY 31–JUNE 5 Contemporary silversmithing Sculpting the female figure

ALL 37 ALL 48

JUNE 5–7 Fine furniture – an inlaid tray Enamelling – colour and pattern Stumpwork embroidery The jazz revival – music lecture Pottery – throwing vessels

ALL 57 BEG/INT 34 BEG/INT 51 ALL 41 INT/ADV 44

JUNE 5–8 Woodcut printmaking Portrait painting and drawing Drawing the landscape Digital landscape photography

ALL 18 BEG/INT 13 INT/ADV 12 BEG 42

JUNE 6–7 Woodworking hand tools event JUNE 7–12 Making a fine box Jewellery in precious metal clay

7 INT/ADV 57 ALL 34

JUNE 8–11 Millinery with fine woven straw JUNE 8–12 Oil painting Painting – mixed media and acrylics

ALL 54 BEG/INT 13 INT/ADV 13

JUNE 11–14 Colourful fabric portraits

ALL 51

JUNE 11–15 Setting the bard – singing course INT/ADV 40 JUNE 12–14 Making screenprints Jewellery – colouring anodized aluminium Pottery – hand-built jugs Drawing for beginners Creative digital photography

BEG 19 ALL 35 ALL 44 BEG 12 BEG 42

JUNE 12–15 Botanical illustration – wild flowers

ALL 12

JUNE 13 New gardener 2. Propagation Beekeeping

BEG 26 BEG/INT 26

JUNE 14 Stone carving – a taster day Pyrography on wood – a taster day

BEG 8 BEG 8

JUNE 14–17 Willow baskets Small stone carvings

ALL 21 ALL 47

JUNE 14–19 Woodturning bowls JUNE 17 Garden design – a taster day JUNE 18 Beadwork – a taster day Basketry – a taster day

JUNE 26–28 Woodturning Silversmithing – an introduction Expressive woodcarving Pottery – the basic techniques Creative quilts Recorder and basso continuo

BEG 58 BEG 37 ALL 58 BEG 44 ALL 51 INT/ADV 40

JUNE 26–29 Picture framing Watercolour painting Plant photography

BEG 59 INT/ADV 14 INT 42

JUNE 27 Japanese braidmaking – a taster day Ecology of planting design (lecture)

BEG 9 ALL 26

JUNE 28–JULY 2 Jewellery – simple press forming

ALL 35

JUNE 28–JULY 3 Blacksmithing – sculpture from scrap Making a dovetailed cabinet

ALL 33 INT 57

JUNE 29–JULY 2 Basic sewing skills

BEG 51

JUNE 29–JULY 3 Painting harbours and seascapes

BEG/INT 14

JULY 3 Stained glass – a taster day

BEG 9

JULY 3–6 Portrait heads in terracotta

ALL 48

JULY 4 Silversmithing – a taster day Polymer clay jewellery – taster day Botanical painting – a taster day Keeping chickens Oil painting – a taster day The blacksmith’s craft – a taster day Harmony singing Stained glass – a taster day

BEG 9 BEG 9 BEG 9 ALL 27 BEG 9 BEG 9 BEG 40 BEG 9

JULY 5 Rag rugging – a taster day Painting with acrylics – a taster day The blacksmith’s craft – a taster day

BEG 9 BEG 9 BEG 9

JULY 5–8 Design and make a skirt

INT 51

JULY 6 Enamelling – a taster day

BEG 9

INT/ADV 58

JULY 6–8 Bead threading and knotting

ALL 35

BEG/INT 8

JULY 9 Hand embroidery – a taster day

BEG 10

BEG 8 BEG 8

JULY 9–12 Hand embroidery – story stitching

ALL 51

JULY 10–12 Calligraphy for beginners

BEG 23

JUNE 18–21 Beadwork embellishments

INT/ADV 51

JULY 10–13 Sculpting from malleable metals

ALL 48

JUNE 19–21 Hand marbling Making glass beads Basic blacksmithing Chamber choir workshop

BEG/INT 22 BEG 28 BEG 33 INT/ADV 40

JULY 10–16 The Chilingirian Quartet Course and concerts

INT/ADV 40

JUNE 19–22 Jewellery for beginners Making an artist’s book

BEG 35 ALL 14

JUNE 20 Woodturning – a taster day Interior colour schemes – taster day Digital photographic restoration

BEG 8 BEG 8 BEG 42

JUNE 21 Making willow baskets – a taster day JUNE 21–24 Sculptural willow insects Painting figures with the Chinese brush JUNE 22 Silk painting – a taster day

BEG 8 BEG/INT 21 ALL 14 BEG 9

JUNE 22–25 Glass engraving Making fabric pictures

BEG/INT 28 ALL 51

JUNE 22–26 Shibori on silk Creative silversmithing Painting watercolours

INT/ADV 53 ALL 37 BEG/INT 14

JUNE 23–26 Garden design workshop

BEG/INT 26

JUNE 25 Life drawing – a taster day

BEG 9

JULY 12–15 Jewellery using resin JULY 12–17 Fine furniture making, Part 5 Making handmade books Landscape painting

ALL 35 ADV 57 ALL 22 INT/ADV 14

JULY 13–17 Lettercutting in wood

ALL 23

JULY 16–19 Indigo-dyed shibori for textiles

ALL 53

JULY 17–19 Taking care of your furniture General silversmithing Coiled baskets and African weaves Writing biography Chamber cellos Watercolours for beginners Digital seascape photography JULY 17–20 Portrait painting in oils

ALL 59 ALL 37 ALL 21 ALL 25 INT/ADV 40 BEG 14 BEG 42 INT/ADV 14

BEG/INT 43

JULY 20–24 Summer colours – botanical painting JULY 25–31 The Summer School in Visual Art & Craft Week 1 – Painting and screenprinting on cloth – Mosaic projects – Enamelling on copper – Sculptural carving in wood – Pottery – wheel-thrown forms – Life painting to abstraction – Composing photographs – Painting light in oils – Willow workshop

ALL 12

INT/ADV 53 INT/ADV 30 ALL 34 ALL 58 INT/ADV 44 INT/ADV 15 BEG/INT 42 ALL 15 ALL 21

AUG 1–7 The Summer School in Visual Art & Craft Week 2 – Large scale sculptures in polystyrene ALL 48 – Making automata ALL 47 – Enamelling in jewellery and smallwork ALL 34 – Stained glass unbound ALL 29 – Summer pastels ALL 15 – Colour in felt making ALL 54 – Fleeting moments in watercolours INT/ADV 15 – Stone carving – fruits and vegetables ALL 47 – Garden sculpture in metals ALL 33 – Digital nature photography INT 43 AUG 8–14 The Summer School in Visual Art & Craft Week 3 – Exploring relief printmaking ALL 19 – Textiles – cloth, paint and stitch ALL 51 – Jewellery in precious metals ALL 36 – Making dazzling glass beads ALL 29 – Pottery – throwing and hand-building ALL 45 – Landscape and figure painting in oils INT/ADV 15 – Tapestry weaving BEG/INT 54 – Sussex in watercolours BEG/INT 15 – Blacksmithing – personal projects ALL 33 AUG 14–17 Creative printmaking

ALL 19

AUG 14–19 Box and portfolio making

ALL 22

AUG 15–21 Classical Guitar Summer School and concerts INT/ADV 40 Classical Guitar Summer School and concerts BEG 40 AUG 17–20 Silk painting – wild and bold AUG 19–28 Silversmithing Summer School AUG 21 Pebble mosaics – a taster day

INT 53 INT/ADV 37 BEG 10

AUG 21–23 Fine furniture – Part 1. Tools Traditional oil gilding Acrylics workshop Watercolours for beginners Digital image manipulation Feature writing and reportage

BEG 57 BEG 59 BEG 16 BEG 16 BEG 43 BEG/INT 25

AUG 21–24 Pebble mosaics for the garden Exploring porcelain Landscape using calligraphic techniques

ALL 30 INT/ADV 45 ALL 23

AUG 23–26 Traditional water gilding AUG 23–27 Free-screen printing for textiles AUG 23–28 Painting – Fauvist colour

BEG 59 ALL 53 INT/ADV 16

ALL 44

AUG 24–28 Watercolours– experiment with colour ALL 16 Sculpture using paper and wire ALL 48

ALL 14

AUG 26–28 Herbs for healing

ALL 27

INT/ADV 29 ALL 29

AUG 28–30 Mosaics Japanese calligraphy Illustrating – horse racing Basic blacksmithing Visual photography

BEG/INT 30 ALL 23 ALL 12 BEG 33 INT 42

JULY 18 Pottery – a practical glazing day JULY 19–22 Illustrating narrative – drawing and painting JULY 19–23 Mosaic intensive Mosaics from the natural world

JULY 20–23 Digital wildlife photography

JULY 19–24 Jewellery as personal adornment INT/ADV 35 Japanese ceramics INT/ADV 44 JULY 20–22 Making glass beads

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Level of experience needed for each course Beg: Beginners Int: Intermediate Adv: Advanced All: Suitable for all AUG 28–31 Woodturning Hand engraving on metal Lettercutting in stone and slate Life drawing

BEG/INT 59 ALL 38 ALL 23 BEG/INT 13

AUG 28–SEPT 1 Clay mosaics AUG 30–SEPT 2 Creative use of Photoshop

ALL 45 BEG/INT 43

AUG 30–SEPT 4 Watercolours – light and texture INT 16 AUG 31–SEPT 3 Small scale wire sculptures Stained glass A drawing workshop

ALL 48 BEG/INT 29 BEG 13

AUG 31–SEPT 4 Large clay sculptures

ALL 49

SEPT 2 Ceramics – a garden planter – taster day

BEG 10

SEPT 3–6 Hand-felted cloth for clothing Creative silversmithing

ALL 54 BEG 38

SEPT 4–6 Woodcarving Drawing and painting landscape

BEG 59 INT/ADV 16

SEPT 4–7 Still-life painting

INT/ADV 16

SEPT 6–10 Picture framing – all levels Drawing and painting flowers

ALL 59 ALL 16

SEPT 6–11 Silversmithing Sculpture – casting from the body

INT/ADV 38 BEG/INT 49

SEPT 7–10 Polymer clay jewellery

BEG/INT 36

SEPT 7–11 Botanical illustration – flowers and fruit ALL 12 SEPT 10–13 Making simple furniture Design and make a top

BEG 57 INT 52

SEPT 11 Millinery flower making – taster day

BEG 10

SEPT 11–13 Jewellery making Glass engraving Portrait painting Digital colour photography Drawing – manipulating space

BEG 36 INT/ADV 29 ADV 17 BEG 42 ALL 13

SEPT 11–14 Making fabric pictures Drawing and seeing Stonecarving

ALL 52 BEG/INT 13 BEG 47

SEPT 20–23 Making glass beads Gilding and painting a miniature

BEG 29 ALL 23

SEPT 20–25 Fine furniture making, Part 2 Stone carving – mother and child

BEG 57 ALL 47

SEPT 21–24 Silk painting – fruits and flowers INT/ADV 53 Modelling horses in terracotta ALL 49 SEPT 22–25 Seamed silver – tig welding Creative rag rugs A watercolour sketchbook

INT 38 BEG/INT 54 BEG/INT 17

SEPT 26 Making a country-style stool – a taster day BEG 10 Animation ALL 43 TIG welding for silversmiths INT 38 New gardener 3. How to maintain a healthy garden BEG 26 Exploring pastels – a taster day BEG 10 Stone carving – a taster day BEG 10 Digital portrait photography – taster day BEG 10 Poetry workshop – the Haiku ALL 25 SEPT 27 Botanical painting – a taster day Watercolour painting – a taster day Blacksmithing – a taster day Contemporary crochet – taster day

BEG 10 BEG 10 BEG 10 BEG 10

BEG 10

SEPT 17–20 Introducing woodturning Block printing and painting fabrics Digital action photography

BEG 59 ALL 53 BEG/INT 43

SEPT 28 Mosaic making – a taster day Hand knitting – taster day Blacksmithing – a taster day SEPT 28–OCT 1 Mosaics with smalti and millefiori

BEG 10 BEG 10 BEG 10 INT/ADV 30

SEPT 28–OCT 2 Life painting and drawing

ALL 17

SEPT 30–OCT 2 From ‘Art to Stitch’ – textiles

INT 52

OCT 4 Screenprinting – a taster day

OCT 4–8 Photographic screenprints

BEG 10 ALL 55 INT/ADV 19

OCT 8–11 New jewellery from old – rings

ALl 36

ALL 36

OCT 9–12 Fantastical botanical – stonecarving

ALL 48

SEPT 19 The Wilder Wicket (garden lecture)

ALL 26

OCT 10 Contemporary country gardens (lecture)

ALL 26

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ALL 49 INT/ADV 40

OCT 18 Sounds of the Downs (afternoon concert) OCT 18–21 Traditional upholstery

ALL 7 BEG 59

OCT 18–22 Painting and screenprinting

INT/ADV 54

ALL 57

SEPT 27–OCT 3 Windsor chair making

SEPT 18–21 Jewellery – chain-making

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OCT 16–21 Sculpture – steel and stone Singing for performers

BEG/INT 23

ALL 29 ALL 36 ALL 41

The Loy

INT/ADV 59 BEG 29 INT/ADV 36 BEG 29 ALL 12 ALL 55 INT 18

OCT 19–23 Raku techniques

OCT 9–11 Vibrant velvets – dyeing and painting BEG/INT 54 Wood engraving ALL 19 Advanced life drawing INT/ADV 13 Bobbin lacemaking ALL 55 Drawing and watercolour INT/ADV 18 Create a digital garden diary ALL 27 A Schumann weekend (music lecture) ALL 41

SEPT 18–20 Making fused glass jewellery Bead threading and knotting Mozart’s da Ponte operas (lecture)

ALL 7

OCT 16–18 Turning green wood Stained glass with glass painting Stone setting – jewellery and silver Kiln-formed glass Botanical painting – orchard fruits Beadwork jewellery Mixed media painting

OCT 19–22 Calligraphy – italic and other scripts

OCT 4–7 Creative hand knitting

BEG/INT 27

OCT 13 Contemporary textile art (evening lecture)

ALL 38 ALL 17

SEPT 14–17 Watercolour painting – loosening up

SEPT 17 Bulbs for all seasons

ALL 19 BEG/INT 53

SEPT 27–OCT 2 Contemporary silversmithing Painting – the vision of colour

INT/ADV 36

SEPT 15 Pictures with fabrics – a taster day

OCT 12–16 Linocut printmaking Silk and goldwork embroidery

ALL 22 INT/ADV 18

OCT 2–5 Making decorative silver beads

INT/ADV 17

ALL 49 BEG/INT 38

OCT 18–23 Bookbinding Abstraction in watercolours

SEPT 13–18 Enamelling – fabrication strategies INT/ADV 34 Composition in painting ALL 17

ALL 26 INT/ADV 59 ALL 21 BEG/INT 42

OCT 11–16 Animal sculptures in clay Silversmithing

ALL 45

ALL 21 BEG 45 ALL 13 BEG/INT 55 BEG 13 ALL 33 INT/ADV 40

SEPT 12 Herbs – more than just a garnish

BEG/INT 18 INT/ADV 52 ALL 18

SEPT 27–30 Glazing and firing for ceramics

OCT 2–4 Chair seating in cane and rush Pottery – throwing and turning Drawing with charcoal Tassel making Drawing for beginners Making garden vessels in metal Basso continuo for keyboard players

SEPT 13–17 Woodturning bowls Basketmaking Creative photography

OCT 11–15 Watercolours – wet-in-wet Exploring stitch and structure Compact oil painting

ALL 45

OCT 23–25 Pottery – coil pots with relief surfaces ALL 45 Tapestry weaving for beginners BEG 55 Watercolour painting – beginners BEG 18 Creative digital imaging INT 43 Guitar – beyond the basics BEG/INT 40 OCT 23–26 Rustic furniture from coppiced wood ALL 58 Texture and patination on metals INT/ADV 37 Painting autumn with the Chinese brush ALL 18 OCT 23–28 Creative blacksmithing projects

ALL 34

OCT 24 Britten – String Quartet No.3 (lecture) INT/ADV 41 OCT 25–29 Felt making – developing ideas

INT/ADV 55

OCT 25–30 Pottery – a throwers’ workshop

INT/ADV 45

OCT 26–29 Making jewellery – perspex and polypropylene Photography – extended landscapes Painting landscapes in miniature

ALL 37 BEG/INT 42 ALL 18

OCT 26–30 Making automata

ALL 47

OCT 28–30 Jewellery with wire and beads

INT 37

OCT 29–NOV 1 Paper, text and image – textiles Millinery headpieces

ALL 54 ALL 55

OCT 30 Ways to abstraction – a taster day OCT 30–NOV 1 Felt making Etching and lettering for jewellers Jewellery from wire and beads Sketching fungi, ferns and mosses Mixed media images

BEG 10 INT/ADV 55 ALL 37 BEG 37 BEG/INT 12 BEG/INT 18

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Booking information

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How to get to West Dean

London West Dean College is situated in South East England, on the A286, six miles north of the historic city of Chichester and six miles south of Midhurst. There is convenient road access from London (65 miles) and from Gatwick, Southampton and Heathrow airports. It is within reach of Eurotunnel Guildford Farnham channel ferries from Portsmouth, connections as well as cross Dover and Newhaven. The nearest railway station is Chichester (from London Victoria) from where the College minibus collects students at certain times. Further travel details are sent with our booking confirmation letter. Haslemere A3 A272

Billingshurst

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Petersfield

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Petworth

A3(M)

Pulborough

A286

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West Dean College A27

Havant

A27

Portsmouth

Chichester

A259

A259

Hayling Island

Arundel

A27

Littlehampton

In the course details, received in your booking confirmation pack if booking by post, or accessible on our website, you are given a detailed list of materials and equipment which are needed for each course. On some courses part, or occasionally all, of these costs are included in the fees. The course details also list the materials/equipment that will be stocked in our CRAFT SHOP for your course – it is often best to wait and discuss requirements with the tutor before purchasing specific items. Any items that are best brought with you (eg jam jars) are also listed separately.

Midhurst A285

Our workshops and studios are all well-equipped – art studios have easels, drawing boards and portable equipment. Our other specialist workshops – metal, pottery, woodworking – have appropriate tools and equipment for many activities.

Worthing

Please remember that on practical courses you will often need to purchase materials throughout the course to complete projects – eg silver on jewellery courses, paints etc.

Bognor Regis Selsey

Accommodation • Accommodation is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. When your preferred choice of room cannot be provided, alternative accommodation is allocated and fees adjusted accordingly. • Rooms are normally available from 4pm on day one, and students are asked to vacate rooms by 10am on their last day. • Superior rooms are located in The Vicarage and in the Main House and are limited in number. • When booking a standard room with private facilities, the bathroom may not necessarily be en-suite, but opposite/adjacent to the bedroom.

Accessibility • The College is a large historic building with several changes in floor area. • Adaptations have been made to enable those with disabilities to attend courses. If you have any access or other concerns please indicate these on your booking

USUAL TIMETABLE Arrival Day 1 form and give details on a separate confidential sheet. You will then be contacted by the Head of HR to discuss your individual requirements and ensure a safe and enjoyable visit. • There is one twin en-suite bedroom in the Main House adapted for wheelchair users which is accessible by lift. • A lift gives access to some bedrooms on the second floor which are suitable for visitors with limited mobility but not for wheelchair users. • The two first-floor Art Studios in the College are reached by a single flight of stairs or a stair-lift.

Studios and workshops Please note that the forge, the Orangery and the sculpture courtyard are not in the main College building. The Orangery is situated in the gardens 25 metres from the house; the forge and sculpture courtyard are part of the Sussex Barn complex approximately 8 minutes walk from the main College building.

0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean.org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk

4.00pm. Arrival for residential students. Non-residential students arrive (by 6.45pm) for welcome chat and dinner. 7.00pm. Dinner 8.15–9.15pm. First teaching session

Daily Timetable 9.15am Morning classes 10.30am Coffee 11.00am Classes 12.45pm Lunch 2.00pm Afternoon classes 3.30pm Tea 5.00pm Classes finish 7.00pm Dinner 8.15pm Evening working – students may have evening access to certain workshops in the absence of their tutor, but only with their tutor’s permission and provided it is safe to do so. Some courses and lectures follow different timetables. Details are sent with booking confirmation.

Departure – last day 10.00am Residential students are asked to vacate rooms 3.00pm Classes finish 3.30pm Tea then departure 63


All Personal Protection Equipment appropriate for each activity is supplied by the College except footwear – steel capped boots are required for courses held in the forge.

Important information • Pets, other than assistance dogs, cannot be accommodated at the College. Dogs must not be left in vehicles in the College car park at any time. • Mobile phone reception for most networks is limited both in and around the College. • Smoking is not permitted in any College building or in the courtyard eating area. • Vegetarian options are available at every mealtime. We will endeavour to cater for special diets required for medical reasons. Please give details on your booking form. If you would like to discuss your requirements in detail contact the Catering Manager on 01243 818268. Please note we cannot cater for strict vegans.

Course and accommodation fees • The course fees are listed as part of the course details within the main body of the brochure. The fees include course tuition, lunch, tea and coffee, and the use of all the College facilities, including the workshops, the computer suite and library as well as access to West Dean’s awardwinning gardens. Most courses start early evening and the fee includes dinner on the first evening. • The table on page 67 outlines the accommodation fees.

• All charges in connection with BACS payments are the student’s responsibility. • If paying by credit or debit card, this includes authorisation of the final payment six weeks before the start of the course. • If there is a place on the course, a booking confirmation pack will be sent to you as soon as possible. This contains all the information necessary for your visit, including the full course details and notification of any final payment required. • If the course is fully booked you will be contacted promptly, your name will be added to the waiting list and any monies paid will be returned.

Transfer to another course • Your request must be received at least six weeks before the start of the course on which you are booked. • You may transfer your booking to an alternative published course, providing there is a place available. • A transfer fee of £25 will be charged.

Cancellation of courses by the College • If your course is cancelled you can transfer to another course at no extra charge. • Alternatively you can receive a full refund for any course fees, deposits and cancellation protection supplements paid. • The College reserves the right to cancel any course at short notice. In this event you will be notified as soon as possible, at least two weeks before the due start date.

HOW TO BOOK

Cancellation of bookings by students

• Courses are open to anyone aged 16 and over. (16 and 17 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult) • You can book on-line at www.westdean.org.uk. Full course fees are payable and course details should be downloaded when booking on-line. • Booking by post: please complete one booking form per person. If additional forms are required, please photocopy the form or download it from the website, www.westdean.org.uk. • To book a course via post, please send a deposit of £85 or the full cost of the course if £85 or less. The final payment is due six weeks before the start of the course. See the table on page 67 for information on the costs of optional cancellation protection. • Full payment is required for bookings made within six weeks of the start of the course.

• If you have to cancel your booking please notify the Admissions Office as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing. • If appropriate, you will be sent a cancellation protection claim form. • For cancellations made more than six weeks before the start of the course, any fees paid over and above the deposit will be refunded. • No refunds can be made to those who cancel within six weeks of the course or fail to attend a course for its full duration. • All deposits are nonrefundable.

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Changes to published information While every care has been taken in the production of this booklet to provide accurate descriptions of the courses on offer, the College reserves the right to make changes as necessary. You will be notified of changes in advance, wherever possible.

Support from the Edward James Foundation Thanks to support from the Edward James Foundation, short course fees are subsidised.

Equality of opportunity As part of the Edward James Foundation, West Dean College is committed to equality of opportunity for its staff and students. It values their diversity and strives to create a positive and inclusive atmosphere based on respect for others in which people are actively encouraged to reach their full potential.

Bookings and enquiries Admissions Office: Mon to Fri, 9am–1pm and 2pm–5pm Enquiries only: Saturday and Sunday 9am–5pm tel: 0844 4994408 fax: +44 (0)1243 818293

Phoning from abroad: +44 (0)1243 811301 email: short.courses@westdean.org.uk

Gift vouchers Gift Vouchers to the value of £10, £25, £50 or £100 are available. They can only be used for full or part payment of short course fees.

See inside back cover for details of loss of deposits and course charges protection.

Fees listed for each course are non-residential – please see page 67 for accommodation costs | Short Courses June– October 2009


Please return completed form to: Admissions Office, West Dean College. West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ

Payment Deposit required £85 per person per course Full payment required if booking less than 6 weeks in advance of course, or if the cost of the course is £85 or less. (Please include the cost for cancellation protection indicated on page 67 if required).

For office Use Room:

ID:

Your Details

Cancellation protection The cost of cancellation protection must be added to each deposit at the time of booking, or if less than 6 weeks in advance of the course, to the full payment for each course.

Title (Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms, Dr etc)

First Name

Surname Address

Card details Please charge my card below with: Full fee or Deposit (including cancellation protection if required) and then final balance 6 weeks before course start date.

Postcode

Card No

Telephone home

Security code Issue no

Email work/mobile

Special needs: Please provide brief details here or supply a letter with your booking form

(3 digit code on reverse of card)

Valid from date

Country

Diet

Expiry date

(if applicable)

Name (as on card)

Mobility

Cheque Deposit (including cancellation Full fee or protection if required) Payable to “The Edward James Foundation”

If this is your first course at West Dean College, how did you hear about it?

Signature Date

Please retain my name on West Dean’s mailing list

yes

no

I would like to receive email updates from West Dean

yes

no

The tutor can contact me with any pre-course arrangements

yes

no

Course Details (please refer to each course listing in brochure for fees) Courses

Course code

Course/lecture title

Dates

Cost (£)

1st course 2nd course 3rd course

Accommodation Accommodation Required?

no

yes Please indicate your preferred room type and enter costs in the table below

1st course

2nd course

3rd course

Single room with shared bathroom facilities (located in the main house and limited in number)

Standard room with en-suite or adjacent private bath or shower Single occupancy (located in the main house or annexes) Twin occupancy see below

Superior room with en-suite bathroom

Single occupancy Twin occupancy see below

Please select one:

Main house Vicarage (rooms in the vicarage have over-bath showers)

£

£

Cancellation protection (see opposite) Twin occupancy?

Please state name of the person you will be sharing with:

£

Sub total 1st course (including cancellation protection and accommodation) Sub total 2nd course (including cancellation protection and accommodation)

If they are attending a course please state the course code: Sub total 3rd course (including cancellation (a separate booking form must be completed). protection and accommodation) If they are attending on a resident-only basis (non-student) please add £57 per night (full board) 0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean.org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk TOTAL

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Please return completed form to: Admissions Office, West Dean College. West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ

Payment Deposit required £85 per person per course Full payment required if booking less than 6 weeks in advance of course, or if the cost of the course is £85 or less. (Please include the cost for cancellation protection indicated on page 67 if required).

For office Use Room:

ID:

Your Details

Cancellation protection The cost of cancellation protection must be added to each deposit at the time of booking, or if less than 6 weeks in advance of the course, to the full payment for each course.

Title (Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms, Dr etc)

First Name

Surname Address

Card details Please charge my card below with: Full fee or Deposit (including cancellation protection if required) and then final balance 6 weeks before course start date.

Postcode

Card No

Telephone home

Security code Issue no

Email work/mobile

Special needs: Please provide brief details here or supply a letter with your booking form

(3 digit code on reverse of card)

Valid from date

Country

Diet

Expiry date

(if applicable)

Name (as on card)

Mobility

Cheque Deposit (including cancellation Full fee or protection if required) Payable to “The Edward James Foundation”

If this is your first course at West Dean College, how did you hear about it?

Signature Date

Please retain my name on West Dean’s mailing list

yes

no

I would like to receive email updates from West Dean

yes

no

The tutor can contact me with any pre-course arrangements

yes

no

Course Details (please refer to each course listing in brochure for fees) Courses

Course code

Course/lecture title

Dates

Cost (£)

1st course 2nd course 3rd course

Accommodation Accommodation Required?

no

yes Please indicate your preferred room type and enter costs in the table below

1st course

2nd course

3rd course

Single room with shared bathroom facilities (located in the main house and limited in number)

Standard room with en-suite or adjacent private bath or shower Single occupancy (located in the main house or annexes) Twin occupancy see below

Superior room with en-suite bathroom

Single occupancy Twin occupancy see below

Please select one:

Main house Vicarage (rooms in the vicarage have over-bath showers)

£

£

Cancellation protection (see opposite) Twin occupancy?

Please state name of the person you will be sharing with:

If they are attending a course please state the course code: (a separate booking form must be completed). If they are attending on a resident-only basis (non-student) please add £57 per night (full board)

£

Sub total 1st course (including cancellation protection and accommodation) Sub total 2nd course (including cancellation protection and accommodation) Sub total 3rd course (including cancellation protection and accommodation) TOTAL


ACCOMMODATION FEES SUMMER 2009 PER PERSON accommodation includes dinner and breakfast (see course entries for course fees)

Rooms with shared bathroom facilities (limited availability)

Standard Rooms with private bath/shower (ensuite or adjacent)

Superior Rooms with ensuite bath/shower

Single occupancy

Single occupancy

Twin occupancy

Twin occupancy

WE weekend Fri eve to Sun pm

£85

£115

£79

£137

£89

2D 2 day course

£85

£115

£79

£137

£89

LW long weekend

£132

£177

£123

£210

£138

(Thu/Fri eve to Sun/Mon pm)

3D 3 day course

£132

£177

£123

£210

£138

4D 4 day course

£179

£239

£167

£283

£187

5D 5 day course

£226

£301

£211

£356

£236

6D 6 day course

£273

£363

£255

£429

£285

9D 9 day course

£414

£549

£387

£648

£432

WF Writing Festival 2 day course

*£76

*£106

*£70

*£128

*£80

*£384 *£384

*£240 *£240

*The course fee shown against the Writing Festival entry on page 25 includes all dinners – the room rates have therefore been reduced accordingly. CG 6 days Classical Guitar Festival CQ 6 days Chilingirian String Quartet course

*£228 *£228

*£318 *£318

*£210 *£210

SS 6 days Summer School *£228 *£318 *£210 *£384 *£240 *The course fees shown against the course entries for CG, CQ and SS include all dinners as evening events are planned – the room rates have therefore been reduced accordingly.

RESIDENT ONLY non-students A rate of £57 per night full board is payable by a partner sharing a room with a paying student.

Course deposits and cancellation protection per person per course Deposits

Cancellation Protection

More than six weeks prior to the course, a deposit of £85 secures a place (or the full course fee if £85 or less). Any balance is payable six weeks prior to the start of the course.

Course fees and accommodation up to £90 Course fees and accommodation up to £600 Course fees and accommodation above £600

CANCELLATION PROTECTION Cancellation Protection can be arranged at the time of booking. If the appropriate Cancellation Supplement Fee has been paid, we will reimburse you (The Covered Person) up to £1300.00 for Accommodation and Course Fee (excluding the Cancellation Supplement Fee) less an amount of £10 should your participation in the Course be cancelled or curtailed before completion, directly as a result of i. Death, Bodily Injury, Illness or compulsory quarantine of: (a)a Covered Person, or (b) any person accompanying a Covered Person, or (c) any close relative (including fiance(e)) or business associate necessitating a Covered Person to cancel or curtail his/her participation in the course. ii. Redundancy (provided that such redundancy qualifies for payment under Redundancy Payments Act) or marital breakdown (provided that formal legal proceedings have been commenced) of: (a) a Covered Person, or (b) any person accompanying a Covered Person. iii. Summoning to jury service or witness attendance in a court of law of: (a) a Covered Person, or (b) any person accompanying a Covered Person. iv. Major damage or burglary at the home or place of business of: (a) a Covered Person, or (b) any person accompanying a Covered Person. v. Adverse weather conditions making it impossible for a Covered Person to travel to the point of departure at commencement of the outward trip. vi. Unforeseen occupational posting of a Covered Person by his/her current employer (not applicable to self employed persons). vii. Theft of a private motor vehicle up to 7 days prior to commencement of the outward trip, or a motoring accident occurring during travel to the point of departure of: (a) a Covered Person, or (b) any person accompanying a Covered Person.

See below for full details of cancellation protection

viii. Strikes, locked out workers, industrial action, riots &/or civil commotions, hi-jack, avalanches, landslides, adverse weather or mechanical breakdown of scheduled aircraft, coach, train or sea vessel services in which a Covered Person was booked to travel to participate in the course.

DEFINITIONS

(1) “BODILY INJURY” means identifiable physical injury which: (a) is sustained by a Covered Person, and (b) is caused by an Accident during the Period of this Protection, and (c) solely and independently of any other cause, except illness directly resulting from or medical or surgical treatment rendered necessary by such injury, occasions the death or disablement of a Covered Person within twelve months from the date of the Accident. (2) “ACCIDENT” means a sudden, unexpected, unusual, specific event which occurs at an identifiable time and place, but shall also include exposure resulting from a mishap to a conveyance in which a Covered Person is travelling.

EXCLUSIONS

(1) Participation in the course which is booked or commenced by a Covered Person: (a) contrary to medical advice, or (b) to obtain medical treatment, or (c) after a terminal prognosis has been made. (2) Pregnancy and childbirth. (3) Any condition or set of circumstances known to a Covered Person at the time of effecting this Protection, where such condition or set of circumstances could reasonably have been expected to give rise to Cancellation or Curtailment. (4) The first £10 each claim, each Covered Person. (5) Any claim(s) in any way caused or contributed to by an act of terrorism involving the use or release or the threat thereof of any nuclear weapon or device or chemical or biological agent.

£9 £18 £31

For the purposes of this exclusion an act of terrorism means an act, including but not limited to the use of force or violence and/or the threat thereof, of any person or group(s) of persons, whether acting alone or on behalf of or in connection with any organisation(s) or government(s), committed for political, religious, ideological or similar purposes or reasons including the intention to influence any government and/or to put the public, or any section of the public, in fear. (6) This Protection does not cover (a) loss or destruction of or damage to any property whatsoever or any loss or expense whatsoever resulting or arising therefrom or any legal consequential loss (b) any legal liability of whatsoever nature, directly or indirectly caused by or contributed to by or arising from (i) ionising radiations or contamination by radioactivity from any nuclear fuel or from any nuclear waste from the combustion of nuclear fuel (ii) the radioactive, toxic, explosive or other hazardous properties of any explosive nuclear assembly or nuclear component thereof.

GENERAL CONDITION

Any fraud, misstatement or concealment in the statement made by or on behalf of a Covered Person prior to or when effecting the Protection or in the submission of a claim made hereunder shall render this Protection null and void and all claims hereunder shall be forfeited.

NOTICE TO THE COVERED PERSON

The Protection referred to herein is subject to English Law. All claims for reimbursement should be addressed to Poole Martin Limited who will act as the appointed Claims Coordinator. The address is: Poole Martin Limited – Insurance Brokers. 8 Elmdale Road, Bristol BS8 1SL Tel: (0117) 9276676 Fax: (0117) 9226935 Email: andrew.bollen@poolemartin.com

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West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ tel: 0844 4994408 from abroad: +44 (0)1243 811301

fax: +44 (0)1243 818293 email: short.courses@westdean.org.uk PLANNING Alison Baxter, Head of Short Courses and Conferences Rosemary Marley, Short Course Organiser Annie Guilfoyle, Garden Course Consultant Marcus Martin, Music Course Organiser Greg Mosse, Creative Writing Consultant TEXT West Dean College and Caroline Pearce-Higgins PHOTOGRAPHY New images by Jenny Dwyer-Ward, Rosemary Marley and Kenton Mee DESIGN oysterdesign.co.uk

Short Course and Admissions Team

Front cover images include work by tutors Angie Lewin, Andrew Smith, Martin Cheek, Dora Schubert and Paul Cox. Lobster Telephone: collaboration between Edward James and Salvador Dalí. All images that are not credited to a tutor are students’ work.

West Dean College is part of the Edward James Foundation Ltd, a charitable trust that also includes the West Dean Gardens, Sussex Barn Gallery, West Dean House and West Dean Tapestry Studio. Charity reg no 1126084. Printed on chlorine free 100% recycled paper and printed using vegetable-based inks.

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www.westdean.org.uk

These courses are accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education.

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