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Short Courses JUNE – OCTOBER 2010


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The Short Course team continue to introduce brilliant new tutors and exciting new courses whilst maintaining the essential core of our traditional programme. We aim to ensure that those of you who return year on year may continue to study subject areas that you enjoy with the tutors of your choice. We also look forward to meeting new students and to introducing new tutors who are able to make innovative contributions to the ever-developing phenomenon that is West Dean.

we also come to understand why we believe certain activities to be worthwhile and enriching.

New for 2010 is an exciting range of Food courses, lectures, demonstrations and feasting. Building on the success of West Dean's garden short courses which features courses on growing your own food, here you can learn about preparing, storing and eating the food you have grown or sourced.

I spent a most enjoyable session selecting courses I would like to study from the new programme and very quickly listed more than thirty. The task of trying to reduce this list to ten courses will, I believe, take me much longer.

Art, craft, music and writing helps us all to understand why discovery through playful endeavour is a serious matter and why manipulating materials, sounds or words is so important to our relationship with the world and other people. By learning how to do things better

To encourage you to study here on a more regular basis, we have extended the number of courses included within the Foundation Diploma portfolio. We believe that this offers you a great opportunity to construct a creative pathway through the myriad of outstanding courses on offer. Our full-time students make great use of this fantastic opportunity to work with some of the country’s leading practitioners who help them realise ideas in compelling, intelligent and sometimes challenging ways.

You may take equal delight in scanning through the new programme and please don’t forget that it is possible to book an extra day to simply relax and walk around the award-winning Gardens, enjoy the wonderful cuisine and absorb some of this unique atmosphere. Robert Pulley Principal

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Fees listed for each course are non-residential – please see page 71 for accommodation costs | Short Courses June–October 2010


About Edward James Edward James was a lifelong collector of art and a poet who inherited the West Dean Estate and 19th century flintfaced manor house in 1912 from his father. When he came of age Edward began investing his money and time in supporting artists, craftspeople, dancers and poets and his passion for the arts brought him into contact with many leading artists of the time including Leonara Carrington, Remedios Varo, Salvador Dalí and René Magritte.

In 1964 he created a charitable trust, the Edward James Foundation, to fulfil his desire to nurture music, traditional crafts and the visual arts. The Foundation opened West Dean College in 1971 as a centre for education and training in conservation and in the visual and applied arts. 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.

The award-winning West Dean Gardens with its beautifully-restored kitchen garden, ornamental gardens, and landscaped parkland ensure that you are surrounded by a remarkable setting and range of artefacts which many of the tutors use as inspiration for project work. Whether you come for a day or a week, your time at West Dean will be memorable and we hope you will want to return time and time again. Learn… West Dean College offers over 700 short courses each year providing many opportunities to explore new subjects and ideas, develop skills and make practical and beautiful things.

“Driving home, I felt a sense of accomplishment, and was almost disappointed when my mobile finally picked up a signal again after two days of total and utter peace”

West Dean Today

West Dean College today enjoys an international reputation as a renowned study centre offering a rich and varied curriculum. The College provides full-time masters degrees, diplomas and short courses for students, from beginner to the advanced professional. West Dean is a small, specialist college where leading professionals come to share their expertise in art, craft, music, writing, gardening, food and conservation, enabling you to learn new skills in an inspiring, environment.

The West Dean Experience

West Dean College is situated at the heart of the 6,400-acre West Dean Estate, set amongst the stunning landscape of the South Downs National Park. The College, with its large country house style, offers a creative educational environment that allows you the opportunity to escape the pressures of daily life and to learn new skills in an informal, relaxed atmosphere within a spectacular setting. Courses normally last between one to five days and can be booked as either non-residential or residential: in summer we have our week-long summer school courses.

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Emma Townshend, Living Gardens, Independent on Sunday 1 Nov 2009

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Contents

Events Taster Days

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Summer Schools

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Creative writing

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Summer Sampler Weekend

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Food

Foundation diploma in art and design

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Food days Food courses

Art

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Botanical art and illustration 14 Drawing 14–15 Painting 15–19 Printmaking 19–20 Basketmaking, chair seating and willow work Books, paper and lettering Bookbinding, papermaking and paper marbling Calligraphy and lettercutting Full-time Programmes and Continuing professional development courses in conservation

From as little as £56 you can come to West Dean to learn a new skill which, in the long-term could help you save or make money. By choosing a West Dean course, you can gain the skills and confidence to produce works of art and crafts which you could sell or give as presents to friends. An added benefit is that if you book online in full you are entitled to a 5% discount off the brochure price.

This Summer season we are offering an exciting selection of courses, many of which are run by our established tutors, and with the addition of seventeen new tutors as well as a new range of courses. There are courses for all levels of experience covering a vast range of subjects from pottery, mosaic making, learning basic sewing techniques, through to woodworking, sculpture, metalworking and creative writing. In response to the increasing popularity of ‘grow your own’ fruit and vegetables, combined with current interest in locally sourced produce, West Dean is, for the first time, offering a new range of one-day food courses. These will include a mixture of talks,

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Gardening and garden design 30–33 Garden lectures Garden courses Glass and mosaics Glass Mosaics

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demonstrations and opportunities to learn from leading food writers and chefs how to choose, prepare and cook seasonal produce. The emphasis will be on embracing local, seasonal foods, the joys of growing and cooking your own produce, as well as the chance to learn valuable culinary skills, such as preparing and cooking fish. To find out more about courses and talks please turn to page 29 Our popular three-week Summer School returns again at the height of summer, allowing you to come and relax and enjoy a break with like minded people, whilst you immerse yourself in a favourite subject or learn a completely new skill. With ten new courses to choose from as well as several new tutors, there is bound to be something to entice you. Choose from established favourites such as watercolour painting, willow workshops and sculpture for the garden, or try one of our new courses which include ‘Build a tree house at West Dean’, ‘Creative Photoshop for surface decoration and art projects’ and ‘Creative silversmithing for vessels and sculptural jewellery’. Create… All West Dean courses are taught by practicing professionals, many of whom are world renowned in their field. Numbers of students on each course is kept deliberately low to ensure that you have the space and time needed to best develop your skills and knowledge. Take a look at our Tutor profiles and images of their work on our website for inspiration when choosing a course.

The specialist workshops and studios at West Dean are amongst the bestequipped in the UK and include a pottery, forge, fine metals workshop, two first-floor art studios with overhead natural light, the brightly-lit Orangery and sculpture courtyard, a purpose built facility for stone carving and related materials. There is also a computer Suite and a specialist artsbased library for you to use. Stay… You will not be disappointed should you take advantage of the residential accommodation offered at West Dean. There are 58 comfortably furnished rooms, situated either in the main house or in the nearby Vicarage. In the summer other rooms are provided in the College Annexes within the grounds. Some of the rooms feature antique furniture, private bathrooms and/or views over the surrounding gardens, whilst others have a more contemporary feel. You can even stay an extra night before or after your course. Partners who are not attending courses are welcome to stay at the College, sharing your room on a resident-only basis. Dinner and breakfast is included in your stay and you also have access to the house and gardens while you are in residence. You may be interested to learn that all of the heating and hot water needs of West Dean College (and parts of the village) are met entirely, and on a sustained basis, by burning woodchips from wood grown on the West Dean Estate.

Fees listed for each course are non-residential – please see page 71 for accommodation costs | Short Courses June–October 2010


B&B at West Dean Metalworking

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Blacksmithing and 36–37 metalworking Enamelling 37 Jewellery 37–40 Silversmithing 40–42 Make your own wedding rings 42 Music and music appreciation 44– 45 Music Music appreciation

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Pottery and ceramics

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Sculpture

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Automata making and puppetry 50 Carving in stone and wood 50–51 Modelling, casting and 51–52 other techniques Textiles

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Embroidery, sewing and stitch Painting, printing and dyeing Constructed textile techniques

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Woodworking and furniture making

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Picture making Digital image manipulation Film

Friends of West Dean

Application form

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Cancellation Protection 70–71 & West Dean College Terms and Conditions

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situated adjacent to The Vicarage or enjoy a game of croquet or boules out on the Croquet Lawn. Alternatively, you may wish to book a massage with our in-house masseur or book a place on a yoga class. Explore… Whatever the season or the time of day, a stroll through the historic and listed 90 acre-West Dean Gardens (including a circular 2.5 mile walk through the 49-acre St Roche’s Arboretum), offers breathtaking views. It is well worth taking time to visit the recently restored Victorian walled kitchen garden with its sixteen glasshouses and to admire Harold Peto’s spectacular 300-foot long Edwardian Pergola which dominates the North Lawn behind the main house. The West Dean Gardens Shop is a great source of unusual gifts or mementos of your stay and stocks a wide range of goods from leather handbags, jewellery and scarves to rugs, books and small garden tools. Discover… West Dean College also runs a series of full-time diploma courses, many of which lead to MAs which are 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, complemented by programmes in making stringed musical instruments and furniture. New for 2010/11 is our MA in Creative Writing (subject to validation). The MA in Visual Arts and MFA in Fine Art, where you can specialise in Tapestry and Textile Art, Sculpture or Painting and Drawing, are aimed at

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Photography, film and digital media 46– 47

Eat… Among the highlights for those staying at West Dean, is the food. Our Catering Team are renowned for their imaginative menus of seasonal, wholesome meals. Lunch and dinner is self-service with a choice of two hot meals (one vegetarian), homemade soups, locally-baked breads and an exceptional salad bar as well as a selection of delicious puddings, fresh fruit and yoghurt. The self-service breakfast includes a selection of hot choices, as well as a variety of breads, fruit, yoghurt and cereals. All our ingredients are traceable and, where possible, sourced locally – the West Dean Gardens supplies seasonal fruit and vegetables when available and our bakery products often use flour from the neighbouring Weald and Downland Museum’s organic mill. Relax… As a residential student on one of our short courses you can relax and unwind at the end of the day in the Oak Hall or sink into one of the comfortable sofas and armchairs in the Steward’s Bar. For the more energetic, take a dip in the small open air heated swimming pool (May to September)

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Furniture related 59–60 Woodcarving and turning 60–61 Wood related courses 62 Musical instrument making 62

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those who wish to develop a deeper philosophical and critical understanding of their practice. All the College’s fulltime students attend short courses to enhance their full-time learning. During your visit you are welcome to visit our Open Workshops which are open to short course students on Thursdays 1.30 – 2pm to see what our MA & Diploma Students are working on. The Tapestry Studio at West Dean is one of only a very small number of such studios in the world. It is currently working on a 12-year project for Historic Scotland that involves recreating seven 16th Century tapestries entitled Hunt of the Unicorn. The West Dean Studio is open to the public on Wednesdays between 1.30 – 2pm. Several of the full-time weavers teach tapestry in the Short Course programme.

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Events

at West Dean

Chichester Writing Festival

GARDEN EVENTS 2010 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. Kate Mosse in conversation with Julie Walters at the 2009 Chichester Writing Festival.

Events planned this year to celebrate its produce and passion: WHOLLY HERBS 22 and 23 May

Friday 24 – Sunday 26 September 2010 As part of the Chichester Writing Festival there are three headline ‘In Conversation’ sessions with international bestselling author Kate Mosse (Labyrinth, Sepulchre) and literary superstars in the Sussex Barn Auditorium.

THE GARDEN EVENT 26 and 27 June For details on the weekend programme please see page 28. CHILLI FIESTA 6, 7 and 8 August TOTALLY TOMATO SHOW 4 and 5 September APPLE AFFAIR 2 and 3 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 brought out for show.

GARDEN EVENT TICKETS Adult £7.50 (PLUS CONC.) Chili fiesta £9.00

WILDLIFE AND WEEDS – FORGET ALL YOUR FEARS ABOUT WILDLIFE GARDENING 1 May 2010, 10am–3pm £56 Ken Thompson SIX WAYS TO TRANSFORM YOUR GARDEN 3 July 2010, 10am–3pm £56 Stephen Anderton PLANTING COMBINATIONS WORKSHOP 17 July 2010, 10am–3pm £56 Dr. Noel Kingsbury

Pergola Theatre Each year, for a fortnight, the grounds around West Dean’s 300 foot-long Edwardian Pergola are transformed into an enchanting outdoor theatre. Venue: West Dean’s Pergola (please use the West Dean College entrance) 28 June – 10 July, All performances start at 7.45pm. Tickets for these productions can be bought on the night on the gate or booked in advance through the Chichester Festivities. For further information email, visit info@chifest.org.uk or call the box office on 01243 780192 6

SATURDAY GARDEN LECTURES

EXTEND THE SEASON WITH GRASSES AND PERENNIALS 18 September 2010, 10am–3pm £56 Marina Christopher and Neil Lucas

GLORIOUS COLOUR ET1534 June 2, 8pm £8 Sussex Barn Auditorium The Kaffe Fassett lecture is designed to inspire and motivate. The presentation highlights works from his latest projects, which include his patchwork quilt, fabric, needlepoint, mosaic, painting and knitting designs. A tremendous amount of Kaffe’s inspiration comes from his continual travels and his lecture is designed not so much to instruct but to empower and inspire the audience to create and develop their “mind’s eye”. Audiences leave invigorated – entranced by Kaffe’s sense and use of colour, they are ready to try it themselves and are encouraged to do so. The slide show lasts approximately 45 minutes followed by a question and answer session and book signing.

Fees listed for each course are non-residential – please see page 71 for accommodation costs | Short Courses June–October 2010


CONCERTS 2010

THE CHILINGIRIAN QUARTET Concert Series THE CHILINGIRIAN QUARTET QT1523 Sunday 11 July, 8pm, St Andrew’s Church, West Dean, £15 PUBLIC MASTERCLASS WITH THE CHILINGIRIAN QUARTET QT1524 Monday 12 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 QT1525 Tuesday 13 July, 8pm, The Old Library,West Dean College, £15

STUDENTS’ ‘SHOWCASE’ CONCERT QT1526 Wednesday 14 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 QT1527 Thursday 15 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/Masterclass Series Sponsored by Classical Guitar Magazine and D’Addario CONCERT BY BEN VERDERY GC1528 Saturday 21 August, 8pm, St Andrew’s Church, West Dean, £12

CONCERT BY THE MANDOLINQUENTS GC1531 Wednesday 25 August, 8pm, Sussex Barn Auditorium, West Dean College, £12

CONCERT BY BERTA ROJAS GC1529 Sunday 22 August, 8pm, St Andrew’s Church, West Dean, £12

MASTERCLASS WITH ROLAND DYENS GC1532 Tuesday 24 August, 8pm, Sussex Barn Auditorium, West Dean College, £10

CONCERT BY ROLAND DYENS GC1530 Monday 23 August, 8pm, St Andrew’s Church, West Dean, £12

GUITAR OPEN DAY GC1533 Sunday 22 August, 12pm–6pm, West Dean College and St. Andrew’s Church, West Dean, £10 Exhibition – Shop – Recitals – Masterclass

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NAKED FOOTPRINTS – improvised music inspired by Los Pozas Saturday 27 February 2010 8pm, Sussex Barn Auditorium, West Dean College, £15 EC0982 A remarkable creative, musical and visual collaboration, linked and influenced by Edward James, presented in concert by the Dave Hassell-Andy Scott Duo as part of an extensive UK Tour. The group presents improvisations based on projected images of Las Pozas, the garden Edward James created in Mexico. Evaristo Aguilar, percussionist, joins the duo to talk about life as a professional Mexican musician, his love of the music of his region, Huasteca, and also gives an insight into Las Pozas. The highly respected Dave Hassell-Andy Scott Duo embarked upon an amazing collaboration with Evaristo Aguilar and UK photographer William Ellis in March 2009, travelling deep into the jungle of Mexico, to the surrealist home of Edward James. After experiencing the sights and sounds of Las Pozas and staying at El Castillo, home of Edward James in the nearby town of Xilitia, the group returned to a recording studio in Tampico to record a CD. Each track on the CD is influenced by a sculpture, building or another aspect of Las Pozas, from Naked Footprints to Stairway to the Sky, percussionists Evaristo & Dave, along with saxophonist Andy improvise melodies, sounds, shapes and colours that are at times haunting, beautiful, bold and intimate. A CHOPIN CELEBRATION – PIANO CONCERT Sunday 18 April 2.30pm Sussex Barn Auditorium, West Dean College, £10 AC0832 John Clegg gives a piano recital commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frèdèric Chopin featuring a varied selection of his compositions.

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Taster days offer you the chance to discover a new subject and develop new skills. They are all ideal for complete beginners and with 38 different courses on offer there's sure to be something 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.

Japanese braidmaking

Botanical painting

Screenprinting

June 6 TD1200 | £82 Beginners Taster days: See page 8

June 19 TD1230 | £95 Beginners

June 20 TD1232 | £97 Beginners

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

Learn how to depict striking flowers in a botanical style as you are shown wet-in-wet techniques, using plants from West Dean Gardens. SANDRINE MAUGY

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

Garden design June 9 TD1206 | £78 Beginners/Intermediate Learn how to transform your ideas into a plan that can then be developed into a garden, using exercises to explore the design process. Page 8 JULIET SARGEANT

Botanical metalwork sculpture

A load of rubbish – sculpture with wire and paper

June 19 TD1231 | £94 | Beginners

June 20 TD1233 | £86 | Beginners

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Make a flower or several with foliage using aluminium sheet, learning how to manipulate these materials by cutting, forming, texturing and shaping. MIKE SAVAGE

Making a country-style stool June 19 TD1228 | £96 Beginners

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Working with discarded weekend colour supplements, wire and even common kitchen foil, discover the versatility and wonder of this papier-mâché related medium. DAVID FARRER WITH CORDELIA JOHN

Colourful jewellery from polymer clay

Make a three-legged stool, using Windsor chair making methods to turn legs, shape the seat with a traditional spokeshave, assemble and finish. JAMES MURSELL

June 20 TD1234 | £87 Beginners Blend colours and slice, shape and make coloured cane with polymer clay to create beads and a pendant. CAROL BLACKBURN

Basic silversmithing June 19 TD1229 | £142 Beginners

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Key to course codes JANE SAMPSON

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

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 7D 7 day course 4D 4 day course 9D 9 day course Specialist courses eg. WF, SS, CG, CQ as described

Fees listed for each course are non-residential – please see page 71 for accommodation costs | Short Courses June–October 2010


ALISON SANDEMAN

TASTER DAYS 2010

June 24 TD1242 | £94 | Beginners

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Learn to manipulate classic letter shapes using ink and improvised writing tools made from twigs, tin, grasses and so on, to decorative effect. PAUL ANTONIO

Life drawing June 27 TD1257 | £95 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

Painting with acrylics

Mosaic making

June 27 TD1258 | £91 Beginners

June 25 TD1244 | £89 Beginners Learn how to cut and shape ceramic and vitreous glass tiles to make a small mosaic picture. MARTIN CHEEK

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

Making pictures with fabrics

Carving a small soapstone sculpture

June 25 TD1245 | £80 Beginners

June 29 TD1265 | £93 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

You are introduced to direct carving and shown how to create your own hand-held, tactile soapstone sculpture. PAULA HAUGHNEY

Stained glass

Throwing pots June 26 TD1253 | £87 | Beginners

Christine Forbes

Calligraphy – lettering with found materials

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July 2 TD1266 | £99 Beginners

Learn the basic skills for throwing on an electric potter’s wheel and create several stoneware pots. ALISON SANDEMAN

Try your hand at the processes of cutting glass, assembling a panel with lead, soldering and finishing as you make a small panel. KATE BADEN FULLER

Japanese-style bookbinding

Stained glass

June 26 TD1254 | £85 | Beginners

July 3 TD1269 | £99 Beginners

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Learn how to fold the pages, make paper strings and sew the traditional ‘four-hole’ stitch pattern through the cover. KATHY ABBOTT

Please see TD1266 above for further information. KATE BADEN FULLER

July 3 TD1270 | £83 | Beginners

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Learn how to manipulate and bind wire as you create a delicate three-dimensional drawing of a shoe-form in wire. CATHY MILES

Watercolour painting July 3 TD1271 | £91 Beginners Create a watercolour painting as you learn to handle brushes, use colour and study form and composition. CHRISTINE FORBES

Portrait sculpture July 4 TD1273 | £93 | Beginners

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Working with a model, experience sculpting a portrait head and create a terracotta ‘mask’ for firing later. JON EDGAR

Enamelling on copper July 4 TD1274 | £90 Beginners

Exploring pastels June 26 TD1255 | £91 Beginners Discover mark-making and colour mixing with soft chalk pastels, then complete two contrasting paintings. FELICITY HOUSE

Sculpting in wire

If you pay in full online you will receive a 5% discount for courses in this brochure.

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Discover the alchemy of enamel, heat and colour! Learn to apply enamel on to copper in various ways and then fire work in a kiln. PENNY DAVIS

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TASTER DAYS 2010

Oil painting – a simple approach

Crochet – the basics

July 4 TD1276 | £92 Beginners

July 13 TD1293 | £94 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

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

July 9 TD1280 | £89 Beginners

Hand knitting – the basics

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

Experiencing the blacksmith’s craft July 10 TD1284 | £97 Beginners 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

Experiencing the blacksmith’s craft July 11 TD1285 | £97 Beginners Please see TD1284 above for further information. ANDREW SMITH

July 14 TD1294 | £94 Beginners

Alison Baxter

Fabric flower making

Making willow baskets July 12 TD1288 | £90 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

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

Creative hand embroidery July 15 TD1295 | £84 Beginners

Silk painting

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

July 12 TD1289 | £102 Beginners

Screenprinting and painting on fabric

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

July 22 TD1307 | £92 | Beginners

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A day of play – using images on silk screens supplied – to print a unique length of fabric with lustrous translucent dyes on fine silk or cotton fabric. CAROLE WALLER

Dressmaking – making a skirt July 22 TD1308 | £78 | Beginners

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Learn basic dressmaking techniques by making a well-fitting skirt from a simple commercial pattern of your choice. MARIA PULLEY

Botanical painting Peter Parkinson

September 18 TD1417 | £95 Beginners 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

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Fees listed for each course are non-residential – please see page 71 for accommodation costs | Short Courses June–October 2010


TASTER DAYS 2010

If you pay in full online you will receive a 5% discount for courses in this brochure.

Woodturning – making a small bowl

Blacksmithing

Carving in stone

September 22 TD1425 | £91 Beginners

September 25 TD1436 | £100 Beginners

September 26 TD1439 | £91 | 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

Experience the basic tools and techniques used by the smith in the hot-forging process, to make a small piece of work from steel. PETER PARKINSON

Inspired by a natural object, explore sculptural carving in soft, easily-shaped Maltese Limestone. SIMON KEELEY

Tatting – the basics September 22 TD1426 | £85 | Beginners

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Learn the basic technique of tatting – looping the thread using a shuttle to create delicate lace-style edgings. ALISON BAXTER

Enamelling on copper September 25 TD1437 | £90 Beginners Please see TD1274 on page 9 for further information. PENNY DAVIS

Rag rugging

Decorative silkscreen stencilling

September 23 TD1427 | £80 Beginners

September 26 TD1438 | £94 | Beginners

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

Learn simple stencil-making techniques and print your designs in colour onto a bag, T shirts, or fabric. JANE SAMPSON

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Blacksmithing September 26 TD1440 | £100 Beginners Please see TD1436 above for further information. PETER PARKINSON

Digital portrait photography October 9 TD1473 | £84 Beginners Learn classic portrait photography techniques on location then manipulate and print your final images. SALLY VERRALL

Willow basketmaking September 24 TD1428 | £85 Beginners 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

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 beginners 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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SUMMER SAMPLER WEEKEND This weekend course offers the chance to explore several subjects over two days. From a selection of four different subjects each day, choose two workshops each 2½ hours long, and get a real taste of new techniques and processes, taking home four finished items. June 4–6 WE1198 | £244 |

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AUTOMATA

BOOKBINDING

GLASS FUSING

JEWELLERY

Working in wood, wire, string, card and a variety of found materials, make your own simple automata operated with a crank handle. Robert Race

Make books by hand using simple tools and processes using handmade papers. Susan Hufton

Explore the possibilities of fusing colourful glass making a coaster and cabochons to form an item of jewellery. Katrina Beattie

Make a silver ring with surface texture by using hammers and punches to your own individual pattern. Sarah Macrae

FELTMAKING

MONOPRINTING

ENAMELLING

STONECARVING

Create your own unique small bag or purse using the ancient craft of making felt. Heather Belcher

Create a number of instant unique colour prints with this hybrid technique somewhere between drawing, painting and printmaking. Mark Cazalet

Experiment with a number of different techniques of enamelling on copper and make an enamel badge or maybe two. Penny Davis

Have a go at carving a small soapstone sculpture – an exciting journey from the rough rock to a polished piece. Paula Haughney

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Fees listed for each course are non-residential – please see page 71 for accommodation costs | Short Courses June–October 2010


Foundation Diploma in Art and Design awarded by West Dean College Build up your portfolio and art and design skills at weekends on West Dean’s Foundation Diploma.

Taster days: See page 8 On completion of the West Dean Foundation Diploma you will have acquired a rich and varied portfolio of work which would enable you to make a direct application to a degree programme in a wide variety of Art and Design disciplines. For those with a first degree in any subject it would enable you to apply to study on the Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts at West Dean.

experience gained from the short courses and your intended future pathway. Two tutorials will be given by a senior tutor as part of the Foundation Diploma and students will have the opportunity to attend lectures that are held throughout the year at West Dean. A small number of dedicated events for Foundation students will be organised outside the published programme.

The Foundation Diploma is awarded in recognition of the successful completion of ten short courses which can be taken over weekends or during the week. From this pool of short course attendance, it is compulsory to attend a minimum of four from the Art section of our programme and for beginners and those new to West Dean, we have highlighted a selection of courses that may be of interest to you (marked with a in the brochure). Your choice of the other six courses would be discussed and agreed in advance with the Programme Tutor.

The ten short courses can be taken in any order but must normally be completed within a period of two years, including the submission of a final essay. Detailed specifications relating to the presentation of this written work can be obtained from the Programme Tutor.

Fees: £1500 non-residential – this cost is based on ten, two day courses and does not include material or model fees. If you select longer courses, you will be charged at a prorata rate for the extra days. Accommodation for a weekend, including dinner & breakfast, is available from £91. For more information contact Alison Baxter, Head of Short Courses, West Dean College on alison.baxter@westdean.org.uk or 01243 818262.

The short courses give all those who wish to gain a broad knowledge base of traditional and contemporary art and design practices the opportunity to study at West Dean with tutors at the top of their profession.

Students are also required to submit a final 2,000 word essay. The essay consists of a reflective review and analysis of your

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Botanical art and illustration 14 Drawing 14–15 Painting 15–19 Printmaking 19–20

Botanical art and illustration

Pumpkins and gourds – botanical painting

Vegetables can be beautiful – botanical painting

October 22–25 LW1507 | £267 Suitable for all

June 11–13 WE1211 | £185 Suitable for all Paint some of the early summer vegetables from West Dean’s kitchen garden with particular focus on the vast variety of greens provided by nature and using watercolour, you pay close attention to accurate observation and successful colour mixing. MARIELLA BALDWIN

Summer colours at West Dean – botanical painting July 12–16 4D1292 | £345 Suitable for all 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. SANDRINE MAUGY

Flowers and fruit in pencil and watercolour – botanical illustration September 6–10 4D1394 | £346 Suitable for all 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. VALERIE OXLEY

With their rich colours, sculptural shapes and interesting patterns, pumpkins, squash and gourds are ideal autumnal subjects. Develop your observational skills and watercolour painting techniques, to create a botanical painting which is both accurate and aesthetically pleasing. MARIELLA BALDWIN

Drawing Drawing for beginners June 4–6 WE1196 | £178 | 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 environment of West Dean. JOHN FREEMAN

Pictures and prose – the art of illustration June 7–11 4D1205 | £339 Suitable for all Experience the complete process of illustrating a text of your choice – a favourite poem, piece of prose or a children’s book. This course takes you on a journey from rough drawings to storyboarding, gathering references, character development, making a dummy book and looking for and working with a publisher. CLIFF WRIGHT

Drawing the head June 27–30 3D1261 | £287 | Suitable for all Become confident about drawing features and capturing character and expression. Celebrate the sculptural qualities of the subject using charcoal, rubbers and soft pencils to produce powerful and expressive A1 size drawings. EMILY BALL

Life drawing – an intensive course August 13–15 WE1342 | £198 | Suitable for all Learn how to create mass and form, capture the dynamics of poses and render dimension and proportion. Advice on all drawing media and the developmental possibilities of various pose lengths is given, enabling a confident and inventive approach to figure drawing. VALERIE WIFFEN

The elements of caricature and cartooning August 16–20 4D1354 | £339 Suitable for all With the illustrious history of cartooning as a starting point, you are taught to draw, distort anatomy, capture facial expressions and express ideas using pencil, ink, felt pens and watercolour. JOHN FREEMAN

Fruits from West Dean orchards – botanical painting October 1–3 WE1453 | £183 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

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Illustrating an outdoor event – horse racing at Goodwood

Painting

August 27–30 LW1373 | £299 Suitable for all

Abstract concepts in landscape painting

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

June 6–11 5D1202 | £416 | Intermediate/Advanced 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. CHRISTOPHER BAKER

Portrait drawing August 30–September 2 3D1377 | £287 | Suitable for all Develop your drawing skills as the tutor guides you to achieving a likeness and improving techniques in ways tailored to your own experience. There is opportunity to experiment with different media, styles and approaches. JOHN FREEMAN

Drawing with charcoal – various approaches September 10–12 WE1401 | £185 | Suitable for all Explore the mark-making and expressive potential of charcoal. You develop drawings based on the landscape, interiors or stilllife subjects, while also seeking to express feelings and ideas in a direct and exciting way. CHRISTOPHER BAKER

The nature of seeing – a drawing course September 10–13 LW1403 | £262 Beginners/Intermediate 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

Drawing the horse September 13–16 3D1408 | £268 | Suitable for all

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Explore the process of drawing the horse from life, including visits to its working environment nearby. You begin by sketching the structure of the horse and then, in the studio, individual responses are developed as you experiment with exciting interpretations of the horse’s power and movement. KATE DICKER

The attraction of abstraction – a painting course June 11–14 LW1216 | £262 | Suitable for all Understand the ideas and processes involved in making abstract art and learn to express your own ideas and feelings in visual terms including line, tone, colour, texture and choice of materials to produce a final abstract art work. MARTIN WARD

Drawing for beginners

Flower studies – all media – all levels

September 24–26 WE1430 | £178 | Beginners

June 13–18 5D1221 | £420 | Suitable for all

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Flowers offer the opportunity to depict brilliant colour and beauty of form at close hand. The tutor gives advice on colour mixing and techniques to show plant fibre and texture, as well as the management of design in arrangements. You work in the gardens or a comfortable studio, with cut flowers and exotic subjects from the greenhouses. VALERIE WIFFEN

An introduction to observational drawing October 8–10 WE1468 | £178 | Beginners This step-by-step course guides you through the key techniques used to create accurate drawings from observation. Working with pencils on paper, you investigate composition, measurement, tone and line. ANDREW FITCHETT

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Water and reflections in watercolours June 14–18 4D1225 | £339 Beginners/Intermediate This challenging four-day course is for those who wish to study illusionistic effects involving water, especially ways of capturing reflections. It is designed to enable painters to create compositions involving seas, rivers and fountains by teaching them special technical effects and ‘tricks of the trade’. WENDY JELBERT

Strawberries in watercolours – achieving juicy realism June 21–24 3D1239 | £262 | Intermediate

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Study strawberries in all their juicy detail – observing how light and shade creates their shape and colour. You develop your watercolour techniques to capture the vibrancy and luminosity of the fruit to create paintings good enough to eat! ANNA KNIGHTS

Painting free-form with the Chinese brush – landscapes June 21–25 4D1240 | £339 Suitable for all Master the basic skills of freehand Chinese landscape painting as you discover the cultural background to this art. You learn how to choose appropriate materials and practise painting mountains, waterfalls and clouds using the Chinese brush, with guidance on mounting work. KAILI FU

Painting with colour – seaside scenes June 27–30 3D1262 | £262 | Suitable for all

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ANNA KNIGHTS

Botanical art and illustration 14 Drawing 14–15 Painting 15–19 Printmaking 19–20

A responsive approach to watercolours

Figurative transformations – life painting to abstraction

July 8–11 LW1279 | £262 Intermediate/Advanced

July 24–30 SS1316 | £587 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate/Advanced

Loosen up with 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

The vision of colour July 9–11 WE1282 | £178 | 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. Through a structured series of practical projects, your confidence builds in handling colour and understanding its role. MARK CAZALET

Portrait painting – more than a likeness July 16–18 WE1301 | £197 Advanced 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

Starting with watercolours July 16–18 WE1302 | £180 | 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

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Learn to represent your responses to the human figure in paintings that emphasise the abstract qualities of pictorial composition. Develop your own individual approach to abstract painting and drawing, working with the life model and independently. There will also be 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

Painting on location using watercolours and acrylics July 24–30 SS1318 | £566 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Explore the creative possibilities of working outside in the heathland, downland and seascape of West Sussex. You respond to the landscape in its variety and develop sensitivity to weather conditions, exploring colour mixing, surfaces and handling of the medium. FRANCES HATCH

Landscape and figure painting in oils – the British tradition July 31–August 6 SS1325 | £576 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate/Advanced Study the theory and practice of the British oil painting tradition as it grew through the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries and use this new understanding to develop your own painting. Illustrated lectures introduce the work of a range of artists including Constable, Turner, Nash, Hitchens and Bacon. On the technical side, the tutor covers oil paints, mediums, surfaces and the use of brushes; glazing, scumbling, impasto techniques; and the practical theory of colour and tone. JOHN FREEMAN

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Sussex Downs and coast – painting with pastels

Summer flowers and fruits – creating vibrant realism with watercolours

Capturing a sense of place – painting at West Dean

July 31–August 6 SS1327 | £570 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

August 7–13 SS1335 | £566 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate

August 16–20 4D1355 | £339 Suitable for all

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Enjoy working in the open air and responding to the newly designated South Downs National Park and coastal landscapes in dry painting media – conté, chalk pastels and charcoal. In the studio you learn how tone, composition and colour contribute to the making of a successful image and also look at supports and practise techniques for exploiting the versatility of these media. Finally, get organised for working ‘en plein air’ with a minimal portable kit! FELICITY HOUSE

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Use the beautiful and extensive gardens of West Dean to choose inspiring subjects to paint. Learn to observe their varied textures and colours in full detail to achieve compositions with impact. Explore how to use watercolour to capture intensity and clarity of colour and how to use highlights and contrast to create form. You will gain confidence in your colour mixing and successfully recreate the vibrancy of nature on the page. ANNA KNIGHTS

Painting light – still-life and landscapes in oils August 7–13 SS1337 | £570 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Explore a wide range of approaches to the depiction of light in painting using oils or other media. Learn how different ways of structuring your painting affects tonal and colour relationships and how the study of colour, glazing and optical mixing can be used 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

Mixed media images – print, paint and collage August 15–18 3D1349 | £274 | Suitable for all

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Watercolours for beginners August 27–30 LW1372 | £262 Beginners 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

Watercolours – atmosphere through light and texture August 30–September 2 3D1378 | £262 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

Build your confidence with acrylics September 3–5 WE1382 | £180 | Intermediate Develop your skills by exploring techniques for information gathering, the use of wet and impasto brushwork and colour mixing. Create painted sketches for future development and a finished piece. CHRISTINE FORBES

EMILY BALL

Study the colours, patterns and textures around you as a starting point for your work and learn various techniques for applying paints, dyes and inks. Hand printmaking techniques are also explored, including using blocks and stencils, as you develop your ideas into samples or a finished piece. JO DIXON

This structured course examines artists’ many approaches to the depiction of a location or place – whether mythic, topographical, romantic or surreal. Working with the landscape at West Dean, you too explore ways of capturing a specific place in time and what it means to you. A sequence of linked projects on topics such as space, perspective, light and tonality, take place, producing one work each session. MARK CAZALET

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Botanical art and illustration 14 Drawing 14–15 Painting 15–19 Printmaking 19–20

Painting autumn with the Chinese brush

Life painting in oils – the sustained pose

September 3–6 LW1386 | £266 Suitable for all

September 19–24 5D1422 | £467 Intermediate/Advanced

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 compositions are completed as is the use of specialist Chinese materials. MAGGIE CROSS

A unique opportunity to study the model in the same pose over several days is offered on this intensive course. You begin each day with warm-up poses, developing your drawing skills and creating studies in a variety of media. You then work on the long pose, learning techniques applied when painting in oils over a longer period of time as you work towards your finished piece. Individual guidance is also given on composition, proportion, tonal relationships, colour and colour mixing. ADELE WAGSTAFF

Floribunda – expressive drawing and painting September 5–10 5D1393 | £420 | 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

A watercolour sketchbook of West Dean September 13–17 4D1409 | £339 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

Watercolour – loosen up without losing control

Landscape painting – an abstract approach through photography September 20–24 4D1424 | £339 | Intermediate/Advanced Explore new and approachable ways of using photography to develop your ideas for landscape painting. You first take pictures in the College grounds, print them, then cut them up and design your own collage. You go on to develop this into a finished painting in any medium. JENNY TYSON

Sketchbooks for creative thinking September 26–October 1 5D1448 | £422 Suitable for all Open up your artistic vision by exploring ways of using your sketchbook creatively. Learn to work with a wide variety of techniques and mark making tools to enable you to capture your immediate visual experiences – from easily portable drawing and painting kits, to equipment for more sustained approaches. You work from observation, memory and imagination and should develop new confidence, tap into your expressive strengths and take away ‘springboards’ for future creative practice. MAXINE RELTON

Beginning with acrylics October 1–3 WE1455 | £178 | Beginners Experience the versatility and expressiveness of acrylic paint through a series of directed practical exercises and then make exploratory paintings of still-life objects using a range of techniques. FRANCES HATCH

Art books – linking photographic images, fine art techniques and texts September 26–30 4D1443 | £347 | Suitable for all

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Combine words with photographic images to create an original art book contained in a slipcase. Choose any text as a starting point for working in the landscape of West Dean, and learn a variety of processes for manipulating your photographs. Your slipcase may also reflect the content of your personal art book. ROGER POLLEY

September 17–20 LW1415 | £264 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

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Trees within the landscape – mixed media

Painting summer and autumn landscapes in miniature

Oil painting for beginners and improvers

October 3–8 5D1461 | £416 | Suitable for all

October 11–14 3D1481 | £262 Suitable for all

October 25–29 4D1511 | £339 Beginners/Intermediate

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

In this comprehensive course you are encouraged to use the expressive qualities of oil paint and to create a varied picture surface, or impasto, to explore the threedimensional qualities of the medium. You learn how to mix colours effectively, manage the tonal scheme and consider the design possibilities of a range of projects. VALERIE WIFFEN

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Enjoy the wealth of trees offered by West Dean and explore a variety of drawn and painted marks to communicate your responses to the subject. Study individual trees and their detail – bark, leaf shape and colours – as well as trees en masse, integrating watercolour paint with drawing and collage. The course is structured round directed challenges or projects in the studio and on location, and individual ‘journeys’ are encouraged and supported. FRANCES HATCH

Making an artist’s book October 8–11 LW1471 | £270 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

Abstraction in watercolours October 10–15 5D1478 | £416 Intermediate/Advanced 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

Byzantine icon painting October 17–22 5D1497 | £432 | NEW Beginners/Intermediate Working in the Byzantine style, experience each process involved in the production of a small icon, starting with the basic principles of design and moving through water gilding, mixing egg yolk with pigment, applying egg tempera and dry brush modelling. The course includes an illustrated talk outlining the spiritual reasons for the particular style found in the icon tradition. PETER MURPHY

Autumn trees, foliage and flowers in pen, line and wash October 18–22 4D1499 | £344 Beginners/Intermediate Taking West Dean Gardens as the source of inspiration, learn to make pen-and-ink drawings combined with watercolour washes, working both inside and out. You are shown how to colour mix and to use a range of inks and paint to achieve rich autumnal colours. WENDY JELBERT

Mixed media painting – Autumn in the gardens of West Dean October 22–24 WE1503 | £178 | Intermediate Explore techniques for creating exciting marks, textures and surface effects with water-based paints, inks and other media as you are introduced to painting the landscape and garden subjects. CHRIS FORSEY

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Portrait painting in oils October 28–31 LW1513 | £282 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

Watercolours for complete beginners October 29–31 WE1517 | £186 | 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

Printmaking Relief Collagraph printmaking June 14–18 4D1223 | £365 | Suitable for all

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Explore the potential of printmaking with your own Collagraph blocks and create a range of exciting, well-executed prints by the end of the course. Make low relief blocks from recycled materials collaged and glued onto a card base and experiment with several inking methods to give maximum expression from a single print. JANE STOBART

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Botanical art and illustration 14 Drawing 14–15 Painting 15–19 Printmaking 19–20

Making screenprints – an introduction July 16–18 WE1298 | £210 | Beginners 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

Printmaking with lino July 31–August 6 SS1320 | £592 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Enjoy the tutor’s experimental and stressfree approach to lino and get carried away by his enthusiasm for this ‘humble area of printmaking’. Learn how to equip yourself technically so that you are in control of your printmaking and can explore the medium’s potential freely. Areas covered include reduction lino, making multicoloured prints, using caustic soda on lino and printing without the use of a press. The emphasis is on experimentation, discovery, making a lot of work and fun. A sense of humour is the only pre-requisite required. DALE DEVEREUX BARKER

Creative Photoshop for surface decoration and art projects August 7–13 SS1339 | £602 | NEW SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate Please see page 47 for further information. ALISON MILNER

Woodcut prints – exploring the process August 27–30 LW1369 | £274 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. Use a variety of woods and papers, experiment with cutting techniques and print with presses or by hand. MERLYN CHESTERMAN

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An introduction to etching September 26–30 4D1444 | £364 Beginners Explore traditional methods of etching and experience a variety of techniques – including aquatint and soft ground – as you work on projects such as a portrait, landscape or an architectural subject. The art-historical context of this subtle and expressive printmaking medium is covered in the tutor’s lectures and demonstrations. JOHN FREEMAN

Woodblock prints with pattern and colour September 26–October 1 5D1446 | £437 | NEW Suitable for all Create vibrant woodcuts as you experiment with multiple blocks and graded colours with this easy-to-grasp printing process. Explore Chinese design and decoration in folk art and costume as a starting point, or simply feel free to investigate new ways of working with colour, using Asian papers. MERLYN CHESTERMAN

Wood engraving October 1–3 WE1451 | £178 | Suitable for all 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

Relief printmaking – an introduction October 15–18 LW1489 | £274 | Beginners Using linocut with oil-based inks as your main printmaking method, learn the technical practices and skills to enable you to create well-executed and exciting colour prints on this course. JANE STOBART

CHRISTOPHER BAKER is an artist and author who lectures in drawing and painting. He exhibits widely in the UK and Canada, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions. MARIELLA BALDWIN is a botanical illustrator who teaches at the English Gardening School. She has work in the Chelsea Physic Garden Archive. 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 was 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. 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. 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. CHRISTOPHER CORR studied at the RCA and works as an illustrator and also exhibits his own work inspired by his travels. Commissions include book jackets, cards, stamps and posters. PAUL COX studied illustration at Camberwell and the RCA. His witty draughtsmanship has been seen on stamps, and illustrating books 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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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.

FELICITY HOUSE is a member of the Pastel Society and exhibits widely. Her work in both watercolour and pastel has a distinctive freshness and spontaneity.

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.

KATE DICKER was trained at Camberwell and gained an MA in printmaking at Winchester. A versatile artist, she specialises in wood engraving and has recently been awarded The Curwen Studio Prize.

WENDY JELBERT is a member of the Society of Women Artists, Floral Painters and St Ives Society of Artists. She is the author of 29 art books and 9 art videos.

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.

ANNA KNIGHTS is a self-taught artist who received an RHS Gold Medal and Best Botanical Artist in Show on first exhibiting her work in 2007. She has work in the RHS’s Lindley Library collection and exhibits regularly at the Chelsea Flower Show.

JENNY TYSON is an artist living and working in West Sussex. Influenced by her native Scottish landscape and its light, colour and texture, she trained at Central School in London.

ANDREW FITCHETT is a freelance illustrator, painter and portraitist. His work explores contemporary relationships with nature, drawing on location, then in oils. CHRISTINE FORBES is a painter and teacher who trained at Northbrook College, Sussex. She has recently exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

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.

CHRIS FORSEY trained as an illustrator and has painted for the last 20 years, particularly landscapes. His exhilaration with colour and surface has led to winning awards at Royal Institute of Painters exhibitions.

JUNE MENDOZA, OBE, is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Her commissioned portraits include many well-known people.

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.

PETER MURPHY trained with iconographer Guillem Ramos Poqui in London and is a member of The British Association of Iconographers. He has been commissioned by a number of churches in the UK, notably Tewkesbury Abbey and Hereford Cathedral.

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. 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. 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.

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. 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.

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. MARTIN WARD studied painting at the Slade, then taught a variety of subjects in two major London art schools for 20 years. He lives in France exhibiting in the UK, USA and Europe. VALERIE WIFFEN is a graduate of the RCA 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 and she exhibits and teaches internationally. She has a number of books and DVDs published including Life Drawing – a Journey to Self-Expression. 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.

MAXINE RELTON is a painter and printmaker who trained at Camberwell and the Slade School of Art. She now runs her own gallery and was recently appointed an Academician of the RWA.

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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.

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

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BASKETMAKING, CHAIR SEATING & WILLOW WORK

Tutors

Chair seating with cane, rush, willow or cord

Woven willow hurdles and rustic gates

July 2–4 WE1267 | £191 Suitable for all

October 8–10 WE1469 | £178 | NEW Beginners/Intermediate

Learn the full range of traditional chair seating techniques 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

Learn techniques for making cleft-wood gate-hurdles and woven willow hurdle panels with decorative in-fills, for garden or allotment settings. The use of green woodworking tools and devices and installation is covered. DOMINIC PARRETTE

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’.

Willow and rush baskets

Sculptural animal forms in willow

October 29–31 WE1515 | £186 | NEW Beginners/Intermediate

July 12–15 3D1290 | £295 Beginners/Intermediate Choose to make a full-size deer, fox, sheep or pig, using varieties of willow. Studying drawings and photographs, you observe how structure and tension in the animal form can express meaning and animation. JACKIE BINNS

BASKETMAKING, CHAIR SEATING & WILLOW WORK

MARY BUTCHER is a basketmaker, exhibition curator, writer and teacher. Solo exhibitions include Encircled by Lines and from July – December 2009, Mary had a crafts residency at the V&A’s Sackler Centre. DOMINIC PARRETTE is a coppice craftsman and basket maker, working with the Truggery, Herstmonceux. He trained in Countryside Recreation and teaches many rural crafts.

Make organically-shaped baskets with a willow frame in-filled with a mixture of willow and rush, of the kind that were used traditionally to hold produce or collect eggs. JACKIE BINNS

Willow work – from the traditional to the fantastical July 31–August 6 SS1321 | £597 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

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Experience the versatility of basketry methods with willow as you explore your chosen options on this wide-ranging course. Make traditional basket shapes – round, square or oval according to your level of experience. Alternatively, work on projects to develop your design skills and knowledge of willow as an expressive material as you create smallscale sculptures. Complete several pieces, while you gain an understanding of the basketmaking of today in this country and elsewhere. MARY BUTCHER

Willow basketmaking, including Eastern European techniques September 19–23 4D1420 | £355 | Suitable for all

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Explore basketry methods with willow and make traditional shapes–round for beginners and square or oval work for the experienced, who may also want to try patterns from Eastern European traditions as you complete two or three pieces. MARY BUTCHER

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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 beginners 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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BOOKS, PAPER AND LETTERING

TASTER DAYS For more information about Taster Days throughout the summer please see pages 8–11

Bookbinding, papermaking and paper marbling 23 Calligraphy and lettercutting 23–24

Bookbinding, papermaking and paper marbling Paperworks and paper clay – make, shape and cast June 11–14 LW1215 | £268 | Suitable for all

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Take advantage of a unique opportunity to explore papermaking and unravel the mysteries of making paper clay, often used to make ceramic objects. Learn how to make, cast, paint and wax paper and to prepare, construct and colour paper clay forms. CAROL FARROW

Hand marbling on paper and fabric June 25–27 WE1247 | £178 Beginners/Intermediate

Making a photograph album or memory book and slipcase

Experience every stage of the hand marbling 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

Book art – explore the making of a unique artist’s book July 31–August 6 SS1326 | £575 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Beginners/Intermediate

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Explore interesting book structures and imaginative mark-making techniques to develop a unique hand-made artist’s book or small edition. A series of folded, pamphlet-stitched and zig-zag bindings are introduced alongside monoprinting, rubber stamp, cut-throughs and embossing techniques. Practise and produce a number of book structures as models for further development, relating book forms to contents. CLARE BRYAN

August 23–26 3D1363 | £272 Suitable for all Inspired by the tutor’s collection of bespoke albums, you learn a variety of techniques: reinforced French sewing, shaping the spine of the album; and making a cover using cloth and decorative paper. A slipcase completes the project. KATHY ABBOTT

Calligraphy and lettercutting Calligraphy – techniques of flourishing June 20–23 3D1236 | £262 | Intermediate

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Practise the basic techniques needed for all types of decorative flourishing using the square pen, flat brush and pointed pen, including copperplate script decoration. PAUL ANTONIO

Bookbinding for all

The art of Japanese calligraphy

October 3–8 5D1462 | £424 Suitable for all

August 27–29 WE1365 | £194 Suitable for all

Experience the fascination of the bookbinder’s craft. 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

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

Lettercutting in stone and slate August 27–30 LW1370 | £262 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

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Tutors

BOOKS, PAPER AND LETTERING

Bookbinding, papermaking and paper marbling 23 Calligraphy and lettercutting 23–24

Calligraphy with colour

Calligraphy – italic and other scripts

September 3–5 WE1381 | £178 | Suitable for all

October 10–13 3D1475 | £262 Beginners/Intermediate

Using colour in the pen and on the background, this course encompasses several media and techniques. Coloured backgrounds suitable for calligraphy are also explored, then used while experimenting with letter forms in writing short texts. GAYNOR GOFFE

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

Lettercutting in wood Key to course codes

September 26–30 4D1441 | £339 Suitable for all 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

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 7D 7 day course 4D 4 day course 9D 9 day course Specialist courses eg. WF, SS, CG, CQ as described

KATHY ABBOTT is a bookbinder and freelance tutor. A graduate of Roehampton University, and formerly bindery manager at Bernard Quaritch Ltd, London, she now runs her own fine bookbinding studio. PAUL ANTONIO studied on the Letterforms History Course at the University of Reading and is a specialist in script and brush calligraphy and flourishes. His work has been presented to HRH Prince Philip and he lectures and demonstrates at many museums. CLARE BRYAN trained in graphics and printmaking and then attained her MA in Bookarts at Camberwell. She teaches part-time and has work in both private and public collections including the Yale Centre of British Art and the Tate Library.

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CAROL FARROW is an artist working in handmade and cast paper, paper-clay and textiles. She trained at Goldsmiths College and works from studios in London and S.W. France.

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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.

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full-time programmes

West Dean College offers a range of full-time graduate and postgraduate programmes of study in Visual Arts, Conservation, Making and Creative Writing*. Graduate, postgraduate, MA/ MFA programmes are validated by the University of Sussex, whilst West Dean College offers a range of diplomas. All student and tutors at West Dean College have been brought together by a shared desire to create new and conserve historic works. This synergy is central across all of the College’s range of programmes.

SUSAN HUFTON studied at Roehampton University. She was part of a team of calligraphers and artists making the St John’s Bible for John’s Abbey in Minnesota, USA. 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. 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.

The Conservation programmes (Books, Ceramics, Clocks, Furniture and Metalwork) train and educate conservators to become professionals capable of the highest quality of care of historic and artistic artefacts. Practical conservation requires a high level of technical skill allied with aesthetic sensitivity, and all programmes teach students to make the objects that they conserve, in order to enhance the understanding of the original craftsmanship. Whilst in the Making programmes (Stringed Musical Instruments and

On the Visual Arts programmes (Painting & Drawing, Sculpture and Tapestry and Textile Art) students draw on both practical skills in making paintings, drawings, prints, textiles and sculptural works underpinned by the philosophical considerations of the nature of aesthetics, as these might usefully impinge upon the artist’s practice. The postgraduate Creative Writing programme is designed around twelve units of study, which incorporates, practical (61%), Theoretical (17%) and Professional (22%) study – an additional long MA component of individual study and creative writing runs over the summer. There are grant and scholarship opportunities across all programmes including The Pilgrim Trust scholarship for Conservation students. *Creative Writing subject to validation from the University of Sussex.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES IN CONSERVATION

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.

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 purposebuilt structure exhibiting many of the problems found on historic buildings.

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.

The Professional Conservators in Practice courses (PCIPs) are designed for professional conservators to refresh their skills and update their

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.

Furniture) students focus on the practical craftsmanship to learn design and making skills in an environment where their ongoing care is also considered.

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knowledge of 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/College

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VISUAL ART & CRAFT 2010

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 not only to immerse yourself in a subject, but also to relax and take advantage of the extra programmed activities that are part of the Summer Schools.

THE SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMME The special features of the programme include: • Short illustrated talks by tutors on their work (open to all)

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. 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 during each week.

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JONNY MARTIN

• A programmed swap-over session to another course of your choice • Displays of tutors’ work • An afternoon of organised visits to local art venues

WEEK 1 JULY 24–30 • An optional evening at the Chichester Festival Theatre (which must be prebooked), and a themed film show • A special party dinner on the last evening with entertainment and music • Workshop displays of students' work and informal end-of-course group reviews.

Build a tree house at West Dean SS1311 | £566 | NEW Intermediate/Advanced JONNY LLOYD MARTIN

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Inspiring textiles – paper, cloth, paint and stitch SS1312 | £580 Suitable for all CAS HOLMES

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THE SUMMER SCHOOL COURSES 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, lunch and dinner are covered in the nonresidential course fee.

Enamelled sculpture for the garden SS1313 | £569 | Suitable for all

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JOAN MACKARELL

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Making automata and moving toys SS1314 | £578 Suitable for all ROBERT RACE

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Throwing and hand-building, including a raku firing SS1315 | £624 Suitable for all ALISON SANDEMAN

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TASTER DAYS For more information about Taster Days throughout the summer please see pages 8–11

Figurative transformations – life painting to abstraction SS1316 | £587 Intermediate/Advanced JOHN MEAKER

Make dazzling glass beads SS1323 | £724 | Suitable for all

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BARBARA MASON

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Composing pictures in camera

Creating impact with wheel-thrown forms

SS1317 | £572 Beginners/Intermediate

SS1324 | £629 Intermediate/Advanced

JACQUI HURST

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DUNCAN HOOSON

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Painting on location using watercolours and acrylics

Landscape and figure painting in oils – the British tradition

SS1318 | £566 Suitable for all

SS1325 | £576 Intermediate/Advanced

FRANCES HATCH

See page 16

Garden sculpture in metals SS1319 | £618 | Suitable for all

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MIKE SAVAGE

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JOHN FREEMAN

See page 16

Book art – exploring the making of a unique artist's book SS1326 | £575 | NEW Beginners/Intermediate CLARE BRYAN

WEEK 2 July 31–August 6

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Printmaking with lino

Sussex Downs and coast – painting with pastels

SS1320 | £592 Suitable for all

SS1327 | £570 | Suitable for all

DALE DEVEREUX BARKER

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FELICITY HOUSE

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Stone carving – summer explosion of fruits and vegetables from West Dean

SS1321 | £597 | Suitable for all

SS1328 | £570 Suitable for all

MARY BUTCHER

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Developing ideas for jewellery in precious metals SS1322 | £566 | Suitable for all SARAH MACRAE

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SS1333 | £566 | Suitable for all

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ABIGAIL BROWN

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Stained glass unbound: using kilnformed glass for panels SS1334 | £624 Suitable for all ALEX ROBINSON

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Summer flowers and fruits – creating vibrant realism with watercolours SS1335 | £566 | Intermediate

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ANNA KNIGHTS

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Willow work – from the traditional to the fantastical NEW

Creative silversmithing for vessels and sculptural jewellery

PAULA HAUGHNEY

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SS1336 | £566 Beginners/Intermediate CARON PENNEY

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Painting light – still-life and landscapes in oils SS1337 | £570 Suitable for all

WEEK 3 AUGUST 7–13

TOM BENJAMIN

Collage and print with rust and Procion dyes SS1331 | £568 | NEW Intermediate/Advanced JO BUDD

An exploration of tapestry weaving

See page 54

See page 17

Blacksmithing – creating personal projects SS1338 | £679 Suitable for all ANDREW SMITH

Mosaic projects – a structured approach SS1332 | £566 Intermediate/Advanced EMMA BIGGS

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Creative Photoshop for surface decoration and art projects SS1339 | £602 | Intermediate ALISON MILNER

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CREATIVE WRITING Travel writing

CREATIVE WRITING

THE 4th CHICHESTER WRITING FESTIVAL

June 7–9 2D1203 | £178 Suitable for all Travel writing ranges from guidebooks to reportage, to humour and, sometimes, indepth historical and cultural appreciations. This dynamic and invigorating two-day course is based on the work of successful writers. It offers practical advice and personal editorial feedback. LED BY TIM BOUQUET with KAPKA KASSABOVA

Writing for film and radio August 13–15 WE1344 | £178 | Suitable for all

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This intensive weekend course provides an overview of the techniques and formats demanded by audio-visual media, including original writing and adaptation. The course provides opportunities for independent writing and editorial feedback. LED BY SAM NORTH

Friday 24 – Sunday 26 September 2010 WF1431 | £243 incl dinners Festival Directors – Greg and Kate Mosse The 4th 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 24 September to teatime on Sunday 26 September 2010, it is open to a maximum of 60 Residential Participants who attend every event, as well as the three headline ‘In Conversation’ sessions with international bestselling author Kate Mosse (Labyrinth, Sepulchre) and literary superstars. 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. 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.

Courses related to the creative use of prose

Feature writing and reportage

Pictures and prose – the art of illustration

September 3–5 WE1384 | £178 Beginners/Intermediate

June 7–11 4D1205 | £339 Suitable for all

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

Please see page 14 for further information. CLIFF WRIGHT

Book art – explore the making of a unique artist’s book July 31–August 6 SS1326 | £575 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Beginners/Intermediate

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Please see page 23 for further information. CLARE BRYAN

Art books – linking photographic images, fine art techniques and texts September 26–30 4D1443 | £347 | Suitable for all

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Please see page 18 for further information. ROGER POLLEY

KAPKA KASSABOVA, born and raised in Bulgaria, began her writing career as a poet, and continued as a novelist and travel writer. Her travel essays have twice received the NZ Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year award. Her memoir, Street Without a Name: childhood and other misadventures in Bulgaria, a coming of age story at the end of the Cold War, was published in 2009. GREG MOSSE is co-director of the Chichester Writing Festival and the leader of the creative writing programme at West Dean College. He has worked in the UK, France and the US and has extremely wide experience of the writing world as an author, editor, teacher and translator. GREG AND KATE MOSSE work together as Mosse Associates Ltd, providing creative resources for arts and educational organisations live and on-line. SAM NORTH is an experienced fiction author with broad experience of adult, children’s and dramatic writing. An educational innovator, he established the MA Creative Writing courses at Falmouth and the University of Portsmouth. He also brings a sensitive, intuitive editorial understanding.

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FOOD

If you pay in full online you will receive a 5% discount for courses in this brochure.

Food courses

From lychees to local – a new passion for British food

Gluttony! Binge now and save some for later – asparagus, broad beans and strawberries

June 12 FL1199 | £64 | Suitable for all

June 5 1F1218 | £105 | Suitable for all

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An entertaining, insightful and inspirational day exploring British food trends of the past 25 years, and the new passion for all things local. Celebrating 25 years of eminent and influential food writing in How the British fell in love with food, we are joined by three leading members of the Guild of Food Writers, including Xanthe Clay, cookery writer of the Daily Telegraph, and Katie Stewart, who will read from their celebratory book and then take your questions and reminiscences in a Q&A before a local food buffet lunch. After a chance to visit West Dean’s walled garden we will explore the problems of actually sourcing and eating local food. Speakers include James Meers of Barfoots of Botley on wildlife stewardship and anaerobic digesters and an insight into community shops. Chaired by SHEILA DILLON, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s The Food programme

Mary Berry’s autumnal favourites October 14 FL1483 | £64 | Suitable for all

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A treat of food and culinary tales inspired by Mary’s career in food writing and her love of gardening. Mary will give a cookery demonstration of family cakes and favourite autumn recipes. After a seasonal two course lunch based on her recipes Mary then talks about her life in food, growing vegetables and opening her garden for the NGS Yellow Book. MARY BERRY

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Inspired by the increasing popularity of growing your own fruit and vegetables, this course makes the best of seasonal produce in a mix of demonstrations and tastings. Taking three ingredients that are found in abundance at this time of year, you leave having tasted five recipes for each and with the confidence to make them at home. ROSEMARY MOON

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Fish – knife skills and simple cooking

Wild food – the edible countryside

July 23 1F1309 | £155 | Beginners

October 11 1F1480 | £97 | Beginners

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Enjoyment of fish is often limited by our ability to deal with it properly! You practice skinning, filleting and preparing flat, round and shellfish, selected for us by a fishmonger dealing with local day boats. You also learn how to identify the best quality produce on the slab. Lunch is a communally cooked fish stew and in the afternoon there are demonstrations of recipe ideas for you to cook with the prepared fish that you take home. GILES THOMPSON AND ROSEMARY MOON

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Adding wild food from the countryside to local and garden grown produce is an exciting way of eating with the seasons. Walking the woods and the hills we will search for wild free food under the watchful eye of mycology enthusiast and chef Nik Westacott. After an autumnal game lunch at West Dean there will be a demonstration of the preparation of game birds and venison, and of some dishes made with the produce collected in the morning. Please note: the weather does affect the availability of wild food. NIK WESTACOTT

Gluttony! Binge now and save some for later – tomatoes, courgettes and runner beans August 21 1F1359 | £105 | Suitable for all

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Inspired by the increasing popularity of growing your own fruit and vegetables, this course makes the best of seasonal produce in a mix of demonstrations and tastings. Taking three ingredients that are found in abundance at this time of year, you leave having tasted five recipes for each and with the confidence to make them at home. ROSEMARY MOON

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Tutors FOOD

GARDENING AND GARDEN DESIGN GARDEN LECTURES 30 GARDEN COURSES 30-32

GARDEN LECTURES Six ways to transform your garden

MARY BERRY

July 3 GL1272 | £56 | Suitable for all

MARY BERRY trained as a home economist and then at the Paris Cordon Bleu. She became a trusted cookery writer to millions during her time at Family Circle magazine and has sold more than 5 million copies of her 60+ cookery books. She received the Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. SHEILA DILLON has worked for 20 years on The Food Programme as reporter, producer and now presenter. Her investigative work has won many awards. In the late 1980s and 90s, she and Derek Cooper covered the breaking scandal of BSE, the rise of GM foods, the growth of the organic movement from muck and magic to multi-million pound business, the birth of the World Trade Organisation and irradiation at a time when those subjects were not even a gleam in a newshound’s eye. She is also the creator of Radio 4’s first interactive grocery show, Veg Talk. ROSEMARY MOON has demonstrated, taught and written about food for over 30 years. A trained home economist, she is a champion of local food and eco-gastronomy, a much published author and is a regular demonstrator at West Dean events. GILES THOMPSON trained as a chef under Michel Bourdin at the Connaught, and was latterly Executive Chef at The Ritz. Before moving to Chichester he was Head of School at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy in Marylebone, teaching the disciplines of French regional and classical cookery. He now runs restaurants at the Earl of March and The Partridge, near West Dean. NIK WESTACOTT, chef and Chichester’s wild man of food, has shared his passion for mycology with some of the Mushroom Greats, including Roger Philips. A confident and knowledgeable wild food guide who combines foraging advice with cooking ideas from his many years as chefpatron of Platters restaurant and more recently, of 82 Fishbourne. 30

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Stephen will ‘chew the fat’ and explore various ways of improving your garden: how to refine your plant palette and create contrast using spaces; study the garden’s relationship to its surroundings; address the transition of space; use plants as structure and introduce symbolism. This is a day full of inspiration and practical solutions. STEPHEN ANDERTON

Planting combinations workshop July 17 GL1304 | £56 | Suitable for all

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Combining plants is at the heart of every planting and garden design – on the basis of colour, form, texture, flowering time or cultural association. Discover the outline principles for combining plants and build your confidence in planting design. You will be asked to bring along images of your favourite plant combinations for discussion. DR. NOEL KINGSBURY

Extend the season with grasses and perennials September 18 GL1418 | £56 | Suitable for all

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Late summer interest in the garden can be difficult to achieve if you select the wrong plants. Discover how to extend the season and make the garden look wonderful with gorgeous grasses and long-lasting perennials, whilst providing interest for many insects, especially bees, well into the autumn months. MARINA CHRISTOPHER AND NEIL LUCAS

GARDEN COURSES Tree houses – developing designs and construction June 4–6 WE1195 | £189 | Suitable for all

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Please see page 62 for further information. JONNY LLOYD MARTIN

Creative container gardening June 19 1D1217 | £110 | Suitable for all

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Create your own splendid summer-planting display in a container, discovering the endless possibilities and versatility within garden spaces – no matter how small or large. Learn all the essential information about maintenance, using unusual containers, growing mediums, feeding and watering plus the most common pests and diseases to watch out for. OWEN SPAREY AND STEPHANIE HURMAN

Plant photography using digital cameras June 24–27 LW1243 | £268 Intermediate Please see page 46 for further information. JACQUI HURST

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GARDENING AND GARDEN DESIGN An introduction to bees and beekeeping June 26 1D1256 | £89 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. Various hive products can be sampled. PAUL TEMPLETON

Water gardens – planning, planting and management July 4 1D1275 | £89 | NEW Beginners/Intermediate Water is an essential component of any garden and whether you have an existing feature that needs attention, or are planning a new one, this day will prove invaluable. Study the different styles (both formal and informal), plan a new water feature from scratch, then consider the planting techniques and ongoing care and management once established. ROSIE YEOMANS

Keeping chickens

Propagation – plants for free

Herbs for healing

July 24 1D1310 | £110 | Suitable for all

August 18–20 2D1356 | £183 Beginners/Intermediate

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Learn how to increase your plant stock by using simple methods of propagation. During this hands-on, practical day you will be able to try out various methods including division, root cuttings, soft and hardwood cuttings, seed collection and treatments – all invaluable techniques to apply in your own garden and create more plants for free! OWEN SPAREY AND STEPHANIE HURMAN

Build a tree house at West Dean July 24–30 SS1311 | £566 | NEW SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate/Advanced Please see page 62 for further information. JONNY LLOYD MARTIN

Garden sculpture in metals July 24–30 SS1319 | £618 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Please see page 36 for further information. MIKE SAVAGE

July 17 1D1305 | £89 Suitable for all If you are thinking about getting a few hens for the garden or have some already, this course provides you with all you need to know about running a happy and healthy brood. 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

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 identification, growing and harvesting techniques as part of this intensive course. CHRISTINA STAPLEY

The stars of the garden – bulbs for all seasons September 16 1D1410 | £99 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

Care of summer flowering shrubs and roses September 25 1D1435 | £110 | Suitable for all

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Something that often evokes fear into the hearts of new gardeners – how to care for and prune roses and summer flowering shrubs? Put your fears at rest and learn the simple rules and practical techniques – such as why pruning is so important for plant health and development and how to manipulate plants for structure, flowering and productivity. OWEN SPAREY AND STEPHANIE HURMAN

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 beginners 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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Making garden vessels or sculpture in metal October 1–3 WE1456 | £216 | Suitable for all Please see page 36 for further information. MIKE SAVAGE

Woven willow hurdles and rustic gates October 8–10 WE1469 | £178 | NEW Beginners/Intermediate

Growing plants to sell October 13 1D1482 | £89 | Suitable for all

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Discover everything that is involved in running a small, micro-nursery. This day is packed with useful tips and ideas including which plants to grow, where to sell, transporting plants and setting up your stall, as well as all the equipment that you are likely to need – how to turn your passion into a business! JASMINE HART

Please see page 22 for further information. DOMINIC PARRETTE

The small garden

Getting the best out of your allotment

October 16 1D1493 | £89 Suitable for all

October 9 1D1472 | £89 | NEW Beginners/Intermediate Whether you are new to allotments or in need of help with an existing one – who better to learn from than the Manager of the BBC Gardeners’ Question Time garden? Rosie is keen to share many of her adaptations and her wealth of experience, including growing systems, choosing the best varieties and adapting techniques ‘allotment style’. ROSIE YEOMANS

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Small gardens are challenging to design. Following her experiences in the BBC Television series Small Town Gardens, the tutor will focus on designing and maintaining interest in a small site without overfilling the space. After learning the basic principles, you can expect to work on your own designs. ANNIE GUILFOYLE

STEPHEN ANDERTON is an award-winning journalist, author, lecturer and broadcaster. He writes a weekly gardening column in The Times and, before turning to writing he managed historic gardens. 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. MARINA CHRISTOPHER studied botany and marine biology before owning her own nursery – Phoenix Perennial Plants. She is especially interested in plants attractive to wildlife. Her book Late Summer Perennials was published in 2006. 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. DR. 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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NEIL LUCAS M.I.Hort is the UK’s leading ornamental grass specialist, owner of Knoll Gardens, holder of eight consecutive RHS Gold Medals and chairman of The Knoll Gardens Foundation. 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, and has worked in professional horticulture for over 35 years. ROSIE YEOMANS is a horticultural lecturer, consultant and broadcaster. She is also the Manager of the BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time Garden in Hampshire.

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Glass An introduction to making glass beads June 25–27 WE1248 | £231 Beginners Work hot glass and discover the possibilities of glass bead design. 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

Developing the creative use of colour in glass bead making June 27–30 3D1260 | £340 | NEW Intermediate/Advanced Take a fresh look at sources of inspiration and develop your own creative direction as you explore colour, movement and texture in lamp-worked glass bead making. Build on your previous experience and develop techniques such as colour mixing, pulling stringers and canes and encasing beads. BEVERLEY HICKLIN

Magical transformations – kilnforming and decorating glass July 2–4 WE1268 | £212 | Beginners Investigate techniques for shaping sheet glass by fusing and slumping it in moulds and adding decoration in the form of inclusions, surface texture and stencilling as you also learn about kiln processes. BRETT MANLEY

Glass engraving for beginners July 16–18 WE1300 | £178 | Beginners Experiment with drawing or lettering on glass as you are introduced to the techniques of drill engraving and hand engraving through demonstrations and one-to-one teaching. TRACEY SHEPPARD

If you pay in full online you will receive a 5% discount for courses in this brochure.

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Make dazzling glass beads July 31–August 6 SS1323 | £724 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

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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 manipulate the molten glass in a torch flame to form beads of various shapes and sizes. Decorative techniques include the use of coloured glass powders, gold and silver leaf and enamels. You also spend a day learning basic jewellery techniques. BARBARA MASON

Stained glass unbound: using kilnformed glass for panels August 7–13 SS1334 | £624 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all 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. ALEX ROBINSON

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Glass engraving – botanical subjects for drill engravers September 10–12 WE1398 | £178 | Intermediate/Advanced This weekend requires a basic knowledge of drill engraving and opens with a slide lecture illustrating alternative botanical subjects to the flower in full bloom. Students begin with group exercises then plan their individual projects, paying particular attention to design. TRACEY SHEPPARD

Making fused glass jewellery September 17–19 WE1413 | £215 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

Stained glass with glass painting for beginners October 8–10 WE1465 | £178 | Beginners Learn each stage of the process of designing and making stained glass on this course, including glass painting, to your own design. SASHA WARD

Intricate surfaces – colour and texture with kiln-formed glass October 15–17 WE1486 | £212 | Beginners Explore the magic of creating texture and low relief designs in glass. On this course you become acquainted with the glass kiln and make a range of colourful glass nuggets as you are introduced to glass cutting, slumping, kiln processes and fusing with confetti, frits and glass inclusions. ALEX ROBINSON

Mosaics Pebble mosaics for the garden June 10–13 LW1208 | £299 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 in the future. HILARY SHAND

Mosaics for beginners and improvers June 25–27 WE1246 | £178 | Beginners/Intermediate Develop your creativity in mosaic design using different tiles in ceramics and glass. You’ll learn direct and indirect techniques of laying and grouting and the technique of cutting tiles into tesserae. MARTIN CHEEK

Mosaic projects – a structured approach August 7–13 SS1332 | £566 (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

Benefit from instruction by two professional mosaicists with complementary skills plus joint presentations on colour, texture and design of mosaics, and professional development. Mosaics – stone and smalti using the hammer and hardie August 15–20 5D1350 | £416 Suitable for all Make a small mosaic panel from the two most beautiful materials available – stone with its natural subtlety and the brilliantly coloured, enamelled glass known as smalti. Learn to shape these on the bench using the mosaic hammer and hardie (chisel) and develop the design and construction of your project with one-to-one guidance. Inspiring talks on the work of other artists are included. EMMA BIGGS

Mosaic intensive – learning new skills August 15–20 5D1351 | £427 Intermediate/Advanced Develop a 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

Making mosaics with smalti and millefiori October 1–4 LW1458 | £262 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

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TASTER DAYS For more information about Taster Days throughout the summer please see pages 8–11

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.

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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. BRETT MANLEY works as a glass artist and ceramic and glass restorer. She also teaches in London part-time, works to commission and sells work through exhibitions. BARBARA MASON has been making glass beads at the torch since 1977. She studied with several leading American glass bead artists and sells her work at bead fairs.

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.

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.

BEVERLEY HICKLIN trained in textiles at Winchester and then worked as a freelance designer before discovering glass in 2005. She is a full time lampwork artist and teacher and sells through her website and at exhibitions around the country.

B&B at West Dean – take a mid-week June break Treat yourself to a mid-week break in the beautiful Sussex countryside, enjoying the peace and serenity of our glorious gardens and the creative atmosphere of the college. Our rooms are Visit Britain 3 star rated in a mixture of traditional and contemporary styles, many of which have views across the gardens.

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Blacksmithing – creating personal projects

Sculpture from scrap using blacksmithing techniques

August 7–13 SS1338 | £679 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

June 13–17 4D1219 | £377 | 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 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 your house or garden. PETER PARKINSON

Garden sculpture in metals July 24–30 SS1319 | £618 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

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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. By the end of the week you can expect to produce a unique object for your home or garden. ANDREW SMITH

Basic blacksmithing August 27–29 WE1366 | £216 | Beginners Become familiar with the basic skills of the blacksmith using mild steel and learn to develop and realise successful designs using these techniques. ANDREW SMITH

Making garden vessels or sculpture in metal October 1–3 WE1456 | £216 | Suitable for all 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

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Experience the complete process of making a three-dimensional object in metal with the added bonus of using enamel. You learn metalworking techniques such as cutting, drilling, raising and welding, develop ideas through sketches and model making, and then choose the appropriate metal – copper, steel or aluminium. The second day is spent with Joan MacKarell making enamel samples using non-traditional techniques to explore colour, texture and pattern. After you have chosen your final design you will be able to spend time in either area as required and should complete at least one finished piece. MIKE SAVAGE

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Enamelling

Enamelling on copper – art and craft

Enamelled sculpture for the garden

October 24–28 4D1510 | £339 Suitable for all

July 24–30 SS1313 | £569 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

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Work with enamel and metal on a larger scale on the theme of ‘fantastical flora and fauna for display in a garden’. The first day is spent making enamel samples developing colour, texture and pattern using nontraditional techniques. On the second day you develop complex three dimensional forms in copper sheet with Mike Savage in the Forge. After you have chosen your final design you will be able to spend time in either area as required and should complete at least one finished piece. JOAN MACKARELL

Creative blacksmithing projects October 22–27 5D1508 | £511 Suitable for all Work creatively in the Forge 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

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

Taster days: See page 8 Jewellery Traditional and contemporary bead threading and knotting June 2–4 2D1193 | £178 Suitable for all

September 3–5 WE1379 | £188 | Beginners/Intermediate

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

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

June 16–18 2D1227 | £178 Beginners/Intermediate

Enamelling – colour and pattern on silver or copper

A dialogue with enamel – exploring process

Beadwork – decorative spirals

Please see page 53 for further information. LIZ THORNTON

September 12–17 5D1407 | £416 | NEW Intermediate/Advanced Focus on the techniques of champleve, basse taille and cloisonné on silver, and explore ways of mixing, layering and juxtaposing colour on a course which is aimed at enamellers with experience who wish to review and extend their current practice. You also consider ways of translating visual ideas into jewellery and should achieve test samples and a simple finished piece of jewellery by the end of the week. JANE SHORT

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JANE SHORT

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 beginners course Advanced established practitioners in the subject – amateur and professional Suitable for all courses that are delivered to suit any level of experience

Achieve effective results in a short time working with coloured enamels. Techniques are demonstrated for making simple designs and pictures, both on flat copper sheet and as small dishes and bowls. Information is given on kilns and materials, enabling you to continue work at home. PAT JOHNSON

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June 20–23 3D1235 | £280 | NEW Intermediate/Advanced Building on basic skills, experiment with translucent and metallic polymer clays to create effects such as Mokume Gane and Mica Shift, and enhance your sample pieces with foils and glitters before completing highly decorative jewellery to your own design. CAROL BLACKBURN

Making decorative silver beads

Textile techniques in metal for jewellery

June 27–30 3D1259 | £262 Intermediate/Advanced 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

Making jewellery with polymer clay

July 21–23 2D1306 | £185 | Suitable for all

August 30–September 2 3D1376 | £280 Beginners/Intermediate

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Developing ideas for jewellery in precious metals

June 21–24 3D1238 | £302 Intermediate/Advanced Granulation is an ancient decorative metal technique of fixing tiny gold and silver beads in place without solder. Learn this magical skill using simple equipment – just a paint brush, charcoal block and heat. After practical demonstrations and tuition, you produce samples to then take home to complete. LINDA LEWIN

Explore textile techniques with metal to make a piece of jewellery from fine silver wire. Techniques covered include knitting, crochet, and French-knitting and you experiment with different kinds of wire including colour-coated copper, stainless steel, soft iron wire and fine silver. TERI HOWES

Jewellery from found materials using cold connections

Consider ways of creating new designs from found objects–broken glass, shells, bones and old pieces of jewellery with low-tech techniques for shaping them into new pieces using copper and silver. ROBERT EBENDORF

Introduction to granulation in jewellery making

August 13–15 WE1341 | £194 | NEW | Beginners/Intermediate

July 31–August 6 SS1322 | £566 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

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Learn how to make and finish colourful, patterned polymer clay jewellery. The course covers the basic techniques, from preparing the clay (Fimo) for use to rolling snakes and logs, adding colour mixes, building a complex cane for decorating your beads and incorporating them into strung bead necklaces and pendants. CAROL BLACKBURN

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Enter the exciting world of ideas-led jewellery making and explore the process of developing your own individual design for jewellery. 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 demonstrations and advice on a one-to-one basis throughout this flexible course and a day is spent learning how to make glass beads. SARAH MACRAE

Jewellery for complete beginners using silver and other materials June 25–27 WE1250 | £178 | 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

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Special effects, translucent and metallic – polymer clay jewellery

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TASTER DAYS For more information about Taster Days throughout the summer please see pages 8–11

Ring-linking with stones and beads for jewellery September 17–19 WE1412 | £178 Suitable for all Create an individual piece of jewellery as you master the techniques of chain mail or ring-linking, using semi-precious stones or beads in your design to add colour, pattern and detail. ALISON EVANS

Traditional and contemporary bead threading and knotting September 17–19 WE1414 | £178 Suitable for all Please see 2D1193 on page 37 for further information. PENNY DAVIS

Working with precious metal clay September 19–24 5D1421 | £423 Suitable for all Work with one of the most exciting and revolutionary new materials available to jewellers: soft and malleable, precious metal clay (PMC) which 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

Etching, layering and lettering in mixed metals for jewellers October 1–3 WE1450 | £178 | Suitable for all 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

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Vintage jewellery: recycle and re-make October 3–6 3D1460 | £277 | Suitable for all

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Give new, contemporary life to your old pieces of jewellery, beads, pearls, antique diamante, old lace and other treasures as you make statement necklaces, chunky cuffs, bling rings and stylish head dresses using simple wire working techniques on this exciting course. SARAH DREW

An introduction to making jewellery October 8–10 WE1466 | £178 | Beginners Make a silver band ring as a starting point and work towards completing an individual project on this beginners’ course. SARAH MACRAE

Small carvings in mixed materials – using flexible drive tools October 8–10 WE1467 | £178 Beginners/Intermediate Please see page 61 for further information. PETER CLOTHIER

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Cuttlefish casting and ring carving in wax

Stone setting for jewellers and silversmiths

October 14–17 LW1484 | £268 Intermediate/Advanced

October 22–24 WE1501 | £178 Intermediate/Advanced

Try an ancient, low-cost casting technique using cuttlefish to create intricate textured pieces in silver which you can incorporate later into your designs. Learn how to construct moulds and pour the molten metal, and also have a go at carving a ring in wax which can then be cast. BARBARA CHRISTIE

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

Exploring wire jewellery making techniques

A large selection of glass bead making and fused glass jewellery courses can be found in the Glass section pages 33–34.

October 15–17 WE1487 | £194 | Intermediate

Silversmithing

Contemporary silversmithing June 13–18 5D1220 | £416 Suitable for all Explore your ideas for making silver objects and advance your skills on this in-depth course. 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

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Develop the potential of using wire in jewellery making. Work through basic techniques to more complex constructions, learning how to link beads, make rings, brooches and bangles using simple tools. SARA WITHERS

Beginners’ silversmithing June 11–13 WE1210 | £178 | Beginners

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With no previous experience required, design and make either a napkin ring or bangle, or raise a small bowl. You learn methods for both creating and finishing forms, completing at least one project. ABIGAIL BROWN

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Silversmithing – developing techniques July 11–16 5D1286 | £416 Intermediate/Advanced 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

Abigail Brown

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 7D 7 day course 4D 4 day course 9D 9 day course Specialist courses eg. WF, SS, CG, CQ as described

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METALWORKING

General silversmithing, with an emphasis on boxmaking

Silversmithing Summer School – for advanced makers

July 16–18 WE1299 | £178 Suitable for all

August 26–September 2 7D1364 | £550 Intermediate/Advanced

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

Immerse yourself in silversmithing for a week 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. JOHN NORGATE

Creative silversmithing for vessels and sculptural jewellery August 7–13 SS1333 | £566 | NEW | SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Learn methods for creating and finishing forms in sheet metal using techniques such as raising, planishing, soldering and press forming. If a beginner, you are introduced to basic techniques including forming, soldering and annealing, and if you have more experience you can develop your skills according to your needs. Encouraged to have a go at expressing yourself, you work on your own projects ranging from a small bowl or vase to large, experimental jewellery on this exciting, ideas led course. ABIGAIL BROWN

Punch and tool making for jewellers and silversmiths September 10–12 WE1397 | £178 Suitable for all Surface decoration, chasing and repoussé techniques used by both jewellers and silversmiths require many differently shaped steel punches to work the metal. You learn to forge, shape and polish tools, then harden and temper them with up to 12 punches made. BRIAN MARSHALL

Chasing and repoussé: methods ancient and modern August 15–20 5D1352 | £437 | Suitable for all

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September 26–October 1 5D1447 | £416 Suitable for all Please see 5D1220 on page 40 for further information. JOHN NORGATE

Creative silversmithing – mixed metal and media October 10–14 4D1477 | £339 Beginners/Intermediate 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

Silversmithing for beginners and intermediates October 17–22 5D1496 | £416 Beginners/Intermediate 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. BRIAN MARSHALL

Helen Clifford-Jones

Learn traditional methods of chasing and repoussé to create form and detail in metal, using pitch and wood and non-traditional methods using the hydraulic press to create forms for chasing. Repoussé denotes the raising and forming of sheet metal while chasing employs smaller, sharper steel tools to produce detail. Using the gardens of West Dean as inspiration, create at least one finished piece in copper, brass, bronze or silver and make a basic set of chasing tools. NANCY MEGAN CORWIN

Contemporary silversmithing

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BLACKSMITHING and METALWORKING 36–37 Enamelling 37 Jewellery 37– 40 SILVERSMITHING 40 – 42

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.

ADRAIN HOPE

ABIGAIL BROWN studied Silversmithing and Jewellery at Loughborough graduating in 2001. She is now based in Cornwall where she teaches part-time and sells her work nationally.

MAKE YOUR OWN WEDDING RINGS

Stone setting for jewellers and silversmiths October 22–24 WE1501 | £178 Intermediate/Advanced Please see page 40 for further information. BRIAN MARSHALL

Beginners’ silversmithing October 29–31 WE1516 | £178 | Beginners Learn a range of basic silversmithing skills and complete at least one project – a tea caddy spoon or paper knife – in silver. Develop your own creative approach in discussion with the tutor beforehand. ADRIAN HOPE

With this ring, I thee wed … what could be more romantic than giving and receiving a ring that you have made for each other. The gold rings that you’ll make on this one day course will remain with you as a symbol of your love and commitment to one another. You can either re-use jewellery or metal that you may already have, from a sentimental and meaningful source, or use metal you have purchased. You are guided by the tutor, step-by-step, in the processes of casting, wire drawing, forming, soldering, filing, finishing and polishing to produce wedding rings that are individual and eternally yours. Please email jon.privett@westdean.org.uk

BARBARA CHRISTIE works as a designer-maker of jewellery. She trained at London Guildhall University and recently retired as head of the jewellery department at Morley College, London. 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. NANCY MEGAN CORWIN received an MFA in Art Metals from the University of WisconsinMadison and her work is in collections across the USA and in the V & A Museum. Her book Chasing and repoussé: methods ancient and modern was published in 2009.

Hallmarking and engraving on request. JON PRIVETT is senior lecturer on the Conservation of Metalwork programme at West Dean and is an experienced conservator and metalsmith. He is qualified in Archaeology, Art History and the Conservation and Restoration of metal work.

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).

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Metalworking

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.

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

PETER PARKINSON is an artist-blacksmith with extensive teaching experience who studied at the RCA. He has recently published a new book, Forged Architectural Metalwork.

SARAH DREW runs a business in Cornwall making jewellery and fashion accessories from recycled antique brooches and beads and reclaimed flotsam and jetsam from the beach. Largely self taught she also teaches a range of workshops.

LINDA LEWIN trained at Sheffied Hallam University and has 30 years experience as a jeweller. Her work can be seen at the National Museum of Scotland and in other major galleries.

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

JOAN MACKARELL is an enameller and maker of smallwork and jewellery. Until recently she taught at London Metropolitan University and is a founder-member of the British Society of Enamellers.

JANE SHORT trained at Central and the RCA and specialises in individual pieces that combine engraving with enamel. She works to commission and has work in many collections, including The Goldsmiths’ Company, the Crafts Council and the V & A Museum.

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. 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.

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.

ADRIAN HOPE is a silversmith who trained at Sheffield. He has completed commissions for The Goldsmiths’ Company and De Beers, and exhibited at the Scottish Gallery.

BRIAN MARSHALL trained at RCA and was principal lecturer in silversmithing & jewellery at London Metropolitan University. Now a freelance designer/maker and Secretary to Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council.

TERI HOWES established her workshop in London in 2006 having initially trained as a graphic designer. She has recently specialised in textile techniques with wire and sells work worldwide.

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.

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.

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

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ANDREW SMITH, an experienced artist, craftsman and tutor, trained at the RCA. He has a large portfolio of architectural commissions, from sculpture to functional metalwork. CLARA VICHI makes jewellery in mixed metals using calligraphy and typography as her inspiration, and etching as a process. She trained at the RCA. 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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MUSIC AND MUSIC APPRECIATION Music 44 Music appreciation 45

Music A celebration of lieder by Wolf, Schumann and Mahler – a singing course June 11–13 WE1213 | £178 | NEW Intermediate/Advanced In celebration of their 150th anniversaries, singers work on lieder by these three great composers. The masterclass format is complemented by lectures on textural interpretation and music history. SUSAN LEGG AND STEPHEN BAYSTED

100 years of English choral music June 25–27 WE1251 | £178 | NEW Intermediate/Advanced Rehearse and explore a wide variety of well-loved music by 20th and 21st century composers on this workshop for singers with choral experience and some sightreading ability. ROY WALES WITH MARCUS MARTIN

The Chilingirian Quartet Course* July 9–15 CQ1283 | £549 (incl all dinners) Intermediate/Advanced

Chamber cellos

Sing from the heart

July 16–18 WE1303 | £178 Intermediate/Advanced

October 15–20 5D1492 | £416 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

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 with accompanist

The International Classical Guitar Festival and Summer School* August 21–27 CG1360 | £565 (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 Roland Dyens, Berta Rojas and Ben Verdery. A parallel course (CG1361) is for classical guitarists of an elementary standard. DIRECTED BY JOHN MILLS

Now in its 29th 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, RONALD BIRKS, SUSIE MÉSZÁROS AND PHILIP DE GROOTE

The International Classical Guitar Festival and Summer School*

*Please contact Admissions for further details and special booking form or download from our website.

Learn the skills of singing unaccompanied in several voice parts and develop your musical abilities. SARAH MORGAN

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August 21–27 CG1361 | £565 (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

Guitar – beyond the basics October 22–24 WE1504 | £178 Intermediate Improve your music and performance skills on this intensive yet relaxed course for classical guitarists from Grade 2-5 level. The focus is on playing in public, exam preparation and ensemble work. ANDREW GOUGH

Recorder consort weekend October 29–31 WE1519 | £178 | Intermediate

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A weekend for recorder players exploring a wide variety of consort music, from the Renaissance to the present day. Participants should be competent playing one to a part on both C & F instruments. HELEN HOOKER

A joyous tradition – singing folk songs in harmony September 25 1D1433 | £89 Beginners

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Tutors MUSIC

Music appreciation An introduction to jazz June 4–6 WE1197 | £178 Suitable for all

STEPHEN BAYSTED is a composer of choral, musico-dramatic and multimedia works, including computer games and adverts. He lectures in music at Chichester University and has also worked with many leading opera companies.

Tracing the history of jazz from the turn of the century to the 1960s, this course features innovative musicians credited with developing a variety of styles, including blues, ragtime and swing. Video and sound recordings, with practical demonstrations by the tutor, comprise this stimulating weekend. 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.

Rossini: master of melody

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.

September 10–12 WE1400 | £178 | Suitable for all

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Enjoy his tuneful music and explore the fascinating life of one of the great characters of musical history who wrote nearly 40 operas and many other works, and gave up composing before he was 40. PAULINE BUZZING

Haydn and the development of the classical piano trio October 8–10 WE1470 | £187 | Suitable for all

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Explore the full range of Haydn’s piano trios – original and beautiful music which is often overlooked – and examine ways in which the trios of Mozart and Beethoven evolved from them. (Includes a concert.) ROY STRATFORD

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.

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. HELEN HOOKER studied at Trinity College of Music and is a teacher and performer. She is music adviser to the Society of Recorder Players and gives recorder recitals. Mezzo soprano SUSAN LEGG made her Wigmore Hall recital debut in 1995. Operatic engagements have included Glyndebourne, Bayreuth and Wexford Festivals.

Music for the Moving Image: Films, TV and Advertising October 17 SL1494 | £11 | Suitable for all

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 Consultant at West Dean College. 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. 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 the 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.

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An afternoon lecture, demonstrating composing dramatically effective film scores and exploring the mad, bad world of music for TV adverts. STEPHEN BAYSTED

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PICTURE MAKING Gaining control of your digital SLR camera June 11–13 WE1209 | £178 | NEW | Beginners/Intermediate Explore the features of your digital SLR and maximize the quality of the images you capture, as the issues of various file formats, white balance, resolution, exposure techniques and depth of field are demystified. TIM SAVAGE

Plant photography using digital cameras June 24–27 LW1243 | £268 | Intermediate

Visual photography August 27–29 WE1367 | £182 | Intermediate Explore ways of framing images, considering light, subject and background, while photographing on location and tackle portraits without studio lighting. Suitable for digital, SLR and compact cameras. RICHARD CANNON

Digital colour photography September 3–5 WE1383 | £178 | Beginners Find and create dynamic colour images using your digital camera in the grounds of West Dean and gain confidence in foreseeing the results of your photographs. HOWARD COLES

Creative photography for digital camera users

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. Suitable for DSLR or advanced digital compact cameras. JACQUI HURST

Composing pictures in camera July 24–30 SS1317 | £572 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Beginners/Intermediate Capture stunning images as you look through the viewfinder to avoid spending time on image manipulation. Explore ways of composing pictures and photograph at different times of the day. Gain confidence to switch off the auto setting and experiment with focal lengths and aperture, keeping a visual journal and producing a range of pictures you are proud of. (SLRs or intermediate to advanced compact cameras, either digital or film, are all suitable.) JACQUI HURST

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

September 5–9 4D1392 | £339 Beginners/Intermediate Learn to capture striking images. You are shown how the selection and interpretation of subject matter and digital camera knowhow make all the difference. The picturerich locality, including Chichester Harbour, provides many opportunities for producing a range of satisfying prints in black and white and colour. HOWARD COLES

Art books – linking photographic images, fine art techniques and texts September 26–30 4D1443 | £347 | Suitable for all

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Please see page 18 for further information. ROGER POLLEY

Wildlife photography using a digital camera July 4–7 3D1277 | £279 Beginners/Intermediate Learn and practise the principles of good wildlife photography on visits to local wildfowl and bird of prey centres, with your digital SLR camera. The tutor also reviews the basic rules of taking sharp, well-composed and correctly exposed photographs, before reviewing and printing in the digital studio. STEPHEN WALBY

The digital darkroom – editing and printing digital images July 21–23 2D1330 | £185 Beginners Explore the basics of image manipulation and digital printing as you are guided through the tools and effects used in Adobe Photoshop, first in group instruction and then through your own experimentation. GEOFFREY KIBBY

DIGITAL IMAGE MANIPULATION Creative digital imaging – beyond the basics June 15–17 2D1226 | £187 | Intermediate 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

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Creative Photoshop for surface decoration and art projects

Photographing nature using digital techniques

August 7–13 SS1339 | £602 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate

September 20–23 3D1423 | £270 | Intermediate

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Learn to utilise Adobe Photoshop in an intuitive and inventive way for use in all kinds of art and craft projects. Develop your Photoshop skills on the computer and become more confident with photography, scanning source material, and practical ways of making finished objects. Transfer your digital designs onto flat surfaces (e.g wood, glass, fabric) with Lazertran products. ALISON MILNER

Seascape photography with digital printing September 10–13 LW1404 | £270 Beginners Experience the fascination of photographing the sea in taught sessions on location in the Witterings coastal area. You return to the digital studio to learn how to enhance these captured images effectively using digital software and printing. NEIL CRIGHTON

Digital action photography at Goodwood Revival September 16–19 LW1411 | £322 Beginners/Intermediate Capture the atmosphere of vintage motor racing at Goodwood Revival with your digital SLR camera. The tutor gives trackside instruction and also reviews photographic techniques, composition, manipulation and printing back in the digital studio. STEPHEN WALBY

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Enjoy nature photography as you focus on the challenges of close-up and macro photography. A series of high-quality digital prints of your best images are produced following instruction on basic digital editing using Adobe Photoshop. (A digital camera with a manual override is essential.) GEOFFREY KIBBY

Creative digital photography October 15–17 WE1488 | £185 | Beginners Learn to exploit the potential of your digital camera and produce good images, as you download into a software package and explore the editing and enhancement facilities offered by Adobe Photoshop. TIM SAVAGE

An introduction to digital image manipulation October 29–31 WE1518 | £187 | Beginners

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’. HOWARD COLES has tutored photography and painting at West Dean for many years. He trained in Cardiff and Singapore and his work can be found in collections in the UK and abroad. NEIL CRIGHTON has over 30 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.

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

ALISON MILNER originally trained in furniture design at the RCA. She now designs a range of usable ceramic objects using photographic and computer manipulated imagery and other bespoke products for a range of clients.

FILM

TIM SAVAGE graduated in photography from University for the Creative Arts, where he now works as Resource Coordinator for Media and Imaging in digital and traditional photography.

Introduction to animation – make a film in a day September 25 1D1432 | £115 Suitable for all If you’ve ever wanted to make a short animation film or wondered how Wallace and Gromit is created, this is your chance to learn more about the wonders of stop motion animation. Working in groups you learn how to model-make with plasticine, story board a simple story, make a 30–45 second film and how to upload the film to YouTube and DVD. OSCAR STRINGER

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. SALLY VERRALL teaches Photography at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. She has an MA in Photography from the RCA, and is a past winner of the Photographers Gallery Graduate Award (2007). STEPHEN WALBY runs a digital photography studio covering portrait, business and event photography. He enjoys sharing his passion for photography through his teaching.

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POTTERY AND CERAMICS

Pottery – the basic techniques June 7–10 3D1204 | £288 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

Paperworks and paper clay – make, shape and cast June 11–14 LW1215 | £268 | Suitable for all

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Please see page 23 for further information. CAROL FARROW

Sculptural ceramics inspired by the landscape of West Dean June 27–July 1 4D1263 | £384 | NEW | Intermediate/Advanced Work in three-dimensions directly from the glorious landscape of West Dean, capturing the excitement of your inspiration. Create clay maquettes outside and return to the studio to develop ideas further into sculptural forms. Using robust white earthenware with colouring oxides, build up test pieces of surface colour and a collection of final objects. CAROLYN GENDERS

Japanese ceramics – exploring form July 11–16 5D1287 | £454 Intermediate/Advanced 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

Throwing and hand-building, including a raku firing

Creative ceramics from coloured clays

July 24–30 SS1315 | £624 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

August 13–16 LW1345 | £288 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

Creating impact with wheel-thrown forms July 31–August 6 SS1324 | £629 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate/Advanced 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 large-scale pieces with a variety of clays as you release your own creative potential! DUNCAN HOOSON

Creative Photoshop for surface decoration and art projects August 7–13 SS1339 | £602 | NEW SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate

Make up coloured clays and experiment with a wide range of techniques, to create either precise or spontaneous pattern and texture in the clay, you go on create your own style of work on the wheel or use handbuilding methods. JO CONNELL

Exploring porcelain – throwing and hand-building August 27–30 LW1371 | £304 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

Taster days: See page 8 Hand-built decorated jugs September 10–12 WE1399 | £193 | 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

A practical glazing day September 25 1D1434 | £89 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

Please see page 47 for further information. ALISON MILNER

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Tutors

Sculptural forms in clay – an intuitive approach

Throwing and turning – mugs, jugs and handles

September 26–30 4D1442 | £428 | NEW Intermediate/Advanced

October 28–31 LW1512 | £288 | NEW Intermediate/Advanced

Take a journey into the unknown as you explore a new way of working with clay. At the start, various exercises – including working with your eyes closed so that you can be guided by your sense of touch – help you to loosen up and let go of preconceptions. Reflecting the tutor’s own experience of working boldly and directly with form and colour in clay, the aim is to discover ways of connecting with deeper areas in yourself and work expressively in clay. SANDY BROWN

Explore mug and jug forms, or other functional pottery, as you improve your throwing skills and learn to get the most out of the clay on your own wheel. Then practise turning and learn various handlemaking techniques. One-to-one tuition and demonstrations are offered at every stage. ALISON SANDEMAN

Throwing and turning for beginners October 1–3 WE1452 | £196 | Beginners

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.

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 18–22 4D1498 | £371 Suitable for all 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

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 beginners 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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TIM ANDREWS has gained an international reputation for his distinctive smoke-fired and raku ceramics. He is a fellow of the Craft Potters Assoc. and member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. SANDY BROWN trained in Japan and is well known for her passionate use of clay and colours. She has had many solo exhibitions around the world and combines her own studio practise with running workshops. JO CONNELL is an accomplished hand-builder using coloured clays as structural decoration and texture. She is author of The Potters Guide to Ceramic Surfaces and Colouring Clay. JACK DOHERTY is renowned for his porcelain, thrown and slab-built with coloured clay. He is a former chair of the Craft Potters Assoc. and currently lead potter at the Leach Pottery in St Ives. CAROLYN GENDERS is well known for her handbuilt sculptural forms with burnished and vitreous slip surfaces. A fellow of the Craft Potters Assoc. she is the author of Sources of Inspiration. DUNCAN HOOSON works in a wide range of ceramic techniques and is renowned for his largescale wheel-thrown pots. He is artist-in-residence on many projects. SHOZO MICHIKAWA is one of the leading Japanese ceramists and exhibites at Galerie Besson, London. His inspiration is from the natural scenery of his country. ALISON SANDEMAN is a long-standing tutor at West Dean. She makes functional stoneware and individual pieces with a special interest in porcelain and raku.

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Automata making and puppetry 50 Carving in stone and wood 50 –51 Modelling, casting and other techniques 51–52

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Automata making and puppetry Making automata and moving toys July 24–30 SS1314 | £578 (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 life-size dancing puppets August 4–8 4D1329 | £366 | Suitable for all

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Create your own life-sized puppet round an armature with fabric stuffing and items of clothing using sewing, modelling techniques, glue and paint. Begin with inspiration from an ideas session, then develop the head, body, face, hands and feet, assemble and dress your puppet and see it come alive. Finally, a session with a professional dancer will give you the confidence to ‘have a twirl’ at the West Dean Chilli Fiesta on 8 August. ISOBEL SMITH

Making moving toys and automata October 14–17 LW1485 | £278 Suitable for all Learn how to make a simple moving toy as a practice piece, 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

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An introduction to stonecarving

Small stone carvings in alabaster and soapstone

August 13–16 LW1347 | £262 Beginners

June 25–28 LW1252 | £262 | 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

Stone carving – summer explosion of fruits and vegetables from West Dean July 31– August 6 SS1328 | £570 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Enjoy the visual and tactile delights of the fruits and vegetables growing in West Dean’s glasshouses and Gardens and translate into an exciting and vibrant sculpture. You start by looking closely at the plant form, make small drawings and Plasticine 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 and handouts on sourcing tools and stone. PAULA HAUGHNEY

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

Sculptural carving in wood August 13–17 4D1348 | £339 Suitable for all Please see page 61 for further information. PETER CLOTHIER

Lettercutting in stone and slate August 27–30 LW1370 | £262 Suitable for all Please see page 23 for further information. TOM PERKINS

Reducing, carving, moving – tackling larger stone sculptures September 3–10 7D1387 | £550 Intermediate/Advanced This course, designed for the fit and energetic student, focuses on larger sculptures in limestone. Instruction comprises lifting and moving stone, the use of power tools and machinery, and carving methods. The programme includes a visit to look at stone and sculpture. PAULA HAUGHNEY

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Lettercutting in wood September 26–30 4D1441 | £339 Suitable for all Please see page 24 for further information. MARTIN WENHAM

Carving the horse in stone October 15–19 4D1491 | £346 | Suitable for all

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Choose your own style – relief or threedimensional, impressionistic or realistic, a whole horse or just a part – and embark on an exploration of sculpture and carving. Begin by studying the living horse which can be viewed and measured in three dimensions, then make armatures or models, before being led by the tutor ‘on a journey into the stone’. SIMON KEELEY

Modelling, casting and other techniques Sculpture from scrap using blacksmithing techniques June 13–17 4D1219 | £377 Suitable for all Please see page 36 for further information. PETER PARKINSON

Mould making and casting for sculpture

Carving large-scale sculptures in polystyrene

June 13–18 5D1222 | £495 Suitable for all

August 29–September 1 3D1374 | £293 Suitable for all

Work with a range of techniques, processes and materials so that by the end of this intensive course you know how to choose and make the right mould for the right casting job. You progress from simple waste moulds to multi-piece silicone rubber moulds; explore life casting using alginate rubber and learn how to handle plaster, jesmonite, wax and other casting materials. De-moulding and basic finishing off are also covered. ANDREW BROWN

Explore the way in which polystyrene can have a unique and valuable place in the tradition of sculpture making. 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 and how to apply coatings, finishes and colours to protect its surface. JOHN BLAKELEY

Sculptural ceramics inspired by the landscape of West Dean June 27–July 1 4D1263 | £384 | NEW Intermediate/Advanced Please see page 48 for further information. CAROLYN GENDERS

Garden sculpture in metals

Small scale wire sculptures September 5–8 3D1388 | £274 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

July 24–30 SS1319 | £618 (incl all dinners) SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all Please see page 36 for further information. MIKE SAVAGE

Sculptural enamel work July 24–30 SS1313 | £569 (incl all dinners) | SUMMER SCHOOL Suitable for all

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August 16–20 4D1353 | £424 | Suitable for all

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Automata making and puppetry 50 Carving in stone and wood 50 –51 Modelling, casting and other techniques 51–52

Sculpting the female figure in clay September 5–9 4D1391 | £397 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. IAN EDWARDS

Sculpture using paper and wire – personal odysseys September 12–16 4D1405 | £352 Suitable for all 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 papiermâché. 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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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 Tussauds.

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.

ANDREW BROWN studied Fine Art at Edinburgh specialising in sculpture. He has won a number of prestigious awards including sculpture prizes at the Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Glasgow Institutes annual exhibitions.

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.

JON EDGAR trained at the Frink School and has work in collections in the UK and abroad. His work includes closely-observed terracotta portraits and organic, abstract, direct carvings. IAN EDWARDS is an expert in many fields of woodcarving. He also sculpts figures and animals in clay to be cast in bronze. He teaches at Somerset College of Art. DAVID FARRER studied printmaking at the University of Sunderland, before becoming a sculptor. He is assisted by CORDELIA JOHN, an experienced teacher. PAULA HAUGHNEY is a full-time sculptor based in London. She recently carved spandrelles for Bromley Hall, a Tudor lodge, and has had a solo exhibition at Uppark House in West Sussex.

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. CATHY MILES is a metalsmith who uses wire and found materials to depict creatures and other objects from the everyday. She has written a book on wire sculpture that was published in 2009. 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. ISOBEL SMITH trained in graphic design, fine art and sculpture before her quest to animate the inanimate led to setting up Gravy Boat Puppets in 2007. Her puppets perform together for both adults and children.

Intuitive sculptural forms in clay September 26–30 4D1442 | £428 | NEW Intermediate/Advanced Please see page 49 for further information. SANDY BROWN

Making garden vessels or sculpture in metal October 1–3 WE1456 | £216 | Suitable for all Please see page 36 for further information. MIKE SAVAGE

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 7D 7 day course 4D 4 day course 9D 9 day course Specialist courses eg. WF, SS, CG, CQ as described

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Figurative animal sculptures in clay October 10–15 5D1479 | £458 Suitable for all Choose your subject and make a vibrant, life-like animal sculpture: a large-scale animal head, a single piece made up of a group of animals or an animal in motion. The course focuses predominantly on technique as you learn how to make maquettes, use armatures, to work with 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. BRENDAN HESMONDHALGH

Portrait heads in terracotta – a visual approach October 22–25 LW1505 | £298 | Suitable for all Create a life-sized portrait head and aim to capture the sitter’s essence. Sensitive observation will inform your clay modelling through a whole day with each of two models being used. You then hollow out your second portrait head for firing and receive advice on mounting and finishing techniques. JON EDGAR

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TEXTILES

MARIA PULLEY

Embroidery, sewing and stitch 53–54 Painting, printing and dyeing 54–55 Constructed textile techniques 56–57

Embroidery, sewing and stitch

Make a dress from vintage patterns

A colour class with Kaffe Fassett – tilt quilt

July 4–8 4D1278 | £339 | NEW Beginners/Intermediate

Kaffe and Brandon work together on this one-day workshop selecting fabric for your quilt. You are asked to bring a selection of fabrics for this design and by the end of the day, after cutting, arranging and editing, everyone has their design pinned out ready for sewing. KAFFE FASSETT AND BRANDON MABLY

If you love the vintage style, or simply have ‘nothing to wear’ for the Goodwood Revival, this is your chance to make a dress that fits you perfectly and has a professional finish. Learn how to cut the fabric from the pattern, sew in interfacings, zips and fastenings and fit your dress. Bring your own favourite fabric and pattern, or purchase them from the tutor. (Sewing machine know-how is required.) MARIA PULLEY

Hand embroidery projects – tips and techniques

Layered stitches and mark-making for creative embroidery

June 9–11 2D1207 | £178 | NEW Beginners/Intermediate

July 15–18 LW1297 | £283 | Suitable for all

Bring your work in progress and take advantage of the tutor’s comprehensive knowledge of hand-embroidery techniques to gain new skills or explore fresh ideas with which to develop your project. SHELLEY COX

Construct a dictionary of stitch marks and effects to inform future creative projects, in an approach which is useful not only to embroiderers and textile artists, but ceramicists, painters and others. Learn to translate marks in painterly stitched layers by working through transparent surfaces and other unconventional base materials. JAMES HUNTING

June 3 KF1194 | £114 | Suitable for all

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June 16–18 2D1227 | £178 Beginners/Intermediate Learn about several different spiralling beadwork techniques to make jewellery or incorporate in accessories. Spiral staircase, herringbone, peyote and Dutch spirals are introduced, as you create a piece of jewellery or stitch samples of all techniques. LIZ THORNTON

Inspiring textiles – paper, cloth, paint and stitch July 24–30 SS1312 | £580 (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 markmaking, 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

Kantha quilting and embroidery techniques August 13–15 WE1343 | £178 | Suitable for all

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Learn a variety of hand quilting techniques, focusing particularly on the Bangladeshi kantha quilting technique for stitching multiple layers of fabric with coloured threads and designs to construct a small piece or sample. LYNN SETTERINGTON

Composing and making pictures with fabrics and found objects June 25–27 WE1249 | £178 | 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. JANET BOLTON

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Embroidery, sewing and stitch 53–54 Painting, printing and dyeing 54–55 Constructed textile techniques 56–57

Hand embroidery and stumpwork on a garden theme August 29–September 2 4D1375 | £339 | NEW Beginners/Intermediate Explore traditional raised embroidery (‘stumpwork’) as you learn techniques such as needlelace slips, wired organza, wrapped beads and padding and textured stitches and apply them to your chosen design on a garden theme. Create a working sampler of techniques to develop at home or a single design, to which your individually worked items can be added. SHELLEY COX

Stitched textiles – textured landscapes September 5–8 3D1389 | £266 Suitable for all Learn to create an individual textile landscape picture. Inspired by the tutor’s introduction and the landscape itself, you experiment by piecing together textured fabrics, then paint and embroider them by hand or machine as you develop your own design. WENDY DOLAN

Stitch, three-dimensional line and structure

Silk painting using Japanese-style techniques

Octopber 10–14 4D1476 | £371 Intermediate/Advanced

July 12–15 3D1291 | £276 Suitable for all

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

Achieve luminous effects on silk fabric with the fascinating Japanese textile art of Rozome. Using a variety of methods for applying hot wax resists and controlled brush dyeing techniques, you paint scarves and panels on silk as you learn to shade and layer colours. MANDY SOUTHAN

Composing and making pictures with fabrics and found objects October 15–18 LW1490 | £262 Suitable for all Please see WE1249 on page 53 for further information JANET BOLTON

Painting, printing and dyeing Indigo Shibori patterned fabrics June 14–18 4D1224 | £352 | Beginners/Intermediate

Collage and print with rust and Procion dyes August 7–13 SS1331 | £568 | NEW SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate/Advanced Explore the exciting mark-making possibilities of rust-dyeing with found metal objects combined with experimental Procion dye techniques including monoprinting. Discover ways of interpreting your own inspirational source material as you freely develop your abstract and intuitive compositions. Then go on to create collaged textile compositions with hand or free-machine sewing leading to more finished pieces. JO BUDD

Learn about indigo dyeing and the various Shibori resist patterns such as Japanese larch. You make samples or a larger piece using habotai silk or poplin and lawn cottons. The history and biology of indigo is also covered. JANE CALLENDER

New approaches to sketch and stitch books October 6–8 2D1463 | £178 | Intermediate

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If you pay in full online you will receive a 5% discount for courses in this brochure.

Creative Photoshop for surface decoration and art projects August 7–13 SS1339 | £602 | NEW SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate Please see page 47 for further information. ALISON MILNER

Ripples and reflections – painting on silk and velvet August 13–16 LW1346 | £283 Intermediate Enjoy interpreting aspects of water – light and shade, ripples and reflections – on luxurious silk fabrics to produce painterly garments or scarves. Techniques include discharge and wax-resist patterning, printing with devoré, latex and metallics, and layering of sheer fabrics. JANE VENABLES

Art skirts – paint, stitch and sew August 27–30 LW1368 | £288 | Suitable for all

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Develop ideas for creating a unique painted and embroidered ‘art’ skirt as you experiment with dyes, paints, stitching and transfer of printed images to fabric. Simple pattern cutting for your final skirt is also covered (excluding final finishing). Basic hand and machine sewing know-how is required. ROSALIND DAVIS

Marks and images in experimental textiles September 10–12 WE1396 | £184 | Suitable for all

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Adopt a playful ‘what if’ approach as you explore mark-making with paint, print, stamp and stitch on fabric and paper and see how you can be inspired and develop your creative process in mixed media. CAS HOLMES

Experimental batik on paper October 1–3 WE1449 | £185 | Beginners/Intermediate

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

Inspired by contemporary examples, explore the art of working designs in resists of hot wax, dyes and bleach as you experiment and make spontaneous images in batik and collage on various papers. HETTY VAN BOEKHOUT

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 beginners 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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Vibrant velvets October 3–6 3D1459 | £283 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 24–28 4D1509 | £371 Suitable for all 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

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Embroidery, sewing and stitch 53–54 Painting, printing and dyeing 54–55 Constructed textile techniques 56–57

Constructed textile techniques

Rag rugs –traditional and contemporary

Millinery – constructed fabric headpieces

Stitched fabrics in felt making

June 13–16 3D1522 | £262 Beginners

July 9–11 WE1281 | £178 | Suitable for all

Explore this ‘thrift craft’ using traditional tools and techniques and produce wonderfully tactile 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

Learn to collage fine fabrics, machine stitch and bonding techniques, with ways to transform flat fabrics into dramatic threedimensional headpieces and embellish them with decorative stitch, beading and flower making. SARAH CANT

June 6–11 5D1201 | £416 | Suitable for all

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Focus on the marks and textures created by stitched fabrics in the felting process as you consider the contrasts of surface and density produced by various stitch types and threads. Unexpected surfaces are created through the use of hand and machine embroidery and appliqué, with various ways to bond these fabrics with hand felting, as you build up a set of samples or a finished item. JEANETTE APPLETON

Tapestry weaving – the art of translation June 11–13 WE1212 | £183 | Intermediate/Advanced Examine the process of translating an art work into woven tapestry and the criteria for selecting or designing an image, as you consider scale, technical aspects and blending and shading techniques. PHILIP SANDERSON

Millinery – colouring and shaping fine woven straw June 22–25 3D1241 | £277 Suitable for all 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. BRIDGET BAILEY

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An exploration of tapestry weaving August 7–13 SS1336 | £566 (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. A tutor-led visit to the West Dean Tapestry Studio to see the work of professional weavers is also included. CARON PENNEY

Creating hand-felted cloth for garments and bags August 20–23 LW1358 | £262 Suitable for all Create colourful hand-felted cloth by integrating simple weave structures made of ‘pre-felts’ and large-scale knitting with loose wool fibres. You experiment making light-weight and heavier samples before producing lengths of felt cloth for a garment or bag based on an individual project. HEATHER BELCHER

Hand knitting from scratch September 10–13 LW1402 | £262 Beginners Now that knitting is back in fashion, practise ways of combining stitches and methods of shaping and knitting in different directions on this course. Good technique is the watchword and you gain insights into the potential of hand knitting and learn to design basic pieces competently. ALISON ELLEN

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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. JULIE ARKELL works with papier-mâché and mixed media to create narrative pieces in her distinctly personal style. She trained at St Martins in textiles and exhibits widely. BRIDGET BAILEY trained in textile design, before setting up her own business. She produces exclusive couture millinery and accessory collections for leading designers and retailers. ALISON BAXTER trained at Middlesex in jewellery and has sewn and worked with textiles since childhood. She is also Head of Short Courses and Conferences at West Dean College. HEATHER BELCHER is a textile artist working in felt. In 2008 she took part in the British Council’s ‘New Silk Route’ cultural exchange project in Kazakhstan, Central Asia.

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JANET BOLTON is a designer-maker who often works to commission. She has work in the permanent collections the Crafts Taster days: Seeofpage 8 Council, the British Council and the Embroiderers’ Guild.

Objects of curiosity – making, patching, stitching and darning

Felt making – developing techniques and ideas

October 1–3 WE1454 | £178 | Intermediate

October 17–21 4D1495 | £339 Suitable for all

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Respond to the charm of vintage or found fabrics, threads, notions or other mementos and up-cycle them imaginatively with simple embroidery and knitting stitches into jewellery, decoration for clothing or quirky, precious objects. JULIE ARKELL

Bobbin lacemaking October 1–3 WE1457 | £178 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. JAN TREGIDGO

Explore the unique qualities of felt making in a contemporary context and work creatively with these techniques to develop ideas for individual projects for textile art, interior or fashion based work. The tutor demonstrates making flat felt, seamless shaped felt, balls and cords. HEATHER BELCHER

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. 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. JANE CALLENDER trained in textiles and haute couture. She specialises in making Shibori stitch resist fabrics with indigo. In 2005 she was invited to speak at The Art of the Stitch at the V&A.

Tapestry weaving for beginners October 22–24 WE1502 | £183 | Beginners Experience and understand the medium of tapestry weaving by visiting West Dean Tapestry Studio, then making samples as you learn techniques for shaping, shading, weaving diagonals and creating letters. CARON PENNEY

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SARAH CANT is a milliner, textile artist and theatrical milliner. Her striking hats are often featured in the fashion press and her work is exhibited at Origin and in craft galleries.

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

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

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.

ROSALIND DAVIS is a mixed media artist using paint, print and embroidery. She trained at Chelsea and the RCA in textiles and fashion and has paintings in both private and public collections. 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.

LIZ THORNTON specialises in intricate, often three-dimensional beadwork shapes. She enjoys sharing her skills in her teaching and her latest book is The Beader’s Floral. BRANDON MABLY has been manager for Kaffe Fassett’s studio for many years. He has produced a range of fabrics for Rowan and regularly teaches workshops on knit and colour.

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.

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

SANDRA MEECH trained as a graphic designer and now works as a stitched textile artist, international teacher and is author of Contemporary Quilts and Connecting Art to Stitch (2009).

HETTY VAN BOEKHOUT is a batik artist working on fabric and paper. She trained in art, batik and education in Antwerp and now moves between Europe and England teaching batik.

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 Taster days: See page 8 author of two books.

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.

JANE VENABLES runs courses in fabric painting and printing and uses an experimental approach. Trained at Durham University in Fine Art, she is an experienced textile designer.

CARON PENNEY, a tapestry weaver and lecturer, studied at Middlesex University. She is head of West Dean’s Tapestry Studio, where she has worked since 1993.

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.

KAFFE FASSETT has a reputation as a guru in the world of colour and textiles. In 1988 he was the first living artist to have a one-man show at the V&A, now a best selling author of many books on knitting, needlepoint, patchwork and quilting. CAS HOLMES trained in Fine Art at Maidstone before specialising in her own innovative work in textiles and mixed media. Her book The Use of Found Objects in Embroidery and Textile Art is due to be published in 2010. JAMES HUNTING studied textiles at Goldsmiths College, before working as a freelance embroiderer for the couture fashion industry. In 2006 he was a nominated Embroiderers’ Guild Scholar and now works as an artist and tutor in embroidery.

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TASTER DAYS For more information about Taster Days throughout the summer please see pages 8–11

MARIA PULLEY trained at Kingston University. She teaches fashion at Chichester College, while continuing to design, make and illustrate clothes. 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. PHILIP SANDERSON is creative director of the West Dean Tapestry Studio. Commissions include designs for two tapestries for the Palace of Westminster. LYNN SETTERINGTON trained in textiles at Goldsmiths College and is a Senior Lecturer in Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is particularly known for her quilts and Kantha embroidery and is a member of the 62 Group.

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WOODWORKING AND FURNITURE MAKING

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FURNITURE related courses

Exquisite details for fine furniture

Making simple furniture – for complete beginners

August 22–26 4D1362 | £409 Intermediate/Advanced

June 11–14 LW1214 | £262 | Beginners 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

Fine furniture making, Part 5. Advanced furniture making June 27–July 2 5D1264 | £486 Advanced 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

Alluring details add delight to any piece of furniture. This course explores the use of inlays of exotic wood, shell and silver, making patterned bandings, tactile or subtle edges of chamfers, bevels, shapes or side beads and how to integrate these into your own work. Learning to sharpen, tune and work with hand tools, from planes to special workshop-made tools, plays an essential role as you produce a useful sample board of ideas to enhance your future projects. GARRETT HACK

Taking care of your furniture September 3–6 LW1385 | £262 Beginners/Intermediate 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

Fine furniture making, Part 2. Developing skills September 12–17 5D1406 | £429 Beginners Using your newly sharpened tools from Part 1, begin to develop your furniture making skills on this course. You learn to measure, mark out, hand cut various joints and dados, and construct a bookcase from solid hardwood. This project is designed to enable you to practice hand skills to a high degree of proficiency and accuracy. One-toone tuition is given at the bench, alongside group demonstrations and talks on timber selection. (Must be booked with Part 1, August 20–22.) PETER KUH

Make a Windsor-style stool September 24–26 WE1429 | £178 | Suitable for all

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Create a pleasing and comfortable wooden stool with a circular dished seat, four legs and three stretchers using hand tools and traditional techniques identical to those for making the base of a Windsor chair. JAMES MURSELL

Fine furniture making, Part 1. Understanding tools August 20–22 WE1357 | £193 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 12–17.) PETER KUH

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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 beginners 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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Design and make a small table

Fine furniture techniques – a steam bent and inlaid tray

Introducing woodturning – bowls, spindles and boxes

October 22–24 WE1500 | £210 | Suitable for all

July 15–18 LW1296 | £262 Beginners

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

Work at your own lathe and become familiar with its use and accessories. You study the bowl-making process through demonstrations and practice, using various tools in sequence to produce a small bowl in seasoned ash or sycamore. DAVE REGESTER

Woodcarving and turning

Starting out in woodturning

Traditional upholstery for beginners

Woodturning for beginners

October 10–13 3D1474 | £262 Beginners

June 21–24 3D1237 | £276 Beginners

August 13–15 WE1340 | £192 | Beginners

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 during the final day. RICHARD RICARDO

A ‘hands-on’ course in which you work on a series of set pieces, leading to a bowl, as the final piece. Working at the lathe, spindle turning and bowl turning using chucks are studied, as you learn to work safely and confidently with individual and group tuition. PETER CLOTHIER

September 26–October 1 5D1445 | £479 | NEW Intermediate Focus on the mortice and tenon joint as a construction technique and discover its design and decorative possibilities for the furniture maker. Study samples and illustrations of historical and contemporary work before embarking on the process of designing and making a unique coffee or hall table. Setting out, cutting the joints and correct tool use are all covered. DAVID GATES

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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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WOODWORKING AND FURNITURE MAKING Sculptural carving in wood August 13–17 4D1348 | £339 Suitable for all Experience the whole process of carving a sculpture in wood. Beginning with an idea, either figurative or abstract, you learn to make a sketch model (maquette) in clay using armatures, then make templates to guide your carving, mark out your timber and learn how to use a variety of carving tools including chisels. PETER CLOTHIER

Woodcarving for beginners September 3–5 WE1380 | £186 | 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 17–21 4D1416 | £339 Intermediate/Advanced Learn techniques for turning bowls of various shapes and sizes using seasoned and green wood. You explore bowl design and, inspired by the tutor, are encouraged to tackle new forms and ideas. The aim is to complete a salad bowl, a textured platter, an incurved bowl and a wet-turned bowl with natural edge. DAVE REGESTER

Lettercutting in wood September 26–30 4D1441 | £339 Suitable for all Please see page 24 for further information. MARTIN WENHAM

Turning green wood October 8–10 WE1464 | £178 | 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

Small carvings in mixed materials – using flexible drive tools October 8–10 WE1467 | £178 | Beginners/Intermediate Learn how to create detail, form and texture in carvings in wood, stag antler, artificial ivory, perspex or hard wax. Using versatile pendant drills with flexible drives, you carve small decorative objects, such as jewellery, beads, Netsuke-style sculptures or walking stick handles. PETER CLOTHIER

Expressive woodcarving October 22–25 LW1506 | £277 Suitable for all Toby Winteringham

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. Tips for tool care are also given. BEN HARMS

B&B at West Dean – take a mid-week June break Treat yourself to a mid-week break in the beautiful Sussex countryside, enjoying the peace and serenity of our glorious gardens and the creative atmosphere of the college. Our rooms are Visit Britain 3 star rated in a mixture of traditional and contemporary styles, many of which have views across the gardens.

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Wood related courses

Traditional oil gilding

Tree houses – developing designs and construction

September 19–21 2D1419 | £186 Beginners

June 4–6 WE1195 | £189| Suitable for all

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Learn how to approach designing your own tree house project on paper and in three-dimensional models. Contemporary tree house projects are discussed as you consider the practical stages involved in construction and tree selection. JONNY LLOYD MARTIN

Build a tree house at West Dean July 24–30 SS1311 | £566 | NEW SUMMER SCHOOL Intermediate/Advanced Learn the principles and practice of building a tree house as you work with other course participants to construct a new tree house for West Dean’s Arboretum. Pre-designed by the tutor, but with scope for individual input, the house is to be constructed from Douglas Fir with semi-loose floor and walls and a separate suspended roof. Develop your carpentry skills and design awareness as you experience the whole process. The week culminates as the tree house is positioned into its final tree-top site. JONNY LLOYD MARTIN

Explore the ancient art of applying precious metal leaf onto a variety of surfaces, such as leather, glass, metal, wood or paper. You develop and practise oil gilding skills on samples, surfaces or simple objects of your choice. JUDY WETHERALL

Musical instrument making Simple lyre making October 29–31 WE1514 | £215 | Suitable for all

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Carve a seven-string lyre from elm and create a beautifully soft-toned pentatonic (five-toned) instrument traditionally used to play for children or to accompany storytelling. GAVIN POND

An introduction to traditional water gilding October 29–November 1 LW1520 | £304 Beginners Learn the techniques of water gilding, which is used specifically for gilding wood or plaster for interior use. Using traditional methods and materials, 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 or plaster surfaces can be dealt with on this course. JUDY WETHERALL

Picture framing – all levels September 5–9 4D1390 | £339 Suitable for all 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. JOHN HILL

English long-bow making September 10–12 WE1395 | £236 | Suitable for all

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Learn to laminate the stave from timber, cut and shape the bow, attach the string and make a handle to finish your long bow before shooting a volley of arrows on the West Dean lawn at the end of the course! GAVIN POND

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Tutors

TASTER DAYS For more information about Taster Days throughout the summer please see pages 8–11

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 at the City and Guilds of London Art School. His book Sculpting in Wood, was published in 2007. DAVID GATES trained at Ravensbourne and is a self-employed furniture maker. He produces bespoke furniture for the domestic, commercial and public sector, working with wood from sustainable sources. NORBERT GUTOWSKI is a specialist in traditional woodworking and decorative finishes and is a furniture tutor for West Dean’s full-time programmes in Furniture Conservation. GARRETT HACK is a furniture maker, author and teacher based in the USA. He is contributing editor at Fine Woodworking, regularly writing on craftsmanship, design and technique.

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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. 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. PETER KUH, a designer-craftsman, has many years’ experience teaching furniture making, particularly at Rycotewood College. His work is featured in several books on cabinetmaking. JONNY LLOYD MARTIN trained in furniture making practises at West Dean. Before, during and after his time at West Dean, he has been involved in tree house construction projects in Europe, England and Mexico. JAMES MURSELL changed career in the 1990s to pursue his passion for Windsor chair making. He makes chairs to commission, writes on the subject and makes specialist chair making tools.

GAVIN POND trained at West Dean in the full-time programme in making stringed musical instruments and then went on to teach various crafts to children and adults. He has musical instruments in many private collections and a cittern on display at the Globe Theatre. 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 is a professional woodturner and regularly writes articles on the subject for Woodturning Magazine. His turned bowls are sold mainly in National Trust’s shops. TED VINCENT trained at the RCA. He is a senior lecturer in the School of Design at Kingston University. His sculptural woodcarvings are regularly exhibited both here and in the USA. 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.

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 beginners 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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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 entrance 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 continuing work of the internationally renowned College and world class Gardens. You can do this by becoming a Friend.

TO Become a Friend…

For an annual subscription you or your family will enjoy:

How else can I get involved?

1. Complete an application form 2. Join at Student Reception, the Gardens Shop or Craft Shop 3. Download a form online at www.westdean.org.uk/friends 4. Tel: 01243 818221 / 01243 811301 Fax: 01243 811342 Email: friends@westdean.org.uk £27.50 individual rate (named individual) £55 individual and guest rate (named individual, transferable guest) £60 family rate (2 adults and up to 4 dependent children or grandchildren under 16)

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• Friends’ End of Year Tour of Studios and Workshops • Free entry to the Gardens and Arboretum during normal opening hours • A pre-publication presentation of the Short Course Brochure (twice a year) • Free entry to all Garden Events • Free entry to talks programmed by the Centre for Aesthetics and Visual Arts (CAVA) • Express Friends’ entry to Garden Events • 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 make a difference in keeping West Dean alive

West Dean – The Edward James Foundation is a charity which receives no ongoing funding from the government. As a result we rely increasingly on the generous financial support from individuals, charitable trusts and companies. You can extend your support in the following ways: • Giving a Friends’ subscription as a special gift • Leaving a legacy • Enquiring about other ways to give • Becoming a volunteer

*There will be a charge for special Friends’ events

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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 JUNE 2–4

Bead threading and knotting

ALL 37 ALL 53 JUNE 4–6 Tree houses – design and construct ALL 62 Drawing for beginners BEG 14 Introduction to jazz (music lectures) ALL 45 Sampler weekend BEG/INT 12 JUNE 5 Food course – Gluttony! ALL 29 JUNE 6 Japanese braidmaking – a taster day BEG 8 JUNE 6–11 Stitched fabrics in felt making ALL 56 Landscape painting INT/ADV 15 JUNE 7–9 Travel writing ALL 28 JUNE 7–10 Pottery – the basic techniques BEG 48 JUNE 7–11 Illustration – pictures and prose ALL 14 JUNE 9 Garden design – a taster day BEG/INT 8 JUNE 9–11 Hand embroidery projects BEG/INT 53 JUNE 10–13 Pebble mosaics for the garden ALL 34 JUNE 11–13 Control your digital SLR camera BEG/INT 46 Beginners’ silversmithing BEG 40 Botanical painting – vegetables ALL 14 Tapestry weaving INT/ADV 56 A lieder celebration – singing INT/ADV 44 JUNE 11–14 Making simple furniture BEG 59 Paperworks and paper clay ALL 23 Abstraction – a painting course ALL 15 JUNE 12 Food day – local food ALL 29 JUNE 13–16 Rag rugs BEG/INT 56 JUNE 13–17 Blacksmithing – sculpture from scrap ALL 36 JUNE 13–18 Contemporary silversmithing ALL 40 Flower studies– all media ALL 15 Mould making and casting ALL 51 JUNE 14–18 Relief collograph printmaking ALL 19 Indigo shibori fabrics BEG/INT 54 Water and reflections in watercolours BEG/INT 16 JUNE 15–17 Creative digital imaging INT 46 JUNE 16–18 Beadwork – decorative spirals BEG/INT 53 JUNE 19 Creative container gardening ALL 30 Making a country-style stool – taster day BEG 8 Silversmithing – a taster day BEG 8 Botanical painting – a taster day BEG 8 Metalwork sculpture – taster day BEG 8 JUNE 20 Screenprinting – a taster day BEG 8 Sculpture with wire and paper – taster day BEG 8 Polymer clay jewellery – taster day BEG 8 JUNE 20–23 Polymer clay jewellery INT/ADV 38 Calligraphy – flourishes INT 23 JUNE 21–24 Woodturning for beginners BEG 60 Jewellery making – granulation INT/ADV 38 Strawberries in watercolours INT 16 JUNE 21–25 Chinese brush painting ALL 16 JUNE 22–25 Millinery with fine woven straw ALL 56 JUNE 24 Calligraphy with found materials – taster day BEG 9 JUNE 24–27 Plant photography INT 46 JUNE 25 Mosaic making – a taster day BEG 9 Pictures with fabrics – a taster day BEG 9 JUNE 25–27 Mosaics BEG/INT 34 Hand marbling BEG/INT 23 Making glass beads BEG 33 Making fabric pictures ALL 53 Jewellery for beginners BEG 38 English choral music – for singers INT/ADV 44

JUNE 25–28 Small stone carvings

ALL 50 Throwing pots – taster day BEG 9 Japanese-style bookbinding – taster day BEG 9 Exploring pastels – a taster day BEG 9 Beekeeping BEG/INT 31 JUNE 27 Life drawing – a taster day BEG 9 Painting with acrylics – a taster day BEG 9 JUNE 27–30 Making decorative silver beads INT/ADV 38 Glass bead making using colour INT/ADV 33 Drawing the head ALL 14 Painting with colour – seaside scenes ALL 16 JUNE 27–JULY 1 Sculptural ceramics INT/ADV 48 JUNE 27–JULY 2 Fine furniture making, Part 5 ADV 59 JUNE 29 Stone carving – a taster day BEG 9 JULY 2 Stained glass – a taster day BEG 9 JULY 2–4 Chair seating in cane and rush ALL 22 Glass fusing BEG 33 JULY 3 Stained glass – a taster day BEG 9 Sculpting in wire – taster day BEG 9 Watercolour painting – a taster day BEG 9 Six ways to transform your garden (lecture) ALL 30 JULY 4 Portrait sculpture – taster day BEG 9 Enamelling – a taster day BEG 9 Water gardens BEG/INT 31 Oil painting – a taster day BEG 10 JULY 4–7 Digital wildlife photography BEG/INT 46 JULY 4–8 Make a dress from vintage patterns BEG/INT 53 JULY 8–11 Watercolour painting INT/ADV 16 JULY 9 Fabric flower making – taster day BEG 10 JULY 9–11 Millinery – fabric headpieces ALL 56 Painting – the vision of colour ALL 16 JULY 9–15 The Chilingirian Quartet INT/ADV 44 Course and concerts JULY 10 Blacksmithing – a taster day BEG 10 JULY 11 Blacksmithing – a taster day BEG 10 JULY 11–16 Silversmithing INT/ADV 40 Japanese ceramics INT/ADV 48 JULY 12 Making willow baskets – a taster day BEG 10 Silk painting – a taster day BEG 10 JULY 12–15 Animal forms in willow BEG/INT 22 Silk painting – Japanese-style ALL 54 JULY 12–16 Summer colours – botanical painting ALL 14 JULY 13 Crochet – a taster day BEG 10 JULY 14 Hand knitting – taster day BEG 10 JULY 15 Hand embroidery – a taster day BEG 10 JULY 15–18 Introducing woodturning BEG 60 Creative embroidery – layered stitches ALL 53 JULY 16–18 Making screenprints BEG 20 General silversmithing ALL 41 Glass engraving for beginners BEG 33 Portrait painting ADV 16 Starting with watercolours BEG 16 Chamber cellos INT/ADV 44 JULY 17 Planting combinations workshop (lecture) ALL 30 Keeping chickens ALL 31 JULY 21–23 Jewellery from found materials ALL 38 Photography – digital printing BEG 46 JULY 22 Screenprinting on fabric – taster day BEG 10 Beginners’ dressmaking – taster day BEG 10 JUNE 26

JULY 23

Food course – Fish, knife skills and BEG 29 simple cooking JULY 24 Propagation – plants for free ALL 31 JULY 24–30 The Summer School in Visual Art & Craft Week 1 – Build a tree house at West Dean INT/ADV 62 – Textiles – cloth, paint and stitch ALL 53 – Sculptural enamel work ALL 37 – Making automata ALL 50 – Pottery – throwing and hand-building ALL 48 – Life painting to abstraction INT/ADV 16 – Composing pictures in camera BEG/INT 46 – Painting on location ALL 16 – Garden sculpture in metals ALL 36 JULY 31–AUG 6 The Summer School in Visual Art & Craft Week 2 – Printmaking with lino ALL 20 – Willow work ALL 22 – Jewellery in precious metals ALL 38 – Making dazzling glass beads ALL 33 – Pottery – wheel-thrown forms INT/ADV 48 – Landscape and figure painting in oils INT/ADV 16 – Make a unique artist’s book BEG/INT 23 – Painting with pastels ALL 17 – Stone carving – fruits and vegetables ALL 50 AUG 4–8 Make life-size dancing puppets ALL 50 AUG 7–13 The Summer School in Visual Art & Craft Week 3 – Collage and print with dyes INT/ADV 54 – Mosaic projects INT/ADV 34 – Creative silversmithing ALL 41 – Stained and kiln-formed glass ALL 33 – Summer flowers and fruits in watercolours INT 17 – Tapestry weaving BEG/INT 56 – Painting light in oils ALL 17 – Blacksmithing – personal projects ALL 36 – Creative Photoshop INT 47 AUG 13–15 Woodturning BEG 60 Jewellery – textile techniques in metal BEG/INT 38 Life drawing ALL 14 Kantha quilting and embroidery ALL 53 Writing for film and radio ALL 28 AUG 13–16 Ceramics – coloured clays ALL 48 Painting on silk and velvet INT 55 Stonecarving BEG 50 AUG 13–17 Sculptural carving in wood ALL 61 AUG 15–18 Mixed media images ALL 17 AUG 15–20 Mosaics – stone and smalti ALL 34 Mosaic intensive INT/ADV 34 Silversmithing – chasing and repoussé ALL 41 AUG 16–20 Modelling the figure in wax ALL 51 Caricature and cartooning – drawing ALL 14 Painting at West Dean ALL 17 AUG 18–20 Herbs for healing BEG/INT 31 AUG 20–22 Fine furniture – Part 1. Tools BEG 59 AUG 20–23 Hand-felted cloth for clothing ALL 56 AUG 21 Food course – Gluttony! ALL 29 AUG 21–27 Classical Guitar Summer School INT/ADV 44 and concerts Classical Guitar Summer School and concerts BEG 44 AUG 22–26 Exquisite details for fine furniture INT/ADV 59

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JUNE 3 A colour class with Kaffe Fassett – quilts

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Level of experience needed for each course Beg: Beginners Int: Intermediate Adv: Advanced All: Suitable for all AUG 23–26 Making a photo album or memory book

ALL 23 INT/ADV 41 AUG 27–29 Japanese calligraphy ALL 23 Basic blacksmithing BEG 36 Visual photography INT 46 AUG 27–30 Creating an art skirt ALL 55 Woodcut printmaking ALL 20 Lettercutting in stone and slate ALL 23 Exploring porcelain INT/ADV 48 Watercolours for beginners BEG 17 Illustrating – horse racing ALL 15 AUG 29–SEPT 1 Large scale sculptures in polystyrene ALL 51 AUG 29–SEPT 2 Hand embroidery and stumpwork BEG/INT 54 AUG 30–SEPT 2 Polymer clay jewellery BEG/INT 38 Portrait drawing ALL 15 Watercolours – light and texture INT 17 SEPT 3–5 Enamelling – colour and pattern BEG/INT 37 Woodcarving BEG 61 Calligraphy with colour ALL 24 Build your confidence with acrylics INT 17 Digital colour photography BEG 46 Feature writing and reportage BEG/INT 28 SEPT 3–6 Taking care of your furniture BEG/INT 59 Painting autumn with the Chinese brush ALL 18 SEPT 3–10 Tackling larger stone sculptures INT/ADV 50 SEPT 5–8 Small scale wire sculptures ALL 51 Stitched textiles – landscapes ALL 51 SEPT 5–9 Picture framing – all levels ALL 62 Sculpting the female figure ALL 52 Creative photography BEG/INT 46 SEPT 5–10 Drawing and painting flowers ALL 18 SEPT 6–10 Botanical illustration – flowers and fruit ALL 14 SEPT 10–12 English long-bow making ALL 62 Textiles – marks and images ALL 55 Silversmithing – punch and tool making ALL 41 Glass engraving INT/ADV 34 Pottery – hand-built jugs ALL 48 Rossini (lecture) ALL 45 Drawing with charcoal ALL 15 SEPT 10–13 Hand knitting from scratch BEG 56 Drawing and seeing BEG/INT 15 Digital seascape photography BEG 47 SEPT 12–16 Sculpture using paper and wire ALL 52 SEPT 12–17 Fine furniture making, Part 2 BEG 59 Enamel – exploring process INT/ADV 37 SEPT 13–16 Drawing the horse ALL 15 SEPT 13–17 A watercolour sketchbook BEG/INT 18 SEPT 16 Bulbs for all seasons BEG/INT 31 SEPT 16–19 Digital action photography BEG/INT 47 SEPT 17–19 Jewellery – chain-making ALL 39 Making fused glass jewellery ALL 34 Bead threading and knotting ALL 39 SEPT 17–20 Watercolour painting – loosening up INT/ADV 18 SEPT 17–21 Woodturning bowls INT/ADV 61 SEPT 18 Botanical painting – a taster day BEG 10

SEPT 18

Grasses and perennials (lectures)

ALL 30 BEG 62 SEPT 19–23 Willow basketmaking ALL 22 SEPT 19–24 Jewellery in precious metal clay ALL 39 Life painting in oils INT/ADV 18 SEPT 20–23 Photographing nature INT 47 SEPT 20–24 Landscape painting INT/ADV 18 SEPT 22 Woodturning – a taster day BEG 11 Tatting – a taster day BEG 11 SEPT 23 Rag rugging – a taster day BEG 11 SEPT 24 Basketry – a taster day BEG 11 SEPT 24–26 Make a Windsor-style stool ALL 59 Drawing for beginners BEG 15 Chichester Writing Festival ALL 28 SEPT 25 Animation ALL 47 Harmony singing BEG 44 Pottery – a practical glazing day ALL 48 Care of summer shrubs ALL 31 Blacksmithing – a taster day BEG 11 Enamelling – a taster day BEG 11 SEPT 26 Silkscreen stencilling – taster day BEG 11 Carving in stone – taster day BEG 11 Blacksmithing – a taster day BEG 11 SEPT 26–30 Lettercutting in wood ALL 24 Sculptural forms in clay INT/ADV 49 Creating an art book ALL 18 Etching – an introduction BEG 20 SEPT 26–OCT 1 Design and make a small table INT 60 Woodblock printing ALL 20 Contemporary silversmithing ALL 41 Creating a sketchbook ALL 18 OCT 1–3 Experimental batik on paper BEG/INT 55 Etching and lettering for jewellers ALL 39 Wood engraving ALL 20 Pottery – throwing and turning BEG 49 Botanical painting – orchard fruits ALL 14 Making, patching, stitching and darning INT 57 Beginning with acrylics BEG 18 Making garden vessels in metal ALL 36 Bobbin lacemaking ALL 57 OCT 1–4 Mosaics with smalti and millefiori INT/ADV 34 OCT 3–6 Vibrant velvets BEG/INT 55 Recycled vintage jewellery ALL 39 OCT 3–8 Painting – trees within the landscape ALL 19 Bookbinding ALL 23 OCT 6–8 Sketch and stitch books INT 54 OCT 8–10 Turning green wood INT/ADV 61 Stained glass with glass painting BEG 34 Making jewellery BEG 39 Small-scale carving BEG/INT 61 Observational drawing BEG 15 Willow hurdles and gates BEG/INT 22 Haydn – the classical piano trio (lecture) ALL 45 OCT 8–11 Making an artist’s book ALL 19 SEPT 19–21 Traditional oil gilding

OCT 9

Gardening – allotments BEG/INT 32 Digital portrait photography – taster day BEG 11 OCT 10–13 Traditional upholstery BEG 60 Calligraphy – italic and other scripts BEG/INT 24 OCT 10–14 Exploring stitch and structure INT/ADV 54 Creative silversmithing BEG/INT 41 OCT 10–15 Abstraction in watercolours INT/ADV 19 Animal sculptures in clay ALL 52 OCT 11 Food course – wild food BEG 29 OCT 11–14 Painting landscapes in miniature ALL 19 OCT 13 Growing plants to sell ALL 32 OCT 14 Food day – autumn baking ALL 29 OCT 14–17 Jewellery casting INT/ADV 40 Making automata ALL 50 OCT 15–17 Kiln-formed glass BEG 34 Wire jewellery making techniques INT 40 Creative digital photography BEG 47 OCT 15–18 Relief printmaking BEG 20 Making fabric pictures ALL 54 OCT 15–19 Carving the horse in stone ALL 51 OCT 15–20 Singing for performers INT/ADV 44 OCT 16 Gardening – the small garden ALL 32 OCT 17 Music for the Moving Image (lecture) ALL 45 OCT 17–21 Felt making – developing ideas ALL 57 OCT 17–22 Silversmithing BEG/INT 41 Byzantine icon painting BEG/INT 19 OCT 18–22 Raku techniques ALL 49 Painting trees and flowers BEG/INT 19 OCT 22–24 Fine furniture – an inlaid tray ALL 60 Stone setting – jewellery and silver INT/ADV 40 Tapestry weaving for beginners BEG 57 Mixed media painting INT 19 Guitar – beyond the basics INT 44 OCT 22–25 Portrait heads in terracotta ALL 52 Expressive woodcarving ALL 61 Botanical painting – pumpkins and gourds ALL 14 OCT 22–27 Creative blacksmithing projects ALL 37 OCT 24–28 Painting and screenprinting ALL 55 Enamelling on copper ALL 37 OCT 25–29 Oil painting BEG/INT 19 OCT 28–31 Pottery – mugs, jugs and handles INT/ADV 49 Portrait painting in oils INT/ADV 19 OCT 29–31 Simple lyre making ALL 62 Willow and rush baskets BEG/INT 22 Beginners’ silversmithing BEG 42 Watercolour painting – beginners BEG 19 Digital image manipulation BEG 47 Recorder consort weekend INT 44 OCT 29–NOV 1 Traditional water gilding BEG 62

Neil Crighton

AUG 26–SEPT 2 Silversmithing Summer School

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If you pay in full online you will receive a 5% discount for courses in this brochure.

Booking information The course fees listed by each course are non-residential and include course tuition, dinner on the first evening (as most courses start early evening), lunch, tea and coffee and the use of all the College facilities, including the computer suite and library as well as access to West Dean’s award winning gardens. If booking accommodation please refer to the table on page 71 which outlines the fees. These include dinner and breakfast.

Accommodation and accessibility All bedrooms are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms with shared bathroom facilities (limited in number) all have wash basins. Most rooms with private bath or shower have en-suite facilities but in some cases the bathroom is adjacent to or opposite the bedroom. Superior rooms (limited in number), all with en-suite facilities, are located in the Main House and the Vicarage (a short walk from the Main House). The College (Main House) is a large historic building with several changes in floor level. Adaptations have been made to enable those with disabilities to attend courses. Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss any access or other concerns and indicate these on your booking form if booking by post or in ‘special requirements’ if booking online. There is one twin en-suite bedroom in the Main House adapted for wheelchair users which is accessible by lift. The lift also 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 Main House are reached by a single flight of stairs or a stair-lift. The Forge, the Orangery, Auditorium and the Sculpture Courtyard are not in the Main House. The Orangery is situated in the

gardens, 25 metres from the house; the Auditorium, Forge and Sculpture Courtyard are part of the Sussex Barn complex approximately 8 minutes walk from the Main House. 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.

Materials and equipment 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. In the course details, received in your booking confirmation pack if booking by post, or downloaded by you from 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 you need to bring (eg jam jars) are also listed separately.

Catering The Dining Room is a self-service restaurant which provides a vegetarian option at every service. If you have specific dietary concerns due to medical reasons these should be indicated on your booking form if booking by post or in ‘dietary requirements’ if booking online. If you would like to discuss your requirements please contact the Catering Department on 01243 818268. Please note we cannot cater for strict vegans.

Important information Mobile phone reception for most networks is limited both in and around the College. A payphone is situated near the reception desk in the College. Smoking is not permitted in any College building or in the courtyard eating area.

Support from the Edward James Foundation Ltd Thanks to support from the Edward James Foundation Ltd, short course fees are subsidised.

Equality of opportunity As part of the Edward James Foundation Ltd, 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.

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. All Personal Protection Equipment appropriate for each activity is supplied by the College except footwear – steel toe capped safety boots are required for courses held in the Forge.

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How to make your booking

By post:-

Online at www.westdean.org.uk

You can book by post by completing one booking form per person. If additional forms are required, please photocopy the form or download one from the website www.westdean.org.uk.

You can book online by finding the course that you are interested in, then selecting the ‘book’ button to the right of it. If the course is full, you will not be able to select this option, but you can choose to join the waiting list. The full fee is payable when booking online and a 5% discount will be applied for course bookings in this brochure (the 5% discount has already been reflected in the course fees shown online). When you have booked on a course a confirmation email will instantly be sent to you, asking you to download the full course details and arrival and registration information. If you have booked accommodation, you will receive a separate email confirmation within three working days.

USUAL TIMETABLE Arrival Day 1 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

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.

A deposit of £85 per person, per course is payable, or the full cost of the course if £85 or less (please include the cost for cancellation protection indicated on page 71 if required).

ALL BOOKINGS ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DETAILED ON PAGES 70–71

The final payment is due six weeks before the start of the course. Full payment is therefore required if you make your booking within six weeks of the start date of the course.

Bookings and enquiries Admissions Office: Mon to Fri, 9am–1pm and 2–5pm Enquiries only: Saturday and Sunday 9am–5pm

If paying by credit or debit card, this includes authorisation of the final payment six weeks before the start of the course.

tel: 0844 4994408 fax: +44 (0)1243 818293

Phoning from abroad: +44 (0)1243 811301

If there is a place on the course, a booking confirmation pack will be sent to you as soon as possible. This

email: short.courses@westdean.org.uk

London

How to get to West Dean

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 Guildford miles) and from Gatwick, Southampton and Heathrow airports. It Farnham is within reach of Eurotunnel connections as well as cross channel ferries from Portsmouth, 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 Haslemereletter. A3 A272

Billingshurst

A272

Petersfield

A272

Petworth Midhurst Pulborough

A285

A3(M)

A286

A29

West Dean College A27

Havant

A27

Portsmouth

A259

Chichester A259

Hayling Island

Arundel

A27

Littlehampton

Worthing

Bognor Regis Selsey

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.

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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 (Please include the cost for cancellation protection indicated on page 71 if required.) 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 71 if required.)

For office Use Room:

ID:

Your Details Title (Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms, Dr etc)

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.

Surname

Card details (AMEX not accepted) Please charge my card below with:

Postcode

First Name

Address

Country

Full fee or Deposit (including cancellation protection if required) and then final balance 6 weeks before course start date.

Email

Card No

Special needs: Please provide brief details here or supply a letter with your booking form

Security code

work/mobile

Diet

(3 digit code on reverse of card)

Valid from date Issue no

Telephone home

Expiry date

(if applicable)

Mobility

Name (as on card)

Cheque

If this is your first course at West Dean College, how did you hear about it?

Deposit (including cancellation Full fee or protection if required) Payable to “The Edward James Foundation Ltd” 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 Course/lecture title code

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

Single occupancy Twin occupancy see below

Main house Vicarage (rooms in the vicarage have over-bath showers)

£

£

Superior room with en-suite bathroom Please select one:

Cancellation protection (see page 71) 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 £60 per night (full board) 0844 4994408 | short.courses@westdean.org.uk | on-line booking at www.westdean.org.uk TOTAL

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CANCELLATION PROTECTION

EXCLUSIONS

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 £1385.00 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) a ny 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) a ny 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) a ny person accompanying a Covered Person. 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.

(1) (a) (b) (c) (2) (3)

Participation in the course which is booked or commenced by a Covered Person: contrary to medical advice, or to obtain medical treatment, or after a terminal prognosis has been made. Pregnancy and childbirth. 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) Mountaineering (normally involving ropes &/or guides &/or special equipment) sports tours and motor competitions (5) The first £10 each claim, each Covered Person. (6) 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. 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. (7) 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.

DEFINITIONS

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:

(1) (a) (b) (c)

“BODILY INJURY” means identifiable physical injury which: i s sustained by a Covered Person, and i s caused by an Accident during the Period of this Protection, and 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.

WEST DEAN COLLEGE TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1 1.1

Booking a Course Courses are open to anyone aged sixteen (16) and over, though those aged sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) must be accompanied by an adult 1.2 In order to book a place on a Course you must complete the Booking Form and return it to the College Admissions Office with the appropriate Deposit. 1.3 Your place on a Course will be subject to availability and your place on any Course will not be confirmed until we send you the Course joining instructions. 1.4 If the College is unable to offer you a place on the Course of your choice, it will notify You and Your name will be added to a Course waiting list. Any sums You have already paid to the College in respect of this Course will be returned to You 2 The College’s Rights and Obligations 2.1 The College reserves the right to change the venue, time, date, or Tutor of any Course where such change is necessary to facilitate the delivery or better delivery of such Course. 2.2 The College reserves the right to modify the content or method of delivery of any Course from time to time. 2.3 The College reserves the right to withdraw from any accreditation scheme at any time or to cancel any Course if in the College’s opinion it is no longer viable. 3 Your Rights and obligations 3.1 You should bring Your joining instructions with you to the start of the Course. 3.2 You must notify the College, in writing, if any of Your registration details change including but not limited to Your name, address, telephone number and/or e-mail address. 3.3 You agree to comply with all of the College’s policies and procedures applicable to You and to act with courtesy, consideration and integrity at all times towards the College, its staff and other students at the College. The College reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to terminate this agreement and to remove You from the Course and/or to exclude You from the College in circumstances where Your conduct is deemed by the College to be unfit or unsuitable or damaging to the College or its reputation. If You are removed from the Course in accordance with this clause, the College will not refund any sums paid by You to the College. 4 Payment & Charges 4.1 You must pay the Deposit or the full Course Fee (if such amount is less than or equal to the minimum Deposit value stated in the Brochure) at the same time as You send the College the Booking Form. Payment of the balance of the Course Fee (if relevant) will be due six (6) weeks prior to the Course start date. 4.2 If you fail to pay the full Course Fee when it is due the

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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

Poole Martin Limited – Insurance Brokers 8 Elmdale Road Bristol BS8 1SL Tel: (0117) 9276676 Fax: (0117) 9226935 E-mail: andrew.bollen@poolemartin.com

College reserves the right to cancel your place on the Course with immediate effect and to keep any Deposit that you may have paid. 4.3 The Course Fee and accommodation fee are as stated in the Brochure. The Course Fee includes use of the facilities and refreshments as further described in the full course description. 4.4 You may pay (or part-pay) the Course Fee for short courses (including any accommodation charges) using gift vouchers (which are available from the College in the values of £5, £10, £25, £50 and £100 ) or Loyal Lobster vouchers (which are issued under the College’s loyalty scheme in the value of £100 and which are subject to separate terms and conditions). 4.5 You must pay all charges in connection with any payments made by bank transfer. 4.6 Any damage caused by You (other than fair wear and tear) to the College, its facilities, equipment or resources will be separately invoiced by the College and such amounts shall be payable by You on demand. 5 Course Transfer / Cancellation 5.1 You may transfer Your booking to an alternative published course, providing there is a place available on that course, however Your request must be received at least six (6) weeks prior to the Course start date for the original Course. The College will charge You an administration fee of twenty-five pounds (£25) in order to transfer courses. If the Course Fee for the alternative Course is more expensive than the original Course you must pay any additional Course Fee immediately upon making the request to transfer. The College will reimburse the difference in Course Fees to you (less the £25 admin charge) if the original Course Fee was more expensive than the Course Fee for the alternative Course. 5.2 The College reserves the right to cancel this agreement with You if it is prevented from or delayed in the carrying on of its business due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control. 5.3 The College reserves the right to cancel the Course at any time, in this event You will be notified as soon as possible. 5.4 If Your booking and/or Course is cancelled by the College You can: 5.4.1 transfer to another Course (You will have to pay any additional Course Fee) ; or 5.4.2 receive a full Refund for any Course Fee, Deposit and cancellation protection fees You have paid. 5.5 Cancellation of bookings by You: 5.5.1 if You wish to cancel Your booking, You must notify the Admissions Office as soon as possible by telephone and then confirm such cancellation in writing; then 5.5.2 if appropriate, the College will promptly send You a cancellation protection insurance claim form; 6 Refund Policy 6.1 If You cancel Your booking within the Cooling Off Period (as defined in clause 20.1.3), You will be entitled to a full

Refund (including Refund of Your Deposit), pursuant to the Consumer Protection Regulations. Subject to clause 6.1, provided You cancel Your booking no less than six (6) weeks prior to the Course start date, the College will refund any Course Fee You have paid, save for Your Deposit. 6.3 The College will refund neither the Course Fee nor Your Deposit if You: 6.3.1 cancelled Your booking within six (6) weeks of the Course start date; or 6.3.2 fail to attend all or any part of the Course for any reason whatsoever including (without limitation) ill health. 6.4 Save as provided for in clauses 6.1 and 5.3, the College will be under no obligation to refund Your Deposit. 6.5 Subject to clause 6.1, You will not be entitled to a Refund of any Course Fee (or other fees) if the College terminates this Agreement due to Your breach of any of these Terms. 7 Accommodation 7.1 Accommodation for Course study is allocated on a firstcome, first-served basis. If the College does not offer You Your preferred choice of accommodation, then the College will use reasonable endeavours to allocate You alternative accommodation and Your fees will be adjusted accordingly. 7.2 The College will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that Your room is available from 4.00pm on the day you are due to arrive and You must vacate rooms by 10.00am (both times GMT) on the last day of your Course. 7.3 You must ensure that the accommodation, its furnishings and effects are kept as clean and tidy as is consistent with their proper use and in any event You shall ensure that such are in no worse a condition (fair wear and tear excepted) upon the end of Your stay than they were when You originally entered such accommodation. 7.4 You will notify the College immediately of any damage to the accommodation, its furnishings or effects (whether caused by You or otherwise) on vacating Your room. You are not permitted to share Your room with anyone else at any time unless arranged in advance with the College and any additional fees have been paid. 8 Accessibility 8.1 The College’s premises comprise a large historic building with several changes in floor area. The College has made adaptations to its premises in an attempt to enable those with disabilities to attend Courses. You must indicate any concerns You may have in relation to access (or any other concerns) on Your booking form. You can give specific details on a separate, confidential, sheet of paper. You will then be contacted by a member of the College’s staff who will discuss Your individual requirements. 9 Materials and Equipment 9.1 Prior to the start of your Course You will be given a detailed list of materials and/or equipment which are needed for the Course. The cost of such materials and/or equipment is not always included in the Course Fee, thus 6.2

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You may have to pay for such materials and/or equipment in addition to the Course Fee. 10 Limitation of liability 10.1 This clause 10 sets out the entire liability of the College in respect of any breach of these Terms; and any tortious act or omission including negligence arising under or in connection with these Terms. 10.2 Notwithstanding any other provision in these Terms, neither party’s liability to the other for death or personal injury resulting from its own negligence shall be limited. 10.3 The College shall not be liable to You for any of the following losses or damage (whether or not such losses or damage were foreseen, direct, foreseeable, known or otherwise): loss of revenue; loss of actual or anticipated profits (including without limitation loss of profits on contracts); loss of the use of money; loss of business; loss of opportunity; loss of goodwill; loss of reputation; loss of, damage to or corruption of data; or any indirect, special or consequential loss or damage howsoever. 10.4 Subject to clauses 10.2 and 10.3 above, the total aggregate liability of the College arising out of, or in connection with these Terms whether for negligence or breach of contract or any case whatsoever shall be capped at the total amount of sums paid to the College by You. 10.5 The terms of this clause 10 shall survive the termination of these Terms. 11 Changes to Published Information 11.1 While the College has made reasonable endeavours to ensure the accuracy of the Brochure, the College reserves the right to make changes to any Courses (or other information) as may be necessary. You will be notified of any proposed changes to the Course in advance, wherever this is reasonably possible. 12 Notices 12.1 Any notice or other communication required to be given by You to the College under these Terms, shall be in writing and shall be delivered personally, or sent by prepaid first-class post or recorded delivery or by courier, to the Head of Finance at the address set out on the front page of this document or as otherwise specified by the College in writing to You. 13 Waiver 13.1 A waiver of any term, provision or condition of these Terms shall be effective only if given in writing and signed by both parties and then only in the instance and for the purpose for which it is given.

13.2

No failure or delay on the part of the College in exercising any right, power or privilege under these Terms shall operate as a waiver of such right, power or privilege, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege preclude any other or further exercise of it or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege. 14 Invalidity 14.1 If any provision of these Terms (or part of any provision) is found by any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed not to form part of these Terms, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of these Terms shall not be affected. 14.2 If a provision of these Terms (or part of any provision) is found illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the provision shall apply with the minimum modification necessary to make it legal, valid and enforceable. 15 Entire Agreement 15.1 These Terms and its Schedule constitute the entire agreement and understanding between the parties and supersedes any previous agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. 15.2 You acknowledge and agree that in accepting these Terms You do not rely on, and shall have no remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, warranty, or understanding (whether negligently or innocently made) of any person (whether party to these Terms or not) other than as expressly set out in these Terms. Nothing in this clause shall operate to limit or exclude any liability for fraud. 15.3 Unless otherwise expressly provided elsewhere in these Terms, the Agreement may be varied only by a document signed by both parties. 16 Exclusion of third party rights 16.1 The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to these Terms and no person other than the parties to the Agreement shall have any rights under it, nor shall it be enforceable under that Act by any person other than the parties to it. 17 Governing law and jurisdiction 17.1 These Terms, and any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim of whatever nature arising out of or in any way relating to them or their formation, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. 18 Enquiries and other important information 18.1 The following are not permitted on the College’s premises

(or in the courtyard eating area): Smoking; or pets, other than assistance dogs (and such must not be left in vehicles in the College’s car park at any time). 18.2 The College will endeavour to cater for special diets required for medical reasons. You must provide details on Your booking form if You have any special dietary requirements. If You wish to discuss Your requirements in detail, contact the College’s Catering Manager on telephone number 01243 818268. The College is unable to cater for strict vegans. 19 Cancellation Protection Insurance 19.1 The terms of the cancellation protection insurance are as set out in the Brochure 19.2 In order to take out Cancellation Protection you must tick the appropriate box on the Booking Form and enclose the appropriate cancellation protection fee and send it together with your Booking Form and deposit to the College’s Admissions office 20 Definitions 20.1 In these Terms the following words shall have the following meanings: 20.1.1 “Brochure” means the current Course brochure in which the Course was advertised; 20.1.2 “Booking Form” means the form contained within the Brochure 20.1.3 “Cooling Off Period” means the period beginning two (2) days after You send Your completed Booking Form to the College and ending upon the expiry of the following seven (7) business day period; 20.1.4 “Consumer Protection Regulations” means the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/2334), as amended by the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (SI 689/2005). 20.1.5 “Course” means the course of study run by the College; 20.1.6 “Course Fee” means all the fees to be paid by You or on Your behalf to the College under these Terms (not including the Deposit), as stipulated in the Brochure; 20.1.7 “Deposit” means the deposit to be paid to the College to reserve Your place on the Course (as set out in the Brochure); 20.1.8 “Refund” means a refund of the Course Fee following cancellation under clause 5 of these Terms such refund to be made within thirty (30 ) days beginning with the date on which notice of cancellation was sent; 20.1.9 “Terms” means these standard terms and conditions; 18.1.1 18.1.2

ACCOMMODATION FEES SUMMER 2010 PER PERSON accommodation includes dinner and breakfast (see course entries for course fees)

Rooms with shared Standard Rooms Superior Rooms with bathroom facilities with private bath/shower ensuite bath/shower (limited availability) (ensuite or adjacent) Single Twin Single Twin occupancy occupancy occupancy occupancy

WE weekend Fri eve to Sun pm

£91

£123

£85

£145

£95

2D 2 day course

£91

£123

£85

£145

£95

LW long weekend

£141

£189

£132

£222

£147

3D 3 day course

£141

£189

£132

£222

£147

4D 4 day course

£191

£255

£179

£299

£199

5D 5 day course

£241

£321

£226

£376

£251

7D 7 day course

£341

£453

£320

£530

£355

WF Writing Festival 2 day course.

*£82

*£114

*£76

*£136

*£86

(Thu/Fri eve to Sun/Mon pm)

*The course fee shown against the Writing Festival entry on page 28 includes all dinners – the room rates have therefore been reduced accordingly.

CG 6 day Classical Guitar Festival

*£246

*£342

*£228

*£408

*£258

CQ 6 days Chilingirian Quartet course

*£246

*£342

*£228

*£408

*£258

SS 6 days Summer School

*£246

*£342

*£228

*£408

*£258

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 £60 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 £100 Course fees and accommodation up to £650 Course fees and accommodation above £650

See page 70 for full details of cancellation protection

£9 £19 £32 71


PLANNING Alison Baxter, Head of Short Courses and Conferences Rosemary Marley, Short Course Organiser Annie Guilfoyle, Garden Course Consultant Marcus Martin, Music Course Consultant Rosemary Moon and Mike Imms Food Consultants Greg Mosse, Creative Writing Consultant TEXT

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

West Dean College and Caroline Pearce-Higgins

PHOTOGRAPHY New images by Jenny Dwyer-Ward, Rosemary Marley, Kenton Mee and Stephen Walby DESIGN

oysterdesign.co.uk

Short Course Supporters CD Metals, Chichester Classical Guitar Magazine The D’addario Foundation for the Performing Arts Westham House Fund Friends of the Chilingirian Quartet

Short Course and Admissions Team

Front cover images include work by tutors Anna Knights, Felicity House, Abigail Brown, Andrew Brown, Dominic Parrette and Kate Dicker. 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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