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30 SEP-5 OCT 2019 Glassblowing Fluid, Belle-île-en-Mer, France

Founded in 2008, Fluid is a glassmaking workshop based on an island off the coast of Brittany in northwestern France that aims to give passionate artisans the space and time to create exquisite glassworks. During this short course, selected students worked alongside invited master artisans to learn glassblowing techniques. Find out more

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30 SEP-5 OCT 2019
Glassblowing
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26 AUG-2 SEP 2019
Tapestry and Artistic Interpretation
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22-26 JUL 2019
Etching Fundamentals
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22-26 JUL 2019
Gilding and Verre Eglomisé
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22-26 JUL 2019
Introduction to Ornamental Woodcarving
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22-26 JUL 2019
Stone Carving for Beginners
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15 JUL-2 AUG 2019
Portuguese Basket Technology
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Glassblowing

30 SEP-5 OCT 2019
Fluid, Belle-île-en-Mer, France


Founded in 2008, Fluid is a glassmaking workshop based on an island off the coast of Brittany in northwestern France that aims to give passionate artisans the space and time to create exquisite glassworks. During this short course, selected students worked alongside invited master artisans to learn glassblowing techniques. Find out more

Tapestry and Artistic Interpretation

26 AUG-2 SEP 2019
Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie, Aubusson, France


Held in this world-renowned centre for tapestry making, this eight-day course focused on the relationship between creativity and interpretation in tapestry making. Students joined others from across Europe to debate the theory and practice of interpreting an artist’s design to create a common tapestry. Talks and activities were held in and around the historic town of Aubusson, incorporating visits to its summer exhibition about the development of tapestry around the world in the 20th century. Find out more

Etching Fundamentals

22-26 JUL 2019
City & Guilds of London Art School, London, UK


Learn the craft of intaglio printing in this British institution’s historic print room, which has been central to the school’s practice since the late 19th century. Students learned the process of intaglio etching and printing, and had the chance to examine the historical background of printmaking from its origins to the present day. Find out more

Gilding and Verre Eglomisé

22-26 JUL 2019
City & Guilds of London Art School, London, UK


In this five-day course students got a solid introduction to two centuries-old techniques: verre eglomisé and oil gilding. The specialist technique of verre eglomisé, gilding the reverse side of a piece of glass, involves applying gold leaf to glass and then etching It. Oil gilding is a technique suitable for use on external architectural features in plaster, wood and stone. Find out more

Introduction to Ornamental Woodcarving

22-26 JUL 2019
City & Guilds of London Art School, London, UK


A rare opportunity to learn historic woodcarving skills in one of the few art schools still teaching traditional craftsmanship. The course introduced students to the skills and techniques needed for historic woodcarving, starting with simple chip carving, before moving on to carving an architectural ornament out of raw timber, working from a plaster mould. Find out more

Stone Carving for Beginners

22-26 JUL 2019
City & Guilds of London Art School, London, UK


Learn the basics of low relief stone carving in a British institution whose tradition of teaching sculpture and stone carving dates back to 1879. During this five-day course students were introduced to the fundamentals of stone carving, including the tools and techniques for cutting stone and applying texture, and the historical background to various decorative styles. Find out more

Portuguese Basket Technology

15 JUL-2 AUG 2019
Museu de Arte Popular, Lisbon, Portugal


This intensive course was developed in partnership with the Portuguese Ministry of Culture and Fundação Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva and organised by the Museu de Arte Popular/Museu Nacional de Etnologia, Passa ao Futuro and The Home Project Design Studio. Participating young people had the chance to work with Portuguese master artisans to investigate five traditional Portuguese basketry methods and collaboratively create a series of pieces to be included in an exhibition on the subject staged at the Museu de Arte Popular this September. Find out more