Creative Art and Photography Escapes in Sri Lanka
We offer tailored, inclusive, small group holidays, inspired by Artists for Artists.
Expand your horizons and creative skills with other like-minded spirits, under the guidance of our friendly team to experience the beguiling wonders, culture, and cuisine of “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean”.
Our tour guide partners and hotels are licensed under the Sri Lankan Government Safe and Secure scheme. Which means you can totally relax and be inspired by the magic of this beautiful country, make new friends and learn or improve your artistic talents. All levels are welcome!
We offer tailored, inclusive, small group holidays, inspired by Artists for Artists. Expand your ...
City & Guilds accredited Introductory Programme in Creative Skills – Handknitting
Our Introductory Creative Studies – Knitting course is a 30-hour supported self-study programme you can complete in your own time.
The Introductory programme is accredited by City & Guilds as an affiliate centre of Artybird Carnforth.
Debbie will be teaching this new programme which will be available to study via distance learning, so you can learn from the comfort of your own home at a time and pace to suit you. There’s no pressure, and Debbie will be there to assist and guide you throughout your learning journey.
Whether you are a brand-new knitter, aspiring designer or a more experienced knitter who would simply like to consolidate their skills, you will love this new programmes. And, if you would like to be recognised for your achievements, you can submit your work for formal accreditation for an internationally recognised, professional qualification from City & Guilds.
Our Introductory Creative Studies – Knitting course is a 30-hour supported self-study programme you can ...
City & Guilds accredited Foundation programme in Creative Skills – Handknitting
Our Foundation Creative Studies – Knitting programme is a 120-hour, supported self-study programme.
Studied over the course of a year, the Foundation programme is ideal for anyone who wishes to study their craft area in depth, which could be for personal interest or for professional development. You may have attended a number of workshops, or done an introductory programme and are now ready to progress, integrating design alongside good craft skills to develop as a designer-maker or pattern designer.
Our Foundation Creative Studies – Knitting programme is a 120-hour, supported self-study programme. Studied over ...
Discovering Feltmaking Part 2
This second course has been developed to show you how to use coloured wool creatively to enhance your feltmaking. Coloured wool in feltmaking can be compared to the artist’s palette. Just as a painter would choose the type of paint and method of application to achieve the effect required, then the feltmaker must make similar choices with wool.
Using only 3 primary colours and black and white, you will learn how to expand your colour palette and add colour to the surface of your felt in a variety of ways. DF2 will also provide the second set of skills required for any student wishing to embark on CiFT.
This second course has been developed to show you how to ...
Discovering Feltmaking Part 1
This online workshop has been developed by the International Feltmakers Association to help create an understanding of the process of making wet felt, paying particular attention to the quality of the finished felt.
This is the foundation on which all your future feltmaking experiments and projects will be based and is also the perfect stepping stone for those new to feltmaking who may want to go on to embark on CiFT, the IFA’s in-depth Certificate in Feltmaking Techniques.
This online workshop has been developed by the International Feltmakers Association ...
Studio Health and Safety for Potters
This course gives you all the information you need to run your studio safely, and also how to evaluate how much truth there is in some of the health and safety posts on social media and elsewhere.
This course gives you all the information you need to run your studio safely, ...
Product Safety for Potters
This course teaches you all you need to know to make work that is safe for the user. This covers glaze stability and food safety; making work microwave, oven, dishwasher and freezer proof; electric lamps and candleholders, and all the other aspects of producing good, safe, functional work.
This course teaches you all you need to know to make work that is ...
A Hand Painted Furniture Course: Display Cabinet with Alternative Design Ideas
This professional hand-painted furniture course, introduces you to many of the skills that Simon has developed over the 30+ years working as a decorator and interior designer. It allows you to create beautiful, bespoke, interior design concepts that suit your tastes without having to pay designer prices. Learning this versatile skill enables you to put your own creative stamp on everyday items.
On this course you will be taken through the skills needed to create professional hand-painted furniture. You will have access to the online material for as long as your account remains active, allowing you to practice & perfect these skills before moving on to larger projects.
The tutorials are carefully designed and structured for people of all abilities. You will start by learning how to clean your piece of furniture and shown how to remove oils, waxes, varnishes and general dirt ready for painting. You will then be led through the process of repairing any damaged glass or wood veneer to make the furniture look as good as new. After painting the furniture to your taste you will then learn how to finish and protect your work ready for use. In the final lesson Simon demonstrates 3 alternative finishes for different uses and tastes to provide further inspiration.
The course material has been divided into a series of easy-to-follow video tutorials, accompanied by numerous professional tips and comprehensive information sheets. Each video is between 10-50 minutes, and within 3 hours, you will be equipped with all the information you need to start renovating your own item of furniture.
This professional hand-painted furniture course, introduces you to many of the skills that Simon ...