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SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Aged 14-18?  Love working with your hands? Love a challenge?

The Creative Dimension Trust is offering summer workshops in various disciplines, led by world-leading craft specialists.

Hand Engraving – Sheffield

 

Engraving is very versatile and can be used in lots of ways. It can be straight forward drawing on the metal, it can be bright cut to give the very best effect from an engraved line, or it can be matted back to strengthen the appearance of more three dimensional carving.

Even the simplest engraved details – some initials, a date, or just a few decorative lines – can give personality, life and sentiment to an inanimate object.

Hand engraving is a diverse craft with a long history that is intrinsically entwined with human culture. This workshop is being run in partnership with The John Rushkin Prize. The 4th John Rushkin Prize is organised by The Big Draw in collaboration with the Guild of St George.

TCDT Tutor, Angus McFadyen, is a silversmith and engraver. He has work in the Goldsmiths’ company collection and the V&A. He is currently chair of the Hand Engravers Association and a member of Contemporary British Silversmiths.

Dates:

31st July 2017 to 4th August 2017

(You must be able to attend each day).

 

Please apply using the Applications Open button below.

If you have any queries then please contact us by:

email info@workshopuk.org

or via social media.

Venue:

Millennium Gallery, Arudel Gate, Sheffield. S1 2PP.

Applications OPEN
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Glass blowing

Hot Glass: Tradition and Contemporary Craft Process – Sunderland

Please note that this Workshop is now full & we are no longer accepting applications.

 

Working with the full facilities of the University of Sunderland at the National Glass Centre, students will develop colourful and contemporary design outcomes using Hot Glass. They will incorporate traditional Hot Glass processes as well as experience the innovative Fab Lab resources.

TCDT Tutor, Kalki Mansell is a professional Glass Designer and Maker and has worked in glass studios across the world and is currently based in the National Glass Centre producing work for a wide range of clients.

Dates:

24th July 2017 to 28th July 2017

(You must be able to attend each day).

 

Please apply using the Applications Open button below.

If you have any queries then please contact us by:

email info@workshopuk.org

or via social media.

Venue:

National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, Liberty Way, Sunderland. SR6 0GL

Applications OPEN
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Leather Working – Nottingham

 

Students will learn all about the properties of leather and what makes it a unique material and also learn about all of the hand tools used in leather work.

The students will begin by learning hand saddle stitching and will firstly make a small leather card case followed by a leather belt.

The students will then progress to learn how to make simple patterns and will be able to design their own leather satchel.

TCDT Tutor, Sarah Williams, is a Lecturer in Fashion Accessories at Nottingham Trent University and DeMontfort University. She is Company Director at Williams Handmade and qualified from London College of Fashion with an MA in Fashion Artefact with distinction.

Dates:

7th August 2017 to 11th August 2017

(You must be able to attend each day).

 

Please apply using the Applications Open button below.

If you have any queries then please contact us by:

email info@workshopuk.org

or via social media.

Venue:

Nottingham Trent University, 50  Shakespeare Street, Nottingham. NG1 4FQ.

Applications OPEN
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Locksmithing / Upholstery & Marquetry – London

Please note that this Workshop is now full & we are no longer accepting applications.

 

Successful applicants will spend a week at Buckingham Palace working under the guidance of craft specialists learning the art of marquetry, upholstery and locksmithing (change to previously published).

This workshop is open to 16 – 18 year olds. At The Royal Household students will discover the art of upholstery to create a design and understand locks and the art of key carving.

Dates:

24th July 2017 to 28th July 2017

(You must be able to attend each day).

 

Please apply using the Applications Open button below.

If you have any queries then please contact us by:

email info@workshopuk.org

or via social media.

Venue:

Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Road, London. SW1A 1AA.

Applications OPEN
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Gilding – Cambridge

Please note that this Workshop is now full & we are no longer accepting applications.

 

Gilding is a decorative technique for applying gold leaf to a solid surface such as wood, to give a thin coating of gold.

TCDT Tutor, Tim Ritson, is an award winning conservator providing excellence in the conservation and restoration of antiques, sculpture, fine and decorative arts.

Dates:

7th August 2017 to 11th August 2017

(You must be able to attend each day).

 

Please apply using the Applications Open button below.

If you have any queries then please contact us by:

email info@workshopuk.org

or via social media.

Venue:

The Fitzwilliam Museum. 32 Trumpington Street, Cambridge. CB2 1RB.

Applications OPEN
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Stoneworking – Stratford

Please note that this Workshop is now full & we are no longer accepting applications.

 

The course will start with a brief introduction to the history of stone working in architecture and sculpture. Then you’ll get stuck in and have a go with the tools of the trade. Following a guided drawing session themed around architectural detail and form, students go on to design and make their own small carving to take home.

This hands-on course with TCDT Tutor, Nancy Peskett, will introduce you to the fascinating world of stonemasonary and carving, with the opportunity to develop your own projects.

Dates:

31st July 2017 to 4th August 2017

(You must be able to attend each day).

 

Please apply using the Applications Open button below.

If you have any queries then please contact us by:

email info@workshopuk.org

or via social media.

Venue:

Building Crafts College, Kennard Road, Stratford. E15 1AH.

Applications OPEN
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Gilding and Verre Églomisé – London

Please note that this Workshop is now full & we are no longer accepting applications.

 

Verre Églomisé is a process of applying both a design and gilding onto the rear face of glass.

TCDT Tutor, Rian Kundruth, is a highly regarded gilder with over 25 years in the field. Specialising in all aspects of gilding – water gilding, oil and Verre Églomisé.

Graduating form the City & Guilds of London Art School in 1997 with a degree in Conservation & Restoration, Rian currently tutors gilding on the Historical Carving course at the art school.

Furthermore Rian has successfully both managed and been involved in prestigious projects for private and public sectors.

Including The National Trust, English Heritage, The Mercers Company, Merton College, Victoria & Albert Museum.

Rian is a Brother of the Art Workers Guild and affiliated with ICON, Society of Gilders, ICON and Museums Association.

Dates:

24th July 2017 to 28th July 2017

(You must be able to attend each day).

 

Please apply using the Applications Open button below.

If you have any queries then please contact us by:

email info@workshopuk.org

or via social media.

Venue:

City & Guilds of London Art School. 124 Kennington Park Road, London. SE11 4DJ.

Applications OPEN
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Wood Carving – Stratford

Please note that this Workshop is now full & we are no longer accepting applications.

 

The workshop will give you an introduction into the art of woodcarving, the chance to experience different woodcarving chisels, different timbers and techniques, resulting in a final carved object to take home.

TCDT Tutor, Cassidie Alder studied Ornamental Wood Carving & Gilding at City & Guilds of London Art School. Since her graduation in 2015 she has been working as a self-employed carver and can usually be found chipping away in her workshop which she shares with some fellow carvers.

Through her carving, Cassidie has spent some time working in the sculpture department of a props company in London and on projects in New York and Norway. Prior to specialising, she completed a level 3 Diploma in Joinery, worked in traditional timber framing and built treehouses for a bespoke treehouse company

Dates:

31st July to 4th August 2017

(You must be able to attend each day).

 

Please apply using the Applications Open button below.

If you have any queries then please contact us by:

email info@workshopuk.org

or via social media.

Venue:

Building Crafts College, Kennard Road, Stratford. E15 1AH.

Applications OPEN
Application Criteria and Workshop Information
Jewellery workshop The Goldsmiths Centre

Jewellery Making – London

Please note that this Workshop is now full & we are no longer accepting applications.

 

This course will provide students with an understanding of some fundamental jewellery making skills and will allow you to explore some of the materials used to create jewellery. By starting with a drawing session students will establish a design style before moving onto the practical element of the course. You will leave with an individual piece of finished jewellery that will be ready to wear.

This hands-on course is led by TCDT tutor, Robert Birch, a designer silversmith who specialises in handmade contemporary, jewellery and silverware. Based at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in Farringdon, near London’s historic jewellery district of Hatton Garden, Robert will introduce students to the intriguing world of jewellery and silversmithing.

Dates:

7th August 2017 to 11th August 2017

(You must be able to attend each day).

 

Please apply using the Applications Open button below.

If you have any queries then please contact us by:

email info@workshopuk.org

or via social media.

Venue:

Goldsmiths’ Centre, 42 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London. EC1M 5AD.

Applications OPEN
Application Criteria and Workshop Information
  • The workshops are fully funded, and are free for those attending.
  • You must be aged between 14 and 18 years of age, have experience of, and enjoy working with your hands, and have aspirations to pursue further study or a career in the creative industries.
  • Please provide as much relevant information as possible to support your application. We are looking for evidence of creative flair, good hand-eye co-ordination and a real desire to excel.
  • Places at the workshop are strictly limited, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.
  • Classes normally run between 9.30am and 4.30pm, but can vary depending on the venue.
  • You will need to attend every class in order to complete your chosen workshop.
  • The days can be intensive, so be prepared to work hard and challenge yourself.
  • You are responsible for making your own way to the workshop venue. Please take the time to check the location of the venue and your means of transport before you apply for your place.