We are now taking bookings for classes and tours at our HQ in Stocksfield during Spring/Summer 2016. Until the dates are live on our site places can be secured by email or phone.
Many students and visitors have asked for a class on our gilded glass techniques so I am pleased to have reinstated that class for just one date in June.
STENCIL TECHNIQUES WITH TOUR day class. Sat April 2nd, April 30th, June 11th, July 16th
This class gives a good base to develop stencilling skills along with plenty of inspiration for using them. The day involves plenty of hands on practical work, demonstrations and a visit to stencilled rooms at Stocksfield Hall. Students will learn to cut a stencil and experiment with different media and surfaces including fabric. Participants should gain confidence and skills to tackle larger scale projects such as walls, floors and soft furnishings. Students keep their completed samples and a starter kit worth around £30.00 which includes brushes and stencils.
STENCIL TECHNIQUES FOR FURNITURE day class. Sun April 3rd, May 1st, July 17th
Students will experiment with a collection of corner, border, repeat and spot motif stencils to create panels, circlets and overall pattern. Special attention is given to corners, symmetry and contrast panels. Simple fantasy finishes will be demonstrated. Students will practice with paint and metal leaf. Many of the skills learned will apply to larger projects too. Participants should gain skills and confidence to customise pieces of furniture and other small scale projects. Students take home more than £50.00 worth of stencils and completed samples of work along with notes to accompany the class.
MIRROR IMAGE day class. Sunday 12th June.
Create a decorative mirror finish on a framed acrylic panel (size approx 30x40cms). Students will explore stencilling reverse colour onto a transparent surface before gilding it. A unique water gilding process and metal leaf will be employed. This technique can transform flat glass or acrylic into a decorative mirror effect suitable for wall panels, splash-backs and furniture. The mirror frame will be decorated using another gilding process. Students keep framed panel, stencil and notes.
FEES and INFORMATION FOR ALL CLASSES
Total beginners and those with previous stencilling experience should benefit from all classes. Also, the tuition may be useful for those that are already teaching paint related workshops and want to add some extra skills to their repertoire. We will start with the basic stencil skills then build. Once the techniques have been demonstrated the students will work and experiment to their own level. Bring a note book, tape measure and an overall/apron.
The cost of the Stencil Techniques for Furniture and the Mirror Image day class are £95.00 each and the Stencil Techniques with Tour is £75.00. Refreshments, lunch and materials are provided. We offer a price reduction of £5.00 per class when both classes are attended on the same weekend. Stencil days are hosted on Saturdays and furniture classes on Sundays (except Sun June 12th) this is to provide better value for those that have to travel far. A student does not need to have completed our Stencil Techniques Day class before booking the Furniture or Mirror class but if an entire weekend can be spared it is well worth doing both together. Stencil brushes are provided for students attending Stencil Techniques with Tour, brushes can be bought on site for the other classes or bring your own.
Refreshments are served at 09.45, classes start at 10.00 and finish at 17.00 approximately.
TOURS OF THE STENCILLED HOME Tours are on Wednesday evenings: 6th April, 4th May, 8th June, 13th July. Start 19.00 finish around 21.30pm - Cost £10.00 per person.
Stocksfield Hall is the home of the Stencil Library partners and has been featured on television, books and magazines worldwide. The tour visits most of the stencilled rooms, the decoration of the different surfaces are explained and discussion is encouraged. After light refreshments a demonstration of various stencil techniques is given.
Stocksfield is situated in The Tyne Valley; a short train ride or a longer bus ride from the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne and from the historic market towns of Hexham and Corbridge. There is accommodation to suit various budgets within these locations and public transport between them and Stocksfield. There is B&B accommodation in Stocksfield Village but you will need to walk or drive from them to us. We have a car park for visitors to the Stencil Library. Newcastle upon Tyne, is 17 miles away and has an airport, train, bus and coach station.
PRIVATE TOURS AND CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE I am happy to run private tours or classes for small groups on other dates, contact us for details
The Stencil Library, Stocksfield Hall, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7TN. Tel 01661 844844. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The classes and tours take place in a private home, there are uneven floors and stairs. The house can be cold, even in summer… wear layers!
Classes are limited to a maximum of 6 students and Tours to a maximum of 15 persons.
All classes and tours must be booked in advance; full payment is required with your booking and confirmation will be sent upon receipt.
Fancy it? Contact us!