Arts & Crafts

The Stanton Guildhouse is a charitable Trust created in the 1960s by Mary Osborn who dedicated her life to the promotion of learning, creativity and personal development.

 

Continuing in this artistic tradition, the Guildhouse provides courses and summer schools in arts and crafts.

Stanton’s Arts courses and Workshops are nationally renowned.

 

Stanton Guildhouse holds a series of diverse events throughout the year – these range from literary readings, musical evenings and art exhibitions and courses to motivational speaking sessions and quiet days.

 

All events are popular and well-attended so prior booking is a must. 

 

Beginners and the more experienced alike come to relax and work side by side. In our environment, it is possible to learn, exchange ideas, explore styles modern and abstract and to be inspired by the ambience, the beauty of the environment and the high quality teaching.

Adventures in Painting

Students of all abilities are welcome in this relaxed and friendly class. Everyone can choose whichever medium they want to work in, working from subjects either chosen by themselves or by the tutor. Each student gets individual tuition and will be encouraged to expand their style in their own individual way. Beginners will start drawing, using pencil, charcoal or ink and will be lead through the mysteries of tine and line. They will then progress into colour, where they can chose the medium they want to use. The more experiences will be encouraged to explore and push their work as well as experimenting with new processes 

12 week Course £144

Wood Carving

 A wonderfully creative, expressive and precise art. Coaching for traditional and abstract forms, learning to work with natural wood and work with its qualities. Teaching includes care of chisels and sharpening tools

Spring Term January - April

Mondays AM+PM Classes 

12 Week Course £144

Wood Turning

Learn how to craft woods to full advantage and produce a wonderful range of exquisite everyday and unique items on the lathes. NB: Students must help tidy/straighten up on all messier courses. With Tony Jones & Mike Reynolds

Spring Term January - April

Monday Evenings/Tuesday/Wednesday AM & PM Classes

12 Week Course £144

Wood Work

Beginners learn the basics of design, marking, sawing, planning and joining and the use and care of tools. They then design their own projects to hone their skills. The more experienced also receive individual tuition and advice for their chosen projects. 

Spring Term January - April

Tuesday Evening Classes

12 Week Course £144

Art for All

Designed for anyone who would like to learn a new skill or develop an existing one. Beginning with line drawing using pencil, graphite and charcoal, exploring shade, tone, perspective and composition. Progressing to colour, using pastels, watercolours pencils, acrylics and ink...working in still life, portraiture and landscape. 

Spring Term January - April

Wednesday AM Classes

12 Week Course £144

Drawing and Painting for Complete Beginners 

If you would like to learn to draw and paint, but have never picked up a pencil or brush before, then this group is for you, working at your own pace, learning new skills, developing confidence and having fun! 

Spring Term January - April

Wednesday PM Classes

12 Week Course £144

Pottery

Coiling, slab building, throwing on the wheel, glazes and firing in our own kiln. Beginners are welcome. Get stuck in and grasp the undoubtedly therapeutic aspects of handling the clay and working the artistry of glazes. NB Pottery starting 7th February until 5th April. 

Spring Term February - April

Wednesday PM and Evening Classes 

Friday AM & PM Classes

8 Week Course £104

Stained Glass and Kiln-Fired Glass

Create your own traditional or modern stained-glass panel, learn to score and break the glass, the art of leading, soldering and cementing. Beginners are improvers welcome. For kiln fired glass, learn techniques using inclusions, colour and pattern to create a piece of glass art unique to you. Glass can be brought from our tutor, or advice given where to purchase. 

Spring Term January - April

Thursday AM & PM Classes

6 Week Course £90

Art - Water Colours

For beginners and improvers. Colours, sketches and washes abound, with the opportunity to sometimes paint in the Guildhouse itself, and outside in the gardens and experience the panoramic views. 

Spring Term January - April

Fridays AM & PM Classes

12 Week Course £144

Rural Read Book Group

This is open to all members of the community from 15 to 95! Meeting monthly on Thursday 10:30am - 12:00. Group is self-led. Each meeting can be viewed as a social event with tea and coffee. Drinks provided by us. A termly cost of £15 per person is all that is requested, to contribute to refreshments costs, stationary and Trust administration. Contact us for title of current book. 

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